Travel to USA is usually subject to visa entry requirements but British citizens can freely enter the USA, its territories and those of their family members if they have previously been in the UK, Ireland, Canada, Germany, Spain or China within the last 14 days. In some cases a visitor visa may also be required for people travelling on business or for humanitarian reasons. For the tourist, an America Visa can be applied for online by submitting proof of citizenship such as a birth certificate or a British passport proving age. Visa application can be done in person or online. However, in case of any mistake one needs to apply for a visa in advance.
The American visa system differs from that of the European Union, in that there are separate applications for American citizens of other countries. There are separate applications for tourists and for workers. Before getting an entry permit to the USA it is necessary to obtain and return to the US the right kind of passport.
An electronic passport card is the best option to prove your identity in the USA as it is hard to imitate your own ID. However, it is not possible to carry more than one passport at a time in the USA. This is possible only when you are in a transit country and can prove your identity with your respective country’s ID. The reason for this is that in case of any mistake in the processing of your application for tourist or worker visa the applicant may be declared a national illegally and will lose his rights to stay in USA permanently.
Once you get a tourist visa you need to get an exit visa in order to leave the USA. An exit visa is different from a visa for stay and is obtained by showing the Certificate of Deposition or an Advance Passport. These are available at the US consulate nearest to the place you intend to enter the USA or at the port of departure if you are departing from a foreign country.
One has to decide the type of visa he wants to apply for before approaching the visa department. There are three types of visas: non-immigrant visa, immigrant visa and visitor visa. Non-immigrant visa allows people to work in USA for limited period only like for 2 years to some more. Immigrants visa is for tourists and is required for those who want to reside permanently in USA; visitor visa is for visiting USA for less than a year; and for those who want to change their name and return to their country of origin.
If you do not have any of these three kinds of visa you can apply for an immigrant or visitor visa. The requirements of the immigrants’ visa depend upon the kind of visitor you want to visit USA. For tourist insurance plans you will not be eligible for the tourist insurance plans unless you are traveling to USA for your educational purpose. Similarly, non-immigrant plans of people coming to visit USA will be different. Here, people will get benefit by the tourist insurance plans like for instance they will get tourist insurance plans for those coming to visit the USA for scientific or educational purposes. You can find the list of the companies providing tourist insurance plans over internet.
But before applying for any tourist insurance, you should know about the rules and regulations of the insurance company better. Do not forget that the quality of service of a company also matters a lot. So search an experienced insurance company that has good reputation in the market. As USA has many insurance companies so you have good chances of getting good service and discounts on insurance plans of your choice only.
Before proceeding to the visa department check whether your insurance will cover you when you travel to USA on business or for any holiday purposes. It will also help you to save time as visa does not let you leave the country for the whole duration even if you get a tourist visa. After getting a visa it is important to obtain insurance to protect yourself from any loss. Do not wait till your crisis situation occurs before taking this step.