House Approves Bill to Bar Nationals of Iraq, Syria, Iran and Sudan from VWP

The U.S. House of Representatives, today, passed legislation to overhaul the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). The new legislation includes added security enhancements and counter-terrorism technology to increase our nation’s security and facilitate visa-free travel to the United States for citizens of certain countries.

The bill, which will now be sent to the U.S. Senate for a vote, also includes a bar to any individual who is either a citizen of Iraq, Syria, Iran and Sudan or any individual who has visited those listed countries in the past 5 years.

Under the current law, citizens from 38 eligible countries can travel to the United States for temporary visits not lasting more than 90 days without needing to apply for a visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

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