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…
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.
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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
The summer is in full swing and and that means a lot more holidaymakers crossing the skies to embark on their summer breaks. As a hugely popular travel destination amongst Brits, the USA sees an influx of tourists throughout this time, which includes hikes in flight and accommodation prices and busier airports. Busier airports mean longer waiting times.
So, what can you expect when travelling to the USA this summer?
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Everyone who travels to the USA, either on a visa or with an ESTA, has an authorised period of time that they can spend there. With visas this varies according to its type, and with ESTA this period is always 90 days. Here we will take a look at what it means to overstay this authorisation period and the implications.
Last month, President Trump issued a presidential memorandum on ‘Combatting High Non-immigrant Overstay Rates’. This memorandum…READ MORE
The UK, along with 37 other countries, already benefits from membership of the US Visa Waiver Programme. This programme allows their citizens to apply for a visa waiver known as ‘ESTA’, with which they can travel to the USA for work or leisure, for up to 90 days at a time. This is a much cheaper and faster alternative to traditional US visas. Though the programme is well-established, there is currently a large effort to revamp and rebrand it…READ MORE
Are you planning an idyllic romantic trip to Cape Cod with your partner? Or perhaps going white-water rafting in Colorado? With springtime upon us, plenty of travelers consider the United States as a destination. ESTA allows citizens of the 38 Visa Waiver Program member countries to travel to the USA without a visa, which entails a world of opportunity. Here we’ll look at why insurance is a good idea when visiting this vast country…
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Brand USA is a private-public organisation that promotes the USA as a destination, both for travel and business, that has existed since 2010. This year marks the first edition of ‘Brand USA Travel Week’, which will come to London in September to promote tourism and business prospects to the United Kingdom and Europe as a whole.
Brand USA also works as a source of information, informing travellers on visa and entry policies. Naturally, a large part…READ MORE
That magical time of the year is upon us as we’re fully immersed in the Autumn; it is time to start preparing for Thanksgiving! Although it is always a good time to demonstrate gratitude, carving out a specific day (as well as a turkey) to do so helps set not just a reminder on the calendar, but also enables friends and family to plan ahead and get together, in order to celebrate whatever luck we’ve had in the past year.… READ MORE
Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security published their annual Entry/Exit Overstay Report. The report details the number of visitors during the financial year who have stayed in the United States beyond the term of their visa or ESTA. Among other things, this is a key indication as to the success of the Visa Waiver Programme, and can provide some guidelines as to how to improve the general system.
In this respect, by analysing the ‘overstay…
You might be familiar with Europe’s Interrail system, but did you know that the USA has their own version for interstate travel? When you travel to the USA with ESTA, you can embark on your own rail adventure across the country.
The US equivalent of Interrail is known as the USA Rail Pass, which is sold by AMTRAK; the country’s sole interstate rail company. AMTRAK has 500 destinations throughout the United States, so there are…