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What are the ESTA rules?

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

An ESTA is travel authorisation which allows eligible travellers to visit to the United States for business, tourism, medical, transit or other temporary purposes without getting a visa. It can be obtained online with relative ease when compared to the process of obtaining a U.S. visa. Prior to embarking on travel to the United States, foreign national visitors must be aware of the restrictions…

How long does it take for ESTA Approval?

Published on: Aug 23, 2021, Last Edited: Aug 23, 2021 | Tags: ESTA Duration, ESTA Application Time, ESTA Form

Introduction An ESTA application is processed instantly online and a majority of applications are approved within a minute of submission. However, there are cases where a decision on an application may be delayed by up to 72 hours. Once an ESTA application is approved, the user will be notified via their web browser or email. The approval notification will contain the application or authorisation…

What are the ESTA Eligibility Questions?

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

The nine ESTA eligibility questions are intended to help the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to determine the admissibility of an applicant into the United States under the Visa Waiver Programme. Each of these questions is highly important as an applicant’s answer on aspects such as personal health, criminal history, drug history, terrorism-related activities, U.S. employment aspirations,…

ESTA for Business Purposes

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

Introduction ESTA is a convenient travel authorisation for business travellers visiting the United States that can be used by individuals who hold a passport from a visa waiver member country. An ESTA can be used for a variety of business activities such as attending job interviews, business-related research activities, consulting with business associates,…

Visa for New York

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

If you're interested in a visa for New York, or an ESTA visa waiver, then this short article will provide you with information needed for your relevant application. New York, the city that never sleeps. New York is one of the most admired tourist attractions across the globe. The city serves over 54 million foreigners and American tourist each year. Thus, one can easily imagine the craze…

What are the ESTA Questions?

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

The ESTA application form is managed and administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The purpose of the form is to gather a substantial amount of information so that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) can cross check an applicant’s details across numerous international terrorism, no-fly and criminal databases. However, DHS and CBP are considerate of the time applicants need…

Do I need an ESTA or a Visa?

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

Introduction Travellers visiting the U.S. without a Canadian or U.S. passport with either need a U.S. visa or an ESTA, which stands for Electronic System for Travel Authorisation. An ESTA is an electronic travel authorisation which must be obtained via an online application form. A U.S. visa also requires completion of a paper-based or online DS-160 application form, yet also requires…

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ESTA is a mandatory travel authorisation for travellers visiting the United States either by Sea or Air for tourism, transit or business visits under 90 days.

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