U.S. visa regime ends November 17

In Politics, Travel, World on October 7, 2008 by Petr Bokuvka Tagged: , , ,

It is really symbolical. As of November 17, which is the 19th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, Czechs can travel to the United States without visa.

They will still need to file an electronic application and wait for the embassy to send its yes/no. And they can still be sent home by an immigration officer once they have landed at JFK or ORD.

Michael Chertoff should come to visit the Czech Republic to sign the agreement on behalf of the U.S. government.


One Response to “U.S. visa regime ends November 17”

  1. Sure you can enter the country unless you get turned away at the airport or get rejected by the embassy. But if you want to stay more than 90 and less than 6 months you still have to apply for a visa. Then if you want to work and study in the US you have to apply for a work visa. At least that is what I have read on the INS website because I have interested family members.
    No one in the Czech press, at least the articles I have read make no mention of this and the Czech press make it sound as if it is a free pass. After 90 days you are here illegally unless you apply for the appropriate visa if I understand it correctly.

    The Czech republic has the same procedure for foreigners entering the country.

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