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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How much will two US B2 visa refusals affect future Australia tourist visa applications if the visa was refused while still holding a valid Aus visa?

Background: I'm an indonesian living in Indonesia, 25 & single, and I wanted to attend a fandom convention in SFO + have a holiday there. I have not overstayed in my previous visits to Australia, ...
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Questions at the US Port of Entry [duplicate]

I would be traveling to the US on an H1B for the first time next month. My fiancee and I traveled together on B1/B2 a few months back. She has a 10 year valid B1/B2 visa. Therefore we are planning to ...
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Will a B1/B2 Visa Refusal affect ESTA?

I was found ineligible for B1 / B2 under Section 214(b) of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act. Will this in any way affect my eligibility to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver ...
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Monthly income in US Visa application DS-160

I'm applying for B1/B2 visa. In DS-160, it asks for Monthly Salary in Local Currency (if employed) However it doesn't mention anywhere if this should be gross (before tax deductions) or net (...
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How to get a B1/B2 Visa in a third country as a Cameroonian?

Please, I need clarification. I read something about Third country visa application. Can I apply for US visas from any West African nation? I am going on a West African tour to about 5 different ...
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Why I am not able to create a new user profile under visa application

I am a Malaysian and am applying for a US tourist visa. I have filled in DS-160 form and submitted. Now come to the second step. I need to create a new user profile. I have not paid the visa fee yet. ...
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Visa Refusal, Planning on trying again [closed]

I have been refused visas for the US B1/B2 once. Now i want to try again. I am not married but i am in Civil Union for 2 years I have 2 jobs (One Remote for the US and one Onsite where I work for a ...
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Change of itinerary plan on US tourist visa [duplicate]

In my DS 160 B1/B2 visa, I stated to visit relative and stay at their place, can I change my flight itinerary when I enter US, instead of visiting my relative, I will visit my friend and stay at their ...
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Visa processing for attending company conference at US while working remotely from Bangladesh

I work for a US software company remotely from Bangladesh and my employer wants me to join a conference with a partner company investing in our company. My employer booked air-tickets, hotel ...
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B2 visa valid for a year, but passport got WT/WB stamp at airport?

In September I entered the US with a B2 Visa that is valid for one year. I was told when my visa was approved at my interview I am able to enter and renter the US as many times as I like for this year....
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How early can one apply for a new B1/B2 visa that is going to expire?

My US B1/B2 visa is going to expire in September 2020. I need to visit US for business + leisure (3 days for business and 3 days to explore surrounding cities) in April 2020. So when I enter US, my B1/...
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I-94: a half an hour overstay

My I-94 expiry date was as of yesterday and I crossed a border between Canada and USA today at 0:30. I entered Canada from USA by land (I’m Canadian PR). My trip records obviously show that I’ve left ...
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Overstayed my B1 Visa by 60 days by misunderstanding the date format

I overstayed my b-1 visa by 60 days due to a misunderstanding of the I-94 (I am British and misunderstood the dates as the US put the month before the date and read it wrong. 07/11/2019). In my head I ...
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For b1/b2 visa is it okay to change my actual travel itinerary from original travel plans I outlined in DS 160 form?

I received the b1/b2 visa, and I want to travel to US. According to my original travel plans I gave only 10 days for my travel while applying for the visa in DS160 form but now I want to stay around ...
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US B1/B2 renewal without interview: do eligibility rules differ in different embassies?

My B1/B2 visa recently expired and I want to renew it. I know that there is an option to renew it without going for another interview, it should be sufficient to send a passport and supporting ...
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Can you apply for B1/B2 US visa without a trip planned?

I'm a British and Polish citizen living in the UK. Next year I'm visiting a country that disqualifies me from the visa waiver program on my British passport. My partner is American so we go to the US ...
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Administrative processing for B2 US Visa for 6 months, is this time normal?

I am dual citizen of France and Lebanon and have been using an ESTA to visit the USA for the past years. (2-3 trips to the US per year to visit kids studying there). When I tried to renew my ESTA on ...
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How long are you without your passport for US non-immigrant visa?

I am an Indian Ph.D. student living in Europe at the moment, and one of my research papers has been accepted for a conference in the US. The conference will be in February 2020, I need to apply for ...
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Dual Citizenship travelling to the USA [duplicate]

Background: I want to travel to the USA. I have dual citizenship (British + Brazilian). I haven't applied to ESTA with British passport yet because I have B1/B2 Visa in the Brazilian passport ...
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I mistakenly submitted a DS-160 application for a visa I already have. Could this be a problem?

Back in 2018 I applied for a tourist B2 visa to United States. I successfully obtained the document and subsequently travelled to US. This year I am required to travel to US for business, and hence ...
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How long can I be in US as an Israeli with US Tourist B1 Visa?

I am an Israeli citizen and have a valid 10-year US B1 Visa. I stayed for 6 months starting december 2018 and stayed until may 2019. I am now in Mexico for 5 months. Is there a limit of cumulative ...
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US Visa on Old Passport with Cancelled Stamp

I have a US B1/B2 visa on my old passport. The old passport has a cancelled stamp on the second page. The visa is still intact with no physical damage. My new passport is of the same type and has the ...
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Work meeting while on US B2 visa?

I'm planning to be in the United States several times over the next few years (mostly visiting my wife's family). I will be working remotely for my employer in New Zealand, as well as taking some ...
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US Entry - B1/2 Visa (Peace of mind) [duplicate]

I'm traveling to the USA in a matter of weeks. I have a B1/2 Tourist Visa (multiple entries 10 Year validity) and am a UK Citizen. I applied for a visa through the UK/US Embassy procedure, as I had a ...
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Need name correction in my passport but I have a valid b1 visa

I got my passport made in Pune and they added my father's first and middle name to my name in it. My father's name is Girdhar Prasad Shrivastava and may name is Anita Srivastava. However, they made it ...
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B1 visa expiring after seven months?

I have a B1 visa for five years. If I do not travel to the US during seven months, will it cancelled after the seventh month?
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Travel to US while working for US business

I am a NZ citizen living in Mexico. I travel regularly to the US (usually just for visiting friends or for shopping). I have been asked to work for a new US company, either as a remote/foreign ...
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Previously overstayed US, ESTA denied, is visa likely to be approved? [closed]

My mother used to live and work in the US, as this was up until the mid 90s I was listed on her passport and visa. We left the US in 1994 (I was 5). My mum was unaware at the time that we actually ...
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B1 rejected, likely because I failed to show evidence that I had collected! Should I immediately reapply again?

My B1 (from India) got rejected likely because I was operating on bad advice (and very nervous) and was exceedingly terse with my responses with the consular officer. Since he didn't explicitly ask ...
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Should I send my son's birth certificate when applying for his B1-B2 visa?

My 6 year old son will be traveling to the US with my wife. I applied online, paid the fee and got the confirmation email. In that email, in the section about the required documents for all visas, it ...
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US entry with tourist visa but past alcohol arrest

I’m a UK Citizen, and have a B1/2 Tourist Visa. I applied for the visa as per the embassy guidelines as I was once arrested for Drunk and Disorderly. No conviction was ever made. I attended the ...
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Traveling from US to Jamaica, back to US on B1 visa [closed]

My parents are in the US on B1/B2 visitor visa and we plan to take a short vacation with them to Jamaica. I read up on the Jamaica website, it mentioned that Indian citizens dont need a visa to travel ...
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Mother’s name and DOB different on her old USA tourist visa and passport

I just moved to USA from Pakistan like 6 months back. My husband is a US citizen and I am a US green card holder (permanent resident). I am pregnant now and I really want my family to be here with me ...
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Should the name on ticket be as per passport or as per visa

My cousin is planning to visit me in USA and has B1/B2 visa approved. Her name on passport goes as: FIRST NAME - AAA LAST NAME - BLANK whereas that on her visa goes as: FIRST NAME - FNU LAST ...
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Can I use my B1/B2 visa to enter US right after I complete my OPT?

I am holding a F-1 and a B1/B2 visa. Can I enter the US right after I complete my OPT employment? I am currently on OPT and it will end in coming November. Once I complete my OPT (F-1), can I leave ...
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Attend Church activity (Camp) [duplicate]

This is my first time applying for a B1/B2 visa, I am 26 year old and I have a regular job here in the Philippines. The airfare, food and accomodation during the camp, which is for 3 days, only will ...
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What happens to a B1/B2 visa after citizenship change?

I have changed my citizenship from Filipino to Italian early this year. In my Filipino passport I have my b1/b2 visa attached and still valid until 2025, but as for now I am only an Italian citizen ...
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B1/B2 Visa for my kids [closed]

I have a valid B1/B2 visa which I've used to travel twice to the United States for work. My question is: I'd love my kids to join me in my next trip, how do I go about their visa application?
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B2 Visa for cohabiting partner of J1 Visa holder [closed]

Situation: Drawing on https://travel.stackexchange.com/a/64098/83034 and the reference therein (https://fam.state.gov/FAM/09FAM/09FAM040202.html#M402_2_4_B_5), it seems appropriate for my partner who ...
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B2 visa work remotely for Indian Employer [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen. Employed in India. Travelling to USA on a B2 visa. Can I work for my Indian employer remotely from USA during my visit to USA.
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Green card surrendered, is it necessary to apply for a new tourist visa?

During a multiple entry Tourist Visa (B1/B2) period, my wife obtained a Green Card. After about 5 years, she surrendered her Green card at a US Consulate in India. At this point in time, her multiple ...
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Can I perform on my B or my ESTA for no payment

Can I perform in the theatre on my B1/B2 Visa or ESTA if I am not paid but just receive a stipend for expenses?
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Possibility of getting a ten year visa [closed]

I am an Indian citizen and was issued a B1 visa, valid for 6 months, in last December from the Dubai US consulate. I travelled to the United States and exited before the i94 expired. The previous ...
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Reentering US after overstaying the visa as a Minor

I have found stories related to mine but I have a very different situation. My family and I moved to United states in 2004, when I was 9 years old. We overstayed our visas and after 2 years of ...
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I have a B1-B2 Visa expiring Oct 2019 but will start using ESTA from now on. When should I apply for ESTA?

I have a B1-B2 visa (on my Venezuelan passport) that will expire Oct 12, 2019. I will not renew that visa and will start using ESTA from now on (I am citizen of Spain also). My question is: When ...
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Apply for US visa question

I'm a Vietnamese citizen. In the past, I have applied for US Visa to go study there. But it didn't work out, so I travelled back to Vietnam. The thing is: I didn't show up as the Us Embassy Office ...
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will 10 year old refusals affect current visa application?

I have been refused twice in 2009 and 2010 for J1 visas, it's been almost 10 years now and I want to apply for the B1B2 visa. Will the previous refusal affect the current application even though a lot ...
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Note on the entry stamp by US immigration

I have entered the US using B2 visa. The interview was long and I told the officer I am staying for a few weeks and showed my return ticket. When she stamped me in, I was admitted for 6 months but ...
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Which I-94 date do I believe?

My I-94 permit was renewed early Jan, allowing entry through to July 5. This showed both on the I-94 website and stamped in my passport. I then traveled outside of the US for several months and ...
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Visa renewal to the USA [duplicate]

I have a B1/B2 US visa valid from 18 Nov'14 - 16 Nov'19, however, have not visited the US during this period and do not foresee visiting by the 16th November this year. There were several changes in ...