If you fear paperwork, rest assured, shopaholics don’t need a visa to travel to the USA.
As the exchange rates are currently favourable, more and more Brits are making purchases in large American cities. Visit the USA and grab yourself a bargain!
In the UK, shopping fans are getting ready to rummage through the stores at the end of the month. However, the smart ones have discovered a little trick: across the pond, the panorama is…READ MORE
Thanks to new technologies, your trip to the USA has never been so pleasant. In order to go to the USA, all the red tape has been simplified with the ESTA. These days, thanks to the Visa Waiver Programme, you can skip the visa and simply make an ESTA authorisation request online, without having to leave the house!
Now isn’t that just proof that technology can make our lives easier? But it doesn’t stop there: when in…READ MORE
The answer is NO. The famous I-94 W form was previously required for ESTA authorisation holders. However, since the summer of 2010, US Customs and Border Protection as well as Immigration Services in the USA have lifted this obligation.
The reason for this is simple: when you make the ESTA request online, the questions included on the green I-94 W form…READ MORE
Great, so you’re making the most of the Visa Waiver Programme to travel to the USA without having to go through all of the bureaucracy that’s required with a Visa. The ESTA really saves you a lot of time and effort when it comes to travelling to the USA, and this post will help you prepare for the routine questions that the border control officers might ask you upon arrival when travelling under the Visa Waiver Programme.
You just need to request ESTA authorisation online and within a maximum of 24 hours you will be ready to set off to unforgettable destinations.
During your trip to the USA, don’t miss out on the two of the most welcoming cities in the world.
The USA has the honour of being home to two of the cities…READ MORE
Is my ESTA still valid?
If you’re still within the two-year validity period of your ESTA and you’re heading back to the USA, your ESTA is still valid.
From the date that your ESTA application is authorised, you may travel to the USA as many times as required over the following two years. Once those two years have lapsed, you will have to apply for ESTA again.
So, do you need to change the…READ MORE
The England team headed off to Brazil last week. Stopping over in Miami before setting up base in Rio, the team then flew off to Manaus on Saturday for their first chance to prove themselves.
Brazil has been frantically adding the final touches in preparation for the event, welcoming tourists from all over the world. Brits have already started arriving to show their patriotic support. If, like the England team, you also have to make a stopover en…READ MORE
What do you need to take with you when flying to the USA? Is the ESTA document required?
As island dwelling citizens, we’re pretty used to the aeroplane procedures of travelling abroad, particularly within Europe. If you have previously surfed the sky to escape the grey summers, heading to sunny destinations like Spain and Greece, then flying to the USA isn’t much different to this. However, read on, as there are some elements in the procedure that may…READ MORE
Is your travel itinerary to the US still undefined?
Many cities in the United States are already reporting summer weather with residents and tourists taking to its beaches and parks for summer fun. Popular travel internet sites also have enticing specials and incentives for tourist destinations such as Las Vegas, New York City, Orlando and Miami. But, what happens if you are still unsure of your exact travel dates or destination? Can you obtain the ESTA travel permit…READ MORE
Travellers are often nervous about answering questions incorrectly or transmitting errors on their application. The ESTA is not a guaranteed travel permit. This online system facilitates the pre-planning for the traveller and provides the US authorities an effective method to pre-screen passengers without the long wait times.
There are times however when an ESTA is not approved. The details are not always provided…READ MORE
What is the exact information to use on the ESTA application form?
This is important to get correct because if you make a mistake, you run the risk of getting denied. But don't worry, we will check your information to make sure things like dates, cities and other information is not in error before we process the application. Since we can't see your passport, it is important to enter the information as accurately as you can. If you…
There are two types of permits that allow you to travel to the United States, one is the traditional nonimmigrant Visa which can be obtained in the United States Embassy, the other is the ESTA, which is processed online through the application site.
In order to obtain a Visa, a scheduled appointment with the Embassy/Consulate is required. The applicable nonimmigrant visa application must be completed prior to your interview date with the American Embassy in London. The consulate…READ MORE
ESTA VISA: Is it more convenient for you to process an ESTA application or to apply for a VISA?
If you are preparing your next visit to the United States you will know that you must obtain a travel permit before departing from the United Kingdom.
There are 2 possibilities for obtaining the obligatory “travel permit”:
Note: All UK travellers visiting America must apply for the ESTA authorisation
Visiting the USA during the summer holidays this year? Don’t miss the 4th July celebrations and enjoy a day of true American patriotism.
Having to pay substantial taxes to the British crown, the thirteen colonies of North America signed the Declaration of Independence on the 4th July 1776, seceding them from the United Kingdom, and thus marking the day a national holiday in the…READ MORE
People from Denmark, Belgium, France, Sweden, Germany and other countries that use special non-Latin characters often wonder how they should be written on the ESTA application form. Since the English language doesn’t use any accented characters, a completed ESTA application may only contain English (Latin) characters.
The ESTA website is capable, however, of dealing with the vast majority of French, German and Swedish accented characters by automatically transliterating them into the Latin letter equivalent. A German name like…READ MORE