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Questions tagged [us-visa-waiver-program]

A US program that allows citizens of specific countries to visit the United States for tourism or business purposes without a visa.

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Holidaytrip2019 [duplicate]

I have traveled with this passport many times. The chip has always worked. I applied for an ESTA to enter New York USA. I t does not recognise my chip or passport. I don’t exist. Shall I still ...
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Why is there a separate queue at immigration for first time visitors and one for repeat?

My brother just landed in the USA at Newark and told there were separate queues -- one for those who have entered the USA within the last two years on ESTA and the other for first time visitors. Why ...
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Entering USA under VWP while also being a student

I am a a dual-citizen in two European countries A and B. I am currently a J1 Visa student in USA using my A passport, but will be going to Europe to work during the summer, and return to the US again ...
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Compassionate circumstances

We are UK citizens in USA since 29 January travelling on a recently acquired ESTA and 3 month waiver programme on a compassionate visit overseeing the care of my wife's sister who is back home ...
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Can I get a Visa Waiver after spending 6 months in USA with B-2 Visa?

I was wondering if it would be possible to arrange a longer stay (I have some travel plans that would take longer to complete: Appalachian trail, route 66, etc.) by first applying for B-2 visa to stay ...
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Leaving Mexico after 90 days as part of ESTA requirements

The situation is this: my fiancée has traveled to Mexico from the UK, and we had a short layover of 3 hours in NYC, then headed to Mexico where we planned to stay for 180 days as she was allowed on ...
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Airline's agreement to transport passengers to the U.S. under Visa Waiver Program has expired. Do I need a visa?

I'm planning to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program. However, I noticed that my airline's agreement to transport passengers to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program has ...
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Cancel VWP return flight after entering USA

I will travel to the USA under Visa Waiver Program. Thus I will leave the US inside 90 days but for a number of reasons not relevant to this question I do not yet know exactly when I'll depart. Since ...
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CBP Reminds Travelers to Allow 72 Hours for ESTA. Why?

ESTA website has this alert on top in red. REMINDER: Apply for ESTA no later than 72 hours before departing for the United States. Real-time approvals will no longer be available and arriving at ...
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Travelling to the US on different visas as a family

I'll be entering the US soon with my family. I will be on an O1 visa and they will be on ESTAs. When I've travelled solo there is always a different line for the ESTA and for those entering on a ...
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Travelling to the US for independent research with VWP

I am planning to come to the US for a period of 5 weeks to conduct independent research as visiting scholar in a University. I will not receive any payment, and travel and accomodation expenditures ...
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EU citizen driving from Mexico to Usa and Canada, then driving back to Mexico after spending 5 months in Canada is possible?

Me and my girlfriend are travelling central america for the last few years and we are currently in Mexico planning a road trip to Canada via the USA with our car. Being EU citizens we will be ...
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German citizen, US LLC, living in Germany: Can I use an VWP?

So: I am a German citizen with no US visa status I am one of two members of an US LLC (the other member is US citizen) I am getting paid in the form of member distributions in USD My questions are: ...
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I'm an AU citizen living in Canada…how do I regularly visit my friend in the USA?

I'm about to move to Canada for work, and am an AU citizen. I have a dear friend who lives just 3 hours away in the USA and another close friend in Texas. Ideally, I'd like to spend as many of my ...
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VWP Question answered wrong

So my fiance from the UK was granted a VWP and has traveled twice to the US. After recently asking questions in regards to a k-1 visa that we're in the process of, it came to my attention that we may ...
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Granted admission on WB instead of B1/B2, Denied Correction by CBP

Hoping someone can help me here, Just trying to find out what options I have. I first travelled to America on a WB in Aug 2018 and left in Nov 2018. While back in Australia (my home country) I ...
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Transit or visitor when travelling through Newark en-route to Canada - with a stop in US on return journey

I shall be travelling to the US and Canada this month, and have a query about US customs. We are British citizens both with ESTAs, so are eligible for VWP, this question is not about visa requirements....
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I am not eligible for the US Visa Waiver Program due to a past conviction. Is there any way to get a longer US validity visa?

I am barred for life from the US visa waiver programme. I have always followed the rules, never overstayed etc., etc., - I thought building up a history and following all rules and being honest from ...
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Reentering USA quickly after being there for 90 days on visa waiver

I'm an Australian and have been in the USA for 3 months on a waiver visa. I want to reenter. Can I fly to Canada and stay there for a week and then reenter the USA? I’m having an operation scheduled ...
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Sponsorship after violation of visa waiver program [duplicate]

I overstayed my vwp for almost 2 years and I got removed from the United states and I got an email from the department of homeland security that I can not enter or attempt to enter the us for the next ...
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How do we get a health extension for the US visa waiver program?

My Mum has been visiting family in the USA for 90 days from the UK; she has become too sick to return to England. How can we extend for 2 more months?
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DHS TRIP for denied ESTA

I was recently denied an ESTA. Wasn't given a reason although I did not violate any of the terms. I filled in the DHS TRIP (Traveller Redress Inquiry Program) form, citing a denied ESTA as my reason ...
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How would the Customs procedure differ for a VWP-ineligible British tourist entering the US by land from Canada vs. by air from the UK?

I am a British citizen by birth and I have just found out that my great-grandmother is very ill in hospital. She is an American citizen by birth and has lived there for most of her life. I also have ...
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ESTA denied. Can I enter through Canada? [duplicate]

I'm a British citizen currently on an exchange semester in Montreal. I entered Canada through an eta which was approved immediately without any issues. I wanted to visit the US during my stay here so ...
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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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I'm an employed cinematographer for a UK business, can i travel to the US to shoot videos on an ESTA?

I've recently taken a new job as a cinematographer, employed full-time for a UK-based business. As part of my job I am required to travel to the US frequently to shoot commercials, interviews, mini-...
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Overlapping US admissions under the Visa Waiver Program - how long can I stay?

I arrived in the US on September 2, on an ESTA. I got my (European) passport stamped as admitted under the Visa Waiver Program as a tourist (WT), valid for 90 days, until November 30th. My original ...
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Applying to US Visa-Waiver program with two passports, one of which is expired

I am going to travel to USA in December and as Italian citizen I qualify for the Visa-Waiver program (I also meet the other requirements). The thing is that I am also an Argentinian citizen, but my ...
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I have British and South african passports would I qualify for a VWP

I am going on holiday to USA and intend using my British passport. I also have a South African passport and have dual citizenship. Would I be able to get a visa waiver or would I have to get a ...
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ESTA application when place of birth and citizenship aren’t the same

I have to complete the ESTA application and I have a few question regarding the country of birth... So I'm entering the USA with my Korean passport; however, I was born in Paraguay and so I also have ...
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Would I have problems entering the USA with an VWP-eligible passport if I have entered before with a non-VWP-eligible passport? [closed]

I have entered the USA with my non-VWP-eligible Passport. I would now like to enter the country under the Visa Waiver Program with my VWP-eligible passport and an ESTA. I would Like to know if the ...
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Can I enter the US under the VWP scheme if I'm attending a computer science conference as a student volunteer?

I will be attending a computer science conference that is taking place in the United States in November and I have been accepted as a student volunteer. The conference will run for 6 days and I will ...
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VWP: How long is a short stay in Mexico with the 90 day rule?

I currently found out about this topic and it has honestly stressed me a lot. I planned a trip with my family (wife + 2 small kids), I already bought the tickets (not cheap) and now I'm afraid of ...
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Traveling under the ESTA/VWP from Chile for 2 months before F1 Visa becomes active? [duplicate]

I have received my F1 visa already in Chile, but I would like to travel in the US for a couple months before the start of my program. My F1 visa only allows me to enter the US 30 days prior to my ...
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Reentering the US as a German citizen after visiting the British Virgin Islands

I will be visiting the US for a scientific conference and plan to spend 5 days on the US Virgin Islands, flying to St Thomas STT airport from Atlanta. I'll then take a ferry to the British Virgin ...
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Re-entering US under Visa Waiver Program after time in Mexico [duplicate]

We arrived in the US by air, bought a car in California, and spent just under the 90 days allowed in the USA under the Visa Waiver Program before exiting overland to Mexico. Our plans have now ...
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Visiting family in the US twice in a ~6-month window using the VWP after previous work stay on H1-B?

I am writing to ask about a personal circumstance that entails a complex situation, and I would appreciate if any of you could give me some advice. I am a European citizen who has been living in the ...
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Re enter US under VWP after a short stay (17 days) only 16 days after exit

Can I re enter the US under the VWP after a short stay of 17 days, only 16 days after exit? EDIT: Those 17 days are the only time I have been in the US for at least the last year.
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Can I extend my stay in the US whilst travelling on the VWP

Please note: I DO NOT WANT TO STAY OVER 90 DAYS If I am visiting the US travelling on the VWP and decide to extend my stay (but still within the 90 day limit) is this ok? I had a return flight ...
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ESTA was not approved but I have a valid visa

I have dual citizenship (Israel, Switzerland). I am 63 years old and I was born in Syria, but I have not been there and I have not been there or in any country for more than 40 years and I have not ...
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Can I travel for an academic visit and tourism on the same VWP?

I will travel to the USA in October to attend a friend's wedding. I will also be visiting a lab afterwards on the same trip (I was invited to collaborate without any remuneration). The total duration ...
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Re-entering the US after an extended period in Canada [duplicate]

I entered the US under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) which allows me to stay in US for 90 days. I moved on to Canada after 30 days and I am now doing an extended stay in the Canada for 80 days. I ...
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Can I re-enter the USA after just a couple of days out of the country on a visa waiver?

I know that ideally I would go back home for a while before returning to the US, but my son is a US citizen and he asked for my help as he has a newborn. I’m financially stable, so is my son. Since ...
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Switching from VWP to a US F-1 visa [duplicate]

I am an Italian citizen and hold an F-1 visa that will be valid starting one month from now. I also have a valid ESTA travel authorization. I would like to ask if the following travel steps would be ...
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Visa for Italy, leaving on flight to Lisbon 9/4/18 scheduled arrival in Rome 9/5/18 [closed]

I am a Catholic priest with appointment as ass't pastor at American Church in Rome. Visa papers in order I hope with letter from Vatican Secretary of State and American pastor in Rome with whom I'll ...
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Time taken to receive ESTA approval

How many days/hour does it take to receive an ESTA authorisation since placing online application?
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May I enter the US on the VWP and then leave and return immediately on a J1?

Is it possible to enter the US on VWP, then leave and return on a J1 visa immediately?
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Visa waiver program when receiving fee as a conference speaker [duplicate]

I will be speaking at a conference in the USA soon, where I will receive a fee and reimbursement for my travel expenses. The conference will not be held by a University, but by a private company. I ...
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Requesting entry to the US in a particular visa class when I have more than 1 valid visa

Assuming I currently hold 2 visas for the USA. A 10-year validity B-1/B-2, issued a number of years ago but still valid, last used about 6 years ago An H-1B visa valid for a couple of months ...
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Can I enter the US on the VWP three weeks after I leave it on F1 status?

I'm currently in the US on a F1 visa, doing OPT. My work permit expires on July 23rd and I decided to go back to my home country. The "problem" now is that I've already planned a vacation with my ...