Important Information for Travelers on the Visa Waiver Program

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The Visa Waiver Program applies for the United States of America including Puerto Rico, Guam and the US-Virgin Islands.

After entering the US you may travel to Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean within 90 days and re-enter the US using any mode of transport. You may also enter the US without a visa traveling from Canada or Mexico for up to 90 days (please note that there will be a $6.00 fee, payable only in US dollars). You will have to show financial proof to finance your trip at the port of entry.

Please note:

Persons who enter the US on VWP must have an ESTA approval before they will be allowed to enter.  If the airline carrier is unable to process the ESTA authorization, the form I-94w may still have to be filled out and retained until the final exit from the U.S. This is especially important if they plan to re-enter the U.S. from their side-trip using a non-signatory aircraft or boat. (If they re-enter by land or with a signatory carrier, they can just do a new I-94w, but if they return from the sidetrip by private boat, they're in trouble unless they have retained their valid I-94w from the original admission.)

Please do not apply for a visa, if your travel plans meet the VWP requirements.

You will then simply have to fill in a short form on board of the air or sea carrier.

However, please note that the following travelers will need a visa in any case:

People who intend to work in the US (paid or unpaid!). This includes work as an au-pair or intern.
People who intend to stay in the US for more than 90 days.
People who intend to attend school or university in the US.
People who have been refused admission into, or have been deported from the US within the past five years.
People who have ever been arrested or convicted for any offense or crime (including drug trafficking).
People who have been afflicted with a serious communicable disease, or who are drug abusers or addicts.
People who have participated in the persecution of any person under the control of the Nazi Government of Germany.
People who have ever been a member or representative of a terrorist organization.
People holding a blue German travel document (Fremdenpass).
If any of the above applies to you, you are not eligible for the Visa Waiver Program and will need a visa to enter the US. Please call the following number for further information:

Visa Information Service

Live Service: 0900 1-850055 (EUR 1.86/Min from a German landline - additional charges may apply from mobile phones). 7am to 8pm, Monday - Friday.
Credit Card Service for applicants from outside of Germany and callers who cannot access 0900 numbers:  +49 (0)9131-772-2270 . EUR 15 per call, MasterCard and Visa accepted. 7am to 8pm, Monday - Friday.
Planning Your Trip when a Visa is required:
You are advised to not finalize any travel plans or reservations (e.g. purchasing plane tickets, booking hotel, etc.) until your passport has been returned to you with a valid non-immigrant visa.

Last updated: 3 Aug, 2009
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