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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Can I get a visa to the US if I'm on sabbatical leave?

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 ...
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U.S visit visa application with Germany residence permit

My German husband and I would like to visit my sister in the US this year and I have a Germany residence permit but is is just the temporary yearly residence permit. My sister is a US greencard ...
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Overstay in the USA [closed]

I have my alien and my social security number and I travelled to the USA because of family issue when I was 14yrs old and overstayed about 9 years. Can I come back on a visiting visa through my sister ...
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Applying for visitor visa to US while on visit in Canada [duplicate]

My mom is physically handicapped. She is visiting me in Canada. Can she apply for a US visitors visa from within Canada during her visit in Canada, for just making occasional shopping trips with me?
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Is B1 visa in perfect condition valid on old damaged passport?

I got my US B1 visa last month on my Indian passport. Someone in my family wrote a phone number on one of the blank page of my passport. As my passport is damaged now, can I travel with my current ...
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Travel to the USA on business purpose accompanied by my cousin

I will travel to New York for business and I would like to take my cousin with me on this trip. We plan to stay over the weekend and I would like to use that time between my business meetings to do ...
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US visa traveling 3 months before the expiration date B2 tourism type for a minor

I've heard that you can't travel to the US 3 months before your visa expires. Is that true? I have just found this on some random google search, I will be traveling from the 19th february until the ...
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How can I prove I have the means to support myself when applying for a B1/B2 visa?

I'm studying Master in Korean, I will graduate in March 2016. My aunt invited me and also guarantee any costs during the travel time. I just have transcript, family ties documents. So what is the ...
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Unclear about visa type: US tourist vs transit

I am travelling to Colombia (South America) via US and have 12 hour stay in Washington (evening and night). I wanted to apply for US tourist visa so that I can possibly go out for evening and also ...
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Unused B1/2 2-year multiple entry visa [duplicate]

I got a two-year multiple entry visa on May 20, 2014 to attend a conference in California. Unfortunately for me, my company cancelled my leave because of an unexpected project we secured from Shell ...
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Will my B1/B2 visa allow me to enter the US?

I am a citizen of India. My mom, my brother and I applied for tourist visas to visit the US. They gave us all B1/B2 M purpose visas. I am doing my masters at university, my brother is in college, and ...
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Can I visit Canada without a Canadian Visa if I have both the USA B1/B2 and F1 visa?

I am planning to visit Canada in 2 weeks. I am a Thai passport holder with a USA B1/B2 tourist visa and an F1 student visa. The last time that I entered the US, I used the F1 visa. Would I require a ...
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Husband overstayed VWP, how to get approved for B2 visa

My husband entered the U.S. in August 2013 on the VWP. During his stay, we decided to get married. We were advised by a lawyer that he should stay and apply for a green card while he was in the U.S. ...
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B1 got rejected 5 months ago, reapplying with a B2 for travel purposes

I applied for a B1 to attend some business meetings of the company I provide consultancy for, in the USA and it got rejected under INA 214 (b) 5 months ago. The refusal reason is (quoted from the ...
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VWP or B-2 Visa required?

My husband and I are planning a 6 months road trip in USA and Canada. We both hold passports that allow for VWP for 90 days. If we entered on VWP, I have read that we cannot extend beyond the 90 ...
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Applied for B2 Visa but got B1/B2. Could I use it for Business purpose? [duplicate]

Last month I applied for B2 - Tourism Visa(planning to visit my sister for this Christmas) from India. In the DS160 and also in the interview, I gave the purpose as tourism. Only four questions asked: ...
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Travelling to USA for a conference and visiting relatives. Just B1, or B1/B2?

I'm travelling to the USA to present a paper at a conference. Prior to that I'll be attending another workshop and afterwards I'll be doing some work with a collaborator before returning back to ...
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New country visited after applying for a B1 visa to the US. How can I update my application?

I submitted my DS 160 for a B1 visa and was scheduled an appointment for 15 days later. In the meanwhile I traveled to a different country (Thailand) and thus my list of countries visited is not up to ...
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B2 Visa, re-entry (with existing ESTA)

I am German, currently in the US with an B2 visa (multiple entries) for volunteering. The Visa issued by the embassy expires December 24th, 2015 (JUne 29th, 2015 - December 24th, 2015). When I entered ...
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Problems and documentation proofs at immigration if travelling to US on B1/B2 visa without a business purpose [duplicate]

What documents are required to satisfy the immigration officer if travelling to US on B1/B2 visa without a business purpose? and does that ever happen that the immigration officer will not allow you ...
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re enter USA with B1B2 visa

I'm from Bangladesh. I have a B1/B2 visa valid till 24th July 2018. I had a short visit to USA from 1st September to 25th September (2015). I arrived USA in 1st September and they gave me 6 months ...
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Visa Category for tourist and work in the US

I have a B1B2 US visa and have gotten a 3months internship in the US. the Internship is full time and unpaid and I will be going back to my country after that. Do I need to change my visa or will it ...
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Originally travelled as a tourist on B1/B2 visa. Can I use it for business purposes? [duplicate]

Earlier this year I applied for B2-TOURISM visa to travel to USA with my husband who was on a business trip. I got the visa stamped as B1/B2. However in DS 160 I specifically requested for tourism and ...
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“Do not board” message at the airport check-in?

I was booked on a flight for Chicago from Bangalore (India), I have a B1 visa. During check-in at the airport counter (for air India) they guy (who generates the boarding pass) said he gets an error ...
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Can I travel when US visa extension is pending?

I came to the USA with a B1 visa. My visa expired this month and I applied for a visa extension last month. I received mail of Official receipt notice (I 797) that extension is still pending. While ...
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Does being granted a B1/B2 visa for the US and not going have any consequences?

I've been granted a 3-month B1/B2 visa for the US and now I can't go. Will having an unused visa in my travel passport have any consequences like future visas refusal? Do I need to do anything ...
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What did I do wrong in my interview for a US tourist visa? What can I do to avoid refusal in the future?

I went to the US embassy in New Delhi with my wife for a B2 visa interview. This is how the interview went: Interviewer: Why are you going to USA? Me: We are going for tourism. ...
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re enter USA with B1/B2 visa

I had visited USA 5 years ago, my B1/B2 visa expires in 2020, I got the visa while I was working for my former company which I quit 3 years ago. Since my visa is still valid, so I guess I have no visa ...
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Visiting the US after overstaying as a minor 13 years ago

I can't seem to find a story related to mine so here it is. I am 25 and a german citizen. In 1998 when I was 7 years old my family moved to the states and we stayed until early 2002 and left ...
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transit through Frankfurt airport [duplicate]

Indian Passport holder, on a recent visit to US, applied for green card. Got EAD and advance parole to visit India. Booked (to and fro) Lufthansa flight from Chicago to Chennai via Frankfurt (2 hours ...
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Can I visit the US for tourism on a previously unused B1/B2 visa?

Note: This is NOT a duplicate of this question Difference: In both other questions, the posters traveled once to the US for the original purpose for which the B1 visa was obtained. Their ...
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B-1 Visa Application and SSN from F-1 Visa Validity

I am going to the US on a B-1 visa to attend a conference. In the DS-160 form, it is asking for a US SSN and TIN. Previously, I was an international student who graduated and did my OPT for one year. ...
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How can I enter the US while visiting Canada?

I'm from Algeria, and I plan to visit Canada (Montréal) for 20 days next november as a tourist (me and my mom ), and then I want to visit USA (Mississippi) for one week (alone). can anyone please help ...
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Overstayed in the US by 4 months and was later refused a B2 visa. How do I increase the chances of succeeding on my next try?

I'm Italian and I wanted to return to the U.S. to meet some friends. The problem is that in 2011 I overstayed my visa by 4 months (so 90 days of regular visa waiver plus 4 months more for health ...
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Can an Indian national in F1 and B1/B2 visa travel to Mexico? [duplicate]

Can an Indian national travel to Mexico in F1 visa?I also have an B1/B2 visa but I am residing in US currently in F1 status. And what about people with H1B visas?
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B2 (US) visa for International student in the UK [closed]

I'm an international student in the UK (visa expiry 2019) planned to go to California on holidays (booked flights and hostels already, paid and confirmed) and visa interview is later this month. I ...
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US B1/B2 visa, renewed when entering country?

I have a B1/B2 visa valid from 15 July 2015 to 15 March 2016. The way I've understood it from the embassy personnel, is that when I enter the country with this visa I'm allowed to stay for 6 months. ...
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Travelling to US through Canda Transit - Is it possible? [duplicate]

Is it possible to do this? I have b1/b2 visa and want to travel to USA. Because I want to see a friend of mine in a Canadian airport for a short period of time e.g. 1 hour I want to transit Canada and ...
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Travelling to US through Canada

I am from Pakistan and hold a Pakistani passport. I have a B1/B2 visa and want to travel to the USA. Because I want to see a friend of mine in a Canadian airport for a short period of time (e.g. 1 ...
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Can B1 Visa holder accompany another B1 Visa holder as dependent [duplicate]

I have a B1 Visa which is valid for another 7 years and my wife also has B1 visa which is valid for another 3 years. I am planning to visit US for some business purpose and want to take my wife along ...
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B1 visa to USA - can I travel for leisure purpose too?

I have a 6-month B1 (business) visa to the USA. I plan to visit USA for business for 4 weeks (training for my company) and then take 2 week-long vacation to travel around. Of course, you can never ...
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I have selected B1/B2 visa whereas I am going as tourist only. Is this correct? [duplicate]

I have selected B1/B2 visa whereas I am going as tourist only. Is this correct? Will be there any problem in the interview?
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Inviting an unemployed friend to visit the USA on a tourist visa

I am a PhD student currently in the US on an F1-Visa. I want to invite a friend, who is currently not employed. He also does not have sufficient funds, so I am willing to cover all the expenses ...
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How to get my passport back from the US Consulate? [closed]

Upon the US Consulate's request, I sent my passport for visa issuance on July 1st., and until now I haven't received it back!!! I need my passport urgently to apply for a visa to participate in a ...
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What supporting documents do I need to bring on a trip to the US on a previously used B1/B2 visa?

I am a graduate student from India holding a valid B1/B2 US visa. I obtained it for attending a conference. Though I applied for B1 (conference/business) the visa type on my passport reads B1/B2. The ...
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problems faced at multiple visa entry at US immigration [duplicate]

I received a multiple entry B1/B2 visa while I was employed. I am no longer employed. What sort of documents should be shown to immigration officers on visiting the US now? Earlier schedules, etc ...
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How easy is to get a US B2 visa for a layover? [closed]

I will be flying towards Lima from within the EU, with a layover of a few hours in Miami (both ways). I really want to visit US in the future. I've already had a J1 (summer work) type visa issued and ...