I am a filipino with a US tourist visa. If I come to London first, can I go to US from there?

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    Welcome to travel.SE. The answer is yes. Why would there be a concern? – Karlson Jan 31 '14 at 12:48
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    Are you asking if going via London would be a problem for the US visa, or if the US visa somehow changes your visa requirements to visit the UK? – Gagravarr Jan 31 '14 at 13:22

Yes, you can. The US will not care at all from where you enter the country.

While some countries issue certain visas that may require you to enter a country on a certain border crossing or coming from a certain country, this is not very common and will certainly be stated on the visa. If it does not say anything about this, there are no restrictions.

  • Can you provide further explanation, some references perhaps? – Mark Mayo Feb 2 '14 at 12:32
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    Since the visa does NOT state from where you have to enter the country from, you can enter from where ever you want. Since this is the absence of a rule, there is no official reference for it. Also, your example has nothing do to with this case. Re-entering is not possible because the visa is single-entry. You can still enter from where you want, but only one single time. – Phil Feb 2 '14 at 12:42
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    Also - YOU run hitchwiki.org?? My congrats (and thanks) to you, great site! – Mark Mayo Feb 2 '14 at 13:13
  • You are right. I elaborated my answer a bit more. And yes, I run hitchwiki. Not alone though, but anyway, thanks :) – Phil Feb 3 '14 at 1:05

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