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Visa Waiver Program Information Package

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Information to Travel under the Visa Waiver Program

Information Guide for the United States Visa Waiver Program and ESTA Travel Autorization Application

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The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows certain travelers to visit the United States wihout a VISA. This program is only available for the citizens of certain countries including most european countries, Australia and some additional countries.

List of Visa Waiver Program Countries

The list of countries including in the program has been increasing in the recent year, the following 36 countries participate in the Visa Waiver Program:

Andorra Hungary New Zealand
Australia Iceland Norway
Austria Ireland Portugal
Belgium Italy San Marino
Brunei Japan Singapore
Czech Republic Latvia Slovakia
Denmark Liechtenstein Slovenia
Estonia Lithuania South Korea
Finland Luxembourg Spain
France Malta Sweden
Germany Monaco Switzerland
Greece the Netherlands United Kingdom

Nationals of VWP countries must meet certain requirements in order to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program. Travelers who do not meet the requirements must apply for a B-1/B-2 tourist or business visitor visa at the nearest U.S. consulate or embassy.

ESTA Registration requirement: The Department of Homeland Security is enforcing compliance of the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) requirement for Visa Waiver Program travelers.  VWP travelers who have not obtained approval through ESTA registration will be denied boarding on any air carrier bound for the United States.  A valid ESTA approval is required for all Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to travel to the United States. The Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is a free, automated system used to determine eligibility of visitors who wish to travel to the US under the VWP. It collects the same information from the I-94W Arrival Departure Record form that VWP travelers usually fill out en route to the United States. ESTA applications may be submitted at any time before traveling directly in the official ESTA site of the Department of Homeland Security. An ESTA travel authorization generally will be valid for up to two years and also valid for multiple entries.

Important Warning about ESTA application fees: This information package includes instructions about the visa wavier program and about how to request travel authorization, but does not include the fees to request travel autorization. The fees to apply for travel authorization must be paid directly to the Department of Homeland Security when submitting your application in the official site.

This page can be found at: https://www.immigrationunitedstates.org/products/visa-waiver-program.html

Frequently Asked immigration Questions about the Visa Waiver Program:

  • I heard that people from some countries don't need a visa to visit the U.S. is this true?
  • Do I need to register or file any application before traveling to the U.S.
  • What are the general guidelines to travel under the VWP?
  • Which countries are eligible for the Visa Waiver Program?
  • For how long can you stay inside the U.S. using the Visa Waiver Program?
  • Can I extend the time of my stay in the US with the visa waiver program?
  • What type of passport and what other requirements are there to travel ot the use with the visa waiver program?
  • What advantages do I have by traveling with the Visa Waiver Program or by applying for a visa?
  • Can I travel under the Visa Waiver Program to enter the US to get married with my American girlfriend or boyfriend.
  • Elegibility to use the Visa Waiver Program.

Order this guide to find out more information and the answer to visa questions, filing fees, passport requirements, general information, US embassies and consulates contact information, and general information about the Visa Waiver program.

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