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Electronic Visa for USA

Published on: Apr 03, 2018, Last Edited: Apr 03, 2018 | Tags: USA Visa, ESTA Application, ESTA Eligibility

The United States does not currently offer foreign nationals electronic visas for USA travel. The only form of ‘electronic authorization’ for travel to the United States is the ESTA. Thus, an electronic visa for travel to the United States does not currently exist given the existence…

Visa for Seattle, Washington USA

Published on: Apr 01, 2018, Last Edited: Apr 22, 2018 | Tags: ESTA, USA Visa

Visiting Seattle Seattle is the pearl of the Pacific Northwest and a deservedly popular tourist destination year-round. It is a place of rich history which ranks consistently among the top five fastest growing cities in the U.S.,…

An Imminent Lawsuit for California

Published on: Mar 12, 2018, Last Edited: Mar 12, 2018 | Tags: USA Visa, ESTA

Introduction The Trump administration's opposition to sanctuary cities continues apace. News reports have been building throughout the first week of March to the effect that Jeff Sessions, the current Attorney General of the USA, is planning on suing California over its sanctuary city laws. Sanctuary cities are well known for the fact that they protect undocumented immigrants from…

ESTA website problems

Published on: Mar 01, 2018, Last Edited: Mar 22, 2018 | Tags: ESTA Website Down, ESTA Website Problems, ESTA Application

ESTA website problems are rare but can be frustrating for travelers on tight timelines. Website technical issues are inherent to any online system, especially those supporting a high volume of users. Although the ESTA systems maintains a high uptime of over 99%, Customs and Border Protection…

Visa for Washington DC, District of Columbia USA

Published on: Mar 01, 2018, Last Edited: Mar 01, 2018 | Tags: ESTA, USA Visa

Want to visit the nation’s capital? Washington DC, situated on the East Coast of the North American continent along the banks of the Potomac River, is the capital city of the United States of America and was named…

Malaysia hopes for inclusion on the visa waiver scheme in the USA

Published on: Feb 18, 2018, Last Edited: Feb 18, 2018 | Tags: ESTA Eligibility, Visa Waiver Program, Malaysia, USA Visa Requirements

Introduction The USA currently has a list of countries that participate in its 'visa waiver scheme'. This scheme enables travellers who fulfil certain criteria (for example, the absence of a criminal record and the absence of any other visa violations) to enter the USA for tourism purposes without a visa at the immigration officer's discretion, and to stay there for up to 90…

Another Shutdown Possibly Looming For The White House Over Immigration

Published on: Feb 03, 2018, Last Edited: Feb 03, 2018 | Tags: USA Immigration, USA Visa, ESTA Eligibility

Introduction In January 2018, the White House shut down due to a dispute over the budget and the apportioning of government funds. Whilst shutdowns are not unheard of for any US government (in 2013, the government shut down under the Obama Administration due to a dispute about Obamacare legislation), what is notable about this shutdown is that it has been brought to bear directly…

Visa for Orlando, Florida USA

Published on: Feb 01, 2018, Last Edited: Feb 18, 2018 | Tags: ESTA, USA Visa

Introduction This guide provides travel information on Orlando and information on travel authorizations and visas for Orlando; you will need one or the other for your visit. Orlando is nicknamed the City Beautiful, and a look around…

A bipartisan deal may be reached over DACA

Published on: Jan 18, 2018, Last Edited: Jan 18, 2018 | Tags: USA Immigration, USA Visa

Swayed by hardliners regarding immigration in the first few weeks of 2018, and an avowed immigration hardliner himself, president Trump had aimed to prevent the recipients of the DACA programme from being granted legal status in the US. Furthermore, the Trump administration announced early in 2018 that it aimed to follow through on previously floated plans to abolish the…

US Resumes Full Service In Turkey Following USA Visa Row

Published on: Jan 02, 2018, Last Edited: Jan 02, 2018 | Tags: USA Visa, USA Embassy Appointment, USA Visa Application

Introduction Earlier this year, in a significant item of ESTA and USA immigration news, the Trump Administration suspended all of its non-immigrant visa services for Turkish citizens. This was in response to the arrest of a US citizen in Turkey. This USA visa news item broke in October 2017 and now, in the final week of 2017, the USA has announced that it will be resuming…

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