Lawmakers Want Israel ON US Visa-waiver Program

by Admin on April 28, 2014

The Washington Post reports that although Israel may be one of the most important U.S. allies, but it isn’t part of a special group of countries that get preferred treatment for visas to enter the United States.

The visa-waiver extends to more than 35 nations and allows citizens of those countries short-term travel to the US without a visa, freeing applicants from the delays, hassles and expense of securing that travel document.

Chaninat & Leeds law firm specializes in US visas and immigration law in Thailand

The US State Department defended their stance of not allowing Israel on the program by explaining that Israel hasn’t met the criteria to join the U.S. visa-waiver program — particularly a requirement to treat all American visa applicants equally — and it will not be admitted until it does.

Read the full report here

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