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Is there an ESTA Entry Form?

Updated: Jan 21, 2024 | Tags: ESTA Form, ESTA Requirements

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) no longer requires travelers visiting the U.S. by land, air or sea to complete paper-based I-94 or I-94W Arrival / Departure forms, which used to be confused as 'ESTA Entry Forms', given they were required just prior to the launch of the ESTA in 2008. Thus, since 2008 travelers arriving by land, air or sea to U.S. territories must now apply for an ESTA online if…

When to apply for ESTA

Updated: Jan 21, 2024 | Tags: ESTA Application Time, ESTA Status, ESTA Application Guide

Traveling to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) is streamlined by the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), an automated system that determines the eligibility of visitors for short stays. Determining when to apply for ESTA gives applicants a good idea of timing on when to start an ESTA application. If approved, an ESTA is issued for a period of two years or the date…

Visa for Hollywood, California USA

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

Lights, camera, action! Hollywood, often termed as the entertainment capital of the world, beckons tourists from across the globe. Known for its iconic Hollywood sign, Walk of Fame, and the dream factory that is the American film industry, Hollywood is a locale that promises glamour, history, and a whole lot of fun. But before you can rub elbows with the wax statues of stars or take that classic picture…

Is there a Fast-Track or Emergency ESTA Application?

Updated: Aug 24, 2023 | Tags: ESTA Application, ESTA Fee

Unfortunately, there is no special fast track or emergency ESTA application process regardless of any urgent traveler circumstances. Websites offering fast track or emergency ESTA services are misleading visitors and customers. Although applicants are advised to apply for an ESTA at least 72 hours before their departure to the United States, often circumstances make it difficult to apply in advance. …

Is there a Free ESTA?

Updated: Aug 24, 2023 | Tags: ESTA Fee, ESTA Application

Prior to September 8th 2010, ESTA was free for eligible U.S. visitors. However, currently there is no longer a free ESTA. There is now a fee charged per ESTA application which was brought into effect by the 2009 Travel Promotion Act. The Travel Promotion Act called for the inclusion of a charge to be paid per ESTA submission by the applicant. The ESTA fee is split into two parts in that one part is…

Do I need an ESTA or a Visa?

Updated: Aug 24, 2023 | 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 form. A U.S. visa also requires completion of a paper-based or online DS-160 application form, yet also requires applicants between…

Changes to US Immigration Afoot

Updated: May 14, 2018 | Tags: ESTA, USA Immigration, USA Visa Requirements

Introduction While President Trump still dreams about building his wall to prevent USA immigration from Mexico, he is struggling to find financing. Now he is considering using the military budget, servicemen and women; one has to wonder what the military and the good people of America will think about that! Meanwhile, POTUS is determined to make ESTA news by carrying out significant changes to the…

Visa for Miami, Florida USA

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

Miami, the "Magic City," is a dazzling blend of sunshine, vibrant cultures, and electric nightlife. Known for its stunning beaches, historic neighborhoods, and trendsetting art scenes, Miami offers an array of experiences for every kind of traveler. However, before you can bask in the Miami sun or explore its bustling streets, you'll need to navigate through U.S. immigration requirements. In this article,…

Minimize common ESTA application errors

Updated: Jan 21, 2024 | Tags: ESTA Form, ESTA Application

ESTA application errors can be costly or worse, they can limit a traveler’s ability to travel to the US by making them not authorized to travel under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Thus, ESTA applicants should fill out their form with care given the numerous types of errors that can occur. Minimize common ESTA application errors The types of errors…

Is there an electronic visa for visiting the United States?

Updated: Jan 21, 2024 | Tags: USA Visa, ESTA Application, ESTA Eligibility

In an era where digital processes are increasingly becoming the norm, the concept of an electronic visa (e-visa) is often discussed in the context of international travel. For many countries, e-visas have simplified the process of obtaining permission to enter, reducing paperwork and wait times. However, the United States does not currently offer foreign nationals electronic visas for U.S. travel. This…