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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I mistakenly submitted a DS-160 application for a visa I already have. Could this be a problem?

Back in 2018 I applied for a tourist B2 visa to United States. I successfully obtained the document and subsequently travelled to US. This year I am required to travel to US for business, and hence ...
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Why did Myanmar get removed from the list of countries on the international driving permit issued by the AAA sometime between 2016 and 2019? [on hold]

Why did Myanmar get removed from the list of countries on the international driving permit issued by the American Automobile Association (AAA)? Myanmar used to be in 2016-issued international ...
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How long can I be in US as an Israeli with US Tourist B1 Visa?

I am an Israeli citizen and have a valid 10-year US B1 Visa. I stayed for 6 months starting december 2018 and stayed until may 2019. I am now in Mexico for 5 months. Is there a limit of cumulative ...
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Renting a car in the US without a US credit card

Consider the following scenario. A group of five people needs to rent a car (in California) for two weeks. Four people live outside the US (they came on a B1/B2 visa) and the fifth (temporarily) ...
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When does I-94 or the admission stamp become invalid?

From https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/visa-expiration-date/auto-revalidate.html: Under the automatic revalidation provision of immigration law, certain ...
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Options for passes to national parks in Arizona/Utah for 5 people travelling in one car

If a group of 5 people travels (in 1 car) to national parks in AZ, UT, NV over the course of 2 weeks (namely, places like Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Zabriskie Point), what ...
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What can I wear to avoid getting frisked and crotch searched by TSA at the airport?

A year ago, traveling through an airport in the United States, I did the usual removal of belt and shoes to get through the TSA checkpoint to enter the terminal. I typically wear relaxed fit jeans. ...
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Schengen Visa without a valid H1B Stamp [duplicate]

I am planning to travel to Amsterdam on the 22nd of December. Before that, I plan to head to my home country to get my visa stamped (21st November - 12th December). As I would just have a week after ...
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Will I be allowed to enter the US after living there illegally then legally in the past?

I was born in London. I went to the US as a child, my mother decided to make it a permanent move, so I became illegal. I graduated high school and when Obama came into office I was able to get DACA, ...
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Does Trump ban on Iranian citizens prevent doing exchange studentship in the US? [closed]

I'm Iranian and currently doing a PhD degree in Canada. I might need to do an exchange studentship in the US sometime soon. I had heard that Iranians citizens are exempt from the ban, but I'm ...
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Can I travel to the US without holding a job?

I live in Italy and I was wondering if I can apply for a tourist visa even if I don't have a job? I enroll at collegio dei geometri in Udine Italy. I have to take an exam in 2020 so I can become a ...
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US Visa on Old Passport with Cancelled Stamp

I have a US B1/B2 visa on my old passport. The old passport has a cancelled stamp on the second page. The visa is still intact with no physical damage. My new passport is of the same type and has the ...
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How to find someone to (once) pick up and re-send an envelope in Cancun? [closed]

Last week I went to a Fedex office in Cancun and sent an envelope to the US. Unfortunately a few days later I learned that the package was returned to the same Fedex office because a small amount of ...
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How do I reset the TSA-unlocked indicator on my lock?

I have a Lewis N Clark combo lock that has the Travel Sentry feature that allows TSA to unlock it. The lock also has a feature that lets you know if TSA opened it - the TSA keyhole at the bottom will ...
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Tollroads wants to charge me for $2000 due to 24 violations but I'm not the person who's driving the car [closed]

Just received a letter from Tollroads saying that the car I already sold a while ago has recently made 24 violations in Orange County and I need to pay $2000. But I had already moved to the UK and ...
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What is the “Applicable country” field on the Icelandair check-in form?

As I entered my US Visa information in my booking with Icelandair, there is a field asking for "Applicable Country". I'm Indonesian but received my US visa from Germany, so do I enter Indonesia or ...
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UK visa in the USA , question about the Biometric appointment?

From those who went to a Biometrics appointment for the UK visa in the USA. What should you bring to the USCIS biometrics appointment? Is bringing and handing USCIS the application print out ...
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How honest to be with US immigration about uncertainty about travel plans?

I am to travel to the US (from the UK) for a meeting relating to some work I have been doing. If the meeting does not go well I shall have to return to the UK soon after the meeting and fix the thing ...
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Ties to Home country USA (Domestic partnership, Civil Union) [duplicate]

2 quick questions i wanted to ask on here , I was denied a US Visa this March, before i applied for another country (still waiting Visa decision) Now I have been looking out for possible reasons why ...
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What happens to citizen children if their parents are deported on arrival?

Suppose a family arrives at a US airport on an international flight (without preclearance). Suppose that, for some reason, the parents are not admitted and are instead sent back to their home country. ...
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Passport did not get stamped on 2nd arrival in US on ESTA visa

i have been traveling the US as a videographer and my passport did not get stamped on second arrival into the states but was scanned through normal customs but just not stamped by an officer. should i ...
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Visiting USA from Mexico as a UK citizen

Could you tell me what documentation I would need to visit Las Vegas if I'm a UK citizen currently working in Mexico City?
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Overstayed visa by over year and want to return to home country without 10 year ban [closed]

A friend entered the US 7 years ago on a tourist visa from Europe and has never left. Since then they have maintained employment and paid taxes. They want to return to home country in Europe but don'...
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Work meeting while on US B2 visa?

I'm planning to be in the United States several times over the next few years (mostly visiting my wife's family). I will be working remotely for my employer in New Zealand, as well as taking some ...
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US Entry - B1/2 Visa (Peace of mind) [duplicate]

I'm traveling to the USA in a matter of weeks. I have a B1/2 Tourist Visa (multiple entries 10 Year validity) and am a UK Citizen. I applied for a visa through the UK/US Embassy procedure, as I had a ...
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Visa requirement for two visits to Europe (Switzerland and Germany) 80 days apart

I'm planning to travel to Switzerland from 20th to 25th October 2019, and then again to Bonn in the time period of 13th to 17th January 2020, both times to attend academic conferences/schools. I ...
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I'm already in the USA since 2 weeks. Can I extend my stay by a month when I told the CBP I'd only be there for a month

I came here to the US to visit my girlfriend for a month. But now we wanna spend more time together, I want to reschedule my flight back home by a month, but I told the CBP when I arrived 2 weeks ago ...
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Schengen Application submitted in America from a Filipino Green card holder

My friend lives in America and is a green card holder and is applying for a Schengen visa from San Francisco. I read that for Schengen you have to apply from your country of origin, is this correct? ...
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Power Adapter for Traveling to Scotland (I live in the US)

I live in the US, and will be traveling to Scotland. I will need to charge my laptop and phone (macbook and iPhone if it matters) while I am there, and I have been receiving some mixed advice about ...
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Can non-resident minors visiting the US go to shooting ranges in California?

I'm a 16-year-old from China and will be travelling to the states soon, is it allowed for non-resident minors to go to shooting ranges and operate firearms? (with adult supervision of course)
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Need name correction in my passport but I have a valid b1 visa

I got my passport made in Pune and they added my father's first and middle name to my name in it. My father's name is Girdhar Prasad Shrivastava and may name is Anita Srivastava. However, they made it ...
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Can I voluntarily exit from the US after a 20 year overstay, or could I be detained at the airport?

Is one allowed to travel back to one's country of origin using a valid passport issued by the consular office in the US? Would that trigger detention in the airport? Overstayed over 2 decades and ...
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B1 visa expiring after seven months?

I have a B1 visa for five years. If I do not travel to the US during seven months, will it cancelled after the seventh month?
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Q1 and ESTA applications

I have a current Q1 visa which is due to expire in December. I plan to travel home in November, whilst I'm there is it possible to apply for an ESTA to travel & holiday in the USA for a few weeks ...
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Travel from USA to Mexico as a refugee document holder - Can I use my home country passport?

My wife is an asylee. Status was granted. Still waiting on I-485. She has a travel document and we want to visit Mexico for vacation. Mexican consulate will issue entrance visa but my wife is getting ...
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Will airlines let me board with a green card only?

I'm currently in Mexico and lost my passport. I'm not a U.S. citizen, but have a green card and a U.S. drivers license. CBP clearly state that this should be enough to enter. However I'm concerned ...
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Can I re-enter the US with an F1 Visa after arriving with a VWP (ESTA)?

So currently I’m planning to enter the US with an ESTA on the 21st of December as my F1 Visa only allows me to enter on the 22nd of December. However, I’m unable to change my flight because I booked ...
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Safe place to cross border from Mexico into U.S.?

I'm currently in Mexico (Quintana Roo state) and need to enter the U.S. through a land border crossing. My plan is to fly to an airport near the border, take a cab to the crossing, and then walk into ...
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Travel to US while working for US business

I am a NZ citizen living in Mexico. I travel regularly to the US (usually just for visiting friends or for shopping). I have been asked to work for a new US company, either as a remote/foreign ...
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Does one have to bring a physical document for the proof of residency for the global entry interview?

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/1380/~/trusted-traveler-program---what-do-i-need-to-bring-to-my-interview%3F (mirror) says: The following original documents are usually required: [...
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Visa for Job interview | UK-London | Top Tech Company [duplicate]

I have been invited for a onsite job interview by a top tech company, it is a very short visit, may be for 2-3 days. I am working in India as a Software Engineer. My work experience is only 4 years. ...
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Going from Sweden to the US with a London layover, can I take a bouquet of roses?

On the second of November I'm going from Sweden to the USA with a stopover in London. I'm planning on bringing a cut roses bouquet with me and wonder if that's possible or will there be any problems?
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Traveling to US on K3 visa

I am travelling to the U.S. on a k-3 visa for the first time. Can fly Etihad Airways on a flight that will be pre-cleared in Abu Dhabi? Is the first-time immigration processing be done at Abu Dhabi?
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Will a US visa refusal affect my UK visa application?

I am applying UK standard visitor visa with family, but 2 years ago my US visa was refused. I have visited UK few years ago and Europe also. I have a good traveling history but later I tried to apply ...
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Will there be any problem with my dad financing my planned U.S. trip when I intend to stay at least 3 months?

I'm 23 years old and got my Bachelor degree last year. I want take a break and visit U.S. and want to stay 3 months or more, but my dad is financing my trip because I don't work. Is there a problem ...
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Answer question about commiting a crime on DS-160

I have a cheque returned police case in Dubai, U.A.E. In the DS-160 form, what should I reply to: Have you committed any crime? How will they know about the Dubai police case?
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Previously overstayed US, ESTA denied, is visa likely to be approved? [closed]

My mother used to live and work in the US, as this was up until the mid 90s I was listed on her passport and visa. We left the US in 1994 (I was 5). My mum was unaware at the time that we actually ...
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Do I need a visa to enter Canada from land with a US Refugee Travel Document?

I'm planning to go to Canada in 2 months. I'm currently an asylee and I have a Refugee Travel Document issued by the USA, however I don't have my Green Card yet. I know that Green Card holders don't ...
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How should I answer custom and border protection questions if I'm a returning citizen that hasn't been in the country for almost a decade? [closed]

I'm a recent HS graduate taking his first international flight alone in a the next couple of days. I'm moving back to the US after nearly a decade to immigrate and eventually find a workplace, I've ...
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Is the iPhone's eSim for the home or roaming carrier? [migrated]

The XR, XS iPhones feature eSIM capability. Assume that the user lives in the US and uses T-mobile. Does it make sense to use the eSIM with the home carrier or to use it with roaming carriers the ...