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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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Travelling to New Zealand via LAX - transfer questions

many thanks if anyone is able to answer my questions here, appreciate it. We're travelling for our honeymoon from LDN Heathrow to New Zealand next week, one booking of Virgin Atlantic to LAX, then ...
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Is there a legal obligation to surrender the I-94 when leaving to Canada overland?

The paper version of I-94 says the following: Retain this permit in your possession; you must surrender it when you leave the U.S. Failure to do so may delay your entry into the U.S. in the future. ...
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I’m a flight attendant with dual citizenship of USA and South Korea. Can I enter US using foreign passport? [duplicate]

If I want to use my staff ticket I have to book the ticket under my Korean name (which is completely different from my English name) and Korean passport number. The only thing is I know that for the ...
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Atlanta to NY and back [on hold]

We will be in Atlanta in May. We want to go to NY and back from Atlanta Hartsfield in a day. Is there internal flights we can take or can we go by car? And how long a journey is it?
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Visa refused in Admin Process but passports are in hold

we have applied for B1/B2 for my wife and as I'm the sponsorer and I already have a visa , I put my passport also as supporting document. The case has been moved to Admin process and with in 2 days we ...
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Eu to US power adapter

I bought a Beard trimmer from Tophatter not realizing it came with European power cord with the 2 long prongs instead of a regular US plug. So power input is 230v-50Hz only, where most plugs are rated ...
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Will the US government shut down affect my 2hr stop-overs in LA and Atlanta? [duplicate]

I am an Australian flying from Brisbane, Australia to Bogota, Colombia. I have 2 stop-overs en route on Saturday the 19th - one in LA, the next in Atlanta. Both are only 2hrs. Because the flight from ...
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Can I go through an airport security checkpoint after my flight’s scheduled departure time?

If my flight is delayed, and I'm already checked in with only carry-on bags, will security allow me through the security checkpoint after my scheduled flight departure time? I've already seen this: ...
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Transit points to the Bahamas other than in the USA

I want to travel to the Bahamas, but I do not want to transit the USA. Are there any possible transit points for Gambian nationals en route to the Bahamas which do not go through the USA?
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Grasshopper on International Sim Cards

Will IP Phone Software Services such as Grasshopper or the like, function with an international Sim Card and no phone number (except the IP Number)? We jump from country to country regularly and ...
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Pre-clearance and federal shut down [duplicate]

Does anyone know how pre-clearance facilities at airports like Abu Dhabi are affected during US government shut downs? Still worth booking to go through those facilities in the next few days?
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Does the 2018-2019 US government shutdown affect travelling to and from the US?

My grandparents bought a flight on United Airlines that departs on Feb 10 2019, as the one and same ticket, from Toronto, to ORD with 1 55-minute layover, then Maui. Please ping me if I ought post ...
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Why can't train tracks be reused by 3rd party companies for passenger travel? [on hold]

I just found the amtrak tracker and see that there is a lot of space between the trains. I was wondering why there aren't any non Amtrak controlled carts and trains that run on the same tracks to fill ...
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Got the visa but passport is still stuck at the US Embassy

I appeared for an H1B visa interview at the Mumbai Consulate and was granted a visa. However it’s been over a week and my passport is not available for pickup. I have tried to contact the consulate ...
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B1 Visa Status - Refused

My B1 visa status is showing as refused but passport status is showing as your passport is still with US Embassy/Consulate. Though Visa Officer returned by passport after the interview. He has not ...
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What forms of ID do I need to fly domestically from Massachusetts after October, 2018?

I am planning to fly to Texas in a few weeks, but I do not have a Real ID. I have a standard Massachusetts license and a passport, and the passport is going to expire within 6 months. To fly ...
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Shipping my dog

I have a 10 year old German Shepherd in Fort Lauderdale, USA who is way too nervous to fly. I want get her to Britain or literally anywhere in Europe. I need to ship her over with her owners. I really ...
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I got engaged while on an ESTA visa [closed]

Alright, in the event of me and my boyfriend (he is a US citizen) getting married before the 90 days from my ESTA visa expiring, and if we apply for a change of status, can I stay in the us while the ...
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Road trip distance/driving time planning

I am planning a cross country, point-to-point road trip that will total about 26 hours of driving. The purpose of this trip is not sight seeing, but just to get from point A to point B. I can plug ...
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How do Russians surely increase chances to get tourist Visas to America? [closed]

Russians say that it's hard trying to vacation to America. Is it true one's chances of entry via tourist visa is poorly affected by the following: is a young single woman who has recently finished ...
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Does the US Government Shutdown affect my ability or the speed at which I can receive a passport?

Does the US government shutdown currently occurring affect either my ability or the speed at which I can receive a passport? If so, what can I do to ensure I can receive my passport as quickly as ...
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Bringing titanium alloy in luggage?

So my friend is traveling at Phoenix, AZ, USA. And I'm wondering can he bring grade 5 titanium alloy back to Taiwan without any additional process? Like putting a grade 5 titanium alloy right in the ...
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Am I able to fly domestically within the US with just a B1/B2 Visa/Border Crossing Card without a passport?

I am a Mexican citizen in Mexico on the US border and cross almost weekly, so I am legally able to visit. My passport is currently expired and it takes some time to renew it. I am afraid TSA might not ...
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US visiting UK re entry on tourist visa

I have a friend from USA who visited UK last year from June - Dec staying within her tourist visa for approx 5 1/2 months. How soon can she return to UK on a new tourist visa and can she stay up to ...
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Can I do training in the USA for 4 months on a B1/B2 visa? [closed]

Can I do training in the USA for 4 months on a B1/B2 visa? I will get unpaid training for 4 months.
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How do I protect my I-94 travel history?

I need help in hiding my i94 travel history so anyone with my passport number can track my whereabouts. Could someone please let me know how?
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My old passport with US Visa in it was declared lost or stolen [duplicate]

My old passport under my nickname with US Visa in it was declared lost or stolen So I wasn’t able to leave. US authorities asked me to get a new passport. Now i have my new passport with my name in ...
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My boyfriend is from Barbados and went to USA in 2013 on a B-1 visitors visa, he is still there, overstayed

He has been in the USA over 4 years, working. He paid no taxes except some was taken off his cheque for 6 months. He has a ETA for Canada and he is worried when he goes to the airport if he will be ...
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How can I travel to USA with an old passport that has the visa?

I got an American Visa (10 years Visa) in 2014, and my passport expired in 2018. Although I've renewed my passport, the visa stamp is on the old passport. Does the immigration at the New York Airport ...
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Commuting between La Jolla and UCSD

I guess the most optimal way to commute between La Jolla (to be specific, say from La Jolla Village Lodge) and UCSD is bus 30. According to the MTS website, there are 3-day passes available (that ...
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Will there be a problem making several trips to the USA with just days between them?

I have a family holiday booked to Florida and now a friend wants me to go with her as well, she is disabled so needs my help. It will mean that I will only be back in the U.K. for four days between ...
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How do we get a health extension for the US visa waiver program?

My Mum has been visiting family in the USA for 90 days from the UK; she has become too sick to return to England. How can we extend for 2 more months?
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I have individual DS-160s for the family members but can I book only one slot for the interview?

I have filled individual DS-160s for each family member but I was wondering if I can book one slot for the visa interview. Will that be a problem?
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new passport and US visa in old passport has different spelling in middle name

my husbands new passport has a corrected middle name of ESPAÑA while his US visa that is in his old passport has a spelling of ESPANA. does he need to secure a new US visa? pls help! thank you
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Mexico land crossing

Can I cross the land border from the USA into Mexico by car and return to the USA by car with an older version of my green card which has no expiration date?
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I have a British passport, don’t need a visa to travel to the US but have a earlier denial [closed]

In 1997, I was deported from the US; I was a juvenile. Long story short, 10 years later I was given a tourist visa, I never overstayed my time in the US, When I went to renew my visa, I was denied. ...
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My I-94 online history shows only a few arrivals and many departures. What impact can it have on my entry to the US?

I have a question about US immigration. I had a US visa issued in Canada, and I looked at my online travel history and it shows around 3 arrivals but then around 8 departures in a row, which is really ...
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Going to the US and Mexico with two different passports [duplicate]

I have two passports, Brazilian and Swedish (dual nationalities). I am flying from Brazil to the US (Miami) and would like to use my Swedish passport with approved ESTA. During my vacation in the US (...
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Compensation for United Airlines 5-hour flight delay

Due to errors with the navigational and autopilot system, my flight from Shanghai to Chicago was delayed by over 5 hours. Nearly all passengers missed flights and received new boarding passes for ...
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New DS 160 barcode generated - will the old one be invalid?

I wanted to make a small change to my DS-160 form, so I retrieved it and hit the "create new application" button, which generated a new DS-160 barcode. However after I read the following: Please ...
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Where can I purchase a TSA lock & what is the cost? [closed]

Where can I buy a TSA lock & how expensive are they?
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Bringing work goods across border

I work for a company headquartered in the United States, but I live and work in Canada, just across the border. The head office has purchased laptops for two of my coworkers and myself, but they were ...
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What can border guards check on your smart phone when entering USA?

I don't travel much but have heard lots of horror stories about entering into the USA. What exactly can the border guards check in your smart phone when entering the USA? I use mine a lot and it's ...
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Does US preclearance in Toronto have a dedicated lane for diplomats?

In large US airports, the passport inspection hall includes a dedicated desk for diplomats, A visas, and G visas, sometimes including active duty military. I did not see any such facility in Montreal ...
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Should I declare chocolate as “food” when entering the US?

It is being customary we bring a few authentic Russian chocolate bars/sweets to the US but we are always struggling whether we should check that "food" checkbox in the "Customs Declaration" form? It ...
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Do I have to take the receipt of a laptop I bought in USA when I go to my home country?

Do I have to take the receipt of the laptop I bought in USA with me, when I'm traveling to my country? The laptop is new, not opened.
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Living place in USA [closed]

If iam travelling to work in USA, alone without my family, and I dont want to rent an apartment or studio, is there is the option of renting only a room and how much does it cost?
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Do Chilean passport holders get stamped entering the US?

I am a Chilean passport holder and entering the US last time I didn't get my passport stamped as usual. Now I don't have proof of entry and don't know until when I can remain in the country.
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expired US passport and Nexus only do I need a valid us passport? [closed]

My US passport has expired I have applied for new nexus card it expires in Mar. 2019 Is a nexus card enough to get back in the US?
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Can travelling alone for a short period of time to the US trigger red flags at the border?

I am travelling solo for only week from the EU to NYC. I was looking at some questions on this website and others and it seems like that solo travelers often get questioned more extensively than ...