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What is the ESTA Entry Form?

Published on: Jun 12, 2018, Last Edited: Jun 15, 2018 | Tags: ESTA Form, ESTA Requirements

A physical ESTA entry form is not available to travelers visiting the United States by air or sea. Instead, applicants must apply for ESTA online. Prior to 2008, applicants could have completed an I-94W for entry into the United States. A physical I-94W form is still used by Customs…

When to apply for ESTA

Published on: Jun 04, 2018, Last Edited: Jun 15, 2018 | Tags: ESTA Application Time, ESTA Status, ESTA Application Guide

Determining when to apply for ESTA gives applicants a good idea of timing on when to start an ESTA application. If approved, an ESTA is issued for a period of two years or the date of the applicant’s passport expiry, whichever date is sooner. Thus, if an applicant is planning multiple…

Visa for Hollywood, California USA

Published on: Jun 01, 2018, Last Edited: Jul 09, 2018 | Tags: ESTA, USA Visa

Introduction Hollywood is an international byword for the movie industry, and is a must-visit destination for every fan of the art form. You could easily spend weeks exploring all that the area offers, but here are some…

Is there a Fast-Track or Emergency ESTA Application?

Published on: May 28, 2018, Last Edited: Jun 15, 2018 | 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…

Is there a Free ESTA?

Published on: May 21, 2018, Last Edited: May 23, 2018 | 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…

Do I need an ESTA or a Visa?

Published on: May 15, 2018, Last Edited: Aug 18, 2018 | Tags: ESTA Eligibility, USA Visa Requirements, Denied for US Visa

Introduction U.S. bound foreign national travelers will either need an ESTA or visa. Determining the traveler’s need for either form of travel authorization will depend on a few factors. Purpose of Visit If you are seeking to visit the United States for tourism,…

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: May 04, 2018 | 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: May 01, 2018 | 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. The…

Traveling to and from the USA - Visas and Immigration

Published on: Apr 15, 2018, Last Edited: May 01, 2018 | Tags: USA Visa Application, USA Visa Requirements, ESTA

Introduction With around a million people entering and leaving the United States on a daily basis, immigration and getting a US visa is certainly a mammoth task, supposedly made somewhat simpler by the Electronic System for Travel Authorization, (ESTA). Everyone who arrives at a U.S. port of entry is subject to an inspection by the Customs and Border Protection officers in order to ensure…

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