They won't let you in on a tourist visa? Even if you show them a round trip ticket?
u.s. Customs and Border Patrol wrote:Q: What Countries Are in the VWP?
A: The following countries are currently in the program:
Andorra, Austria, Australia, 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*.
For citizens with the unrestricted right of permanent abode in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man, the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State, may add countries to the program or remove them from the program at any time.
After May 15, 2003, citizens of Belgium must present a machine-readable passport in order to be granted admission under the VWP. This requirement also applies to citizens of Andorra, Brunei, Liechtenstein and Slovenia.
A place to start. Ought to be possible. It says that it 's only a 2 day wait go get an appointment at the Warsaw embassy/consulate for a visa. I do think that a government website isn't going to tell you the full story, but it's a place to start.
I thought that a) Poland was in the EU and b) that EU visitor visas would be easy to get. I think I was wrong. I've never needed any visa but the one they give you at the airport when I've traveled. but at least some of that travel was during the US's power years, when the citizenship and the dollar meant something.