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

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Preferred method to exchange USD to CAD? [duplicate]

I don't do much traveling outside of the US but in a few weeks I will be driving from NYC to Canada. I am not sure what the best method would be to convert USD to CAD. Should I convert before I ...
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Visa Application Confirmation Number and Barcode Number in Appointment Confirmation are different. Do I need to reschedule another appointment?

This is how it happened: I completed Visa Application, got a confirmation number. I scheduled an appointment with the US Embassy. I got a confirmation with a barcode which is the same as Visa ...
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Taking opiates to the US

My mother is going to the USA in autumn by plane. Unfortunately she is dependent on medicals that contain an opium derivate. In many countries it is sufficient to bring a declaration of her doctor in ...
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What personal food can cross land border from Canada to the USA?

I am crossing the border from Canada into USA with a cooler full of personal food. After reading this document, I am not fully clear about the restrictions. I am bringing some processed pepperoni, ...
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Is NEXUS clearly better than Global Entry or TSA Pre-Check for US citizens?

I'm considering joining one of the US government's Trusted Traveler programs. I found this comparison chart on the Homeland Security website comparing TSA Pre-Check, Global Entry, NEXUS, and SENTRI. ...
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Peru Tourist Visa for Indian national in US with F-1 visa

I am a Indian national currently residing in the US with a valid F-1 visa. I am interested in travelling to Peru for a trip. Would I need a tourist visa? Their embassy website does not give a clear ...
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What (and where) are these points of reflection I saw from a flight?

Recently on a YUL-LAX flight (number AC797), I was sitting at one of the right side windows and saw these nine (may be unclear on image) extremely bright points of reflection. Easier to spot view ...
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Tourist activities in the Louisiana bayou swamp area with the recent floods?

I am planning a trip (in November!) to Louisiana and we would like to explore some of the swamp/bayou area in Louisiana. Currently we are thinking of Breaux Bridge exactly. A Texan friend advised ...
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Can a friend borrow my U.S. Debit Card with my consent?

I have a U.S. bank account with debit card and everything. Right now, I'm not in the U.S. but a friend of mine is going there for holidays. Can he borrow my Debit Card with pin so he can withdraw ...
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Have been to Mexico by land and re-entered USA within 1 hr by land

I am on non immigrant Visa (L1). I have been to Mexico via Land and re-entered the USA within 1 hour via land, when I re-entered the USA at port of entry immigration officer did not stamp anything in ...
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Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from San Francisco to Canada in 3 months?

I am considering flying to San Francisco next summer to hike the Pacific Crest Trail to Canada. Is 3 months likely to be enough for this route? I am only visa-exempt for 3 months and I really do not ...
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How many people are refused entry by the CBP?

An old CBP leaflet says Based on fiscal year 2005 data on a typical day CBP processes 630,976 aliens [and] refuses entry of 868 non-citizens at our ports of entry Is there a fresher set of data? ...
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Will I get the TSA Precheck benefits if I purchase Global Entry?

I was going to get Precheck, but I noticed that Global Entry is only slightly more money. Do all the perks of TSA Precheck come with Global Entry or would they have to be purchased separately?
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Working for a bed/food in USA, legal on what visa?

I would like to stay on a dude ranch in the USA for 3-4 weeks. A lot of the ranches offer work for bed/food, where you help take care of the ranch in exchange for a bed and a meal. However it is ...
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Name change on new passport, US Visa still valid on old passport

To match my degree name on O & A levels, I changed my passport name accordingly. So now my old and new passport have different names. On my old passport I have my US Visa which is still valid. ...
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Air travel without known date

I am planning a year long trip from the USA to Israel in the near future, however due to personal reasons I may have to delay the trip from anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. That being the ...
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Employer in Thailand [duplicate]

**Working in Thailand,having B1/B2 visa on my passport. Can an employer take employees passport to the US embassy and get employees visa cancelled? or Can my employer send someone else on my behalf ...
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Health insurance for elderly relative (80+) visiting the US

Does anyone have any advice/experience obtaining health insurance for visitors to the US? A relative who is over 80 may be visiting from Ukraine (most likely a tourist visa, so not more than about 3 ...
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Haven't used a 5-year US B1/B2 visa for 4 years. Can I still enter the US with it?

I got US B1/B2 for 5 years, but did not use it for the first 4 years. Now I intend to use it. Do you think it will be an issue considering I did not use it for the original purpose (which was a ...
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Is tap water drinkable in Massachusetts (and elsewhere in USA)?

I have been offered a position with a US-based company. This role is initially located in Massachusetts, but the company says I can live anywhere in US, as long as I am not too far from an airport. ...
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Is tap water in US safe to drink? [duplicate]

This might sound silly but I come from a place where we would typically have to buy bottled water or boil tap water to drink, so now that I'm spending 5 weeks at a Yale dorm, is it safe to drink from ...
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Should the USA visa interviewer have returned back my I-20 after the interview?

I applied for an F-1 visa and was interviewed this week. After the interview had finished, the officer had taken both my passport and my I-20 form. Only after I quit the counsel building did I notice ...
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Acceptance of USD bills [duplicate]

I have some USD bills of 2003-2006. The money changers in India do not accept them. Some accept but offer the exchange at 10% discount than the quoted rate. Are the bills legal tender. I also have ...
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What's the value of the “genocide” and similar questions on the US customs form I-94?

It's been a while since I’ve been to the United States, so I’m not sure whether it’s still being used, but I remember having to always fill out form I-94 which asked some odd questions: such as ...
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Refused tourist visa And ESTA more Than 2 years ago, can i apply for ESTA Again?

I have a question about visiting USA. I am Lithuanian who lives in UK since 2007. I visited USA with ESTA waiver visa 3 times in 2010-2012, never over stayed or broke any rules, after my ESTA ...
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Travelling from USA to Canada and return [duplicate]

I have an esta. I am flying into USA, staying overnight before travelling to Canada by land arriving in Canada 12 hours later. I will be in Canada 100 days. Will I be able to return by land to USA to ...
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Is there a ZIP code I can enter when paying-at-the-pump in the USA with a foreign credit card?

In the USA, many pay-at-the-pump fuel dispensers that accept credit cards require a 5-digit numeric zip code that corresponds to the billing address of the credit card. In Canada, for instance, we ...
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Is there a ZIP code I can enter when paying-at-the-pump in the USA with a South Korean credit card? [duplicate]

Im trying to use my South Korean Visa credit card at the gas pump and it is asking for my zip code. What am I supposed to do? Is there a generic ZIP code I can use?
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I had a ESTA, then applied for a US B-1/B-2 visa and was denied. Is my ESTA now void? [duplicate]

I only wanted to visit my son and new grandson and spend time with them. I feel now I cannot go an visit. The woman at the embassy did not even ask for any documents; she just basically said no, and ...
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Short hikes and views between Las Vegas and Salt Lake city [closed]

I will be spending a day driving between Las Vegas and Salt Lake city. I find myself completely enthralled by the red cliffs and canyons of Utah. I was wondering if anyone could recommend any stop ...
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New country visited after applying for a B1 visa to the US. How can I update my application?

I submitted my DS 160 for a B1 visa and was scheduled an appointment for 15 days later. In the meanwhile I traveled to a different country (Thailand) and thus my list of countries visited is not up to ...
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Importing a projector to the US from Germany

I have a projector in Germany that I bought for a modest price and I want to ask my friend to bring it to US (where I currently live). I was wondering will he end up paying import taxes? And is there ...
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What is the best time to leave from Baja Mexico to San Diego, California through Vehicle/Pedestrian crossings?

What is the absolute best time to leave from Baja Mexico to re-enter San Diego, California by either vehicle or pedestrian? This is assuming you don't have a Sentri Pass. I went to Mexico a few ...
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overstayed US waiver transfer, applying for H4 visa [duplicate]

I was told I should ask here for input. Just fyi, I I've asked lawyers about this and they've all said to try it and see what happens... My story is a bit long so I will try to condense. In 1996, ...
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Passport control: what airport is this?

I'd like to know what airport this is. In the image there seem to be three lines (besides the two clearly visible ones, the far left one says it's for US citizens, with some other text, and for ...
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Can visitors to the US with an ESTA leave and re-enter by land?

An 18 year old German citizen is visiting us in the USA with an ESTA. We would like to take her to visit both sides of Niagara Falls. If she crosses into Canada by land can she re-enter the US ...
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Do I need a visa to go to Canada from America if I have a Green Card?

I am planning to drive to Niagara Falls to see it from the Canadian side. I have heard good things about seeing it from the other side. So, I want to stay in Toronto for a day, see Niagara Falls and ...
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Is it possible for US Customs to hold checked baggage for a flight from US to India?

We (Indian citizens) arrived India on July 1, 2016 from the USA. However, one of our (altogether four baggage were allowed for two) checked baggage didn't arrive yet. We contacted airways and they ...
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Can just guardians come with a 16y/o for US passport renewal?

travel.state.gov states that only one parent needs to be present for the renewal for parental awareness, but when I visited another post office that handles passport renewals, they stated that a ...
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I over stayed in the US for 6 years back in the 70s. Can I return with a tourist visa after 35 years?

I went through a deportation hearing and eventually I married an US citizen and got a green card. But after two years we split. I returned to my home country and have stayed here for more than 30 ...
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Can I travel to Greece if I've overstayed my trip in Romania?

I am a U.S. citizen that travelled to Romania and overstayed my visit by about 12 days. I filled out paperwork to exit the country and was only given a warning because it was my first time overstaying....
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As an Indian citizen, can I apply and have both a B1 and F1 visa?

I got admitted into a university in USA and received my I-20 for the same. I am yet to apply for my F-1 visa. The program start date is 8th August, 2016. Meanwhile, I also got selected for a Youth ...
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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 ...
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Why does US Customs & Immigration ask the purpose of my trip when I'm returning home?

As a US citizen, when I re-enter the US, I am often asked where I was, how long I was there, and the reason for my visit. Why am I asked these things? Am I required to answer? Don't I have a legal ...
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Options for an inexpensive short stay near Tempe, AZ, USA [closed]

I am admitted to a university near Tempe, AZ and have booked my flight for July 31st. The problem is the apartments are available for lease only from August 8th. What are my options to have an ...
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Visitor Visa for US Indian student studying in new zealand [duplicate]

I am Indian Student pursuing my studies in New Zealand , can i apply for a B1/B2 Visa for USA .I have a valid visa till March 2017 .Can I apply from New Zealand ,else I need to come back to my Home ...
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Do I need to change my ESTA address when visiting the US again?

I have an ESTA for my visit last Sept to NY and I know it is valid for 2years. I am going to Las Vegas in May, do I have to update the address at which I will be staying?
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Visiting the US after overstaying as a minor 13 years ago

I can't seem to find a story related to mine so here it is. I am 25 and a german citizen. In 1998 when I was 7 years old my family moved to the states and we stayed until early 2002 and left ...
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Concrete import requirements for dogs and cats to the US [closed]

I'm moving to the US this year (from a rabies free country) and I have cats and dogs. I have been in touch with the agricultural authority in the US and I have read the CDC website as well as the ...
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Re-entering USA in the VWP after travelling to Mexico

Really hoping someone can give me some advice as I've been searching online and phoned multiple people and seem to be getting no where. My partner and I are on an 11 month trip. We have spent 3 ...