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Croatia Added to Visa Waiver Program
Posted on 30 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 187 / Thursday, September 30, 2021 "Eligible citizens, nationals, and passport holders from designated Visa Waiver Program countries may apply for admission to the United States at U.S. ports of entry as nonimmigrant... Read More

CBP Offers Flexibility to Departing VWP Travelers
Posted on 20 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CBP, Apr. 17, 2020 " Travelers Affected by Coronavirus May Apply for Extended Term of Admission WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today that Visa Waiver Program travelers who have been granted satisfactory... Read More

DOS, DHS Include Poland in VWP
Posted on 8 Nov 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Nov. 6, 2019 "Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan, in coordination with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, designated Poland into the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) . Starting November 11, 2019, citizens and nationals of Poland... Read More

Excerpts from the Nov. 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 22 Oct 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

New Filing Option for Canadian TNs USCIS began accepting Forms I-129 filed by Canadian citizens who are outside the United States and seek classification as TN nonimmigrants on October 1, 2012. USCIS had accepted the form filing only in connection... Read More

News Excerpts From the March 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 3 Mar 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

DHS Designates Chile for Visa Waiver Program On February 28, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security announced the entry of Chile into the Visa Waiver Program. Beginning May 1, 2014, Chilean nationals will be able to visit the United States for up... Read More

DOS, DHS Announce Implementation of Changes to Visa Waiver Program
Posted on 21 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Joint DOS / DHS press release, Jan. 21, 2016 - "The United States today began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes... Read More

DHS: Enhancements to Visa Waiver Program
Posted on 3 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Effective today, those seeking to travel to the United States from countries in our Visa Waiver Program (VWP) will be required to provide additional data fields of information in the travel application submitted via the Electronic System for Travel... Read More

GAO on the Visa Waiver Program
Posted on 8 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

VISA WAIVER PROGRAM - Additional Actions Needed to Address Risks and Strengthen Overstay Enforcement - Wednesday, December 7, 2011 . Read More

GAO on Visa Waiver Program: Additional Actions Needed to Mitigate Risks and Strengthen Overstay Enforcement
Posted on 27 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"GAO made recommendations in prior reports for DHS to, among other things, strengthen plans to address certain risks of the Visa Waiver Program and for overstay enforcement efforts. DHS generally concurred with these recommendations and has... Read More

DHS Announces Further Travel Restrictions for the Visa Waiver Program
Posted on 19 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Feb. 18, 2016 - "The Department of Homeland Security today announced that it is continuing its implementation of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 with the addition of Libya, Somalia, and Yemen as... Read More