I work in Thailand, can my employer by any means cancel my USA visa? Does the employer have that right ?

Visa on the passport of an employee is the property of an employee or employer ?

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    Your employer can contact the US Embassy and withdraw any support they provided for your visa application. But only the US government can cancel your visa. The visa is 'property' of the US government. – user13044 Jun 15 '16 at 15:22
  • It means the employer is having the right ? They provided only a letter that states that i need to attend the meeting there.Does this matter? – axe Jun 15 '16 at 15:26
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    If the purpose of your travel to the USA was a business meeting, and this is the basis upon which the visa was issued, and that meeting is now not going to take place - what is your purpose of traveling to the USA, and what would you say to the immigration agent at the airport? Would you lie & risk deportation? My first USA visa had a specific notation listed on it with the name of the company I was visiting... – brhans Jun 15 '16 at 15:37
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    @phoog - oh, if only the US Embassy in Thailand was so generous. :( – user13044 Jun 15 '16 at 15:39
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    @axe this is going beyond the scope of your initial question, to which the answer is no. If you want to ask about the conditions under which you can use your visa, please ask a new question. – phoog Jun 15 '16 at 17:04


The visa is the property of the issuing government, just like your passport is the property of the government that issued it.

Only the issuing government/state/authority has the power to revoke or invalidate visas.

Your employer can make a request, but that is about it.

Furthermore, a visa is not a guarantee of entry. It is just a permit to request entry at a border. So even if you have a visa, there is no guarantee you will be allowed to enter on it, especially (as it seems from the comments) the circumstances against which the visa was issued have changed substantially.

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