Croatia has officially fulfilled the condition that the number of denied visas of Croatian citizens to the USA has fallen below 3 percent!
In the context of fulfilling the last security preconditions for the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the US Visa Waiver Program, which in operational terms means the exchange of dactyloscopic data between the Center for Forensic Examination, Research and Expertise "Ivan Vucetic" and the US Department of Homeland Security and the FBI. and in the Republic of Croatia, William Robert Kohorst, visited the "Ivan Vučetić" Center today together with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Davor Božinović.
The visit to the Forensic Center is primarily important in light of the recent visa liberalization for Croatian citizens traveling to the United States, and Minister Bozinovic said in a press statement after visiting the Center that they saw the Center as a complete base. interoperability, ie the exchange of dactyloscopic data between the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Homeland Security and the FBI, with the aim of timely and accurate identification of security suspects crossing the borders of the USA and the Republic of Croatia, as well as the EU.
After the tour in statements to the media the ambassador Robert Kohorst He confirmed that he was Croatia is officially below 3 percent of rejected visa applications, thus fulfilling one of the key conditions for Croatia's entry into the visa-free travel regime in the United States.
"We are pleased to be able to help and that our systems are cooperating, and we are also pleased that the Republic of Croatia has fallen below 3% of visa refusals, which is an important prerequisite for the US Visa Waiver Program, and we are pleased with progress in this area.", Said Ambassador Kohorst in his statement.
Also, the Cohort pointed out that tomorrow they will sign a Memorandum of Cooperation "Passenger name Recognition", a document that is also needed for the visa exemption program, and that the American side is committed to a common goal and very enthusiastic about achieving all conditions. everything will be achieved as soon as possible, in accordance with the rhythm imposed on everyone and everything by the pandemic
Photo: US Embassy in Croatia