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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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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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USA ESTA and j-1 visa application [closed]

I am Japanese. I was accepted to do internship at university in USA. This university is very close to Canada. I wonder if it is possible that I enter US by ESTA and travel somewhere and then receive ...
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Canadian citizen (but not resident), do I need an ESTA to travel to the USA from Belgium?

I am a Canadian citizen who lives in Belgium. I want to visit NY this summer. Do I need a ESTA waiver for that?
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Child who entered under ESTA/VWP accompanying US citizen mother

When entering the US, I informed the Immigration officer that I was coming home on maternity leave (to give birth and stay for 4 months). My 3-year-old son, a French citizen and eligible for US ...
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Vist US for 90 days ( VWP), leave and return for 70 more days; is that a problem? [duplicate]

I'm an Australian citizen who, after graduation, wants to spend 6 months travelling, most of that in US, and return for a graduate job in Australia after that 6 months. My plan was to use the Visa ...
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US visa granted before VWP. Will I need a US visa now?

I'm an ex-pat British Citizen living in New Zealand. Many years ago (c1987), before the days of the Visa Waiver Program, I went to New York for a short business trip (about 10 days), and was granted ...
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Is this a legit ESTA application? [duplicate]

I filled an ESTA application. Two days later I received the following email from info@estausa.org Dear John Doe, We kindly ask you to reconfirm your Gender – Male or Female? Before we ...
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Under the Visa Waiver program, can I leave by land in transit to Guatemala? [duplicate]

When entering the US by air, can one cross the Mexican border with the intent of leaving Northern America? How does the transit time in Mexico count toward the 90 day limit of the VWP, and how does ...
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Travelling through USA to Canada [duplicate]

I have been approved for a second working holiday visa in Canada on my Dutch passport, after having used my New Zealand passport the last time for the working holiday visa. This time I want to fly ...
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Dual citizenship. Am I eligible to travel to the US via the Visa Waiver Program

So I'm planning to go to the US in December. I have dual citizenship, South Africa and Portugal. I was looking to travel on my portuguese passport using the visa waiver program. My only issue is I ...
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Can I get in the US on a B2 before an F1 starting date?

I'm a European citizen studying in the US on a F-1 visa. I'm currently spending this current semester in South Korea as an exchange student. Since this semester is considered to be out-of-status for ...
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How soon can I return to the US from the UK on an ESTA after abandoning the K1 visa?

How soon can I return to the US from the UK on an ESTA after abandoning the K1 visa Background My finacee and I were going to marry in the US as she was doing a PHD there (she is American). However ...
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Supervising hardware installation when traveling to the US using VWP

I fly to Florida on Tuesday for a fortnights holiday and have been asked by my employer to return 6 days after I return to supervise installation of video walls supplied by a UK company sold to an ...
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To obtain WB status, should I renew my ESTA (it was used for a tourist travel before)? [duplicate]

Note: As kindly mentioned by Jan Doggen, this question is new, because I specifically talk about diffrence between business vs. tourist ESTA and how to obtain WB status. I (german) applied for ESTA ...
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Returning by VWP after 60 days?

I spent 3 months in the USA over the Christmas period on the VWP and left Feb 06 last. I stayed with a friend for that period; I had wanted to visit my other friend in Washington but he was taken ill. ...
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How soon can I re-enter the USA after staying there for 60/90 days ? when does the program re-set? [duplicate]

I am travelling to the USA from england next month, after about 60 days travelling i am going to cuba for about a week, and then I'm hoping to go to cancun and from there to Hawaii, would i be able to ...
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Can I fit a kitchen in the US on the visa waiver program?

I am a sole trader and am based in the UK as a freelance kitchen fitter. I have been asked to fit a kitchen for a client in the US. The kitchen is being built in the UK and shipped over. I have fitted ...
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Am I eligible to travel to the US with my UN 1951 Travel Document issued by Malta (EU)?

I hold a UN 1951 Convention travel document (which is an e-passport as well) issued by Malta (EU). Also have a residence permit and a Maltese ID card. I know I can travel within the Schengen area and ...
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Staying in USA while working for a company as an international courier - possible on ESTA?

I have a chance to live in California but work for a European company and I'm not a US citizen. the work involves constantly leaving and returning from other countries as a courier. I would be paid ...
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I will exceed the 90 day ESTA limit while I am in Central America

I am an Australian passport holder. I intend to travel to the United States under the VWP (ESTA approved) for the 90 day period. After 83 days in the US, I will depart for Mexico where I will be ...
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Is it permitted to look for a job while visiting the US under the Visa Waiver Program?

We already have a question on whether you can attend a job interview or look for work while in the US on a tourist visa. (Actually it's unresolved with two possibly conflicting answers and no solid ...
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When entering the US on VWP, are you required to have proof of onward travel within the 90 days?

I am intend to visit the United States from the United Kingdom for about 80 days under the Visa Waiver Program (I already have an ESTA approved). After this, I intend to fly to Canada to stay for 3-4 ...
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Can I cancel my B2 visa appointment?

So I booked for a B2 visa appointment not realising the VWP and no longer need the appointment. Is it ok to cancel my visa appointment and then go for the ESTA instead?
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Is an ESTA enough when travelling by land from Canada to US and back to Canada? We have an Esta and are flying to and back from Canada [duplicate]

Is an ESTA enough when travelling by land from Canada to US with an RV and back to Canada with the RV? We have an Esta and are flying to Toronto and back from Calgary Canada.
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Flying to the US without an ESTA [duplicate]

I have a British passport and live in the UK. I was visiting Canada a few weeks ago and crossed the border (by car) to the US and got a 90 day visa. I am now back in the UK but the visa is still in ...
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Can a dual national visit USA under VWP after visa refusal for other nationality?

Recently I was refused an E-2 visa under Section 214b. To be honest I don't really know why because I have strong ties with my home country (house, bank account, family) so my lawyer sent an appeal to ...
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Will British passport holder with many Middle Eastern visas have a problem entering the US?

l am a British citizen with a British passport and, in my passport, I have many, many visas for Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Zanzibar and other countries in the Middle East. I am flying with Emirates from ...
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Overstayed VWP in the USA

I am a German/British national. About 6 years ago, I entered the US under the VWP, but overstayed my allowed time. When I left the States, I was asked no questions. I have never been arrested or in ...
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US gave me Visa Waiver stamp rather than stamp on Visa

When arriving in the US, the passport control gave me an "Admitted" stamp with class "WT until 04 may 2017". However I have a (J-1) visa until June. Can this become a problem, or is the stamp ...
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If there's no “until” date on your US entry stamp, how long can you stay as an ESTA holder?

Looking through my passport, at a page that the US DHS seem to like using, I see three US entry stamps: These are: Arrived 4th April 2014, type WB, until 2nd July 2014 (3 months) Arrived 15th June ...
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Is it possible to enter the US under VWP and depart from Mexico?

I would love to get some help regarding the ESTA. I recently got my ESTA confirmation for my french passport. I will be flying to the USA from Peru for 4 weeks and from there I'm planing to continue ...
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ESTA application paperwork

My wife and I flew from Toronto Pearson, Canada to Tampa Florida, USA in November 2015. We are British citizens, resident in Canada, with official Permanent Resident status. We completed ESTAs. We ...
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Can one apply for a B visa to USA just to avoid the waiver-of-rights inherent in the VWP? [closed]

Background 1. It is a condition for applying for admission to the US under the Visa Waiver Program that one waives one's right to appeal or contest any rejection by a border official. (In practice, ...
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Travelling in the USA before start of Student Visa

I am doing an exchange semester at a US university this summer. I have a student visa for this however I was hoping to travel for longer than the 30 days allowed by this visa before commencing my ...
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I was born in a city which is now under control of a different country. What is my “country of birth” on US visa/ESTA applications?

A member of my family (who is a French citizen) is currently applying for the Visa Waiver Program of the USA. The member was born in a city in former French Algeria (before independence). In the ...
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VWP travelling for 80 days then going to Canada, can I reenter the US and for how long? [duplicate]

I am travelling in California at the moment under the Visa Waiver Program. I am going to be here until the 9th of December then heading to Michigan for Christmas. I was planning to spend some time in ...
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Do I have to obtain an ESTA as a VWP citizen, if I go from EU to Mexico on a direct flight?

The plane won't going to land on US soil but will cross US borders on its route (in the air). Is "Transiting" applicable only when I have a connecting flight on US ground? What happens if we have ...
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Will I be able to stay in the U.S. on a second ESTA VWP application?

I have been in the United States since the 1st of May 2013 on a 90 day Visa Waiver Program ESTA. This means the ESTA expires by the end of July. We want to take our flight home to Australia on ...
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About Visa Waiver Program and B-1/B-2 visa

I'm a Spanish citizen currently a tourist in the Dominican Republic. Before I get into my question, let me list my recent moves, as they are relevant to the case: Lived in California for five years ...
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If I leave the US how long do I have to be out of the country before I can return? [duplicate]

I am planning a trip to the US next year and will be travelling around. My idea was to spend a total of six months in the country. I appreciate that under the VWP I will have 90 days initially.
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Visa Waiver Program - ending before 90 days

I will be re-entering to US in a few days after 2 monnths of being away since my last VWP ended, I am travelling for 8 months around north and central America, I am returning to see friends for my ...
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Passport control formalities for former US citizen at US POE [closed]

My wife and I are former US citizens and need to travel to the US. My wife is terrified of the horror stories about CBP and Passport Control. We are both citizens of a VWP country, employed, and have ...
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Can I enter USA under VWP, leave after 10 days to go to Mexico for 12 days, and then re-enter the US under a J-1 visa to study for four months?

Can I enter the US with a ESTA waiver, leave after 10 days to go to Mexico for 12 days, and then re-enter the US under a J-1 visa to study for four months? I am entering the US more then 30 days ...
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ESTA 90 day problem

I am visiting Florida from UK on an ESTA and have mistakenly booked return flights 92 days after arrival. Is there an easy trip to make to a nearby country which will allow me back to Florida and ...
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Can my child attend a private school whilst I'm on USA ESTA?

I am British, currently staying in the USA for 6 weeks on an ESTA Visa Waiver. I am living with a local family and whilst here my child (9 years old) has been attending a private (non-state) school ...
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If I enter the US by land, not needing ESTA, would I then need ESTA to enter by air 3 days later?

I am a UK citizen, and therefore qualify for the USA's Visa Waiver Program (VWP). If I enter by air or sea I need to apply for (and pay for) ESTA beforehand. If I enter by land, I don't need ESTA. But ...
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My WT stamp on my passport is expiring the same day I enter the US. I have a valid ESTA though. What does this mean?

I have an ESTA valid until 2018 and I am flying to the USA this Wednesday the 25th of January. My WT stamp in my passport is valid from Oct 28 2016 to Jan 25 2017. I haven't been in the USA since Nov ...
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Can I travel back to the USA? [closed]

In February of 2016, I visited the United States. I entered Puerto Rico under the VWP/ESTA. On March 24, 2016 I got married; my wife is US citizen. We started the process for my permanent residency. ...
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Can you extend your stay after entering the US under ESTA/VWP? [duplicate]

I had an old friend come to visit me in USA. He is retired and 65 years old. He came over on ESTA, but now would like to stay on longer. How can he stay here without having to travel all the way back ...
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Travelling to the US for independent research under VWP

I am planning to travel to the US under the VWP (I am a Spanish citizen). I will be visiting a university lab, but I am not receiving any salary or income from them and they will not benefit from me ...