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Visa Waiver Program Is A Great Way To Visit US Without A Legal U.S Visa

If you have plans to visit the United States, and you are running short of time to complete the due processes for your legal US Visa or passport, you can try working things around with the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).

But be sure to check out if your country participates in the program before you can proceed. If you have green light to make use of the program, you have 90 days or less to stay in the United States for your vacation or business meetings.

All that you need to do is to make use of the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) and submit your application. Now, the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is a program that is managed by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security.

But still, you have to be eligible to use VWP (ESTA), for which you have to ensure that you acquire a valid U.S Visa. You may not qualify to use the program if your personal records indicate that you have had to attend to your personal issues in one of the blacklisted countries, including Syria, Libya, Somalia, Iraq, Sudan, Iran, and Yemen that is on or after March 1, 2011.

In addition to that, if you are a dual national of any of these countries, you may not qualify as well. If you have been refuted for an ESTA, entry into the States, or you were blacklisted for visa, you should know that you aren’t going to use this great offer. If you benefitted from Visa Waiver Program before, and you overstayed, you aren’t likely to get a single chance.

If you come from a country that doesn’t take part in the VWP program, such as passengers that are in transit – typically, those that can’t leave the plane, you may not qualify for the same.

Typically, the Department of Homeland Security enrolls all the travelers that arrive at the U.S airports and seaports in the US-VISIT program. They have to see to it that the appropriate safeguards for the U.S national are protected. Enrollment typically consists of a collection of the digital photograph as well as electronic finger scans of two index fingers.

And you wouldn’t have to worry about the fact that it looks a tedious undertaking – it is just a matter of seconds. It is recommended by the state, and the goal is to ensure that the security of the U.S citizens and visitors are guaranteed. What’s more, the process facilitates legitimate travel and prioritize safeguards for the foreigners’ privacy.

And it is recommended that you get an e-passport to make sure you get to use your VWP.
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