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What are the ESTA rules?

Published on: Jun 22, 2018, Last Edited May 15, 2018 | Tags: ESTA Rules, ESTA Eligibility, ESTA Validity

An ESTA is convenient travel authorization which allows eligible travelers to visit to the United States for business, tourism, medical, transit or other temporary purposes without getting a visa. The rules of using an ESTA are as follows: Length of Approval…

How long does it take for ESTA Approval?

Published on: Jun 18, 2018, Last Edited May 15, 2018 | Tags: ESTA Duration, ESTA Application Time, ESTA Form

An ESTA application is processed instantly online and a majority of applications are approved within a minute of submission. However, there are cases where a decision on an application may be delayed by up to 72 hours. Once an ESTA application is approved, the user will be notified…

USCIS updates on over-stayers and ESTA news

Published on: Jun 15, 2018, Last Edited Jun 15, 2018 | Tags: ESTA Requirements, USA Immigration

Introduction The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, (USCIS), have just announced in the latest USA visa news, that the Temporary Protected Status, particularly for natives of Honduras although this could be extended to others, must now be re-registered between June 5 and August 6, 2018, by those who want to continue their existing status past the termination date of January…

What is the ESTA Entry Form?

Published on: Jun 12, 2018, Last Edited Jun 15, 2018 | Tags: ESTA Form, ESTA Requirements

A physical ESTA entry form is not available to travelers visiting the United States by air or sea. Instead, applicants must apply for ESTA online. Prior to 2008, applicants could have completed an I-94W for entry into the United States. A physical I-94W form is still used by Customs…

When to apply for ESTA

Published on: Jun 04, 2018, Last Edited Jun 15, 2018 | Tags: ESTA Application Time, ESTA Status, ESTA Application Guide

Determining when to apply for ESTA gives applicants a good idea of timing on when to start an ESTA application. If approved, an ESTA is issued for a period of two years or the date of the applicant’s passport expiry, whichever date is sooner. Thus, if an applicant is planning multiple…

Visa for Hollywood, California USA

Published on: Jun 01, 2018, Last Edited May 22, 2017 | Tags: ESTA, USA Visa

Introduction Hollywood is an international byword for the movie industry, and is a must-visit destination for every fan of the art form. You could easily spend weeks exploring all that the area offers, but here are some…

Is there a Fast-Track or Emergency ESTA Application?

Published on: May 28, 2018, Last Edited Jun 15, 2018 | Tags: ESTA Application, ESTA Fee

Unfortunately, there is no special fast track or emergency ESTA application process regardless of any urgent traveler circumstances. Websites offering fast track or emergency ESTA services are misleading visitors and customers. Although applicants are advised to apply for an ESTA at…

Is there a Free ESTA?

Published on: May 21, 2018, Last Edited May 23, 2018 | Tags: ESTA Fee, ESTA Application

Prior to September 8th 2010, ESTA was free for eligible U.S. visitors. However, currently there is no longer a free ESTA. There is now a fee charged per ESTA application which was brought into effect by the 2009 Travel Promotion Act. The Travel Promotion Act called for the…

Do I need an ESTA or a Visa?

Published on: May 15, 2018, Last Edited May 15, 2018 | Tags: ESTA Eligibility, USA Visa Requirements, Denied for US Visa

Introduction U.S. bound foreign national travelers will either need an ESTA or visa. Determining the traveler’s need for either form of travel authorization will depend on a few factors. Purpose of Visit If you are seeking to visit the United States for tourism,…

Changes to US Immigration Afoot

Published on: May 14, 2018, Last Edited May 14, 2018 | Tags: ESTA, USA Immigration, USA Visa Requirements

Introduction While President Trump still dreams about building his wall to prevent USA immigration from Mexico, he is struggling to find financing. Now he is considering using the military budget, servicemen and women; one has to wonder what the military and the good people of America will think about that! Meanwhile, POTUS is determined to make ESTA news by carrying out significant…

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