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

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Tax refund flying out of California?

I have an international flight from Los Angeles airport (LAX). I bought a laptop and tablet in the USA, and I wanted to know if I can get a tax refund. I know that the US doesn't have VAT, but I don't ...
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What will it cost me to exceed the limits of amount of alcohol I'm bringing back into the USA?

I'm an American citizen returning to the United States from abroad, I'm planning on taking 3 liters of spirits back from my trip. I know the United States Federal Government allows 1 liter of spirits ...
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Leaving USA and returning while on a 6 month visa

I am an Australian resident here in the USA with a valid 6-month visa which expires in March 2015. I am planning to go to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic for a 7-day vacation. Will it be okay for ...
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Entering USA under VWP for 3 weeks and continuing to CAN for a 3-month stay?

Similar questions were asked, but they were still different from my situation. I wanted to enter USA under VWP stay there for about 3 weeks, cross over to CAN where I would stay for 3-3.5 more months ...
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Is tap water drinkable in Massachusetts (and elsewhere in USA)?

I have been offered a position with a US-based company. This role is initially located in Massachusetts, but the company says I can live anywhere in US, as long as I am not too far from an airport. ...
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Is there a list of words or themes that will get you thrown off a plane in the US?

I'm wondering if there's a definitive list or collection of things you should never say on a plane - eg words that if heard, will definitely get you removed, due to a rule or airline policies? I ...
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B1/B2 visa approved for exam. Can I go for tourism as the FIRST trip?

I hold a B1/B2 visa for USA issued for sitting an examination in June. I have a vacation before then, in February, and would like to spend it in USA. Can I go to USA using this visa? This is my ...
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Where can I swim with the dolphins in the Eastern USA?

I am looking for locations and/or criteria for selecting locations to swim with dolphins. Anyplace on the East Coast of the USA, or the Gulf of Mexico. Searching on behalf of a blind woman who has ...
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Leaving USA to Central America and coming back to reset a 90 day VWP? Part 2

i saw and analyses deeply this FAQ at Leaving USA to Central America and coming back to reset a 90 day VWP? and i have one more doubt about the 90 days rule of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) just to be ...
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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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Do I need a visa to work for a university in the US from Europe? [closed]

I am currently working in a university in the US with a J1 visa which is about to expire. I have negotiated with my supervisor to keep working with him for three months more but from my home country ...
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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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Is it dangerous to go to the USA as a Russian now?

I am a Russian student and I have been dreaming about visiting California and living in LA for a while, and I decided to take this trip on my summer break. I have already accumulated enough money for ...
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B1/B2 Visa is issued for exam, want to go for tourism [duplicate]

I have been issued a B1/B2 visa to USA to take an exam. It's multiple entry but unfortunately I had to delay my exam. In the meantime, can I use this visa to visit a few places in USA? Will there be ...
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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 ...
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In USA, are police not allowed to follow a car to the next state? [on hold]

So, long time I ago I got this information from a trustworthy source (a Hollywood movie) that a cop car can follow you only until to a state line. If you cross the state line, they have to let you go. ...
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When, if ever, is the visitor center on Santa Cruz Island (Channel Islands National Park) open? Is there a ranger present?

Is there a visitor center on Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands National Park? If yes, what are the opening times for this center? According to the NPS website on Visitor Centers in Channel Islands ...
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Passports about to expire and reentry to USA from Canada

I am a non resident L1 visa worker in the USA and now acquired a Permanent Residence for Canada. Hence I need to cross border to Toronto, Canada for 'Record of Landing' and come back in 2-3 days. My ...
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What are the rules for taking electronics and other expensive gifts from the USA to the EU?

I am an American with residence in Belgium. I came here to the USA for the holidays and brought my old, iPhone, iPad and my MacBook. Now, here, I want to buy a new iPad and also a surface pad, among ...
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J1 grace period ends 3 days before I leave. How to proceed?

I bought my ticket to go back to my country according to my DS2019 dates, which expired on Dec 20 (so my grace period would be until Jan 20), but later I received another DS2019 from my sponsor with a ...
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Can you use vapes/e-cigs in Seattle airport or on a flight?

I'm a smoker, and I'm sure as many smokers know its hard to sometimes go along time without having one. I'm going to Seattle airport then from Seattle I stop in San Francisco and then from San ...
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Driving in North and South Carolina with an Indian driving licence?

I am a visitor in Charlotte, NC, and am planning to drive from Charlotte to Charleston by renting a car. Will my Indian driving licence be enough for driving a car in the states of NC and SC, or do I ...
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Traveling by own car from USA to Panama

I have been thinking about driving from USA (Texas) down to Panama. My concern is about safety, such as whether the risk of getting robbed or killed would make this sort of trip dangerous? One ...
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US visa photo: ears must show?

Is there a requirement that the ears must show on photos used for US visas? This is specifically about women with long hair. There are several example photos of women on official sites where the ear ...
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How often do businesses refuse Massachusetts Liquor ID as a proof of age? [closed]

http://wikitravel.org/en/Massachusetts says: Many establishments in Boston and Cape Cod will not serve to out of state visitors under 25. Get a Liquor ID, a state ID card available to ...
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Vancouver to Seattle by Ferry

I'm looking at heading to Seattle, well, a few times this year, and I'm wondering : is there a ferry from Vancouver to Seattle? I can't find any on bcferries or victoriaclipper, but may be missing. ...
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Crossing from USA to Canada (or vice versa) by car, without going through a standard border control

I was told (this was very long ago so things may have changed) that the border between USA and Canada has some spots where the border control is non-existent, and that there are some dirt roads ...
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Places to visit in the Silicon Valley area [duplicate]

We're travelling from Norway to the US in january to attend CES 2015 in Las Vegas. We're staying a day or two in Silicon Valley and was therefore wondering what the top places to visit would be? We ...
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Cheap and convenient way to travel with kids around US

I'm planning a family trip to US (from Europe) and although we're going to stay in NY most of the time, I'd like to go to Washington DC and around for couple of days for example. I assume renting a ...
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Rent a car in United States (Las Vegas) paying cash

I was wondering how difficult it is to rent a car in United States (Las Vegas airport) without having a credit card or a debit card belonging to Visa or Mastercard circuits. I googled for some ...
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Bringing home-dried vegetables into the USA

I am travelling to the USA (Texas) and would like to bring some of my home-dried vegetables for myself and for my hosts. I have read and heard conflicting information about this issue, so I would like ...
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Will this device work with a US/Europe adapter?

I'm not sure whether this is the right place to ask. There are some questions about adapters and compatibility of devices on travel.SE, but I'm afraid that this might be a little too specific. I ...
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Understanding the visa bulletin [closed]

See http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin.html 1) Is it correct that an F3 application for a green card will take over 10 years to process? I think so because the ...
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Traveling to Amish country

Am I allowed to bring my rental car into Amish country? Do they allow cameras for pictures? Will they understand what cameras are? I know it's a very agrarian area but that's about it. Is this a ...
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US B2 Visa Depature Date - flight just after midnight, entry period ends the day before

I have a question that I am a foreign student in the US under F1 visa, my father arrived in Dec.8, 2014 under a B2 visa to attend my graduation ceremony and we plan to do some sightseeing after worth. ...
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Tourist Visa B1 [duplicate]

Hi I am from India and have B1 . Can I come to US without a B2 visa. I had previously used this visa for official purpose. Will there be any problem relating to immigration. I will be staying with my ...
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Washington, D.C., or just Washington? [closed]

What is the name of the capital of the United States? Is it "Washington" or "Washington DC"? I'm aware that "DC" refers to "District of Columbia", which is the non-state internal administrative ...
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Non-owner car liability insurance companies in the US

I am going to rent a car for four days in the US (Colorado) and I need liability insurance. I am European and I don't own any car, so I don't have any liability insurance. My credit card covers CDW ...
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Visiting the housing projects in New York City?

I'd like to visit some of NYC's projects, such as, say, those in Brooklyn, Bronx or Queens. Right now the one I have in mind is Queensbridge, being the largest in the USA and also immortalised by Nas ...
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Australian Tourist visa - apply from India and travel from USA

I hold an Indian passport but I reside in USA, I will be in India for a month, can I apply for Australian Tourist Visa in India and travel to Australia from USA ??
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Can I reenter the US on ESTA after my J-1 has expired?

I am Danish university student currently studying in CA for a year on a J-1 visa. Some of my old friends from Denmark would come to the US during the last week of my grace period. I want to do a ...
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Can I, being under 21, hire a car in California? [duplicate]

I'll stay in the US next year for about three months. As I know I can't do much without a car I'd like to hire one. But most rentals are for people over 21 only and I'll only be 19 by then. Is ...
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Can a citizen of the Philippines, widow of a German national, holding a residency card travel to the US without a visa?

I am a US citizen, contemplating marriage with a Filipina widow of a German citizen. She lives in Germany and has two minor children who are German citizens. Our intention is to live in Germany until ...
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TWIC holders skipping interview?

If I hold a TWIC can TSA get my biological information from that for my Pre-check and allow me to skip the interview?
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Is my social security number from a previous temporary work visa still valid?

I worked in America as a snowboard instructor for a few months in 2008, on an H2B visa. For that I obtained a social security number. The card has printed on it "Valid for work only with DHS ...
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Visa/ESTA with a dual passport

I currently have both an Australian and a British passport. I am studying in the United States, however, my visa expires on Dec 21 (there is a grace period until the Jan 21) but I am not allowed to ...
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Non-resident alien working for non-US company telecommuting for 10 days under ESTA Visa Waiver

I am a European citizen non-US resident travelling to the US for 4 weeks under the ESTA Visa Waiver, of which 10 days will be spent telecommuting/work remotely. I know that I am legally within my ...
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Why do public toilets in the US have large gaps (no privacy)?

Most public toilets in the US are very low in privacy, the bottom gap in the door is so big something around 15-20% of the door, the side gaps are too big as well. This will make the toilet experience ...
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Can I hire a car in the US with UK provisional Licence?

Whilst I am travelling, I would like to rent a car from NY or LA. Is it possible with a UK provisional driving licence?
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Where can you rent an RV like a car in the USA?

I'm not sure if this is possible, but I'm interested in any nationwide (USA) companies which allow you to rent an RV in one place, and turn it in at another place. I know you can do this with cars, ...