Visa for usa (cost)

Discussion in 'New York/US' started by inferno, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    I was held up on the US border for hours.
    The only person to be taken off the coach :(

    They let me g/f through no problem but they weren't happy with me.
     
  2. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

  3. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    lol...

    Bonkers, it’s a charge for getting permission to attempt to enter the country.
     
  4. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

    i went to the US a few months back and it was 14 dollers (about 9 quid) for the "esta". i think if they turn down the esta they still charge you 4 dollers!
    and as others have said even if you get the esta, they can still turn you down when you actually get there.

    edit - you have to have either an ESTA or visa though.
     
  5. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

    They take a photo and your fingerprints when you get there as well.
     
  6. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.


    Yes I know all that, I was trying, if you havent grasped it by now, to ascertain whether the OP was eligible for the waiver!
     
  7. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    If you check his post history, that he's a British Passport holder (recently renewed it cos his Mrs wants to go to US) you'd know ;)

    (I already said up there ^^)
     
  8. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    Kanda is right! ESTA, $14, lasts two years. And mine has just expired... bugger. Good reminder
     
  9. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.


    But not ALL British passport holders are eligible for the visa waiver programme are they?
     
  10. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    They can all apply. Whether or not they get accepted is another matter. It's all up there ^^
     
  11. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    Do you ever get the point or do you keep missing it?
     
  12. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    You don't seem to be. I'm out of this discussion, it's like banging my head against a brick wall.
     
  13. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    All british passport holders need an ETSA and they do not need a visa for a holiday, shopping trip or business that is not compettiive with us interests. The US government can deny you an ETSA or deny you entry for pretty much any reason they dream up
    Is that what you are asking?
     
  14. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    I dint need to ASK anything, I know the form thanks.

    I was merely making the point,. sadly missed by kanda, that the OP may not be eligible for an ESTA. They talked abiout a VISA in their OP so I was trying to find out whether they meant VISA or ESTA, as there may have been some reason they needed a visa as theycould not get an esta!
     
  15. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    Ahha.
     
  16. Yelkcub

    Yelkcub Well-Known Member

    Is this still going?:facepalm::D
     
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  17. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    Except I didn't miss that point at all. I posted up info so that the OP could find out instead of your fucking pointless attempts at point scoring. Bit more helpful than your contribution I think, well done.
     
  18. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    this is turning into another sofa thread
     
  19. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    Nah, I'm out and adding to my ignore list. It's fucking pathetic.
     
  20. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    i thought you were done with this, off you pop.
     
  21. inferno

    inferno Well-Known Member

    Sorry I took so long replying I sorted it through site given by Kanda.

    Thanks
     
  22. flypanam

    flypanam Agrocultured and shitesayer

    Bump

    I'm flying into New York and returning via Montreal. I noticed the ESTA eligibility guide states 'Travel may not terminate in contiguous territory or adjacent islands unless the traveler is a resident of one of those areas' which is a bit arsey.

    Are the US border agency worried that I will just disappear?
     
  23. keybored

    keybored #NeverUseTheInternetAgain

    Weird. I was supposed to travel in January but had to postpone for a month. I know it's valid for two years so I guess I can just update it instead of getting another and if I go to the site and pull up my application it will let me change;
    - email address
    - Phone number
    - Destination state
    - Address I'll be staying at
    - Flight number/carrier
    ...but there is no option to change the date of travel :hmm: and if I view the original application there is no date shown on that either :hmm:

    Am I missing something, or can I just change the flight number and carry on?
     
  24. flypanam

    flypanam Agrocultured and shitesayer

    Doesn't matter because it's valid for two years from the day you purchased it. Just change the flight on the ESTA and get on the plane imo.
     
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  25. MikeMcc

    MikeMcc Well-Known Member

    Pretty much anybody from the UK can travel to the US using an ESTA. Getting a visa is much more complex and usually involves getting a lawyer to help you. I had to get a B1 visa for the type of work that I do (commissioning machines). Even then it sometimes confuses the folks at the the desks and I have to give a long winded explanation.

    One time, heading to San Francisco, I forgot the old passport which had the visa in it. The guy at the desk was really good though. I had to go with a guy who checked my details and I did an ESTA application there and then, cost $11.
     
  26. MikeMcc

    MikeMcc Well-Known Member

    It's not really, you have evidence that you will be leaving Canada at the end of your trip, so you aren't terminating it there. If you didn't have a booking to fly back they would be suspicious that you would try to cross back illegally.
     
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