(j3.2006) (SC22WG5.3836) Fwd: [incits-sc_tags] Upcoming changes to the immigration rules for people from Visa - waiver countries
Mon Jan 5 16:42:26 EST 2009
My apologies to our overseas friends
for this latest example of government-in-action.
Note that a copy of this is in the INCITS Archive
on the J3 server, should future reference be necessary.
Begin forwarded message:
> From: "Garner, Jennifer" <jgarner at itic.org>
> Date: January 5, 2009 3:01:46 PM EST
> To: incits-sc_tags at lyris.itic.org
> Subject: [incits-sc_tags] Upcoming changes to the immigration rules
> for people from Visa - waiver countries
> FYI ? The attached information was forwarded by the ANSI ISO Team in
> relation to upcoming SC Plenary and WG meetings hosted by the US.
> Best regards -
> Jennifer T. Garner
> Director, Standards Programs
> INCITS/Information Technology Industry Council
> 1250 Eye Street, NW - Suite 200
> Washington, DC 20005
> e-mail: jgarner at itic.org
> website: www.incits.org
> If you are not already aware of this, please note the following
> upcoming changes to the immigration rules for people from Visa ?
> waiver countries.
> Beginning January 12, 2009, all nationals and citizens of Visa
> Waiver Program (VWP) countries will be required by law to obtain a
> travel authorization prior to initiating travel to the United States
> under the VWP. This authorization may be obtained online through the
> Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA?), a free Internet
> application administered by the Department of Homeland Security
> (DHS) through a U.S. government Web site.
> DHS does not charge VWP travelers a fee for completion of an ESTA?
> application. Eligible visitors seeking to travel to the United
> States under the VWP may apply for travel authorization via the
> ESTA? Web site at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov }
> For complete information, please see http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/id_visa/esta/
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