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What is the experience of traveling on an ESTA?

Published on: Dec 06, 2019, Last Edited: Dec 06, 2019 | Tags: ESTA Experience, ESTA Application

Introduction The Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) provides travelers with the option to travel visa-free to the United States using a streamlined…

Imminent Senate Vote on passing Brand USA bill to encourage US Travel

Published on: Nov 22, 2019, Last Edited: Nov 22, 2019 | Tags: ESTA Fee, ESTA

Introduction Brand USA, which is a marketing organization that is funded by the ESTA, sees a way forward with passing a senate bill to extend its funding over the next few years. Brand USA is a mixed public/private organization that acts as the travel marketing arm of the United States. It has been involved in an ongoing struggle to prove that it plays a vital role in travel to the United…

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: Dec 03, 2019 | 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…

Applying for an ESTA with a Criminal Record

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

Can you get an ESTA with previous criminal arrests or convictions? Yes, an ESTA can be obtained with a criminal record, however getting an ESTA approved will…

How does the ESTA identify security risks?

Published on: Oct 21, 2019, Last Edited: Oct 21, 2019 | 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…

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…

Should I apply for an ESTA before booking my itinerary?

Published on: Sep 30, 2019, Last Edited: Sep 30, 2019 | Tags: ESTA Application, ESTA Questions

Introduction Visa waiver eligible U.S. bound travelers can apply for an ESTA before booking transport or hotel accommodation.…

ESTA for Business Purposes

Published on: Sep 22, 2019, Last Edited: Dec 03, 2019 | 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…

Why has my ESTA not been delivered?

Published on: Sep 09, 2019, Last Edited: Sep 09, 2019 | Tags: ESTA Delivery, ESTA Status, ESTA Processing

Introduction Recent changes to the processing of ESTA applications have resulted in increased processing timelines at Customs and Border Protection…

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