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Visa Waiver Program - Frequently Asked Questions


What do I need to enter the U.S. under the VWP?

What do I need to enter the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program?

  • Be seeking entry for 90 days or less, as a temporary visitor for business or pleasure. You will not be permitted to extend your visit or change to another visa category under the VWP
  • Be a citizen of a VWP country
  • Have a valid passport issued by the participating country that is valid for six months beyond your intended visit
  • Have a Machine Readable Passport, following the required due dates for Machine Readable Passports explained earlier

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What are the activities permitted under the VWP for business visitors?

As a business visitor you may:

  • Participate in commercial business transactions which do not involve gainful employment in the U.S, for example, negotiating contracts or consulting with business associates. You cannot receive a salary or wages from a U.S. source
  • Participate in scientific, educational, professional or business conventions, conferences or seminars
  • Conduct independent research
  • Appear as a witness in a court trial
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