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Global Entry

The Global Entry Program allows biometrically registered and pre-authorized travelers of certain nationalities to carry out passport control themselves at selected U.S. airports. This eliminates long waiting times and speeds up entry into the United States. In the following we have compiled the most important information on Global Entry. It's best to test right now online and free of charge with our Global Entry Check if you can take advantage of fast entry too. In addition, we inform you a…

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In principle, all persons require a visa for travel to the USA. The only exception is the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), which allows certain nationals to stay up to 90 days without applying for a visa in advance.

What is ESTA?
ESTA application

Increased cost for ESTA application as of May 26, 2022

Expansion of ESTA requirements for land-based entry

ESTA requirements

Participating countries

Requirements for Member States


Documents for departure

Ineligible persons

ESTA validity


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Apply for a US visa

Our company is specialized in visa consulting and processing of U.S. visa applications. We are pleased to advise you about the different types of U.S. visa and inform you where and how you can apply for an American visa. In case you need any assistance with your visa application, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Where can I apply for a U.S. visa?
How can I apply for a U.S. visa?
U.S. visa application processing times
U.S. visa application fee

U.S. Visa RequirementsFirst…

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Delivery of passport after interview at US consulate

After a succesful interview, the US consulate will keep the applicants' passport for issuing the visa. As soon as the visa is printed and glued to the passport, it will be delivered to the applicant. In Germany, this delivery was free of charge so far, but that has changed since December 11th, 2018.

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Delivery of passport after interview at US consulate

After a succesful interview, the US consulate will keep the applicants' passport for issuing the visa. As soon as the visa is printed and glued to the passport, it will be delivered to the applicant. In Germany, this delivery was free of charge so far, but that has changed since December 11th, 2018.

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Interview Waiver

Normally, applying for a U.S. visa is not that easy and, above all, time-consuming. However, the Visa Reissuance Program has made it possible for certain applicants to renew their visa by mail instead of a personal interview at the consulate.

Visa Reissuance Program changes in the Corona crisis What is the Visa Reissuance Program? Requirements Application procedure

Visa Reissuance Program changes in the Corona crisisThe COVID-19 pandemic has a direct impact on the execution of postal visa re…

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US entry restrictions

Since November 8, 2021 the U.S. has eased entry requirements and travel is possible again with compliance of a variety of COVID-19 and sanitary guidelines. Read below to learn about the implications for travelers, visa applicants, and visa holders when entering the United Staes now.

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USA events

As government-licensed emigration consultants our visa specialists have been present as speakers at meetings and conferences for years in addition to the usual industry trade fairs. Furthermore The American Dream - US Visa Service organizes its own seminars or virtual events at which current developments in immigration law are explained and individual questions regarding employee assignments to the United States are answered.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, all face-to-face events have be…

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Expansion to the USA

If your company wishes to set up a subsidiary abroad, then it faces a variety of challenges. Of course, you want to be able to provide your employees with the best all-around protection, including by securing the best visas for them.

The effort that is needed to obtain visas for employees who perform different tasks and often come from international locations within the group of companies is unfortunately very often underestimated. Even the task of just integrating and coordinating communicatio…

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Secure Upload

Here you can upload all necessary documents, forms, and photos for your visa application and transfer them to your personal visa consultant.

Please note:
You can upload up to 10 files at a time. Each file can have up to 8MB. You can use the following file types: DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF, JPG, BMP, PNG, ZIP.
All other file types cannot be uploaded for security reasons.

Some browsers, for instance Internet Explorer 10/11, might not allow you to upload several files at the same time. We recommend to up…

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Our company

The American Dream - US Visa Service is a service company specializing in visa consulting and the processing of U.S. visa applications. As Germany's largest service agency for U.S. visas, our visa consultants advise and assist approximately 750 companies and individuals worldwide each year and successfully process nearly 2,000 visa applications.

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Our company at a glanceWe assist small and medium-sized companies as well as large international corporati…

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M-1 Visa

M-1 visas allow the holder to attend a recognized non-academic or vocational educational institution in the United States. The M visa is required, for example, to attend a flight school in the USA. If you are interested in continuing your education or training in the United States, we will be happy to assist you with your M-1 visa application!

Effects of the Corona crisis
What are M-1 visas?
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Visa Topics

There are many more topics concerning the entry and residence in the United States than just U.S. visa and ESTA. Here is everything you need to know.

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Work Permit for Spouses and RelativesIn general the visa is your permit to work and stay in the United States. This is not the case for accompanying relatives. Relatives of someone who holds a c…

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Instructions for filling out the ESTA application

For visa-free entry into the USA under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), travelers must apply in advance online for an electronic ESTA travel authorization. Below we clarify the most important questions regarding the ESTA application.

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ePass - Die wichtigsten Informationen zum biometrischen Reisepass

Wer in die USA verreisen will, benötigt unbedingt einen gültigen Pass. Grund genug sich genauer mit den Reisepassbestimmungen zu befassen.

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Family-based categories

The reunification of families through the Green Card process is one of the most traditional reasons for immigration to the United States.

In addition to the close relatives of U.S. citizens and Green Card holders, even spouses have the opportunity to qualify for an immigration category by marriage.
The respective procedures are subject to more or less serious limitations and are distinguished by greatly varying waiting times before the applicant is granted a Green Card.

Relatives / spouses of…

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Travel Ban Dispute

Since the beginning of the year in the USA, there has been an open political dispute over President Trump’s decreed travel ban for citizens of certain countries. The U.S. Supreme Court has now announced their decision for portions of the ban to take effect.

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Diversity Visa Program

The easiest way to obtain a green card is through the Green Card Lottery. The U.S. government awards 55,000 green cards each year through the Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery or Diversity Visa Program. Although a fair amount of luck is required, this option is still the only way for many people to realize their dream of living in the USA. The American Dream group of companies therefore offers extensive services especially for the Green Card lottery: Find out more about the Green Card lottery no…

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TN Visa

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) created free trade relations between the United States, Mexico and Canada. As a result a special U.S. work visa was created for Canadian and Mexican nationals. We explain which requirements must be met and whether the adoption of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will affect the TN visa NAFTA Professional.

What is a TN visa? Application Validity Which visa do family members receive? Impact of USMCA

What is a TN visa?Mexican and…

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DS-2019 Form

The DS-2019 Form (Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status) is mandatory in order to apply for a J-1 visa, and it can only be issued in cooperation with an exchange organization (J-1 visa sponsor). These organizations have been certified by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) to review internship proposals in accordance with U.S. guidelines, and thus they are extremely responsible for the interns and the U.S. host companies.

The DS-2019 form must be presented at the interview…

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Among our customers are individual companies, medium-sized businesses as well as large international corporations.

Our visa consultants currently advise more than 750 companies and process well over 2,000 visa applications per year.

Comprehensive service, high competence and a secure entry to the United States. These are three important reasons, why more and more businesses are cooperating with The American Dream – US Visa Service when it comes to choosing and applying for a visa for the Unite…

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