Visa Problems

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1. Posted by FairyMum1 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

My daughter is backpacking and coming to the end of her travels. She is currently in the US, but flies out to Canada this month, just before her 90 days with the Waiver Visa is up. After visiting Canada she now wants to visit family back in America for a few weeks. As her 90 days will be up, apparently she cannot get back into the US. Has anyone got any ideas?

2. Posted by BeckyR (Full Member 174 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Under the waiver programme you can visit Canada for a sshort visit and return on the same visa stamp if you are within the 90 days. However since your daughter's 90 days will be up they will not be keen to have her back . . .since they will be concerned she is trying to stay in US indefinitely.

But I would have thought that as long as she has a return ticket to the UK, when she comes back through US immigration in Canada she will be given a new 90 day period . . .I have visited the US numerous times and each time I visit I get a new 90 day period.

She really needs to talk to someone in Immigration or maybe talk to the UK consultate . . as a first step (if you haven't already) look at the US gov website -

Good Luck!

3. Posted by adamspring (Budding Member 2 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!


I'm a UK citizen looking to move to and work in the US on a permanent basis. I have a degree in Archaeology and MA in Landscape Archaeology. I have a specialism in geophysics, which is a skill that has great potential in the US but not widely adopted yet.

I have looked into applying for work in the US but do not have a social security number (obviously). I would be lying if i said the visa system did not confuse the hell out of me.

I am aware i would need a sponser if it is work related but am not sure the best way to go about it. I have emailed large numbers of archaeology related organisations across the US but have only got back a few responses.

Any advice would be greatfully received.