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

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Can I apply for US driver's licence when visiting for a couple of months with J-1 visa?

I am visiting Illinois for a couple of months with J-1 visa for work and I could use a driver's licence, but I do not have one. I am wondering if I would be eligible to apply for one. What I have ...
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Crossing from Canada into the US with a rental car as a Swiss citizen: what do I need?

I am a Swiss (= not EU) citizen and I'm going to fly to Montreal, rent a RV and then cross into the US (Vermont). Since I won't be included in the ESTA program, what do I need in order to pass the US ...
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Travelling to Mexico and Central America, stop in US and no return flight booked

I will travel to Mexico from Europe, with a transit in the US. I thought that my ESTA is enough, but then I learned that since I have no return flight booked, and Mexico being treated in the same way ...
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Can I re-enter California from Mexico with a California Drivers license 2016?

As a US Citizen, Is it possible to re-enter California from Mexico using only a California drivers license? Or is passport always needed now? I've heard that this wasn't the case before, but I would ...
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Does the 90 days VWP rule ever expire if you travel from the US to Canada?

I'm on a New Zealand passport. From most US Embassy webpages: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables nationals of certain countries, including Australia, New Zealand, and the U.K., to travel to ...
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Do I need a US visa to transit (or layover) through an American airport?

In Europe usually you don't need to go through immigration to change planes (unless you are entering/exiting Schengen). Is it the case in the US as well? May I catch a connecting flight on one of the ...
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Tourist trip to USA while girlfriend works there - what to expect at border check?

I was wondering the following: My girlfriend will be going to the USA with a J-1 visa for about 10 weeks to work there as part of an exchange program. I am planning to join her on this trip, but won’t ...
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Is there a legal limit to the amount of cash one can carry on domestic US flights?

Is there a legal limit to the amount of physical cash a US citizen can possess when flying from one US state to another? I've heard that the United States government can and is seizing any amount of ...
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How soon can I re-enter the USA having stayed for 90 days under the Visa Waiver Program?

I am currently visiting the USA from the UK (I am a UK citizen) and am intending on staying here for the full 90 days under the Visa Waiver programme. How long would I have to stay out of the US at ...
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Money transfer india to usa in Bank of America [on hold]

My family came to USA 85 days before. I have two children, one is studying in 6th class & other one in 9th. We first landed at Ohio, but there isn't any job opportunity for me. So we moved to ...
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Any benefit to sticking with a particular hotel chain on US East Coast?

I am planning a trip to the US East Coast in August 2016. The idea is to drive from Boston to New York and perhaps Washington stopping at various places on the way. Duration will be around 8-9 days. ...
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Do I need a U.S. Visa if I'm traveling nonstop from Mexico City to Canada?

As title says, my flight would go directly from Mexico City to Canada without stopping in the US. But with all the security that US has, I'm not sure if I still need a U.S. Visa because after all, ...
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Traveling from NZ to USA, how much money do I need for CBP to let me in?

I'm traveling from New Zealand to North Carolina to stay with my partner for a number of weeks. My ESTA has been approved. While I'm staying with him, he will be covering my daily costs and ...
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Can you travel to Canada if banned from the USA?

This page from the Government of Canada indicates the two countries are sharing relevant information. So would Canada refuse entry to someone who is banned from the US because of overstaying?
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Do CBSA officials “accept” electronic I94s for transmission to the CBP?

I'm considering flying to New York, spending a week and then continuing to Montreal by Train before flying home to Europe. I've been trying to find out whether Amtrak (the US train operator) records ...
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A good visa in a damaged passport [duplicate]

I have a valid B1 visa until 2020 and recently my Indian passport got damaged on the front and back, applied for a new passport. My visa is in a very good condition and passport is also in good ...
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As an Indian citizen, can I apply and have both a B1 and F1 visa?

I got admitted into a university in USA and received my I-20 for the same. I am yet to apply for my F-1 visa. The program start date is 8th August, 2016. Meanwhile, I also got selected for a Youth ...
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Two different workshops in one J-1 visa period

A friend of mine is accepted to attend 2 training workshops each of them has a period of one week with min 45hrs/wk. The 2 workshops are provided by different institutes. He applied for B1 visa but ...
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Haven't used a 5-year US B1/B2 visa for 4 years. Can I still enter the US with it?

I got US B1/B2 for 5 years, but did not use it for the first 4 years. Now I intend to use it. Do you think it will be an issue considering I did not use it for the original purpose (which was a ...
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Is it true that, when entering the US by land, you no longer need an I-94W form IF already having a valid ESTA?

I've received very different info on this, even from CBP officials. Some say you will always have to fill out and buy an I-94W form at land borders even if you have a valid ESTA. Others say you don'...
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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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How many tents per campsite in US national parks?

I'm planning to stay at the Dorst Creek Campground at Sequoia National Park 2 weeks from now. I made a reservation (through www.recreation.gov) for a campsite. The offical site says that six people ...
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Importing a brand new laptop in the UK from the US. Can it be confiscated by customs if undeclared?

Next October I going to the US from the UK. I want to buy a Macbook Pro as it's much cheaper over there. I was going to take it out of it original packaging and put it in a laptop holder. My question ...
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Does Amtrak send passport information to the CBP so exits from the US can be recorded?

I am considering flying to New York, spending a week there, and then going to Montreal or Toronto for a week before flying home. For those who don't know, when entering the US by air, the CBP (US ...
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I'm arriving to the US by air, but departing via land. How do I end form I-94 now that it is only electronic?

I need to end my visa waiver period when leaving States to Canada so that I don't exceed the period of 90 days. But form I-94 is no longer a physical card, it's only online. How do I know or ensure ...
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What is the practical consequence of being denied entry into the US for a layover?

Suppose, hypothetically, that I'm on my way home from a vacation in Mexico or Canada, on an itinerary that involves a change of planes in the United States for a flight towards my home country. I have ...
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Invalid mother's name provided in ESTA application. Do I need to reapply?

Just got my ESTA approved and realised for my parents I've put my mothers maiden name not her married one. Do I need to reapply?
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How to intentionally get denied entry to the US, without getting into trouble?

I have a multiple entry visitors visa for five years. I went to USA last year and lived there for one year with my husband (6 months entry and other 6 months of extension). I left USA legally. Now my ...
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Action that US embassy takes [duplicate]

Does the US embassy cancel the visa, if the employer complains or requests to cancel the employee US visa applied through their company? What possible action does the embassy take if such thing ...
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Do I need to do anything special before visiting the US on a 10-year multiple entry B1/B2 visa?

Last year I visited the US to go to a conference. I am a Romanian citizen, and I got a B1/B2 visa. To my surprise, the visa in my passport says it's valid for 10 years, and it has the M mark for ...
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SIM data plans and acquiring 3G/4G in the US? [duplicate]

I dont really use a lot of data plans and phone plans etc. so my knowledge is quite limited. Im travelling to the US and I want to buy a SIM there. As far as I know, mobile SIMs are either prepaid or ...
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Query about B1 application from India

I had applied for US B1 visa from China and got refusal. Now I am applying again US B1/B2 visa from India. Which option should I select "Yes or No" for below question. Have you ever been denied or ...
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Depart US through Mexico while on B1/B2 Visitor visa - how US will know I did not overstay?

I am currently in US with B1/B2 Visitor visa. Plan to depart US through Mexico by car. And then depart Mexico for another South American country. All within 120 day limit of B1/B2 visa. When ...
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Can a Chinese citizen get Canadian visa in the USA?

I am a US citizen. My wife is a mainland Chinese national. We will go to the USA soon. She will travel on a 10 year multiple entry visa to the USA. Does anyone know: Can she get a visa to Canada ...
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US tourist visa for a friend in Kosovo? [on hold]

I am a U.S citizen and I have a friend from Kosovo that I met online. I have met him twice when I went there to visit. I want him to get a tourist visa so he can come here in the U.S and meet my ...
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US tourist visa - re-entry after three days possible for conference?

I am a PhD researcher at university and will be spending two months in the US this summer to conduct my research there under ESTA. I was just asked by my PhD supervisor to accompany him to a ...
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Can I travel without getting in trouble for being out of status? [duplicate]

I am an international student. My passport and visa are not expired but I believe I'm out of status because I'm not going to school for now due to financial issues. I want to go see a friend in LA , ...
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Canadian crossing back from the USA [on hold]

what is the best way to enter back to Canada from the USA when I do not want a stamp on my passport and I have an expired enhanced drivers licence? i have over stayed my time in the USA and i am ...
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How to retrieve the DS-160 application of a family member from the US embassy website?

After completing my DS-160, I clicked on application for a family member on the "Thank you" page. New application started and then I went on to the "Getting Started" page just to review. It exited the ...
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Is a B2 visa application OK for a scientific conference?

Background: I am a PhD student. I intend to attend a scientific conference in the US in August, where I'll be presenting a paper. I specified B-2 type (tourism, pleasure, visit type) while filling my ...
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I've applied for a US visa in India. Can I get the visa sticker in my passport at the US consulate in Canada?

I am Indian passport holder booked a ticket to Canada on a particular date..I also applied for the US visa..my scheduled interview is just a few days before my departure date to Canada. I am afraid ...
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In Canada for 6 months, going back to US, how long until I can come back?

I'm a US citizen and online business owner. I've been in Canada for 141 days, and have a permitted 180 day stay. I want to leave to the USA to basically reset the 180 days. Can I do that? I don't ...
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I submitted 2 DS-160 applications to 2 different US embassies. Can this be a problem?

Background: I am a PhD student. I intend to attend a scientific conference in the US in August, where I'll be presenting a paper. I recently submitted a completed DS-160 application form to the US ...
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Adsense earning and Off campus job in the USA [closed]

As far as I know, international students can't work off-campus in the USA (according to the law). What about Google AdSense? I will be a graduate student in the upcoming fall 2016. I have been ...
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Exchange Student from Basque, Spain arriving tonight [closed]

Tonight we will receive a 15 year old exchange student from Basque, Spain who will stay with us for about a month in our home in Orlando, FL. She is traveling with the intended purpose of learning ...
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How long does it take to get US from South Korea by Container Ship?

I would like to know how many day will it take to get US from South Korea. Before asking, I check in google and other websites. But, I didn't find any answers. Could anyone guess me how many days it ...
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5 years ban/re-apply US visa [duplicate]

In 2009, I had a 5 year ban after 11 legal years in America understand different type of visas and a clear transparent report with both the law and immigration. I had at the time an apt in America ...
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Traveling with US visa with new passport with non-matching surname [duplicate]

I'm separated from my spouse I don't want to put his name on new passport which was expiring. My concern is that my old passport had surname of his and my visa is valid with his surname. Can I still ...
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I want to travel to Georgia, USA and I am completely out of status. I don't know if i can travel or not? [duplicate]

Its already been 5 months i have been out of status on f1 visa due to some emergency. My sister is getting married and i wanna be their on her marriage. I am confused what should i do. Should i fly or ...
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New US passport hasn't arrived in over 10 weeks. What to do next?

I applied on February 11th at an acceptance facility. In approximately April, a received a letter from the Department of State asking for more info, which I promptly provided within 2 weeks, and info ...