ESTA Travel Blogs

02 Jan

Will the USA use Social Media to vet ESTA applications?

Citizens of countries that form part of the Visa Waiver Program are able to apply for ESTA – the Electronic System for Travel Authorization – in order to visit the USA without a visa. As it stands, the online ESTA application process is quick and easy, requiring some basic information from applicants.
In June of this year, the United States Department of Homeland Security proposed an extra measu...
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02 Dec

The USA and Cuba: a puzzled relationship

On 25 November, the world received news of the death of Fidel Castro, Cuba’s former revolutionary leader who governed the country for some 47 years. The historic event also proved to be another window into Cuba’s relationship with the USA, as well as the reactions of many Cubans and their descendants who chose the USA as their home.
As citizens of Visa Waiver Program member countries, its long b...
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02 Dec

Thanksgiving is over, and you know what comes next…

In typical fashion, the year has swept by and we’re only left with one month of this eventful year! Naturally, over in the States, Christmas is beginning to unfold…
The USA tends to take Christmas seriously, which marks December as an extremely popular time of year to visit. Thanks to the Visa Waiver Program, citizens of countries that participate in this program can travel to the USA without a ...
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01 Nov

Which is the best travel authorization for your trip?

Traditionally, citizens of 38 countries had to acquire a US visa in order to visit the USA, regardless of the purpose of their travels.
However, applying for this visa is a lengthy and somewhat costly process. Well go into this in more detail below, but for now its enough to understand that the process can be excessive for many travelers.
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01 Sep

Travel to US Territories like Hawaii with the ESTA

When we think of travel to the USA, we probably tend to think of using the ESTA to travel to the mainland. Over the next few weeks, we’re going to look at some of the more exotic/remote locations that you can visit under the Visa Waiver Program, and we’re starting with the most isolated population on the planet.
The ESTA is valid for all US territories and can also be used to travel to Puerto Ri...
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29 Aug

A Trump triumph could transform the Visa Waiver Program

The Visa Waiver Program has been instrumental in facilitating tourism to the USA, but Trump would like to shut it down in the name of national security. This would change the face of tourism in the USA, with huge consequences on both sides of the Atlantic.
At this point, the global audience has become well accustomed to the crisscrossing debate surrounding the US Presidential election. As it sta...
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