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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US border stamp validity

I am visiting a friend in the US and I was given a stamp on the passport on arrival: 7th March till 4 June. However, I will leave on the 26th of April for three weeks in Indonesia and then re-enter ...
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Can you apply for ESTA while in the US with a J1 visa?

I am in the US with a J1 visa that was sponsored by a university to let me study there one semester. Once the semester ended, I applied for academic training, which added another semester to my J1. In ...
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I forgot to give back the I94-W form and departed from a Mexican airport [duplicate]

I'm a German citizen. I was on vacation in Tijuana and I entered the US an the San Ysidro border control. I got the green I94-W form. I did some day trips to San Diego and back to Tijuana, but I ...
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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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Going to the USA to visit online friends after a trip to Morocco

I'm currently considering visiting the US to visit a couple of online friends. I'm not worried about safety--I've hung out with one of them in Portugal and everything was perfectly fine and I've ...
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Arrested by police: ESTA vs US visa

For the US visa application process, they ask for arrests. I had an encounter with the police when I was in my very early teens and not sure if I was formally arrested - I certainly wasn't charged ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Am I allowed to re-enter the US using an emergency Australian passport?

Unfortunately my Australian passport was stolen on New Year's, and as such I am now in possession of an emergency passport, which is not eligible for an ESTA. Travel plans see me travelling to Mexico ...
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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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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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How can I check if I am banned from travelling to the US?

I am a UK citizen and I last entered the US in 1998 under the Visa Waiver Program. I overstayed the maximum permitted time, leaving after approximately 21 months total stay. At no time was I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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British citizenship, Polish passport, travelling to the US

I might have to travel for work to the US - for the first time ever. I am currently a holder of a Polish passport (where I was born) but also acquired British citizenship (didn't apply for a passport ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can I apply for an ESTA while I have a pending US visa application for my second non-VWP eligible passport?

One month ago, I applied for a US visa using a non-VWP passport and have been selected for administrative processing (no luck I know). Now, I have a new passport from a VWP country. Can I apply for ...
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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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Is the CBP more likely to interrogate lone travellers who haven't booked hotels?

My girlfriend is currently in America working at a summer camp, and I am due to fly there in a few weeks from the UK. She will meet me at the airport, and we plan to travel down the East Coast ...
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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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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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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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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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