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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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Apply for ESTA while having an unexpired B1/B2 visa in another citizenship passport (expired)

I have 2 nationalities and 2 passports. Passport 1 -> expired (with no possibility of renewing because of country political reasons) -> Valid B1/B2 visa until 2026 Passport 2 -> eligible ...
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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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US visa validity for Dual Citizen of Syria and Antigua

I presented myself to the US embassy for a B2 visa appointment as an Antigua and Barbuda citizen, but I also hold a Syrian passport. The visa processing officer ended up approving my application but ...
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My appointment at the US Embassy in Abuja has been cancelled - now what?

I have an appointment scheduled for Monday 24th of October 2022 in Abuja, I just got a message which said that my interview had been cancelled without any clue about when I will be rescheduled again. ...
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Applying for a B1 Visa after F1

So I have been in the US for the last 4 years on an F1 visa. Followed all the procedures and left the country before my F1 visa expired. However now I am trying to apply for a B1 visa to the US and ...
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I inserted a space between my first and last name in my passport, do I need a new US visa?

Do I need to apply for a new visa since I have inserted a space in my passport name (the name in the old passport and the US visa is RASHEEDKHAN, and the name in the new passport is RASHEED KHAN), or ...
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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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B2 Visa for my Employee/Partner

My girlfriend has been working for my company in the US since 2019, with a modest salary. We are trying to figure out the best way for her to visit my family in the US and I have written an invitation ...
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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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Should my mom be added as a dependent in my dad's profile? (Parents are traveling together on B2)

I am currently applying for a B2 visa for my parents. I created a profile for my dad on the US Travel Docs website. While filling it out, I came across a dependent section. Since my parents are ...
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My full name in my passport is split on my US B1 visa

My Indian passport states that my given name is Mahesh Govindan and my surname is blank. However, the B1 visa stamped in my passport states that my given name is Mahesh and my surname is Govindan. The ...
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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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Moving to another country before my US visa interview?

I have a US B1/B2 visa interview in Country A, where I am a resident. However, I am moving to Country B before my visa interview date. I think it is not possible to move my interview to Country B. ...
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Can I file for B2 extension online?

I have to leave the US by January 13. I received a positive Covid test result today (January 9) so I won't be able to board the plane. I attempted to file an extension online with the USCIS website, ...
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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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Found ineligible for a b1/b2 visa, what's next?

I'm a UK citizen and I've been planning a 6 month long road trip around the US for a while, I got my b1/b2 visa all sorted but my girlfriend (UK citizen same as me) is having complications with hers. ...
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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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Are my ties to Germany strong enough to get a B2 visa?

I'm a 22-year-old female natural science international student in Germany who'll graduate from a German university this coming May, and will start grad school this coming autumn. I've been living in ...
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USA visa validity in case of surname change

If an individual from India holds a tourist visa for the USA, changes due to marriage, and gets a new passport in the new name, does the visa remain valid, or are there specific procedures or actions ...
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US visa renewal via DropBox

I'm applying from Nigeria to renew my visa for Dropbox (I have met all the requirements) and I answered questions regarding DHL drop-off, but the last question I answered states the following: ...
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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 (over 1.5 years). I'm fine with this as I don't have immediate plans ...
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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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Extension of USA B2 visa 2nd time

I am in the USA on a B2 tourism visa. I applied and paid for an extension which is still pending, though I got this note from USCIS: On January 8, 2021, we scheduled you for a biometrics appointment ...
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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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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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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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Visa denial under section 214(B)

I'm Sudanese and have previously travelled to Saudi Arabia, India, and England. I applied for a B1/B2 visa for a clinical elective through a travel agency. I'm a medical student I still have 1 year ...
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Concern Regarding Discrepancy in Parents' Last Names on Passport for US Visa Application

If my parents' last names in my passport differ from their actual passports, could this potentially cause any issues during their US visa application process?
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Can I use a US B2 (visitor) visa to attend a conference?

I have a US B2 visitor visa for 10 years. Can I use this visa to attend a week-long conference in the US? If not what type of visa do I need to apply for again?
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Applying for DS-160 B2 U.S. Visa. Surrender of Passport

I have an interview date in March but then realised if successful I need to hand over my passport for up to 14 days. My problem is I am going on a family holiday to Spain a week after the interview ...
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Applying for B1/B2 from Bangkok as Indian

I plan to be in Thailand for 2 months. I intend to get my US B1/B2 visa done there while I am there. Is it advisable? If someone has been through this scenario, can you share your experience? What are ...
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Dependent Contact - Add (user with the specified email already exists)

I am trying to add my mother as a dependent in my father's profile. I canceled an old application and started a new one. While entering the email id of the dependent, I am getting this error message: &...
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Can I apply in my original country after my CGI federal profile modification request has been accepted?

I had applied for a B2 visa from my home country and scheduled an appointment. I was unable to get early dates, so I requested a profile modification and transfer to another country. While it was ...
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I have my maiden name with my employer. but my passport has new legal name so should I apply B visa with maiden name or new legal name?

My employer has my maiden name and now they are applying my B1 visa but my passport has my new legal name? so should I apply B visa with maiden name or new legal name same as passport?
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Will I get rejected from getting a US tourist visa a young person with no travel history

What are my chances of being denied for a USA travel visa as a first-time traveler. I am trying to travel to the US for a week to visit a friend I met online a few years ago. I am a 19-year-old South ...
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Do I need to fill out a new DS160 because of an outdated photo and a slight lack of information?

PS. I have paid the visa fee and set up an interview date. Therefore, I think I cannot modify the existing DS160. However, I can create a new one and maybe update it using https://ais.usvisa-info.com ...
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Extend B-2 second time

Date of entry by land borders: Jul 7th 2021, no stamps or cards given, mention it's electronic date of applying for extension May 2nd, 2022 based on verbal information by the border officer. date of ...
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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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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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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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Working for US client as a UK company director in the US

Context I am the director of a UK company. My company has a contract to provide software engineering services to a US company. I am also the worker providing those services. I plan on taking a trip to ...
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B1/B2 rejected twice for business purpose, implications and wait times

I was denied a B1/B2 visa twice in a span of one month for business purposes. 1st application was denied for the fact that my company was sending me for around 3 months. 2nd application i made for 3 ...
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Impact of Jordan/Egypt travel on US/EU/Canada visa application

I am an Indian resident and citizen with no international travel history. I am working in a US tech company with a steady income. Being history buffs, a couple of my colleagues and I are planning a ...
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Change interview location of US B2 and F1 visa

I am applying for a student visa and a tourist visa for my parents. In DS-160, I selected the location to be New Delhi. However, when I am trying to schedule the interview date and time from here, it ...
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B1/B2 visa for conference and tourism

I am an Indian citizen working in Germany at the moment and I hold a German residence permit. I applied for the US tourist visa in 2017 which was rejected for not having sufficient ties with Germany. ...
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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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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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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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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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