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

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Is there any list of countries I should not visit if I want to go to the US?

I have heard that if I have been to some countries I might be refused entry to the US. I'm planning to travel (vacation) a bit in the Middle East; that will include Iran, Lebanon, Qatar, Oman and ...
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The Atomic Testing Museum: Suitable for small children?

A friend of mine is going to California this summer. Since he is generally very interested in science and technology he is considering visiting The Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas. He has two small ...
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USA to UK entry refused (and subsequently removed)

The story goes as I met my wife online, I am from the UK and she is from USA. Also I am muslim and she is now also but wasn't always. I visited her in August 2015 for 2 weeks- we have been in a ...
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Do I need a UK visa to transit / layover in London from the US to Nigeria? [duplicate]

I am a Nigerian student in the US, with a valid F1 visa. I plan to travel to Nigeria soon and I was considering a transit through London to see some friends, and I will be in London for about one day. ...
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US visa(M1) for student with a credit card default [closed]

I am planning to apply for a US M1 visa for an 8 months vocational course. I am currently at home in India. I was previously living in Canada on a study permit for 3 years. I had to return home due to ...
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Coming back in US using tourist visa

I left the US on November 4, 2015, after a stay of more than 5 months on a B1/B2 visa. Can I return to the US immediately, or do I need some amount of time outside the country in order to be allowed ...
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Leave the US with expired immigrant visa and not yet received Green Card [closed]

In case you win the USA DV Lottery, you have 6 months to enter US after obtaining the immigrant visa at your local embassy. Lets say you enter US on your last day before your immigrant visa expires ...
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Is it okay to use my US visa after a name change?

I had my US visa about 7 month age, and I had to renew my passport for certain circumstances, so there was a mismatch in the name between both the visa and the new passport, you see they had to put my ...
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What visa do I need for 10 week volunteering for charity in the US? [duplicate]

I'm a student at a University in the UK and in the summer coming up I've arranged to do a volunteer internship for a Charity for 10 weeks. They'll be offering me no remuneration what so ever and the ...
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Visa requirements for traveling to Germany as an Indian citizen/married to a German

I am a German citizen, my wife is an Indian national. We both live in the USA and are both permanent residents (green card holders) and are full-time employed. What type of permission is needed for ...
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How long I can legally stay in US with H4 [closed]

My spouse has a US H1 visa stamped until 2018. I have the H4 stamped until 2018. I reached US recently and at the port of entry, the seal that was put says "admit until end September 2016". Is it ...
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Visa J1 and Visa Waiver Program during grace period

I am a French National and currently working in the US under a J1 visa. This visa will expire in May 30. I intend to leave the US to travel to central America and Mexico, then to reenter the country ...
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Is it possible to bring electronics as gift from US to Bangladesh?

I will be visiting US in few days. And my nephew wants me to get a GTX 970 for him from there (these are overpriced in my country). Is it possible to bring it from US when I come back to Bangladesh? ...
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What artsy/museumy/culturalish stuff is there to do in Indianapolis?

I am currently residing in Indy and may not be here for a huge amount longer. That being said, I am a huge fan of museums and the like but feel like I've more or less seen all there is for me to see, ...
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Note written on the visa by hand when entering US

I got my 10-year US visa type B1/B2 on 13 Feb 2013. Shortly after, when entering the US, the CBP officer wrote B2 13 Feb 2014 with an ink pen on the passport page next to my visa. What does this note ...
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Driving On Utah Salt Flats

Are you able to just whip off the road and on to the salt flats and drive around (When its dry of course) or do you have to go to an entrance of a sort. I was not able to find much info on this ...
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Florida -> Cuba ferries are starting soon - but when?

Ferry services between Florida and Cuba have been approved, which is pretty huge. However no definitive schedule has been set. I'm asking this question so that when a date is known, it can be put as ...
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Will getting a refund from an ESTA scam site cause me to be blacklisted from the US?

A colleague accidentally purchased a US ESTA from a scam site that I won't dignify with a link, charging him $31. (The official site charges just $14.) Like most scam sites, the site actually did ...
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Planning a trip to Canada/US. Can I get US Pre-Clearance in Toronto for Land Crossing?

I'm planning to see some friends in Toronto ON and Buffalo/Batavia NY. The plan is to fly into Pearson, see my friend in Toronto, then drive across the border at Niagra to Buffalo and Batavia, before ...
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Changing leftover foreign currencies from travel back into dollars [duplicate]

I have been very lucky and have been able to travel this year. However, now that I am preparing to go back to the US, I realize that I have collected various small amounts of money (usually equivalent ...
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How soon can I re-enter the USA having stayed for 90 days under the Visa waiver programme? I am a UK citizen

I am currently visiting the USA from the UK (I am a UK citizen) and am intending on staying here for the full 90 days under the Visa Waiver programme. How long would I have to stay out of the US at ...
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Re-entering the US after leaving on a visa waiver program [duplicate]

in late Feb I'll be travelling to the USA on the visa waiver program, after my 3 months is up I wish to spend 2 weeks in South America, then return to the States, am I able to do this? Or do I need to ...
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Indian Citizen crossing US to Canada by road

I am an Indian citizen, and plan to drive from Washington DC/Virginia to Toronto. I have a B1-B2 visa for USA as well as Canada (tourist visa). How long will it take me by road, accounting for customs ...
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Flying AKL - LHR with layover in LAX, do I have to go through passport control? [duplicate]

I am flying AKL-LHR with a stopover at LAX. Does the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) force you to go through passport control (and thus, security) if you are connecting to another ...
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Are there any legal requirements for renting a car in the US as a foreigner?

I am planning a road trip in the US with some friends and plan to rent a car for the purpose. Are there any legal requirements for renting a car. Do they require a US driver's license? Do I have to ...
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Claiming for Damage Baggage by US TSA

Travelling from Jamaica to France, my friend locked her suitcase. Upon her arrival back in France she discovered her suitcase was destroyed. The TSA had not only opened it, but ripped the zipper off ...
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Baltimore - Which areas are the safest? [closed]

I will be travelling to Baltimore and planned to stay there for almost 2 months (will be working at hospital there). Which areas are the safest and well connected to Johns Hopkins Hospital?
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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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USA <-> Japan: 2 * 1.30hrs layovers in Toronto, Canada: 2 transit visas?

I have a valid US visa, no required Visa for Japan but my nationality requires a transit visa for Canada. I will be flying USA <-> Japan onboard Air Canada with layovers in Toronto for 1.30 each ...
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Canadian/Iranian Citizen Transit USA aiport

Do i need a visa or a visa waiver . I am transiting through USA to visit Mexico. If I have a Canadian passport , but im also a dual citizen of Iran, do I need a visa just for the transit? Also, I am ...
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Seattle to Vancouver - few days trip [closed]

We are planning to travel to Seattle (as an EU citizen, we are from Finland and our passports are from here) and stay about 2 weeks. We are also planning to rent a car. Since Vancouver is nearby we ...
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Can I find better flight options than those on search engines?

I'm looking to travel from Rome to Baltimore in late April. By using some popular flight search engines I've found some opportunities with 1-2 connections. But I have the impression there could be ...
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Do I need a US visa to transit through an American airport?

In Europe usually you don't need to go through immigration to change planes (unless you are entering/exiting Schengen). Is it the case in the US as well? May I catch a connecting flight on one of the ...
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When to apply for US ESTA?

We will be visiting New York for a week, then going to canada for 29 days then on an Alaskan 7 day cruise. Then back to the us for 3 days, to Hawaii for 7 days. While the visa should cover all of this ...
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US Visa Waiver Program 90 day rule for US stopovers

It seems like I am stuck here. Can anyone help me with the following? I am from Switzerland and currently do an exchange semester in Toronto. My flight from Zurich to Toronto included a 3 hour ...
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Do I need a vehicle rental to explore Miami FL?

I plan on visiting Miami FL for the fist time and for a long weekend as well. I do plan on being able to explore what Miami has to offer, the food, the places, the beach, the nightlife, and anything ...
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Can I fly from New York to Arizona with only an expired passport

I am in New York and I need to go to Arizona, but my passport has expired. Can I still buy the plane ticket or should I just use my green card? Note that I do not have a driver's license that may be ...
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Do I need Transit visa for US? [duplicate]

Am Burmese and will travel to Burma and from Bermuda ! Need to transit to NYC airport. Do I need transit visa ? Am not leaving the airport just change the flight. If need it can I apply online transit ...
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Travelling from UK to US. Never flown before, need a checklist! [closed]

I'm a British citizen planning to travel from London Heathrow to Miami within the next couple of months. I'm in the process of applying for a passport, but I've also read a bunch of other confusing ...
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Pakistani Passport expiring 4 months after traveling from US to Pakistan - Can I renew my passport in Pakistan?

I have a Pakistani Passport which is expiring at the end of July and I am traveling from USA to Pakistan at the end of March (validity of around 4 months). I have a Green Card as well. Will they ...
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Can my UK university have my US visa cancelled?

I am an international student in the UK. I have a group field trip going to Las Vegas in may which I have joined. I mentioned I will be going to Vegas as part of my university group in DS160. I do ...
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Travelling to the US on B1 visa without a business purpose

(NOT a duplicate of Tourist Visa B1) Earlier last year, I went to the US for a business trip. In preparation for it, even though I applied for a B1/B2 visa, I was granted a (seemingly rare) straight ...
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Can I use B1 visa to travel to any US state without a business purpose?

I recently got my B1 visa in Honduras for training purposes to Miami. My visa is only for 3 months and will expire in Dec 4th, 2014. It also has the name and address of the company in my passport. I ...
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B1 visa to USA - can I travel for leisure purpose too?

I have a 6-month B1 (business) visa to the USA. I plan to visit USA for business for 4 weeks (training for my company) and then take 2 week-long vacation to travel around. Of course, you can never ...
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Can I visit the US for tourism on a previously unused B1/B2 visa?

Note: This is NOT a duplicate of this question Difference: In both other questions, the posters traveled once to the US for the original purpose for which the B1 visa was obtained. Their ...
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Does a refusal for a US B1/B2 visa adversely affect my chances of getting a Canadian Student visa [closed]

I had applied for a B1/B2 visa, which was denied. Now I want to pursue further studies in Canada. I'm wondering if a denied visitor visa to the US will adversely affect the chances of me getting a ...
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visas and baggage for overnight layover in Miami when travelling from Spain to Colombia [duplicate]

My 9 year old son and I have British passports, and my husband Spanish. We have a 19 hour layover in Miami when flying from Madrid to Colombia, and intend to leave the airport and stay overnight in a ...
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Can a U.S. Transit Visa allow a stay of up to 29 days or can a US Tourist Visa application be done from a country other than that of your citizenship?

My sister-in-law (Nicaraguan Citizen) is currently studying abroad in Taiwan. She has a 3 month vacation coming up this June - Sept. and my husband and I are trying to find a way for her to spend some ...
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Traveling to US from Mexico w/o passport

I am a citizen of Mexico (where I was born) and of the United States. Is there any way that I could travel without my passport either by land or air? Only documents I have on me are my state ID and my ...
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Can a 16 year old Egyptian travel alone to the US? [closed]

I want to travel by myself, but the main problem is that I have no relatives there. I just want to go for auditioning. Can you tell me: What are the requirements for a visa? What do I have to do? ...