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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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 ...
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Does flying to the Cayman Islands reset the VWP clock?

Have 4 week stay in Florida then 2 weeks in Cayman and back to us for 8 weeks. Does the 2 week stay in Cayman use up time out of my 90 day esta? I know I can't start a new 90 day clock when I return ...
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US VWP: can I fly into the US and return home from Costa Rica?

I am planning to go to the US, entering under the Visa Waiver Program. I fly into Los Angeles on October 22nd and, 2 months later, go to Mexico. I'll go by land to Costa Rica and, from there, fly to ...
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Does my friend need to show my return ticket home when taking domestic flights with ESTA?

My friend is visiting/traveling US with ESTA, and my friend had to show the return flight ticket when first departing from hometown to US (to ensure that they are not just staying here in US). Now, ...
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Dividing a 90-day stay in the US under the VWP

I am currently visiting Hawaii for an extended period, and will be flying to Australia for a week during my stay in the US. Here's my itinerary: Day 0: Enter US Day 45: Fly to Australia Day ...
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Will I Experience Issues At Immigration Attempting To Stay With My Girlfriend For 85 Days On VWP?

My girlfriend and I met online and she is a US citizen, living in the US. We have already met in person once; when I went to the US for 2 weeks earlier in the year to see her. She is coming to the UK ...
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Flight enters US before my visa is valid

I have gotten a non-immigrant visa that starts on August 15. I thought it would start on August 1, and got a flight from Europe to the US for August 4. What can I do in this situation? I think ...
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Enter USA on VWP after B2 overstay?

I have a B1/B2 visa on one of my passports. A few years ago I went to the United States on this visa and ended up overstaying for a few weeks (~20 days). I applied for an extension (form I-539) before ...
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US E3 visa holder: can I still travel to the US on the visa waiver program?

I'm an Australian citizen, and I hold an E3 visa to work in the US. Can I still travel to the US for a holiday on the visa waiver program?
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Entered USA on VWP; want to visit Canada, then return

I'm an Irish citizen visiting the US on the Visa Waiver Program. I have been on the east coast of the US for the summer traveling and sightseeing. On the first of August I plan on going to Canada to ...
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Is an ESTA valid for 90 days in total or 90 days at a time?

An ESTA allows me to stay in the US for up to 90 days and it is valid for two years. I see two ways to interpret this: The ESTA expires when 90 total days in the US or two years from approval have ...
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Visit to USA before F1 with a valid ESTA [duplicate]

I am French, and next month I will move to the USA to study there. I can enter the US with my F1 visa only 30 days before the date on I-20. However, I would like to go to the US before this date for a ...
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Does parents' family name refer to mother's married name or maiden name on VWP/ESTA form?

The updated visa waiver form asks for my parents' "family" name, as shown below. Does this mean my mothers birth family name or her married family name?
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Can I re-enter the United States?

I traveled to the USA for about a month before I came to Canada on a working holiday visa. I didn't leave North America. Am I still able to go back to the USA? I have been told that I can't, that I ...
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VWP: Multiple visits to the U.S. during more than 90 days [duplicate]

I have recently been accepted as an exchange student in Canada and will stay there for a couple of months. My question is regarding potential visits to the U.S. I qualify for the Visa Waiver Program ...
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German citizen travelling in Canada - can I enter the US for a short trip to Seattle?

I'm a German citizen travelling in British Columbia, Canada – I would like to enter the US for a short trip to Seattle. I did this a few years back where I just went up to the border, filled in a ...
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Is volunteer work allowed in the US while visiting under the VWP or a B1/B2 visa?

I am going to Santa Monica for 4 weeks to polish my English in July and would like to volunteer at the Planetary Society located in Pasadena. I am a Swiss citizen and have a biometric passport. ...
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Have a valid ESTA on EU passport, dual citizenship of non-ESTA country. Got new non-ESTA Passport. Need new ESTA application?

I have a valid ESTA on my European Passport, and have a second citizenship of a non-VWP country. By the time I applied to the ESTA, I had one valid non-VWP passport but since then it expired and ...
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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 ...