As reported previously, President Trump announced that his administration has nominated Poland as a Visa Waiver Program (VWP) participating country. Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan formally announced the designation of Poland into the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) . On Nov. 11, 2019, Polish citizens and nationals will have the ability to apply for travel to the United States for up to 90 days for tourism or business purposes without having to obtain a U.S. visa.
The DHS announcement states, “This designation demonstrates the strong partnership and cooperation between the United States and Poland, its trusted partner. The Visa Waiver Program will expand cultural ties and strengthen the economy of both nations by encouraging tourism and business exchanges. Poland will be the 39th member of the program. More information on the Visa Waiver Program can be found here.”
To learn more about the VWP, please visit https://www.dhs.gov/visa-waiver-program-requirements. Please contact your GT attorney with any specific questions.