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Visa Waiver Program - Frequently Asked Questions


What are the activities permitted under the VWP for tourists?

As a tourist you may:

  • Visit friends and relatives, touring or vacationing, visits for rest
  • Visit for medical treatment
  • Participate in conventions, conferences or convocation of fraternal or social organizations
  • Participate in sports, musical, and other events or contests, if you are an amateur who will receive no money or other remuneration in return

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How do I enter the U.S. on the VWP?

As a business visitor you may:

  • If you are entering by air or sea, have a round-trip transportation ticket issued on a carrier that has signed an agreement with the U.S. government to participate in the VWP, and arrive in the U.S. aboard such a carrier
  • Hold a completed and signed Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver Arrival-Departure Record, Form I-94W, on which you have waived the right of review or appeal of an immigration officer’s determination about admissibility, or deportation. These forms are available from participating carriers, from travel agents, and at land-border ports-of-entry
  • You must have no visa ineligibilities. This means if you have been refused a visa before, have a criminal record or are ineligible for a visa you cannot travel on the VWP without a visa. You must apply for a visa to the U.S.

Note: Entry at a land border crossing point from Canada or Mexico is permitted under the VWP.


Is there any filing fee for the VWP?

Yes, there is a small filing fee for the Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver Arrival-Departure Record, Form I-94W from airlines.

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