Taiwan is now a part of the Visa Waiver Program. This is very exciting news for
Taiwanese passport holders.
A foreign visitor whose travels with a passport from a country approved for the visa waiver program (“VWP”) does not need to apply for a tourist visa at the consulate. Instead, the visitor need only apply for authorization via an online system called Electronic System for Travel Authorization.
In 2011, 18.3 million visitors flying to the United States entered with the visa waiver program. Now, Taiwan nationals will be a part of the number beginning November 2012.