UK Flights Arriving - Orlando &
Sanford, Florida USA
Arriving in the Orlando area will normally be via. a
flight from the UK that much is obvious, although you may be on a
multi-centre holiday entering through another American city or you
may be driving up from Miami.
We will concentrate on arriving through the air to Central
There are two airports that serve the greater Orlando area.
Orlando International Airport (MCO) and
Sanford Airport (SFB).
If you are arriving on a scheduled carrier e.g. British Airways or
Virgin Airlines, you will arrive at
will also arrive at
MCO if you traveled with
a carrier that brought you into the USA via. another port -
Cleveland, Philadelphia, New York, etc.
If you are coming 'direct' with a charter company you will be
A quick word about some 'basics' first, please read...
On the plane, the Cabin Crew indicated to you how
important it was to complete your forms correctly...
Immigration Officers will help you here, before approaching the
desk. If you think (even think) you may have made a mistake.
Cabin Crew can not always answer questions on filling out the forms.
They can't be held responsible for you completing the form.
Don't take any part of this process lightly!
The officials who work for the The US Immigration & Naturalization
and US Customs (USCS)
take their jobs very seriously. Possibly more seriously than
any other you may have experienced...
You will be seen as an 'ambassador for your country' and are being
granted permission to enter the USA. It's not a right, very much a
privilege - welcoming British visitors.
So, don't mess them around...
Have all paperwork ready and completed correctly.
Check out these links for more information:-
Immigration & Naturalization Services -
Temporary Visitors - if you need more information on visiting
the USA while being on holiday. British Visitors to the USA, who
meet the qualifying criteria, may enter using the
Visa Waiver Programme.
The form you will complete on the plane is an
I-94 or I94W* - Visitor Visa Application. (next person to get me
one of these [so I can show a copy on the site] - wins an e-mail
saying "thank you" -
Note: - Certain persons are not allowed to visit the USA, check to
make sure your circumstances fit.
It looks like if you have been arrested (for anything) you will not
be allowed entry. Also, if you have previously received a parking
ticket while inside the USA and ignored it... There may be a warrant
out for your arrest!
As you no longer have to apply for a Visa you will not know this
until you arrive...
link and this
have more information. Contact the US
Embassy in the UK for more info.
What are -
Crimes of Moral Turpitude? click for a list.
You will discover that although we are two very similar
nations, we do use very different words. This may be an annoyance or
at least somewhat amusing in day to day situations. Not taking this
seriously, in certain circumstances, could cause problems...
As a visitor to the United States of America, you may be referred to
as an 'alien'.
Although a non-UK resident is actually referred to as 'an alien' by
our government, we just never hear it in everyday speech.
This is no joke, don't make light of it!
This may be your first face-to-face meeting with a US official and
they may use words you don't understand.
They will refer to your holiday as a vacation, where you are
staying at as your location and ask about your length
of stay. They will be very, very serious about it.
Just be aware that we use different words and descriptions for things. You will come across many differences during your
Arriving Walk-Thru -
via. - Orlando International
Airport (MCO) is covered via. this
Arriving Walk-Thru -
via. - Orlando Sanford Airport (SFB)
is covered via. this
Don't miss the -
Driving page... &
some information to note about
when you arrive in the U.S.A.
Visitors from the UK can find deals on
flights to Florida
on the Cheap Flights website- especially
useful if your dates are flexible