This is not a spoof!
Our upper management today sent us information on new travel requirements to the U.S. The Homeland Security people are now requiring from today that anyone from VISA-exempt countries such as the Ireland, Germany and the U.K. must pre-register their passport details on a secure website prior to travel to the U.S. if going for business or personal trips of less than 90 days.They say the entry will remain current for 2 years.
Any forumites planning on racing in the good ol' US of A might want to take a look at the website.
Should reduce the delays at immigration and hopefully in the long term remove the need for that daft green form.
"Are you travelling here to bomb us"
"Do you intend to start a revolution"
"Have you attempted to smuggle in any cheese"
I understand that the I-94 (green form) is now gone away..and so you have no choice but to complete the online form 72 hours before you go...they say, that if you have not completed it, they will either detain you, or send you straight back home!
The on line form takes about 4 minutes to do, and the approval takes seconds..assuming you haven't ticked the "yes I am a terrorist" box!..then lasts 2 years...just need to update it if you have a different US address each time.
I doubt it wil speed up immigration a huge amount..as they will still have to find your visa approval on their system, whilst you stand there.
blimey it'll take even longer next month, then, what with my 12 fingers and all....
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