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

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Border crossing

My enhanced drivers license will not be here for another 2 weeks, I am from wa. state and want to go to Canada this week for a wedding shower. I have the copy of the drivers License, my birth ...
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What SIM card should I buy for Canada and the USA [duplicate]

I'll be flying in to Victoria, BC at the end of next week, before traveling overland to Toronto and then over to the US; to Buffalo, and then on to the east coast. In total I'll be in North America ...
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US Business visa refusal mention in UK visa

My US B1 visa was rejected under section 214(b), they gave me one template about 214(b)( with no stamping on passport), which i lost now, its beed 3 years now. Now my company applying for UK work ...
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Can I leave the airport during an international layover if I am not 18 years old?

I am traveling to Seville, Spain with a friend for a study abroad program but the flight we found has a 23 hour layover in Dusseldorf, Germany. However, I am 16 and she is 17. According to my ...
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Can a traveler on a tourist visa reenter the US after 4 months?

I'm from Colombia and have a tourist visa. I went to the US in Oct 2014 and stayed till January 20, 2015. Can I get reenter the US on June 15, 2015?
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Traveling without paying lodging fees in America

I want to travel around the East Coast without paying for lodging. I'd be willing to sleep in my car or even pitch a tent somewhere. Is this a problem? Legal? I really want to get to the beach this ...
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Passport validity requirement to enter USA for travelling

My visa will be expired December 12, 2017. However my passport will expire on January 17, 2016. I wish to reach the USA border on July 15, 2015 to stay in the USA for 25 days. At that date my ...
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Why is I-20 issued by the Department of Justice, not the Department of Homeland Security or the Department of Education?

I-20 is a required form that describes an educational program and determines legal status for F-1 foreign students in the United States. Here's a sample I-20: ...
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Old passport number on airline reservation

I have a confirmed electronic air ticket to visit USA and Canada which is confirmed with my old passport. But I have obtained a new passport for USA visit. Will there be any problems when I will check ...
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Expired P1 visa from Argentina [on hold]

I am an Argentine citizen that entered the US legally on a P1 visa 3 years ago. I have married a US citizen but my visa expired earlier this month. What should I do at this point?
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Travelling through the US with Canadian Working Visa

I'm Australian and have obtained my Canadian working visa. However rather than flying direct to Canada I am meeting an American friend in LA and driving across the border. I have a return flight ...
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Traveling from Chicago to Houghton/Hancock?

I am reaching Chicago O'Hare airport around 8:00AM Monday after an arduous 15hr flight and am carrying two 23 kg bags. I further need to go to Houghton/Hancock whichever is convenient. I checked ...
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Dual US/Canadian citizen with an expired passport [duplicate]

I'm hoping someone may able to answer my question... I am a dual citizen of US and Canada. I was born in the states but grew up in Canada and like alot of other dual citizens, I hold both Canadian ...
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90 days in USA then to holland for 3 weeks then back to USA for 90 days [duplicate]

I have been in the US for 90 days and I want to go to holland for 3 weeks. After that I want to return to the US for another 90 days. My question is, can I do this?
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Travelling in the USA before start of Student Visa

I am doing an exchange semester at a US university this summer. I have a student visa for this however I was hoping to travel for longer than the 30 days allowed by this visa before commencing my ...
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How to manage 12+ hours stopover in Chicago?

I am a student travelling from India to the US for my higher studies and am carrying two 23kg bags. I have two flight options from India, both of which terminate at Chicago (ORD). My university has ...
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How often does New York subways get cancelled by cold weather?

I'm going to NY on the first fortnight of February. I'm aware that subways are the main means of transportation but I'm worried about frosts/freezes that could interrupt the service. Does it happen ...
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Uzbek citizen with Kazakh residence permit entering USA [on hold]

I`m a citizen of Uzbekistan, and a holder of permanent residence permit of Kazakhstan. Do I need when entering the USA internal exit visa of Uzbekistan (OVIR), the travel visa to the USA is available, ...
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Going to USA on B1/B2 visa when on a business visa in Japan

I am going on a business visa to Japan. When in Japan, can I get a B1/B2 visa to go to USA for a short personal trip? Thanks for your help
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How does the US know that I left?

Every time I leave Australia, I have to fill in an official form that the government collects to state that I've left the country. However, when I left the US last week (after my first visit there), ...
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Do I require some sort of Work Permit to work remotely for a US employer from Nicaragua? [closed]

I am planning on asking my US employer if I can work for them remotely from Nicaragua. Is there anything I need from the Nicaragua side in order for me to do that legitimately? Most things I read have ...
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Can you be refused a visitor visa to US if you have bad Credit there?

I did my 3 years of College in the US, 2010-2013 due to finance issues I was unable to pay my credit card bill of a certain bank, which still lie unpaid. However I plan on visiting the US later this ...
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Are visitors allowed to enroll in academies (such as a flight training school) in the US under the B1 visa?

I know a person who came to the US under B1 visa (which he says). He says, he is currently enrolled in a flight training school. I want to know, whether he is allowed to join academies under a B1 ...
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Do you tip in the US for getting a to-go coffee? [duplicate]

I'm not familiar with the tipping system in the US. One day I'm buying a coffee and i am presented with a machine asking me to tip 15%, 18% and 20% and no tip. I feel like I have to tip at least 15% ...
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Travel in the US on J1 Visa and ESTA [duplicate]

I have a question regarding travelling in and out of the US. I am on a J1 visa and i wish to go to the Bahamas in my grace period. If I want to return to the US after the Bahamas i know that i cannot ...
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Prepaid SIM card for 1 month stay in Texas / USA [duplicate]

I will be staying in Houston (Texas) for about a month and I'm looking for a prepaid SIM card that I can use during that time, preferably with mobile data. Update (more details): Primarily, I'm ...
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Is volunteer work allowed in the US while visting under the VWP?

I am going to Santa Monica for 4 weeks to polish my English in July and would like to volunteer at the Planetary Society located in Pasadena. I am a Swiss citizen and have a biometric passport. ...
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Used laptop shipped from USA to India is applicable for custom duties [closed]

I'm planning to buy used laptop from ebay.com US and then using local services to ship it to INDIA, so do I have to pay custom duties for the same. Is there anyway I can avoid the custom duties. ...
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Can a visitor who is “of age” in their country drink underage in the United States of America?

Is there any way to get around the drinking age? I'm 18 (19 at the end of the year) and I will be travelling to America next year with my 18 year old sister. The legal age here in Australia is 18, is ...
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Chilean traveling to USA

I am a US citizen and my wife is Chilean. We live in Chile and we will be traveling to USA in June. Chile is part of the VWP. Our trip is for 45 days. during that time we will be traveling to ...
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Tipping in USA: do you have to fill in the tip amount or just the post-tip total?

Let's say the bill came to $34.56 and you're paying with a credit card. A 15% tip takes that to a little over $39.74. Can you simply write $40 for the total, circle it, sign, and leave the tip blank? ...
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Carry a boxed iPhone 6 to the USA - do I need to declare it to customs?

I have a gift for a friend from the father, a new boxed iPhone 6 and I am travelling to USA. Can I bring it with me? Do I have to declare it and maybe pay custom duties? Which is the right way to ...
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Is there a list of Greyhound partner bus carriers?

Mostly in the US, but maybe also in Canada, Greyhound (the large bus network) partners with local carriers. However, the information about the partner carrier is limited when searching a schedule on ...
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Tipping for curbside takeout food in the USA

I just saw the "Tipping for takeout food in the USA" question. Curbside takeout was not addressed in any of the answers to that question, so that is why I am asking this question. Many American ...
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German entering USA from Mexico after loss of passport

My boyfriend and I visited my family in the USA last year in August. Then, after 90 days my boyfriend returned to Germany and stayed there for another 3 months. After that period of time, we met in ...
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What all food items can I take to USA?

I am planning to take some dry fruits like dates, figs & almonds and also some mix for making masala chai which I intent to gift my host & friends in US. I have understood that there is a ...
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Baby-friendly cities in the US [closed]

Which are the best baby-friendly cities to travel in the US? I'm planning to visit the US during this summer with a one year old girl. I'm concerned about stroller friendly streets, parks, places to ...
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Will a refusal for UK visitor's visa have any impact on a US visitor's visa application result?

UK visitor's visa was denied because a residence visa application had been refused previously, about 4 years ago. Now will it have any impact on a US visitor's visa application result?
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travel to US on B1/B2 visa [duplicate]

If I travel to US on B1/B2 visa and wants to seek some employment there, can i do that? Is there any way to get H1 B visa and get US citizenship?
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What are the limits when carrying laptops and electronics to USA?

I am going to the US for a 3 month vacation on B1/B2 visa for the first time and I feel that I might be carrying too much with me. I have 2 laptops. A 5 year old one and a 2 month old one. Old one is ...
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Can I obtain an International Drivers license whilst abroad?

I am currently in the U.S and I won't be able to leave the country soon and I really need to drive. I am an exchange visitor and I've been here for 2 years. I do have a Colorado license but it will ...
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How should I tip if the food is good but the service from the waiter/waitress is terrible in the USA?

I tip all the time in the USA, usually from 15% up to 20%. The food is usually good but sometimes the service I received from the waiter/waitress is terrible. He/She was basically ignore me all the ...
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Road-trip in USA: can a foreigner buy a car?

We are planning a road-trip in USA (and maybe part of central-america). Our first idea was to rent a car on each stage of our trip, but we realized that this option is about $1000 per month and breaks ...
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Is it safe to roller-skate on sidewalks in USA?

I love roller-skating, I carry them around on all my travels. I will be spending 6 months in USA (evenly between Chicago, New York, San Francisco, LA and Salt Lake City). I was wondering if it is ...
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Indian passport with two missing (ripped out) pages - should I get a new one to enter the US?

I have got a passport in very good condition with two inner pages totally ripped out (they are missing). I had my Schengen visa issued on those pages with a few stamps but now that visa has expired. ...
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Tipping for takeout food in the USA

When I go to a restaurant in the USA and order food for takeout, am I supposed to tip?
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Do you physically need a license to drive in the US?

I am a US citizen and rent a lot. Sometimes, owing to some reasons, I forget to take my driver's license with me. Do you need the actual driver's license to drive in the US? I know my license ...
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When do I clear customs and immigration in the USA?

I'm a British citizen travelling from LHR to the Hartford, Connecticut airport, and have a two hour stopover in Newark NJ on my itinerary. At what stage would I clear immigration and customs on ...
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Is TSA lock compulsory for travel to US?

This is my first time travelling to US. All my check-in luggages are made of hard plastic and it has two side locks with key and one number lock in the front. I do not have any bags with TSA locks. Is ...
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Is it OK to play the piano housed in the lobbies of hotels?

I travel a lot and often find grand pianos in lobbies of hotels. Is it appropriate to just sit down and play them for a while (FWIW, I am good and play slow classical music. My playing will not ruin ...