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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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Have the US or the EU extended passport validity rules for their own citizens?

Suppose I live in Germany and hold both a US passport and a Hungarian passport. For a vacation, I travel to the US on the US passport, and after two or three weeks I return to my home in Germany on ...
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Reschedule Italy Visitor Visa Appointment

I have scheduled a visitor visa appointment with the Italian Consulate in Boston for August 15th on https://prenotami.esteri.it. Can I reschedule the appointment to a prior date? I am not seeing that ...
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I have an active multiple-entry C1 US visa. I also have a Canadian citizenship certificate. Need to travel (not transit) US in 20 days. My options?

Just some more context: I have not applied for the Canadian passport yet, hence this post. I'm looking to visit a close friend in roughly 20 days. I work for a US company. I have an active C1 visa and ...
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Regulatory Authority for denied boarding compensation for return leg of USA to Canada roundtrip flight

A USA Citizen was involuntarily denied boarding by Air Canada for the YYZ-EWR leg of a EWR-YYZ-EWR round-trip. In case regulatory authorities need to get involved to receive compensation, do I reach ...
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"Clearance received" annotation on US visas - how long is the clearance valid for?

I interviewed for a B1/B2 US visa in late June 2023, and was issued a 221(g) form in seconds. My passport spent months in "administrative processing", and the visa was not issued until Sep ...
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Need to extend B2 visa status but dad is in a coma

Parents are visiting on B2 visa. Dad unfortunately suffered a stroke and is currently in a coma. 6-month duration is coming up. But he cannot sign the I-539 extension form. Already have relevant ...
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Entering the US from China for the first time with an Indian passport

I have a newly issued 10-year US B1/B2 visa on my Indian passport. I will have to be in Shanghai for a week before flying to the US for the 1st time using this visa. Does anyone here have any ...
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Yosemite national park availability

I am traveling to the USA end of August. We are planning to visit Yosemite national park on the 31th of August. However, already now, tickets are not available and all lodging specifically for that ...
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J1 to ESTA while applying for E2

I am currently on a J1 visa and will be applying to change to an E2 visa. Let's say my J1 expires on X. I will go to Canada from X to X+14 and I have a marriage and family trip planned in the US from ...
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Travelling to the US with an ESTA and planning to enter Canada on a working holiday visa after that

I will be flying to US on an ESTA next week. I'm planning to be in the USA for 6 weeks, and since I have been granted a working holiday visa by the Canadian government, I want to fly to Canada after ...
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Can a Canada visitor visa be stamped in the US? I applied from Qatar and received approval

I'm an Indian residing in Qatar with a residency permit. The Canada visitor visa was applied from Qatar and is been approved for visa stamping. But currently I'm in the US. Can the visa stamping be ...
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I have a valid 10 year USA visa. But been to Iran and Syria. Can I visit US now? [duplicate]

I have a valid 10 year US visitor visa, but never been to US till date. In the mean time, I had visited Syria and Iran for tourism purpose. Will I be able to enter USA now?
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ESTA “Is your travel to the US occurring in transit to another country”

I made a mistake on my US ESTA application. I plan to go to New York in 2 months time for a little birthday trip. On the ESTA TRANSIT question “Is your travel to the US occurring in transit to another ...
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Filled g639 by mistake

I am on a non-immigrant B2 US visa and I recently filled the g639 form on the USCIS w3bsite to access my I-94. I got an email saying nothing was found since I filled incomplete information. However I ...
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Exiting the U.S. through Canada (exit stamp U.S.) [duplicate]

I traveled from Germany to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program with an ESTA. When I passed through immigration, I got an entry stamp with the current date on it. Now knowing that the U.S. doesn't ...
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Can someone re-enter the USA on a tourist visa after 8 months outside of the country when they stayed earlier in the USA for 12 months?

My divorced parent came to visit us in the USA last year on tourist visas and then towards the end of their 6 months stay we extended their stay for another 6 months officially by applying for an ...
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Do Zipair transpacific flights have hot water?

I will be flying with Zipair soon, from the US to Japan. I am excited to fly a discount airline across the Pacific. As they charge for food & beverage service, I am preparing to bring my own food ...
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Standard visa validity for F1? [migrated]

When trying to schedule an interview at the US embassy, I get the question whether I want to apply for a visa with standard validity (19 months) or a 4-year visa. According to my I-20, the length of ...
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USA Visa - Other Names?

My partner's name on the passport is listed as A.Jaffar, A stands for Ahmad, but he's always called as Jaffar, and on his professional (work) ID and papers, he's listed as Jaffar, but on official ...
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Minor travelling solo?

My son, who is 15, wants to visit The Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, TX, with his friends. He also has a Fortnite teammate who lives there, so they want to spend a weekend in the park. I trust him ...
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How long do I need to wait between ESTA applications? [duplicate]

I'm a UK citizen. I want to travel to the USA for a holiday and to see some friends. I've used an ESTA a few times in the past and it was fairly straightforward. However this time I'd like to spend ...
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Travel with company swag - Will TSA/Customs have a problem?

I am travelling on behalf of my company from Mumbai to New York & we are looking to take phone stands as gifts for our customers. Will TSA have a problem with this? Is there a max quantity I ...
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In which US state are you the longest from another state in the contiguous US? [closed]

In which state in the contiguous US (so not Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico etc) are you the farthest from another state?
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Finance question for US visa

I get a salary paycheck from my father's personal account, who is also the owner of the business we own. I am on a manager visa. Due to insufficient funds in my current account, we usually get my ...
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A question about Entrance into the USA [migrated]

I am an international Student. So I have gained admission to a university in the USA, and I have collected my I-20 and paid my SEVIS fee successfully. Suppose I have my visa, (F-1) with me and I ...
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Passport application for a minor with divorced parents

I share custody of my child with my ex-husband, and she currently lives with him in another state. We are planning an international trip next year and I’m working on our passport applications. If I'm ...
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How can I change the embassy to a different embassy in the appointment portal? [duplicate]

How can change my visa appointment page from Côte d’Ivoire to Ghana?
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ESTA applications

I applied in the past for two kinds of visa on the same day. C1/D + B. I was denied on the B visa and got the C1 and went to the US many times. Now I’m asking for an ESTA and there is a denied visa ...
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ESTA denied due to charge back from credit card company (they initiated without our knowledge)

We applied for an ESTA and traveled to the US in January this year. Suddenly today (month of May) I got an email saying all members in our group have been denied the ESTA. I got so confused and rang ...
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DS160 and i20 discrepancy regarding sponsors

There is a discrepancy between my i20 and my DS160 form. In my i20 it is written as family funds but in my DS160 it is written as I'm sponsoring myself.I can change my DS160 before my biometric ...
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Can a submitted DS160 form be amended?

The answer at https://travel.stackexchange.com/a/188863/82655 says: For those in the UK, the US embassy's official link clearly states that you can amend your DS160 and bring the updated version to ...
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USA - Do I need to apply for ESTA if I have B1/B2 visa?

I am a Polish citizen living in Germany. In October I will be travelling to the US with my wife. We will be meeting my friend, who is also my business partner. I was in the US before two times, in ...
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Can I transit through the US before the trip whose details were used for an ESTA application?

I am requesting an ESTA for the first time, for a trip due in September to the US. I'm thinking of doing it right now because I'd like to be sure about the outcome before booking my flights. In the ...
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Concern Regarding Discrepancy in Parents' Last Names on Passport for US Visa Application

If my parents' last names in my passport differ from their actual passports, could this potentially cause any issues during their US visa application process?
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Immigration and customs requirements on entering JFK (self-transfer)

We are an Australian and Canadian citizens travelling from Dubai UAE to the Syracuse NY airport, via JFK, and have a 4-hour stopover before our flight to Syracuse. At what stage would I clear ...
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Can I take a desktop PC as a carry-on from USA to India (layover in UK)? What is the safest way to pack and carry it?

I'll be travelling for the summer from the US to India and I plan on taking my desktop PC with me since most of my development work is on there. I've seen other posts saying that this is usually not a ...
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Do children need a passport to travel by car from the United States to Canada and back?

We are a married couple with 2 children, 7 and 10 years old. All of us are US citizens. Both my spouse and I have US passports. The children currently have no passports or other photo IDs. What ...
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What alternative modes do I have to get from Pittsburgh to Denver?

I am traveling with a bike. I am not considering biking there ... The obvious options are Amtrak, Greyhound, fly, or drive. A direct flight is about $400 round-trip depending on the exact travel ...
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White House tour as an Indian tourist ? (Indian Embassy does not help)

Is there any way to get a tour of the White House (other than the POTUS inviting you), if your embassy does not organize any tours into the White House? Indian Embassy does not organize White House ...
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DS-160 - Employment details for long retired person (B1/B2)

I'm trying to fill the DS-160 form for a B1/B2 visa for my father, who retired 20 years ago. Are the employment details needed for him? I'm not sure if the interpretation is — “while he was employed, ...
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Can I travel outside the UK when I am waiting for my US B2 visa appointment date?

I am not a UK national. I am applying for US B2 visa. My visa interview appointment date is as far as away as December 2024. My question is: Can I travel outside the UK between now and December 2024? ...
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Repeated personal visits to US - is it a problem?

I have been a flight attendant for over 10 years, currently based in the middle east. We have free tickets to fly to any of our airline's destinations. I have been on frequent close visits to NYC this ...
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How do I apply for a US visitor visa after overstaying less than 180 days?

I travelled to the USA in 2008 alone on the Visa Waiver Program from the UK. Whilst there, I met someone who I thought was the one. He is a USA citizen. We got married and I was going to apply for the ...
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How should a dual citizen answer the nationality questions on the ESTA application form?

I'm currently applying for my ESTA and have run into some issues regarding these two questions: Are you now a citizen or national of any other country? Have you ever been a citizen or national of ...
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Can a person with an Indian passport transit from Tbilisi through Amsterdam the my way to the USA? [duplicate]

I'm an Indian passport holder travelling from Tbilisi back to the USA. I have a visa for the US and will get a visa on arrival in Georgia. I was thinking of booking a flight but all the flights ...
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Is OPT a "passport or national identity card" for ESTA purposes?

Filling in the ESTA application, I was asked this question: "Have you ever been issued a passport or national identity card for travel by any other country?" If I was approved for OPT once, ...
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Is undertaking lab research on the USA Visa Waiver program allowed?

I am a UK medical student and wanted to do some lab research this summer. I got in contact with a university professor and sorted out a 11-week project at his lab. I also received a grant from a ...
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Can I enter the US on an ESTA before the 30-day grace period on a J1 then exit to Canada and re-enter on my J1?

I have booked a contiki tour that starts on the 10th of July, but my J1 visa's 30-day grace period is the 15th of July (14th of August on my documents as the official start date of the course). I am ...
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Can I fly within the US on an expired ESTA?

Background. I'm flying from the UK to the US. So if I fly to the US while my ESTA is valid it is fine. But can I fly from one US state to another if the ESTA has expired? For example if I flew into ...
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ESTA unnecessary anxiety

I am planning a trip to the US with my family and partner and we're all from ESTA-eligible countries, so we all submitted our applications, which were approved. However, there are two "issues&...
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