Travellers from nations
participating in the United States Visa Waiver Programme no longer need to fill
in the green arrival/departure form, according to the Department of Homeland
Providing they have an authorised
and approved Electronic System for Travel Authorisation, also known as ESTA,
this streamlines the process for any citizen of a nation participating in the
scheme, including those holding a United Kingdom passport.
This replaces the previous need to
submit the green landing form I-94W at border control.
“[This] will help reduce confusion
and increase the speed of processing for millions of our guests. With full
implementation of the Electronic System for Travel Authorization, the United
States is proving that it can simultaneously strengthen security and improve
our customers’ experience. We will continue to work in support of Secretary
Napolitano’s efforts to make America’s entry process both safe and welcoming,”
said US Travel president and chief executive officer Roger Dow.
The ESTA form is free and can be
filled in online.