Iran visit + USA visa waiver program (VWP)

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Re: Will I get in trouble visiting the USA?

Postby bwv812 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:01 am

You can't get an ESTA visa waiver if you've been to Iran, and have to get a proper visa, so you'll know before arriving at the airport.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/desti ... stressful/

https://www.cbp.gov/travel/internationa ... er-program
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Will I get in trouble visiting the USA?

Postby Sam_Supertramp » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:04 pm

Cool. Thanks for the information.
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Re: Will I get in trouble visiting the USA?

Postby Crazydre » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:12 pm

And yes, a moody visa officer may well not like you having been to Iran, increasing the risk of rejection
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Re: Will I get in trouble visiting the USA?

Postby SPR11 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:17 am

I visited Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan in the last year, and got a 10 year multiple entry visa for the US afterwards (applied in Kolkata, India, but am a Dutch citizen). It took about 4 months, due to the need for additional processing. I'm assuming I'll have to explain myself at immigration in the US. However, the lady at the embassy told me that the additional processing should eliminate most hassle at the US border.
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Re: Will I get in trouble visiting the USA?

Postby luketao » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:53 am

You don't qualify for a visa waiver to US, but you can apply a B1/B2 visa.

From what I saw on internet, many Chinese passport holders who visited Iran have no problem in getting US visa.

I am sure that German passport would be even easier.
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Re: Iran visit + USA visa waiver program (VWP)

Postby JnKln » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:07 am

Hi everybody,

seems like I will go to hitchhike the US quite soon.
I have two German passports, one with an Iranian sticker and two extensions, one without. Will US authorities be able to find out about this? Seems like they don't when it comes to a dual citizenship but in my case both passports are of the same nationality.
Should I dare to keep silence about my Iran visit?

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Re: Iran visit + USA visa waiver program (VWP)

Postby Milad » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:36 pm

I have read multiple reports of people who got through and very few of who did not, but remember that what you're doing is technically illegal, and if the US should find out (sometimes they do via the airline, lucky you if you flew Iran Air) that you've been to Iran, you'll not only be deported, but also barred from entry to the USA for an indefinite period (might or might not be life), while getting a visa is usually doable.
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Re: Iran visit + USA visa waiver program (VWP)

Postby JnKln » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:42 pm

thanks for the quick reply!

I am totally aware of the fact that entering the US without declaring an Iran visit is illegal. My problem is that I won't have time for an appointment in the embassy.

I entered and left Iran through land borders, no airline bus or hotel records available in my case.
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Re: Will I get in trouble visiting the USA?

Postby afgBerliner » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:29 am

If I'm not mistaken, I think you have to wait for 5 years before you can qualify for the visa waiver to the US.
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Re: Will I get in trouble visiting the USA?

Postby Milad » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:30 pm

afgBerliner wrote:If I'm not mistaken, I think you have to wait for 5 years before you can qualify for the visa waiver to the US.

No. There is no "waiting time". It's that simple: You've been to Iran after 2011? You can't go to the USA without a visa. That's it. And yes, 2011 is fixed, it won't be 2012 next year and so on.
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