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Hi all. I have a question. I had a VWP but wanted to visit the US from sept – dec, simply to spend time with my husband and his family until Christmas. So I figured the B visa would be perfect, and merrily went ahead and got an interview. It was such a failure because apparently I had intentions of migrating.

I can’t blame her on hindsight but I mean, c’mon, I had evidence tying me back home. I even tried showing her my company letter that stated I’m gainfully employed and will be back at work, which she wasn't interested in. She said she didn’t think a company would allow me to take 3 months unpaid leave. I explained to her about my agreement with my company (albeit unprepared because I wasn’t expecting to explain myself about this)

Anyway, she rejected it and said my VWP will also be voided. This almost teared me up – I had no idea then it would revoke my privilege! But when I retrieve my status from the ESTA website, it states authorization approved until its expiry. Does this mean…I can at least travel under VWP?

In any case, we recently applied for my CR1 and I just received my NOA1 (mini yay!). And if you guys think it’s not possible to travel VWP, what are my chances of getting a B visa again? Especially if I show her I’ve no intent of migrating illegally, shouldn’t it be apparent since I have my NOA1?

Thanks all! :D

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Did you update ESTA with your visa denial or just log in to see its status?

good luck


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VWP gets voided if another visa is denied, this is normal. If the info on your ESTA is up to date, you should be denied.

You can try for another B2, it is unlikely you will get it, but all you have to loose is the application fee.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Did you update ESTA with your visa denial or just log in to see its status?

good luck

There is nothing to update except email address and address in us. Other than that, there are no other option. That's why I'm confused. I was certain it would reflect denied..

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VWP gets voided if another visa is denied, this is normal. If the info on your ESTA is up to date, you should be denied.

You can try for another B2, it is unlikely you will get it, but all you have to loose is the application fee.

I wish I hadn't even bothered in the first place. At least then I'd have visited my husband during Christmas :( the only positive news is that now my husband is flying down to see me for a few months instead. I'm just upset that my VWP got revoked. Sigh. I've never even overstayed in US for all my trips..ah well?

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One of the questions is have you been refused a visa. Your answer now is YES

Not everybody has Esta changed after updating and it is usually not permanent. Norm seems to be 6 months but YMMV.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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One of the questions is have you been refused a visa. Your answer now is YES

Not everybody has Esta changed after updating and it is usually not permanent. Norm seems to be 6 months but YMMV.

hmm, what do you mean it is usually not permanent and 6 months? the status? Sorry if I'm sounding lost. Honestly all these Immigration issues have been overwhelming and stressful that my once remissive psoriasis flared up :( and YMMV?

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Most people refused Esta in these for instances will be approved if they reapply in 6 months.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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It means, you could try for another ESTA in 6 months, but no guarantee you can get it.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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First things first update Esta.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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First things first update Esta.

The only portion I'm allowed to update is my email and location in US. I don't see any other options available. This is the website I went to retrieve my current application https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

Sounds like I'm doing something wrong lol.;)

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I have bnever had to do ESTA but it used to be possible judging from others comments, if not then you need to do a new one.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Hi, I just read this post and my heart sank because now I'm not sure how my B2 visa application will turn out. Any advice on my situation will be much appreciated!

I am a Singapore citizen and met my US citizen boyfriend online. We've been dating long distance for more than a year. We want to date in the same place before committing to marriage so the plan is for me to be in the U.S. for a while. I'm quitting my job and have submitted my DS-160 application, made payment, and my application interview is on 2 Oct.

I'm planning to be in the U.S. for 6-8 months. My fear now is that if the officer thinks I have the intention to migrate, I might be denied the B2 Visa and have my VWP revoked! Now I wish I hadn't bothered and just planned to visit for 90 days under the VWP :/

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6-8 months is not the norm. Usually a B visa holder will be restricted to 6 months.

Quitting your job is not a good idea, that is indicating that you are severing ties to your home country and thus quite possibly have immigrant intent

good luck


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Perhaps Singapore is different?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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