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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Information on train travel across the USA [closed]

I am interested in taking the train from seattle to new york. How long would it take? How much would it cost for a sleeping compartment?
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Rejected Twice for US B1-B2 Visa [duplicate]

My US visa b1/b2 got rejected for the second time under 214 (b). I hold Indian passport, living in KSA for 3 years as resident (Doctor). Since i want to attend a conference in US which will be held ...
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I was deported and my ban period ends this year, will I be able to return to the US?

I got deported because I worked illegally in the States and they banned me for 5 years. This period ends later this year and I'd like to go back and visit my friends. Will they let me? What type of ...
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Entering the US with ESTA Visa waiver program with a one way flight and a bus ticket to Mexico

If I enter the US under the ESTA Visa waiver program with a one way flight from Europe to the US and a bus ticket to Mexico can I get in trouble? What are the minimum requirements? I saw this but it ...
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Booking lodging along the west coast of USA

My girlfriend and I are planning to travel down the west coast of USA for a few weeks in the spring (late April to May). We've heard in Europe you almost have to book lodging ahead of time otherwise ...
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Can I travel on my valid US A2 visa [closed]

I have a valid A2 visa. Can I travel back to the US on the same visa for the same purpose?
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What am I supposed to do if pulled over by a police officer in the US and I can't roll down my car's windows?

What am I supposed to do if pulled over by a police officer in the US and for some reason I can't roll down my car's windows? On pretty much all websites I have seen so far they indicate one must not ...
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Where to store passport during day trip in foreign country [closed]

In the USA, what would be the best practice to keep my passport safe when I go e.g. to the beach for a day trip? I'm worried that I might easily lose it on the beach (Solo traveller). On the other ...
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US Canada Border Immigration on Amtrak Train

I am on H1 visa living in Seattle and planning to go for some vacation to Vancouver by Amtrak train. I have few questions regarding immigration happening. Where would it happen at Canada Side, ...
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How can I tell if old US currency is usable? [closed]

I have American bill notes. I don't know if I still can use it or not. How can I find out?
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Can I travel outside US if my visa expires in 6 months?

My current H1B Visa is stamped till Aug 2020. And if I travel outside the US in the coming months, will it be a problem? I have a trip planned in March 2020 to Europe for a week. Any suggestions ...
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Maiden name in my passport and visa but married name in my documentation [closed]

I hope someone can clear up my mind. I got a passport just last month in my maiden name. I want to get visa also using my maiden. Is it possible to get my visa even if all of my supporting ...
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Are there luxury tourist train excursions in the USA?

In various countries around the world, tourists can book luxury train excursions. Those typically run only several times per year, use heritage carriages, are far more expensive than regular trains, ...
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Can I also get a VISA if I already succesfully applied for an ESTA?

So I already posted something about this but I rather be on the safe side, hence this post. Have a valid ESTA which has been approved in January 2020. My dad is Iranian, but I don't have any ties ...
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Is there a way to stay for more than 90 days under the US Visa Waiver Program?

My sister will be in USA for 100 days with Visa Waiver. Is there a way that she can travel to another country and enter the USA again, so as not to contravene the 90 day limit of Visa Waiver?
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Can you check into a hotel room under someone else's name?

I was planning on going on a trip with a friend and booked a room in the hotel under the assumption that we'd be sharing the room. But now it looks like I won't be able to go on the trip. Can they ...
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Can I get an ESTA if my father is from Iran? [duplicate]

I have a question about my trip to the USA. I was born in the Netherlands and never changed citizenship. I've never had another passport than the Dutch one and I have never visited Iran nor lived ...
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Filling in ESTA Application - Country of Birth where I was born abroad but on sovereign territory

I'm currently in the process of filling in the ESTA form for a holiday in America. The section "Country of Birth" is required; I was born in Germany, but to British parents on a British RAF base, and ...
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Should US and Schengen visa be stamped in the new passport reissue?

I am an Indian citizen holding an Indian passport. I went to VFS to apply for a Schengen visa, and they noticed that the passport cover is coming off. I did not notice properly when they noticed if ...
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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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Why do Transit Systems in the US Rarely Accept Direct Credit/Debit Card Payments

In my experience in the US, it is extremely rare to find transit systems (especially buses) that take credit card payments on board. For example, you cannot simply walk onto a bus holding a credit ...
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Does Kakao debit card work in the US and Canada?

This might be a bit of a long shot, but hopefully someone here will know. I currently am scheduled to travel the US and Canada for around three weeks. I don’t have any credit cards in my name, but I ...
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Does the U.S. novel coronavirus ban affect those who've been to areas claimed by China but administered by India?

Per What are the current travel restrictions on individuals entering the United States from regions affected by novel coronavirus? (emphasis added): The 14-day rule does not apply the Special ...
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Are there any advantages of buying Ventra ticket/card over using a contactless credit card (in Chicago)?

As far as I understand, one can use contactless credit cards for riding buses and subway in Chicago, and the fares are the same. Are there any advantages of buying Ventra ticket/card over using a ...
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Visa refusal for 6 times [duplicate]

I'm in US and trying B2 visa for my mother from India but got rejected for serval times(6). I tried for 4 times in 2017 back to back with in 2 months period. Than I tried 2 times for last 2 years. But ...
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Trying to help someone get back into the USA [duplicate]

If they are needing to get back into USA is an eBay card actually helping them or is it a scam
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Hozomeen border formalities

The only way to reach the Hozomeen Campground in the Ross Lake National Recreation Area (Washington) by vehicle is from Canada, but there is no corresponding Port of Entry on the CBP list. This is ...
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Leaving US with a good record [closed]

Recently, I had my asylum court hearing and I was refused asylum status. My attorney recommended appealing but I want something concrete i.e. papers and future. Appealing unfortunately would give me ...
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I want to know if i am banned from entering USA for life

In 2007,when i was a student from Nigeria, unknowingly to me a friend used someones credit card to pay for conference for me. I was then refused,ever since then i have always been refused a USA visa. ...
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What are the current travel restrictions on individuals entering the United States from regions affected by Novel Coronavirus?

This community wiki explains the current restrictions by the United States of America on the entry of individuals who may pose a risk of transmission of the Novel Coronavirus discovered recently in ...
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How can I retrieve the confirmation ID for a US visa application appointment? [closed]

I submitted and booked a visa appointment but accidentally lost my appointment ID, and I need to change my appointment date. Is there a way to retrieve my appointment confirmation ID (not the bar code ...
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Can I use tax statements and credit card statements as proof of funds for my MVV visa to the Netherlands?

I’m 18 and moving to the Netherlands in August with a student visa. I just got accepted into the school I wanted to go to, but I’m concerned about the financial aspect. Both my parents make a stable ...
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What are the rules around intersections with flashing lights?

I will be travelling to the USA (from the UK) and renting a car. I have been looking into the various traffic laws and rules, signage etc. as well as potential routes to take for the journey, and I ...
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Update ESTA information? [duplicate]

Even though that is probably not necessary (as answered in this question), I updated the US address where I will be staying for my second stay in the US after the ESTA application. Now, there also is ...
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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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Does fare class affect immigration official's decision?

A strange question that sprung to mind. Let's say somebody traveled to USA from another country and immigration wanted to see proof of their ties to back home... The alien presents pay slips, job ...
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I hold a valid F1 visa, but do I need a B1 visa to travel for a conference?

I currently hold an F1 visa, valid for 5 years. I am doing a master's program that requires me to go to the US for short periods of time; I complete the course in 2021. I hope to travel to the US ...
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What is fair compensation for being thrown out of hotel late at night for no lawful reason? [closed]

I am a law abiding senior citizen. Recently, a hotel chain made me leave late at night and move to another one of their local hotels because another guest claimed to be "threatened" by me. Nothing is ...
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TSA canines and expedited passenger screening

GAO report-18-236 indicates that US TSA passenger screening canines as a useful tool to minimize wait times and meet passenger screening demand surges. Canines are trained to detect explosives on ...
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Visit girlfriend (non US citizen) on ESTA

I know there are a lot of questions about this but my case is a little different from the others. I’m Alessandro, 22, from Italy. I started texting with a girl from my city a couple of months ago and ...
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Travel Money Card and ATM fee in the USA

My daughter used a travel money card loaded with US dollars to with drawl cash from an ATM in Walmart Kentucky. She withdrew $100USD and was charged $2.50USD fee from our bank in Australia and $18....
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Air travel UK to USA with a hyphen in my surname - will it be a problem?

I'm flying from the UK to the USA for a holiday in a few months with Virgin. My surname has a hyphen in it, but it seems that Virgin's computers cannot handle this, so they have removed it and my ...
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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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Not stamping my foreign passport at US border

I have a question about having not been stamped in my passport at the US border. I am a non US citizen and arrived to JFK airport last year with a B1/B2 type visa. A woman officer standing at the ...
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6 month stay with US 10 year multiple entry B2 Visa per year or per visit

My mother has a 10 year multiple entry B-2 Visa. She has come and stayed here many times: from 2 months to 6 months. She also has a 10 year tourist visa for Canada and has used it once for a weekend ...
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Do you have to tip for late check out in US?

I've read in hotels you should tip porters (taking bags), bag staff if leaving your bags for the hotel to take care of for any length of time, room service, room cleaners ($2-3), and reception ...
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What does this visa mean? Did I overstay?

Hello A bit of background: I moved to the US in 1979 and lived and worked there until i left in 1994. I have 2 children (both born in my home country of the UK). The daughter was born in 1988 and ...
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Will I be denied entry to the US for a criminal charge?

In 2002 I was charged with obstruction of justice. It was a summary offence and I went through the adult diversion program and then my charge was withdrawn. Fast forward to 2009, my then boyfriend ...
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Is it necessary to pay extra for navigation when renting a car in the US?

This is a relatively straightforward question. I'm scheduled to visit the US in a couple of weeks. It's been around 15 years since I've been there, and I don't remember much as my parents had taken ...
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Can I enter the US under the VWP as a Dutch and Iranian national?

I am resident in the Netherlands and have not been in Iran for 5 years. I have a Dutch passport and an Iranian passport. I plan on travelling using the Dutch passport. Will I be allowed to enter ...

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