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Offline Jambi

Re: East to West 80 days?
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2011, 07:45:16 pm »
Western Express to Trans Am all the way to Yorktown

Offline BicycleNevada

Re: East to West 80 days?
« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2011, 07:34:32 pm »
Send me an email with your mailing address and we'll send you a bicycle touring map for Nevada.  It may provide additionally valuable information for Nevada's portion of the Western Express.  Sounds like a great trip.

Bill Story
State Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator
Nevada Department of Transportation
bicycle@dot.state.nv.us

Offline Jambi

Re: East to West 80 days?
« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2011, 06:46:35 pm »
Cheers dude, you get my email?

Offline mucknort

Re: East to West 80 days?
« Reply #33 on: February 10, 2011, 08:06:00 am »
It's comforting to know that i wont need to get a visa....
By Visa do you mean a Passport? I think you better double check, cuz I think US Homeland Security requires a Passport for any international border crossings nowadays. (or did you mean a Visa Credit Card? ;D)
« Last Edit: February 10, 2011, 08:08:05 am by mucknort »

Offline tonythomson

Re: East to West 80 days?
« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2011, 01:14:40 pm »
It's comforting to know that i wont need to get a visa, and that other people with little experience are embarking on longer trips.

Hi Jambi I just noticed this also I assume you mean a visa for USA,  as a UK citizen you come under the visa waiver programme, 90 days max stay.  However, you will need to complete a form giving all your details on line (forgot the name) prior to flying and a visa waiver on the aeroplane. You need to find an address where you will be staying the first night as HS like to know that you are going somewhere!  If you plan to stay the full 90 days you may need to prove you have enough money to support yourself, especially as I am assuming you are young, they may think you plan to work. Also you may be asked to produce a return ticket.  If you are at University then take something with you that proves you have a course to return to, again it's to ensure that you are not likely to just not leave the country.  It can be daunting going through immigration but with the things I have highlighted plus look presentable!!! you wont have any problems.  They will try and help you providing you are straight with them. 
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Offline Jambi

Re: East to West 80 days?
« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2011, 04:35:52 pm »
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Hi Jambi I just noticed this also I assume you mean a visa for USA,  as a UK citizen you come under the visa waiver programme, 90 days max stay.  However, you will need to complete a form giving all your details on line (forgot the name) prior to flying and a visa waiver on the aeroplane. You need to find an address where you will be staying the first night as HS like to know that you are going somewhere!  If you plan to stay the full 90 days you may need to prove you have enough money to support yourself, especially as I am assuming you are young, they may think you plan to work. Also you may be asked to produce a return ticket.  If you are at University then take something with you that proves you have a course to return to, again it's to ensure that you are not likely to just not leave the country.  It can be daunting going through immigration but with the things I have highlighted plus look presentable!!! you wont have any problems.  They will try and help you providing you are straight with them.   

I think it's an ESTA application and I have had a look but I need my passport number which is unfortunately located in my fathers house. Im glad you have mentioned these little niggles because it seems I have inadvertantly addressed most of them already. The flights have been booked and I'm going to book a place at the Green Tortoise Backpackers hostel (if anyone has heard of it/ stayed here, reviews welcomed) so thats the first night sorted. The rest is just waiting on bursarys to come through (Thank you taxpayers =D). 

Offline tonythomson

Re: East to West 80 days?
« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2011, 07:42:53 am »
"The rest is just waiting on bursarys to come through (Thank you taxpayers =D)."

At last my 40% tax being put to some good use  ;D
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