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How to expedite your trip to the U.S.

Updated: Aug 25, 2023 | Tags: ESTA Requirements, USA Visa Requirements

When you're landing in the U.S. after an international flight, the last thing you want to do is spend hours navigating through immigration and customs. While border security and control are essential, several programs and strategies can help you expedite your international arrival. Below is a comprehensive guide to speeding up this process, allowing you to enjoy your time in the United States as quickly…

Will travel be open between the US and the UK by September 2021?

Updated: Jun 24, 2021 | Tags: Travel Restrictions, COVID-19

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US chief medical adviser, said in an interview with ITV News that there was a fair chance that people would be able to travel between the United States and the UK with fewer restrictions by the end of summer.  However, while he hoped that free travel between the two countries would soon resume, he could not put an exact date on this development. Dr. Fauci pointed out that it…

Getting ready to study in the USA for international students: tips on visas, finances, and more

Updated: Jun 18, 2021 | Tags: Student Visas, USA Visa

The start of the new US academic semester is just around the corner, and after a year that's been challenging, international students are starting to prepare everything they require to get started. The United States is a very popular option for those seeking to continue their education, and some may choose to apply for permanent residency after graduating. When international students move to the US,…

June 2021 Visa Bulletin Released

Updated: May 31, 2021 | Tags: USA Visa Updates, USA Visa Requirements

The US State Department has just released the Visa Bulletin for June 2021. According to the Visa Bulletin’s “Final Action Dates” chart, USCIS (the US Citizenship and Immigration Services) will be accepting Forms I-485 (employment-based) and applications for registering permanent residence or adjusting status from next month. The United States Department of State is continuing its popular “Chats with…

A Traveler's Guide on American Culture

Updated: Jan 21, 2024 | 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. A Traveler's Guide on American Culture …

India subject to direct travel ban due to COVID-19

Updated: May 07, 2021 | Tags: Travel Restrictions, COVID-19, USA Visa Restrictions

Following a proclamation from the White House on April 30th, 2021, people traveling from India on nonimmigrant visas will be unable to enter the United States from May 4th, 2021. The ban will not apply to those with a valid visa who have not been present in India for more than fourteen days before traveling to the US. US citizens and US permanent residents are also exempt from the travel ban. However,…

What to wear when traveling by air to the U.S.

Updated: Jan 21, 2024 | Tags: Airline Safety, ESTA for Tourism, ESTA for Business

Traveling on a long-haul flight to the U.S. can be tiring. Often, those flying experience delays, temperature fluctuations and dehydrating conditions. Thus, it is wise to know the best way to dress before you embark upon your journey. It is also important to dress appropriately. This article covers a number of important considerations for travelers who are taking a long-haul flight to the United States. …

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

Updated: 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 my ESTA…

US President Biden reversing more Trump Administration actions on immigration

Updated: Mar 17, 2021 | Tags: USA Visa Restrictions, USA Immigration

When he was still US President, Donald Trump suspended the issuing of Green Cards until the end of 2021. The reason he gave for this decision was that it would help to protect American citizens in the job market during the Covid-19 pandemic. When the order was about to expire, he issued an extension order for another three months. When his successor, Joe Biden, became US President he decided to lift…

Planning a road trip in the U.S.

Updated: Jan 21, 2024 | 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 the…