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

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Best way to get from SeaTac airport to Redmond?

Can anyone suggest the best way to get from Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) airport up to Redmond? I guess one option might be the new tram into the center of Seattle, then try to change onto one of the Express ...
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Are there countries other than the USA where you are required to collect your luggage even in transit?

I am curious if there are any countries other than the USA where you are required to collect your luggage even when you are either just in transit to another country or are not at your final ...
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Can I book a room on Motel 6 with a prepaid credit card? [duplicate]

I'm gonna be travelling to the US and I'm gonna stay in one of those Motel 6 in Connecticut. Can I book it with a prepaid credit card, if yes, how can I do it then?
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Will I have to get my luggage in Houston or it will be delivered to Tucson?

Tonight I will be leaving Recife, Brazil to go to Tucson, AZ, USA, with a stop in Rio and another stop in Houston. Will my checked-in baggage be directly delivered to Tucson after I leave it at a ...
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After my VWP to the US expires, can I travel to nearby countries?

When my VWP expires, can I travel to Canada, Mexico or Caribbean Islands without staying "illegal"? I don't want to re-enter the US again and re-start the clock, I would fly home after this. I am not ...
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Is separate DS-160 form needed for spouse for US B1/B2 visa?

I'm going to travel with my spouse to the US for visiting. and I want to apply for B1/B2 visa. I filled an application for myself. Do I need to fill a separate DS-160 form for her? If so, how can I ...
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Multiple visits to Mexico during 90 day VWP

I am going on a trip to the US and Mexico, I will be entering and therefore exiting the USA 3 times to Mexico over this 90 day period when finally leaving and continuing down through Central America. ...
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Is there a nonstop flight from the west coast of North America to anywhere in India?

A friend in San Francisco is trying to figure it out, given that there are (apparently) nonstop flights to Dubai, it should be physically possible, but wondering if such flights exist?
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European passport photo has hair covering full forehead — Potential problems at US border?

When this EU passport was issued, I was only half-jokingly told that I might want to get a new one if I ever was going to travel to the US due to the kind of afro hair I'm sporting in the picture -- ...
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Will providing an incorrect suffix and prefix for a name (Dr., PhD) on a flight ticket cause issues at the airport?

I was being silly when purchasing my airline ticket and saw the options to have my name be "Dr. John Doe, PhD", so I went for it. Unfortunately I cannot legitimately claim either of those titles. ...
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US and Canada tourist visa for Indian Citizen

My parents have US and Canada tourist visa. They stayed in Canada for 6 months and after that if they wish to come to US and stay for 6 months do they need to go to they native country first or can ...
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Returning to the US after previous overstay [duplicate]

I travelled to the US as a tourist and lived there illegally for almost 9 years. I was never arrested, or had any trouble with the law. I was never deported. I paid my taxes (had a TIN), had a job, ...
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Applying for new passport before stamping - will there be any issue

I applied for H1B visa and it's now in approved status. Waiting for an appointment. But my passport will expire in 12-13 months. So if I apply for a new passport now, and appear for visa stamping ...
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Visa options and Entry Clearance [duplicate]

I posted this question; USA to UK entry refused (and subsequently removed) I would like to thank the people who answered this and helped, I didn't know how to respond on there, so, thanks. I had ...
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Can I travel from the USA to Spain with a one-way flight?

I am going to be an au pair and will not qualify for a work visa, and do not want to pay for 15 hours of classes to qualify as a student. Does Spain have any rules for "onward travel" where I would ...
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24 hour hold/refund on wholly international air ticket on foreign airline

Does the US DOT policy for airlines to "hold a reservation at the quoted fare for 24 hours without payment or allow a reservation to be cancelled within 24 hours without penalty" apply to foreign ...
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US waiver program 90 days [duplicate]

I'm currently studying in Canada, and have a study permit. I entered the US in December so my '90 days' runs out the 29th March. I would like to go to the US again end of April, though I heard leaving ...
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Is my social security number from a previous temporary work visa still valid? [closed]

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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Applying for US visa while overstaying in another country

I live in Portugal, but I am not a citizen of Portugal. However the validity of my residency card is finished. Can I apply for a USA tourist visa as a illegal immigrant in Portugal?
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Applying for a B2 cohabitating visa with previous overstay as a minor

I'm hoping to get some insight as to what the outcome of my B2 cohabitating visa application may be. When I was a child my parents overstayed on a B1/B2 visa from (2001-2009) - as far as I'm aware ...
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ESTA / Visa Waiver Program - volunteering [duplicate]

I am a german student, graduating this spring. I did an exchange year in 11th grade in Tennessee, USA. Since I´m still in touch with my friends and host family, I got a chance to volunteer in the ...
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Find short-term room in the U.S. from abroad

I will be in the U.S. (Baltimore) for a month and half from late April. At the moment I live abroad and I would love to find a private room to be rented there. I will be coming from Italy and would ...
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Can I bring this Side Window Deflector aboard an aircraft in the US?

I recently ordered these window deflectors for my Mazda: But I didn't account for the fact that they are very big, and don't fit in my suitcase (they are 45 x 3.6 x 3 inches in size). I am worried ...
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How to end form I-94 now that it is only electronic?

I need to end my visa waiver period when leaving States to Canada so that I don't exceed the period of 90 days. But form I-94 is no longer a physical card, it's only online. How do I know or ensure ...
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Does it make more sense to drive or fly from Orlando to NYC?

Taking in mind that time and money should be considered. (rent car, sleeping place) Should not take more then 1-2 days, should cost the least possible. Train ? plane ? car ? RV ? For those with ...
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Is there any list of countries I should not visit if I want to go to the US?

I have heard that if I have been to some countries I might be refused entry to the US. I'm planning to travel (vacation) a bit in the Middle East; that will include Iran, Lebanon, Qatar, Oman and ...
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The Atomic Testing Museum: Suitable for small children?

A friend of mine is going to California this summer. Since he is generally very interested in science and technology he is considering visiting The Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas. He has two small ...
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USA to UK entry refused (and subsequently removed)

The story goes as I met my wife online, I am from the UK and she is from USA. Also I am muslim and she is now also but wasn't always. I visited her in August 2015 for 2 weeks- we have been in a ...
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Do I need a UK visa to transit / layover in London from the US to Nigeria? [duplicate]

I am a Nigerian student in the US, with a valid F1 visa. I plan to travel to Nigeria soon and I was considering a transit through London to see some friends, and I will be in London for about one day. ...
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Coming back in US using tourist visa

I left the US on November 4, 2015, after a stay of more than 5 months on a B1/B2 visa. Can I return to the US immediately, or do I need some amount of time outside the country in order to be allowed ...
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Leave the US with expired immigrant visa and not yet received Green Card [closed]

In case you win the USA DV Lottery, you have 6 months to enter US after obtaining the immigrant visa at your local embassy. Lets say you enter US on your last day before your immigrant visa expires ...
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Is it okay to use my US visa after a name change?

I had my US visa about 7 month age, and I had to renew my passport for certain circumstances, so there was a mismatch in the name between both the visa and the new passport, you see they had to put my ...
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What visa do I need for 10 week volunteering for charity in the US? [duplicate]

I'm a student at a University in the UK and in the summer coming up I've arranged to do a volunteer internship for a Charity for 10 weeks. They'll be offering me no remuneration what so ever and the ...
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Visa requirements for traveling to Germany as an Indian citizen/married to a German

I am a German citizen, my wife is an Indian national. We both live in the USA and are both permanent residents (green card holders) and are full-time employed. What type of permission is needed for ...
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Visa J1 and Visa Waiver Program during grace period

I am a French National and currently working in the US under a J1 visa. This visa will expire in May 30. I intend to leave the US to travel to central America and Mexico, then to reenter the country ...
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Is it possible to bring electronics as gift from US to Bangladesh?

I will be visiting US in few days. And my nephew wants me to get a GTX 970 for him from there (these are overpriced in my country). Is it possible to bring it from US when I come back to Bangladesh? ...
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What artsy/museumy/culturalish stuff is there to do in Indianapolis?

I am currently residing in Indy and may not be here for a huge amount longer. That being said, I am a huge fan of museums and the like but feel like I've more or less seen all there is for me to see, ...
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Note written on the visa by hand when entering US

I got my 10-year US visa type B1/B2 on 13 Feb 2013. Shortly after, when entering the US, the CBP officer wrote B2 13 Feb 2014 with an ink pen on the passport page next to my visa. What does this note ...
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Driving On Utah Salt Flats

Are you able to just whip off the road and on to the salt flats and drive around (When its dry of course) or do you have to go to an entrance of a sort. I was not able to find much info on this ...
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Will getting a refund from an ESTA scam site cause me to be blacklisted from the US?

A colleague accidentally purchased a US ESTA from a scam site that I won't dignify with a link, charging him $31. (The official site charges just $14.) Like most scam sites, the site actually did ...
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Planning a trip to Canada/US. Can I get US Pre-Clearance in Toronto for Land Crossing?

I'm planning to see some friends in Toronto ON and Buffalo/Batavia NY. The plan is to fly into Pearson, see my friend in Toronto, then drive across the border at Niagra to Buffalo and Batavia, before ...
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Changing leftover foreign currencies from travel back into dollars [duplicate]

I have been very lucky and have been able to travel this year. However, now that I am preparing to go back to the US, I realize that I have collected various small amounts of money (usually equivalent ...
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How soon can I re-enter the USA having stayed for 90 days under the Visa waiver programme? I am a UK citizen

I am currently visiting the USA from the UK (I am a UK citizen) and am intending on staying here for the full 90 days under the Visa Waiver programme. How long would I have to stay out of the US at ...
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Re-entering the US after leaving on a visa waiver program [duplicate]

in late Feb I'll be travelling to the USA on the visa waiver program, after my 3 months is up I wish to spend 2 weeks in South America, then return to the States, am I able to do this? Or do I need to ...
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Indian Citizen crossing US to Canada by road

I am an Indian citizen, and plan to drive from Washington DC/Virginia to Toronto. I have a B1-B2 visa for USA as well as Canada (tourist visa). How long will it take me by road, accounting for customs ...
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Flying AKL - LHR with layover in LAX, do I have to go through passport control? [duplicate]

I am flying AKL-LHR with a stopover at LAX. Does the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) force you to go through passport control (and thus, security) if you are connecting to another ...
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Are there any legal requirements for renting a car in the US as a foreigner?

I am planning a road trip in the US with some friends and plan to rent a car for the purpose. Are there any legal requirements for renting a car. Do they require a US driver's license? Do I have to ...
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Claiming for Damage Baggage by US TSA

Travelling from Jamaica to France, my friend locked her suitcase. Upon her arrival back in France she discovered her suitcase was destroyed. The TSA had not only opened it, but ripped the zipper off ...
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Baltimore - Which areas are the safest? [closed]

I will be travelling to Baltimore and planned to stay there for almost 2 months (will be working at hospital there). Which areas are the safest and well connected to Johns Hopkins Hospital?
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Refused tourist visa And ESTA more Than 2 years ago, can i apply for ESTA Again?

I have a question about visiting USA. I am Lithuanian who lives in UK since 2007. I visited USA with ESTA waiver visa 3 times in 2010-2012, never over stayed or broke any rules, after my ESTA ...