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

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Is it normal to walk around a(n American) hotel in pajamas?

I recently spent a weekend in a hotel with a bunch of friends and colleagues. To help cut down on costs, some of us shared rooms. I like reading before I go to sleep, but my room-mate was tired and ...
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Middle name on ESTA

The given name listed in my passport is Johan Fredrik and family name is Nilsson, however the name "Johan" is never used in real life and Fredrik is the name I use for all purposes. Johan then is a ...
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Can my Venezuelan girlfriend take connecting flights within the US to get home?

My girlfriend is from Venezuela and we are planning a trip from Europe to Venezuela later this year but the easiest and cheapest flights seem to stop in the U.S. Although I can get a holiday visa and ...
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Meeting someone at the airport gate in the US?

As of quite awhile back you're not able to meet people at the gate of the arriving flight. However, I've come across certain sites like Churchill Executive Cars, which offers a concierge service that ...
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How to pass time / manage a very long drive (25+ hours) with a group of people [closed]

We have a group of 8 that are taking two vehicles on a long drive. Our plan is to not have to stop besides for gas, food, and restrooms. What is the best way to manage this scenario in terms of ...
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I have a U.S. tourist visa (B1/B2), is that enough to transit via U.S. airports?

I am going to Canada, I have a valid U.S. tourist visa (B1/B2). Can I transit via a U.S. airport on the way to Canada with this visa? Logically I know I can since I am allowed to enter the U.S. but I ...
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if I lose my passport in the US and the I94 along, how will I prove I leave US soil?

I am under the Visa Waiver Program and when I entered the US by car I got a green paper form stapled to it, the I94W. This is the paper to turn in when I will leave the US that is the proof I leave ...
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How much cash am I supposed to prepay at gas station in the US?

In the US (and probably Canada as well), it is possible to pay at a gas station either with a credit card often with a fee (in the US) or cash. If I pay cash, gas stations often require to prepay for ...
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Where to go in the United States for a week trip in June for a young couple? [closed]

I am from United Kingdom and I'd like to go to America this year in June but have no idea where to go, I am going with my girlfriend and would like to have a bit of a romantic time but also see some ...
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Re-entering the US for the third time in a year with total of 240 Days

I went to the US for 90 days on an ESTA in August to November. Then back to my home country for 1 month and then back again mid December until mid February and now I am going back again after 10 days ...
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When to arrive for a NBA game?

We are going to a basketball game when visiting New 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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Going from USA to India via London with expired US visa but valid Canadian visa

I am an Indian national going from US to India for H1B stamping via London Heathrow using British Airways. My F1 visa stamp has expired and I understand that this would mean that I require a DATV. But ...
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How do I connect at LAX from an international flight on American to a domestic one?

I am flying into LAX on an American Airlines flight from LHR, so presumably I will arrive at the TBIT international terminal (although American doesn't seem to be listed on the terminal maps for ...
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Entering U.S. exactly on the day of visa “expiration date”

I'm a bit surprised from my US Visa. I plan to go to a conference on 3rd of April. Amazingly though, the visa expiration date is written as April 3rd. So what does that mean. Can I enter the US on ...
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Can I re enter the US on the VWP immediately after 90 days? [duplicate]

I have read conflicting information and can't seem to find the right number online to call. I am a UK citizen visiting the US on an ESTA due to expire on 2nd April. I would like to stay until the ...
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Dual Citizenship (Guyana and UK) and obtaining a US visa?

I am a dual citizen with 2 passports. Passport 1 is from my birth country, Guyana, and passport 2 is from the UK. The Guyanese government has the option of stripping your Guyanese citizenship if they ...
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How can I search specifically for cottages/cabins with kitchen(ettes)?

When searching for cabin/cottages on sites such as HomeAway or TripAdvisor, one can select many amenities, such as the presence of a sauna, hot tub, or air conditioning. However, there does not ...
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Travelling to USA on B2 (Tourist) and getting medicines for others

I am traveling to USA on a tourist visa from India . This is my first trip to USA . My friend in USA has requested me to get insulin pen for her from India and asked me to keep it in hand luggage so ...
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If there's no “until” date on your US entry stamp, how long can you stay as an ESTA holder?

Looking through my passport, at a page that the US DHS seem to like using, I see three US entry stamps: These are: Arrived 4th April 2014, type WB, until 2nd July 2014 (3 months) Arrived 15th ...
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Am I supposed to pay for parking when the parking meter is buried under the snow (USA)?

I am travelling by car in the USA (Boston, Massachusetts). The weather is currently pretty snowy. Am I supposed to pay for parking when the parking meter is buried under the snow? E.g.:
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Rent a car in United States (Las Vegas) paying cash

I was wondering how difficult it is to rent a car in United States (Las Vegas airport) without having a credit card or a debit card belonging to Visa or Mastercard networks. I Googled for some ...
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Esta return, can I reset the “clock” by visiting the Bahamas?

I've read a few questions/responses on this but seem to be reading conflicting information I've tried to find a number for immigration at Fort Lauderdale but don't appear to be able to call My ...
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Do US->Canada train tickets qualify for ESTA?

We are a family of four from Denmark flying in to California mid July. We will rent a car in LA and travel to Seattle over 3-4 weeks. From Seattle we will mid-August leave USA via train for Vancouver, ...
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Driving a rental car from east to west coast of the USA as a visitor

I am planning my two week vacation in the U.S. As a foreigner, can I rent a car and drive from the east coast to the west? Do I need to do loads of paperwork for this?
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Tourist Visa to Israel for Indian Students studying in the US

I have to travel to Israel for a short trip on my Indian Visa. I'm currently studying in the US on an F-1 Visa. I read that I need a tourist visa to travel to Israel. What are the steps I need to take ...
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Do I need Health Insurance to Qualify for a US Visitor's Visa?

I will be going for a US visitor's visa (non-immigrant B1/B2) interview in Bern and have all the necessary documents but just remembered I do not have international travel insurance. Is it required ...
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Tipping in shared ride vans

When taking shared ride vans in the United States are you expected to tip? If so, how much? To be clear I'm talking about services where you are lumped along with 5-6 strangers in a van that then ...
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90-day USA visitor visa expires in five days. Can I go to Canada and renew my 90 days? [duplicate]

I have been in the USA for meetings on a 90-day visitor visa and have a year's ESTA. I have applied for a B-1 visa that allows three years of work and it is still in process. My 90-day visa runs out ...
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Documents required for B2 at airport

I am a resident of India. I have a valid B1/B2 Visa with ten year multiple entry. I want to accompany my wife who is on her Business visit for a month. I intend to travel with her for tourist purpose ...
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Leaving USA to Central America and coming back to reset a 90 day VWP? Part 2

i saw and analyses deeply this FAQ at Leaving USA to Central America and coming back to reset a 90 day VWP? and i have one more doubt about the 90 days rule of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) just to be ...
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Converting Older United States Dollar Bills

I received from my Dad 150 American Dollars about 12 years ago. I never have thought to change this money but a few days I tried change it in a currency exchange in Sydney and the guy didn't change it ...
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Two passports from the same country and ESTAs for travel to the USA?

We already have the question Can I have multiple valid ESTAs in different passports?, which explains what to do if you have passports from two different visa waiver countries and are wondering about ...
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My ESTA approval if I have previously had a B1 refusal

I applied for a B1 visa to attend a conference in the USA in 2013. I had another nationality (Non- VWP) at the time and my B1 application rejected under section 306 of border security. I now can apply ...
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Visa refused after ESTA approval [duplicate]

I had ESTA approval letter for a US visa under the Visa Waiver Program from April 2014 to 2016. I want to stay in US for six months. I applied for US visa in US consulate and my visa was rejected. ...
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U.K. visa refused: will this be any problem for U.S. visa?

I am an Indian citizen and would be highly thankful if anyone could suggest me a better option. My husband initially got a short term work visa to work in U.K., so I applied for a family visitor visa ...
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Why my U.S. B1 Visa got refused under 214 (b)?

I went for B1 U.S. Visa at the U.S. Embassy in Delhi. Interviewer: *Good Morning*. Me: *Good Morning* Interviewer: *What is your designation?* Me: *I am a Software Engineer.* Interviewer: *What is ...
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DOT complaint for non US citizen

I'm non-US citizen. I planned a trip to US this summer and booked several (separate) tickets. One of my tickets has recently been canceled with just saying I can rebook that flight. Fortunately I ...
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Should I tip Airbnb host in U.S.?

I am about to embark on my first Airbnb experience for a little over a week. I was wondering if it is customary or expected to tip the host upon departure or perhaps along the way, as it seems like ...
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Short-term visit to USA as an Indian Citizen - which visa to get?

I am an Indian citizen holding a work and residence permit in Spain and currently living in Spain. Which visa I need to visit USA for a short term?
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Syrian Citizen : USA transit Visa? [duplicate]

I'm, Syrian Citizen, travelling from Dubai to Turks and Caicos. The plane transit by NY JFK, do I need transit Visa.
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LDW / LIS for US car rental booked in UK

If I book a rental car for a week in the US through the US website I can pay about $300 which becomes more like $550 if I take Loss Damage Waiver and Liability Insurance. But if I book from the UK ...
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What to wear to a casino in Las Vegas?

I love wearing jeans and a t-shirt. Would this be an issue if I want to play in a casino in Las Vegas, USA? Do some casinos have a dress code?
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What documents can I use to return to US if I don't have a passport?

I am an American citizen born in the United States. I am in Mexico at present. Can I use my birth certificate and drivers license to cross the border by foot if I don't have a passport?
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US Visa in Switzerland

I am a Nigerian and have been in Geneva for almost 3months. My visa will be expiring on the 25th this Month and I plan to leave on the 24th. There is a conference i am planning to attend on the 9th ...
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Does Amtrak ever stop at non-Amtrak (commuter only) stations?

It is fairly common for an airplane flight to "divert" (make an unscheduled stop) at an airport it normally doesn't stop at, even at airports that airline doesn't normally serve at all, for various ...
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What line does a Green Card holder take at the US immigration at the airport?

At the airport immigration there are two lines: one for citizens and one for non-citizens. From what I "have heard" a Green Card holder should take the citizen line. Is this true for all international ...
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How often can a U.S. passport holder exit/enter Morocco? [duplicate]

Does anyone how many times a year one can enter and exit and RE-ENTER Morocco as a United States passport holder? For instance, Schengen countries have the 90/180 rule. I've looked everywhere for the ...
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Procedure for traveling to the US on a green card

I have a Green Card. Years ago I traveled to the US without a Green Card and one had to fill out something online 24 hours before traveling. Does this apply to Green Card holders? Are there any ...
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Traveling to Amish country

Am I allowed to bring my rental car into Amish country? Do they allow cameras for pictures? Will they understand what cameras are? I know it's a very agrarian area but that's about it. Is this a ...
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Where to find microwave on the road in the US

I'll be driving almost non-stop (no hotels). I have some frozen curry and other things I'd like to heat up as I travel on down the line. Where is it possible to use find a microwave to use?