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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I'm an Indian married to a US citizen and live in the US. But my parents are not aware of this. How will this affect their visa application?

Long story short, my parents are from a very traditional Hindu background and would be very hurt if they learned that I married someone from outside our caste, let alone an atheist foreigner. I thus ...
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Filing mother's B2 visa extension - Do I need to mention myself as Preparer & Interpreter mandatorily?

Mother's B2 visa stay expiring 17-May-20. Need to file extension. Started filling online I-539 on USCIS portal, have few questions: Do I need to mandatorily mention my name/details, if I am preparing ...
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Covid19 B2 visa extension online- response from USCIS

When should I expect a response from USCIS about visa extension due to Covid19? Also, does it make sense to pay for biometrics when offices are closed? When I tried to complete the I 539 form, I was ...
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Extension of stay at USA due to COVID-19 lockdown

My wife and I are Indian citizens with valid USA B2 visas. We came to visit our children on December 8, 2019. Our authorised stay ends on June 8, 2020. We have planned to return on June 3, 2020. We ...
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Mailing address required for filing I-539

My Parents are stuck in US due to COVID 19. They are on B2 visa and their authorized stay as per I-94 is expiring on April 21, 2020. We are in the process of filing I-539 for extending their stay. If ...
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B2 visa extension due to covid

My mother's I-94 expires in April 23, 2020. We are in the process of filing I-539. Does it matter if we file online or paper form, our worry is the receipt as if we file the paper form we may not get ...
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Is it possible to apply again for new extension for visa B2 due to covid?

I requested a B-2 visa extension on September for my mother, she has to stay until may 14, so she is already 1 year in USA as a visitor, but due to covid-19 I am worry about her health, she is 74 ...
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B2 visa extension due to Covid-19 [duplicate]

My mother is currently in the United States on B2 visa and her 1-94 expires on 10-June. Since she has been an asthmatic patient for the last 30 years, I am really worried about her traveling back to ...
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B2 Extension for Parents [closed]

My parents are in the US with B-2 visas. They want to apply to extend their stay. I see that only individual applications are accepted online. My parents applied jointly previously, so do i need to ...
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USA Tourist Visa Extension due to Covid-19 also Airlift for Indian nationals in the US details [duplicate]

Given the current covid-19 situation where the home country (India) has stopped all international flights, how can one (65+ year old) extend their B2 visa or stay after I-94 extension? Any help is ...
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Do I need an attorney for apply B-1 visa (USA) extension?

I'm Indian, right now in the USA. I had cancelled my return ticket on 23rd March due to India's ban on international flights from March 22nd to April 14th 2020. But my current visit duration (6 ...
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Extend tourist visa stay in USA due to coronavirus and waive I-539 fee

My mom has come to US on a tourist visa and her I-94 expires on the first week of May. Due to the coronavirus, travel restrictions have been imposed in our home country (India). Also we want to ...
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How does an employed but unmarried person show further proof of ties at home for US visa application? [duplicate]

I plan to visit the USA tourism by myself for 9 days, for which I require a B1/B2 visa. Statistically, my country has over 75% of rejections for B1/B2 visa applications. My profile is as follows. ...
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Can I transfer a USA transit visa to a visit visa online without going to the consulate of USA?

Can I transfer a USA transit visa to a visit visa online without going to the embassy in the USA?
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US Visa DS-160 mistake

I've recently submitted, on behalf of my wife, a Visa application to visit the US on a short holiday trip. My daughter and I are part of the Visa waiver program so we just had to get our ESTAs sorted ...
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I'm from the UK and think I might have overstayed in the USA [closed]

I am going to the usa in April and ive applied for a esta visa though the waiver programme and got it approved but what im concerned about is around 12-13 years ago i think i might have over stayed ...
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Rejected Twice for US B1-B2 Visa [duplicate]

My US visa b1/b2 got rejected for the second time under 214 (b). I hold Indian passport, living in KSA for 3 years as resident (Doctor). Since i want to attend a conference in US which will be held ...
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Already hold B1, will immigration be a problem with F1?

I have a B1 visa for the USA which I used in Dec-Jan for 2 months. Now I am back in India, I got a university admission last evening and am planning to go to the USA on the F1 visa in Aug. But my ...
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Converting visa status from B1/B2 to F1

I currently have a B1/B2 visa and am applying to universities in the US. If I get admitted for fall semester, I can only go about a month before my courses start, i.e. about july. But, I have a family ...
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B2 visa - traveling every year for 6 months and then traveling to UK?

Hi my parents have B2 visa which is valid for 10 years and they also have tourist visa to UK where my brother resides. Can they travel every year to the US and stay for 6 months and then go to UK and ...
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Visa refusal for 6 times [duplicate]

I'm in US and trying B2 visa for my mother from India but got rejected for serval times(6). I tried for 4 times in 2017 back to back with in 2 months period. Than I tried 2 times for last 2 years. But ...
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6 month stay with US 10 year multiple entry B2 Visa per year or per visit

My mother has a 10 year multiple entry B-2 Visa. She has come and stayed here many times: from 2 months to 6 months. She also has a 10 year tourist visa for Canada and has used it once for a weekend ...
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USA - DS160 -Change in the travel plans

I have recently applied for a US tourist visa that i have received, The travel plans that i have submitted in the DS 160 form have now changed : i've mentionned a week in los angeles and san fransisco ...
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Renewing passport from abroad, can I enter US with visa and canceled passport?

We are New Zealand citizens, live in Mexico and travel to the US regularly. We have SENTRI and B1/B2 Visitor Visas for the US. Some of our passports expire later this year, and the NZ Passport ...
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How soon can you reenter the US on a B-1/B-2 visa

I had visited the USA 4 times last year but only stay 5 days each time. My last visit was in December 2019 when I stayed for 3 days to do some shopping and return to my home country. This year I want ...
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Traveling to the US on a B1/B2 visa as a dual citizen

I'm a dual citizen of countries A and B. Citizens of both A and B require a visa to travel to the US. I hold a B1/B2 visa in my A passport and visit the US often for both business and pleasure. My A ...
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How to cancel a DS-160 form

I filled and submitted a DS-160 form in early december but did not take an appointment from the embassy after that , a few facts have changed since I filled that form , my sister became a citizen whom ...
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Applying for expedited US B1/B2 Visa

I have been rejected once for US B1/B2 Visa around 1 year ago. Here's is how it went. Interviewer: What is your designation? Me: Member of technical staff. Interviewer: What is the purpose of ...
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DS 160: enter monthly salary in local currency under present employment [duplicate]

I'm filling us visa application , while under the present employment it has a portion to enter monthly salary in local currency, Here are they talking about Gross salary or Net salary . I find it ...
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Girlfriend from Hong Kong told interviewer for her B2 visa to the US that we were not dating

Will this be a problem if she tells immigration that we are dating? Will she be denied entry for this even though a B2 visa allows you to visit boyfriend/girlfriends?
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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 [closed]

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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