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

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Changing leftover foreign currencies from travel back into dollars

I have been very lucky and have been able to travel this year. However, now that I am preparing to go back to the US, I realize that I have collected various small amounts of money (usually equivalent ...
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Calling USA from Schiphol (Amsterdam)

My parents are travelling to the US for the first time and have not ever been on international travels. They have a layover in Schiphol and I want them to contact me. I have never personally transited ...
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Do I have to go through Canadian immigration before crossing the border by walk to the US?

I'm going from Canada to the States by walk crossing the border on the Rainbow Bridge. Do I get my passport stamped / have do immigration on the Canadian side in order to cross the bridge and get to ...
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Flying to Costa Rica via US (transit only) do I need ESTA? [duplicate]

I have European passport. I plan to fly to Costa Rica with transit in NY but am not visiting NY (exiting airport). do I still need ESTA registration?
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Correct reasons for opting out of millimetre wave scanners

Having travelled through SFO a few times, and each time been asked to go through a millimetre wave (or backscatter) scanner, and each time 'opted out' and gone for the search (in public), I'd like to ...
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Re-entry to USA during time frame of original visa [closed]

I am a British citizen travelling in the USA for the last 2 months. On entry to the USA I got a visa valid for 90 days. I am planing to go to Mexico and was wondering if on the return entry to the ...
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What is a good way how to get list of sights for a road trip (e.g. for a roadtrip from Chicago to Niagara falls?)

I would like to get a list of sights along the route from Chicago to Niagara falls via Cleveland. How can one proceed when trying to obtain a list of sights in unknown area for further selection?
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When is Spring in the USA?

I am from Australia and want to visit the United States of America in the spring season. I am unsure of when the American Spring is.
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Knives in Checked Luggage (USA to Venezuela)

If I planned to fly into either Valencia or Caracas, would a small knife or knives (3"-6" blade) cause concern to someone working in the (Venezuelan) airport, if it were in my checked luggage? I've ...
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Public transport (Lynx buses) Orlando, FL - “fixed route” pass

I visited the Lynx website but I can't find any information on what the "fixed route" includes. Is it strict in the sense of fixed bus stops or is it more loosely defined as fixed lines? ...
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How to deal with a change of marital status between application and interview for a US F-1 visa? [closed]

I have prepared an application, which asks for marital status among many other information about me and my whereabouts. I'm an Indian citizen applying for a US visa of type F-1. As an applicant ...
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US Immigration Worries - Overstayed in 2000

I'm a Canadian citizen and back in 2000, when I was young and stupid, I stayed longer than I should have in the US. I entered only with my passport. Eventually I came back to Canada and upon trying to ...
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Is a signature mandatory for a B1 visa invitation letter?

I have been invited to a conference in USA. I am going to apply for a B1 visa. Unfortunately the invitation letter doesn't have a signature on it. Only the email id and the website is there. Would the ...
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Washington DC to Hampton / Newport News by Ferry

I wonder if it is possible and how much it would cost to travel from Washington DC to Newport News (or somewhere near) by boat along the Potomac River?
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I have B1/B2 Visa. Can I travel for Business trip to US with this Visa?

I have been given B1/B2 Visa, but first time when I had applied, this for vacation & holiday. Now I have the requirement to go to US for meetings. Is this Visa good enough or do I have to apply ...
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How soon can I re-enter the USA having stayed for 90 days under the Visa waiver programme? I am a UK citizen

I am currently visiting the USA from the UK (I am a UK citizen) and am intending on staying here for the full 90 days under the Visa Waiver programme. How long would I have to stay out of the US at ...
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Do any US airlines make use of their right to fly between EU airports?

According to the EU–US Open Skies Agreement, Airlines of the United States are also allowed to fly between points in the European Union Are there any airlines who actually make use of that ...
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Can B1/B2 visa issued by company be used for tourist purpose too? [duplicate]

I had a business visa (marked B1/B2) applied through my current employer. I have also traveled to US for business purpose with this visa. Can I use the same visa for personal tourist travel too ? If ...
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Can the same B1 visa for USA be used after employer has changed?

A colleague was issued a 10-year B1 visa to travel to the US from India while at another company. Can he still use this same visa (within the 10 yrs of issue) for business travel with his current ...
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NYC travel from Miami [closed]

I am planning to take a four day vacation with my wife in New York. I need to know what is the best option: book hotel and air ticket together or separately? I will need some advice on selecting the ...
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Can I use a US cash machine when my PIN has 6 digits?

Some friends told me that it is problematic in the USA to use cash machines when you have a 6 digit PIN on your card, because most cash machines in the USA only accept 4 digits. Therefore I have two ...
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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 ...
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Foreign car insurance for Canada and/or the U.S

Still working on my plan to Ship my car from Europe to Canada or the U.S. We're planning on leaving early January. Shipping turns out not to be the problem. However, the next hurdle is: car ...
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Travelling to the US with codeine-based medicines

I'm travelling to the US next month, and I'd like to take my codeine-based painkillers with me. In the UK these are available without a prescription, over the counter from a pharmacist. (It isn't just ...
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Travelling to US on B1/B2 visa

I had applied and got a B1/B2 visa for business travel last year. The trip got cancelled. However I am required to make a business trip again. The agenda is trainings and meetings. On the invitation ...
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Insurance for travel to the USA while pregnant

I'm five weeks pregnant and accompanying my husband to the USA for two months. Can I get medical insurance? If so, what companies, premiums and coverage?
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Where can I get insurance for travel in late pregnancy?

My wife and I need to travel to the United States, but she will be 30 weeks pregnant by the time the trip ends. In addition to it being a very good idea in general, the US effectively requires travel ...
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How to get the best currency exchange rates for USD, when not in the US

I will be travelling to Mexico from Canada next month in an "all included" formula. I've been told that I should only bring US dollars as the people down there are used to it and prefer it to pesos. ...
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What kind of ID does the US accept when visiting bars or drinking age events?

For tourists visiting the states, what kind of ID do you need to carry with you to visit bars or drinking age events? I understand the passport is the main piece of ID but do they accept any other ...
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Can an American fly to Spain with a one way ticket? [closed]

I am going to Ibiza to work for the summer and am unsure if I can buy a one way ticket. I want to leave the trip open ended because I have never been to Europe and want to explore. I am obtaining a ...
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Converting Older United States Dollar Bills

I received from my Dad 150 American Dollars about 12 years ago. I never have thought to change this money but a few days I tried change it in a currency exchange in Sydney and the guy didn't change it ...
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Trip to Canada for EU citizen: visa requirements?

Next June I'm going to attend a conference+school in Canada for 2 weeks, flying from Europe with a possible layover of some hours in JFK; I am Italian citizen. Are there some requirements I must ...
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Are non-US citizens elegible to sign up for TSA-Pre?

My understanding is that it's a more complex process, but once you're processed, it's much faster to get through airport screenings in future. Is it available to non US citizens as well, and if so, ...
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Leaving the States on Visa Waiver and coming back

I'm travelling on the ESTA visa waiver, I'm now in the States but would like to go to Costa Rica for a bit (say 3 weeks) then come back to the States. All will be within my 90 day limit. Is that ...
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Can an EU national travel to the US on an EU passport that expires in 2 months?

I need to travel to the US next week on business however my passport expires in June. Are there any restrictions that would stop me from travelling?
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Leaving USA, going to Canada and back, do I need Canadian visa?

For my country of citizenship, I do need tourist visa for Canada. However, all I need to do (for the sake of arranging my immigration status in USA) is leave USA and come back, so I will not even ...
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has anybody re-entered the USA on the VWP, and how long was the time in between entries? [duplicate]

I know to re-enter the USA you are required to leave the continent and neighbouring islands. I plan to go to the USA at the end of May, stay for up to 90 days, but I would like to visit again and want ...
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Tips for driving on a different side of the road? [duplicate]

I am from India where we drive on the left side of the road and although I have reasonable experience driving in India I find it quite scary to drive in the United States as they drive on the right. ...
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US infant traveling to Japan: Passport requirements

I am a US citizen and my wife is a Japanese citizen. We live in the US. We have a 7-month-old daughter with dual nationality, and she has a US passport. Question: Does my daughter need a Japanese ...
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US employer suggests two 90 day contract periods instead of work visa. Is this okay? [closed]

I'm a Canadian going to work in the US for 5 months starting in May. My employer said that due to the fact I'm being hired a little late in the game, and the H1B work VISA takes several months to ...
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How early should I arrive at Logan (Boston) for a weekday late-afternoon flight?

I know that the question of how early to arrive at the airport depends on the airport and how busy it is at particular times. For a domestic flight leaving Logan (Boston) on a Tuesday at 6:30PM, with ...
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If I am on a 90-day visa waiver and find a possible employer what do I do? [closed]

My boyfriend is coming to stay with me in the US for 84 days under the visa waiver program, he is looking for a soccer job or employment. If someone finds interest in him and wants him to join their ...
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Most scenic route between Hartford, CT and Montreal

I'm going to be driving from Hartford to Montreal in June. According to Google Maps there are two possible routes: the 87 via Albany, NY or the 91/89 through Vermont. Both routes take about the same ...
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New H1B arrival, what do I need for the port of entry?

I just got my newly-approved H1B visa stamped into my (UK) passport and am flying to America in a week. Besides my stamped passport, and my I-797B (Notice of Action) document, is there any other ...
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H1B enter US through Guam

I am a Indian Passport holder with a valid H1B Visa. I am travelling from SFO to HKG via HNL and Guam. For my return travel to SFO, I am transiting again via Guam (and HNL). I want to double check ...
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Can you change from a J1 visa to an ESTA by going to Mexico for a few weeks? [duplicate]

I'm a UK National currently on a J1 visa as a student in the US which expires on July 13th (after the grace period) but my flight isn't booked until August 22nd as I want to do some more travelling ...
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Is it safe to cross the Canadian border with a J1 visa and come back on a B1 visa?

Is it safe to cross the Canadian border with a J1 visa and come back on a B1 visa? I have heard some stories about having to bring proof that you are leaving the states to your home country after. ...
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J1 visa applying for Canadian student visa [closed]

I am currently studying masters in the US and I hold a J1 visa. I want to continue my PhD in a Canadian university can I apply for a Canadian student visa (assuming I have been accepted by Canadian ...
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USA-Philippines flight via Toronto with US J1 visa

I am a J1 Visa holder of the United States and a Philippines passport holder. I have a layover flight of 22 hours at Toronto Canada. Will I be able to go out at the airport and look around and meet my ...
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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 ...