For Foreign Visitors

Youve seen it all already--the high-rises, the bustling crowds, the glittering nightlife and shopping. New Yorks global media profile might make it appear familiar, but movies and TV, music videos, and news images distort as much as they reflect. The gap between image and reality can make certain situations puzzling for the foreign--or even the domestic--visitor. 

 Entry Requirements

Immigration laws are a hot political issue in the United States these days, and the following requirements may have changed somewhat by the time you plan your trip. Check at any U.S. embassy or consulate for current information and requirements, or plug into the U.S. State Departments Web site at Click on visa services for the latest entry requirements, while links to foreign embassies will provide you with contact information for U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide.

Drivers Licenses

Foreign drivers licenses are mostly recognized in the United States, although you may want to get an international drivers license if your home license is not written in English.