The US visa waiver program, often referred to as ESTA online, allows citizens of certain countries to travel to the United States without the requirement to apply for a visa. The United Kingdom and Ireland are two countries amongst others afforded this benefit. Citizens of countries that do not qualify for the visa waiver are required to apply for a US tourist visa to visit the United States known as a B2 visa. If travelling to the United States on business they must apply for a B1 visa alternatively referred to as business visa USA. Many travellers from such countries apply for a combined B1/B2 visa allowing them to travel to the United States as tourists whilst also effecting business activities.
A US tourist visa is also required when inadmissibility issues are involved. This could be a lack of qualification for the US visa waiver program as a result of an arrest, charge and/or conviction for a crime or a previous denial of entry, overstay or deportation from the United States.The visa waiver program prohibits work or study (apply for a US student visa or work classification for study or work in the USA) except for in very limited circumstances.
I engaged Solutions in Law to assist in obtaining an F1 student visa to the US in order to study for an MBA. Any concerns I had were discussed and detailed solutions provided about how best to proceed. I received my visa with no problems and in very quick time, with the greatest of help from Solutions in Law.