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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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