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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 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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Why did Myanmar get removed from the list of countries on the international driving permit issued by the AAA sometime between 2016 and 2019? [on hold]

Why did Myanmar get removed from the list of countries on the international driving permit issued by the American Automobile Association (AAA)? Myanmar used to be in 2016-issued international ...
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I mistakenly submitted a DS-160 application for a visa I already have. Could this be a problem?

Back in 2018 I applied for a tourist B2 visa to United States. I successfully obtained the document and subsequently travelled to US. This year I am required to travel to US for business, and hence ...
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Renting a car in the US without a US credit card

Consider the following scenario. A group of five people needs to rent a car (in California) for two weeks. Four people live outside the US (they came on a B1/B2 visa) and the fifth (temporarily) ...
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How long can I be in US as an Israeli with US Tourist B1 Visa?

I am an Israeli citizen and have a valid 10-year US B1 Visa. I stayed for 6 months starting december 2018 and stayed until may 2019. I am now in Mexico for 5 months. Is there a limit of cumulative ...
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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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Legal aspects of adding myself to a transferred America The Beautiful Annual Pass

America The Beautiful Annual Pass can be owned/signed by "two pass owners that do not have to be related or married". That is why there are a lot of valid passes with only one signature on eBay. ...
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When does I-94 or the admission stamp become invalid?

From https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/visa-expiration-date/auto-revalidate.html: Under the automatic revalidation provision of immigration law, certain ...
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Options for passes to national parks in Arizona/Utah for 5 people travelling in one car

If a group of 5 people travels (in 1 car) to national parks in AZ, UT, NV over the course of 2 weeks (namely, places like Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Zabriskie Point), what ...
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Passport did not get stamped on 2nd arrival in US on ESTA visa

i have been traveling the US as a videographer and my passport did not get stamped on second arrival into the states but was scanned through normal customs but just not stamped by an officer. should i ...
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Will I be allowed to enter the US after living there illegally then legally in the past?

I was born in London. I went to the US as a child, my mother decided to make it a permanent move, so I became illegal. I graduated high school and when Obama came into office I was able to get DACA, ...
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Schengen Visa without a valid H1B Stamp [duplicate]

I am planning to travel to Amsterdam on the 22nd of December. Before that, I plan to head to my home country to get my visa stamped (21st November - 12th December). As I would just have a week after ...
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Tollroads wants to charge me for $2000 due to 24 violations but I'm not the person who's driving the car [closed]

Just received a letter from Tollroads saying that the car I already sold a while ago has recently made 24 violations in Orange County and I need to pay $2000. But I had already moved to the UK and ...
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Does Trump ban on Iranian citizens prevent doing exchange studentship in the US? [closed]

I'm Iranian and currently doing a PhD degree in Canada. I might need to do an exchange studentship in the US sometime soon. I had heard that Iranians citizens are exempt from the ban, but I'm ...
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How do I reset the TSA-unlocked indicator on my lock?

I have a Lewis N Clark combo lock that has the Travel Sentry feature that allows TSA to unlock it. The lock also has a feature that lets you know if TSA opened it - the TSA keyhole at the bottom will ...
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Travelling from US to India through Frankfurt on H1B visa with approved extension

I am planning to travel from US to India, for which there is a Lufthansa flight that goes through Frankfurt. There I will be switching from one Lufthansa flight (Lufthansa 9053) to another (Lufthansa ...
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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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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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US Visa on Old Passport with Cancelled Stamp

I have a US B1/B2 visa on my old passport. The old passport has a cancelled stamp on the second page. The visa is still intact with no physical damage. My new passport is of the same type and has the ...
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What is the “Applicable country” field on the Icelandair check-in form?

As I entered my US Visa information in my booking with Icelandair, there is a field asking for "Applicable Country". I'm Indonesian but received my US visa from Germany, so do I enter Indonesia or ...
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How to find someone to (once) pick up and re-send an envelope in Cancun? [closed]

Last week I went to a Fedex office in Cancun and sent an envelope to the US. Unfortunately a few days later I learned that the package was returned to the same Fedex office because a small amount of ...
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Are there any good, cheap bus companies to use for traveling around the western United States?

A few years ago, I used to ride Greyhound for short trips, but I remember them being crammed and sometimes smelly. In the Midwest, I've learned of and used Megabus, which has seats like an airplane, ...
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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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Is Global Entry active immediately after the interview?

My GE application has been approved and I'm thinking of scheduling my interview a couple of days before a domestic trip in hopes I can participate in Pre-Check. Does anyone know if they will give ...
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DS-160 Immigration Law Violation Information for UK Banned Person

I work for a global company and need to travel to US with a B1/B2 visa; however, I do not actually know what to answer for below question: "Have you ever sought to obtain or assist others to obtain ...
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DS-160 Security and Background Information for UK Banned Applicants

I'd like to know whether the question in DS-160 form implies other country refusals as well? In 2009, I was refused and banned by UK for future applications for 10 years since they did not find my ...
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How honest to be with US immigration about uncertainty about travel plans?

I am to travel to the US (from the UK) for a meeting relating to some work I have been doing. If the meeting does not go well I shall have to return to the UK soon after the meeting and fix the thing ...
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How does the US know that I left?

Every time I leave Australia, I have to fill in an official form that the government collects to state that I've left the country. However, when I left the US last week (after my first visit there), ...
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Carrying my laptop to abroad from India

When I was 14 I was going to USA with my family, my father was carrying his laptop, I was also carrying it but my dad was strictly not allowing that. Which is the solution to carry my laptop from ...
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Why is SENTRI more expensive than Global Entry?

Aaccording 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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UK visa in the USA , question about the Biometric appointment?

From those who went to a Biometrics appointment for the UK visa in the USA. What should you bring to the USCIS biometrics appointment? Is bringing and handing USCIS the application print out ...
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Ties to Home country USA (Domestic partnership, Civil Union) [duplicate]

2 quick questions i wanted to ask on here , I was denied a US Visa this March, before i applied for another country (still waiting Visa decision) Now I have been looking out for possible reasons why ...
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What happens to citizen children if their parents are deported on arrival?

Suppose a family arrives at a US airport on an international flight (without preclearance). Suppose that, for some reason, the parents are not admitted and are instead sent back to their home country. ...
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Session Timed Out - No Application ID US Visa

I'm hoping someone could help me out. I was doing the online application (DS-160), however, the session timed out. I wasn't able to copy the application number nor save the application in time. The ...
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TTP (Nexus) times for parents vs. kids

I recently registered my family for the Nexus program - me, my wife (registered herself), and our two kids (I registered both). This was back in late August. The delay for conditional approval at the ...
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Work meeting while on US B2 visa?

I'm planning to be in the United States several times over the next few years (mostly visiting my wife's family). I will be working remotely for my employer in New Zealand, as well as taking some ...
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Visiting USA from Mexico as a UK citizen

Could you tell me what documentation I would need to visit Las Vegas if I'm a UK citizen currently working in Mexico City?
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Overstayed visa by over year and want to return to home country without 10 year ban [closed]

A friend entered the US 7 years ago on a tourist visa from Europe and has never left. Since then they have maintained employment and paid taxes. They want to return to home country in Europe but don'...
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Procedure for crossing the land border from Canada to the USA for visa-exempt national?

Being in possession of a valid eTA for Canada and eligible for the US Visa Waiver Program, I plan to visit Canada, flying in and out. During my trip I may want to cross the Rainbow Bridge at Niagara ...
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Can I bring carved antler items into the US?

I hope to purchase small carved reindeer antler weaving tools (heddles, shuttles) in Latvia. Will I be able to bring those back to the US? I will be in Russia and Europe between Latvia and the US. ...
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US Entry - B1/2 Visa (Peace of mind) [duplicate]

I'm traveling to the USA in a matter of weeks. I have a B1/2 Tourist Visa (multiple entries 10 Year validity) and am a UK Citizen. I applied for a visa through the UK/US Embassy procedure, as I had a ...
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US entry with tourist visa but past alcohol arrest

I’m a UK Citizen, and have a B1/2 Tourist Visa. I applied for the visa as per the embassy guidelines as I was once arrested for Drunk and Disorderly. No conviction was ever made. I attended the ...
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Need name correction in my passport but I have a valid b1 visa

I got my passport made in Pune and they added my father's first and middle name to my name in it. My father's name is Girdhar Prasad Shrivastava and may name is Anita Srivastava. However, they made it ...
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How to prove that you have significant ties with family in your home country?

How can I prove the immigrant officers that I have significant ties in my home country? Are there any documents that I need?
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Is bus travel in with expired photo ID possible in the US?

Trying to get a friend to Oregon. His ID is expired but does have a photo of him. Is it still possible for him to pick up a bus ticket using this ID?
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How can I rent a high clearance vehicle in the US?

For a vacation in the southwest USA, we're considering renting a high-clearance vehicle to visit locations such as the Toroweap overlook (also known as Tuweep overlook). Regular car rental ...
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OFAC declaration for travelling to Cuba from US

I will be travelling from New-York to Cuba as my flight back to Europe is from Havana. I will buy the tourist card from the US airlines I am traveling with but I need to select one option in OFAC form ...
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Do I qualify to travel UK > Cuba via Miami as a non US citizen under the ‘family member’ general licence category?

My travel plans for a 4 week visit to my fiancé in Cuba at the start of October are looking in trouble given that my flight to Holguin is booked with Thomas Cook Airlines https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/...
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Visiting girlfriend in the USA

I'm going to visit my girlfriend in the US (I am from the UK, 31 years old) for 10 days soon, for the first time. We've known each other 8 years online and have been together long distance for nearly ...
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Power Adapter for Traveling to Scotland (I live in the US)

I live in the US, and will be traveling to Scotland. I will need to charge my laptop and phone (macbook and iPhone if it matters) while I am there, and I have been receiving some mixed advice about ...