On September 23, 2004, the Department of State (DOS) issued a field cable reminding consular posts about the upcoming changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). The cable instructs consular post to inform Visa Waiver travelers about the September 30, 2004 US-VISIT start date for VWP travelers and the October 26, 2004 deadline for machine-readable passports (MRP) for VWP travelers. AMDOC#: 200410024