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Visiting America as a UK Citizen-what do I need?

edited January 2009 in North America
Hello, hope you can help.

I want to visit my friend in Baltimore for 5 days in either January or February. I'm 23 and have a valid British passport. What do I need or can I just book a flight and go, presenting my passport? Will I be able to go at all?

Thanks for any help.


  • What you need to do is log onto the US government's ESTA website and fill out a quick form. This usually gets reviewed in a few minutes but they say to do it at least three days in advance. After they give you clearence you are on your way.
  • edited 8:18PM
    beware with the above. My daughter who wants to visit America were her partner was born was refused a visa because she could not show enough ties to Britain.
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