Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 30 Oct 2015
Total posts 91
Anyone have any news on when Trump is planning to dump the visa waiver for Australians? Am heading over in June & September and don't want to be trying to squeeze in a trip to the US embassy for flights already booked and a visa waiver already paid for.
Member since 06 Oct 2016
Total posts 13
They're not removing the visa waiver. They're looking at removing the ability to renew a visa without an interview. The media is full of hype and misinformation on this.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 29 Nov 2013
Total posts 438
There's a Huffington Post article that spells out the key immigration changes.
Member since 16 Jun 2011
Total posts 226
It all stems from some confusion between the two programs. Even the Huffington Post has made a correction, as they had it wrong earlier. Hence their corrective note:CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story said
that according to the draft executive order, the visa waiver program
would be suspended indefinitely. In fact, it would suspend the visa
interview waiver program indefinitely.
Member since 02 Jun 2015
Total posts 47
The LA Times reported it incorrectly and then became gospel!
Member since 12 Dec 2012
Total posts 290
Some Australian and NZ media ran the incorrect version, an no amount of correcting it seems to make people understand what is really happening.
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 1,002
Getting the facts out there: https://www.ausbt.com.au/trump-is-not-axing-visa-free-aussie-travel-to-the-usa
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