Making the decision to bring yourself or a valued employee to the United States from abroad can mark the beginning of an important new chapter in your life or the life of your company. Beware of unauthorized private websites that offer ESTA application assistance for $49.99 – they are usually not authorized to practice immigration law and are asking travelers to pay for a copy of the application questions, which are free on the website.
As of 2019, the Henley & Partners passport index ranks the Japanese, Singaporean, and South Korean passports as the ones with the most visa exemptions by other nations, allowing holders of those passports to visit 189 countries without obtaining a visa in advance of arrival.
Timing is also essential in your application so if there are no marriage plans yet, it is best for you to postpone the K1 visa request because if granted with a K1 visa, you and your fiancÃ© will have to get married within 90 days after her arrival in the United States.
Kuwait, 131 Lebanon, 132 Libya, 133 Sudan, 134 Syria, 135 and Yemen 136 do not allow entry to people with passport stamps from Israel or whose passports have either a used or an unused Israeli visa, or where there is evidence of previous travel to Israel such as entry or exit stamps from neighbouring border posts in transit countries such as Jordan and Egypt.
If a traveler is only planning to stop in the U.S. en route to another country, the traveler should enter the words “In Transit” and his final destination in the address lines under the heading “Address While In The United States” on the ESTA application.