The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of participating countries to travel to the United States for business or tourism for stays of up to 90 days without a visa.
Official information indicates that citizens of countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) must meet specific requirements to travel to the United States under this program.
“Although citizens of countries included in the VWP list do not need a visa to enter the US, they must obtain authorization, through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), before starting his trip”, authorities pointed out.
Who can apply?
Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and United Kingdom.
However, it was recently announced that Israel has been accepted to be part of the program, as announced by Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
According to official information from the United States Government, citizens of the new countries of Curacao, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius, Saba, and Saint Martin (the former Netherlands Antilles) are not eligible to travel to the United States under the Program. Visa Waiver if you apply for admission with passports from these countries.
For its part, the North American Government remembers that it will not be allowed to enter the US if a person has a criminal conviction, so it recommends “consulting your local US consulate before applying for your STAY.”
In this way, it is important to consider the conditions and restrictions of the Electronic Travel Authorization System so that you do not have any inconvenience during your trip or when you arrive in the territory of North America.
Please note that your arrival in the United States will be controlled by immigration agents and Customs and Border Protection officials, who may determine that you are inadmissible under the Visa Waiver Program or for any other reason under US law.
The data usually requested to access this benefit are the address and telephone number of the traveler, valid passport of a country, visa waiver program, valid email address of the traveler, and telephone and email at the emergency travel contact point.