Visa Waiver Program

Definition - What does Visa Waiver Program mean?

The visa waiver program is a program that allows citizens of foreign countries to come to America for 90 days without needing a visa. In the context of the law, people who take advantage of this program are legally allowed to be in the country for 90 days, after which they have to leave.

Justipedia explains Visa Waiver Program

The visa waiver program is completely separate from immigration. The visa waiver program is for foreign nationals who wish to come to the country for business or for pleasure on a temporary basis.

People who want to become legal citizens of the United States must go through the proper immigration and citizenship channels in order to make that happen. People who participate in the visa waiver program are not allowed to extend their stay at the end of 90 days.

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