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Polish Passport Holders can now apply for ESTA

Published on: Nov 11, 2019, Last Edited: Nov 11, 2019 | Tags: Visa Waiver Program, ESTA Eligibility, ESTA Requirements

Introduction On November 6th 2019, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirmed that Polish passport holders will be able to apply for ESTA starting today, November 11th 2019. Poland will be the first country admitted to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) since 2014, when Chile was admitted. Poland will be the 39th…

ESTA for Transit Purposes

Published on: Nov 04, 2019, Last Edited: Mar 11, 2020 | Tags: ESTA for Transit, ESTA Requirements

Introduction Transiting through the U.S. can be beneficial to travelers looking to book more convenient or lower cost airfare on route to their final destination. Travelers from one of the Visa Waiver Program countries can use an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) for such transit purposes. If an ESTA transit application…

Applying for an ESTA with a Criminal Record

Published on: Oct 28, 2019, Last Edited: Mar 12, 2021 | Tags: ESTA with Criminal Record, Visa with Criminal Record, ESTA Requirements

Can you get an ESTA with previous criminal arrests or convictions? Applying for an ESTA with a Criminal Record

How does the ESTA identify security risks?

Published on: Oct 21, 2019, Last Edited: Mar 11, 2020 | Tags: Border Security, ESTA Requirements, ESTA Eligibility

Introduction Since 2008, the security of the VWP (Visa Waiver Program) has been enhanced by the introduction of ESTA, which enables the CBP (U.S Customs and Border Protection) to vet prospective travelers to see if they pose a security risk before they board a carrier bound for the United States. ESTA acts as a counterbalance to the vulnerabilities and risks presented by visa-free travel…

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,…

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.

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,…

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…

An end to H-1B Visa upheaval?

Published on: Dec 09, 2017, Last Edited: Dec 09, 2017 | Tags: USA Visa Requirements, ESTA Requirements, ESTA, USA Visa

Introduction We reported recently that the US government had caused confusion and chaos by making the process for gaining H-1B visas more arduous. This wave of changes also affected another type of visa: the L1 visa. This was mainly due to the Trump Administration's plans to include mandatory interviews and additional checks for applications to what had previously been a smooth and…

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