How much is a visa for Hawaii?

Hawaii is a very popular travel destination and welcomed over 10 million visitors in 2019. Beautiful beaches, great weather and loads of fun activities are the key reason so many people head to Hawaii each year. For many people, a trip to Hawaii is their dream vacation of a lifetime.

If you are thinking of travelling to Hawaii in the future, there are a few things to consider that you will need to prepare in advance of your trip. First of all, anyone who is not a US citizen will require some type of visa as travel authorization for their trip to Hawaii.

The type of visa that is required will depend on the type of visit. If you are visiting Hawaii for short-term tourism purposes, such as a family holiday and you are a citizen of a country in the Visa Waiver Program, then you are eligible to apply for an ESTA. The application fee for an ESTA is much cheaper than applying for a US visa.

Cost of visas for visiting Hawaii

If you are travelling to Hawaii for longer than 90 days, or you plan on working whilst there, you would need to apply for a US visa. There are many different types of US visa with different application fees but the cheapest one is $160. K visas currently have an application fee of $265 and E visas are $205. Some visas have recently been subject to price increases and the fees do change, so if you will need to apply for a visa, you should check nearer to your travel for the latest fees.

Visa requirements and paperwork

If you are going to travel to Hawaii then there are some other requirements, such as you will require a machine-readable passport that has at least six months validity left on it. To apply for your US visa, you will be required to complete the relevant paperwork and provide the documentation requested, and you will have to arrange and attend an interview at the US embassy.

The process of applying for a US visa is much longer than if you were to apply for an ESTA, so if you are from a country that is a member of the Visa Waiver Program then it will be much simpler for you to get travel authorization if you match the criteria. If you are able to apply for an ESTA, they usually take less than 72 hours to get processed and you will receive email confirmation as to whether your ESTA has been accepted. If it is approved, then your ESTA will be automatically electronically linked to your passport.

It is important to keep up to date with the latest US travel information, and to check whether there have been any changes in restrictions that could impact citizens of your country who want to travel to Hawaii or anywhere else in the US. You can check the latest information regarding any changes or new requirements on the US Customs and Border Protection website.





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