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The USCIS and An Immigration Error

Published on: Jul 09, 2018, Last Edited: Jul 09, 2018 | Tags: USA Immigration

The USCIS and An Immigration Error With regards to USA immigration, if you haven’t had your Employment Authorization Documents recalled yet, you soon might. So far approximately 800 have been found to be incorrectly printed, which were issued together with Form 1-589, the ‘Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal’. These were granted by USCIS employed asylum officers and,…

What are the ESTA rules?

Published on: Jun 22, 2018, Last Edited: Mar 11, 2020 | Tags: ESTA Rules, ESTA Eligibility, ESTA Validity

An ESTA is travel authorization which allows eligible travelers to visit to the United States for business, tourism, medical, transit or other temporary purposes without getting a visa. It can be obtained online with relative ease when compared to the process of obtaining a U.S. visa. Prior to embarking on travel to the United States, foreign national visitors must be aware of the restrictions on…

How long does it take for ESTA Approval?

Published on: Jun 18, 2018, Last Edited: Mar 11, 2020 | Tags: ESTA Duration, ESTA Application Time, ESTA Form

Introduction An ESTA application is processed instantly online and a majority of applications are approved within a minute of submission. However, there are cases where a decision on an application may be delayed by up to 72 hours. Once an ESTA application is approved, the user will be notified via their web browser or email. The approval notification will contain the application or authorization…

USCIS updates on over-stayers and ESTA news

Published on: Jun 15, 2018, Last Edited: Jun 15, 2018 | Tags: ESTA Requirements, USA Immigration

Introduction The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, (USCIS), have just announced in the latest USA visa news, that the Temporary Protected Status, particularly for natives of Honduras although this could be extended to others, must now be re-registered between June 5 and August 6, 2018, by those who want to continue their existing status past the termination date of January…

What is the ESTA Entry Form?

Published on: Jun 12, 2018, Last Edited: Mar 11, 2020 | Tags: ESTA Form, ESTA Requirements

Introduction Customs and Border Protection (CBP) no longer requires travelers visiting the U.S. by air or sea to complete paper-based I-94 or I-94W Arrival / Departure forms, which used to be confused as 'ESTA Entry Forms', given they were required just prior to the launch of the ESTA in 2008. Thus, since 2008 travelers arriving by air or sea to U.S. territories must now apply for an ESTA…

When to apply for ESTA

Published on: Jun 04, 2018, Last Edited: Mar 11, 2020 | Tags: ESTA Application Time, ESTA Status, ESTA Application Guide

Determining when to apply for ESTA gives applicants a good idea of timing on when to start an ESTA application. If approved, an ESTA is issued for a period of two years or the date of the applicant’s passport expiry, whichever date is sooner. Thus, if an applicant is planning multiple short trips to the United States over the course of two years, then the applicant may be better suited to wait closer…

Visa for Hollywood, California USA

Published on: Jun 01, 2018, Last Edited: Jul 09, 2018 | Tags: ESTA, USA Visa

Introduction Hollywood is an international byword for the movie industry, and is a must-visit destination for every fan of the art form. You could easily spend weeks exploring all that the area offers, but here are some…

Is there a Fast-Track or Emergency ESTA Application?

Published on: May 28, 2018, Last Edited: Mar 11, 2020 | Tags: ESTA Application, ESTA Fee

Unfortunately, there is no special fast track or emergency ESTA application process regardless of any urgent traveler circumstances. Websites offering fast track or emergency ESTA services are misleading visitors and customers. Although applicants are advised to apply for an ESTA at least 72 hours before their departure to the United States, often circumstances make it difficult to apply in advance.

Is there a Free ESTA?

Published on: May 21, 2018, Last Edited: Mar 11, 2020 | Tags: ESTA Fee, ESTA Application

Prior to September 8th 2010, ESTA was free for eligible U.S. visitors. However, currently there is no longer a free ESTA. There is now a fee charged per ESTA application which was brought into effect by the 2009 Travel Promotion Act. The Travel Promotion Act called for the inclusion of a charge to be paid per ESTA submission by the applicant. The ESTA fee is split into two parts in that…

Do I need an ESTA or a Visa?

Published on: May 15, 2018, Last Edited: Mar 11, 2020 | Tags: ESTA Eligibility, USA Visa Requirements, Denied for US Visa

Introduction Travelers visiting the U.S. without a Canadian or U.S. passport with either need a U.S. visa or an ESTA, which stands for Electronic System for Travel Authorization. An ESTA is an electronic travel authorization which must be obtained via an online application form. A U.S. visa also requires completion of a paper-based or online DS-160 application form, yet also requires applicants…

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