Indian nationals must have a valid passport and apply for a visa to enter the United States.
The passport needs to be submitted along with the visa application and must contain at least one blank page on which to affix a visa.
For more information, visit the U.S. Embassy Website.
If you are holding a passport from another country, visit the U.S. Embassy Website
Indian passport holders need to apply for a visa to enter the United States by contacting the nearest U.S. consulate.
Please check the U.S. Embassy Website for more details.
If you are not holding an Indian passport, visit the U.S. Embassy Website for a list of all countries in the Visa Waiver Programme.
If you need further information on U.S. immigration requirements please contact your local U.S. consulate.
Online Authorisation of Entry to the U.S. (ESTA)
Passengers not travelling on a U.S. visa must apply for an electronic authorisation (ESTA) online prior to travelling to the U.S.
- Travellers must apply online through the ESTA website, at least 72 hours before travel.
- You will be asked to enter your passport details. Please ensure that you enter your correct passport number, by paying particular attention to the digit 0 and
the letter O.
- Families or groups will be able to submit up to 50 ESTA applications and complete the transaction with a single credit card payment by entering an email address and creating a Group ID.
- The website will advise applicants immediately whether travel to the U.S. has been granted, denied or if the authorisation is pending.
- An individual authorisation must also be obtained for children and infants.
- The authorisation will be valid for two years unless it is revoked or if your passport expires beforehand.
For other specific details visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website
Required Passenger Information
TSA Secure Flight Information
As a result of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Secure Flight Programme, all domestic and international passengers travelling into, out of, within or over the United States will need to supply Secure Flight Passenger Data (SFPD) to American Airlines at least 72 hours prior to departure. If a reservation is made within 72 hours of flight departure, full Secure Flight Passenger Data must be provided when the reservation is ticketed. Secure Flight will also apply to point-to-point international flights operated by U.S.-based aircraft operators.
In compliance with this mandate you will be required to provide Secure Flight Passenger Data:
- To purchase any ticket on or after September 15, 2010
- To check in online on or after October 23, 2010
- To travel November 1, 2010, or later regardless of purchase date
This rule applies to all bookings, including those made at AA.com or through a travel agency or an online booking agent. The TSA allows for no exceptions; data compliance is mandatory.
You will be unable to travel without providing the following information:
- Full name (as it appears on your passport)
- Date of birth
- Redress Number (if applicable)*
How do I make sure Secure Flight Passenger Data has been added to my booking at least 72 hours prior to departure?
+ You can confirm Secure Flight Passenger Data has been added to your existing booking or add this required information online using “Manage My Trip”. Please note that this will be required for every booking made.
+ For local language assistance please contact American Airlines Reservations.
For more information about the Secure Flight Programme, visit TSA's Secure Flight Web site+.
Please note that, as part of the Advance Passenger Information System (APIS), all passengers need to provide a full address (street name and number, city, state and zip code) for their first night’s accommodation in the U.S. at check-in.
For more information about APIS, visit the Advance Passenger Information System Web site+
* Passengers who feel they may have been mistakenly matched to a name on the watch list are invited to apply for a Redress number. Learn more about the Redress process here.
+ When accessing a partner or information site, a new browser window or tab will open. To return to your local version of AA.com, close the browser window or tab.
† For reservations booked through American Airlines ticket counters or 3rd party sources such as travel agents or other booking channels SFPD will need to be added manually for each reservation. Check with your booking source for details.