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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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First time traveller from south Africa to usa

I'm traveling to usa in December im a student visiting her female friend of 6years now.. The problem is its the friend paying for the plane ticket and all expenses of the trip.. My problem is when ...
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Visit Canada to apply for B2 visa while in US on VWP

I had a major surgery and my mom came from Italy to support me. She is already in US under the VWP. She would like to stay over the 90 days because my recovery is taking longer than expected. We know ...
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B2 visa for 6 months stay in US

My girlfriend is applying for a J1 visa to study in Texas for 5 months and 15 days. I want to travel with her and stay with her the whole time. I will not study or work there. I'm Brazillian and ...
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I had applied for a B1/B2 visa and it has been rejected twice [duplicate]

It is a company sponsored visit and I am required to stay on for 4 weeks for onboarding and strategic meetings. Both the times, my application was rejected under section 214(b) and the second time, ...
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Is the old passport with an expired US visa required?

I have a Canadian PR and am applying for a US Tourist Visa from Canada, however my old passport is back home and no courier co: is willing to send the same. Is the old passport with the US tourist ...
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Filling DS-160 for B1 visa as single, but getting married in a week

I need to fill the DS-160 ASAP for a B1 visa, so I cannot really wait for this. However, I am getting married in a week, which means that during the interview I'll most probably be married. I was ...
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French citizen, did I need a visa in 2004 and 2006 when I visited the US as a child?

Background: I'm French and I was 13/15 years old in 2004/2006. I need a B1/B2 visa this trip because I'll be entering the US in a private plane in August, which does not qualify for ESTA. I'm ...
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I have a valid B1/B2 Visa for US, but is its validity affected by a change of residence?

About 1.5 years ago, I got a B1/B2 visa that's valid for 10 years. I've now moved to a different city within Germany. The new city is entered in the passport. Is there any impact on the validity ...
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Renew a B1/B2 Visa

I was accepted last year for 6 months for B1/B2 Visa, after being rejected for the same type of visa and the same reason for travel a month prior that under Section 214(b). The purpose was to attend a ...
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Valid B1/B2 visa owner wins the DV lottery, needs to go US before the interview. Can he?

Recently my wife has been selected for the DV lottery 2020. For this reason, I am listed on her Diversity Visa online entry. I hold B1/B2 visa, valid until 2029. It seems like the process for the ...
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Change interview location of US B2 and F1 visa

I am applying for a student visa and a tourist visa for my parents. In DS-160, I selected the location to be New Delhi. However, when I am trying to schedule the interview date and time from here, it ...
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Denied a B2-Visa to USA, will i be able to apply for ESTA?

I got denied for a nonimmigrant B2-Visa in 2017 for being unprepared for the interview and not enough proof of my life living I know that I have to reapply for a new visa and get approved to visit ...
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Received a different US visa category than I applied for

I am from germany and an employee of a large US-based IT company. I recently applied for a B1/B2 and I went through the whole process. I then went to the consulate last week and they accepted my ...
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Chances of getting approved for B2 US VISA [closed]

I was hoping someone can help me here and let me know what my chances are to get approved a US Tourist Visa to visit my two sisters, nephews and nieces. I am 42 years old (female) I am married (20 ...
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What should be the Visa Category and required documents for my parents?

My home country is India. I will be traveling to the US for my Ph.D. with an F1 visa. I have already applied for the interview which is yet to take place. My parents wish to travel with me, both for ...
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Visiting the US after applying for a visa under another name

I live in Europe (can’t say where) about 7 or 8 years ago I applied for a American visa and I got given one but didn’t travel due to family issues. I did my fingerprints at the embassy in Europe. Two ...
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Tourist visa not stamped with return date [duplicate]

I traveled by air from mexico with tourist visa and my passport was stamped with date of arrival. How do I know how much time i was given to stay in the U. S.?
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B2 VISA REJECTION DILEMMA [closed]

Both my wife and I applied recently for a B2 visa. The purpose is to stay longer period than what ESTA offers (90 days). We're Australian Citizens, in the early 60s, both have full time job with ...
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Session Timed Out - No Application ID US Visa

I'm hoping someone could help me out. I was doing the online application (DS-160), however, the session timed out. I wasn't able to copy the application number nor save the application in time. The ...
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First entry to USA on visit visa

I have a 10 year Multiple entry visit visa to USA issued in April 2019. By what date shall I make the first entry to USA to keep the visa valid ?
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Can I attend a company training on a B1/B2 Visa?

In April, I attended a scientific conference in the US and so applied and received a 5 year B1/B2 visa. In July, I am supposed to be attending a company training for 2 month. I am wondering whether it ...
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Deadline of Completing DS-160 Form

I have an appointment with US consular on May 15. I just finished my D-160 form today (at May 10). The system does not give any error and confirmed my application. Hence, I wonder that is there any ...
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Re-entering US on B-2 visa after leaving over Mexican border without stamp

My case is a little complicated so please hang on. I will try and explain as concisely as possible. Last year I have stayed in the US for 3 months on the visa waiver program, left to Canada for 1 ...
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Emergency Visa to US for accompanying son (for his intern)

I am visiting US for a intern in summer. My father wants to join me, so he had applied for visa but got denied (It was written that he coouldn't convince them that he would return to India). Can he ...
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B1/B2 visa for conference and tourism

I am an Indian citizen working in Germany at the moment and I hold a German residence permit. I applied for the US tourist visa in 2017 which was rejected for not having sufficient ties with Germany. ...
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Do I need to fill ESTA if I already have a US visa?

I currently hold a B1 US Visa on my Indian passport and I will be travelling to the US soon. However, I will be taking a flight from Sydney instead of India and I have booked one from Qantas. I do ...
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Visa information on B2 visa to the USA [duplicate]

My child's surname has changed and he has a new passport, but the B2 visa has his old surname. Can we travel with the two passports and the documents that show his surname change?
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Can i get US visitor visa as a dual nationality holder (iran and germany)?

I am going to apply for a US visitor visa from germany with my german passport, I am also a citizen of Iran and i have the Iranian passport would i be able to get the visa or i will be subjected to ...
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I have a B1/B2 visa that was applied for a conference in US, but I missed the conference. Can I use my visa for an academic visit?

I am a Chinese national that studied at a US university before and am currently working in India as a postdoctoral researcher. Last year I applied for a B1/B2 visa to attend a conference in the US. I ...
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B2 visa for grad school visiting and sightseeing in USA?

I am a junior undergraduate student in China majoring in (computational) mathematics. Just right before the year of grad school application and graduation, I want to spend my summer vacation in USA to ...
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Travelling on B1/B2 visa to US for 15 days [duplicate]

I want to travel to the US on a tourist visa B1/B2 for 3 weeks. I have my old expired passport with valid US visa in which the Surname - VIVEK SHINGARI & Given Name - FNU (even though surname is ...
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Preparing 2nd B1 visa interview

Good morning. The first of all I want to say a great thanks to this site and advisors who are sharing their valuable time. Tomorrow I will have a 2nd interview, so I am preparing now. May I answer ...
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B1 visa apply second time! [duplicate]

I need your advice please. Any advice will be appreciated! My first interview for B1 US visa was denied in 17th April. 2019 and I again applied to new interview with same purpose. Interview date is ...
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How do I update my family application for a B1/B2?

How can I update the application id for my family? I used an unsubmitted application id to schedule an interview for a B1/B2 visa. Now i am unable to retrieve the ones used to schedule the interview. ...
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Is it normal to be granted 1 year as duration of stay for a b1/b2 visitor to the US?

I am currently visiting the US as a tourist. At the port of entry the visa officer(CBP immigration officer) asked me a couple of questions and then he gave me 12 months as duration of stay in the US. ...
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B1/B2 stuck in AP and need to proceed to apply for J1 [closed]

My apologies for this being a long post. Backgrounds: 1) Was searching for postdoc positions by December 2018, got on-site interview invitations. I applied for B1/B2 from Canada (where I was doing ...
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Is volunteer work allowed in the US while visiting under a B1 visa? [duplicate]

I am a Chinese Citizen, I am coming from China to visit the USA. Because some of my friends can't travel with me all the time, I would like to find volunteer work while they are occupied. So I am ...
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What is the possibility of being denied entry at the US border if I have a valid B1/B2 visa and I plan on attending a coding school?

In February I applied for a B1/B2 visa to attend a bootcamp style coding school in the US. I am a UK citizen and I was applying in the London embassy. I had a letter from my employer stating that I ...
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Education history in DS160

My parents are part of a group from India of people above 50 years who are travelling for the purpose of a religious ceremony to the USA. They have obtained an invitation letter from the temple. Now, ...
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J2 dependent visa dating over 20 years ago

I know an applicant who was dependent in early 1990s when he came to the US with his father. His father had J1 visa and we're not sure if he had J2 visa (we do not know when J2 visa was first issued, ...
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DS160 information change

My ex submitted the DS 160 for me while we were married but didn't book the visa appointment/paid mrv fees. Now 4 years later I want to visit US on tourist visa and am trying to submit Ds160 ...
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Primary occupation for the US visa - student or full-time employee?, I'm both

I have been a full-time software developer working for a private company for the last 2.8 years, I'm also a college student in the middle of an academic grading term (I study at night). I'm filing DS-...
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Visa denial under section 214(B)

I applied for a B1/b2 visa for a clinical elective. I'm a medical student I still have 1 year to finish university, I live with one of my parents and I have a sick brother who I take care of… in the ...
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Can I use a USA Visa issued to me in India to travel from Australia

I hold an Indian passport and I have a USA B1/B2 visa that was issued to me in India last year. The visa is valid for 10 years but I recently moved from India to Australia for higher studies. I wanted ...
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Error in name on passport and visa

My passport had an error where my first name is blank and my last name has been mistakenly printed as "Actual_First_Name Actual_Last_Name". When I went for my B1/B2 visa interview, I was asked by my ...
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Research for my company and travel under B1/B2 visa. Unusual case

I have very unusual situation. My current employer is going to send me to USA in few days to perform "kind of research" and i'm going to travel during my free time. Let me describe that "research". ...
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Will getting refused for a US B2 Tourist Visa complicate one's travels to another country?

I haven't tried applying for a US B2 Tourist Visa yet as my case is slightly complicated, as I'm not flying back to my home country but instead, I'm flying to a third country to further my studies as ...
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Do I have to disclose my pen name as an Alias to immigration?

If I publish under a pen name, and create author pages on social media under my pen name BUT sign all my contracts and legal documents in my legal name and NEVER use my pen name for anything legal or ...
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Will departing to a third country for a Master's instead of returning home negatively affect my B2 US Tourist Visa application?

If I intend to visit a friend in the US and then depart to a third country to begin my Master’s Program rather than fly back to my country, will this negatively impact my application for a B2 Tourist ...
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Applying for a US travel visa after denial [closed]

Last August I went to the US embassy in London, UK and tried to get a travel visa to the USA, and it was denied due to insufficient ties to the UK. I'm a Polish citizen living in the UK for almost six ...