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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

6
votes
1answer
58 views

US VWP when going to Canada

I'm going on an almost 6 months trip to the US and Canada. As a Danish citizen I can use the Visa Waiver Program to stay for up to 90 days in the US. I will start my journey in California and leave ...
14
votes
9answers
9k views

Do I have to pay traffic fines issued by foreign governments?

I live in Italy and I own a car registered in Italy as well. Next year I'm planning a long stay in the US (around 6 months) and I want to bring my car with me. I was wondering, can I abuse carpool ...
14
votes
5answers
4k views

How can I visit areas with unpaved roads in a rental car?

In the southwestern United States, many interesting spots are only reachable via off road trails. Rental car contracts seem always to include a clause that disallows driving on such roads (even when ...
0
votes
1answer
98 views

Do I have to carry my I-20 for travelling within the US?

I am on a F1 Visa (student) which won't be expiring anytime soon. I am planning to travel around the country, and I was wondering if my passport alone would suffice at the airport. Do I have to carry ...
21
votes
2answers
4k views

Meaning of asterisks and binary mask in the US visa

What do these two sections mean in the United States visa? Asterisks (stars) below a photo. Some kind of binary mask of size 4. On this photo, it is 0111 in the right middle part of a visa. ...
3
votes
1answer
47 views

Cross link of Hong Kong passports

I am now holding a Hong Kong passport, with a US and a Canadian visa on it. I wish to renew my passport now, do I have to cross link the old one with the new one, in order that the visas are still ...
21
votes
2answers
4k views

Can I travel within US if name on ticket is abbreviated?

I booked a flight from LA to Miami using my abbreviated name 'Chris' instead of my full name 'Christopher' (per my passport) and the right surname. As the ticket is non-refundable the airline refuses ...
0
votes
1answer
112 views

Does an American citizen need an ESTA to leave the United States?

I am an American citizen, looking to fly to the EU. I am feeling I do not need an ESTA because the wording implies the necessity of the document belongs to non-US citizens. May be an obvious question, ...
3
votes
0answers
85 views

Is there a minimum number of days a Canadian must spend in Canada before returning to the US? [duplicate]

Is there a requirement that says how long I have to be in Canada before I can go back to US? My situation is: I just got back to Canada not too long ago, but was notified there is a conference in a 5 ...
7
votes
1answer
763 views

Will US boyfriend have issue visiting me in UK for 3 months?

My partner is planning to visit me for 3 months from August this year. I previously visited him in the US for 10 weeks from Dec to Feb with no issues with border staff. My partner is a US citizen and ...
4
votes
1answer
329 views

Passport expiry for entry into US

I have an H-1B visa and my wife has an H4 as my dependent. We're planning to enter the US in just over 2 weeks but just noticed my wife's passport will expire in 5 months from our date of travel. Can ...
-1
votes
1answer
121 views

Entry into U.S.A without stamped visa [closed]

I am on H-4 (spouse) visa and my visa expires on September 30th,2015. We have applied for premium processing of visa extension and expect to get it done within 15 business days. But I am hoping to ...
10
votes
1answer
839 views

Do I need to apply for a new ESTA when flying from a different airline?

When I made my ESTA application half a year ago (so within the 2 years), I flew from Japan. I had to enter the details about my Airline and from where I departed. I'm going there again (this ...
4
votes
1answer
4k views

Full listing of rental car category

Is there a table or list of mapping between specific car models and the vehicle category of car rental companies? Some categories might be obvious but e.g. FSAR at Hertz are not. I and a group of ...
4
votes
2answers
127 views

Souvenirs from the US and Canada

I will be travelling to the US soon and I would like to bring my family some souvenirs. To narrow choices down: Must be comestible Must be transportable (over a 23-hour flight) Must be ...
1
vote
0answers
54 views

What visa do I need to work in USA? [closed]

I'm a Uk Citizen & visited the USA in May for 9 days under an ESTA VWP, to meet a long term friend/potential business partner. She is a US Citizen, with a self employed company. We discussed the ...
26
votes
5answers
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
46 views

Coming to stay in u.s.if you have proof of a place to stay do you still need proof of funds [closed]

If coming to the u.s to stay if they provide proof that they have a place to live and someone who will provide till they are working do they still havr to have proof of funds on them .she is coming ...
1
vote
1answer
99 views

Transit VISA for US from India via London [duplicate]

I know this is a kind of duplicate question but my scenario is bit different and I am looking for the answer as per my scenario. My parents will be travelling from India to New York via London after ...
0
votes
1answer
85 views

How bad is the road work on I-80 between Iowa and Colorado? [closed]

I am traveling from northeastern Iowa to Colorado Springs, Colorado. I came in on I-70 as I was told there was a lot of road work on I-80. However that was quite a bit out of the way and I would like ...
2
votes
2answers
13k views

Best way to transfer Indian rupees to Bank of America?

I am travelling to USA for a stay about 1 year. I have recently opened an account in the bank of America. Now I want to deposit some cash for my stay in the same account. Please let me know the best ...
3
votes
1answer
495 views

Crossing from Sarnia to Port Huron, MI in a car without a passport

Can we drive across the blue water bridge from Canada to the US and back without a passport? We have proof of Canadian citizenship but our passports just expired.
2
votes
1answer
69 views

Crossing the US border by bus with a newly issued visa

I just got a US visa and I would like to take a bus tour from Toronto to New York (Russian Passport). Someone just told me that I should cross the border only by plane the first time, and only after ...
1
vote
2answers
41 views

Using AA Aviator Awards

I signed up for a US Airways, now AA Aviator Credit card and earned 50,000 miles. When I go online to redeem there are two choices of seats, Economy Miles Saver (none available for my dates) and ...
4
votes
1answer
128 views

Is it illegal to enter the US on ESTA while a J-1 is pending?

I was reading this article where the author claims she was told it is illegal to obtain an ESTA while you are in the process of applying for a J-1. However I could not find any online information to ...
5
votes
2answers
140 views

Traveling to Costa Rica with my girlfriend (16&17) without an adult, parental consent forms?

What do we need to make it through the airport (departing from USA) and Customs ... parental consent forms? We are planning to go for a month, to visit friends and family.
1
vote
1answer
79 views

US B1/B2 visa, renewed when entering country?

I have a B1/B2 visa valid from 15 July 2015 to 15 March 2016. The way I've understood it from the embassy personnel, is that when I enter the country with this visa I'm allowed to stay for 6 months. ...
16
votes
3answers
5k views

How can I purchase Greyhound tickets online if I'm a non-American?

I want to travel from Seattle to Vancouver by Greyhound. I'm German and will travel to Seattle by plane and after a one night stay take the bus to Vancouver. As booking bus tickets in advance is much ...
212
votes
6answers
25k views

How do you know if Americans genuinely/literally mean what they say?

I have come across a few situations when an American will say something like "We should have lunch some time" or "Let's have lunch some time." Or "you should come down to visit me in D.C. (or Miami or ...
2
votes
1answer
85 views

Car rental insurance in US with Canadian hired car

There are a few posts around car rental insurances here on Travel but my situation is a bit unique. Some facts... Flew into Vancouver, Canada from New Zealand with my wife and 6 month old and hired ...
10
votes
2answers
1k views

Can anyone get the NEXUS card, and how?

I've been told vaguely after seeing on a forum that the NEXUS Card is the greatest thing since sliced bread. My understanding is that it's a card for frequent travellers between the US and Canada. ...
-1
votes
1answer
64 views

International / domestic layover

My cousin is supposed to be arriving in Indiana today. She departed from Mumbai, India, went to Paris and then to Boston. Her Boston to Indiana layover was 11 hours. The terrible part was she got her ...
3
votes
1answer
34 views

bureau of engraving and printing tours: regular tours vs congressionally scheduled ones

https://mccaul.house.gov/services/tours-and-tickets makes it seems as though you need to get congressman to schedule tours of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing but ...
3
votes
1answer
173 views

White House tours on weekends?

As a US citizen, to tour the White House you have to go through your member of Congress. I did so, through their website, and they had a field asking for the dates I'd like to do the tour. My ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Travelling to US through Canda Transit - Is it possible? [duplicate]

Is it possible to do this? I have b1/b2 visa and want to travel to USA. Because I want to see a friend of mine in a Canadian airport for a short period of time e.g. 1 hour I want to transit Canada and ...
0
votes
1answer
167 views

what do i use as zipcode in usa when ireland doesnt have zipcodes? [duplicate]

My friend is visiting from Ireland and wants to know what she would use as a zipcode at the gas pump in USA when in Ireland they don't have a zip code ???
44
votes
2answers
5k views

Navigating layers of an American hotel bed

Silly question perhaps but I'm a bit puzzled. The bed has a mattress, mattress pad, sheet 1, sheet 2, a thin white blanket, sheet 3, duvet with a removable cover and some more decorative stuff. In ...
2
votes
1answer
57 views

How do multiple “purses” work with DC metro Smatrip cards?

In Washington DC there is a Mass Transportation Benefit Program for many government employees. The FAQ at the bottom of the page says Are my personal funds separated from my transit benefits on ...
9
votes
1answer
516 views

Travelling to the US on B1 visa without a business purpose

(NOT a duplicate of Tourist Visa B1) Earlier last year, I went to the US for a business trip. In preparation for it, even though I applied for a B1/B2 visa, I was granted a (seemingly rare) straight ...
1
vote
1answer
295 views

B1 visa to USA - can I travel for leisure purpose too?

I have a 6-month B1 (business) visa to the USA. I plan to visit USA for business for 4 weeks (training for my company) and then take 2 week-long vacation to travel around. Of course, you can never ...
1
vote
0answers
17 views

Can B1 Visa holder accompany another B1 Visa holder as dependent [duplicate]

I have a B1 Visa which is valid for another 7 years and my wife also has B1 visa which is valid for another 3 years. I am planning to visit US for some business purpose and want to take my wife along ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

Puerto Rico Atlanta Airport non-US traveler

So here is my question, me and my wife are both from Europe. We want to travel to Puerto Rico - which is sort-of USA. First we do NOT have any valid US visa and as I understand we actually need one. ...
9
votes
2answers
305 views

if I lose my passport in the US and the I94 along, how will I prove I leave US soil?

I am under the Visa Waiver Program and when I entered the US by car I got a green paper form stapled to it, the I94W. This is the paper to turn in when I will leave the US that is the proof I leave ...
8
votes
1answer
522 views

What car rental insurance should I get if my credit card provides some coverage?

I don't own a car and want to rent one (in United States (California). I will be renting for 3 days. I am enrolled in the American Express Premium Car Rental program (The card is also issued in the ...
3
votes
3answers
7k views

Does it make more sense to drive or fly from Orlando to NYC?

Taking in mind that time and money should be considered. (rent car, sleeping place) Should not take more then 1-2 days, should cost the least possible. Train ? plane ? car ? RV ? For those with ...
4
votes
1answer
109 views

Left the US by plane. Still have my US Visa Waiver (I-94 A) [duplicate]

I regularly travel from Canada to the US by bus and get a US Visa Waiver attached to my passport, which I hand back to the Canadian customs officer when returning to Canada (by bus). This time I ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

When renting a car, is it a problem when a signature differs between the passport and license?

I changed my signature a few years ago and as my current passport is issued years after my driving license the signatures are different. All other details are exactly the same. Will this pose a ...
4
votes
1answer
261 views

Can I carry a poker chip set to the USA on a student (F1) visa?

As the title says - Can I carry a poker chip set to the USA on a student (F1) visa? I am going there for a masters degree for 2 years if that matters. Thanks.
3
votes
1answer
313 views

Is a college degree needed to get a tourist visa?

I'm an Indian, 22 years old and dropped out of my college this year. I want to know if it's hard to get a tourist visa to Europe or USA if I do not have a college degree.
0
votes
1answer
184 views

Australian Tourist visa - apply from India and travel from USA

I hold an Indian passport but I reside in USA, I will be in India for a month, can I apply for Australian Tourist Visa in India and travel to Australia from USA ??