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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

10
votes
2answers
2k views

Can I use a US cash machine when my PIN has 6 digits?

Some friends told me that it is problematic in the USA to use cash machines when you have a 6 digit PIN on your card, because most cash machines in the USA only accept 4 digits. Therefore I have two ...
1
vote
2answers
182 views

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 ...
5
votes
0answers
41 views

Knives in Checked Luggage (USA to Venezuela)

If I planned to fly into either Valencia or Caracas, would a small knife or knives (3"-6" blade) cause concern to someone working in the (Venezuelan) airport, if it were in my checked luggage? I've ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Application for H1B visa deadline [on hold]

I had sent an application to work at a US company using careers AT SO. After a few exchanged emails they've shown interest in my experience but they cant entertain me if I need a VISA to work in the ...
10
votes
2answers
1k views

Foreign car insurance for Canada and/or the U.S

Still working on my plan to Ship my car from Europe to Canada or the U.S. We're planning on leaving early January. Shipping turns out not to be the problem. However, the next hurdle is: car ...
4
votes
1answer
123 views

Travelling to the US with codeine-based medicines

I'm travelling to the US next month, and I'd like to take my codeine-based painkillers with me. In the UK these are available without a prescription, over the counter from a pharmacist. (It isn't just ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Travelling to US on B1/B2 visa

I had applied and got a B1/B2 visa for business travel last year. The trip got cancelled. However I am required to make a business trip again. The agenda is trainings and meetings. On the invitation ...
3
votes
1answer
91 views

Going between Canada and America with the visa waiver program

We are on our Honeymoon for 6 months. We spent two months in South America and then came to the states. Our 90 days is nearly up and after it is; we are planning on spending the last three weeks of ...
3
votes
1answer
336 views

I had a J1 trainee visa, can I go to Canada and come back with an ESTA?

I'm from Italy and I had a J1 visa for the US for a year and a half. Now it's expired (I'm in the grace period) but I want to stay longer in California to travel a little bit, because this year I did ...
6
votes
1answer
1k views

How to behave on a US visa interview?

I am planning to apply for a US visa soon to see one of IT conferences and from what I heard, in order to get the document I will need to meet one of US embassy representatives. Trying to imagine what ...
3
votes
2answers
84 views

Insurance for travel to the USA while pregnant

I'm five weeks pregnant and accompanying my husband to the USA for two months. Can I get medical insurance? If so, what companies, premiums and coverage?
9
votes
2answers
2k views

Where can I get insurance for travel in late pregnancy?

My wife and I need to travel to the United States, but she will be 30 weeks pregnant by the time the trip ends. In addition to it being a very good idea in general, the US effectively requires travel ...
4
votes
1answer
64 views

How to get the best currency exchange rates for USD, when not in the US

I will be travelling to Mexico from Canada next month in an "all included" formula. I've been told that I should only bring US dollars as the people down there are used to it and prefer it to pesos. ...
18
votes
9answers
7k views

What kind of ID does the US accept when visiting bars or drinking age events?

For tourists visiting the states, what kind of ID do you need to carry with you to visit bars or drinking age events? I understand the passport is the main piece of ID but do they accept any other ...
3
votes
1answer
74 views

Can an American fly to Spain with a one way ticket? [closed]

I am going to Ibiza to work for the summer and am unsure if I can buy a one way ticket. I want to leave the trip open ended because I have never been to Europe and want to explore. I am obtaining a ...
7
votes
1answer
116 views

Converting Older United States Dollar Bills

I received from my Dad 150 American Dollars about 12 years ago. I never have thought to change this money but a few days I tried change it in a currency exchange in Sydney and the guy didn't change it ...
2
votes
1answer
45 views

Trip to Canada for EU citizen: visa requirements?

Next June I'm going to attend a conference+school in Canada for 2 weeks, flying from Europe with a possible layover of some hours in JFK; I am Italian citizen. Are there some requirements I must ...
9
votes
4answers
552 views

How do I ensure that my ATM card will work while traveling within the US?

I am an American, and I have an American Visa debit card with "PLUS", "NYCE", and "AFFN" written on the back. Several months ago, I traveled out of state to California and was surprised to have my ...
7
votes
2answers
549 views

Are non-US citizens elegible to sign up for TSA-Pre?

My understanding is that it's a more complex process, but once you're processed, it's much faster to get through airport screenings in future. Is it available to non US citizens as well, and if so, ...
2
votes
1answer
32 views

Leaving the States on Visa Waiver and coming back

I'm travelling on the ESTA visa waiver, I'm now in the States but would like to go to Costa Rica for a bit (say 3 weeks) then come back to the States. All will be within my 90 day limit. Is that ...
1
vote
1answer
46 views

Can an EU national travel to the US on an EU passport that expires in 2 months?

I need to travel to the US next week on business however my passport expires in June. Are there any restrictions that would stop me from travelling?
4
votes
1answer
55 views

Leaving USA, going to Canada and back, do I need Canadian visa?

For my country of citizenship, I do need tourist visa for Canada. However, all I need to do (for the sake of arranging my immigration status in USA) is leave USA and come back, so I will not even ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

has anybody re-entered the USA on the VWP, and how long was the time in between entries? [duplicate]

I know to re-enter the USA you are required to leave the continent and neighbouring islands. I plan to go to the USA at the end of May, stay for up to 90 days, but I would like to visit again and want ...
3
votes
1answer
63 views

Tips for driving on a different side of the road? [duplicate]

I am from India where we drive on the left side of the road and although I have reasonable experience driving in India I find it quite scary to drive in the United States as they drive on the right. ...
4
votes
1answer
84 views

US infant traveling to Japan: Passport requirements

I am a US citizen and my wife is a Japanese citizen. We live in the US. We have a 7-month-old daughter with dual nationality, and she has a US passport. Question: Does my daughter need a Japanese ...
12
votes
2answers
1k views

US employer suggests two 90 day contract periods instead of work visa. Is this okay? [closed]

I'm a Canadian going to work in the US for 5 months starting in May. My employer said that due to the fact I'm being hired a little late in the game, and the H1B work VISA takes several months to ...
2
votes
1answer
33 views

How early should I arrive at Logan (Boston) for a weekday late-afternoon flight?

I know that the question of how early to arrive at the airport depends on the airport and how busy it is at particular times. For a domestic flight leaving Logan (Boston) on a Tuesday at 6:30PM, with ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

If I am on a 90-day visa waiver and find a possible employer what do I do? [closed]

My boyfriend is coming to stay with me in the US for 84 days under the visa waiver program, he is looking for a soccer job or employment. If someone finds interest in him and wants him to join their ...
3
votes
2answers
62 views

Most scenic route between Hartford, CT and Montreal

I'm going to be driving from Hartford to Montreal in June. According to Google Maps there are two possible routes: the 87 via Albany, NY or the 91/89 through Vermont. Both routes take about the same ...
6
votes
3answers
312 views

How can I wash myself Indian-style (using water not toilet paper) in Western toilets?

As an Indian I have grown up in Delhi using water to wash after using the toilet instead of toilet paper. In Indian culture this is considered a cleaner practice because of the use of water in order ...
23
votes
11answers
3k views

Is there any United States slang I should avoid in the UK or Ireland?

We'll be spending a couple weeks this summer in the UK (Scotland and London), then a week in Ireland. Is there any slang common in the United States that we be best avoided in either country? For ...
11
votes
3answers
3k views

New H1B arrival, what do I need for the port of entry?

I just got my newly-approved H1B visa stamped into my (UK) passport and am flying to America in a week. Besides my stamped passport, and my I-797B (Notice of Action) document, is there any other ...
3
votes
1answer
189 views

H1B enter US through Guam

I am a Indian Passport holder with a valid H1B Visa. I am travelling from SFO to HKG via HNL and Guam. For my return travel to SFO, I am transiting again via Guam (and HNL). I want to double check ...
2
votes
1answer
103 views

Can you change from a J1 visa to an ESTA by going to Mexico for a few weeks? [duplicate]

I'm a UK National currently on a J1 visa as a student in the US which expires on July 13th (after the grace period) but my flight isn't booked until August 22nd as I want to do some more travelling ...
0
votes
1answer
205 views

Is it safe to cross the Canadian border with a J1 visa and come back on a B1 visa?

Is it safe to cross the Canadian border with a J1 visa and come back on a B1 visa? I have heard some stories about having to bring proof that you are leaving the states to your home country after. ...
1
vote
1answer
70 views

J1 visa applying for Canadian student visa [closed]

I am currently studying masters in the US and I hold a J1 visa. I want to continue my PhD in a Canadian university can I apply for a Canadian student visa (assuming I have been accepted by Canadian ...
3
votes
1answer
88 views

USA-Philippines flight via Toronto with US J1 visa

I am a J1 Visa holder of the United States and a Philippines passport holder. I have a layover flight of 22 hours at Toronto Canada. Will I be able to go out at the airport and look around and meet my ...
4
votes
1answer
359 views

Traveling to the US on the VWP before entering with a J1 visa

I am an international student studying in Canada, and have an EU citizenship, which makes me eligible to enter the US via the visa waiver program (VWP). In the fall I will be a research fellow in an ...
4
votes
1answer
388 views

From J1 TO ESTA the same year

I am a Dutch citizen, I have been in the US since 2 January under J1 VISA, exchange student. My J1 visa finish 8 may,then I will be in the grace period and I just discover that under this period I ...
2
votes
1answer
52 views

Two passports one with J1 visa

I am currently studying masters in the US and I posses two passports one of which has a J1 visa. I would like to continue my PhD in the same university I am currently enrolled in as soon as I finish ...
2
votes
1answer
66 views

Do I need a transcript to re-enter the US along with my F1 visa and I-20 form?

I'm a French PhD student in a US University. I'm going abroad for 3 weeks. Do I need a transcript to re-enter the US along with my F1 visa and I-20 form? If so does the transcript have to be official? ...
2
votes
1answer
121 views

Can an international student on F1 in the US invite her friend to visit her for touring?

Can an international student on F1 in the US invite her friend to visit her for touring? I live in Ghana and want to visit my friend in the US for touring.
1
vote
2answers
46 views

Can apply for F-1 visa to the US before I leave the US for vacation back home?

I'm an international student on F1 visa. I am planning a trip home this summer. Is it possible to file for a return visa while I am still in the US so that I know or am sure that I will be able to ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

I’m Australian entering USA on a VWP for 90 days then go to Canada for a month. Is Canada added to 90 days? [duplicate]

I’m Australian entering USA on a VWP for 90 days then go to Canada for a month. Will being in Canada add to my 90 days? Thanks!
1
vote
0answers
19 views

From Europe. Flying into USA with an ESTA and later visiting Canada 2 days, re-enter USA. Problem? [duplicate]

Coming From Europe. Flying into USA with an ESTA. Staying 3 weeks, followed by a 2 days visit to Niagara Falls Canada. Will re-entering the US be a problem, visa-wise?
2
votes
1answer
52 views

Work as freelancer while tourist in US for an already existing US client?

I already am freelancing for a client who is from the U.S. We were supposed to file for H1B this year. Due to unforeseen incidents we were not able to do so. Is it possible to visit US on a tourist ...
15
votes
4answers
1k views

What questions should I be able to answer when entering USA?

Last time I entered USA, the border officer asked me a lot of questions. Some of them were quite personal and others were about my destination in the USA. For example, he asked me where I would stay. ...
4
votes
2answers
72 views

Is it possible to do a self guided hike through Grand Canyon?

Is it possible we can hike/canoe WITHOUT a guide? We would like to get lost and camp out remotely. I checked the rates guided hiker/canoe. They're ridiculously expensive!
5
votes
2answers
242 views

Why do mileposts on US Interstates increase South to North instead of North to South?

Not sure if this will be on topic but I'd like to know anyway: Why do mileposts on US Interstates increase South to North instead of North to South?
6
votes
1answer
93 views

Flying with someone else's children

I am looking to take two of my nephews (12 and 10) on their first flight. The flight will be about 1 hour long and will stay within the state. Do I need some kind of written consent from their ...