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

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Renting a Manual Car in the US

Neither specific websites of Hertz, Budget, Alamo, Enterprise, Thirftly or FOX allow you to specify that you want to rent a manual car. Neither do Kayak, Hotwire and Priceline. Is there a way to ...
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Question about ESTA

I have been traveling to U.S. on ESTA, but on my last trip they told me to get a tourist visa, because I had been first 5 weeks in the US and 4 weeks in Norway and then 3 months in u.s and 5 weeks in ...
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Do all American ATMs charge an extra fee for cash withdrawals on a foreign card?

I've just gone to take some cash out of an ATM (Cash Machine) in Seattle. I visited about half a dozen in the end, and every single one wanted to charge me an extra fee (typically about $3) for the ...
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Can an illegal alien fly domestically in usa? [duplicate]

I have a friend from the Caribbean who entered the US and overstayed her visa. Her passport is still valid. She now wants to visit me and I live in another state. Can she fly domestically, using her ...
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Will U.S. Customs at international airports be discreet when asking me about previous criminal charges?

I'm an F1 student visa. I was arrested in 2012 for a misdemeanor (soliciting a prostitute) when I was completing my MA. This incident, which I still regret it very much to this moment, has been ...
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Regarding electronic item to carry [duplicate]

I want to take 2 iPhones with me (36000 INR each) to India from USA,as i stayed 4 month here and I am resident of INDIA and went US for official work. Will there be any problem or any amount do i need ...
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Do I need a visa to transit in Dublin, when traveling from India to USA?

I am travelling to USA from India & returning, on Qatar Airways. Dublin is a transit layover for two hours. Is there any requirement for transit visa at Dublin?
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US layover Petty Offense Exception for passenger with a criminal records

I am a Canadian citizen working in Haiti. I have a criminal record for shoplifting (6 years ago) (less than 5000$) Most of the flight to come back to Canada have a lay over in the US. Do you think It ...
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Does the US currently issue independent B1 or B2 visas, or only the combined B1/B2 visas?

I know the US has these two most common visa categories: B1, business visa B2, tourist visa (This question is not concerned with the other visa types.) I also read constantly about a B1/B2 visa, ...
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Is the amount of water going over Niagara Falls very different in September compared to summer?

I am in Maple Shade, New Jersey and would like to visit Niagara Falls, NY (US side) by this month, after which it will get very cold and I would wait till the summer next year. Will the fall have ...
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Planning a trip to Niagara Falls on US side only (Amtrak)

We will be taking the train to visit Niagara. Following is the plan which we have created. We will be taking the Empire Service from New York Penn to reach Niagara Falls. If, the train reaches on ...
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Is there a legal limit to the amount of cash one can carry on domestic US flights

Is there a legal limit to the amount of physical cash a US citizen can possess when flying from one US state to another? I've heard that the United States government can and is seizing any amount of ...
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Is there a difference in insurance coverage when booking cars through Priceline/Hotwire, rather than booking directly on the rental company's website?

I was checking the car rental prices for priceline, hotwire (as a search engine) and on individual websites. The rates don't change much but what changes is the Loss Damage Waiver fee. ...
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What's the cheapest way to call China from the US with an AT&T cell phone?

My girlfriend got a new job that requires frequent travel to Shanghai, China. She has a Chinese phone and sometimes has Internet access. Aside from Skype/Internet communications, what's the cheapest ...
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What supporting documents do I need to bring on a trip to the US on a previously used B1/B2 visa?

I am a graduate student from India holding a valid B1/B2 US visa. I obtained it for attending a conference. Though I applied for B1 (conference/business) the visa type on my passport reads B1/B2. The ...
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How do I know when to use an adapter or a transformer? (Israel)

Israel uses a different plug shape than used in America, as well as a different voltage for power outlets (if I'm not mistaken, Israel uses 220V, while USA 110V). I could use an adapter like this ...
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Travelling with out of status F-1 visa [duplicate]

I wanted to make sure I can travel within the US with out-of-status F-1 visa. I got here about a month ago but I didn't attend the school due to some personal reasons. The graduate school deferred my ...
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What is a good way 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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Visit USA west-coast in camper

I'm planning a journey through California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada. I would hire a camper but I'm not sure if I can station everywhere with it. Is it possible in those states to park a caravan in a ...
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In Pennsylvania can you make a right-hand turn on a red arrow?

Just came to a red arrow. My husband thought you could turn right I said no....
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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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What do I need to do to move in with a friend and his family in another country? [closed]

I live in the United States and my friend lives over in England with his family. There's a very good chance that I'm going to be living with them somewhere down the line. I'll be working for my ...
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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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Bubble Wrap/Zip Lock - Harry Potter Wands

I am planning to take Harry Potter Wand collection with me from US to India. I want them to wrap them either in bubble wrap or paper so that they do not get damaged as these will be put in check-in ...
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Entertaining family stopovers on a driving trip from Pittsburgh, PA, to Chicago, IL

We are planning on driving to Chicago in November. We will be taking a 14 month old toddler, so driving straight through, stopping only for gas and food, is probably not going to be practical. I'm ...
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Can I pump my own gas in New Jersey, USA?

I've read conflicting reports online so I'm hoping someone can clear up my confusion.
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B1/B2 visa to J-1 visa, back to B1/B2 visa

Back in 2011, I applied and got my B1/B2 visa, which is still valid until 2016, but then in 2013, I got an internship in NYC, and got the J-1 visa which was only valid for 6 months (length of my ...
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Traveling without passport - just a Green Card - between US and UK?

My passport is with Indian Embassy who are processing a visitors visa but cannot promise to return it prior to a planned visit to UK. I am a British citizen living permanently in USA and in possession ...
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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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Bringing cash into the USA [closed]

For a First time immigrant travelling to the United States, Is there a limit in bringing in cash? I understand that when travelling to the U.S., you are only allowed to bring in a Limit of ...
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How often can I visit the USA on ESTA in one year? [duplicate]

Does anyone know how long a 'reasonable amount of time outside the U.S. in between stays' really is? I am dating a guy who lives there, this year I have visited three times and I am hoping on a ...
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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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Proof of funds for 3 month USA trip?

Questions are in bold, other information is not in bold. I am a UK citizen, 22 years old and will be meeting my boyfriend for the first time, staying with him (and his parents) and will have $1000 ...
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Is this document likely partly sufficient to obtain a USA medical visa?

I'm thinking of applying to the USA embassy in London for a medical visa. One of the requirements is of course for details from my doctor in my country, U.K. Although from 2012, I'm looking for ...
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Can I travel when US visa extension is pending?

I came to the USA with a B1 visa. My visa expired this month and I applied for a visa extension last month. I received mail of Official receipt notice (I 797) that extension is still pending. While ...
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How can I confirm that my I-94 form was correctly processed after leaving the US in 2007?

My father visited US on visitor's visa in 2007 for 20 days and submitted his I-94 while leaving. I am now in the process of applying his visitor's visa again. His old passport which had the visa stamp ...
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90 days stay with tourist visa in USA

Chile has VWP, yet I still have the regular tourist visa stamp on my passport and must enter the USA with it. If I leave the country (USA) for a few days to go to Canada and then return, does a new ...
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Is it worth booking Amtrak in advance?

Do Amtrak prices vary depending on how far in advance you book them, or are they the same price up until the day of travel?
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How can I rectify my passport error with the USA embassy?

I'm a Nigerian. I applied for a visiting visa in October 2014 but was denied visa because I had a fake stamp of another country on my passport (not USA). I did it because I was having a problem at my ...
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Is the US Passport Card beneficial as backup documentation?

I'm in the process of renewing my passport. Will I benefit in anyway from a US Passport Card as a form of backup/emergency documentation or for seeking consular services? Or perhaps as just a backup ...
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What did I do wrong in my interview for a US tourist visa? What can I do to avoid refusal in the future?

I went to the US embassy in New Delhi with my wife for a B2 visa interview. This is how the interview went: Interviewer: Why are you going to USA? Me: We are going for tourism. ...
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Does being granted a B1/B2 visa for the US and not going have any consequences?

I've been granted a 3-month B1/B2 visa for the US and now I can't go. Will having an unused visa in my travel passport have any consequences like future visas refusal? Do I need to do anything ...
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Re-entering the US on a valid visa after illegal entry to Canada

A few friends and I are planning on traveling to Montreal for a weekend. However, one of them is not a US citizen, and is here with a multiple-entry student visa in his Chinese passport, which does ...
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Am I banned from entering the USA?

Am a Nigerian. I applied for a visiting visa in October 2014 but was denied visa because I had a fake stamp of another country on my passport (not USA). I did it because I was having a problem at my ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa with a valid US student visa and an expired I-20 form

I have a valid F1 visa, but my I-20 and opt have expired. My H1-B application got selected in the lottery and I am eligible to stay in the US under capgap. Now however, for personal reasons, I need ...
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Can an Indian citizen traveling in the US on a tourist visa apply for an Australian visa?

My parents are currently in the US on a tourist visa. Now they would like to visit Australia on their way back to India. They are both Indian citizens. Can they apply for Australian tourist visa from ...
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Will Amtrak honor a saver ticket from an earlier station when other saver tickets are sold out?

I'm buying a train ticket on the long-distance Amtrak Empire Builder train that runs Chicago-Milwaukee-...-St. Paul-... I'm traveling from Milwaukee to St. Paul. All the saver tickets are sold out. ...
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Can I travel to the USA, in transit to a different country, without a flight back to my own country?

I'm an European citizen (EU Passport) and I'll be soon traveling to a Central American country. My flight has a one-night layover in the US, so I will actually enter US soil. I have done it in the ...
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Travelling via Zurich form USA to INDIA on H1b and OPT [duplicate]

please help me with my confusion, my H1b got approved in USA and iam going for its stamping to INDIA which is via Zurich with a layover of around 2hours., my question is can I travel to india this way ...
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What is the rationale for requiring White House tours be scheduled through a member of Congress?

According to https://www.whitehouse.gov/participate/tours-and-events Public tour requests must be submitted through one's Member of Congress. My question is… why is that requirement present? ...