Clients of ExportAction have seen Visa application scams on both sides of the Atlantic. A so-called specialist visa attorney charges $5,000 (or more) to make a US visa application for you. After a while (24 months in our experience), they write saying your visa application has been declined. You ask for your money back, but they say they have done the work! Huh!

If you plan to visit the US and do not have an ESTA, or other authorization, go to The cost is $14.00. Do not go to similar looking (but commercial) web sites which may charge as much as $80.00.