We see quite a few questions on B1-B2 visas, would it be helpful to create a community wiki along the lines of the existing wikis for Schengen and the UK?

Schengen overview community wiki to avoid duplicates

UK visas overview community wiki to avoid duplicates

  • It would definitely be helpful and could be done as an answer to this very question :)
    – JonathanReez Mod
    Commented Jul 22, 2019 at 7:17
  • @JonathanReez Ok, I will work on drafting an answer for input from the US experts amongst us (of which I am not one!). It may take me a wee while :-)
    – Traveller
    Commented Jul 22, 2019 at 18:10
  • Go ahead and then post the draft here so we can have a look at it.
    – JoErNanO Mod
    Commented Jul 23, 2019 at 9:53
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    @JonathanReez Ok, I’ve taken this as far as I can without input from others. From setting up the draft I’ve realised that there are less true duplicates on US visas than there are for Schengen/UK, so I’m not sure if the wiki will 100% fulfil its original objective. Having said that, I think it will still be useful as a point of reference. So, a couple of questions 1) How do I get the draft reviewed by users with expertise in US-related visas? 2) Should that review include checking that the answer is still current and updating where applicable? 3) If approved, how does the wiki get published?
    – Traveller
    Commented Aug 4, 2019 at 9:57
  • No review is needed as anyone can just go on the wiki and edit your answer - that's the beauty of StackExchange :) Just make it a community wiki to encourage that.
    – JonathanReez Mod
    Commented Aug 4, 2019 at 15:44

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1 ESTA and VWP

What is the US Visa Waiver Program and what is an ESTA?

In practice, what is the distinction between ESTA and visas?

Official ESTA application website and are the others scams?

Dual Citizenship but I only have one passport — how to use ESTA website?

My ESTA has been refused

ESTA validity after a visa denial

Any documents to show when entering USA with ESTA?

Are these intended activities legal to do in the USA under the VWP?

Working in the USA for living expenses only; allowed on VWP?

Is volunteer work allowed in the US while visiting under the VWP or a B1/B2 visa?

2 Application requirements

Applying for a USA B1/B2 Visa for an alien resident in Germany

In what circumstances is a new ESTA required?

Online visa application

Different location for H1B visa than DS160

Interview and documents

What documents should I take to the interview for my US B2 visa application?

How to prove that you have significant ties with family in your home country?

3 Requirements for entry/exit

Visa validity

F1 visa for vacation purpose?


Do I need a US visa to transit (or layover) through an American airport?

Transiting through the USA with a C1/D

Entry/re-entry from neighbouring countries

Do I need a passport to return from Canada?

Does the 90 days VWP rule expire if you travel from the US to Canada?

Calculation of days / I-94 Arrival Departure Record

No Until date in USA admit stamp B1/B2

What is the minimum wait before I may I re-enter the USA after a 90 day visit on the Visa B-2 Program?

Can I enter the US twice within 90 days?

What is the minimum wait before I may re-enter the USA after a 90 day visit on the Visa Waiver Program?

I was in the USA three times this year. I am now here traveling for 90 days. Do the previous visits count in the 90 days?

ESTA/WVP - leaving US within 90 days, then staying in DR

Dual citizen of VWP countries and potential re-entry to the US on the other

4 Visa refusals

B1/B2 US tourist visa refusal

5 Overstaying

Overstayed my visa, left few months after my 18th birthday. Can I go back to visit?

How does the US know if someone has overstayed?

How can a ban from entering the US be lifted?

6 Name changes / replacement visas

Is it okay to use my US visa after a name change?

Old Passport with US Visa FNU

Reissue US, UK, Canada visas in stolen passports

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