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Visa Waiver Program Can Offer You Great Chances To Visit The United States Even Without A 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 your country is a participant or is among the eligible countries, you should know that you stand to benefit from at least 90 days in the most superpower country, whether you are on a business meeting or you want to explore the great tourist attraction that it has to offer.
All that you should do is to drop your application at the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), and you will get your response without a hassle. Visa Waiver Program and the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is managed by the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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. For instance, you have personal circumstances that forced you to travel to some questionable counties, such as Syria, Libya, Somalia, Iraq, Sudan, Iran, and Yemen – that is on or after March 1, 2011.
What is more, if you have dual citizenship of any of the above states, you won’t qualify to use the program. If you have been invalidated for an ESTA, entry into the U.S in the past, or Visa, you do not qualify as well. 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.
Upon arrival, whether on seaports or airports, the Department of Homeland Security enrolls every visitor in the US-VISIT program. They have to ensure the proper safeguards for U.S national security. 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. And the process has one major objective -to ensure that everybody’s security, including that of the incoming visitor, is assured. And that is not all, the process is designed to ensure legitimate travels as well as ensure the safeguard of the visitor’s privacy.