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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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How would the Customs procedure differ for a VWP-ineligible British tourist entering the US by land from Canada vs. by air from the UK?

I am a British citizen by birth and I have just found out that my great-grandmother is very ill in hospital. She is an American citizen by birth and has lived there for most of her life. I also have ...
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Can I vist USA and come back to Canada with expired Canadian visa?

I am currently in Canada with work permit. My work requires me to visit US frequently and I have been there multiple times. Recently my Canadian Visa has expired I need to visit US again. Can I visit ...
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Do I have to hide anything related to the swastika while travelling to the USA?

Swastika is religious symbol in India and many countries don't find it offensive but due to Nazi connections, will a traveler will get in trouble if he carries anything with the swastika symbol in the ...
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Does my visa name have to match my name on my passport to enter the US [duplicate]

I recently just obtained my visa to enter the US. I'm a Mexican with a Mexican passport. My name on my passport is as follows: First Name: Maria Second Name: de Lourdes. My name on my visa is: First ...
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Is two hour delay sufficient to demand compensation from the airline?

My Delta flight from Milwaukee to Boston was delayed 2+ during which we had to sit on the plane waiting for takeoff. The reason for delay was deicing and other minor issues. Am I within my rights to ...
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Can entry into US just before visa expires create any problems? [duplicate]

My mother's visa is expiring soon. I am intending to take her to USA on a one month trip but I am fearful, her entry into USA when her visa is expiring that soon may cause problems? Note that I have ...
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As U.S.citizen w/passport can I land in Paris for 7hour layover to make connection to U.S, been 90 days in Schengen recently

My husband and I travelled throughout Spain and Portugal for 90 days then went to Morocco for a month. We want to travel back to U.S.for 2 months (to visit terminally ill family member) before ...
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US Visa Renewal

My US Visa renewal was denied 6-8 years ago. I did not have time to renew it soon after due to my studies. Upon applying, should I apply as a "NEW APPLICATION" or does it still fall under "RENEWAL" of ...
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Urgently request passport back from US embassy without visa. Processing time?

I applied for US tourist visa in the US consulate in Paris. They have taken longer than a month to issue the visa and the status says its under “administrative processing”. I’m presuming this to mean ...
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Flying with marijuana

If I want to take a flight from one US state where Marijuana is legal for recreational use to another one where it's legal for recreational use, can I take some small amount of Marijuana with me in ...
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Travelling from Austria to USA via Toronto: is my connection time enough?

I will travel from Vienna, Austria to the US via YYZ Toronto Pearson International. I am an Austrian citizen with a J-1 visa. I only have a 1-hour-45-minute layover in Toronto. Is this too short? ...
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Indian passport holder travel to Dublin via USA

I hold valid Irish student visa and B1/B2 Visa. I will be taking up PG at Dublin, Ireland from January. I am planning to take a short trip at USA before I get in to my PG. Is it ok to travel to USA (...
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Will I need to go through extra security when flying from one Schengen country, to another, and then to the United States?

On December 20th, I am flying from Nuremberg (Germany) to Detroit (USA), with a 1 hour and 50 minute layover in Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. When I arrive in Amsterdam, will I need to go through extra ...
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How long does Indian visa processing take for an American born citizen of Pakistani heritage?

I am an American born, US citizen. My parents however came over from Pakistan in the 70's and haven't been back since. They have been citizens for over 30 years. I am going to the embassy in SF to ...
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Flying from Auckland to Winnipeg via Houston. Do I need to go through customs in Houston? [duplicate]

I'm Canadian flying through from Auckland to Winnipeg via Houston. Do I need to go through customs in Houston?
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Can I, underage, get a US passport with consent from both parents, but without either present?

I am under age 16. The research I did says that if a parent isn't able to come in person to the passport office, then they need to fill out Form DS-3053 and have it notarized. But what if neither ...
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Necessary documentation to enter the US for an Italian/Argentine living in Chile

My wife is an Argentine and Italian citizen living in Chile (she is a Chilean permanent resident, but not a citizen). She is thinking of traveling to the USA, and we saw that Italy and the USA have a ...
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Will fingerprints on record in USA be an issue when applying for UK visa?

My friend was caught with a passport in 2018 portraying name and nationality that differed from the one taken to the same USA embassy 8 years ago. She had her fingerprints captured at the USA embassy ...
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Renewing my Indian passport in India as an NRI

I hold an Indian passport that's due to expire on 20th of January 2019. I've come on a vacation to India now (Dec 2018). I haven't visited India for a year and a half until now, so officially, I am ...
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About travelling Canada to USA by Bus

I came in Canada on a tourist visa and want to travel from Vancouver to Seattle by bus because it's very cheap for me. I have a USA B1/B2 visa as well, so where do they do immigration for US while ...
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Damage passport [duplicate]

My mother was travelling from India to US and airline person pointed out that her indian passport is damaged. After multiple request they let her travel but asked her to replace the damaged passport ...
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How to get from Washington Dulles Airport to Charlottesville?

Next week will be my first time on the US and I'll need some help getting around. I'll be arriving to Washington Dulles International Airport on the 11th of this month at around 3 pm and I need to get ...
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Invitation by a retired US citizen

Can a friend who is a USA citizen but has retired from work invite a friend living in Africa to visit him? Is it possible the visitor will be given a visa?
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Mailed My Passport to the US for Renewal

I permanently live abroad with my spouse. My passport was due to expire, so I sent it, along with the necessary renewal form, picture, etc, back to the US to be renewed. I'm planning on having my ...
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Reschedule US Visa consular interview appointment after OFC appointment already completed

I have a consular US Visa interview on 7th December. I already had my OFC appointment for biometrics in late November which I attended. Now when I login to ustraveldocs.com and wish to reschedule my ...
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What does the DS-160 allow me to do?

I am looking to apply for my DS-160 form. Once I have done this and done the interview, how long will this entitle me to stay in the US? Also, does this form allow me to look for employment and get a ...
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Why do US immigration agents stamp visitors for six months if they don’t want you to stay six months?

We have numerous stories here in travel.se and elsewhere of people who have entered the US on vacation and were given six months validity on their B1/B2 or ESTA status. They might have originally ...
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How long should I stay in the US?

I need help on my situation. I applied for a visitor visa to the US. When I filled in my application, I requested a month and I was given a 2-year multiple entry visa. I know that, at the port of ...
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Can I travel to USA with visa on a cancelled passport? [duplicate]

I know that if passport is expired then we can carry both passports. But, it is cancelled in our case. Is it allowed to travel to USA from India with visa stamped on a cancelled passport (due to name ...
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Should I notify the airline (or anyone) if I know I will be delayed picking up my checked luggage

I frequently end up spending more time inside security after landing (on domestic US flights). Usually it's because I want to hit a specific coffee shop that is in the secure area; in a few months I ...
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Flight rescheduled to different airport: transportation reimbursement? (US)

Due to weather, my original flight was cancelled. I was rescheduled on a new flight, but without my consent the new flight was at an airport 1+ hours' drive away. And the new flight departed in 2 ...
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Arriving one day before the “annotation” date on a US Visa

I recently obtained a US visa (B1/B2) for a week-long vacation. The visa is valid for 3 months, and this fully covers my week-long travel. However, there is an "Annotation" field on the visa that ...
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Vancouver, Seattle & Hawaii from Australia on one ESTA?

I have a current ESTA for the US on my passport and travelling from Australia to Hawaii Vancouver Seward, Alaska Fairbanks Seattle train trip back to Vancouver bus to Lake Louise then back to ...
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Extending E3 Visa to Travel Visa [duplicate]

My Girlfriend is in the USA on an E3 work visa which ends in April. She plans on moving back to Australia when the E3 Visa ends but she needs to stay here to see The Rolling Stones in May!! So my ...
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Will there be an impact of US visit Visa rejection to obtain Canada express entry visa? [closed]

I am planning to migrate to Canada through express entry program. Last year I applied US visit visa and it got rejected and I do not know the exact reason for the rejection. Will there be an impact of ...
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Does USMLE Step 2 CS Annotation on B-1/B-2 visa restrict me from doing electives?

I am a medical student. I am planning to go to the USA for my USMLE step 2 CS exam, and applied for a visa on this basis. My visa expires on 30 March 2019. Recently, I got accepted in Electives ...
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Is a short stay visa required for collecting boarding pass if office is located outside international zone? [duplicate]

Source: LA Airport (USA) Destination: Bangalore (India) Stop: Paris (CDG airport) Type of flight: Non-Connecting ( Two different tickets) Travelling Document: Indian Passport Currently Holding Visa: ...
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Visa refusal due to misrepresentation

I travelled to the US with my mum when I was 6 we overstayed and returned to my native country when I was 13. I recently applied for a tourist visa with my husband and concealed information about my ...
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Traveling with a new passport and valid US Visa on a damaged old passport? [duplicate]

Unfortunately, my passport had suffered water damage during my stay in the US because of which I had to apply and get a new one. Since my old passport contains a valid US visa, the indian embassy ...
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Is it a problem if my father's name is different in my new passport?

My old Egyptian passport with a valid USA visa has my father's name as Fekry. My new valid passport has it spelled Fikry. Will this be a problem when entering the US?
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How to link family-members on SENTRI application

I am in the process of applying for SENTRI passes for my family (myself, wife, 4 children). On this CBP help page it says: Application Fee: $25.00 per person (or a maximum of $50.00 for husband, ...
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Is it possible to get a US visa if I have no travel history?

I am a Nigerian and I received an invitation from my uncle to visit him. I am applying for a US visitor visa. I have been rejected 3 times when I was single. Now I am married with a child, but have ...
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From Canada, can re-enter the US using the valid DS-2019? [duplicate]

My US VISA expired but I have my 2019 valid for more 6 months. Can I go to Canada (for about a week) and re-enter the US using the valid DS-2019?
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Change of destination after my ESTA was approved

It's the first time I'm going to travel to the States. I applied for a ESTA VISA (I have a Spanish passport) and it was approved but now I realized that I only mentioned that I'm going to travel to ...
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Photo older than 6 months uploaded in DS-160 [duplicate]

I uploaded a picture older than 6 months during my DS-160 application. I used the same picture of a previous Visa application, that had been already cropped with the online tool and so I tought it ...
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Can I travel to the USA with a Canadian refugee travel document?

I am a refugee in Canada and I need to enter the USA. Is that possible with my Candian refugee travel document? Has anyone tried this? And, if not, what do I need to visit the States? It's an urgent ...
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How can i find my ds160 form after submit it [duplicate]

Hello there I need your help please tell me how can i print the d s 160 form after submit it ?
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US ESTA entrance [closed]

Over the three months ending on Nov 3 I have travelled to the US three times, totalling a stay of 41 days. The dates were 6th of August to the 23rd, the 8th of Sept to the 16th, and the 11th of Oct to ...
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Is H4 the correct visa to use after relatives have become green card holders? [closed]

I am looking into staying with my relatives in the USA (I live in the UK). They were originally using a H1-B visa but now have green card status. If I want to go and stay with them, is applying for a ...
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Do 'immigration officer at the departure point' check visa validity(real or fake) electronically? [duplicate]

When we are travelling from an African country to Schengen Area, USA or Canada, Do 'immigration officer at the departure point' check visa validity(real or fake) electronically?