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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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Is it wise to re-apply for visa again , If I think the officer hasnt considered all the necessary information?

So I am living and working in Europe for the past 4 5 years as an Engineer, I applied for US in 2020 and my visa application was accepted because I had strong ties to the country I am residing in. Now ...
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Can I get emergency appointment from US because I have an appointment in a consulate in US? [closed]

I need a visa to enter US. Waiting time is like 5 months for US B1/2 visa in where I reside. If I have a permanent residency visa appointment at a consulate in US, can US give me an emergency ...
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US contact person details in DS 160 form

I do not have any relatives in US of whom i can mention in my application. What should I mention in this ask as i am unable to tick i do not know for Known person or known organisation in the US ...
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Independent Research in the US under B1 visa

I requested a B1 visa to attend a conference in Seattle, US in June 2022. The visa went under administrative processing and was issued after the conference (in September 2022). I intend to use my B1 ...
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US B1 Visa - dealing with changes in data submitted in DS-160

I'm applying for a US visa from India as an Indian citizen. The current wait time for an interview appointment is around 600 days. I'm fine with this as I don't have immediate plans to travel. My ...
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Married couple with different citizenship traveling to US together for the 1st time

I am a US citizen who has been living abroad for the last 10 years. My spouse of 2 years recently got a B1/B2 visa for work. This will be his first time to the US. We want to spend Thanksgiving ...
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have you traveled to any countries with last 5 years DS-160

My wife was filling her DS-160 , and there was question asking if she has travelled any countries in last 5 years, she has travelled to europe in January of 2017 , thats not within last 5 years per se ...
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US B1/B2 Visa validity for re-use

tldr: I used a B1/B2 visa three years ago and want to know if I can re-use it this year, because length appears to be 10 years. I have a B1/B2 US visa in my passport, issued 2019/9/9. It says that the ...
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How to change "select country for visa" in CGI Federal Schedule appointment [duplicate]

My friend is now staying in foreign nation and was trying to apply for US visa from the same nation where she is staying now so she paid visa fee from there but when she tried to schedule the ...
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How can I (Indian, 28) visit my fiance (pursuing a master's degree in the US) for a few months?

About me: I have worked as a freelance developer (sole proprietor) in the crypto space for the past about a year. In these 12 months I've worked with only one client that pays me well and is based out ...
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Is the 6-month expiry rule for passports applicable also for visas?

I'm aware about the rule that you can't enter a country if your passport is going to expire in 6 months or less. Does this apply also for visas? Let's say that my US visa expires in July 2023. Does it ...
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How do you prove family tie when asked US Visa? [duplicate]

Please I will like to know how to prove that I am the one who is supporting a family member at home. I am the one who is sponsoring our last born at the University. I have a US tourist visa interview ...
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Canadian worker travelling to the US--can I work for 1-2 days for my Canadian employer?

I'm a Canadian worker employed by a Canadian company. I'll be traveling to the US on B1/B2 visa and for 1-2 days, I was hoping to perform my regular work duties from the AirBnb. Basically the same ...
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Can I change my flight and travel dates before my B2 Visa interview?

I overstayed my US ESTA visa by about 90 days when I went over with my American now ex girlfriend (long story). I wasn't working while I was over there and she was funding my stay at the time. Long ...
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Can a spouse select different appointment date for US visa

I have done a separate DS160 form for me and my wife and paid the visa fee separately, so we have different appointment dates. In the DS 160 form I mentioned that she would be an accompanying traveler....
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Did not return I-94 card but departure has been recorded

My in laws were in US about 10 years ago and they left the country within their allowed period of stay. However, they took their I-94 card with them in the passports and forgot to return them. Now ...
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Clarification on entering the US on B2, leaving to Mexico and re-entering the US on F1

To provide more context: I am a Malaysian citizen & holding a Malaysian passport so I don't qualify for the VWP. However, I hold both a valid B2 visa & an F1 visa. My i-20 states that the ...
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Has there been a policy change for b1/b2 visa holders at the land borders?

My family and I have B1/B2 visitor visas for the US. We also have SENTRI cards through the Trusted Traveler Program, for when we cross via the land border into the US. Before the southern border ...
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Only one passport (instead of 2) arrived in the mail

My parents qualified for the visa interview waiver. They mailed both their documents with my mother as a dependent on my father. When they received it back from the US embassy, only ONE passport with ...
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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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