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…READ MORE
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…READ MORE
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…READ MORE
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…READ MORE
24 March 2020 – The world it seems is on pause. COVID-19, or SARS-CoV-2, caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus that emerged in the latter part 2019, has for now halted much international travel. The United States, like many countries has instituted a travel ban which temporarily denies entry to foreign visitors from the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the… READ MORE
One thing that all Visa Waiver Programme member countries have in common is that they are a long way away from the United States! This means that, although direct routes are certainly available, sometimes your only option is to take multiple flights. Here we will take a look at what a connecting flight means for your journey when you’re visiting the USA with your ESTA.
If you are going to the United States from the United…READ MORE
When you travel to the USA with ESTA, many airports give you the opportunity to speed up the process thanks to Automated Passport Control. This is a quick and easy procedure that makes your journey under the Visa Waiver Programme even easier. So let’s look at how it works…
If you’ve ever travelled to the USA before, you’re probably familiar with the moment that the in-flight crew pass through the cabin handing out customs declarations…READ MORE
When travelling to the USA under the Visa Waiver Programme, it is important to know what the grounds for inadmissibility are when it comes to having committed minor offences in the past.
A British tourist was recently turned away upon arrival in the USA when customs officials found an old text message about cocaine on her phone. This occurred when she and a friend travelled to Los Angeles, and were taken aside for further questioning when…READ MORE