If you're travelling to the United States for a holiday or a limited number of other activities you need to apply for a visa waiver through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) system. I had to apply for a visa waiver last night and discovered, the hard way, that there are businesses out there that make the cost of a ESTA far higher without adding any value. In other words, beware the ESTA rip-off.
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A new application form for people seeking a visa to enter the United States has been approved. And, as suspected, it requests information pertaining to social media accounts. The information is not mandatory but the form does also say that not providing the information may result in your applications being delayed or denied. In other words, it's a section drafted by The Godfather's "Department of Offers That Shouldn't Be Refused".
Software developers wanting to work in the US usually need to get a H-1B visa. However, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced it would make a more targeted effort to combat "fraud and abuse" of the system. With the Trump administration wanting to protect American jobs, they are adding some hurdles for software developers.
After spending decades keeping its payment technologies behind closed doors, Visa has flung open the gates to welcome external developers to use its application programming interfaces (APIs). The new Visa Developer platform will allow banks, merchants and tech companies to take advantage of the vendor's payment technologies and weave them into their own software and apps. Here are the details.