This page is for people visiting the US, who might need a visa or an ESTA to enter the country.
For information about visas for some of our other destinations, visit our Visa and entry requirements page.
To enter the US (If you are not a citizen of the country), you must either travel under the visa waiver programme with a valid ESTA, or have a US visa.
An ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) allows you to stay in the US for up to 90 days and allows travel to Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean. ESTAs are valid for two years, or until your passport expires, whichever is sooner.