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TL;DR: Don't worry, and if you're transiting, choose "yes" for transit. Unlike most countries, the US does not have a concept of "sterile transit": everybody who flies to the US must enter the US. It thus doesn't matter if you choose "yes" or "no" for transit, you will still have to queue up for Immigration entry. (Obviously, because you are in transit, ...


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That's the reply I received from the US embassy: Credit cards are usually used to demonstrate the ability to cover travel expenses and the intent to depart to a foreign domicile is usually demonstrated (if even asked) by showing the return flight ticket. I also found this video description helpful: Crossing USA Canada border by Greyhound ...


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Firstly, it's a little tricky - the ESTA doesn't always mean you can arrive by land. Indeed, it usually only applies to land borders within 90 days of a flight into the US (go figure). However, I've done this and it's not a big deal. I've done both ways: Within 90 days of a flight, they looked at my ESTA stamp and once asked for my return ticket to ...


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Short Answer The short answer to your question is you should check the "staying" box since the purpose of your layover is to visit friends. The duration of this layover is not important according to US immigration laws. What matters is the purpose. See below for the explanation. Long Answer Defining Transit vs Stay I believe that the temporal ...


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In general a visit to Canada, Mexico or Caribbean countries does not reset the 90 day clock on a visa waiver. However this is actually not a hard and fast rule, as indicated by the US Customs and Border Protection website. The purpose of this rule is to prevent people extending their stay in the US indefinitely by doing a 'visa run' to a nearby country ...



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