The additional problem that the USA visa issue/esta provides is that I would like to buy a car in the States where I have a home. However, at the moment with a 90 day visa, my state driving license remains valid for…….90 days……….making it extremely difficult to obtain a fair price for car insurance. If I get the 6 month visa, that will only allow me a driving license for………….6 months.
It seems that that the Americans are restricitng their own trade as I know many English people caught in this trap, who all want to buy cars but are refused driving licenses for longer that the validity of their visas.
What makes no sense at all is that you would think the American authorities would prefer people to drive on an American license, purely so they had a recognised and valid USA ID.
This is America 2011