On 17 June 2008, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ivailo Kalfin and US Minister of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff signed an interim agreement under the visa waiver programme, as the press service of the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  Since 2016, visa exemption no longer applies in cases where a person has travelled to Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria or Yemen on March 1, 2011 or to persons who are citizens of Iran, Iraq, Sudan or Syria.  Certain categories such as diplomats, military personnel, journalists, aid workers or legitimate businessmen may waive the visa requirement of the Minister of Homeland Security.  The conditions of the visa waiver program are as follows: Japan has taken as a table measures concerning visa waiver agreements with 68 countries and regions. However, visa waivers have currently been suspended in the following countries/regions, with the exception of shady countries or regions (note 9), as measures to control the new coronavirus (COVID-19). While visa-free regimes come into effect, nationals and citizens of these countries and regions listed below are not required to obtain entry visas to Japan if their visits are tourism, trade, conferences, visits by relatives/knowledge, etc. However, if foreign nationals engage in paid activities in Japan or if their length of stay exceeds the length of stay set by each country`s short-stay regime, a visa is required to enter Japan. A recent visa denial for any reason could result in an ESTA denial of authorization, additional verification at the port of entry, or a denial of entry to the United States. If you are not sure if you qualify for a VWP trip, you can apply for a visa. A number of visitors from visa waiver countries exceeded the 90-day maximum. The Department of Homeland Security publishes a report listing the number of offences committed by passengers arriving by air and sea, on the visa waiver program, with the exception of visa holders. B, for example non-migrant students and exchange visitors.
The table below excludes statistics on persons who have left the United States after their authorized stay or who have legalized their status, and only shows presumed stays that have remained in the country.    U.S. visa policy does not apply to the territory of American Samoa because it has its own entry rules and retains control of its own borders. Therefore, no U.S. visa or ESTA can be used to enter American Samoa. If necessary, an entry or electronic authorization must be obtained from the American Samoan Ministry of Rights.  The standard passport validity requirement is six months higher than the expected U.S. release date.