Reply To: USA Proposes $10 Visa Fee “To Promote US Tourism” (ESTA)

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VintageKrug
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You really couldn’t make it up.

Having designed a system to “streamline” the Visa Waiver programme which actually adds duplication and wastes visitors’ time entering information electronically as well as on paper, a new twist to the saga of ESTA develops.

It is now proposed that a “nominal” fee of $10 be charged each time an ESTA is completed online (currently this has to be done every two years).

What beggars belief is that the legislators do not seem to see the irony in using the funds “to promote tourism”.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8241255.stm

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