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

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How early should you get to the airport in the US?

When traveling on a domestic flight in the US, how early is it recommended to get to the airport before the flight is scheduled to leave? What about international flights leaving from the US? Are ...
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How to access the internet during a road trip in the USA?

I'm traveling from Europe (Belgium) to USA soon. While on a road trip from New Orleans to Miami, I'd like to access the internet without paying exorbitant amounts of money on roaming fees. I was ...
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Visa requirements for Filipino traveling to Costa Rica via South Korea and USA [duplicate]

I'm from Philippines and planning to visit Costa Rica. Do I need a transit visa to go through Dallas Texas. Airlines: Philippines and American. Departing: Manila Philippines. Arriving: San Jose ...
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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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Can the gasoline in Mexico or Central America mess up a US-made car?

I have been thinking about taking my car (an AWD Ford Escape 2014) for a road trip to Mexico or maybe as long further south as I can find paved roads. Is there a risk that the regular unleaded ...
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Will local contact numbers for travel insurance during a US visit simplify the process of visiting a doctor/hospital?

We are a family of 4 visiting the US this year. Some years back we were in Boston, and one of the kids (about 18 months at the time) came out with chickenpox. Which of course is a big deal in the US ...
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Can I fly domestically in the US using my university ID?

Okay, so I'm an international Student here in the US. and My passport is being renewed right now. And I have to fly to Seattle in a week. So I was wondering if my university ID will suffice for a ...
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What is the earliest before a scheduled departure that you can get through a TSA checkpoint in a US airport?

If I am scheduled to depart from an airport for an afternoon or evening flight, what is the earliest the TSA will let me into the airport in the morning?
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Will I save much time by using the US preclearance facilities in Canada/Ireland rather than flying direct?

I'm planning a trip from Prague to NYC this summer. There is a direct flight to JFK and numerous transfer options. I've heard that JFK's customs can be a nightmare for non-US citizens and therefore ...
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Australians flying to Cuba from the USA [closed]

I am an Australian flying in to LAX and wish to fly on to Cuba. What is the best way? My wife will be in Kentucky. How would she meet up with me in Cuba? Help would be greatly appreciated.
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Tipping for pre-paid shuttle service in the US?

On an upcoming trip to the USA, I've booked a ~$300 shuttle to take us from the airport to a city two hours away. I've prepaid it, if that has any bearing. A few days later I'm using the same shuttle ...
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Travelling within the US as a foreign citizen without a passport

I'm travelling within the US and am a British citizen. Can I travel without my passport and just show my UK driver's license instead?
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Importing Silver into the US - what duty will I pay?

Do I need to declare the silver tableware I am carrying into the U.S.? I will be getting an export certificate from India. The rules are not very clear on what to do at the U.S. end. What is the ...
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flying inside the USA [duplicate]

Can I fly from Miami to Tampa without a passport? I just have my foreigner ID from Paraguay. I don't have my passport with me. My ID has a picture and full name. In addition, I have my identification ...
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Buying tech merchandising in New York

I've been browsing some websites like Microsoft merchandising Google Merchandise Shop and I want to buy some stuff. I live in Argentina, so I don't want to buy online because (a) the shipping ...
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Passport expiry for entry into US

I have an H-1B visa and my wife has an H4 as my dependent. We're planning to enter the US in just over 2 weeks but just noticed my wife's passport will expire in 5 months from our date of travel. Can ...
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Maximum cash allowed when travelling to the US

I was wondering if someone knows the legal limit of cash money allowed per adult tourist when entering the US, especially from the UK. The reason is that I would like to get the best conversion rate ...
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Economical mobile data for US and Canada

I am travelling to US and Canada from Australia this year and was wondering what would be the most economical and hassle free option for having mobile data and call time on my iPhone that gives me ...
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International arriving Chicago ORD to domestic, two different airlines how do I recheck bags?

Arriving international flight at Chicago ORD on American and taking domestic from ORD to TX on United. I have a two-hour window. Can I check my bag at the gate for my United flight or will I be ...
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Canadian visiting US to look for work [closed]

I'm a Canadian citizen that has been applying for work in the Los Angeles area and I am thinking of going there for a month or longer to apply for work in person. I'm currently employed and can likely ...
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Is there a list of words or themes that will get you thrown off a plane in the US?

I'm wondering if there's a definitive list or collection of things you should never say on a plane - eg words that if heard, will definitely get you removed, due to a rule or airline policies? I ...
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Can the US still be entered on a tourist visa after permanent resident status is denied/expired?

I originally posted this question on expatriates.stackexchange.com, and another user suggested that I ask the question on this site because he felt it is more closely related to travel... My wife was ...
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ESTA State/Province/Region required but there is no sensible answer

I'm filling out an ESTA for travel the the US later this year. I've done this before but they've recently added several new fields, including address in home country. Iceland in my case. The problem ...
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What's the cheapest way to call China from the US with an AT&T cell phone?

My girlfriend got a new job that requires frequent travel to Shanghai, China. She has a Chinese phone and sometimes has Internet access. Aside from Skype/Internet communications, what's the cheapest ...
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Canadian citizen with British passport visiting USA

I am a Canadian citizen with a British Passport and I live in Canada and I am planning on traveling by car to Buffalo USA and then boarding a plane to the West coast for a holiday. Will I have any ...
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French citizen with Canadian residency to go to the US for the day

As a French citizen, living in Canada with a permanent residency, what kind of visa do I need if I want to go in the US for a day (or may be a few days)? I also have a Canadian driving license, it ...
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Entering the US on a tourist visa after expiration of E3D

I was wondering whether anyone could provide any advice on re-entering the US on a tourist visa (via the Visa Waiver Program/ ESTA) after the expiration of an E3D visa? My E3D visa expires on the 6th ...
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Outstanding medical bills - will this prevent entry into the US? [duplicate]

I had my baby in America last year, and I paid part of the bills before leaving. But I lost my husband shortly after I returned home so I couldn't continue with the payment plan since I left so they ...
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Flying stand by from US to Europe — is it still worth it, and if so, how to do it?

The title summarizes my question pretty well. Basically, I'm looking for a cheap way to fly from California to Europe (Germany, preferably). Since I have to fly this route several times a year, and ...
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Is it safe and legal to sleep in my car in California (L.A. area)?

I will be visiting California and some parts of the US West Coast in the coming September. I'd like to rent a car for travelling, and to reduce travel expenses I would like to sleep in it some nights. ...
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What will it cost me to exceed the limits of amount of alcohol I'm bringing back into the USA?

I'm an American citizen returning to the United States from abroad, I'm planning on taking 3 liters of spirits back from my trip. I know the United States Federal Government allows 1 liter of spirits ...
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Visa Waiver Program Re-entry

I know comparable questions have been asked but I would really appreciate it if you guys would give me advice on this matter. My girlfriend is currently taking an internship in NYC and I've come with ...
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Can I travel within the US with an expired visa?

I am an international student and authorized to stay in US for 2 years on my I-20 form. My visa expired on June this year and I need to fly to some states outside Georgia to visit colleges. Can I fly ...
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Land crossing to America from Mexico with ESTA - 90 days reset?

I am planning on transiting to Los Angeles on an ESTA (I will be in the USA for maybe 2-3 weeks) from there I want to cycle into Mexico and the rest of Central America. 5-6 months later I would like ...
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Not using my daughter's round trip ticket

My daughter is starting school in the US (we stay in Thailand) and my wife and I would like to accompany her back. There is a much better deal if we buy round trip tickets, but flying back would only ...
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reenter US after using medicaid for childbirth [closed]

I had my baby in US, then visa was renewed and granted at embassy. Will the immigration at port of entry ask for medical bill because the bills were not asked at the embassy during renewal.
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On a trip from US to UK with a layover in Germany, at which point of my journey will I go through customs?

I am traveling from the United States to the UK in a few days, and I will have a checked suitcase. My layover is in Frankfurt, Germany. Since my final stop is in the UK. Will I go through customs in ...
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Transiting in Newark from terminal B to C [duplicate]

We are a Norwegian family traveling on United from Oslo via Heathrow then Newark to Toronto Pearson. We have almsot 90 minutes between the flight from Heathrow landing in terminal B (20:30) and the ...
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Can I leave Ireland (non Schengen) for a week to reset my 90 days

I am an American citizen looking to stay in Ireland longer than my 90 day tourist stamp allows. I am wondering if it is possible to leave Ireland which is a non Schengen country to go to France, ...
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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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I have B1/B2 Visa. Can I travel for Business trip to US with this Visa?

I have been given B1/B2 Visa, but first time when I had applied, it was for vacation & holiday. Now I need to go to US for business meetings. Is this Visa good enough or do I have to apply for a ...
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Can I return to England from the US with a British passport only two months before expiry? [duplicate]

I am currently working in San Diego on a J1 Visa, and am contracted until the 23rd June. My passport expires on the 25 Aug. I plan to leave the country just before my contract ends (19-21st of June), ...
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Can I buy a mobile phone in USA and just use a SIM card in NZ?

I'm moving to New Zealand for a couple years. Can I bring my (Sprint) iPhone with me from the US and just switch the SIM card with out with a Vodafone one? That way I am on a Vodafone plan but still ...
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Will I have problems entering the US if I'm only staying a week and then leaving for an extended stay in the UK?

I'm a Canadian citizen. I'm planning to go to New York for a week (entering by land) and then fly from there to the UK to stay for three months (I have a valid UK work visa). I'm wondering if I might ...
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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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As a married couple with different citizenship, should we pass through US immigration together or separately?

I will be married in March, and shortly after the wedding we will be traveling together to the US. She does not have US citizenship. So which rules do we follow? Do I pass through the US Citizen ...
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Travel back to India from US for good with no passport

I am Indian Citizen. I came to USA on H1B work visa. My H1B extension got denied and I could not renew my passport at the Indian consulate in San Francisco, CA because the passport renewal ...
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Visa expires in May 2015, can I enter the US on January 26?

I am a Mexican citizen with a visa that expires May 31, 2015. I need to enter the US for five days in the last week of January. Can I do so or do I need to renew it before entering the US?
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Can I use one travel converter for UK mains type G for multiple type A socketed appliances?

I am going to travel to the UK and wonder if I can use one travel adapter with my 4-way (type A) power strip or will I need to use multiple power adapters? Some friends of mine recommend using a ...
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Does one have to pay custom duties while bringing in a 'Fender Stratocaster American Standard' guitar from USA to India for himself?

If I'm to buy a fender stratocaster guitar (price: $1,000) from USA and bring it to India box unopened (or opened- not a big deal), will I be asked to pay custom duties? If yes, how much? The box ...