Visa Waiver for Israel Act of 2012

May 18, 2012
June 5, 2012
Referred to House (sub)committee

This bill would add Israel to the visa waiver program. Israelis would then be allowed to travel to the U.S. for short periods without a visa. Israel would be required to grant U.S. citizens the same privileges and share security information about those traveling to the U.S.

Israel’s nonimmigrant refusal rate stands at 5.4%. The visa waiver program requires member states to have a rate of 3% or less. This bill waives that requirement for Israel.

34 cosponsors (18R, 16D)

Last major action: 6/5/12 referred to House subcmte.

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