Announcement — We are aware of rumors circulating regarding changes to the Visa Waiver Program for Singapore.  There has been no change to the policy for Singaporeans traveling to the United States.  The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables most citizens or nationals of participating countries* to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without first obtaining a visa, when they meet certain requirements. Travelers must have a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel.


Singaporean passengers and passengers from other countries eligible for travel to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) must obtain authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) and prior to initiating travel to the United States.

The public is encouraged to file their applications through the official ESTA website at:, and avoid phishing scams and excess fees charged by third party websites.  An approved ESTA charges $14 USD only.

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Questions and Answers about completing an ESTA, please visit CBP Info Center at: