Visas - Traveling to the USA

Last Updated: 4th Feb 2014

More Tour and Travel Advice for the USA and Canada

Please visit to see if the USA requires you to have a visa when traveling on a passport of your nationality.

All travelers seeking admission to the United States under the Visa Wavier Program (VWP – if no visa is required) must present a machine readable passport. A digital photograph printed on the passport photo page is required OR an integrated chip containing information from the data page (e-passport). A digital photograph is on that is printed onto the photo page, not a photo that has been glued, stapled or laminated onto the passport.

Machine readable passports issued or extended after October 26, 2006 are required to be e-passports. VWP travelers with non- compliant passports will need to obtain a new e-passport OR a visa in their passport containing the non-digital passport photo. Visa applications can be obtained by contacting the US consulate.