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

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Is cheek kissing common in the US?

I am French and I was told American people usually just say hi, shake hands or sometimes hug if they know well each others. I have been living in California for the last few months and I noticed that ...
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Where to convert USD to AUD for maximum benefit?

What would be the best way to convert United States dollars to Australian dollars? Is it better if I visit my local bank? Or is it better to exchange at the airport? If airports are better which ones ...
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When to arrive for a NBA game?

We are going to a basketball game when visiting Ney York (Knicks vs Raptors at the Madison Square Garden). The game starts at 8:00 PM. When is a good time to arrive at the arena? Photo by flickr ...
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Arriving in the US from a non Visa Waiver country

Visa Waiver program means that citizens of certain countries can come to the United States without the need for a visa. Germany is on this list. Poland is not. A friend of mine has both Polish and ...
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Can I cross the border into Canada using my birth certificate and a photo ID?

I want to go to Canada for the casino but I don't have an enhanced license or a passport I want to know if I can get over and back home.
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How long does it take to renew a US passport?

For US citizens living in the United States, how long does it typically take (from start to finish) to renew a US passport? If the expedited fee is paid, how fast can it be done?
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US citizen travelling to UK with expired US passport for a minor and valid UK passport

Help! My 21 year old daughter is leaving the US tomorrow for London and her US passport is out of date. As her expired passport was issued as a minor she has to apply as a first time applicant for a ...
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U.S. East Cost most popular spring break destinations

I'm currently an exchange student in Cleveland, OH. Some friends of mine and I want to make a Cleveland - Miami round trip by car during spring break (7/3 to 16/3). We are looking to meet up with ...
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Three Mile Island visit

There has been some questions on tours of Chernobyl nuclear disaster site I was wondering if the same was possible for the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant? I did find a visitor's center but no ...
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Are theme parks crowded on Thanksgiving day?

Some do special offers - I believe that the Disney parks do something, and Knott's Berry Farm do special buffet dinners, but assuming this isn't happening, are the crowds light that day? (I ...
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How long does it take for a Global Entry application to be approved?

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection runs a program called Global Entry, allowing low-risk travelers to complete an application, submit to a background check and interview, and eventually be ...
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Can I apply for B1-B2 visa if ESTA is still valid?

My daughter and I have ESTAs for USA, but for our upcoming trip I'd like to stay 5 months, I have previously held a B1-B2 visa, can I apply for a B1-B2 visa now if my ESTA is still valid (*until Oct ...
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Carrying poster tube on Amtrak trains

I am presenting at a conference in March and plan to get there by train. The ride is short, so there is no checked luggage, and you're only allowed to have two carry-on bags. The poster tube obviously ...
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Are petrol prices in a USA state the same in every Petrol Station?

I'm wondering how petrol price works in USA in general, specifically in California. Do prices remain the same regardless of where the Petrol Station is located? Are prices fixed for every fuel ...
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Is it OK to apply for US visa from Cyprus being a Russian citizen?

I am a Russian citizen working in a US-based company. In April I should be in US for a business issues. My current US visa has expired, and there's no problem with it, since I'm just waiting for an ...
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10 year ban for overstaying a US visa

In 1992 my now husband and I entered the USA through the Canadian border. We were never asked for our passports and were not issued an I94. We stayed in America until 2013 when we had to return to ...
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Tours of Abandoned stations of New York's Subway

I have found a list on NYCSubway.org of abandoned stations of the New York's Subway. Some of them look pretty amazing like the closed City Hall Station. I just wonder if there are tours available of ...
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Transit in LA after 90 days in North America under VWP/ESTA

I am from NZ and have spent 90 days in the USA with an ESTA visa waiver, and I am going to Canada before returning to NZ. My return flight is from LA but I have already used my 90 days of my ESTA and ...
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If I visit Los Angeles, am I better off renting a car or not?

California has a pretty notorious reputation for having bad traffic, so I am wondering if it would be worth my time to rent a car when I visit there. If I stay within the LA area, is public ...
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Travelling from London to USA with a US tourist visa issued in the Philippines

I am a filipino with a US tourist visa. If I come to London first, can I go to US from there?
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90 Day rule on the US Visa Waiver Program not expiring if you go to Canada

I'm on a New Zealand passport. From most US Embassy webpages: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables nationals of certain countries, including Australia, New Zealand, and the U.K., to travel to ...
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How to visit the US from Canada as a Polish tourist?

I am planning on going to Canada as a tourist, I don't need a visa to go there, but I would love to visit USA as well since I'm there (for which I do need a visa). How can I get a visa for USA this ...
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Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?

I have nothing but fond memories of the children show Sesame Street, and I know that it's filmed somewhere in New York. Is there a way to visit the actual set? As part of a guided tour would be ideal, ...
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Do Canadian citizens need to apply for a visa to attend a job interview in the U.S.?

I am a Canadian citizen and I have been asked to attend an interview in the U.S. with one of the big tech companies. I have been only a Canadian citizen for a short time now, and I am not sure whether ...
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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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The lost colony of Roanoke site

From what I gather on my search there is a recreation of facilities and fortifications of the Lost Colony of Roanoke. I am wondering if the original buildings or fortifications still exist on the ...
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Is it possible to go on a tour of the Stack Exchange headquarters?

On the Stack exchange network, podcast, blogs, and more, we hear a lot about the team at Stack Exchange Inc. headquarters in New York City, the work environment and the like. We were discussing this ...
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Legal status in the US if flights are delayed by a day?

If I am on a work permit (H1B) in the USA (means, I need to leave the country on the day my employment terminates, otherwise I go out of status) and scheduled to leave the country on the last day of ...
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Days remaining to return before American visa expires [closed]

We want to travel to the US for two weeks in the middle of July for a holiday and return at the end of July. Our visa expires in the middle of August will we be able to get into the US?
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I am Chinese. How can I get Swedish visa in USA?

I am Chinese. I am going to school in the USA. How can I get Swedish visa in USA?
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Should I renew my passport before it expires?

If I plan on taking an international trip early next year (several months from now) but my passport is expiring in a couple months, is there any benefit in renewing it before it expires versus waiting ...
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Are there any taxes on product purchsed from US and taken to India [duplicate]

Can i buy a MAC in US and take it to India? Ofcourse i can! But my question is do i have to pay extra taxes or something for that maybe in US or india?
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Do I need a visa if I need to re-enter the US as an Iranian citizen?

I am an Iranian citizen. I stayed in Canada for 8 months and got a student F1 visa to come to the US to attend graduate school beginning September 2008. At that time, when I was entering the US, the ...
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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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Will Denial of Entry in transit at YVR affect my new US visa request?

I'm Indian citizen and was traveling back from Seattle, US to New Delhi, India via 2 layovers Vancouver & Frankfurt. Though I went to Seattle via single layover at Frankfurt. I had single entry B1 ...
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Chances of denial of entry with a valid visa

I used to be a student in the US on F-1 visa. I graduated but was not able to secure an employment that would grant me H-1B. Instead I was hired as a private contractor and have no permission to work ...
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International Student From Canada travelling to South America with USA Layover (With B2 visa and trip to USA with I-192 form)

I am an international graduate student living in Toronto. In two weeks, I am travelling to Peru to attend my friend's wedding. I will be taking the American Airline and transiting through Miami while ...
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Wild game for lunch or dinner, in northern Virginia, USA?

I am planning to go to visit friends in northern Virginia and I wonder if there are restaurants or diners or food stands that serve wild game in the area? Like venison, wild boar, and the like... No ...
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Will a US visa become invalid if I travel to the UK?

I am an Indian citizen. I have a valid U.S. work visa. However, my next project allocation is in the UK. Will my U.S. visa become invalid if I travel to the UK (before travelling to the U.S.) ?
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Will boarding a two-leg flight at the stopover airport cause any problems?

Recently, I purchased a two-leg plane ticket from New York City (LGA) via Philadelphia (PHL) to my final destination (which we'll call XYZ). I happened to be coming from a place from which it wasn't ...
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Can I travel within US if name on ticket is abbreviated?

I booked a flight from LA to Miami using my abbreviated name 'Chris' instead of my full name 'Christopher' (per my passport) and the right surname. As the ticket is non-refundable the airline refuses ...
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Telecommuting with US with occasional visits on-site

I'm an independent European contractor and I'm currently working with a an Irish company who wants to send me to US for a couple of weeks in order to receive training from an American company (I work ...
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Could leaving a TSA notice of baggage inspection visible in my suitcase upon opening help it avoid inspection?

I would like to avoid my suitcase being inspected to prevent loss and damage. Last time I took the airplane the TSA left a notice of baggage inspection in my suitcase. If I leave it in my suitcase in ...
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Debit card for tourists traveling in US [duplicate]

I am traveling to the US (not a US citizen, don't have social security #) for 3 months, and I am bringing cash. Wanted to know if any of the banks offer tourists to open a checking account with debit ...
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What is usually an American breakfast outside of the US?

A number of hotels outside of the US offer something they call an American Breakfast. What does that usually include in terms of food and beverage? I have seen this choice offered in a few countries ...
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“War Games” Tour

I think a lot of people remember the movie War Games, and while I don't think that playing the "Global Thermonuclear War" simulation on the real military system is possible or even a good idea, I was ...
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US Customs when coming through Canada

I have an upcoming trip where I will be flying to and from Copenhagen, through Toronto. I notice that my departure and return gate in the Philadelphia airport is not in the international terminal. ...
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Is it legal to drive in the nude in the USA (specifically Kansas)?

I was browsing the local Craigslist Rideshare section, looking for someone to tag along on an upcoming road trip when I came across this post: I am a nudist that will be travelling, in the buff, ...
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Flight connections in JFK

I have read on other questions, that you can get vouchers in JFK to make the immigration process easier and quicker. I come from a Lebanon which I think is more suspicious then others. My first ...
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Method/time to see the Grand Canyon and Meteor Crater, in Winslow Arizona

So I want to visit both the Grand Canyon, and Meteor Crater in Arizona. Having little to no idea about getting around in Arizona, I'm assuming there are three acceptable options: Drive - I picked ...