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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 countries in the Schengen area accept US travel document (form I-571)

I'm planning a trip to Europe this summer (Italy, Spain and Portugal) and will be using my travel document (Form I-571) that I have based on asylum from Syria. I had a visa appointment at the Spanish ...
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Missing biometric info from US Passport

My daughter has the US Global Entry but since we have obtained a passport for her as a baby she's missing biometric information. How does one go about getting the passport with the biometric ...
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Riding PVTA buses (in Amherst)

From https://www.umass.edu/transportation/how-much-bus-fare: Bus drivers will not collect fares/passes, but passengers are expected to have either a valid Five College student, faculty or staff ID ...
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Will I be affected by the travel ban Europe to USA (Connecting flight)

Will I be able to get home to Canada? My flight is on March 18th from Delhi to Frankfurt Germany to Seattle to Vancouver (where we live). The layover is 3 hours in Germany and 2 in Seattle. The DHS ...
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What happens to passengers who are identified as having a fever when entering the US?

Let's say one is flying into SFO tomorrow from China and encounters one of the thermal scanners as they leave the aircraft. This passenger has a fever, which may or may not be caused by the Wuhan ...
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Administrative processing for B2 US Visa for 6 months, is this time normal?

I am dual citizen of France and Lebanon and have been using an ESTA to visit the USA for the past years. (2-3 trips to the US per year to visit kids studying there). When I tried to renew my ESTA on ...
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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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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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How can a US citizen and a UK citizen marry in the UK?

I am a US citizen. My fiancee lives in the UK and we would like to get married in the UK. I understand that a Marriage Visitor Visa is the thing to apply for in this case. However, in order to get ...
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Bringing 100 or 200 days worth of inhaler into the US

I'm intending on traveling to the US for ~85 days1 for work (with, yes, a bit of a holiday). I'm intending on using an ESTA for this. As I have a (relatively rare) long-term respiratory problem, I ...
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My US visa is damaged as the passport authority clipped the corners of the old passport

It written clearly on the website, in the case of the passport authority clipping the corners of the old passport, you visa is damaged. It is bit unfortunate as it was valid for five years, what I ...
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Can I travel to the US without holding a job?

I live in Italy and I was wondering if I can apply for a tourist visa even if I don't have a job? I enroll at collegio dei geometri in Udine Italy. I have to take an exam in 2020 so I can become a ...
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Canadian PR had US visa refused after US deportation and ban

I'm a Canadian Permanent Resident. I illegally entered the USA 13 years ago, and was deported back to Canada with a 10 year ban. Now it has been 13 years. I applied for a US B1 visa; I'm a truck ...
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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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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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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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UK citizen marrying US. citizen in USA under VWP

My fiancee and I are marrying on March 3 in the USA. I'm traveling from Dublin, Ireland to USA. I am employed in the UK, have authorised leave, return ticket to Ireland and plan to apply for UK ...
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Visa denial although the interview was successful

My sis went for an interview with US embassy on Jan 2020 and it was successful, they took her passport and literally said congratulations. Today, we received a refused letter with the passport and the ...
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Is it possible to get a prescription in the United States while abroad using an online medical service?

I'm going to travel to the U.S as a tourist and I take a prescription medication that cannot be stopped, due to the complications and risk of not being allowed to get the medication into the country, ...
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Where to declare goods when using Global Entry in US preclearance at Dublin?

I recently took a flight from Dublin (DUB) to the US, and so I went through US immigration and customs preclearance in Dublin. I have Global Entry and used the automated kiosk. I realized afterwards ...
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Loading a 1-day pass to a compass card online

Is there a way to load a 1-day pass to an existing compass card online? When I put in my compass card number here, I get the following: There is no option "Adult 1-Day Pass". So is it only possible ...
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CBP Global Entry/SENTRI interviewing procedures for applicants with ASD?

My family have just received conditional approval for SENTRI, and now are looking at booking our interviews. I am aware that children under 18 are interviewed with a parent present, however one of ...
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US citizen travelling to USA with non-US citizen child

I am dual UK-USA citizen residing in the UK. My children are UK citizens. Although technically they are eligible for USA citizenship, we've never got around to doing it (and not sure if I want to). I'...
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Why does the online I94 form require VWP applicants to buy ESTA?

I'm a EU citizen living in Canada. I'm taking a road trip to the US next week. According to the CBP website, I don't need to renew my ESTA to do so. In hopes of slightly accelerating the paperwork at ...
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VWP Visit to USA- visiting Girlfriend

I would just like some clarification on a travel plan I have in a few weeks. I have been in a year long relationship with a girl from Chicago, USA. We met in London last year and have done a number of ...
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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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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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What happens if 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? Currently I've overstayed for ...
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What should I do when my DOB changed after I have been approved for a J-1 visa due to Hukou cancellation

I'm a Chinese citizen. When I was 17, my parents filed a Hukou(household registry) using my name but a different date of birth for me without telling me. I was a minor back then, I had no clue about ...
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Does the U.S. novel coronavirus ban affect those who've been to areas claimed by China but administered by India?

Per What are the current travel restrictions on individuals entering the United States from regions affected by novel coronavirus? (emphasis added): The 14-day rule does not apply the Special ...
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Are there any advantages of buying Ventra ticket/card over using a contactless credit card (in Chicago)?

As far as I understand, one can use contactless credit cards for riding buses and subway in Chicago, and the fares are the same. Are there any advantages of buying Ventra ticket/card over using a ...
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Visit girlfriend (non US citizen) on ESTA

I know there are a lot of questions about this but my case is a little different from the others. I’m Alessandro, 22, from Italy. I started texting with a girl from my city a couple of months ago and ...
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Renewing passport from abroad, can I enter US with visa and canceled passport?

We are New Zealand citizens, live in Mexico and travel to the US regularly. We have SENTRI and B1/B2 Visitor Visas for the US. Some of our passports expire later this year, and the NZ Passport ...
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How to prove mother-child relationship for baby passport if mother's name on birth certificate is different from current legal name?

My wife's current legal name is SARAH SMITH. On my child's birth certificate, the line for noting the mother says Mother's Name Prior to First Marriage which shows her name as DONGMEI HUANG. My wife ...
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Clarify if new DS-160 is needed if change venue from London to Belfast after transmitting

On the Belfast FAQs PDF (https://photos.state.gov/libraries/unitedkingdom/164203/pdf/Belfast-FAQs-2015.pdf) it says: I selected "England, London" as the processing location on my DS-160 visa ...
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What should I do if my K1 visa was approved, but the photo I submitted was taken more than 6 months ago?

I got my USA visa(fiance-k-1) approved. But problem is that I gave my passport photo taken before 6 months. I completely forgot that the photo that I have given is the same photo which my fiance used ...
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Can I re-enter the US with an F1 Visa after arriving with a VWP (ESTA)?

So currently I’m planning to enter the US with an ESTA on the 21st of December as my F1 Visa only allows me to enter on the 22nd of December. However, I’m unable to change my flight because I booked ...
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Child dedication can be a Reason for visiting visa petition for USA

My sister has filed immigration visa petition for me in USA. Now I want to visit my son and family in USA along with my spouse on a visiting visa. But the Consular officer has rejected my application ...
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Should I send my son's birth certificate when applying for his B1-B2 visa?

My 6 year old son will be traveling to the US with my wife. I applied online, paid the fee and got the confirmation email. In that email, in the section about the required documents for all visas, it ...
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Buy smartphone in US while visiting, fees in Europe

If I buy a smartphone ~700 USD from New York while travelling and come back to Greece, will there be fees while entering the country? The same phone costs about 1000 USD in Greece i am guessing from ...
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Name correction In US Visa

My name is: Akash Gaurav (first name only) In my US visa it is: Gaurav (first name) Akash (surname) My name is Akash Gaurav with the surname blank in my Indian passport. In my DS-160 my ...
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Documents required by UK citizens traveling to the US by train

I am a British citizen and I will be traveling from the UK to Toronto and staying in Canada for couple of weeks and then traveling by train from Montreal to New York where I will be staying for 4 days ...
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For how long can Spanish Citizens visit USA without visa?

I have a Spanish passport (Europe) and I would like to do an academic visit to a research center in the states. The host destination (in USA) is not paying anything, I am granted by an European ...
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Skiplagged - Beijing to USA destination

So I leave from Beijing going to (for example) LA USA. Using Skiplagged, the routing puts me as a final destination of Las Vegas. So... BEIJING > LA > LV Skiplagged claims you should not check ...
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Place of birth typo in ds 2019

My ds 2019 form has a typo stating my place of birth as Raidur but actually in my passport it is correct i.e Raipur. I have a visa appointment in a couple of days. What should I do? I have contacted ...
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My wife was given limited stay stamp in USA and came back in time

My wife has a visitor visa for the US (10 year validity) which she got 2 years ago. She gave birth to our son in the US and came back along with the baby. A month ago she went again to the US to visit ...
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Can I get a UK visitor visa before my US I797A is stamped?

I am currently in US on H1B visa. I have an I797A approved, but do not have the visa stamped yet. I plan to go my home country, and get the US visa stamped before traveling to the UK. The UK visitor ...
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UK visa application in USA through visa4uk or gov.uk?

If anyone has experience with this, I'd love some help: what's the difference between applying for a UK visa through visa4k and through the main portal gov.uk? Which is better and which is more ...
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Primary occupation for the US visa - student or full-time employee?, I'm both

I have been a full-time software developer working for a private company for the last 2.8 years, I'm also a college student in the middle of an academic grading term (I study at night). I'm filing DS-...
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Visa denial under section 214(B)

I'm Sudanese and have previously travelled to Saudi Arabia, India, and England. I applied for a B1/B2 visa for a clinical elective through a travel agency. I'm a medical student I still have 1 year ...