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

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Are visitors allowed to enroll in academies (such as a flight training school) in the US under the B1 visa?

I know a person who came to the US under B1 visa (which he says). He says, he is currently enrolled in a flight training school. I want to know, whether he is allowed to join academies under a B1 ...
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Prepaid SIM card for 1 month stay in Texas / USA [duplicate]

I will be staying in Houston (Texas) for about a month and I'm looking for a prepaid SIM card that I can use during that time, preferably with mobile data. Update (more details): Primarily, I'm ...
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Do you tip in the US for getting a to-go coffee? [duplicate]

I'm not familiar with the tipping system in the US. One day I'm buying a coffee and i am presented with a machine asking me to tip 15%, 18% and 20% and no tip. I feel like I have to tip at least 15% ...
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Can I cross the USA-Canada border with a birth certificate and a passport locator number?

My US passport took too long to be shipped to me, and it will arrive after I need to leave. Will I be able to cross the border from the United States to Canada with a birth certificate (copy) and a ...
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Chilean traveling to USA

I am a US citizen and my wife is Chilean. We live in Chile and we will be traveling to USA in June. Chile is part of the VWP. Our trip is for 45 days. during that time we will be traveling to ...
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Is there a list of Greyhound partner bus carriers?

Mostly in the US, but maybe also in Canada, Greyhound (the large bus network) partners with local carriers. However, the information about the partner carrier is limited when searching a schedule on ...
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Carry a boxed iPhone 6 to the USA - do I need to declare it to customs?

I have a gift for a friend from the father, a new boxed iPhone 6 and I am travelling to USA. Can I bring it with me? Do I have to declare it and maybe pay custom duties? Which is the right way to ...
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Getting from Halifax, Canada to the US by bus/train?

I'm considering going all the way across to Halifax, Nova Scotia, but am having trouble finding information on getting from there down to the USA (Boston in particular). I gather it's 22 hours by ...
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Will a refusal for UK visitor's visa have any impact on a US visitor's visa application result?

UK visitor's visa was denied because a residence visa application had been refused previously, about 4 years ago. Now will it have any impact on a US visitor's visa application result?
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Tipping for curbside takeout food in the USA

I just saw the "Tipping for takeout food in the USA" question. Curbside takeout was not addressed in any of the answers to that question, so that is why I am asking this question. Many American ...
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German entering USA from Mexico after loss of passport

My boyfriend and I visited my family in the USA last year in August. Then, after 90 days my boyfriend returned to Germany and stayed there for another 3 months. After that period of time, we met in ...
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Tipping for takeout food in the USA

When I go to a restaurant in the USA and order food for takeout, am I supposed to tip?
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What are the limits when carrying laptops and electronics to USA?

I am going to the US for a 3 month vacation on B1/B2 visa for the first time and I feel that I might be carrying too much with me. I have 2 laptops. A 5 year old one and a 2 month old one. Old one is ...
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Can I obtain an International Drivers license whilst abroad?

I am currently in the U.S and I won't be able to leave the country soon and I really need to drive. I am an exchange visitor and I've been here for 2 years. I do have a Colorado license but it will ...
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What all food items can I take to USA?

I am planning to take some dry fruits like dates, figs & almonds and also some mix for making masala chai which I intent to gift my host & friends in US. I have understood that there is a ...
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Indian passport with two missing (ripped out) pages - should I get a new one to enter the US?

I have got a passport in very good condition with two inner pages totally ripped out (they are missing). I had my Schengen visa issued on those pages with a few stamps but now that visa has expired. ...
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Is it safe to roller-skate on sidewalks in USA?

I love roller-skating, I carry them around on all my travels. I will be spending 6 months in USA (evenly between Chicago, New York, San Francisco, LA and Salt Lake City). I was wondering if it is ...
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Is TSA lock compulsory for travel to US?

This is my first time travelling to US. All my check-in luggages are made of hard plastic and it has two side locks with key and one number lock in the front. I do not have any bags with TSA locks. Is ...
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Can I bring my desktop computer as check-in baggage on a flight?

I am moving from Malaysia to the US, and planning to bring my desktop computer with me. I plan to pack it in my checked-in luggage. Will the computer risk being damaged? Any precaution should I take ...
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Is it OK to play the piano housed in the lobbies of hotels?

I travel a lot and often find grand pianos in lobbies of hotels. Is it appropriate to just sit down and play them for a while (FWIW, I am good and play slow classical music. My playing will not ruin ...
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Do you physically need a license to drive in the US?

I am a US citizen and rent a lot. Sometimes, owing to some reasons, I forget to take my driver's license with me. Do you need the actual driver's license to drive in the US? I know my license ...
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When do I clear customs and immigration in the USA?

I'm a British citizen travelling from LHR to the Hartford, Connecticut airport, and have a two hour stopover in Newark NJ on my itinerary. At what stage would I clear immigration and customs on ...
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Traveling inside the U.S. with a tourist visa from 3 years ago

I live in San Diego and I will be traveling to New Jersey next week. I'm not a U.S. Citizen or legal resident. I came here with a tourist visa 3 years ago and haven't gone back to Mexico. I've heard ...
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How common is open carry of firearms in the USA? [closed]

This winter, I am planning to go to the USA for the first time. One of my concerns is the presence of weapons in public. I just came back from Paris and the sight of armed soldiers patrolling public ...
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Priceline and Hotwire vs Others for Car Rental?

I was checking the car rental prices for priceline, hotwire (as a search engine) and on individual websites. The rates don't change much but what changes is the Loss Damage Waiver fee. ...
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UK transit visa needed to switch airports? [duplicate]

I am a South African passport holder travelling from South Africa to the USA and flying via London. However I am switching from Heathrow to Gatwick, do I require a transit visa. The official Uk visa ...
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Traveling From Pittsburgh To London via United Airlines

I just booked my first flight heading out of the country (going solo), and I have a couple questions about the steps I need to take to calm my nerves. I’ve flown two previous times, and I have no ...
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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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Leaving the country when applied for EAD

I will be accompanying my spouse(L1-Visa holder) on L2-Visa to Bay area in the month of June. From the documentation , it appears that it takes around 90 days to get a EAD on L2 Visa. I don't want to ...
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Carrying confidential corporate data into US on laptop/Drive/device - how to prevent data theft?

If I travel to the US and had privacy concerns (for instance may be I was afraid that a rogue customs official may steal said data) what is the current recommended best practice to avoid this?
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What happens if you buy 3 Greyhound tickets for yourself (in the US) that you swipe your card at the kiosk to print out? [closed]

Could you get less than 3? That would be bad. I want to get to DC 2 hours before my second ticket. I also want to buy my trip out of DC as two separate tickets because it's cheaper even though it's ...
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Do I need a visa or something similar to transit through US? [duplicate]

I'm a Vietnamese and holding Canadian permanent resident permanant status. I need to fly to Vietnam through US to visit my family. Can you please let me know: do I need a visa for that? If yes, how ...
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I Have a B1 Visa for USA, but now i want to apply for F-1 visa, duration is very short in between them,will it be a problem in F-1 visa? [closed]

I have a B1 visa sponsoreed by my company but did not enter the united states. NOw i plan to apply for F-1 Student visa. will i need to submit any extra documentation etc for this?
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Can we undergo US Immigration checks at Heathrow?

I'll be traveling from Mumbai, India to Gainesville, Florida. For that I have to board a flight at Mumbai which will drop me at Heathrow. I have layover time of about 8 hours at Heathrow, from where ...
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How do I get a self-addressed envelope from Canada to USA?

I had a consul general within the US verify my citizenship, and such verification must follow by a motivated conclusion (мотивированное заключение;) they claim that in order for me to receive it, I ...
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Canadian car seat when traveling to the US

If I live in Canada and have an infant car seat approved in Canada, can I legally use that car seat when traveling in the US? I will be traveling by plane and getting a rental car at my US ...
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Travelling after E3 Visa

I am in the process of negotiating with my company to send me to New York on an E-3 visa (Visa for Australians). I know that I can only enter 10 days prior to the start date and must exit within 10 ...
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Which carriers offer cheap one-ways from Europe to the United States

Airlines seem to charge almost as much for a one-way from Europe to the US as for a round-trip, at least in the next couple months when I'm planning to fly. I discovered Condor Air was a big ...
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What happens if my ESTA expires on the day of arrival?

I'm French and will travel the 14th of June to the US. My ESTA expires the 14th of June 2013 and I'm wondering if my ESTA will be valid when I'll land in the US on the 14th of June 2013. Does ...
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Is it safe to cross the Canadian border with a J1 visa and come back on a B1 visa?

Is it safe to cross the Canadian border with a J1 visa and come back on a B1 visa? I have heard some stories about having to bring proof that you are leaving the states to your home country after. ...
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US trip planning suggestion [closed]

I am travelling with my family ( with two kids and mother & father) to US for 30 days and first planning to land at Chicago. How best we can plan our trip.
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Doing both business and pleasure activities on a pure B1 visa [duplicate]

I applied for a B1/B2 US visa to take the Usmle step 2 CS exam. But I was only given a pure B1 visa. It really surprised me coz taking an exam doesn't really fit the description of a business purpose ...
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Is my ESTA valid for a second trip?

I visited the USA in May this year, on an ESTA which I applied for in April. It was approved and I was allowed entry into the country. I'm re-visiting again this November for two weeks. Am I able ...
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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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USA - Combining business with pleasure

I will soon be going on a business trip to USA. I will be travelling on a B1 visa. My business will be for 4 weeks there. I would like to spend a week after I conclude my business, with my sister, who ...
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Getting a very short visitor visa for the US as an Indian citizen

I'm an Indian national and I have a friend in USA who got stuck and I wanna go and get her. The thing is I can't show bank balance, as I don't have any, but I have credit cards worth 5000 USD and I ...
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Dual citizenship [closed]

I would like to travel from Jamaica to U.S for 2 weeks to visit friends and family. I have a British passport which will have 6 months remaining by my departure date. Therefore I am planning to ...
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Cash limit counting in traveling to US

The CBP document states that There is no limit on the amount of money that can be taken out of or brought into the United States. However, if a person or persons traveling together and filing a ...
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Is it customary to tip at a buffet?

I know for most restaurants here in the US that tipping is an integral part of each meal to show appreciation for the waiter (as long as they did a great job). For buffets however, especially ...
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Travel to Italy Via Germany Using US Refugee Travel Document [duplicate]

I am leaving for a trip to Italy with a layover in Germany. I know that I don't need a visa for Germany, but would I be able to transfer into Italy without a Visa? I would have gotten it earlier, but ...