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

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Do I have to declare everything I purchased to U.S. Customs?

Say I am a U.S. Citizen and travel to another country, and while there I buy food at some restaurant or whatever that's no longer tangible; or maybe I buy something but only use it there and do not ...
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Can I travel within the USA with 3 months left to my passport but valid student visa?

I have booked a flight in 20-28th March to go to Hawaii from Seattle. My Philippine passports current expiry date is 23th June 2016. My USA student visa and Form I-20 has until Sept 2019. I am still ...
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Do I need an ESTA or transit visa? [duplicate]

I am traveling from the UK to Mexico via USA, do I need to apply for a visa waiver program (ESTA)
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Canadian wants to volunteer in US

I would like to volunteer at the Emerald City comic convention in Seattle. What documentation do I need to cross the US border?
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Can Canadian money (change) be used in the United States?

As a visitor to the US from Canada, is it possible to use Canadian money, especially coins, at businesses in the US? What about vending machines?
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Raising money in a visiting country — legal or not legal? [closed]

I know you're not legally able to work for money without some form of Visa issued (other countries -> U.S.A.); but if one were to raise money, that's not actually working for it. If I come to the ...
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Flying from Stewart, BC to the US via Taquan Air from Hyder, AK

I expect to visit Stewart, British Columbia in March. I'll be traveling there with others via the airport at Terrace, BC, but need to leave for the US early. Ideally I'd like to avoid having to rent ...
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Why would passengers on a diverted flight not be allowed into the terminal?

I was recently on a flight to Washington DC, but due to adverse weather conditions at DCA we were redirected to Philadelphia to await suitable conditions to land in Washington. When we landed at PHL, ...
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Travelling to the USA, but want to stay longer than 3 months? is this possible? UK citizen

I want to travel to the USA (am UK Citizen) so only allowed 90 days, how is it possible for me to stay longer- say 6months to a year?
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Croatian visiting USA

What are the steps required for a Croatian to gain a tourist visa for USA? I really want to visit San Francisco and Los Angeles by December this year and I have no clue what to do or where to start.
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F1 visa from residence country not my mother country [closed]

I'm wondering whether I can get F1 visa from Turkey (I'm from Egypt but I have residency for one year in turkey) or whether I must get it from Egypt.
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Any idea of wait times for a visa from US?

husband applied for a visa last Friday at the American embassy in London having had a previous minor conviction 19 years ago. He had a visa 10 years ago and was approved for a new one last week. We ...
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Used VWP only for transit, now want to enter US for 90 days

I'm a French citizen with an approved ESTA. I was flying from Thailand to Mexico with a 7hr transit in LA (had to go through border control and get a stamp). Indeed left US after a few hours. I stay ...
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Will I be able to travel out of US without a valid visa?

I'm an international student in the US, and my visa already expired, will I be able to travel out of US without a valid visa?
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Using ESTA a second time - first for tourism, now for transit

I have a specific question on ESTA, and I can't seem to find an official answer. In April 2015, I traveled from Brussels to New York (tourism) after successfully applying for ESTA. Today, my ESTA ...
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What is the correct “pay to the order of” to get a U.S.passport?

I need to make out a check to submit/pay for my passport application, but I am a little confused about what to write. Do I just put down, "U.S. Department of State," or do I enter the headquarters' ...
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New Visa Waiver Program rules for business people who have visited Iraq

Husband and I are going on holiday to Orlando with our kids in July. I was going to do our ESTA's online but because of new rules not sure if my husband needs a visa now. He works for an oil company ...
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What power adapter do I need to use when traveling to the US?

I would like to know if we can get USA adapter for Indian plugs in shops in US airports. As the devices in India are rated for 220v, we need a proper converter as well. Can I get both at an airport?
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Can I get a visa to the US if I'm on sabbatical leave? [closed]

I want to renew my visa to visit the US. The problem is that I'm currently not working because I'm on a "sabbatical" year. I've previously traveled at least 5 times to the US and have had a 10 year ...
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Missed flight USA airport tax refund?

Are airlines in the US legally obligated to refund any airport tax charged if a seat was not used? In particular I am thinking of a flight with Spirit Airlines from Fort Lauderdale to Boston which ...
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What documentation is needed for a tourist to drive a US citizen's car?

A common conclusion on Travel.SE says that buying a car as a tourist in the US is difficult because of registration and the time it takes to do the paperwork. However I have a friend in NYC who can ...
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US tourist visa validity

I am an Indian citizen currently living in Germany. I intend to apply for a tourist visa to the US for attending my brother's graduation ceremony. Has anyone here recently applied for such a visa and ...
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From North America to South America [duplicate]

We are a family of 3. We are planning to travel from the United States to South America, specifically from Los Angeles to Santiago, Chile. We want to do it by car, anyone has information good or bad ...
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I have two UK passports. Do US CBP know of both passports or just one i show? [duplicate]

I have two UK passports. On one i have a valid ESTA, on the other i have recently travelled to Sudan. Will US CBP know details of travel in both passports? I ask this as from 21/01/16 an ESTA is no ...
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US B1-B2 visa expiring and travel to US

My visa is expiring in May 2016 and I want to visit USA in March to 2 weeks on a business trip. Can I run into any troubles or there be any issues in getting I-94 upon reaching USA.
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Travelling to USA with Saudi Arabian airlines

I am an Indian citizen and will be traveling to USA on a B2 (tourist visa). Will I face additional scrutiny if I fly with Saudi Arabian airlines? The tickets are like $300 cheaper so. There is a 3 ...
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Enter the USA before going to Canada on a WHV

I am a German resident. I m in possessision of a Work- and Holiday Visa for Canada, which allowes me to stay and work there for 1 year. On my way to Canada (Vancouver)I would like to stop in New York ...
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Can I apply for a US tourist visa without holding a job, if my husband is employed?

My German husband and I would like to visit my sister in the US this year and I have a Germany residence permit but is is just the temporary yearly residence permit. My sister is a US greencard ...
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Which route to take driving from Seattle to Boston?

I will be driving from Seattle to Boston in March. There are two of us, so we can share the driving, and we're willing to drive quite late though will stop at night. We don't plan on making lots of ...
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Travel from USA to India via Canada

I am an Indian passport holder holding valid US work visa and Canadian tourism visa. Can I travel to India via Toronto and back to the USA via Toronto ?
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Baggage restrictions while travelling by connecting flights

On Qatar airways it mentions that for business class a passenger is allowed a checked bag up to 32 kgs for business class and 23 kgs for economy. My tickets are booked for business class but I could ...
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Retired couple wishing to spend more time in owned USA property [closed]

We are UK citizens who have property in USA. We have always visited three times a year for two weeks each time. We have now retired and can spend longer in USA but have no wish to stay permanently. We ...
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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? ...
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Can I ( Indian citizen) apply for B1/B2 US Visa while I am on a visitor visa in Melbourne, Australia

I am an Indian citizen and passport holder. I am currently on a visitor visa in Melbourne, Australia and my visa is valid for next 2 months. Is it possible for me to apply for US B1/B2 visa from here, ...
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Arriving at a different port of entry in the same state in USA?

I am a girl in my early twenties traveling to USA from India and in my visa application I have provided the contact address for a relative in San Francisco, and their invitation letter. I would like ...
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In Transit definition for brief visit to USA

U.K. Family have visa waiver for entry to Canada but on route to Calgary from Vancouver by hire car, we want to visit Seattle for three days. I know I can get visa waiver for US entry but as we are ...
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Can I go back to the USA? [duplicate]

Here, I came as a minor to the USA at the age of 13, I never got my fingerprints taken. I had a visa for 3 months but overstayed till I was 19... I left the country by airline and I forgot to turn in ...
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If I enter the US by land, not needing ESTA, would I then need ESTA to enter by air 3 days later?

I am a UK citizen, and therefore qualify for the USA's Visa Waiver Program (VWP). If I enter by air or sea I need to apply for (and pay for) ESTA beforehand. If I enter by land, I don't need ESTA. ...
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Invalid purpose of visit marked on the ESTA application. Do I need to reapply?

When we applied for our ESTA, we incorrectly ticked the TRANSIT box, because we are cruising from one country to another & visiting the U.S. in between. We thought this was the right thing to do. ...
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Invalid mother's name provided in ESTA application. Do I need to reapply?

Just got my ESTA approved and realised for my parents I've put my mothers maiden name not her married one. Do I need to reapply?
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Can short-term visitors do charity/volunteer work? [duplicate]

I remember a long time ago I was in some charity event my parents basically dragged me to, and I remember a girl there who said she's Canadian/from Canada and so it got me wondering: 1.If she's ...
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Is it a good idea to mention to the USA immigration officer that I'm visiting my girlfriend?

I spent 5 months in the USA, and everything went without a problem. Now I'm spending my second month back in my country (the Czech Republic). In a week or two I want to go back to the USA for another ...
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Itinerary changed and new airline introduced

I had a direct flight from Mumbai, India to Newark, USA on United, however that was cancelled because of winter storm jonas and now they have changed my itinerary and put me on different flights. Now ...
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VISA Waiving Program changes

Regarding the new changes to the VWP to travel to the U.S. Does anybody know if it is 5 years starting the effective date or anyone visited one of those countries afte March 1st 2011? In other word if ...
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Revoked visa and given a 5 year ban [closed]

Last year I had been granted a visa to travel to America, once I arrived in America I was stopped at immigration. I had my visa revoked and was given a 5 year ban for America. I want to know if this ...
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South-west US/Hawaii Volleyball fun tournament in September

My girlfriend and I are travelling the US in september. There is no schedule yet, but we would rather see the west-side of the US or Hawaii than east/mid, because both of us have already been there. ...
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Dual nationals Under new US legislation, is my visa still valid?

I am a dual national of Iraq and UK, my ESTA was denied in 2010 for unknown reason. No explanation was given, therefore I had to go for visa in US embassy and I was granted 10 years valid visa with ...
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Can Iranian-Canadians enter on arrival to the US?

I am an Iranian-Canadian dual citizen studying in the US with an F1 visa. My parents are both dual citizens as well. I understand that Canadians are not affected by the recent bill placing ...
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Can i go back in USA if i entered at the age of 14 years old but overstaid my visa and left at 19 years old?

Here is my story. I went in California when I was 14 years old. I was with my family and I just learn that I overstayed... I had no idea, so I left the country at 19 years old... now its been over 6 ...
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Transit visa to USA [duplicate]

I am a Filipino holding a working visa in Canada, do I need a transit visa when transiting to USA? My final destination is Peru.