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Offline peddler

Getting a US Visa to ride TransAm plus
« on: June 01, 2008, 09:03:46 pm »
Hi, We are from New Zealand.  Last time we did TransAm we finished within the 90 days allowable on the US Visa Waiver programme.  This time we intend staying 4-5months.  Has anyone from NZ (or other) expereinced getting an extended Visa - if so how much did it cost?
Cheers, Heather


Offline gnarlydog

Getting a US Visa to ride TransAm plus
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2008, 11:07:07 pm »
Go to crazyguyonabike.com and contact Leo Woodland. He may be able to answer some of your visa questions.


Offline rogermcd

Getting a US Visa to ride TransAm plus
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2008, 04:22:17 am »
I  live in Australia and I recently got 12 months Visa to the US. It cost about $30.


Offline brad

Getting a US Visa to ride TransAm plus
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2008, 08:31:52 am »
...if you guys come through the washington dc area at all please send me an email.

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Offline leo

Getting a US Visa to ride TransAm plus
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2008, 10:47:41 am »
Hi Kiwis

  Lots of experience with US visas...

  Just search on "US visas" or "US embassy New Zealand" and you'll get to the visa section of the US consulate. There you will find a form to submit on-line. The price varies from country to country, because of the currency. There is a second stage, which involves sending money direct to the consulate and then you may have to go to the consulate in person.

  The prices are all listed on the site. It should be fairly straightforward provided you are answer "no" to the questions (seriously) about whether your a Third Reich dictator or set on overthrowing the US government.

  Actually getting into America can often be very unpleasant but the pain is brief.

happy days

léo


Offline sam2008

Getting a US Visa to ride TransAm plus
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2008, 05:43:59 am »
United States Visas are used by millions of foreign nationals visiting the United States every year. Other foreign nationals come to live in the U.S. permanently. Contrary to a popular misconception, a U.S. visa does not authorize the alien's entry to the United States, nor does it authorize the alien's stay in the U.S. in a particular status.
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Offline leo

Getting a US Visa to ride TransAm plus
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2008, 03:08:40 am »
Quite true... the visa shows only that your case has been considered at a distant consulate. The final decision is at the port of entry, although I think you'd have to be pretty disagreable to be turned away that late.

There are many visas, in the US as elsewhere. Tourist visas don't, anywhere, give the right to live or work in a country. But for our New Zealand friends, I don't think that was an issue, was it?

happy days

léo


Offline tonythomson

Getting a US Visa to ride TransAm plus
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2008, 06:49:40 am »
Hi Guys, I have just got a visa, very nervewracking experience including sitting in the Embassy for several hours.  Seems the main criteria is - have you enough money to support yourself, proof of serious ties back home, ie owning a house, permanent work or an ed course to go back for.  Need to re prove this all over again when you land in USA.  Take as much documentation as poss including a return ticket home if possible. Good luck cos it is a great country and brilliant to cycle in.  Oh and shame about your rugby team.LOL

Just starting to record my trips  www.tonystravels.com

Offline Jemo27

Re: Getting a US Visa to ride TransAm plus
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2014, 05:09:35 pm »
How much money did you have to show you had to the consulate people?

Offline Westinghouse

Re: Getting a US Visa to ride TransAm plus
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2014, 10:44:09 am »
NZ should have no problems with the required visa.  Many from China and perhaps still eastern Europe too and other very poor areas would be categorically denied.  It depends on who you are, what you do, and largely on which copuntry you come from. Most anyone from western Europe can get a visa right away. Anyone from a former Soviet republic might have problems with a visa or be denied one outright.