The Department of State (DOS) granted a postponement until October 26, 2004, as the date by which Visa Waiver Program travelers from 21 countries must present a machine-readable passport (MRP) at a U.S. port of entry to be admitted to the country without a visa. Six VWP countries were not given an extension. The MRP requirement affects only entry as a visitor for business or pleasure under the Visa Waiver Program; it does not affect entries in other categories. Click on the PDF1 link to view a DOS field cable announcing this postponement. Click on the "more" link for a list of affected countries. AMDOC#: 200309004