Passport Information —- for US Travel

To guarantee a smooth trip to the US, we would like to share some recent passport changes with you.

From the 1st April 2016 all passengers (adults, children & infants) entering & transiting the United States under the Visa Waiver Program will need a valid e-Passport, along with an approved ESTA.

e-Passports include an integrated computer chip capable of storing biographic and biometric information.

Please check your passport. You can identify an e-Passport by the “chip” symbol on its front cover per image below:

chip symbol

If you do not hold an e-Passport, you are still eligible to travel to the United States with a valid non-immigrant visa. This requires an interview at the US Embassy or consulate. More information can be found on the U.S. Visa Service website – https://ais.usvisa-info.com/.

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