Proposed ESTA Fee Is Now Law

UPDATE: The ESTA Fee Has Now Become Law.

The U.S. Senate just passed a bill (with the House expected to shortly do the same) which would add a $10 fee every time a visa waiver person renewed their ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) registration. If such is the case, then one might as well pay the $131 and get an old-fashioned B-2 (tourist) Visa, valid for ten years.

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Elimination of I-94W Form for Visa Waiver Travelers

Today the U.S. Government announced that it will be eliminating the I-94W form (the green immigration form you complete on the airplane) by the end of this summer. You can read more about it at the Department of Homeland Security’s website at (A direct link is provided under the “Related Websites” section of