Which are the Visa Waiver countries for the USA?
At present, to be eligible for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), you must be a citizen of a country that
has been designated by the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of
State, as a “program country”. Note that if you are a permanent resident of a program country but are
not a citizen, then you do not qualify for the visa waiver.
Currently there are 38 countries that meet the criteria of Section 217(c) of the Immigration and
Nationality Act (Title 8 U.S.C § 1187), which includes passport security, a non-immigrant visa
refusal rate of 3% or less, and ongoing compliance with the immigration law of the U.S.
The 38 countries and territories that are part of the Visa Waiver Program are:
Taiwan* Citizens with Taiwanese national ID number only
United Kingdom* Only British citizens