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

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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.
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How can the US immigration officials know one has visited Iraq, Syria, Iran, or Sudan?

Now that H.R. 2029 is in effect, people who have visited Iraq, Syria, Iran, or Sudan since 2011 are banned from entering the US under the Visa Waiver Program. However it's unclear to me how could the ...
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Layover in New York city

As a UE citizen with American B1/B2 visa I have 10 h layover in NY before I travel to Rio. Is it possible to leave an airport after I arrive from Europe and then check in again after layover?
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Motorcycle type/class for the back of an RV

My partner and I are taking a RV trip through the U.S. and are planning to put a motorcycle on the back of the RV on the hitch. We are looking for a motorcycle that: Is not too long as to stick out ...
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Aer Lingus Flight to Ireland Question

We flew from U.S. to Ireland recently and thought it odd that we were required to keep blinds closed at all time during flight. We asked flight attendant why that was the case but she only said it's ...
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Indian tourist to UK - Travel to US from UK

I am an Indian citizen with both UK and US valid tourist visas. Can I travel to UK from India to stay for couple of months and then travel to USA from UK directly without going back to India? Any help ...
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Is B1 visa in perfect condition valid on old damaged passport?

I got my US B1 visa last month on my Indian passport. Someone in my family wrote a phone number on one of the blank page of my passport. As my passport is damaged now, can I travel with my current ...
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Travel to the USA on business purpose accompanied by my cousin

I will travel to New York for business and I would like to take my cousin with me on this trip. We plan to stay over the weekend and I would like to use that time between my business meetings to do ...
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Canadian citizen traveling to USA on British Passport using ESTA

I'm traveling to the United States at the end of February to visit friends & family. I'm a Canadian citizen, however I do not have a Canadian Passport and will be traveling using my British ...
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Why is the ticket from an airport further away half the cost? [duplicate]

I am looking to go to the USA for a week or so in March and I have just noticed that flights from Dublin (that go via Heathrow) are half the price or less than the same flight directly from Heathrow. ...
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How to travel between Las Vegas and Death Valley by public transportation?

Learning that February is a good time to visit the Death Valley, I decided to pay a visit there with a bunch of friends from LA. The friends are driving from LA to the Death Valley, and I am traveling ...
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Reentry with I-94 but without expired visa-bearing passport

I've exited the US for a short (few days) trip to Canada. I've used my passport, but forgot to take my old passport — which has my (unexpired) US visa (tourist). My current passport carries my most ...
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Maximum withdrawal from an ATM in the USA

What is the maximum amount you can withdraw from an ATM in the USA? I have a UK credit and debit card and can use either to withdraw cash. I know I will be charged a fee so I want to withdraw as much ...
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How can I get my son's passport renewed within 24 hours?

I booked my flight tickets to Cancun and found that my son's passport has been expired. I am in a big trouble and need your advice what to do now? Is there any possibility to get it within 24 hours?
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Visa Waiver traveling to USA from Canada

I am a Canadian citizen with dual British. I got Canadian citizenship in 2014. I do not have a Canadian passport, however I'm in the process of getting one (I lost my proof of citizenship, takes 5 ...
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Legal to hire a model for non-professional pictures under ESTA/VWP?

I recently started to practice a lot my photography skills and I would like to further improve them. I'll be traveling to the US under ESTA and staying in a nice hotel. I'd love to hire a model from ...
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US visa traveling 3 months before the expiration date B2 tourism type for a minor

I've heard that you can't travel to the US 3 months before your visa expires. Is that true? I have just found this on some random google search, I will be traveling from the 19th february until the ...
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How do you know if you have a 10 year ban for overstaying in the USA?

How do you know if you have a 10 year ban for overstaying in the USA. I am English, married to an American for 4 years now. I am back in England now but I overstayed my visa briefly because of ...
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Renewing F1 visa while visiting Japan [closed]

I am a graduate student in USA and visiting Japan later this year for a conference. My student visa (F1) is expired and I need to get it renewed to get back into US. I have a valid I20 with me. Can ...
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US: Immigration officer demanded I leave the country after 2 months (when VWP gives me 3 months)

I had a very traumatic experience recently while trying to enter the US. I was almost denied entry for having a "story that was too vague" according to the immigration officer. I lived in the US and ...
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I am a German citizen visiting my girlfriend in the US for 2 x 50 days a year under the VWP. Can I work remotely and will I have to pay US Taxes? [duplicate]

I am a German citizen visiting my girlfriend in the US for 2 x 50 days a year under the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP). I already read that some immigration officers might make problems here due to the ...
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Consequences of being arrested by mistake in the USA

Situation Last summer, I went for a hitchhiking trip in the USA. Someone I did not know invited me to stay in the small cabin behind their house while they were absent. A neighbour saw me in the ...
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Will I get any trouble after forgetting to return I-94 form on time?

Introduction Last summer I went for a trip in the USA. They stapled the I-94 form in my passport and was suppose to return it within three months (I think). I left the USA after 2 weeks only and did ...
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After renewing an ESTA, do I have to do anything for Global Entry too?

As per this CBP FAQ entry for Global Entry, I know that if you renew your passport (but not change your name), you need to log into the GOES website to record your new passport details. Fairly soon, ...
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Can I travel within the USA only with the I-551 stamp from passport?

I came to United States 1 month ago as a F-25. Right now I'm in Puerto Rico but my boss wants me to visit him in Boston to go shopping gadget, and then my uncle wants me to visit him in Minneapolis, ...
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Laptop and tablet restrictions within US air travel

I will be flying to Boston, MA from Cincinnati, OH for a 6 month internship. I want to carry two laptops(a mac and a windows) along with an iPad in the cabin baggage. While the mac is my primary ...
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Fast re-entry on renewed ESTA?

I created an ESTA in January 2014 and then entered the U.S. on that ESTA two times in 2014 and then in April 2015, in all cases in SFO. On my visit in May 2015 I found to my delight I could now use a ...
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Unclear about visa type: US tourist vs transit

I am travelling to Colombia (South America) via US and have 12 hour stay in Washington (evening and night). I wanted to apply for US tourist visa so that I can possibly go out for evening and also ...
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Limit on electronics while traveling to India from USA [duplicate]

I am travelling to India from USA. I am carrying a couple of tablets, couple of phones and perfumes. Are these items dutiable in India i.e., should I pay customs duty for the items? Also how much USD ...
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ESTA and I94-W when entering by road in the US [duplicate]

I have a European passport. I applied to ESTA recently (less than a month ago) when I transited in the US (and exited the terminal, since the next plane was in another terminal) I now have a stamp ...
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Is a Ferry Boat Service running from Venezuela to Trinidad? [duplicate]

Ia a Ferry running from Venezuela or British and French Guiana to Trinidad/Tobago?
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Is the “Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act” already valid?

I'd like to visit the USA in four weeks and recently read about the "Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act" which disallows people who visited Iran since 2011 to travel ...
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Overstaying US Visa Waiver Program

I have a tricky question regarding an overstay of the Visa Waiver Program. I'm an Australian citizen who's spent the last 5 months or so in Mexico, and will be heading back home soon. In order to ...
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If someone is visiting the US under ESTA for 90 days, goes to Mexico for another 90 days, can it return to the US to get a plane to Ireland (home)?

me and my partner both live in Ireland and are currently visiting family in the US under the ESTA visa, and are staying for the 90 days allowed. We just decided to go 3 months to Mexico and drive up ...
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Apply for US passport for my child; other parent is abroad

My daughter was just born in California while I was on a visit to the US. My husband is in Turkey and cannot travel to the US to apply for our child's application for a US passport. How can he ...
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Secondary school in the US just for one month

I am in the process of planning 1 or 2 month long visit to the USA, with my children presumably on J-2 visas. One of the still open questions is, should my children attend a secondary school while ...
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Taking a photo in a US supermarket

When I went to a supermarket in the USA, I was amused by the exotic vegetables, so I took a photo of the vegetable shelf. Soon, a worker came and told me angrily "You are not allowed to take photos in ...
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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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Studying in US under J1 Visa, also have current ESTA, can I stay after grace period using ESTA? [closed]

I will be studying in the US using a J1 exchange visa in January, but the visa expires (as well as the grace period) before my intended departure date at the end of July. The grace period expires 3 ...
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Is it possible to avoid removing my shoes if doing so will interfere with a supportive ankle brace?

So I injured myself yesterday and sprained my ankle pretty badly. I can stand and walk on it, but it's difficult and painful; I have a supportive brace on my foot at the moment that helps quite a bit, ...
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Effect of earlier US B1 visa reject on F1 application [closed]

I had applied for US B1 visa through my employer. It was rejected. AFAIK, it is because of the intended duration of stay. The officer was not convinced and issued a reject. Reason: 214 (b). Now I will ...
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Under 18 year old overstay in the US returned back to Europe, am I still able to re enter the US? [duplicate]

My question is am I eligible to re enter the US? In more detail, I have overstayed my US visa for a couple of month in which my mother has received her green card therefore she can enter the US, ...
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my dad is a uk citizen, been living in thailand for 15 years,

my dad is uk citizen living in Thailand for 15 years received a ESTA to travel to US for 90 days, he is going back to Thailand for 30 days and will be traveling back to US for another 90 days does he ...
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Easiest way to carry two laptops to India and back from USA? [duplicate]

I am traveling to India from US soon and I will be carrying with me a work laptop and my personal laptop. I will be bringing both the laptops back to the States with me. What is the easiest way to ...