Visa Waiver Program Information
The information below only applies to the following countries: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lichetenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Korea, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
Visa rules may have changed since this document was prepared. For the most current visa information, please visit here or contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
Do I Need a Visa to Travel to the U.S. for the American Film Market?
Eligible nationals of the countries listed above are able to travel without a visa for tourist and business travel of 90 days or less provided they possess an e-passport and an approved authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).
What is an e-Passport?
An e-passport is a machine-readable passport issued or renewed/extended on or after 10/26/06 and must have an integrated chip with information from the data page.
If your passport is not machine-readable, you will be required to present a valid U.S. visa to visit the United States.
For more information about Visa Waiver Program rules and passport requirements, please visit here.
What is the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)?
ESTA is a free, automated system used to determine the eligibility of visitors to travel to the United States under the VWP. It collects the same information as the paper I-94W form that VWP travelers currently fill out en route to the United States. ESTA applications may be completed online here. ESTA applications may be submitted at any time prior to travel. The Department of Homeland Security recommends that ESTA applications be submitted as soon as an applicant begins making travel plans.
For more information about the ESTA system, please visit here
What is the APEC Business Travel Card Program?
The United States also participates in the APEC Business Travel Card program for travelers from the following countries listed above: Australia, Brunei, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore. The APEC Business Travel Card allows access to fast-track entry and exit through special APEC lanes at major airports. Cardholders also benefit from an expedited scheduling process for visa interviews at U.S. embassies and Consulates in APEC economies. For more information, please visit here.
Where can I get More Information?
1-202-663-1225 (Visa Services public information line)
To contact AFM Registration, please e-mail AFM@ifta-online.org with the words "Visa Information" in the subject line.