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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How to ensure 4 months stay in USA when on visit visa?

I have a 10 year US visa(b1/b2) and this is my first time to USA. I am planning to take a 4 month break in the US. I have a job, but I just finished a crazy 3 year project and I just need to recharge. ...
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I renewed my passport, can I still use my valid US B1/B2 visa if it is stamped on the old passport?

I have valid a B1/B2 visa till March 2016. Can I enter the US for 2 weeks in May 2015? Also my passport has been renewed into a new book while the visa is stamped in the old passport. Is this still ...
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B1/B2 visa vs J visa

So my friend and I got a training offer from a company in the US. They sent us an invitation letter and my friend had her interview last week and got rejected because she requested a B1/B2 visa. The ...
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B-2 visa application

I am applying for a B-2 visa and have the following questions: 1) I lost my expired passport on which I visited Dubai in 2011. Should I mention it in DS-160? 2) I am a government officer. I mention ...
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Traveling to Mexico on B1/B2 VISA

My parents have B1/B2 visa and do they need Mexico visa if they want to visit Mexico (<10 days) during their stays at US? When I had H1b visa, I visited Mexico without any Mexico visa. Again the ...
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Applying for a B2 cohabitating visa with previous overstay as a minor

Im hoping to get some insight as to what the outcome of my B2 cohabitating visa application may be. My appointment is extremely soon! when I was a child my parents overstayed on a B1/B2 visa from ...
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Travel to USA while working remotely to US company, long term (1-3 months)

I work remotely for a US company, is it ok to go to the US for 1-3 months on a B1/B2 visa and continue working from there? I won't be working ON my client, but I will still be working FOR them. I've ...
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USA - Combining business with pleasure

I will soon be going on a business trip to USA. I will be travelling on a B1 visa. My business will be for 4 weeks there. I would like to spend a week after I conclude my business, with my sister, who ...
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Travel to USA while working remotely for US company

I am a Ukrainian citizen working remotely for US company. I have a consulting contract and provide services while living in Ukraine. Am I allowed to travel to USA for a week or two under tourist visa ...
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UK transit visa, can my brother bring my daughter to UK when travelling to US

I am already working in UK, my daughter (2 years) is in India and she just got a dependent visa last week. I was supposed to go to India for 2 week to pick her up later this month BUT now there is a ...
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US B1/B2 Visa got rejected twice- visiting china previously will be problem [closed]

Need your guidance in getting US visa B1/B2. I am Rekha Jagadish, a house wife, and my husband is self-employed. Both of us are MBA graduates. We applied for US visa (tourism) but we were rejected ...
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I have B1 visa, can I apply for F1 visa?

I have B1 visa for conferences. Due to some personal reasons I have never traveled to united states before. My B1 visa is still valid. Now, I want F1 visa. would this have effect to get F1 visa, since ...
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Entering U.S. exactly on the day of visa “expiration date”

I'm a bit surprised from my US Visa. I plan to go to a conference on 3rd of April. Amazingly though, the visa expiration date is written as April 3rd. So what does that mean. Can I enter the US on ...
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Travelling to USA on B2 (Tourist) and getting medicines for others

I am traveling to USA on a tourist visa from India . This is my first trip to USA . My friend in USA has requested me to get insulin pen for her from India and asked me to keep it in hand luggage so ...
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Do I need Health Insurance to Qualify for a US Visitor's Visa?

I will be going for a US visitor's visa (non-immigrant B1/B2) interview in Bern and have all the necessary documents but just remembered I do not have international travel insurance. Is it required ...
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Documents required for B2 at airport

I am a resident of India. I have a valid B1/B2 Visa with ten year multiple entry. I want to accompany my wife who is on her Business visit for a month. I intend to travel with her for tourist purpose ...
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what is required for me if i want to travel to usa on b1/b2 visa as tourist

Do i need any invitation letter from my visitor if I am traveling to USA as a tourist? Also, this visa was issued to me by my company, can I use the same visa to travel again to USA for tourism ...
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Immigration on domestic stop-over from Puerto Rico to SF?

I come from Denmark, but live in SF holding a B visa. I am planning a trip to Puerto Rico and want to make sure I have enough time to catch my connecting flight on the way home. My route home is ...
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Travelling to the US on B1 visa without a business purpose

(NOT a duplicate of Tourist Visa B1) Earlier last year, I went to the US for a business trip. In preparation for it, even though I applied for a B1/B2 visa, I was granted a (seemingly rare) straight ...
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Backpacking with visa B2 in USA

I have quit my job recently to travel the world in a few months. I am planning to visit the USA as my first step and would like to stay there for at least 4 months. So I have applied for a tourist ...
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Can an Indian citizen on B1/B2 tourist visa in the US, apply for a schengen visa in the US?

I am leaving India for the US and plan to tour Europe on my way back from the US. However, I believe I can't apply for a Schengen visa in India before leaving to Europe because I would be staying in ...
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B1/B2 visa approved for exam. Can I go for tourism as the first trip?

I hold a B1/B2 visa for USA issued for sitting an examination in June. I have a vacation before then, in February, and would like to spend it in USA. Can I go to USA using this visa? This is my ...
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B1/B2 Visa is issued for exam, want to go for tourism [duplicate]

I have been issued a B1/B2 visa to USA to take an exam. It's multiple entry but unfortunately I had to delay my exam. In the meantime, can I use this visa to visit a few places in USA? Will there be ...
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Tourist Visa B1/B2 [duplicate]

Hi I am from India and have B1 . Can I come to US without a B2 visa. I had previously used this visa for official purpose. Will there be any problem relating to immigration. I will be staying with my ...
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US B2 Visa Depature Date - flight just after midnight, entry period ends the day before

I have a question that I am a foreign student in the US under F1 visa, my father arrived in Dec.8, 2014 under a B2 visa to attend my graduation ceremony and we plan to do some sightseeing after worth. ...
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Query on visa validity

My old passport is in my maiden name and has already expired. My B1/B2 visa to travel to United States is still valid but is stamped in my old passport with my maiden name. My new passport has my ...
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Why my U.S. B1 Visa got refused under 214 (b)?

I went for B1 U.S. Visa at the U.S. Embassy in Delhi. Interviewer: *Good Morning*. Me: *Good Morning* Interviewer: *What is your designation?* Me: *I am a Software Engineer.* Interviewer: *What is ...
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Will it be a problem for my Russian girlfriend to apply for a US nonimmigrant visa in Beijing while working in China on a business visa?

I would like to have my Russian girlfriend come visit me in San Francisco on a B-2 visa. She is currently working in Beijing, China as an English teacher. However, she received her employment through ...
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What documents are required when travelling to the US under a B1/B2 visa?

I received a B1/B2 visa to US (in a country different from my nationality) Is the visa all I need, or do I need to show any other documents at the departing airport and/or the entry airport at the US? ...
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Depart US through Mexico while on B1/B2 Visitor visa - how US will know I did not overstay?

I am currently in US with B1/B2 Visitor visa. Plan to depart US through Mexico by car. And then depart Mexico for another South American country. All within 120 day limit of B1/B2 visa. When ...
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Can we travel from Japan to USA with Indian US visa?

I am an Indian. I have a tourist visa for visiting USA and Japan. Can I travel to Japan first, tour there for a month and then travel to USA directly from Japan?. Or Should I come back to India after ...
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Apply for F1 from home country after B1 extension

I am trying to analyse the risk factor here. I recently came back to India after my 5 months stay in US on B1 visa. I initially got 2 months stamp on entering US, then again applied for 3 months ...
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B1/B2 Visa - Additional information requested

I was denied a B visa yesterday. The visa officer said that I need to upload my CV to provide additional information. I am an Indian, currently a PhD student in Germany and want to travel to the US to ...
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Surname difference in Passport & Visa

I am travelling to the US tomorrow. My surname in visa : Kanduri Rajani My surname in my New Passport: Kanduri My old passport expired and in the new passport, I changed my surname to 'Kanduri' So, ...
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Applying for a B2 visa after previous overstay as a child?

Background: So I was brought into the US under the visa waiver program as an 11 year old child in January 2000. I voluntarily left the country on Sept. 2009 when I was 20 years, 9 months, and 3 days ...
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Applying for a visa in a country other than my own

I am a Polish student in my second year of college studying and living in Frankfurt, Germany. I applied twice for a visa to visit the USA when I was in high school in Warsaw and was denied, partially ...
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I have a B1/B2 visa, can I visit my wife in US?

I have B1/B2 visa and traveled to the US for a business trip from my company couple time. I am recently married and my wife is on H1B status from 1 1/2 yrs. I am planning to visit the US in coming ...
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What section of the US Embassy issues Visas and how do I address them in a formal letter?

I need to travel to the US. I have heard that we need to prove somehow that we have a strong affinity to a country outside the US which we will return to after our visit. For this I plan to also show ...
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Visa refused after ESTA approval [duplicate]

I had ESTA approval letter for a US visa under the Visa Waiver Program from April 2014 to 2016. I want to stay in US for six months. I applied for US visa in US consulate and my visa was rejected. ...
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Using a B-1 Visa for training in a different state than on application

I'm currently in Honduras and applied for a visa to go for training in Miami, FL. I was given a B-1 visa with only 1 entry and in my passport it has the company name and address of where my training ...
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Can I use B1 visa to travel to any US state without a business purpose?

I recently got my B1 visa in Honduras for training purposes to Miami. My visa is only for 3 months and will expire in Dec 4th, 2014. It also has the name and address of the company in my passport. I ...
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Travelling On B-1 Visa From Australia And Entering US As Consultant

I am slightly confused about the B-1 visa and hope someone can point me to the appropriate documentation that can help clarify something for me. I have signed a consulting contract with a US company ...
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As an Indian Citizen, can I use my b1/b2 visa after f1 visa period or will I have to leave US and reenter?

I am from India.I intend to travel to the US for a student clinical elective at a university in Texas for the months of November and December. The university will help me obtain an F-1 status. ...
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I apply for a J-1 visa, can my wife apply for a B1 visa (instead of J2) to visit me?

I'm applying for a J-1 visa to do an internship in the US for 3 months, and I want to bring my wife with me. Of course the most obvious solution is for her to apply for a J-2 visa, but the procedure ...
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Whilst in the US on a 6 month trip on a B2 visa, can you leave the country and come back, say for a friend's wedding in another country?

Whilst in the US on a 6 month trip on a B2 visa, can you leave the country and come back, say for a friend's wedding in another country?
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About Visa Waiver and B1/B2 Visa

I'm a Spanish citizen currently staying as a tourist in Dominican Republic. Before I get into my question, let me list my recent moves, as they are relevant to the case: Lived in California for 5 ...
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ESTA approved on the same day as B-1/B-2 visa refused

I am writing because I have a question regarding my ESTA application and because I could not find a similar case online that would help me at this stage. I have never been to the U.S. so this would be ...
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As a Canadian Citizen, F1 visa to a B1/B2: will I have to leave the US and re-enter?

I am a Canadian citizen, and I intend to travel to the US for a student clinical elective at a university in Texas for the months of September and October. The university will help me obtain an F-1 ...
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Applying for B1/B2 while under the ESTA visa in USA

I am a Maltese citizen, and I am visiting the USA currently by ESTA visa (visa waiver program), so I can't stay here more than three months, but I need to stay more because I have to spend more time ...
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Traveling to Canada with my US tourist visa

I have a B1/B2 single entry visa to the US. It's valid for five more months. Can I go to Canada at the end of July to celebrate Eid for a couple days with my families and friends? The answer may be ...