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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Leaving the States on Visa Waiver and coming back

I'm travelling on the ESTA visa waiver, I'm now in the States but would like to go to Costa Rica for a bit (say three weeks) then come back to the States. All will be within my 90 day limit. Is that ...
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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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Vancouver Amtrak to US from Canada

I am planning on flying from the EU to Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). I have an eTA. Then I will take the Amtrak to Seattle, Washington (US). I have an ESTA. Questions: Can somebody please ...
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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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Is leaving the US for a couple of days enough to get another 3 months in the country?

I hope someone can help me. I am currently on holiday for 3 months in America under the Visa Waiver Program and would like to stay an extra 2 or 3 weeks. I know I will have to leave the country, ...
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Repeated close visits on US Visa Waiver Programme [duplicate]

I recently spent 2 weeks in the US for a friend's wedding and a bit of a holiday. I am a British citizen and travelled with no issues under the vwp. However, having discovered I am able to take some ...
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Alaska-Canada-USA border crossing under Visa Waiver Program

We are travelling on a Greek passport (EU). We plan to be in Canada next April. Using a land border, after Canada we want to drive west to Alaska, then get back to Canada and then drive south to USA ...
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Transit in LA after 90 days in North America under VWP/ESTA

I am from NZ and have spent 90 days in the USA with an ESTA visa waiver, and I am going to Canada before returning to NZ. My return flight is from LA but I have already used my 90 days of my ESTA and ...
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Entering USA under VWP while also being a student

I am a a dual-citizen in two European countries A and B. I am currently a J1 Visa student in USA using my A passport, but will be going to Europe to work during the summer, and return to the US again ...
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Can I enter the US under the VWP scheme if I'm attending a computer science conference as a student volunteer?

I will be attending a computer science conference that is taking place in the United States in November and I have been accepted as a student volunteer. The conference will run for 6 days and I will ...
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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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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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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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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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Travelling to the US on VWP while waiting for a work visa?

I am currently waiting for a work Visa P-1. But I want to visit friends and holiday in US before I start work. Can I enter on ESTA/VWP and holiday for 3 months whilst waiting for visa process, return ...
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I was aprroved for an ESTA but THEN denied a US visa, can I still travel? [duplicate]

I applied for an ESTA and was approved, however the Question have you been arrested of an offence that caused serious damage to a person or building etc - I answered no as It was a fight I got into 18 ...
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Retired couple wishing to spend more time in owned USA property [closed]

We are UK citizens who have property in USA. We have always visited three times a year for two weeks each time. We have now retired and can spend longer in USA but have no wish to stay permanently. We ...
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Will my journey to intern at a summer camp be allowed under the US Visa Waiver Program?

I've been asked to work for a summer camp in America. This is the exact situation: I'm from The Netherlands The summer camp is in Puerto Rico I will stay for 2 and a half weeks My travel and staying ...
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Re-entering the US after leaving on a visa waiver program [duplicate]

in late Feb I'll be travelling to the USA on the visa waiver program, after my 3 months is up I wish to spend 2 weeks in South America, then return to the States, am I able to do this? Or do I need to ...
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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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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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Extending stay in the US beyond 90 days under the Visa Waiver Program (“ESTA Visa”) [duplicate]

I am going to be in the US for 100 days. As a european i am allowed by ESTA visa to be in the US during 90 days. For these extra 10 days is it possible to do an extension or to do another application ...
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Leaving the USA after student status with one passport and coming back with the VWP using another passport

I am currently in the USA with a student status. Unfortunately, after fighting and fighting, one week ago I received the notice saying that my working permit (OPT) has been denied - I appealed the ...
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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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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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Husband overstayed VWP, how to get approved for B2 visa

My husband entered the U.S. in August 2013 on the VWP. During his stay, we decided to get married. We were advised by a lawyer that he should stay and apply for a green card while he was in the U.S. ...
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Esta return, can I reset the “clock” by visiting the Bahamas?

I've read a few questions/responses on this but seem to be reading conflicting information I've tried to find a number for immigration at Fort Lauderdale but don't appear to be able to call My ...
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Can I get a Visa Waiver after spending 6 months in USA with B-2 Visa?

I was wondering if it would be possible to arrange a longer stay (I have some travel plans that would take longer to complete: Appalachian trail, route 66, etc.) by first applying for B-2 visa to stay ...
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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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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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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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I-94W visa ? ESTA?

What is the I-94W visa form? Traveling by car from Mexico to the USA, via ESTA VWP. Plan to stay in the USA for up to 90 days. Then we head into Canada for 6-8 weeks, before be head back into the US ...
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How many days in a row can a Canadian citizen stay in the US?

I've been in the US for a few months and I just realized I don't know process of what happens if you stay longer. I flew to the US one-way and wasn't too sure when I was returning. How many months can ...
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USA startup visa [closed]

For the past year or so, I have been working on a US-based startup from my home country (UK). I am in charge of all things technical, ie: website, software development, design, etc... As the company ...
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Can my Australian partner visit the US for more than 90 days?

I am an American and my partner is Australian. We've been together nearly a year, and we're coming to America so he can meet my family and see where I'm from. We planned for him to use the visa waiver ...
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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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Fast re-entry on renewed ESTA?

I created an ESTA in January 2014 and then entered the U.S. on that ESTA two times in 2014 and then in April 2015, in all cases in SFO. On my visit in May 2015 I found to my delight I could now use a ...
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Is it possible to visit the US for 4 months once there on the VWP, without leaving the continent?

I have a friend from a European country, who is traveling around the world, and he wants to stay in the US for 4 months. He entered on the VWP, which only allows 3 months. Does he have any options ...
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What visa do I need to travel to the United States (Texas)

I'm planning on traveling to Texas (El Paso) in October 2014. This will be my first time traveling alone with no parents. I do not fully understand visas and their needs. This trip is purely for ...
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I have ESTA. Do I need a visa for Costa Rica?

I am Taiwanese with Taiwanese passport. I will be traveling to USA with ESTA (not visa). However, my friends and I are planning to visit Costa Rica during our stay in USA. Would I be able to travel ...
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US Visa Waiver for Chilean Citizens, when will it go into effect?

From what I read on site for US Embassy in Santiago, the Chile has been nominated US Visa Waiver program. http://chile.usembassy.gov/non-immigrant_visas.html Now, does anyone have idea when this ...
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Time taken to receive ESTA approval

How many days/hour does it take to receive an ESTA authorisation since placing online application?
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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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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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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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Legal to hire a model for non-professional pictures under ESTA/VWP?

I recently started to practice a lot my photography skills and I would like to further improve them. I'll be traveling to the US under ESTA and staying in a nice hotel. I'd love to hire a model from ...
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New Visa Waiver law

I am a Canadian Citizens born in Canada to Iranian parents, I have never been to Iran nor have I ever applied for Iranian citizenship, but it seems like that doesnt matter and youre considered "...
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Got a new stamp under VWP while re-entering the US via Canada while old stamp was still valid

I have an ESTA and entered the US on the 14th of March. Under ESTA I have to leave the country in 90 days from that date. During my travels I flew to Vancouver as well and stayed in Canada for 3 weeks....
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Re enter US under VWP after a short stay (17 days) only 16 days after exit

Can I re enter the US under the VWP after a short stay of 17 days, only 16 days after exit? EDIT: Those 17 days are the only time I have been in the US for at least the last year.
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Traveling to U.S on an Irish passport as a U.S citizen penalty [duplicate]

I traveled into the U.S on my Irish passport, even though i have an U.S passport because it was out of date and i didn't have time to renew it. I had to get a visa waiver and lie that i had not been ...