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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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What questions should I be able to answer when I want to enter the USA on the 4th time?

On my 3rd visit to the US this June, I went to a second screening and the immigration officer asked a lot of questions. My 1st trip was last January for only 1 week: my 2nd trip in March was for 2 ...
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Importing decorated bottles of alcohol to the USA

I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I am planning to buy bottles of sparkling wine, decorate them (to the point where it won't be possible to read the label anymore) and cross the border to the ...
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Question on B2 visa/Immigration

Please clarify on the below - My Dad's passport had a name issue due to which he is in the process of changing it to get a new passport so as to reflect his new name (alias). My Mom's passport ...
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Will I need ESTA and I-94 [duplicate]

I am a UK citizen and will be flying to Toronto in September and spending 2 weeks in Canada before traveling by train from Montreal to New York for 4 days and then flying back to the UK form New York. ...
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Previously traveled to the US on an ESTA with one passport, now considering changing to a second passport?

So a prior job 2 years ago involved regular travel to the US, I applied for and received an ESTA against my British passport - this expires very soon, so consider it no longer valid for the purposes ...
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US Visa is stamped on new passport but has old passport number

During my F1 visa application process, I was asked to get a new passport by the visa officer. So I got a new one made and had to submit both new and old passports for stamping. They correctly stamped ...
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Can I travel to the USA with an ESTA while my OPT application is pending?

I from Austria and studied in the USA for a while. After graduating I applied for post-completion Optional Practical Training authorization (OPT). However, this is where my problem starts. I had to ...
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How to tip room cleaning in the US if you don't use cash?

As a matter of habit, I never deal with cash while staying in the US. All I have on hand is a few credit cards, which also means using the ATM would incur fees. At the same time I am aware that it's ...
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Indian Citizen applying for Australian Visitor Visa from USA

Am currently working in US on L1B visa and my Visa is expiring on Nov 2019. Am planning to visit Australia on a Tourist/Visit visa during December 1-16 2019 to visit my friends. Am planning to fly ...
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Is it possible to see the US side of Lake Ontario from the top of the CN Tower?

I know you can see Toronto from Niagara-on-the-lake but if that's possible then you should be able to see Niagara-on-the-lake from the CN tower, right? I just wanted to know because I plan on going up ...
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Transiting through the USA with a C1/D [duplicate]

I plan to travel to Jamaica after my contract I work on the ship. Can I use my C1/D to transit through the USA in New York to go to Jamaica?
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Planning to come to US on VWP

In some of the other answers, people told that border control stamp a date when coming on VWP. Is this date 90 days? or does it depend on the return ticket? I am going to be attending a 6 week IT ...
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5.5-hour layover in Dallas (DFW)

I'll be flying into DFW from overseas (with Qantas/AA, around 1PM), and my connecting flight is 5h 40m apart. Since the flight is international, I'll end up on the landside of the airport. Does it ...
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Can I enter the US twice within 90 days?

Can I visit the US twice within a 90 day period under the Visa Waiver Programme? 2nd time is only to transfer (change terminal, not airside).
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Bringing coumarin-containing liquor into the USA

I’m currently in Poland for a conference, and I had the idea to bring some żubrówka (bison-grass vodka) back home to the United States with me as a unique souvenir. However, the Wikipedia page linked ...
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Can i submit another US visa application if i need to change the target arrival date to US?

Pls help. I had submitted an application but could not get an earlier interview sched fit to the target date of arrival. I had already paid for the visa fee. can I send another application changing ...
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Stay in US on J-1 visa after quitting job? [closed]

My girlfriend currently works as an intern in California on a J-1 visa. The internship (and thus the visa) ends Jan 31 next year. If she were to quit her job before the end of the internship, what ...
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How can a ban from entering the US be lifted?

I know someone who left the country while on parole and he had also overstayed a student visa for nearly 20 years. He claims he doesn't know whether or not he was banned from the country. He's afraid ...
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US Embassy ds 160 form for B1 visa in london

I applied for a B1 visa and attended the visa interview at the London site on 02/07/2019. It was approved by the officer and he said I should receive it in a few working days. However, the photo I ...
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Is my B1/B2 visa for USA from India valid after a name change? [duplicate]

I currently hold a valid B1/B2 visa for the USA from India. However this visa is printed in my old passport and has my old name i.e. Namita Piyus Agarwal. I have changed my name to Namita Asnani, and ...
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Who pays for increased security measures on flights to the US?

When I flew to the US from Australia I was briefly interviewed by a private security contractor - asking about my plans in the US etc. Other passengers were interviewed at the gate. I was wondering - ...
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Dual USA and UK travelling to USA for funeral - expired USA passport [duplicate]

I’m travelling to the USA on Monday for a sudden and unplanned funeral. I have just realised that my USA Passport is expired- only just (June 15 2019). I do have my UK Passport which is in date and ...
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Does a non-US resident need a visa for an international connection through USA? [duplicate]

I have purchased a ticket a friend to come and visit me in Australia. She is a Venezuelan passport holder, but lives in Panama. We already sorted her Australian tourist visa. However, there are ...
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Overstayed 18 years in the US

I overstayed for 18 years in the US. I had an H1B that expired in 2004 that abled me to get an SSN. The expiration of my H1B wasn't my fault but because of technical reasons. I continued working for ...
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Who has right-of-way at this stop sign; left-turner who arrived first, or non-turner who arrived later? [closed]

The situation is a two-way stop on opposite sides of a normal road. The driver on the south side arrives with the intent to turn left, but must wait for traffic to pass. While this first driver is ...
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transfer in Miami, final destination Charlotte, where do I clear customs? [duplicate]

I'm gonna fly from Barcelona to Charlotte with a stop in Miami. I wanted to know if I'll need to get through the US Customs and Border Protection in Miami, because I have a flight to take from Miami ...
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ESTA Elegible after Qatar?

I am planning a week vacation at the end of august, since I am a EU citizen I would like to know if visiting Qatar, Bahrain and Dubai will make me ineligible for an ESTA and therefore for a trip to ...
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Do I need a round trip ticket when entering the US as F1 for short term training?

I will be taking English classes in the US as F1 student (ESL program). The program is 3 months long and I plan to stay in the US for at least 4 months. Is entering the US on F1 with a one way ticket ...
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Customs and immigration on a USA-UK-Sweden flight itinerary

I will be flying from Tampa, laying over in London (Gatwick airport), then on my way to Sweden (Arlanda airport). I was wondering what to expect regarding Customs and Immigration. I will be flying ...
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Valid H1B visa but not stamped. Want to attend a conference in Spain. Am I eligible to get schengen visa and re-enter US?

I have a valid H1B visa though not stamped yet as I have not traveled to India since then. I got an invitation to speak at a conference in Spain next year. Am I eligible to get a schengen business ...
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Is the time around 4th July a period of high demand for motel accomodation in the USA? [closed]

I'm thinking of doing an unplanned roadtrip in the Pacific northwest next month from July 4-7th. I haven't decided exactly where. Normally in the US I'm happy doing this without booking places to ...
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NEXUS vs Global Entry for Canadian with US Permanent Residence

I am a Canadian citizen with US Permanent Residence (Green Card). I am wondering whether I should apply for a NEXUS card or Global Entry. Since I understand that I can only have one or the other, I ...
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Russian citizen visiting the US [duplicate]

How much money does a Russian citizen have to have to visit the US as a Tourist, and does the visitor have to have a certain amount of cash even if that person can stay at a friends house during the ...
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Travelling to USA from Delhi via Rome [closed]

My family is travelling from Delhi to the USA via Rome. Delhi to Rome(FCO) via Alitalia, 3 hours layover in Rome(FCO) and then Rome to New York via Delta. They have Advance Parole. I am not able to ...
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What happens if my passport expires while I am in a different country? [duplicate]

I'm an American. If I travel to the UK for the first time as a tourist and my passport expires while i am still visiting, what would happen?
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Are these intended activities legal to do in the USA under the VWP?

I'm a British citizen traveling to the USA next month with an ESTA to see my fiancee. I'm traveling there to plan our wedding, talk about a location to get married, and probably finalise a date and a ...
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Need Waiver for section 212 (a)(6)(c)(i)

In 2014 my baby boy was born in Arlington heights , USA, after that in 2015 I was deported from Chicago air port with my wife & my US citizen baby boy. i was re apply for visitor visa in 2017 that ...
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Connecting flights baggage movement at ORD [duplicate]

I and my spouse (both senior citizens) are travelling at the end of June with the following itinerary: (Etihad EY255): Kolkata (CCU) to Abu Dhabi (AUH). (Etihad EY151): Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Chicago (...
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Multiple frequent visits to US from Canada on B2

So I just recently moved to Vancouver for an internship. Previously I lived in Toronto. I am a Canadian PR, in process of getting the passport. Since I moved I have been frequently visiting cousins in ...
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Is homemade jam permitted across US-Canada border? [duplicate]

Next week I will be flying to the US from Canada, and I was planning to bring a couple jars of homemade strawberry jam as a gift for my host. Unfortunately, both countries' respective border services ...
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usa - Can I be detained or arrested for refusing to unlock my digital devices?

After reading this news piece on how an american journalist was pulled in for secondary screening while entering the US, a question that popped up in my mind is what happens if, as a foreigner, I ...
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Can 2 members of a family use the same APC kiosk when they are entering the US under different visa programs?

Regarding APC kiosks, what happens when one member of the family is entering the US with an ESTA form and the other one with a B1/B2 Visa? Can they use the APC kiosk together? At certain moment, the ...
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why might a drivers license # be required for a plane trip?

My manager is booking plane tickets for an upcoming conference in another state and he asked me for the following three things: my full name as it appears on my drivers license my DOB my drivers ...
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F1 visa for vacation purpose?

I m a student in the US with a current F1 visa, i traveled back to Mexico for summer vacation. I m Mexican, my current B1/B2 is expired and is under renewal. In the meanwhile i want to travel during ...
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Peace Arch without exiting USA

For the purposes of this question, assume I am of a legal status which prevents me from exiting the US. If I was to identify myself to CBP, I run a high risk of being denied entry and/or having my ...
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Is it possible to travel within the US without an ID?

On the one hand, I'm aware that at least 5 million people in the US do not have a valid government ID. On the other hand, traveling within the US requires you to show a piece of ID wherever you go - ...
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How come I was asked by a CBP officer why I was in the US when leaving?

During my last visit to the USA, just before I was boarding my flight at the gate on the way BACK to the UK via Germany. Right as the gate agent scans your ticket and lets you walk down the jetway to ...
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Any further documentation needed to travel to the USA for the first time, with a previously issued visa B1/B2

I had applied for a US B1/B2 visa last year to attend a conference. Since the visa process took very long I could not attend that particular conference. However, the visa was issued with a 1 year ...
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What are the penalties for overstaying in USA?

I have an Indian friend that overstayed in America for 10 months. Initially, he has a visa for work in USA for 3 months and it expired in the meantime and now is staying there without a valid visa. ...
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Minor traveling without parents from USA to Sweden

My 15 year old daughter will be visiting Sweden and Denmark in July accompanied by her grandparents. Airlines is SAS. Does she need a minor authorization travel document? I thought it would be a good ...