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

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Updating ESTA details for second visit to USA

My ESTA is valid until Jan 2016. I am holding an Australian passport valid until 2017. I already made one trip to USA in May 2014. I will travel from Australia to USA in Sep 2015. I have updated ...
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Can you carry drones on a plane as a carry on? eg. DJI Phantom or Inspire

I live in US and thinking to travel to Europe next spring. Thinking to get a drone with couple extra batteries and take it with me as a carry on to get some aerial shots. Anybody had any experience ...
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Does an American citizen need an ESTA to leave the United States?

I am an American citizen, looking to fly to the EU. I am feeling I do not need an ESTA because the wording implies the necessity of the document belongs to non-US citizens. May be an obvious question, ...
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Meaning of asterisks and binary mask in the US visa

What do these two sections mean in the United States visa? Asterisks (stars) below a photo. Some kind of binary mask of size 4. On this photo, it is 0111 in the right middle part of a visa. ...
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Entry into U.S.A without stamped visa [closed]

I am on H-4 (spouse) visa and my visa expires on September 30th,2015. We have applied for premium processing of visa extension and expect to get it done within 15 business days. But I am hoping to ...
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Souvenirs from the US and Canada

I will be travelling to the US soon and I would like to bring my family some souvenirs. To narrow choices down: Must be comestible Must be transportable (over a 23-hour flight) Must be ...
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What visa do I need to work in USA? [closed]

I'm a Uk Citizen & visited the USA in May for 9 days under an ESTA VWP, to meet a long term friend/potential business partner. She is a US Citizen, with a self employed company. We discussed the ...
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Coming to stay in u.s.if you have proof of a place to stay do you still need proof of funds [closed]

If coming to the u.s to stay if they provide proof that they have a place to live and someone who will provide till they are working do they still havr to have proof of funds on them .she is coming ...
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Transit VISA for US from India via London [duplicate]

I know this is a kind of duplicate question but my scenario is bit different and I am looking for the answer as per my scenario. My parents will be travelling from India to New York via London after ...
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Cross link of Hong Kong passports

I am now holding a Hong Kong passport, with a US and a Canadian visa on it. I wish to renew my passport now, do I have to cross link the old one with the new one, in order that the visas are still ...
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How bad is the road work on I-80 between Iowa and Colorado? [closed]

I am traveling from northeastern Iowa to Colorado Springs, Colorado. I came in on I-70 as I was told there was a lot of road work on I-80. However that was quite a bit out of the way and I would like ...
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Crossing from Sarnia to Port Huron, MI in a car without a passport

Can we drive across the blue water bridge from Canada to the US and back without a passport? We have proof of Canadian citizenship but our passports just expired.
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Crossing the US border by bus with a newly issued visa

I just got a US visa and I would like to take a bus tour from Toronto to New York (Russian Passport). Someone just told me that I should cross the border only by plane the first time, and only after ...
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Will my US motorcycle license translate via International Driving Permit in Vietnam and Philippines?

I see on Wikipedia that both Vietnam and Philippines honor an IDP. However I cannot find specific information on whether my motorcycle license would translate and allow me to rent and drive ...
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Is it illegal to enter the US on ESTA while a J-1 is pending?

I was reading this article where the author claims she was told it is illegal to obtain an ESTA while you are in the process of applying for a J-1. However I could not find any online information to ...
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US B1/B2 visa, renewed when entering country?

I have a B1/B2 visa valid from 15 July 2015 to 15 March 2016. The way I've understood it from the embassy personnel, is that when I enter the country with this visa I'm allowed to stay for 6 months. ...
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How to get passport back from UK consulate while traveling to other countries?

I am a US permanent resident applied for UK visa. I received email saying that visa has been granted and my documents will be shipped in 72 hours. It's been 8 days, I am still waiting. My problem ...
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Using AA Aviator Awards

I signed up for a US Airways, now AA Aviator Credit card and earned 50,000 miles. When I go online to redeem there are two choices of seats, Economy Miles Saver (none available for my dates) and ...
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A stranger in US asks for a little of fuel at a gas station

While in US, I found the closest gas station and was ready to fill up the gas. The time was pretty late (around 11pm). There was nobody around, just a stranger at another pump. He approached me and ...
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bureau of engraving and printing tours: regular tours vs congressionally scheduled ones

https://mccaul.house.gov/services/tours-and-tickets makes it seems as though you need to get congressman to schedule tours of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing but ...
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International / domestic layover

My cousin is supposed to be arriving in Indiana today. She departed from Mumbai, India, went to Paris and then to Boston. Her Boston to Indiana layover was 11 hours. The terrible part was she got her ...
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White House tours on weekends?

As a US citizen, to tour the White House you have to go through your member of Congress. I did so, through their website, and they had a field asking for the dates I'd like to do the tour. My ...
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Travelling to US through Canda Transit - Is it possible? [duplicate]

Is it possible to do this? I have b1/b2 visa and want to travel to USA. Because I want to see a friend of mine in a Canadian airport for a short period of time e.g. 1 hour I want to transit Canada and ...
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Is there a minimum number of days a Canadian must spend in Canada before returning to the US? [duplicate]

Is there a requirement that says how long I have to be in Canada before I can go back to US? My situation is: I just got back to Canada not too long ago, but was notified there is a conference in a 5 ...
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How do multiple “purses” work with DC metro Smatrip cards?

In Washington DC there is a Mass Transportation Benefit Program for many government employees. The FAQ at the bottom of the page says Are my personal funds separated from my transit benefits on ...
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Can B1 Visa holder accompany another B1 Visa holder as dependent [duplicate]

I have a B1 Visa which is valid for another 7 years and my wife also has B1 visa which is valid for another 3 years. I am planning to visit US for some business purpose and want to take my wife along ...
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Puerto Rico Atlanta Airport non-US traveler

So here is my question, me and my wife are both from Europe. We want to travel to Puerto Rico - which is sort-of USA. First we do NOT have any valid US visa and as I understand we actually need one. ...
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Does the cancellation of my wife's US visa at the point of entry affect mine?

Does the cancellation of my wife's US visa at the point of entry (for not telling the embassy she was pregnant) affect mine as the principal applicant, if we travel separately?
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Navigating layers of an American hotel bed

Silly question perhaps but I'm a bit puzzled. The bed has a mattress, mattress pad, sheet 1, sheet 2, a thin white blanket, sheet 3, duvet with a removable cover and some more decorative stuff. In ...
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Left the US by plane. Still have my US Visa Waiver (I-94 A) [duplicate]

I regularly travel from Canada to the US by bus and get a US Visa Waiver attached to my passport, which I hand back to the Canadian customs officer when returning to Canada (by bus). This time I ...
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When renting a car, is it a problem when a signature differs between the passport and license?

I changed my signature a few years ago and as my current passport is issued years after my driving license the signatures are different. All other details are exactly the same. Will this pose a ...
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Can I carry a poker chip set to the USA on a student (F1) visa?

As the title says - Can I carry a poker chip set to the USA on a student (F1) visa? I am going there for a masters degree for 2 years if that matters. Thanks.
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B1 visa to USA - can I travel for leisure purpose too?

I have a 6-month B1 (business) visa to the USA. I plan to visit USA for business for 4 weeks (training for my company) and then take 2 week-long vacation to travel around. Of course, you can never ...
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I have selected B1/B2 visa whereas I am going as tourist only. Is this correct? [duplicate]

I have selected B1/B2 visa whereas I am going as tourist only. Is this correct? Will be there any problem in the interview?
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Denied immigration to the US, can I go back as a tourist?

I'm a Canadian citizen. A few years ago I was offered a job in the USA. When I got to the border I wasn't allowed to enter - apparently the proper paperwork wasn't in place for me to work in the ...
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Will I be stopped at customs if I bring the shell of a cicada through US customs?

So apparently people love cicada casings. In the US. I am in Japan, and have been asked to bring one back to the US. Will I be picked up at customs or have to declare cicada casings (the empty shell ...
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Leaving and entering the US with a foreign passport

I am a dual national. I have both a US passport and a non-US passport. I live in the US. My US passport is currently being processed for renewal. I am unsure whether I will receive my passport in ...
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Inviting an unemployed friend to visit the USA on a tourist visa

I am a PhD student currently in the US on an F1-Visa. I want to invite a friend, who is currently not employed. He also does not have sufficient funds, so I am willing to cover all the expenses ...
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Local transportation from/to ORD Chicago Airport?

Some background: There are five of us and each is carrying 3 huge check in bags. We are arriving at ORD on Monday 27th August by 8:00AM and expect to clear customs in 2 hours. We would need ...
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Frequent traveling to the US

I live in Canada and currently I have the following travel plans to the US: Aug 11-15: vacation with friends, totally for fun Aug 20-24: to attend a conference and I will give a talk. I can ask for ...
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Can I book a hotel room at 17? [duplicate]

There are 6 of us and we are wanting to book a hotel room. 5 of us are 17 and one is 14. Can we book a room?
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Transiting through US to Canada [duplicate]

I am travelling from Chennai, India to Vancouver, Canada. I have two transit points Dubai and Seattle (US). Will I have to recheck my checkin bags? If yes, then will 2 hrs be enough at the Seattle ...
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Strategies for finding short hiking trails near a driving route in the Pacific North West?

Shortly I'm planning a drive from central Oregon up to Seattle. It's a longer drive than I want to do without stopping, but I have all day to do it. My plan therefore was to stop at several points ...
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How are laws different when in a Native American reservation (that matter to a tourist)

I'm currently in the USA, but I'm not from there, and I don't really know very much about the legal differences and setups that apply to Native American reservations, beyond that gambling rules are ...
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Can I acquire a second ESTA a month after the first ended for the purpose of transit?

I'm going to New York next month and I already have an approved ESTA. Because of the ESTA rules that say I need proof of onward travel, I'm going to book a flight to Brazil or somewhere in ...
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Outstanding Medical Bill In U.S [duplicate]

wife went to U.S to give birth in Texas. All hospital bills paid except 2 that came late from the pathologists (total around 700$). We've tried reaching the billers from our country via telephone but ...
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Travel from USA to India with an expired H1B visa

I am going to travel to India. I was on H1B visa in the USA and it has now expired. I have a valid Indian passport but the American visa is expired. If I travel from the USA to India, will I have ...
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Crossing Canadian to USA border with dried food

I have made all my own dried food ie. soups, chilli, tofu jerky. We were supposed to go to Jasper for a 7 day hiking trip but due to fires we are now going to Yellowstone. Can I bring my dried ...
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Question about baggage claim on international flight [duplicate]

I am traveling from Toronto to Ahmedabad via Chicago and Doha and same way back. I am traveling from Toronto to Chicago in Air Canada and in Qatar from Chicago to Doha to Ahmedabad. Same way back. How ...
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Visa waiver - traveling from USA to Mexico and back to USA

I’m from Slovakia, traveling threw USA with ESTA visa. I didn't want to go to Mexico, but now when I'm near the border, I decided to go...but I don't know.. can I go there with my visa and then just ...