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Polish Passport Holders can now apply for ESTA

Published on: Nov 11, 2019, Last Edited: Nov 11, 2019 | Tags: Visa Waiver Program, ESTA Eligibility, ESTA Requirements

Introduction On November 6th 2019, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirmed that Polish passport holders will be able to apply for ESTA starting today, November 11th 2019. Poland will be the first country admitted to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) since 2014, when Chile was admitted. Poland will be the 39th…

Updates on DHS Policy for Immigrant Social Media Information and Health Insurance Rules

Published on: Nov 11, 2019, Last Edited: Nov 11, 2019 | Tags: USA Immigration, USA Visa

Introduction USA immigration policy is changing with regard to social media. The DHS (Department of Homeland Security) is planning to include a new question requesting social media user names on applications including naturalization and green card forms, similar to social-media related questions that already appear on U.S. ESTA and non-immigrant visa applications. The agency states…

ESTA for Transit Purposes

Published on: Nov 04, 2019, Last Edited: Nov 04, 2019 | Tags: ESTA for Transit, ESTA Requirements

Introduction Transiting through the U.S. can be beneficial to travelers looking to book more convenient or lower cost airfare on route to their…

Trump administration extends the deadline for TPS immigrants

Published on: Oct 31, 2019, Last Edited: Oct 31, 2019 | Tags: USA Immigration, Temporary Protected Status

Introduction The United States government has announced that it has extended the TPS permits for around 200,000 Salvadorean immigrants by a further year, allowing them to live and work in the US up to January 2021. TPS ( Temporary Protected Status) was granted to people from El Salvador after the major earthquakes that devasted the country in 2001. This status was set to expire…

Applying for an ESTA with a Criminal Record

Published on: Oct 28, 2019, Last Edited: Oct 28, 2019 | Tags: ESTA with Criminal Record, Visa with Criminal Record, ESTA Requirements

Can you get an ESTA with previous criminal arrests or convictions? Yes, an ESTA can be obtained with a criminal record, however getting an ESTA approved will…

How does the ESTA identify security risks?

Published on: Oct 21, 2019, Last Edited: Oct 21, 2019 | Tags: Border Security, ESTA Requirements, ESTA Eligibility

Introduction Since 2008, the security of the VWP (Visa Waiver Program) has been enhanced by the introduction of ESTA, which enables the CBP (U.S Customs and…

Immigrants without private health insurance to be denied U.S. visas

Published on: Oct 14, 2019, Last Edited: Oct 14, 2019 | Tags: USA Immigration, USA Visa Requirements

Healthcare Requirements for U.S. Immigrants President Trump has signed a declaration that will require immigrants to prove they have sufficient financial resources to pay for any health requirements or provide themselves with private medical insurance within 30 days of entering the U.S. the new rules are set to come into force on November 3rd 2019 and will not apply to those already in…

How does the communicable disease question impact an ESTA application?

Published on: Oct 07, 2019, Last Edited: Oct 07, 2019 | Tags: ESTA Eligibility, ESTA Questions

Introduction An applicant’s communicable disease history forms one question of the nine eligibility questions on the ESTA form that are…

Should I apply for an ESTA before booking my itinerary?

Published on: Sep 30, 2019, Last Edited: Sep 30, 2019 | Tags: ESTA Application, ESTA Questions

Introduction Visa waiver eligible U.S. bound travelers can apply for an ESTA before booking transport or hotel accommodation.…

2021 U.S. Green Card Lottery News as well as Updates on Rules for H-4 Spouses

Published on: Sep 27, 2019, Last Edited: Sep 27, 2019 | Tags: Green Card, USA Immigration

Introduction The US State Department has announced that the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, popularly known as the Visa Lottery, is set to go ahead for 2021. 55,000 people and their families from all over the world will be given the chance to achieve a green card and legally immigrate to the USA. the lucky winners are chosen by a process of random selection and it is completely free…

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