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

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European passport photo has hair covering full forehead — Potential problems at US border?

When this EU passport was issued, I was only half-jokingly told that I might want to get a new one if I ever was going to travel to the US due to the kind of afro hair I'm sporting in the picture -- ...
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New Visa Waiver Program rules for business people who have visited Iraq

Husband and I are going on holiday to Orlando with our kids in July. I was going to do our ESTA's online but because of new rules not sure if my husband needs a visa now. He works for an oil company ...
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What does “UOPI” on a US passport stamp mean?

A US immigration officer wrote "UOPI" on my passport. He suspected that I wasn't actually visiting the country for tourism but intending to work there. What does this term mean:
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How can I use Global Entry lanes at Canadian airports if I don't have the physical Global Entry card?

When you are approved for Global Entry, U.S. citizens, U.S. lawful permanent residents and Mexican nationals are posted a Global Entry card. Everyone else only has an electronic record of their Global ...
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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 ...
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Does Global Entry help when entering the US by bus or train?

I am a US citizen and recently signed up for Global Entry. One of the benefits is a special card that one can use in NEXUS or SENTRI lanes when entering the US by foot or car, which could result in ...
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As an Indian citizen, applying and carrying both B1 and F1 visas together

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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Amount of money needed to apply for a B1/B2 US visa in Russia?

I have a friend that wants to come and spend some time with me in the U.S. from Russia. She has told me that in order to get her visa approved she has to show that she financial means while here with ...
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Canadian wants to volunteer in US

I would like to volunteer at the Emerald City comic convention in Seattle. What documentation do I need to cross the US border?
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Photo assistant and traveling to the US

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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New country visited after applying for a B1 visa to the US. How can I update my application?

I submitted my DS 160 for a B1 visa and was scheduled an appointment for 15 days later. In the meanwhile I traveled to a different country (Thailand) and thus my list of countries visited is not up to ...
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Is there a difference in insurance coverage when booking cars through Priceline/Hotwire, rather than booking directly on the rental company's website?

I was checking the car rental prices for priceline, hotwire (as a search engine) and on individual websites. The rates don't change much but what changes is the Loss Damage Waiver fee. ...
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Can I check through my luggage on a flight with a long (~1d) stopover, combining two different airlines on one ticket?

I'm working on an itinerary that consists of (CONUS location)->OAK->HNL->(CONUS location), with a ~1 day stopover in OAK. The (CONUS location)->OAK leg is on AA and the OAK->HNL leg is on HA, and as ...
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How do I apply for a Thai visa in the US without traveling to the consulate?

All, I need a Thai VISA by the time of my departure on 4/27/2016. I cannot make it to NYC to apply in person, and wait until the next business day to receive it due to the fact that I live pretty far ...
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Cannot retrieve DS-160 of a family member

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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Flying from Stewart, BC to the US via Taquan Air from Hyder, AK

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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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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Reentry with I-94 but without expired visa-bearing passport

I've exited the US for a short (few days) trip to Canada. I've used my passport, but forgot to take my old passport — which has my (unexpired) US visa (tourist). My current passport carries my most ...
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Travelling during weekends - Public transportation - Baltimore

I'm living in Baltimore for a short period of time. I work a lot during the week (and don't really have time to organize my trips) and have free time in weekends. I don't have a driving license here ...
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Is leaving the US for a couple of days enough to get another 3 months in the country?

I hope someone can help me. I am currently on holiday for 3 months in America under the Visa Waiver Program and would like to stay an extra 2 or 3 weeks. I know I will have to leave the country, ...
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US visa for two academic reasons from UK

I am an Indian citizen studying in UK (Tier 4). This summer, I am planning to attend a summer school and visit an academic collaborator in US. Both are different locations and the institutes are not ...
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Applicable Excess Baggage charges

I am traveling from the US to Entebbe this week of Qatar airways and I expect my baggage to be overweight. Now I am confused at the applicable rate for excess baggage. Is it $40 per kg in the table ...
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What Visa do we need for the USA as NZ citizens?

Our family (3 over 18, 4 under 18) is planning to move to Mexico to work long-term as volunteers setting up a church/mission/community work. We are New Zealand citizens. We will be part ...
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Enter the USA before going to Canada on a WHV

I am a German resident. I m in possessision of a Work- and Holiday Visa for Canada, which allowes me to stay and work there for 1 year. On my way to Canada (Vancouver)I would like to stop in New York ...
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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 greencard ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa with a valid US student visa and an expired I-20 form

I have a valid F1 visa, but my I-20 and opt have expired. My H1-B application got selected in the lottery and I am eligible to stay in the US under capgap. Now however, for personal reasons, I need ...
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Staying in the US after J-1 visa programme ends

This summer I will be in the US on a J-1 visa program, and will be there for a few weeks after the program ends (as I have a 30 day window to leave). I then plan to be in Canada for a few days, and ...
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Importing a projector to the US from Germany

I have a projector in Germany that I bought for a modest price and I want to ask my friend to bring it to US (where I currently live). I was wondering will he end up paying import taxes? And is there ...