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Sorry if this has been asked before but going to NY for four days do we need a visa

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1. Re: Visa

Lonely Planet's U.S. travel forum has a good summary of visa requirements: www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa…

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2. Re: Visa

Depends on your country/passport, you do need some sort of advance travel authorization. See if you qualify for the Visa Waiver program and can get an ESTA instead. https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/ (P.S. use only this govt website, other application "services" will only overcharge you.)

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3. Re: Visa

If you are a UK national....most probably you will only need an esta.

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4. Re: Visa

Sorry should have said UK

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5. Re: Visa

Yes, you need to fill out an ESTA. the cost is $14 and very quick and easy to do on-line.

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6. Re: Visa

apply here:

https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

(it's valid for 2 years, so don't apply too early, you might want to visit the USA again later in life)

Edited: 05 February 2014, 19:56
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7. Re: Visa

Thank you

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8. Re: Visa

Me again, I know now that only your first name is needed but I have two middle names I entered one and missed one out do you think this will be a problem

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Ghent, Belgium
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9. Re: Visa

So you entered one as required or two names (not required). If it asks for first name, why would you add another one?

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10. Re: Visa

No, if you entered your first and last name correctly, it doesn't matter what you do with your middle name.