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Pitfalls of Esta (published version)

This article was published in Seattle South Asian, February 2011. The Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) was established in 2009 to screen Visa Waiver Program (VWP) applicants before allowing them to travel to the United States.  These prospective travelers are required to demonstrate their eligibility for the Visa Waiver Program by applying for travel[…]

E-Passports Required for All VWP Emergency or VWP Temporary Passports July 1, 2009

Reprinted from CBP website: Effective July 1, 2009, all Visa Waiver Program (VWP) emergency or temporary passports must be electronic passports (e-Passports) to be eligible for travel to the United States under the VWP. This includes VWP applicants who present emergency or temporary passports to transit the United States. An e-Passport contains an integrated chip[…]