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    • gfplux
    • By gfplux 20th Apr 17, 5:24 PM
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    Britons might need a visa to visit the USA
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    • 20th Apr 17, 5:24 PM
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    Britons might need a visa to visit the USA 20th Apr 17 at 5:24 PM
    The Trump administration is considering making changes to the US visa-waiver system that could make it much harder for Europeans travelling to America.
    Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said the existing rules, which do not require Britons to obtain a visa, should be reviewed amid heightened concerns about terrorism.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/us-visa-waiver-ends-european-travel-donald-trump-john-kelly-homeland-security-a7692861.html
    I voted to remain. Brexiteers spent much of the last 40 years campaigning for Britain to leave the EU. Forgive me if I feel entitled to continue to say it will prove a bad move for Britain.
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    • Misty Blue
    • By Misty Blue 21st Apr 17, 3:00 PM
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    I've never been grilled by customs in the US. Or immigration. A few polite questions, a bit of idle chit-chat & we're on our way.
    Originally posted by EssexExile
    Same here, I've always found them very pleasant. Unlike South Africa.
    • photome
    • By photome 21st Apr 17, 3:32 PM
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    Well for me if I want to visit a country getting a visa is just part of the pita process of travelling.


    However, what I find unwelcoming, is the grilling I've always got at customs when visiting the US...in fact I wonder every time why people bother.
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    I have been many times and never had a grilling, questions yes, but so what, takes a couple of minutes.
    • dontone
    • By dontone 21st Apr 17, 6:39 PM
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    I've never been grilled by customs in the US. Or immigration. A few polite questions, a bit of idle chit-chat & we're on our way.
    Originally posted by EssexExile
    We haven't been grilled either. Any time we have been, it's always been a few questions, 'yes sir, no sir' and on our way. The first time we went, we were asked 'have you brought any food?' Never been asked that since, so I'm guessing the chap was hungry.
    And when we went to New York in 2011, the immigration officer - after finding out that we were going to Vegas a few days later - told us about all the casinos in the NY area that he did well at, and which ones to avoid. We were there about 10 minutes chatting to him. We weren't even going to any NY casinos, but he was a rather pleasant bloke.
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    • Roger1
    • By Roger1 22nd Apr 17, 8:56 AM
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    I had to get a visa when I first went there, and the visa remains valid for the rest of my life.
    Originally posted by Voyager2002
    Is it one valid for 'unlimited applications for entry'? Have you tried to use it recently?

    I had one of those, back when inbound tourism was young and visitors were regarded as potential immigrants so everybody needed a visa. ISTR they were cancelled in the 1980's, and visitors either used the Visa Waiver scheme or relevant visas (work, entertainment, journalism etc).

    I have since travelled widely on a B1/B2 visa for business and personal use but they need to be renewed from time to time.
    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 22nd Apr 17, 9:49 AM
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    Yes, I had one of those "never ending" visas. It ended.
    Tall, dark & handsome. Well two out of three ain't bad.
    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 22nd Apr 17, 2:29 PM
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    Yes, I had one of those "never ending" visas. It ended.
    Originally posted by EssexExile
    Me too ...........
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