ESTA Travel Blogs

30 Nov

Visa Waiver Changes after the Paris Terror Attack

The Obama administration has just announced higher security screening measures for travelers using the ESTA under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).
This announcement comes as a response to the Paris attacks that occurred November 13th, 2015. Many US officials have called for these measures because of the risk that a terrorist may use the Visa Waiver Program to gain entry into the United States. For...
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19 Nov

Complete the ESTA application form quickly and with confidence

The ESTA application form takes just 10 minutes to complete, and mainly consists of entering contact information and a few personal details. Be sure to have your passport to hand, and follow this short guide for a little extra help.
To begin with, make sure you have your passport to hand. The first step, of course, is to ensure that it is valid for when you intend to travel, as the ESTA requires...
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04 Nov

Visiting the USA: Visas and the Visa Waiver Program

The traditional way of traveling to the USA entails requesting a visa from a US embassy or consulate. However, the introduction of the Visa Waiver Program now translates into visa-free travel for members of 38 countries.
Learn about the process involved with applying for a visa and the process of applying for ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization). As part of the visa waiver progr...
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12 Jan

Visiting the US Virgin Islands with ESTA

As a citizen of a Visa Waiver Program member country, you can travel to the US Virgin Islands without the need for a visa.
Located in the Caribbean sea, in the archipelago of the Antilles, the US Virgin Islands consist of three main islands: Saint Croix, Saint Thomas and Saint John. The capital of the islands is Charlotte Amalie, on the island of Saint Thomas.
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05 Jan

A tourist’s guide to blending in during a US adventure

Across the world, many of us think we are already familiar with US culture and traditions due to media exposure. The one thing you can be sure of is you will need to apply for ESTA online before traveling, everything else is totally heterogeneous!
Due to the vast geographical extent of the United States, the eclectic mixture of peoples and multiple waves of immigration, its impossible to have a ...
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01 Jan

Typical Security Procedures in US Airports

Traveling with the ESTA means simplified and smooth travel to the USA for millions of people from dozens of countries. If you’re traveling to the USA after ordering your ESTA online, this article will give you an overview of what to expect when flying into the country.
Security measures in the USA have always been extensive, and now more than ever border patrol agents and guards at USA airports ...
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