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Israel not yet in compliance to join the Visa Waiver Program

Published: Oct 23, 2022, Updated: Oct 23, 2022 | Tags: Visa Waiver Program, ESTA Eligibility

Israel has long sought entry into the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP), which would allow its citizens to travel to the United States for business or tourism for up to 90 days without a visa by using an ESTA. Israel was thought to be in compliance to join the VWP. However, last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has said Israel has failed to come into compliance…

U.S. Work Visa News October 2022

Published: Oct 18, 2022, Updated: Oct 18, 2022 | Tags: Work Visas, USA Immigration

On October 12, 2022, the DHS (U.S. Department of Homeland Security) said in an announcement that, after consulting with the DOL (U.S. Department of Labor), it plans to issue a regulation that will add another 64,716 H-2B non-agricultural worker visas to the usual number of 66,000 that are normally issued during a fiscal year. Why is DHS wanting to process more work visa requests? By…

What is Automated Passport Control (APC)?

Published: Oct 10, 2022, Updated: Oct 10, 2022 | Tags: APC, Airport Security, ESTA Eligibility

In their ongoing efforts to better manage the increasing numbers of travelers at U.S. airports, CBP and airport authorities collaborated a few years ago to launch the APC (Automated Passport Control) program. This innovative technology aims to expedite the traveler inspection process by providing Automated Passport Control (APC) self-service kiosks where passengers can submit their biographic information…

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