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Flights to Puerto Rico are considered domestic flights, and US Citizens do not need a passport to travel between the US and any US territories. However, foreign citizens do need a passport to travel between the two, (see answers.usa.gov) so I can't say for certain how a trip like that will affect your Green Card eligibility. Your best bet is to check with an ...


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The visa requirements for Puerto Rico are exactly the same as for the USA (source). In other words, as an [Edit] ESTA-eligible citizen (most EU countries, but not all, see here), you ought to, in most circumstances, be able to use a visa waiver for a short term holiday by applying for an ESTA.


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Puerto Rico is officially an unincorporated territory of the United States. For all due purpose, that mean that it's a part of the US at the federal government level, in much the same way that any other US state is. As a result, all immigration/visa/etc rules are exactly the same as if you were entering any other US state. All immigration is handled by ...


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Yes, you do need an ESTA. Puerto Rico has the same visa requirements as the mainland US (= ESTA needed for EU citizens), and like all other US airports, San Juan's airport does not recognize the concept of visa-free transit.


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Personally, I'd definitely go for renting a car. Puerto Rico's a very car-centric place and you really need to your own wheels to get around anywhere outside San Juan (and arguably there as well if you plan on venturing outside the old city walls). Roads, signage and driving isn't too far behind mainland US standards, especially compared to what you see ...


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There is no immigration on flights between Puerto Rico and the US mainland. Upon arrival in Puerto Rico there are some level of agricultural checks that people may equate to customs, but there is no immigration.


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From the US embassy in London but presumably applicable to your situation: If you wish to pursue practical training through an internship with a U.S. based employer you will require either an exchange visitor (J-1) or trainee (H-3) visa. Such activities cannot be conducted on a B-2 visa or visa free under the Waiver Program, even if you will receive no ...


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I would suggest renting a room with Airbnb. Very often hosts allow guests to use the kitchen. This is usually specified in the listing description. A quick search for Fajardo reveals 500+ rental offers (rooms and apartments) meaning you have plenty of choice location-wise. As a corollary to this idea you could rent a full flat thus having the guarantee of ...


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According to hostels.com and hostelworld.com, there is at least one hostel in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, called the Moon Bay hostel. Their list of facilities includes "Full kitchen with brand new appliances!" so with little doubt you can buy your own food and cook it at the hostel. I haven't seen any picture of the kitchen among the pictures shown though, just a ...


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Doesn't sound legal under VWP. J-1 is usually used for that sort of thing.


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The bulk of hurricanes which effect Puerto Rico are later in the season (August, September, October). The chance of a June hurricane are fairly slim. Your best source of historical data would be the National Weather Service's annual Atlantic Hurricane reports which go back 20 years online. You can see a map of all the storm paths for each year's hurricane ...


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There are no rental car companies that are inside the terminal as such, however there are a few brands that are located on the airport property. All still require catching a shuttle, however the ride is much shorter than to the off-airport locations. Companies with on-airport locations are : Hertz Enterprise/National/Alamo Avis/Budget All other brands ...


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Yes. When it comes to ESTA all US territories are treated like mainland US. Therefore you always need to apply for ESTA. I'm from Germany myself and I always needed an ESTA number to transit through the US. Here are two links that should help (auf Deutsch ;) http://esta-usa-visum.de/puerto-rico-guam-und ...


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According to at least one source the airport has luggage storage, if you can get out there: If you have 6 hours in between flights, you may leave your luggage with the luggage handlers association for a fee (787-791-3371) There schedule is 7AM to 10PM. Look for the Storage Room sign located at the second level near the hotel stairs Alternatively, ...



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