ESTA Travel Blogs

01 Feb

Online ESTA Application Introduces Social Media Question

As of December, the online ESTA application form has an additional question regarding applicants’ social media accounts.
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31 Jan

When do I need to apply for ESTA and is now the best time?

The ESTA is the perfect way to travel to the USA without a visa, and all citizens of Visa Waiver Program member countries can apply for it.
Nevertheless, theres often a little confusion around some of the finer details of the ESTA, how it is used and what the conditions are. Here were going to dig into the question of when to apply for ESTA, as there are a few things to bear in mind when plannin...
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06 Jan

ESTA Travelling to the USA with a Disability

Whether its a mobility or a sensory difficulty, we are taking a look at some of the issues facing disabled travelers - and sharing some tips for ensuring great trips for all. The first thing to get out of the way is your ESTA, which will allow you to travel to the USA without a visa.
To get your ESTA, you wont need to make any phone calls or visit any embassies! Instead, you just need to fill in...
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06 Jan

Travel authorization update: what is the EVUS?

We can’t deny that many of the terms and acronyms associated with US travel legislation can get a little confusing! As well as ESTA, VWP, CBP, B1 and B2, we now have an extra term to add to the recipe: EVUS.
This stands for the Electronic Visa Update System, and will be very important for some travelers, but it should certainly not be confused with ESTA the Electronic System for Travel Authoriza...
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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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