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Visa Waiver Program

Citizens of certain countries do not require a visa to visit the United States for up to 90 days.

The Visa Waiver Program (WVP) enables citizens of certain countries to travel to the United States without US visas. Eswatini is not a VWP country. If you are a passport holder of one of the following countries listed below and your passport meets certain requirements you may be able to travel without a visa.

Participating Visa Waiver Program Nations

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Korea, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

(Please Note: Travelers must hold a passport from one of these countries. A permanent resident from these countries would not be eligible to use the program.)

To Qualify for the Visa Waiver Program, an Applicant Must: 

  • Be a bearer of an unexpired passport of one of the above listed countries. The passport must have six month validity unless the individual is from a country that has reciprocal agreement to not need a full six months.
  • Have a Machine-Readable Passport (check with the issuing country as to whether or not the passport is already Machine Readable.
  • Be traveling for business or pleasure for 90 days or less, and hold a valid return, or ongoing ticket beyond any U.S. territory including Canada or Mexico.
  • Obtain authorization for travel on the VWP via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) website.
    Please Note: There is a USD $14 fee charged to all qualified applicants registering through ESTA.
  • Have no other personal ineligibilities (such as prior arrests, or visa overstays in the United States.)  For a more detailed list see Ineligible VWP Travelers on this page below.

For more detailed information on the Visa Waiver Program, please visit the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website.