US B1 B2 Visa vs. US Visa Waiver Program:

Introduction The United States welcomes over 40 million visitors each year, most of who come on a US B1/B2 Visa or under the US Visa Waiver Program. Although very similar, there are distinct differences between B1/B2 Visitor Visa and the Visa Waiver Program. To enable foreign nationals choose the most appropriate visa category between these […]

Avoiding Confusion At US Port Of Entry:

Introduction A clear understanding of entry and exit procedures for the U.S. can help you avoid denials, and even more serious issues, at the port-of-entry. Approximately 28 million nonimmigrants enter or leave the U.S. annually to conduct business, work study, visit family, or tour the country. Legitimate visitors are always welcome and the U.S. government […]

Electronic System For Travel Authorization (ESTA)

Introduction The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows nationals of certain countries to come to the U.S. “visa-free” as long as they have a machine-readable e-passport. However, coming to the U.S. under VWP is not as simple as just hopping on a plane and expecting to be admitted to the U.S. Before coming to the U.S. […]

Travel Under The Visa Waiver Program (VWP):

Introduction Each visitor traveling to the U.S., including infants and children, under the Visa Waiver Program must have their own passport which qualifies as both: A Machine-Readable Passport (MRP), and An Electronic Passport (e-Passport). 1. How Do I Know If I Have A Machine-readable Passport? Machine-readable passports allow data in the passport to be scanned […]