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eeyoreguy
03-06-2010, 07:06 AM
GREEN VISA WAIVER FORMS

The US Customs and Border Protection agency have advised that there will soon no longer be a requirement for passengers travelling to the US under the Visa Waiver Programme to complete a green immigration form (I-94Ws). This will take effect on an airport by airport basis from 8 June 2010 onwards.

As per the schedule below the green Visa Waiver Form (I-94W) will no longer be necessary for flights departing on and after:


8 June Los Angeles and Las Vegas
15 June Chicago and San Francisco
22 June Miami and Orlando
29 June Washington, Boston, New York (JFK and Newark)

Skywatcher
03-06-2010, 07:11 AM
:lol: Where the fun in that? - the holiday only really starts for me when we are at the hotel in gatwick , shotingat the kids to be quiet, then softly cursing and ripping up yet another form as I've use d the wrong line

will the customs form still need to be done? I guess it will

Dawn
03-06-2010, 07:19 AM
Yay!

keith
03-06-2010, 07:19 AM
thank goodness for that :yes:

lisaw
03-06-2010, 08:19 AM
:wiggle: One of the biggest pre-holiday stresses out of the way! Now what can I worry about? :lol:

Slowhand
03-06-2010, 09:04 AM
I could never see the reason behind the visa waiver form after they had introduced the ESTA thing.

ukwdwnut
03-06-2010, 10:06 AM
i really dont see what all the fuss was about filling these forms in, they are just a form, only take a few mins to fill in. i did all four of ours. no problem at all. what i didnt understand is why you had to still fill them in after esta was introduced, your doing the same thing twice :unsure:

Skywatcher
03-06-2010, 10:19 AM
It wasn't the questions with me Mick it was the way they had the boxes arranged, it was very easy to enter the wrong thing on the wrong line, clearly I wasn't alone in this as they were forever handing out new ones. :D

I still thought it was daft anyway, havingto fill one out for Matthew who wasn't even 1 year old declaring that he hadn't been involved in the hollocaust

ukwdwnut
03-06-2010, 10:26 AM
It wasn't the questions with me Mick it was the way they had the boxes arranged, it was very easy to enter the wrong thing on the wrong line, clearly I wasn't alone in this as they were forever handing out new ones. :D

I still thought it was daft anyway, havingto fill one out for Matthew who wasn't even 1 year old declaring that he hadn't been involved in the hollocaust

i know, filling them in for kids, for the questions it asked was stupid. i never found that tbh i never had to ask for a new one coz i mucked it up. but yes as you say clearly some people have problems with them. also the questions it did ask, as if you were going to own up to some of them anyway

Skywatcher
03-06-2010, 10:28 AM
It was made harder with a 4 year old blathering away in your ear and tugging on your arm to be fair :D
'Dad,dad dad dad dad dad dad dad dadeeeeeeeeeeeeeee dad dad dad dad dad

'yes'

'forgotten'

ukwdwnut
03-06-2010, 10:31 AM
It was made harder with a 4 year old blathering away in your ear and tugging on your arm to be fair :D
'Dad,dad dad dad dad dad dad dad dadeeeeeeeeeeeeeee dad dad dad dad dad

'yes'

'forgotten'

:lol:

lucky for me mine were 14 & 11 at their youngest so never had that problem :D

tb2830
03-06-2010, 10:45 AM
i'll be glad to see the back of them ... the first time i went i had to fill in 10 of the stupid things cos i went with a bunch of muppets who werent capable of doing there own

with ya there chris nothing more annoying when your trying to fill them in and you have the kids wanting your attention

Kate
03-06-2010, 11:11 AM
I suppose the forms you did online were good for people who dont have access to a pc. Quite a few "older" members of our family dont have a pc so wouldnt be able to do the esta thing online. Do travel agents etc mention it at the time of booking? I didnt know about it - it was only because of this site that i knew i had to do it!

Scott1066
03-06-2010, 03:39 PM
Sorry, being a bit thick. We have done our on line ESTA form thing and that is it now. Passport, ESTA thing, Plane tickets, Money, Driving Licence both parts. Suitecase and family. No green visa to fill in on the plane???
It just gets better

Skywatcher
04-06-2010, 06:42 AM
Pretty sure you will still have o fill the white customs form in though Scott , declaring you are not smuggling snails :lol:

Scott1066
04-06-2010, 04:37 PM
Pretty sure you will still have o fill the white customs form in though Scott , declaring you are not smuggling snails :lol:

So the snails could be a problem then.

Deafjeff
04-06-2010, 04:54 PM
It would be fun if we arrived at the USA wearing a tshirt with a picture of snail!!!

josh.p.
04-06-2010, 07:38 PM
It was made harder with a 4 year old blathering away in your ear and tugging on your arm to be fair :D
'Dad,dad dad dad dad dad dad dad dadeeeeeeeeeeeeeee dad dad dad dad dad

'yes'

'forgotten'
'Mum, Mum Mum, Mummy, mama, mama, mama , mum, mum, mum, louiiis, louiiisss'

'WHAT?!'

'Hi hehehehehehe'