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Hi everyone, Just a quick questions for you guys. I have an Italian friends who wants to visit for couple days, do Italian citizens need apply for a visa to enter the US or they can get a visa at the port of entry by showing their passport?

Naturalization:

06/15/2016-- N-400 sent.

06/17/2016-- N-400 received.

06/23/2016-- NOA received in mail.

07/12/2016-- biometrics

07/11/2017-- Interview

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Italians can travel under the Visa Waiver Program: http://italy.usembassy.gov/visa/esta.html

* I-130/CR-1 visa by Direct Consular Filing in London
3rd May 2013 - Married in London

7th May 2013 - I-130 filed
4th June 2013 - NOA2 (approved)
16th July 2013 - Interview (approved)
30th July 2013 - POE San Francisco
29th August 2013 - 2 year green card arrived

 

* How? Read my DCF London I-130 for CR1/IR1 Spouse Guide

* Removal of Conditions (RoC) via California Service Centre
1st May 2015 - 90 day RoC window opened
6th May 2015 - I-751 filed (delivered 8th May, cheque cashed 18th May)
7th August 2015 - Approved / GC production

27th August 2015 - 10 year green card arrived

* Naturalisation (Citizenship) via Phoenix Lockbox

* San Francisco Field Office:
1st May 2016 - N-400 window opened
20th August 2016 - N-400 filed

26th August 2016 - NOA1
13th September 2016 - Biometrics

12th January 2017 - Biometrics (again)
30th May 2017 - Interview (approved)
7th June 2017 - Oath

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Hi everyone, Just a quick questions for you guys. I have an Italian friends who wants to visit for couple days, do Italian citizens need apply for a visa to enter the US or they can get a visa at the port of entry by showing their passport?

Italian citizens are eligible to travel visa-free under the Visa Waiver Program. To use the VWP, your friend must fill out and get pre-approval through ESTA. This costs $14 and is usually instant.

Tell your friend to go here: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

Once he gets "Travel Authorized" he is good to go, and can enter the US for two years, up to 90 days at a time.

If he gets "Travel Not Authorized" he must find the underlying reason why he's ineligible and apply for a B-2 tourist visa.

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