US embassy launches campaign to help lift visas for Poles
PR dla Zagranicy
The American embassy in Warsaw on Wednesday launched a campaign to help Poland join the US Visa Waiver Program.
The US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher Twitter/US Embassy in Warsaw
The aim of the #VisaWaiverDlaPolski campaign is to motivate Poles travelling to the United States to apply for visas and to tell them about the essential requirements for being granted a visa.
The threshold for a country to enter the US Visa Waiver Program is a 3-percent refusal rate.
According to the US State Department, American consulates in Warsaw and Kraków in 2017 rejected 5.9 percent of visa applications submitted by Poles, up from a record low of 5.37 percent in 2016.
The US ambassador to Poland, Georgette Mosbacher, last month vowed to help lift visas for Poles travelling to America by the end of 2020.
Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Croatia are the only EU member countries not included in the US Visa Waiver Program.
Source: IAR, usembassy.gov.pl