New Visa Waiver Requirements

On June 3, 2008, DHS announced an interim final rule on a new online system, the "Electronic System for Travel Authorization" for the Visa Waiver Program. Effective some time next year, all nationals of VWP countries (low fraud countries that as a result don't require visas for short term visits ,such as most European countries, Australia, Japan, etc.) who plan to travel to the U.S. under the VWP will need to receive electronic travel authorization prior to departure.