botcon passport worries. :(

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  1. Dinotron

    Dinotron AA2010 13-15 AUG BE THERE TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ok so i'm planning on coming to the con, but this time taking the girlfriend. problem i have, or think i have is this ETSA thing. i dont understand it.

    i have a chip in my passport, the girfriend dont. but when i came to 08 i had my new passport but still had a green card.

    can anyone shed some light on this for me?

    thanks guys.
     
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    I dont think its a problem. Isn't the chip just extra security thats going ot be added as people renew. Its not needed to get in to the US.

    If I am wrong you still have 4 months to send for a replacement.
     
  3. llamatron

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    I haven't looked into everything properly yet, but don't you just have to log on to some website (at least 3 days before you arrive) and say "HEY DUDES, LET ME IN PLZ"?
     
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    I came in with my regular non-chip passport just fine the last 2 years. Have things changed?
     
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    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    There is a new system that's just coming starting up: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/esta.html?language=en

    If the Botcon guys don't post this on their website soonish I will probably email them and suggest they do as not many international people know about it yet.
     
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    From first glance that looks a lot like the forms I had to fill in on the plane the last 2 times. Things are just getting more insane...
     
  7. Dinotron

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    apperently it was running alongside the green card and 12th jan the online thing takes its place.
     
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    Oh are we talking about the new online waiver form?

    You just fill it in at least 3 days before travel, instead of while on the plane, but it lasts for 2 years so do it earlier.
     
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    oh cool, cheers dude.
     

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