The requirements for entry into the United States are now more stringent, including changes for travelers from countries participating in the VISA Waiver Program.
If you need a visa to enter the United States, please apply for one as early as possible!
Visa applications are now subject to a greater degree of scrutiny than in the past. For many applicants, a personal appearance interview is required as a standard part of visa processing. Additionally, applicants affected by these procedures are informed of the need for additional screening at the time they submit their applications and are being advised to expect delays.
Information can be found on the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Visa Services Web site at http://travel.state.gov/visa/tempvisitors.html.