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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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4 years overstayed in the us and applying work in the uk [on hold]

Good day everyone! I am trying to apply as a nurse in the UK but 11 years ago I overstayed in the US for four years. I went back in my country voluntarily and studied nursing. Now, I am a nurse and I ...
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My H1B approved but company rescinded my contract due to project cancellation [on hold]

Dear All, I got a valid H1B visa, and a week before my travel to Guam Island, my company HR called me and informed the project was cancelled and they said Guam Visa can't be transferred to the US. Is ...
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Different place of birth on DS2019 and passport

Place of birth in DS2019 and Passport is different. City name A is on the DS2019 and village name B is on the passport. Is it required to have the same place of birth on DS2019 and passport?
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Applying for work in the UK but overstayed in the US for 4 years [duplicate]

I overstayed my US tourist visa from 2003 to 2007. I am applying for work in the UK the legal way now. Will I have problems in my application? I am really confused right now if I will pursue my ...
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For US ESTA, should I mention a visa denial from before I got UK citizenship?

I had applied for US visit visa back in 2011 from the UK but it was refused as I didn't have strong ties. Last year I applied again for business purpose and was approved the visa in less than 15 ...
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Housekeeping and tipping

I'm staying at a motel for 3 months. I usually leave the do not disturb sign out. Once or twice a week I exchange towels. I clean the room myself. My question is, should I tip for the towels, even ...
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Booking Disney World in Orlando tickets online

I am from Buenos Aires Argentina and I am planning my next vacation to Disney World Orlando. I am trying to do my hotel reservation and buy my tickets for the parks. I have a Disney account in the ...
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If I am Australian, can I apply for a new US visa replacement from London? Or does it need to be my home country?

I lost my passport in the US, and it has my O1 visa in it. I was supposed to go to London. Can I replace my US visa from London or do I have to go back to Australia?
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Already have a priority date for Green Card, but planning to be jobless for half a year, what happens to my priority date? [migrated]

I'm a Canadian working in the US on the TN status. I already have a priority date from the I-140 approval notice, the I-797. However, I plan to leave my job, go back to Canada and come back to the US ...
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Do I needto apply a new B1/B2 visa if my fathers name is rectified on new passport?

I have recently been issued a B1/B2 visa and an Indian national, but I have applied for a new passport to rectify my fathers name and also include my new address. My personal details will have no ...
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L1A Visa holder's salary for executive position in USA [on hold]

I have a 22+ year s of experience in an engineering field. My employer has offered me a deputation in USA for 3 years for their new office in USA on an L1 visa. I was under the impression that I will ...
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Renewed US visa - travelling to a different state

I have a US b1/b2 visa, I renewed it in 2017, and it that expire in September this year. I want to use it now. I was just wondering because I had been told not to travel to my expected state now, ...
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Why does Amtrak tell me that my journey will last 3 hours, but also 12?

I'm searching for a train from NY Penn station to Pittsburgh, on Saturday the 23rd of March. This one looks good, but it seems to say that the journey will last 12 hours, contradicting the times given ...
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What happens if you declare more than $10,000 at the US border?

Let's say I need to bring over $10,000 into the US and decide to use cash to save on transfer fees. What would happen at the border when I declare all that cash? Would CBP briefly question me on the ...
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Why do they keep asking for an ESTA when _leaving_ USA?

Americans do not need an ESTA to enter USA, and no one needs it to leave¹. Yet every time I've booked a flight in recent years, I've been told (I ignore it) that I need an ESTA for flights to/from ...
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Is ashwagandha (ginseng) allowed in the UK and US?

Ashwagandha (Indian ginseng) is a herbal product I regularly use. I will be travelling (only transiting) via London and then USA on my way to Peru soon. Does anyone know if this is banned/illegal in ...
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Missing biometric info from US Passport

My daughter has the US Global Entry but since we have obtained a passport for her as a baby she's missing biometric information. How does one go about getting the passport with the biometric ...
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Can i apply for a tourist visa (USA) if my mom lives in USA as a refugee?

I have been thinking on getting a US tourist visa but I'm afraid if it would be a issue that my mom lives in US in refugee statues plus I did live in the US illegally when I was 3 years up until 10 ...
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90/180-day rule: can I live in France essentially 6 months per year? [on hold]

Let’s assume that I have enough money to actually support this... I’m just curious. I am an American citizen, and I really like France. Given the 90/180 day rule for tourist visas in the Schengen ...
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do i require transist visa while travelling to USA from manchester terminal 2 [duplicate]

I am travelling from mumbai to houston via manchester so uk visa is required if the terminal is same?
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I may have broken ESTA rules without knowing. What to do now?

A few years back I traveled to the States with a valid ESTA to attend one of those coding workshops in the Bay area. I disclosed this with the immigration officer at border control and I was let it ...
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Checking luggage for minor I'm not traveling with

My parents are flying through my local airport and my 5 year old daughter is joining them on their journey from there. My parents and daughter have their itineraries "connected". I'll be checking ...
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Overstayed in Australia now going to the US [closed]

I overstayed in Australia by 11 days, due to a mistake with my visa. I’m a UK citizen and was on a working holiday visa and had an agency organising my student visa for me, which they applied for 11 ...
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CBP: Declare jewellery from India to USA as gift for grandchildren

We're planning to take $1000 worth of gold and silver jewellery from India to USA. Do we need to declare it on the CBP form? Some blogs says that the monetary value should be declared only if ...
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Applying for visa outside country of origin

I am a Colombian citizen with a Colombian passport and a US tourist visa. I will be in the USA for a couple weeks and then travel straight from there to Brasil, and then straight from Brasil to ...
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USA vist visa renew [closed]

Hi I am from Pakistan but may business in Oman I need I formation I will apppy USA vist visa from Pakistan this time plZ tell me wich sporting documents
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Visiting my employer in the US (I work remotely from my home country)

I work remotely from my home country for a US-based company. Definitely that company is not registered in my home country. Now, my employer wants to meet with me in person. What would be best ...
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do I need to apply for esta if I have a b2 visa? [duplicate]

hi there I have a visa b2 do I need to apply for esta on line? thanks
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How to complete the DS-160 when “Session timed out”

I tried using the latest versions of safari and firefox (mac). Everytime I try to complete the DS-160 I get a "Session timed out" error. I can use my application number to login again, but I get a "...
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Do I have to buy a Disney world dining plan for the whole stay?

I have a question about the dining plan (quick service) in Disney world located in Orlando. I want to stay in a Hotel in Disney for 20 days, but I only want buy the dining plan for 15 days. So can I ...
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EU citizen driving from Mexico to Usa and Canada, then driving back to Mexico after spending 5 months in Canada is possible?

Me and my girlfriend are travelling central america for the last few years and we are currently in Mexico planning a road trip to Canada via the USA with our car. Being EU citizens we will be ...
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Limited Stay but difficult to travel

My wife was given a limited stay of 2 weeks on entry into the US after almost being denied entry to US. The problem Is she was due to see a doctor and is almost 33 weeks pregnant which limits her ...
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Do i have to pay visa fees again for a new DS 160 form?

When i arrive at the embassy, i was told that i have not completed my DS 160 form. I returned home and tried to complete it but i could not retrieve the file from the internet. I have completed ...
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Car rental cancellation because of lack of winter tires

We are currently in the Pacific Northwest and have a car rental starting tomorrow. After checking with the rental agency I've confirmed that the car does not have winter tires and is in my opinion not ...
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Is it appropriate for a cruise ship beer dispenser to charge gratuity/tip?

We are currently on a Caribbean cruise operated out of Miami. On board there is a beer dispenser (PYOB - Pour Your Own Beer), which charges per ounce directly to my room. The machine is self-operated, ...
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Documents needed to enter US on B1 visa

What documents do I need to enter the United States with the b1 Visa? I have my Visa in my hands right now but I'm not sure if I need any additional proof documents to show at the border. I know this ...
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Obtaining an Australian visa by a Russian citizen while in the US in F1 status

I'm a Russian citizen living in the US in F1 status. My F1 visa expires in December 2019. First of all, is it possible to apply for an Australian visa with my status? I haven't found any explicit ...
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DS-160 B1/B2 US visa question for a short visit of prospective PhD student

Preamble: I do not hold US visa currently and have never been to the US. I am a citizen from Eastern Europe (non-EU) and I this summer I am finishing my studies at local university. Recently, I have ...
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US visa with previous surname [duplicate]

We are planning to travel to the US from Dakar/Senegal (we are Turkish citizens) in April 2019. I got my US visa 3 years ago before our marriage. I have a new passport with my new surname, but the ...
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Apply for the transit Schengen visa from the the States

Can I apply for the transit Schengen visa in the States? Is it still required to have your US visa valid 3 months before your return to the States? Or you don't need that for the transit visa.
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Stayin in Canada as a tourist for extended time

Let's say I have US and Canada tourist visas. I can stay in Canada for 6 months and must then leave the country. Could I just go to the US for a few days and come back to Canada, as this would be a ...
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ESTA or business visa for tour business = confused

I would be grateful if anyone could shed any light on if I will need a business visa or if an esta is OK for my travel to the usa. So I run a tour operator in the uk, we are setting up a number of ...
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Visiting USA with a transit visa

I am a South African currently holding a US transit visa, which expires in 2023. If I want to visit the USA for 12 days do I need to apply for another type of visa?
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Can applying for US Global Entry reduce the frequency with which I am stopped at border control? [closed]

I was inspired to ask as a follow-up to this question: Denied US Entry in 2012. Is this on my PERMANENT record? If you are regularly being taken for secondary inspections at the US border, will ...
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Which Caltrain stations only have parking for Caltrain train customers only?

Which Caltrain stations only have parking for Caltrain train customers only? http://www.caltrain.com/riderinfo/Parking.html indicates which Caltrain stations have parking (e.g. http://www.caltrain....
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USA tourist visa application for a student

I am still a student but wanted to apply for a tourist visa, because my best friend wants me to be at her birthday. My childhood best friend's mom would be taking care of all the expenses; since I don'...
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Denied US Entry in 2012. Is this on my PERMANENT record?

I have French and Canadian citizenship. Back in 2012, after a J-1 internship visa in NYC (under my French citizenship), I left the USA and went to Montreal before the end of my J-1. I then tried to ...
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USA visa trouble

Around 20 years ago I was refused entry into the USA. I had stayed there three months with family friends, came home and applied for a visa to return and stay up to a year but was refused (not sure ...
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How does Caltrain check whether cars parked at Caltrain stations belong to Caltrain customers?

I read on http://www.caltrain.com/riderinfo/Parking.html (mirror): Parking is available for Caltrain customers at most Caltrain stations. How does Caltrain check whether cars parked at Caltrain ...
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How can I open and reset the combination lock on my suitcase, I have forgotten the combination [duplicate]

How can I reset the combination and open my suitcase? I have forgotten the origanal combination.