U.S. Customs and Border Safety on Might 26 will enhance the charge it levies on inbound worldwide vacationers from nations collaborating within the Visa Waiver Program to $17 from $10, in accordance with a discover within the Federal Register. The charge doesn’t embody a $4 administrative charge.
A CBP spokesperson confirmed to BTN by way of electronic mail that the brand new charge will take impact on Might 26 at 5 p.m. Japanese.
The charge is for the usage of the Digital System for Journey Authorization, a system established in 2009 that enables enterprise vacationers and others coming from the 40 nations that take part within the Visa Waiver Program to enter for stays of as much as 90 days and not using a visa. CBP makes use of ESTA to evaluate whether or not inbound vacationers are eligible for visa-free entry, and every authorization is eligible for 2 years.
The brand new charge additionally was prolonged to 2027, in accordance with the discover.
A part of the proceeds of the charge fund Model USA, a public-private entity that promotes U.S. visitation.