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List of Subjects in 22 CFR Part 41
Aliens, Nonimmigrants, Visas, Passports, Temporary Visitors, Waivers.
This interim rule, with request for comments, amends Part 41, Title 22 by eliminating the pilot program which allowed countries to participate in the Program with probationary status and by adding Ireland and Slovenia to the list of participating countries in the Visa Waiver Pilot Program.
1. The authority citation for Part 41 continues to read:
8 U.S.C. 1104.
2. Accordingly, paragraph (l) of § 41.2 is revised to read as follows:
§ 41.2 Waiver by the Secretary of State and Attorney General of passport and/or visa requirements for certain categories of nonimmigrants.
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Visa waiver pilot program
. (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (a) through (k) of this section, a visa is not required of any person who seeks admission to the United States for a period of 90 days or less as a visitor for business or pleasure and who is eligible to apply for admission to the United States as a Visa Waiver Pilot Program applicant.
(2) Countries designated as pilot program countries under paragraph (l)(1), of this section are: the United Kingdom (effective July 1, 1988); Japan (effective December 15, 1988); France and Switzerland (effective July 1, 1989); The Federal Republic of Germany and Sweden (effective July 15, 1989); Italy and The Netherlands (effective July 29, 1989); Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, San Marino, and Spain (effective October 1, 1991);
Brunei (effective July 29, 1993); Ireland (effective April 1, 1995); Argentina (effective July 8, 1996); Australia (effective July 29, 1996) and Slovenia (effective
September 30, 1997).
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September 25, 1997
Mary A. Ryan,
Assistant Secretary for Consular