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# 208097 26-Jan-2017 14:34
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http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/323150/nzers-travelling-to-us-may-now-face-interviews

As someone who doesn't live in Auckland, needing to do face to face interviews before traveling to the States, would effectively end my quick visits on route to Europe...

That conference I was contemplating later in year in USA.... Other conferences are available.

This is ridiculous. Watch tourism market into USA go down the toilet.

Singapore stop overs here I come.

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  # 1710080 26-Jan-2017 14:37
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Combined with the fact that even a transit passenger through the States must meet full entry requirements.... Sheesh.





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  # 1710094 26-Jan-2017 14:52
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I have just received one of these waivers for my trip coming up in June. They had better not pull it out from under me....




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  # 1710109 26-Jan-2017 15:01
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freitasm:

This is wrong reporting. I was reading this today and it's not the end of visa waiver program. It's something else altogether.



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  # 1710115 26-Jan-2017 15:11
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From here:

 

 

“The Secretary of State shall immediately suspend the Visa Interview Waiver Program and ensure compliance with section 222 of the INA (Immigration and Nationality Act), which requires that all individuals seeking a nonimmigrant visa, undergo an in-person interview, subject to specific statutory exceptions,” the draft executive order states.

 

 

Note this is the Visa Interview Waiver Program. This applies to people that need visa renewal so that they don't need an interview. Trump wants to change that.

 

This is not the Visa Waiver Program. For more information take this from the US Embassy in the UK.





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  # 1710119 26-Jan-2017 15:15
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From here:

 

 

“The Secretary of State shall immediately suspend the Visa Interview Waiver Program and ensure compliance with section 222 of the INA (Immigration and Nationality Act), which requires that all individuals seeking a nonimmigrant visa, undergo an in-person interview, subject to specific statutory exceptions,” the draft executive order states.

 

 

Note this is the Visa Interview Waiver Program. This applies to people that need visa renewal so that they don't need an interview. Trump wants to change that.

 

This is not the Visa Waiver Program. For more information take this from the US Embassy in the UK.

 

 

Thanks for the clarification Mauricio.  





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  # 1710128 26-Jan-2017 15:24
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I have just received one of these waivers for my trip coming up in June. They had better not pull it out from under me....

 

 

You don't have one of these. :)

 

The US are wanting to make changes to the Visa Interview Waiver Program (IWP) - this is a program that can waive interviews for some repeat visitors who require a visa for every visit.

 

This is NOT the ESTA Visa Waiver program that NZ / AU citizens (along with a lot of other countries) use for a visa waiver.

 

They are scrapping waiving of the interview - not the visa waiver.

 

Unfortunately an Australian media confused the two and now RNZ have repeated this inaccuracy.

 

 

 

 


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