Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Category: ESTA


CBP Redesigns ESTA Website for Visa Waiver Program

U.S. Customs and Border Protection launched a redesigned Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) website for Visa Waiver Program (VWP) participants on September 10, 2015. Some of the new features include access to frequently asked questions at any time during the application process; a mobile-friendly design that allows VWP visitors to apply and check the… Read More

CBP Responds to I-94 Web Portal and ESTA Questions

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) held a teleconference with Suzanne Shepherd, Director of the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, on August 6, 2014, on issues with the I-94 Web portal and travel history information.  Topics included incomplete or inaccurate data on the portal, redress for falsely recorded… Read More

DHS Adds Taiwan to Visa Waiver Program

As of November 1, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) designated Taiwan for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said the move was “a major step forward in our long-standing economic partnership with Taiwan.” Taiwan joins 36 participants in the VWP, which permits visa-free travel for eligible travelers visiting… Read More

Taiwan Joins Visa Waiver Program

On October 2, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security announced the designation of Taiwan for participation in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Taiwan thus joins 36 other countries in the VWP, which permits visa-free travel to the United States for eligible travelers coming for 90 or fewer days for business or tourism. In fiscal year… Read More

Groups of Travelers Can Now Submit Multiple ESTA Applications

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced on August 9, 2012, that multiple applications may be submitted and paid for in one transaction via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). The new online application is available beginning on Wednesday, August 15. Applicants must enter biographic data and an e-mail address to create a Group… Read More

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