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Old Jan 5th 2012, 4:59 am
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hey guys and gals

firstly happy new year and wish you all the best for 2012 and the future.

well i am here for some advice. i have a trip planned to the states in june, i have the typical 3 month tourist visa as i want to back pack around.

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i am a bricklayer and would be interested in some sort of work visa. i once had a work permitt for canada. and was wondering if there is such a thing going for america.

all help will be much apprieciated

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Old Jan 5th 2012, 5:25 am
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Nope

PS presumably you mean up to 90 days.
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Old Jan 5th 2012, 5:33 am
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yeh the 90 day visa.

although the travel agent told me about an esta visa which last for 6 months.
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ESTA is for the VWP, forget about the B2.
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The 90 days is the Visa Waiver Program, or VWP. You fill out an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) and then get on a plane and show up in the USA. Generally you get a Visa Waiver and are allowed to stay in the US for 90 days, unless you have some criminal convictions in your past.

The B2 visa is a six month visa, but generally you won't have much luck with that. It seems to be more for retirees or people who cannot get the VWP.

You're not going to be able to work on these though.
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Originally Posted by pommie wes View Post
i have the typical 3 month tourist visa as i want to back pack around.
The 90-day (not 3 month) limit is the visa waiver program. It isn't a visa... there is no visa.


... and was wondering if there is such a thing going for america.
There are work visas, yes... but you will need a US company to sponsor you for a work visa.


... the travel agent told me about an esta visa which last for 6 months.
The travel agent is either very stupid, or deliberately lied to you.

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