MSE News: US border agency blunder ruins holidays and costs British tourists £100s

Holidaymakers have had to cancel holidays and pay for new passports after their travel documents were mistakenly revoked...
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  • richardw
    richardw Posts: 19,458 Forumite
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    edited 1 April 2016 at 9:47PM
    ......please delete.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
  • PeacefulWaters
    PeacefulWaters Posts: 8,495 Forumite
    I got a new chipped passport and ESTA linked to it in February.

    Received a cancellation email with no reference number on it this morning.

    I assume this relates to the ESTA linked to my old passport. Hopefully!
  • alanrowell
    alanrowell Posts: 5,365 Forumite
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    Call Border Control in Washington DC 0012023443710

    Been known about since the 23rd March, seem to recall it was mentioned here
  • agrinnall
    agrinnall Posts: 23,344 Forumite
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    alanrowell wrote: »

    Been known about since the 23rd March, seem to recall it was mentioned here

    Yes, typical MSE late to the party, 38 post thread started on 23rd March here http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5435338
  • MABLE
    MABLE Posts: 4,079 Forumite
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    I must say the rudest border agency staff are at JFK Newyork.
  • duchy
    duchy Posts: 19,511 Forumite
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    MABLE wrote: »
    I must say the rudest border agency staff are at JFK Newyork.

    Where else have you flown into ?

    I'm guessing not Miami !! :)


    I've always found US immigration to be OK - a bit short at times but they do the job efficiently and have ranged from formal to chatty. I'm not looking for a warm fuzzy experience from them though.

    Even when I had the old green portion still in my passport from a previous trip (supposed to be handed in at exit but airline forgot to pull it) the scolding was mild .


    Can't believe MSE are posting this a new news and not linking to the original thread.
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  • littlereddevil
    littlereddevil Posts: 4,752 Forumite
    duchy wrote: »
    Where else have you flown into ?

    I'm guessing not Miami !! :)



    Oops I am flying into Miami next week!
    travelover
  • DUKE
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    NOOOOOOOOO anywhere but Miami!
  • duchy
    duchy Posts: 19,511 Forumite
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    duchy wrote: »
    Where else have you flown into ?

    I'm guessing not Miami !! :)



    Oops I am flying into Miami next week!


    Ooops
    They tend to be more "abrasive" there as it's a Mexico/Carribean/South America gateway with the attendant immigration/drugs issues. It's also incredibly busy and queues tend to be long.
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  • phatbear
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    duchy wrote: »


    I've always found US immigration to be OK - a bit short at times but they do the job efficiently and have ranged from formal to chatty. I'm not looking for a warm fuzzy experience from them though.

    5 years ago flying into san francisco the immigration officer was so chatty he forgot to stamp my passport
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