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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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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? [on hold]

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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USA vist visa renew [closed]

Hi I am from Pakistan but may business in Oman I need I formation I will apppy USA vist visa from Pakistan this time plZ tell me wich sporting documents
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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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Traveling on B1/B2 Visa on 27th February 2019 [duplicate]

My B1/B2 visa will expire on 28th July 2019. I will be in the USA for 5 weeks. Will it be okay or do I need to get an ESTA
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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 ...
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US Visa to renew or not [closed]

My Wife and I have B1/B2 US Visas that expire Sept this year. We took out visas because our Daughter lives in the States. We usually go for 2 months in the summer and no more than 4 weeks at ...
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Pakistani national tourist need USA vist via information [duplicate]

Hi I am from Pakistan my USA visa expire 2th feb I wil renew us visa from Canada , because I am now in Canada plZ tell wich need sporting documents plz tell me dial also need bank statement etc plz ...
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USA Visa After Overstaying 10+ years ago [closed]

My bf was seeing a girl in America 12-13 years ago and went over to Arizona to see her in 2007. He was having a pretty rough time then as his mum had just died and he wasn’t particularly close to his ...
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Advises Going for an Oil and Gas conference as a Software Developer [closed]

I will be going for my visa Interview come March 6th this year, conference invitation though on Oil and gas, I have taken to memory the hotel, the address as well as the inviting party Invitation ...
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Can I work for food delivery apps as a tourist in the US?

If I want to go to USA to do a certification exam but in this time I want to do some deliveries for apps like GrubHub or Doordash, can I legally do this with a B-1/B-2 visa or with the Visa Waiver ...
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Documents for Spouse with B1/B2 visa accompanying on a business trip of husband to USA from India

I am travelling from India to USA on a business trip. My wife has a B1/B2 visa and will be accompanying me as a visitor. She is already employed in India, she will be on leave for the duration of the ...
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Adding a newborn child to US tourist visa (B1/B2)

My wife and I have a 3 year B1/B2 US visa and we got it before having a child. Now since we have our newborn child, we'd like to travel to US again. So somehow we need to add our child to our visas. ...
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Mention half-brother on B1/B2 visa form, got rejected

TL;DR I mention my half brother on the form for the B1/B2 US visa, on the interview with the consular officer she focus the interview on my brother info, his legal status (he is citizen), where he's ...
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B2 tourist visas for my future wife and her parents

I wanted to know what reason, documents and relationship should we show if I need B2 (Tourist) visas right now for my future wife and her parents? It will be a complicated situation since we are ...
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Regarding documentation for renewing US visit visa in Canada

Hi I am on visit visa in Canada. My us visit visa is valid till feb 2. I have to travel to USA on feb end . I cannot travel before feb 2 because I am sick. Please let me know if I can apply to renew ...
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Valid period of stay in USA

I entered USA on Dec.2,2018 on B-2 Tourist Visa.My passport was stamped Dec.1,2018 for my date of entry and stay until January,30,2019 (two months stay only) Date of entry was stamped wrong.However,my ...
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Can I travel to US using B1/B2 while DS-160 has been submitted for L-1 visa stamping?

I am currently applying L1 visa and almost done with DS160 form filling. Am going to submit the form and make the appointment for L1 visa interview. Now my US manager wants to bring me back to US for ...
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Can I use my valid B1/B2 visa for personal vacation, if it was originally applied and used once before for business meeting? [duplicate]

I have valid B1/B2 visa till 2022. The visa was originally applied for business travel and I had already travel once after that. Now I want to travel for family vacation. Is the current visa having "R-...
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From F-1 to B2 Status

I just finished my degree in the US under an F-1 status. During that time I still have my B2/B1 tourist status. I have returned to my home country but want to go back to the US fro vacation, will I be ...
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Can my Filipina wife who has a 10 year B1 Visa travel with me in USA and later apply for a green card? [closed]

We both currently live and work in Saudi Arabia. We married in Seychelles. I am a US Citizen; she is a Philippines citizen. We plan to quit are jobs, then travel to USA for an extensive RV vacation. ...
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B1 Visa Status - Refused

My B1 visa status is showing as refused but passport status is showing as your passport is still with US Embassy/Consulate. Though Visa Officer returned by passport after the interview. He has not ...
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B1/B2 Visa Got refused - Possible for Wrong Category

I Applied for B1/B2 Visa but my activities mentioned were just tourism (B2). Could that be the possible reason as I applied for both categories? They gave me a paper which said I was unable to ...
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Presenting documents at the US Embassy

I have some questions I want to ask as regards to US B1 visas or rather US Visas in general. Now When I get to the Embassy, is it wise when I am being asked questions during the interview that I show ...
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Does travel to Iran void a existing US visa?

I'm an Indian citizen that currently resides in Canada. I don't qualify for ESTA so I have an existing US B1/B2 visa instead that is valid for 10 years. I was looking to plan a trip to Iran since ...
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Change interview location of US B2 visa

I am applying for tourist visa for my parents. In DS-160, I selected the location to be India-Kolkata. However, when I am trying to schedule the interview date and time from here: https://cgifederal....
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My I-94 online history shows only a few arrivals and many departures. What impact can it have on my entry to the US?

I have a question about US immigration. I had a US visa issued in Canada, and I looked at my online travel history and it shows around 3 arrivals but then around 8 departures in a row, which is really ...
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After a US B2 visa refusal, do I qualify for ESTA/VWP under my new UK citizenship? [duplicate]

I had applied for a US B2 visitor visa in 2014 but I got refused. At that time, I applied with my Philippine passport. Now, I am a UK citizen and have a British passport. Am I qualified for the ESTA/...
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Is flying from an airport from a different country than where you live considered as suspicious?

I am an Indian citizen who holds a student residence permit in Germany alongside with a US tourist visa and I intend to fly to the US for my vacations. Apparently, the flight I booked departs from the ...
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Can I use a B1 visa if I didn't attend the conference for which it was requested?

I have a valid B1 visa which was supposed to be used to go to a conference, but I didn't attend. Is there a chance I would have challenges at the US port of entry? Would I be asked to present ...
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Will my F1 visa cancellation affect my application for a B1 visa? [closed]

In the past, my F1 visa was canceled upon arrival by the US Department of Homeland Security. They had stated"Insufficient Funds" in the cancellation description, failing to give the bank statements on ...
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Supporting documents to show at port of entry in US for a job interview on B1/B2 visa

The US based company has already conducted initial round of technical interviews online and they have asked me to visit onsite for the final rounds of interview. I already have valid B1/B2 Visa. I ...
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Invitation by a retired US citizen

Can a friend who is a USA citizen but has retired from work invite a friend living in Africa to visit him? Is it possible the visitor will be given a visa?
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Expired Passport has expired USA visa but applying for B2 on new passport and dont have old passport physically

Do I need to mention that I had been to USA as a minor (with expired passport and visa details) on the DS 160? If yes, is it okay to appear for B2 visa not having the expired passport but only a ...
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Reschedule US Visa consular interview appointment after OFC appointment already completed

I have a consular US Visa interview on 7th December. I already had my OFC appointment for biometrics in late November which I attended. Now when I login to ustraveldocs.com and wish to reschedule my ...
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Re-entering USA after short trip to Canada after visa expired

My J-1 visa will expire on the 14th of December 2018 and I am aware of the 30 day grace period however, I was planning to go to Canada for 4 days to visit my family friends for Christmas (during the ...
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How long should I stay in the US?

I need help on my situation. I applied for a visitor visa to the US. When I filled in my application, I requested a month and I was given a 2-year multiple entry visa. I know that, at the port of ...
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Does USMLE Step 2 CS Annotation on B-1/B-2 visa restrict me from doing electives?

I am a medical student. I am planning to go to the USA for my USMLE step 2 CS exam, and applied for a visa on this basis. My visa expires on 30 March 2019. Recently, I got accepted in Electives ...
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US visa application after refusal (change in circumstances)

I applied for a US tourist visa in September 2017 to visit my family from Germany that was refused citing the reason under section 214(b): Ties to home country are not strong. I asked the VO about the ...
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Can I enter the US under VWP / B-1 as a social media influencer to model for a fashion campaign?

Is it possible for me to enter the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (or similarly the B-1 visa) to model for a fashion company's campaign? Thanks for any help!
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Can I work in the US if I have a B visa?

Can I get lifeguard work with my B1-B2 visa?
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Person who applied for a visitor visa, were banned under 212(a)(6)(C)(i) [duplicate]

My mom was in the USA twice for 5.5 months, she had 1 year visa. She had been assisting me with my child, so l could work. I believe that she was refused by mistake due to a communications ...
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US B1/B2 visa for Mexican citizen and I-94 form

I have a question about the B1/B2 visa for Mexican citizens: My Mexican friend will join me in the USA during Christmas and she has a Mexican passport with a Visa B1 / B2 "crossing border card". She ...