Visa Waiver Travel for Polish Nationals

Last Updated: November 11, 2019

The Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State, designated Poland into the Visa Waiver Program on November 1, 2019 after determining it met all program requirements.  Poland’s participation in VWP goes into effect on November 11, 2019.  Polish nationals can now apply to travel to the United States for tourism or business purposes for up to 90 days without obtaining a U.S. visa. Prospective travelers will have to obtain an approved travel authorization prior to their travel to the United States.  Applications should be made at least 72 hours in advance of travel through the Department of Homeland Security Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).  For more information on the ESTA program, please see ttps://