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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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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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May a VWP Violator later get sponsored? [closed]

If someone violates his visa waiver program and gets deported, can he get sponsored to get back in the USA? Most violators get a 3 to 10 years ban from the country I think.
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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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Dual ESTA/non-ESTA national with tourist visa on non-ESTA passport [duplicate]

Similar questions are either subtly different or may even give outright wrong answers, so I have to explain my situation and clarify for my peace of mind. I have a non-ESTA passport with a tourist ...
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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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Multiple entries to USA in 3 months on Visa Waiver Program from Mexico

I entered U.S through LAX on Aug 19th. Got a stamp that says WB/WT that's valid until Nov 15th coming in on the Visa Waiver Program. I then crossed the land border at San Diego over to Tijuana twice. ...
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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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Do I need to update ESTA if my travel plans have changed [duplicate]

I was planning to fly to New York, but now I am planning to travel to LA first and then New York. Do I need to change my ESTA which has already been approved? My ESTA was approved as a group ...
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Time between visits [duplicate]

If I visit my partner in USA for 3 months then I return home to UK how long do I need to stay in UK before I can go back to USA to visit my partner?
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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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Travelling to California on VWP, round trip to and from Canada, and re-entering under J1 student visa [duplicate]

I have been asking the CBP and the Embassy in Singapore, but the answers I have been getting arent exactly concrete. I am going to California for exchange as a university student in UCLA. My grace ...
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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 ...
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How can I reset a 90 day WT visa? [duplicate]

My daughter's friend is here from the UK on a WT visa, which I found out from an immigration attorney is different from a visitor visa. Can she leave the US for 3 days, like to Belize, Jamaica, Haiti ...
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Can I drive to Canada and re-enter USA under VWP? [duplicate]

I'm currently residing in the USA with a non-expired H-1B visa, but I stopped working 24 days ago, so I have 36 days left in my grace period. In about 36 days, can I drive to Canada and re-enter the ...
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USA visa runs with B-1/B-2 and Visa Waiver Program on two different passports?

For someone who has two non-US passports, one eligible for the Visa Waiver Program (European) and one not eligible for the Visa Waiver Program (Israeli) but which does hold a 10-year, multiple entry B-...
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B2 visa for minor administrative processing [duplicate]

I applied for a B2 visa for my minor child, submitting documents. It's been showing administrative processing for a week. How much time does it take? What are the chances of getting the visa, as my ...
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What proof is needed to reenter the US by land at 96 days on VWP?

Some friends flew into the US (LAX) under the VWP and drove into Tijuana, Mexico. They will be in Mexico for 2 months before flying to El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Colombia for a month and then back ...
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VWP/B1 as foreign employee of a US company for meetings and getting to know the team [duplicate]

I'm a German citizen and currently waiting for my H1B application to come through. Now my employer, a US company, has asked me to come to the US for 2-3 weeks in August already, in order to get to ...
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Will I overstay my Visa Waiver if I fly from Mexico to catch a flight in New York back home on the same day?

I read a lot of things here but couldn’t figure out a clear and safe answer to my own question. Thank you for your help! I will go in 3 days to the US, where I will stay exactly for 90 days (I have ...
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Travelling to the US as a speaker in a conference [duplicate]

I have been trying to find an answer to this and I receive conflicting information. I am travelling to the US for a conference and also tourism. The conference in covering part of my flight cost in ...
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Dual citizen, visa refused, eligible for ESTA? [duplicate]

A family member of mine is a dual citizen with an EU (VWP) and a non-VWP passport. He applied for a US tourist visa on the non-EU passport and was rejected. My question is if this rejection would ...
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Overstayed in the USA for 2 years was arrested then deported. When can I return? [closed]

My wife, a Texan native, married me in my home country, the United Kingdom, in 2011, but shortly after had to return to the States for family matters. Six months later I joined her in Texas on a 90-...
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Do I need a second US visa waiver to re-enter after a short trip from the US to Canada?

I'm an Australian passport holder, travelling with my family to the US for 1 month, including 3 days in Canada. I have the US Visa Waiver Program, as well as the Canadian eTA visa waiver to enter ...
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Visiting US for business purpose, can trip expenses be reimbursed on US bank account?

I have an American bank account because I was under a student visa working for a US company last year. Then I came back to France and continued working for this company through a PEO. (i.e. I'm ...