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.
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 http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1274366942074.shtm. (A direct link is provided under the “Related Websites” section of Rinzler.com)
During the course of my practice I have found that many people become terribly nervous or unsure as to how to respond to questions at a consular visa interview or border crossing. While every situation is different, I have found that three simple rules make for good advice: Continue reading “How to Respond at Consular and Immigration Interviews”
You’ve got your visa, but what does it all mean? Continue reading “How to Read a Visa”