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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Visiting Canada after two months in the USA on ESTA

I have visited the USA for two months on an ESTA and plan to go to Canada for two additional months by air. My plan is to return to my home country directly from Canada and not return via the USA. I ...
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Is an in-progress visa application a problem for getting a visa waiver?

A friend who is a UK citizen is planning to visit me in the US in November, when the Covid travel restrictions will get changed. Due to a miscommunication, she mistakenly began the process of applying ...
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Visiting the US under VWP as a C-Corp shareholder

I'm in a situation that I haven't read about, but imagine wouldn't be super uncommon. I'm a co-founder of and own 50% of a C-Corp entity. My other founder is a US citizen who owns the remaining 50%. ...
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Over stayed ESTA for more than 6 Month Forgiveness

I entered the United States with my ESTA (electronic system for travel authorization) from Chile last year legally. Before 180 days passed, I got married. We never submitted the adjustment status ...
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One-way flight to USA on ESTA, leaving by foot?

Summary: Can I fly into the USA on a one way ticket on ESTA, if I plan to return to Canada by foot? And does Amtrak/Greyhound share return leg with US Immigration? I'm a visa waiver national with a ...
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What are the limits for a stay in the US with ESTA/VWP? [duplicate]

I plan to visit the US for 2 months (mid-August to mid-October) and then again for Christmas holidays. I know that the for a single visit I have to limit myself to 90 days, and I plan to stay well ...
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Does a visa refusal make one ineligible for the US Visa Waiver Program?

It seems to be consensus on this site that being denied a US visa makes it practically impossible to get an ESTA. I agree on the 'practically' part but I can't seem to find anything definitive from ...
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I have a valid ESTA and I got refused a B1/B2 US Visa

I just got denied a B1/B2 Visa as my reason for going to the US was to open my business. I still have a valid ESTA. Can I still fly with my ESTA? Can the homeland security immigration at the airport ...
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Visa Waiver Program-> Mexico -> F1 Visa

I am a New Zealander wanting to clarify some travel plans for next month regarding my F1 visa to alleviate some anxiety! Current itinerary is: Fly NZ-US, enter on VWP ~60 days before class starts (...
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Confusion in DS160 address and passport address

I am from India. I will be applying for F1 Visa. While filling the DS160 form I got confused about what to fill in my home address and mailing address. My present address on my passport is of the ...
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Risks with applying for National Interest Exception for Travel to the US

My employer (in Sweden) wants me to prepare for a possible trip to the US in May. They believe that we will be able to get a National Interest Exception for entering the US despite current ...
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Are visitors to Iran etc still ineligible for the US Visa Waiver Program?

In 2015, the US passed the "Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015" that made anybody who has visited North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, ...
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Is it allowed to look for a job (not work) while I'm in the US under Visa Waiver Program [duplicate]

Disclaimer: I know there are similar questions here already but the answers are a bit conflicting and I didn't find quite the same question I have. Most were also quite old. I know that during ...
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Entering the United States on a return ticket from Mexico under the VWP

I am a UK citizen intending to travel to the United States via Mexico in order to see my fiancee. I will spend the necessary fourteen days there before traveling onward to the US in order to ...
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What happens to standalone DS-160?

I see a DS-160 requires a lot of time to complete. Can I submit a standalone DS-160 first (in case I might need one in the future)? That is, can I do a DS-160 submission without any intention to ...
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ESTA denied because overstay - how to appeal?

My father's ESTA was cancelled after he overstayed with 3 months due to Covid. It was extended every 30 days because his flight was cancelled and there were no flights to Europe in that period of time,...
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Can I change my travel destination for ESTA during COVID?

I have an approved ESTA with my destination address set to CA. I am hoping to change my travel plans to FL instead. However, my flight into the U.S. from the United Emirates is still entering through ...
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US Marriage ESTA

My fiance and I are currently seperated on different sides of the Atlantic thanks to the Covid travel restrictions and we are trying to plan for the future. We want to be married (even if we end up ...
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Traveling to USA as a visa-free country citizen with valid B1/B2 visa in my passport - what line to choose?

I was in the USA about half a year before Poland was accepted for visa-free travel. Thus, I have a valid B1/B2 visa in my passport, and it'll be valid for quite a few years. On the airport, I remember ...
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Re-entering the US from Canada after 90 days with the Visa Waiver Program

We travelled early March from Australia to the US and entered on an ESTA visa waiver. This allows us 90 days in the US and Canada. After several days in Florida, we drove to Canada for our daughter's ...
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Can I continue to do my current UK based job in the US on VWP?

I currently work a 9-5 job in the UK but as I work remotely could do this job from anywhere, so my question is - am I allowed to travel to the US under the VWP and continue to do my current job, on my ...
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Can you extend visa waiver program admission to face trial in US?

Can you extend Visa Waiver program once in the US on the grounds that you were arrested and awaiting trial? My court date is coming up at a time when I would have exceeded 90 days allowed and I am ...
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Traveling to the USA on ESTA after being in Syria

I have a situation here and I do not know what would be the best approach. I have dual nationality, French and British. I have travelled to Syria (but not by plane), I took a car overland from ...
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I'm from the UK and think I might have overstayed in the USA [closed]

I am going to the usa in April and ive applied for a esta visa though the waiver programme and got it approved but what im concerned about is around 12-13 years ago i think i might have over stayed ...
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Entering the US with ESTA Visa waiver program with a one way flight and a bus ticket to Mexico

If I enter the US under the ESTA Visa waiver program with a one way flight from Europe to the US and a bus ticket to Mexico can I get in trouble? What are the minimum requirements? I saw this but it ...
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Is there a way to stay for more than 90 days under the US Visa Waiver Program?

My sister will be in USA for 100 days with Visa Waiver. Is there a way that she can travel to another country and enter the USA again, so as not to contravene the 90 day limit of Visa Waiver?
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Can I get an ESTA if my father is from Iran? [duplicate]

I have a question about my trip to the USA. I was born in the Netherlands and never changed citizenship. I've never had another passport than the Dutch one and I have never visited Iran nor lived ...
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My F-1 (with I-20 and SEVIS) will be terminated soon. Can I ask ESTA?

I withdrew from the previous school that I attended for a semester in 2019. My F-1 (5 years), I-20 (2 years), and SEVIS will be terminated soon. At the same time, can my F-1 be transferred to another ...
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UK citizen marrying US. citizen in USA under VWP

My fiancee and I are marrying on March 3 in the USA. I'm traveling from Dublin, Ireland to USA. I am employed in the UK, have authorised leave, return ticket to Ireland and plan to apply for UK ...
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Can I enter the US under the VWP as a Dutch and Iranian national?

I am resident in the Netherlands and have not been in Iran for 5 years. I have a Dutch passport and an Iranian passport. I plan on travelling using the Dutch passport. Will I be allowed to enter ...
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Minor leaving and re-entering the US on a green card with a foreign parent

According to the CBP, a minor traveling without their parents should have a notarized letter showing parental consent, on top of the usual documentation (i.e., passport / green card). However, I ...
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Travel to the US with a valid ESTA when technically no longer eligible

I'm from The Netherlands and travelled to the US (Los Angeles) last summer under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP/ESTA). I plan to visit Los Angeles again this summer. The ESTA I have is valid for 2 ...
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If I try to enter the US but can't pay the entrance fee, does that count as denial of entry?

When crossing into the USA by land, foreign visitors who can enter visa free must pay a processing fee. Suppose that, for whatever reason, I am unable to pay this fee, then I will not be allowed to ...
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Stay longer than grace period on a J-1 Visa

I am currently on exchange under a J-1 Visa. I know I can stay another 30 days longer after my Visa expires, however I intend to travel around the USA and stay for 45 days after my visa expires. What ...
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What would happen if told border patrol that my boyfriend was unemployed?

My boyfriend is coming in 6 days from Australia on the Visa Waiver Program. He just finished college and is going to get a job most likely painting/ painting apprentice as that's what he went to ...
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I have an F1 US student Visa. Will I get in trouble visiting Iraqi Kurdistan when I come back to the US?

Question says it all. I am from Europe but I go to school in the US. I graduate this year and I thought about visiting Iraqi Kurdistan this year, before I graduate. My question is, will I get in ...
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Do stays in Canada/Mexico automatically count towards the US admission period under the VWP?

According to numerous online reports (e.g. the US Embassy in the UK), a VWP national who enters the US by air solely in transit to Canada or Mexico, and then spends over 90 days in Canada/Mexico, ...
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Is an ESTA likely to be denied if I have had a previous Temporary LPR/ Greencard that is now expired?

I'm an Australian Citizen and need to travel to enter the USA for 3 days en route to another country. I have had an ESTA for traveling to USA in the past (previous to my conditional LPR) and have ...
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Is a conditional LPR/Greencard classed as National ID card for travel?

I want to know how best to answer the ESTA question: Have you ever been issued a passport or national identity card for travel by another country? Different sites I read say different things ...
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Can I re-enter the US with an F1 Visa after arriving with a VWP (ESTA)?

So currently I’m planning to enter the US with an ESTA on the 21st of December as my F1 Visa only allows me to enter on the 22nd of December. However, I’m unable to change my flight because I booked ...
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Procedure for crossing the land border from Canada to the USA for visa-exempt national?

Being in possession of a valid eTA for Canada and eligible for the US Visa Waiver Program, I plan to visit Canada, flying in and out. During my trip I may want to cross the Rainbow Bridge at Niagara ...
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Re-entry into the US a few days apart on two different visas

Funny situation here: I'm going to attend a conference in the US at the end of September to which I intend to travel using the VWP (Aussie citizen). In parallel, I initiated the process to obtain a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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