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Large English-speaking country in North America between Canada and Mexico, and Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Used for questions on traveling from, to, or through the USA. For general questions about North America, use the [north-america] tag but be more specific (eg State) where relevant.

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Is OPT a "passport or national identity card" for ESTA purposes?

Filling in the ESTA application, I was asked this question: "Have you ever been issued a passport or national identity card for travel by any other country?" If I was approved for OPT once, ...
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One of my family members' B1/B2 visa interview waived due to age

One of my family members' B1/B2 visa interview was waived due to his age, 80 years old. What is the chance of success for visa approval? They did not accept any supporting documents with the visa ...
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How many hours is the average American willing to drive vs taking a plane? [closed]

On average how many hours or how many miles max does the average american in USA is willing to drive vs taking a plane? For example, does any of these routes becomes too long for the average person to ...
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Can a French citizen request a long-stay visa and work permit when going to the USA? [migrated]

A friend, a French citizen, wants to travel to the USA. Can she obtain a long-term visa and work permit in the USA?
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Can I use the I94 that came with my H1B extension for automatic revalidation when I have another I94 issued at the port of entry? [migrated]

I am in the US on a H1B visa. The current visa stamp expires soon, say on 10 Jul 2024. I have the extension of the H1B approved with start date 11 Jul 2024 and end date of say 10 June 2027 (the H1 ...
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Is undertaking lab research on the USA Visa Waiver program allowed?

I am a UK medical student and wanted to do some lab research this summer. I got in contact with a university professor and sorted out a 11-week project at his lab. I also received a grant from a ...
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Can I enter the US on an ESTA before the 30-day grace period on a J1 then exit to Canada and re-enter on my J1?

I have booked a contiki tour that starts on the 10th of July, but my J1 visa's 30-day grace period is the 15th of July (14th of August on my documents as the official start date of the course). I am ...
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Can I fly within the US on an expired ESTA?

Background. I'm flying from the UK to the US. So if I fly to the US while my ESTA is valid it is fine. But can I fly from one US state to another if the ESTA has expired? For example if I flew into ...
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ESTA unnecessary anxiety

I am planning a trip to the US with my family and partner and we're all from ESTA-eligible countries, so we all submitted our applications, which were approved. However, there are two "issues&...
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Must I declare all items in my vehicle when crossing from the U.S. to Canada, or only those inquired about?

Surely I don't have to declare each and every item in my vehicle whenever I travel to Canada, do I? Do I actually have to disclose that I have a clipboard somewhere in my vehicle, for example? I asked ...
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How many times can I go to the US in a year? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of going to the US this summer from June to September with an Visa Waiver Program for 3 months. And again for Christmas for 2 months, middle of December to middle of February.with Visa ...
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Is it possible to get an EB1 visa if you are the owner of an LLC in the US? [migrated]

According to USCIS, one of categories eligible for EB1 visa is called "Certain Multinational manager or executive" From the description on USCIS about that category for EB1, there is no ...
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Can I apply for DS 160 online while I am in another country and attend interview in my country?

I've completed the DS-160 form online for my USA visa renewal and received confirmation. However, I'm currently in India and have scheduled my interview in my home country and I will be there for the ...
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How do I pay and book an appointment for a C1D visa in the UAE? The US visa docs are not showing UAE in the countries list

I'm a Kenyan citizen applying for a C1D visa in the UAE. On the USA travel docs I can't create an account because it's showing different countries but not the UAE, and I'm applying from there.
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Ramifications of abandoning USA adjustment of status or conditional residency after an unlawful overstay? [migrated]

TLDR: just how screwed is the foreign spouse that overstayed and doesn't want a 10yr US travel ban? Do all paths short of keeping US residency in good standing lead to the ban? Indian citizen on a B-...
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Can I carry hair oil, hair lotion and shampoo in checked-in luggage if I'm travelling internationally from India to the USA?

I have a certain scalp condition, which requires me to apply a certain kind of hair oil, shampoo and hair lotion, available only here in India. I'll be traveling to the USA for graduate studies and ...
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Can a CBP officer verbally prescribe a shorter duration of stay than what’s listed on the I-94?

My mom arrived to the U.S. today on a B1/B2 visa. At the airport the CBP officer chided her for spending a lot of time in the US in the past 12 months (though never in excess of official limits) and ...
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Connection through the US, which airline's baggage rules apply?

The trip is: Sao Paulo (GRU) -> Dallas(DFW) = American Airlines Dallas(DFW) -> Tokyo (HND) = Japan airlines Baggage rules and tariffs are very different on those. I already tried searching about ...
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What happens if an airline reports a high number of involuntary denied boardings to the Department of Transportation?

I read (mirror): it’s in Delta’s interests to offer more in compensation for a voluntary bump rather than reporting higher involuntary denied boarding numbers to the Department of Transportation. ...
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In a US restaurant, do you still tip if you know that the tip does not go to the waiter?

I understand that the main point of tipping in restaurants is to supplement low wages for service staff. After personally knowing one waiter who works (perhaps illegally as he may not be permitted to ...
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USA visa cancellation in the past and applying for a new UK visa

I applied for the US tourism visa 5 times before and I got it in 2019. However, I did many mistakes and my visa was cancelled at the border and I didn't enter the US. I admit to my mistakes as I was ...
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Retrieve confirmation ID for visa appointment in Burundi [duplicate]

I booked a USA visa appointment for Burundi but did not save the confirmation ID. How can I retrieve it?
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Can a UK photographer legally photograph a US wedding if the wedding day shoot itself is unpaid?

First of all, thanks for taking the time to read this. I have scoured the internet and found so many different variations of answers on this topic, but nothing relating directly to my exact situation. ...
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Why can't I check-in online for international flights?

The last four or five times I've flown into the US, my airline app has notified me that online check-in is available, however when I start online check-in I'm told it's not possible. When I tap on ...
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Can I get a Schengen visa with an expired US visa?

I am an Indian citizen on an H1B visa in US. I am planning to visit India but on the way would like spend 1 week in Europe. Situation: I have an extension (I797 and I94) to stay in the US, but my visa ...
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US citizen driving his car with a Mexican license

My son is a US citizen but has a Mexican driver's license. Can he drive in the US?
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US visa appointment

I am a British Citizen. I visited Iraq few days ago. I understand that I need a visa for the US now. I have applied for the visa but the interview appointments are for September 2024. Would they open ...
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US Embassy in Nigeria told me to pay them for my flight when applying for visa, however my visa was denied. Will they refund me my flight money back?

I understand that my visa fee will not be refunded, but I gave the clerk flight money as well. Will they refund that amount?
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Can I use a US B2 (visitor) visa to attend a conference?

I have a US B2 visitor visa for 10 years. Can I use this visa to attend a week-long conference in the US? If not what type of visa do I need to apply for again?
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Is it still the case that a US-born child under 16 can enter Canada through both land and air with birth certificate only?

I see a post from five years ago: "Entry into Canada: Canadian law requires that all persons entering Canada carry both proof of citizenship and proof of identity. A valid U.S. passport, ...
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Does the "America The Beautiful" pass cover every park or not?

This is confusing, I assumed that the annual pass would cover entrance to all National Parks. This page seems to agree with that, saying it is worth it if you visit 3 parks in 12 months, it doesn't ...
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I’d like to come back to the United States after a tourist visa overstay longer than 1 year

I basically left the country after an overstay by myself with no order of deportation. I’d like to know what to do now, how to proceed. What’s the best I can do to come back to the country?
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UK citizen living in UK, contractor for US company. ESTA Requirements?

I'm a UK citizen who lives permanently in the UK I work as a self-employed contractor/consultant for a US company. I work for them primarily remotely from the UK, and the company sends my payments ...
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Do I need a US Transit visa (C) if I have the Canadian green card?

I hold the Canadian green card with an Asia's passport and currently in Asia. I will fly back to Canada with a short transit in LAX (Los Angeles, US). Do I need to acquire a transit visa from the US ...
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Would traveling to Russia cause problems for future US border entries?

I want to visit for 2 weeks Russia to have a vacation there. I was wondering if traveling there would cause me any troubles with US visas such as F1. I've read online that traveling to sanctioned ...
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DS-160 expired before the VAC appointment

I applied for B1/B2 visa application for my parents last year. I had filled the DS 160 form completely but forgot to submit it. Meanwhile, I was able to book a appointment slot for interview in April ...
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Transit through USA with Canadian Temporary Passport

I am traveling from Malaysia to Toronto with a stopover in Tokyo and USA. Is my temporary Canadian passport enough to transit through the airport?
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B1/B2 pending, received new citizenship with possibility to use ESTA

It has been more than 3 months since my relative applied for a B1/B2 visa with a Russian passport. They went to the interview, but didn't get an answer yet. In the past, it always took less than 3 ...
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Lots of cell phone spamming after a trip to the US from Canada. Is this to be expected?

This is related to usa - Should I use a "burner" phone when visiting the US? - Travel Stack Exchange but not for border control reasons. I did a road trip through the USA, from Canada, for ...
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Do American supermarkets have shopping cart conveyors or shopping cart coins?

I recently saw a video of an American abroad who seemed quite astonished about things like shopping cart conveyors (edit: I have now learned that the correct term is "inclined moving walkway"...
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Leaving America and reset the ESTA via a trip to Curaçao

I am a Dutch citizen and am currently staying in Florida to visit my girlfriend for 3 months. I have now booked a flight to Curaçao. Curacao is part of the Caribbean, but it is Dutch territory, so in ...
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ESTA travels - Good travel history but still very worried!

I am 24 years old and I have been visiting the USA with family since I was 9 years old. Never overstayed, even had a J1 visa and left in my grace period. Last year I had 3 visits to the USA, each had ...
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Can I use my C and A type UK phone charger in the US without voltage converter?

Can anyone help me out please? I live in the UK. I bought a Duracell 30W C and A type charger for my Google pixel 8 pro and for my power bank to charge. I'm travelling to Costa Rica and wondering if I ...
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What to fill in National identification number in DS-160, when I'm temporary resident of an EU country?

I'm a non-EU citizen(Indian) residing in Belgium & in the process of applying for a B2 - US Tourist Visa, in Belgium. My husband holds permanent residency status in Belgium and I'm his dependent. ...
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Can limits on tobacco import be avoided if they are personal property returning?

I know that normally if you take personal property with you out of the United States then you do not have to pay duty on it when it comes back with you. For example, if you own a Swiss watch and ...
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Answering how much money I have brought with me

Visiting the US for 2 weeks (15 days). During the immigration interview I'll be asked how much money I am bringing, for example £1000 is roughly $1300 ($1264) Do I have to say the exact figure dollars ...
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How can I travel to Sweden with a Refugee Travel Document issued by the USA?

I am an asylee in the United States. I am from Afghanistan and have an Afghanistan passport, but because I was granted asylum, I am not able to use my Afghanistan passport. I have an I-131 refugee ...
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Places to stay inside Denali National Park for easy access to the green bus service

Related to : How do you get to Denali National Park from Anchorage via bus? Is there any place to stay inside the Denali National Park where I can get easy access to the Green bus Service for the 8 ...
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How do you get to Denali National Park from Anchorage via bus?

I will be travelling to Anchorage from India during May-June. I want to visit the Denali National Park. I have seen that there is a train, but given the fact that I will reach Anchorage at 8PM local ...
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Visiting the United States while owing past income tax there

I lived legally in the US for 6 years on a student visa. I left 2 years ago, and due to family problems, I left without closing my company and without paying income tax. I want to come back and spend ...
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