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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Apply for ESTA during end of J1 grace period [duplicate]

I am a UK citizen currently working at a university in the US on a J1 visa. The 2 year visa period ends mid-September at which point I will also be finishing my job and returning to the UK. However, ...
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Status of B1/B2 visa after citizenship change?

I have a valid B1/B2 visa valid to US till March 2019 on Indian passport, I changed my citizenship to Australian. Is my B1/B2 visa on Indian passport valid?
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Can I use Indian electronic appliance in US

I plan to take my desktop with me to America. I have read around the web that following power specification is necessary for appliances to operate in US Voltage: 110V & Frequency: 60Hz. My ...
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Can I apply for US driver's licence when visiting for a couple of months with J-1 visa?

I am visiting Illinois for a couple of months with J-1 visa for work and I could use a driver's licence, but I do not have one. I am wondering if I would be eligible to apply for one. What I have ...
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Travelling to Mexico and Central America, stop in US and no return flight booked

I will travel to Mexico from Europe, with a transit in the US. I thought that my ESTA is enough, but then I learned that since I have no return flight booked, and Mexico being treated in the same way ...
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Tourist trip to USA while girlfriend works there - what to expect at border check?

I was wondering the following: My girlfriend will be going to the USA with a J-1 visa for about 10 weeks to work there as part of an exchange program. I am planning to join her on this trip, but won’t ...
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Can I re-enter California from Mexico with a California Drivers license 2016?

As a US Citizen, Is it possible to re-enter California from Mexico using only a California drivers license? Or is passport always needed now? I've heard that this wasn't the case before, but I would ...
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Any benefit to sticking with a particular hotel chain on US East Coast?

I am planning a trip to the US East Coast in August 2016. The idea is to drive from Boston to New York and perhaps Washington stopping at various places on the way. Duration will be around 8-9 days. ...
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Can you travel to Canada if banned from the USA?

This page from the Government of Canada indicates the two countries are sharing relevant information. So would Canada refuse entry to someone who is banned from the US because of overstaying?
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Do I need a U.S. Visa if I'm traveling nonstop from Mexico City to Canada?

As title says, my flight would go directly from Mexico City to Canada without stopping in the US. But with all the security that US has, I'm not sure if I still need a U.S. Visa because after all, ...
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A good visa in a damaged passport [duplicate]

I have a valid B1 visa until 2020 and recently my Indian passport got damaged on the front and back, applied for a new passport. My visa is in a very good condition and passport is also in good ...
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How many tents per campsite in US national parks?

I'm planning to stay at the Dorst Creek Campground at Sequoia National Park 2 weeks from now. I made a reservation (through www.recreation.gov) for a campsite. The offical site says that six people ...
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Do CBSA officials “accept” electronic I94s for transmission to the CBP?

I'm considering flying to New York, spending a week and then continuing to Montreal by Train before flying home to Europe. I've been trying to find out whether Amtrak (the US train operator) records ...
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Money transfer india to usa in Bank of America [closed]

My family came to USA 85 days before. I have two children, one is studying in 6th class & other one in 9th. We first landed at Ohio, but there isn't any job opportunity for me. So we moved to ...
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Action that US embassy takes [duplicate]

Does the US embassy cancel the visa, if the employer complains or requests to cancel the employee US visa applied through their company? What possible action does the embassy take if such thing ...
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What is the practical consequence of being denied entry into the US for a layover?

Suppose, hypothetically, that I'm on my way home from a vacation in Mexico or Canada, on an itinerary that involves a change of planes in the United States for a flight towards my home country. I have ...
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SIM data plans and acquiring 3G/4G in the US? [duplicate]

I dont really use a lot of data plans and phone plans etc. so my knowledge is quite limited. Im travelling to the US and I want to buy a SIM there. As far as I know, mobile SIMs are either prepaid or ...
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Query about B1 application from India

I had applied for US B1 visa from China and got refusal. Now I am applying again US B1/B2 visa from India. Which option should I select "Yes or No" for below question. Have you ever been denied or ...
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US tourist visa for a friend in Kosovo? [closed]

I am a U.S citizen and I have a friend from Kosovo that I met online. I have met him twice when I went there to visit. I want him to get a tourist visa so he can come here in the U.S and meet my ...
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Can I travel without getting in trouble for being out of status? [duplicate]

I am an international student. My passport and visa are not expired but I believe I'm out of status because I'm not going to school for now due to financial issues. I want to go see a friend in LA , ...
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Do I need to do anything special before visiting the US on a 10-year multiple entry B1/B2 visa?

Last year I visited the US to go to a conference. I am a Romanian citizen, and I got a B1/B2 visa. To my surprise, the visa in my passport says it's valid for 10 years, and it has the M mark for ...
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US tourist visa - re-entry after three days possible for conference?

I am a PhD researcher at university and will be spending two months in the US this summer to conduct my research there under ESTA. I was just asked by my PhD supervisor to accompany him to a ...
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Does Amtrak send passport information to the CBP so exits from the US can be recorded?

I am considering flying to New York, spending a week there, and then going to Montreal or Toronto for a week before flying home. For those who don't know, when entering the US by air, the CBP (US ...
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Canadian crossing back from the USA [closed]

what is the best way to enter back to Canada from the USA when I do not want a stamp on my passport and I have an expired enhanced drivers licence? i have over stayed my time in the USA and i am ...
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I submitted 2 DS-160 applications to 2 different US embassies. Can this be a problem?

Background: I am a PhD student. I intend to attend a scientific conference in the US in August, where I'll be presenting a paper. I recently submitted a completed DS-160 application form to the US ...
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Is a B2 visa application OK for a scientific conference?

Background: I am a PhD student. I intend to attend a scientific conference in the US in August, where I'll be presenting a paper. I specified B-2 type (tourism, pleasure, visit type) while filling my ...
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5 years ban/re-apply US visa [duplicate]

In 2009, I had a 5 year ban after 11 legal years in America understand different type of visas and a clear transparent report with both the law and immigration. I had at the time an apt in America ...
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Traveling with US visa with new passport with non-matching surname [duplicate]

I'm separated from my spouse I don't want to put his name on new passport which was expiring. My concern is that my old passport had surname of his and my visa is valid with his surname. Can I still ...
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I want to travel to Georgia, USA and I am completely out of status. I don't know if i can travel or not? [duplicate]

Its already been 5 months i have been out of status on f1 visa due to some emergency. My sister is getting married and i wanna be their on her marriage. I am confused what should i do. Should i fly or ...
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Where is the passport book number and what is the difference from the passport number?

For the US department of state visa application, there is a question about the passport book number, which is apparently different than the passport number. What is that referring to? The explanation ...
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LA Supershuttle refund

I booked supershuttle service to pick me up between 4:25pm and 4:40pm and drive me to the airport. However when I arrived there around 4:35pm the bus just left in front of me. I chased the bus and ...
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Visas for US, Canada and Alaska

I am having difficulty finding out what visa I need to apply for and if I can even stay in the US, Canada and Alaska for over 90 days. I will be travelling on an Australian passport and plan to fly ...
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Should I tip in-room dining in US? How and how much?

I will stay in a hotel at Evanston, IL. This is my second trip to US. I don't need to tip anyone in my home country, so the US tipping practice causes me headache. For the first day, I might request ...
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Transit visas in Kuwait and London [duplicate]

Is any transit visa needed if I'm flying to USA from India on F1 visa & my flight have stops at Kuwait City (plane change) & London (same plane)? According to my home work, for Kuwait City: ...
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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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Business Travel to US for 5 months

I do have a business travel to the US that will last for 5 months. This includes technical trainings, knowledge transfers, project planning and client meetings. Im kinda worried since this initial ...
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Bicycle helmet and backpack as carry-on in the US?

I'd like to fly somewhere for a weekend bicycle ride. Is it possible to attach my bike helmet to a small backpack (one of those used for a 2L water pouch) and call it a carry-on? (The bike itself is ...