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What is the Visa Waiver Program?

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows nationals of certain countries to travel to the U.S. for tourism or business for up to 90 days without obtaining a visa. To qualify for this visa waiver, nationals of partner countries must obtain an electronic travel authorization ESTA online.

List of VWP member countries

Israel is the latest country to be admitted to the VWP in October 2023. This brings to 41 the number of countries benefiting from the US visa waiver program for their nationals.

GermanySpainLiechtensteinUK
AndorraFinlandLithuaniaSan Marino
AustraliaFranceLuxemburgSingapore
AustriaGreeceMaltaSlovakia
BelgiumHungarymonacoSlovenia
BruneiIrelandNorwaySweden
ChileIcelandNew ZealandSwiss
CroatiaIsraelNetherlandsTaiwan
South KoreaItalyPoland
DenmarkJapanPortugal
EstoniaLatviaCzech republic
List of member countries of the U.S. Visa Waiver Program

How can I join the visa waiver program?

Countries wishing to join the U.S. Visa Waiver Program must meet certain border management requirements. The main conditions laid down by the US State Department are :

What to do if your country is not a VWP member

If your home country is not a member of the VWP, you cannot apply for ESTA electronic travel authorization. To enter the United States, you need to apply online for a B2 visa.