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Executives and travelling workers hit by new difficulties from the Trump administration

Published on: Sep 11, 2017, Last Edited: Sep 11, 2017 | Tags: L1 US Visa, H1B US Visa

As of the end of July 2017, the Trump administration has added additional requirements for anyone travelling to the US on a L1 visa or H1B visa. This latest piece of USA visa news means that travellers who hold these visas will now need to attend mandatory interviews in order to receive a green card, which they must have before they can work in the USA. To express this piece of USA immigration…

Visa for Key West, Florida USA

Published on: Sep 01, 2017, Last Edited: Sep 11, 2017 | Tags: ESTA, USA Visa

Introduction Florida’s Key West is one of the most unique places in the US. Famous for its tropical climate and vast landscapes, this small island has been welcoming tourists for two centuries now. Since the earliest days, visitors…

Can I renew my ESTA?

Published on: Aug 30, 2017, Last Edited: Mar 18, 2019 | Tags: ESTA, ESTA Renewal, ESTA Expiry

If you are wondering how to renew an ESTA application, U.S. Customs and Border Protection does not currently allow ESTA application renewals through the Visa Waiver Program. Thus, if you have checked your ESTA application status and the…

Sanctuary Cities Are Once More Making USA Visa News

Published on: Aug 03, 2017, Last Edited: Aug 03, 2017 | Tags: USA Visa Requirements, USA Visa, ESTA

A recent piece of ESTA and USA immigration news relates to sanctuary cities. On July 26th, it was announced that sanctuary cities would need to meet tougher conditions in order to receive their grant money. There have been widespread protests stemming from this new development in the USA immigration system. Protesters argue that it will make the already harsh USA immigration rules surrounding…

Visa for Los Angeles, California USA

Published on: Aug 01, 2017, Last Edited: May 19, 2017 | Tags: ESTA, USA Visa

Introduction Known to many as the City of Angels, Los Angeles is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city, bursting at the seams with culture and excitement. With 45.5 million yearly visitors, it comes as no surprise to see that…

What does ESTA Application Pending mean?

Published on: Jul 30, 2017, Last Edited: Mar 18, 2019 | Tags: ESTA, ESTA Application Pending

If your ESTA application is pending, it means that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reviewing the information you provided on your form. You will usually be notified of the final decision on your application within 72 hours, otherwise, you can check…

How can I check if my ESTA is still valid?

Published on: Jul 19, 2017, Last Edited: Mar 18, 2019 | Tags: ESTA, ESTA Duration, ESTA Validity

Check the status of any existing ESTA applications before flying to the United States to retrieve your ESTA authorization number and expiry date. You can check your ESTA expiry date, ESTA validity and retrieve the ESTA number simply by filling…

How Long Does ESTA Last?

Published on: Jul 07, 2017, Last Edited: Mar 18, 2019 | Tags: ESTA, ESTA Duration, How long does ESTA last

The ESTA Visa Waiver Program allows citizens of 38 participating countries to travel to the United States for tourism, business, transit, medical and short study purposes without the need of apply for a visa. The ESTA has made is much easier for travelers in the UK, Ireland,…

What is the ESTA Application Time?

Published on: Jul 07, 2017, Last Edited: Mar 18, 2019 | Tags: ESTA Application Time, ESTA

In a recent 2017 study performed on thousands of applicants of the ESTA program, the average ESTA application time was roughly 13 minutes. Such factors that influence the application time are if the applicant has their passport, travel details and employer details readily available…

The Trump Administration's Executive Order comes partially back into force

Published on: Jul 02, 2017, Last Edited: Jul 02, 2017 | Tags: USA Visa, USA Immigration

The Trump Administration's Executive Order (EO) number 13780 has been one of the most controversial items of USA visa news this year. It has been subject to many challenges and appeals, and the latest development occurred on June 29th, 2017. On this date, the…



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