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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Temporarily work outside US on H1B visa status? [closed]

I have an Indian citizenship and I'm working in the US on a H1B visa. I've always wanted to experience the football culture in the Europe as a local. Is it possible to temporarily work in or from ...
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How can I figure out the full list of camping options in a given state?

Camping season is coming up in the US and I'd like to head out camping. I'm planning to stay in Washington and Oregon but flying to other states is not out of the question. Is there a resource that ...
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11 years Overstayed in the Philippines

My son got overstayed in the Philippines for 11 yrs and I want to bring him back here in US but I don’t know how much the fines by now. I don’t want to go to BI if I don’t have enough money to pay for ...
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How do I find out if I have a ban for overstaying in the USA?

I overstayed my tourist visa, but 16 years have passed (from when I left in 2005) and I know that back then their immigration tech system wasn't as sharp as now.... I think the system was implemented ...
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Identify City Skyline

This is a photo of a skyline from 1997. We drove from Dallas to Niagara Falls and went through Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. Google can't recognize it. Any help?
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Covid restrictions on transiting through Spain from US to Turkey

I'm a Moldova citizen(with F-1 visa) travelling from US to Turkey through Spain. There are no visa requirements for transiting EU and visiting Turkey. Unclearness of covid restrictions is bothering me....
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B2 Visa for my Employee/Partner

My girlfriend has worked for my company based in the US since 2019 and still works here (with a modest salary). She wants to come visit my family in the US and we were wondering the best way to ...
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Quarantine Rule in New York

I am planning to visit New York from Dubai (UAE) in two weeks' time. What is the Quarantine Rule in NY at the moment? Are tourist attractions open in NY? Thanks,
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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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Risks with applying for National Interest Exception for Travel to the US

My employer (in Sweden) wants me to prepare for a possible trip to the US in May. They believe that we will be able to get a National Interest Exception for entering the US despite current ...
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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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Reentry to the United States

I am a Chinese National visiting the U.S. on a B2 tourist visa. If I stay in the U.S. for 180 days. How long must I leave the country for until I can return?
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Can I drive on my foreign license in California on an F-1 OPT status? [duplicate]

So, I paid my tuition in Massachussets and I'm currently working on my F-1 OPT in California(my final year). Can I drive here on my foreign license? Do I really qualify as a California resident given ...
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What does two asterisks (**) mean in this strange USA phone number? [closed]

This is a screenshot from an 11foot8 video. Notice the phone number on the All My Sons truck: **MOVE. I know that you can dial in the letters as numbers if you check the letters on your keypad, but I'...
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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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Travel to India after H1B expiration

I am relocating back to India from USA. My H1B expired on 5th April, 2021 and with recapture days my last working day in US was 11th April. I am planning to travel on 17th April. Will there be any ...
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How big is CBP's jurisdiction?

I vaguely remember hearing somewhere that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has a jurisdictional definition that allows them to be active a certain number of miles from international ports of entry, and ...
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Few hour layover in Japan, with expired Chinese passport and valid US permanent resident card?

I am trying to plan for my mom who will be traveling from Guam to the US, but she has a connecting flight in Japan, which has a 2-5 hour layover. She has an expired Chinese passport due to the ...
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What are my options for getting a digital vaccine passport in the USA?

Related: Can I convert the CDC vaccination card issued for COVID into an International Certificate of Vaccination? I finally got my second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in the USA. I received my white ...
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Is it possible to enter the United States on ESTA then remain as US national after obtaining passport?

I have Irish, British and American citizenship and currently hold valid Irish and British passports and an American passport issued when I was a child that has been expired for over 10 years. I ...
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How to renew a US visa for a Dubai expat?

I'm an Egyptian working in Dubai, UAE as an expat. I had a B1/B2 Us visa that expired 2 weeks ago. I travelled twice before to the US to attend technical conferences. My US visa was originally issue 5 ...
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Travel to USA again - COVID-19 delays

We have a B1/B2 tourist visa which is valid till 2027. Last year, we arrived in USA on 12 February 2020. The I-94 was granted till 11-August-2020. We were all set to travel back but unfortunately the ...
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Is this the best time to apply for US visas?

At this point of my life I am very confused. I have travel history for about 6 West African nations, and 2 East African nations (Rwanda and Ethiopia). Is this a good time to apply for US visas?
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Can I re-enter the US by air without needing a Covid test if I've had the vaccine?

Just like the question asks, can I re-enter the USA without a Covid test if I've had the vaccine? Or will this be up to the airline to check? If so, it's American Airlines. Any anecdotal experience or ...
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“The data from the server was incorrect” error when looking up one's I-94

When looking up my I-94 on the official CBP website I see the following error: The data from the server was incorrect. I'm seeing the same error while looking it up for another fellow traveler. Is ...
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Land border crossing from US to Canada and no stamp

When I cross the US/Canada border, neither side stamps my passport. Does this mean that there is no record of border crossing in their system? Just curious.
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My bus hasn't left Salem for several hours, no ETA updated - It's hours behind schedule, What should I do?

I'm waiting for my bus which was scheduled to pick up an hour ago at 1am. I have been tracking it since 10pm, and its ETA hasn't changed and it shows that the bus is stopped in Salem, hours from ...
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J1 Visa overstaying?

J1 Visa overstaying? I have overstayed my J-1 visa by 6 weeks beyond the grace period end date in 2016. Currently, I am applying for a UK tourist visa. I haven't received any official warnings during ...
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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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Can I do self employment work on B1/B2? [duplicate]

I know this question is very common and I know mostly the answer is a hard NO. But I think my case is special in a way. I would like to come to the USA to do handyman work basically. Therefore I will ...
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do you need to self quarantine if visiting san diego or los angeles?

Back in January visitors had to self quarantine for 14 days. Is that still the case? The Regional Stay at Home order cited in the last SE question on the subject was lifted on Jan 25. This would be a ...
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I own a Mexican plated car though I am a US Citizen (I live in Mexico). I want to drive to houston TX

I own a Mexican plated car though I am a US Citizen (I live in Mexico). I want to drive to houston TX Are there any restriction I need to know about? Are the police going to keep stopping me? Or is ...
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Entry into USA after awaiting green card & leaving for health emergency

I travelled back to uk in January as I became unwell in USA with postpartum psychosis after having my baby in October and needed emergency treatment back home in uk, as I hadn’t health insurance to ...
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Were companies required to issue pandemic flight vouchers in the US?

Back when the pandemic first landed in the US, we cancelled some flights that we had booked. The company we booked through offered us vouchers that ostensibly expired at the end of this year (9 ...
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Entry to USA after previous denial

My Belizean fiancé was denied entry to the USA about three years ago, when he was attempting to go visit his daughter in Florida. He had travelled a number of times in the US with no problems. But on ...
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Visa extension due to covid pending - am I legally okay until I hear back from UCIS?

I filed and paid for extension of Visa with I-539 form before my original visa expired on May 6th 2020. I have not heard back from UCIS, should I worry? I dont want to travel while tests and vaccines ...
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Why would a hotel only accept guests older than 21 years old?

I've booked a stay in a hotel at our local Crystal Mountain resort and noticed a peculiar message: All guests must be 21 or accompanied by a legal guardian. Why would a hotel not allow someone who's ...
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Working on a Tourist Visa [duplicate]

I own a full service agency within the US and my girlfriend is one of my employees (full time contractor from overseas). She is planning on coming to the US to visit me and my family, I was wondering ...
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Can one walk into Mexico from the US with a US green card and without a passport?

I am a French citizen and a US lawful permanent resident. Is it possible to enter Mexico with a US green card and without a passport via the US <-> Mexico land border on foot? I am reading some ...
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Can I transit in the US travelling from South Africa

I am a citizen of Haiti, currently working in South Africa. I have to travel to Port-au-Prince for family reason. Can I transit to the US? I have B1/B2 visa and will take a covid test prior departure.
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What are these white circles in Nevada?

I found them in Nevada, USA. At 37.488, -116.228 coords and I can't find any information about this. The bright white lines are roads and I have seen a similar ones but it had a triangle around it. ...
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Does the United States Department of State issue any US record clearance letter?

I am a French citizen, US permanent resident, California resident, and currently located in California, US. I am applying for a visa: the visa application requires a letter of verification stating ...
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Can I convert the CDC vaccination card issued for COVID into an International Certificate of Vaccination?

As the world prepares to reopen for vaccinated tourism, I'm facing a conundrum in regards to the paperwork required. If you get the COVID vaccine in the US these days, you will be issued a "...
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Can I get USA tourist visa from within Pakistan during this covid period in 2021?

Can I get a USA tourist visa from within Pakistan in 2021? And how much time will it take to get the visa stamped?
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U.S. and Mexican citizen flying from U.S. to Mexico

I already applied to get my US passport but I don't think it will be ready on time, I'm also a Mexican citizen, so, if I'm planning to fly from San Diego to Mexico City, can I do it with a Mexican ...
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Applying for a visa requiring a US record clearance letter: is it faster to get it from the California DOJ (Department of Justice) or the FBI?

I am a French citizen, US permanent resident, California resident and currently located in California, US. I am applying for some visa: the visa application requires a letter of verification stating ...
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What other requirements are there to rent a car as a foreigner aged 23 in USA?

I am 23 years old and am from Iceland, planning a trip to the USA with a friend. We are both below 25 years of age and I have been to the USA about 16 times give or take, all as a visitor; vacation ...
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Canadian citizen entering the US from Europe (Worried about entry being denied)

I am a dual citizen, Canadian and Portuguese, living in Portugal. Last July, given the EU/US travel ban, I traveled to Canada to quarantine for 14 days so I could visit my girlfriend in the US. I did ...
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How do the Express Lanes in California know how many occupants a car using the express lane contains?

In this answer by Zach Lipton, it is mentioned that the price of using the express lane in California depends (mirror) on the number of occupants that the vehicle contains: How do the Express Lanes ...
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Is there any way to extend my visa? [closed]

I´m a Mexican citizen and my visa has expired. I was planning on taking some marketing courses in the USA in April, but with the pandemic, the consulate is closed. Is there any way to do the paperwork?...

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