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marrying on an ESTA, can I stay?

You can, but it’s risky. When you enter the USA on your ESTA, you’ll be asked the purpose of your visit. You’ll likely say it’s to visit a friend. You’ll be asked how long you’re staying and you’ll ...
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What visa for a UK engineer making technical trips to USA (ESTA, B-1, or E-1)

You can either Follow your lawyer's advice and apply for an E-1 visa, or Try to find another lawyer who will give you different advice. Proceeding with the VWP on the basis of advice from internet ...
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ESTA application with passport issued in UK

It is an Australian passport, so the answer is "Australia."
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Exiting US on ESTA and re-entering US immediately on old F-1 with new I-20

This is all legitimate. You might arouse the suspicions of the immigration officer that you are trying to do something deceptive, but if you can show that you haven't violated the terms of your VWP ...
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Getting married in the US on an ESTA

Because you do not plan to immigrate to the US, you should not apply for a fiancé(e) visa, the point of which is to provide a path to a green card. Instead, you can enter with ESTA under the visa ...
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To US with ESTA and then marriage

Someone cannot enter on VWP (or any other nonimmigrant status except H, L, and a few others) with the intention to do Adjustment of Status in the US during that trip. CBP is required to assume that ...
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Can I apply for a work visa whilst in the USA - entered on a ESTA

Generally, you may not "change" to another nonimmigrant status after entering the US as a VWP visitor, so you will have to leave the US before you can work for this company. See 8 CFR 248.2(...
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Traveling on ESTA, are there taxes on reimbursement of expenses incidental to the stay

Following our clarifying exchange of comments (I've deleted mine to streamline the content), here is the relevant information from the university. In this instance, the source is Vanderbilt, the ...
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Coming back to the USA on an ESTA VWP after J1 grace period ends

There is no specific legal problem with doing this. Your grace period ends as soon as you leave the US - there is no need to wait out the 30 days. Note that ESTA doesn't apply when driving---you'll ...
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To US with ESTA and then marriage

To the best of my knowledge, if she enters on WVP (which is what ESTA means), she cannot apply for any extensions or status changes. It is a pretty strict rule. She may also be refused entry since ...
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