Last Updated: 21st May 2013
More Tour and Travel Advice for the USA and Canada
All travelers seeking admission to the United States under the Visa Wavier Program (VWP – if no visa is required) must present a machine readable passport. A digital photograph printed on the passport photo page is required OR an integrated chip containing information from the data page (e-passport). A digital photograph is on that is printed onto the photo page, not a photo that has been glued, stapled or laminated onto the passport.
Machine readable passports issued or extended after October 26, 2006 are required to be e-passports. VWP travelers with non- compliant passports will need to obtain a new e-passport OR a visa in their passport containing the non-digital passport photo. Visa applications can be obtained by contacting the US consulate.