Monday, October 29, 2012

DHS Final Rule of Designation of Taiwan for Visa Waiver Program with Effective Date of 11/01/2012

  • The benefit of this designation takes effect on November 1, 2012. This final rule adds Taiwan to the list of countries authorized to participate in the VWP. Accordingly, beginning November 1, 2012, eligible travelers possessing Taiwan electronic passports with valid personal identification numbers (household registration numbers) may apply for admission to the United States at U.S. ports of entry as nonimmigrant visitors for a period of ninety days or less for business or pleasure without first obtaining a nonimmigrant visa, provided that they are otherwise eligible for admission under applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • This final rule will be officially published in the federal register on Monday, 10/22/2012. For the advance copy, please click here.

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