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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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Is my US Drivers License valid to board an airplane?

In May, I received a new Minnesota State Drivers license. This Driver's license is not a Real ID, and is marked with NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION. According to TSA RealID Info I believe that this ...
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Travel and accommodation arrangements around Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA [closed]

What are the names of different websites or web portals that provide information about private accommodation facilities (off-campus housing) for international graduate students, around the campus of ...
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Can I travel without valid ID if I am registered with TSA PreCheck? [duplicate]

US domestic flight. I lost my passport and my flight is in 2 weeks. I have IDs like Student ID, but no other government ID. I am registered with TSA PreCheck though. Would it be possible to still fly ...
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Can a US dual citizen leave the US on their non-US passport?

My 10 year old son and I are due to fly to Ireland in 10 days time. He is a dual US/Irish citizen. I just realized his US passport is due to expire in 2 weeks time. Can he leave the US on just his ...
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Can I travel domestically within the United States with my USA expired passport?

I need to fly domestically within the United States. The only ID I have is an expired USA passport. Can I use that to pass T.S.A.? Can I use it as ID?
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What is the tipping process in restaurants in the US?

I'm supposed to write down something on the bill I get? Do I hand the waiter my credit card after doing so? Since I need a receipt, do I wait for the waiter to bring things back? What's the process, ...
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Can a US citizen leave and enter the US using a foreign passport?

I am a dual citizen. I have both a US passport and a non-US passport. I live in the US. My US passport is currently being processed for renewal. I am unsure whether I will receive my passport in time ...
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Dual/Dutch American Citizen visiting Netherlands [closed]

My wife and I live in the United States, I'm a dual American/Dutch citizen who has never lived in the Netherlands, my wife is American. We plan to move to travel in Europe, living in several EU ...
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Renting a car in the USA with a driver's licence issued by another country than the passport

Is it required, when renting a car in the US, that the country issuing the driver's license is the same as the passport's one? Both are from a EU country, if that matters (passport is French and ...
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Travelling to the US on tourist visa (Covid 19) [duplicate]

I am an Indian passport holder having a German Permanent Residency. I have a 10 year US B1/B2 visa. I am going to the US (transiting in Mexico for 30 days). Do the entry restrictions apply to tourist ...
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Can I buy locally-caught trout to eat in Montana (USA)?

Montana (USA) is famous for trout fishing. It seems that commercial fishing is illegal, to preserve fish stocks for future generations. Are there are any exceptions to this, where I might be able to ...
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In the US, does a stop sign take priority over a red light?

I've recently encountered a peculiar road arrangement in Seattle. As you can see from the graphic below, Cremona St is merging with Nickerson St. There's a stop sign on Cremona and a traffic light on ...
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Travelling with beach sand in carry-on

I'm making a trip back home (to the coast) shortly, and I would like to bring back sand from the beach with me as a keepsake or memento. It's just a short weekend trip, and I won't be checking any ...
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Traveling to a country known for mass surveillance. How can I protect my data/privacy?

In the next year I will likely go to China, USA and a couple other countries. Both China and the US are known to sometimes take your electronics when arriving and searching them, possibly even ...
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Which website to use when choosing local US flights?

Could you recommend a good website that allows comparing prices across different airlines for local US flights? I have been using Kayak for a long time but I am wondering if there is a resource for ...
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Authoritative website listing the COVID19 banned countries for entry into the US [duplicate]

Please consider taking action (vote below) to re-open the question As good as the community wiki is regarding the subject matter, it is NOT authoritative (issued by the authorities). As such this ...
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Are visitors to Iran etc still ineligible for the US Visa Waiver Program?

In 2015, the US passed the "Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015" that made anybody who has visited North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, ...
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Can my child enter the US on a foreign passport?

My child is entitled to US citizenship but we have been unable to register her birth abroad as due to covid we cannot get an embassy appointment. She has a valid UK passport. We need to travel to the ...
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Why is SENTRI more expensive than Global Entry?

According to http://www.dhs.gov/comparison-chart membership in the SENTRI program costs $122.25 for five years whereas membership in the Global Entry program costs $100 for 5 years. This doesn't make ...
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Visa denied with reason INA212a6ci 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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Filing DS-160 Application, Job Information (US visit visa)

My dad left the workforce in 1996. and he is retired since then. Should I mention my dad job information when filling out his application?
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US Citizen - Italy on Covid-tested flight to Croatia, transit Italy to return to the USA?

Italy should allow for a covid vaccine passport within a few weeks, however, to prepare for the worst, I am assuming that current travel restrictions stay enforced through August. I am planning a trip ...
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Regarding Muir Woods Shuttle

When you reserve a seat on the Muir Woods shuttle, the system is only asking you about the time you want to board the shuttle at Pohono St. (which is, I believe, the only pick up location; but correct ...
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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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Can a yacht anchor in USA waters without the crew having visas?

If a sailing boat is on passage in international waters near US territory, can it anchor overnight within territorial waters for eg shelter/rest/repairs or whatever if nobody goes ashore?
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dual us citizen with about to expire us passport, checking-in to departing flight leaving us with foreign passport

I understand dual US citizens are required to enter and exit with a valid US passport, or rather 'bear' a valid US passport as the actual wording goes. However, official government websites also use ...
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Do US long distance buses enforce their luggage rules?

I bought a Megabus ticket. On the ticket, it says: You may bring 1 (one) standard sized suitcase (weighing no more than 50 pounds) per reservation and 1 carry on-piece which is capable of being ...
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Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?

I have nothing but fond memories of the children show Sesame Street, and I know that it's filmed somewhere in New York. Is there a way to visit the actual set? As part of a guided tour would be ideal, ...
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Why booking services never consider MIA for transfers?

I noticed that none of the services I tried to find a flight offer a transfer at MIA airport. However I can come up with what Kayak calls "hacker fare" by combining individual flights. Is ...
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Does a visa refusal make one ineligible for the US Visa Waiver Program?

It seems to be consensus on this site that being denied a US visa makes it practically impossible to get an ESTA. I agree on the 'practically' part but I can't seem to find anything definitive from ...
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Overstayed while visiting in USA, trying to go home (Canada) & during covid

I was wondering if anyone would have info on this odd situation... I've overstayed my visit here in the US (from Canada) and its been almost 2 years coming up. I previously asked a question about ...
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I am an American citizen with a work permit as a meteorologist in Canada. Can I fly into Canada under the current border closure?

I am an American citizen with a work permit in Canada. (I work as a meteorologist for a hedge fund.) Can I enter Canada by air or land?
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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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Discrepancy of the length of stay between DS-160 and I-20 (F-1 visa) [migrated]

I am a Japanese citizen who was recently admitted to a Ph.D. program in the United States and now I need to get an F-1 visa. I will have an interview in June, and there is one thing I am worried about....
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I have a valid ESTA and I got refused a B1/B2 US Visa

I just got denied a B1/B2 Visa as my reason for going to the US was to open my business. I still have a valid ESTA. Can I still fly with my ESTA? Can the homeland security immigration at the airport ...
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Overstaying in USA from Canada. What's the process passing immigration?

What will happen if I've overstayed in the USA and I want to go back to my native country of Canada? Its been almost 2 years now and I need to travel back home. Does anyone know what will happen at ...
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Does visiting Canada from USA under ESTA reset the visa waiver?

I'm staying in the US under the Visa Waiver Program at the moment, until 8th March. I'm planning to visit Montreal, Canada, for a week and then come back to the States. Is a new visa waiver required ...
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Which vaccines are important take when traveling to the United States?

Which vaccines are important take when traveling to the United States? Does each state have different vaccines?
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Can i transit through the US when working on a cruise ship with a B1/b2 visa?

as a crew member from South Africa working a cruise line. I normally have a C1/D visa, however I would also like to spend either a week or two at the end of my contract exploring a few places in the ...
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Which vaccines when traveling to the United States? [duplicate]

Does each state have different vaccines? Which vaccines are important take when traveling to the United States?
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Who to contact about ESTA refusal for previously overstaying partner of US citizen?

I am in need of help if anyone has experience in this please let me know who to contact. I am a German citizen and have traveled the USA on ESTA a lot since my at-the-time fiancée is from there. In ...
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Layover in Europe to the US - allowed?

Many people have asked questions on this site regarding the rules for layovers, with no definitive answers. The rules are constantly in flux and it is very difficult to get a clear answer from ...
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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 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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Best practice to apply for US Family/Group Visa

We have a big family of 8 people. My father and mother are the head of family, and then we are two sons who are both married with a child. Should I fill out all the applications within the application ...
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What is the likelihood of appearing on the TV show 'Border Security: America's Front Line' if I travel to the US?

So I'm planning on travelling to Los Angeles from mid-Summer to the end of this year after I receive a COVID vaccine. I've always wondered how normal travellers end up on those shows because I've ...
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How to lawfully leave United States without a United States passport for United States citizen

The law requiring US citizens to "bear" a US passport when leaving and entering the US is the Immigration and Naturalization Act section 215, found at 8 USC § 1185, Travel control of ...
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What does a Newborn baby need for a USA visa application?

I am planning to travel to the US with my wife and 6 month old daughter. We would be applying for a visa from the embassy in Pakistan being Pakistani citizens. The only documents the newborn has is a ...
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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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Travel restriction to USA from India for a PhD student (with F1 visa) [migrated]

I am currently a 4th year PhD student (with a valid F1 visa) who came to visit his family in India for a short trip but then due to the unfortunate circumstances, USA put a travel restriction on India....

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