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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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Do you need to update form DS-160 if you visit the US once again after making a visa appointment?

A friend of mine is extending their US B1/B2 visa. He filled out form DS-160 which among other things asks about the last 5 visits to the US. Now he is going to travel to the US once again in the time ...
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Emirates - Check in Baggage Dimensions from India to USA

My journey is from Ahmedabad to Dubai(Emirates Economy), Dubai to Boston(Emirates Economy) and Boston to Cleveland(JetBlue Economy). On their website emirates mentions that checked in baggage ...
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Where do I mail my application for a UK visa to after the biometrics?

I am based in the US and have completed the UK visa online. Where do I mail the application and supporting documents to after the biometrics? Thanks Charles
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my girlfriend is colombia and needs to pass through UK

basically, my girlfriend will need to pass through USA Orlando airport and the UK in Manchester airport to arrive at Dublin, will she need any kind of visa for both countries since she is Colombian?
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I travelled on a visit visa to the USA but then have been rejected 5 times [duplicate]

I was first denied the B1/B2 visa. On my second attempt, I was given the visa for 3 months with an annotation “CPA EXAM - Maryland.” I took the exam and, out of two parts, I passed one part. But, in ...
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Car rental prices different for foreigners

I am traveling to Florida from Europe in a few weeks and wanted to rent a car. I found the prices at Budget to be the best for what I want. But something seems off about the offer. I select the dates,...
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Which drivers license to use in the EU

My wife is going to rent a car in Switzerland and will be driving through France. She is a French citizen and has a French license, but she has a green card and a US license also. She is residing ...
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New passport with name change and US travel visa on old passport [duplicate]

Just wants to know that if it’s there will be any problem while travelling to USA with Visa on old passport and having name (surname) change(after marriage) on new passport. Do I need to carry any ...
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I work for a foreign government. Can I travel to the USA on an A-2 visa?

I have Dutch citizenship and I work for a German federal government agency. My employer has advised its employees that they must obtain an A-2 visa when travelling to the United States for work and ...
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Denied? Visa for USA

Today I arrived at Newark Airport with a new passport and a new B1/B2 visa. I came before many times to the US and always stayed 6-10 weeks on my ESTA visa. But since I have so many entries I thought ...
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How to add checked-in luggage to an AA flight? [duplicate]

I am planning (doing it from France) to fly from PHX to OAK with American Airlines (I am open to any other airlines, that one seems to be the typical one was readily suggested on that route, but I see ...
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International transit on Domestic flight

Recently I was looking at a flight from Boston to Los Angeles, and one particular flight suggested was interesting - connecting through Toronto (airlines were Air Canada and WestJet). Due to the ...
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Several questions about my overstayed visa [closed]

I overstayed my visa for a few years but I'm currently 17. Would it affect a minor differently? If I return back home to apply for a new visa, would I automatically be turned down due to my previous ...
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Traveling to Canada by car from Los Angeles

I live in Los Angeles, and my wife and I would like to travel to Vancouver on August 3 this year. We plan on being in the Seattle area a few days before this. We do not have passports. What is our ...
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Immigrant visa being refused because i am 23years old [closed]

we had our immigration visa interview on the 28th of feb. and my chacha ( fathers brother ) had his interview on the 22nd of feb which got issued. In our case my parents got their visa issued , but me ...
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Is it mandatory to club all DS160's?

Below is my situation. I am on H1B in US. While I was processing H1B for me I had processed H4 for my kid and it was approved. But, she couldn't come with me and that petition is expired now. I got a ...
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Does the interview for a US B1/B2 visa actually influence the decision?

Amongst the many questions on TSE about US visa refusals, there are several where the interview (as described by the applicant) appears so cursory that it seems possible that the refusal decision had ...
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Do I need a return ticket to Canada if I'm a Japanese National?

Here's my situation: Passengers Canadian National (Me) Japanese National (My wife), also Permanent Resident of Canada Itinerary YUL->MSP MSP->HND We are going to Japan with One-way tickets. I ...
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Which date is my valid departure date with a B2 visa? [closed]

I have a valid B2 visa. The date stamped in my passport says I have until May 9, 2019. When I log onto the I-94 website my admit until date is 09/05/2019. Which date is accurate?
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Canadians Iranian passport travel USA from Iran [duplicate]

My husband and I with 2 kids have Iranian Canadians Passport and now my friend in Orlando invited us to visit her As now we are in iran and we are going to visit Usa with Canadian passport from Iran....
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Is it worth applying for a B1/B2 Visa application after being refused admission under INA 212 /INA 217.4 with a 'criminal' record?

Background: I am a UK citizen. I was recently denied access to the US at Dublin pre-clearance. The full reason was under section 212 (a)(7)(A)(i)(I) and also INA 217.4 Because of this I am unable to ...
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CBP Reminds Travelers to Allow 72 Hours for ESTA. Why?

ESTA website has this alert on top in red. REMINDER: Apply for ESTA no later than 72 hours before departing for the United States. Real-time approvals will no longer be available and arriving at ...
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How to prepare to a big trip in terms of Visas

I have a Russian background and about to receive Australian citizenship. To celebrate this I want to go to a long trip around the world! But want to be prepared in terms of visas and what to do about ...
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UK Embassy timing

I am looking to travel to the UK in June. I was looking to see what were the interview timing hours in the New York embassy. Does anyone know the timing?
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How can I show that I have enough funds to support myself during my stay?

On gov.uk, it says that when you arrive in the USA for a holiday, you must show that you have enough funds available on arrival to support yourself during your stay, even if you’re staying with ...
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F1 visa even for a three-week course?

I am planning for a 3-week summer course with credits in the US. It was suggested to apply for an F1 visa, despite being the holder of a B1/B2 visa (travelled to the US a couple of times and never ...
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Canadian citizen, on US no-fly list. What can I do in order to be allowed on flights which go through US airspace?

My father and I, both Canadian citizens, were denied to board a direct Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul to Toronto non-stop without any prior warning or information. Literally, at the gate, we ...
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Travelling to the US on different visas as a family

I'll be entering the US soon with my family. I will be on an O1 visa and they will be on ESTAs. When I've travelled solo there is always a different line for the ESTA and for those entering on a ...
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Do B1/B2 visa-holders need to fill any additional forms in their future travels to the States

I am a Turkish citizen living in Spain. I have a 10 year B1/B2 visa that I obtained two years ago for attending a conference in the USA. Soon, I will travel back to the States (again from Spain) for ...
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Can I travel to Dominican Republic, on a valid US B2 Visa with an Indian Passport?

I am an Indian Citizen, with a Valid US B1/B2 Visa and a previous travel history to USA. I read on Wikipedia that "if you can travel or reside in US" you can enter Dominican republic too. Can I show ...
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Russian mom traveling from US to Russian Federation with little kid

Good day, I´m Russian and I live in Ecuador, South America. I´ll be traveling from US to Russian Federation with my Ecuadorian 3 years old kid, but without my husband, please What documents I need to ...
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Why don't hotels mount air conditioning units outside the rooms? [closed]

At least in the US, air conditioning / heating tends to be on the loud side, since the AC unit is mounted directly inside the room. Often times I resort to turning it off for the night to make sure I ...
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Standard Visitor UK Visa from USA (Indian National) - Sending documents for family [duplicate]

We are a family of 4 Visiting UK this summer. We have submitted our application online, have our interview scheduled in next couple of weeks. I have a question regarding sending the documents to ...
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Intercontinental connecting flight in the US

I've booked an international flight from Germany to LA via San Diego and am starting to be a bit worried about being able to catch the connecting flight. It's my first time going to the US, so let's ...
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US citizen traveling to Jordan - what documents are needed?

I am a US citizen traveling to Jordan for the first time. I will be flying into the airport in Amman-Jordan. I have a valid passport and I have read about getting a visa upon arrival. What other ...
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Immigration in Tirana Airport

I'm traveling to Tirana, Albania (arriving in late-March) on my 18th birthday alone to visit my friends. I am an American. I've never traveled internationally before, I'm just curious what happens at ...
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Renting a car on the east coast USA

I am visiting the US later this year. I will arrive in Boston and will spend 1 week travelling down to Virginia for a drag racing event, via Maryland and Washington DC. On the 2nd week I want to ...
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Are medical prescriptions for medical imaging or physiotherapy sessions written by physicians located outside the United States recognized in the US?

Are medical prescriptions written by physicians located outside the United States recognized in the United States? I'm interested in medical imaging (e.g., MRI or x-ray) and physiotherapy sessions. ...
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Do car hire companies in the USA generally allow you to pick up cars after hours?

I used a car hire company in New Zealand recently, which had a safe with a code where you could pick up your car key when you arrive after hours. I live in the UK, and don't have much experience ...
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After being refused entry, how long should I wait to apply for a US B2 visa?

I'm from the UK and I'm 27 years of age. My girlfriend lives in Chicago in the USA. I've been with her for 3 years I have went to see her last year July 2018, staying for 3 months and entering on an ...
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Is there redundancy between a US Passport Card and an Enhanced Driver's License?

I have the right to get any or all of the following: US Passport ($110) US Passport "card" ($30) state Enhanced Driver's License (+$30 on normal DL cost) My travel would be amongst the US, Canada, ...
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Canadian Visa by land

My situation: I hold two citizenships, Pakistan and British. I was refused a US visa back in 2011, then was approved later last year and it is valid for the next 5 years. I already have an answer ...
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If I have two consecutive J-1 visas that overlap, would I need to leave the US and come back?

I have two internships in the US that are 16 weeks each. The first one is from early May to the last week of August. The second one is from the first week of September to late December. There is a ...
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US visa has expired but I am still in the US [closed]

I am a Spanish passport holder. I am living in the US, in the process of getting a Green Card, and have work permit issued by the US Embassy in Spain. The work permit is expired, but I am still in the ...
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US Transit Visa [duplicate]

I am a Indian Citizen travelling from MExico to London. Can i select a flight with a stopover in Miami? I have UK visa so does it exempt me from US transit visa?
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Canadian overstay in USA [closed]

I wonder if someone can help me with this rather complicated situation. My son is 17 and is deemed a minor. He has spent probably 9 months of the last year training as an athlete in the USA with the ...
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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 [closed]

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 ...