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The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows foreign nationals from certain countries to travel in America for a period of 90 days for business or pleasure without having to obtain a paper visa in advance. However, travelers must apply for an ESTA before travelling.
In cases where the foreign national does not hold a passport which meets new immigration requirements (i.e. contains a digital photo and machine readable text), they will still need to apply for a B-type Visitor Visa.
To apply for an ESTA and travel to the United States under this the Visa Waiver program, you must:
All Visa Waiver Program ("VWP") travelers, regardless of age or type of passport used, must present machine-readable passports. In addition, depending on when VWP travelers' passports were issued, other passport requirements will apply:
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