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

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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Entering USA under VWP for 3 weeks and continuing to CAN for a 3-month stay?

Similar questions were asked, but they were still different from my situation. I wanted to enter USA under VWP stay there for about 3 weeks, cross over to CAN where I would stay for 3-3.5 more months ...
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Re-entering the US from Mexico [duplicate]

I came to the US from the UK on September 1st and spent the full 90 days travelling round under the VWP and an ESTA. After my 90 days were up I have come to Mexico, where I will be spending 6 weeks in ...
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Visa/ESTA with a dual passport

I currently have both an Australian and a British passport. I am studying in the United States, however, my visa expires on Dec 21 (there is a grace period until the Jan 21) but I am not allowed to ...
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Returning to the US after a 90-day VWP stay

If I go to the US for 90 days on an ESTA, then go back to Norway for say 3-4 weeks, can I then go back to the US for another 90 days?
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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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Leaving USA to Central America and coming back to reset a 90 day VWP?

I currently am on the Visa Waiver Program (valid until September 2016) and am allowed to stay 90 days in the USA. I will be leaving before the end of the 90 days, going to Guatemala or Costa Rica, ...
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Repeated close visits on US Visa Waiver Programme

I recently spent 2 weeks in the US for a friend's wedding and a bit of a holiday. I am a British citizen and travelled with no issues under the vwp. However, having discovered I am able to take some ...
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Going back to USA after staying there for 3 months recently, problems?

I am pokerplayer from Iceland and I have never had any issues with Visa when visiting US. This summer I lived in Vegas for 3 months and came home in september. I remember when entering and leaving the ...
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How can I re-enter the US after time in Canada on the VWP?

I am an Australian citizen, currently studying in Canada. I entered the United States In July 22nd for 3 days, where I stayed in Seattle before leaving to return to Vancouver. I then again entered ...
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Extending an expiring I-94W, land based entry to US

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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My ESTA is expiring - how does one go about renewing it?

I got an email from the Department of Homeland Security(!) to say my two-year ESTA is expiring at the end of next month. Is there a way to just renew it, or do you have to go through the complete ...
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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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VWP travelling for 80 days then going to Canada, can I reenter the US and for how long? [duplicate]

So I am travelling in California at the moment on the visa waiver program, I am going to be here until the 9th of December then I am heading to Michigan for Christmas. I was planning to spend some ...
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Returning to Sweden [duplicate]

I'm dating someone who leaves every three months to return to Sweden. I'm in the U.S. I don't know him well enough to ask him this yet, but I am curious for the future. When he returns to Sweden ...
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Do I 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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VWP vs. obtaining a visa for the US

I'm flying to the US in order to participate in a startup acceleration program for 90 days from September. I have an Israeli and German passport. If I use my German passport in order to enter the US ...
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Two long visits to USA on VWP

Next year 2015 I intend on travelling to Texas to spend time with my family back end of Jan for 90 days. I would return to UK (British national) beginning to mid april. Do you think it would be ...