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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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Why is visa not equivalent to visa status in the US?

This question is more on history than on current issues, but I didn't know what would be a more appropriate place to ask it. Visa laws in the US are pretty crazy and differ from most other countries. ...
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'List other names used' section on US Passport Renewal form too small for full name?

Renewing a passport after a married name change, and the section that asks for other names used is only 17 characters long. Even a common name like 'Jonathan Perry Smith' has 20 characters. What do ...
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Travelling to the US from Argentina, what do I need?

I am an Argentinian citizen living in Argentina, and I have a valid tourist visa for the US (got it in 2019, it's valid for 10 years). I'm planning on going to the AWS Re:Invent conference in Las ...
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Applying for Schengen visa from USA [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen in the USA on an F1 visa and I plan to travel to Europe in the summer as a tourist. I am wondering if I need to apply for the Schengen visa from India or from USA? Also, are the ...
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How is the day of arrival indicated one's I-94 's traveling history decided?

I looked at my I-94 's travel history and was surprised to see that the day of arrival in the US (port of entry: LOS) was indicated as 2019-11-12, even though my plane landed on 2019-11-11 at 21:05 ...
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Choosing sponsor for f1 visa

I'd like to go to US for 2/3 months to study an English intensive course, the college that I'm planning to enroll asks for 9k USD funds. I have 2 available sponsors which I'm confuse which one to ...
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Crossing from US to Canada at the Peace Arch on foot

I would like to drive my friend (US citizen) in Washington State US to the Peace Arch coastal border crossing between Blaine US and Surrey CA, to visit Vancouver BC for a few days. Can I drop the ...
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Travelling to Russia with Refugee Travel document issued in USA

I have a refugee travel document issued in the USA and need to travel to Russia. Can I apply for a Russian visa?
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Can a proctored online COVID antigen test be used to travel to the Netherlands?

Given that the negative test result report provides the required information and the test is taken less than 24 hours before departure, can a telehealth COVID test be used to enter the Netherlands ...
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How can I make sure my car doesn't get impounded/ticketed before the 72h parking deadline in Seattle, or at least, prove it wasn't parked over 72h? [closed]

I'm reading that there exists a dedicated phone line, 206-684-8763, to report to the Seattle Police vehicles parked in one spot for over 72 hours. How can I make sure that my car doesn't get impounded ...
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Why do US officers sometimes stamp non-US passports? [duplicate]

I wonder why US officers sometimes stamp non-US passports, since nowadays all entries/exits are electronically recorded. E.g., I have a green card + French passport, and I don't the point of receiving ...
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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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Will USA border agents think it's suspicious that I take my personal and work laptop?

I live in Canada and will travel to USA tomorrow for non-essential purposes. I return on Sunday. On Monday I start a new remote job in Canada. I want to take both my personal and work laptop, because ...
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Extending my stay if J1 visa has expired but I already have a B1/B2 visa

My J1 visa has just expired today and from tomorrow I have only 30 days grace period. I do have my active B1/B2 visa which I applied 3 years ago before I received my J1 visa. Can I extend my stay ...
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Is the US Southern Land 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 land-borders have been ...
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Is an in-progress visa application a problem for getting a visa waiver?

A friend who is a UK citizen is planning to visit me in the US in November, when the Covid travel restrictions will get changed. Due to a miscommunication, she mistakenly began the process of applying ...
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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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Is Diversity lottery eligibility based on country of citizenship or country of birth? [migrated]

If a person is born in a country that is still eligible for US Lottery visa, however he or she is a citizen of other country that is not eligible for US Diversity lottery, should he or she apply for ...
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Are unofficial International Driving Permits of any use?

The American Automobile Association (AAA) and the American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA) are the only organizations that issue official International Driving Permit (IDP) for US driver licenses. ...
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Is there an easy way to calculate the total cost of tolls for a trip within the United States?

Is there a convenient way to calculate the cost of tolls between two arbitrary points within the United States? I'm planning to take a trip along the Eastern seaboard and will be passing through ...
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Why do some countries typically stamp one's passport when arriving by air but typically not by land?

For example, if one enters canada or the United States by land, typically no stamp is applied to one's passport. However, if one enters Canada or the United States by air, typically a stamp is applied ...
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"No record found for traveler" error when I try to look up 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 do American gas stations' bathrooms apparently use these huge keys?

In one episode of Beavis and Butt-head from the 1990s, they are out back at a gas station. There is a vending machine with a bathroom door on each side of it marked "MEN" and "WOMEN&...
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Do red cross signs on the street mean I am not allowed to drive into this alley in Seattle?

I saw alley this alley: Google Street view The presence of the red crossses at the entrance of the alley (= the bottom of the picture) makes me wonder whether I am allowed to drive into this alley. ...
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Travel immediately after swearing in as a US citizen?

My brother-in-law is a UK citizen who just passed his US citizenship interview. They scheduled his oath ceremony for late August, and he has flights to Mexico booked for late October, so he wouldn't ...
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Is it allowed to volunteer for a nonprofit hostel (501c) in exchange for lodging under a B1/B2/VWP visa in the United States? [duplicate]

Duties are generally helping new guests, preparing new rooms and similar duties. It is a voluntary service program. I will not get any compensation except the lodging in exchange for volunteering. ...
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Is the US->Mexico land border open for non-essential travels? (traveler has a French citizenship and a US lawful permanent residence)

https://www.afar.com/magazine/can-americans-visit-mexico-right-now (mirror) (2020-09-15) seems to say that anyone can enter Mexico: According to Mexico: Per Travesías, “Mexico’s federal government ...
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Did I overstay my F1 visa by staying in the US for 5 months after graduation?

According to the dates written on my f1 visa paper, I did not overstay. According to PROGRAM START/END DATE written on I-20 form, I did not overstay. However I think F1 visa is valid as long as you ...
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How would the INS find out about a visa overstay?

I see all kinds of guidance on various travel resources about visa overstays, penalties, forgiveness, excemptions, blah, blah. However, none of the resources that I have seen ever say how the INS ...
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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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Is this email for toll violations from CVM (Citations and Violations Management) a scam?

I got an email from CVM stating that I didn't pay a toll. I was told the bill was $106. When I logged onto their website there was an administrative fee attached to it of $50 making the total $156. ...
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Can I travel to the UAE while working remotely for my non-UAE (USA) employer?

Planning to visit Dubai, UAE for a month while working remotely for my US employer. I will be on a 30-day tourist visa in the UAE. Any issues to look out for? I've been browsing through lots of ...
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Are Global Entry LPR members obligated to carry a passport when flying into the US?

The Global Entry application asks for your passport information in addition to your Green Card, even though technically speaking you only need a Green Card to enter the US. Does this mean one is ...
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Is it possible to do a round-the-world trip by train and passenger ship only? Missing link for crossing the Pacific

One of my bucket list projects is to go around the globe - solely by using railways and scheduled passenger ships. I found out that the thing is nearly possible, except one missing link. The travel ...
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DS-160 Validity/Expiry

I have read that the DS-160 (Non-immigrant visa application for the US) expires after 30 days. This is probably true for applications that are not yet submitted, so that they get purged from the ...
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Can I pay my "Good to Go" toll bill without a "Good to Go" pass and without having to have access to the letter they sent me?

I drove through some bridges and tunnels in Seattle, some of which had a toll fee levied by the Good to Go toll collection system. Can I pay my "Good to Go" toll bill without a physical &...
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Can I legally drive through the backstreets in Seattle?

Assume that: I have a valid US driver's license and have the other elements to legally drive on a normal street in the US. I'd like drive through a backstreet in Seattle but I'm not doing so to ...
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Why must hotel customers check out after a stay longer than a rather low number of days in the United States?

I was reading the policies of two hotels, one in California and one in Seattle. I was surprised to read that hotel customers must check out after 13 days at the hotel in Seattle and 4 weeks at the ...
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Confused on UK to US travel in regards to testing

Traveling from UK to USA on 13th September with a layover in Amsterdam. On the way back it's USA to UK with a layover in Amsterdam. Traveling with my US wife (I'm a British citizen). Both fully ...
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If I am married to a US citizen, do I need to travel on an ESTA?

I have been married to a US citizen for 12 years and we both live in the UK. I don't hold a green card and normally travel to the US on an ESTA. I was in the US a month ago and I believe the only ...
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Choosing between 2 google map routes

I need to travel in my car from Milwaukee to Redmond and I see on Google maps that there are 3 options. Notice that routes #1 and #2 have almost the same distance. I am wondering as different ...
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How can one find out how many days per year a city x experiences a temperature of less than y degrees at time z of the day?

I'm trying to estimate which clothes I should bring when traveling to some city in the US. Is there any online resource that indicates how many days per year a city x experiences a temperature of less ...
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I have a valid US visa which is valid till 2030. I am planning to include my middle name i my renewed passport

I have a valid US visa till 2030. I intend to include my middle name in the passport when I renew it as my Aadhar card has the middle name and this is required to be entered in the form required for ...
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What is the difference between "Information Regarding Entry and Exit" and "travel history" for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection?

I see: "Travel history": https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/history-results "Information Regarding Entry and Exit": https://www.cbp.gov/site-policy-notices/foia/records What is the ...
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US ESTA & Visa Waiver: Spent 3+3 months in 2020, Returning in 2021

I spent 3 months from March to May 2020 in the US while on ESTA visiting my boyfriend. I went back to my home country before the 3 month period ended. In June 2020, I decided to come back again and ...
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Crossing the US-Canada border by car through visitor visa

I'm an Indian citizen, and I am planning to travel to Canada from USA by land through my personal car. However my USA driving license is expired, and the DMV is not allowing me extend in my current DL....
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Can I leave USA as a US citizen prior to end of 2-week quarantine after arrival

Somewhat related to this question, but not duplicate. I am a dual USA/UK citizen residing in the UK. General travel from the UK to USA is currently banned; however, the USA does allow its citizens to ...
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Use 230V 50Hz electronics in U.S.A

I want to visit friends in U.S.A. and may stay there for maybe a month. I would like to bring my electronics with me and need to know how I could use them in America. They use 230 V, 50 Hz (I am from ...
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Do some Schengen area countries share entry-exit data with the United States automatically?

As a follow-up to this question I asked a while back, a recent article on QZ claims Despite holding valid visas and proof of being out of a restricted area for more than 14 days, some travelers are ...
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Is filing the physical version of US customs form (CBP Declaration Form 6059B) of any use when flying to the US and entering via Global Entry?

Flight attendants sometimes hand out physical versions of US customs form (CBP Declaration Form 6059B) during the flight to the US. Is that of any use when using Global Entry? If the citizenship ...

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