Why might I need a visa?
There are various reasons why a traveller will need a visa.
Advance Passenger Information (API) is information about passengers required by the US government prior to travel. It was originally introduced by the US authorities to speed up immigration procedures.
We strongly advise you supply API before you arrive at the airport - you will receive details on how to do this with your documentation, 14 days before departure. This will minimise disruption at the airport check in area. Guests should be able to complete API on their airline's website prior to departure.
The required information consists of:
• Full name (last name, first name, middle names if applicable)
• Date of Birth
• Country of residence
• Travel document type (normally passport)
• Travel document number (expiry date and country of issue for passport)
• Address of the first night spent in the U.S.†
†Not required for U.S. nationals, Legal Permanent Residents, or Alien Residents of the U.S. entering the U.S.
I have just got married and my passport is still in my maiden name - is this ok?
You can still travel to the United States on a passport showing your maiden name, as long as your name on both your ticket and passport match exactly. The USA will NOT ACCEPT a marriage certificate with your passport in your maiden name whilst your ticket shows your married name.