Customs and Border Protection November 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

The Electronic System for Travel Authorization: Mandatory Compliance Required for Travel Under the Visa Waiver Program
Document Number: E8-26997
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-13
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that, beginning January 12, 2009, all nonimmigrant aliens traveling to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) must obtain an approved travel authorization from the Department's Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). To comply with ESTA, VWP travelers must provide electronically to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) the information currently collected on the I-94W Nonimmigrant Alien Arrival/Departure (Form I-94W) through the CBP ESTA Web site and receive authorization to travel before embarking on travel to the United States.