The importance of the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) and the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) is going through a period which is definitely going to increase in the near future. Primarily, the ESTA has been initiated by the Department of Homeland Security in order to determine whether a traveller or a group for that matter is eligible to visit America without applying for a visa. Actually it is through this ESTA that the department can estimate whether a person is eligible for VWP. This VWP is a program which is basically an agreement between America and 38 other countries which include the likes of Australia, Japan, Greece and Spain which ensures that the citizens of those countries are eligible to stay in the US for a period of up to 90 days and also the US citizens are allowed to stay in those countries sans visa for the same length of time. Continue reading
Proper documentation is one of the foremost things you require while on travel or for that matter in any professional activity you are up to. Documentation, if properly maintained, can save you from quite a few problematic areas which otherwise might fetch you into a lot of unforeseen consequences. These facts are even more essential if you are the holder of one of the strongest passports in the world if not the strongest one, the US passport. Thus, it is also quite natural that the strongest passport in the world would be more prone to forgery than anything else in the planet. As such, knowledge regarding the features which protect your identity is quite essential and might help you unexpectedly. In the following part of this literature we would try to find out some of the features inherent in the US passport which saves yours from forgery and keeps you out of unwanted trouble. Continue reading
Apparently, your passport is just a little more than a booklet hardly the size of a greeting card while actually it’s the most powerful tool that facilitates your movement across different countries. It is a solid proof of your nationality and identity too!
Modern passports have undergone a number of positive changes. Initially, it was a 12×18 inch sheet of paper, but now it is equipped with different kinds of security features – both visible and invisible to layman’s eye. From optically variable inks and holograms to embedded chips enabling facial recognition – with so many high-tech features, today’s passports are highly, technically sophisticated and smart enough to betray the booming smuggling industry selling fake European and U.S. Passports. Continue reading
From fine dining to booking flights, there are lots of ways in which you can save money while traveling. Ultimately why should you pay more than what you actually need for traveling? While you’re planning for a trip, the key to any trip is just being too smart and wise about your money and this need to be planned well before you start hitting the road. It’s vital for you to chalk out how you can save money and plan the trip so that you don’t find yourself running out of money in the middle of the trip. If you have experienced such an awkward and nerve-wracking experience before, it’s high time you educate yourself on some of the best money-saving hacks while traveling. Take a look. Continue reading
There are many people in the USA as well as all across the globe, who need to travel internationally quite frequently. For making an entry in a foreign place, it is important to have valid visa or permit stamp on the passport. It usually takes few days and even week’s time to get the visa processed, which is affixed on the passport. A traveler might need to visit two places in very short notice and both the places need visa. In such a situation, either the person has to cancel one trip or postpone it later. Also, there are many countries which deny providing visa if the passport has visas from countries, which are not very friendly. Obviously, these can affect business, which is not desirable at all. Continue reading
The first U.S. passports issued to a few number of people led by Benjamin Franklin on an important mission to France were single sheets of one-sided paper with a validity of 3 to 6 months. And obviously those passports were not powerful enough to protect the holder’s from being identity theft. Any forger could take advantage of the weak spots on those papers.
Be rest assured – your little blue book won’t change its color
Like every year, 2017 also brings lots of exciting travel news about new places inside and outside the country to explore. But to do so, you need a valid passport. And you should know how things would shake out for those little books.
Applications for passport are likely to rise
If you still don’t have a passport or have to renew it within next 6 months, apply right now. Continue reading
As you know, a U.S passport is your ticket to the world. It allows you to travel to over 150 nations. Routine passport service processing time ranges between 4 and 6 weeks from the date of receipt of initial application while the expedite service takes about 2 to 3 weeks against additional payment. But if you want to get your passport in as little as just 24 hours, you will find services such as expedited 24-hours passport service that requires you to pay $60 extra. Continue reading
The US passport being the most powerful passport in the planet goes through a lot of queries and there are even a lot of queries regarding this piece of document which are quite confusing to say the least. As such, in this discourse we are going to put some focus on a few aspects related to the US passport which normally confuses us and we get answers in accordance with the number of people we have spoken to regarding them. The discussion will definitely take us a long way in making us knowledgeable regarding the problem areas that haunt us while discussing the issues related to passport. Continue reading
People nowadays need to travel more than ever before. They need to travel for various reasons ranging from hard-core professional issues to fully customized family issues like travel or a visit to some other family member’s place. Now, with the increase in the amount of travel, the consequent traffic has also grown in number which has led to an increase in newer types of hazards in relation to travel. One of these hazards is definitely the increase in the number of cancelled flights which has been putting a lot of people under a lot of problems from various points of view. Continue reading