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

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International travel with parrots

We (two people) live in the US and we have two cockatiels. We will eventually move to a different country (air travel). This question is about how to execute the move in a way that is safe for the ...
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Does applying for the US Green Card lottery reduce your future chances of getting a tourist visa?

I've heard that applying for the Green Card lottery is a huge red flag in the eyes of American embassy officials and should be avoided if one plans to visit the US in the future. Is there any ...
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Traveling to the US with new passport, visa on the old one

I have a valid B1/B2 US visa expiring about a year from now. The passport it's in expired a few years ago, and I recently got a new one. The passport number does not match, but the national ID ...
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Can I return to the states after two days? [closed]

I am traveling to the states in November For three months. I want to travel America for a year before I go back to my education. I have my return flight booked, and I return back to Ireland for ...
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Transit Visa through London Heathrow from India to USA [duplicate]

I am going to travel to USA from Bangalore on BA and would transit throu Heathrow Airport. Do I need a transit visa for the transit time of 5 hours at LHR both ways? I will be at the airport and not ...
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Am I allowed to bring whey protein from the US to Canada in my carry on baggage?

I will be soon visiting the US, and I was wondering if I am allowed to buy a n=brand new Whey protein tub (5lb) and put in my carry on. It is a small trip and I usually just travel with my carry on ...
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VWP vs. obtaining a visa for the US

I'm flying to the US in order to participate in a startup acceleration program for 90 days from September. I have an Israeli and German passport. If I use my German passport in order to enter the US ...
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Two long visits to USA on VWP

Next year 2015 I intend on travelling to Texas to spend time with my family back end of Jan for 90 days. I would return to UK (British national) beginning to mid april. Do you think it would be ...
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Can minors with dual US/UK citizenship travel to the US on their UK passports? [duplicate]

My children have dual citizenship. We live in the UK; their US passports have expired. We are travelling to the States for a week in October. I am hoping that they can travel on their UK passports ...
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Is my social security number from a previous temporary work visa still valid?

I worked in America as a snowboard instructor for a few months in 2008, on an H2B visa. For that I obtained a social security number. The card has printed on it "Valid for work only with DHS ...
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I am travelling to Miami and have a 6 hour stopover in Heathrow airport. Do I need a visa? [duplicate]

I am travelling to Miami on 22 December 2014 and have a valid usa visa. On my way there I have a 2 hour stop over at Heathrow airport and then a 6 hour stopover on my way back in January 2015. Do I ...
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Traveling by Greyhound?

I'm just wanting to ask a few questions about Greyhound. My sister and I are traveling from Austin, TX to Eugene, OR this Tuesday. I've never traveled by Greyhound before, and I'm very, very nervous. ...
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Overstaying on a US Visa Waiver Program [duplicate]

A friend of mine came from Australia on the WVP and stayed 92 days. I made a mistake booking Her flight scheduling a Saturday arrival/departure at DFW. This amounted to a 92 day stay and with no funds ...
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Amtrak on-time statistics for arbitrary stations?

I've heard that trains in the USA are often very late, for a variety of reasons; see e.g. What is the state of train travel in the USA? and its answers. But then again, the only country where I ...
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Am I expected to tip for room service on top of the Service and delivery fee?

I've noticed that most hotels with room service now charge a delivery fee (~$3) and a service charge (~21%) in addition to sales tax and on top of exorbitant markups on the food itself. A simple ...
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Can I travel within the US using only my foreign passport as ID?

I want to know if I can travel with my passport within the US being in immigration process? I will be okay using only my passport ?
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Why the different passport issues travelling US to Canada?

When I fly Porter Airlines from Newark Airport (EWR) in New Jersey to Toronto, I show my passport as ID at the checkin counter. Same for United from Newark to Toronto. But when I fly American ...
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Which ways can i go from Atlanta to Philadelphia? [closed]

I am going to the US for the first time to attend an event in Atlanta. I have a friend whom i'd like to visit as well but she lives in Philadelphia. Given my very limited knowledge of US travelling, ...
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Traveling to USA via Canada

I am considering travelling from UK to Canada for 21 days and then travelling onwards to USA for a further 85 days. I am a UK citizen so therefore have an ESTA - will this be OK for the above trip?
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Tourist - USA-Canada-USA in a few days

I'm doing a trip around the USA and I want to go see Toronto and Montreal from Chicago and then leave to Boston. I would be in Canada for only 3 days. do you think I might have any problems on my way ...
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Exactly 6 months for a transit visa from US to India via UK

Before you close this for being a potentially duplicate question, please understand that I have seen some of the questions and what I'm asking is a bit different. As I understand, one would need a ...
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When traveling to the USA what are the consequences of having been arrested but not charged with a crime?

When entering the USA I am often asked "Have you ever been arrested?" to which, fortunately, I can honestly answer "No." Question 'B' on form I-94 also begins "Have you ever been arrested...?" At ...
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Do I need a transit visa? [duplicate]

I am flight from London to Colombia with a connection in JFK for one hour. I have a Colombian passport with English visa. Do I need a Visa to pass in JFK? thanks for your help
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passport damage to e-chip [duplicate]

The chip in my UK passport failed to work when I recently re-entered the UK. I have two queries about this. 1) Is there any convenient way of checking whether the chip is actually functioning ...
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As an Indian Citizen, can I use my b1/b2 visa after f1 visa period or will I have to leave US and reenter?

I am from India.I intend to travel to the US for a student clinical elective at a university in Texas for the months of November and December. The university will help me obtain an F-1 status. ...
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US visa photo: ears must show?

Is there a requirement that the ears must show on photos used for US visas? This is specifically about women with long hair. There are several example photos of women on official sites where the ear ...
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As a Canadian Citizen, F1 visa to a B1/B2: will I have to leave the US and re-enter?

I am a Canadian citizen, and I intend to travel to the US for a student clinical elective at a university in Texas for the months of September and October. The university will help me obtain an F-1 ...
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I apply for a J-1 visa, can my wife apply for a B1 visa (instead of J2) to visit me?

I'm applying for a J-1 visa to do an internship in the US for 3 months, and I want to bring my wife with me. Of course the most obvious solution is for her to apply for a J-2 visa, but the procedure ...
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Flying to UK to reset 90-day rule for USA's Visa Waiver Program? [duplicate]

I have an Australian passport and will be visiting the US as a tourist. Under the VWP, I know I'm allowed to stay in the US for 90 days maximum. My dates are 5 November 2014 to 2 February 2015. I ...
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Whilst in the US on a 6 month trip on a B2 visa, can you leave the country and come back, say for a friend's wedding in another country?

Whilst in the US on a 6 month trip on a B2 visa, can you leave the country and come back, say for a friend's wedding in another country?
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Can a US physician give a MRI referral that is valid in France?

I am currently in the US and I'll be in France for the summer. Can a physician in the US make a referral that I can use in France? If that matters, I have a French Social Security and the referral ...
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What will happen if I cancel the credit card with which I booked a flight?

I booked a flight from makemytrip using my credit card. I will be travelling in British Airways from India to the US. I am planning to cancel the credit card because I am leaving the country for good. ...
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Staying in the USA after the expiry of my waiver [closed]

My waiver will expire on the 31 December 2014. Do I need a waiver all the time I am in the USA? I plan to enter the USA on the 30 December and leave on the 16 January.
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Select carrier to transport pallet from Europe to USA [closed]

I'm planning to move from Switzerland to the US for about 2 years and plan to bring along about 2 pallet of stuff with me, next to the baggage I can bring along in the plain. I personally don't mind ...
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Revised question on multiple visits to USA from February 13

ORIGINAL MARCH 2013 question: I have visited Los Angeles, USA on 3 long stays using the ESTA programme, purely as a visitor. I have a British Citizen passport. The stays began in September 2012 and I ...
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Multiple visits to USA

I have visited Los Angeles, USA on 3 long stays using the ESTA programme, purely as a visitor. I have a British Citizen passport. The stays began in September 2012 and I left the last time in August ...
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Do I need a visa to Transit US? [duplicate]

I am an Indian travelling from India to Cayman Islands via Dubai and US. I have a valid Cayman islands work permit. I have a layover in Newyork / Miami for around 5 hrs maximum. Should I need a ...
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How can a foreign national get a fishing/hunting license in the South Carolina?

My brother-in-law is going to come and visit us for a couple of weeks. I'd like to take him to fish with me, but he is Mexican, and the last time I got my fishing license in my state, I was asked for ...
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Is it possible to visit the US for 4 months once there on the VWP, without leaving the continent?

I have a friend from a European country, who is traveling around the world, and he wants to stay in the US for 4 months. He entered on the VWP, which only allows 3 months. Does he have any options ...
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What does a Mb on average costs on a prepaid sim card in the US?

My mobile phone provider is charging the following when roaming in the US: Incomming calls 2.50 euro per minute Outgoing calls 4.00 euro per minute sending sms: 0.50 Data: 0.50 /Mb Prices for ...
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American citizen expat traveling to USA, how can I get liability auto insurance?

I'm an American citizen, but I live in Germany and do not own a car (and thus do not own a car insurance policy). I'm going back to the US over Christmas and want to rent a car, but I don't want to ...
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Quickly obtaining an ID to fly within the US

I live in Ohio. I am currently in Washington, D.C. I am travelling back to Ohio by air on Sep 2. I have a Ohio state issued driver's license. Unfortunately, I realized now that the license is expiring ...
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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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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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Is it legal to bring Jamón Ibérico from Spain into the United States?

I'm in Spain and I'd love to bring some Jamón Ibérico back to the states with me. Is it legal to bring it with me? If so, how much is allowed and under what conditions (sealed, treated, etc).
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Is there a time limit to staying on an ESTA in any one year?

An elderly friend of mine has recently been to Hawaii, staying from the end of May until July 21st, 2014. He has a valid ESTA which expires April 2016. He would like to travel again this coming ...
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How does the US Visa Waiver Program 90 day rule apply to someone who has been studying in Canada? [duplicate]

I have been studying in Canada (Victoria, BC) for one semester. I have Austrian citizenship. I entered Canada by flying Vienna – Paris – Seattle – Victoria on August 22, 2013. A few days later I took ...
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Can I use my birth certificate as identification on a bus in Texas?

I'm 17 and I am traveling from Laredo (Texas, US) to San Antonio (Texas). I don't have an ID, but I do have my birth certificate. Can I use that to travel by bus in Texas?
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Where to hear live rendition of the National anthem in NYC?

What sort of events play live renditions of the Star Spangled Banner, that are preferably free for public? Sports events come to mind, but it is beginning to be late to get good tickets for cheap. We ...
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Money and Cards in the US [closed]

I'll be visiting the US. I have several questions about money and card use in the US, the grand scheme is somewhat: What is my best strategy for paying stuff there? I suppose that I can pay larger ...