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

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US: Immigration officer demanded I leave the country after 2 months (when VWP gives me 3 months)

I had a very traumatic experience recently while trying to enter the US. I was almost denied entry for having a "story that was too vague" according to the immigration officer. I lived in the US and ...
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I am a German citizen visiting my girlfriend in the US for 2 x 50 days a year under the VWP. Can I work remotely and will I have to pay US Taxes? [duplicate]

I am a German citizen visiting my girlfriend in the US for 2 x 50 days a year under the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP). I already read that some immigration officers might make problems here due to the ...
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Apply for US passport for my child; other parent is abroad

My daughter was just born in California while I was on a visit to the US. My husband is in Turkey and cannot travel to the US to apply for our child's application for a US passport. How can he ...
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Can I get arrested for loitering?

Loitering seems to have incredibly vague definition, according to Wikipedia. It seems that it's illegal, even if you don't seem to be doing anything wrong. In the US, there are signs to this effect, ...
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Can I travel within the USA only with the I-551 stamp from passport?

I came to United States 1 month ago as a F-25. Right now I'm in Puerto Rico but my boss wants me to visit him in Boston to go shopping gadget, and then my uncle wants me to visit him in Minneapolis, ...
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Will I get any trouble after forgetting to return I-94 form on time?

Introduction Last summer I went for a trip in the USA. They stapled the I-94 form in my passport and was suppose to return it within three months (I think). I left the USA after 2 weeks only and did ...
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What to expect at a Global Entry application interview?

I applied for the Global Entry program a couple of days ago, and I noticed a few mentions throughout the application process to an interview that I would need to schedule as part of the process. What ...
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Is Global Entry active immediately after the interview?

My GE application has been approved and I'm thinking of scheduling my interview a couple of days before a domestic trip in hopes I can participate in Pre-Check. Does anyone know if they will give ...
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Laptop and tablet restrictions within US air travel

I will be flying to Boston, MA from Cincinnati, OH for a 6 month internship. I want to carry two laptops(a mac and a windows) along with an iPad in the cabin baggage. While the mac is my primary ...
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What's a “Redress Control Number”?

When booking a flight reservation recently, I noted it had a non-compulsory field asking for a Redress Control Number for your reservation. I gather this is somewhat related to the No Fly list, but ...
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Unclear about visa type: US tourist vs transit

I am travelling to Colombia (South America) via US and have 12 hour stay in Washington (evening and night). I wanted to apply for US tourist visa so that I can possibly go out for evening and also ...
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Should I renew my passport before it expires?

If I plan on taking an international trip early next year (several months from now) but my passport is expiring in a couple months, is there any benefit in renewing it before it expires versus waiting ...
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Fast re-entry on renewed ESTA?

I created an ESTA in January 2014 and then entered the U.S. on that ESTA two times in 2014 and then in April 2015, in all cases in SFO. On my visit in May 2015 I found to my delight I could now use a ...
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Limit on electronics while traveling to India from USA [duplicate]

I am travelling to India from USA. I am carrying a couple of tablets, couple of phones and perfumes. Are these items dutiable in India i.e., should I pay customs duty for the items? Also how much USD ...
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ESTA and I94-W when entering by road in the US [duplicate]

I have a European passport. I applied to ESTA recently (less than a month ago) when I transited in the US (and exited the terminal, since the next plane was in another terminal) I now have a stamp ...
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Is a Ferry Boat Service running from Venezuela to Trinidad? [duplicate]

Ia a Ferry running from Venezuela or British and French Guiana to Trinidad/Tobago?
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How do carpool lanes in the US work?

I'm doing some research for our roadtrip through SW USA (+Calif.) and ran into "carpool lanes" and this came to my attention: Hopefully if you're not travelling alone, you will be allowed to ...
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Secondary school in the US just for one month

I am in the process of planning 1 or 2 month long visit to the USA, with my children presumably on J-2 visas. One of the still open questions is, should my children attend a secondary school while ...
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Overstaying US Visa Waiver Program

I have a tricky question regarding an overstay of the Visa Waiver Program. I'm an Australian citizen who's spent the last 5 months or so in Mexico, and will be heading back home soon. In order to ...
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If someone is visiting the US under ESTA for 90 days, goes to Mexico for another 90 days, can it return to the US to get a plane to Ireland (home)?

me and my partner both live in Ireland and are currently visiting family in the US under the ESTA visa, and are staying for the 90 days allowed. We just decided to go 3 months to Mexico and drive up ...
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Taking a photo in a US supermarket

When I went to a supermarket in the USA, I was amused by the exotic vegetables, so I took a photo of the vegetable shelf. Soon, a worker came and told me angrily "You are not allowed to take photos in ...
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Is it rude to ask if the food contains pork or alcohol?

Some years ago, I was invited to a friend's place. The home-cooked food contained alcohol, and I don't eat or drink anything that contains alcohol (religious reasons). I was shy enough to eat it to ...
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Welcome signs in Texas

Why does Texas have "Welcome To Texas" sign in Texas border ? But "Welcome to Virginia" or "Welcome to Washington" or "Welcome to Maryland" signs aren't there?
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Travel back to India from US for good with no passport

I am Indian Citizen. I came to USA on H1B work visa. My H1B extension got denied and I could not renew my passport at the Indian consulate in San Francisco, CA because the passport renewal ...
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Studying in US under J1 Visa, also have current ESTA, can I stay after grace period using ESTA? [closed]

I will be studying in the US using a J1 exchange visa in January, but the visa expires (as well as the grace period) before my intended departure date at the end of July. The grace period expires 3 ...
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Is it wise to pretend to be Christian to safely travel through the US?

In this Economist blog it is stated: In the most religious parts of America, it is tough being a secular teenager. Many of the kids at Camp Quest say that, at school, they either keep quiet about ...
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What are the prices of coffee in Poland compared to USA

I live in USA but I'm traveling to Poland for the summer. I am wondering what are the prices in USD of coffee in Poland.
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Is it possible to avoid removing my shoes if doing so will interfere with a supportive ankle brace?

So I injured myself yesterday and sprained my ankle pretty badly. I can stand and walk on it, but it's difficult and painful; I have a supportive brace on my foot at the moment that helps quite a bit, ...
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Effect of earlier US B1 visa reject on F1 application [closed]

I had applied for US B1 visa through my employer. It was rejected. AFAIK, it is because of the intended duration of stay. The officer was not convinced and issued a reject. Reason: 214 (b). Now I will ...
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Under 18 year old overstay in the US returned back to Europe, am I still able to re enter the US? [duplicate]

My question is am I eligible to re enter the US? In more detail, I have overstayed my US visa for a couple of month in which my mother has received her green card therefore she can enter the US, ...
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Auto insurance for visitors? (Washington state, US)

If I have a visitor from abroad, do I need to add them on my auto insurance policy temporarily for them to be able to drive in Washington state? I'll double check with the insurer, but I would like ...
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Travel from USA to India with an expired H1B visa

I am going to travel to India. I was on H1B visa in the USA and it has now expired. I have a valid Indian passport but the American visa is expired. If I travel from the USA to India, will I have ...
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Procedure for traveling to the US on a green card

I have a Green Card. Years ago I traveled to the US without a Green Card and one had to fill out something online 24 hours before traveling. Does this apply to Green Card holders? Are there any ...
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my dad is a uk citizen, been living in thailand for 15 years,

my dad is uk citizen living in Thailand for 15 years received a ESTA to travel to US for 90 days, he is going back to Thailand for 30 days and will be traveling back to US for another 90 days does he ...
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Easiest way to carry two laptops to India and back from USA? [duplicate]

I am traveling to India from US soon and I will be carrying with me a work laptop and my personal laptop. I will be bringing both the laptops back to the States with me. What is the easiest way to ...
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Immigration officer that stopped me at the airport is texting me. What do I do?

Yesterday my cousin arrived to Chicago from Mexico, she is visiting family there to spend the holidays, this is not the first time she visits. She was stopped by immigration, because they thought it ...
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Limit on alcohol bottles or containers when traveling back into the US

Is there currently a limit or maximum allowance of declared number or measurement of alcohol (whether wine, liquor, beer) bottles/containers when traveling into the United States for American Citizens?...
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Received a letter from Toll Roads asking for Toll Due. Is that a scam?

Does anyone know anything about this? (I edited this so that whoever traveling to Orange County may find this useful) I received a letter from thetollroads.com asking for $6.25 fee. And it warned me ...
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India to Jamaica via UK and USA: do I need transit visas?

I am going to Jamaica for medical conference, and I am book my flight via UK and New-York connected flight, Just tell me should I need visa for USA, uk to catch connected my flight? I will stay in ...
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Does a US immigration officer really have the power to deny entry to the country at personal will?

Quite some comments exist that in the end it is the individual immigration officer that has the final call to let you enter the US or not and that there is no way of objecting that decision. Given ...
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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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What exactly can US immigration search or ask me to do to enter the US

There's a discussion on the (probably soon to be vanished) comments on this question about what US immigration can and cannot do. Is it possible to get a definitive answer on this? I assume they can ...
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Using mobile internet with a Elephone P7000 in the USA

I'd like to fly to the USA at the end of January and I was wondering if my phone (Elephone P7000) supports any of the frequency bands in the USA. I am flying to Cary, North Carolina and my phone ...
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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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Can I drive in the United States with a Spanish issued drivers licence?

I am travelling to the US - can I drive using my Spanish driver's licence ?
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Why do some airlines charge more for break journeys

I am planning to visit Atlanta in the US from Munich. I also have a friend of mine in Toronto and I see Air Canada and Lufthansa do have halts at Toronto on the way to Atlanta or back to Munich. Air ...
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Entering using American passport and leaving using Polish Passport

I flew out to Poland in August entering Poland using my American passport because at the time I only had one passport. You can stay in Poland for three months without a visa. During my three months, I ...
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Cost for US cell phone users to receive international calls

This is a question not from the point of view of the traveler, but from the point of view of someone in the US receiving calls from a traveler abroad. In general, for the major US wireless carriers, ...
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Failed driving test; alternatives to driver's license for minor's re-entry to the US?

My 16 year-old from the U.S. wishes to visit me in Canada for the holidays. She planned to obtain an enhanced driver's license, but she failed her test. Can she be refused re-entry into the U.S. ...
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Visiting national parks in the USA in Jan-Feb [closed]

I would like to know what National Parks are suitable for a young couple (30's) who travels for a 1 week in the USA. The only constraint I can think of is the winter of the late January - early ...