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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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Do US citizens need a China transit visa? [duplicate]

Do US citizens need a China transit visa to travel with two stops, in Chengdu (2.5-hour transit) and Jinan (2.15-hour transit)?
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Visit USA with current Canadian PR and US B1/B2 obtained from India earlier

I am an immigrant to Canada on PR and has visited US earlier from India on Visit visa valid for 10 years. I would now like to visit USA again from Canada for short stay of 3 days. What documents would ...
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Driving across America as a UK driver. What specific rules do I need to know? [duplicate]

I've been driving in the UK for nearly 10 years, covering around 20,000 miles or 32,000 km a year. I've driven across Europe without issue as well. So I'd like to think I'm an experienced driver. ...
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ESTA was not approved but I have a valid visa

I have dual citizenship (Israel, Switzerland). I am 63 years old and I was born in Syria, but I have not been there and I have not been there or in any country for more than 40 years and I have not ...
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Returning to CA: how to renew DL and vehicle registration? [on hold]

Moving back to California from New Jersey, with my car. I used to have a CA driver's license, which I surrendered when I got my NJ license. How do I renew my CA license? My car used to be registered ...
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For US airports, is there really a difference between printable boarding passes and mobile boarding passes?

When checking in online today for an Air Canada flight, I was informed that my boarding pass had to be printed rather than shown on the screen, as AC doesn't support "mobile" boarding passes for that ...
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US B1/B2 visa information [on hold]

I want to know if ITR(Income Tax Returns) is mandatory for B1/B2 visa or Form 16 is sufficient. I have ITR for the current assessment year. Will my visa be denied? My company is sending me for a ...
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Travel visa for a US immigrant [on hold]

I'm a Philippines citizen. I'm a green card holder, residing in Los Angeles, California. I want to visit Japan just to experience and see their tradition. How can I have a visit visa and what are the ...
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I am a citizen of one of the countries listed in the US travel ban. Can I travel outside the US?

I am a citizen of one of the countries on the US travel ban list. I applied and got my passport from my embassy last week and I'm planning on traveling to another country (not my country of origin). ...
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Can I travel for an academic visit and tourism on the same VWP?

I will travel to the USA in October to attend a friend's wedding. I will also be visiting a lab afterwards on the same trip (I was invited to collaborate without any remuneration). The total duration ...
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In US hotels, what happens if you skip checkout and just leave the hotel?

Every time I check out of a hotel, they ask me if my stay went fine, let me review my incidental charges and ask if they should charge the credit card used to check in. But what if I simply walk out ...
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During the 30-day visa grace period, can you leave and re-enter the US under the VWP?

My daughter is currently working on a Q1 visa and finishes her program March 7th. Her visa expires April 6th at the end of her grace period. Her brother is getting married in the United States on ...
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Travelling to the US as tourist while on OPT

I'm currently on post-completion OPT, but my start date is in September. I'm a Canadian citizen and had planned a week-long trip to the US in August. My school advisor said that I could not switch ...
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What would happen if you were found to be driving into Canada with weed?

Now that weed has been legalized in Canada, what would happen (from a legal perspective) if you tried crossing into Canada by car from the US, with Cannabis products?
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Can one act as a conference organizer in the US on a visa waiver?

Thank you in advance for any guidance. I've looked around the web but haven't found any clear answers. I'm an EU citizen and I work in the conference/events industry. I've only ever worked on-site in ...
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Why do US hotels use two sheets instead of a proper duvet cover?

Almost every US hotel I've stayed in so far uses two sheets as a layer between the blanket and your body, instead of using a proper duvet cover (example of what I'm talking about) like most people do ...
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Applying for a visit visa to the US while holding a Canadian work permit [on hold]

I came to Canada a month ago. I holding a Canadian work permit. I would like to go the US on a visit visa. I hold an Indian passport. How can I get a visa for the US? I heard it is complex to get a US ...
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Can I fly from NY to Las Vegas if I’m out of status? [duplicate]

I'm an Italian citizen. I came to the USA on a tourist visa 2 years ago but overstayed. I only have my Italian passport with me. Should I be fine flying within the US with no worries? Is anybody going ...
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As a Canadian, do I need to leave the USA for my 6-month tourist visa 182-day window to reset?

Here's how I've stayed in the US: I arrived in Hawaii on August 30, 2017. I left to Canada on December 14, 2017. I stayed 107 days. I arrived back on Nashville on January 18, 2018. I left to Mexico ...
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What happens if my flight is delayed and I overstay my B2 visa?

I have a B2 visa, and the admission stamp says I must leave by October 8th, so I booked my flight home for October 7th at 9PM. Just in case something happens and my flight is delayed, does anyone ...
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Changing dual citizenship status between ESTA applications

So, here's some context first: My parents are both of Ukrainian origin, but emigrated to Germany in 1993, where I was born and where I lived my entire life. I hold German citizenship and previously ...
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OFAC declaration for travelling to Cuba from US

I will be travelling from New-York to Cuba as my flight back to Europe is from Havana. I will buy the tourist card from the US airlines I am traveling with but I need to select one option in OFAC form ...
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Requesting for a new visa

I overstayed my visa in Cairo for about a year and a half. Can I use the same passport to enter other countries (the USA to be specific), hoping I won't be denied?
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Two family members with same last and first names [on hold]

We are a family of four (me, my husband, 10-year-old daughter and 18-month-old son), applying for B1/B2 visas. I am the primary applicant. In tge DS 160 form, I am supposed to add my family members ...
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Returning to US after illegally working in the Schengen area

I am a US citizen who will have worked for 89 days in a Schengen country while on a 90-day tourist visa. What exactly is my best strategy at US border control? Should I admit to working while ...
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Applied for a C1 visa but got a B1/B2 visa

I applied for a USA C1 transit visa. My visa was approved, and when I received my passport, I saw that the visa class is B1/B2. Did I get a regular visit visa or am I missing something?
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What federal reserve banks / branches can solo travelers visit? [closed]

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has a Money Museum that anyone can walk into and tour during regular business hours: https://www.chicagofed.org/education/money-museum/index The Federal Reserve ...
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Re-entering the US after an extended period in Canada [duplicate]

I entered the US under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) which allows me to stay in US for 90 days. I moved on to Canada after 30 days and I am now doing an extended stay in the Canada for 80 days. I ...
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My dog chewed my money

I hope this is the place to ask this question. A few minutes ago my dog chewed my dollars, the thing is: this money is going to be used in a trip I'm doing to USA. I bought this dollars because my ...
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Can you send a SENTRI by mail to another country?

I live in the US, a relative lives in Mexico. When my relative applied for his SENTRI (Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection) the online form only allowed US addresses so he used ...
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I was banned from the US for giving false information. For how long am I banned? [duplicate]

The US embassy in Mumbai banned me in 2015 for giving wrong information about my marriage. I want to know how many years I'm banned for. How can I know?
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Is a foreign (non-US) passport acceptable identification to purchase alcohol in Tenneseee? [closed]

I am a cashier at a Walmart in Tennessee. I was instructed by management that we can only accept identification that has been issued by the US Federal Government or a state government. Two days ago, ...
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USA visa query for Indian divorcee

I am an Indian citizen and I have UK divorce papers. I will be getting married to a USA citizen. Do I need an Indian divorce certificate when applying for a USA visa?
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Entry to the US with a petty theft record

About a year ago I committed a petty theft in a store in my home country, the amount of things stolen was less than 10 USD. I was given a fine and never served jail time. Am I inadmissible to the US ...
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Transiting in the US with multiple carriers on a C1 visa

I am an Indian national flying Tokyo-Honolulu-LA-Havana with different airlines with a US C1 transit visa. Will Scoot Airlines, when flying from Tokyo to Honolulu, create any problems as I don't have ...
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Which is the better option for my dependents, L2 or B2 visa?

I currently have a B2 visa. I intend to bring my wife and son for visit to the US for travel and pleasure with me, and so I would like them to apply for their own B2 visa. My current company intends ...
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Primary occupation for DS-160 Form (US visa) for a self-employed person

I am a software engineer. I am re-applying for a B1/B2 US visa (expired 4 months ago). I left my regular job 5 months ago and I'm working on my own startup (not registered yet). What should I write in ...
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Can the holder of a South African Refugee ID visit the USA?

I have a Congolese friend who holds a Refugee ID in South Africa. He wants to visit family in the USA. Can he get a travel visa to the USA? What does he need to produce?
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Apply for b1b2 visa [duplicate]

Good day i would like to apply for a b1b2 visa i certainly have a c1d visa which would get expired on 21 july 2019 am supposed to join ship from November 2018until August 2019 so i will ...
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Do I need to replace my I-94 if I lost my Hong Kong passport? (I entered the US with an electronic I-94)

I lost my Hong Kong passport with my F1 student visa inside. Do I need to report the case to CBP and ask for a replacement of my I-94 before I can leave the US back to HK? (FYI: I entered the US with ...
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Baggage claim during connecting flights

I'll be travelling next week with the following itinerary: Flight #1: Lahore (LHE) to Abu Dhabi (AUH). Flight #2: Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Chicago (ORD). Flight #3: Chicago (ORD) to Manhattan (MHK). All ...
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Can I travel between different states in the USA by air (or land) if I lost my Hong Kong passport?

I am an international student studying in South Carolina. I am planning to go to Los Angeles for a short trip. I would like to know in case my Hong Kong passport is stolen or lost in LA, can I go ...
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212(a)(6)(C)(i) Material Misrepresentation

I was approved for an immigrant visa and later deny me before picking up my visa at the US embassy after a few days of my interview, cause they found out that from my previous interview (2005) 4 years ...
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Purpose of visiting [duplicate]

I used a conference to apply for a B1/B2 visa to the USA. I got the visa but I couldn’t attend the conference. Can I now enter the USA with the intent of visiting my auntie and touring, since the visa ...
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Are US citizens obligated to disclose foreign citizenships to US border patrol upon entry?

I am a United States citizen. However, I reside in the Middle East. Upon hearing this, a US border patrol officer asked me to disclose to him all other citizenships that I hold. I know that US border ...
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US Visa requirements when living in Caribbean [closed]

I will be moving to and living in the French Caribbean for 6 months. I have an EU passport so my stay there is covered by that. I don't know how we are getting there yet, but there is a high ...
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What visa details have to be included in the airline records?

I have purchased online air tickets for my journey from Bengaluru to San Francisco and return through Cathy Pacific. The journey consists of 4 flights: Outward Journey: 1. From Bengaluru to Hong Kong ...
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Bringing Indian Pulses to the US?

I will be coming to the US from a country where Indian pulses are very easily available. I am coming to US for studying and thus will not have a car. I plan to cook my own food, and since the Indian ...
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I-94 record on entry from Puerto Rico to US mainland

I am in the US on an F2 visa. I want to change my status to F1 (I already have the visa stamp in my passport). For that purpose, I need to travel outside the US and come back in. I am planning to use ...
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Travel to the US for 2 months as a non-resident Canadian

I have been working hard for 5 years and I needed a mental break. I planned to vacation for 2 months in New York. I'm the type of person who needs a metropolitan life to feel functional. I won't be ...