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Britchick
26-08-2008, 08:41 PM
i've just done my ESTA and gladly was approved, does it mean we still have to fill in that awful form on the plane?

Val
26-08-2008, 09:05 PM
The only people who have to still complete the green forms are those who elect to complete the esta and are travelling before 12 January 2009.

Thereafter the green forms are obsolete and the online esta will be compulsory.

HTH

ukwdwnut
26-08-2008, 09:54 PM
what happens with those that dont have computer, or net access? surely they cant be forced to be connected

Dizneyblonde
26-08-2008, 09:55 PM
Where are my posts gone on here?

ukwdwnut
26-08-2008, 09:57 PM
not seen any

Dizneyblonde
26-08-2008, 10:01 PM
Thought i'd posted!!!!!

Lost the plot.

Ok i post now :D Val is emailing mine to me but i assume you can fill them in at a travel agents.Or they would be sent out if you booked by phone?
Or is it all electronic?

ukwdwnut
26-08-2008, 10:03 PM
Thought i'd posted!!!!!

Lost the plot.

Ok i post now :D Val is emailing mine to me but i assume you can fill them in at a travel agents.Or they would be sent out if you booked by phone?
Or is it all electronic?

i posted a link to the online form a day or two ago

Val
27-08-2008, 05:50 AM
if you don't have access to computer then you would have your TA log it for you, because based on that info, you would probs have bought your ticket from an agent as you don't have access to the net .....

However, to be honest, agents, in my opinion, should be offering to process applications for their clients anyways....... it is a customer service they should be providing.

ukwdwnut
27-08-2008, 09:03 AM
if you don't have access to computer then you would have your TA log it for you, because based on that info, you would probs have bought your ticket from an agent as you don't have access to the net .....

However, to be honest, agents, in my opinion, should be offering to process applications for their clients anyways....... it is a customer service they should be providing.

oh yeah of course DUH!!!

ukwdwnut
27-08-2008, 09:21 AM
so really if you are travelling before january, its a waste of time filling in the online esta, as you still have to fill in the green form

Val
27-08-2008, 10:33 AM
weeeeelllllll lol

The theory is that your time actually being seen by the immigration officer will be less..... your actual time waiting will not be that much reduced, unless the majority of your flight have also elected to register online.... then your wait time will be greatly reduced.

Does that make sense?

ukwdwnut
27-08-2008, 10:37 AM
weeeeelllllll lol

The theory is that your time actually being seen by the immigration officer will be less..... your actual time waiting will not be that much reduced, unless the majority of your flight have also elected to register online.... then your wait time will be greatly reduced.

Does that make sense?

yes perfect sense plus to cut it down even more ive booked WC do get me thru even quicker :)

thx Val :hug2:

Britchick
27-08-2008, 05:30 PM
oh good i hate filling them in, thanks guys:p015:

Val
27-08-2008, 06:31 PM
no worries. you are welcome.

Isafari
27-08-2008, 07:18 PM
So, we go in December and come back January, am I right in thinking that it wouldn't be to our advantage to fill it in for us?

Val
27-08-2008, 07:24 PM
it is not required that you complete it. However, I would believe by december the majority of passengers will have enrolled in the programame, because once approved, it is approved for 2 years, and all you have to do consequently is to go online and modify the flight and accommodation information.

So if my presumptions are correct, then it will be a quicker immigration process, but it is your choice, you will not be made to do it should you not want to.... this time ;)

Britchick
27-08-2008, 07:25 PM
it's only the same as we fill in already so no hassle really

Jazmine
27-08-2008, 07:54 PM
Mick what do you mean by WC ? ? ? :lol:
ooh that`s fab news no more green forms :smiley4::happy0117:
Jacqui ;)xxx

Isafari
27-08-2008, 08:07 PM
Thanks Val.....just done ours

ukwdwnut
27-08-2008, 09:01 PM
Mick what do you mean by WC ? ? ? :lol:
ooh that`s fab news no more green forms :smiley4::happy0117:
Jacqui ;)xxx

Wheel Chair Jacqui :(