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

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US VWP when going to Canada

I'm going on an almost 6 months trip to the US and Canada. As a Danish citizen I can use the Visa Waiver Program to stay for up to 90 days in the US. I will start my journey in California and leave ...
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Re-entering the US after leaving on a visa waiver program

in late Feb I'll be travelling to the USA on the visa waiver program, after my 3 months is up I wish to spend 2 weeks in South America, then return to the States, am I able to do this? Or do I need to ...
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Does a non-American need an ESTA to leave the USA?

I am a British Citizen who will be travelling to Canada and then onwards to USA by train and then returning to Canada by air. I am aware that I do not need an ESTA to enter the USA by train but do I ...
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Proof of onward travel when entering the US [duplicate]

In a month I will be flying to Boston from the Netherlands on a one way ticket. As far as I know, I will need proof of onward travel to be allowed into the country. Because of this, I'd like to know ...
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What “National Identification Number” to enter in an ESTA application, for a German?

I’m trying to complete an ESTA application (German citizen). One of the questions asked is about a National Identification Number, with this explanation: Enter the number on your identity ...
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Mexico trip for more than 30 days [duplicate]

In a month I will be flying from the Netherlands to Boston, to spend 2 weeks on the East coast. After that I'm planning to fly into Cancún, travel through Mexico and cross into California via Tijuana ...
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How much money do you need to have on hand when entering USA?

My friend, a Chilean citizen, is entering the US via waiver program to spend 3 weeks in USA in a couple of weeks. She already got her ESTA approval, the plane ticket, all hotels are already booked ...
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Left the US by plane. Still have my US Visa Waiver (I-94 A) [duplicate]

I regularly travel from Canada to the US by bus and get a US Visa Waiver attached to my passport, which I hand back to the Canadian customs officer when returning to Canada (by bus). This time I ...
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Dual Citizenship but I only have one passport — how to use ESTA website?

I have dual citizenship (one by Birth) and the other is Australian. I have lived in Australia for the majority of my life and I only have 1 passport. On the ESTA website there is a question for dual ...
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Is an ESTA extension possible? [closed]

Can you extend your ESTA stay whilst in the U.S and continue your stay there? Or must you look into getting a visa?
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VWP status for stays longer than 90 days in Mexico

If I was to go to Mexico for 30 days, then move on to the USA, would my VWP days be 90, or 60 (-30 days for the time spent in the "connected country")? I imagine its 90 days because they should start ...
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Exit stamp on passport when leaving US by bus

My wife is in the US on the VWP, and will be leaving the country by bus into Mexico after having arrived by air. I've taken this bus route multiple times, but have no memory of ever stopping on the US ...
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How soon can I re-enter the USA having stayed for 90 days under the Visa waiver programme? I am a UK citizen

I am currently visiting the USA from the UK (I am a UK citizen) and am intending on staying here for the full 90 days under the Visa Waiver programme. How long would I have to stay out of the US at ...
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Will my journey to intern at a summer camp be allowed under the US Visa Waiver Program?

I've been asked to work for a summer camp in America. This is the exact situation: I'm from The Netherlands The summer camp is in Puerto Rico I will stay for 2 and a half weeks My travel and staying ...
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Which countries count for the 90-day limit in the US Visa Waiver Program?

What are all the ineligible countries that do not restart the 90-day Visa Waiver into the USA?
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Am I eligible to travel to the US with my UN 1951 Travel Document issued by Malta (EU)?

I hold a UN 1951 Convention travel document (which is an e-passport as well) issued by Malta (EU). Also have a residence permit and a Maltese ID card. I know I can travel within the Schengen area and ...
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Travelling in the USA before start of Student Visa

I am doing an exchange semester at a US university this summer. I have a student visa for this however I was hoping to travel for longer than the 30 days allowed by this visa before commencing my ...
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Extending an expiring I-94W, land based entry to US [duplicate]

I live in Canada with a German passport and a student visa. From a recent climbing trip to the US I still have this green I94-W form in my passport. I didn't surrender it on leaving the US back to ...
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How long is the time allowed between exit and re entry from the U.S on an esta visa? [duplicate]

I have a valid two year Established Visa,and I would like to exit the U.S for a month, and then return after one month, but i was told i needed three months between exit and re entry. Can someone ...
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Living in Canada for a year: entering the US for a couple of short trips [duplicate]

From August onwards I'll be living in Canada under the WHP program, since I'll be close to the American border I would like to take multiple day (or longer trips, not longer than a week though) ...
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Is volunteer work allowed in the US while visting under the VWP?

I am going to Santa Monica for 4 weeks to polish my English in July and would like to volunteer at the Planetary Society located in Pasadena. I am a Swiss citizen and have a biometric passport. ...
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Travel in the US on J1 Visa and ESTA [duplicate]

I have a question regarding travelling in and out of the US. I am on a J1 visa and i wish to go to the Bahamas in my grace period. If I want to return to the US after the Bahamas i know that i cannot ...
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Travelling to us on visa waiver profram with j1ers [duplicate]

Im travelling to the US next friday with a few friends who are going on the j1 student visa. I was wondering how much money i would need for a customs officer to be satisfied that i wasnt planning on ...
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My sister has been taken off the US Visa Waver Program, can she re-apply? And if so how soon?

My sister was recently denied a visa extension and taken off the Visa Waver Program, she was trying to get her visitor visa extended so that she could attend my graduation. She was denied and taken ...
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Canadian citizen (but not resident), do I need an ESTA to travel to the USA from Belgium?

I am a Canadian citizen who lives in Belgium. I want to visit NY this summer. Do I need a ESTA waiver for that?
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Entering US from Canada by bus (VWP citizen)

I am planning a one-day trip from Vancouver to Seattle and will probably travel by bus (Greyhound) as it is more convenient than train (direct route). As far I have done my research, since I am ...
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Leave the US permanently 60 days then fly back to Mexico for a month before reenter US, is it possible? [duplicate]

My last visit to the US was on Dec 17-2014 until Mar 14-2015 under the ESTA/VWP. I flew home in the Netherland after that. I plan to fly to Mexico on 15 May and want to stay there for a month, then ...
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Orlando ESTA Visa Waiver [duplicate]

I'm travelling to Orlando for 14 nights at the end of August, for a nice holiday break. I travelled to Orlando last year in June, for 2 weeks. My question involves whether my visa waiver is still ...
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Two trips to the USA 3 weeks apart under ESTA scheme

I am a British citizen visiting the USA in early August for a two week vacation with friends. After the holiday I'm returning to my home in the UK for three weeks. After that I will return to the USA ...
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Extending visitor stay in the US

I have been in the US for 2 months and 20 days. I have 10 days left on my ESTA. I would like to extend my stay for non-medical reasons. Is there any way to do this? Can I apply for a brand new ESTA ...
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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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Do I need an ESTA to enter the US with the Victoria Clipper ferry?

I am thinking of visiting Victoria, BC in Canada and then going to Seattle, WA in the US, with the Victoria Clipper ferry. I am a national of a country under the Visa Waiver Program. I think that if ...
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Training for 3 month and attending conference is elegible under VWP?

Im an Italian citizen. I will have to spend 3 month (90 days) in a illustration studio based in washington. I will follow the work and gain some practical experience, working with computers programs. ...
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my vwp not authorized, does it affect get to canada [closed]

I have a passport. And I want to go to the USA, but my ESTA was denied because I have previously been denied a visa, so I want first go to Canada (because there I don't need ESTA or visa to travel) ...
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3 months as tourist in USA, then resident in Canada for 2 months, then back to USA for 3 months tourism

I would like to go to America for 3 months for holiday. Then I should spend 2 months working on a temporary resident work visa in Canada. And finally I want to spend some more holiday in America for ...
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Going to a border to get another 90 days of visa waiver

If I went to a border to renew my 90 days after expiration of a visa waiver, would I be denied access back into the US? I am over the 90 day limit and need to get another 90 days what can I do? I am ...
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Can I re enter the US on the VWP immediately after 90 days? [duplicate]

I have read conflicting information and can't seem to find the right number online to call. I am a UK citizen visiting the US on an ESTA due to expire on 2nd April. I would like to stay until the ...
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If there's no “until” date on your US entry stamp, how long can you stay as an ESTA holder?

Looking through my passport, at a page that the US DHS seem to like using, I see three US entry stamps: These are: Arrived 4th April 2014, type WB, until 2nd July 2014 (3 months) Arrived 15th ...
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Esta return, can I reset the “clock” by visiting the Bahamas?

I've read a few questions/responses on this but seem to be reading conflicting information I've tried to find a number for immigration at Fort Lauderdale but don't appear to be able to call My ...
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Leaving USA to Central America and coming back to reset a 90 day VWP? Part 2

i saw and analyses deeply this FAQ at Leaving USA to Central America and coming back to reset a 90 day VWP? and i have one more doubt about the 90 days rule of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) just to be ...
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Will getting refused on a Diversity Visa application complicate my future entries to the United States?

I was thinking of applying for a Diversity Visa. Of course, the perks look sweet if you pass (around 1.8% chance) , but I'm unclear of the consequences: Does applying for this 'lottery' disqualify ...
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Traveling to USA with Taiwanese wife for two week vacation

I would like to know if the Visa Waiver Program is all she needs to travel to USA. We have been married for 7 years and live in Taiwan. I am a citizen of USA. She has filled out the ESTA( part of ...
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Entering the US on a tourist visa after expiration of E3D

I was wondering whether anyone could provide any advice on re-entering the US on a tourist visa (via the Visa Waiver Program/ ESTA) after the expiration of an E3D visa? My E3D visa expires on the 6th ...
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Visa Waiver Program Re-entry

I know comparable questions have been asked but I would really appreciate it if you guys would give me advice on this matter. My girlfriend is currently taking an internship in NYC and I've come with ...
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Does parents' family name refer to mother's married name or maiden name on VWP/ESTA form?

The updated visa waiver form asks for my parents' "family" name, as shown below. Does this mean my mothers birth family name or her married family name?
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I-94W visa ? ESTA?

What is the I-94W visa form? Traveling by car from Mexico to the USA, via ESTA VWP. Plan to stay in the USA for up to 90 days. Then we head into Canada for 6-8 weeks, before be head back into the US ...
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Do I need a visa to enter the US as a UK citizen in transit? [duplicate]

I am a UK citizen travelling to Fiji but I have to stop in LA for 24 hours before my flight on to Fiji. Do i need a visa? and how much will this cost? Also, with a transit visa, can I leave the ...
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What does a person with waiver visa need to fly within USA

What does a person, who has a waiver visa (ESTA) to visit USA, need to fly within USA? What information have to be filled during flight booking during purchase (domestic flights usually don't ask for ...
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Travel to USA on VWP then travel to Canada on IEC then re-enter USA on VWP [duplicate]

I am an Australian citizen. If I traveled to the US on the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) and stayed there for 90 days. Then went to Canada on the International Experience Canada (IEC) for a Working ...
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Re-enter USA from Canada with Visa Waiver Program

My wife and I are doing a North America trip this summer. We fly to NYC, stay a couple of days, then fly to Vancouver, spend two weeks in British Columbia and then back home (Germany). We thought ...