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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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Applying for a B1/B2 VISA

What should I fill in the DS160 form for "Has anyone filed for an immigrant visa?" My mother's brother has filed the I-130 application in F4 category for my mother and the entire family. But ...
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I'm 14 years old. Can I go to America without my parent?

Can I travel by myself when I'm 14 years old?
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Domestic Air Travel within the US with Limited Term Driver's License and no passport, for non-resident aliens?

I am a non-resident alien in the US. Can I fly domestically without my passport, clearing TSA checks with my Driving License? My driving license is real-id compliant, and is current (not expired). ...
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Entering US under VWP for a short "research visit" that was originally part of a longer program, due to stolen passport+visa

In short, the question is whether I can enter the US under the visa waiver program for a research visit at a university, given my particular situation (details below). Basically this question, but ...
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Spouse name alterations on the last page

I have a valid b2 visa on an indian passport. If i make corrections on the last page under spouse name column will my visa become invalid? Do i need to visit the us embassy and reapply?
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Spouse name alterations

If i make corrections to my spouse name column in my indian passport will my current b2 visa become invalid? Do i have to reapply for a b2 visa ? My wife's last name isnt mentioned in my passport ...
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Is it possible to go back to the U.S. after overstaying as a child?

I was born in Brazil. When I was 3 years old, my parents decided to move to the U.S. on a visa. We overstayed, and when I was 12, I met a boy who has a green card. A month later, I was abused by my ...
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My ESTA is set to expire in the middle of an upcoming trip to the US. What should I do? [duplicate]

An ESTA is valid for two years. I am encountering the case where the validity is due to end in the middle of a travel to the United States I am planning. For example, let's say the ESTA expires on ...
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Dual citizenship with USA & South Africa and exited South Africa on wrong passport (USA). What passport do I use to reenter SA?

My daughter lives in SA permanently and left SA mistakenly with her USA passport for a holiday. She is 19 years old and was not aware that this could be a problem. What passport should she use to ...
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My sister is going through a divorce and needs to move to the USA from the UK but only has an ESTA [migrated]

Like the title says my sister is going through a divorce and needs to move to the US since our parents live in the States under an L2 visa provided in a relocation package. She is over the age of 21 ...
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Bringing gifted wedge tail eagle feather back from Australia via Canada to the US

My son was gifted a wedge tail feather by the staff of a wildlife sanctuary in Queensland, Australia when it fell off during a raptor demonstration. Is it legal to keep this feather and bring it back ...
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High-value insurance options for luggage lost or stolen during long-term bus travel in the US [closed]

I am planning a long-term bus trip in the United States, and I will be carrying luggage worth more than $1,000. I am looking for travel insurance that can cover the full value of my luggage in case it ...
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Do you need to show the I-797 when entering the US from Canada by car on an H-1B

Do you need to show the I-797 when entering the US from Canada by car on an H-1B when you have the passport with a valid visa stamp. We are considering driving from Glacier NP to Banff for a few days.
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Can Greencard holder denied entry at airport - Less than 6 months outside the US [migrated]

My wife came to the United States and stayed with me for a month. However, she had to go back to her country for personal reasons. When she returns to the United States, she will have been outside the ...
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Will submitting an unsigned form with my visa application cause problems? [migrated]

I recently submitted a DS160 application for a J1 visa, after submitting i starting compliling all of the required documents to take to the interview. Upon doing this I realised that I had not ...
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Someone was helping me to fill my DS160 and mistakenly submitted

Someone in the US helped me to fill my DS160 information and mistakenly submitted the application, will the visa officer be able to see through the ip address that the person who submitted and signed ...
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Visit USA via land border for French citizen

Currently, I am in Canada and I would like to spend two weeks in the United States. I'll use the bus and go through the Niagara Falls border (land border). In 2022, I filled out an I94 form and paid $...
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Entering the US with a hotel reservation booked under my brother's name

I will be traveling to Miami with my brother for one week. We booked a hotel on booking.com for 2 adults, but the hotel is booked under my brother's name. If immigration asks where I'm staying, will ...
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Montreal Airport US arrival to International Departure

I searched on Air Canada for a ticket from PHL (Philadelphia) to ICN (Seoul, South Korea). They offer a ticket with a transit of only 53 minutes in YUL. Is this transit time possible? What customs ...
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I'm Going to Switzerland for 1 week office trip and wish to take my wife along who is a Dependant, we are Indian passport holders living in USA [duplicate]

I'm Going to Switzerland for a 1 week office trip and wish to take my wife along who is a Dependant, we are Indian passport holders living in USA, we would be applying for a schengen Visa together, ...
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Have drugstores stopped doing digital passport photos?

I’ve just been to a Walgreens and a CVS in the US; both told me they can’t take a passport photo and email it to me. They will only print it or put it on a flash drive. Is this a thing? Or did I ...
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Scammed applying for ESTA, looking for travel options

Sorry if this is a bit long, my situation is somewhat complicated. I used to have dual Croatian and Bosnian citizenship. I went to the US once in 2007 and again in 2017, each time applying for and ...
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Do I have to apply for a new US Visa when I change nationalities?

I recently changed my nationality from Indian to Jamaican and obtained a new passport. The US Visa on my Old Indian passport has not expired yet. I saw online that you can present both old and new ...
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Does the US or the EU have extended passport validity rules for their own citizens?

Suppose I live in Germany and hold both a US passport and a Hungarian passport. For a vacation, I travel to the US on the US passport, and after two or three weeks I return to my home in Germany on ...
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Reschedule Italy Visitor Visa Appointment

I have scheduled a visitor visa appointment with the Italian Consulate in Boston for August 15th on https://prenotami.esteri.it. Can I reschedule the appointment to a prior date? I am not seeing that ...
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I have an active multiple-entry C1 US visa. I also have a Canadian citizenship certificate. Need to travel (not transit) US in 20 days. My options?

Just some more context: I have not applied for the Canadian passport yet, hence this post. I'm looking to visit a close friend in roughly 20 days. I work for a US company. I have an active C1 visa and ...
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Regulatory Authority for denied boarding compensation for return leg of USA to Canada roundtrip flight

A USA Citizen was involuntarily denied boarding by Air Canada for the YYZ-EWR leg of a EWR-YYZ-EWR round-trip. In case regulatory authorities need to get involved to receive compensation, do I reach ...
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"Clearance received" annotation on US visas - how long is the clearance valid for?

I interviewed for a B1/B2 US visa in late June 2023, and was issued a 221(g) form in seconds. My passport spent months in "administrative processing", and the visa was not issued until Sep ...
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Need to extend B2 visa status but dad is in a coma

Parents are visiting on B2 visa. Dad unfortunately suffered a stroke and is currently in a coma. 6-month duration is coming up. But he cannot sign the I-539 extension form. Already have relevant ...
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Entering the US from China for the first time with an Indian passport

I have a newly issued 10-year US B1/B2 visa on my Indian passport. I will have to be in Shanghai for a week before flying to the US for the 1st time using this visa. Does anyone here have any ...
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Yosemite national park availability

I am traveling to the USA end of August. We are planning to visit Yosemite national park on the 31th of August. However, already now, tickets are not available and all lodging specifically for that ...
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J1 to ESTA while applying for E2

I am currently on a J1 visa and will be applying to change to an E2 visa. Let's say my J1 expires on X. I will go to Canada from X to X+14 and I have a marriage and family trip planned in the US from ...
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Travelling to the US with an ESTA and planning to enter Canada on a working holiday visa after that

I will be flying to US on an ESTA next week. I'm planning to be in the USA for 6 weeks, and since I have been granted a working holiday visa by the Canadian government, I want to fly to Canada after ...
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Can a Canada visitor visa be stamped in the US? I applied from Qatar and received approval

I'm an Indian residing in Qatar with a residency permit. The Canada visitor visa was applied from Qatar and is been approved for visa stamping. But currently I'm in the US. Can the visa stamping be ...
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I have a valid 10 year USA visa. But been to Iran and Syria. Can I visit US now? [duplicate]

I have a valid 10 year US visitor visa, but never been to US till date. In the mean time, I had visited Syria and Iran for tourism purpose. Will I be able to enter USA now?
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ESTA “Is your travel to the US occurring in transit to another country”

I made a mistake on my US ESTA application. I plan to go to New York in 2 months time for a little birthday trip. On the ESTA TRANSIT question “Is your travel to the US occurring in transit to another ...
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Filled g639 by mistake

I am on a non-immigrant B2 US visa and I recently filled the g639 form on the USCIS w3bsite to access my I-94. I got an email saying nothing was found since I filled incomplete information. However I ...
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Exiting the U.S. through Canada (exit stamp U.S.) [duplicate]

I traveled from Germany to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program with an ESTA. When I passed through immigration, I got an entry stamp with the current date on it. Now knowing that the U.S. doesn't ...
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Can someone re-enter the USA on a tourist visa after 8 months outside of the country when they stayed earlier in the USA for 12 months?

My divorced parent came to visit us in the USA last year on tourist visas and then towards the end of their 6 months stay we extended their stay for another 6 months officially by applying for an ...
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Do Zipair transpacific flights have hot water?

I will be flying with Zipair soon, from the US to Japan. I am excited to fly a discount airline across the Pacific. As they charge for food & beverage service, I am preparing to bring my own food ...
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USA Visa - Other Names?

My partner's name on the passport is listed as A.Jaffar, A stands for Ahmad, but he's always called as Jaffar, and on his professional (work) ID and papers, he's listed as Jaffar, but on official ...
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Minor travelling solo?

My son, who is 15, wants to visit The Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, TX, with his friends. He also has a Fortnite teammate who lives there, so they want to spend a weekend in the park. I trust him ...
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How long do I need to wait between ESTA applications? [duplicate]

I'm a UK citizen. I want to travel to the USA for a holiday and to see some friends. I've used an ESTA a few times in the past and it was fairly straightforward. However this time I'd like to spend ...
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Travel with company swag - Will TSA/Customs have a problem?

I am travelling on behalf of my company from Mumbai to New York & we are looking to take phone stands as gifts for our customers. Will TSA have a problem with this? Is there a max quantity I ...
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In which US state are you the longest from another state in the contiguous US? [closed]

In which state in the contiguous US (so not Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico etc) are you the farthest from another state?
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Finance question for US visa

I get a salary paycheck from my father's personal account, who is also the owner of the business we own. I am on a manager visa. Due to insufficient funds in my current account, we usually get my ...
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Passport application for a minor with divorced parents

I share custody of my child with my ex-husband, and she currently lives with him in another state. We are planning an international trip next year and I’m working on our passport applications. If I'm ...
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How can I change the embassy to a different embassy in the appointment portal? [duplicate]

How can change my visa appointment page from Côte d’Ivoire to Ghana?
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ESTA applications

I applied in the past for two kinds of visa on the same day. C1/D + B. I was denied on the B visa and got the C1 and went to the US many times. Now I’m asking for an ESTA and there is a denied visa ...
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ESTA denied due to charge back from credit card company (they initiated without our knowledge)

We applied for an ESTA and traveled to the US in January this year. Suddenly today (month of May) I got an email saying all members in our group have been denied the ESTA. I got so confused and rang ...
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