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

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Using ESTA to enter the US, when I also have an expired K1

My fiancé and I decided we would not use the K1 visa as we were not quite ready to get married. It has now expired, but before it did, we told the embassy we were not using it, and the embassy said ...
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Within the United States (Pittsburgh), when merging onto a lane, which turn signal do you use?

While driving in Pennsylvania, specifically in Schenley Park in Pittsburgh, I was merging from a side-street to a main road, as seen in the picture below. I had stopped at the stop-sign, checked for ...
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Is it a good idea to mention to the USA immigration officer that I'm visiting my girlfriend?

I spent 5 months in the USA, and everything went without a problem. Now I'm spending my second month back in my country (the Czech Republic). In a week or two I want to go back to the USA for another ...
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Can I travel to any part of the US on a tourist visa?

I am planning to visit the US for tourism. Until now I have never been to any foreign country. I want to know whether the visa is issued for a stay in a particular city or whether I can travel to ...
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Can I apply for a US tourist visa without holding a job, if my husband is employed?

My German husband and I would like to visit my sister in the US this year and I have a Germany residence permit but is is just the temporary yearly residence permit. My sister is a US greencard holder....
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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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I have a B2 visa and need to attend a court date in the US. Is this allowed?

I have a B2 visa and spent 5 1/2 months travelling in the US. I returned May 18th. The court date is Sept 25th. Whilst I was there I witnessed an assault. This was a long time ago and I didn't hear ...
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Do I need rental insurance when renting a car in the USA?

We're from the UK renting a car in Texas with Enterprise, though I'm also interested in other companies. No where online can I find what coverage or liability we'd have if we didn't take out one of ...
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Canadian citizen with British passport visiting USA

I am a Canadian citizen with a British Passport and I live in Canada and I am planning on traveling by car to Buffalo USA and then boarding a plane to the West coast for a holiday. Will I have any ...
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Is it possible to stay overnight at Chicago Airport?

I am travelling from Chennai to Phoenix and I have a layover of over 9 hours in O'hare airport. I am travelling on a student visa. I reach at 19:40 local time and my flight to Phoenix is scheduled at ...
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How do I apply for a Thai visa in the US without traveling to the consulate?

I need a Thai visa by the time of my departure on 4/27/2016. I cannot make it to NYC to apply in person, and wait until the next business day to receive it due to the fact that I live pretty far away. ...
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What car rental insurance should I get if my credit card provides some coverage?

I don't own a car and want to rent one in the US (California). I will be renting for 3 days. I am enrolled in the American Express Premium Car Rental program (the card is also issued in the United ...
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Can a visitor who is “of age” in their country drink underage in the United States of America?

Is there any way to get around the drinking age? I'm 18 (19 at the end of the year) and I will be travelling to America next year with my 18 year old sister. The legal age here in Australia is 18, is ...
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What does “Resident” mean in the context of car rental in US?

When one goes to places like Avis (amongst others) to book a car it asks for the country of which you are a resident of and this does seem to change the price. My question is, when they ask for "...
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US Transit Visa for Indians [duplicate]

I am travelling from Delhi to Toronto Via Newark on Air Canada.Do I need a US Transit Visa
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TWIC holders skipping interview?

If I hold a TWIC can TSA get my biological information from that for my Pre-check and allow me to skip the interview?
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I want to travel to the USA while working remotely for my non-US employer

I would like to travel in the USA for a period of 3 - 6 months. But I want to spend some time working for my employer (remote work) and getting paid by the employer. Is this possible under a tourist ...
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Can I take pickled plums (umeboshi) through USA customs?

I am living in Japan and my host mother is offering to give me her homemade umeboshi or pickled plums and I was wondering if USA customs would allow them through. The plums do have a seed in the ...
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I have a valid usa B1/B2 visa in my maiden name on my cancelled passport. Can I still use it to enter the US? [duplicate]

I had a USA B1/B2 visa on my cancelled passport which is valid until 2020. I had made a new passport with my husband's name and new address after marriage. Do I need to apply for the visa again to ...
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Valid US visa on expired passport. Can I travel to the US?

My old passport is in my maiden name and has already expired. My B1/B2 visa to travel to United States is still valid but is stamped in my old passport with my maiden name. My new passport has my ...
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How can I use Global Entry lanes at Canadian airports if I don't have the physical Global Entry card?

When you are approved for Global Entry, U.S. citizens, U.S. lawful permanent residents and Mexican nationals are posted a Global Entry card. Everyone else only has an electronic record of their Global ...
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Dual nationality (two passports) entering Canada with one and USA with another?

I am citizen of two states (Serbia and Croatia). I would like travel to Canada with my Croatian passport (no Visa requirements for Croatian citizens) and enjoy country for few weeks with my bicycle ...
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When should I get a 52-page United States passport vs. normal passport?

I'm preparing to fly out of the United States for the first time, and am working on getting my passport application filled out. There's an option for a 52 page non-standard passport, and I was ...
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Canadian denied entry to the USA

So to keep it short but detailed, I am Canadian and been travelling to the USA over the years for pleasure. A few years ago, I wanted to visit a friend in Saudi Arabia, so I booked a flight that was ...
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Getting from Fort Collins to Denver Amtrak

The westbound Amtrak leaves Denver at 7:15 AM.How can I get from Fort Collins to there?
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Where can a tourist play horseshoes in Washington, DC?

A Brit who has never been stateside before but has devoted rudimentary study to American folklore plans to visit the Smithsonian Museums in Washington DC. Specifically the Museum of Crafts and the ...
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Can anyone get the NEXUS card, and how?

I've been told vaguely after seeing on a forum that the NEXUS Card is the greatest thing since sliced bread. My understanding is that it's a card for frequent travellers between the US and Canada. ...
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What's the deal with “stamping” US visas?

I see many questions here refer to a US "visa stamp", or "getting a visa stamped" for the US, and I often find it difficult to imagine what is going on with this stamp. Is it the visa sticker itself ...
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Denver airport public transport

I know there is a public bus from the Denver International Airport to the Market street. I tried to figure out the schedule, but was not able to find it. Does anyone know where I can find it? Is this ...
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Does Global Entry help when entering the US by bus or train?

I am a US citizen and recently signed up for Global Entry. One of the benefits is a special card that one can use in NEXUS or SENTRI lanes when entering the US by foot or car, which could result in ...
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Do I get a new stamp every time I come to the US even if it's inside the last time period?

I recently flew to the US from the UK under the VWP, I stayed for a month between 29th April and 29th May, my stamp is good until the 29th July, however I intend to fly back early July and stay until ...
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What does “UOPI” on a US passport stamp mean? [closed]

A US immigration officer wrote "UOPI" on my passport. He suspected that I wasn't actually visiting the country for tourism but intending to work there. What does this term mean:
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How can I confirm that my I-94 form was correctly processed after leaving the US in 2007?

My father visited US on visitor's visa in 2007 for 20 days and submitted his I-94 while leaving. I am now in the process of applying his visitor's visa again. His old passport which had the visa stamp ...
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Stopping at a red light for a right turn in Massachusetts

The other day, I came across a situation where the driver in front of me had stopped on a red light, waiting to take a right turn. As far as I could see, there was no "No turn on red" sign posted ...
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ESTA, first name confusion

I have gotten my ESTA approved, and understood that I were only to give the FIRST of our names listed under "Given names" in the passports. On the ticket and the passport information however, I ...
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Do I have to pay traffic fines issued by foreign governments?

I live in Italy and I own a car registered in Italy as well. Next year I'm planning a long stay in the US (around 6 months) and I want to bring my car with me. I was wondering, can I abuse carpool ...
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Can I transit in the U.S. with a student visa?

I have a U.S. student visa (F1) that is valid until next year. I booked a ticket from Hong Kong to Mexico City, and I will have a layover in Los Angeles for about 5 hours. Although the purpose of my ...
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Tourist Visa from Russia to the U.S

If a person is unable to use their tourist B1/B2 visa in the 6 month period that it was approved of can they be refused a reapplication/reapproval for another one at a later date? She is unable at ...
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Maximum withdrawal from an ATM in the USA

What is the maximum amount you can withdraw from an ATM in the USA? I have a UK credit and debit card and can use either to withdraw cash. I know I will be charged a fee so I want to withdraw as much ...
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Why do public toilets in the US have large gaps (no privacy)?

Most public toilets in the US are very low in privacy, the bottom gap in the door is so big (around 15-20% of the door), the side gaps are too big as well. This will make the toilet experience so ...
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Bonneville Salt Flats - access?

There doesn't seem to be a Wikitravel page on this, and the Salt Lake City page doesn't mention them. I'm wondering about visiting the Bonneville Salt Flats, and whether there's public access to ...
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USA transit visa without e-passport

I will be transiting in Miami this July, on my way to Colombia. I am Polish national with a Polish passport, however my passport does not have the Echip so is not an electronic passport. Poland is ...
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Should I leave a tip in a fully automated restaurant in the USA? [duplicate]

When I go to a fully automated restaurant in the USA (example 1, example 2), am I supposed to tip?
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Where do I immigrate when travelling from India to LAX with layover in JFK? [duplicate]

I am from India and travelling to LAX from New Delhi. I have a layover in JFK, Terminal 4, New York. I have connecting flight to LAX from Terminal 4 only. Will I go through Immigration and customs/...
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How to access the internet during a road trip in the USA?

I'm traveling from Europe (Belgium) to USA soon. While on a road trip from New Orleans to Miami, I'd like to access the internet without paying exorbitant amounts of money on roaming fees. I was ...
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Can I bring prescription cream to the US?

I recently got anti-bacterial cream from my GP. I need to apply it twice a day every day for 2 weeks. I am going to the US on the 2nd of June, can I bring it with me? If so, do I need to put it ...
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Importing a kangaroo scrotum wallet to the United States

Due to a long story, I'd like to bring an authentic Australian kangaroo nutsack wallet as a gag gift to a colleague in Seattle, Washington: But can I legally import this, and do I need to declare ...
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Travelling before and after 30 day grace period of J1 Visa [duplicate]

I'm in a bit of a pickle. Due to miscalculation, I'll be entering 31 days (instead of 30 days) before the start of my J1 program. I also leave 5 days after the 30 day grace period after the end of my ...
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How soon can I re-enter the US after my previous visit?

I entered the USA on a Visa Waiver Program (VWP) on 1 July 2012 and stayed until 16 Sep 2012 (78 days). On what date in 2013 will I be able to travel to USA again under VWP?
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Can i travel with my USA expired passport?

I need to fly domestically within the United States. The only ID i have is expired passport, can i use that to pass T.S.A.? can i use it as an ID? Thanks Edit1: Is a USA passport, i'm a citizen ...