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Considerations when traveling to the US on an ESTA

Published on: Jul 31, 2018, Last Edited: Jul 31, 2018 | Tags: ESTA Application, ESTA

Introduction Ever since he started to run for president, Donald Trump has made no secret of the fact that he intended to tighten the USA immigration policy to make it more difficult for people from other countries to live and work and even, in many cases, visit the USA. While certain changes are taking longer to implement than Trump expected, many people who would previously have…

What are the ESTA rules?

Published on: Jun 22, 2018, Last Edited: Jul 09, 2018 | 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.…

How long does it take for ESTA Approval?

Published on: Jun 18, 2018, Last Edited: Jul 09, 2018 | 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…

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: Jun 15, 2018 | Tags: ESTA Form, ESTA Requirements

A physical ESTA entry form is not available to travelers visiting the United States by air or sea. Instead, applicants must apply for ESTA online. Prior to 2008, applicants could have completed an I-94W for entry into the United States. A physical I-94W form is still used by Customs…

When to apply for ESTA

Published on: Jun 04, 2018, Last Edited: Jun 15, 2018 | 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…

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: Jun 15, 2018 | 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…

Is there a Free ESTA?

Published on: May 21, 2018, Last Edited: May 23, 2018 | 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…

Do I need an ESTA or a Visa?

Published on: May 15, 2018, Last Edited: Aug 18, 2018 | Tags: ESTA Eligibility, USA Visa Requirements, Denied for US Visa

Introduction U.S. bound foreign national travelers will either need an ESTA or visa. Determining the traveler’s need for either form of travel authorization will depend on a few factors. Purpose of Visit If you are seeking to visit the United States for tourism,…

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