A US program that allows citizens of specific countries to enter the United States without a visa.

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EU citizen: my ESTA was not authorized, can I go to US by land?

I'm German citizen, planned to visit my gf in US and my ESTA wasn't authorized. I think I did stupid mistake while applying, didn't check properly my answers, contacted ESTA authorities to fix mistake ...
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US-Canada-VWP reset country-Canada-US

After reading UK Citizen flying to US, then Canada, then back to UK - How does this affect Visa Waiver Program? I am wondering: If you are in the US, travel to Canada and re-enter your VWP clock ...
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UK citizen traveling back into US

I'm a UK citizen studying in NY, my student visa runs out in September. I was thinking to go to Canada (for example) and apply for a tourist visa back into the US. Does anyone know how long I would ...
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Taking courses under Visa Waiver Program

So, there is a school offering some courses I would like to attend in the US. This courses are non-accredited, the school is neither a university nor a college, each course is 3 hours per week and ...
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VWP entry from USA to Canada then back to USA

I am currently in NYC and by the time I intend to fly (2nd August), I will have been in the USA for 90 days. My plan is to go to Canada for a few weeks to visit friends and then return to USA for 2 ...
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Travelling from USA to Canada and return [duplicate]

I have an esta. I am flying into USA, staying overnight before travelling to Canada by land arriving in Canada 12 hours later. I will be in Canada 100 days. Will I be able to return by land to USA to ...
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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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Re-entering USA in the VWP after travelling to Mexico

Really hoping someone can give me some advice as I've been searching online and phoned multiple people and seem to be getting no where. My partner and I are on an 11 month trip. We have spent 3 ...
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Travelling to Mexico and Central America, stop in US and no return flight booked

I will travel to Mexico from Europe, with a transit in the US. I thought that my ESTA is enough, but then I learned that since I have no return flight booked, and Mexico being treated in the same way ...
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Tourist trip to USA while girlfriend works there - what to expect at border check?

I was wondering the following: My girlfriend will be going to the USA with a J-1 visa for about 10 weeks to work there as part of an exchange program. I am planning to join her on this trip, but won’t ...
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Do CBSA officials “accept” electronic I94s for transmission to the CBP?

I'm considering flying to New York, spending a week and then continuing to Montreal by Train before flying home to Europe. I've been trying to find out whether Amtrak (the US train operator) records ...
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US tourist visa - re-entry after three days possible for conference?

I am a PhD researcher at university and will be spending two months in the US this summer to conduct my research there under ESTA. I was just asked by my PhD supervisor to accompany him to a ...
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Travelling to the US on VWP while waiting for a work visa?

I am currently waiting for a work Visa P-1. But I want to visit friends and holiday in US before I start work. Can I enter on ESTA/VWP and holiday for 3 months whilst waiting for visa process, return ...
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Can I enter the US with a typo in my ESTA application?

I'm flying to the US in two days and just realized I made a mistake in my ESTA application (I'm a EU citizen). Specifically, I mistook an O (the letter) for a 0 (the number) when entering my passport ...
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Overstaying grace period and reentering on an ESTA

My visa got cut short, and I kept my original plans which ended over a week after the grace period. I then reapplied for a visa, was granted one, and visited another few times. My visa is no longer ...
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US E3 visa holder: can I still travel to the US on the visa waiver program?

I'm an Australian citizen, and I hold an E3 visa to work in the US. Can I still travel to the US for a holiday on the visa waiver program?
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Do I get a new stamp every time I come to the US even if it's inside the last time period?

I recently flew to the US from the UK under the VWP, I stayed for a month between 29th April and 29th May, my stamp is good until the 29th July, however I intend to fly back early July and stay until ...
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Passport issues september 2006 - has 'camera' symbol is it valid? [duplicate]

Hi I have a 'camera' symbol on my passport on the front page. My passport was issued to be in September 2006 and is Valid until May 2017 - does that mean my passport is fine to travel to the USA and ...
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I recently spent just over 2 months in the US using an ESTA visa, how long should I wait before re-entering? [duplicate]

I flew out to Seattle on February 13th and went to Canada April 11th, flew back to England April 19th. I would love to go to New York for a week on June 1st to attend a convention with some friends ...
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I was aprroved for an ESTA but THEN denied a US visa, can I still travel? [duplicate]

I applied for an ESTA and was approved, however the Question have you been arrested of an offence that caused serious damage to a person or building etc - I answered no as It was a fight I got into 18 ...
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Visa Waiver Program and working within the US [duplicate]

I am employed by a US company but live and work in the UK. I also get paid into a UK bank account. Can I travel to the US with an ESTA and remain under the VWP for business meetings or short term work ...
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Visiting the US twice under one ESTA? [duplicate]

I'm from the UK and will be visiting Florida for the second time this year to spend the summer under an ESTA. I have enough money to cover accommodation for two months and expenses without having to ...
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Author visiting the USA for vacation under the Visa Waiver Program - Can they write?

I was wondering if an author of ebooks, who is registered as self employed as a freelance writer in the UK, can visit the USA on the Visa Waiver Program and continue to write, if he or she does not ...
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Is my airport transit ESTA exceeded by staying Canada for 6 months? Can I travel back to USA? [duplicate]

Hello fellow travellers, I am a citizen of an EU country, currently studying an exchange program at a Canadian university. In January I flew from Berlin to Montréal via Chicago, where I waited 2 ...
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Can I reenter US with my ESTA? [duplicate]

I am traveling to USA in summer not with visa but only with ESTA. I will also be attending a wedding in Dominican republic which means leave for 2-3 days and then come back to US. Does my ESTA allow ...
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Can I volunteer while in America? [duplicate]

So I'm staying in America for 12 weeks soon and was wondering if I can do volunteer work while there? I'm visiting on an ESTA and am a UK Citizen, if that helps!
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Visa waiver in US

I am in the US for 90 days on a visa waiver (ESTA). Can I leave the US for Mexico and return within the 90 days?
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ESTA application status stuck at “Authorization Pending”. What can I do?

As a British citizen, I recently applied for an ESTA visa waiver in order for me to travel to and present at an academic conference in the United States. To my surprise, they have added additional ...
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What is the purpose of asking the names of my parents on a USA ESTA application? [duplicate]

I have just applied (successfully) for an USA ESTA Visa Waiver as an UK Citizen. During the online application process it asked for the names of my parents as required information. What is the purpose ...
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Travelling to US under Visa Waiver Program using newly acquired citizenship

I am a Romanian citizen and I have recently acquired Hungarian citizenship as well. I was never a resident of Hungary. I have valid passports from both countries, but I have never used the Hungarian ...
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Visiting Aruba for 10 days between two stays in the US

My Friends are Australian citizens and will be coming for a visit. They want to visit Aruba for approximately 2 weeks, after being in the US one month. When they return from Aruba will they have 90 ...
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Is leaving the US for a couple of days enough to get another 3 months in the country?

I hope someone can help me. I am currently on holiday for 3 months in America under the Visa Waiver Program and would like to stay an extra 2 or 3 weeks. I know I will have to leave the country, ...
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90 days in the US under the VWP - is it possible to leave after say 60 days for 2 weeks and then return for a week [duplicate]

I am travelling to the states on a UK passport and I intend on being there for under 90 days. Then Leave and come back for the remainder of the 90 days. Is this possible ? Is it ok to be out of the ...
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Visa waiver Program [duplicate]

My sister who lives in Denmark with her husband has a danish passport but both are from Iran. they have two sons 8 and 10 years old who were born in Denmark. They have traveled to the US to visit me ...
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UK Citizen flying to US, then Canada, then back to UK - How does this affect Visa Waiver Program?

I'm a British citizen flying from London to Seattle in late May. My plan is to stay in Seattle for a few days, then travel south to Portland before flying up to Vancouver, Canada. From there I plan to ...
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Too much time in the US? (using VWP) [duplicate]

Just looking for some opinions here before I begin planning my next US trip. A little background first; I'm a UK citizen with a clean immigration history. I've made 4 short/medium length visits to ...
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J1 visa, going home to UK, returning to visit using the Visa Waiver Program?

I am currently in the US under a J1 visa programme, and will leave in July 2016 however I would like to come back to travel in the following month of September 2016 on an ESTA? Would this be okay? Is ...
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Extending the stay in the US On the VWP once in the country

I m travelling to the US in June on the VWP and have a return flight 10 days later but I may want to extend this but still well within the 90 day limit. what are the implications on re entering later ...
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What is the US Visa Waiver Program and what is an ESTA?

I wish to travel to the US and think I am eligible to do so under the Visa Waiver Program. I found a lot of information out there but am still having some trouble understanding how this works. What ...
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Extending stay in the US beyond 90 days under the Visa Waiver Program (“ESTA Visa”) [duplicate]

I am going to be in the US for 100 days. As a european i am allowed by ESTA visa to be in the US during 90 days. For these extra 10 days is it possible to do an extension or to do another application ...
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Visit to US before F1 using the Visa Waiver Program

I am going to start a phd at the US with an F1 visa. University told me that I could enter the US only 30 days before the date on I-20. Since English is not my first language (and this would be a big ...
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Will it be a problem if there's a bit of overlapping date for I-20 and ESTA?

I am currently in the US with an I-20 that will be expiring on 20th April 2016. I'm planning on going to Toronto for a short trip on 5th April and is planning to also apply ESTA(my country is under ...
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Multiple visits to Mexico during 90 day VWP

I am going on a trip to the US and Mexico, I will be entering and therefore exiting the USA 3 times to Mexico over this 90 day period when finally leaving and continuing down through Central America. ...
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ESTA 90 day start date

I am a U.K citizen travelling the US within a three month time frame. When completing my application for the VWP when does the ninety day period begin? From the moment I get confirmation? Or just soon ...
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Road tripping the US from UK with 90 day visa waiver more than once a year? [duplicate]

I'm currently on a road trip in the USA from the UK using the 90 day visa waiver program - I'm here for 87 days. Then I fly home, do some travelling around Europe etc. and want to fly back for ...
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ESTA form and first names

I have 3 first names on my passport. I requested an ESTA to travel to the USA by entering only one name. Is it right?
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ESTA approved, despite new rules? do we have to apply for visa?

I am a Danish citizen but born in Iran of Iranian parents but have not traveled to Iran. My children are born i Denmark and have only Danish passport and never visited Iran. We have approved our ESTA ...
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From UK to Chile through Atlanta [duplicate]

I know that maybe this question has been asked many times, but most likely from different nationalities. I did read quite a lot of questions and unfortunately I didn't see anyone with my nationality. ...
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Do I need an ESTA or transit visa? [duplicate]

I am traveling from the UK to Mexico via USA, do I need to apply for a visa waiver program (ESTA)
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Travelling to the USA, but want to stay longer than 3 months? is this possible? UK citizen

I want to travel to the USA (am UK Citizen) so only allowed 90 days, how is it possible for me to stay longer- say 6months to a year?