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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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Apply for ESTA while having an unexpired B1/B2 visa in another citizenship passport (expired)

I have 2 nationalities and 2 passports. Passport 1 -> expired (with no possibility of renewing because of country political reasons) -> Valid B1/B2 visa until 2026 Passport 2 -> eligible ...
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The date of birth on the US visa is different from the date of birth on the passport

I have had a US visa for a few years and have been travelling for work purposes for a couple of years now. However, I recently discovered that the date of birth on the visa is different from the one ...
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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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Which US visa for interviews with citizens for a political book. B-1 (ESTA) or Media (I) or else?

I am an independent German author who plans to write a book about politics and culture in the western world including the US and would like to go to the US to do interviews with regular citizens about ...
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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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US visa validity for Dual Citizen of Syria and Antigua

I presented myself to the US embassy for a B2 visa appointment as an Antigua and Barbuda citizen, but I also hold a Syrian passport. The visa processing officer ended up approving my application but ...
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Entering the United States on a return ticket from Mexico under the VWP

I am a UK citizen intending to travel to the United States via Mexico in order to see my fiancee. I will spend the necessary fourteen days there before traveling onward to the US in order to ...
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My appointment at the US Embassy in Abuja has been cancelled - now what?

I have an appointment scheduled for Monday 24th of October 2022 in Abuja, I just got a message which said that my interview had been cancelled without any clue about when I will be rescheduled again. ...
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Need to keep ESTA active for Nexus card?

I have a Nexus card as a Canadian PR. Meanwhile my ESTA for entering the US is about the expire. Does Nexus require me to always keep a valid ESTA? (I seem to remember a Nexus agent once told me so, ...
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Applying for a B1 Visa after F1

So I have been in the US for the last 4 years on an F1 visa. Followed all the procedures and left the country before my F1 visa expired. However now I am trying to apply for a B1 visa to the US and ...
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I inserted a space between my first and last name in my passport, do I need a new US visa?

Do I need to apply for a new visa since I have inserted a space in my passport name (the name in the old passport and the US visa is RASHEEDKHAN, and the name in the new passport is RASHEED KHAN), or ...
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Transporting horses interstate DOT

If I am hauling my horses from SD to AZ in a Semi truck with DOT licensed agriculture, do I need to get permits and stop at every weigh station?
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Free movement between the US and Compact of Free Association countries

There is an arrangement for citizens of the three Pacific Island sovereign states of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), and the Republic of Palau, to ...
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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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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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I am a Swedish citizen planning to visit Cuba in a couple of months. Will I have any problem in getting a B1/B2 visa to USA after visiting Cuba?

I have a B1/B2 US visa and I am planning to visit Cuba soon. Will I have any problem in renewing my US visa once it expires if I've been to Cuba? I know it's a problem to get an ESTA after visiting ...
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I need to arrive in the US before the Annotation Date

I am a medical student, planning to do a 2-month-long clinical rotation in the USA. I applied for a B1 visa, provided a letter of invitation, stating that my clinical clerkships will last from May 6, ...
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USA ESTA - Changed my address but point of contact can’t be changed and now differs?

I thought I was staying in a hotel and applied for an ESTA based on that. The hotel was both my ‘point of contact’ and my address where I would be staying in the US. The ESTA was approved. My hotel ...
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I was a Green Card holder and I have NEXUS. I became a US citizen, do I need to update NEXUS?

I have NEXUS and I had a GC at the time of application. I now am a US citizen and I maintained my other nationality (dual citizen). Does my NEXUS still work and do I need to update NEXUS?
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If I do not travel to the United States after receiving an H1B visa, will there be any consequences?

I am currently in India and I recently got my H1B visa stamped through a consultancy, which offered me a job in New Jersey with an annual salary of $106,000. However, I have now received a better ...
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Where to spend 3-4hrs after landing in Chicago O'Hare?

I will be landing in Chicago-O'Hare around 7AM. I have a shuttle/bus booked from Terminal 5, departing at 12:40pm, which leaves me with a lot of time (3-4hrs). I am looking for ways to spend this time ...
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Booked/paid for room, not available upon arrival

TL;DR: Booked and paid for a room, room was not available, the hotel clerk said there was a room but that he chose not to give it to us, we ended up sleeping in the car. What is the best course of ...
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ESTA application changed status from authorized to pending

My ESTA application got approved 30 minutes after submitting, and I have printed out the "Authorization Approved" document with all the details. Now, almost 48 hours later, I have received ...
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Visa application - reason has changed

I applied for a USA business visitor visa some time ago, as I stated in DS-160. And waiting times for the interviews are insanely long these days - the estimate that I've got on the website is almost ...
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Visiting the US under VWP as a C-Corp shareholder

I'm in a situation that I haven't read about, but imagine wouldn't be super uncommon. I'm a co-founder of and own 50% of a C-Corp entity. My other founder is a US citizen who owns the remaining 50%. ...
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Refused visa from USA. Letter is lost, so what can I disclose for New Zealand visa?

I applied for a USA visitor visa back in 2018 but was refused. I lost the refusal letter but didn't read it thoroughly and now I don't remember the reason of the refusal. Now I am planning for a ...
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US airline is making it impossible for me to get a refund for my refundable ticket

I bought a refundable ticket with JetBlue. I tried to refund it by going to the 'Manage My Booking' page and selecting 'Cancel Booking'. However, the website gave me an error message saying, "...
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Overstayed by 11 years in the Philippines

My son has overstayed his visa and has been living in the Philippines for 11 years. I would like to bring him back to the United States. I am unsure of the amount of fines he would have to pay. I ...
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B2 Visa for my Employee/Partner

My girlfriend has been working for my company in the US since 2019, with a modest salary. We are trying to figure out the best way for her to visit my family in the US and I have written an invitation ...
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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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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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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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Is undertaking lab research on the USA Visa Waiver program allowed?

I am a UK medical student and wanted to do some lab research this summer. I got in contact with a university professor and sorted out a 11-week project at his lab. I also received a grant from a ...
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UK citizen living in UK, contractor for US company. ESTA Requirements?

I'm a UK citizen who lives permanently in the UK I work as a self-employed contractor/consultant for a US company. I work for them primarily remotely from the UK, and the company sends my payments ...
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ESTA: Have you ever been issued a Passport or National Identity Card for travel by any other country?

I am naturalized in Germany this year, 2023, and want to spend holidays with relatives in the USA. I renounced my previous citizenship this year. I am having difficulty answering the above mentioned ...
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Jain food options in US (Chicago)

I follow a strict Jain diet (i.e. vegetarian with no onion, garlic, potato, or eggs in any food preparation) and would like to follow it in Chicago. Additionally, if you know any US national food ...
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My friend's daughter has been prescribed a platelet-reducing agent Agrylin. Can I buy the above medicine in US and carry it back to India?

My friend's daughter is suffering from a rare condition for which she has been prescribed a platelet-reducing agent Agrylin (not available in India). I am traveling to the US; can I buy the above ...
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Anything I can do about getting SSSS twice in a row for an international flight?

When trying to check in for a Delta flight today, I've received the following message: Unfortunately, government regulations require you check in at the airport, either at the kiosk or with an agent, ...
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Driving from San Jose to Kansas City with a Uhaul Trailer I-80 vs. I-40?

My girlfriend, our two dogs, and myself are moving from San Jose, CA to Kansas City, MO leaving in late August. I am not worried about snow in the more northern I-80 because of the season, what I am ...
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Only one passport (instead of 2) arrived in the mail

My parents qualified for the visa interview waiver. They mailed both their documents with my mother as a dependent on my father. When they received it back from the US embassy, only ONE passport with ...
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Moving to another country before my US visa interview?

I have a US B1/B2 visa interview in Country A, where I am a resident. However, I am moving to Country B before my visa interview date. I think it is not possible to move my interview to Country B. ...
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Can I file for B2 extension online?

I have to leave the US by January 13. I received a positive Covid test result today (January 9) so I won't be able to board the plane. I attempted to file an extension online with the USCIS website, ...
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Can I bring an old artillery shell on a plane?

I have been travelling in Europe, and picked up an old artillery shell that the seller told me was empty. When I went to inspect it at home, I removed the projectile and found that the shell is in ...
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Unexpected change to CBP form 3299 for import of unaccompanied articles

I am in the process of completing the CBP form 3299 for import of unaccompanied articles as a non-resident and noticed some changes to the form that I wasn't expecting. The form provided by UPS ...
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