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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British person using VWP then visiting Canada before heading back to U.K..?

I'm currently in the U.S. and leaving shortly, will soon have been here just under the maximum time allowed, I'm fine leaving and could happily visit Canada at another time, yet was wondering if I was ...
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Reenter the US on VWP [duplicate]

I've been searching and came across to a lot of very useful information already on the VWP and implications on staying longer than 90days under the VWP. I'm fully aware of the fact that you can stay ...
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How many days is my ban?

If I overstay my VWP stay by let's say 2 weeks and then my USC wife puts in an adjustment of status and request for my green card, and months later after the interview it gets refused, how long is my ...
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I have a B2 visa for the US, but I was admitted under the Visa Waiver Program. Now my ESTA will expire before I leave the US. What should I do?

My dilemma is that I was admitted to the US under my B2 visa on October 27 2017, my passport was stamped with a end of stay of April 26, 2018. (see first picture). I then went to Iceland for 10 days ...
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Is it acceptable to leave USA on the 90th day of a stay?

I have a valid ESTA. If my visa waiver 90 days end on August 1, and I have a ticket leaving the US on the same day, would it be OK or should I purchase a ticket a day before?
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VWP or B2 for short stay in US on way to Canada?

My family and I (Australian citizens) are travelling to Canada for 4 months, with a stop-over in the US for 3 days. Our return flight leaves direct from Canada, we will not be transiting through the ...
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Do CBSA officials “accept” electronic I94s for transmission to the CBP?

I'm considering flying to New York, spending a week and then continuing to Montreal by Train before flying home to Europe. I've been trying to find out whether Amtrak (the US train operator) records ...
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British Iranian Dual National travelling to USA

I have lived in Scotland (Britain) all of my life and hold a full UK passport. I also have an Iranian passport as both of my parents were brought up there. I have been to Iran a handful of times, most ...
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Australian living in Canada, USA Visa Waiver Program?

I am an Australian citizen currently in the US on the VWP. My girlfriend (also an Australian citizen) and I are living in Canada on working holiday visas. We have been in the US for nearly 10 weeks, ...
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Do I need to provide a US contact when applying for an ESTA?

My friend has informed me there is a mandatory field for a 'US point of contact' (name and phone number) when he was applying for his ESTA. I don't see how they could make this mandatory as most ...
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How do I enter multiple locations in USA on an ESTA application (same trip)? [duplicate]

I'm travelling to Orlando, then travelling to 2 other states on my trip via airplanes—how do I enter these on my ESTA application?
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UK citizen, US company, living in UK: Can I use an ESTA?

So: I am a UK citizen I work for a US company I currently live in the UK and have no US visa What am I allowed to do when I enter the US on an ESTA? Am I allowed to work if I am getting paid in a UK ...
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Enter on Visa Waiver, then convert to J-1 [duplicate]

I would like to enter the USA on the Visa Waiver programme, and after a week of stay change over to a J-1 visa (i.e., have a week of holidays before I begin my academic exchange). Is this possible ...
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Getting my work visa after traveling on the VWP (USA)

I and going to the USA on a VWP and have been offered a job. Can my employer get my work visa while I am in the USA?
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Visiting US company using ESTA

I work as a contractor (freelancer) for a US company. I'll be visiting them (doing some meetings & training) and doing some traveling for a total of 3 weeks. Is it ok to go using ESTA? Thanks!
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USA to India via Turkey

I have a layover at Istanbul airport for 13 hours and flying from the USA to India. I want to leave the airport to visit Turkey. Do I need a transit visa for 13 hours?
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Would I be scrutinized at the border for traveling to the US twice in a quick succession?

I am a British citizen visiting the USA in early August for a two week vacation with friends. After the holiday I'm returning to my home in the UK for three weeks. After that I will return to the USA ...
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US VWP interruption and return from Canada

Sorry about my wrong terminology, thank you for the corrections, I am revising my question a little so hope it is a little clearer. Thank once again. We plan to travel to the US (Colorado) from the ...
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Emails and conference calls while in the USA under ESTA (B-1 Waiver)

I will soon be visiting the USA for a couple of months under the Visa Waiver program, while on leave from my European job. I was wondering whether it would be fully legal should I check my work email ...
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Does the 90 days VWP rule expire if you travel from the US to Canada?

I'm on a New Zealand passport. From most US Embassy webpages: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables nationals of certain countries, including Australia, New Zealand, and the U.K., to travel to ...
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What “National Identification Number” to enter in an ESTA application, for a German?

I’m trying to complete an ESTA application (German citizen). One of the questions asked is about a National Identification Number, with this explanation: Enter the number on your identity document, ...
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Can I re-enter the United States after overstaying?

This is my situation. In 2011, I moved to the United States from Sweden to start at the university. I entered with an F-1 student visa that would last me until 2015, but I messed up school after my ...
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Re-entering US on ESTA after short stay [duplicate]

I'm travelling to the US from the UK under the visa waiver programme (ESTA approved). I'm going for 1 week, coming back to the UK for 3 days (for work reasons), then going back to the US for another ...
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Wrong date stamped in my passport on leaving the US. Would this cause problems for future visits?

Hoping someone could please help. I visited the US in 2015 for 2 weeks in August and I only noticed last year that the return stamp on the passport was put down as November which would mean I visited ...
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Fast re-entry on renewed ESTA?

I created an ESTA in January 2014 and then entered the U.S. on that ESTA two times in 2014 and then in April 2015, in all cases in SFO. On my visit in May 2015 I found to my delight I could now use a ...
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Can I employ a nanny in the US while there on ESTA?

I'd like to travel to the US for a few months while on ESTA. While I know that I'm not allowed to work myself it's not clear to me whether I'm allowed to hire someone to work for me? I'm interested in ...
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How can the US immigration officials know one has visited Iraq, Syria, Iran, or Sudan?

Now that H.R. 2029 is in effect, people who have visited Iraq, Syria, Iran, or Sudan since 2011 are banned from entering the US under the Visa Waiver Program. However it's unclear to me how could the ...
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Visiting US company headquarter on visa waiver program (ESTA) or B-1

I am having trouble finding out which visa I need for visiting the US headquarter of my new company. Background: I'm starting as a software engineer in my European company. The employment is through ...
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Change in Job role and ESTA

I applied for an ESTA and it got accepted, however, since it has been accepted- I have begun a new job. Will I have to reapply for another ESTA since the job on the application is different to my ...
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Can we re-enter the US after leaving on the Visa Waiver Programme [duplicate]

Next year we plan on flying to Florida, spend a few days there and then fly to South America and spend five nights there, then fly back to Florida and spend a week there and fly back home (We are ...
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Does my ESTA show on their system when going through border control? [duplicate]

I'm planning to go from the UK to the States. I was wondering how the ESTA works. Is it all online, meaning when arriving in New York, will they see that I have been approved on the system when they ...
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Can I enter Mexico by land and go back to the US with an esta?

I'm an Italian citizen visiting the US with an ESTA. I want to go to Mexico for a day trip with some friends and then go back to the US. We'll cross into Mexico from San Diego by land and go back the ...
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Leaving USA to Central America and coming back to reset a 90 day VWP?

I currently am on the Visa Waiver Program (valid until September 2016) and am allowed to stay 90 days in the USA. I will be leaving before the end of the 90 days, going to Guatemala or Costa Rica, ...
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Can I re-enter the USA after a 1-day overstay 3 years ago?

I visited the USA with an ESTA Visa Waiver 3 years ago and I left the country one day late; instead of 90 days I left on the 91st day, because the flight was bought like this. I do not have any stamp ...
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Traveling to USA with Taiwanese wife for two week vacation

I would like to know if the Visa Waiver Program is all she needs to travel to USA. We have been married for 7 years and live in Taiwan. I am a citizen of USA. She has filled out the ESTA( part of (VWP)...
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Long-distance relationship, planning to visit US partner from UK for Christmas

I'm British and planning to visit my partner in Florida for Christmas. It's a long-distance relationship and we've been speaking for a while. I never thought I'd see the day when I'd find myself in a ...
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Flying to UK to reset 90-day rule for USA's Visa Waiver Program? [duplicate]

I have an Australian passport and will be visiting the US as a tourist. Under the VWP, I know I'm allowed to stay in the US for 90 days maximum. My dates are 5 November 2014 to 2 February 2015. I ...
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US visa run by entering Mexico? [duplicate]

I'm in the US visiting family (from Ireland). My 90 days comes to an end in about a week. Can I cross the border (Tijuana), have lunch and return - getting my passport stamped, letting me stay for ...
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Making a short film while on holiday in the US

I am thinking about visiting some friends in the US for up to two months next year. I am an aspiring filmmaker and I was thinking of maybe making a self financed short film while there. This would ...
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Re-entering the USA with an expired VWP [duplicate]

I have visited the USA and I have VWP to my passport now it is out of date, but my ESTA is still valid. Am I able to enter the USA again if my VWP is out of date but my ESTA is valid? I am little bit ...
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USA ESTA Visa time if I went to London as well

I am an Australian citizen, my boyfriend has secured a working visa for USA however I can only enter without a visa. If I travel to London for a couple of weeks when my visa-free period of stay runs ...
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Residing in USA as J-1 student, want B-2 or similar for extended travel

I'm currently staying in the USA on a J-1 student visa which expires 09-15-2017. Including my 30 days grace period I need to leave the country on 10-14-2017. I would like to stay a bit longer for my ...
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I'm British, planning to visit the US; how long can I stay?

I'm British and looking to visit America for the first time. I have a friend who I will be staying with in Florida. I will be visiting under the visa waiver program. I intend on staying, if possible, ...
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Can I travel on the same ESTA?

I overstayed my ESTA for about 51 days when I went to the US. When I checked my ESTA status online it says approved. Can I travel back to the US on the same ESTA, or do I have to apply for a new one?
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Can I enter the US under VWP even though I have a pending J1 visa application? [closed]

I've got a rather long and convoluted question, so I'm going to try and explain everything, so I apologize for the rather lengthy post. Starting in January 2017, i was living in the USA on the J1 ...
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USA visa with prior trip to Iran in previous passport: can I get away with omitting any mention of the Iran trip? [duplicate]

If one had been to Iran after March 2011 but one's passport was replaced in the meantime, how risky would it be to visit the USA without mentioning said trip to Iran? Let me clarify there's no sketchy ...
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Entered USA by land, left by air, green paper still stapled in passport, do I risk something when going back?

During a previous trip in North America, I entered the United States by train from Canada and left the country by plane. At the moment we crossed the border by train, US officials came on board to ...
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How soon can I re-enter the USA having stayed for 90 days under the Visa Waiver Program? [duplicate]

I am currently visiting the USA from the UK (I am a UK citizen) and am intending on staying here for the full 90 days under the Visa Waiver Program. How long would I have to stay out of the US at ...
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Travelling to the US, Mexico and Central America (with a VWP for the US)

Ok this might be hard to word but I'll try. My partner and I travelled the US for 7 weeks and then left for Mexico. We have been here for 5 weeks and about to head on to Central America. I am ...
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Visiting the US after visiting Yemen [closed]

I am a British citizen with a British passport, and have travelled quite extensively for holidays. I like going off the beaten track, and am seriously contemplating a trip to the Yemeni island of ...