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2
Apr

Visa Waiver Program and Chile

On March 31 Chile joined the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Qualified Chilean nationals traveling to the United States for business (B-1) or pleasure (B-2) will no longer require visas for travel if they meet all requirements for visa free travel. See http://london.usembassy.gov/niv/vwp.html.

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8
Aug
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If you have a valid visa you are not required to register under ESTA

If you hold a valid U.S. visa you are NOT required to register under ESTA before traveling to the United States.  ESTA applies only to those traveling visa free under the Visa Waiver Program.   If you have yet to determine if you are eligibile to travel visa free, let our Visa Waiver Wizard help you decide.

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7
Jan
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Do I Need A Visa To Visit the USA? [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you’re not sure whether or not you need a visa for travel to the United States, this infographic should help you decide. Click on the image below to see the full-sized image. Read moreRead more

10
Dec
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Mince pies and plum pudding – Are you ready for the holidays?

If you are traveling to the United States for the holidays, here are a few things you should know before you arrive at the airport.

If you are traveling visa free under the Visa Waiver Program and are entering the United States by air or sea carrier, you must register under ESTA. If you do not have a valid registration don’t delay any longer. In most cases travelers receive a response in a matter of seconds, but some cases can take up to 72 hours to be approved. Read moreRead more

21
Jun
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Come and join us for a Visa Webchat!

UPDATE: Please visit our website to read the transcript of the Nonimmigrant Visa webchat that was held on June 28th, 2012.

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Are you travelling to the United States this summer?  Not sure if you need a visa before you travel?  Confused about the Visa Waiver Program and ESTA?  Then ask a Consular Officer and let us help you prepare!

Please join our webchat on Thursday, June 28th at 12 – 1pm to learn more about Nonimmigrant Visas!
https://statedept.connectsolutions.com/london

If you would like to post your questions ahead of time, please do so here on our blog, or on our twitter feed using the hashtag #webchat.  We will answer all questions at the time of the web chat.

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18
May
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Do I Need a Visa? [Webchat - May 24th] – Transcript Available!

UPDATE: Please visit our website to read the transcript of the Nonimmigrant Visa webchat that was held on May 24, 2012.

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Do you have a question about visa requirements for visiting the United States? Heard about the Visa Waiver Program and ESTA but not sure if it applies to you? Then ask a Consular Officer and let us help you prepare!

Please join our webchat on Thursday, May 24th at 12 – 1pm to learn more about Nonimmigrant Visas! Read moreRead more

11
Mar
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Is your registration under ESTA due to expire?

If you wish to travel to the United States under the terms of the Visa Waiver Program, your registration under ESTA must be valid up to and including the day on which you enter the United States.  Your registration under ESTA does not need to be valid for the entire length of your stay in the United States, or for a specific period after you leave.  Read moreRead more

17
Sep
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Didn’t print a copy of your ESTA registration number? You can now retrieve it.

If travel under ESTA has been approved, you are not required to present a written copy of your regsitration number when traveling.  The carrier is able to scan your passport for confirmation of ESTA approval at the time you check-in. 

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9
Aug
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If you have a valid ESTA you will not be required to re-register after the introduction of the fee.

No.  If you have a valid registration under ESTA, you will not be required to re-register on September 8, 2010 when the fee is introduced.  A regisration under ESTA is valid for two years from the date it is authorized or until the date on which the traveler’s passport expires, whichever comes first.  You Read moreRead more

9
Aug
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Paying the ESTA fee.

The fee will be payable at the time you submit a registration.  Payment will be by credit card -  Visa, American Express, MasterCard or Discover or debit card – Visa or MasterCard.

Remember the fee will not be introduced until September 8, 2010. Read moreRead more