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Is there a Fast-Track or Emergency ESTA Application?

Published on: May 28, 2018, Last Edited: Mar 11, 2020 | 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 least 72 hours before their departure to the United States, often circumstances make it difficult to apply in advance.

Is there a Free ESTA?

Published on: May 21, 2018, Last Edited: Mar 11, 2020 | 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 inclusion of a charge to be paid per ESTA submission by the applicant. The ESTA fee is split into two parts in that…

Do I need an ESTA or a Visa?

Published on: May 15, 2018, Last Edited: Mar 11, 2020 | Tags: ESTA Eligibility, USA Visa Requirements, Denied for US Visa

Introduction Travelers visiting the U.S. without a Canadian or U.S. passport with either need a U.S. visa or an ESTA, which stands for Electronic System for Travel Authorization. An ESTA is an electronic travel authorization which must be obtained via an online application form. A U.S. visa also requires completion of a paper-based or online DS-160 application form, yet also requires applicants…

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…

Visa for Miami, Florida USA

Published on: May 01, 2018, Last Edited: Nov 09, 2019 | Tags: USA Visa, ESTA

The Magic of Miami Visiting Miami, you'll enjoy a timeless holiday destination, probably best known for its South Beach. Miami is a dazzling resort with Art Deco hotels, top restaurants and a vibrant nightlife - a true cosmopolitan city…

Minimize common ESTA application errors

Published on: May 01, 2018, Last Edited: Mar 11, 2020 | Tags: ESTA Form, ESTA Application

ESTA application errors can be costly or worse, they can limit a traveler’s ability to travel to the US by making them not authorized to travel under the visa waiver program. Thus, ESTA applicants should fill out their form with care given the numerous types of errors that can occur.