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Advance Copy of DHS Final Rule: Designation of Israel for the Visa Waiver Program

September 27, 2023 (1 min read)

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 09/29/2023

"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 noncitizens for a period of ninety days or less for business or pleasure without first obtaining a nonimmigrant visa, provided that they are otherwise eligible for admission under applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. The Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State, has designated Israel as a country that is eligible to participate in the Visa Waiver Program. Accordingly, this rule updates the list of countries designated for participation in the Visa Waiver Program by adding Israel. DATES: This final rule is effective on [INSERT DATE OF PUBLICATION IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER]. The Secretary’s designation was effective on September 26, 2023. The designation will be implemented on November 30, 2023."