Applying for and using the combined tourism and business visa for the United States, the most common US visa. It does not allow the bearer to work in the USA.

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Permesso Di Soggiorno Visitor Visa to USA

I would like to invite my friend who is a Nigerian living in Italy and holding a Italian residency (permesso di soggiorno) to visit me in USA. Can an Italian resident (permesso di soggiorno) obtain a ...
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Employer in Thailand [duplicate]

**Working in Thailand,having B1/B2 visa on my passport. Can an employer take employees passport to the US embassy and get employees visa cancelled? or Can my employer send someone else on my behalf ...
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I had a ESTA, then applied for a US B-1/B-2 visa and was denied. Is my ESTA now void? [duplicate]

I only wanted to visit my son and new grandson and spend time with them. I feel now I cannot go an visit. The woman at the embassy did not even ask for any documents; she just basically said no, and ...
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How can I reapply for my refused B1/B2 Visa (Denial under 214B)? [duplicate]

Got my B1/B2 visa refused 20 days ago under 214-B. He just asked normal questions like why, with whom, for how many days, how much experience I have and how much I earn... and refused it. I have 1.8 ...
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Visitor Visa for US Indian student studying in new zealand [duplicate]

I am Indian Student pursuing my studies in New Zealand , can i apply for a B1/B2 Visa for USA .I have a valid visa till March 2017 .Can I apply from New Zealand ,else I need to come back to my Home ...
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Applying for a US visitor visa from india while unemployed

My situation is a little different from the ones that have been mentioned in the US visitor visa questions in this forum so far ( atleast from what I have searched ) . Here is my situation - I did ...
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Can an Indian (tourist) stop in the Schengen area and then continue to USA without going back to India?

I apologize for a vague title but here's the scenario: I'm applying for Schengen visa. According to the preliminary itinerary, I'm going to fly from India and then fly back to India. I've USA ...
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Action that US embassy takes [duplicate]

Does the US embassy cancel the visa, if the employer complains or requests to cancel the employee US visa applied through their company? What possible action does the embassy take if such thing ...
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Do I need to do anything special before visiting the US on a 10-year multiple entry B1/B2 visa?

Last year I visited the US to go to a conference. I am a Romanian citizen, and I got a B1/B2 visa. To my surprise, the visa in my passport says it's valid for 10 years, and it has the M mark for ...
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I submitted 2 DS-160 applications to 2 different US embassies. Can this be a problem?

Background: I am a PhD student. I intend to attend a scientific conference in the US in August, where I'll be presenting a paper. I recently submitted a completed DS-160 application form to the US ...
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Is a B2 visa application OK for a scientific conference?

Background: I am a PhD student. I intend to attend a scientific conference in the US in August, where I'll be presenting a paper. I specified B-2 type (tourism, pleasure, visit type) while filling my ...
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Haven't used a 5-year US B1/B2 visa for 4 years. Can I still enter the US with it?

I got US B1/B2 for 5 years, but did not use it for the first 4 years. Now I intend to use it. Do you think it will be an issue considering I did not use it for the original purpose (which was a ...
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re-entry to US from mexico after time frame of current B2 visa

I was wondering if anyone could answer the following question for me: I am a B2 visa holder and spent 6 months (December 2015 - May 2016) travelling in the US. I recently came back to the US and was ...
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How can a Russian citizen prove they have enough funds to cover a trip without having money in their bank account?

When applying for a US B1/B2 visa from Russia and you can fulfill most of the required documents but can only do partially one of the requirements i.e... The passport as one, the airfare for the third ...
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B2 Visitor visa - Surnames are different in my passport and dad's passport

I am from India and I am working in the USA on H1B VISA. I want to apply B2 (visitor) visa for my parents but I have a situation ( as below) where I need your inputs. All my father's documents have ...
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I have a B2 visa and need to attend a court date in the US. Is this allowed?

I have a B2 visa and spent 5 1/2 months travelling in the US. I returned May 18th. The court date is Sept 25th. Whilst I was there I witnessed an assault. This was a long time ago and I didn't hear ...
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I have a valid usa B1/B2 visa in my maiden name on my cancelled passport. Can I still use it to enter the US? [duplicate]

I had a USA B1/B2 visa on my cancelled passport which is valid until 2020. I had made a new passport with my husband's name and new address after marriage. Do I need to apply for the visa again to ...
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Working from home from US for an Indian company on B1/B2 but getting only regular pay from Indian company [duplicate]

My spouse is on F1 and is currently studying in the US. I have a B1/B2 visa and I am now in India working from home for an Indian company. I am planning to visit my spouse for a few months. During ...
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Travel to Mexico with US B-1 visa

I like to travel to Mexico from India for a business purpose, While I have a valid US B-1 visa, I don't have a Mexican visa. Can I fly directly to Mexico, or should I land in US first to get an I-94 ...
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having Visa on expired passport & another valid pass and ESTA applicable which way to travel [duplicate]

A friend has a valid visa to enter USA but on expired passport. Also has a valid passport in a different country, this new country is allowed in ESTA. Issuing a new valid passport is complicated. ...
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As an Indian citizen, can I apply and have both a B1 and F1 visa?

I got admitted into a university in USA and received my I-20 for the same. I am yet to apply for my F-1 visa. The program start date is 8th August, 2016. Meanwhile, I also got selected for a Youth ...
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Can I Use B1/B2 to travel to the US When Applying F1

I'm living in Vancouver and currently holding a valid B1/B2(visitor) VISA. I'm planning a trip to California from June 9 to June 17 with my friends. However, I got admitted into an US MBA program ...
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US business visa related doubts

I would be applying for a US Business visa to attend a Salesforce conference in San Francisco. I refer to business visa FAQ from US immigration but it doesn't answer my following doubts. I will get ...
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My B1/B2 visa expires on Jun 7th, 2016, looking to enter US on Jun 6th 2016 [duplicate]

My B1/B2 visa expires on Jun 7th, 2016. I'm intending to enter US on Jun 6th for a training session and return to my country (MEX) on Jun 9th. Passport is valid until 2019. Is there a risk that CBP ...
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I overstayed in US for over 9 years. When can I apply for a visa again?

I came to the US in 2002 on a tourist visa after I got my US visa multiple entry in the Philippines. I was able to find a job in the US and stayed for over 9 years. I had no bad record and worked ...
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Visiting girlfriend with a B1/B2 visa regularly

I am a Turkish citizen holding a US B1/B2 visa living in Canada. My girlfriend is a Canadian citizen, holding a TN-1 visa, will be living in US in a few months. We will be visiting each other with ...
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Can I visit London with a US visit visa during a 11 hours lay over at LHR? [duplicate]

I hold an Indian passport and I am flying to Seattle, US from Bangalore, India via LHR, London and the layover is 11 hours. Can I visit London with the US visit visa I have (this is accepted in many ...
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Which countries can I transit through if I hold a US visitors visa?

I am going to Grand Cayman but I need to go through London / Dubai and the US. DO I need a separate visa for Dubai and London? Also, I have a work permit for Grand Cayman Islands. Per comments by OP:...
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When travel from Ukraine to US with a B-2 visa, does one need tickets for a round-trip?

My mother-in-law finally got her B-2 visa (she already has a valid Ukrainian passport) and I've purchased her a one-way ticket from Kyiv to JFK New York. The plan is that my wife and she will travel ...
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Does Visa validity period of US refers to duration of stay?

This question might be dumb,due to unofficial sources asking over here at this community Recently one of my friend got business visa[H1/B1] with a validity period of 10 years,does that period means ...
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Layover in Seattle on a B1/B2, then drive to US on same week

My family and I planned to long drive to Vegas from Canada so I obtained a B1/B2 visa. Im a canadian permanent resident but is currently in the Philippines studying college. My fam also has their ...
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USA E-3 and B1/B2 visa processing time on entry

I have an approved E-3 (non-immigrant) visa (basically an H-1B for Australians), but my partner (not married) was only granted a B1/B2 (tourist) visa. Visa processing happens on entry to the USA, for ...
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US tourist visa (B1/B2) issued for 1 years only twice

My father is Assistant Research Scientist/Principal in Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agriculture University. My parents applied for US B1/B2 in April 2014. My mother got visa for 10 years, but visa ...
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B1 visa got refused under 214-B, what can I do to increase my chances before re-applying? [duplicate]

I recently applied for a B-1 visa and it got rejected under 214-B. I think I know why it got refused. The consular officer asked me 2 questions at the end after he made his mind to refuse my visa. ...
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How can I apply for US visa from Montreal (target to tour NYC)?

I'm from the Philippines and will have a project assignment in Montreal for 3 years. Can I apply for US visa there? how? I'd like to cross to NYC for a few days tour.
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What visitation limitations can come from a Canadian visiting the US for too long in the year?

Background I've recently entered a relationship with a person from Canada. Part of that commitment involves visiting frequently throughout the year; this commonly involves me driving to pick her up, ...
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unused B1/B2 for tourism purposes [duplicate]

vMy question is that I issued a b1/b2 visa in 2015 to attend exhibition in USA sponsored by my employer, but I couldn't attend this exhibition due to work load in the company and couldn't go to USA to ...
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Coming back in US using tourist visa

I left the US on November 4, 2015, after a stay of more than 5 months on a B1/B2 visa. Can I return to the US immediately, or do I need some amount of time outside the country in order to be allowed ...
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Is it okay to use my US visa after a name change?

I had my US visa about 7 month age, and I had to renew my passport for certain circumstances, so there was a mismatch in the name between both the visa and the new passport, you see they had to put my ...
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Note written on the visa by hand when entering US

I got my 10-year US visa type B1/B2 on 13 Feb 2013. Shortly after, when entering the US, the CBP officer wrote B2 13 Feb 2014 with an ink pen on the passport page next to my visa. What does this note ...
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B-1 CATEGORY VISA [duplicate]

I have B-1 CATEGORY as VISITOR-BUSINESS, MULTIPLE and still valid until 2018. just want to be clear on your previous, can I enter Canada just on family/friend visit other than business. In my ...
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Dual citizenship passports and visas

This is about entering the USA. I have Hungarian citizenship with a 10 year B1/B2 visa in my passport I got before Hungary became part of the VWP. Real soon now, I will become a Canadian citizen (my ...
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Can my UK university have my US visa cancelled?

I am an international student in the UK. I have a group field trip going to Las Vegas in may which I have joined. I mentioned I will be going to Vegas as part of my university group in DS160. I do ...
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How important is the 'admitted until' date stamped on my passport while entering the US

I have traveled to the US 3 times now within the past year, on the 2 previous trips, CPB stamped my passport for entry up to 6 months for which I stayed only 2 weeks each. On my 3rd trip in February, ...
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Can I be admitted for more than six months on a B-2 visa?

I try to gather information about the initial length of stay with a B-2 Visa. I'm getting conflicting information. People admitted to the United States on a B2 Tourist Visa are usually issued a 6-...
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How to retrieve the DS-160 application of a family member from the US embassy website?

After completing my DS-160, I clicked on application for a family member on the "Thank you" page. New application started and then I went on to the "Getting Started" page just to review. It exited the ...
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Can I get a visa to the US if I'm on sabbatical leave? [closed]

I want to renew my visa to visit the US. The problem is that I'm currently not working because I'm on a "sabbatical" year. I've previously traveled at least 5 times to the US and have had a 10 year ...
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US tourist visa validity

I am an Indian citizen currently living in Germany. I intend to apply for a tourist visa to the US for attending my brother's graduation ceremony. Has anyone here recently applied for such a visa and ...
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US B1-B2 visa expiring and travel to US

My visa is expiring in May 2016 and I want to visit USA in March to 2 weeks on a business trip. Can I run into any troubles or there be any issues in getting I-94 upon reaching USA.
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Travelling to USA with Saudi Arabian airlines

I am an Indian citizen and will be traveling to USA on a B2 (tourist visa). Will I face additional scrutiny if I fly with Saudi Arabian airlines? The tickets are like $300 cheaper so. There is a 3 ...