Passengers travelling to the United States from countries whose citizens do not need visas must register online with the US government at least 72 hours before departure, in the latest measure to strengthen American security.
The new rule is expected to be announced on Tuesday by Michael Chertoff, the Homeland Security secretary, and take effect in January.
Visitors leaving US face tighter security - Apr-22Brussels and US pledge visa-free travel - Mar-14US visa dispute divides the EU - Mar-12Visitors to Europe face fingerprinting - Feb-14New ID rules overwhelm US - Aug-15Agencies scramble to help business travellers - Aug-15European companies last year expressed concern after the Homeland Security department floated the idea of requiring passengers to register 48 hours in advance, believing it could complicate last-minute business travel. Although the new rule requires 72 hours advance registration, it will be valid for multiple entries over a two-year period. ...
2. I am one of the tourists that has to give all those information already
and now that????? It really starts to make me think twice if I want to visit. I really hope the next president will take some of those restrictions back again. It takes ages already to get through the immigration.
My Brit better half and I are making what will most likely be our last happy visit to the States together this summer. After this trip, I'll probably make solo journeys to see family, because he's got this thing against being treated like a criminal, so he doesn't see any point in doing it for fun.
The only other time I reckon he'll go with me again will be to attend my father's funeral, which, God willing, won't be for a good few more years.
6. I thought it is easier for people married to an American
Edited on Tue Jun-03-08 05:40 AM by MissHoneychurch
guess I was wrong.
I think I will still come to the US because I like the people and have friends there. But the immigration is a pain in the ass. Beside, they already have all my information. I am in the system already.
I know people though who won't visit the US because of the harrassment at the immigration.
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