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List of Visa Waiver Program Countries

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables citizens of participating countries to travel to the United States for business or tourism for 90 days or less without obtaining a U.S. B-1 or B-2 visa. Those entering for business purposes as defined in INA 101(a)(15)(B) are admitted in WB status. Those
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DOS Temporary Expansion of Interview Waiver Eligibility

The Department of State (DOS), in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has authorized consular officers until December 31, 2022 to waive, in their discretion, the in-person interview requirement for the following individuals as described in the DOS Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM
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COVID-19 Restrictions on U.S. Visas and Entry

This page tracks U.S. visa and entry restrictions related to COVID-19. See NAFSA's Coronavirus Critical Resources Page for related information and resources. Page Contents COVID Vaccine Requirement Effective November 8, 2021 (updated 06/10/2022) Geographic Proclamations No Longer in Effect (updated
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Coronavirus Critical Resources

NAFSA has assembled these resource links to help you navigate issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. In Proclamation 9994 of March 13, 2020, President Trump declared a national emergency concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 is the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. In
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DOS Limits Use of B Visas for Birth Tourism

A Department of State (DOS) final rule prohibits consular officers from issuing B visas if they determine the applicant's principal purpose is what the administration calls "birth tourism." See 85 FR 4219 (January 24, 2020), effective on the date of publication. DOS published this as a direct final
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Implementation of ESTA for VWP Entry at Land Ports of Entry

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) interim final rule published at 87 FR 18967 (April 1, 2022) expanded the ESTA pre-registration requirement to Visa Waiver Program (VWP) visitors planning to enter the United States through land ports of entry. Before the October 1, 2022 implementation date
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