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

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Can't check-in to a hotel because I am 18

I'm 18 and traveling to the East Coast. I am staying in Syracuse for 2 days, but can't seem to find a hotel that will let me check in. Are there any hotels in Syracuse with a minimum check in age of ...
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As a German citizen on a working holiday visa in Canada, can I get a new visa waiver for the US after returning to Canada for some time?

I am a German citizen currently in Canada on a working holiday visa valid for 12 months from last year's September. My fiancé lives in the US, and I visited him for one week in February and another 2 ...
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How can I ensure that a specific passport is used for US immigration?

I have two passports. One (Canada) does not require a visa (or ESTA) to enter the US. The other (New Zealand) would require at least an ESTA. If I am flying to visit the US, how can I ensure that the ...
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How can I get rid of my I-94?

Back in May 2013 when I entered the US on an F1 Visa I had my I-94 stamped and the little card stapled to my passport. When I left again in August, they had already discontinued the form and switched ...
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Is re-entry on a tourist visa after being in USA for ESTA for almost 3 months a problem?

I am in the States on ESTA, but I like it here and would like to stay longer and explore more, so I decided to travel to Canada to apply for a B1/2 visa to re-enter for longer period. MOST ...
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OK to cancel required return ticket after entering the US

When entering the US, you are required to show forth a return ticket in order to get it. As a rather spontaneous person, I hate making plans, and would like to leave the US and go home when I feel ...
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Can you re-enter USA on an ESTA?

I am visiting the US in August 2014 for a week, returning home to the UK & will then be visiting for another 2 weeks in October 2014. My question is, can I use the same ESTA or would I need to ...
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What chemicals does airport security use as markers?

I recently travelled to the USA from Asia. When I arrived in Detroit they marked my E-cigarette with a clear colorless liquid using a small paint brush used for water colors. What chemical(s) do they ...
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Is there a document that allows me to enter the USA and Canada whenever and for however long I want?

I understand that if you're not a US citizen, you cannot enter the USA without permission and need a visa to enter the country. Similar rules apply to non-Canadian citizens wanting to enter Canada. ...
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ESTA Rejection on Arrival on Dual Passport?

The ESTA site has a stern warning: Important Reminder: Neither possession of a visa, nor meeting the basic requirements for traveling visa-free on the VWP guarantees admission to ...
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UK citizen entering UK on US passport [duplicate]

I am travelling to the UK but my UK passport is about to expire and so would like ot enter the UK with my US passport. How is allowed and legal?
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Is it OK if I take a printout of soft copy for Employment letter and bank letter?

I have learned from the below post that B2 VISA applicants carry originals of I-134, letter to Consulate, Invitation letter, Employment letter and Bank statement to their visa interview. Is it a ...
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Would travel by bus count as an onward ticket?

I am travelling to America next month, and have not booked a returning flight. I have read online that this is needed otherwise I will not be able to board the plane in the UK. I will be in the US ...
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Getting a Chinese visa in the US as a Canadian citizen?

I am a Canadian Citizen with a Canadian passport, though I am currently doing a 4 month internship in the United States on a TN1 Visa. My internship ends at the end of August, and I am scheduled to ...
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Is there an automated way to find tolls on a given US/Canadian driving route?

To my knowledge the only way to estimate the toll for a route, i.e. from Baltimore, Maryland, USA to Guelph, Ontario, Canada, is as follows. Get the list of highways route info from Google maps. Go ...
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Is there a limit to how early one can apply for a Visa in the United States?

As per USTravelDocs.com you cannot apply for the F-1 Visa 120 days before the expected starting date on the I-20. Is there some similar condition for the H1B Visa or the B1/B2 Visa as well?
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Book a return flight a year in advance

Is it possible to buy an airline ticket that has me returning to my country after a year being abroad? I can't seem to book a flight that far in advance online.
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Withdraw US J1 visa application

When you withdraw a J1 US visa application, is it considered as a refused visa? If not, should I still mention it in my future US visa applications?
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Impact of not having life insurance on sponsoring B2 VISA for parents?

I am living in USA on H1B VISA. I would like to sponsor B2 VISA for my parents and my brother. I am filling I-134 affidavit forms for them, there I have to specify the value of my insurance coverage ...
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Can one get deported from the UK if I don't have a transit visa?

I have a loved one (Syrian citizen) coming to the US from Europe, and he was stopped in the UK for a layover (transit between flights without entering the UK). The UK flight officer allegedly told him ...
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Any suggestions to answer this student visa question? [closed]

I am applying for an F-1 Student Visa for the USA. My major as an undergraduate was Electrical and Electronics but I am planning for Computer Science for my graduate degree. How can I answer this ...
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Health insurance for American living abroad visiting the USA

Note: I am an American citizen living in Norway. As an outdoor person, I plan to do some climbing, hiking etc. while visiting the USA this summer, and I was thinking it may be wise to get some ...
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Parents names in their passport are not matching the names in my passport. do I need to specify 2 names in B2 VISA application and other documents?

I am from India. And I am working in USA on H1B VISA. Due to clerical mistake my father education documents have different last name than his original. Same carried to his job documents also. Where ...
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What car rental insurance should I get if my credit card provides some coverage?

I don't own a car and want to rent one (in United States (California). I will be renting for 3 days. I am enrolled in the American Express Premium Car Rental program (The card is also issued in the ...
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Which countries count for the 90-day limit in the US Visa Waiver Program?

What are all the ineligible countries that do not restart the 90-day Visa Waiver into the USA?
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Malaysian passport holder, transitting/arriving at US with no visa [closed]

Will they stop me at departure in Malaysia, or at the US airport? I'm seeking asylum.
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Can the 90/180 Schengen Visa for a US Citizen be staggered? [duplicate]

I stayed for two months from March 10th to April 27 (almost 2 months). Would the remaining month I didn't use still be available for me if I were to return in July?
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My visa expires in June 2015, must I renew it before I travel in December 2014? [closed]

My visa for the US expires in June 2015. I am planning a trip to the USA in December 2014 until January 2015. Do I need to apply for a new visa before I leave South Africa in December and will I be ...
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French student in Canada: going back home from NYC

I'm French, and I will continue my studies in Montreal during the next 3 years. Next year, I will go back to France for holidays, and I would like to take my flight from NYC. What are the ...
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Where can I get help planning my plane trip?

I was recently planning my trip from Poland to Las Vegas and since the online flight planners didn't suggest me anything interesting, I decided to do the research on my own. I found the following ...
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Does the ACA provision about pre-existing conditions apply to visitors to the US?

Travel insurance with a pre-existing condition does not mention ACA--not surprising since it was posted in 2011. I know that the Affordable Care Act stopped payers from considering pre-existing ...
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Backpacking 46 days in the US with ESTA

I am a Greek citizen; this means that I have the chance to travel with ESTA. I have already bought my plane ticket and I will be in San Fransisco for 46 days, taking my backpack and travelling by bus. ...
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Is it a good idea to carry printouts of scanned documents in lieu of original documents to an interview for a B2 visa for USA?

I am staying in USA on a H1B visa. I am planning to sponsor a B2 visa in USA for my parents who are living in India. I am on the way to prepare all sponsor documents. I am aware that for the B2 visa ...
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Is there a direct 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) direct flights to Dubai, it should be physically possible, but wondering if such flights exist?
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What are the requirements for a minor (16) traveling alone from Russia to the USA and back?

My cousin wants to send her 16 year old daughter to visit my family for 3 weeks this summer. This will require her to fly from her home in Russia to my home in the USA alone. She speaks some English. ...
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What is the procedure with people at CBP who cannot speak english

I currently have the situation, that someone is visiting me in the US from Germany. But this person cannot speak english at all. How and what should one do to get the person through the CBP as ...
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Small group tour operator for Southern USA trip

I'm looking into going on a tour of the South of the US, taking in places like Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans. I'd like to go with a small group of young-ish people (I'm 27) but am not after the ...
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European passport usa to canada and back [duplicate]

I'm about to take a study trip for the US for about 3 months with my European passport of which in between I'll be traveling to Canada and back. What happens to the 90 days I get and would I/ Can I ...
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Can I pay with my smartphone in the US (Pittsburgh, PA)?

I am currently planning my trip to the US. I already have some money in cash, traveler checks and a visa card. But I have a Nexus 4 smartphone which has Near Field Communication (NFC). Can I pay with ...
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Panamanian citizen living in the US lost his Panamanian passport

A friend of mine who is a Panamanian citizen lives and works in the US. He recently lost his passport with his US vIsas in it. He currently has no other photo ID except a Panamanian drivers license. ...
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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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Calling USA from Schiphol (Amsterdam)

My parents are travelling to the US for the first time and have not ever been on international travels. They have a layover in Schiphol and I want them to contact me. I have never personally transited ...
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Changing leftover foreign currencies from travel back into dollars

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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Flying to Costa Rica via US (transit only) do I need ESTA? [duplicate]

I have European passport. I plan to fly to Costa Rica with transit in NY but am not visiting NY (exiting airport). do I still need ESTA registration?
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Do I have to go through Canadian immigration before crossing the border by walk to the US?

I'm going from Canada to the States by walk crossing the border on the Rainbow Bridge. Do I get my passport stamped / have do immigration on the Canadian side in order to cross the bridge and get to ...
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Personal enrichment course for 90 days after 20 days stay under Visa Waiver Program

I just came back from my first journey to the US; I've been there for 20 days. Now I'd like to attend a personal enrichment course in music production that takes 88 days or so to complete. Ideally, ...
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Can a car rental company shut off my car when I cross state lines? (USA)

I am renting a car and am told that if I take it out of the state that they will know and shut off the car. Is this possible?
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Why do public toilets in the US have large gaps (no privacy)?

Most public toilets in the US are very low in privacy, the bottom gap in the door is so big something around 15-20% of the door, the side gaps are too big as well. This will make the toilet experience ...
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Re-entry to USA during time frame of original visa [closed]

I am a British citizen travelling in the USA for the last 2 months. On entry to the USA I got a visa valid for 90 days. I am planing to go to Mexico and was wondering if on the return entry to the ...
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When is Spring in the USA?

I am from Australia and want to visit the United States of America in the spring season. I am unsure of when the American Spring is.