New Visa Waiver Requirements, effective January 12, 2009
Replies: 321 - Last Post: Jan 11, 2013 5:11 AM Last Post By: katija
Feb 1, 2012 4:19 PM
240Hi there,not sure what u mean regarding a bank account!? All I know is in Oder to fill up the esta application in the and of the questioner is asking you to pay the fee of 14 dollars! That's all !! I think u may need a credit card,if that's what you were referring to it the web is safe a millions people uses everyday! Now just make sure to get the esta questioner under the immigration page.
Feb 1, 2012 4:27 PM
241If you have ever been denied a visa, you cannot use the Visa Waiver Program to enter the US. Period. So, forget ESTA. It is not a program that allows you to enter the US; it is a pre-clearance that verifies that you appear to be eligible ot enter under the Visa Waiver Program. You are no longer eligible. You must get a B2 visa.
To get the B2 visa, you must prove that you have such strong ties to the UK that you intend to return. That can include all sorts of things. A job to return to. A house you own or a rental agreement. Admission to a university. Having a bank account. Ties to friends and family.
I have put it this way before: Suppose you tell your mother that you are planning to go to the US and she starts sobbing that she is sure you will stay and you will never see her again. You know that she has a strong bullshit detector, so you have to come up with proof that you will return that she will believe.
Now, imagine providing the same proof to a consular official.
You can re-apply for the B2 visa anytime, after you think you have gotten suffciient proof that you want to return to the UK.
Feb 1, 2012 6:19 PM
Just want to make sure I got this straight,so since u got refused a b2 visa u can forget your esta for ever,the only option left is to apply again for the b2 and try to get as much proof as possible to fix the status, wich it will change from been denied to approval,then a next trip u can probily apply just for the esta,which the esta is not a visa you can still been deported at airport in the USA. So when u been denied a b2 visa it's kind permanent effecting negativily for the esta approval as long you don t fix your status dealing with b2 visitor visa approval.
I hope I got this straight !!!
Thank you for your time.
Feb 1, 2012 6:25 PM
Since you cannot use the Visa Waiver Program, there is no need to use the ESTA. The ESTA will not help for the visa, nor is it needed for the visa.
Once you are denied a visa, you can never use the VWP. That means no more ESTA.
Feb 2, 2012 8:14 AM
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Apr 8, 2012 3:39 AM
I am flying into Seattle April 25, staying with a friend before taking a trip up to Vancouver, Canada by car over land border from May 5-May 6. I will driving back to the states on May 6 and flying out from Seattle on May 7.
I have been approved for a Visa Waiver (I am British, but flying from East Timor, arriving in Seattle from Seoul) however, will my Visa Waiver see me through to Canada and back to the States without any problems? I am not entirely confident the info I have found is up to date and correct. Anybody certain that this is acceptable on a visa waiver? Apologises, this is my first trip to North America.
Apr 8, 2012 3:59 AM
248That is entirely within the rules for the visa waiver - as long as you already have your ticket out from Seattle on May 7
Apr 8, 2012 5:42 AM
Apr 8, 2012 6:50 AM
250Thanks aubo23 & bzookaj. I do have my ticket out of Seattle already booked. I feel confident I am going to be okay.
I will stay not stray off topic, but if anybody knows of any romantic date ideas to do in Vancouver. It would be greatly appreciated if you were to get in contact with me through a personal message (:
Thanks again for response.
Apr 30, 2012 2:09 PM
Help and advice would be appreciated.
My partner has previously travelled to the US under the visa waiver scheme over 5 years ago. However, he has an old conviction from over 20 years ago which I believe he should have declared at the time.
We are planning a trip to the USA and have begun the process of applying for a visa as we now realise this is what he should have previously done. However, I am worried that he will be denied due to previous entry without declaring conviction.
Can anyone give any advice / information about this please?
Thanks in anticipation.
May 2, 2012 1:35 AM
252I don't know whether that is sufficient grounds to refuse a visa (probably yes) and whether such refusal would be automatic or discretional - I suspect the latter. You won't find out for certain ahead of time so you'll have to continue to be worried I'm afraid.
The 20 year old conviction almost certainly doesn't matter.
May 2, 2012 2:13 PM
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