Is an ESTA enough to travel to the USA for medical treatment for the UK Residents?

  • 1
    What's your citizenship?
    – Karlson
    Jul 1 '14 at 13:07
  • 1
    you can assume from the question, it's UK
    – kmonsoor
    Jul 2 '14 at 15:27
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    @kmonsoor No you can't. Residency and citizenship are two very different things.
    – JoErNanO
    Nov 5 '14 at 21:33
  • @JoErNanO yes, you are right. my missed the difference.
    – kmonsoor
    Nov 6 '14 at 4:28

If eligible for VWP then Yes: see under Tourism on the U.S. State Department Visa Waiver Program page, as well as a more detailed Visitor Visas: Business and Pleasure flyer (emphasis added):

Pleasure, Tourism, Medical Treatment - Visitor Visas (B-2) If the purpose of the planned travel is recreational in nature, including tourism, visiting friends or relatives, rest, or is related to medical treatment… then a visitor visa (B-2) would be the appropriate type of visa for the travel.…

Travelers coming to the United States for tourism or business (B-1 or B-2 category visa) purposes for 90 days or less from qualified countries* may be eligible to travel without a visa if they meet the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) requirements.


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