Visas: False News on Changes to the Visa Waiver Program

The reports that appear on international portals about Paraguayan citizens that are now included in the Visa Waiver program, or VWP, are false.

Paraguay is not currently part of the Visa Waiver Program. The news is false. Changes to visa requirements are always posted on and the relevant web pages of the embassies or consulates involved. Potential visa applicants are advised to ignore information from unauthorized sources or unrealistic newsletters.

The Department of Homeland Security, which administers the VWP program in consultation with the Department of State, has not announced any inclusion in the said program.

The complete list of countries whose citizens are eligible under the program is available at

The US Department of State is committed to facilitating legitimate travel to qualified persons through an efficient and transparent visa application process and the expansion of consular operations abroad. We encourage applicants to visit for more information about visas to the United States.