Category: USA

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

UK Visa Delays

If you have recently applied for a UK visa, you will probably be aware that it may take longer to receive a decision on your application due to widespread delays currently impacting Home Office processing times. The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) office is currently facing a high volume of applications for visas, resulting in…
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The US Will No Longer Honour Expired Passports As of July

As of July 1, Americans returning to the US from abroad are no longer allowed to enter the country with an expired US passport.  This had previously been allowed for passports that expired from January 2020 due to delays in processing. The rule was originally supposed to end in March of this year, but it…
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US Lifted COVID-19 Test For International Travel

The United States lifted its requirement that international travellers test negative for COVID-19 within a day before boarding a flight to the United States from 12 June 2022.  Arrivals no longer have to show a negative COVID-19 test result or proof of recovery to enter the country.  “This step is possible because of the progress…
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United States ESTA Fee Increased by 50%

The fee for foreigners heading to the United States is about to increase by 50 percent. The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced an increase in the fee for inbound travellers entering the US using the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA). The fee soared from $14 to $21 (£16.55 / €19.60). It…
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US Residents Will Need a REAL ID To Board an Airplane Next Year

Starting May 3, 2023, US residents will need REAL ID Cards to board domestic flights in the United States, as the federal government seeks to address security issues and further improve identity checks at US airports. Travellers who want to travel by air will soon need a star on their driver’s licence, indicating that it…
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