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Tourist Travel to the USA Without a Visa for Romanians Through the Visa Waiver Program

What is the context?

For Romania to enter the Visa Waiver Program, it needs a visa refusal rate below 3%. Currently, it is around 9%. By renewing visas, Romanians can help reduce this rate.


300,000 Romanians hold U.S. visas. If 10% of them renew their B1/B2 visas, Romania can reach its target. The deadline for renewal is September 30, 2024.

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What are the rules?

Romania has until September 30, 2024, to reduce the refusal rate below 3%. 

Once conditions are met, joining the Visa Waiver Program takes about a year.

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