Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

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.

0
votes
0answers
32 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

B2 tourist visas for my future wife and her parents

I wanted to know what reason, documents and relationship should we show if I need B2 (Tourist) visas right now for my future wife and her parents? It will be a complicated situation since we are ...
0
votes
0answers
132 views

Why do they keep asking for an ESTA when _leaving_ USA? [on hold]

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
65 views

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 international Number)? We jump from country to country ...
45
votes
3answers
14k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
124 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
60 views

My H1B approved but company rescinded my contract due to project cancellation [on hold]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 ...
8
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
92 views

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?
1
vote
0answers
48 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
55 views

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?
13
votes
6answers
5k views

Is the CBP more likely to interrogate lone travellers who haven't booked hotels?

My girlfriend is currently in America working at a summer camp, and I am due to fly there in a few weeks from the UK. She will meet me at the airport, and we plan to travel down the East Coast ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
31 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
50 views

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, ...
22
votes
2answers
72k views

How long does it take for a US citizen to get their first passport?

If I am a US citizen and I have never had a passport before, how long will it take for me to get one? How early do I need to apply before I plan on going abroad?
14
votes
3answers
31k views

How long does it take to renew a US passport?

For US citizens living in the United States, how long does it typically take (from start to finish) to renew a US passport? If the expedited fee is paid, how fast can it be done?
4
votes
1answer
352 views

Overstay in USA - course of action?

I overstayed by 8 months after the 90 days on my visa waiver as my husband, who is a USA citizen, had an accident and was in hospital. He nearly died after falling off a 40-foot ladder. I was the only ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
12k views

What should be done when a passport wasn't stamped on arrival in the US?

Recently, my wife and I entered the USA in Atlanta. We scanned our passport and visa, gave our fingerprints and had our photos taken at the kiosk. We received a receipt, which was given to an ...
43
votes
5answers
14k views

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 ...
19
votes
2answers
9k views

Carry on cheese grater on domestic U.S. flight?

Will I be permitted to pack a cheese grater in my carry-on bag for a domestic U.S. flight, or will this be considered a "potential weapon" and prohibited?
0
votes
0answers
62 views

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 ...
9
votes
2answers
12k views

Do embassies know about visa refusal in other countries?

I was applying for an Ireland tourist visa. One of the questions asks whether I have been refused a visa for any country and, if yes, details of the refusal must be given. It further states that ...
20
votes
1answer
8k views

Can I use my probationary Australian driver's license to rent a car in the United States?

I got into this driving thing kinda late, which means I have a probationary driver's license from Victoria, Australia that looks kinda like this: (courtesy Angie Sommer's blog) This basically means ...
8
votes
3answers
4k views

Why do US hotels use two sheets instead of a proper duvet cover?

Almost every US hotel I've stayed in so far uses two sheets as a layer between the blanket and your body, instead of using a proper duvet cover (example of what I'm talking about) like most people do ...
2
votes
1answer
115 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
54 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
90 views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
122 views

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 ...
11
votes
3answers
3k views

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 ...
12
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

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?
0
votes
0answers
95 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
94 views

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 ...
18
votes
3answers
4k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
125 views

How can I find Flea Markets in the USA with more than 1,000 vendors?

There are some very large flea markets in the US, but they tend to be in small towns, and the plethora of small ones make it difficult to search for the large ones. I want to plan a trip visiting ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
116 views

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 "...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

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
8
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
884 views

Applying for ESTA while in possession of a valid B1/B2 visa

I am planning to travel to the United States this year. In 2014 I was issued a B1/B2 visa which hasn't expired yet; My first and only trip to the US so far was for business reasons, but I now intend ...
5
votes
1answer
169 views

USCBP Protocol In Preclearance Airports

If someone with an outstanding warrant in the USA attempted to fly to a US destination from a Canadian airport with pre-clearance capabilities (i.e. passengers are screened for admissibility to the ...
6
votes
1answer
264 views

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, ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

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
5
votes
1answer
79 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
135 views

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 ...