06 Apr Travelers from VWP Countries Must Now Use Electronic Passports
Posted at 21:50h in Immigration News
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson announced that, per the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act (PL 114-113), all travelers coming to the United States from the 38 countries that participate in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) must have an electronic passport, or e-Passport, effective April 1, 2016. An e-Passport contains an electronic chip that holds a passenger’s name, date of birth, and other biographical information. Travelers who do not have an e-Passport from a Visa Waiver country must obtain a visa to come to the United States.