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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What is the easiest way to get US visa?

Some tips to get it? How should I behave in the interview? I have one reject of J-1 Visa, like work and travel, can it affect on my interview conclusion?
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Travelling To The US under the Muslim ban

About the Muslim ban (executive order 13769) I've searched about it and what I could understand is that people from Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somali, Syria, Yemen and Venezuela are banned from ...
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What sorts of insurance can I get when using a service like AirBnb?

I recently ran into a situation when staying at an AirBnb where there was an overflow in a toilet, the homeowner blamed me, and tried to get a good deal of money from me through AirBnb. AirBnb found ...
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Can I make a leisure trip to California (vacation) in the current covid-19 situation as of 2021, will my quarantine be monitored?

I am planning a vacation trip out of state from Boston, Massachusetts to California by air. I found a deal that will work around Presidents' Day but then there was this warning to check the California ...
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Can I travel to Boston from Bangalore with layover at London?

I'm going to Boston on an F1 visa from Bangalore. Because of the ongoing COVID restrictions, is it allowed to travel to US if i have a layover at London airport?
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Taking medicines from USA to India for someone else in air travel

My relatives are US citizens and they are in India since a year due to covid-19. They are asking us to bring medicines from USA to India in my flight from USA to India via Dubai. They told us NOT to ...
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What can I wear to avoid getting frisked and crotch searched by TSA at the airport?

A year ago, traveling through an airport in the United States, I did the usual removal of belt and shoes to get through the TSA checkpoint to enter the terminal. I typically wear relaxed fit jeans. ...
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What are my options for proof of travel itinerary when applying for a Brazilian visa on a US passport?

This question is quite similar, but with different specifics. Undoubtedly, some of the options still apply, but specifically, what are my options to satisfy the Brazillian Immigration Authority's ...
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F1 Interview after 2 Tourist denials [closed]

My gf applied for Tourist visa in 2018 and got denied twice (in a span of 1 month) with 214b (insufficient ties) first time and for no significant change in the second attempt. [We realized that this ...
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Where is this statue? I believe it is in the U.S. - central or northeast [closed]

Looking for the location of this statue that is likely in central or eastern U.S.
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What are the current travel restrictions on individuals entering the United States from regions affected by Covid-19?

This community wiki explains the current restrictions by the United States of America on the entry of individuals who may pose a risk of transmission of the SARS-Cov2, the virus which causes the Covid-...
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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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Is the US Southern Border still closed for “non-essential” travel?

I live near Tijuana, Mexico. I have a B1/B2 visitor visa for the United States, meaning that since March I have not been allowed to cross the southern border into the US as the border has been closed ...
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How to minimize tolls when driving past NYC

When driving up or down the Eastern seaboard GPS and navigation apps all seem route me through New York City, leaving me to deal with the exorbitant bridge tolls. My most recent trip cost me over $50 ...
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Is a Covid test required before flying to the USA from the Netherlands?

I am going to fly to ATL (Georgia) and then to IAD (VA) and go home in MD. Is a PCR test required to be able to fly to the USA?
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Traveling to USA using the South african refugee travel document

I would like to know, whoever has travelled to the USA using the south african travel document how did they do it? What is the process and how will I go about it ? Please respond . I am afraid of ...
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South African Refugee Travel Document [duplicate]

I am trying to apply for visa student for the US, but I will have the South African Refugee Travel Document instead of a regular passport. I am worried that they might not be able to issue a visa for ...
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Reservable campground in Grand Teton park

Are there any reservable campgrounds in Grand Teton park? I would be looking to reserve during peak summer months. It seems all I can find are first come first serve on the Official Grand Teton ...
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Would being denied entry be considered to fall under either Removed or Deported on the US visa application?

Specifically on the DS160 application there is a question that asks "Have you ever been removed or deported from any country?" If someone was denied entry to some other country at a port of ...
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How to use dual flush button in toilet?

I've seen this thing first time in my new room. Dual flush tank (see image 2, it's not an actual photo, but where I live has similar thing as this one). Usually, I saw a flush with either a liver or ...
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Leaving USA with other passport than used for entry [duplicate]

I am a dual citizen of Germany and USA and I will enter the USA soon with my US passport which is set to expire in 2 weeks. I plan on staying there for about 1 month before returning to my country of ...
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Entering USA with a soon-expiring US passport

My US passport expires 16 days from now. I would like to enter the USA from Germany (which is where I spent the holidays). Will I be able to travel despite the near expiry of my passport?
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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 am traveling to germany [closed]

I am 13. I have an arranged place to stay in germany for 1 year. I know german pretty well and intend to go to school there.I have US as well as German passports. What paperwork do I need to fill out?
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How can I know whether some parts of a path are not covered by cellular network?

Given a path on some navigation program such as Google Maps or Waze in the United States, how can I know ahead of time (= before driving) whether some parts of the path are not covered by cellular ...
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Traveling from USA to Canada [closed]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada https://www.google.com/search?q=world+map+with+country+name&oq=World+map&aqs=chrome.3.0i271j69i57j0i433j0j0i433....
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Can you travel to Kenya on an expired Kenyan passport?

One of my best friends lives in the US but her Kenyan passport expired about 8 years ago. Now she's planning to go back to Kenya. Renewal will take a couple of months. Can she travel with an expired ...
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Where do 5 or more U.S. counties meet in a single point?

The other day I was looking at a county map near my home in NE Georgia. I noticed that there is a point where 4 counties meet - Hall, Jackson, Gwinnett, and Barrow (see screenshot). This made me ...
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Is it possible to do a u-turn after entering the Ambassador Bridge from the US to avoid leaving the US?

Is it possible to do a u-turn after entering the Ambassador Bridge from the US to avoid leaving the US? I am reading conflicting reports. https://k1025.com/this-guy-took-the-bridge-to-canada-exit-in-...
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Should I tip on the Amtrak train?

I've never rode on an Amtrak train before- in this case I'll be riding the Silver Star which allows for checked luggage and has a dining car. Is it customary to tip Amtrak personnel? For example- is ...
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Hiking from Tillamook Trailhead to Indian Beach Trailhead

If I start hiking at Tillamook Head (Seaside, OR), will I be able to Indian Beach Trailhead (Cannon Beach, OR)? If so, is it feasible (or are there some hindrances, like the trail turns into a bog ...
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Can I travel to US with the Italian carta d'identita?

I'm a citizen of Nigeria but am living in Italy as an immigrant. Recently I got the Italian carta d'identita (11 year residence permit). Can I use this to travel to the US? How do I apply and what ...
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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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“No record found for traveler” error when I try to lookup my US travel history - is there a way to get this corrected?

The official CBP website provides a handy way of searching for one's travel history. Up until a few weeks ago it worked flawlessly and I could easily track my travels. However now I'm seeing a strange ...
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Why does the US sometimes stamp its own citizens' passports?

I was once surprised to see a US admission stamp in a friend's US passport. However, I saw in another question that some Americans have their passports stamped often when entering the US, so this was ...
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Are technical stopovers not allowed in the United States?

I read on CNN (mirror): When an airplane stops over in the US, all passengers must alight the aircraft and proceed through US Customs and Border Protection before they're allowed to advance on with ...
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How to 'save' my U.S. mobile phone number over a year of inactivity (out of US)

I want to save my U.S. phone number, so I can use it again next year. And by 'save' I mean to keep the number but no service. I have a Verizon prepaid plan and would need just to keep my number. This ...
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With the border currently closed, how can I get from the US to Canada with a pet without flying or owning a car?

I’m about to move from Chicago, IL to Vancouver, BC for a new job (US citizen, I have work permit approval). I’ve arranged movers already for my stuff (coming Monday); the issue is to bring myself, my ...
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What should I be concerned about if I let my daughter's U.S. passport expire before renewal?

My daughter has US citizenship as well as citizenship with an EU country. We live in the EU. She's under 16. When her passport expires in a couple of years in February, she'll still be under 16 ...
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Can my boyfriend, who lives in the UK and has a Polish passport, visit me in the USA?

My boyfriend would like to come to visit me in the US. He is currently living in the UK and holds a Polish passport. What are the steps we should take?
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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? Can you tell me whether both are ...
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Visa denial although the interview was successful

My sister 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 ...
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Which country's laws apply on Canusa Street / rue Canusa?

As a foreigner (and whether you are here is potentially debateable) and something happens to you on Canusa Street, what laws would you be under? Information online claims that the street falls into ...
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Can I stay over night in Puerto Rico with a C1 visa?

I work in St. Kitts and am on vacation in India. I plan to go back to St. Kitts with my wife and daughter. We have a C1 visa which is valid till November 2021. I will take Air India from Delhi to New ...
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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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Why does US Customs & Immigration ask the purpose of my trip when I'm returning home?

As a US citizen, when I re-enter the US, I am often asked where I was, how long I was there, and the reason for my visit. Why am I asked these things? Am I required to answer? Don't I have a legal ...
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US visa approved, but passport is stuck at the US consulate?

I appeared for an H1B visa interview at the Mumbai Consulate and was granted a visa. However it’s been over a week and my passport is not available for pickup. I have tried to contact the consulate ...
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Travelling from India to US via Schengen or UK

I am a student and I am hoping to travel to the US from India with an F-1 student visa. The best flights available for me have layovers (less than 24 hours) in either CDG Paris or in LHR London. What ...
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How to contact CBP at Vancouver Pacific Central station?

The CBP website makes no mention of any contact details of the CBP at Vancouver Pacific Central station. I tried calling the station itself (ViaRail number), but they weren't helpful. Does anyone ...
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How to call a number from another country while I'm in another country myself?

Here's the situtation: there's a team meeting coming, situated in the US. I'm from Brazil and wish to call a coworker from Pakistan arriving there. My number is +55... and his is +92... Is there any ...

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