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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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Can I apply for tourist visa to USA if I am holding Mexico Work Visa as a Indian Citizen

I will be in Mexico some time around this year with Temporary Work Visa. Is it possible to apply USA Tourist Visa while am in Mexico with Temporary Work Visa as a Indian Citizen?
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New DS2019 for re enter

Right now im in usa There was some changes in my ds2019 for i got my new ds2019 with travel validation but it don’t have sign from embassy and i want to re enter in usa and im worried that my new ...
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First time traveling by plane - concerned about short connections at Newark

This is my first time traveling by plane. I will fly from Madrid to State College and I have a lot of questions: On the outbound trip to the United States. I have a layover of 1h and 50 minutes at ...
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Non-US Teen taking US domestic flight without ID

This is a current situation we're trying to find solutions for. My 17yo son has been in Florida for a week with friends, and is about to come home (flying to San Diego). Luckily the flight today has ...
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Can I change my flight and travel dates before my B2 Visa interview?

I overstayed my US ESTA visa by about 90 days when I went over with my American now ex girlfriend (long story). I wasn't working while I was over there and she was funding my stay at the time. Long ...
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Cheapest option to transfer large amount (50k+) from EUR (Germany) to USA bank account? [closed]

I need to transfer a large EUR amount (50k, 100k, possibly more) to a US bank account. If I use N26 (which uses Wise for foreign transfers), the fee is 234.44EUR to transfer 50000EUR (and then the ...
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Is it possible to rent a car in the US and return it in Canada?

I plan a trip from NY City - Upstate NY - Buffalo - Niagara Falls - Toronto. When leaving the City I want to rent a car to get to the different locations, and since I will fly back home from Toronto, ...
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Mistake in DS 160 realised after visa issuance

I recently completed a visa interview. However afterwards I realised that I had made a nonmaterial mistake on the ds-160. How can this be corrected?
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As a (non) resident alien in the US, what documents (if any) does one need to carry at all times?

As a (non) resident alien in the US, what documents (if any) does one need to carry at all times? Different sources indicate different documents: a passport with the entry stamp, the I-94 printout, ...
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When flying from Preclearance airports to the US, do airlines validate your visa before letting you talk to Preclearance agents?

Normally when you fly to the US from other countries there's extensive checks of your visa by airline personnel. However Preclearance airports are somewhat special because there's CBP agents right ...
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Am I allowed to videotape (dashcam) when entering Mexico from the US by car?

I typically drive with a dashcam. Am I allowed to videotape (dashcam) when entering Mexico from the US by car, or must I stop my dashcam? If I must stop my dashcam, what's the latest point when I need ...
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Receiving US visa while in the US under ESTA

I may need to go to the US for a job as postdoc at a university. I would like to start the job ASAP and my professor would like that as well. I have an old O-1 visa from my previous employer, but my ...
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Can I get the tourist visa printed on any passport I want?

I'm a citizen of 2 countries. I live in X. I don't live in Y I want US consulate in X to print my b1/b2 visa on my Y passport I don't use my X passport because it's a shitty passport for travel Is ...
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Am I allowed to videotape (dashcam) when entering the United States by car?

I typically drive with a dashcam. Am I allowed to videotape (dashcam) when entering the United States by car, or must I stop my dashcam? If I must stop my dashcam, what's the latest point when I need ...
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Minor without passport, transiting through Canada with both US parents

We are planning a road trip from USA, through British Colombia to Alaska and back within a week or so. One of my children have an expired US passport. Both parents are with the child and we are all US ...
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How long does it take to get my second DS-2019?

I'm going to study abroad in LA for the second time this Fall 2022 semester. Last year I went the first time during Fall 2021 and stayed there for about 5 months and came back to Canada. The school ...
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Can I travel in Switzerland/EU with a German Aufenthaltstitel (permanent residence permit)

I am a US citizen and permanent resident of Germany. I am in the process of becoming a German citizen. This requires me to renounce my US citizenship, but the US Consulate in Germany is extremely ...
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Travelling from California to Chicago by rail [closed]

Rail route from California to Chicago by rail Amtrak YouTube video Can there be any alternate rail routes by rail for travelling from California to Chicago? The current journey takes 42 hours by rail. ...
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Can I bring nicotine pouches from my home country into the US?

I am 20 and in my country I can legally buy nicotine pouches. In US however, I can not, because to purchase them you have to be over 21. My question is, does this law only apply to buying goods but ...
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Forgot to pass through customs

Is it possible I missed customs? My flight was from my home country to MIA, then to JG in Ohio. As it stands, upon landing in MIA, I passed through immigration, and then baggage claim just fine. ...
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Driving from San Jose to Kansas City with a Uhaul Trailer I-80 vs. I-40?

My girlfriend, our two dogs, and myself are moving from San Jose, CA to Kansas City, MO leaving in late August. I am not worried about snow in the more northern I-80 because of the season, what I am ...
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Customs with 2 hour 35 minute layover at Fort Lauderdale [closed]

We are flying into Ft Lauderdale FLL at 2:55 from Panama, picking up luggage and going through customs to catch 5:30 flight to San Francisco. Is this doable?
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Boston to NYC weekend trip: drive to commuter rail station?

I'll be in Boston with a vehicle, but want to visit New York City for a weekend. What are the pros and cons of driving from Boston to a NYC suburb (e.g. New Rochelle), parking at the commuter rail ...
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Travel from London to Mexico City with stop in Dallas, Texas

I plan to travel from London to Mexico city on 31st August. Looking at flights American airlines seems to be cheapest option. However I am very confused at the stopover in Texas Dallas / Fort Worth. I ...
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What is the meaning of the "Bikers Welcome" sign on restaurants?

When traveling in rural Pennsylvania I saw several ordinary roadside restaurants having a sign reading "Bikers Welcome". I did not see similar signs for other categories (truckers, tourists, ...
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Can a spouse select different appointment date for US visa

I have done a separate DS160 form for me and my wife and paid the visa fee separately, so we have different appointment dates. In the DS 160 form I mentioned that she would be an accompanying traveler....
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Do I have to test my two-year-old on COVID on arrival in the USA?

My wife and I are fully vaccinated against COVID. Our two-year-old isn't. There is this obligatory US_Passenger Disclosure and Attestation Form to be filled out by travellers who are not US citizens ...
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Should I apply for a new passport because of FNU in US Visa at this moment?

I have read this post: Old Passport with US Visa FNU and I understood what the US travel website recommends. But I want to know the answer in the context of my current situation in the travelling ...
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Covid-19 Testing - Walking distance from Disney World

I'm planning a trip to Disney World in the coming months. I will be travelling from Canada with my son who is between two and three years old. Currently he is unvaccinated for COVID-19 as there are no ...
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C1/D (Merchant Marine) Visa Holder Entry in the US: Being selected for Secondary Screening & interview [closed]

I am Greek and a professional seaman or as the term goes in the US, a "merchant marine." To be more precise, I work on board ocean-going vessels as a Chief Officer AKA "First Officer&...
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Steps Travelling from Canada to Spain with a stopover at US (YVR-EWR-PMI)

I am a Canadian citizen travelling from Vancouver Canada to Mallorca Spain. There is a stop over at Newark airport in US. (YVR > EWR > PMI and PMI > EWR > YVR) back. I am wondering if ...
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Visiting USA (3 months) and Canada (> 1 month) on Esta and return to the US to get on the plane home

I just found out that we might have a major problem with our current travel itinerary and visa status and I'm wondering/hoping if anybody is able to help us out here... Situation: We are a young ...
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after successful H1B visa, if I didn’t travel to USA will there be any consequences

I am in India and I got the H1B visa stamped now via consultancy and they offered me the job in New Jersey with $106k (US) per year. But now I got a best offer in India with very good package in ...
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I’m a foreigner with an expired passport which has my valid visa. Can I take a domestic flight in the US if I don’t have any other ID?

I’m travelling from Rochester to Boston. My passport has expired and I do not have any state ID. Can I still travel with the expired passport but valid visa?
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Buying + activating Google Fi in the US but not a US resident? [duplicate]

I'm currently on a 3 week trip in California, visiting mostly in and around the major cities and I've been looking into buying a Google Fi 'simple unlimited' plan for a month for my data/calling/...
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Requirements to authorize children to travel across borders

On the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol web site, there is the following notification: Traveling with Children When U.S. citizen children under the age of 16 arrive by land or sea from Canada or Mexico ...
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Can I bring a personal amount of over the counter drugs into the United States which are prescription only in the USA?

I am crossing the land border from Canada to USA. I have oral Voltaren (Diclofenac) which are over the counter drugs in Europe where my mother brings them to me from (for migraines which no OTC drug ...
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Coming back to the US on an ESTA after having stayed 89 days earlier this year. What documents can I prepare to make border control easier?

I stayed for 89 days in the US on an ESTA until May (met my PhD advisor, then took time off to visit friends around the country). I would like to come back for a scientific conference in July to ...
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How shall I proceed if my car may contain illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia before entering Canada by car from the US?

Some individual broke into my car in the United States to steal my dashcam and a few quarters, and in the process, while searching my car for other valuable items, left some drug paraphernalia in the ...
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DS160 application

Hi I’m total confused I am hoping that I get a answer that I will understand. I have submitted my ds160 about 2 months ago with incorrect information. If I submit a new one this will look like I’ve ...
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How can I assess the water pollution in the rivers in the US?

I'll explore a few locations in the US over the summer and consider swimming in some rivers. How can I assess the water pollution in rivers in the US, preferably before going to the location of ...
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Clarification on entering the US on B2, leaving to Mexico and re-entering the US on F1

To provide more context: I am a Malaysian citizen & holding a Malaysian passport so I don't qualify for the VWP. However, I hold both a valid B2 visa & an F1 visa. My i-20 states that the ...
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Daughter needs an F1 study visa for a summer drama program US but only has 1 week until flights from the UK

She is 16 and we have just found out that she needs an F1 visa for the summer program and have now urgently applied via the US Emabssy website in the UK. We have the I-20 and DS-160 completed and she ...
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Has there been a policy change for b1/b2 visa holders at the land borders?

My family and I have B1/B2 visitor visas for the US. We also have SENTRI cards through the Trusted Traveler Program, for when we cross via the land border into the US. Before the southern border ...
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Where to spend 3-4hrs after landing in Chicago O'Hare?

I will be landing in Chicago-O'Hare around 7AM. I have a shuttle/bus booked from Terminal 5, departing at 12:40pm, which leaves me with a lot of time (3-4hrs). I am looking for ways to spend this time ...
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I have two passports from the same country with a different name spelling. Issues when traveling?

I'm a citizen of Ukraine and I have a B1/B2 visa. Since obtaining the visa in my passport #1 I have acquired an international passport #2 (it's legal in Ukraine to have two) in which my name is ...
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I know I can travel with an I 551 down but When does it actually expire

I will be traveling by car on July 6 through the 13th to Mexico. My visa with a I 551 stamp was issued on July 2. I was admitted into the country on 29 July. I’m confused on which is my actual ...
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Do all international airports have special security screening for US-bound flights?

So far every time I flew to the US, I remember having to go through extra security checks before boarding the flight - or had to go through pre-clearance in the case of flights from Canada. Do these ...
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Do any airlines issue boarding passes online on US-bound international flights?

One annoying thing about flying to the US from abroad is the need to stand in a long line at the check-in kiosks so that your immigration status could be verified. In some cases I’ve even seen airline ...
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Taking my young nephew to his homeland for a visit

I am a dual citizen of the US and a non-Eu country X. I'd like to travel to X (and back) with my young nephew, so he can see his grandparents. He is 9, is a citizen and has a passport of X. Nephew is ...
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