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Terrorist Travel Prevention Act Impacts on the Visa Waiver Program

Published on: Jan 23, 2020, Last Edited: Jan 23, 2020 | Tags: Visa Waiver Program, ESTA Eligibility

Introduction In January 2016, the U.S. government started to implement changes to the Visa Waiver Program through the Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention…

What are the categories of U.S. visas and visa waivers?

Published on: Dec 17, 2019, Last Edited: Dec 30, 2019 | Tags: USA Visa Requirements, ESTA Requirements, ESTA Eligibility

Introduction Foreign nationals visiting the United States will need to either obtain a U.S. visa or a visa waiver. The visa application process usually involves…

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…

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…

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: Nov 09, 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: Nov 09, 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…

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