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Reasons why an ESTA application gets denied

Published on: Aug 23, 2021, Last Edited: Aug 23, 2021 | Tags: ESTA Denied, ESTA Travel Not Authorised

Getting denied an ESTA can be a disappointment and cause inconveniences for U.S. bound travellers. However, applicants still have the option to apply for a B1 Business Visa, B2 Tourist Visa or a mix B1/B2 Visitor Visa. So why does an ESTA application get denied? There are a few common reasons why an ESTA gets denied, or "Travel not Authorised" as it is deemed by US Customs and Border Protection.…

ESTA for Travellers with Multiple Passports or Citizenships

Published on: Aug 23, 2021, Last Edited: Aug 23, 2021 | Tags: ESTA Requirements, USA Visa, Dual Citizen ESTA

Introduction Finding U.S. travel authorisation requirements can be difficult for travellers holding a single passport. How about if you are a dual citizen or have multiple passports? This article is intended to provide information to individuals who hold multiple passports and want to learn about visa or ESTA visa waiver requirements when travelling to the United States.

What are the categories of U.S. visas and visa waivers?

Published on: Aug 23, 2021, Last Edited: Aug 23, 2021 | Tags: USA Visa Requirements, ESTA Requirements, ESTA Eligibility

Introduction Foreign nationals visiting the United States will need to either obtain a U.S. visa or a visa waiver. The visa application process usually involves submitting a form and passport-style photograph online, paying a non-refundable fee as well as attending an embassy appointment for applicants aged between 14 and 79. The visa waiver application process is conducted entirely online…

How to apply for ESTA

Published on: Aug 23, 2021, Last Edited: Aug 23, 2021 | Tags: ESTA Application Guide, ESTA Requirements

Want to learn how to apply for ESTA? To apply for ESTA, applicants should ensure they are prepared by scheduling 15-20 minutes to complete the form, gathering the necessary documents, and allocate time to pre-read and understand the questions. Below we have put together a checklist of how to apply for ESTA.

What is the experience of travelling on an ESTA?

Published on: Aug 23, 2021, Last Edited: Aug 23, 2021 | Tags: ESTA Experience, ESTA Application

Introduction The Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) provides travellers with the option to travel visa-free to the United States using a streamlined and automated process. An ESTA can be used by travellers arriving to America by air or by sea. It permits stays of up to 90 days and is issued for a period of two years, or the date of passport expiry. An alternative form of…

Croatia is Set To Join U.S. Visa Waiver Programme

Published on: Aug 23, 2021, Last Edited: Aug 23, 2021 | Tags: ESTA Eligibility, ESTA Requirements

With a significant number of Croatian nationals living abroad, joining the Visa Waiver Programme is high on Croatian citizens' wish list. The situation is quite complicated because Bosnia and Herzegovina, a completely different country, can also issue Croatian passports. Discussions about joining the Visa…

Can I renew my ESTA?

Published on: Aug 23, 2021, Last Edited: Aug 23, 2021 | Tags: ESTA, ESTA Renewal, ESTA Expiry

If you are wondering how to renew an ESTA application, U.S. Customs and Border Protection does not currently allow ESTA application renewals through the Visa Waiver Programme. Thus, if you have checked your ESTA application status and the status is either “application expired” or “application not found”, you will need to submit a new ESTA application. Similarly,…

ESTA approved and then denied

Published on: Aug 23, 2021, Last Edited: Aug 23, 2021 | Tags: ESTA Application, ESTA Status

Introduction Having an ESTA approved and then subsequently denied is an unfortunate yet frequent outcome for many Visa Waiver Programme visitors of the United States. Countless numbers of holidays and business trips have been ruined because ESTA applicants had failed to confirm the status of their ESTA approval prior to heading to the airport or harbour…

Visa for Texas, USA

Published on: Aug 23, 2021, Last Edited: Aug 23, 2021 | Tags: USA Visa, USA Visa Application, USA Visa Requirements

Introduction This article contains information intended to help foreign nationals obtain the right visa for Texas, or visa waiver, depending on their country of citizenship, travel purposes and total duration of stay in the United States. Visa and ESTA Overview If you are a non-US citizen and want to visit Texas, then it may be worth your while to learn more about The…

Can an ESTA be used for multiple entries to the United States?

Published on: Aug 23, 2021, Last Edited: Aug 23, 2021 | Tags: Multiple Entry ESTA, ESTA Rules, ESTA Application

Introduction An ESTA can be used for multiple entries into the United States. However, approved ESTA applicants should be aware that Customs and Border Protection (CBP), has the right to deny any traveller admission at the U.S. border. Thus, if the CBP officer is led to believe that an ESTA applicant is abusing the conditions of the Visa Waiver Programme,…

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