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Denied for a US Visa

Published: Feb 04, 2015, Updated: Oct 14, 2022 | Tags: Denied for US Visa

Has your US visa application been recently denied? While the vast majority of visa applications are approved, there are cases where visa case officers don't have enough information or there exist circumstances that make an applicant ineligible. This video explains why visa rejections happen and what you can do next in the event you are rejected for US visa application. There are a number…

Getting a US Visa with a Criminal Record

Published: Jan 23, 2015, Updated: Oct 14, 2022 | Tags: Visa with Criminal Record, ESTA

Introduction If you have been denied an ESTA due to previous criminal history, your next option for obtaining a travel authorization to the United States would be to apply for a U.S. Visitor Visa. Visitor Visas can be one of three types: B-2 Tourist Visa, B-1 Business Visa or B-1/B-2 Mixed-Use Tourism & Business Visa.

Fixing a mistake on your ESTA Application

Published: Jan 19, 2015, Updated: Oct 17, 2022 | Tags: Mistake on ESTA, ESTA

The ESTA, or visa waiver, application may seem like a simple application, yet it is quite common to make a mistake. The most common mistakes are incorrect birthdate, passport expiry/issuance dates or passport number. If you find you've made a mistake on your ESTA application, here's what to do (checkout the video for a brief summary):

Scheduling your US Embassy Appointment

Published: Jan 18, 2015, Updated: Mar 11, 2020 | Tags: USA Embassy Appointment

There are a number websites in existence that offer appointment scheduling with a given US embassy, however you need to make sure you schedule your appointment at the right website for the US embassy location nearest to you. It can be confusing to determine which of the many US government run websites is the right one to schedule your embassy appointment, (or embassy interview as others may interchangeably…

Tips for your USA Visa Embassy Appointment

Published: Jan 13, 2015, Updated: Oct 14, 2022 | Tags: USA Visa, USA Embassy Appointment, USA Visa Application

Preparing for your embassy appointment can be a daunting task. You may have difficulty gathering the right documentation, or even understanding what needs to be brought along with you. You may also be unsure of how to conduct yourself, what to wear or what types of questions you'll be asked. Hopefully, with our list of USA embassy appointment tips, you'll be better prepared to handle your interview…

Applicant criterion when applying for a USA Visa or ESTA

Published: Jan 11, 2015, Updated: Oct 14, 2022 | Tags: ESTA, USA Visa, USA Visa Requirements

The recent changes to the USA Visa Waiver (ESTA) program highlight the US Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) growing concern of strengthening border security by preventing individuals who are deemed a security risk from entering the USA. Your ability to obtain a USA visa or ESTA, comes down to your applicant profile.

Do I need to apply for an ESTA if crossing the Canada border?

Published: Nov 20, 2014, Updated: Oct 14, 2022

Introduction Most Visa Waver Program (VWP) eligible travelers visit the United States via commercial air or sea carriers or via land. Those arriving by land usually do so by crossing into the United States through the Canadian border, or although less frequent, the Mexican border. This article will examine the requirements of these travelers when entering…

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