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Passport? for USA?

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1. Posted by vertigo22 (Budding Member 12 posts) 10y

Hi, I will travelling later on this year and I heard that a Visa is needed upon arrival of USA. That or either a macine readable passport. I got my passport in 2001 and its pretty new, does anyone know if this would be machine readable. If anyone could help that would be great as the Us Embassy are to difficult via phone.

Thanks.

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Your passport is machine readable if it has a bar code on either the inside front of back cover. The US passports have the bar code on the inside of the back cover and a numerical code on the inside of the front cover. If yours has a bar code - you have a machine readable passport.

3. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 10y

Quoting vertigo22

Hi, I will travelling later on this year and I heard that a Visa is needed upon arrival of USA. That or either a macine readable passport. I got my passport in 2001 and its pretty new, does anyone know if this would be machine readable. If anyone could help that would be great as the Us Embassy are to difficult via phone.

Thanks.

hiya, my pass port of from '99 and i've had no problem entering the us, the 'visa' for 3 mths is the normal one , its just a stamp on your passport, no cost involved, if you're staying for longer you'd have to contact the embassy.....

4. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 10y

sorry about the typos !

5. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting Isadora

...either the inside front of back cover.

Should read: ...inside front OR (inside) back cover... D'oh!!!!!