Questions tagged [us-visa]

These questions are about the requirements for a foreign national to obtain legal permission to enter the United States for any purpose.

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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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Is my US visa valid after breaking up my name into a first name and surname? [duplicate]

I have a US visa which is valid for 6 more years. In my passport, my entire name including my surname and middle has always been in just one line listed as my first name. I’m planning to get it fixed ...
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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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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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Valid U.S visa in old expired and damaged passport [duplicate]

The passport which has my u.s visa expired recently (I got a new passport). However, the old passport bio page is now partially damaged (bottom part with the signature and Expiry & issuse date ...
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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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DS-160 (Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application) asks about travel to other countries/regions. Does this include destinations visited via Cruise Ships?

The Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application (DS-160) asks: Have you traveled to any countries/regions within the last five years? Do I need to put the Countries/Regions I’ve visited via a Cruise Ship, ...
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Can B2 visa holders leave and reenter the US right now? [duplicate]

I'm on a B2 visitor visa in the US. I want to go back go the UK for christmas. If I did so would I be able to reenter the country right now? Or would I be denied entry?
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Can I continue to do my current UK based job in the US on VWP?

I currently work a 9-5 job in the UK but as I work remotely could do this job from anywhere, so my question is - am I allowed to travel to the US under the VWP and continue to do my current job, on my ...
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Extend tourist visa stay in USA due to coronavirus and waive I-539 fee

My mom has come to US on a tourist visa and her I-94 expires on the first week of May. Due to the coronavirus, travel restrictions have been imposed in our home country (India). Also we want to ...
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How to cancel a DS-160 form

I filled and submitted a DS-160 form in early december but did not take an appointment from the embassy after that , a few facts have changed since I filled that form , my sister became a citizen whom ...
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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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Visit South Korea with US Visa

I am an India passport holder with a USA F1 visa. Is it possible to visit South Korea (departing from USA and with return flight to USA as well) for 2 weeks without applying for a separate visa? This ...
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US transit visa upload photo [duplicate]

I' trying to upload my photo for the ds-160 transit visa but whenever I hit the upload photo button it gives me an error 403 or sometimes an connection error reset. Sometimes it let's me upload a ...
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Monthly income in US Visa application DS-160

I'm applying for B1/B2 visa. In DS-160, it asks for Monthly Salary in Local Currency (if employed) However it doesn't mention anywhere if this should be gross (before tax deductions) or net (...
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Will I put my US visa chance in risk if I make a (funny) website about the President tweets? [closed]

I have made a website which shows the President Trump's tweets along with some funny stickers (just funny, not rude!). I was wondering publishing that website and put a link on my portfolio to ...
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Visa availability is longer than the availability of the passport [duplicate]

What happens if the visa availability is longer than the availability of the passport? In my case, a Romanian with a Romanian passport (5 years availability) who wants to get a tourist visa for ...
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Will the Indian citizens with US H1B and H4 visas get the Dubai on arrival visa?

I checked the site of UAE government visa: https://government.ae/en/information-and-services/visa-and-emirates-id/do-you-need-an-entry-permit-or-a-visa-to-enter-the-uae In this, the requirements of ...
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Name Change on Passport [duplicate]

I am an international student in the United States with an Indian passport. I just had my first name on my passport due to which the visa I got had FNU(First name unknown) and my first name as my last ...
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How to view my DS-160 form after submission?

I submitted a DS-160 form on 20th August. I just wanted to confirm the travel date mentioned on the form. I am only getting the option to view/print the confirmation which doesn't include any details ...
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Can I get South Korean visa on my way to the US?

I am Pakistani national and was student in Japan. Now for further studies I am moving to the US. I have US student visa now. I am traveling from Japan and I have layover at Inchen Airport, Seoul for ...
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US Tourist Visa Denial

Anyone please enlighten me on this one. I am a Filipina and i’ve been working in Singapore for 9 years. I applied for a US Tourist Visa sometime in 2012 and got denied which i fully understand why. I ...
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Name changed in passport, do I have to have my US visa changed as well? [duplicate]

I just renewed my Bajan passport with my new last name (for example "Keith Robert Stone" changed to "Keith Robert Stone Foster"). Do I have to change my US Visa to match my new name? I still have 7 ...
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Is my B1/B2 visa for USA from India valid after a name change? [duplicate]

I currently hold a valid B1/B2 visa for the USA from India. However this visa is printed in my old passport and has my old name i.e. Namita Piyus Agarwal. I have changed my name to Namita Asnani, and ...
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US Visa was rejected for the first time andI want to apply again

From my title, you probably think that my problem is similar or a duplicate of some cases. But I don't think so. So, please share your thoughts :) I am an Indonesian and living in Germany for 4 ...
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Renew a B1/B2 Visa

I was accepted last year for 6 months for B1/B2 Visa, after being rejected for the same type of visa and the same reason for travel a month prior that under Section 214(b). The purpose was to attend 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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US F1 Visa grace period attending a conference

I am currently in the US on a F1 Visa for studying. My I-20 is valid until May 19th, as then my program is finished. Usually I study in Canada (I am there on a study permit with a passport from ...
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My J-1 visa expires 7 days before my flight ticket. What should I do? Does it depend on the flight company? [duplicate]

My J1 visa states that it expires on 1st of Aug. But my return flight is on 7th of Aug. Do I need to get a new VISA? What should I do?
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Can i get US visitor visa as a dual nationality holder (iran and germany)?

I am going to apply for a US visitor visa from germany with my german passport, I am also a citizen of Iran and i have the Iranian passport would i be able to get the visa or i will be subjected to ...
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US visa is under administrative processing, I need the passport back ASAP

I have applied for non-immigrant US visa in a foreign country, but my visa processing is delayed and its under "administrative processing". I have my flight back to my home country and I cannot leave ...
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What should I fill in DS-160 current employment section if I am a freelancer for an F1 visa? [closed]

I was working in an organisation from last 2.5 years but in October 2018 I left my job to continue with the exam preparation and university applications. Since then I have been working as a freelancer ...
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Honolulu to Mainland. Do I need to show my passport/visa again?

Honolulu is my port of entry. Went outside to explore the island overnight. Now I need go to the mainland (san francisco) which I have the ticket and boarding pass already. Do I need to go again to ...
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Colombian with a UK residence travelling to Colombia through Miami

I have a Colombian passport with a UK permanent residence (Residence card of a family member of a Union citizen ) and will be travelling to Colombia from London via Miami. I do not intend to leave the ...
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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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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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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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Applying with someone who was rejected twice for US Visa

I am currently trying to apply for a B1/B2 Visa to attend a training in the US. My colleague is also doing the same but he has already been denied twice last year. His past reason for applying is to ...
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Expired Israel passport with expired American visa thrown out last year

My husband, after having a stroke cleaned his drawers and got rid of things he didn't need anymore. He threw out his expired Israeli passport which had an expired American visa in it. Now applying ...
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Traveling through Heathrow on separate tickets

I will be travelling from IAD (Washington DC) to VIE (Vienna) on two separate tickets, first one being on Virgin Atlantic (redeeming miles from IAD to LHR) and second one being on British Airways from ...
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