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Do i need a visa ? 

General rules : 

Since Belgium is participating in the Visa Waiver Program, most Belgian citizens (and citizens of countries that also participate in the Visa Waiver Program) do not need a visa to enter the United States of America, only a valid machine-readable passport issued by the Belgian authorities is needed, if the purpose of the trip is for business, tourism or transit and does not exceed 90 days. The passport must be valid for at least the duration of the stay in the U.S. Please note that children, even new borns need their own, individual machine-readable passport. 

Exceptions : 

  • A non-immigrant visa is still required for travelers 
  • who are not citizens of the countries mentioned in the Visa Waiver Program 
  • who wish to travel to the United States for more than 90 days 
  • who wish to travel to the United States in order to attend secondary school or university (as part of an exchange program or a self-organized stay) 
  • who arrives on a private aircraft or boat who intend to accept paid or unpaid employment in the USA (also applies to journalists, au-pairs and interns) 
  • who have a diplomatic or official status AND
  • who are traveling to the United States on an official mission
  • who might otherwise be ineligible for a visa under U.S. law. In general these provisions of the law affect people who were previously denied visas, have criminal records, previously violated immigration legislation, or have contagious diseases of public health significance 
  • who wish to immigrate to the United States. 

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