The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables citizens of participating countries to visit the United States without a visa stamp. You can stay up to 90 days, and you must come here either for business purposes (WB status) or as a tourist (WT status). Permissible business activities include consulting; attending scientific, educational, professional, or business conventions or conferences; short-term training; or negotiating contracts.
Where there is an official agreement in place between institutions for the specific purpose of educational or cultural exchange, we most often recommend the J-1 visa. However, in some cases the activity may be consistent with the Visa Waiver Program. The visa waiver program is not for the purpose of employment or study. Review eligibility requirements for honoraria and reimbursements.
If you have questions about short-term visits, please contact us.