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

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Where can I visit Anthony Howe's amazing wind-powered kinetic sculptures?

Mesmerized by Anthony Howe's incredible kinetic sculptures, I wish to see them in real life to appreciate their 3D structure: Besides Washington's Orcas Island, where can I see them? What are ...
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Is this temporary housing rate reasonable for washington DC? [closed]

I am planning to stay in a shared dorm room (studio style), 2 students in a room, 4 students in the apartment for 8 weeks. Is 2520 USD a reasonable price (+150 additional fee / processing fee)? I've ...
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Question about DS-160 arrival and departure flight

I want to go from Costa Rica to San Francisco, but there is a connection in Charlotte. So, should I put both of those flights on the form, or just the one I take from CR to Charlotte? Same accurs in ...
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Extending stay in the US beyond 90 days under the Visa Waiver Program (“ESTA Visa”) [duplicate]

I am going to be in the US for 100 days. As a european i am allowed by ESTA visa to be in the US during 90 days. For these extra 10 days is it possible to do an extension or to do another application ...
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Dual nationality : ESTA and non ESTA citizen with one valid nonimmigrant USA visa

I have dual French/Honduran nationality. I'm living in France, and I'll be soon traveling to Honduras for holidays. My flight will go through the US (One night stay). My Honduran passport has a valid ...
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Travelling through the US with Canadian Working Visa

I'm Australian and have obtained my Canadian working visa. However rather than flying direct to Canada I am meeting an American friend in LA and driving across the border. I have a return flight ...
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In Canada for 6 months, going back to US, how long until I can come back?

I'm a US citizen and online business owner. I've been in Canada for 141 days, and have a permitted 180 day stay. I want to leave to the USA to basically reset the 180 days. Can I do that? I don't ...
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VWP or B-2 Visa required?

My husband and I are planning a 6 months road trip in USA and Canada. We both hold passports that allow for VWP for 90 days. If we entered on VWP, I have read that we cannot extend beyond the 90 ...
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Traveling to Japan from the USA avoiding air travel? [duplicate]

This may be a bit of an odd question, but is it possible to make it to Japan without using an airplane. I have an inner ear disease and the last time I flew, it literally left me incapacitated for a ...
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Is it possible to drive to Hawaii?

I know there aren't any roads across the Pacific, obviously. But is there any possible way to drive a car to Hawaii? Let's say you were attempting to drive to all 50 states in the U.S., is there a ...
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Is it ok to bring sweets with dairy products into USA

My parents are visiting USA from India and are planning to bring me a few sweets and snacks that may contain egg, milk and/or cheese related products. The regulations on this seem a bit murky. ...
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I have a valid visa for the USA. I have visited Iran since it was issued. Can I still enter the US?

I have an Indian passport with valid US-visitor visa. Will I be allowed inside US after travelling to Iran now- having done so several times before?
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Should I renew my ESTA if my point of contact has changed? [duplicate]

Two months ago I entered the United States for business purposes. The point of contact I specified was "Company X". Now I need to visit the States again, for business purposes, but I'm visiting ...
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Re-entry to US on J-1 after visiting Iran [closed]

Assume I (German national) am living and working in the US with a J-1 visa. During that time travel to Iran for a vacation. Will I have to expect problems upon re-entering the US, or does the US ...
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Is the Hidden Valley Trail in Joshua Tree National Park toddler-friendly?

I'm planning to go to Joshua Tree National Park with my wife and 2.5 year-old daughter. I would really like to go to this Hidden Valley Nature Trail. It has great reviews all over the place, it's ...
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Arriving at JFK Airport; how does the taxi queue work?

I'm planning a trip to NYC in a month from now, and was looking for a taxi from JFK to Manhattan. I've read that there's a queue for taxi in every terminal. How does it work? How can I recognize it? ...
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US Permanent Resident and Citizen of Uzbekistan traveling to Canada do I need a visa?

I'm a citizen of Uzbekistan as well as a Permanent Resident of the US. I'm planning to travel to Canada for a short vacation but not sure if I need a tourist visa. I am having a hard time trying to ...
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Help a nervous flyer plan routes that minimise flight changes and time spent in the air

I'm new here! I'm just looking for some advice and some guidance. So, I feel like it's just better if I cut to the chase. I'm from Scotland and this year I was accepted to study abroad in the USA ...
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USA E-3 and B1/B2 visa processing time on entry

I have an approved E-3 (non-immigrant) visa (basically an H-1B for Australians), but my partner (not married) was only granted a B1/B2 (tourist) visa. Visa processing happens on entry to the USA, for ...
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Indian Citizen on F1 Visa in the US; Is it possible to apply for a UK tourist visa from India? [duplicate]

I'm an Indian student currently on an F1 Student Visa in the US and I have been staying in the US for the past 9 months. I am planning to travel to India on the 30th of April and then visit the UK on ...
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Visiting Canada and back on WT/WB admission [duplicate]

Is it possible to go for a quick visit to Canada while the US before going back to one's home country flying from the US ? Would one be denied re-entry even if the stamp on the passport is still valid ...
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Do I have to re-check luggage on a layover in Philadelphia?

I booked a flight from Ottawa (Canada) to Venice (Italy) but it has a transfer in Philadelphia, will I have to re-check my luggage in Philadelphia? The trip was booked through flighthub and though it ...
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Visitor Visas for USA and Canada for Australian Citizen

I'm a little confused by the US and Canadian Visa systems. I am wanting to travel around the US for approximately 2 months and then travel to Canada for approximately 4 months. Do I need to apply ...
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Do I need to confirm my medical appointment? [closed]

I am traveling in the US. I scheduled an appointment with some physician (no worries, I got a medical insurance). I know that sometimes patients in the US get called to confirm their appointment, but ...
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Can my licensed NY driver, age 17, drive in VA?

My daughter is traveling to VA; she has a valid NYS license. Can she drive in VA?
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Can I apply for a US tourist visa from any Indian consulate, or just from the one that's tied to my home state?

I live in Gujarat. When applying for a visa interview from the site https://cgifederal.secure.force.com/, it asks me for my state of residence. On selecting Gujarat, it assigns me to the Mumbai ...
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Can I carry a protein powder that is 16 oz and a quantity of 3? [duplicate]

My friends are fitness freaks. And they'd like 3 containers of 16 oz. whey protein powder. I am travelling from the United States to India by Lufthansa. The powder is comparatively expensive in India, ...
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Can I use the automatic visa revalidation to layover in the US?

Birth and residence: China, P.R. Current: F1 in US, with valid I20 & I94 (valid until 2018), visa expired, visitor visa of Canada Travel: Toronto -> Chicago -> Beijing My question is, can I ...
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US Visa date or I94 which is valid? [duplicate]

My father has visa till July 2016, and when we came to US in March 2016, immigration officer put date of Sept 2016. Now, I have to know that, can he stay till Sept 2016, or he has to leave US before ...
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Which visa for post-graduate observership in US?

I've been invited for an observership in the U.S. for a period of 2-3 month maximum. I am a medical doctor from Italy. I was thinking about coming on a "Visa Waiver Program" since my country is in ...
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Can you travel to the US 6 months before your tourist visa expires?

I've heard that you can't travel to the US 6 months before your visa expires. Is that true? Or does that only apply to 6 months until the expiration of the passport? (Or does it apply to neither?)
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Updating USA address for second visit on ESTA [duplicate]

I have followed the '3 simple steps' to update my ESTA as I want to change the address for which I am staying at in the USA, however they just sent me a copy of my current ESTA with the old address on ...
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Cross Border Work Visa Requirement?

I'm a Canadian citizen tour guide that will be picking up a group in the US and touring them for a week in the US before we enter Canada to finish the trip for another week in Canada. Do I require any ...
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Tax refund flying out of California?

I have an international flight from Los Angeles airport (LAX). I bought a laptop and tablet in the USA, and I wanted to know if I can get a tax refund. I know that the US doesn't have VAT, but I don't ...
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Need to carry heavy load to Goa on charity mission

We are practicing medical doctors in America want to do charity work in Mumbai and Goa we need to bring with us medicines and food and clothing and shoes for our patients .Frieght is expensive we were ...
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Is the use of APC Kiosks quicker than the paper method

In a week I'll be traveling from Europe to Santiago de Chile via Atlanta-Hartsfield (ATL). Does anyone have experience with the Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks at ATL? I have a relatively ...
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What measures are taken to prevent bombs being smuggled onto planes via insider jobs?

Especially as pertains to US airports? Is baggage checked at all once it has been loaded into the cargo hold? Otherwise, is there anything that prevents an airport employee from slipping something ...
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Where to go for a one day cycling trip in Northern California? [closed]

Are there any nice areas where you could rent a bike and go for a full day cycling trip somewhere along this route: https://goo.gl/5eRHjd ? (Northern California part) I'll have a car so getting there ...
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Up to date detailed US topo maps

What hiking topo maps should I buy in order to hike in US (e. g. Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and other national parks)? Is National Geographics maps the only available up-to-date option? Do ...
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Visitor visa for Grandmother

My grandmother is 85 years old and I want her to take a visitor visa for the US, but as she is partially having hearing problems and it is difficult for her to face the whole process for an interview, ...
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USA, travelling with more than USD 10,000

I will be leaving for USA in a little while, and I plan to carry around USD 12,500. I will be visiting my son there, and I will hand over that cash to him then. As I understand, if the amount is more ...
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infos about travelling to Hawaii [duplicate]

Aloha, I stay to hawaii for 3 months for vacation and also to see my daughter and her newborn baby, my grand daughter, So as I said I stayed for 90 days, I flew back to my country and will flight back ...
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ESTA, Visa, USA, Overstay, Help please!

I am currently in the US. Have been travelling and have only just checked my passport to find the stamp to leave says the 17th Sept. I must plead ignorance as I throughout applying for an ESTA I did ...
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Extending the stay in the US On the VWP once in the country

I m travelling to the US in June on the VWP and have a return flight 10 days later but I may want to extend this but still well within the 90 day limit. what are the implications on re entering later ...
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To convert my USD$ in to Euro in my country of origin or in Paris?

Hi everyone :) I live in Australia. I have a remaining money(2,000USD) from my previous trip in the US. Me and my husband are planning to visit Paris maybe in September. I'm not sure whether to ...
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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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Staying in the US after J-1 visa programme ends

This summer I will be in the US on a J-1 visa program, and will be there for a few weeks after the program ends (as I have a 30 day window to leave). I then plan to be in Canada for a few days, and ...
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B1 visa got refused under 214-B, what can I do to increase my chances before re-applying? [duplicate]

I recently applied for a B-1 visa and it got rejected under 214-B. I think I know why it got refused. The consular officer asked me 2 questions at the end after he made his mind to refuse my visa. ...
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Leaving and entering the US with a foreign passport

I am a dual national. I have both a US passport and a non-US passport. I live in the US. My US passport is currently being processed for renewal. I am unsure whether I will receive my passport in ...
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Ireland Transit Visa when flying from IND - Abu Dhabi - Dublin - US

My parents are Indian Citizens. They hold a valid B2 Tourist Visa to USA. I'm planning to book a flight with Hyderabad (India) - Abu Dhabi (UAE) - Dublin (Ireland) - USA. The leg from Hyderabad to ...