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The full list of items restricted from being brought into the United States, is maintained by the US Customs and Border Protection agency, and can be found here. Aside from the usual agricultural and weapons restrictions, be aware of the complete ban on the importation of Cuban made items, and the peculiar regulations regarding Absinthe. Also, be advised ...


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You are sort of right. People who don't need visas to enter can be turned away if the agent believes their visit will be for the wrong reasons, such as being a "stay risk" who wants to immigrate rather than visit. People who show up with visas can be turned away if the agent believes the visa was obtained by lying (such as arranging a tourist visa but ...


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I occasionally talk to people from various parts of Australia. I find that there are different thicknesses in Australian accent. The thicker the accent, or the faster they talk, the harder time I may have understanding them. This applies to folks from the UK too. Different accents or speaking speeds can make it hard for me to understand. This also applies ...


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This will vary from state to state. Given Myrtle Beach location you should be concerned about 2 states (North and South Carolina). Specifically for North Carolina he can definitely do it. A learners permit from another state is valid in North Carolina, but only if the driver is age sixteen or older. The International Drivers License is NOT recognized ...


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You can only get a state ID. They will not give you a drivers license if you cant drive or haven''t taken their driving exam. A state ID can be given to anyone who lives in the state and have bills under their name.


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I did an exchange year in Oklahoma (I am British) and was able to get a state ID without having any utility bills. I can't remember exactly what identification I did have to take (possibly a letter from the university with my Oklahoma address on it). I imagine it varies from state to state, so I would ask the university. They should know :)


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In my experience flying to the US (about 25 times in the last 10 years), I never once was asked to prove anything related to the medication. I had brought prescription antibiotics with me before, on one or two trips - and wasn't even asked anything at all. They were also in blister packs, all in my hand luggage. I had more questions asked in Australia ...


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Water, water and water. Drinking something is probably a good idea and with water you wouldn't get any sugar, which even seemingly healthy options like milk or fruit juice have in excess (thus optimizing your first criteria). For the rest, you should get food anyway (not necessarily during the flight, if it's short) so there is no reason to compromise on the ...


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The first thing to know about all-way stops is that they are used in low volume intersections. You need to know all the edge case rules about what if people arrive simultaneously but that isn't what you normally need to deal with. You also need to know that "at the intersection" means having reached the white line painted across the road at the same point as ...


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This sounds like a very poor judgment on behalf of Korean Airlines. Technically speaking, it is required that the ticket will show the same name on the passport but first and last are sufficient. I've traveled so many times from the US and never placed a middle name. You're not only entitled to get your money back but you're also entitled for a compensation ...


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Unfortunately, the F1 expires after a year for Russian nationals, so it seems that I must fly back to Russia annually to apply for a visa every year. I was wondering if I could somehow avoid the flight back to Russia. A U.S. visa is only for entering the United States. You would only need to get a new visa if you need to leave and enter the United ...


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I don't see why there should be an issue. You are a Singaporean national and being a Malaysian Resident should not be an issue at all. Singaporean nationals are allowed to travel visa free to Hong Kong for up to 90 days, which I believe is lesser than your intended period of stay. From there, you are free to board a flight to Los Angeles (United States) ...


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I'm going to presume your wife is an Indian national. Indian nationals will normally require a visa to transit through the UK, however there are a few exceptions. In particular, an Indian national may transit the UK without a visa if they have : a valid U.S. I-551 Permanent Resident Card issued on or after April 21, 1998; or an expired I-551 ...


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The US Customs and Border Protection branch of the Department of Homeland Security has a Prohibited and Restricted Items page. About half way down it discusses Medications. As link-only answers are frowned upon (due to stale links for one thing), I have reproduced the relevant section here: Medication Rule of thumb: When you go abroad, take the ...


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Regardless of the rules, from personal experience I can say that in practice one individual officer can indeed arbitrarily block your entry when they are having a bad day. A german friend of mine was accepted at a US university, and went to the Embassy in The Hague (Netherlands). She had prepared all documents to apply for the visa and after having them ...


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In general, yes, you can - under a process known as "Automatic Revalidation". In short, Automatic Revalidation allows your existing visit to the US to continue if you have left the US to a neighboring country (ie, Canada or Mexico) and returned - even if your visa is no longer valid (which in effect, yours isn't as you've used your single allowed entry). ...


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If you enter Canada to visit, there is no difference between "a few hours" and "a few months". You would need to get the same permission in either case. It's unclear from your question whether you are a permanent resident in the US, and this makes a difference for entry into Canada. US permanent residents can enter Canada for a visit without any additional ...


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There is no specific requirement for her to have a job in Poland in order to visit the US. The most relevant information can be found on the Nonimmigrant Visas page of the US Diplomatic Mission to Poland. The most important thing is probably that she will need to demonstrate that she intends to return to Poland at the completion of her visit. This might be ...


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Haggis is prohibited. Traditionally haggis is made with sheep lungs, which have been banned from food in the USA since 1971. There have recently been calls to end this ban, see a report from The Guardian - Scotland to petition US to bring back haggis. Though I don't think the law has changed yet. Even though sheep lungs are a traditional ingredient, not ...


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Some unusual items from the official list: Ivory not certified to be over 100 years old is prohibited Items originating from Cuba are prohibited, even if purchased elsewhere Any items made of dog or cat fur are prohibited Absinthe has some unusual restrictions: The absinthe content must be "thujone free" (that is, it must contain less than 10 parts ...


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I know about people who did similar things due to insufficient insurance. No problem for you, especially in different state. This is one of the reasons your bill was so high: hospital in USA is required to provide emergency care, but then is let high and dry to collect for provided services. You have to pay not only for you, but for many other people who ...


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Here is a link that discusses the requirements state by state. North Carolina will allow the use of an out of state learner's permit in most cases, South Carolina will not. One issue is that different states have different restrictions. For instance, some states, including Virginia, will allow learners' permits for age 15; most states require age 16, and ...


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AFAIK, an MRI does not necessarily needs to be prescribed, you could in principle simply make an appointment with an imagery lab. Usually, patients would have a referral letter by their general practitioner or another physician, which would indicate what needs to be done and why but that's not really a “prescription” like the ones you need to get restricted ...


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There is no requirement to consistently enter a country with the same (nationality) passport for your entire lifetime. You can enter the USA as an Italian citizen (subject to the normal procedures such as ESTA), without reference to your Argentinian citizenship at all.


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According to the US consulate: Most applicants applying for a nonimmigrant visas are visitors for business (B1) or tourism (B2). The two categories of visa are usually issued together as a B1/B2 visa. In other words, as your visa is B1/B2, it allows you to visit the USA for both business and pleasure, however note that "Business" does not mean ...


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I've been in exactly this situation. There are no official restrictions (see below), but you may get asked extra questions. As long as you weren't denied entry because you were in the US too long (and it sounds like you weren't), this is not a "bad" denial as if you were a criminal and denied entry. I couldn't find any information on this, but I have had ...


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If the passport number, and the passport number listed on the visa, do not match then this mismatch could cause serious difficulties during travel. For example, a border control officer could conclude that she was somehow trying to use somebody else's visa to enter the country. She should contact the US agency which issued her visa, tell them about the ...


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It will depend on your travel purpose and the state where you will be getting the license. The USA.gov site recommends checking the DMV site of the state you will be requesting a license from (http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Foreign-Visitors-Driving.shtml). Usually you need proof of residence and/or identity. For example, New York state requires you to prove your ...


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TL;DR: If you have < $1000 - < $2000 worth of money, use a travel card (you can easily get one from Axis Bank) otherwise use a wire transfer for either your Bank Account or from a Forex Service. I happen to have a BoA account as well, so I do this quite often. In India, in order to transfer money to the US, you have three options, Use your local ...


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Since rules change over time from country to country, and we're unlikely to go through every item comparing it to every country, the best solution is to go to the source - the TSA. Their list of Prohibited Items is updated regularly and is extensive and thorough. There are some perhaps unexpected items, but often with good reason - certain chemicals, for ...



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