Department of State: The State Department

The State Department , US Department of State in original language and often abbreviated as “DoS”, has a function similar to that of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which officiates in France. The headquarters of the Department of States is in Washington, near the White House where President Donald Trump officiates. It covers almost 139,000 m² of space in which more than 8,000 employees work. With John Kerry at the helm since 2013, this federal executive department is responsible for international relations. As such, it has several hundred embassies and consulates in nearly 190 countries around the globe. All these points of attachment of the US administration allow to carry out the formalities to travel to the USA .

The Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) is the diplomatic security service . It is one of the most developed departments of the DoS and ensures the safety of diplomats and US nationals abroad .

The State Department was directly involved in the creation of the Visa Waiver Program, the program behind the creation of ESTA. He worked in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). From this association was born a program to facilitate the travel of the nationals of the beneficiary countries who can thus travel safely without having to apply for a visa.