U.S. Ops Reminder:

Faster entry: Skip the wait for pax visas with U.S. Visa Waiver Program

Service Specific to Operations to the United States

The Visa Waiver Program allows eligible operators to become Signatory Carriers, giving them the ability to transport passengers from 40 nationalities into the U.S. without a Visa. Qualifying pax can travel for tourism or business in the U.S., and can stay for up to 90 days.

Increase your operational flexibility in trip planning and trip estimates thanks to the use-on-demand, always-on resource of an approved Visa Waiver into the U.S:

  • Private and Commercial U.S. Operators and Commercial Foreign Operators are eligible to qualify
  • Valid for 7 years after approval
  • Currently, pax of 40 countries can participate, and also need to:
    • Have authorization under ETSA system prior to travel;
    • Pass a check of electronic database of inadmissible aliens;
    • Must depart U.S. within 90 days of entry.

With Signatory Carrier status, you streamline your operational options, limit monetary risk of fines/penalties, and avoid delays, diversion or cancellations associated with U.S. Visa issues.

Visa Waiver Program Countries

  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Chile
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom

NOTE: The citizens of the new countries of Curacao, Bonaire, St Eustatius, Saba and St Maarten (the former Netherlands Antilles) are not eligible to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program if they are applying for admission with passports from these countries.

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Additional Resources

U.S. Customs & e-APIS for Private Non-Revenue Made Easy: Part 2 - Visas, ESTAs and Border Overflight Exemptions

Issues continue to occur, from time to time, with general aviation (GA) passengers arriving without visas or with incorrect visas. Every month we’re aware of passengers arriving in the U.S. with Electronic System for Travel Authorizations (ESTAs) aboard GA aircraft that are not Visa Waiver Program (VWP) signatory carriers.

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