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Year End Brings Major Changes to the US Visa Waiver Program

Included in the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act (HR 2029), signed into law on December 18, 2015, were significant changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). These changes will require “e-passports” of all VWP travelers and additional security standards. This follows “enhancements” to the program announced by the Obama Administration at the end of November. The … Continue Reading

Chile Added to the US Visa Waiver Program

On February 28, 2014 the US Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State jointly announced the designation of Chile into the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).  Starting May 1, 2014, eligible Chilean passport holders with both an approved Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) and an e-passport will be able to visit the United … Continue Reading