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

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Can a U.S. Transit Visa allow a stay of up to 29 days or can a US Tourist Visa application be done from a country other than that of your citizenship?

My sister-in-law (Nicaraguan Citizen) is currently studying abroad in Taiwan. She has a 3 month vacation coming up this June - Sept. and my husband and I are trying to find a way for her to spend some ...
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Traveling to US from Mexico w/o passport

I am a citizen of Mexico (where I was born) and of the United States. Is there any way that I could travel without my passport either by land or air? Only documents I have on me are my state ID and my ...
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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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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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Is 20 minutes of transfer time enough at the Buffalo Greyhound station?

Recently, I bought a bus ticket for Greyhound, which gives me 20 minutes at the Buffalo bus terminal (see Why is a change of carrier on Greyhound no transfer? ). I am a bit worried now, will this 20 ...
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Can browsing some websites cause someone to land on the US no-fly list?

I wonder whether browsing some websites can cause someone to land on the US no-fly list. The question was triggered by a TV report (link 1, link 2) where someone suspected so. Excerpt: You might ...
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ESTA form and first names

I have 3 first names on my passport. I requested an ESTA to travel to the USA by entering only one name. Is it right?
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Applicable Excess Baggage charges

I am traveling from the US to Entebbe this week of Qatar airways and I expect my baggage to be overweight. Now I am confused at the applicable rate for excess baggage. Is it $40 per kg in the table ...
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Can I drive in Oregon with an International Driver's license from Iraq?

I have an International Driver's license issued in Iraq which is still valid, and I am a refuge here. Can I drive a car in Portland, Oregon?
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How can I find a one-way car rental from Alaska to Seattle (through Canada)?

I'm having a difficulty in finding one way car rentals from Alaska, which I can return in Seattle. Do all the main rental agencies restrict such one-way rentals, as they involve crossing through ...
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How can I get a reliable taxi/car service in LA?

I am fully aware LA is based around the car and has limited public transport. But I'm planning to be there a few days and will not be able to drive a car of any kind. I already have the airport ...
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How important is the 'admitted until' date stamped on my passport while entering the US

I have traveled to the US 3 times now within the past year, on the 2 previous trips, CPB stamped my passport for entry up to 6 months for which I stayed only 2 weeks each. On my 3rd trip in February, ...
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ESTA or visa for a French citizen born in Iraq

I am a French citizen (born in irak) but I don't have any Iraqi paper (passport, identity card) and I am not an Iraqi citizen either. can I still come to the USA? And should I apply for an ESTA? ...
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Where should I change Swiss Francs to USD to get the best exchange rate?

I am planning a trip to a conference to Switzerland, and my airfare will be reimbursed to me when I arrive there. They will be reimbursing me in Swiss Francs. I want to get a good exchange rate. Is ...
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Ex-con in the US, changed nationality to EU, will I be allowed entry to the UK

This may be strange question, but here goes...I was an illegal alien in the US for approx 18 years(I entered legally but overstayed). At that time I was a citizen of India. A friend of mine procured a ...
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What Visa do we need for the USA as NZ citizens?

Our family (3 over 18, 4 under 18) is planning to move to Mexico to work long-term as volunteers setting up a church/mission/community work. We are New Zealand citizens. We will be part ...
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What Visa do we need for Mexico as New Zealanders? [closed]

Our family (3 over 18, 4 under 18) is planning to move to Mexico to work long-term as volunteers setting up a church/mission/community work. We are New Zealand citizens. We will be part ...
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SENTRI application conditional process

I'd like to get more information about SENTRI applications. Specifically, if the application is conditional, are the interviews only done at the centres listed on the website? This seems unlikely to ...
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Get U.S Visa in Malaysia

I am Malaysian. Does anyone know if I want to travel to the U.S on August 5th, when is the earliest date that I can apply for travel visa? How long does the U.S visa last?
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Visa requirements for travelling from the US to Sri Lanka through Dublin, Ireland [duplicate]

My daughter has a Sri Lankan passport and is a university student in the USA. She has a valid US visa and she has already purchased a return ticket to come home to Sri Lanka and return to the USA to ...
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Do kids or infants count as a second person when using a US HOV or carpool lane?

Let's say I've traveling across the United States by car, or visiting from another country. HOV (high occupancy vehicle) or carpool lanes are designed to remove extra cars from the road. If I'm ...
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How does the US know if someone has overstayed?

How does the US know whether you have overstayed your tourist visa without having an exit stamp on your passport? How is it really calculated?
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Can I enter the USA from mexico, by car, without a passport, if I am 16 years old and a citizen? I am traveling for a missionary trip

I want to travel to mexico, for religious reasons (mission trip), but don't have a passport, nor have applied, and do not have enough time to apply for one. Could I be denied entrance back to the USA? ...
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US Visa in Switzerland

I am a Nigerian and have been in Geneva for almost 3 months. My visa will be expiring on the 25th this month and I plan to leave on the 24th. There is a conference that I am planning to attend on the ...
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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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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?
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How early should I arrive at Logan (Boston) for a weekday late-afternoon flight?

I know that the question of how early to arrive at the airport depends on the airport and how busy it is at particular times. For a domestic flight leaving Logan (Boston) on a Tuesday at 6:30PM, with ...
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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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Do the governments of United Kingdom and USA share immigration data?

My brother applied for a US visa in 2008 with a fake document and it was refused on those grounds. In 2015, he got the visas of and traveled to two Schengen countries on another passport. He intends ...
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Can I be admitted for more than six months on a B-2 visa?

I try to gather information about the initial length of stay with a B-2 Visa. I'm getting conflicting information. People admitted to the United States on a B2 Tourist Visa are usually issued a ...
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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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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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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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How do I know how much time was given to me to stay in the US?

I came in the us on a 10 year muliple visa, on february 5, 2016 the immigration officer didnt stamp how long I have in USA. How do I know how much time I have to stay in the Usa
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Visiting Yosemite in December - Will car rentals provide me with snow chains?

I will spend some time in San Francisco in December and want to take the opportunity to visit the Yosemite National Park over the weekend. However I have read that there might be the need for tire ...
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Bringing back a laptop and a tablet from the USA to india [duplicate]

I am a citizen of India. My age is 16. I am travelling to the U.S with my mother in June, 2016. My destination is the Google HQ located in San Francisco. Its an all expense paid trip by Google. My ...
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Cannot retrieve DS-160 of a family member

After completing my DS-160, I clicked on application for a family member on the "Thank you" page. New application started and then I went on to the "Getting Started" page just to review. It exited the ...
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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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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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Will I have to recheck my bags?

I am flying from Halifax, Canada to New York, USA to Tampa, USA. I will be able to go through customs in Halifax. Will I have to recheck my bags at the New York airport?
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Public pianos in the U.S

I've been to the Rock'n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland last year and had some fun on a piano in their lobby with a sign saying "Play me, I'm yours". I did some research and found a pretty cool project ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...