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

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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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Does the 90 days VWP rule ever expire if you travel from the US to Canada?

I'm on a New Zealand passport. From most US Embassy webpages: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables nationals of certain countries, including Australia, New Zealand, and the U.K., to travel to ...
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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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How soon can I re-enter the USA having stayed for 90 days under the Visa Waiver Program?

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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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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Is it true that, when entering the US by land, you no longer need an I-94W form IF already having a valid ESTA?

I've received very different info on this, even from CBP officials. Some say you will always have to fill out and buy an I-94W form at land borders even if you have a valid ESTA. Others say you don'...
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Invalid mother's name provided in ESTA application. Do I need to reapply?

Just got my ESTA approved and realised for my parents I've put my mothers maiden name not her married one. Do I need to reapply?
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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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Can I work as a photo assistant when entering the US under the terms of VWP?

I've got a question about ESTA and business travels. I'm French, I'm living in Paris and working for a french company in digital retouch and digital assisting. I'm paid in France in euro. I'm ...
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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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How soon can I re-enter the US after my previous visit?

I entered the USA on a Visa Waiver Program (VWP) on 1 July 2012 and stayed until 16 Sep 2012 (78 days). On what date in 2013 will I be able to travel to USA again under VWP?
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If I have an ESTA approved for transit, can I visit a second time as a tourist?

I go to México in some time, and my fly tickets first I go from Peru to the US, because of that I require a visa to enter US. In my country I can apply for VWP, but I'm a little scared of getting ...
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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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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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UK citizen, US company, living in UK: Can I use an ESTA?

So: I am a UK citizen I work for a US company I currently live in the UK and have no US visa What am I allowed to do when I enter the US on an ESTA? Am I allowed to work if I am getting paid in a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the minimum wait before I may I re-enter the USA after a 90 day visit on the Visa Waiver Program?

I entered the USA on a three month visa waiver program from Australia. I am about to return to Australia and would like to come back again to the USA. How long do I have to wait until I can re-enter ...
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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 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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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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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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Visa for taking the New York Bar Exam?

I will be sitting the New York bar exam in a week and just sorted out my ESTA stuff online. I was wondering is my purpose for travelling covered under the Visa Waiver Programme. Do I need a different ...
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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 ...