Thinking of travelling to the United States? Preparing everything for travelling to the United States for tourism? If you are thinking of travelling to the United States, I bring some tips for entering the United States.
Tips for entering the United States
I have traveled 4 times to the United States, and I have only managed to enter three. Last time, my trip to the United States ended in deportation. Returned home after 5 days of flight and frustration at the San Francisco airport police room.
Therefore, if you are thinking of traveling to the United States and want to have better luck than me, I know very well what I am talking about and how to enter and how not to leave.
There are several important requirements for traveling to the United States, such as having an entry visa, outbound flight or enough budget to pay for your trip. In addition, there are several other requirements which, although not essential, must be taken into account to ensure you enter the United States.
1. Find out about the documentation you need (ESTA, Visa, etc.):
The first thing you should do, if you are thinking of traveling to the United States, is to tell yourself well about the documentation you need to enter. Apart from your passport, which is very important, depending on your nationality and the reason for your trip, you will need a Visa (for tourism, work, study) or ESTA.
ESTA (Visa Waiver) is a type of electronic visa that is requested directly online and allows you to enter the United States for 90 days. This is valid for 2 years and costs only $ 14. To achieve this, a quick questionnaire must be done online. After the confirmation is answered and paid, it will reach you within a maximum period of 48 hours.
If your home country is not among those who can apply for ESTA, you must apply for a B1 or B2 Visa. You can also register online but in most cases you must attend a face-to-face interview at the US embassy in your country. The validity of this visa can range from one to 10 years and the price is usually around $ 160.
2. Flights (outbound and inbound):
If you are going to travel to the United States for tourism, one of the important requirements, especially if you enter by air, is to have a flight abroad, usually returning to your home country or to your next destination.
So, even if you don’t know when you will return, my recommendation is to buy an outbound flight. You can buy open flights, which you can change or which are so cheap that you don’t mind losing it and then buy another, if you want to leave earlier or want to stay longer.
3. Reserve accommodations:
Another requirement for ensuring entry into the United States is having an accommodation reservation. You can book only for the first night, but the more bound and organized they see you have a trip, the better.