The European Union has pressured the United States to extend the visa waiver program to its four remaining member states that are not currently participating: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania.  These are ”roadmap countries”, with the exception of Croatia, which only joined the EU in 2013. In November 2014, the Bulgarian government announced that it would not ratify the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership unless the United States lifts visas for its citizens.  The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows most citizens or nationals of participating countries* to travel to the United States for visa-free stays of 90 days or less for tourism or business. Travelers must have a valid Esta (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) prior to travel and meet all the requirements set out below. If you prefer to have a visa in your passport, you can always apply for a visitor visa (B). `(B) waive verification and recourse in accordance with subsection (b)(4) of this Section.` When the foreign national arrives by sea or air, he or she arrives at the port of entry into the United States with an air carrier, including all carriers that conduct operations in accordance with Title 14, Part 135, Code of Federal Regulations, or a non-commercial aircraft owned or operated by a domestic company that conducts operations in accordance with Division 14, Part 91. Code of Federal Regulations  that has entered into an agreement with the Minister of Homeland Security in accordance with subsection(s). The Secretary of Homeland Security is authorized to require a carrier that conducts operations in accordance with Title 14, Part 135, Code of Federal Regulations, or a national company that conducts transactions under Part 91 of this Title, to provide an appropriate and appropriate link, of such an appropriate amount and such conditions as the Secretary of Homeland Security considers sufficient: to ensure compliance with the compensation requirements set out in this Section. as a provision of such an agreement. If a person exempted from the law because of their diplomatic or military presence in one of the seven countries will be denied their ESTA, they can visit the CBP website or contact the CBP Information Center. The traveler can also apply for a non-immigration visa from a U.S. embassy or consulate.
Subsection (b). L. 101-649, § 201 (a) (5), renamed Subsec. (b) (4) in the form of subsec. (b) and subpars. (A) and (B) as pars. (1) and (2) and delete subsec. (b) title `Prerequisites for the commissioning of the pilot programme` and by. (1) to (3) regarding the prior notification of congress, the automated data exit and exit system or the visa waiver information form.
The Government of the Country enters into an agreement with the United States to communicate or provide to the Government of the United States information about the theft or loss of passports no later than twenty-four hours after the announcement of the theft or loss and, in a manner defined in the Agreement, through Interpol or other means designated by the Secretary of Homeland Security. The traveler must provide biographical information in English, including name, date of birth and passport information. The traveler must also answer questions related to VWP eligibility regarding communicable diseases, arrests and convictions for certain crimes, the past of the visa or removal requirement and other questions. . . .