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ESTA & Transit Visa

Post by pangsjil » Sun Apr 07, 2024 9:55 pm

Any UK citizen travelled to US recently?
Is it on arrival visa given in US airport of entry or we need ESTA in advance?
If we need ESTA , is this online process or we need to submit our passports and need to get stamping ?
whats the usual processing timelines & cost for same pls?

2) Indian passport holder (with US visitor visa) need a transit visa if we are travelling via Lisbon(Portugal)

Online info is bit vague hence asking here from recent travelers. Thanks

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Re: ESTA & Transit Visa

Post by alterhase58 » Sun Apr 07, 2024 10:09 pm

1) ESTA is an online only application BEFORE you travel to the US, if your country qualifies for ESTA "visa waiver" (UK citizen is ok) - https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/. It's not a visa - US entry officer though has the final say for entry clearance.
2) don't know.
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Re: ESTA & Transit Visa

Post by pangsjil » Mon Apr 08, 2024 8:25 am

Thank you.

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Re: ESTA & Transit Visa

Post by Ticktack » Mon Apr 08, 2024 11:36 am

Indian passport holder (with US visitor visa) need a transit visa if we are travelling via Lisbon(Portugal)
You shouldn't need a visa to transit through Portugal to the USA.

Just curious what airline this might be?
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Re: ESTA & Transit Visa

Post by AmazonianX » Mon Apr 08, 2024 1:13 pm

pangsjil wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2024 9:55 pm
Any UK citizen travelled to US recently?
Is it on arrival visa given in US airport of entry or we need ESTA in advance?
If we need ESTA , is this online process or we need to submit our passports and need to get stamping ?
whats the usual processing timelines & cost for same pls?

2) Indian passport holder (with US visitor visa) need a transit visa if we are travelling via Lisbon(Portugal)

Online info is bit vague hence asking here from recent travelers. Thanks

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Re: ESTA & Transit Visa

Post by secret.simon » Tue Apr 09, 2024 5:06 pm

pangsjil wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2024 9:55 pm
2) Indian passport holder (with US visitor visa) need a transit visa if we are travelling via Lisbon(Portugal)
Not if transiting via Portugal or any of the other Schengen Zone states except Germany, France, Spain and the Czech Republic (the latter four require Airport Transit Visas for Indian passport holders).

European Commission: Applying for a Schengen visa.
Ticktack wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2024 11:36 am
Just curious what airline this might be?
Possibly TAP?
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Re: ESTA & Transit Visa

Post by Ticktack » Wed Apr 10, 2024 9:44 am

Possibly TAP?
Cheers, never heard of them until now.
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