I'm an Irish citizen visiting the US on the Visa Waiver Program. I have been on the east coast of the US for the summer traveling and sightseeing.

On the first of August I plan on going to Canada to travel around there for a while. My flight home to Ireland is from the US and I want to go and see the Mayweather and Mcgregor fight on the 26th of August in Vegas.

Is it possible for me to return to the US as my 90 day VWP entry expires on the 24th of August?

  • Welcome to the site! I edited your post to fix the confusion between VWP and ESTA (VWP is what lets you into the US without a visa; ESTA is a security clearance to get on the plane). I guessed that you're an Irish citizen -- could you correct that if you're not? It might make a difference to the answer. – David Richerby Jul 13 '17 at 22:48
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    Please let us know how it went (the immigration, not the fight). – DJClayworth Jul 14 '17 at 0:08
  • The least ambiguous approach is to reenter the US on the 25th. – phoog Jul 14 '17 at 2:34

There is no official rule preventing you from doing this, but for non-residents of Canada, the VWP clock continues while you're there in order to prevent visa runs.

However, given how long you'll be in Canada for, it should not be a problem to re-enter if you can present a confirmation of the return flight as well as paperwork proving you'll attend the Mayweather and McGregor fights. You may not be given a full 90-day period of stay though.

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