Visa Waiver Program Countries

Every now and then somebody asks us which countries are in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).  Citizens from VWP countries do not need a visa to enter the united states.

To be admitted to the VWP a country must meet various security and other requirements, such as enhanced law enforcement and security-related data sharing with the United States and timely reporting of both blank and issued lost and stolen passports. VWP members are also required to maintain high counterterrorism, law enforcement, border control, and document security standards.

Countries in the VWP program as of January 21, 2012 are listed below.  Citizens from any other country (except Canada and Mexico for which there are special programs), must obtain a visa before entering the United States.

Andorra                              Hungary                            New Zealand

Australia                             Iceland                              Norway

Austria                                Ireland                               Portugal

Belgium                              Italy                                    San Marino

Brunei                                 Japan                                 Singapore

Czech Republic                 Latvia                                 Slovakia

Denmark                           Liechtenstein                    Slovenia

Estonia                               Lithuania                           South  Korea

Finland                               Luxembourg                     Spain

France                                Malta                                  Sweden

Germany                           Monaco                              Switzerland

Greece                               The Netherlands              United Kingdom


For full details about the Visa Waiver Program from the State Department go here.

Disclaimer: The information herein is not intended as legal advice and is provided for general information only.Questions involving interpretation of specific U.S. laws should be addressed to an attorney and/or government officials.

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