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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Restricted travel to new york? [duplicate]

I am booked to fly to New York JFK airport from Dublin, Ireland on the 2nd July, I am an Irish citizen. I am a resident of Ireland. Can I travel on that date or are restrictions in place that will ...
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B2 visa extension online for parents [closed]

My Parents are stuck in US due to COVID 19. They are on a B2 visa and their authorized stay as per I-94 is expiring on June 30, 2020 and my mothers until 30 July 2020. We are in the process of filing ...
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Travel to Portugal

I'm looking to travel to Portugal either in July or August. What is the current plan to open back up for tourism. I've read around the 15th of June. Due to Portugal starting phase 3 reopening. Just ...
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I plan on travelling to USA, I have question related to +TAX and +F/S when buying something online (particulary laptop) [closed]

So I plan buying a laptop from an online shop when I'm in USA and let's say it costs 1200$ +TAX or I even saw +F/S , so please enlighten me about what are those taxes and how is it calculated? And ...
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Are there US Customs restrictions on buying alcohol online from Spain to be shipped to USA? [closed]

Are there any USA Customs restrictions involving buying alcohol onlin (specifically two 1-liter bottles of honey rum) from Spain (the Canary Islands) to be shipped to USA (NYC)? I found an overseas ...
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Help for a first-time traveller

I'm 17 and this is the first time I fly alone. I have a single ticket that takes me from Beirut - Doha - Chicago. I land at terminal 5 in O-hare. I then have another ticket for a flight from Chicago ...
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How to pay US F-1 Visa through credit or debit card?

I am an international student from India enrolled in a US university. I have completed my Visa application and just have to pay the fees. However there is no option for credit or debit card payment. ...
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Witness in USA legal trial; what visa category

For a US legal trial if a foreign witness needs to be presented what visa category is appropriate for this? Anyone know? The witness is NOT a US citizen. The witness is not herself a victim of ...
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90-year old Peruvian citizen's US visitor status expiring soon, can she stay in the country during the Covid-19 pandemic?

My Peruvian 90-year old mother has a valid visa up to 2023. Her stay is ending June 19 of this year 2020. We feel it is not safe to go back to Peru and there is nobody who could take care of her there....
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If a US citizen shows up at the US border with no US passport, are immigration officials obligated to help them prove their identity?

(Note: this is US-specific but if other countries have similar laws it would be interesting to hear the analogous situations as well) I know that the law states that US citizens have the right to ...
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How to lawfully leave United States without a United States passport for United States citizen

The law requiring US citizens to "bear" a US passport when leaving and entering the US is the Immigration and Naturalization Act section 215, found at 8 USC § 1185, Travel control of citizens and ...
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Does applying for the Diversity Green Card lottery affect future tourist visits to the US, if you don't win? [duplicate]

I was born in Albania (but have British Citizenship). If I apply for a Green Card (through the Green Card lottery) and was unsuccessful, would I have issues later if I just wanted to travel to the US ...
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Will company deny boarding because of covid-related travel restrictions?

I am planning on traveling to the EU in the coming days, leaving from the US. I am the spouse of an EU citizen. My spouse and I will be traveling together and based on this, https://ec.europa.eu/info/...
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May an alien visa-holder enter the US from Europe?

I have an immigrant visa and I'm an immediate relative of a US resident.. I called the CBP to make sure that I can enter and he warned me not to travel through Europe because I'll have to stay in ...
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How can I obtain the audio or video recording of discussions with US immigration officers when clearing immigration after entering the US by air?

This answer mentions that some discussions with US immigration officers when clearing immigration after entering the US by air are recorded. How can one obtain these recordings?
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Is a spouse of a US permanent resident exempt from the travel ban? I am a U.K. passport holder [duplicate]

Two questions; Are spouses of permanent residents currently allowed to travel to the US? I want to get back to my husband as I do not want to be separated at the moment. If they are exempt, how do I ...
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Can I use American Airlines miles to buy a British Airways ticket?

If my uncle transfers American Airlines miles to an account I will create on AAadvantage, can I use these miles to buy a ticket from British airways?
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What do they mean by this in the UK GOV website for Transit Visas? And other questions [closed]

I need to immigrate to Boston Before JUNE 18 (the date at which my immigrant visa expires) . I have a ticket to London where I arrive at 18:30 Local time. The second ticket I'm considering to book ...
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Flights from London to the US? [closed]

I need them to be on May 23, early morning, preferably even before 10 A.M. Can anyone help me find some? I'm looking all over the web, but I can't find any. I need flights that are confirmedly ...
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Will I Need a transit Visa if I plan to fly through Heathrow UK? [duplicate]

I booked a flight to London and another separate ticket to Boston. I have an F4 immigrant visa to the US that expires on June 18. Will I need a transit visa? If y'all can't answer me, who should I ...
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US-Canada border at Blaine-White Rock

Is it possible to cross the Blaine-White Rock border on foot or bicycle? And are there tolls in either direction?
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Left/right right of turn on an intersection in USA

Having learnt how to drive in Europe, I find intersections particularly tricky in NY state in USA. I was often faced with the following situation in a intersection in which I was not sure how to ...
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Are discussions with US immigration officers audio or video recorded when clearing immigration after entering the US by air?

I'm interested in any airport, any circumstance. If recorded, I'd be interested to know for how long the records are kept.
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How did the USA airport authorities allow the Sunny Leone family to reach the USA during COVID-19 lockdown?

How did the USA airport authorities allow the Sunny Leone family to reach the USA during COVID-19 lockdown? Source
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Considerations for very fragile and expensive (> $100,000) items in carry-on luggage

Background: I am a part of a university student team building a CubeSat due to be launched this September. Around mid-June, we will need to transport the CubeSat from its current location in Ohio to ...
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What ID does a 17 year old need for domestic air travel?

I am 17 and I do not have my driver's license yet, would that be a problem even though I am flying from state to state with my grandma?
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Re-entering the US from Canada after 90 days with the Visa Waiver Program

We travelled early March from Australia to the US and entered on an ESTA visa waiver. This allows us 90 days in the US and Canada. After several days in Florida, we drove to Canada for our daughter's ...
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Immediate relative visa to the US about to expire [closed]

I applied for my mother to be able to migrate and reside in the United States, after months of following the appropriate procedures and waiting to hear a response from USCIS, and later the NVC her ...
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Dual Citizenship (US, S. Korea) and entering Korea [duplicate]

I am currently a college student (20yrs) finishing up a semester of college in the US before flying back to Korea to be with my parents, but I heard that the travel restrictions in Korea are a bit ...
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DS 160 form : Does being sent back to home country because of not having airport-transit visa count as deportation?

So, I am applying for a F1 visa to the US, and one of the questions in DS-160 asks : "Have you ever been removed or deported from any country ?" So couple of months ago, I was going to mexico city ...
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How can I (US Citizen) bring my girlfriend (UK Citizen) back to the US with me under lockdown?

Just called the government. They said we have to be married. We are not married. Might get married as long as we could get divorced right after. Apparently some county clerks are doing virtual ...
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Waiving the fees for extension of stay ( I-539) for visitors who are stuck in USA [closed]

My parents who are currently here in the US for visiting are not able to go back due to covid-19 flight cancellations. Hence I would have to file for extension, but why is the fees not being waived as ...
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Is there a route that would allow travel to the US from the UK or Schengen area, given the US travel ban?

I'm a European citizen living in the US on a work visa. Due to some unfortunate circumstances, I need to urgently visit my home country. However I would like to get back to the US after my visit is ...
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ESTA and travel for non US citizen spouse

I am a US citizen and my husband is Dutch, we both live in the Netherlands. According to Pres. Trump's proclamation we are allowed to enter the United States. We had tickets for May but those were ...
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Private charter flight [closed]

We unfortunately have a need to travel to Seattle from San Jose. I am travelling with a high risk passenger. We have been looking to fly with a charter flight. I havent done this before. Does anyone ...
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I've been warned to leave the US within 10 days as I will “overstay” my visa, but I have legally left the country by plane months ago. What can I do?

So this year I went to Florida with my family for 2 weeks. We were all tourists and we go to the US almost every year and have no administrative problems usually. This time, however, I recently ...
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Stuck in US due to coronavirus - travel visa will expire before flights are available [duplicate]

My cousin was supposed to fly back to Poland on May 27, but we just found out yesterday that her flight is cancelled and the earliest flight back is mid July - her six-month travel visa will expire ...
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Covid19 B2 visa extension online- response from USCIS

When should I expect a response from USCIS about visa extension due to Covid19? Also, does it make sense to pay for biometrics when offices are closed? When I tried to complete the I 539 form, I was ...
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Extension of stay at USA due to COVID-19 lockdown

My wife and I are Indian citizens with valid USA B2 visas. We came to visit our children on December 8, 2019. Our authorised stay ends on June 8, 2020. We have planned to return on June 3, 2020. We ...
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If someone is refused visa in any one of the “Five Eyes” countries, does this affect his subsequent visa applications in other “Five Eyes” countries?

Suppose, someone is refused a study visa from Canada thrice. Reasons include: lack of fund lack of travel history will not return I can improve #1 by obtaining a scholarship. I can improve #2 by ...
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California driver's license expires in May, can I get a RealID without visiting a DMV?

Like probably most of the rest of the US, I'm currently staying home with very, very few exceptions. My driver's license however expires in May (now extended 60 more days), and I have never had a ...
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Applying I-539 two times because of COVID-19

I am on a B2 visa and entered the USA on July 15th 2019. My I94 was supposed to expire on January 15th 2020. But I had applied for extension (I-539) on November 4th, 2019. On March 30th 2019, I ...
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Why would airlines not let a US citizen with an expired passport board a plane back to the US?

Hilmar wrote in one of their answers: a US citizen with an expired passport can not be denied entry to the US but no airline will let you board. His first statement is supported by https://www....
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Mailing address required for filing I-539

My Parents are stuck in US due to COVID 19. They are on B2 visa and their authorized stay as per I-94 is expiring on April 21, 2020. We are in the process of filing I-539 for extending their stay. If ...
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Does the US Schengen entry ban expire on April 13th 2020?

On March 13th President Trump temporarily banned travelers from the EU: While announcing the entry restriction for European countries, President Donald Trump addressed to the American people on ...
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Canadian citizen needs insulin in US during lockdown [duplicate]

I am a 67 years old Canadian Citizen who came to US to visit my son on Feb 29th, 2020. Can't go back due to Covid19, how can I get insulin?
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B2 visa extension due to covid

My mother's I-94 expires in April 23, 2020. We are in the process of filing I-539. Does it matter if we file online or paper form, our worry is the receipt as if we file the paper form we may not get ...
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What are the specific guidelines in driving from state to state during this pandemic? [closed]

April 7, 2020 Can you provide me any information about the travel restrictions in driving from state to state during this pandemic? There are curfews and businesses closing early, does this affect ...
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Is it possible to apply again for new extension for visa B2 due to covid?

I requested a B-2 visa extension on September for my mother, she has to stay until may 14, so she is already 1 year in USA as a visitor, but due to covid-19 I am worry about her health, she is 74 ...
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I overstayed in US and I'm barred for ten years, but I want to visit my kid

I am a French citizen. 2003 -> 2012 : I have lived and worked in US under lawful visas. 2012 -> 2019 : I overstayed in US. 2008 : I got married in US with a green card holder non-US citizen. 2015 : ...

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