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2021 U.S. Green Card Lottery News as well as Updates on Rules for H-4 Spouses

Published on: Sep 27, 2019, Last Edited: Sep 27, 2019 | Tags: Green Card, USA Immigration

Introduction The US State Department has announced that the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, popularly known as the Visa Lottery, is set to go ahead for 2021. 55,000 people and their families from all over the world will be given the chance to achieve a green card and legally immigrate to the USA. the lucky winners are chosen by a process of random selection and it is completely free…

ESTA for Business Purposes

Published on: Sep 22, 2019, Last Edited: Mar 11, 2020 | Tags: ESTA for Business, ESTA Requirements

Introduction ESTA is a convenient travel authorization for business travelers visiting the United States that can be used by individuals who hold a passport from a visa waiver member country. An ESTA can be used for a variety of business activities such as attending job interviews, business-related research activities, consulting with business associates,…

Why has my ESTA not been delivered?

Published on: Sep 09, 2019, Last Edited: Mar 11, 2020 | Tags: ESTA Delivery, ESTA Status, ESTA Processing

Introduction Recent changes to the processing of ESTA applications have resulted in increased processing timelines at Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Virtually, all ESTA applications are decided upon within 72 hours. Although instant decisions are still common, many decisions now are delivered via email, sometime in between a few hours or a few days after an application has been submitted.…

U.S. Vice President Pence says Poland Almost Ready to Join Visa Waiver Program

Published on: Sep 08, 2019, Last Edited: Sep 08, 2019 | Tags: ESTA Eligibility, Visa Waiver Program

Introduction Polish citizens wishing to travel to the United States are not currently eligible to apply for an ESTA visa waiver, but this could soon be set to change. Last week U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, visiting Poland to commemorate the outbreak of WWll 80 years ago, said on Monday that he was delighted that the country was close to being able to join the USA Visa…

Well known people who have been denied a US Visa or ESTA Visa Waiver

Published on: Aug 30, 2019, Last Edited: Aug 30, 2019 | Tags: ESTA Denied, Denied for US Visa

Introduction Every year, millions of people apply for a visa to enter the United States. Applying for a US visa can be a challenging process and making just a small mistake can mean that your visa will be delayed or even denied. It’s essential to make sure that you keep yourself well-informed about any changes to the rules regarding US visa and ESTA applications, for instance, making sure…

Can an ESTA be used for multiple entries to the United States?

Published on: Aug 28, 2019, Last Edited: Mar 11, 2020 | Tags: Multiple Entry ESTA, ESTA Rules, ESTA Application

Introduction An ESTA can be used for multiple entries into the United States. However, approved ESTA applicants should be aware that Customs and Border Protection (CBP), has the right to deny any traveler admission at the U.S. border. Thus, if the CBP officer is led to believe that an ESTA applicant is abusing the conditions of the Visa Waiver Program,…

ESTA for Travelers with Multiple Passports or Citizenships

Published on: Aug 16, 2019, Last Edited: Mar 11, 2020 | Tags: ESTA Requirements, USA Visa, Dual Citizen ESTA

Introduction Finding U.S. travel authorization requirements can be difficult for travelers holding a single passport. How about if you are a dual citizen or have multiple passports? This article is intended to provide information to individuals who hold multiple passports and want to learn about visa or ESTA visa waiver requirements when traveling to the United States.

New Asylum Restrictions and EB-5 Visa Fee Increases

Published on: Aug 07, 2019, Last Edited: Aug 07, 2019 | Tags: USA Visa Restrictions, USA Visa Requirements, USA Visa Fees

President Trump announces that Guatemala will shortly sign agreement restricting applications for asylum in the United States In a move that immigrant rights lawyers claim is cruel and unlawful, Donald Trump announced last week that Guatemala will sign an agreement to restrict the numbers of applicants seeking asylum in the US. Migrants entering the country, including those from…

ESTA for Tourism Purposes

Published on: Jul 25, 2019, Last Edited: Mar 11, 2020 | Tags: ESTA for Tourism, ESTA Requirements

Introduction An ESTA is a visa waiver that can be used by travelers holding passports of visa waiver countries to visit the United States for visits of up to 90 days. An ESTA is issued for a period of two years, or the date of passport expiry, whichever comes first. ESTA provides a number of permitted tourism related uses such as sightseeing,…

ICE Raids and H1B Vsa Lottery Changes

Published on: Jul 11, 2019, Last Edited: Jul 12, 2019 | Tags: USA Immigration, Border Security

ICE Plans Action on Immigrant Raids Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has signalled the beginning of raids on communities and residences deemed to be inhabited by illegal immigrants. President Trump stated that raids would commence soon after July 4th 2019. The President has argued for a more active stance on deporting individuals who have be residing illegally in the United States.…

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