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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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About travelling Canada to USA by Bus

I came in Canada on a tourist visa and want to travel from Vancouver to Seattle by bus because it's very cheap for me. I have a USA B1/B2 visa as well, so where do they do immigration for US while ...
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Damage passport [duplicate]

My mother was travelling from India to US and airline person pointed out that her indian passport is damaged. After multiple request they let her travel but asked her to replace the damaged passport ...
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How to get from Washington Dulles Airport to Charlottesville?

Next week will be my first time on the US and I'll need some help getting around. I'll be arriving to Washington Dulles International Airport on the 11th of this month at around 3 pm and I need to get ...
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Invitation by a retired US citizen

Can a friend who is a USA citizen but has retired from work invite a friend living in Africa to visit him? Is it possible the visitor will be given a visa?
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Mailed My Passport to the US for Renewal

I permanently live abroad with my spouse. My passport was due to expire, so I sent it, along with the necessary renewal form, picture, etc, back to the US to be renewed. I'm planning on having my ...
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Reschedule US Visa consular interview appointment after OFC appointment already completed

I have a consular US Visa interview on 7th December. I already had my OFC appointment for biometrics in late November which I attended. Now when I login to ustraveldocs.com and wish to reschedule my ...
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Why do US immigration agents stamp visitors for six months if they don’t want you to stay six months?

We have numerous stories here in travel.se and elsewhere of people who have entered the US on vacation and were given six months validity on their B1/B2 or ESTA status. They might have originally ...
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How long should I stay in the US?

I need help on my situation. I applied for a visitor visa to the US. When I filled in my application, I requested a month and I was given a 2-year multiple entry visa. I know that, at the port of ...
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Should I notify the airline (or anyone) if I know I will be delayed picking up my checked luggage

I frequently end up spending more time inside security after landing (on domestic US flights). Usually it's because I want to hit a specific coffee shop that is in the secure area; in a few months I ...
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Arriving one day before the “annotation” date on a US Visa

I recently obtained a US visa (B1/B2) for a week-long vacation. The visa is valid for 3 months, and this fully covers my week-long travel. However, there is an "Annotation" field on the visa that ...
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Vancouver, Seattle & Hawaii from Australia on one ESTA?

I have a current ESTA for the US on my passport and travelling from Australia to Hawaii Vancouver Seward, Alaska Fairbanks Seattle train trip back to Vancouver bus to Lake Louise then back to ...
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Extending E3 Visa to Travel Visa [duplicate]

My Girlfriend is in the USA on an E3 work visa which ends in April. She plans on moving back to Australia when the E3 Visa ends but she needs to stay here to see The Rolling Stones in May!! So my ...
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Will there be an impact of US visit Visa rejection to obtain Canada express entry visa? [closed]

I am planning to migrate to Canada through express entry program. Last year I applied US visit visa and it got rejected and I do not know the exact reason for the rejection. Will there be an impact of ...
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Does USMLE Step 2 CS Annotation on B-1/B-2 visa restrict me from doing electives?

I am a medical student. I am planning to go to the USA for my USMLE step 2 CS exam, and applied for a visa on this basis. My visa expires on 30 March 2019. Recently, I got accepted in Electives ...
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Is a short stay visa required for collecting boarding pass if office is located outside international zone? [duplicate]

Source: LA Airport (USA) Destination: Bangalore (India) Stop: Paris (CDG airport) Type of flight: Non-Connecting ( Two different tickets) Travelling Document: Indian Passport Currently Holding Visa: ...
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Visa refusal due to misrepresentation

I travelled to the US with my mum when I was 6 we overstayed and returned to my native country when I was 13. I recently applied for a tourist visa with my husband and concealed information about my ...
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Traveling with a new passport and valid US Visa on a damaged old passport? [duplicate]

Unfortunately, my passport had suffered water damage during my stay in the US because of which I had to apply and get a new one. Since my old passport contains a valid US visa, the indian embassy ...
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Is it a problem if my father's name is different in my new passport?

My old Egyptian passport with a valid USA visa has my father's name as Fekry. My new valid passport has it spelled Fikry. Will this be a problem when entering the US?
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How to link family-members on SENTRI application

I am in the process of applying for SENTRI passes for my family (myself, wife, 4 children). On this CBP help page it says: Application Fee: $25.00 per person (or a maximum of $50.00 for husband, ...
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Is it possible to get a US visa if I have no travel history?

I am a Nigerian and I received an invitation from my uncle to visit him. I am applying for a US visitor visa. I have been rejected 3 times when I was single. Now I am married with a child, but have ...
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From Canada, can re-enter the US using the valid DS-2019? [duplicate]

My US VISA expired but I have my 2019 valid for more 6 months. Can I go to Canada (for about a week) and re-enter the US using the valid DS-2019?
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Change of destination after my ESTA was approved

It's the first time I'm going to travel to the States. I applied for a ESTA VISA (I have a Spanish passport) and it was approved but now I realized that I only mentioned that I'm going to travel to ...
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Photo older than 6 months uploaded in DS-160 [duplicate]

I uploaded a picture older than 6 months during my DS-160 application. I used the same picture of a previous Visa application, that had been already cropped with the online tool and so I tought it ...
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Can I travel to the USA with a Canadian refugee travel document?

I am a refugee in Canada and I need to enter the USA. Is that possible with my Candian refugee travel document? Has anyone tried this? And, if not, what do I need to visit the States? It's an urgent ...
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US ESTA entrance [closed]

Over the three months ending on Nov 3 I have travelled to the US three times, totalling a stay of 41 days. The dates were 6th of August to the 23rd, the 8th of Sept to the 16th, and the 11th of Oct to ...
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Is H4 the correct visa to use after relatives have become green card holders? [closed]

I am looking into staying with my relatives in the USA (I live in the UK). They were originally using a H1-B visa but now have green card status. If I want to go and stay with them, is applying for a ...
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Do 'immigration officer at the departure point' check visa validity(real or fake) electronically? [duplicate]

When we are travelling from an African country to Schengen Area, USA or Canada, Do 'immigration officer at the departure point' check visa validity(real or fake) electronically?
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How much money I need to show while entering the US for a one week trip? [duplicate]

I'm planning to enter the United States for vacation. My nationality is Indian but I'm a graduate student in Europe and I'm planning to travel to Boston, NYC and NJ for a total of 7 days. I've already ...
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TTP (Nexus) times for parents vs. kids

I recently registered my family for the Nexus program - me, my wife (registered herself), and our two kids (I registered both). This was back in late August. The delay for conditional approval at the ...
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validity of visas electronically [closed]

Do airlines or immigration officers verify the validity of visas(forged or real one) electronically when we are travelling from an african country to Schengen area, Canada or USA?
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Traveling to USA from Morocco through Barcelona do I need a transit visa If I am asked to collect my chec-luggage (using different airline company) [duplicate]

I am contacting you guys concerning one of the problems that I believe I will have them during my trip through Barcelona Airport. I am traveling from Morocco (CMN Airport, Casablanca) to ...
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Can I work in the US if I have a B visa?

Can I get lifeguard work with my B1-B2 visa?
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How to pack, check, and generally take a flight with downhill skis?

I will be taking my first downhill ski trip soon, and am planning to bring my own skis. What are the tricks involved in doing this? I will be staying in the USA, and might fly with Spirit Airlines ...
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EU Passport, connection flight through US, with Iran stamp on my passport

I am a greek citizen with an EU passport, living in the UK. Visited Iran this past September on holidays. End of December this year (1.5 months from now), I am visiting Costa Rica, but have a ...
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Confidentially bringing medication from Canada to USA

I am on the ADHD drug "Vyvanse" which is a schedule II controlled substance. It's pretty essential for me to take it, and especially on this business trip. Unfortunately, I really want to keep this ...
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Getting US visa for a job meeting

I am a self-taught software developer been working online for a while. I've been building a software for an employee in a company and getting paid through Paypal. The company now decides to buy the ...
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US B2 tourist visa 'admited until date'

I have been admitted to the US for the fifth time now. I would like to know if I can use my admitted until date to go back into US although my visa has expired: e.g.: visa expires on November 18, ...
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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 ...
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US entry after multi-year overstay advice

Looking for advice. My sister in law lived in the US for 4 years, overstaying her visa. She worked, paid taxes and rent. She came back to UK a year ago due to family illness and now wants to return. ...
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Is the 'passport application locator number' the same as the passport number?

I am trying to book a flight on Sky Airline which is asking for my passport number in order to book the flight. Problem is that I do not have my passport yet, but https://passportstatus.state.gov ...
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Is it possible to get an immigration visa (to stay as long as possible) to US while working remotely for a company in another country? [closed]

I've been working remotely for this Japanese company for 5 years now. I get paid more than enough to afford living in the US. I've always wanted to move there. Is it possible to get a visa like that ...
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Why does this US to UK adapter not fit properly?

A friend brought me a present with a (reportedly) US-type electrical plug. I bought a (reportedly) US-to-UK adapter on ebay, and this is what I got: However, when I tried it, the plug wouldn't fit ...
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Can we do online application for US Global Entry while physically not present in USA?

I want to apply for my parents in Global Entry Program. I checked the procedure for Indian Citizen, first 2 points are as below: Apply Online with CBP: Complete a TTP online application and pay the $...
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My B1/B2 Visa will expire [duplicate]

My B1/B2 visa expires on 23 November 2018, and I have to stay in the US up to 2 December 2018. As I heard while I entered the USA they will grant me a 6 months visa. My one off friend with the same ...
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Booking a rent-a-car through VPN (different location) [closed]

I got an idea the other day and wonder if it would be cheaper to make a booking for a rental car using a different IP location through a VPN service. I am located in Denmark and would rent a car in ...
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Applying for USA permanent residency during 10 year ban [closed]

I am an American and my husband overstayed his tourist visa in the U.S. We are married and living out of the country. He has an approved I-130. Can he still receive a green card during his 10 year ban ...
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Can I vacation with my girlfriend who is already in the USA?

I know there are lots of previous questions about visiting boyfriend/girlfriend in the USA and I did look over them. They are very helpful. My case is a little bit different, so that I think it might ...
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Will there be any problems getting a visa for Canada if I was denied entry into USA?

I was denied entry into USA due to some CBP notice (most probably a misidentification on the no fly list). I then applied for DHS TRIP and I was cleared for travel to the USA. However, my F-1 visa ...
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Can I use a US visa in my old Kenya passport after being issued the new East African Community passport?

Due to a directive by the Kenya government, old Kenyan passports must be converted to new East African Community passports before September 2019. The old passports will no longer be used after 01 ...
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Shouldn't my insurance cover my trip interruption?

I was scheduled to fly on Delta flight 489 out of JFK on August 11th and, after sitting on the tarmac for 8 hours, the flight was cancelled due to weather conditions. No other flights were available ...