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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.…

How is travel to the United States being affected by COVID-19?

Published on: Apr 06, 2021, Last Edited: Apr 06, 2021 | Tags: COVID-19, ESTA Requirements

The global pandemic of COVID-19 has severely affected traveling to the US, even for those who have an ESTA. The United States has the greatest number of cases globally, with almost 3.5 million cases confirmed by April 2021, and sadly, over half a million people have died from this disease. However, the number of cases reported daily has been gradually falling since the start of 2021. Will…

Planning a road trip in the U.S.

Published on: Mar 13, 2021, Last Edited: May 05, 2021 | Tags: ESTA Requirements, ESTA for Tourism

America has a diverse landscape that offers visitors a variety of geographies to explore. All these are interconnected via the long roads that cross one region to another, making a road trip a good way to explore the U.S. Planning is necessary so that travelers can get the most out of their visit. However, for those that prefer making spontaneous plans, it’s important to have an idea of some of…

Croatia is Set To Join U.S. Visa Waiver Program

Published on: Oct 05, 2020, Last Edited: Oct 05, 2020 | Tags: ESTA Eligibility, ESTA Requirements

With a significant number of Croatian nationals living abroad, joining the visa waiver program is high on Croatian citizens' wish list. The situation is quite complicated because Bosnia and Herzegovina, a completely different country, can also issue Croatian passports. Discussions about joining the Visa Waiver Program have been ongoing for 20 years,…

Traveling to the U.S. while pregnant

Published on: Aug 17, 2020, Last Edited: Aug 19, 2020 | Tags: ESTA Requirements, USA Visa Restrictions, USA Immigration

New visa restrictions make it harder for pregnant women to enter the United States The Trump Administration has been critical of foreign nationals traveling to the United States during pregnancy to gain “birth right citizenship” for their child. According to figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 10,000 babies were born in the United States to foreign nationals…

How do DHS and CBP use APIS?

Published on: Jul 14, 2020, Last Edited: May 16, 2021 | Tags: Border Security, ESTA Requirements

APIS is the Advance Passenger Information System, a pre-departure requirement allowing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to review passenger’s information. Passenger data undergoes security checks before they are allowed to board their flights entering or leaving the U.S. APIS is also used for commercial shipping or sailing to or from the U.S. APIS, together with Passenger Name Record…

Passport eligibility questions and answers on the ESTA application

Published on: Mar 23, 2020, Last Edited: Mar 23, 2020 | Tags: ESTA Eligibility, ESTA Passport, ESTA Requirements

Introduction If you are a citizen of a country that is part of the Visa Waiver Program, you are eligible to apply for the Electronic System for Travel Authorization or ESTA online. Whether you are visiting in transit or for business or leisure, a vacation, completing the ESTA application online avoids the need to apply for a visa…

Travel Restrictions from Europe to the United States

Published on: Mar 12, 2020, Last Edited: May 07, 2020 | Tags: ESTA Requirements, Travel Restrictions, Border Security, COVID-19

Trump Administration Travel Restrictions for visitors who have recently been in Schengen Countries On March 11th 2020, in response to the growing number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the United States, the Trump Administration has announced new travel restrictions. Starting at 11:59PM on Friday, March 13th 2020 Eastern Standard Time, travelers who have visited…

Questions and Answers on Permitted Business Activities under the Visa Waiver Program

Published on: Jan 13, 2020, Last Edited: Mar 11, 2020 | Tags: ESTA for Business, ESTA Requirements

This article covers a range of questions and answers on how an ESTA can be used for conducting business related activities in the U.S. while traveling under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). We received a number of the following questions in response to the information on using an ESTA…

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

Published on: Dec 17, 2019, Last Edited: Mar 11, 2020 | 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 submitting a form and passport-style photograph online, paying a non-refundable fee as well as attending an embassy appointment for applicants aged between 14 and 79. The visa waiver application process is conducted entirely online…

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