Large English-speaking country in North America between Canada and Mexico, and Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

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What are the restrictions regarding bringing back items into the United States, bought in India?

I am a US citizen planning to travel to India and I hear the shopping there is quite fair. In particular the electronics. I want to get a few items to bring back home with me. So are there any ...
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Travel with an outstanding warrant [on hold]

I need help!!! My story is I got caught with my two friends because of Marijuana. I had court date and rescheduled it but I didn't show up for the hearing, and I have a warrant issued for my arrest. ...
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Can I bring Cuban cigarillos to the USA?

I, a German citizen, am going to visit the USA as a tourist. I use to smoke cigarillos which were made in Cuba, but bought by me in Germany. Can I bring them with me to the US (with the intent of ...
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Most scenic route from Dothan Al to the Grand Canyon [on hold]

We are retired so we have time to make the most of this trip. The last long trip we did we did we took 3 and 1/2 weeks up the east coast. I want to see all we can on this trip. I want to see all the ...
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Permesso Di Soggiorno Visitor Visa to USA

I would like to invite my friend who is a Nigerian living in Italy and holding a Italian residency (permesso di soggiorno) to visit me in USA. Can an Italian resident (permesso di soggiorno) obtain a ...
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Leave and return to Canada from the US and stopover in the US

I'm a German student and I will do a semester abroad in Canada (less than 6 months so I will not apply for a student permit, but only an eTA). I want to do weekend trips to the US (overland) at the ...
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DS-160 - about other family members traveling with me [on hold]

I am filling the DS160 form for a J1 VISA. I am leaving in October for the States while my wife and my children should join me in November. When being asked if "Are there other persons traveling with ...
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What are the laws regarding sleeping in my vehicle by state

I want to plan an ultimate road trip to every state in the US. I am faced with researching each state for their laws regarding sleeping in owned vehicles. Is there an easier way to gain this ...
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What do you do if your driver's license was stolen a week before a domestic US flight?

Normally to get past the security checkpoint you need to show the TSA agent your boarding pass and a valid picture ID. But what happens if your wallet was stolen a week before your scheduled flight? ...
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direction and draw polyline [on hold]

When drawing polylines for directions, change the color of the lines to indicate the traffic conditions. Green lines if no traffic Red lines if heavy traffic Orange lines if moderate traffic in ...
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Extending an ESTA

I am currently holidaying in USA and have entered the states on a ESTA visa waiver, I booked my return ticket two weeks after the 90 day ESTA expires (my fault) naively thinking it wasn't a big deal, ...
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Travel after removal from UK [on hold]

I'm a Canadian citizen currently living in Iraq. I recently went to the U.K. for work and they denied me entry and removed me. My question is, if I go back to Canada, will I be questioned about it? I ...
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Where do I pick up an Enterprise rental car at EWR?

I booked a car from Enterprise at EWR on Orbitz. I'm coming from the city, not from a flight, so I'm just using EWR to rent a car as it's significantly cheaper than renting in Manhattan, and it's in ...
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Taking courses under Visa Waiver Program

So, there is a school offering some courses I would like to attend in the US. This courses are non-accredited, the school is neither a university nor a college, each course is 3 hours per week and ...
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Easy driving, direct route from Syracuse, NY, to Lake Placid?

I would like a route where I won't have to keep stopping to ask for directions, as happened to me last year with the standard Rte 81 Rte 3 approach. Also, I don't like extremely twisty-turny routes. I'...
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US Hotels and Driver's Licenses

When traveling to hotels in the United States, they frequently require that you show them your driver's license when you check in and then they make a copy of your driver's license. I recently read an ...
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VWP entry from USA to Canada then back to USA

I am currently in NYC and by the time I intend to fly (2nd August), I will have been in the USA for 90 days. My plan is to go to Canada for a few weeks to visit friends and then return to USA for 2 ...
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Is there a way to find out about unique traffic laws for the US states I'm traveling through?

I recently drove through Minnesota and was pulled over by an officer who told me that wearing earbuds in both ears while driving was illegal in that state (although apparently one ear is allowed). I ...
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Preferred method to exchange USD to CAD? [duplicate]

I don't do much traveling outside of the US but in a few weeks I will be driving from NYC to Canada. I am not sure what the best method would be to convert USD to CAD. Should I convert before I ...
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US Customs Fingerprinting identification [closed]

Can the customs officers pick up your name change at the port via your fingerprints or photo in Hawaii?
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Taking opiates to the US

My mother is going to the USA in autumn by plane. Unfortunately she is dependent on medicals that contain an opium derivate. In many countries it is sufficient to bring a declaration of her doctor in ...
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What personal food can cross land border from Canada to the USA?

I am crossing the border from Canada into USA with a cooler full of personal food. After reading this document, I am not fully clear about the restrictions. I am bringing some processed pepperoni, ...
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What (and where) are these points of reflection I saw from a flight?

Recently on a YUL-LAX flight (number AC797), I was sitting at one of the right side windows and saw these nine (may be unclear on image) extremely bright points of reflection. Easier to spot view ...
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Have been to Mexico by land and re-entered USA within 1 hr by land

I am on non immigrant Visa (L1). I have been to Mexico via Land and re-entered the USA within 1 hour via land, when I re-entered the USA at port of entry immigration officer did not stamp anything in ...
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How many people are refused entry by the CBP?

An old CBP leaflet says Based on fiscal year 2005 data on a typical day CBP processes 630,976 aliens [and] refuses entry of 868 non-citizens at our ports of entry Is there a fresher set of data? ...
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Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from San Francisco to Canada in 3 months?

I am considering flying to San Francisco next summer to hike the Pacific Crest Trail to Canada. Is 3 months likely to be enough for this route? I am only visa-exempt for 3 months and I really do not ...
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Working for a bed/food in USA, legal on what visa?

I would like to stay on a dude ranch in the USA for 3-4 weeks. A lot of the ranches offer work for bed/food, where you help take care of the ranch in exchange for a bed and a meal. However it is ...
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Name change on new passport, US Visa still valid on old passport

To match my degree name on O & A levels, I changed my passport name accordingly. So now my old and new passport have different names. On my old passport I have my US Visa which is still valid. ...
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Air travel without known date

I am planning a year long trip from the USA to Israel in the near future, however due to personal reasons I may have to delay the trip from anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. That being the ...
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Will I get the TSA Precheck benefits if I purchase Global Entry?

I was going to get Precheck, but I noticed that Global Entry is only slightly more money. Do all the perks of TSA Precheck come with Global Entry or would they have to be purchased separately?
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Employer in Thailand [duplicate]

**Working in Thailand,having B1/B2 visa on my passport. Can an employer take employees passport to the US embassy and get employees visa cancelled? or Can my employer send someone else on my behalf ...
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Health insurance for elderly relative (80+) visiting the US

Does anyone have any advice/experience obtaining health insurance for visitors to the US? A relative who is over 80 may be visiting from Ukraine (most likely a tourist visa, so not more than about 3 ...
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Peru Tourist Visa for Indian national in US with F-1 visa

I am a Indian national currently residing in the US with a valid F-1 visa. I am interested in travelling to Peru for a trip. Would I need a tourist visa? Their embassy website does not give a clear ...
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Is tap water in US safe to drink? [duplicate]

This might sound silly but I come from a place where we would typically have to buy bottled water or boil tap water to drink, so now that I'm spending 5 weeks at a Yale dorm, is it safe to drink from ...
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Acceptance of USD bills [duplicate]

I have some USD bills of 2003-2006. The money changers in India do not accept them. Some accept but offer the exchange at 10% discount than the quoted rate. Are the bills legal tender. I also have ...
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Travelling from USA to Canada and return [duplicate]

I have an esta. I am flying into USA, staying overnight before travelling to Canada by land arriving in Canada 12 hours later. I will be in Canada 100 days. Will I be able to return by land to USA to ...
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Can a friend borrow my U.S. Debit Card with my consent?

I have a U.S. bank account with debit card and everything. Right now, I'm not in the U.S. but a friend of mine is going there for holidays. Can he borrow my Debit Card with pin so he can withdraw ...
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Should the USA visa interviewer have returned back my I-20 after the interview?

I applied for an F-1 visa and was interviewed this week. After the interview had finished, the officer had taken both my passport and my I-20 form. Only after I quit the counsel building did I notice ...
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Is there a ZIP code I can enter when paying-at-the-pump in the USA with a South Korean credit card? [duplicate]

Im trying to use my South Korean Visa credit card at the gas pump and it is asking for my zip code. What am I supposed to do? Is there a generic ZIP code I can use?
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I had a ESTA, then applied for a US B-1/B-2 visa and was denied. Is my ESTA now void? [duplicate]

I only wanted to visit my son and new grandson and spend time with them. I feel now I cannot go an visit. The woman at the embassy did not even ask for any documents; she just basically said no, and ...
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Short hikes and views between Las Vegas and Salt Lake city [closed]

I will be spending a day driving between Las Vegas and Salt Lake city. I find myself completely enthralled by the red cliffs and canyons of Utah. I was wondering if anyone could recommend any stop ...
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What is the best time to leave from Baja Mexico to San Diego, California through Vehicle/Pedestrian crossings?

What is the absolute best time to leave from Baja Mexico to re-enter San Diego, California by either vehicle or pedestrian? This is assuming you don't have a Sentri Pass. I went to Mexico a few ...
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overstayed US waiver transfer, applying for H4 visa [duplicate]

I was told I should ask here for input. Just fyi, I I've asked lawyers about this and they've all said to try it and see what happens... My story is a bit long so I will try to condense. In 1996, ...
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Tourist activities in the Louisiana bayou swamp area with the recent floods?

I am planning a trip (in November!) to Louisiana and we would like to explore some of the swamp/bayou area in Louisiana. Currently we are thinking of Breaux Bridge exactly. A Texan friend advised ...
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Passport control: what airport is this?

I'd like to know what airport this is. In the image there seem to be three lines (besides the two clearly visible ones, the far left one says it's for US citizens, with some other text, and for ...
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Can visitors to the US with an ESTA leave and re-enter by land?

An 18 year old German citizen is visiting us in the USA with an ESTA. We would like to take her to visit both sides of Niagara Falls. If she crosses into Canada by land can she re-enter the US ...
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Is it possible for US Customs to hold checked baggage for a flight from US to India?

We (Indian citizens) arrived India on July 1, 2016 from the USA. However, one of our (altogether four baggage were allowed for two) checked baggage didn't arrive yet. We contacted airways and they ...
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Can just guardians come with a 16y/o for US passport renewal?

travel.state.gov states that only one parent needs to be present for the renewal for parental awareness, but when I visited another post office that handles passport renewals, they stated that a ...
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Can I travel to Greece if I've overstayed my trip in Romania?

I am a U.S. citizen that travelled to Romania and overstayed my visit by about 12 days. I filled out paperwork to exit the country and was only given a warning because it was my first time overstaying....