Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > USA > US Immigration, Citizenship and Visas
Reload this Page >

US visa for Australian living in Canada

US visa for Australian living in Canada

Old Jun 5th 2015, 3:33 am
  #1  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 277
sherry9oct is just really nicesherry9oct is just really nicesherry9oct is just really nicesherry9oct is just really nicesherry9oct is just really nicesherry9oct is just really nicesherry9oct is just really nicesherry9oct is just really nice
Default US visa for Australian living in Canada

We are currently living in Canada (having Canadian PR) planing to apply for USA visa just for small unplanned trips on weekends(once every month) because closest city is in US. Me and my wife will need a B2 visa to enter US but my son is having Australian passport and can go on VISA WAIVER PROGRAM but I saw some where that anyone on VISA WAIVER PROGRAM will need to exit in 90 days and going to Canada will not be considered as exit in that case

1 If my son goes to US then goes back to Canada will that come under over stay.

2 Will he need to apply for VISA WAIVER PROGRAM every time he is going to US or VISA WAIVER PROGRAM is like a multiple visa (once done good for x years).

3 Should I apply for B2 visa for him too?
sherry9oct is offline  
Old Jun 5th 2015, 12:38 pm
  #2  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Aug 2002
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 38,865
ian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: US visa for Australian living in Canada

Originally Posted by sherry9oct View Post
1 If my son goes to US then goes back to Canada will that come under over stay.
I really don't understand your issue. If he's a Canadian PR then he's not returning to Canada for the purpose of resetting the VWP clock... he's returning because that's where he lives. There's a difference!


2 Will he need to apply for VISA WAIVER PROGRAM every time he is going to US or VISA WAIVER PROGRAM is like a multiple visa (once done good for x years).
The ESTA application is valid for 2 years.


3 Should I apply for B2 visa for him too?
No.

Ian
ian-mstm is offline  
Old Jun 5th 2015, 1:02 pm
  #3  
Often not so civil...
 
civilservant's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: The Boonies, GA
Posts: 9,483
civilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: US visa for Australian living in Canada

As Ian says - returning to his home country is different from flag polling for the purpose of resetting the clock.
civilservant is offline  
Old Jun 6th 2015, 10:21 pm
  #4  
Grumpy Know-it-all
 
Steve_'s Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 8,928
Steve_ has a reputation beyond reputeSteve_ has a reputation beyond reputeSteve_ has a reputation beyond reputeSteve_ has a reputation beyond reputeSteve_ has a reputation beyond reputeSteve_ has a reputation beyond reputeSteve_ has a reputation beyond reputeSteve_ has a reputation beyond reputeSteve_ has a reputation beyond reputeSteve_ has a reputation beyond reputeSteve_ has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: US visa for Australian living in Canada

Just to add to what Ian said - CBP are supposed to (but usually don't) ask to see your PR card to establish that you do in fact live in Canada for the purposes of establishing your non-immigrant intent. (Not that you wouldn't go without it, but make sure you take it into secondary with you when they fingerprint you and take your photo).

CBP and CBSA linked up their entry systems anyway for third party nationals years ago and for everyone last year.
Steve_ is offline  
Old Jun 8th 2015, 7:10 am
  #5  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 277
sherry9oct is just really nicesherry9oct is just really nicesherry9oct is just really nicesherry9oct is just really nicesherry9oct is just really nicesherry9oct is just really nicesherry9oct is just really nicesherry9oct is just really nice
Default Re: US visa for Australian living in Canada

Thanks ian-mstm, civilservant & Steve_ for your help
sherry9oct is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.