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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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DS-160- Countries visited after filing DS160

I have filed the DS 160 and booked an appointment for H1B visa stamping. I am currently in the US. My status is transferred to H1B from F1 and I'll be going to India for stamping. While filing DS160, ...
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Nature trips in USA [on hold]

Where in the United states can I go for a vacation where I am surrounded by nature. Most of the big national parks are already booked. Not a big fan of beaches, love mountains and tree covered areas ...
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Can I add my Global Entry (Redress) Number after booking a ticket?

I booked my ticket on Expedia and the airline is Qantas. I was in the process of being approved for global entry when I booked the ticket. Now that I've been approved, I want to enter my information ...
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My son is 17 yrs old and he's going with the football team to Australia can he come back to US?

Can my son return to US from Australia if he was a overstayer in US? He came here when he was 8 yrs old waivers and its expired already and he still here and I'm in here too but I'm going back to ...
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Crossing US/Canada Border for less than 24 hours

I don't cross the Canadian border by vehicle to the USA very often, and I'm not sure if it will pose a problem that I am crossing for an appointment with a tattoo artist in the morning, returning back ...
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Is it a bad idea to use a passport with an old name on it?

My wife and I got married recently. She took my last name. We are planning on flying somewhere internationally, but we just recently realized that her passport has her old name on it. Since getting a ...
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UK visa Upgrade from normal to Premium Service

As per the recent suspension of biometrics enrolment for UK visas at US Application Support Centres, I wanted to upgrade from normal to premium service to use the New York Premium Application Centre. ...
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What countries in the Schengen area accept US travel document (form I-571)

I'm planning a trip to Europe this summer (Italy, Spain and Portugal) and will be using my travel document (Form I-571) that I have based on asylum from Syria. I had a visa appointment at the Spanish ...
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Holidaytrip2019 [duplicate]

I have traveled with this passport many times. The chip has always worked. I applied for an ESTA to enter New York USA. I t does not recognise my chip or passport. I don’t exist. Shall I still ...
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Will my UK visa endorsement letter still be good if the three month mark passes after it has reached New York? [on hold]

I've passed Stage 1 of the particular UK visa I applied for. I received my letter notifying I had passed on Feb 3rd and it's valid for three months, so as I understand it, I must have Stage 2 of the ...
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UK Visitor Visa from USA- Qn regarding courier to New York

My husband I are applying for a Standard UK Visitor Visa from USA and we booked the Bio metrics. We have filled Individual Applications, but should we send the applications separately to the New York ...
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What is Bronze service at VFS for UK visa [on hold]

I was returned from Application Support Center at Chicago with a paper piece uploaded in Why are UK visa biometrics appointments suspended at USCIS Application Support Centers? Can I change my ...
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Will UK visa applicants be accepted on a walk-in basis for biometric appointments at ASC locations once services resume?

Updates with answer at bottom Today, 4/15/2019, I went to my scheduled biometrics appointment where I received the same slip of paper shown in a previous question: Why are UK visa biometrics ...
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Immigrating to the USA from Canada to join Boyfriend [on hold]

So I have a friend who would like to move to the USA from Canada (Canadian Citizen) who is looking to move to the states (California) to be with her boyfriend. Her SO is a student (I think on a ...
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Possible taxi scams if fare is agreed in advance?

The advice is given many times to not get into "illegal taxis", because they will scam you. My question is: what are the possible ways of scam, if you agree on the price and destination in advance (e....
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F1 visa rejection [closed]

I have got admit in the same university in which my husband is studying PhD with TAship in 2nd year. I got 214b rejection on my F1 visa and F2 of my 2.5 years old kid. My TAship and statement show ...
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Can I hold two of the same type of US visa at the same time [on hold]

I am an Australian Citizen working in US on E3 visa with Employer A and my Visa is valid till 2020. I received a good offer from another Employer B and applied for a new E3 visa which went into ...
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Kuwait transit visa [duplicate]

am travelling to USA via Kuwait and the layover is 5 hours. I am Indian citizen and have valid USA Visa B1/B2 valid for the next 7 years. Please update me I have to book a flight and need some help.
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US Healthcare consultation for visitors

I work in US on a H1 visa and my parents are visiting for couple months. My mom has developed arthritis and I wanted to get second opinion from a doctor in US. I understand healthcare costs are ...
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What is the possibility of being denied entry at the US border if I have a valid B1/B2 visa and I plan on attending a coding school?

In February I applied for a B1/B2 visa to attend a bootcamp style coding school in the US. I am a UK citizen and I was applying in the London embassy. I had a letter from my employer stating that I ...
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US visa for transfer passenger [duplicate]

A friend of mine is going to fly from Beijing to Toronto, but he'll stop over in Chicago for 7 hours. Does he need the US visa?
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Can customers really request a return of restaurant food in the USA?

In the US version of the TV show Kitchen Nightmares, I see customers returning food for any reason. But when I am in the US, I pointed out problems with the food in restaurants. They apologized but ...
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Why is there a separate queue at immigration for first time visitors and one for repeat?

My brother just landed in the USA at Newark and told there were separate queues -- one for those who have entered the USA within the last two years on ESTA and the other for first time visitors. Why ...
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Dual citizenship with passport expired

My husband over stayed in Philippines for 3 years, he has dual citizenship but his Phillipine passport had expired what do we do and how much is the penalty that he needs to pay.
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Entering USA under VWP while also being a student

I am a a dual-citizen in two European countries A and B. I am currently a J1 Visa student in USA using my A passport, but will be going to Europe to work during the summer, and return to the US again ...
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J2 dependent visa dating over 20 years ago

I know an applicant who was dependent in early 1990s when he came to the US with his father. His father had J1 visa and we're not sure if he had J2 visa (we do not know when J2 visa was first issued, ...
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Did USCIS resume its biometric service for UK visa?

Service has been suspended since Mar 29th. It looks like all the new applicants are allowed to reserve appointment with USCIS for biometrics (see: Steps after appointment booking from USA for UK visa, ...
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Dual Citizen. Exited the US on Italian passport recently

I'm a dual US/Italian citizen and before my most recent trip to the US I had always used my US passport to enter the US when going there. When exiting, I would use my US passport and then also show my ...
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Will I need a passport to fly domestic in September 2019? I have an Illinois state ID

I am flying to Savannah, Georgia on Sept. 20, 2019 from Chicago. I have an Illinois state ID. Will a passport be required?
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Venezuelan Passport

My venezuelan passport expires on July 2019. I would like to ask for an extension to my tourist stay. is the US accepting affidavits for expired Venezuelan passports as other countries: Canada, Peru, ...
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Can a dual citizen of UK/Canada with both passports travel to US from the UK without ESTA?

I have dual nationality of UK and Canada but was born and live in UK and have never been to Canada. I obtained the citizenship and passport through my dad who was born in Canada. I am traveling to the ...
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Is getting DS-2019 from a “third party agency” normal? [migrated]

I am an undergraduate who wants to do some research opportunity during this summer vacation. Thing went quite well and "the Laboratory" offered me a Student Assistant position. In case that's relevant,...
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I'm a US citizen Can I enter US from Georgia Batumi Airport on my US passport which expires in less than 3 month?

I'm a US citizen Can I enter US from Georgia Batumi Airport on my US passport which expires in less than 3 month?
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Paid for article while in US on F-1 visa? [closed]

I am an international Ph.D. student in the US and am planning to write an article for a US-based magazine. I'm doing this to increase my presence and build a relationship with this publisher. They ...
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I have an unpaid fine in the US from 19 years ago. How can I settle it so that I'm allowed entry into the US again?

In 2001 after having lived in Georgia, US for a year we were heading back to the UK, I'm a UK resident. I had a fine written (noisy house party) but we were leaving the country the next day so it ...
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What should I put in ESTA if staying in the US for a few days before going on to Canada?

I am about to apply for my US ESTA, and there is a question asking if the travel to the US is in transit for another country. I am planning to fly to New York from the UK, stay for a couple of days, ...
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Do I need an IDP for California, Utah, Arizona, or Nevada?

I'm travelling through the Western USA — California, Utah, Arizona and Nevada — and have only whole a 'paper' UK driving full driving licence (no photograph). Is this adequate with my passport, or do ...
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Primary occupation for the US visa - student or full-time employee?, I'm both

I have been a full-time software developer working for a private company for the last 2.8 years, I'm also a college student in the middle of an academic grading term (I study at night). I'm filing DS-...
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Visa denial under section 214(B)

I applied for a B1/b2 visa for a clinical elective. I'm a medical student I still have 1 year to finish university, I live with one of my parents and I have a sick brother who I take care of… in the ...
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Can I use a USA Visa issued to me in India to travel from Australia

I hold an Indian passport and I have a USA B1/B2 visa that was issued to me in India last year. The visa is valid for 10 years but I recently moved from India to Australia for higher studies. I wanted ...
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Remote independent contractor needs short onsite training in US - what is the Visa requirement?

As a small US based firm, we have offered a contract to a candidate as a remote independent contractor, who does not stay or work in the US. We would require the person to attend our in person 1 week ...
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Travel (with public transportation) in New England [closed]

I am planning to travel a bit around in New England. Myself: I'm a 28 yo guy and I'll be travelling alone; Period: From the 15th of May for about a week or two; Transportation: I don't have a ...
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Venezuelan girlfriend wants to travel the USA to be with me. What is the process?

My Venezuelan girlfriend wants to travel to the USA to be with me. How difficult and expensive will it become and what should she do to attain this task?
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USA Visa Schedule for Spouse Only

My wife and I applied for US Visa in March 2019. For that, we filed DS-160 on https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/, created profile on https://cgifederal.secure.force.com/?language=English&country=...
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Why are UK visa biometrics appointments suspended at USCIS Application Support Centers?

Today (April 2nd 2019), my family had an appointment at USCIS ASC Washington location. At the appointment, we were told that ASC has suspended the processing of UK visa biometrics until further notice....
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Will applying for ITIN can have bad consequences on my future US visa applications?

I am an entrepreneur running a startup in my home country. I came to USA on B1 visa and have recently registered a Delaware LLC company and got EIN. Now I need ITIN to open bank account for business. ...
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My ESTA application is pending and I forgot to put my middle name

I'm French and just applied for ESTA. My application is pending and I just realized I forgot to put my middle name. Should I be worried?
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Error in name on passport and visa

My passport had an error where my first name is blank and my last name has been mistakenly printed as "Actual_First_Name Actual_Last_Name". When I went for my B1/B2 visa interview, I was asked by my ...
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Re-enter USA, forgot I797

I’m on the H1b visa. Currently traveling internationally but heading back to the USA in the next couple of days. I’ve forgotten my form I797 but have access to a photocopy, and of course I have my ...
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Renting a car in the USA with a driver's licence issued by another country than the passport

Is it required, when renting a car in the US, that the country issuing the driver's license is the same as the passport's one? Both are from a EU country, if that matters (passport is French and ...