Waiver Plans for Israelis halted by US State Department

by admin on November 19, 2017

The Jerusalem Post comments on how the Trump Administration has left US Visas for Israeli citizens at a standstill.

Since 2005, Israel has been wanting to join the Visa Waiver Program that currently allows 38 countries access to the US without the need for a Visa for up to 90 days. The US Administration has denied this access, saying Israel has yet “to meet the requirements”.

According to Thailand based US immigration lawyer Joe Leeds, the Visa Waiver Program allows non-US nationals to enter the USA without a pre-arranged visa.

Israel’s Minister of Justice, Shaked, has high hopes on her next trip to the States of signing an arrangement with the US. Shaked acknowledges that negotiations are still continuing and that although there has been advancements there is still “a great deal of work left to be done”.

The US administration would not comment on how much longer it would take regarding Israelis acceptance into the Waiver program.

Read the full story here

Related Post: New Tougher Visa Requirements to Enter U.S

For Thai spouses of American citizens, specialized visas such as the K1 and K3 Visas allow for either a 90 day single-entry or a 2 year multiple-entry.

Image: Jessyca Frederick

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