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Challenges to H1-B visas have reached a peak

Published on: Nov 17, 2017, Last Edited Nov 17, 2017 | Tags: USA Visa, USA Visa Requirements

Some of the latest USA immigration news revolves around H1-B visas. These temporary visas are given to highly skilled workers to enable them to visit the US for business purposes. Usually, acquiring an H1-B visa was not difficult: most valid applications were accepted and the scheme helped to foster a thriving international business scene in the USA. Now, however, the process…

ESTA approved and then denied

Published on: Nov 01, 2017, Last Edited Nov 01, 2017 | Tags: ESTA Application, ESTA Status

Having an ESTA approved and then subsequently denied is an unfortunate yet frequent outcome for many visitors of the United States. Countless numbers of holidays and business trips have been ruined because ESTA applicants had failed to confirm the status of their ESTA approval prior…

Visa for Chicago, Illinois USA

Published on: Nov 01, 2017, Last Edited Nov 01, 2017 | Tags: ESTA, USA Visa

Introduction Chicago, which was once a small fort on the Chicago River, is presently the third largest city in the United States. The city is well known for its museums and outstanding architecture, but it is not only known for…

The ongoing visa issues between the US and Turkey

Published on: Oct 24, 2017, Last Edited Oct 24, 2017 | Tags: USA Visa Requirements, Turkey

In October 2017, both the US and Turkey stopped issuing visas to each other's citizens. This has caused considerable upset and chaos, with the US threatening to impose sanctions on Turkey to try and force the Turkish government to rescind its visa ban, and Turkey rejecting sanctions which it deems to be 'unreasonable'. At the time of writing this press release on…

What are the ESTA Eligibility Questions?

Published on: Oct 04, 2017, Last Edited Oct 04, 2017 | Tags: ESTA Eligibility, ESTA Questions, ESTA Application

The nine ESTA eligibility questions are intended to help the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to determine the admissibility of an applicant into the United States under the Visa Waiver Program. Each of these questions is highly important as an applicant’s answer on aspects…

Visa for San Francisco, California USA

Published on: Oct 01, 2017, Last Edited May 19, 2017 | Tags: ESTA, USA Visa

Introduction Ask anyone about visiting San Francisco, and the chances are they will mention the Golden Gate Bridge or Alcatraz. Yet this city of 870,000 people set in 50 square miles around San Francisco Bay is…

Trump Administration attempts to extend travel ban to other countries

Published on: Sep 27, 2017, Last Edited Sep 27, 2017 | Tags: USA Immigration, USA Visa, ESTA

The Trump administration's widely criticised 'Muslim ban' on nationals and dual passport holders from five (previously seven) Muslim majority countries is potentially being extended. Now, it will include nationals from Chad, North Korea, and Venezuela, and as a result this piece of USA immigration and ESTA news is likely to have a highly negative effect both on the USA's relationships with…

What are the ESTA Questions?

Published on: Sep 21, 2017, Last Edited Sep 21, 2017 | Tags: ESTA Application Guide, ESTA Form, ESTA Application, ESTA Questions

The ESTA application form is managed and administered by the Department of Homeland Security. The purpose of the form is to gather a substantial amount of information so that U.S. Customs and Border Protection can cross check an applicant’s details across numerous international terrorism,…

Executives and travelling workers hit by new difficulties from the Trump administration

Published on: Sep 11, 2017, Last Edited Sep 11, 2017 | Tags: L1 US Visa, H1B US Visa

As of the end of July 2017, the Trump administration has added additional requirements for anyone travelling to the US on a L1 visa or H1B visa. This latest piece of USA visa news means that travellers who hold these visas will now need to attend mandatory interviews in order to receive a green card, which they must have before they can work in the USA. To express this piece of USA immigration…

Visa for Key West, Florida USA

Published on: Sep 01, 2017, Last Edited Sep 11, 2017 | Tags: ESTA, USA Visa

Introduction Florida’s Key West is one of the most unique places in the US. Famous for its tropical climate and vast landscapes, this small island has been welcoming tourists for two centuries now. Since the earliest days, visitors…

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