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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Which US border is easier to cross

I'm a valid f1 student in US and thinking about traveling to either Mexico or Canada while I'm here. I've been hearing a lot of stories lately when border officers decline entrance for returning ...
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Can I travel to Hawaii while on my 90 day ESTA?

I’m booked to travel to Hawaii in about two weeks. I know that it is one of the 50 states but am I allowed to travel on an airplane? I’m here till September, but will traveling overseas affect my ESTA?...
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Is there a place in LAX where I can buy USA SIM card?

I am planning to arrive at LAX at around 7 am in the morning. I would like to know whether there is any place for me to buy USA sim card there at the airport?
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eTA approved denied entry to canada? [on hold]

I'm very concerned about visiting Canada and here is why: I previously had a F1 Student VISA in the USA that was granted to me in 2016.So I was studying there for couple semester, but then my VISA ...
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Is the change fee deducted from fare credit?

Earlier this year I had to cancel a non-refundable flight (6 tickets) on United. We were told that they would hold the fare value as a credit for 12 months, but that if we wanted to use that credit ...
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Taiwanese to U.S. travel [duplicate]

After a Taiwanese citizen has visited the U.S. and returned to Taiwan, how long must they stay in Taiwan before returning to the U.S. again?
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My credit card has no magnetic stripe. Is this a problem in the USA?

My new credit card (Mastercard) has no magnetic stripe. It has a chip, Near Field Communication (NFC), and the 16-digit number along with validity date and CVV code. Will I encounter any limitations ...
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Esta visa- can I obtain 1 if B1/B2 not expired?

My daughter has a B1/B2 visa which expires on 6th Sept 2019. She wants to return to the US in July or August on an Esta visa before the B1/B2 expires. Will she be able to obtain an Esta visa whilst ...
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Greyhound bus tracker - No schedules found

According to the Greyhound website (if you search through "book a trip"), there are 3 buses every day from Bloomington, IN to Indianapolis, IN: It looks like the schedule numbers are constant and do ...
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A normal desktop computer [on hold]

I am going to the US on a work visa and would like to take my desktop computer with... am I allowed to take only the tower through customs if I pack it in a travel case?
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ID alternatives for a international student in the USA [migrated]

I'm moving to USA (Tucson, AZ) for graduate school, and was wondering what identification alternatives I could use where ID is required, as I prefer not carrying around my passport with me. I have an ...
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Using I-phone 8 while flying over Pacific Ocean [on hold]

I will be flying from America to Japan, then the Philippines next week. Will my I-phone 8 work out over the Pacific Ocean? Or just turn it off to save roaming charges?
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Name changed in passport, do I have to have my US visa changed as well? [duplicate]

I just renewed my Bajan passport with my new last name (for example "Keith Robert Stone" changed to "Keith Robert Stone Foster"). Do I have to change my US Visa to match my new name? I still have 7 ...
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CR1 Visa and Entry Date [on hold]

I am outside USA and I have marriage based immigrant visa issued on March,2019 and valid till September, 2019. My Immigrant visa sticker in my passport shows my Immigrant Visa Category as CR1. I was ...
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What happens if there is no space for entry stamp in the passport for US visa?

I hold an Indian passport and have an F-1 Visa (multiple entry) for USA. I applied for a Schengen visa and it got approved but the Italian consulate has affixed the schengen visa sticker in a page ...
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Get back to US from Canada without passport

Im 18, never had a passport, and crossed US-Canada Border last month by car using my Vermont Enhanced Drivers License. My plan was to drive to Alaska and fly home from there, but an unexpected family ...
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A note on a B1/B2 visa - any obligations to fly directly into the specified city?

A 16-years old and his father obtained a B1/B2 visa. There is a note on the son's visa saying "Vacation travel with father Los Angeles, CA". Do they have to fly to Los Angeles directly, or can they ...
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Does Automatic Revalidation work for F2 visas?

The official website says that "F and J nonimmigrants" are eligible for Automatic Revalidation provided certain conditions are met. It does not specify whether people on an F2 visa are eligible. But ...
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Visa Expired in South Cyprus applying for US visa [on hold]

Hello Im from Pakistan and my visa expired from South Cyprus. I live as a refugee in North Cyprus for one year. I want to apply for U.S. fiance visa. Will I be denied because of refugee status in ...
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What would actually happen if one million people stormed Area 51? [on hold]

For those out of the loop, this (hopefully) satirical facebook event has garnered quite a lot of attention, with one million people confirming they'll attend, and a further ~900,000 saying they're ...
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Applying for a USA B1/B2 Visa for an alien resident in Germany

I hold an EU Blue Card and an Indian Passport and have submitted a paper to a conference in the USA due to occur in September 2019. The Blue Card will expire in August 2019 but have already obtained ...
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I was in the USA three times this year. I am now here traveling for 90 days. Do the previous visits count in the 90 days?

I went over to the USA three times this year, for roughly five days at a time. Now I am here for the summer, to travel and enjoy vacation before I go home in September, which will be 87 days. Are the ...
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Revoked/Cancelled US visa [on hold]

My multiple US Visa is cancelled by the immigration. Will this affect my future plans on getting Russian or Schengen visa? Thank you!
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Any Maestro ATM in the US?

I just got some compensation for missed flight from the airline in Europe, and they gave it as Easy Cash maestro card. I live in the states and will not be back to Europe any time soon, so I wonder if ...
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Pre-clearance and Baggage

I will be travelling from Lahore to Abu Dhabi to Rome to Dallas to Manhattan KS. The flights are booked in a single ticket with my airline changing from Etihad to American Airlines in Rome. I wanted ...
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How is the traffic between Michigan and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in mid-August? [on hold]

I am planning to take a road trip from Michigan to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee with my wife and three kids. I am looking and it appears to be a nine hour drive. I figure if i get up and go around 5am we ...
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Change US visa interview location

I filled in and submitted a DS 160 electronic application form, where I selected Abuja as the interview location. When booking my appointment, I realised that the first available date was 10 days ...
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16 Year old travelling from kelowna to tel aviv, via vancouver and San Francisco [closed]

My 16 year old son is travelling from Kelowna, via Vancouver and San Francisco to Tel Aviv. Where will he have to clear customs and what other issues should he know about?
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How can I legally visit the United States Minor Outlying Islands in the Pacific?

The United States Minor Outlying Islands (USMOI) are nine islands or groups thereof, eight of which are remote outposts in the Pacific Ocean with no permanent residents (the other is in the Caribbean)....
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Travelling to Spain with a Refugee Travel Document issued by the USA

I have French Schengen Visa and planning to land in Spain stay few days then continue to France where most of my trip will happen. I'm confused whether I can land in Spain. One consulate said I could, ...
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US Visa for Alaska cruise

I'm an Indian citizen. I want to do an inner passage cruise of Alaska from Vancouver and return back to Vancouver. Do i need a US visa in spite of holding a Visa for Canada
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Can I enter the US if I have been to Iran?

I’m a British citizen of Iranian heritage, and me and my parents visit Iran every year. I’m hoping to go to New York for a trip, however my Iranian dad (a British citizen) once applied for a visa, and ...
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Travelling to US with a German residence permit but from another EU country: Will be a problem on both sides?

I am an Indonesian, currently living in Germany and holding a German residence permit. I have already received a US visa. My questions are Can I fly from another EU country to the US? I heard some ...
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How long can a US green card holder spend outside the US? [closed]

I am an American green card holder - after living for 2.5 months in the USA, I came to Afghanistan for a family illness and returned back to the US after 6 months. Can I come back for 5 months again? ...
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Can I get paid from other countries while in US on F-1 visa? [migrated]

I am a digital artist and I will go to American for studying. I am not sure can I draw for the customer from Japan or Korea and get paid. Thanks for any advice!
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Gate pass at ORD to meet teenager (non-Unaccompanied Minor)

I'm going to be meeting a relative at ORD (Chicago O'Hare) on a flight tomorrow. It's his first flight, and he is on the autism spectrum; he's old enough to not be an Unaccompanied Minor, as well. ...
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On the definition of “Country of Residence” in the US customs form

When you arrive to the US, you are given a customs form (CBP Traveler Entry Form) to fill out. One of the questions is "Country of Residence". If one temporarily lives in the US (e.g. on an F1 visa) [...
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Blank passport pages required for B2 visa to the United States

I am about to apply for a B2 visa for travel to the US. I'm Danish, but since I have visited Sudan after March 1, 2011, I am not eligible for ESTA/VWP. Hence, a visa is required. I only have two ...
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Regulations about the new requirement to provide social media accounts for US visas

Starting from June 1st of 2019, all applicants to US visas are required to provide information about social media accounts they have used in the past five years. I wasn't able to find any document ...
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I didn't put an address in ESTA form because I was not sure I was going to stay there

In planning a trip to the US, I booked a "temporary" place, with the idea in mind that I might cancel it later to get a better place. When applying for the ESTA, I put UNKOWN in the appropriate ...
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What steps should I take to lawfully visit the United States as a tourist immediately after visiting on a B-1 visa?

I'm a Canadian citizen who will soon be starting work with a company with periodic business trips to a US office, most likely on a B-1 visa. I regularly visit the US as a tourist, and the location of ...
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Customs and luggage clearance, international flights via USA

I have been checking for similar questions for the past 2 hours but I could not find a reply. I am really sorry if this has been asked before. With the following itinerary: Cancun, Mexico (CUN) to ...
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Transit visa for 5 hours layover in Chicago (USA) [duplicate]

I am from India and I have Canadian student visa, i booked a ticket with British airways which has 2 layover 1 st in London and 2 nd in Chicago (USA). So ,do I need transit visa during the 5 hours ...
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What questions should I be able to answer when I want to enter the USA on the 4th time?

On my 3rd visit to the US this June, I went to a second screening and the immigration officer asked a lot of questions. My 1st trip was last January for only 1 week: my 2nd trip in March was for 2 ...
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Importing decorated bottles of alcohol to the USA

I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I am planning to buy bottles of sparkling wine, decorate them (to the point where it won't be possible to read the label anymore) and cross the border to the ...
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customs into the US [duplicate]

I am traveling from the US to Italy. Upon my return we will go from Naples Italy to Munich Germany to Dusseldorf Germany then to my final destination of Newark ,New Jersey. My question as I am ...
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Question on B2 visa/Immigration

Please clarify on the below - My Dad's passport had a name issue due to which he is in the process of changing it to get a new passport so as to reflect his new name (alias). My Mom's passport ...
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Will I need ESTA and I-94 [duplicate]

I am a UK citizen and will be flying to Toronto in September and spending 2 weeks in Canada before traveling by train from Montreal to New York for 4 days and then flying back to the UK form New York. ...
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Previously traveled to the US on an ESTA with one passport, now considering changing to a second passport?

So a prior job 2 years ago involved regular travel to the US, I applied for and received an ESTA against my British passport - this expires very soon, so consider it no longer valid for the purposes ...
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US Visa is stamped on new passport but has old passport number

During my F1 visa application process, I was asked to get a new passport by the visa officer. So I got a new one made and had to submit both new and old passports for stamping. They correctly stamped ...