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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…

Can I renew my ESTA?

Published on: Aug 30, 2017, Last Edited Aug 30, 2017 | Tags: ESTA, ESTA Renewal, ESTA Expiry

If you are wondering how to renew an ESTA application, U.S. Customs and Border Protection does not currently allow ESTA application renewals through the Visa Waiver Program. Thus, if you have checked your ESTA application…

Sanctuary Cities Are Once More Making USA Visa News

Published on: Aug 03, 2017, Last Edited Aug 03, 2017 | Tags: USA Visa Requirements, USA Visa, ESTA

A recent piece of ESTA and USA immigration news relates to sanctuary cities. On July 26th, it was announced that sanctuary cities would need to meet tougher conditions in order to receive their grant money. There have been widespread protests stemming from this new development in the USA immigration system. Protesters argue that it will make the already harsh USA immigration rules surrounding…

Visa for Los Angeles, California USA

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

Introduction Known to many as the City of Angels, Los Angeles is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city, bursting at the seams with culture and excitement. With 45.5 million yearly visitors, it comes as no surprise to see that…

What does ESTA Application Pending mean?

Published on: Jul 30, 2017, Last Edited Jul 30, 2017 | Tags: ESTA, ESTA Application Pending

If your ESTA application is pending, it means that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reviewing the information you provided on your form. You will usually be notified of the final decision on your application within 72 hours, otherwise, you can check…

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