Visa to travel to San Francisco or to make a stopover in the USA
Travelers to San Francisco must be in possession of a validated U.S. administrative travel authorization. There are several types of travel authorization for the USA.
Do I need a visa for San Francisco?
San Francisco is a city located on the west coast of the United States. All foreign travelers wishing to enter the United States through San Francisco must obtain prior travel authorization. Depending on the purpose of your stay in San Francisco, you may or may not need to apply for a visa before traveling.
For a stay of less than 90 days: It is not necessary to obtain a visa for San Francisco, you can simply apply for a travel authorization by clicking on the online form.
What is a tourist visa for San Francisco?
It is possible to travel to San Francisco with a tourist visa. The San Francisco tourist visa allows a foreign traveler to stay in San Francisco for tourism or business purposes.
Do I need a visa to stop over in San Francisco?
To make a stopover in San Francisco you have two possibilities. There are two ways to obtain a transit visa in San Francisco:
- It is possible to apply for a Transit C visa to make a stopover in San Francisco
- Another simpler and faster solution is to apply for ESTA. An ESTA transit authorization allows you to make a stopover in the United States without a visa.
How much does a visa to San Francisco cost?
The price of the visa for San Francisco depends on the visa requested by the traveler. For a US visa application the cost is $160 US. If the traveler chooses to apply for ESTA he/she will only pay the ESTA fee of $21 US.
How to get a visa for San Francisco?
The traveler can apply for a visa for San Francisco via the Internet. You must follow the online visa application process. Then you must make an appointment for the visa at the American embassy or consulate of your place of residence.
The other option is to apply for an ESTA for San Francisco. The procedure is completely online. The time to obtain an ESTA is very fast. The ESTA authorization can be obtained in a few minutes and in a maximum of 72 hours.
Do I need an ESTA visa for San Francisco?
A foreign traveler can apply for an ESTA visa for San Francisco. Obtaining an ESTA will be faster than applying for a transit or tourist visa to San Francisco. The ESTA authorization for San Francisco is valid for 2 years for stays of up to 90 days.
What is the visa to San Francisco from UK?
There are many different USA visas. Several US visas offered by the US State Department are available for San Francisco. From UK, several travel visas for San Francisco are available. The possible visas to go to San Francisco from UK are mainly :
- The business visa for San Francisco
- Tourist visa for San Francisco
- Student visa in San Francisco
- The work visa in San Francisco
Image of the visa for San Francisco
Here is an image of a B2 San Francisco visa. This is a visa that allows you to enter the United States through San Francisco for tourist or business reasons.