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

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Does applying for the US Green Card lottery reduce your future chances of getting a tourist visa?

I've heard that applying for the Green Card lottery is a huge red flag in the eyes of American embassy officials and should be avoided if one plans to visit the US in the future. Is there any ...
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DATV visa application address

I decided to apply for a DATV visa for my upcoming trip from SAN to LHR to Munich to LHR to Chennai, India. I have an Indian passport with a valid F1 and Schengen visa! I looked at the UK website, ...
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Can you travel to Canada by road with an expired US passport?

Is it possible to leave and re-enter the US through the land border with Canada with an expired (US) passport? My passport expired in December and I didn't realize that until now. In addition to the ...
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Transiting in the US with a soon-to-expire passport?

I am holding a HKSAR passport and am currently residing in Canada. I am travelling back home this November and had my tickets bought. I am having a layover in Seattle during my way back to Hong Kong. ...
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How to travel via the US (layover) on short notice after my UK British passport was stolen

I am in Ecuador without a passport and intend to fly to Bogota in a week, and back to London the following week. My scheduled flight from Bogota to London includes a layover in Miami. In absence of ...
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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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Car insurance for a Canadian car in Mexico crossing the US-Mexico border

I have a similar question to one asked in June 2014. We have a Canadian car with valid Canadian registration but no insurance. We are planning a ten-day trip to Texas. Is there any temporary US ...
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Do I have to pay traffic fines issued by foreign governments?

I live in Italy and I own a car registered in Italy as well. Next year I'm planning a long stay in the US (around 6 months) and I want to bring my car with me. I was wondering, can I abuse carpool ...
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Middle name on ticket and passport but not in system — missed flight

I booked a ticket for my aunt to visit me, from Vietnam to the U.S. via Korean Airlines (booked through orbitz). There is my aunt's middle name on the ticket and on the passport. However, at the ...
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Denied Entry into USA - Impact on Future Travel

My colleague and I were denied into the USA today from Canada for a work-sanctioned trip. We are both Canadian citizens with Canadian passports. My colleague was unable to properly communicate the ...
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Buying air ticket to USA for foreign citizen

My girlfriend from Chile will be coming to USA in end of this year, and I want to take care of the ticket myself, by buying from Delta, for example (with or without using frequent flier points). What ...
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What items are forbidden to take when traveling to the US that would be OK in most other countries?

I am aware of a couple of items that are not allowed to take when traveling to a US destination (from abroad), even though they would be OK in most other countries: Kinder Eggs 6 or more "obscene ...
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Visa for self-employment in the US [closed]

I would like to perform the same occupation that I'm doing in Australia, in the U.S.A. My job consists to create videos for crowdfunding projects (kickstarter for instance), and I'm earning money ...
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One Week Exchange Narrowboat in England for Home in Granbury, TX [closed]

I'm interested in trading the use of my Granbury, TX home for the use of a narrowboat in England.
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Rent a rental car without a valid driving license?

A friend plans to go to USA in June. There he wants to rent a car to travel through the country. Unfortunately, he got a speeding ticket during the last weeks now his driving license is suspended for ...
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Travel to US two day before B1 visa expires

I have a B1 visa which is expire in next 5-10 days and need to travel to US for an urgent assignment. Can I travel just before 2-3 days of my visa expires. Will immigration officer give me I 94 more ...
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Possible for Polish citizen to obtain US visa without employment?

I visited Poland recently and met a Polish girl. I'd like her to come visit me in the United States for several weeks now. I understand she needs a visa to visit the US. The only problem is that she ...
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What do I need if I want to travel from USA to Mexico with a rental car?

During the summer, I plan to rent a car in Calfornia, USA and do some roadtripping in the south-western part of the USA. I would also like a day trip to Mexico. Can I just drive through the border or ...
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Responsibility of B1 visa contact person

Consider the hypothetical scenario. Person A arranges a tourist visa to US and mentions the hotel as the contact. All flights and travel reservations are submitted. Once the person enters US, he just ...
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What documents do I need to make a second visit on a ten-year B1/B2 visa? [closed]

I've had a B2 visa for 10 years. I visited New York June 12 2013 and came back on November 2013. I would like to go again, so what documents do I need to visit? Are sponsor letters or invitation ...
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American citizen expat traveling to USA, how can I get liability auto insurance?

I'm an American citizen, but I live in Germany and do not own a car (and thus do not own a car insurance policy). I'm going back to the US over Christmas and want to rent a car, but I don't want to ...
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Indian passport holder on a US visa visiting the Canadian side of the Niagara Falls

I and my wife are on tour currently in US holding US visa for 10 years. We hold Indian passports and we are Indian citzens. We want to visit the Canadian side of Niagara and have to cross from US ...
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City trip planner tool

I am planning to go to a vacation trip (in the US) in which I want to make a number of stops in certain cities, several days each. I'd like to have a good plan of what to visit, how much time would it ...
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Crossing the Rainbow Bridge canada to USA [duplicate]

Crossing the Rainbow Bridge Canada to USA I'm visiting friend in Canada for a couple of month.. I have a Canadian Visa and Im from Lusaka and I do have a valid Passport.. We want to go see Both ...
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Applying for B1/B2 while under the ESTA visa in USA

I am a Maltese citizen, and I am visiting the USA currently by ESTA visa (visa waiver program), so I can't stay here more than three months, but I need to stay more because I have to spend more time ...
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Traveling to Canada with my US tourist visa

I have a B1/B2 single entry visa to the US. It's valid for five more months. Can I go to Canada at the end of July to celebrate Eid for a couple days with my families and friends? The answer may be ...
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I can't drive can I get a drivers license in USA just to be used as an ID [closed]

I will be studying in the US as an international student soon, and I don't have any proper training to be able to drive a vehicle. I know that the drivers license does comes in handy a lot in the US ...
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B1/B2 visa validity after getting F1

I recently got F1 visa, but I won't be able to attend college due to family issues. My question is what will happen to my B1/B2 visa? Is it revoked because I got F1 or is it still valid?
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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 1 hour layover be enough between Frankfurt and Munich if I have a transit visa and my final destination is US?

I have an Indian passport and will be travelling to the US. I have two stops on Germany, first at Frankfurt and then at Munich. Lufthansa suggests that I need a transit visa which I will be getting. ...
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Can you do a drivers test in the US to obtain a drivers license as a souvenir?

I have confidently driven in three States in the US with my EU licenses. However, like in the EU there are these little quirky differences for which it is impossible to know it all. The only solution ...
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In an all-way stop, how is the order of arriving at the intersection defined?

In North America, intersections are often implemented as All-way stops. Coming from Europe, I've found those difficult to navigate. In theory: After a full-stop has been made, vehicles usually ...
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When to book tickets for US form India, to fly in August Mid [duplicate]

I was looking for a flight from Mumbai to Gainesville between 15-18th of August when I found the prices of same flights for next week (11-19 July) were quite cheaper than that. About Rs.10,000-15,000 ...
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Entry to U.S with criminal record

Six or seven years ago I was in the USA for W&T programme. I did a very stupid thing and was convicted for petty theft in Florida. I still have a pending fine, around 400 USD. I came back to my ...
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How do I prepare for the possibility of being mugged in the US / Caribbean?

How would you advise preparing for the possibility of being mugged while traveling in the US, or Caribbean? Edit: I'm specifically concerned about being able to rebuy your stolen stuff, without ...
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Entering Schengen from one country and exiting TO a different country

I am US resident and Indian citizen (on US student visa), who is currently in Zambia for 2 months. I am planning to visit Europe before I go back to the US. I am applying for the Schengen visa in ...
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Getting a B-2 Visa two months after staying 90 days in the US

I'm a Spanish citizen who just finished his studies in Germany. Soon I'll be moving back to Spain, but I'm planning to spend some time in the US during this and next year visiting friends and applying ...
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Applying for a B2 while on J1 in the US

I'm currently on a J1 and planning on visiting Mexico during my grace period. I'd like to come back to the US afterwards. I know I can't reentry while on the grace period, so I need to get a B2 visa. ...
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Leaving the US at the end of 90 days

I have a valid ESTA. My questions is, that if my 90 days ends on 1st of August and I have a ticket leaving the US on the same day, 1st of August, would it be ok? Or should I purchase a ticket a day ...
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Sending unaccompanied baggage from Japan to USA

After spending a good amount of time in Japan, I realize that I have accumulated more stuff than I could carry in my flight (which allows me 2 check-in pieces free of cost, but this is a third piece). ...
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I have a U.S. tourist visa (B1/B2), is that enough to transit via U.S. airports?

I am going to Canada, I have a valid U.S. tourist visa (B1/B2). Can I transit via a U.S. airport on the way to Canada with this visa? Logically I know I can since I am allowed to enter the U.S. but I ...
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Can I travel to the US for a business trip with a visitor visa?

I applied for a B2 visa. My visa was stamped B1/B2. I travelled to the US a few times using my visa as a visitor. My company wanted to send me to the US on a business trip. Can I travel to US for a ...
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Am I allowed to use my valid ESTA again for a short visit to the U.S. after being denied a B2 visa for 1 year?

I have a valid ESTA since February 2014 which is valid until 2016. I used it last month to visit the U.S. for 2 days. After that I applied for a B2 Visa to stay with friends for 1 year which has just ...
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Passport number mismatch on US visa

A Columbian national is coming to the United States for a visit. She has noticed that her passport number and the passport number listed on her visa are different. Is this normal, or a potential ...
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Restrictions on the amount of cash I can carry when entering the US? [duplicate]

I am a green card holder of USA, and I am travelling to India. While leaving India for the US, I want to carry dollars. What is the limit that I can carry to US, being a green card holder?
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Not flying from residing country, will there be an issue?

I am currently holding an expatriate pass in Malaysia. I would like to fly to Hong Kong for a few days, then continue my vacation to LA from Hong Kong. Will there be any issues since I am not flying ...
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Can I just go to a country like Canada to apply for a new US Visa?

I am a Russian citizen, staying in the US on an F1 visa. Unfortunately, the F1 expires after a year for Russian nationals, so it seems that I must fly back to Russia annually to apply for a visa every ...
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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 ...
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It is possible to travel from London, England to Detroit, USA using a British convention travel document?

My friend wants to travel with me on a trip to Detroit. The problem is he only has a 1951 convention travel document as he is an Iranian refugee and has been living in the UK for four years. Also ...
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Can a US physician give a MRI referral that Is valid in France?

I am currently in the US and I'll be in France for the summer. Can a physician in the US make a referral that I can use in France? If that matters, I have a French Social Security and the referral ...