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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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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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Mistake in 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. But I made a small mistake: when the ...
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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 visa interview

I have a US B1/B2 visa interview in country A. I am a resident of country A. But I'm moving to country B before my visa interview date. I think its 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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US B1/B2 Visa Drop Box process in Mumbai

Have been trying to confirm the steps for dropbox B1/B2 processing. We have selected the Mumbai OFC for dropbox. I had 2 questions: What all documents will be needed? Will it be just these or ...
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Entering US with ESTA only, when B1/B2 visa would be required

My company planned to send me to the USA on a B1/B2 visa. However, due to a lack of foresight and planning, the visa will be issued far too late for the travel date. Now they are considering sending ...
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Enter US doing "independent research" as listed as accepted under B1

I have a valid B1/B2 visa and travel to the US for some months, the idea is to stay 3 months in the US and then 3 months back in Europe, then US again, and so on, I have a gf in the US. I am employed ...
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Is it possible to travel to the USA on an B1/B2 visa while contracting remotely for a US company?

I have just been offered a remote contracting job by a US company. I live in the UK and I visit the USA often on a B1/B2. I want to know if it will be legal for me to visit the USA while contracting ...
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FIling B2 extension online

My admit until date is on Jan 13, and I was supposed to leave on Jan 12. Unfortunately, I received my covid test today (Jan 9) and it came out positive, so there's no way they will allow me to board ...
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Can I use my 2nd passport to stay in the US longer?

Say I have two passports. Passport A lets me stay in US for 3 months as a tourist with ESTA. Passport B has a B1/B2 visa on it which lets me stay in the US for up to 6 months as a tourist. Passport A ...
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Should I tell the truth in the visa interview?

I have a US B1/B2 visa interview soon. They are given for 10 years here. The interviewer is going to ask me why I want to go to the US. I'm not sure how to respond to that. Is it a good idea to the ...
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Can I spend 4 months of my year in the US on B1/B2 visa?

I'm thinking of spending my winters in Miami. I have a 10 year B1/B2. According to https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/substantial-presence-test, as long as I don't work in the US, ...
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Can Canadian PR holder work from USA for few days while on vacation? [duplicate]

I am a Permanent Resident in Canada working for a Canadian Employer. I want to travel to the US as a B1/B2 visa holder for one week and work from home for my Canadian employer for 4 days from the US ...
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How can I move my B1/B2 visa from my old passport to my new passport?

How can I move my B1/B2 visa (valid for 10 years) from my old passport to my new passport? I do not want to carry 2 passports with me.
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US Tourist Visa - If I move, do I have to pay the fees again?

Some locals state that they got their tourist visas in last few months. Some locals state that current appointments are given for 2023 at the soonest. Some locals state that they were able to change ...
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Will a recent change to me being a Canadian PR make any difference to me getting a visa?

I'm a French Citizen with a French passport. I need to apply for a B2 visa for the USA as I visited a country that makes me ineligible for an ESTA / VWP. I only want to go on vacation for a week or so ...
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Will it hurt to have a US bank account from the past if I apply to a B2 visa?

I used to work in the US on a H1B and had my trading account and bank accounts there for 6 years. I never closed those accounts and have been living in Canada on a PR for 8 months now but my trading ...
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Applying for a USA B-2 visa because of travel history

I am a citizen of a West European country who has been in the US before (although only technically, I've crossed the Canadian-US border at Niagara Falls to see the US side of the falls for a few hours ...
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Travel to the US as a tourist while being independent contractor [duplicate]

I'm a software dev working as an independent contractor for an US company remotely from my country of origin (Venezuela) and I have to travel to US as a tourist to receive a medical treatment using ...
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After Syria entered civil war, did B1/B2 or Schengen visas of Syrians became useless?

Say you are a Syrian citizen. You have a 10 year US B1/B2 visa and 5 year multi entry Schengen visa. You visited EU and US as a tourist before many times without any issues. Your country enters civil ...
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Extending my stay if J1 visa has expired but I already have a B1/B2 visa

My J1 visa has just expired today and from tomorrow I have only 30 days grace period. I do have my active B1/B2 visa which I applied 3 years ago before I received my J1 visa. Can I extend my stay ...
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Visiting the US under VWP as a C-Corp shareholder

I'm in a situation that I haven't read about, but imagine wouldn't be super uncommon. I'm a co-founder of and own 50% of a C-Corp entity. My other founder is a US citizen who owns the remaining 50%. ...
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Re-entering USA multiple times in a month using a B1/B2 visa [duplicate]

I want to visit USA from Bangladesh using my B1/B2 visa. After exploring the west coast of USA, I want to visit Vancouver in Canada from USA. After the trip to Canada, I want to return to USA and take ...
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Do I qualify for US visa interview waiver if I’m switching from one visa type to another?

I've learned that if you have a US visa, you don't have to book an interview to renew your visa. You can just mail your documents and they send your passport back in a few weeks. I don't know the ...
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Can a Syrian citizen get a US visa after the current administration revoked the travel ban? [duplicate]

Has the travel ban been fully revoked formcitzens of Syria and others? Is it possible to apply for a Visitor visa if you are a syrian Citizen? I know the odds are slim when it comes to getting one but ...
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What does a Newborn baby need for a USA visa application?

I am planning to travel to the US with my wife and 6 month old daughter. We would be applying for a visa from the embassy in Pakistan being Pakistani citizens. The only documents the newborn has is a ...
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Best practice to apply for US Family/Group Visa

We have a big family of 8 people. My father and mother are the head of family, and then we are two sons who are both married with a child. Should I fill out all the applications within the application ...
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B2 Visa for my Employee/Partner

My girlfriend has worked for my company based in the US since 2019 and still works here (with a modest salary). She wants to come visit my family in the US and we were wondering the best way to ...
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Reentry to the United States

I am a Chinese National visiting the U.S. on a B2 tourist visa. If I stay in the U.S. for 180 days. How long must I leave the country for until I can return?
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How to renew a US visa for a Dubai expat?

I'm an Egyptian working in Dubai, UAE as an expat. I had a B1/B2 Us visa that expired 2 weeks ago. I travelled twice before to the US to attend technical conferences. My US visa was originally issue 5 ...
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Can I do self employment work on B1/B2? [duplicate]

I know this question is very common and I know mostly the answer is a hard NO. But I think my case is special in a way. I would like to come to the USA to do handyman work basically. Therefore I will ...
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Working for US client as a UK company director in the US

Context I am the director of a UK company. My company has a contract to provide software engineering services to a US company. I am also the worker providing those services. I plan on taking a trip to ...
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Working on a Tourist Visa [duplicate]

I own a full service agency within the US and my girlfriend is one of my employees (full time contractor from overseas). She is planning on coming to the US to visit me and my family, I was wondering ...
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Extension of USA B2 visa 2nd time

I am in the USA on a B2 tourism visa. I applied and paid for an extension which is still pending, though I got this note from USCIS: On January 8, 2021, we scheduled you for a biometrics appointment ...
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Flying from Toronto to Mumbai via Newark

Has anyone recently flown from Toronto to Mumbai via Newark on an itinerary sold by Air Canada during covid (United operates the leg from Newark to Mumbai and air Canada code shares that leg)? Does ...
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Applying for a B1 Visa after F1

So I have been in the US for the last 4 years on an F1 visa. Followed all the procedures and left the country before my F1 visa expired. However now I am trying to apply for a B1 visa to the US and ...
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B2 Visa Extension I-539

My mother came to US on tourist visa in Jan 2020, applied for her extension of stay (form I-539) in June 2020, the application is still pending and her 1 year in US would complete in January 2021. 1). ...
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Can a person on a US tourist visa receive compensation for participating in a medical trial?

A relative of mine has recently arrived in the US on a B1/B2 visa, which normally prohibits any kind of work in the US. They've signed up for a COVID-related trial and have been accepted. Said trial ...
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Inserted the space between first and last name in my passport

I have inserted the space in my passport name (the name in the old passport and the US visa is RASHEEDKHAN, and the name in the new passport is RASHEED KHAN). Do I need to apply for a new visa or can ...
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DS-160 (Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application) asks about travel to other countries/regions. Does this include destinations visited via Cruise Ships?

The Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application (DS-160) asks: Have you traveled to any countries/regions within the last five years? Do I need to put the Countries/Regions I’ve visited via a Cruise Ship, ...
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How to check if you can still get admitted to US?

My parents were staying with a B1/B2 visa between last January and June. They had to leave on June 20th. They applied for an extension of stay before June 20th since flights were getting canceled due ...
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Can B2 visa holders leave and reenter the US right now? [duplicate]

I'm on a B2 visitor visa in the US. I want to go back go the UK for christmas. If I did so would I be able to reenter the country right now? Or would I be denied entry?
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