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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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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Layover in Europe to the US - allowed?

Many people have asked questions on this site regarding the rules for layovers, with no definitive answers. The rules are constantly in flux and it is very difficult to get a clear answer from ...
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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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Does the introduction of paid fast lane as replacement of the carpool lane increase or decrease the traffic speed? [closed]

I have noticed that on several (all?) highways in the Bay Area in California, US, carpool lanes are being replaced by paid fast lane (typically payable via FasTrak). This made me wonder: Does the ...
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Can a US Citizen for a US company work remotely in Portugal tax free while sightseeing?

Thinking of going to Portugal for vacation but would like to spend more time there than our typical vacation. Do I have to pay taxes for the work performed there for US-based clients and company? It ...
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Gold Jewelry - Any limit?

I have bought my fiance several gold jewelry over 2 years (I would estimate total of 10k). Most of this was bought back in January 2020. It is all a gift, she has all the receipts. Does she need to ...
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Should I write anything in the “Type of License/Certification/Permit OR Working Title” field when requesting a record clearance for visa application?

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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ESTA denied because overstay - how to appeal?

My father's ESTA was cancelled after he overstayed with 3 months due to Covid. It was extended every 30 days because his flight was cancelled and there were no flights to Europe in that period of time,...
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Can admitting previous illegal drug use without any criminal record bar you from entering Anglophone nations (US, UK, NZ, Canada, Australia)?

I was under the impression that immigration officers only cared about people trying to smuggle drugs on/in their person or in their luggage. Even watching Border Security Australia, many non-national ...
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Travelling to Canada after Denied Entry from USA [closed]

I was wondering the chances that I could travel to Canada as a tourist, having been denied entry to America. I am a sex worker, I live and work in the UK where sex work is a totally legal job. I am ...
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My I-94 travel history is no longer accessible. What could be the reason?

I am a foreign resident in the US on a visa. Recently, I found out that my I-94 travel history is no longer available from the DHS website. The I-94 itself is still accessible but it claims that 'no ...
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Forced Physical Quarantine at US Southern Border?

I have to believe that USCIS has the facilities to physically quarantine someone if they had a real serious disease like the small pox, active TB, hemorrhagic fever, or bubonic plague. But today we ...
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I'm a UK citizen/resident employed remotely by a US company. What's the chances of getting an H1B visa? [closed]

I'm a UK citizen working in London. For three years, I have been a writer employed by a company based in the USA. It's fair to say I'm indispensable but I do not have any formal writing qualifications....
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Extension of USA B2 visa 2nd time

I am in the USA on a B2 tourism visa. I applied and paid for an extension which is still pending, though I got this note from USCIS: On January 8, 2021, we scheduled you for a biometrics appointment ...
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Return to Schengen after rejected temporary visitors permit

This is a very specific question. I apologize for how long and over-detailed it is, but I'm trying to make this as clear as possible. On January 31st 2020 I arrived in Sweden to stay with my now-...
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Covid testing requirements for land travel to US

I'm having trouble finding the info I need, so I'm hoping someone here can help! I'm a US citizen currently in Canada, planning to return to the US by land (as in, driving across a border) sometime ...
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Will a refusal to enter the US mean I can't enter Canada either?

In October 2020 I arrived in the US on a visitor's visa for a 5 day vacation. I was deported on arrival (at the airport), and barred for 5 years from the US. The US CBP officers asked me a ton load ...
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Traveling to US for only 4 days. What will happen with Biden's mandatory quarantine?

I have a flight to the US (from Argentina) on Feb 14 arriving Feb 15, departing Feb 18. I wanted to buy some things on President's day, and go to Universal on 16th, and Disney on 17th. USA already ...