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Might Chile's reciprocity fee disappear in 2014?

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Chile and the United States are close to signing an agreement that would let Chilean citizens travel to the U.S. without a visa beginning in 2014. Chile will become one of the countries in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), presently limited mostly to Western Europe, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. Chile will be the first Latin America country in the program.

Since Chile's charge of $160 for U.S. citizens to enter at SCL Airport exists only because that's what their citizens have to pay to apply for a U.S. visa, I hope this means the fee will go away for us. Or maybe it will go down to $14. That's the ESTA electronic authorization fee that VWP countries have to pay. In any case, $14 is a lot better than $160, and my passport and reciprocity fee expire next year. :)

In Spanish:

http://www.biobiochile.cl/2013/05/27/acuerdo-permitira-a-chilenos-viajar-a-estados-unidos-sin-pedir-visa.shtml

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