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Sanctuary Cities Are Once More Making USA Visa News

Published: Aug 03, 2017, Updated: Aug 03, 2017 | Tags: USA Visa Requirements, USA Visa, ESTA

A recent piece of ESTA and USA immigration news relates to sanctuary cities. On July 26th, it was announced that sanctuary cities would need to meet tougher conditions in order to receive their grant money. There have been widespread protests stemming from this new development in the USA immigration system. Protesters argue that it will make the already harsh USA immigration rules surrounding…

Visa for Los Angeles, California USA

Published: Aug 01, 2017, Updated: Nov 12, 2022 | Tags: ESTA, USA Visa

Introduction Known to many as the City of Angels, Los Angeles is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city, bursting at the seams with culture and excitement. With tens of millions of yearly visitors, it comes as no surprise to see that Los Angeles…

What does ESTA Application Pending mean?

Published: Jul 30, 2017, Updated: Oct 15, 2022 | Tags: ESTA, ESTA Application Pending

If your ESTA application is pending, it means that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reviewing the information you provided on your form. You will usually be notified of the final decision on your application within 72 hours, otherwise, you can check your ESTA application status here.

How can I check if my ESTA is still valid?

Published: Jul 19, 2017, Updated: Oct 15, 2022 | Tags: ESTA, ESTA Duration, ESTA Validity

Check the status of any existing ESTA applications before arriving to the United States to retrieve your ESTA authorization number and expiry date. You can check your ESTA expiry date, ESTA validity and retrieve the ESTA number simply by filling out the form using the passport details as well as first and last name of the applicant. Your ESTA status, authorization number and…

How Long Does ESTA Last?

Published: Jul 07, 2017, Updated: Oct 15, 2022 | Tags: ESTA, ESTA Duration, How long does ESTA last

The ESTA Visa Waiver Program allows citizens of 40 participating countries to travel to the United States for tourism, business, transit, medical and short study purposes without the need of apply for a visa. The ESTA has made is much easier for travelers in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New…

What is the ESTA Application Time?

Published: Jul 07, 2017, Updated: Oct 15, 2022 | Tags: ESTA Application Time, ESTA

In a recent 2022 study performed on thousands of applicants of the ESTA program, the average ESTA application time was roughly 17 minutes. Such factors that influence the application time are if the applicant has their passport, travel details and employer details readily available when completing the ESTA form. If applicants need to locate documents or information whilst they are applying, the…

The Trump Administration's Executive Order comes partially back into force

Published: Jul 02, 2017, Updated: Jul 02, 2017 | Tags: USA Visa, USA Immigration

The Trump Administration's Executive Order (EO) number 13780 has been one of the most controversial items of USA visa news this year. It has been subject to many challenges and appeals, and the latest development occurred on June 29th, 2017. On this date, the…

Visa for Denver, Colorado USA

Published: Jul 01, 2017, Updated: Oct 15, 2022 | Tags: ESTA, USA Visa

Introduction Denver is an up and coming area in the United States. With so many outdoor and indoor activities on offer, it’s no surprise that it is also becoming a hot tourist destination year-round. This guide provides travelers with information…

Haiti's Temporary Protected Status has been extended

Published: Jun 13, 2017, Updated: Jun 13, 2017 | Tags: USA Visa Requirements, USA Visa

Introduction On May 24th 2017, it was decided that for visa purposes, nationals and residents of the country of Haiti should continue to be given Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a further six months. This status had been…

Visa for San Diego, California USA

Published: Jun 01, 2017, Updated: Oct 15, 2022 | Tags: USA Visa, ESTA

Introduction Whether you are on a cultural tour or seeking a foodie city break, the sunny, carefree city of San Diego is a fantastic place to visit at any time of the year. This guide provides information on your visit, as well as information…



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