Interim Rule on Pre-Authorization for VWP Travelers

On June 3, 2008, DHS announced an interim final rule on the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), a new online system for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).  When it takes effect later this year, all nationals of VWP (visa waiver) countries who wish to enter the US under the VWP will need to receive electronic travel authorization prior to departure.