ETIAS for Brighton in the UK is similar to the ESTA for US travel to Venice Beach and beyond.

ETIAS and ESTA: All about the ETIAS Waiver

What is the ETIAS? How does it differ from the ESTA?

ETIAS, the European Travel Information and Authorisation System, was first proposed by the European Commission in 2016 and formally established by the European Parliament in 2018. It is anticipated that the system will go into effect by the end of 2022 or at the beginning of 2023. Under the new travel system, citizens from 59 of the 62 countries that currently may enter the Schengen countries without

United States Green Card information and application

Green card or ESTA visa waiver – which do I need?

Learn all about the Green Card for permanent US residence

Citizens of the United Kingdom have several options when it comes to obtaining legal authorisation to enter and stay within the United States. For short term US travel with a 90-day limit, UK citizens often apply for ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) to enjoy the many benefits of visa-free US travel. For longer stays, or for trip purposes including working or attending school, a non-immigrant

Entering the US by land from Canada

Do I need an ESTA to enter the US by land?

Crossing into the US from Mexico and Canada

June 2021 - To lawfully enter the United States, all foreign travellers are required to present valid US travel authorization at the border or port of entry. Citizens of the United Kingdom that are not permanent residents or citizens of the US should be prepared to present a passport that is valid for the duration of the United States visit, along with either a corresponding non-immigrant visa, ESTA electronic authorization

Lear about ESTA application security questions

ESTA visa waiver: what are the security questions?

What do the ESTA security questions mean exactly?


United Kingdom citizens can travel visa-free to the United States by applying for the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation). In addition to entering passport, citizenship, and travel information, this online application system asks 9 security questions that require a “Yes” or “No” response to determine if the applicant is eligible for US travel through the US Visa Waiver Programme (VWP).

Taking time to carefully respond…


American customs: what to expect while travelling in the US

Unique American customs and cultural differences from the UK

While citizens of the United States and the United Kingdom may speak the same language, there are many unique customs and cultural differences to be discovered and enjoyed. UK travellers to the US gain fresh perspectives and new experiences related to social interactions, entertainment, food, and other elements of daily life. For a first-time traveller to the states, learning about US-American customs can facilitate smoother interactions and greater pleasure…

Visit Vermont with ESTA

ESTA US Travel: Understanding the two-year validity

Know the variables that determine how long an ESTA is valid for travel

Travel with the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) is a convenient option for UK citizens planning a trip to the United States. The Electronic System for Travel Authorisation, the ESTA is an electronic visa waiver with a streamlined application process, fast approval, and convenient 2-year validity. It is important to understand the parameters of travel under the VWP and the variables that determine the visa…

Top 5 benefits of the ESTA for US travel

Top 5 benefits of ESTA for UK travellers

Enjoy these benefits with visa-free US travel

The Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) was designed for convenient travel to the United States. The Electronic System of Travel Authorisation (ESTA ) has many benefits for citizens of participating countries. Some of include skipping the in-depth visa application process, fast and convenient acceptance into the programme, personalized assistance, and the simplicity of travel with an electronic aurhorization. Read on to find out how to enjoy the benefits of travel with ESTA

When is it time to reapply for ESTA

Do I need a new ESTA for visa-free USA travel?

Important checks to confirm if you may need a new ESTA form

It may be every traveller’s nightmare to arrive at the airport only to discover that their travel documentation is not valid or sufficient for a departing flight. Confirming that your existing visa-free US travel authorisation is suitable for an upcoming USA trip may be the most important step for success with the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP). Visa-free travel with ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) is…

Croatian citizens may soon enjoy visa-free travel to the US with ESTA visa waiver.

Croatia may soon join the ESTA Visa Waiver Program

New updates for the Visa Waiver Programme admitting Croatia

3 December 2020 - Thirty-four years ago, a trial program of the United States’ ESTA Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) was established by the US federal government. In 2000, the success of the programme led to its permanent status. At present, thirty-nine countries take part in the VWP. Citizens of these countries receive the benefits of a streamlined visa-free process for obtaining the required travel document to visit all 50…

US Presidential travel proclamations and  planning your US Travel.

Status: Presidential Proclamation suspending travel to the US

What are the temporary restrictions and exemptions for ESTA travellers to the US?

November 2020 Updates: Beginning in January 2020, US President Donald J. Trump signed the first proclamation to limit travel from the People’s Republic of China into the United States to halt the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. This Presidential Proclamation is entitled the Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus


ESTA Travel: UK to US trip tips for children under 18

What is the protocol for travelling to the US with a child under 18?

Visiting the United States can be a wonderful experience for children. The US has an abundance of fantastic attractions, interesting places to explore, and while the language is the same, the cultural and subtle differences between the United States and the United Kingdom can be exciting and eye opening. Before embarking on this adventure, there are a few additional protocols to consider for a…

Tips for fast ESTA application approval

ESTA application tips – be authorised for visa-free US travel

Complete the ESTA application correctly for a smooth trip to the US

ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) is a document required to enter the United States under the visa waiver program (VWP). To ensure fast processing and authorisation, care should be taken so that the responses on this visa waiver application are entered correctly. Some common mistakes can be easily overlooked when completing the ESTA application. An incorrect response to the ESTA form…

ESTA travel to Walt Disney World Orlando

ESTA Travel - safety spotlight on Walt Disney World Resort

How US tourist attractions are preparing for a new normal

22 July 2020 – Although the US has yet to reopen its borders to travellers from the UK, one beacon of hope is that domestic tourism has seen a measurable uptick in the US, and in Europe many countries have begun to welcome regional visitors again. The restrictions on entry, an ESTA travel ban, is actually something the US government has had in place since mid-March… READ MORE
New normal of US air travel

Coronavirus and the new normal of US travel

What changes can ESTA traveler expects as air and cruise travel implements new safety measures 

30 June 2020 – The world is settling into a new normal as countries have finally begun to reopen their economies and their borders once again. Since the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic, the travel industry and travellers are settling in to a new normal. The airline and cruise industries look to a future of safety in the wake of the coronavirus. And…

Coronavirus and UK travellers flying to US

COVID-19 News – Lifting restrictions in the UK and the US

ESTA travel news: coronavirus updates on travel restrictions from Europe and what to expect in the US and UK through latter 2020

10 May 2020 – Since mid-March travel restrictions due to the 2019 novel coronavirus, SARS Cov 2, have affected travel from the UK, the European Union and beyond. The travel ban applies to leisure and business visitors, including ESTA approved travellers entering the country with approval of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). There are no…

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