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Notification emails issued from the British Consulate General in New York contain the shipping tracking number in the email title. You can use this number to enquire after the current state of your passport.


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Your SSN remains valid and you should enter the same one - they probably just use it to cross-check your history. In fact, there are only a few circumstances in which you can apply to get a new number if you already have one.


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As they are separate countries, you will indeed need two visas - one for Canada, and one for the US. You will need to apply for each one separately. As Algeria is NOT one of the countries eligible for the US Visa Waiver Program, you'll need to apply for a visa in advance - it's not possible for you to get one at the border. To get a visa, you'll need to ...


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Unfortunately, through regularly scheduled means of transportation, flying is likely to be the cheapest option for you. Sites like kayak might help you reduce the price, and you can specify direct flights, skipping out the US. You can look at things like freighter travel, where you use a cargo ship to get down, but otherwise your only other 'hitchhiking' ...


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I experienced this a couple of times within the last years (visiting to the US with an existing ESTA) and there were never any problems. Simply update the information you can update and simply leave the flight number as it is. I don't think it makes a big difference as there is always the scenario where you're rebooked by the airline to another flight on ...


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Long story short you basically have red flag on red flag here, even though weirder things have been known to happen, I would have to say that it is more likely for her to get denied a visa. Now just to review the red flags: Your girlfriend, presumably single with no kids, is visiting a single man. Her job is unofficial so her status in China is temporary. ...


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The exceptions to the 10-year-ban are as follows: If you or your parents (while you were under 21 years of age) filed a permanent visa application with the Immigration and Naturalization Service or Labor Department before April 30, 2001, you are protected form this law and will be allowed to receive you Green Card in the United States by paying ...


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You do not need (and cannot get) a short-stay visa for the Schengen area (including France) as the US is on the list in annex II of Regulation 539/2001. You can therefore present yourself at the border (i.e. take a plane to Europe) without any prior formality. Theoretically, you might be asked to show you fulfil a number of conditions like having sufficient ...


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One way car rentals tend to be limited to areas where there is regular demand for such rentals, and thus a good chance someone will return the car back to its original rental region. So you will see one way options within the continental US, but not Alaska to the continental US, as the number of folks wanting to do a one way car rental is extremely small. ...


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TSA Doesn't List Drones The closest things to drones I could find in TSA's database of packable items are radio controlled helicopters which apparently can be taken on a plane both as check-in as well as carry-on luggage. TSA even gives packing advice. Quoting from the linked site: Search Results For: RC helicopter Check or Carry-on You may ...


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Canada is a whole separate country from the United States, (and in particular there is nothing like Schengen) so yes, a bus ticket to Canada is sufficient to prove onward travel from the US. You are of course not required to use that ticket; if your travel plans change, you can always exit somewhere else, provided that you don't overstay. As for something ...


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Personal experience: it's better to wait in Stockbridge until you can get a ride in to at least Newton where you can pick up the T. Even if being selective delays you. The police start getting more militant beyond Stockbridge. Plus competition on the exit ramps. Springfield or any other place closer in but beyond the T's reach is horrible. Stockbridge is ...


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We've had this problem for a number of years as we have relatives that live along gravel roads in various parts of Alberta. Having looked at all the local rental companies there are basically two variations of the rental contract depending on the company. The majority of the companies stipulate that the vehicle can only be driven on paved roads, which means ...


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You were right. You are not allowed to turn on a red arrow. The Pennsylvania Driver's Manual says you can turn right on red after stopping, but only at a steady red light, unless a sign is present prohibiting such a turn. (This is actually true in almost all of the United States, with the notable exception of New York City.) However, at some ...


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That's right. You do not need to buy a return ticket. This ticket clause is just a formal procedure. Because the officer will ask you some questions about your stay intent. That's why if you express yourself in english basicly; actually They will never check that you have a return or onward ticket. Also you may stay in US for up to 3 months and before you ...


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Idk...Calif has become really hyper-aware of everything in recent years. Almost to the point of paranoia. If you are going to sleep out then do it where you won't be noticed. Residential areas are out. Someone will most surely notice you and call the cops. Rest areas are ok for a night. But don't answer any raps on your window at 2:00 am. Truck stops are ...


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There are generally no immigration checks for travel within the US. Your passport is an acceptable ID for TSA security screening purposes (which doesn't have anything to do with immigration). However, to prepare for the very unlikely case you run into a CBP checkpoint or otherwise get checked by an immigration authority, you should carry your I-20 with you. ...


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First, note that these features appear only on nonimmigrant visas; immigrant visas have a completely different format and do not contain either the asterisks or the four-digit number. I strongly suspect you will probably never find out what these mean as the purposes of these fields are most likely classified. Direct questions put to U.S. consular officials ...


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No. See 13.18 for Canada - much the same applies for USA.


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I did a multi-site search on Kayak, Hotwire, Priceline, CarRentals.com, rentalcars.com, Expedia for a ttrip between Anchorage and Seattle. All search results returned empty. Looking at smaller car rental companies in Alaska also failed to find any cars offered for driving to Seattle. It's not particularly surprising considering someone will have to drive ...


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For What information can I update? U.S. Customs and Border Protection has: Prior to submitting an electronic travel authorization application with the required payment information, you can update all application data fields except the passport number and passport issuing country. Once an application is complete and submitted with all the required ...


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You are right. The ESTA is needed only for citizens of certain non-US countries who want to visit the US under the Visa Waiver Program. The US doesn't require authorization, permission or registration for anyone trying to leave the country. And as a US citizen, you also don't need permission to come back, just your passport. (When you fly back to the ...


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Officially, from the US Embassy, the answer is: Q: The space below the word 'Annotation' is blank, with the visa number printed in red to the right. There is a star or * symbol below the bottom left of my photo, does that signify anything? A: The star symbol is not of any significance. Of course, a cynic would then ask why they're there... ...


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If you have a current valid visa you can enter using it. However, when your time on it has run out, you have two options to switch to the new visa: The first: simply leave for 24 hours and then re-enter using the new one. (Plan a quick trip to Canada, Mexico, or the Bahamas, depending on where you are). You can then re-enter using your new valid visa. ...


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Generally, airlines worry most about you holding a VISA for the destination country. I have left the US many times forgetting to return my I-94, but I obviously had an entry record for that passport. However, it is illegal for US citizens to enter or leave the US on another than a US passport. Since you are a US citizen, you can not obtain a US visa (for ...


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Beef jerky. This is truly an American thing. You can get different kinds of jerky: beef, antelope, deer, buffalo, elk. Elk might be your best bet, it's one of my favorites, and I think elk only exist in North America.


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Maple syrup (or maple candies) is always a winner. Cheese can also be a good choice (needs to be vacuum sealed). Smoked salmon (buy frozen and wrapped in cloth in your checked-in bags). Wild rice is really nice. ...


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Any one with an Indian passport on his/her way to USA or Canada does not need a transit visa for UK if the USA or Canadian visa is a sticker one one of the pages in their passport and not a piece of paper that people have to carry with the passport. I know this sounds weird but that is how transit visa requirements for UK are checked when I board a flight ...


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Remember that the season for road work is whenever there's no snow on the ground. So overall you won't really be able to avoid it. If you use Google Maps directions, it will show you all of the known road construction points along your route. Ironically, at the moment there appears to be more road work on the I-70/I-35 route that you used to go to Iowa, ...


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If you're a Canadian citizen coming to visit the US by land, you can present any of the following documents: A valid passport; A valid NEXUS card; A valid enhanced driver license. (You can also use a SENTRI or FAST/EXPRES card, but unless you travel to Mexico a lot or are a commercial truck driver you aren't likely to have one of these.) If you haven't ...


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Unless your visa is specifically annotated that you can only enter by air (and I've never seen such an annotation on a US visa) then you can enter via any means you want - including by road/bus.


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American Airlines draws no distinction between miles earned from credit card bonuses, credit card spending, or any other partners (for the purposes of elite status asssignment it is a different story). An AAdvantage redeemable mile is an AAdvantage redeemable mile. Put another way, the miles you earn from the card go into the same co-mingled pot as the miles ...


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The article you refer to is bylined “Kiwi journalist Lisa Scott”. The VWP is not available for work as foreign press, radio, film, journalists, or other information media so it seems Lisa should have been very careful and, it seems, may not be presenting all the relevant facts to readers (or to Immigration?). She stated Applying for an ESTA after starting ...


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The IDP is only valid if you carry it along with your normal license; and there are no restrictions on the license type (in other words, if your normal license is endorsed for bikes, then the IDP will also carry that information). The IDP just acts as a global version of whatever your local license says (its just a translation). Save for some commercial ...


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These are just different tiers of rewards. Like most frequent flyer programs, AA has a tiered system where the Saver awards (the ones that you rightly note are not available) are cheaper, but go faster. Look at AA's reward chart for the most up to date info.


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The decision whether and for how long is made on arrival: At the port-of-entry, a U.S. immigration officer of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) decides whether to allow you to enter and how long you can stay for any particular visit, as part of the Admission process. Only the U.S. immigration officer has the authority to permit you to enter the ...


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She needs to clear immigration when her flight arrives and then claim bags to clear customs. Immigration counters are staffed ONLY when there are arriving flights, so coming through later may not even be possible. Plus staff at the airport will flush all the arriving passengers out of the jetway halls into the immigration area to make sure everyone is ...


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It doesn't mention that because it's on a first come first served basis until all the tickets are gone according to Congressman's Posey's page: Bureau of Engraving and Printing The Bureau is responsible for the printing and designing the nation’s currency, U.S. postal stamps, official invitations, and ID cards. During the tour, you'll see millions of ...


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Saturday they are available, but doesn't look like they are available on Sunday: From Whitehouse.gov: Public tour requests must be submitted through one's Member of Congress. These self-guided tours are available from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (excluding federal holidays or unless ...


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I travel a lot, and here's how I handle it. Unless you are staying in a hotel that washes the comforter/duvet between each guest, you should immediately pull it off the bed and throw it on the floor1. Then wash your hands, because god only knows what was on that duvet. Look in the closet for a plastic bag containing a spare fleece blanket. If it is in a ...


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This is a program that is similar to transit programs managed by WageWorks and I think a few others. Basically you don't have any choice in the matter and money will be taken out of the appropriate purse until completely spent and then taken out of the personal purse. Reason being is that similar to WageWorks the transit benefit will come as an employer ...


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Yes you do need to clear immigration and customs in Atlanta. But on the brightside Atlanta's immigration area is fairly large and well manned, so processing time is not too bad. While as a US citizen I go through a different line, I have seen foreign nationals from my flights awaiting their baggage same time as me, so they have obviously made it through ...


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You put yourself between Sheet 1 and Sheet 2. All the other layers on top are meant for warmth. It being summer, you may not need them all - feel free to remove any layers you don't want, and put them on a chair or in the closet. (Pro tip: if you want a little more air flow, untuck Sheet 2 from the mattress.) If somehow you're too cold, there are usually ...


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Yes. From USCIS - Change of Status: You do not need to apply to change your nonimmigrant status if you were admitted into the United States for business reasons (B-1 visa category) and you wish to remain in the United States for pleasure before your authorized stay expires.


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Your situation is not uncommon and will be understood by the CBP officer. Bring the I94 with you in case he wants to see it. Your exit was probably recorded anyway. You can check your current I94 status here: https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/


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I've made this drive 3 times already and depending on what your driving depends on gas cost. If you fill up before you leave its 3 additional full tanks to Long Island 20hrs on avg because there's always one area of super bad traffic. We saved our stops for food/gas around meal times or in case of emergency but driving 75 seemed to be our choice of speed, 80 ...


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It's unlikely that this would cause a problem. The reason the car rental company would want to see your passport is that it's picture identification. When you sign the rental agreement, the fact that you're standing there is sufficient for them. The fact that the signature doesn't "match" is not relevant. If things were to ever get to the point where you ...


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I can't imagine any reason why you could not. Playing poker for money in the US may or may not be legal, depending on the state and the details of your game (I am not a lawyer so cannot advise you on specifics). But the chips themselves are perfectly legal. You can buy them at any game store, or the game section of a large store like Target. High quality ...


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Can you go to the US as a tourist - yes, Will the past cause any problems - likely. Your early refused entry will be in the system and likely the CBP agent will see it on their screen when you are processed. You can expect a longer round of questions and probably secondary questioning (ie away from the initial counter). But assuming you didn't make a ...


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An adult cicada will not shed its skin, rather a young nymph will shed it exoskeleton as it grows. Likely what you are talking about is the final shedding when the nymph emerges to become a winged adult cicada. I never knew cicada shells were popular in the USA (they are in China) as there are plenty of cicadas in the USA. You can bring a shell in*, as ...



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