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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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Error in name on passport and visa

My passport had an error where my first name is blank and my last name has been mistakenly printed as "Actual_First_Name Actual_Last_Name". When I went for my B1/B2 visa interview, I was asked by my ...
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Re-enter USA, forgot I797

I’m on the H1b visa. Currently traveling internationally but heading back to the USA in the next couple of days. I’ve forgotten my form I797 but have access to a photocopy, and of course I have my ...
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Renting a car in the USA with a driver's licence issued by another country than the passport

Is it required, when renting a car in the US, that the country issuing the driver's license is the same as the passport's one? Both are from a EU country, if that matters (passport is French and ...
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Research for my company and travel under B1/B2 visa. Unusual case

I have very unusual situation. My current employer is going to send me to USA in few days to perform "kind of research" and i'm going to travel during my free time. Let me describe that "research". ...
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What is the most scenic route to drive from San Francisco to North Rim [closed]

I am planning to rent a car at SF and drive over ~2 days to Grand Canyon (Norht Rim part of it). What is the most scenic route? Is it interesting at all?? With 2 days to spare I want to do a couple ...
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Will getting refused for a US B2 Tourist Visa complicate one's travels to another country?

I haven't tried applying for a US B2 Tourist Visa yet as my case is slightly complicated, as I'm not flying back to my home country but instead, I'm flying to a third country to further my studies as ...
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Do I have to disclose my pen name as an Alias to immigration?

If I publish under a pen name, and create author pages on social media under my pen name BUT sign all my contracts and legal documents in my legal name and NEVER use my pen name for anything legal or ...
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Driving the Pacific Coast Highway (State Route 1) south to North

We are planning a California road trip, and we want to include most of the Pacific Coast Highway (State Route 1). Currently, our plan is to travel in it from south (coming for Los Angeles) all the way ...
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In the US, should I rent a car through travel agencies or directly with car rental companies?

I have no experience in renting cars whatsoever. I was wondering what's the best way to do this in the US? Should I book a car rental on a website like Expedia, or should I book directly from the ...
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Will departing to a third country for a Master's instead of returning home negatively affect my B2 US Tourist Visa application?

If I intend to visit a friend in the US and then depart to a third country to begin my Master’s Program rather than fly back to my country, will this negatively impact my application for a B2 Tourist ...
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US Tourist Visa, different name on passport and visa

My mom's passport has Last name/ Surname blank, while the US tourist visa has the First as FNU. Will this be a problem for entering US.
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Applying for a US travel visa after denial [closed]

Last August I went to the US embassy in London, UK and tried to get a travel visa to the USA, and it was denied due to insufficient ties to the UK. I'm a Polish citizen living in the UK for almost six ...
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Visit to the USA with ESTA approved before trip to Iran

I have a question since I have a new passport with which I have already traveled with a validated ESTA to the USA. In 2 weeks I am leaving for Iran and then I will need to go back to the US for work. ...
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US UK Dual Citizen [duplicate]

I will be traveling to the UK in two weeks and need to understand how this all works. So I am a US citizen and a UK citizen. When I leave the US which passport do I use to check in and leave the US ...
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US tourist Visa to attend a test prep course rejected (Sudan)

I'm a 22 year old medical graduate, graduated on December 13 last year (2018) and have a free period of 7 month before I start my medical foundation year in my country (sudan). So I decided on taking ...
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US Visa DS 160 and appointment

I recently completed the DS 160 form and sent it to an agent to assess it, the agent didn't know I had already created my profile in Cgi federal for an appointment and paying visa fees. So, he created ...
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Documents to take for B2 visa to confirm you are returning [duplicate]

I am a final year B.Tech student in India. I am applying for tourist B2 visa to visit my sister studying in USA in summer immediately after my degree is complete. When visa officer asks for guarantee ...
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Difference between Us Entry stamp and I 94

My passport stamp is for a month but my I-94 is admit until Sept 19, 2019. So that means I can stay in US for a month or 6 months as per I-94
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Should I fill up the US tourist visa form separately?

My mom and I are planning to apply for a US TOURIST VISA (B1/B2) and my mom is going to pay for our trip. My question is: do I need to fill up the DS160 form separately? She filled up the form and she ...
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Do I require a work permit for the US if I have a B1/B2 Visa

I have a B1/B2 USA Visa, I’m do work for a non US company that pays me as an entertainer/cultural perform. I am asked to work in the US at conference in this role. Do I require a special visa for this....
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Passing the Canada-USA border with the car of a friend [duplicate]

I am a Swiss citizen living in Vancouver, BC, Canada as a temporary resident (student visa). I am planning a small trip toward the USA and a friend of mine offered me to use her car for this trip. ...
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Does a 'pending' US visa application constitute a denial?

I recently applied for a US visa and had the interview, where I was told the application wasn't approved pending a medical examination. I have since found out that I could have travelled on an ESTA ...
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Explaining alternative travel routes when going to the USA [closed]

I have plenty of direct flights from my city to the US, however on one occasion I took a connecting flight via Amsterdam, purely for the fun of flying. It was not cheaper than a direct flight. Once in ...
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Layover and immigration

Hi we will be traveling from Mexico city to Dubai with a layover of 5 hours at JFK , we have a valid US visa , and we want to meet our friends from NY at the Airport . Do we have to clear the ...
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Travelling to America for the first time

I'm travelling to Los Angeles for the first time by myself to visit friends. I would just like to know at immigration will they get suspicious if I say that I'm staying with friends rather than a ...
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Can a Canadian Travel to the USA twice, less than 180 days each time?

I plan to travel to the USA for less than 180 days in 2019. I will return to Canada for Christmas and New Years, then return to the USA for approx 4 months and for sure less than 180 days. Can I do ...
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Birth Certificate is larger than an 8.5 x 11 - how to photocopy?

I am applying for my first passport. I have a copy of my birth certificate, but it's on 9 x 14 paper. Given that I will be required to have a photocopy of said birth certificate to mail off, how do I ...
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Buying smartphone in US and bringing back to Canada

https://travel.gc.ca/returning/customs/bringing-to-canada/personal-exemptions-mini-guide Does this mean that if I buy an iPhone X in the US and bring it back to Canada, I would have to pay Canadian ...
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US tourist/student visa

I'm an Indian student in Ontario, Canada. I want to travel to New York to meet some friends, but I do foresee having to travel to America to attend conferences and maybe do some fieldwork. Am I better ...
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Family 2 adults and 3 children visiting Yellowstone National Park

I am starting to plan a trip to the USA, there are 5 things I would like to see, the distances are not like Europe, everything seems to be so far from each other. In order to ask an objective ...
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Getting married in the US on a Tourist Visa

I have a 10 year tourist visa for the US and have been back and forth to the US for some years now visiting my partners family, she is American by birth. We decided to get married after being ...
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How long can phd students stay in the US after study [closed]

After the latest change of VISA rules, How long can a Ph.D. student stay in the US after completing the study? To be more precise, how long a Ph.D. graduate can stay for finding a job?
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Indian Overstayed in US with B1/B2 visa

In case an Indian passport holder has overstayed in the US on B1/B2 visa, by over 6 months, and wants to come on his own back to India, will there be any problems or checks at Dulles airport during ...
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ESTA application parents’ names

Does 'mother' on the ESTA application have to be my birth mother as it is on my birth certificate, or can it be the mother who brought me up?
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Travelling in US for more than 90 days [duplicate]

As UK citizens, if we bought an RV to travel through the US for several months, longer than 90 days, would we have to exit the country and return for periods?
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Time left on an ESTA [duplicate]

I am a UK citizen with an ESTA valid until August 2019, I'm flying into the US in June 2019, then driving into Canada for 2 weeks, and then back to the US for another week. Will there be any ...
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German Schengen business visa for H1B holder with expired US visa

I am an Indian citizen working in the US on H1B with an approved I797 till May 2021. But Visa stamping on my Passport expired in Aug-2018. I am planning to apply for a German visa (Schengen Single ...
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USA Customs duty: multiple small packges vs one large package [closed]

When shipping (by an international courier company) to the US items purchased abroad, is there any difference in the US customs duty, between sending the items in multiple small packages versus one ...
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USA B1/B2 visa visit. Can I change my plans last moment?

I have received a B1/B2 US visa. While applying for it, I haven't booked plane tickets yet and didn't have a solid plan of my travel, only a list of places I am planning to visit (New Haven and Boston)...
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How to obtain waiver [closed]

How to obtain a waiver for overstay in USA for more than 6 months after H1 visa expiry. Right now we are out of the USA but want to visit as our daughter wants to visit her nation. We left in August ...
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Potential check-in/boarding problems with one-way ticket to USA?

My family and I are New Zealand (NZ) citizens and legal residents of Mexico. We are currently in NZ, and are due to return to Mexico via a one-way flight to the US (LAX) and driving to Mexico. We ...
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Can I carry silver worth 2500$ from India to USA?

I was travelling to San Francisco, USA from Bangalore, India at Lufthansa Airlines. Can I carry 4kgs of silver which worth 2.5k dollars or 1.7Lakhs rupees. I was actually giving the silver items like ...
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Visiting Germany with USA Refuge Travel Document [duplicate]

I am a Green Card holder in the United States and do not have any passport from my country of citizenship. I want to visit my family in Germany and according to my research, I have to apply for ...
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My first ever application for visa got denied under section 214(b)

I am doing my 1st year Master's degree in Biotechnology. I got selected for the Khorana Program for Scholars conducted by Indo-U.S. Science and technology forum, to do a 3 months internship at a U.S. ...
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Bypass six month passport-validity rule when already in country

Two of my family just arrived at the Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, Peru (from the U.S.) for a vacation (tourism), but one of them has a passport that expires in two months. Peru follows ...
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Where to spend a few hours around OAK in-between flights? [closed]

I will fly in to OAK [Oakland International Airport, California, USA] on a Thursday and have a flight to Europe on the next day at 15:00 (from OAK). I will probably pick a hotel in the vicinity of the ...
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American Transit Visa for a Colombian

Does anyone know how to apply for an American transit visa to travel through America but not to stay? I cant find anything on the internet.
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“Sponsoring Mission/Organization” on DS-160 for A-2 visa

On the DS-160 form for an A-2 visa application, there is a set of questions related to "Sponsoring Mission/Organization": My employer (an agency of the German federal government) is paying for the ...
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Can I get a Visa Waiver after spending 6 months in USA with B-2 Visa?

I was wondering if it would be possible to arrange a longer stay (I have some travel plans that would take longer to complete: Appalachian trail, route 66, etc.) by first applying for B-2 visa to stay ...
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Dual visas of 2 different country [closed]

Currently I am studying in the Philippines on the basis of my student visa/9f, but unfortunately due to some financial problems and family personal matters I cannot continue my studies anymore, and I ...