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How does the communicable disease question impact an ESTA application?

Published on: Oct 07, 2019, Last Edited: Oct 07, 2019 | Tags: ESTA Eligibility, ESTA Questions

Introduction An applicant’s communicable disease history forms one question of the nine eligibility questions on the ESTA form that are…

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…

What are the ESTA rules?

Published on: Jun 22, 2018, Last Edited: Mar 18, 2019 | 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…

Do I need an ESTA or a Visa?

Published on: May 15, 2018, Last Edited: Aug 21, 2019 | 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…

Electronic Visa for USA

Published on: Apr 03, 2018, Last Edited: Mar 18, 2019 | 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…

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…

What are the ESTA Eligibility Questions?

Published on: Oct 04, 2017, Last Edited: Aug 22, 2019 | Tags: ESTA Eligibility, ESTA Questions, ESTA Application

The nine ESTA eligibility questions are intended to help the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to determine the admissibility of an applicant into the United States under the Visa Waiver Program. Each of these questions is highly important as an applicant’s answer on…

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