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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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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

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 ...
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Does travel history of a minor help them when applying for a visa later as a young adult? [closed]

If overstaying on a visa as a minor doesn't harm a person's application later since they can't be held accountable for their parents' actions, does the opposite hold? Can a young adult applying for a ...
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Documents to take for B2 visa to confirm you are returning [duplicate]

I am a final year B.Tech student in India. I am applying for tourist B2 visa to visit my sister studying in USA in summer immediately after my degree is complete. When visa officer asks for guarantee ...
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Do I require a work permit for the US if I have a B1/B2 Visa

I have a B1/B2 USA Visa, I’m do work for a non US company that pays me as an entertainer/cultural perform. I am asked to work in the US at conference in this role. Do I require a special visa for this....
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Explaining alternative travel routes when going to the USA [closed]

I have plenty of direct flights from my city to the US, however on one occasion I took a connecting flight via Amsterdam, purely for the fun of flying. It was not cheaper than a direct flight. Once in ...
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Applying for b2 visa for my kids, we have non immigrant visa

My husband and I have b2 visas already. We want to apply for B2 visas for our 3 kids too, what is the process for this? Can I use my existing username in the US consular website and just delete my ...
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For B1-b2 ( business) Visa for Indians - non-immigrant visa

I will be traveling to US and need to apply for B2 Visa sponsored by my employer. In the supporting documents I have seen the ask for tax payments proof. I have last FY 2017-18 tax proof and also ...
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“Valid until” stamp done at USA immigration meaning

I have a valid US visitors visa. Does the "valid until date" stamp done at immigration include that date? Can I be in the US on that date or should I leave the US before that date?
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USA B1/B2 visa visit. Can I change my plans last moment?

I have received a B1/B2 US visa. While applying for it, I haven't booked plane tickets yet and didn't have a solid plan of my travel, only a list of places I am planning to visit (New Haven and Boston)...
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Potential check-in/boarding problems with one-way ticket to USA?

My family and I are New Zealand (NZ) citizens and legal residents of Mexico. We are currently in NZ, and are due to return to Mexico via a one-way flight to the US (LAX) and driving to Mexico. We ...
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Can I get a Visa Waiver after spending 6 months in USA with B-2 Visa?

I was wondering if it would be possible to arrange a longer stay (I have some travel plans that would take longer to complete: Appalachian trail, route 66, etc.) by first applying for B-2 visa to stay ...
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Do you need to update form DS-160 if you visit the US once again after making a visa appointment?

A friend of mine is extending their US B1/B2 visa. He filled out form DS-160 which among other things asks about the last 5 visits to the US. Now he is going to travel to the US once again in the time ...
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Third party filing DS160 US B2 tourist visa

"Other people can assist you with your visa application. Note that under U.S. law (22 C.F.R. 41.103) you must electronically sign and submit your own application unless you qualify for an exemption. ...
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I travelled on a visit visa to the USA but then have been rejected 5 times [duplicate]

I was first denied the B1/B2 visa. On my second attempt, I was given the visa for 3 months with an annotation “CPA EXAM - Maryland.” I took the exam and, out of two parts, I passed one part. But, in ...
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Denied? Visa for USA

Today I arrived at Newark Airport with a new passport and a new B1/B2 visa. I came before many times to the US and always stayed 6-10 weeks on my ESTA visa. But since I have so many entries I thought ...
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Is it mandatory to club all DS160's?

Below is my situation. I am on H1B in US. While I was processing H1B for me I had processed H4 for my kid and it was approved. But, she couldn't come with me and that petition is expired now. I got a ...
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Does the interview for a US B1/B2 visa actually influence the decision?

Amongst the many questions on TSE about US visa refusals, there are several where the interview (as described by the applicant) appears so cursory that it seems possible that the refusal decision had ...
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Which date is my valid departure date with a B2 visa? [closed]

I have a valid B2 visa. The date stamped in my passport says I have until May 9, 2019. When I log onto the I-94 website my admit until date is 09/05/2019. Which date is accurate?
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Is it worth applying for a B1/B2 Visa application after being refused admission under INA 212 /INA 217.4 with a 'criminal' record?

Background: I am a UK citizen. I was recently denied access to the US at Dublin pre-clearance. The full reason was under section 212 (a)(7)(A)(i)(I) and also INA 217.4 Because of this I am unable to ...
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Can b2 Visa be revoked if applying for child shortly after receiving?

My mother in law applied for a b2 Visa from jordan to help come and assist my wife after she gives birth in June. We filed DS-160 a few a weeks ago and she got approve and Visa issued. She has a 12 ...
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F1 visa even for a three-week course?

I am planning for a 3-week summer course with credits in the US. It was suggested to apply for an F1 visa, despite being the holder of a B1/B2 visa (travelled to the US a couple of times and never ...
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Do B1/B2 visa-holders need to fill any additional forms in their future travels to the States

I am a Turkish citizen living in Spain. I have a 10 year B1/B2 visa that I obtained two years ago for attending a conference in the USA. Soon, I will travel back to the States (again from Spain) for ...
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After being refused entry, how long should I wait to apply for a US B2 visa?

I'm from the UK and I'm 27 years of age. My girlfriend lives in Chicago in the USA. I've been with her for 3 years I have went to see her last year July 2018, staying for 3 months and entering on an ...
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Passport stamped with correct class (B2) at Port of entry, but doesn't have admit until date mentioned on the stamp. Is it ok?

I just landed in US on a B1/B2 Visa. The CBP officer at the Port of entry asked me how long I want to stay and I replied 180 days. He then stamped my passport with today's date and the right class B2. ...
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Renewed US visa - travelling to a different state

I have a US b1/b2 visa, I renewed it in 2017, and it that expire in September this year. I want to use it now. I was just wondering because I had been told not to travel to my expected state now, ...
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US Consulate keeping my passport for a long period for Visa processing? [closed]

Long story short I applied for a US Visa around October '18, refused on the spot but I was asked for further background documents, which I provided. Fast-forward to January '19, I was asked to drop ...
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I got refused twice for B1 Visa, is it okay to apply once again? [duplicate]

I am from India. I am planning to attend the conference. We are a team of 4 members. 1st Attempt VO: How was your day? Me: Great and how about you? VO: Perfect? What's the purpose of ...
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Can I travel to US with a new passport and US visa on a old damaged(binding separated) Indian Passport [duplicate]

I know there have been similar questions as listed below. Is B1 visa in perfect condition valid on old damaged passport? Traveling with a new passport and valid US Visa on a damaged old passport? ...
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Visiting my employer in the US (I work remotely from my home country)

I work remotely from my home country for a US-based company. Definitely that company is not registered in my home country. Now, my employer wants to meet with me in person. What would be best ...
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How to complete the DS-160 when “Session timed out”

I tried using the latest versions of safari and firefox (mac). Everytime I try to complete the DS-160 I get a "Session timed out" error. I can use my application number to login again, but I get a "...
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Documents needed to enter US on B1 visa

What documents do I need to enter the United States with the b1 Visa? I have my Visa in my hands right now but I'm not sure if I need any additional proof documents to show at the border. I know this ...
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ESTA or business visa for tour business = confused

I would be grateful if anyone could shed any light on if I will need a business visa or if an esta is OK for my travel to the usa. So I run a tour operator in the uk, we are setting up a number of ...
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USA tourist visa application for a student

I am still a student but wanted to apply for a tourist visa, because my best friend wants me to be at her birthday. My childhood best friend's mom would be taking care of all the expenses; since I don'...
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Entering the US twice within one week on B2 visa

I'm meeting my American family in the US. Next day we're flying to Mexico, and then we'll return 5 days later. 2 days after that I'm flying out of the US. I know on an ESTA passport a visit to Mexico ...