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2011년 이후에 아랍 7개 국가를 방문한 경우 ESTA 발급에 제한
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2011년 이후에 아랍 7개 국가를 방문한 경우 ESTA 발급에 제한


금일 미국 국토안전부 Department of Homeland Security 의 발표에 따르면, '2015년 비자면제프로그램 개선 및 테러리스트 여행 방지법'에 따라 2011 3 1일 이후에 이란, 이라크, 리비아, 소말리아, 수단, 시리아, 예맨을 방문한 적이 있는 분은 ESTA(전자 여행 허가, 비자 면제 프로그램)를 승인받을 수 없고, 입국 목적에 맞는 비자를 신청하여야 합니다.


이미 ESTA를 소지하고 계신 분이라도 위의 7개 국가에 방문하신 적이 있다면 ESTA를 사용하지 않고 관광비자를 신청하셔야 하므로 이 점 유의하시어 여행 및 출장 계획을 세우시기를 바랍니다.


2008ESTA 시행 이후 꾸준히 관광비자 승인 요건이 까다로워지는 추세이지만, 저희는 고객님의 배경상황과 입국 목적을 면밀히 파악하여 관광비자 발급에 도움을 드리고 있습니다. 아랍 국가 방문 기록뿐만 아니라 입국 거절이나 불법체류 등의 이슈 또한 정면돌파하도록 도와드리고 있으므로 언제든 문의주시기 바랍니다.


아래에 미국 대사관과 DHS의 공지사항 전문을 첨부합니다.


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주한 미국 대사관 블로그 공지사항 전문


 Visa Waiver Program (비자면제프로그램)


Posted on March 4, 2016 by US Embassy Seoul


이미 미디어를 통해 접하셨겠지만, 국제 테러를 방지하고 비자 면제프로그램을 개선하기 위한 비자면제프로그램에 대한 개정안이 최근 시행되었습니다미국 여행자들 중 대부분이 본 개정안에 따른 영향이 적거나  없을 것입니다허나, 2011 3 1일 이후에 이란, 이라크, 리비아, 소말리아, 수단, 시리아, 혹은 예맨을 방문한 적이 있는 경우, 미국 입국을 위해 주된 입국목적에 맞는 비자를 신청하여야 합니다비자 인터뷰를 위한 예약은 http://ustraveldocs.com/kr_kr을 통해 가능합니다긴급 예약 요청이 가능합니다비자 면제프로그램을 이용하고자 할 경우, https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov에 접속하십시오비자면제프로그램의 개정안에 대한 전문은 https://www.dhs.gov/news/2016/02/18/dhs-announces-further-travel-restrictions-visa-waiver-program을 통해 확인 가능합니다.


As you may have seen in the media, there have been recent enhancements to the Visa Waiver Program to improve the program and prevent international terrorism. For most travelers to the United States, there will be little or no effect on your planned travel. However, if you have traveled to Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen after March 1, 2011, you will need to apply for a visa for your travel. To make an appointment for a visa interview, visit http://www.ustraveldocs.com/kr. Expedited appointments are available. To register for the Visa Waiver Program, visit https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/. For full details on changes to the Visa Waiver Program, visit https://www.dhs.gov/news/2016/02/18/dhs-announces-further-travel-restrictions-visa-waiver-program






미국 국토안전부 공지사항 전문



DHS Announces Further Travel Restrictions for the Visa Waiver Program


Release Date: 

February 18, 2016

For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
Contact: 202-282-8010


WASHINGTONThe Department of Homeland Security today announced that it is continuing its implementation of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 with the addition of Libya, Somalia, and Yemen as three countries of concern, limiting Visa Waiver Program travel for certain individuals who have traveled to these countries.


Pursuant to the Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security had sixty days to determine whether additional countries or areas of concern should be subject to the travel or dual nationality restrictions under the Act. After careful consideration, and in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence and the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security has determined that Libya, Somalia, and Yemen be included as countries of concern, specifically for individuals who have traveled to these countries since March 1, 2011. At this time, the restriction on Visa Waiver Program travel will not apply to dual nationals of these three countries. DHS continues to consult with the Department of State and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to develop further criteria to determine whether other countries would be added to this list.


Last month, the United States began implementing changes under the Act. The three additional countries designated today join Iran, Iraq, Sudan and Syria as countries subject to restrictions for Visa Waiver Program travel for certain individuals. Under the new law, the Secretary of Homeland Security may waive these restrictions if he determines that such a waiver is in the law enforcement or national security interests of the United States. Such waivers will be granted only on a case-by-case basis. As a general matter, categories of travelers who may be eligible for a waiver include individuals who traveled to these countries on behalf of international organizations, regional organizations, and sub-national governments on official duty; on behalf of a humanitarian NGO on official duty; or as a journalist for reporting purposes.


The addition of these three countries is indicative of the Departments continued focus on the threat of foreign fighters. DHS continues to review the security of the Visa Waiver Program, the threat environment, and potential vulnerabilities. This is the latest step in a series of actions over the past 15 months to strengthen the security of the Visa Waiver Program and ensure the Programs requirements are commensurate with the growing threat from foreign terrorist fighters, many of whom are nationals of Visa Waiver Program countries.


An updated Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) application with additional questions on travel to Libya, Somalia, and Yemen will be released this spring 2016 to address exceptions for diplomatic- and military-related travel provided for in the Act.


Individuals impacted will still be able to apply for a visa using the regular immigration process at our embassies or consulates. For those who need a U.S. visa for urgent business, medical, or humanitarian travel to the United States, U.S. embassies and consulates stand ready to provide visa interview appointments on an expedited basis. The new law does not ban travel to the United States, or admission into the United States, and the great majority of Visa Waiver Program travelers will not be affected.


Information on visa applications can be found at travel.state.gov.


Current ESTA holders are encouraged to check their ESTA status prior to travel on U.S. Customs and Border Protections (CBP) website at esta.cbp.dhs.gov.


 

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Review Date: 

February 18, 2016




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