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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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ESTA or study Visa?

My daughter, an adult UK citizen/passport holder, has been accepted for a 1 month ballet "summer intensive" at a US Ballet Academy, and it runs from 3rd July in Orlando, Florida. Some ...
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Taking two cars to Tijuana from San Diego

Can I take two cars from San Diego to Tijuana at the same time? Driving one and pulling the 2nd. Both are under my name, I have US and Mexican Nationality. Family reunion in TJ need 2 cars.
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How to go cheap way (train/bus/flight) from New York city to Oklahoma city (Stillwater)? [closed]

I am Asian. I am planning to go from New York airport (Laguardia or John F. Kennedy) to the Oklahoma City at Stillwater (near Oklahoma State University) through Train/bus/flight. Let me say, I want to ...
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Which airlines are the US flag carrier?

I am PhD student and would like participate a conference in the United States. I have been granted a partial travel grant. But it has a condition that I should travel with a US flag carrier. The ...
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Information Required for DS 160 Form [duplicate]

I want to apply for a B2 tourist visa to USA for the second time after 15 years and I have some questions 1- The date and place of my birth in the certificate is different from it in the passport (for ...
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Are masks still enforced on Turkish Airlines flights from countries without a mask mandate?

The mask mandate on airplanes has been abolished in the US back in April, however I can't find any updates from Turkish Airlines on how they deal with flights originating from US airports. Are masks ...
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Can I go to Mexico with a J-1 visa right before it expires?

I have a US J-1 visa that will expire on July 20th. I want to go to Mexico before I go back to my country on July 17th for 3 weeks. Will I be able to enter Mexico?
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US Passport Control - should my passport have an exit stamp when entering the US? [duplicate]

Here's the situation; I'm a citizen of two countries. One is eligible for Visa Waiver Program (Portugal) and the other isn't (Israel). As an Israeli citizen, I must present my Israeli passport when ...
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Travelling to the US with prescription medication Sertraline

I will soon be traveling to the US (New York) from the UK for a two week trip. I have a prescription for Sertraline (Zoloft) that I will need to take with me. I have the original prescription ...
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What to do if there is no entry stamp on passport (IMMIGRANT EB3) visa? Thanks [migrated]

We just arrived in US lst May 10,2022 under inmigrant visa, but there is no entry stamp on our passports. What do we need to do? Will this cause problem in generating SSN and GC? Thank you!
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Parents going though medical issues and possibility of expediting I-130 [migrated]

My parents and I are naturalized U.S. citizens, living in the U.S. for the past 15 years. However, I have two much older siblings who are married and have kids but are not U.S. citizens and do not ...
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What happens if my data in the DS-160 form is different? [duplicate]

To fill out the US tourist visa form (DS-160), do I rely on the passport data or the birth certificate, as the place and date of my birth in the passport is different from my birth certificate (maybe ...
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My place of birth does not match my passport

I was born in America, but I did not obtain American citizenship because my parents at that time were diplomatic envoys. In general, I traveled as a tourist to America in 2006 with a foreign ...
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ESTA for Italian spouse

I am Brazilian and my husband is Italian. We are going to the US and he is applying for an ESTA but I can’t apply because my country is not specified on the list. Is there such thing as accessory ESTA ...
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Booking tickets to the US from India with a single name

I am planning to visit the US on an F1 visa and need to book tickets for the same. My passport (and all my other documents) only have a single name. My name on my (Indian) passport appears as follows: ...
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Travelling from USA to Canada by Ship

Are there commercial boats, ferries which can allow passengers to travel from USA to Canada and vice versa? What will be the distance time for example Washington D.C to Ottawa by ferry, boat taking ...
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Extending my stay in the US by crossing the Canadian border and entering again with ESTA [duplicate]

I am currently in the US under a J-1 student visa. It's an exchange student program, and after the end of this school year, I'll get released from the program and will be able to stay for additional ...
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Applying for US visas without being a permanent resident of that country, is this possible?

I am from Nigeria, I have been able to get some travel history. So i wanted to ask something here which seems a bit confusing. I read from here https://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/us-immigration/...
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Different city name in DS-2019 and passport [duplicate]

Place of birth in DS-2019 and Passport is different. City name A is on the DS-2019, and village name B is on the passport. Is it required to have the same place of birth on DS-2019 and passport? ...
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Transit time: Lima to Ft. Lauderdale, then on to New York

Is a 2 hour layover enough time to check through customs from Lima, Peru and then take the local flight from Fort Lauderdale to New York?
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Effect of 10-year UK ban on US Visa Lottery winner [migrated]

I would like to find out how a UK 10 year ban can affect a friend's chances of getting a US visa when he wins the US Visa Lottery.
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Dual citizen traveling to US: one valid passport; US visa in other-country expired passport

I am traveling to the US. I have dual Citinzenship (Mexico/Venezuela) My Venezuelan passport is holding my valid US visa. My Venezuelan passport is expired. My Mexican passport is valid. Will I have ...
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Expired US passport - dual citizenship

I am dual citizen currently outside the US (living in my other country of citizenship). I am coming to the US for a week with my expired US passport (I know about the exemptions to enter the US with ...
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I made a mistake on my ESTA, am I screwed?

So, in 2018 I travelled with my family to the U.S using the ESTA system, and there were no issues with that. We have planned another trip to the States this year and I filled out the ESTA form myself ...
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Can I enter the US with a certificate of COVID recovery if I only have an official positive test from the past 1-2 days?

I am currently stuck in Spain, having contracted COVID-19 and missed my flight to the US. I've been in quarantine over a week, I feel fine, and I can legally go out in public according to both Spanish ...
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Domestic US flights with expired passport

My passport will expire soon and to get a new one I must go back to my home country, which I plan to do in few months. I have a valid Visa until 2023. I would like to travel within the US before going ...
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What kind of U.S. visa do I need to visit my current employer's office in the U.S.?

I am from Belarus, but I live and work in Germany. My current employer is an American company with an office in Germany. I have the opportunity to visit the office in the US, but a visa is needed for ...
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Will this VWP stamp be reset upon returning to the US?

My boyfriend came to the US from April 3 to April 13. He wants to come back in May and use the rest of his 80 days since he gets 90 days in the US under the Visa Waiver Program, however we are having ...
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USA exit and entry to Canada [duplicate]

We are US citizens from New York. We plan to go to Quebec in May. My husband and myself have had the J&J vaccine, and boosters of Moderna and Pfizer. What are the requirements for re-entry to the ...
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monthly salary in local currency in DS-160 application form

I am from Egypt and currently working in the US. I am filing a DS-160 form to extend my visa. It asks for monthly salary in local currency. I wonder what does "local currency" mean. Does it ...
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US non-immigrant visa appointment at Frankfurt

Has anyone recently been to a visitor visa interview at Frankfurt? How long are the wait times from the moment you arrive at the consulate to the time you are done?
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Validity of Colombian cedula when it's in an older format

I currently hold a Colombian cedula that was issued in 2010. It has holograms but it is not the latest cedula format. I am a dual American/Colombian citizen. Would I be ok once it’s time to leave ...
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Can I have a 'workation' in the USA for two weeks while working for EU company? I already have valid tourist visa [duplicate]

My company allows this and my manager has approved it, however I am waiting for a final approval based on the risk associated with this. I do have a valid tourist visa and would only stay in the US ...
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How ubiquitous are home water filtration systems in the USA? [closed]

I'm planning a trip to the USA from coast to coast in maybe a couple of years and I think I'll stay in App-rented houses (not mentioning a specific one here). I know I can ask each individual renter ...
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Mistake in DS-160 Form

I submitted an application for a US visa as a Turkish Citizen (although I was born and raised in Germany) on a DS-160 Form at the US consulate in Munich, Germany. But I made a small mistake: when the ...
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After 90 days ESTA exhaustion in the US as a German, when can I come back? [duplicate]

I am from Germany and got accepted for an 90 days ESTA. Assumed I will stay 90 days in the US. When can I get into the country again via ESTA? (I assume that the ESTA will be not the problem but the ...
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In the USA, how are electronic tolls handled for a rental car?

I will be driving in the US with a rental car, and going through some toll roads. In my understanding there are some roads which accept only electronic payment, so in that case how will it work for us ...
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Can I use a passport card to drive/travel legally in the US?

Do I need a drivers license, to travel by automobile on the public roads of the US, if I am a US citizen with a passport card?
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If a flight delay causes you to miss a later leg, can you ask to be rebooked on one from another airline, to significantly shorten the total delay?

Consider the following situation: I book a single American Airlines ticket with a 9am-11am flight from City A to City B, followed by a 12pm-2pm flight from City B to City C. The first leg of my ...
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How can I estimate how much noise nearby trains will make?

When choosing hotels or other temporary accommodation (e.g., Airbnb) in the United States, I'm sometimes concerned regarding the noise that nearby trains may make. E.g., some train tracks are unused, ...
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Transportation for one-way day hikes in the US

The US has lots of wonderful long-distance hiking trails; this (the Palmetto Trail) is one near my home (in South Carolina), which I'd like to explore more. Ideally I'd like to: drive to some trail ...
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How long does it take to add your car to SENTRI?

I’m flying to San Diego soon and will be renting a car there. I’d like to do a day trip to Tijuana and using my Global Entry in the SENTRI lanes would make the trip back much faster. How long does it ...
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Booked/paid for room, not available upon arrival

TL;DR: Booked and paid for a room, room was not available, the hotel clerk said there was a room but that he chose not to give it to us, we ended up sleeping in the car. What is the best course of ...
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How can I change my visa appointment to another country?

I'm moving to another country before the appointment. When I login to my visa account, I don't see an option to change the country. Only city.
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Transit through US without being a resident of any country

Since this year, 2022, I am not a resident of Germany anymore. I am officially unregistered, and I haven't visited my home country since then. That doesn't mean that I gave up citizenship, however. I ...
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How early should we arrive for a domestic flight from SeaTac?

We have an early (for me) domestic flight out of SeaTac on a Saturday morning. Departure time 7:30am. We'll be at a hotel near the airport. Officially SeaTac suggests arriving at least 2 hours early ...
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Moving to another country before my visa interview

I have a US B1/B2 visa interview in country A. I am a resident of country A. But I'm moving to country B before my visa interview date. I think its not possible to move my interview to country B. ...
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approved visa for Old Passport to be stamped on New Passport

I came to US with visiting visa (Indian Passport holder) and I got approval for a nonimmigrant work visa. My passport is about to expire. If I get a new passport can the approved visa be stamped on ...
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Does Delta require covid test before domestic flight?

Looking at flying Delta SEA-SAN in late April. Reading through some Delta web pages it is clear that Delta requires negative test before international flights to the US (or I guess the US requires it)...
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What are some good options for museums/memorials to learn more about the history of Jim Crow/lynching

I will be visiting Illinois and Wisconsin later this year (hopefully including a concert with Rage against the machine). While staying there I would like to visit a museum or memorial place to learn ...
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