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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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J-1 visa and Visa Waiver Program during grace period

I am a French national and currently working in the US under a J-1 visa. This visa will expire on May 30. I intend to leave the US to travel to Central America and Mexico, then to re-enter the country ...
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Can we get a new visa waiver in Canada, for Alaska, when our old one expires in the US?

We are UK citizens driving from Patagonia to Alaska, then shipping home from New York. We hope to be in the US for 3 months, a couple of months in Canada then into Alaska for a couple of months and ...
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Visa/ESTA for returning to US after J-1 program

I currently have both an Australian and a British passport. I am studying in the United States as a J-1 student, however, my J-1 program ends on Dec 21. There is a grace period until Jan 21 but I am ...
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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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Is it possible to reset the VWP time counter by visiting a third country after entering Canada from the US?

After reading UK Citizen flying to US, then Canada, then back to UK - How does this affect Visa Waiver Program? I am wondering: If you are in the US, travel to Canada and re-enter your VWP clock ...
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Unsure about ability to provide a full list of past emails+phone numbers. Is this a problem for visiting the US?

The enhanced rules for ESTA/DS-160, for people from the UK visiting the US for tourism, is reported to now require present+past social media accounts, and also email addresses and phone numbers used ...
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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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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 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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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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Is it possible to extend your stay after entering the US under VWP?

I am currently holidaying in USA and have entered the states on a ESTA visa waiver, I booked my return ticket two weeks after the 90 day ESTA expires (my fault) naively thinking it wasn't a big deal, ...
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How do you know if you have a 10-year ban for overstaying in the USA?

How do you know if you have a 10-year ban for overstaying in the USA? I am English, married to an American for 4 years now. I am back in England now but I overstayed my visa briefly because of health ...
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Applying to US Visa-Waiver program with two passports, one of which is expired

I am going to travel to USA in December and as Italian citizen I qualify for the Visa-Waiver program (I also meet the other requirements). The thing is that I am also an Argentinian citizen, but my ...
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Re-entering USA in the VWP after travelling to Mexico

Really hoping someone can give me some advice as I've been searching online and phoned multiple people and seem to be getting no where. My partner and I are on an 11 month trip. We have spent 3 ...
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Can I do six months in the USA on the VWP with a two week break in between?

I am British and therefore hopefully eligible for the VWP. I plan to ship my motorbike to the USA, fly from the UK to meet it there and ride around for three months. Then in order to comply with the ...
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Airline's agreement to transport passengers to the U.S. under Visa Waiver Program has expired. Do I need a visa?

I'm planning to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program. However, I noticed that my airline's agreement to transport passengers to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program has ...
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Going between Canada and America with the visa waiver program

We are on our Honeymoon for 6 months. We spent two months in South America and then came to the states. Our 90 days is nearly up and after it is; we are planning on spending the last three weeks of ...
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VWP - Can I leave the US and go to Paris and return back to the USA?

I'm going to be traveling to the United States to visit family. I will come back to France at my 90 days and would like to turn around and come back to the US a few days later to spend more time with ...
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I'm an employed cinematographer for a UK business, can i travel to the US to shoot videos on an ESTA?

I've recently taken a new job as a cinematographer, employed full-time for a UK-based business. As part of my job I am required to travel to the US frequently to shoot commercials, interviews, mini-...
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Can I re-enter the US under VWP after my J-1 visa expires?

This summer I will be in the US on a J-1 visa program, and will be there for a few weeks after the program ends (as I have a 30 day window to leave). I then plan to be in Canada for a few days, 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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Do I need an ESTA to enter the US with the Victoria Clipper ferry?

I am thinking of visiting Victoria, BC in Canada and then going to Seattle, WA in the US, with the Victoria Clipper ferry. I am a national of a country under the Visa Waiver Program. I think that if ...
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Can I enter the United States on a Visa Waiver, go to Mexico and re-enter with an F1 visa?

I have seen this question being asked many many times but yet have not found a satisfying answer nor anyone with experience. I have an F1 visa to study in the United States and I know I can only ...
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Used VWP only for transit, now want to enter US for 90 days

I'm a French citizen with an approved ESTA. I was flying from Thailand to Mexico with a 7hr transit in LA (had to go through border control and get a stamp). Indeed left US after a few hours. I stay ...
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US VWP when going to Canada

I'm going on an almost 6 months trip to the US and Canada. As a Danish citizen I can use the Visa Waiver Program to stay for up to 90 days in the US. I will start my journey in California and leave ...
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Arriving in the US on a waiver visa but wanting to stay in Canada for one year

I have been granted a working visa (IEC) for Canada and it is valid for one year upon entry. I want to travel to San Fran first and travel up the West coast and enter Canada via train. I have been ...
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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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Arriving in the US from a non Visa Waiver country

Visa Waiver program means that citizens of certain countries can come to the United States without the need for a visa. Germany is on this list. Poland is not. A friend of mine has both Polish and ...
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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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Dual citizen, visa refused, eligible for ESTA? [duplicate]

A family member of mine is a dual citizen with an EU (VWP) and a non-VWP passport. He applied for a US tourist visa on the non-EU passport and was rejected. My question is if this rejection would ...
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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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Granted admission on WB instead of B1/B2, Denied Correction by CBP

Hoping someone can help me here, Just trying to find out what options I have. I first travelled to America on a WB in Aug 2018 and left in Nov 2018. While back in Australia (my home country) I ...
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Do CBSA officials “accept” electronic I94s for transmission to the CBP?

I'm considering flying to New York, spending a week and then continuing to Montreal by Train before flying home to Europe. I've been trying to find out whether Amtrak (the US train operator) records ...
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Do I need to provide a US contact when applying for an ESTA?

My friend has informed me there is a mandatory field for a 'US point of contact' (name and phone number) when he was applying for his ESTA. I don't see how they could make this mandatory as most ...
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Will it be a problem if there's a bit of overlapping date for I-20 and ESTA?

I am currently in the US with an I-20 that will be expiring on 20th April 2016. I'm planning on going to Toronto for a short trip on 5th April and is planning to also apply ESTA(my country is under ...
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I have British and South african passports would I qualify for a VWP

I am going on holiday to USA and intend using my British passport. I also have a South African passport and have dual citizenship. Would I be able to get a visa waiver or would I have to get a ...
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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 visit the USA as a VWP tourist immediately prior to entry on non-tourist visa?

Here's my situation: I'm a UK citizen. I have an H-1B visa to work in the US as of 1 August. I also have a valid ESTA. I would like to go to the US in July for a holiday, immediately prior to ...
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When to apply for US ESTA?

We will be visiting New York for a week, then going to canada for 29 days then on an Alaskan 7 day cruise. Then back to the us for 3 days, to Hawaii for 7 days. While the visa should cover all of this ...
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EU citizen driving from Mexico to Usa and Canada, then driving back to Mexico after spending 5 months in Canada is possible?

Me and my girlfriend are travelling central america for the last few years and we are currently in Mexico planning a road trip to Canada via the USA with our car. Being EU citizens we will be ...
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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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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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Taking courses under Visa Waiver Program

So, there is a school offering some courses I would like to attend in the US. This courses are non-accredited, the school is neither a university nor a college, each course is 3 hours per week and ...
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Is there still reciprocity fee at Chile airport entry for US citizens? (after US Visa waiver)

After US Visa waiver program come into effect, do visitors from USA (US citizens) still have to pay reciprocity fee on entry in Santiago? I am planning to visit Chile in late July of this year.
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Extending an expiring I-94W, land based entry to US [duplicate]

I live in Canada with a German passport and a student visa. From a recent climbing trip to the US I still have this green I94-W form in my passport. I didn't surrender it on leaving the US back to ...
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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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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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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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Flying to US with German & Iranian Passport [duplicate]

I'm from Germany and me and my friends want to fly to Las Vegas, America. I was there two years ago with my parents and now I want to make a roadtrip with my friends in July 2016. The problem in this ...
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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 ...