Questions tagged [usa]

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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Stay/Hotels in Washington DC [closed]

I am planning to travel to Washington DC for 4 days to explore. Can anyone recommend where to stay. any reasonable hotel?
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Transfer between TANK and Go Metro in Cincinnati

I'm trying to figure out what kinds of electronic tickets I need to buy if I need to get from the Cincinnati Airport (CVG) to Blue Ash. First I need to take route 2X to downtown Cincinnati (which is ...
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Do I qualify for US visa interview waiver if I’m switching from one visa type to another?

I've learned that if you have a US visa, you don't have to book an interview to renew your visa. You can just mail your documents and they send your passport back in a few weeks. I don't know the ...
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Entering USA as tourist after abandoning green card

I’ve seen similar questions but not sure if this has been answered. My husband is a U.K. national. We lived in the US for 6 years then due to my work, no longer reside in the US. We now reside in the ...
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Travel and accommodation arrangements around Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA [closed]

What are the names of different websites or web portals that provide information about private accommodation facilities (off-campus housing) for international graduate students, around the campus of ...
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Is my US Drivers License valid to board an airplane?

In May, I received a new Minnesota State Drivers license. This Driver's license is not a Real ID, and is marked with NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION. According to TSA RealID Info I believe that this ...
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Can I travel without valid ID if I am registered with TSA PreCheck? [duplicate]

US domestic flight. I lost my passport and my flight is in 2 weeks. I have IDs like Student ID, but no other government ID. I am registered with TSA PreCheck though. Would it be possible to still fly ...
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Can a US dual citizen leave the US on their non-US passport?

My 10 year old son and I are due to fly to Ireland in 10 days time. He is a dual US/Irish citizen. I just realized his US passport is due to expire in 2 weeks time. Can he leave the US on just his ...
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Dual/Dutch American Citizen visiting Netherlands [closed]

My wife and I live in the United States, I'm a dual American/Dutch citizen who has never lived in the Netherlands, my wife is American. We plan to move to travel in Europe, living in several EU ...
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Travelling to the US on tourist visa (Covid 19) [duplicate]

I am an Indian passport holder having a German Permanent Residency. I have a 10 year US B1/B2 visa. I am going to the US (transiting in Mexico for 30 days). Do the entry restrictions apply to tourist ...
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Can I buy locally-caught trout to eat in Montana (USA)?

Montana (USA) is famous for trout fishing. It seems that commercial fishing is illegal, to preserve fish stocks for future generations. Are there are any exceptions to this, where I might be able to ...
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In the US, does a stop sign take priority over a red light?

I've recently encountered a peculiar road arrangement in Seattle. As you can see from the graphic below, Cremona St is merging with Nickerson St. There's a stop sign on Cremona and a traffic light on ...
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Can my child enter the US on a foreign passport?

My child is entitled to US citizenship but we have been unable to register her birth abroad as due to covid we cannot get an embassy appointment. She has a valid UK passport. We need to travel to the ...
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Filing DS-160 Application, Job Information (US visit visa)

My dad left the workforce in 1996. and he is retired since then. Should I mention my dad job information when filling out his application?
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Authoritative website listing the COVID19 banned countries for entry into the US [duplicate]

Please consider taking action (vote below) to re-open the question As good as the community wiki is regarding the subject matter, it is NOT authoritative (issued by the authorities). As such this ...
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US Citizen - Italy on Covid-tested flight to Croatia, transit Italy to return to the USA?

Italy should allow for a covid vaccine passport within a few weeks, however, to prepare for the worst, I am assuming that current travel restrictions stay enforced through August. I am planning a trip ...
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Regarding Muir Woods Shuttle

When you reserve a seat on the Muir Woods shuttle, the system is only asking you about the time you want to board the shuttle at Pohono St. (which is, I believe, the only pick up location; but correct ...
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Why booking services never consider MIA for transfers?

I noticed that none of the services I tried to find a flight offer a transfer at MIA airport. However I can come up with what Kayak calls "hacker fare" by combining individual flights. Is ...
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Overstayed while visiting in USA, trying to go home (Canada) & during covid

I was wondering if anyone would have info on this odd situation... I've overstayed my visit here in the US (from Canada) and its been almost 2 years coming up. I previously asked a question about ...
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Does a visa refusal make one ineligible for the US Visa Waiver Program?

It seems to be consensus on this site that being denied a US visa makes it practically impossible to get an ESTA. I agree on the 'practically' part but I can't seem to find anything definitive from ...
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I am an American citizen with a work permit as a meteorologist in Canada. Can I fly into Canada under the current border closure?

I am an American citizen with a work permit in Canada. (I work as a meteorologist for a hedge fund.) Can I enter Canada by air or land?
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Discrepancy of the length of stay between DS-160 and I-20 (F-1 visa) [migrated]

I am a Japanese citizen who was recently admitted to a Ph.D. program in the United States and now I need to get an F-1 visa. I will have an interview in June, and there is one thing I am worried about....
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dual us citizen with about to expire us passport, checking-in to departing flight leaving us with foreign passport

I understand dual US citizens are required to enter and exit with a valid US passport, or rather 'bear' a valid US passport as the actual wording goes. However, official government websites also use ...
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Overstaying in USA from Canada. What's the process passing immigration?

What will happen if I've overstayed in the USA and I want to go back to my native country of Canada? Its been almost 2 years now and I need to travel back home. Does anyone know what will happen at ...
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I have a valid ESTA and I got refused a B1/B2 US Visa

I just got denied a B1/B2 Visa as my reason for going to the US was to open my business. I still have a valid ESTA. Can I still fly with my ESTA? Can the homeland security immigration at the airport ...
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Which vaccines when traveling to the United States? [duplicate]

Does each state have different vaccines? Which vaccines are important take when traveling to the United States?
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Can i transit through the US when working on a cruise ship with a B1/b2 visa?

as a crew member from South Africa working a cruise line. I normally have a C1/D visa, however I would also like to spend either a week or two at the end of my contract exploring a few places in the ...
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Who to contact about ESTA refusal for previously overstaying partner of US citizen?

I am in need of help if anyone has experience in this please let me know who to contact. I am a German citizen and have traveled the USA on ESTA a lot since my at-the-time fiancée is from there. In ...
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What does a Newborn baby need for a USA visa application?

I am planning to travel to the US with my wife and 6 month old daughter. We would be applying for a visa from the embassy in Pakistan being Pakistani citizens. The only documents the newborn has is a ...
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Best practice to apply for US Family/Group Visa

We have a big family of 8 people. My father and mother are the head of family, and then we are two sons who are both married with a child. Should I fill out all the applications within the application ...
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What is the likelihood of appearing on the TV show 'Border Security: America's Front Line' if I travel to the US?

So I'm planning on travelling to Los Angeles from mid-Summer to the end of this year after I receive a COVID vaccine. I've always wondered how normal travellers end up on those shows because I've ...
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US CBP APIS and COVID-19

A traveler is trying to check in online for an Austrian airlines itinerary originating in a non-Schengen country, with a change in Vienna, with the final destination being the US. The traveler ...
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Travelling to the US as the spouse of a citizen

So I'm married to an american citizen and I'm thinking of flying by myself to the US to get the vaccine (some states allow this). In my case I have a passport from an ESTA country (Spain) and I've ...
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Can Indian travel to US with passport expiring in 5 months

My mom lives in India (she is an Indian citizen). Her passport expires in September 2021. Her visa is valid until the end of 2022. Can she travel to US around July and be back in India before her ...
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Can a non-US citizen transit through Frankfurt Airport during COVID en route to the US? [duplicate]

I intend to travel from a non-Schengen country to the United States via air and transit through the Frankfurt Airport. I understand such transit does not require entry to the Schengen Zone, however ...
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travel restriction exemption from India to the US on an F1 visa

Because of the high covid case loads in India the US announced travel restrictions between the US ad India. There appear to be exemptions to these restrictions for students on an F1 visa. It is not ...
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Visiting the sibling's family in the US

Our sibling family lives in US and US citizens. We are Dutch. I read: https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-nl/niv/information/announcements#proclamation https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-...
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Reenter the US as a green card holder with a passport nearly to expire

I live in the US and have a green card. I want to take a 1 week holiday trip to Mexico in May 2021, but my foreign passport will expire in August 2021. Will I be able to reenter the US with no issues? ...
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Will the lack of an entry stamp for return to Nepal from India be a problem for me at US CBP?

I am a Nepalese citizen, currently in Nepal from 10th March. I have not been in India for the past 14 days, the only time I was in India was from 2nd March to 10th March and I will be departing from ...
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Get 2nd dose of COVID vaccine in the US as a tourist

I recently got my 1st dose of (Pfizer) COVID vaccine in Canada and might have to wait 2-4 months (likely 2) for my 2nd dose. I don't want to get into the debate about whether this is acceptable from a ...
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How can I figure out the full list of camping options in a given state?

Camping season is coming up in the US and I'd like to head out camping. I'm planning to stay in Washington and Oregon but flying to other states is not out of the question. Is there a resource that ...
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11 years Overstayed in the Philippines

My son got overstayed in the Philippines for 11 yrs and I want to bring him back here in US but I don’t know how much the fines by now. I don’t want to go to BI if I don’t have enough money to pay for ...
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How do I find out if I have a ban for overstaying in the USA?

I overstayed my tourist visa, but 16 years have passed (from when I left in 2005) and I know that back then their immigration tech system wasn't as sharp as now.... I think the system was implemented ...
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Identify City Skyline

This is a photo of a skyline from 1997. We drove from Dallas to Niagara Falls and went through Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. Google can't recognize it. Any help?
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Covid restrictions on transiting through Spain from US to Turkey

I'm a Moldova citizen(with F-1 visa) travelling from US to Turkey through Spain. There are no visa requirements for transiting EU and visiting Turkey. Unclearness of covid restrictions is bothering me....
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B2 Visa for my Employee/Partner

My girlfriend has worked for my company based in the US since 2019 and still works here (with a modest salary). She wants to come visit my family in the US and we were wondering the best way to ...
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Quarantine Rule in New York

I am planning to visit New York from Dubai (UAE) in two weeks' time. What is the Quarantine Rule in NY at the moment? Are tourist attractions open in NY? Thanks,
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Need to keep ESTA active for Nexus card?

I have a Nexus card as a Canadian PR. Meanwhile my ESTA for entering the US is about the expire. Does Nexus require me to always keep a valid ESTA? (I seem to remember a Nexus agent once told me so, ...
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Risks with applying for National Interest Exception for Travel to the US

My employer (in Sweden) wants me to prepare for a possible trip to the US in May. They believe that we will be able to get a National Interest Exception for entering the US despite current ...
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Are visitors to Iran etc still ineligible for the US Visa Waiver Program?

In 2015, the US passed the "Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015" that made anybody who has visited North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, ...

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