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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Will I put my US visa chance in risk if I make a (funny) website about the President tweets? [closed]

I have made a website which shows the President Trump's tweets along with some funny stickers (just funny, not rude!). I was wondering publishing that website and put a link on my portfolio to ...
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What is the last point where one can throw away fruits if one has indicated “not bringing any fruit” on the US customs form when flying to the US?

What is the last point where one can throw away fruits if one has indicated "not bringing any fruit" on the US customs form (CBP Declaration Form 6059B) when flying to the US? Question update (2019-...
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Which US visa would be applicable for a REU program (international student)?

US REU programs sometimes accept "self-funded" international students. I'm an Indian student, and a certain professor who runs a 10-week REU program has shown some interest in taking me in, if I can ...
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J1 visa in old passport [duplicate]

If I get an USA -J1 visa on my Indian passport and after that I decide to apply for the new passport (due to insufficient pages), is J1 visa in my old passport is valid ??
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Applying for US visitor visa from Canada

I am an indian passport holder working in Canada on work permit. My wife will be joining me on V1 visitor visa. We were thinking of applying for US visitor visa from Canada. Though i have proof of ...
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Travel to Cuba via the US after June 2019 (Non-US Citizen)

I'm hoping to visit Cuba for a few days during my trip to the US. I'll be staying in Tampa, so a direct flight to Havana is possible, and probably the cheapest option. I've read about the travel ...
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How much money is needed to prove you can support yourself with ESTA

I have a girlfriend coming over from the UK to the US and she’s nervous about how much money she should carry on her for her trip over that is about 2 weeks long. I of course will offer her a place ...
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Refund of Turkish Airlines Tickets for medical reasons [duplicate]

I was hospitalized and doctor didn't allow me to fly, shall I get the refund? It was Turkish Airlines. We were four in the family. Since I was not able to fly, they couldn't.
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U.S. Health Insurance for road warriors

I've begun to travel around the U.S. as an independent contractor. Conventional HMO and PPO medical insurance plans and policies for individuals (such as those available through healthcare.gov) all ...
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What should I do if my K1 visa was approved, but the photo I submitted was taken more than 6 months ago?

I got my USA visa(fiance-k-1) approved. But problem is that I gave my passport photo taken before 6 months. I completely forgot that the photo that I have given is the same photo which my fiance used ...
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American European living in UK. Lost EU passport. Can I travel on American passport within EU?

My concern is that re-entering the UK with my american passport will log me into the system as a tourist instead as my current resident status. Does this mean I need to re-enter the UK when I get my ...
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Can I bring metamizole (dypirone) to the US for personal use?

Assume a person is traveling to the US from a country where metamizole is a common over-the-counter drug. 1) Can it be brought? 2) How it should be packaged? 3) Is there need of any special ...
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Visitor visa to re-enter USA after 1 month in Mexico

My mom came from Venezuela to visit my sister and my family and after 6 months we applied for an extension of stay, she went to Mexico to visit my nephew and his wife but I want her to come back to ...
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Call local emergency number using a foreign mobile number

I read about How to make an international emergency call? but not sure if I will be able to call the local emergency number (USA - 911) using a foreign (India) mobile number when I am in USA. Though ...
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How do I call an 8-digit Singapore number from the US?

I have an 8-digit Singapore cell phone number that I’d like to call. But I’m in the US, so my question is, what international calling code do I need to put before the 8 digits?
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Will denial of entry to the US due to improper documentation affect travel to Canada and other countries? [duplicate]

I was denied entry to US recently because of improper documents. My passport was stamped with entry withdrawn. I have a multiple entry visa also for Canada. Will it affect my travel plans to Canada? ...
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J1 visa with the “212 (e) rule does apply”

I have a J1 visa with the ''212 (e) rule does apply'' written below my visa but my visa is expired. Is it possible for me to enter the US? What do I need to do?
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US B1/B2 renewal without interview: do eligibility rules differ in different embassies?

My B1/B2 visa recently expired and I want to renew it. I know that there is an option to renew it without going for another interview, it should be sufficient to send a passport and supporting ...
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Use of the dual citizenship (US and Canada) with revoked passport

I have a dual citizenship. I had a pending tax liability with the IRS who confiscated my US passport. The US district court obliged me to pay $ 1,000/ month since 2013, and I did it religiously. I did ...
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Only 6 Months in Life span US Tourist Visa

If a person is an Indian by birth, but he is currently living in London, and has good financial circumstances,   can he visit the US every year for 2 months to explore the landscapes and geographies ...
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Can I Check a Hand Truck on an Airplane/Amtrak?

So I have this hand truck that I would like to bring home that I brought out in a car, but I am flying back. I figured I can't carry it on, but can I check it? It's about 50 inches tall, 21 inches ...
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Can you apply for B1/B2 US visa without a trip planned?

I'm a British and Polish citizen living in the UK. Next year I'm visiting a country that disqualifies me from the visa waiver program on my British passport. My partner is American so we go to the US ...
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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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How long are you without your passport for US non-immigrant visa?

I am an Indian Ph.D. student living in Europe at the moment, and one of my research papers has been accepted for a conference in the US. The conference will be in February 2020, I need to apply for ...
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Visa availability is longer than the availability of the passport [duplicate]

What happens if the visa availability is longer than the availability of the passport? In my case, a Romanian with a Romanian passport (5 years availability) who wants to get a tourist visa for ...
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Do stays in Canada/Mexico automatically count towards the US admission period under the VWP?

According to numerous online reports (including screenshots of correspondence with the CBP Info Centre), a VWP national who enters the US by air solely in transit to Canada or Mexico, and then spends ...
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Use 230V 50Hz electronics in U.S.A

I want to visit friends in U.S.A. and may stay there for maybe a month. I would like to bring my electronics with me and need to know how I could use them in America. They use 230 V, 50 Hz (I am from ...
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Getting tickets to Antelope Canyon

I assume this is the official website for Antelope Canyon tours. (I'm talking about what is classified there as sightseer's tours.) If there is no availability on this website for a particular date/...
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Carrying a UPS Return Package with Phones, from the US and back

I need to return 3 phones that were recently purchased from US, I will be travelling from India to US (SFO). Is it okay to carry 3 Phones (packed-unused) with a valid UPS return package. Will this ...
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Didn't attend court for speeding in the US 11 years ago, will this cause problems now? [duplicate]

I was working and traveling in California. I was caught by police for speeding. On my ticket was the date of a court appearance. The date on ticket stated December, but I had to leave the USA in ...
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Can a US Citizen living in Canada, get a license to carry firearms while visiting the US? [closed]

I live in Canada, do not have a firearms license in Canada as I'm a USA citizen and a "Permanent Resident" of Canada. Is there a way to legally own and purchase a weapon in the US, if I have a ...
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I mistakenly submitted a DS-160 application for a visa I already have. Could this be a problem?

Back in 2018 I applied for a tourist B2 visa to United States. I successfully obtained the document and subsequently travelled to US. This year I am required to travel to US for business, and hence ...
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Why did Myanmar get removed from the list of countries on the international driving permit issued by the AAA sometime between 2016 and 2019?

Why did Myanmar get removed from the list of countries on the international driving permit issued by the American Automobile Association (AAA)? Myanmar used to be in 2016-issued international ...
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How long can I be in US as an Israeli with US Tourist B1 Visa?

I am an Israeli citizen and have a valid 10-year US B1 Visa. I stayed for 6 months starting december 2018 and stayed until may 2019. I am now in Mexico for 5 months. Is there a limit of cumulative ...
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Renting a car in the US without a US credit card

Consider the following scenario. A group of five people needs to rent a car (in California) for two weeks. Four people live outside the US (they came on a B1/B2 visa) and the fifth (temporarily) ...
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When does I-94 or the admission stamp become invalid?

From https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/visa-expiration-date/auto-revalidate.html: Under the automatic revalidation provision of immigration law, certain ...
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Options for passes to national parks in Arizona/Utah for 5 people travelling in one car

If a group of 5 people travels (in 1 car) to national parks in AZ, UT, NV over the course of 2 weeks (namely, places like Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Zabriskie Point), what ...
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What can I wear to avoid getting frisked and crotch searched by TSA at the airport?

A year ago, traveling through an airport in the United States, I did the usual removal of belt and shoes to get through the TSA checkpoint to enter the terminal. I typically wear relaxed fit jeans. ...
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Schengen Visa without a valid H1B Stamp [duplicate]

I am planning to travel to Amsterdam on the 22nd of December. Before that, I plan to head to my home country to get my visa stamped (21st November - 12th December). As I would just have a week after ...
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Will I be allowed to enter the US after living there illegally then legally in the past?

I was born in London. I went to the US as a child, my mother decided to make it a permanent move, so I became illegal. I graduated high school and when Obama came into office I was able to get DACA, ...
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Does Trump ban on Iranian citizens prevent doing exchange studentship in the US? [closed]

I'm Iranian and currently doing a PhD degree in Canada. I might need to do an exchange studentship in the US sometime soon. I had heard that Iranians citizens are exempt from the ban, but I'm ...
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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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US Visa on Old Passport with Cancelled Stamp

I have a US B1/B2 visa on my old passport. The old passport has a cancelled stamp on the second page. The visa is still intact with no physical damage. My new passport is of the same type and has the ...
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How to find someone to (once) pick up and re-send an envelope in Cancun? [closed]

Last week I went to a Fedex office in Cancun and sent an envelope to the US. Unfortunately a few days later I learned that the package was returned to the same Fedex office because a small amount of ...
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How do I reset the TSA-unlocked indicator on my lock?

I have a Lewis N Clark combo lock that has the Travel Sentry feature that allows TSA to unlock it. The lock also has a feature that lets you know if TSA opened it - the TSA keyhole at the bottom will ...
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After moving out of California [closed]

Just received a letter from Tollroads saying that the car I already sold a while ago in California has recently made 24 violations in Orange County and I need to pay $2000. But I had already moved to ...
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What is the “Applicable country” field on the Icelandair check-in form?

As I entered my US Visa information in my booking with Icelandair, there is a field asking for "Applicable Country". I'm Indonesian but received my US visa from Germany, so do I enter Indonesia or ...
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UK visa in the USA , question about the Biometric appointment?

From those who went to a Biometrics appointment for the UK visa in the USA. What should you bring to the USCIS biometrics appointment? Is bringing and handing USCIS the application print out ...
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How honest to be with US immigration about uncertainty about travel plans?

I am to travel to the US (from the UK) for a meeting relating to some work I have been doing. If the meeting does not go well I shall have to return to the UK soon after the meeting and fix the thing ...
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Ties to Home country USA (Domestic partnership, Civil Union) [duplicate]

2 quick questions i wanted to ask on here , I was denied a US Visa this March, before i applied for another country (still waiting Visa decision) Now I have been looking out for possible reasons why ...

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