Effective July 6, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of State, has reduced from two years to one year the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) validity period for travel by citizens and nationals of Brunei Darussalam (Brunei) under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to the United States.

According to DHS, this reduction is due to the inability of Brunei’s government to satisfy several VWP requirements. U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Carrier Liaison Program said this reduction only affects new ESTA applications received after the effective date and is not retroactive. 

Related Link: