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Hopefully that's just a Google Chrome issue...
just for you -
New requirements for travellers going to the USA
The USA has implemented the new Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) for all passengers to the USA who are travelling under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) (ie can enter America without a visa). This includes all passengers in transit who are using the VWP to change planes in the USA en route to another country.
What do I need to do?
Travellers have to obtain online authorisation (known as an ESTA) before arriving at the airport. This can be done online at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov, where filling in the form should take about 15-20 minutes. Authorisation is normally immediate, but can take up to 72 hours. All passengers must have their own ESTA approval - this includes accompanied and unaccompanied children, regardless of age.
Due to the above potential delay in authorisation, the US Department of Homeland Security highly recommends that travellers submit ESTA registrations at least 72 hours before their US-bound flights are scheduled to depart. Note that travellers don't need to have firm travel plans to apply for authorisation.
What will happen?
Once this information has been successfully submitted, it will be run against appropriate law enforcement databases. If granted, ESTA authorisation will be valid for two years (or until the traveller's passport expires) as well as for multiple entries to the USA. For each new visit you must update your ESTA information about your flights and where you will be staying.
The USA Department of Homeland Security will then archive the information for 12 years - allowing it to be retrieved should any law enforcement investigation require it.
All passengers travelling under the VWP who do not have ESTA authorisation will not be permitted entry onto their carrier. We therefore highly recommend that travellers apply for their ESTA as soon as they've made arrangements for travel to the US.
If you need a visa to enter or transit through the USA, you don't need to apply for an ESTA.
The one to the US government. Does that link work for you? It was failing here. If I was flying in 72 hours I'd now be climbing up the walls in irritation.
ou are about to access a Department of Homeland Security computer system. This computer system and data therein are property of the U.S. Government and provided for official U.S. Government information and use. There is no expectation of privacy when you use this computer system. The use of a password or any other security measure does not establish an expectation of privacy. By using this system, you consent to the terms set forth in this notice. You may not process classified national security information on this computer system. Access to this system is restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized access, use, or modification of this system or of data contained herein, or in transit to/from this system, may constitute a violation of section 1030 of title 18 of the U.S. Code and other criminal laws. Anyone who accesses a Federal computer system without authorization or exceeds access authority, or obtains, alters, damages, destroys, or discloses information, or prevents authorized use of information on the computer system, may be subject to penalties, fines or imprisonment. This computer system and any related equipment is subject to monitoring for administrative oversight, law enforcement, criminal investigative purposes, inquiries into alleged wrongdoing or misuse, and to ensure proper performance of applicable security features and procedures. DHS may conduct monitoring activities without further notice.
I'm testing it out.
He only found out because it was mentioned in passing
The questions on there are a joke. "Have you committed any acts of terrorism?" "Have you been charged with war crimes?" "Were you involved in the Nazi regime of 1933-45?"
i did this before i went, and i still had to fill out a visa waiver form on the plane.
i don't understand why it's annoying? also, didn't you make this thread when they first announced this last year?