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

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Does a US immigration officer really have the power to deny entry to the country at personal will?

Quite some comments exist that in the end it is the individual immigration officer that has the final call to let you enter the US or not and that there is no way of objecting that decision. Given ...
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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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Ireland Transit Visa when flying from IND - Abu Dhabi - Dublin - US

My parents are Indian Citizens. They hold a valid B2 Tourist Visa to USA. I'm planning to book a flight with Hyderabad (India) - Abu Dhabi (UAE) - Dublin (Ireland) - USA. The leg from Hyderabad to ...
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Validity period and duration of stay USA and Canada [closed]

I am a 26 year old man, I'm from Algeria and planning to go on trip to both Canada and USA, just as a tourist and at the same time I want to visit a family member in Canada, so I have some questions: ...
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What exactly can US immigration search or ask me to do to enter the US

There's a discussion on the (probably soon to be vanished) comments on this question about what US immigration can and cannot do. Is it possible to get a definitive answer on this? I assume they can ...
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Using mobile internet with a Elephone P7000 in the USA

I'd like to fly to the USA at the end of January and I was wondering if my phone (Elephone P7000) supports any of the frequency bands in the USA. I am flying to Cary, North Carolina and my phone ...
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Issues with US immigration after alleged overstay - how to handle?

I arrived in Miami International Airport (Feb 2013) and was taken aside by immigration who stated I had overstayed in the US in 1995 by a few days. It was claimed that I had not left the US and they ...
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Can I drive in the United States with a Spanish issued drivers licence?

I am travelling to the US - can I drive using my Spanish driver's licence ?
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Why do some airlines charge more for break journeys

I am planning to visit Atlanta in the US from Munich. I also have a friend of mine in Toronto and I see Air Canada and Lufthansa do have halts at Toronto on the way to Atlanta or back to Munich. Air ...
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Entering using American passport and leaving using Polish Passport

I flew out to Poland in August entering Poland using my American passport because at the time I only had one passport. You can stay in Poland for three months without a visa. During my three months, I ...
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Cost for US cell phone users to receive international calls

This is a question not from the point of view of the traveler, but from the point of view of someone in the US receiving calls from a traveler abroad. In general, for the major US wireless carriers, ...
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In Canada for 6 months, going back to US, how long until I can come back?

I'm a US citizen and online business owner. I've been in Canada for 141 days, and have a permitted 180 day stay. I want to leave to the USA to basically reset the 180 days. Can I do that? I don't ...
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Failed driving test; alternatives to driver's license for minor's re-entry to the US?

My 16 year-old from the U.S. wishes to visit me in Canada for the holidays. She planned to obtain an enhanced driver's license, but she failed her test. Can she be refused re-entry into the U.S. ...
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Visiting national parks in the USA in Jan-Feb [closed]

I would like to know what National Parks are suitable for a young couple (30's) who travels for a 1 week in the USA. The only constraint I can think of is the winter of the late January - early ...
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Re-entering with the Visa Waiver Program for the USA

In November last year I visited Florida, and as a New Zealander had to go through the process of applying for and getting the Visa Waiver Program (which costs money, making it feel suspiciously like a ...
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Cross the Mexicali Border in a Taxi I get in the USA

Has anyone crossed the border in Calexcio/Mexicali in a taxi they picked up in the US? I have heard that this is possible but I have never actually seen it in practice. I am in the process of ...
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Can you rent / drive a car in the USA with just the paper counterpart of the UK driver's license?

A few weeks ago I lost my card UK driver's license somewhere in Arizona/Nevada. Next week I head to California. My new license may not make it here in time. However I still have the paper ...
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Transit visa information in UK [duplicate]

I am travelling By BA to Phoenix US at 3.40am on 28th Dec 2015. I have to change terminal from Heathrow terminal 5 to terminal 3 for connecting flight to US with lay over of five hours. Do I need UK ...
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How to carry a banned item on a US flight?

The list of banned items is extensive, but what happens if you have a genuine need to carry something banned? The carry-on specific items is easy enough, you just check it (e.g. sharp objects), but ...
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Which VISA for post-graduate observership in US?

I've been invited for an observership in U.S. for a period of 2-3 month maximum. I am a Medical Doctor from Italy. I was thinking about coming with a "Visa Waiver Program" since my country is in the ...
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Why are prices published without tax in the US?

On a recent trip to San Francisco it was always a surprise to see what to pay in stores. It was never as simple as just adding all the published prizes. There was always a surplus of taxes. Sometimes ...
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How early are things open on Venice Beach, California, USA?

I have a flight out of LAX around 11AM, but I'm going to be getting into the area around 6AM or so. Will any good breakfast restaurants be open along Venice Beach before 9:30AM or would I be better ...
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Visa visitor, my bagages and check-in the first flight

I'm a student in Canada and this is first time I’m going to travel for long distance from Montreal to Hanoi (VN). I booked a ticket flight of Japan airline, Montreal-Chicago-Tokyo-Hanoi. I will ...
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Is cheek kissing common in the US?

I am French and I was told American people usually just say hi, shake hands or sometimes hug if they know well each others. I have been living in California for the last few months and I noticed that ...
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Discounts on US Airlines Flights?

I am signed up to get Southwest Airline's discount emails. Once they had 40% off all flights and I do see that they frequently have good discounts, deals, etc. Do other airlines such as United, ...
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Does parents' family name refer to mother's married name or maiden name on VWP/ESTA form?

The updated visa waiver form asks for my parents' "family" name, as shown below. Does this mean my mothers birth family name or her married family name?
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Should I use an online broker to buy travel medical insurance or Should I buy from the insurance company website?

I will be travelling to United States to join a graduate program. I need to buy travel medical insurance for three weeks as I will be an early arrival student. I am thinking of buying Atlas Travel ...
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Buying alcohol duty free under 21 when departing the US? [duplicate]

Is it legal/possible to purchase alcohol as duty free upon departure from the US, having attained the drinking age in the destination country but not in the US? It seems like even though you are ...
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Why don't travel site allow comparing airline fares for an unaccompanied minor?

We are sending our son to the east coast for part of winter break. My wife shopped for tickets using the flight aggregators we normally use, but they don't seem to allow searches for unaccompanied ...
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Dual US/UK citizen. Will this show when my UK passport is scanned in America?

I have dual US and UK citizenship, but the US citizenship has only just been realized (wasn't aware I had claim to US citizenship earlier). Unfortunately I haven't received my US passport yet. Can I ...
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Unused B1/2 2-year multiple entry visa [duplicate]

I got a two-year multiple entry visa on May 20, 2014 to attend a conference in California. Unfortunately for me, my company cancelled my leave because of an unexpected project we secured from Shell ...
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I have a valid L1 visa and my passport is going to expire [duplicate]

I have a valid L1 visa and my passport is going to expire in next 5 months. Now, I have to travel US urgently for 3 weeks. Will that be an issue? Can I travel on passport with 5 months validity left ...
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Toronto - Quito via Cleveland and Houston, do I check in for every flight?

I am a bit confused... I am an Ecuadorian citizen and I hold a US tourist Visa and a Canadian temporary residency visa... I bought a ticket from Toronto to Quito on United's website... My intinerary ...
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How soon can I travel back on ESTA after a 2 and a half month stay? [duplicate]

Ok so I went to USA end of september and came back a few days ago. I had originally booked 3 weeks but extended my trip whilst I was there. I am planning to return in February, exactly 2 months after ...
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Gap between 2 visits in the USA - B2 Visa ( Canadian Permanent Resident)

I am a Permanent Resident in Canada. Have been here since July 2014. I got a 10 year B2 visa in August 2015 (I am currently working full time). In Sept 2015, I went to the states for a wedding - came ...
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What amount of cash I can take with me when going from Canada to USA?

What amount of cash I can take with me when going from Canada to USA? I want to travel to US and want to take ~ 12000$ with me. DO I need to declare it and pay any fee?
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Iranian Green Card holder [duplicate]

I am an Iranian citizen and I have a Green Card. I was planning to travel to Iran for a visit for 2 weeks but now I am worried about re- entering the united states. Do I need a Visa to come back to ...
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How many passengers allowed in a car in Oklahoma, USA?

I am traveling to Oklahoma state in USA next week. I am driving my SUV but I have 4 friends going with me and one more person will join us in Oklahoma. I am wondering if there is any legal limitation ...
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What gifts would be welcome for a Swedish host family?

What are good gifts to take to Swedish family in 2014? Many American things are now easy to find there. The most recent postings seem to be 2012. Some say towels...terrycloth? We'd like to get ...
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Easiest city to fly in to south-west USA?

We're looking to do a roundtrip through south-west USA and I'm wondering which city is easiest to fly in from an international flight and get our rental car and reach a hotel for the first night. Our ...
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Can I bring cheese to the US from the Netherlands?

We are going to visit our relatives in the US. I'm thinking of getting sweets, cookies and old Dutch cheese as small presents, but I'm not really sure about cheese. I found this that says it is ...
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Is it permitted to look for a job while visiting the US under the Visa Waiver Program?

We already have a question on whether you can attend a job interview or look for work while in the US on a tourist visa. (Actually it's unresolved with two possibly conflicting answers and no solid ...
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Do United States green card holders need a visa to re-enter the US from Iran?

I am a US citizen but my wife is an Iranian citizen with US permanent resident status, which she obtained through our marriage. We were planning to travel to Iran to visit my in-laws. However, we are ...
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Will my B1/B2 visa allow me to enter the US?

I am a citizen of India. My mom, my brother and I applied for tourist visas to visit the US. They gave us all B1/B2 M purpose visas. I am doing my masters at university, my brother is in college, and ...
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Error on DS-160 submission

I submitted a DS-160 (U.S. Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application) and received a confirmation and a barcode, but then wasn't able to make a payment because an error message said my barcode was already ...
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US tourist visa after being denied but with transit visa

My sister-in-law from Nicaragua was denied a tourist visa to visit us in the U.S. about 2 years ago. Since then, he has gotten a transit visa for the U.S. and has traveled through the U.S. to the ...
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Will my US motorcycle license translate via International Driving Permit in Vietnam and Philippines?

I see on Wikipedia that both Vietnam and Philippines honor an IDP. However I cannot find specific information on whether my motorcycle license would translate and allow me to rent and drive ...
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Do both parents need to apply for a US passport for minors?

So, I have a timeshare in Cancun, and I want to take my two children, both underage minors. Obviously, they are going to need to have passports. Their mother and I are separated, but not yet ...
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US immigration - supporting docs

I am planning to travel to US for about two weeks to visit a friend. I am a working professional in Bangalore and had travelled to the US for work earlier this year. So I have a B1/B2 visa stamped. ...
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How safe is traveling from Texas to Mexico by bus?

Given recent violent, drug-war-related crime along the USA/Mexico border, what are the risks of traveling from USA to Texas by intercity bus? Have there been incidents involving international buses in ...