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

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Traveling to the U.S for 7 days in March with ESTA visa and making another trip to the U.S in June. Can I be denied entry? [on hold]

I am in a long distance relationship with my boyfriend who lives in Slovakia. I just got back from a 3 month trip in Europe (I'm an U.S citizen,) and my boyfriend who resides in Slovakia (non U.S. ...
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With the ESTA visa-waiver for the US, what if you have a reason to need more than 90 days?

So I was looking at some long distance hiking trails in the US - the Pacific Crest and the Appalachian. Both require 5-7 months to hike the whole thing. This is fine for locals, but what about ...
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I have two UK passports. Do US CBP know of both passports or just one i show? [duplicate]

I have two UK passports. On one i have a valid ESTA, on the other i have recently travelled to Sudan. Will US CBP know details of travel in both passports? I ask this as from 21/01/16 an ESTA is no ...
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Retired couple wishing to spend more time in owned USA property [closed]

We are UK citizens who have property in USA. We have always visited three times a year for two weeks each time. We have now retired and can spend longer in USA but have no wish to stay permanently. We ...
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In Transit definition for brief visit to USA

U.K. Family have visa waiver for entry to Canada but on route to Calgary from Vancouver by hire car, we want to visit Seattle for three days. I know I can get visa waiver for US entry but as we are ...
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If I enter the US by land, not needing ESTA, would I then need ESTA to enter by air 3 days later?

I am a UK citizen, and therefore qualify for the USA's Visa Waiver Program (VWP). If I enter by air or sea I need to apply for (and pay for) ESTA beforehand. If I enter by land, I don't need ESTA. ...
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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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Invalid purpose of visit marked on the ESTA application. Do I need to reapply?

When we applied for our ESTA, we incorrectly ticked the TRANSIT box, because we are cruising from one country to another & visiting the U.S. in between. We thought this was the right thing to do. ...
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Photo assistant and traveling to the US

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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VISA Waiving Program changes

Regarding the new changes to the VWP to travel to the U.S. Does anybody know if it is 5 years starting the effective date or anyone visited one of those countries afte March 1st 2011? In other word if ...
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Is the “Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act” already valid?

I'd like to visit the USA in four weeks and recently read about the "Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act" which disallows people who visited Iran since 2011 to travel ...
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Travelling to the US on the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to attend a job interview

I am a UK citizen who has been invited to the US for the purposes of an onsite interview in a few weeks' time. I have been looking online for an answer to this question and have found many conflicting ...
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How can the US immigration officials know one has visited Iraq, Syria, Iran, or Sudan?

Now that H.R. 2029 is in effect, people who have visited Iraq, Syria, Iran, or Sudan since 2011 are banned from entering the US under the Visa Waiver Program. However it's unclear to me how could the ...
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Visa Waiver traveling to USA from Canada

I am a Canadian citizen with dual British. I got Canadian citizenship in 2014. I do not have a Canadian passport, however I'm in the process of getting one (I lost my proof of citizenship, takes 5 ...
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Canadian citizen traveling to USA on British Passport using ESTA

I'm traveling to the United States at the end of February to visit friends & family. I'm a Canadian citizen, however I do not have a Canadian Passport and will be traveling using my British ...
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Legal to hire a model for non-professional pictures under ESTA/VWP?

I recently started to practice a lot my photography skills and I would like to further improve them. I'll be traveling to the US under ESTA and staying in a nice hotel. I'd love to hire a model from ...
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How do you know if you have a 10 year ban for overstaying in the USA?

How do you know if you have a 10 year ban for overstaying in the USA. I am English, married to an American for 4 years now. I am back in England now but I overstayed my visa briefly because of ...
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Visiting USA as a German with Iranian parents

I've been invited by a company to a release event of a new game next month in the USA which I'd like to go there. I was born in Germany, have the German citizenship and a German passport (just ...
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Flying to US with German & Iranian Passport [duplicate]

I'm from Germany and me and my friends want to fly to Las Vegas, America. I was there two years ago with my parents and now I want to make a roadtrip with my friends in July 2016. The problem in this ...
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Fast re-entry on renewed ESTA?

I created an ESTA in January 2014 and then entered the U.S. on that ESTA two times in 2014 and then in April 2015, in all cases in SFO. On my visit in May 2015 I found to my delight I could now use a ...
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ESTA and I94-W when entering by road in the US [duplicate]

I have a European passport. I applied to ESTA recently (less than a month ago) when I transited in the US (and exited the terminal, since the next plane was in another terminal) I now have a stamp ...
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How long can a citizen of Iran stay in Georgia (the country) as a tourist?

I have a friend from Iran here in Tbilisi wondering how long he can stay in the country. I know from another question here that as an Australian I can stay for 360 days, but that answer contains a ...
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Overstaying US Visa Waiver Program

I have a tricky question regarding an overstay of the Visa Waiver Program. I'm an Australian citizen who's spent the last 5 months or so in Mexico, and will be heading back home soon. In order to ...
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Studying in US under J1 Visa, also have current ESTA, can I stay after grace period using ESTA? [closed]

I will be studying in the US using a J1 exchange visa in January, but the visa expires (as well as the grace period) before my intended departure date at the end of July. The grace period expires 3 ...
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What is the minimum wait before I may I re-enter the USA from Australia after a 90 day visit through the non visa 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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New Visa Waiver law

I am a Canadian Citizens born in Canada to Iranian parents, I have never been to Iran nor have I ever applied for Iranian citizenship, but it seems like that doesnt matter and youre considered ...
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Re-entering with the Visa Waiver Program for the USA

In November last year I visited Florida, and as a New Zealander had to go through the process of applying for and getting the Visa Waiver Program (which costs money, making it feel suspiciously like a ...
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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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How soon can I travel back on ESTA after a 2 and a half month stay? [duplicate]

Ok so I went to USA end of september and came back a few days ago. I had originally booked 3 weeks but extended my trip whilst I was there. I am planning to return in February, exactly 2 months after ...
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Is it permitted to look for a job while visiting the US under the Visa Waiver Program?

We already have a question on whether you can attend a job interview or look for work while in the US on a tourist visa. (Actually it's unresolved with two possibly conflicting answers and no solid ...
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Do United States green card holders need a visa to re-enter the US from Iran?

I am a US citizen but my wife is an Iranian citizen with US permanent resident status, which she obtained through our marriage. We were planning to travel to Iran to visit my in-laws. However, we are ...
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ESTA and a tourist visa in an expired passport

My wife and my daughter had a US tourist visa. Their passports now expired, but I think the visa's might be still be not expired. Can they apply for ESTA for their new passports? The new passports ...
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Husband overstayed VWP, how to get approved for B2 visa

My husband entered the U.S. in August 2013 on the VWP. During his stay, we decided to get married. We were advised by a lawyer that he should stay and apply for a green card while he was in the U.S. ...
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Can I do six months in the USA on the VWP with a two week break in between?

I am British and therefore hopefully eligible for the VWP. I plan to ship my motorbike to the USA, fly from the UK to meet it there and ride around for three months. Then in order to comply with the ...
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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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Break in US stay

Have 4 week stay in Florida then 2 weeks in Cayman and back to us for 8 weeks. Does the 2 week stay in Cayman use up time out of my 90 day esta? I know I can't start a new 90 day clock when I return ...
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How can I re-enter the US if my VWP expired in Mexico

I'm from Belgium and I'm traveling by car from Canada to Patagonia (Argentina). I left the USA just in time (90days) but I got my visa from Mexico 1 day after my (90days) VWP expires. My plan is to ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Does starting a working visa in Canada reset my ESTA? [closed]

I obtained a working visa for Canada for two years to start between April 2015 and April 2016. I am planning to work in Montreal. I am presently visiting friends in Vermont, and have been here 60 ...
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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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USA Visa Waiver: Used 85 days, left the continent for 18 days; can I return for 7 days? [duplicate]

I'm hoping the title will have give the gist of my problem/question: I have a USA visa waiver. I used in total 85 days of the waiver. I will have been off the continent for 18 days before I would ...
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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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Am I entitled to US Visa Waiver Program?

I'm of Pakistani origin, recently I acquired a Scandinavian country citizenship. The Scandinavian citizens are entitled to Visa Waiver Program for the travel to United States. My question is that, ...
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90 days stay with tourist visa in USA

Chile has VWP, yet I still have the regular tourist visa stamp on my passport and must enter the USA with it. If I leave the country (USA) for a few days to go to Canada and then return, does a new ...
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ESTA - Air or Land?

Can an ESTA be activated at the Canadian border if travelling by car or do you have to be flown into the country for it to be activated? Also, I know there is a clause that says "there should be a ...
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Do multiple trips to the USA need multiple visa waivers?

I am a UK citizen who is currently working in Canada for one year under the young professionals program. I am planning on visiting the US several times over the duration of my stay in Canada but each ...
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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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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 ...