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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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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I have B2 visa and I wish to travel with my wife

I have B2 visa and I wish to travel with my wife who does not have. I got my B2 from Frankfurt and we got married in India, and planning to visit USA for pleasure. Please let me know the required ...
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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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I'm curious!! I wanna know what I can do Inorder to work and go to school here [closed]

I'm from Liberia. I came on a b1/b2 visa and now there's crisis in my country.. I wanna work! How can my visa be changed to work visa??
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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 ...
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B1/B2 visa validity after getting F1

I recently got F1 visa, but I won't be able to attend college due to family issues. My question is what will happen to my B1/B2 visa? Is it revoked because I got F1 or is it still valid?
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Getting a B-2 Visa two months after staying 90 days in the US

I'm a Spanish citizen who just finished his studies in Germany. Soon I'll be moving back to Spain, but I'm planning to spend some time in the US during this and next year visiting friends and applying ...
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Applying for a B2 while on J1 in the US

I'm currently on a J1 and planning on visiting Mexico during my grace period. I'd like to come back to the US afterwards. I know I can't reentry while on the grace period, so I need to get a B2 visa. ...
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Can I travel to the US for a business trip with a visitor visa?

I applied for a B2 visa. My visa was stamped B1/B2. I travelled to the US a few times using my visa as a visitor. My company wanted to send me to the US on a business trip. Can I travel to US for a ...
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Am I allowed to use my valid ESTA again for a short visit to the U.S. after being denied a B2 visa for 1 year?

I have a valid ESTA since February 2014 which is valid until 2016. I used it last month to visit the U.S. for 2 days. After that I applied for a B2 Visa to stay with friends for 1 year which has just ...
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Can I use a US Business visa obtained while working from one company to travel for another? [duplicate]

I have got a US Business visa (B1/B2) from my past company, but I didn't travel. Now I have an opportunity to go to the US for my present company. Shall I use the same visa? Note: The visa is ...
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Overstayed on Visa Waiver Program and I am planning another holiday? [duplicate]

I went on the Visa Waiver Program to Chicago 3 years ago, I ended up over staying by 2 days. I am now going back for a week long holiday and I am just wondering what I need this time to allow me into ...
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Do i need to ask each time before traveling to USA with B1/B2?

I am a Pakistani, and I am in Italy for Ph.D. I have already B1/B2 valid visa. My professor asked me to go to USA for a conference after two weeks. Do I need to inform US embassy before traveling, ...
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How to prepare parents for B2 VISA interview?

I am living in USA with H1B VISA. My parents are in India. We ave applied B2 VISA for my parents and scheduled Interview. However my mother is not educated and my father is went to only high school. ...