Visa for USA from the UK
UK citizens and foreign residents in the UK can travel to the USA under certain conditions, and by obtaining prior travel authorization from the USA.
Does a UK citizen need a visa for the USA?
A UK citizen does not need a visa for the USA for a stay of less than 90 days, thanks to the Visa Waiver Program. Simply request an electronic travel authorization by clicking on the online form.
Does a foreigner living in the UK need a visa for the USA?
The formalities required to enter the United States depend on the nationality of the traveller:
- If the foreign resident in the UK is a citizen of a country benefiting from the Visa Waiver Program, he or she can obtain an ESTA for a stay of less than 90 days.
- Otherwise, you will need to obtain a visa before traveling to the USA.
A foreigner living in the UK can therefore obtain an ESTA if his or her country of origin is a member of the VWP.
How do I apply for a U.S. visa from the UK?
The visa process and fees depend on the reason for your stay in the USA.
How do I apply for a U.S. tourist visa in the UK?
For a tourist stay of less than 90 days: It is not necessary to apply for a B2 tourist visa. You can simply apply for a travel authorization issued by the United States. To obtain your certificate in a few minutes click on the online form.
If your stay in the United States is longer than 90 days, you must apply for a B2 tourist visa. Your request will be processed by the U.S. Embassy in London. You will need to attend an interview in person at the American embassy to finalize your application.
How can a british citizen obtain a work visa for the USA?
To obtain a work visa for the USA, you must first obtain a job offer from an American company. This American company will then have to certify your mission and sponsor your visa for the USA. Once these steps have been taken, you can apply for an H1B work visa, for example.
How can I get an appointment for a U.S. visa in London?
Once your file is complete and you’ve paid the visa application fee, you can book an appointment at the U.S. Embassy in London via the Internet.