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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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Visit Canada to apply for B2 visa while in US on VWP

I had a major surgery and my mom came from Italy to support me. She is already in US under the VWP. She would like to stay over the 90 days because my recovery is taking longer than expected. We know ...
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Will staying for 3 months be complicated for my grandmother? [closed]

Last year my grandmother (EU citizen, retired, widow, lives alone) came to the US for 3 months (sept-nov). I’d like for her to come back for another 3 months this year (july-sept). She hardly speaks ...
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Documents required by UK citizens traveling to the US by train

I am a British citizen and I will be traveling from the UK to Toronto and staying in Canada for couple of weeks and then traveling by train from Montreal to New York where I will be staying for 4 days ...
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Unsure about ability to provide a full list of past emails+phone numbers. Is this a problem for visiting the US?

The enhanced rules for ESTA/DS-160, for people from the UK visiting the US for tourism, is reported to now require present+past social media accounts, and also email addresses and phone numbers used ...
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My ESTA has been refused

I’m planning on going to New York July 2020, I just applied for my ESTA and have been refused due to me having GBH (Grievous Bodily Harm) on my record what can I do now to try and get to the USA?
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Got a new stamp under VWP while re-entering the US via Canada while old stamp was still valid

I have an ESTA and entered the US on the 14th of March. Under ESTA I have to leave the country in 90 days from that date. During my travels I flew to Vancouver as well and stayed in Canada for 3 weeks....
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Working in the USA for living expenses only; allowed on VWP?

My 18-year old niece has been offered work in LA by a 20 year old American born videographer she met at the Cannes Film Festival. She is learning scriptwriting/directing. He has suggested that he pays ...
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ESTA/WVP - leaving US within 90 days, then staying in DR

My situation is as following: I plan to visit NY for 2 weeks (with a valid refundable ticket back to germany as an "onward" ticket), then fly to the Dominican Republic (DR) for 2 weeks, return once ...
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Can you still travel to America on the visa waiver program if you have been to Iran in transit?

Me and my wife travelled to South East Asia in 2017 and on the way back to the UK we had to do a layover in Iran. We didn't leave the airport nor did we get our passports stamped. My wife would like ...
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VWP Visit to USA- visiting Girlfriend

I would just like some clarification on a travel plan I have in a few weeks. I have been in a year long relationship with a girl from Chicago, USA. We met in London last year and have done a number of ...
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ESTA visit more than 90 days but with a 30 day stay in mexico

I already have an ESTA from last year which is legal till July 2020. I was there 80 days in 2018 and wish to go Mexico for a month then return to the USA by car before heading to Asia after another ...
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backpacking on ESTA VWP for 75 days a problem at border crossing? [duplicate]

I want to go to the US for 2.5 months and I'm a little scared I will have difficulty getting in because it's for so long. I'm going to backpack and stay with friends, i have two inland flights as well,...
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Dual citizen of VWP countries and potential re-entry to the US on the other

Sneaky I know - but out of sheer curiosity - can someone leave the US on the passport they entered with their visa-waiver (before 90 days), reapply immediately with their other (esta eligible) country ...
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B2 VISA REJECTION DILEMMA [closed]

Both my wife and I applied recently for a B2 visa. The purpose is to stay longer period than what ESTA offers (90 days). We're Australian Citizens, in the early 60s, both have full time job with ...
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Does the UK share Advanced Passenger Information System with the USA? [closed]

I am considering to visit Iran. After that, I would fly to the UK, either via Qatar or Turkey. I read that I don't qualify to enter the United States under the visa waiver program after visiting Iran....
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How do I get past a 3-year ban from overstay with VWP? [duplicate]

I have an overstay with a VWP of 333 days, I had to leave the US in January 2018 but stayed until December 2018 to take care of an American citizen who has no family. I have a 3 year ban. So I had to ...
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Can an Iranian citizen enter the USA on a Dutch passport?

I'm a Dutch citizen with a passport and also an Iranian citizen. I would like to visit the USA. I have not been in iran for 5 years. Can I enter the USA?
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ESTA visiting the US twice for 40 days each with a 20 day break in between

Does the ESTA 90 day limit count days SPENT WITHIN the US only? I intend to stay in the US for 40 days, followed by 20 days in Chile for holidays, then possibly a short 3 day stay in my home country ...
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H2B visa denied in 2011, but wanting to go on vacation in the USA this summer

I was denied an H2B visa to the United States in late 2011. I tried to get an ESTA not long after but was rejected. It was denied as at the time I had little residency in the UK. Now circumstances ...
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American Airlines Delay Responsibility for overstaying 1 day VWP [duplicate]

Will American Airlines take responsibility for overstaying 1 day of VWP due to a delay in a connecting flight?
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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 ...