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90 day Visa Waiver

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90 day Visa Waiver

Hi.

Quick question.

Plan on flying to the USA on the visa waiver. Does the visa count from the day you land in the USA till the day you leave? I have a feeling it does. I just want to make sure as I am planning on being here for 89 days.

Thanks Em

Edited: 11 June 2018, 06:33
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1. Re: 90 day Visa Waiver

Yes, unless you are leaving for Canada or Mexico with a plan to return to the US. And it is called an ESTA.

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2. Re: 90 day Visa Waiver

Yes 90 days from day of entry

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3. Re: 90 day Visa Waiver

I think 89 days is risky

Delays , cancelations , weather issues etc

Why risk it

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4. Re: 90 day Visa Waiver

you apply online now no exceptions,it starts when you land and ends when you leave if you overstay you get 5 -10 year ban

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"you apply online now no exceptions, it starts when you land and ends when you leave if you overstay you get 5 -10 year ban"

It's either a 3 or 10 year ban an that only starts from 180 days.

If you overstay because your flight was cancelled you aren't going to get a ban, but it might make it difficult to enter the USA under the VMP in future, i.e. you might have to get a visa.

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6. Re: 90 day Visa Waiver

< And it is called an ESTA >

No it isn't, an ESTA is permission to travel, it's not a visa or visa waiver.

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7. Re: 90 day Visa Waiver

If it were me, I'd plan on leaving day 87/88.

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8. Re: 90 day Visa Waiver

@ Alanrow,

An ESTA is issued by the us to citizens of countries approved under the vis waiver program. From the CBP website:

"Apply for a New ESTA

All eligible international travelers who wish to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program must apply for authorization."

https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

The OP did not appear to understand that a visa is not needed by saying "Does the visa count" when travelling under the VWP. An ESTA is needed.

Edited: 11 June 2018, 15:26
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9. Re: 90 day Visa Waiver

In addition to the issue of exact number of days, note as per Frommy in the first reply that days spent in either Canada or Mexico count towards the 90 days.

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