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What is the SENTRI program?

Published on: Sep 01, 2022, Last Edited: Sep 01, 2022 | Tags: SENTRI, ESTA Experience

SENTRI, or if one prefers the full name, The Secure Electronic Network for Travelers’ Rapid Inspection, is a U.S. program run by the CBP (Customs and Border Protection). The main objective of this program is to facilitate rapid clearance upon their arrival in the U.S. for low-risk travelers who have already been pre-approved. The program allows participants to enter the country at southern…

What is the Global Entry Program?

Published on: Aug 01, 2022, Last Edited: Aug 01, 2022 | Tags: ESTA Experience, Global Entry

The Global Entry Program has been created by the CBP (the US Customs and Border Protection and permits pre-approved travelers expedited clearance on their arrival in the USA. Members of the program enter the USA via automated kiosks at specified airports. At the airport, members of the Global Entry program proceed to the automatic kiosks, where they must present a machine-readable…

NEXUS for U.S. Travel

Published on: Jul 26, 2022, Last Edited: Jul 26, 2022 | Tags: NEXUS, ESTA Experience

This article provides information to readers on what NEXUS is, its many benefits, and how to apply for the program. NEXUS can be used by visitors arriving in the United States under the Visa Waiver Program. An application for an ESTA or U.S. visa can be submitted before or after applying for NEXUS as the processes are independent from one another. Using…

CBP proposes additional data and image capturing on ESTA application forms

Published on: May 31, 2022, Last Edited: May 31, 2022 | Tags: ESTA Application, ESTA Requirements, ESTA Form

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has proposed a number of changes to enhancing the security screening procedures of the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), which is used for issuing travel authorizations for eligible visitors of the Visa Waiver Program. How does CBP typically propose changes for the ESTA? Typically,…

Travelers entering the U.S. by land will soon need an ESTA

Published on: Apr 11, 2022, Last Edited: Apr 11, 2022 | Tags: ESTA Application Pending, Border Security, ESTA Requirements

On April 7th 2022, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) revised the requirements for Visa Waiver Program (VWP) travelers entering the United States by land. When will ESTA be required for Visa Waiver Program travelers entering by land? Starting October 1st 2022, all travelers entering the United States by air, sea and now land, will need…

U.S. Simplifies Employment Visa Applications

Published on: Mar 26, 2022, Last Edited: Apr 11, 2022 | Tags: ESTA Eligibility, USA Visa Application, USA Embassy Appointment

The U.S. Department of State recently announced that all American consulates have now been authorized to forgo the in-person interviews that were normally required, provided the employment visa applicant meets a number of specific criteria. The amended rule applies to applications for temporary employment visas in the following categories: Q, P, O, L, H-4, H-3, and H-1. The revised regulations…

Israel looking towards admission to the Visa Waiver Program by 2023

Published on: Feb 28, 2022, Last Edited: Feb 28, 2022 | Tags: ESTA Eligibility, ESTA Requirements, ESTA Passport

On a recent visit to Washington D.C., Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett was optimistic his country may soon me added to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). The Israeli Prime Minister was meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken regarding Israel’s admission into the program. The two leaders were in agreement over the intent to admin Israel into the program. What…

Travel Ban End Brings Hope to Travel Businesses and Travelers

Published on: Oct 21, 2021, Last Edited: Oct 21, 2021 | Tags: Travel Restrictions, COVID-19, ESTA Requirements

The United States has finally, after nearly 18 months, decided to remove its travel ban and ease restrictions on arrivals from the EU and the UK. In terms of the revised rules, travelers from the UK who are fully vaccinated will now once again be able to travel to the US for leisure and/or business purposes. This comes after the United Kingdom…

How to expedite your trip to the U.S.

Published on: Jun 28, 2021, Last Edited: Jun 28, 2021 | Tags: ESTA Requirements, USA Visa Requirements

This article is intended to provide visitors of the United States with information that will help expedite their arrival to the United States. It covers a number of topics related to itinerary booking, flight preparations, as well as arrivals at the U.S. border. Apply for an ESTA or a Visa Foreign nationals visiting the United States will need either a U.S.…

A Traveler's Guide on American Culture

Published on: May 16, 2021, Last Edited: Mar 29, 2022 | Tags: ESTA for Tourism

The United States is a vast country, comprising over 50 states and more than 325 million residents. Although still considered a relatively young nation when compared to West European countries, the United States has a rich diverse culture and history. Each state in America is unique in terms of its tastes, laws, temperament, and values.

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