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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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Immigration question regarding a US citizen, working abroad, travelling to US with fiance travelling separately

I am currently a US citizen working and living abroad in another country. Later this year I will be traveling to the US to attend an academic conference. Tied into the end of the conference I will ...
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German citizen, US LLC, living in Germany: Can I use an VWP?

So: I am a German citizen with no US visa status I am one of two members of an US LLC (the other member is US citizen) I am getting paid in the form of member distributions in USD My questions are: ...
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Entering the US twice within one week on B2 visa

I'm meeting my American family in the US. Next day we're flying to Mexico, and then we'll return 5 days later. 2 days after that I'm flying out of the US. I know on an ESTA passport a visit to Mexico ...
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Entering USA with overstay in the past

Maybe someone can help. I want to enter USA for 4 days. I am Canadian now. But in the past I was in the USA illegally for a period of time as another country citizen (not canadian) and my last name is ...
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Co-ordinating a return and one-way ticket

I need to fly domestically in the US from A -> B -> A on a return ticket and in the process meet-up with someone who will fly B -> A on a one-way ticket. (Note that this will involve a layover ...
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I'm an AU citizen living in Canada…how do I regularly visit my friend in the USA?

I'm about to move to Canada for work, and am an AU citizen. I have a dear friend who lives just 3 hours away in the USA and another close friend in Texas. Ideally, I'd like to spend as many of my ...
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Which type of visa do I need? The situation is rather complicated [migrated]

Currently, I am a master's student at a Swiss university, and my degree requires me to complete a master's thesis. Unfortunately, no professors at my university are experts in the concentration that I ...
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US Visa to renew or not [closed]

My Wife and I have B1/B2 US Visas that expire Sept this year. We took out visas because our Daughter lives in the States. We usually go for 2 months in the summer and no more than 4 weeks at ...
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Trading or selling personal camera equipment while temporarily in the US

I made arrangements with a large camera store to personally bring from outside the US my personal camera equipment for sale or trade. At US Immigration pre clearance from Bermuda I was not permitted ...
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Breaking $100 banknotes into smaller denominations while in the US

I will be travelling to the US and have some (clarification: 7 or 8) 100 USD banknotes. When I arrive there, I would like to change them into 5/10/20 USD banknotes, to use when credit cards are ...
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Crossing from US to Canada at the Peace Arch on foot

I would like to drive my friend (US citizen) in Washington State US to the Peace Arch coastal border crossing between Blaine US and Surrey CA, to visit Vancouver BC for a few days. Can I drop the ...
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Can you drive in Oregon, USA using Texas, USA Learner's Permit? [duplicate]

For an adult (age 24yrs), is it legal to drive using learner's permit from TX in OR state?
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Granted admission on WB instead of B1/B2, Denied Correction by CBP

Hoping someone can help me here, Just trying to find out what options I have. I first travelled to America on a WB in Aug 2018 and left in Nov 2018. While back in Australia (my home country) I ...
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How long can a Canadian stay in the US as a visitor after the TN status 60 days grace period?

I'm Canadian and I'm currently in the US on the TN status. I want to quit my job but stay in the US for as long as I can before I have to find a new job and get back onto the TN status. I currently ...
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Motorcycle insurance when renting in the US

I am travelling to SanFran in march for a conference (from the UK). I would like to rent a motorcycle while I'm there but I don't know how insurance works. I assume I need 3rd party insurance in case ...
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USA Visa After Overstaying 10+ years ago [closed]

My bf was seeing a girl in America 12-13 years ago and went over to Arizona to see her in 2007. He was having a pretty rough time then as his mum had just died and he wasn’t particularly close to his ...
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Can I apply for Schengen visa from foreign country? [duplicate]

I am travelling to Usa for a conference and my nationality is Bangladeshi. I have B1/B2 visa for USA. Recently i also got an invitation from italy. But because of my travel date to usa is nearby i ...
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Baggage checking when travel via SFO [duplicate]

I am travelling from Chennai to Portland, USA via San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Do I need to collect my baggage at SFO and re-check it before boarding the flight to Portland?
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Going back to the US from Indonesia (Dual Passport) [duplicate]

I am picking up my brother this week to take him back to the US. he is now 17 years old and he moved to Indonesia when he was 1. We have bought a ticket from Jakarta to Singapore then from Singapore ...
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What are the practical consequences of getting SSSS on a flight outside the US?

In the US, getting the dreaded SSSS mark of Cain on your boarding pass has well known consequences, with the TSA singling you out for an extra level of attention. But what happens when you get one on ...
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When applying for a USA B1/B2 visa do I need to declare previous L1 or H1 rejections in older/ expired passports?

If I had a history of L1 or H1 rejections 10+ years ago (i.e. 2 passports before my current one) do I still need to mention those while applying for a tourist visa for USA today? Will CEAC have a ...
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SEVIS completed (graduated) may be terminated [closed]

I recently graduated with a bachelors degree in September 24,2018 . I didn't know I had a grace period of 60 days to either apply for opt or transfer to a different college. (But I had been applying ...
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Can I get a single entry visa + transit visa when I visit Canada

I'm traveling from India to Canada to attend a conference in Montreal, Canada, this is an educational conference. So here is the itinerary that I have in mind, since I want to visit a relative ...
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Am I allowed to transit in Narita under these conditions? (overnight transit)

I am a US permanent resident card holder who was born in Vietnam. My return flight requires an overnight (16 hour-non same day) transit in narita. I do not have a passport as I am traveling to vietnam ...
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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 ...
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Can I carry a removed from service Cessna 182 propeller from the US to Russia?

I want to bring a gift to my buddy in Russia, and he's very much into aviation, so I found a defective aluminum Cessna propeller for him. It fits the luggage and the airline accepts it, but I'm ...
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Are ESTA applications being processed during the current (2018/19) US government shutdown?

During the current US government shutdown many federal employees are not working, leading to some services not being provided. The Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) website states: Lapse in Federal ...
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Advises Going for an Oil and Gas conference as a Software Developer [closed]

I will be going for my visa Interview come March 6th this year, conference invitation though on Oil and gas, I have taken to memory the hotel, the address as well as the inviting party Invitation ...
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Canadian Citizens overstay in United States

Someone who is visiting Florida and goes over the “6 month” deadline. What happens if they were to re-enter Canada? How much trouble is to be had if they were found out?
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What is the social convention on leaving no tip for bad service in US restaurants? [duplicate]

The unofficial social convention in the US seems to be that everyone tips 15-20% on their food and in exchange very good service is expected, compared to other countries. But what if I didn't like the ...
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Canadian parents 8 month stay in USA

I live in the USA on a green card. My dad's retired and my mom had a year off of work (until Sept). We are all Canadian citizens. I just had a kid, and they wanted to come and visit and stay with me ...
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Can I work for food delivery apps as a tourist in the US?

If I want to go to USA to do a certification exam but in this time I want to do some deliveries for apps like GrubHub or Doordash, can I legally do this with a B-1/B-2 visa or with the Visa Waiver ...
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If I am interviewed by US immigration in Canada, will I be interviewed again when I arrive in the US?

I am heading to Dallas from Canada right now. I was already interviewed by US immigration and received a visa stamp too. Am I going to be interviewed again in Dallas? I would like to know because of ...
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Can I stay longer in the USA than I said at the border but still less than 90 days? (ESTA)

I am a UK citizen with an ESTA that is valid until 2020. I am with my girlfriend (US citizen) whilst she gets her UK visa together but it is taking longer than we expected. I told the officer at the ...
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Do I need a transit visa in JFK en route to St. Kitts and Nevis? [duplicate]

I'm Nigerian, passing through JFK on Delta Air on my way to St. Kitts and Nevis on tourist visa on arrival policy. I want to know if it is possible without a transit visa.
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U.S. B visa denied under 214(b) in the past, income improved, European passport may show stronger ties?

I was planning on going to the U.S. on vacation 5 years ago when I was studying abroad. I applied for a B visa as a foreigner in France, the country I was studying in. The officer denied stating I ...
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Must US-issued enhanced driver licenses have a full middle name?

I understand that a US-issued enhanced driver license (or ID card) is a special form of REAL ID. The difference from regular REAL ID is the holder not only had to prove legal presence in the US, but ...
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Do I need passport for US domestic flights, due to the 2019 REAL ID requirements?

I am a resident of Pennsylvania (I have a PA drivers license) and I do not have my passport. I am taking a flight from Ohio to California in March. Do I need my passport for this flight? (Or for the ...
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Adding a newborn child to US tourist visa (B1/B2)

My wife and I have a 3 year B1/B2 US visa and we got it before having a child. Now since we have our newborn child, we'd like to travel to US again. So somehow we need to add our child to our visas. ...
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Renewing a US Passport without getting rid of the old one

I have an issue with my US passport where I am running out of passport pages for stamps/visas. My current passport expires in 2023, but I need to get a new one. However, I recently began traveling ...
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Mention half-brother on B1/B2 visa form, got rejected

TL;DR I mention my half brother on the form for the B1/B2 US visa, on the interview with the consular officer she focus the interview on my brother info, his legal status (he is citizen), where he's ...
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5yr US visa ban over but consular still denied me visa

I went to a visa interview 6 years ago and was asked if I was pregnant. Due to pressure from such questions, I said no. Then later said I was not sure. The consular recorded the No answer and gave me ...
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No type or until time on my US visa stamp

I am a Canadian filling out an US visa form. They ask for all previous US visas, except those for tourism. I have a few US stamps which have neither the visa type (B1/B2 etc) nor the until date. Where ...
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How do I know if I'm permanently banned from entering the U.S.?

I was arrested for domestic violence while I was in the college in the U.S. and I was charged for the same matter, later the court dismissed the case. After that, I return to my home country and ...
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How can I book a tour of the Old City Hall Station in New York, USA?

I'd like to go on a tour of the Old City Hall Station in New York City. Quoting https://www.nytransitmuseum.org/oldcityhall/, Old City Hall tours are currently sold out through 2018. The next ...
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How quickly can I get an ID that will allow me to fly within the US?

I need to fly across the US in about two weeks. Currently, the only ID that I have is a passport, which will be expired then. Is it possible for me to either get a new passport or California ID, that ...
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What is the fee on bringing a computer from a country to another?

im planning go on a trip to USA from Brazil in june, i have the intention to buy eletronics while there to bring back to Brazil, a videocard, motherboard and such, what i must do? there is a fee of ...
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Can you leave the US as a dual citizen with an expired US passport?

My daughter has dual citizenship: US/German. We will be flying from Germany to the US in 6 weeks. Her US passport will expire during our stay in the US, but not on the day of our flight (4 days later)...
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US Visa Validity - B1/B2 [closed]

I have a B1/B2 US visa expiring in April 2019 and have a business trip planned in Feb 2019 for a week. I guess I should be alright, pls let me know if i am missing something I should be aware of?
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B2 tourist visas for my TO-BE 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 ...