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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Is a flight to Canada sufficient evidence of onward travel from US?

I plan to into the United States (from New Zealand), where I plan to stay for a couple of weeks. I am then going to Canada, where I plan to stay for 3+ months. Is my flight to Canada going to be ...
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Does staying in Canada, after US, count toward overstaying in US (on WVP)? [duplicate]

My situation is this: I will enter US on ESTA / VWP. With a New Zealand passport. Three weeks later, I will fly to Canada. I may be in Canada for 4 or more months (they give me up to 6 by default) ...
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Entry to The US before 30-day grace period for student visa

The F student visa allows me to enter the US up to 30 days before the program starts. For starting to set up things it is of my interest to arrive sooner than that. How hard is it to travel there ...
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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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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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Dual Citizenship but I only have one passport — how to use ESTA website?

I have dual citizenship (one by Birth) and the other is Australian. I have lived in Australia for the majority of my life and I only have 1 passport. On the ESTA website there is a question for dual ...
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Multiple entry in a month allowed under ESTA? [duplicate]

I am from Australia and planning to visit Canada and U.S this year. I got my ESTA approval but not sure about coming to U.S. twice in a month. I will be visiting NY from Toronto and then back to ...
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How can I check if I am banned from travelling to the US?

I am a UK citizen and I last entered the US in 1998 under the Visa Waiver Program. I overstayed the maximum permitted time, leaving after approximately 21 months total stay. At no time was I ...
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What is the minimum wait before I may re-enter the USA after a 90 day visit on the Visa Waiver Program?

I entered the USA on a three month visa waiver program from Australia. I am about to return to Australia and would like to come back again to the USA. How long do I have to wait until I can re-enter ...
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Do I need a U.S. point of contact for ESTA application/approval?

I am applying for an ESTA before I make any plans to visit the U.S. (including booking hotels). One of the sections of the ESTA application is the U.S. Point of Contact Information and it is mandatory....
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Can I apply for an ESTA while I have a pending US visa application for my second non-VWP eligible passport?

One month ago, I applied for a US visa using a non-VWP passport and have been selected for administrative processing (no luck I know). Now, I have a new passport from a VWP country. Can I apply for ...
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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 ...
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Esta visa- can I obtain 1 if B1/B2 not expired?

My daughter has a B1/B2 visa which expires on 6th Sept 2019. She wants to return to the US in July or August on an Esta visa before the B1/B2 expires. Will she be able to obtain an Esta visa whilst ...
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Getting married in the US on ESTA with intent to return to foreign country [closed]

I am an American citizen. I would like to marry the German with whom I currently live in Germany, and intend to return here after the ceremony in the US with my family. I understand it such that we ...
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I was in the USA three times this year. I am now here traveling for 90 days. Do the previous visits count in the 90 days?

I went over to the USA three times this year, for roughly five days at a time. Now I am here for the summer, to travel and enjoy vacation before I go home in September, which will be 87 days. Are the ...
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Does a visit to Cuba affect my ability to travel to the US under the VWP?

I understand there are restrictions for visiting Cuba for US citizens and residents. However, as a non-US citizen or resident, if I go on holiday in Cuba, then attempt to visit the US a few weeks or ...
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Can I re-enter the US after a visit to Mexico if my VWP admission period expired?

I am an Australian traveling through the states visa-free. My admission period is coming to an end in Mid-feb. I have pushed my return flight to drive down to Mexico around the time my admission ...
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Visa usa c1/d transit [duplicate]

I have flight my flight conection in florida , im no us resident but have c1/d visa can i pass the immigration to take my third flight for a trip less than 29 days with my c1/d visa
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Planning to come to US on VWP

In some of the other answers, people told that border control stamp a date when coming on VWP. Is this date 90 days? or does it depend on the return ticket? I am going to be attending a 6 week IT ...
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Can I enter the US twice within 90 days?

Can I visit the US twice within a 90 day period under the Visa Waiver Programme? 2nd time is only to transfer (change terminal, not airside).
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Overstayed my US visa for over 10 years, never got deported, can I return as a tourist?

In 2000, I traveled to the US via a J-1 Work And Travel program and lived there, illegally, for 11 years. I was never arrested, or had any trouble with the law, I was never deported. I paid my taxes (...
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Entering then re-entering the US on F1 before the start of the program stated on I-20

I have a valid F1 visa and my I-20 has a program start date of August 5th. My I-20 states that I can enter the US starting July 5th. I have my flights booked to enter the US on July 10Th. I will then ...
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Found ineligible for a b1/b2 visa, what's next?

I'm a UK citizen and I've been planning a 6 month long road trip around the US for a while, I got my b1/b2 visa all sorted but my girlfriend (UK citizen same as me) is having complications with hers. ...
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Are these intended activities legal to do in the USA under the VWP?

I'm a British citizen traveling to the USA next month with an ESTA to see my fiancee. I'm traveling there to plan our wedding, talk about a location to get married, and probably finalise a date and a ...
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How to complete ESTA application when “THE PAYMENT STATUS COULD NOT BE DETERMINED AT THIS TIME”?

I received a payment error during my ESTA application and still need to pay. The current application status for the last few hours shows: THE PAYMENT STATUS COULD NOT BE DETERMINED AT THIS TIME. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ESTA application status stuck at “Authorization Pending”. What can I do?

As a British citizen, I recently applied for an ESTA visa waiver in order for me to travel to and present at an academic conference in the United States. To my surprise, they have added additional ...
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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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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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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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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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Overstayed my VWP in 2008 due to marriage - will I be denied a B2?

in 2008 I messed up badly. I traveled 3 times to the US on VWP. The first 2 times stayed the full length. Upon my third entry on VWP I was put through secondary inspection and asked tons of questions. ...
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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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US border stamp validity

I am visiting a friend in the US and I was given a stamp on the passport on arrival: 7th March till 4 June. However, I will leave on the 26th of April for three weeks in Indonesia and then re-enter ...
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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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British citizenship, Polish passport, travelling to the US

I might have to travel for work to the US - for the first time ever. I am currently a holder of a Polish passport (where I was born) but also acquired British citizenship (didn't apply for a passport ...
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Questions on ESTA and business purpose

I'm a citizen from a VWP (Visa Waiver Program) country, currently studying at university (in my home country) and working remotely as a contractor for a US company and I've been invited to the US by ...