Visa Waiver Program (VWP) Updates
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables eligible citizens or nationals of certain countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. The program is overseen by United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
As of 17th November, 2008, citizens of 7 additional countries can enter the United States under VWP, these are Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, the Republic of Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, and Slovakia under the Visa Waiver Program.
The above mentioned countries are in addition to those already covered by the program namely Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
In order to qualify for the VWP, the prospective country must meet various security requirements stipulated by the United States Administration.