Questions tagged [b1-b2-visas]

Applying for and using the combined tourism and business visa for the United States, the most common US visa. It does not allow the bearer to work in the USA.

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Tourist Visa to USA for UK Citizen - What is the process?

I am a UK Citizen currently living in India. I was born in India and after 5 years of continous stay in UK, I became a naturalised citizen of UK. I have a valid ESTA and can travel to the USA, but ...
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Updated DS-160 barcode not visible in the visa application

I applied for Visas for both of my parents, but I actually generated a new code for my mother's DS-160, but it was not updated in the application and it is still showing the old bar code. Tomorrow is ...
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US visa renewal via DropBox

I'm applying from Nigeria to renew my visa for Dropbox (I have met all the requirements) and I answered questions regarding DHL drop-off, but the last question I answered states the following: ...
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Once I get my US B-2 tourist visa interview, do they approve the visa at the interview?

Do they approve my B-2 visa right after the visa interview at the embassy? At the interview? Or when do they approve? How do I know?
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B1/B2 category US visa

I am after some advice here regarding the B1/B2 category US visa. I live in London and I applied for the visa to attend a conference that was in October 2022 but I could not attend it because of the ...
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Will I get rejected from getting a US tourist visa a young person with no travel history

What are my chances of being denied for a USA travel visa as a first-time traveler. I am trying to travel to the US for a week to visit a friend I met online a few years ago. I am a 19-year-old South ...
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Using photocopy of visa for US border from old passport

Good afternoon All, I am traveling to the US from the UK, only passing through to Canada. I have a Valid B2 Tourist visa. However, it's in my old passport, which is in my home country. I have my new ...
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US visa validity for Dual Citizen of Syria and Antigua

I presented myself to the US embassy for a B2 visa appointment as an Antigua and Barbuda citizen, but I also hold a Syrian passport. The visa processing officer ended up approving my application but ...
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Traveling to US for a conference as a remote worker for US company

I want to travel to the US for a staff conference. I work remotely from Kenya for a US company. I applied for a B1/B2 visa but they said I should apply for a work visa. I want to reapply for a B1/B2 ...
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My full name in my passport is split on my US B1 visa

My Indian passport states that my given name is Mahesh Govindan and my surname is blank. However, the B1 visa stamped in my passport states that my given name is Mahesh and my surname is Govindan. The ...
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Do I need to fill out a new DS160 because of an outdated photo and a slight lack of information?

PS. I have paid the visa fee and set up an interview date. Therefore, I think I cannot modify the existing DS160. However, I can create a new one and maybe update it using https://ais.usvisa-info.com ...
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US B1/B2 Visa interview wait times - what is Waiver Visitor in this context?

In looking up the potential wait times for a B1/B2 visa interview, at Visa Appointment Wait Times, I'm presented with a table of different wait times for different types of visa interview appointments....
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Indian passport cover [duplicate]

I have applied business visa for Thailand in Embassay of New Delhi. Please clear that can I get visa and travel after getting visa in Thailand. I have attached cover photo of my passport. Other thing ...
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Apply for ESTA while having an unexpired B1/B2 visa in another citizenship passport (expired)

I have 2 nationalities and 2 passports. Passport 1 -> expired (with no possibility of renewing because of country political reasons) -> Valid B1/B2 visa until 2026 Passport 2 -> eligible ...
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My appointment at the US Embassy in Abuja has been cancelled - now what?

I have an appointment scheduled for Monday 24th of October 2022 in Abuja, I just got a message which said that my interview had been cancelled without any clue about when I will be rescheduled again. ...
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Can B2 Visa Holder travel back to USA after 2 months or B1/B2 Visa extend twice (2nd time)

Below are my details Arrived to USA on Dec 14th 2021. I-94 is till June 15th 2022. Applied Online extension on May 13th 2022 Given Finger Prints on June 15th No Reply yet From USCIS Now can I know if ...
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I have a B1/B2 visa, when I entered the US the officer wrote B2, can i still attend the conference i was supposed to?

I have a valid B1/B2 visa. When I came to the port of entry and described my purpose which includes meeting friends and also attending a conference at the end, the officer I think didn't pay attention ...
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Can I travel to the US on B1/B2 visa after I leave the sponsor company?

My B1/B2 US visa is sponsored by my current employer and I am planning to leave to company now. I want to know what will happen to my Visa if I leave the company and if I can still travel to the US ...
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I was denied entry in the US 7 years ago for violating the terms of the Visa Waiver Program. I want to go back as a tourist. What should I do?

I'm a Spanish citizen and I was denied entry to the US 7 years ago because they found out I had been working after being admitted under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). They banned me for 5 years. Now I ...
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Extend B-2 second time

Date of entry by land borders: Jul 7th 2021, no stamps or cards given, mention it's electronic date of applying for extension May 2nd, 2022 based on verbal information by the border officer. date of ...
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Is it wise to re-apply for visa again , If I think the officer hasnt considered all the necessary information?

So I am living and working in Europe for the past 4 5 years as an Engineer, I applied for US in 2020 and my visa application was accepted because I had strong ties to the country I am residing in. Now ...
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Can I get emergency appointment from US because I have an appointment in a consulate in US? [closed]

I need a visa to enter US. Waiting time is like 5 months for US B1/2 visa in where I reside. If I have a permanent residency visa appointment at a consulate in US, can US give me an emergency ...
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US contact person details in DS 160 form

I do not have any relatives in US of whom i can mention in my application. What should I mention in this ask as i am unable to tick i do not know for Known person or known organisation in the US ...
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US B1 Visa - dealing with changes in data submitted in DS-160

I'm applying for a US visa from India as an Indian citizen. The current wait time for an interview appointment is around 600 days. I'm fine with this as I don't have immediate plans to travel. My ...
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Married couple with different citizenship traveling to US together for the 1st time

I am a US citizen who has been living abroad for the last 10 years. My spouse of 2 years recently got a B1/B2 visa for work. This will be his first time to the US. We want to spend Thanksgiving ...
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have you traveled to any countries with last 5 years DS-160

My wife was filling her DS-160 , and there was question asking if she has travelled any countries in last 5 years, she has travelled to europe in January of 2017 , thats not within last 5 years per se ...
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US B1/B2 Visa validity for re-use

tldr: I used a B1/B2 visa three years ago and want to know if I can re-use it this year, because length appears to be 10 years. I have a B1/B2 US visa in my passport, issued 2019/9/9. It says that the ...
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How to change "select country for visa" in CGI Federal Schedule appointment [duplicate]

My friend is now staying in foreign nation and was trying to apply for US visa from the same nation where she is staying now so she paid visa fee from there but when she tried to schedule the ...
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How can I (Indian, 28) visit my fiance (pursuing a master's degree in the US) for a few months?

About me: I have worked as a freelance developer (sole proprietor) in the crypto space for the past about a year. In these 12 months I've worked with only one client that pays me well and is based out ...
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Is the 6-month expiry rule for passports applicable also for visas?

I'm aware about the rule that you can't enter a country if your passport is going to expire in 6 months or less. Does this apply also for visas? Let's say that my US visa expires in July 2023. Does it ...
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How do you prove family tie when asked US Visa? [duplicate]

Please I will like to know how to prove that I am the one who is supporting a family member at home. I am the one who is sponsoring our last born at the University. I have a US tourist visa interview ...
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Canadian worker travelling to the US--can I work for 1-2 days for my Canadian employer?

I'm a Canadian worker employed by a Canadian company. I'll be traveling to the US on B1/B2 visa and for 1-2 days, I was hoping to perform my regular work duties from the AirBnb. Basically the same ...
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Can I change my flight and travel dates before my B2 Visa interview?

I overstayed my US ESTA visa by about 90 days when I went over with my American now ex girlfriend (long story). I wasn't working while I was over there and she was funding my stay at the time. Long ...
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Can a spouse select different appointment date for US visa

I have done a separate DS160 form for me and my wife and paid the visa fee separately, so we have different appointment dates. In the DS 160 form I mentioned that she would be an accompanying traveler....
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Did not return I-94 card but departure has been recorded

My in laws were in US about 10 years ago and they left the country within their allowed period of stay. However, they took their I-94 card with them in the passports and forgot to return them. Now ...
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Clarification on entering the US on B2, leaving to Mexico and re-entering the US on F1

To provide more context: I am a Malaysian citizen & holding a Malaysian passport so I don't qualify for the VWP. However, I hold both a valid B2 visa & an F1 visa. My i-20 states that the ...
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Has there been a policy change for b1/b2 visa holders at the land borders?

My family and I have B1/B2 visitor visas for the US. We also have SENTRI cards through the Trusted Traveler Program, for when we cross via the land border into the US. Before the southern border ...
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Only one passport (instead of 2) arrived in the mail

My parents qualified for the visa interview waiver. They mailed both their documents with my mother as a dependent on my father. When they received it back from the US embassy, only ONE passport with ...
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list of travelled countries in DS-160, US visa?

I am an Indian citizen currently in Australia on a student visa. I am applying for a B1 visa (US). Should I write "India" in the countries travelled or "Australia"? I certainly ...
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How far in advance can I apply for a B2 visa?

I want to apply for a B2 visa in London to visit Orlando and Disney World with my family (wife is British citizen as are our children). Can I apply for the visa 12/11 months in advance of intended ...
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Onboarding in the US on ESTA or B-1

I've been hired for a startup in the US. It is planned that I visit locally for 2 weeks for an oboarding session and to get to know the colleagues. Additionally, they would also pay for this trip. ...
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Mistake in the DS160 application form

I've submitted the DS160 application in the month of Feb-2020 and it has lot of mistakes. Hence, I did not schedule an appointment for the interview. << Purpose of visit: to visit my brother ...
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I made a mistake on my ESTA, am I screwed?

So, in 2018 I travelled with my family to the U.S using the ESTA system, and there were no issues with that. We have planned another trip to the States this year and I filled out the ESTA form myself ...
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What kind of U.S. visa do I need to visit my current employer's office in the U.S.?

I am from Belarus, but I live and work in Germany. My current employer is an American company with an office in Germany. I have the opportunity to visit the office in the US, but a visa is needed for ...
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Wrong country of passport issuance on DS-160 Form

I submitted an application for a US visa as a Turkish citizen (although I was born and raised in Germany) on a DS-160 Form at the US consulate in Munich, Germany. However, I made a small mistake: when ...
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B1/B2 US visa when working remotely for a US company from Canada and also a student

I'm a Canadian permanent resident, and citizen of a country that does not qualify for the US visa waiver program, but isn't otherwise problematic in terms of diplomatic relations I'm finishing up ...
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How can I change my visa appointment to another country?

I'm moving to another country before the appointment. When I login to my visa account, I don't see an option to change the country. Only city.
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Moving to another country before my US visa interview?

I have a US B1/B2 visa interview in Country A, where I am a resident. However, I am moving to Country B before my visa interview date. I think it is not possible to move my interview to Country B. ...
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Do I need a work visa or is an ESTA ok for a short trip to the US

I am going to the US for tourism for 16 days but will be working for my UK employer for 7 out of the 16 days. Will I need to get a Work Visa for my duration or am I ok to travel with just the ESTA?
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Can a husband/wife apply for UK Visas with different validities?

I have been issued a UK standard visitor six-month validity visa 3 times in 2014, 2017, 2018 whereas I have traveled only twice in 2014 and 2017. Now I’m married and I have two infant children who ...
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