- Visas – Application Procedures, Validity and Length of Stay
- Passport and Travel Documents
- Miscellaneous – Travel to the United States
- Visa Refusals
- Diplomats, International Organizations and NATO Visas
- Members of the Entertainment Profession and Athletes
- Members of the Media
- Students and Exchange Visitors
- Visa Waiver Program
Are one-year passports issued by the U.K. government valid for travel?
Yes, the passport is valid for travel to the United States.
The fact that it may not be valid for at least six months beyond your date of departure from the United States will not affect your eligibility to travel.
The United States has an agreement with the United Kingdom automatically extending the validity of a passport for six months past the passport’s expiration date. Therefore, your passport need remain valid only for the duration of your stay in the United States.
If you are traveling visa free, and your passport is valid for less than 90 days, you will be admitted only until the date the passport expires.
Are children's five-year passports issued by the U.K. government valid for travel?
Yes, five-year passports issued by the U.K. Passport Agency are valid for travel to the United States.
Children traveling on a parent's passport
If you are traveling visa free under the Visa Waiver Program, you and your child will require individual passports.
However, if you wish to apply for a visas and the passport is considered valid for travel by the issuing authority, you may submit the passport in support of your application.
Please note that you will be required to complete a visa application and pay MRV application fees for both you and your child.
Passport validity and the least six month rule.
The requirement that a passport is valid for travel for six months beyond the holder’s stay in the United States is waived for certain nationalities, including British Citizens.
If you are traveling visa free under the Visa Waiver Program and your passport is not valid for 90 days, you will be admitted until the date on which the passport expires.
Are travel documents valid for travel to the United States?
If the travel document states your nationality, if any and is valid for travel to the United States and return to the country of issuance, you may present it in support of a visa application.
How many pages are required in a passport if traveling with an ESTA or valid visa?
The U.S. Customers and Border Protection (CBP) agency recommends having at least one (1) blank page in your passport for the entry stamp.