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DHS Announces Chile’s Designation Into the Visa Waiver Program

"Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, joined by Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom, Chilean Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno and Chilean Ambassador Felipe Bulnes, announced the designation of Chile into the Visa Waiver Program (VWP)—streamlining...

Advance Copy of DOS Final Rule: Changes to the Visa Waiver Program to Implement the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) Program

"This rule adopts as final, with one substantive change, interim amendments to DHS regulations published in the Federal Register on June 9, 2008 and August 9, 2010 regarding the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). ESTA is the online system through which nonimmigrant aliens intending...

ESTA Final Rule - CBP

"This rule adopts as final, with one substantive change, interim amendments to DHS regulations published in the Federal Register on June 9, 2008 and August 9, 2010 regarding the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). ESTA is the online system through which nonimmigrant aliens intending...

CBP Launches Redesigned ESTA Website for Visa Waiver Program Visitors

CBP, Sept. 10, 2015

DOS, DHS Announce Implementation of Changes to Visa Waiver Program

Joint DOS / DHS press release, Jan. 21, 2016 - "The United States today began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes more than a million passengers arriving to the United...

CBP Announces Additional Enhancements to ESTA

CBP, Feb. 23, 2016 - "U.S. Customs and Border Protection today announced additional enhancements to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), as part of the continued implementation of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). Last...

DHS Wants Social Media Info from Our Clients

Federal Register, June 23, 2016 - "DHS proposes to add the following question to ESTA and to Form I-94W: “Please enter information associated with your online presence—Provider/Platform—Social media identifier.” It will be an optional data field to request social media identifiers...

ESTA Updated re Somalia, Libya, Yemen and Global Entry

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 117 / Friday, June 17, 2016 - "DHS/CBP is updating this system of records notice, last published on February 23, 2016 (81 FR 8979), to modify the scope of the system of records to reflect that the Secretary of Homeland Security is adding Somalia, Libya, and Yemen...

Social Media Added to ESTA Vetting Source List

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 171 / Friday, September 2, 2016 - "In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to update and reissue the DHS system of records titled, ‘‘DHS/U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)–009 Electronic...