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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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How can I apply for a US tourist visa in a country where I am not resident?

I need to speak at a conference in the US in June. I have completed my applications and paid the requisite visa fees. Now, I discovered that all available interview dates in the country of my ...
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Will my ESTA get approved after visa being denied 5 years ago? Update: 3 days later, approved!

I am going to the US to visit my friend in February. While filling in an ESTA application, I found that there was a question about past visa denials. Almost 5 years ago, I visited the US for business ...
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ESTA for PEK-TIJ flight?

After reading Requesting a copy of the US Secure Flight Overflight Table, and especially the one answer so far, which links to a copy of the Secure Flight Overflight Table, something occurred to me. ...
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Fly with old (unexpired) passport after applying for a new passport?

I am a German citizen and my current passport expires in March. I applied for a new one two weeks ago and also got the new passport number. I expect to be able to collect it from the town hall at the ...
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How many trips can you do on a B2 visa in a year? [duplicate]

On a B2 visa, can you stay for only 6 months in one year or it is just that you cannot stay for more than 6 months in one trip? So for example you can stay for say 4 months and then go back to your ...
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Entering U.S. with visa and infant on ESTA

I'm a European J-1 visa holder. My spouse has a J-2 dependent visa. We recently had a child, born outside the U.S. We want to bring him to the U.S. very soon. We could get him a J-2 visa, but that ...
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I am a Swedish citizen planning to visit Cuba in a couple of months. Will I have any problem in getting a B1/B2 visa to USA after visiting Cuba?

I have a B1/B2 US visa and I am planning to visit Cuba soon. Will I have any problem in renewing my US visa once it expires if I've been to Cuba? I know it's a problem to get an ESTA after visiting ...
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Apply for a US visit visa in Germany without being a resident

Can someone who enters Germany on a Schengen visa go to the Frankfurt Consulate and apply for a US visit visa? Or can only residents of Germany or Frankfurt apply from there? Would the waiting time be ...
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Can a permanent resident of the US travel to & from Mexico with a Mexican passport?

My dad’s a permanent resident of the US but he wants to travel to Mexico this year. Can he use a Mexican passport to go to Mexico and use it to come back? He has a US ID, US Driver’s license, a ...
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USA - B2 Visitor visa for parents with Indian passports

I am filing a DS-160 for my mother. I appreciate insights on how the situation below can be handled. Her passport has my dad's name without surname (ABC) in the last page under "spouse" ...
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Chinese passport w/ US visa using refundable ticket for 30 day visa exemption in South Korea

I recently became aware that my girlfriend, who has a Chinese passport but a B2 U.S. visa, can get 30 days in Seoul visa exempt provided that she has a "confirmed flight ticket from South Korea ...
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Can I run the Pyongyang Marathon with just a US passport?

I'm a marathon runner with qualification times well under the Pyongyang requirements. I understand the risks and huge issues with visiting North Korea obviously, but despite that, it's something that ...
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US ESTA question: Is your travel to US occurring in transit to another country? [duplicate]

I am transiting in LA on my way to Sydney, then 5 days later I'm flying back to the US for 8 days. Do I say "Yes, I am transiting" or not? If I put yes, will I have issues when I fly back to ...
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Can I bring a document for someone at the airport who’s about to enter the country?

My sister is about to return from New Zealand to the USA. She mistakenly took her expired EAD card (document related to work permit) instead of the renewed one. Is there any possible way I can hand ...
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Visiting Iraq after submitting B2 visa as a British citizen

I have follow up questions to this one please. I've already submitted B2 application and am awaiting an interview in July time. If I travel to Iraq before the interview, do I need to re-submit ...
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USA visa validity in case of surname change

If an individual from India holds a tourist visa for the USA, changes due to marriage, and gets a new passport in the new name, does the visa remain valid, or are there specific procedures or actions ...
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Dual citizen check-in and enter on different passports [duplicate]

So, I'm a dual citizen of China and Canada, working in the US. Chinese passport has a US tourist visa (B1/B2). Canadian Passport has a work visa for US. I need to fly from China to the US. Here's the ...
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Travelling to North Korea with Canadian passport but worried about U.S.A. immigration status

I would like to travel to North Korea as part of a 30-day Asia trip (once in a lifetime). I know it is not recommended. I know all of the issues. I have just been obsessed with this country for some ...
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Which US visa do I need as a British citizen who had visited Iraq?

I want to confirm which exact US visa I need to apply for given my situation. I'm a British citizen, but I've visited Iraq since 2011. I understand that I can't use an ESTA to visit the US, but I'm ...
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Non-US citizen with warrant

If I have a bench warrant, will I able to leave the United States without any issues? Because my charge was PL 145.05 mischief, and I didn't attend court in New York, will I able to go to my home ...
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What information is shared between Schengen countries, UK and US when applying for a visa?

A common advice I hear for travelers is that having more travel visas in your passport will raise your chances to get more travel visas from other countries. For example, if you have a Schengen and a ...
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I quit my job in the US and returned to Canada before the grace period ended. Are there restrictions on my ability to reenter the US? [closed]

I am a Canadian citizen. From September 2022 to September 2023 I was working in the USA on a TN visa. I quit my job on September 29 2023 and returned to Canada on November 27, a day before the 60-day ...
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US immigration and I-94 and passport issues

I hold a Singapore passport. Earlier this year, I travelled to the US under the VWP. I entered and exited the US through SFO by air after about 10 days. I tried to check my I-94 status and my travel ...
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Why did I get rejected for a B1 visa to the USA with 214(b)?

Yet, again this question, but please give me some feedback for my situation. Should I reapply for an interview in a week from now in a US consulate in another country? I got rejected for the first ...
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How to send a money order for a Canada visa application?

I was told to send a 21.70 USD money order for a fee to the Canada Visa Application Center. I tried sending a money order from Walmart but now I am having some issues. I called Walmart and they told ...
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Passing through passport control as a group in the USA

I'll be embarking on a business trip with two colleagues, and we're seeking some guidance regarding passport control. Two of us have an ESTA, while the third holds a B2 visa. The challenge is that my ...
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Visa/ESTA requirements for spouse

I have an Italian passport and I want to go to the USA with my husband, but he holds an African passport. What are the requirements? We actually live in the UK and he holds a biometric permit.
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Does flying to New York to join a cruise ship leaving from Brooklyn on the same day count as transit for ESTA purposes?

I am travelling on a scheduled flight from London arranged by the cruise company who will be providing a shuttle bus directly to the ship.
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Taking second flight directly (skipping first flight and layover)

I am travelling from State College (USA) to Madrid (Spain) with American Airlines. I have a flight from State College to Philadelphia and 3-hour layover before my second flight from Philadelphia to ...
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ESTA: Have you ever been issued a Passport or National Identity Card for travel by any other country?

I am naturalized in Germany this year, 2023, and want to spend holidays with relatives in the USA. I renounced my previous citizenship this year. I am having difficulty answering the above mentioned ...
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At Dublin airport, is preclearance available for flights to Canada, or just to the USA?

As an EU citizen I have a Canadian ETA. I am travelling to Canada from Dublin airport. There is US preclearance; is it also for travel to Canada or only for the US?
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Bulgarian citizens travelling to Canada through USA airport. Do they need a transit visa?

My friend is Bulgarian and is a European citizen. He has a Canadian ETA visa and he is travelling to Canada from Bulgaria. He has a four-hour layover in New York airport. He is confused about whether ...
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Do Mexico->US land crossings have special lanes for US citizens or Global Entry holders?

I'm looking to do a day trip to Mexico via the Mexicali border crossing. I'm traveling as a Green Card holder with Global Entry and a friend of mine is a US citizen. Are there special lanes for either ...
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Obtaining or renewing I-94 at PedWest Tijuana-San Ysidro

My wife and I often use the eastern pedestrian border crossing from Tijuana to San Ysidro, and occasionally have to stop into the permit office to renew our I-94 permissions. On Monday the PedWest ...
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Walking from PedEast to PedWest in Tijuana to cross into US

The San Ysidro Port of Entry Pedestrian West Facility (aka PedWest) pedestrian border crossing from Tijuana to San Ysidro re-opened (again) on Monday. Yesterday my wife and a friend were using the ...
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National identification number in DS-160

I am in the process of applying for a J-1 visa, I am Italian and I legally reside in Belgium since 2016. In the DS-160, it is asked to provide the national identification number. I have two: one from ...
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Dual citizen & traveling out of a Schengen area country with a foreign passport

This is a purely hypothetical question, but this scenario almost happened to me. With dual citizenship of Poland and the US, both countries require their respective passports to leave the country. ...
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How can I see the different flight costs to the different cities of the continental US for a specific date?

I want to hop on a plane next Thursday and return on Sunday. It doesn't matter that much where I go, as long as it's relatively cheap.
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Traveling from Haiti to Colombia without a layover in the United States

I want to leave and travel from Haiti but all flights seem to pass through the United States. I wish to travel to Colombia, DR, Mexico, Brazil, Grenada and Turkey.
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Transiting in Dubai with two separate tickets (Emirates, Spicejet) - Indian passport without US visa

I am arriving in Dubai from the US at Terminal 3 at 19:10 with Emirates airline. My onward Spicejet flight is from Terminal 1 the next day at 03:40 AM. I am an Indian citizen and won't have a valid US ...
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What does "admit until date" on I-94 mean?

What does "admit until date" mean? Does that mean I have to leave by that day or I get in trouble?
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Taking tobacco and nicotine products to the USA

Can I still bring tobacco and/or nicotine products to the USA / Florida and if so, how much? I am not a US citizen. I am over 21 years old. Most interested in nicotine products, maximum 4 mg of ...
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Question about frequency of visits to the US when using an ESTA [duplicate]

I recently travelled to the US with an ESTA, dates were 18th of August to 28th of August on a business trip. I plan to return on the 24th of November until the 4th of December on a follow up trip - ...
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Dummy ticket for travelling while applying for US visa?

Does anyone know the risks associated with using online services providing flight reservations and hotel reservations for visa applications? These systems can be used by travelers applying for visas ...
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UK citizen ESTA/VWP eligibility with previous arrest

I'm a UK citizen looking to travel to the US for the first time. I have been reading about the entry requirements and I am seeing conflicting rules/advice from different places regarding whether or ...
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Jain food options in US (Chicago)

I follow a strict Jain diet (i.e. vegetarian with no onion, garlic, potato, or eggs in any food preparation) and would like to follow it in Chicago. Additionally, if you know any US national food ...
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Can I bring Whey Protein powder through US customs

Can I bring Whey Protein powder through US customs when entering the US? Also what is the process like bringing and declaring food at customs, will it slow down entry a lot?
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Complicated situation regarding monthly salary DS-160

Context: Wife is an Indian citizen, currently working as a salaried employee in India. She has her USA tourist visa appointment next month. She is currently working at a 30% pay cut (since 8 months) ...
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Mistake on ESTA application

I made my ESTA application to visit the USA, in a few weeks. Although my application has been approved, I saw later a mistake at the NIN (National Identification Number). That is my country ID (Europe)...
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Travelling through USA with double nationality [duplicate]

My children are holding dual citizenship - Mexico and Austria. We are currently in Mexico and will travel back to Austria with a flight from Mexico City to Miami and from there to Schengen (Madrid) ...
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