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Electronic System for Travel Authorization for international travelers seeking to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP)

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How to arrive in the US more than 10 days before my job starts?

I have a job offer from a US company who will sponsor me for the H1B visa. The visa condition states than I cannot enter until 10 days before the start of my job. I have a family and will need more ...
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Is the ESTA still valid after receiving F1 visa?

I have visited the US for a couple of days in 2018 under the Visa Waiver Program, after obtaining an ESTA. Afterwards, I became a student and got a F1 visa. Now, I've left the US after withdrawing ...
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Can I apply for a work visa whilst in the USA - entered on a ESTA

I am a UK Citizen - I lived in MD for three years with my parents as a child (ARMY). I now live in the UK permanently. I have entered the USA on a Visa Waiver Program. I have found a small town ...
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What visa for a UK engineer making technical trips to USA (ESTA, B-1, or E-1)

One of my engineers was recently stopped and questioned by immigration in Newark and told if he returns under an ESTA he would be refused entry and probably returned to the UK. He has entered the US ...
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ESTA application with passport issued in UK

If I'm an Australian citizen, I need to apply for an ESTA before flying to the US for a week-long conference. I'm travelling on an Australian passport, which I recently renewed while I was studying in ...
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marrying on an ESTA, can I stay?

I met my boyfriend a few years ago when I lived in NY. Since then, I have moved back to England. I went to visit in September and have decided we want to get married and for me to move to America. We ...
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Europeans expats who own an online business - how did you go about getting a USA visa?

I'm a EU citizen and want to live in USA for a few years. ESTA is only for 3 months however and I'm guessing I can't just hop out of the country for a week and then return indefinitely. I have ...
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Getting married in the US on an ESTA

I am getting married to my American fiancée in the US this summer. We are currently living together outside of the US (and, should it matter, also outside of my own country of origin, Germany) and ...
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Traveling on ESTA, are there taxes on reimbursement of expenses incidental to the stay

I was wondering whether someone from France, travelling to the US on a visa waiver program (ESTA) to attend short-term training, should pay US federal taxes on the reimbursement of expenses incidental ...
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To US with ESTA and then marriage

I live in the US with a green card (over 10 years). My plan is to apply for US citizenship soon and have my girlfriend come to US with ESTA at the end of September (she was already in US in June for 2....
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marriage to a F1 or H1B visa holder

Do I need a visa or I can use the VWP (ESTA) to get married to an F1 or H1b visa holder? Is it possible to stay in the USA after that or I have to go back to my European Union country? Thank you.
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Working as ESTA while J2 application is pending

As of August 1st, my wife has a J1 visa as a post-doctoral student in the USA. As of the same date, I found a job at a consultancy firm in the USA. I applied for the J2 visa early August, but it has ...
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Can you travel to the US on a ESTA to negotiate future work or collaborate as a freelancer?

I might have the opportunity to do some contract work as a contractor in the US. My fiscal advisor already told me that I am fully taxable in my home country. I will do all the work from home. In case ...