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Q: Can I get a visa to do casual work?

A: No. There is no visa that covers casual work. All applicants who plan to work in the United States must have an approved petition prior to their visa appointment.

Q: How can I extend my visa?

A: The validity of a visa cannot be extended regardless of its type. You will need to apply for a new visa.

Q: If I have dual citizenship, which passport should I use to travel to the United States?

A: If one of your nationalities is not U.S., you can apply using whichever nationality you prefer, but you must disclose all nationalities to the Embassy on your application form. U.S. citizens, even...

Q: What is the fee for ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) and who has to pay it?

A: ESTA registration is required for all travelers to the United States under the visa waiver program. The registration fee for ESTA is US$14. It can be paid online.

Q: Is there an age limit for applying for a temporary work visa?

A: No, there is no age limit to apply for a temporary visa.

Q: My child is in the US. Can I go live with him/her?

A: While you can use your own B-1/B-2 visa (or travel under the Visa Waiver Program, if eligible) to visit your child, you may not live with your child unless you have your own immigrant, work, or...

Q: Can i apply for my US visa in advance before it expires?

A: You do not have to wait until your current visa expires. You can apply for a new visa even if your current visa is valid.

Q: My visitor visa expires after my intended date of arrival to the US. Do I need to get a new visa before departure?

A: You can arrive in the United States right up to the last date of validity indicated on the visa. The Customs and Border Protection officer on arrival determines the duration of your stay in the...

Q: How long can I stay in the US on tourist and business visa?

A: U.S. nonimmigrant visa grants you permission to travel to a Port of Entry (airport/seaport) in the United States. When you arrive at your destination Port of Entry, the U.S. Customs and Border...

Q: Hi, Can an agricultural land be registered in the name of an OCI (daughter)when it is purchased by an indian citizen(father) to save registering the same land or later inheritting it? Thanks

A: An NRI is eligible to inherit property from a resident of India, and also a non-resident Indian. However, you must make sure that the person you inherit property from has obtained the real estate...