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

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Can I refuse to pay auto-gratuity in a restaurant?

I got the following receipt at some restaurant in the USA: Can I refuse to pay auto-gratuity, or pay a lower percentage of gratuity, given that it wasn't mentioned on the menu and no restaurant ...
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What to tip a complimentary limo in Vegas?

I'm booked-in for a stay at a major casino-hotel in Vegas where the extortionate monthly room fee includes a complimentary limo pick-up from the airport to the hotel - complete with driver holding a ...
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Can I travel to another country from the US without a passport if I have my green card

Can I travel to another country from the US without my passport even though I have my green card
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Journey from India (Bombay/Mumbai) to USA on ship

I'm planning to travel from India (Bombay/Mumbai) to USA on ship. I'm a newbie and I don't know anything about freighter travel. I just want to know what are the possible ways of travel and also the ...
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How to find the amount paid for a ticket?

I'm trying to find out the cost of a flight that my daughter took on June 9, 2015. Where can I get this information? I tried going to the airline's site, but it was no help.
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Visiting girlfriend with a B1/B2 visa regularly

I am a Turkish citizen holding a US B1/B2 visa living in Canada. My girlfriend is a Canadian citizen, holding a TN-1 visa, will be living in US in a few months. We will be visiting each other with ...
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Travelling on Advance Parole [closed]

I'm a Pakistani residing in US and last year, I got married to a US-citizen. I applied for permanent residence, and I'm currently waiting for the final interview before the green card is issued. But ...
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Can I visit London with a US visit visa during a 11 hours lay over at LHR? [duplicate]

I hold an Indian passport and I am flying to Seattle, US from Bangalore, India via LHR, London and the layover is 11 hours. Can I visit London with the US visit visa I have (this is accepted in many ...
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Visiting the US twice under one ESTA? [duplicate]

I'm from the UK and will be visiting Florida for the second time this year to spend the summer under an ESTA. I have enough money to cover accommodation for two months and expenses without having to ...
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UK citizen, US company, living in UK: Can I use an ESTA?

So: I am a UK citizen I work for a US company I currently live in the UK and have no US visa What am I allowed to do when I enter the US on an ESTA? Am I allowed to work if I am getting paid in a ...
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Visa Waiver Program and working within the US [duplicate]

I am employed by a US company but live and work in the UK. I also get paid into a UK bank account. Can I travel to the US with an ESTA and remain under the VWP for business meetings or short term work ...
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Author visiting the USA for vacation under the Visa Waiver Program - Can they write?

I was wondering if an author of ebooks, who is registered as self employed as a freelance writer in the UK, can visit the USA on the Visa Waiver Program and continue to write, if he or she does not ...
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Where can I buy US prepaid credit card outside US?

I am thinking about going to the US and to reduce the amount of cash I carry, I plan to use a prepaid credit card for as many transactions as possible (i.e. gas, store purchases, etc.) I have a few ...
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US resident UK passport

I am a US resident alien on a valid "green card". My UK passport expires on March 04 2024. If I go on holiday outside USA, will I need the new bio-metric UK passport to re-enter the USA?
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Parents names in their passport are not matching the names in my passport. do I need to specify 2 names in B2 VISA application and other documents?

I am from India. And I am working in USA on H1B VISA. Due to clerical mistake my father education documents have different last name than his original. Same carried to his job documents also. Where ...
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Can I reenter US with my ESTA? [duplicate]

I am traveling to USA in summer not with visa but only with ESTA. I will also be attending a wedding in Dominican republic which means leave for 2-3 days and then come back to US. Does my ESTA allow ...
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What is the US Visa Waiver Program and what is an ESTA?

I wish to travel to the US and think I am eligible to do so under the Visa Waiver Program. I found a lot of information out there but am still having some trouble understanding how this works. What ...
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I have a British passport from 2006 September and going to Florida. The passport in has camera symbol. Is it valid?

I am going to Florida in a few days. I have a British passport that I acquired in September 2006. It has a "camera" symbol on front and is biometric. Just seen news items that only passports from ...
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UK Citizen working and living in Australia moving to America but continuing to work for Aus company [migrated]

I am a British citizen and have been living in Australia for three years where i have been sponsored and have been on a 457 visa for the last two. My partner is American and we are now planning a ...
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Amount of money needed to apply for a B1/B2 US visa in Russia?

I have a friend that wants to come and spend some time with me in the U.S. from Russia. She has told me that in order to get her visa approved she has to show that she financial means while here with ...
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Can I volunteer while in America? [duplicate]

So I'm staying in America for 12 weeks soon and was wondering if I can do volunteer work while there? I'm visiting on an ESTA and am a UK Citizen, if that helps!
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Am I a repeat traveler in terms of ESTA?

I am currently travelling to the US and I have a EU passport. I also have a valid ESTA document. I fly from Germany to Chicago and continue with a domestic connection flight. Chicago Airport ...
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12 weeks in America - What questions should I prepare for? [duplicate]

So, to put it simply I'm going to America for 12 weeks and staying with a friend and her parents the entire time. They've already agreed to feed me and pay for all my basic needs if necessary. I've ...
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Do I need to tell the USA I changed my name?

I changed my name recently (First and last due to simply disliking my birthname) and received my new passport. I visited the USA last year in December with my old passport and old name, do I need to ...
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Is it possible to travel to the US to speak at a conference under the rules of VWP?

In a month's time, I'm travelling to the United States to speak at a conference in Jacksonville (unpaid). I don't know if I need a special visa for this, as the border agency website doesn't have info ...
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Can a Tourist from a VWP country carry (Rent/ Borrow) a gun in say Florida

Looking to find out if it is legal to borrow or rent a gun from an individual(s) or company to use to either visit the various gun ranges or wildlife hunting in Florida. I have a shotgun licence in ...
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Trip to Canada by car [duplicate]

I would like to know how many tolls are between Maryland and Canada. Planning a road trip to Niagara Falls, Canada and need to know how much in tolls I'll need to pay?
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New US passport hasn't arrived in over 10 weeks. What to do next?

I applied on February 11th at an acceptance facility. In approximately April, a received a letter from the Department of State asking for more info, which I promptly provided within 2 weeks, and info ...
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How to travel from Chicago International Airport to Bloomington, IN [closed]

A friend of mine is travelling to US for first time. She is planning to land at O'Hare Chicago Intl. airport and from there she will be travelling to Bloomington, IN. Flight tickets from her source ...
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Can I still pay for a motel using a card without the card security code? [closed]

My friends and I bought a prepaid card, but we misplaced it. We had booked a room at a motel in the U.S. with the card. We have the card number and the expiration date, and we have tried to log in to ...
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I have a Mexican and EU passport. May I travel to the US as a business visitor while in the process of getting the TN visa? [closed]

My company's plan is to have me travel to the US using my EU passport and the VWP (Visa Waiver Program) as a business visitor to perform work at a customer's office. In the meantime I'll also get ...
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Can a tourist buy a gun in the USA?

This came up as a discussion. With recent incidents in the news, it's often argued by some members of the public in the US that guns are a requirement for safety, and that everyone should have the ...
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What are the rules for taking electronics and other expensive gifts from the USA to the EU?

I am an American with residence in Belgium. I came here to the USA for the holidays and brought my old, iPhone, iPad and my MacBook. Now, here, I want to buy a new iPad and also a surface pad, among ...
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Newark tight connection doable [duplicate]

Going to Munich from Memphis through Newark. We have 1:35 to change planes both ways. Will we have a problem? especially on the return flight when we go through customs at Newark?
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Can a person in the USA fly with an expired driving license?

The company I work for has asked me to attend a training class on the other side of the country. However my situation is my drivers license expired a few days ago. I do however have a separate ...
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What is the purpose of asking the names of my parents on a USA ESTA application? [duplicate]

I have just applied (successfully) for an USA ESTA Visa Waiver as an UK Citizen. During the online application process it asked for the names of my parents as required information. What is the purpose ...
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Florida → Cuba ferries are starting soon - but when?

Ferry services between Florida and Cuba have been approved, which is pretty huge. However no definitive schedule has been set. I'm asking this question so that when a date is known, it can be put as ...
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Why do they now ask for parent's names on the US ESTA application?

The ESTA application form now asks for parent's names. My parents are both dead, and I am 66 yrs old.
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Why would passengers on a diverted flight not be allowed into the terminal?

I was recently on a flight to Washington DC, but due to adverse weather conditions at DCA we were redirected to Philadelphia to await suitable conditions to land in Washington. When we landed at PHL, ...
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What regulations should a European driver know when driving in the US?

There are the obvious ones. The US has the keep-your-lane system, where as in Europe you are expected to keep to the right (left for UK) as long as possible. On my latest travel to the US, I was ...
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Book flight within Canada on US airline

I live in Toronto. I'm flying down to LA this summer as part of a summer program at UCLA. They've offered to reimburse me up to $600 USD for travel. I have a friend who lives in Vancouver, and so I'd ...
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What does “excluded” mean on the CBP airport wait times report?

I can't imagine what this could be. It seems too low for GE/Nexus and way too high for refused entry. What is it...?
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Can I return an Alamo rental car to an Enterprise location?

I have a car that I rented through Alamo rental but the nearest Alamo location is over an hour from me, not to mention traffic. Can I return the Alamo car to the Enterprise (a parent company of ...
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Budget airlines, US to Canada

Are there any low-cost airlines flying from the United States to Canada? Especially looking for any companies not listed on the travel ticketing sites (Orbitz, Expedia, and such ). For example, ...
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Where can a tourist play horseshoes in Washington, DC?

A Brit who has never been stateside before but has devoted rudimentary study to American folklore plans to visit the Smithsonian Museums in Washington DC. Specifically the Museum of Crafts and the ...
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Re-entry to USA after flying back to the UK for 2 weeks (ESTA) [duplicate]

I'm flying to the US in June for a total of 67 days in order to visit my girlfriend. I would have liked to stay the full 90 days but I've had to book an earlier return flight so I can come back to the ...
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Can I book a different accommodation after receiving my US visa?

I applied for a US visa and got it. During the application, I reserved some room in a hotel just to get a phone number and an address that I could use to fill the DS-160 form. After getting the visa I ...
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Is leaving the US for a couple of days enough to get another 3 months in the country?

I hope someone can help me. I am currently on holiday for 3 months in America under the Visa Waiver Program and would like to stay an extra 2 or 3 weeks. I know I will have to leave the country, ...
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Do I need Health Insurance to Qualify for a US Visitor's Visa?

I will be going for a US visitor's visa (non-immigrant B1/B2) interview in Bern and have all the necessary documents but just remembered I do not have international travel insurance. Is it required ...