Advanced Passenger information required by the USA
Airlines are now required by new laws introduced in the
At the time of booking, any information, which airlines hold, about passengers will be made available to the US Government and any others who adopt the same or similar policies.
This can include payment details, contact information and special requirements.
They can be passed onto Border controls, Customs and enforcement authorities (for the purpose of preventing and combating terrorism/criminal offences)
Some countries, including the
You will have to provide: Passport number, citizenship, FULL names, date of birth, country of passport issue, expiry date and any visa info
We ask for your cooperation in these matters to enable your travel to run smoothly. In addition to this when going through USA immigration the US-VISIT programme is in effect and involves collection of further data on individuals consisting of fingerprinting (by scanners) and digital photographs. This will happen on arrival and departure.
Therefore we strongly advise to allow for this when arranging flights and connecting flights to other countries through the
For more information you can check http://www.dhs.gov/obim-what-expect
*If you are travelling to the
The US Immigration Service now requires you apply for an ESTA prior to travel
This replaces the form that passengers fill in en route and completion is mandatory before travel commences, this is your responsibility as the traveller to ensure this is actioned.
Please use the following link and have your passport details ready for completion:
For more information you can click on: http://cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/id_visa/esta/
Any new passport issued from 26OCTOBER2005 must have a digital photograph printed on the data page in order for the holder to travel on a visa waiver entry.
From 26OCTOBER2006 any new passports issued will have to have an integrated chip with biometric details on the data page
Any new passports issued after these dates that do not have the information for travel to the
You can travel after these dates with a passport without the digital photo or biometric details as long as it has been issued before 26OCT 2005.For more info see: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/without/without_1990.html
For other information on passports, visas and entry requirements go to https://www.gov.uk/browse/abroad
Please ensure you hold the correct documents and visas for your destination. If you have any questions or queries please contact us for help and advice