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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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US ESTA application with Hong Kong ID card

I need to fly to the US for a conference so I have been trying to fill out the ESTA application. My situation is a bit complicated. I am a UK citizen but I'm currently studying in Canada on a study ...
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Discrepancy in address on passport and DS-160 form

I'm likely to get opportunity to go to US for Business purpose through our company. The process is likely to start from next week. I'm Bachelor staying in Pune, India and I've following three ...
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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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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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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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My ESTA application was denied, can I go to the US by land instead?

I'm German citizen, planned to visit my gf in US and my ESTA wasn't authorized. I think I did stupid mistake while applying, didn't check properly my answers, contacted ESTA authorities to fix mistake ...
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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 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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Visit to US before F1 using the Visa Waiver Program

I am going to start a phd at the US with an F1 visa. University told me that I could enter the US only 30 days before the date on I-20. Since English is not my first language (and this would be a big ...
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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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How long is the time allowed between exit and re entry from the U.S on an esta visa? [duplicate]

I have a valid two year Established Visa,and I would like to exit the U.S for a month, and then return after one month, but i was told i needed three months between exit and re entry. Can someone ...
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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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Travelling to the USA, but want to stay longer than 3 months? is this possible? UK citizen

I want to travel to the USA (I am UK Citizen) and I am only allowed 90 days. Is it possible for me to stay longer - say 6 months to a year, and how?
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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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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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ESTA form and first names

I have 3 first names on my passport. I requested an ESTA to travel to the USA by entering only one name. Is it right?
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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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My sister has been taken off the US Visa Waiver Program, can she re-apply? And if so how soon?

My sister was recently denied a visa extension and taken off the Visa Waiver Program, she was trying to get her visitor visa extended so that she could attend my graduation. She was denied and taken ...
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What should my girlfriend say to border patrol when visiting the US? [closed]

I'm an American citizen and will soon relocate to the US for work. I currently work in Italy. My girlfriend will come in September and stay 3 months with me. What is the best thing for her to say to ...
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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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Will I face problems if staying 91 days in the US visa-free?

I am going in less then a month to the United States for a 3 month period. I already have an ESTA that's valid until the end of the year. I already have my flight tickets, but I read somewhere that ...
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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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How do you know if you have a 10-year ban for overstaying in the USA?

How do you know if you have a 10-year ban for overstaying in the USA? I am English, married to an American for 4 years now. I am back in England now but I overstayed my visa briefly because of health ...
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J-1 visa and Visa Waiver Program during grace period

I am a French national and currently working in the US under a J-1 visa. This visa will expire on May 30. I intend to leave the US to travel to Central America and Mexico, then to re-enter the country ...
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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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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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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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Vancouver Amtrak to US from Canada

I am planning on flying from the EU to Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). I have an eTA. Then I will take the Amtrak to Seattle, Washington (US). I have an ESTA. Questions: Can somebody please ...
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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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Re-entering on the Visa Waiver Program for the USA

In November last year I visited Florida, and as a New Zealand citizen, I had to go through the process of applying for and getting an ESTA (which costs money, making it feel suspiciously like a visa). ...
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Can I visit the USA as a VWP tourist immediately prior to entry on non-tourist visa?

Here's my situation: I'm a UK citizen. I have an H-1B visa to work in the US as of 1 August. I also have a valid ESTA. I would like to go to the US in July for a holiday, immediately prior to ...
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Can I enter the United States on a Visa Waiver, go to Mexico and re-enter with an F1 visa?

I have seen this question being asked many many times but yet have not found a satisfying answer nor anyone with experience. I have an F1 visa to study in the United States and I know I can only ...
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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-...