Posts Tagged ‘ Department of Homeland Security ’

Ninety-six words that say too little

Jul 7th, 2014 | By

This is the count of words in which the US Department of Homeland Security says that there will be extra security checks regarding electronic equipment.

Entering the USA

Apr 21st, 2013 | By

One of the consistent complaints about travelling to the US is the length of time it takes to get through immigration control once you land there. If you can pass through the controls in Dublin and Shannon, why not at UK airports?

Bodyscanners Again

Aug 18th, 2011 | By

The stories about bodyscanners and how and what data is stored when we go them at airports has been quiet for a little while over here. Not so in the US where new software is being tested to replace the one which shows a truer outline of the bodily figure. The new software is supposed to show just stick figures but it seems that may not be the whole story.

The Good and the Bad

May 24th, 2010 | By

Let’s start with the good news.
It could be that the Icelandic volcano which has caused so much grief to air travellers over the last 2 months has stopped erupting. Experts say that the volcano has gone quiet. It would be nice if it was quiet for the next 100 years.
Just after I left the largest US trade travel conference, the US Department of Homeland Security announced that it hoped that the I-94 green/white forms that visitors have to fill in would be done away with by the end of the Summer. This means that you will only have to complete the ESTA requirements online.

Visitors Entering and Leaving the USA

May 16th, 2010 | By

UPDATE: 17 MAY the Department of Homeland Security tells us that the greeen I-94 card will still be used for the time being (probably at least a year) as things run in parallel until a decision is made on when the I-94 can be dropped. They also confirm that on your first entry to the US you will have to have all 10 fingerprints made but on subsequent visits only the four fingers of the right hand will be required to be fingerprinted as this will provide a sufficient match with the previous data that they have recorded