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I'm currently on a J-1 visitor visa in the US, and we have similar rules. When I travelled from Canada, we were told to make sure that we got in on the J-1 and that the border agent didn't admit us on a tourist visa. With regards, to entering early or if you got admitted on the wrong visa, we were told that we would normally have to exit the country and ...


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In general it is allowed to volunteer in the US when you are there on a B1 or B2 visa, or on visa waiver program, and for most other visas that do not permit paid employment. However there are some significant restrictions, and it is best to check them out. The most significant restriction is that you can only volunteer to do things that are normally done ...


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Canadian citizens do not need a visa to enter the US (with some exceptions). They do not need a visa waiver, and so do not need an ESTA. Residency is not an issue. You will of course need a Canadian passport to take advantage of this.


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The ESTA is only relevant for citizens of Visa Waiver Program countries, which you are not. Like many other such rules, what matters is your citizenship, not where you currently reside or travel from. I am not sure of the exact rules for Canadian citizens but I think you don't need any visa or prior formalities for a short visit to the US. The Timatic ...


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It's hardly necessary to go to Costa Rica (as Karlson suggested) to re-apply. This is not a visa. I think folks are getting the terms VWP and ESTA confused. I assume that the ESTA has been cancelled. One applies for an ESTA online. Mine was cancelled a few months ago. I received an email from CBP: There has been an update to your ESTA Travel Authorization ...



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