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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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Protected Areas Internationally speaking, both natural parks and natural monuments are defined as protected areas, which, according to its current definition from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (ICUN), means: A protected area is a clearly defined geographical space, recognised, dedicated and managed, through legal or other effective ...


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For Americans born in the US, a birth certificate (typically issued by the U.S. State where the person was born, or the State Department if the person was born abroad), possibly certified, usually suffices (see below for limitations when applying for a passport). For others, certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization Certificate (or a U.S. passport). ...


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Ultimately birth records, represented by a birth certificate. This is just an official document that proves a certain person is a US citizen. The question conflates this with how a person proves that they are who they claim they are. For that purpose, there are all kinds of databases (which do include photos) kept by various agencies. If you try using ...


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Yeah you can enter under the visa waiver programme for tourism or business but obviously can't work. You may be questioned at the border though as to why you're not on your spousal E3, but you can hold more than one visa category at a time. If you need assistance with the process please let me know


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Airlines / immigration will check a few things: your passport should have several spare pages, and at least 6 months' validity into the future (although that probably got checked when you got your visa, make sure it's still accurate) you should have a return ticket, or evidence of a planned departure from the US (eg bus ticket out, or onward flight) ...


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Additionally, many hotels do let you check in early. You might check with the hotel you have already booked. Ask them in advance if they allow early check-in, and if there's any charge. They may say there isn't early check-in, but you can check again when you arrive at the hotel the morning of your reservation. I have found that if they have rooms available ...


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Wikitravel has a page on Americans in Cuba. Under the 'Buy' section, they go into a lot of detail, but there are a few key points: credit cards will not work. Well, they will .. maybe .. if completely unaffiliated with US companies. US credit cards definitely won't. So don't rely on those or US bank cards. Most travellers carry cash. There is however, a ...


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There are fortunately lots of people who have written careful advice on the matter online. I'll link to a few and then summarise. Exmaples: Visitors Visa Interview Tips Visa Interview Questions for B2 Visa Visitor Visa Interview Preparation What it comes down to is being prepared. Really prepared. This comes under a few categories: Documents - bring ...


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Any time you apply for a visa, you need to (as you've shown you're aware) declare any previous rejections, for that or other countries. IF (as you do), you have a rejection, this simply raises a question for the official to ask - 'Why?'. Many people may have a simple and not unreasonable reason for rejection - incomplete application, not enough funds ...


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The relevant law is California Vehicle Code §12502 and §12505. According to §12502, (a) The following persons may operate a motor vehicle in this state without obtaining a driver’s license under this code: 1. A nonresident over the age of 18 years having in his or her immediate possession a valid driver’s license issued by a foreign jurisdiction of ...


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Promoting a comment to an answer I think what you want is a Day Use Rate. Not all hotels offer them, but many do, especially around airports. As the name suggests, it's the use of a room in the hotel during the day, but not overnight. Typically, you'll have to be out by late afternoon, so that the room can be cleaned in time for a guest to use it from ...


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In the US these are typically known as driveaway services. Many allow for any licensed driver to participate, but some hire drivers and are not open for public participation. A typical example of such a service requires that drivers deposit a small bond (security deposit) and, for foreign drivers, bring a copy of their driving record from their home ...


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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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There are a few. Each will come with their own terms and conditions, so check carefully (eg do you have to pay for some or all of the fuel, what about insurance, etc): $1 relocations with VroomVroom Standbycars with imoova and if you want an RV: RV Relocations


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You're not the first to wonder, and there are already websites set up for such plans! RVWorldWide has an exchange/swap program, and indeed there are Aussie and American listings on there. It would be worth a post. MotorhomeHolidaySwap is growing, it only has 1700 members, but these are actively trying to swap for holidays around the world, so does sound ...


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The short answer is yes, larger trucks like moving trucks will be required to go through a weigh station in some states; AAA has a guide to weigh station requirements in Canada and the United States, and you should also ask the agency you are renting from. You will not necessarily have to stop at the weigh station for an inspection, as modern weigh stations ...


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Blizzard Entertainment (known for Warcraft, Diablo, Starcraft and other games) in Irvine, CA, offers tours, but only on a limited basis. If you're interested, you should contact them as soon as possible, as Spots are limited and booked months in advance, so we recommend signing up on the waitlist for more information on availability and dates.


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Well this is one good thing about backpacker hostels. In a hostel you still may need to wait until check in time, but they should always have one or more common areas with couches, beanbags, hammocks, deckchairs, etc. where you can doze off. They also have shared bathrooms so you can have a shower almost any time. This doesn't mean you have to sleep in a ...


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You could try doing meetups. For example... http://www.meetup.com/sfhtml5/ There's a Nov 24 meetup at the Google San Francisco offices and another on Dec 12. January is probably a bit too far away for meetup's to be currently scheduled so maybe check the closer to CES that you get. Other examples: http://www.meetup.com/TechXploration/ They have a lot of ...


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None of the major software companies based in the San Francisco Bay Area (including Silicon Valley) appear to offer tours to the general public; I looked up Google, Facebook, Apple, Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, eBay, Symantec, Intuit, and Salesforce.com. The larger firms like Google and Apple have campuses, parts of which are open to the public; however, you ...


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If you're in university, you could try contacting HR/Hiring departments about internships--you'll be in the US for CES, would it be possible to interview or least tour the company while you're there? Search 'company-name headquarters tour' to see if the big companies already have something in place. Look, giving tours to anyone who shows up means someone ...


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I found this info at https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/request.html Not sure if it covers my situation: If you received an electronic I-94 upon arrival by air or sea and depart via land, your departure may not be recorded accurately. A departure will be recorded if you depart via land and re-enter the United States prior to the expiration date stamped ...


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According to the official FAQ on non-immigrant visas: Yes, one can apply early to renew, and yes it can be rejected inasmuch as it will be a new application. Below is the quote of the relevant part of the afore-mentioned page: Q: I have a nonimmigrant visa that will expire soon and I would like to renew it. Do I need go through the whole visa application ...


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You don't need to come back to India, because the visa does not dictate where you should start your journey. You can fly to Japan, spend some time there, and from Japan fly to the US. For immigration, it would be just the same as if you flew from India (or anywhere else). The visa guarantees you entry to the border point, and it does not dictate anything ...


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Your VWP comes under the ESTA program and is valid for a two year period. You don't need to reapply for anything during this time, and indeed you can use it multiple times, and they email you when it's expiring. However, there is, as you've acknowledged, the 90 day rule. Even more frustratingly, as many have found out, you cannot reset it by simply going ...


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I was in a similar conundrum last year. I travelled to SFO via LHR in Nov 2013, and was worried about the same thing. It isn't a problem. They will allow you to transit via Heathrow as long as the flight from India to London and from London to the US is on the same ticket. My trip was even more complicated: I went from India to Paris, via LHR, and from ...


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On your outbound journey - as you hold a valid US visa, you may not need a transit visa, if you can meet the exemption criteria: Exemptions You won’t need a visa if you: are travelling to Canada, New Zealand or the USA and have a valid visa for that country are travelling from Canada, New Zealand or the USA and it’s less than 6 months since you ...


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In my experience when rental car companies rent you anything that you might want to add to a car (extended roofrack, car seat, etc) the price per day is a large fraction of the total price of the item. For example $20/day for something that costs $35. I suppose this is to cover all the paperwork and hassle of making sure you return the item with the car, ...


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The UK government is in the midst of porting their entire content into the gov.uk framework and UKVI is a part of that migration. Additionally, UKVI are revising large portions of their guidance, notably the Immigration Directorate Instructions and their entry clearance guidance. As a result, it's natural to expect some of the pages to be out-of-sync or ...


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I wouldn't rewrite - you're following their instructions, and they didn't ask you to rewrite it 'simpler'. And remember, everything is jargon to someone. I'd recommend uploading as is - it's likely to look more at your work experience locations, I'd imagine, rather than your specific skill set, and if they're looking at skill set, they'll have advisors or ...


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Assuming you are now in England, traveling back there reset your 90 days. Is your ESTA still valid? If so, come on back. You should be able to travel back to the US under the VWP, with your ESTA, and stay for up to 90 days. You might also want to double check that your I-94 record was updated correctly. You should be able to check it at the US Customs and ...


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In the case of UK visas, there is nothing you can do to speed up the process or find out where you are in the processing queue. Even internally they only have 3 or four status indicators. Telephoning them will lead to a circular maze of recordings and menus. Emailing them (or faxing them, or posting a letter to them) will not produce a substantive result. ...


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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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From USCarHire.com: The new style UK driving licence consists of two parts - a photo card and a paper licence. The licence is not complete without BOTH parts. You are advised to take both parts when collecting your vehicle as you may be asked for them both. Often the rental company will only ask to see the photo part, so in most cases you ...


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A U.S. visa (visa stamp) is only for entering the U.S. The visa's expiration date is the last day you can use the visa to enter the U.S. The visa has nothing to do with your ability to stay in the U.S. That is determined by your status, which is given upon entry. Not having a valid visa does not affect your ability to stay in the U.S., as long as you have a ...


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The UK has two kinds of transit visa. Direct Airside Transit Visa has a 24 hour limit and will not let you come through immigration - so you can't use it if you want to change airport or go sightseeing. Visitor in Transit has a 48 hour limit and allows you to go through immigration. You can use your 48 hours for sightseeing, visiting people, or anything else ...


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(shorter version that might actually get read) I am an international student and authorized to stay in US for 2 years on my I-20 form. 2 years from when? If you arrived after 2013/1/1 you're fine. My visa expired on June this year Your visa, that you showed to immigration on arrival? Or your I-20? Your visa expired in june, it was used when you ...


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From the US Customs and Border Protection site: Meat, milk, egg, poultry, and their products, including products made with these materials, such as dried soup mix or bouillon, are either prohibited or restricted from entering the United States, depending on the types of animal diseases which occur in the country of origin. Fresh (chilled or frozen), ...


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The airlines will not care; they might call out your name a few times - but they will consider you a no-show. As far as immigration is concerned, as long as you have a valid visa for the US, they also do not care. So, the answer to your question is: No, you don't have to notify the airline. The immigration will not have problems. They might ask you why ...


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In Kansas, it is legal to be naked in full view of everyone, walking down the street, "unless [one] is exposing themselves or a sexual organ to gratify or arouse someone other than themself", according to this news story, so driving naked in Kansas would also be legal, if those conditions are met.


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Although the import* of food for private use or consumption is permitted in principle in Germany, meat, milk and dairy products must meet the same veterinary requirements as those applying to commercial imports. Quoted from source [2]: This means that travellers who are carrying such products may only enter the European Union through those points of ...


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No. Travellers are not in general allowed to bring in meat, milk or their products, unless they are coming with less than 10 kilograms of meat, milk or their products from Croatia, the Faeroe Islands, Greenland, or Iceland. (EUROPA: Trade and Imports of Animal Products - Introduction of personal consignments) To untangle this a bit: Travellers are ...


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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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Canada does not record the departure of US citizens, but assumes that you left in a timely fashion (same as the US does for Canadians). The only time an overstay would be recorded would be if you got caught in the country for whatever reason by police. But how do you propose to visit the rest of Alaska from Hyder? The Alaska Marine Highway ended ferry ...


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I'd be more concerned with the US not knowing you'd entered. Even at the border near Vancouver, there's no actual Canadian exit, you just pass the Canadian border and enter through US immigration - they want to know you've entered. In This is Me by Danny Wilks, who I know from Vancouver, he kayaked from Vancouver to Alaska. He had a problem where he ...


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Disclaimer Please note that what you are doing is illegal, as you are effectively importing goods in the country, trying to pass them as personal items which you had on you when you left the USA. This is clearly not the case as you said you bought the item in India and are bringing it in with you in the USA. Moreover, the fact that you put the box in the ...


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In your case, the Qatar Airways rule will apply; because they are the most significant carrier on your journey. You will have to recheck your bags though, as this is standard practice at the port of arrival in the US. For your flight, its $50 per bag, and the maximum one bag can weight is 32KG. You will only pay this extra if you are flying on Economy as ...


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They will ask you: why do you want to visit the US? do you own property in your home country? do you have a job and family in your home country? how will you pay for your visit? (will you take your own funds to the U.S.) These questions are designed to ascertain how much incentive you have to return to your home country versus how much incentive you may ...


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Seems Diamond Taxis would charge $120.



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