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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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Missing biometric info from US Passport

My daughter has the US Global Entry but since we have obtained a passport for her as a baby she's missing biometric information. How does one go about getting the passport with the biometric ...
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US visa has a different DOB from the passport

Hi I have had a us visa for a few years and have only recently travelled for work purposes and back again a few times for a couple of years now. The problem is that I didn't start to use the visa ...
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Administrative processing for B2 US Visa for 6 months, is this time normal?

I am dual citizen of France and Lebanon and have been using an ESTA to visit the USA for the past years. (2-3 trips to the US per year to visit kids studying there). When I tried to renew my ESTA on ...
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Riding PVTA buses (in Amherst)

From https://www.umass.edu/transportation/how-much-bus-fare: Bus drivers will not collect fares/passes, but passengers are expected to have either a valid Five College student, faculty or staff ID ...
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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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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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Applying for a B1 Visa after F1

So I have been in the US for the last 4 years on an F1 visa. Followed all the procedures and left the country before my F1 visa expired. However now I am trying to apply for a B1 visa to the US and ...
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Inserted the space between first and last name in my passport

I have inserted the space in my passport name (the name in the old passport and the US visa is RASHEEDKHAN, and the name in the new passport is RASHEED KHAN). Do I need to apply for a new visa or can ...
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Transporting horses interstate DOT

If I am hauling my horses from SD to AZ in a Semi truck with DOT licensed agriculture, do I need to get permits and stop at every weigh station?
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How much time do Canadian authorities give to non-Canadians to drive from the southern US-Canadian border to Alaska?

I read on https://www.alaskapublic.org/2020/07/30/the-rules-for-crossing-the-canadian-border-into-alaska-just-got-even-stricter: Travelers will be given a tag to hang from their rearview mirrors for ...
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Will I be affected by the travel ban Europe to USA (Connecting flight)

Will I be able to get home to Canada? My flight is on March 18th from Delhi to Frankfurt Germany to Seattle to Vancouver (where we live). The layover is 3 hours in Germany and 2 in Seattle. The DHS ...
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What happens to passengers who are identified as having a fever when entering the US?

Let's say one is flying into SFO tomorrow from China and encounters one of the thermal scanners as they leave the aircraft. This passenger has a fever, which may or may not be caused by the Wuhan ...
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German citizen, US LLC, living in Germany: Can I use an VWP?

So: I am a German citizen with no US visa status I am one of two members of an US LLC (the other member is US citizen) I am getting paid in the form of member distributions in USD My questions are: ...
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Must US-issued enhanced driver licenses have a full middle name?

I understand that a US-issued enhanced driver license (or ID card) is a special form of REAL ID. The difference from regular REAL ID is the holder not only had to prove legal presence in the US, but ...
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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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Booked/paid for room, not available upon arrival

TL;DR: Booked and paid for a room, room was not available, the hotel clerk said there was a room but that he chose not to give it to us, we ended up sleeping in the car. What is the best course of ...
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Visa application - reason has changed

I applied for a USA business visitor visa some time ago, as I stated in DS-160. And waiting times for the interviews are insanely long these days - the estimate that I've got on the website is almost ...
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Visiting the US under VWP as a C-Corp shareholder

I'm in a situation that I haven't read about, but imagine wouldn't be super uncommon. I'm a co-founder of and own 50% of a C-Corp entity. My other founder is a US citizen who owns the remaining 50%. ...
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USA Passenger rights: Airline making it impossible to refund my refundable ticket

Bought a refundable ticket with JetBlue. Tried to refund it: manage my booking -> cancel booking. Site threw a "this part of our site is not working right now please call us". Called them,...
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Name spelling is different in passport and educational documents

My name in my passport, Ielts certificate is Zakiya Khan Hakim Khan, whereas in all educational documents it is Zakia Hakeem Khan. kindly guide me what should I do in this case? will they refuse me ...
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Free movement between the US and Compact of Free Association countries

There is an arrangement for citizens of the three Pacific Island sovereign states of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), and the Republic of Palau, to ...
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Bringing 100 or 200 days worth of inhaler into the US

I'm intending on traveling to the US for ~85 days1 for work (with, yes, a bit of a holiday). I'm intending on using an ESTA for this. As I have a (relatively rare) long-term respiratory problem, I ...
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My US visa is damaged as the passport authority clipped the corners of the old passport

It written clearly on the website, in the case of the passport authority clipping the corners of the old passport, you visa is damaged. It is bit unfortunate as it was valid for five years, what I ...
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Where to declare goods when using Global Entry in US preclearance at Dublin?

I recently took a flight from Dublin (DUB) to the US, and so I went through US immigration and customs preclearance in Dublin. I have Global Entry and used the automated kiosk. I realized afterwards ...
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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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Canadian PR had US visa refused after US deportation and ban

I'm a Canadian Permanent Resident. I illegally entered the USA 13 years ago, and was deported back to Canada with a 10 year ban. Now it has been 13 years. I applied for a US B1 visa; I'm a truck ...
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US Embassy ds 160 form for B1 visa in london

I applied for a B1 visa and attended the visa interview at the London site on 02/07/2019. It was approved by the officer and he said I should receive it in a few working days. However, the photo I ...
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Bypass six month passport-validity rule when already in country

Two of my family just arrived at the Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, Peru (from the U.S.) for a vacation (tourism), but one of them has a passport that expires in two months. Peru follows ...
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Do you need to update form DS-160 if you visit the US once again after making a visa appointment?

A friend of mine is extending their US B1/B2 visa. He filled out form DS-160 which among other things asks about the last 5 visits to the US. Now he is going to travel to the US once again in the time ...
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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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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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Only one passport (instead of 2) arrived in the mail

My parents qualified for the visa interview waiver. They mailed both their documents with my mother as a dependent on my father. When they received it back from the US embassy, only ONE passport with ...
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ESTA application changed status from authorized to pending

My ESTA application got approved 30 minutes after submitting, and I have printed out the "Authorization Approved" document with all the details. Now, almost 48 hours later, I have received ...
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Paying Dulles (IAD) toll using coins with a rental car, is it possible?

I have rented a car at DCA to be returned at IAD. I knew I would have to pay the Dulles toll to drive to IAD, so I did my research online and I saw there would be cash toll booths where I would be ...
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Can I bring an old artillery shell on a plane?

I have been travelling in Europe, and picked up an old artillery shell that the seller told me was empty. When I went to inspect it at home, I removed the projectile and found that the shell is in ...
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Travel by land to Mexico and return to the US

I am holding the visa waiver B2, this was on the emergency waiver (I-193, valid to enter the US but I am not sure if this can be seen as a real visa) as I arrived a month earlier for my H1B. One of ...
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Options when US Passport is stuck in renewal

The US state department currently quotes US passport renewal times as 5-7 weeks. I have no upcoming travel booked so this may be a good opportunity to get this over with. However, there is a non-...
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How can one see how many strikes one's Global Entry card has received?

When entering the US with Global Entry, one may receive a strike if the immigration/customs step doesn't go smoothly. How can one see how many strikes one's Global Entry card has received?
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Refused visa from USA. Letter is lost but so what can I disclose for New Zealand visa?

I applied for a USA visitor visa back in 2018 but was refused. I lost the refusal letter but didn't read it thoroughly and now I don't remember the reason of the refusal. Now I am planning for a ...
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flying within the US with a cactus in carryon

I'll be flying domestically within the US from a part of the country where cacti are common to one where they aren't. As a small token gift I'd like to bring a small prickly pear cactus from my yard. ...
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Can a Russian citizen with a US F1 visa transit at an EU airport?

I am a Russian citizen planning to travel to the US in August 2021. Could anyone please advise through which countries I am allowed to fly to the US currently? I have a US F1 visa. May I travel ...
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Transfer between TANK and Go Metro in Cincinnati

I'm trying to figure out what kinds of electronic tickets I need to buy if I need to get from the Cincinnati Airport (CVG) to Blue Ash. First I need to take route 2X to downtown Cincinnati (which is ...
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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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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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Valid B1/B2 "R" (regular) on expired diplomatic passport

Can I use my valid regular (non diplomatic) visa issued in my old and expired diplomatic passport with my new regular passport?
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What does the appeals process look like if you are denied entry to the United States?

I'm a British Citizen holding an L1 Visa, currently employed in the US. I may need to travel internationally soon. I am concerned about re-entry to the US at the end of this travel (I may be away for ...
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UK citizen marrying US. citizen in USA under VWP

My fiancee and I are marrying on March 3 in the USA. I'm traveling from Dublin, Ireland to USA. I am employed in the UK, have authorised leave, return ticket to Ireland and plan to apply for UK ...
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Is it possible to get a prescription in the United States while abroad using an online medical service?

I'm going to travel to the U.S as a tourist and I take a prescription medication that cannot be stopped, due to the complications and risk of not being allowed to get the medication into the country, ...
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Loading a 1-day pass to a compass card online

Is there a way to load a 1-day pass to an existing compass card online? When I put in my compass card number here, I get the following: There is no option "Adult 1-Day Pass". So is it only possible ...
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CBP Global Entry/SENTRI interviewing procedures for applicants with ASD?

My family have just received conditional approval for SENTRI, and now are looking at booking our interviews. I am aware that children under 18 are interviewed with a parent present, however one of ...
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