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International Travel Resources     

  • Office of Biometric Identity Management
    OBIM was created in March 2013, replacing the United States Visitor and Immigration Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT). It supplies the technology for collecting and storing biometric data, provides data and updates its watchlist.

  • Visa Waiver Program
    The Visa Waiver Program could dramatically affect your ability to enter the U.S., and we highly recommend that you learn more about the program now. The Visa Waiver Program enables nationals of certain countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. Currently, 37 countries participate in the Visa Waiver Program.

  • Voluntary Applications for Visa Waiver Program
    Complete information regarding Electronic System Travel Authorization (ESTA)

  • National Academies International Visitor Office
    The National Academies International Visitor Office has resolved more than 93% of visa processing problems that were brought to their attention. If you have applied for your visa and are having difficulties, please contact The National Academies International Visitors Office and complete a questionnaire to request assistance.

  • U.S. State Department 

  • TSA Secure Flight Program
    Secure Flight is a behind-the-scenes program that enhances the security of domestic and international commercial air travel through the use of improved watch list matching. Collecting additional passenger data improves the travel experience for all airline passengers, including those who have been misidentified in the past.When passengers travel, they are required to provide the following Secure Flight Passenger Data (SFPD) to the airline:
    • Name (as it appears on government-issued ID the passenger plans to use when traveling)
    • Date of Birth
    • Gender
    • Redress Number (if applicable)