Do you need a visa to visit Orlando?

Do you need a visa for a trip to Orlando?

Depending on where you’re traveling from, you may need a visa to visit the USA.

Even if you hold a passport from one of the countries mentioned below, you may still need prior permission to enter the country, usually through the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP).

Traveling to Orlando from the UK

Most British passport holders are allowed to enter the US for up to 90 days under the VWP, for the purposes of tourism, business or transit to another country. You will generally qualify if you hold an ePassport with this internationally recognized symbol on the front cover AND you have received authorisation from the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) at least 72 hours before you travel.

If your current passport is not an ePassport, you can contact Her Majesty’s Passport Office for a replacement so that you can use the VWP. Otherwise you will need to apply for a visa to enter the USA. You can view the entry requirements for British citizens in more detail here.

Traveling to Orlando from Australia and New Zealand

Australian passport holders are allowed to travel to the USA under the Visa Waiver Program as long as they have an ePassport and authorisation through the ESTA prior to boarding any US bound air or sea carrier. This also applies to New Zealand passport holders.

Traveling to Orlando from Canada

Canadian passport holders do not typically require a visa to travel to he United States, although there are some exceptions.

Traveling to Orlando from South Africa

South African citizens traveling to the US require a United States tourist or business visa. All applications must be made and approved prior to traveling. Applications can be made an the US Embassy & Consulates in South Africa.

Visiting Orlando from other countries

If you’re traveling to the USA from elsewhere and you’d like to know the visa rules, check the US State Department website, which has a handy wizard that guides you through the process and tells you everything you need to know.

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