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

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Traveling to the US on the VWP before entering with a J1 visa

I am an international student studying in Canada, and have an EU citizenship, which makes me eligible to enter the US via the visa waiver program (VWP). In the fall I will be a research fellow in an ...
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From J1 TO ESTA the same year

I am a Dutch citizen, I have been in the US since 2 January under J1 VISA, exchange student. My J1 visa finish 8 may,then I will be in the grace period and I just discover that under this period I ...
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Two passports one with J1 visa

I am currently studying masters in the US and I posses two passports one of which has a J1 visa. I would like to continue my PhD in the same university I am currently enrolled in as soon as I finish ...
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Do I need a transcript to re-enter the US along with my F1 visa and I-20 form?

I'm a French PhD student in a US University. I'm going abroad for 3 weeks. Do I need a transcript to re-enter the US along with my F1 visa and I-20 form? If so does the transcript have to be official? ...
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Can an international student on F1 in the US invite her friend to visit her for touring?

Can an international student on F1 in the US invite her friend to visit her for touring? I live in Ghana and want to visit my friend in the US for touring.
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I’m Australian entering USA on a VWP for 90 days then go to Canada for a month. Is Canada added to 90 days? [duplicate]

I’m Australian entering USA on a VWP for 90 days then go to Canada for a month. Will being in Canada add to my 90 days? Thanks!
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From Europe. Flying into USA with an ESTA and later visiting Canada 2 days, re-enter USA. Problem? [duplicate]

Coming From Europe. Flying into USA with an ESTA. Staying 3 weeks, followed by a 2 days visit to Niagara Falls Canada. Will re-entering the US be a problem, visa-wise?
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Work as freelancer while tourist in US for an already existing US client?

I already am freelancing for a client who is from the U.S. We were supposed to file for H1B this year. Due to unforeseen incidents we were not able to do so. Is it possible to visit US on a tourist ...
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What questions should I be able to answer when entering USA?

Last time I entered USA, the border officer asked me a lot of questions. Some of them were quite personal and others were about my destination in the USA. For example, he asked me where I would stay. ...
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Is it possible to do a self guided hike through Grand Canyon?

Is it possible we can hike/canoe WITHOUT a guide? We would like to get lost and camp out remotely. I checked the rates guided hiker/canoe. They're ridiculously expensive!
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Why do mileposts on US Interstates increase South to North instead of North to South?

Not sure if this will be on topic but I'd like to know anyway: Why do mileposts on US Interstates increase South to North instead of North to South?
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Flying with someone else's children

I am looking to take two of my nephews (12 and 10) on their first flight. The flight will be about 1 hour long and will stay within the state. Do I need some kind of written consent from their ...
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What are the residence requirements to use a foreign driving licence in California?

On the back of Driving license in California, and as per California's DMV on International Driving Permits: California does recognize a valid driver license that is issued by a foreign ...
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Where is Steinbeck's “Salinas Valley”?

I live in the South-Eastern US and am planning a long road trip out West. One of the things I've always wanted to experience for myself is the beautiful Salinas Valley which Steinbeck describes so ...
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Are you able to bring bagels into South Korea on a flight?

My friend is going to NYC for a week. Currently in South Korea, we want to share the lovely NYC/NJ bagel. Assuming my friend packs the bagel in a airtight container to keep freshness, what is the ...
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Foreigners attending events on US bases in Okinawa

I found out that there are some kinds of events held on land that is part of US bases here in Okinawa that are attended by the general public, Japanese and American. The particular event I noticed ...
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Maximum Number of Occupants crossing US/Canada Border

There was a question on the maximum number of occupants in a vehicle in Oklahoma. Now I have an issue: My wife will be driving to Canada with our friends the car she wants to drive is an SUV with 2 ...
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Places/Landmarks to see in West Lafayette, Indiana [closed]

I will be visiting Purdue university to give a talk in a week. Unfortunately the only free hours I will have are the evening of the 10th of March and that of the 11th of March. I checked Tripadvisor ...
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With the ESTA visa-waiver for the US, what if you have a reason to need more than 90 days?

So I was looking at some long distance hiking trails in the US - the Pacific Crest and the Appalachian. Both require 5-7 months to hike the whole thing. This is fine for locals, but what about ...
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May kids ride in the back of a 5th Wheel in the US?

I'm investigating changing to a 5th wheel RV - that's the kind of travel trailer that you tow behind a pickup. In such a setup, there is no access from the driver in the truck to the living space ...
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Transiting US to Korea with ESTA

I visited(with ESTA) U.S. June-Sept(about 85 days) 2013 and revisited U.S. in Jan 1st 2014 and planning to go to Guatemala on March 27th. I'm planning to travel Guatemala for about 10 days and ...
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How much extra time should I reserve to enter the US from Canada with the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel Bus as a European VWP citizen?

As a citizen of a VWP country (The Netherlands), I do not need ESTA to enter the USA by land: If you are a citizen of a country that participates in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), and you enter ...
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Travelling with beach sand in carry-on

I'm making a trip back home (to the coast) shortly, and I would like to bring back sand from the beach with me as a keepsake or memento. It's just a short weekend trip, and I won't be checking any ...
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Association of travel agencies in the US?

In case of a bankruptcy of a travel agency, you have the chance of losing all the money that you already paid. Therefor, there are associations of which a travel agency (of any size) can become a ...
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Wildcat trail when Valley Drive is closed

I am planning a trip to Monument Valley in March. At this period, Valley Drive is closed at 4:30 pm. Is it still possible to hike Wild Cat trail after that time, from "The View" parking lot?
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Canadian visiting the USA after previously being denied?

I am hoping to hear from other people with similar experiences. What I am wondering is, what are the chances that I will be denied entry into the USA, after having been denied in the past? See the ...
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US Visa Waiver for Chilean Citizens, when will it go into effect?

From what I read on site for US Embassy in Santiago, the Chile has been nominated US Visa Waiver program. http://chile.usembassy.gov/non-immigrant_visas.html Now, does anyone have idea when this ...
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Travel (living) cost in the US for two weeks (New York and Los Angeles) [closed]

PLEASE NOTE that this question is more about finding out people's experience. I would appreciate it if someone shares his/her experience during US travel. I am open to anything. I will be visiting US ...
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Can I use my probationary Australian driver's license to rent a car in the United States?

I got into this driving thing kinda late, which means I have a probationary driver's license from Victoria, Australia that looks kinda like this: (courtesy Angie Sommer's blog) This basically means ...
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Right turn signal in Pennsylvania - can I turn on red?

I am travelling in Pennsylvania, USA, and I come across this sign: Intersections here often have three sets of traffic lights, one with left turn signal signs, one with right turn signal signs, and ...
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Issues with US immigration after alleged overstay - how to handle?

I arrived in Miami International Airport (Feb 2013) and was taken aside by immigration who stated I had overstayed in the US in 1995 by a few days. It was claimed that I had not left the US and they ...
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Syrian Citizen : USA transit Visa? [duplicate]

I'm, Syrian Citizen, travelling from Dubai to Turks and Caicos. The plane transit by NY JFK, do I need transit Visa.
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Is it legal to look for work in the US while on a B1/B2 (Business Visitor) visa?

I have got 10-year multiple entry US VISA on my Indian passport. I got it to attend a technical conference. I was curious to know if I give job interview during this visit? I may not have time in ...
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How can I witness a United States Supreme Court session?

Supreme Court Visitor Services Page talks about how to enter the building and says that "no photography or video recording is permitted inside the Courtroom" but doesn't really explain how to explain ...
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Can I renew my US passport by mail while I'm outside the country?

I'm sure this is a pretty unique situation I've gotten myself into, and it's certainly complicated. I'm not sure what I should be doing. I came to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in May of 2013. I got a ...
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Do I need an US Visa if I have a traffic caution?

I am currently planning a round the world trip and intend to be entering the USA at LAX coming from Fiji. I was involved in an accidental traffic collision in the UK and received a caution for ...
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Shipping motorcycles from Russia to USA

A friend and I are thinking of doing a motorcycle trip around the world (Long Way Round). I know the airport in Magadan is now closed. Does anyone know of an airline which would ship two motorbikes ...
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Car rental in USA standard rules

Can anyone write (for first time renter) what are the standard rules and liabilities for car rental in USA. I just want to have some information on what i need to know before renting, what will be ...
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Are there any good guides for what to take on a bicycle trek on the Pacific coast (Seattle to San Francisco)?

I'll be cycling through relatively lonely areas for a few weeks (towns every 40 miles or so). I'm looking for a good guide on what gear to pack. It's the Pacific coast trail from Seattle to San ...
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Transit Visa in US [duplicate]

I am a foreign student with a Canadian Resident Permit. I intend to travel back to my country for a holiday and will come back to Canada to pursue my study. My flight to my country (Zambia) is through ...
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Why is Amtrak so expensive in the Northeastern US?

Why is Amtrak so darn expensive in the Northeast US? I just looked up a train from New London, CT to Boston, MA (a 2 hour car trip); the round trip cost for two people was $200. Traveling by rail in ...
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How to tip in the United States?

Tipping customs in the United States can be surprising for people who travel there for the first time. It happened to me when I used a shuttle van service out of LAX a few years ago. To sum up the ...
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Is it possible for non-residents to shoot at a range in the State of Georgia (US)?

I am interested in going to a range to shoot both hand guns and rifles while in Georgia. Is it legal to do this in Georgia as a non-resident, and if it is legal, is it common for ranges to deny entry ...
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Why does US Customs & Immigration ask the purpose of my trip when I'm returning home?

As a US citizen, when I re-enter the US, I am often asked where I was, how long I was there, and the reason for my visit. Why am I asked these things? Am I required to answer? Don't I have a legal ...
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Is cheek kissing common in the US?

I am French and I was told American people usually just say hi, shake hands or sometimes hug if they know well each others. I have been living in California for the last few months and I noticed that ...
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Where to convert USD to AUD for maximum benefit?

What would be the best way to convert United States dollars to Australian dollars? Is it better if I visit my local bank? Or is it better to exchange at the airport? If airports are better which ones ...
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When to arrive for a NBA game?

We are going to a basketball game when visiting Ney York (Knicks vs Raptors at the Madison Square Garden). The game starts at 8:00 PM. When is a good time to arrive at the arena? Photo by flickr ...
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Arriving in the US from a non Visa Waiver country

Visa Waiver program means that citizens of certain countries can come to the United States without the need for a visa. Germany is on this list. Poland is not. A friend of mine has both Polish and ...
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Can I cross the border into Canada using my birth certificate and a photo ID?

I want to go to Canada for the casino but I don't have an enhanced license or a passport I want to know if I can get over and back home.
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How long does it take to renew a US passport?

For US citizens living in the United States, how long does it typically take (from start to finish) to renew a US passport? If the expedited fee is paid, how fast can it be done?