If you’re a non-US citizen, it may be possible to travel to the US without having to apply for a visa. This is known as the “b-1 visa”, and most countries can grant this visa. In this video, we’ll provide a detailed breakdown of what this visa is and how you can apply for one.
How to apply for a USA visa
As an Irish citizen you can apply for a US visa online. This is called the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) visa. To apply for the ESTA you need to register with ESTA. You will then need to complete the online application form for a US visa. To qualify for the ESTA visa you need to:
– be a lawful permanent resident or a US citizen
– be a US national, Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada
– have not been convicted of a felony or certain other crimes
– have a valid passport
– be under the age of 31 when applying for an ESTA.
[Quote]: Your application will be processed within 20 days.
How do I get a visa to visit the USA?
Visas are issued by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, based on a number of different factors including the purpose of the visit and the length of the trip. There are two types of visa, an ESTA, which is a visa issued on arrival, and a B1/B2 visa, which is a visa issued in advance.
Do you require a visa to travel to the USA?
Visitors from the following countries do not require a visa to visit the USA:
– Cook Islands
– Hong Kong
– New Zealand
– Sri Lanka
What if you don’t have any funds?
I have been recently in a situation where I needed to travel but I didn’t have any funds with me. I was wondering what the options were if I don’t have any money at all.
Travel document options
No. The U.S. government has made changes to the visa process. Therefore, citizens of these countries cannot travel to the United States if they hold a B1/B2 visa. Citizens of the following countries are required to apply for a visa to travel to the United States, and may be denied entry or subject to additional procedures: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen.