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

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Consequences of being arrested by mistake in the USA

Situation Last summer, I went for a hitchhiking trip in the USA. Someone I did not know invited me to stay in the small cabin behind their house while they were absent. A neighbour saw me in the ...
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Travel with an outstanding warrant [on hold]

I need help!!! My story is I got caught with my two friends because of Marijuana. I had court date and rescheduled it but I didn't show up for the hearing, and I have a warrant issued for my arrest. ...
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Leave and return to Canada from the US and stopover in the US

I'm a German student and I will do a semester abroad in Canada (less than 6 months so I will not apply for a student permit, but only an eTA). I want to do weekend trips to the US (overland) at the ...
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Can I bring Cuban cigarillos to the USA?

I, a German citizen, am going to visit the USA as a tourist. I use to smoke cigarillos which were made in Cuba, but bought by me in Germany. Can I bring them with me to the US (with the intent of ...
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Permesso Di Soggiorno Visitor Visa to USA

I would like to invite my friend who is a Nigerian living in Italy and holding a Italian residency (permesso di soggiorno) to visit me in USA. Can an Italian resident (permesso di soggiorno) obtain a ...
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Most scenic route from Dothan Al to the Grand Canyon [on hold]

We are retired so we have time to make the most of this trip. The last long trip we did we did we took 3 and 1/2 weeks up the east coast. I want to see all we can on this trip. I want to see all the ...
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DS-160 - about other family members traveling with me [on hold]

I am filling the DS160 form for a J1 VISA. I am leaving in October for the States while my wife and my children should join me in November. When being asked if "Are there other persons traveling with ...
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What do you do if your driver's license was stolen a week before a domestic US flight?

Normally to get past the security checkpoint you need to show the TSA agent your boarding pass and a valid picture ID. But what happens if your wallet was stolen a week before your scheduled flight? ...
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What are the laws regarding sleeping in my vehicle by state

I want to plan an ultimate road trip to every state in the US. I am faced with researching each state for their laws regarding sleeping in owned vehicles. Is there an easier way to gain this ...
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Visit to US before F1 using the Visa Waiver Program

I am going to start a phd at the US with an F1 visa. University told me that I could enter the US only 30 days before the date on I-20. Since English is not my first language (and this would be a big ...
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B2 Visitor visa - Surnames are different in my passport and dad's passport

I am from India and I am working in the USA on H1B VISA. I want to apply B2 (visitor) visa for my parents but I have a situation ( as below) where I need your inputs. All my father's documents have ...
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What is the best method for exchanging dollars for Euros?

I'm traveling from the US to Europe in a few weeks. What's the best method of exchanging dollars for Euros? I imagine there's options like: at the airport when you arrive in Europe at a bank in ...
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direction and draw polyline [on hold]

When drawing polylines for directions, change the color of the lines to indicate the traffic conditions. Green lines if no traffic Red lines if heavy traffic Orange lines if moderate traffic in ...
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Extending an ESTA

I am currently holidaying in USA and have entered the states on a ESTA visa waiver, I booked my return ticket two weeks after the 90 day ESTA expires (my fault) naively thinking it wasn't a big deal, ...
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Dual nationals under new US legislation, is my visa still valid?

I am a dual national of Iraq and UK, my ESTA was denied in 2010 for unknown reason. No explanation was given, therefore I had to go for visa in US embassy and I was granted 10 years valid visa with ...
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Can I work as a photo assistant when entering the US under the terms of VWP? [on hold]

I've got a question about ESTA and business travels. I'm French, I'm living in Paris and working for a french company in digital retouch and digital assisting. I'm paid in France in euro. I'm ...
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Can I apply for a US tourist visa without holding a job, if my husband is employed?

My German husband and I would like to visit my sister in the US this year and I have a Germany residence permit but is is just the temporary yearly residence permit. My sister is a US Green Card ...
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How can a Russian citizen prove they have enough funds to cover a trip without having money in their bank account?

When applying for a US B1/B2 visa from Russia and you can fulfill most of the required documents but can only do partially one of the requirements i.e... The passport as one, the airfare for the third ...
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How could I have traveled to the US without having my ESTA checked? Is it really needed?

So I went on holiday to the USA last summer. I filled out an ESTA application online, which cost me 14 dollars due to processing costs and whatnot. I printed a copy of the approved PDF and put it in ...
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Travel after removal from UK

I'm a Canadian citizen currently living in Iraq. I recently went to the U.K. for work and they denied me entry and removed me. My question is, if I go back to Canada, will I be questioned about it? I ...
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Where do I pick up an Enterprise rental car at EWR?

I booked a car from Enterprise at EWR on Orbitz. I'm coming from the city, not from a flight, so I'm just using EWR to rent a car as it's significantly cheaper than renting in Manhattan, and it's in ...
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UK Citizen flying to US, then Canada, then back to UK - How does this affect Visa Waiver Program?

I'm a British citizen flying from London to Seattle in late May. My plan is to stay in Seattle for a few days, then travel south to Portland before flying up to Vancouver, Canada. From there I plan to ...
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May kids ride in the back of a 5th Wheel in the US?

I'm investigating changing to a 5th wheel RV - that's the kind of travel trailer that you tow behind a pickup. In such a setup, there is no access from the driver in the truck to the living space ...
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How good is the reliability of flights out of Stewart, BC?

I expect to visit Stewart, British Columbia in March. I'll be traveling there with others via the airport at Terrace, BC, but need to leave for the US early. Ideally I'd like to avoid having to rent ...
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Taking courses under Visa Waiver Program

So, there is a school offering some courses I would like to attend in the US. This courses are non-accredited, the school is neither a university nor a college, each course is 3 hours per week and ...
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Travel to USA — how much medical insurance is enough?

My in-laws (66 and 69) will be visiting the US soon. Given the high cost of medical care in the US, what is the minimum amount that any insurance policy they buy should cover for medical care? I've ...
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Easy driving, direct route from Syracuse, NY, to Lake Placid?

I would like a route where I won't have to keep stopping to ask for directions, as happened to me last year with the standard Rte 81 Rte 3 approach. Also, I don't like extremely twisty-turny routes. I'...
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Right turn signal in Pennsylvania - can I turn on red?

I am travelling in Pennsylvania, USA, and I come across this sign: Intersections here often have three sets of traffic lights, one with left turn signal signs, one with right turn signal signs, and ...
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US Hotels and Driver's Licenses

When traveling to hotels in the United States, they frequently require that you show them your driver's license when you check in and then they make a copy of your driver's license. I recently read an ...
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Travel insurance while spending 4 months in the US?

I've typically taken out annual travel insurance for any trips abroad, at around £40-80 a year based on travel plans. But with my renewal fast approaching, I've realised that the 4 month training ...
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What kind of passport do I need when entering the USA?

I heard that you need a biometric passport if you want to enter USA. However, my friend has a biometric passport, but no fingerprints in it. Is this enough? And how long has the passport to be valid? ...
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VWP entry from USA to Canada then back to USA

I am currently in NYC and by the time I intend to fly (2nd August), I will have been in the USA for 90 days. My plan is to go to Canada for a few weeks to visit friends and then return to USA for 2 ...
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Is there a way to find out about unique traffic laws for the US states I'm traveling through?

I recently drove through Minnesota and was pulled over by an officer who told me that wearing earbuds in both ears while driving was illegal in that state (although apparently one ear is allowed). I ...
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US Customs Fingerprinting identification [on hold]

Can the customs officers pick up your name change at the port via your fingerprints or photo in Hawaii?
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Preferred method to exchange USD to CAD? [duplicate]

I don't do much traveling outside of the US but in a few weeks I will be driving from NYC to Canada. I am not sure what the best method would be to convert USD to CAD. Should I convert before I ...
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Visa Application Confirmation Number and Barcode Number in Appointment Confirmation are different. Do I need to reschedule another appointment?

This is how it happened: I completed Visa Application, got a confirmation number. I scheduled an appointment with the US Embassy. I got a confirmation with a barcode which is the same as Visa ...
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Taking opiates to the US

My mother is going to the USA in autumn by plane. Unfortunately she is dependent on medicals that contain an opium derivate. In many countries it is sufficient to bring a declaration of her doctor in ...
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What personal food can cross land border from Canada to the USA?

I am crossing the border from Canada into USA with a cooler full of personal food. After reading this document, I am not fully clear about the restrictions. I am bringing some processed pepperoni, ...
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Is NEXUS clearly better than Global Entry or TSA Pre-Check for US citizens?

I'm considering joining one of the US government's Trusted Traveler programs. I found this comparison chart on the Homeland Security website comparing TSA Pre-Check, Global Entry, NEXUS, and SENTRI. ...
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Peru Tourist Visa for Indian national in US with F-1 visa

I am a Indian national currently residing in the US with a valid F-1 visa. I am interested in travelling to Peru for a trip. Would I need a tourist visa? Their embassy website does not give a clear ...
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What (and where) are these points of reflection I saw from a flight?

Recently on a YUL-LAX flight (number AC797), I was sitting at one of the right side windows and saw these nine (may be unclear on image) extremely bright points of reflection. Easier to spot view ...
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Tourist activities in the Louisiana bayou swamp area with the recent floods?

I am planning a trip (in November!) to Louisiana and we would like to explore some of the swamp/bayou area in Louisiana. Currently we are thinking of Breaux Bridge exactly. A Texan friend advised ...
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Can a friend borrow my U.S. Debit Card with my consent?

I have a U.S. bank account with debit card and everything. Right now, I'm not in the U.S. but a friend of mine is going there for holidays. Can he borrow my Debit Card with pin so he can withdraw ...
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Have been to Mexico by land and re-entered USA within 1 hr by land

I am on non immigrant Visa (L1). I have been to Mexico via Land and re-entered the USA within 1 hour via land, when I re-entered the USA at port of entry immigration officer did not stamp anything in ...
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Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from San Francisco to Canada in 3 months?

I am considering flying to San Francisco next summer to hike the Pacific Crest Trail to Canada. Is 3 months likely to be enough for this route? I am only visa-exempt for 3 months and I really do not ...
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How many people are refused entry by the CBP?

An old CBP leaflet says Based on fiscal year 2005 data on a typical day CBP processes 630,976 aliens [and] refuses entry of 868 non-citizens at our ports of entry Is there a fresher set of data? ...
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Will I get the TSA Precheck benefits if I purchase Global Entry?

I was going to get Precheck, but I noticed that Global Entry is only slightly more money. Do all the perks of TSA Precheck come with Global Entry or would they have to be purchased separately?
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Working for a bed/food in USA, legal on what visa?

I would like to stay on a dude ranch in the USA for 3-4 weeks. A lot of the ranches offer work for bed/food, where you help take care of the ranch in exchange for a bed and a meal. However it is ...
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Name change on new passport, US Visa still valid on old passport

To match my degree name on O & A levels, I changed my passport name accordingly. So now my old and new passport have different names. On my old passport I have my US Visa which is still valid. ...