Travel to USA is prohibited for British national if they were in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone or Iran, Brazil. If you’re eligible to travel to the USA then you must be ready to self-isolation for up to 14 consecutive days after landing in the USA. This means you have to be out of the country as well as a citizen of the USA. However, it’s not the USA which sets the rules. It’s the US Congress, which has decided that anyone who has come to the USA for any reason other than a work or student visa cannot stay more than one day without a valid reason for doing so.
In order to avoid the ban on travel to USA, you should apply for an EAD or Electronic Entry System card. This is necessary for those who need to travel outside the country, especially if they are coming over for a visit to relatives or friends. There are many reasons to obtain an EAD. For instance, if you are travelling to another country for the first time, you can use your existing EAD to enter the country and then return to the USA. Your new passport will be accepted by US immigration officials, and you can use it again.
An EAD also allows tourists who have just arrived in the USA from another country to stay at a hotel for up to three weeks without a valid reason. If you live in the city of New York and you want to visit New York City, you can show proof of citizenship by way of an original copy of your latest passport issued in the country you intend to visit. The copy needs to be signed in the presence of a police officer, and is not permitted to be photocopied. It cannot be hand delivered either. You must mail your passport in person, through a mail service that is authorized to deliver to the residence of the recipient.
Another good reason to get an EAD is that it allows lawful permanent residents of the USA – including green card holders – to work in the country for a period of fourteen days. To get an EAD, you need to visit a United States consular office, which is located in New York or any other US consulate abroad. The application cannot be submitted online. You need to visit the nearest consulate to sign for an EAD and return it electronically to the issuer.
In cases where you cannot go directly to the nearest embassy, you can send a fax to the appropriate office in New York. Once you receive your fax, you still need to visit the United States consulate to apply for an EAD. If the nearest embassy is not located in the city of New York, you can send an email to the lowermost level of the American diplomatic mission in the country. Any relevant queries can be directed to this office as well.
There are three main reasons to get an EAD. Firstly, it is easier to travel to the USA by spending less on airfare and transport costs, since you are a non-citizen. Secondly, if you have a valid Passport from a country other than the one you are staying in, you can stay in the country without a visa. Thirdly, a lawful permanent resident of the USA is not allowed to work for a certain period of time in the country without consulting the concerned Consular Department. Therefore, visiting the USA will give you the opportunity to check out the country and see how different things are done.
An EAD is not issued if you do not show enough financial resources. The amount of money you need to bring with you depends on your monthly salary as determined by the United States government. In other words, you have to submit proof of income (such as pay slips from your previous place of employment) and bank statements proving that you have a steady source of income. You must visit the consular office before embarking on a trip so that they can check if you qualify for an EAD or not.
After submitting the application for an EAD, you have to wait for at least fourteen days. This is considered the eligibility period for an EAD. However, if you do not find a US consulate or an eligible sponsor in fourteen days, you may be allowed to file for an emergency stay, which is an additional ninety days for an EAD. Once your application for an emergency stay is approved, you can travel to the USA as a non-crovident individual, and not as a member of any family, who is in the US mainland. In case of the refusal of approval to receive a US visa on the basis of your non-covidence in the USA, you can appeal to the consular officer in charge in USA.