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DS-160 - Employment details for long retired person (B1/B2)

I'm trying to fill the DS-160 form for a B1/B2 visa for my father, who retired 20 years ago. Are the employment details needed for him? I'm not sure if the interpretation is — “while he was employed, ...
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Change of country in US visa portal [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen but currently living in Germany with a long-term research visa (D Type). Now, I have an opportunity from the US, and I need to apply for a J1 (DS-2019 is already approved and ...
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DS160 changes in visa category

My family's previous DS160s confirmation had B1/B2 category with business/tourism class and we used those to book appointments. The appointment confirmation only shows B2 as visa and business/tourism ...
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Confusions regarding filling some portion of DS 160 for my F1 visa

I am having some confusion while filling up form DS 160 for my F1 visa. I would appreciate it if anyone could help me out. My name on my passport is "XYZ Khan" but I have previously used my ...
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US Embassy in London: Did my H1-B visa get approved or not? [closed]

Due to the new policy for the US embassy in London, some visa applicants now can submit their materials without needing to do an interview. I submitted my application including passport two weeks ago ...
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Differences in my US visa type during application

In the DS-160 form, I chose tourism/medical treatment B2 visa, but I chose Tourism/business visa B2 when I made the payment for the appointment. Does this mean the same thing or do I have to amend the ...
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What counts as a "Reschedule attempt" on the US Visa Scheduling site?

Since the usvisascheduling.com site allows a limited number of appointment reschedules, does anybody know (via personal experience / online source) what counts as a reschedule? A. Does a cancellation +...
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US Visa - Asked to send in passport but status back to "Administrative Processing"

I'm applying for the B1/B2 visa and went through the interview, sent in additional documents, and after a few weeks got a message saying "The U.S. Consulate in Toronto requests that you submit ...
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Dummy ticket for travelling while applying for US visa?

Does anyone know the risks associated with using online services providing flight reservations and hotel reservations for visa applications? These systems can be used by travelers applying for visas ...
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US B1/B2 visa validity longer than maximum allowed

I recently got a US B1/B2 visa with the validity period of 10 years. This is very nice, but since I am a Russian citizen, I was expecting the maximum validity period of 3 years at most. For example, ...
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DS-160 Mistake B2 Tourism / Medical Treatment instead of B1/B2

I recently applied for my US Visa and in the DS 160 form, I selected B2 Tourism / Medical treatment instead of B1/B2, my purpose in traveling to the US is purely Tourism and I do not require any ...
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Is it appropriate to bring up the question of disability during the visa interview?

I'm going to have a visa interview soon, and one thing that concerns me is that many people say "don't be nervous during the interview". And I have generalized anxiety disorder, so I'm being ...
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Can an invitation letter have no entry/exit dates?

Sometimes we need to visit the company's HQ in the USA, but we don't have information about the dates more than 2-3 weeks in advance. And visa waiting time here can be up to 2 years. So I wonder if ...
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DS160: consequences of answering NO to "Do you wish to provide information about your presence on any other websites"?

In the online US visa application form (DS160) there is the following question about social media presence: Do you wish to provide information about your presence on any other websites or ...
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US visa DS160, previous visa same country but different location

I am applying for a B1/B2 US visa and filling out the DS160 form. I had a US visa before, but am unsure about the following question regarding my previous visa: "Are you applying in the same ...
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Is a business trip a valid reason for expedited visa request?

I have a corporate meeting upcoming in a few weeks, and the standard waiting time can easily exceed a year. Is this a valid reason to request expedited processing?
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Are EEA family members "permanent residents" for US visa purposes?

The US nonimmigrant visa application form contains the following question: Are you a permanent resident of a country/region other than your country/region of origin (nationality) indicated above? ( ) ...
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How long can a submitted DS-160 be used to schedule a visa appointment in the US consulate?

I have filled in my DS-160 for my visa application and paid the MRV fees. But appointment slots are still not opened for the dates I want to travel to India. How long can I use the same DS-160 ...
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US Visa Emergency/Expedite Criteria Meaning

I'm applying for a US business visa (B1/B2) and plan to specify an unexpected business emergency to see if an earlier interview date can be given to me so I can travel within the next 2-3 months (in ...
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Entering US on B1/2 visa after previous residence under TPS (Temporary Protected Status)

Main Questions: Should a person who held TPS previously have any concerns with returning to visit the US on a B1/2 visa to visit family? Background info: This person lived in the US for 20 years under ...
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How to handle outdated DS-160 form and scheduling a new appointment for a US B1/B2 visa

Today is June 11th, 2023, and I have already submitted my DS-160 form online for a US B1/B2 visa application. However, my appointment in Madrid, Spain is scheduled for June 6th, 2024, and there are no ...
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CGI ustraveldocs can I change the country [duplicate]

When I created an account on CGI, without notice I didn’t change the country to my country. So my account has been created at another country. How can I change it to my country?
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Does the US interview waiver program apply to people with a prior refusal of a non-US visa?

According to the US interviewer waiver qualifications, it states that: the applicant must not have been refused a visa since the issuance of the previous visa, or had a visa revoked, or have ever ...
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B1/B2 category US visa

I am after some advice here regarding the B1/B2 category US visa. I live in London and I applied for the visa to attend a conference that was in October 2022 but I could not attend it because of the ...
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Traveling to US for a conference as a remote worker for US company

I want to travel to the US for a staff conference. I work remotely from Kenya for a US company. I applied for a B1/B2 visa but they said I should apply for a work visa. I want to reapply for a B1/B2 ...
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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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Will yellow markings on passport affect my US visa application? [closed]

My passport has this yellow markings on the corner of first and last pages. I have a US visa appointment scheduled. Will this be considered damaged.
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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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Getting ESTA after 221(g) refusal due to interview request

I am in the process of applying for a J1 visa from Germany. I automatically qualified for the "mail-in program" where one does not need to come in for an interview to get a J1. I was refused ...
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US DS-160 countries/regions within the last five years - should I include airside?

Indian citizen, for the purpose of filling form DS-160 for US B1/B2 visa and the question "Have you traveled to any countries/regions within the last five years". The only place I've been ...
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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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Overstayed in Germany by a day, applying to work at US university [closed]

First, can I say whoever helps answer this I owe you extreme gratitude. This is a very important issue for me. I am an Australian citizen who entered Germany in 2019 on a 3-month tourist visa, and I ...
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Was I denied boarding incorrectly by TUI to the USA from Birmingham UK due to visa issues

Essentially I was denied boarding to a TUI flight from Birmingham UK to the USA 2 weeks ago because of US Visa issues, despite me meeting all the criteria on the US Embassy (and hundreds of other ...
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What form of visa would I require for working remotely for 12 weeks (60 working days) in the USA for my UK-based company?

My stay would be over 90 days as I would be in the US for just over three months. I've been looking online for the answer but it doesn't seem clear.
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I have H1B petition approval for 3 years but US consulate gave a visa stamp for one year [closed]

I have a H1B petition from the USCIS for 3 years, but the US consulate gave me a visa stamp for 1 year. Can duration of a visa stamp be different from duration of approved h1b petition? Does anyone ...
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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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Alaskan cruise visa requirements

My daughter and I are Canadian citizens, taking an Alaskan cruise August 2022 and are wondering if we require US visas?
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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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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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Do H dependent visa holders have due date that they have to enter the USA? [closed]

I applied for an H1B US visa and I have a wife and children who will hopefully get dependent visas. My visa should be approved by USCIS in a few weeks, then I will need to go for an interview at 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 to retrieve US visa appointment payment receipt [closed]

I was waiting for scheduling H1B in person interview for myself and dependents (wife and child) so I paid for 3 of us in cgi portal and got the payment receipt number auto populated. Since I was ...
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US Dropbox : For parents and kids in single dropbox appointment?

Me and my spouse are eligible for dropbox as our US L1 and L2 visa renewal. we have 2 y/o kids who would be needing fresh US L2 visas. Since we are doing our visa renewal as dropbox, can the kids' L2 ...
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US visa application : Kids passport has different mother’s name in passport as compared to Mother’s name in her passport

My wife’s passport has her name as Ruchi Dua. Kids’ passport has mother’s name as Ruchi Dua Chaudhary. Will this cause a problem when applying for US visa for kids ?
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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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Choosing sponsor for f1 visa

I'd like to go to US for 2/3 months to study an English intensive course, the college that I'm planning to enroll asks for 9k USD funds. I have 2 available sponsors which I'm confuse which one to ...
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How can a UK 10 year visa ban affect a US visa application?

I was given a 10yr UK visa ban in 2015. I recently got admission to a US university for masters. Can the existing UK ban affect my chances of getting the US visa? What other countries can I migrate to?...
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Do I need to replace my passport if a stamp on the front page is slightly water damaged?

Should I go for a re-issue of my passport? The front page of my passport is showing water damage. My name, passport number, and photos are intact. I want to apply for a US visa in February. Should I ...
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Change in the US contact's address in US visa application form DS-160 [closed]

My husband has a US's F-1 visa. He is currently on his OPT (optional practical training). I am applying for F-2 visa (F-1 dependent). I have following two questions regarding the form DS-160 (form ...
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Can a Syrian citizen get a US visa after the current administration revoked the travel ban? [duplicate]

Has the travel ban been fully revoked formcitzens of Syria and others? Is it possible to apply for a Visitor visa if you are a syrian Citizen? I know the odds are slim when it comes to getting one but ...
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