HELLO ALL CAN I TELL YOU MY STORY I HOPE IT MIGHT GIVE SOME OF YOU WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE US EMBASSY IN LONDON I HAVE TWO VERY GOOD FRIENDS WHO LIVE IN THE USA AND I HAVE VISITED THEM TWICE LAST YEAR THEY ASKED ME BACK OVER AND THEY INVITED MY PARTNER UNFORTUNATELY MY PARTNER HAS ACRIMINAL RECORD FOR MOTORING OFFENCES BUT HE HAS NOT BEEN TO PRISON HE HAD TO SEND OF TO NEW SCOTLAND YARD FOR A LIST OF HIS OFFENCES BY THE WAY IT IS JUST TWO OF THEM THEN HE TRAVELD DOWN TO LONDON WITH ALL THE RELEVANT PAPER WORK AND HE WAS INTERVIEWED BY THE US EMBASSY FOR NO LONGER THAN 5 MINUETS THIS WAS FOR HIS US VISA AND THEY REFUSED HIM THEY SAID IT WAS BECAUSE HE WAS OT OF WORK AND THERE FOR HE HAD NO STRONG TIES TO THE UK WHAT IAM TRYING TO SAY IS I THINK THEY REFUSE FOR WHAT EVER REASON THAT SUITS THEM HE LOST HIS AIR FAIR AND THE US EMBASSY CHARGE YOU 63 POUNDS JUST TO BRAKE YOUR HEART AND THEY SCAN YOUR PASSPORT BEFORE THEY SEND IT BACK TO YOU THEY PRINT SCANNED IN BIG RED LETTERS ON THE BACK PAGE IT DID NOT GET US ANY WHERE BEING HONEST BUT IWISH YOU ALL GOOD LUCK TO ALL WHO NEED A VISA
sorry to hear bout that its sounds very harsh
could please tell me what you need to take to the embassy e.g do i need bank statements / passports e.t.c.
I'm so sorry to hear that. The U.S. govt. can be rather ridiculous at times. Although, I don't know why you went to the embassy in the first place. I believe English citizens only need their passport and do not require a visa for stays up to 6 months (although it could be 3 months---not sure) in order to holiday here. Again, sorry for your troubles.
In general, British Citizens visiting the USA do not need a visa, because of the visa waiver program. If you have a criminal record, however, you would need to get a visa to visit the USA, as one ofthe conditions of the visa waiver program is you don't have a record.
harrisonal - When it comes to entry requirements for a country, best not to put your faith in the internet travel forusm. Best to go straight to the horses mouth - i.e. your local embassy. Of course, sometimes they can be as confused as random internet posters... Anyway, check out this information from the USA Embassy in London website detailing the Visa Waiver Program, and if required, this information on Visas..