Five Iconic Movie Locations You can Visit in the United States

As a huge movie buff, one of my favourite pastimes is visiting popular locations for movies. I was going to discuss Netflix’s latest show, 3 Percent, a Hunger Games-esque thriller that was shot in Sao Paulo, Brazil, but I have decided to postpone it for another day. Being home to the world’s most famous movie industry, the United States is a rich haven of movie locations. Read more ›

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Increased Travel Restrictions: How it Affects Business Travellers

The U.S. President on December 18, 2015 signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2016, which includes the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). Read more ›

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Is the Department of Homeland Security Requesting Social Media Details of Travellers before Allowing Them to Visit the United States?

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is proposing that a change be made to the application forms of travellers to the United States who do not require a visa. This change is the addition of a line which would ask applicants for their social media information. The Department of Homeland Security made the announcement about this change in late June 2016. Read more ›

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Fake ESTA Eligibility News Rock the Americas While a Trump Presidency Looms Over the Eligibility of VWP Member Countries

Since April 1, 2016, which saw the introduction of the ‘e-passport’ as a prerequisite for gaining entry into the United States using an ESTA, there has been very little going on with the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Read more ›

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Wave of Terrorists Attacks Force US Review of Visa-Free Programme

The White House and Congressmen from both political divides have temporarily set aside their political differences to pursue a common goal of strengthening the nation’s homeland security system, with their attention primed on the visa scheme which makes it easy for foreign travellers to enter the US.  This follows the recent Paris terrorist attack, carried out by Islamic State (ISIS) agent, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who was a Belgian citizen. Read more ›

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Delete those drunken tweets or get denied entry to the US

Social media has become such an important means of communication that it is not unheard of for employers to assess their potential employees using their social media activity. Read more ›

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Changes to visa waiver program, was the United States justified?

The 21st of January 2016 saw the United States implementing the Visa Waiver Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015, which brought a number of changes to the visa application process for some citizens of the European Union. Read more ›

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New US visa rules affect British travellers

The United States government’s tightened travel rules regarding terrorist-ridden countries such as Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Yemen and Syria have been making life more difficult for UK citizens entering the US via the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP).   Read more ›

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New passport rules for US Visa Waiver Programme travellers

In May 2016, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a press release reminding travellers entering into the United States via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) programme of the latest passport requirements. Read more ›

Posted in US Travel News, Visa Information