Peru to Join US Visa-Waiver Program

By: PanAm Post Staff - May 22, 2014, 8:27 am

EspañolThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Tuesday on its website that Peru has begun consultations in order to join United States’ visa-waiver program (VWP).

The program allows “low-risk” visitors from participating countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for up to 90 days without a visa.

Harold Forsyth, Peru’s ambassador to the United States, told Efe news agency, “This is going to take time. I figure that we will be able to see concrete results in about three years, but taking into account that the United States has demanded visas of Peru since… 1923, a wait of three years will not be much.”

Peru could then become the third South American nation whose citizens are not required a visa to enter the United States for up to 90 days for tourism or business, after Chile and Uruguay.

Source: Peru This Week.