Eligible Japanese citizens may travel to the United States for business or pleasure without a visa provided they have a valid passport, a return or onward ticket, and will stay for no more than 90 days.
Tourists and business people who take advantage of this program may not extend their stay in the United States beyond 90 days and may not change their visa status.
Visa Waiver Program travelers must have a valid machine-readable passport (two lines of coding below the photo on the bio page).
In addition, persons with passports issued on or after October 26, 2005 must have a digital photo. Visitors who are issued a passport after the October 26 deadline that does not meet these requirements are required to obtain a visa to travel to the United States.
Travellers may also use the waiver to make their initial entry into the United States from Canada or Mexico by land.
In such cases, upon entering at a land border port of entry you may be required to present proof of financial solvency and a residence abroad to which you intend to return.
There is no list of specific documents which must be presented.
The waiver program has been extended to include nationals of the following countries:
Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Citizens of Korea may not use the waiver and must obtain visas.