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What is the Visa Waiver Program (VWP)?

Published on: Jul 23, 2015, Last Edited: Jul 20, 2015 | Tags: ESTA, Visa Waiver Program

There are 38 countries which participate in the VWP. The program allows citizens from the participating countries to travel to, travel in and pass through to the U.S. as non-immigrants for both business and recreational purposes. The visits are capped at 90 days and there is no need to obtain an additional visa if the individual is travelling under the VWP.

What is an ESTA Travel Authorization?

Published on: Jul 16, 2015, Last Edited: Jul 20, 2015 | Tags: Visa Waiver Program, ESTA

In order to travel visa-free under the Visa Waiver Program, the requirements have been improved. This has been implemented so as to reinforce the safety and security with regards to incoming travels that are travelling to the U.S. under the VWP.

Visa for Nevada

Published on: Jul 09, 2015, Last Edited: May 23, 2018 | Tags: USA Visa Application, USA Visa, USA Visa Requirements

Introduction This article provides information on obtaining an ESTA or a visa for Nevada for individuals travelling on business or tourism purposes. Visa and ESTA Overview Before you arrive to Nevada from another country, make sure you understand the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) and how it works. Basically, the VWP allows citizens of the participating country to travel to…

Visa for Texas, USA

Published on: Jun 24, 2015, Last Edited: May 23, 2018 | Tags: USA Visa, USA Visa Application, USA Visa Requirements

Introduction This article contains information intended to help foreign nationals obtain the right visa for Texas, or visa waiver, depending on their country of citizenship, travel purposes and total duration of stay in the United States. Visa and ESTA Overview If you are a non-US citizen and want to visit Texas, then it may be worth your while to learn more about The…

Visa for Florida

Published on: Jun 01, 2015, Last Edited: May 12, 2017 | Tags: USA Visa, USA Visa Application, USA Visa Requirements

The article below provides information on obtaining a visa for Florida, or a visa waiver for Florida. Florida is a state for beach lovers. The state boasts over 600 "beach" miles. The relaxing atmosphere and pleasant climate make the state a good destination for holiday seekers. Miami is a hot spot for tourists, as it constantly hosts a variety of events from professional sporting…

Visa for New York

Published on: Feb 16, 2015, Last Edited: May 12, 2017 | Tags: USA Visa, USA Visa Application, USA Visa Requirements

If you're interested in a visa for New York, or an ESTA visa waiver, then this short article will provide you with information needed for your relevant application. New York, the city that never sleeps. New York is one of the most admired tourist attractions across the globe. The city serves over 54 million foreigners and American tourist each year. Thus, one can easily imagine the craze…

Reasons why an ESTA application gets denied

Published on: Feb 09, 2015, Last Edited: Jan 14, 2019 | Tags: ESTA Denied, ESTA Travel Not Authorized

Getting denied on your ESTA application can be a big let down. However, don't get too discouraged as you can still apply for a B1 Business Visa, B2 Tourist Visa or a mix B1/B2 Visitor Visa. So why does an ESTA application get denied? There are a few common reasons why an ESTA gets denied, or "Travel not Authorized" as they officially call it at the US Customs and Border Patrol. These denial reasons…

Denied for a US Visa

Published on: Feb 04, 2015, Last Edited: Feb 04, 2015 | Tags: Denied for US Visa

Has your US visa application been recently denied? While the vast majority of visa applications are approved, there are cases where visa case officers don't have enough information or there exist circumstances that make an applicant ineligible. Checkout this video to find out more information about why visa rejections happen and what you can do next in the event you are rejected for US visa…

Getting a US Visa with a Criminal Record

Published on: Jan 23, 2015, Last Edited: Mar 01, 2017 | Tags: Visa with Criminal Record, ESTA

Want to get a USA Visa but have a criminal record? If you’ve got a criminal record, in addition to completing your DS-160 application form you'll need to complete the VCU-1 Form as specified in the links below: http://london.usembassy.gov/niv/add_crime.html

Fixing a mistake on your ESTA Application

Published on: Jan 19, 2015, Last Edited: | Tags: Mistake on ESTA, ESTA

The ESTA, or visa waiver, application may seem like a simple application, yet it is quite common to make a mistake. The most common mistakes are incorrect birthdate, passport expiry/issuance dates or passport number. If you find you've made a mistake on your ESTA application, here's what to do (checkout the video for a brief summary):

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