The US Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) is a visa waiver programme that allows travellers from the United Kingdom, and other eligible countries, authorisation for short-term travel to the United States and US territories including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands for stays of up to 90 days. This authorisation is valid for two years from the date of issue…READ MORE
The Electronic System for Travel Authorisation, also known as the ESTA, is an American programme that allows British citizens to travel to the United States without the need for a traditional visa. However, the ESTA waiver cannot be used for all travel purposes. Learn more about the US visa waiver programme and what types of travel are authorised under it.
6 DECEMBER UPDATE: Stricter testing requirements for travellers entering the USA have been announced today
Stricter testing requirements for travelers entering the USA have been announced by United States President Joe Biden. All passengers entering the US must adhere to the new protocols. This includes passengers from the UK and Schengen area countries travelling with the ESTA Visa Waiver Programme authorization.
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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…READ MORE
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…READ MORE
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…READ MORE
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).
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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…READ MORE
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…READ MORE
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…READ MORE
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
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
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, the Electronic System for Travel Authorization, allows for visa-free travel from the UK to the United States. Even better, ESTA approval as part of the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) features a 90-day limit per visit so you can tour about and get to know some of America’s most beloved landmarks while embarking on…