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A bipartisan deal may be reached over DACA

Published on: Jan 18, 2018, Last Edited Jan 18, 2018 | Tags: USA Immigration, USA Visa

Swayed by hardliners regarding immigration in the first few weeks of 2018, and an avowed immigration hardliner himself, president Trump had aimed to prevent the recipients of the DACA programme from being granted legal status in the US. Furthermore, the Trump administration announced early in 2018 that it aimed to follow through on previously floated plans to abolish the…

US Resumes Full Service In Turkey Following USA Visa Row

Published on: Jan 02, 2018, Last Edited Jan 02, 2018 | Tags: USA Visa, USA Embassy Appointment, USA Visa Application

Introduction Earlier this year, in a significant item of ESTA and USA immigration news, the Trump Administration suspended all of its non-immigrant visa services for Turkish citizens. This was in response to the arrest of a US citizen in Turkey. This USA visa news item broke in October 2017 and now, in the final week of 2017, the USA has announced that it will be resuming…

Visa for New Orleans, Louisiana USA

Published on: Jan 01, 2018, Last Edited May 19, 2017 | Tags: ESTA, USA Visa

Introduction If you like great food, great music and a vibrant cultural experience, then New Orleans is the place to be. Visiting New Orleans, you will experience the sights, sounds and tastes of one of the world’s…

An end to H-1B Visa upheaval?

Published on: Dec 09, 2017, Last Edited Dec 09, 2017 | Tags: USA Visa Requirements, ESTA Requirements, ESTA, USA Visa

Introduction We reported recently that the US government had caused confusion and chaos by making the process for gaining H-1B visas more arduous. This wave of changes also affected another type of visa: the L1 visa. This was mainly due to the Trump Administration's plans to include mandatory interviews and additional checks for applications to what had previously been a smooth and…

Visa for Boston, Massachusetts USA

Published on: Dec 01, 2017, Last Edited Dec 09, 2017 | Tags: ESTA, USA Visa

Introduction Every year, many visitors make their way towards the USA, heading to well-known destinations such as New York, San Francisco, Orlando and Los Angeles. Now an increasing number of tourists are visiting Boston and discovering…

How to apply for ESTA

Published on: Nov 27, 2017, Last Edited Nov 27, 2017 | Tags: ESTA Application Guide, ESTA Requirements

Want to learn how to apply for ESTA? To apply for ESTA, applicants should ensure they are prepared by scheduling 15-20 minutes to complete the form, gathering the necessary documents, and allocate time to pre-read and understand the questions. Below we have put together a checklist…

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…

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