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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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 face problems if staying 91 days in the US visa-free?

I am going in less then a month to the United States for a 3 month period. I already have an ESTA that's valid until the end of the year. I already have my flight tickets, but I read somewhere that ...
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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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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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Does visiting Canada from USA under ESTA reset the visa waiver?

I'm staying in the US under the Visa Waiver Program at the moment, until 8th March. I'm planning to visit Montreal, Canada, for a week and then come back to the States. Is a new visa waiver required ...
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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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How to complete ESTA application when “THE PAYMENT STATUS COULD NOT BE DETERMINED AT THIS TIME”?

I received a payment error during my ESTA application and still need to pay. The current application status for the last few hours shows: THE PAYMENT STATUS COULD NOT BE DETERMINED AT THIS TIME. ...
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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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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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Questions on ESTA and business purpose

I'm a citizen from a VWP (Visa Waiver Program) country, currently studying at university (in my home country) and working remotely as a contractor for a US company and I've been invited to the US by ...
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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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Can a dual national use VWP with one passport when they have a valid US visa in the other (non-VWP-eligible) passport? [duplicate]

I have dual Bolivian/Czech Republic nationalities. In my Bolivian passport, I have a US B1/B2 visa, which will expire in three months. Can I apply for an ESTA and enter the US under the Visa Waiver ...
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Returning to the US visa-free after previously living there for 7 years - issues with immigration?

I currently live in Queensland, Australia however i used to live in California. I am planning to stay the whole summer (around 90 days) under the Visa waiver program from around May 17, 2017 until ...
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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 ...
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Can I re-enter the US after a visit to Mexico if my VWP admission period expired?

I am an Australian traveling through the states visa-free. My admission period is coming to an end in Mid-feb. I have pushed my return flight to drive down to Mexico around the time my admission ...
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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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Can I reapply for an ESTA if I've been previously deported/removed from the US?

In 2011 I visited my cousin in USA and stayed for a period of 3 months. While there, I was helping him and travelling a bit. So he gave me some money for recreational purposes. Then I returned again ...
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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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Visiting my partner in the USA. Will I run into any trouble using ESTA / VWP (Visa Waiver Program) [duplicate]

I'm from the UK and I've been to the USA once before. I want to go and spend the Christmas holidays with my girlfriend who is American. I am using the VWP which I have been approved for, but I am ...
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Flying from Niagara Falls to NYC & from NYC to Brussels with a Canadian Visa

I'm finishing up my 3-month internship in Montreal, Canada. Before I go home, I wanted to see Toronto and New York City; here's my plan: Leave from Montreal to Toronto (by train) Spend 3 Days in ...
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A second transit in U.S.A. under the Visa Waiver Program [duplicate]

I am a British citizen eligible for the Visa Waiver Program. At Christmas, I will be flying from London Heathrow to Bogota, Colombia with a connection through the US in Dallas. As I understand it, I ...
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Entering California on a bus after a 10year ban [duplicate]

I'd like to go to California. The problem is that: last time, I got into the US with a 3 months tourist permit(I didn't even need to apply for it, since I'm Italian) and I overstayed 4 years in ...
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Entering for the third time in US under ESTA/VWP after two 90 days stays [duplicate]

I'm writing you as I would like to receive some information about entering in the US under the VMP.I'm an Italian citizen, living and working in Italy, and I entered in the US on December 26th and ...
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Missed flight at exact 90-day ESTA mark. Will exit US on transfer flight (US to CAN to JAP). How will this affect my future plans for I-129F visa?

Entered US Aug. 27th 2016 and today is the 90 day mark. I will leave the US in time but will be in Canada for 12 hrs into the 91st day. How will this affect my ESTA status and future plans for I-129F ...
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Confused over 6-month Canadian eTA vs 3-month US ESTA

Although partially answered on other threads, I'm still slightly confused! I'm from the UK and planning a 4-5 month visit to the the US and Canada, but plan to spend most of my time in Canada, so ...
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US B-2 Visa for Australian currently in the US with ESTA

I am an Australian citizen, currently a tourist in the United States, with ESTA approval for a 90-day stay. My girlfriend is also an Australian citizen; however, she has permanent residency and now ...
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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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Australian citizen in US for internship - Visa requirements? would ESTA be okay?

I've been offered an amazing internship for the duration of two months for a NFP in America, but they want me to start in two weeks. Applying for a J1 visa obviously takes longer than that (4-6 weeks ...
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90 day visa waiver for the US want to re-enter shortly after for a few days

I'm an Australian citizen travelling to the US (first time) in early December. .. I will be sightseeing and visiting friends in the Washington DC and NY area. I will be arriving on December 2nd (can't ...
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Enter USA under VWP after K-1 visa issued

My wife's sister was has been issued a K-1 visa which is in her German passport. Once she enters the US under this visa, she has to marry her fiancé within 90 days and then submit for a Change of ...
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Applied for US B2 visa and don't want to continue

I recently applied for the US B2 visa and have an interview coming up. However I have now realised how difficult it is to be accepted for this visa as a U.K. citizen. I want to cancel the interview ...
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Are ESTA holders exempt from having to fill in the I-94W form at all land border crossings, or only some?

The FAQ section of the ESTA website states: If you have an approved ESTA when entering the U.S. at a land border crossing, you will NOT be required to complete the paper I-94W form and your entry ...
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I was on a J1 visa for a year, it has now expired I want to return on an VWP

My J1 visa has just expired on the 30th of September and I want to return to the states again in 2 weeks on an VWP for a couple months, will I be denied because it is a short amount of time between ...
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US travel visa after an overstay

I overstayed my 90-day visa by roughly 23 days in September 2013. I desperately want to return to the US for a week. Am I eligible to enter us again, as it has been 3 years? Does my ban come into ...
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Is an ESTA required for a French/Israeli Citizen travelling last minute to the US?

I have an emergency (loss of a friend) and I am looking at tickets to the US to leave in a matter of hours. I know an ESTA is valid for 2 years. I travelled to the US for the last time 18 months ago ...
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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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Dual citizenship - can have visa in one passport and use APM (automatic passport machines with the other)

I have Brazilian and Italian citizenship and passports. Renewing the Brazilian passport I plan to apply for an USA VISA on it. Is it true that from that moment on I MUST enter the USA using ...
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Want my girlfriend to visit me for 1-2 weeks

I am an American citizen and my girlfriend is Dominican. I would really like her to spend 1-2 weeks with me in the U.S. (I really want her to get a taste). As of now she doesn't have any kind of visa ...
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Can an Australian enter the USA once a month, from Mexico, under the Visa Waiver Program? [closed]

The jist of the matter is that I have potential work in Los Angeles. I am an Australian citizen living in Australia. I had the idea of moving to Tijuana and basing myself there, entering the US (...
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ESTA Visa and USA (After quitting current job)

I am currently residing in the UAE and working in Abu Dhabi. I hold a Greek passport and was planning to visit the US (ESTA) but only after I quit from the company. My question is, If my residency is ...
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Using APC kiosk with new ESTA/passport

I'm a Dutch citizen flying to Dulles from Amsterdam next week. I have visited the US multiple times, the last time being in 2012. Since then, I've renewed my passport (new passport number), and since ...
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Concerning the U.S Visa Waiver Program and job hunting [duplicate]

If I enter the U.S under the Visa Waiver program, can I search for a job and make connections, so long as I apply for said job once I return to my home country? Or am I best to apply for a B-1/B-2 ...
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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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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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How long does the US Visa Waiver ban for people who travelled to Iran last?

Recently, the USA announced that people who traveled to Iran are not longer eligible for the Visa Waiver Program. However, I can't find any information about whether this ban is forever or just for a ...
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Having both visa and ESTA when travelling to the US

I have the following question about US Visa and ESTA. I am about to travel to the US to study. I have a valid F1 Visa, but in a confusion I applied for an ESTA afterwards as well. Both these things ...
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Traveling FIN-CAN-USA-FIN

I am a Finnish citizen very soon travelling from Helsinki to Montreal, Canada (No transit through USA) on a tourist visa and staying inside Canada for four months. From Canada I travel to Hawaii and ...
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Visiting the US after overstay as a minor [duplicate]

I found stories related to mine but none answered how I should fill out the Visa Waiver Program ESTA form. I moved to the US with my mother when I was 9 years old and left when I was 12 (with a ...