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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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When is the 10 years officially up for return to US by previous overstay

• Originating country: Hungary. • I-94 obtained with initial US entry in later nineties. • No deportation just left the U.S. sometime in 2007 Stay beyond the I-94 entry date was at least 8 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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3 blocks away from a fraud? [closed]

I am going for an Internship in San Francisco this Summer and I am seeking a place to live. I was told by a local university there to contact Paramount Student Housing, which offers a place (herbert ...
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Cheapest US car rental with CDW/LDW for an European (German) under 24 [closed]

The situation is as follows: My girlfriend and I (24 and 22) are going on holiday for 28 days We're starting and finishing our trip in Las Vegas We want to rent a car for those ~27 days and have a ...
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Who can use the CBX Bridge between Mexico and the United States? [closed]

Can a passport holder of any country use the CBX (Cross Border Express) bridge? I would usually obtain a visa on entry if I flew to Mexico, so would I obtain the same taking the CBX bridge ? Is it ...
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One way car rental in US [duplicate]

I'm planning a trip from Chicago to San Francisco and wanted to drive and was looking for one way car rentals and there charging upto a $95 daily return fee making a 7 day journey with $1200. I looked ...
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What happens if the electronic chip on your passport is broken at a port of entry to the US under the Visa Waiver program?

[Edit] Note that this is not a duplicate question. The law was changed on the 1st of April 2016. "Additionally, from 1 April 2016, all travellers wishing to enter the US under the VWP will need to ...
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What visitation limitations can come from a Canadian visiting the US for too long in the year?

Background I've recently entered a relationship with a person from Canada. Part of that commitment involves visiting frequently throughout the year; this commonly involves me driving to pick her up, ...
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US visa for two academic reasons from UK

I am an Indian citizen studying in UK (Tier 4). This summer, I am planning to attend a summer school and visit an academic collaborator in US. Both are different locations and the institutes are not ...
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Travelling from the UK to the US but flying into Canada?

Apologies for the poor title. I'm not sure how to word this correctly. Assuming I wanted to travel from the UK (UK passport holder) to Buffalo, NY. If I was to fly into Toronto Pearson (because it's ...
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USA car rental one-way fee

I'm planning a road trip for this summer, roughly between San Diego and Seattle, and I'm looking at car rental options for this one-way trip (I wouldn't be returning to the pick-up location). I've ...
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unused B1/B2 for tourism purposes [duplicate]

vMy question is that I issued a b1/b2 visa in 2015 to attend exhibition in USA sponsored by my employer, but I couldn't attend this exhibition due to work load in the company and couldn't go to USA to ...
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Can I ride a motorcycle in the US with a Pakistan license? [duplicate]

I'll be traveling to the US (California) soon and would like to ride a BMW R1200GS bike that my friend owns. I have a valid driving license from Pakistan (valid for both car and motorcycle). I ...
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Visit to US before F1 using the Visa Waiver Program

I am going to start a phd at the US with an F1 visa. University told me that I could enter the US only 30 days before the date on I-20. Since English is not my first language (and this would be a big ...
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Denied student visa - Can I still use the Visa Waiver Program? [closed]

I was denied a student visa last year, 2015, I just applied and was ok'd an esta waiver. Am I ok to travel to US and not get stopped by immigration for entry?
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Can I book a room on Motel 6 with a prepaid credit card? [duplicate]

I'm gonna be travelling to the US and I'm gonna stay in one of those Motel 6 in Connecticut. Can I book it with a prepaid credit card, if yes, how can I do it then?
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Are there countries other than the USA where you are required to collect your luggage even in transit?

I am curious if there are any countries other than the USA where you are required to collect your luggage even when you are either just in transit to another country or are not at your final ...
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Will I have to get my luggage in Houston or it will be delivered to Tucson?

Tonight I will be leaving Recife, Brazil to go to Tucson, AZ, USA, with a stop in Rio and another stop in Houston. Will my checked-in baggage be directly delivered to Tucson after I leave it at a ...
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Multiple visits to Mexico during 90 day VWP

I am going on a trip to the US and Mexico, I will be entering and therefore exiting the USA 3 times to Mexico over this 90 day period when finally leaving and continuing down through Central America. ...
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After my VWP to the US expires, can I travel to nearby countries?

When my VWP expires, can I travel to Canada, Mexico or Caribbean Islands without staying "illegal"? I don't want to re-enter the US again and re-start the clock, I would fly home after this. I am not ...
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European passport photo has hair covering full forehead — Potential problems at US border?

When this EU passport was issued, I was only half-jokingly told that I might want to get a new one if I ever was going to travel to the US due to the kind of afro hair I'm sporting in the picture -- ...
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Returning to the US after previous overstay [duplicate]

I travelled to the US as a tourist and lived there illegally for almost 9 years. I was never arrested, or had any trouble with the law. I was never deported. I paid my taxes (had a TIN), had a job, ...
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Visa options and Entry Clearance [duplicate]

I posted this question; USA to UK entry refused (and subsequently removed) I would like to thank the people who answered this and helped, I didn't know how to respond on there, so, thanks. I had ...
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US waiver program 90 days [duplicate]

I'm currently studying in Canada, and have a study permit. I entered the US in December so my '90 days' runs out the 29th March. I would like to go to the US again end of April, though I heard leaving ...
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24 hour hold/refund on wholly international air ticket on foreign airline

Does the US DOT policy for airlines to "hold a reservation at the quoted fare for 24 hours without payment or allow a reservation to be cancelled within 24 hours without penalty" apply to foreign ...
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Is 3 hours a safe layover for domestic - international change at ORD

I'm travelling from Pittsburgh to Abu Dhabi via Chicago in the Etihad flight. The whole booking is done under a single reservation -- so I didn't pick the time between the flights. However, since in ...
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ESTA / Visa Waiver Program - volunteering [duplicate]

I am a german student, graduating this spring. I did an exchange year in 11th grade in Tennessee, USA. Since I´m still in touch with my friends and host family, I got a chance to volunteer in the ...
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Applying for US visa while overstaying in another country

I live in Portugal, but I am not a citizen of Portugal. However the validity of my residency card is finished. Can I apply for a USA tourist visa as a illegal immigrant in Portugal?