Note: The information contained on this page is particularly sensitive. Frequently Visa regulations are subject to change without notice. We will not accept any liability for the information given below. It is strongly recommended to confirm with the respective US consulate or embassy before making any travel decision.
EU and Japanese citizens may travel to the United States for business or pleasure without a visa provided they have a valid passport, a return or onward ticket, and will stay for no more than 90 days.
Tourists and business people who take advantage of this program may not extend their stay in the United States beyond 90 days and may not change their visa status.
The waiver program has been extended to include nationals of the following countries: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
To enter the U.S. on this Visa Waiver Program, travelers from participating countries must be:
And if entering the United States by air or sea must be holding a return or onward ticket. If travelling on an electronic ticket, a copy of the itinerary must be carried for presentation to the immigration inspector.
Students who wish to study for more than 90 days, or in a program of 24 or more lessons per week should enter the country with an F-1 student visa.
Upon entry to the U.S.A., each student will have to present a valid passport, the student visa and the I-20 form. Students may also be asked to have a copy of the ELC confirmation document and a financial support letter.
ELC has fully complied with all new regulations and has been approved by the US government to issue I-20 forms and will issue it after receiving the enrollment and below mentioned documents*.
After receiving the I-20 form, the student must apply for the F-1 visa at the nearest USA visa application office. Most students will be required to have an interview before receiving the visa.
Once in the United States, all students with this visa must abide by all regulations governing student visa holders, maintain valid passports and I-20 forms.