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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Does having had a visa for a country mean I used to be a citizen/national of that country?

I'm answering the question "Have you ever been a citizen or national of any other country? Country of Citizenship / Nationality" I used to have an Artist (O-1B) visa for the USA from 2013-2016. Does ...
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Unaccompanied minor flying from the USA to Russia

My daughter, 15, may need to fly to Moscow, Russia from California, unaccompanied. What paperwork will she need to do this? Will she be allowed to? She speaks fluent Russian and English so that she ...
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sturdy, metallic chess clock as carry-on baggage

I am an amateur chess player and I am considering flying from the US to Europe with the following chess clock: https://www.amazon.com/Chronos-GX-Touch-Chess-Clock/dp/B0015V3ZZ0 I am a concerned that ...
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Can I bring gold sheet face masks in my carry on?

I have a few of these face masks individually sealed and wrapped. Can I bring these in my carry on as it contains a small amount of liquid to keep them wet? (similar to the way we can bring baby wipes?...
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Am I affected by the travel ban - getting a US visa for Syrian citizens?

I am a Syrian citizen who obtained a visa to travel to the US one week before the travel ban was implemented. Since then I have successfully entered and left the US twice (last time being March 2019). ...
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Leave US with ESTA [duplicate]

I'm from Germany and I have an approved ESTA. I already bought flights to the US and back and I'm staying for 6 weeks. But now I'm thinking about spending around two weeks in Peru. Would it be ...
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Dual citizen (Tunisia/Canada) travelling to USA

I just got my Canadian passport. I used to travel to USA with my Tunisian passport (green passport with Arabic letters) and would get double checked (secondary inspection) every single time I went ...
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Questions about CBP and also UK immigration

I'm going to visit my fiancee in the USA for 16 days next month. We got engaged last time I was over in May 2019. Now, we still use the term boyfriend/girlfriend (don't know exactly why, just do. ...
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Emirates Dubai Connect - which hotel?

I have been offered Dubai Connect by Emirates for a complimentary layover in Dubai. My first leg of journey till Dubai is in Economy Class and from Dubai to USA is business class. Does anyone have any ...
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First time traveller from South Africa to USA

I'm traveling to the USA in December. I'm a student visiting her female friend of 6 years now. The problem is it's the friend paying for the plane ticket and all expenses of the trip. My problem is ...
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Are there foreign customs agents on US soil?

According to this answer (and many others I've read), there are US customs officers on Canadian soil. What about the reciprocal (Canadian, Mexican, Japanese, etc)?
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I just entered the USA without passport control at Atlanta airport

I'm a Canadian NEXUS holder, and I landed at Atlanta airport earlier this morning on a Delta flight. Exiting from the plane, the security (or an airport worker) guided me to an exit through the hall. ...
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How can I find out if I am admissible to the USA?

I am currently a Canadian citizen, I got my citizenship in 2015. In 1998 I entered the US under tourist Visa Program B2 Visa, I was an Algerian citizen at that time. In 2000 I got married to a US ...
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Transit visa for the USA? [closed]

How hard is it for Peruvians to get a transit visa for the USA? I have been told Donald Trump has blocked all south American visas.
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Can I go to USA under the multiple visa from Canada, where I hold a student visa?

I am holder of a student visa for Canada. Prior to obtaining my Canadian student visa, I visited the USA and Canada on visitor visas. My multiple entry visa for the USA is still valid. Can I go as a ...
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B2 visa for 6 months stay in US [closed]

My girlfriend is applying for a J1 visa to study in Texas for 5 months and 15 days. I want to travel with her and stay with her the whole time. I will not study or work there. I'm Brazillian and ...
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Can I travel to Hungary visa-free with a US refugee travel document? [duplicate]

I am a green card holder based on asylum and hold a US refugee travel document. Can I travel to Hungary visa-free for a short stay?
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How much marmelade can I bring into the US?

I want to bring homemade berry marmelade in little glass jars with me to the US from Europe as gifts for friends. I have found the following site on importing foods into the US https://help.cbp.gov/...
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ESTA query ticked no on transit query

Recently had my eTa and ESTA applications approved/authorized for my travel to Canada and the US. I hit no on the query regarding transit. Thinking I had to enter my hotel details for the US. Because ...
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Am I subject to the 2 year rule? [closed]

My DS2019 states that I am not subject to the two-year residence requirement, however my visa in my passport states that I am subject to the 212(e) two-year rule.
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Luggage storage in Boston

According to this source, there are at least three luggage storage options at South Station. But it looks like all of them close at 8PM or earlier (on weekdays). Are there any places that store ...
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Filling DS-160 for B1 visa as single, but getting married in a week

I need to fill the DS-160 ASAP for a B1 visa, so I cannot really wait for this. However, I am getting married in a week, which means that during the interview I'll most probably be married. I was ...
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Do I need to inform the immigration/boarder about my extension for B1/B2 tourist visa since my extension will be less than 6 months?

It’s my first time traveling to the US under my tourist visa. My first attempt was rejected and they asked me for more proof and info about my residency in Canada under PR. I tried to get a ticket ...
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French citizen, did I need a visa in 2004 and 2006 when I visited the US as a child?

Background: I'm French and I was 13/15 years old in 2004/2006. I need a B1/B2 visa this trip because I'll be entering the US in a private plane in August, which does not qualify for ESTA. I'm ...
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UK Visa Tier 4 (Early Entry and Biometrics) [closed]

So my girlfriend currently in the US, is starting university in the UK in September on a tier 4 student visa which has not yet been completed as I understand you cant complete until 90 days before. ...
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Do I need a passport to return from Canada?

If I am a US citizen, do I need a passport to go visit Canada at Niagara Falls for 3 days and then reenter the USA?
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Is a trip to USA for 49 days to see gf too long? [closed]

My bf is coming to visit for some part of the summer for some much needed R&R. He is from the UK and I am in the US. We have been together for more than a year. Just wondering if we are going to ...
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Overstayed Visa, currently in my home country; can I go back to the U.S. as an exchange student?

I am currently a 20-year-old college student who is living in her home country after living in the United States for 14 years. My parents and I overstayed our work visa for about 4 years, but I left ...
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Can someone visit USA if was deported from Canada 11 years ago? [closed]

My dad, who is currently 82 year old, was deported from Canada 11 years ago while in cooperation with an immigration officer. All was done in good terms via myself and the immigration officer to ...
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My mom's return ticket is 3 days after I-94 expires

My mom currently holds a valid B-2 Visa, which expires 06/25/2019. I bought her a ticket and she entered on June 3rd and her return flight is on the 28th. I read that she could enter the US any day ...
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After an 87 day stay in the USA, can I return for a long weekend? (ESTA)

I've searched through existing questions, but none seem to mention my specific situation, so I wanted to see if anybody has some experience with the following situation on an ESTA visa. From March ...
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Had a question about transit visa for UK [duplicate]

I’m traveling from India to USA in which i got a 15 hour layover at London airport. My flight will land at London at 6 p.m. and other flight will take off at 9 a.m. next day. So an overnight stay. So ...
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Documents required by UK citizens traveling to the US by train

I am a British citizen and I will be traveling from the UK to Toronto and staying in Canada for couple of weeks and then traveling by train from Montreal to New York where I will be staying for 4 days ...
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How to place Walmart pickup orders as a traveler?

When placing a Walmart pickup order as a non-us resident traveling the us you need to specify a US billing address and US phone number. How should you use this service without those things. From ...
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Riding PVTA buses (in Amherst)

From https://www.umass.edu/transportation/how-much-bus-fare: Bus drivers will not collect fares/passes, but passengers are expected to have either a valid Five College student, faculty or staff ID ...
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US Visa requirements if applying in Italy as a refugee

My boyfriend and I want him to travel to the US but he needs a visa. He has a current passport from Sierra Leone but is currently in Italy on refugee status. Is it possible for him to apply for a ...
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Is there any information on whether (and/or when) Flixbus will come to the Midwest? [closed]

Flixbus started operating on the West Coast last year, and a week ago it began operation on the East Coast. I was wondering if there is some information, official or not, on whether it is planning to ...
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On the Silver Line in Boston

It is indicated here that "Silver Line is FREE from Logan Airport inbound to South Station (including a free transfer to the Red Line)." First, how does the free transfer work? Do I need to have a ...
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If I leave the US through an airport, do I have to return through the same airport?

My wife and I are flying to Iceland and we are trying to book tickets but I wasn't sure about the flights. So I am just asking to clarify. If I leave the US through an airport, do I have to return to ...
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Do cruise passengers answer In Transit on the ESTA application?

We will be travelling on a cruise ship from the UK to New York, going ashore for a couple of hours then departing same day to the Caribbean visiting various countries, returning to New York, going ...
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Travelling Dehli > London > Phoenix > Santa Barbara. Is 2 hour layover in Phoenix enough?

I have booked a flight from DEL to London to Phoenix to SBA. There is a 2-hour layover time in Phoenix. I will be traveling in late July and will arrive at Phoenix at around 12:30 hours. I have a J1 ...
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I have a valid B1/B2 Visa for US, but is its validity affected by a change of residence?

About 1.5 years ago, I got a B1/B2 visa that's valid for 10 years. I've now moved to a different city within Germany. The new city is entered in the passport. Is there any impact on the validity ...
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Traveling to Italy from USA with Italian Passport near Expiration

Traveling to Italy from the US with an Italian passport that will have less than 3 months left before expiration upon arrival in Italy and will also have a valid US Green Card with no expiration ...
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Should I refill my DS-160 due to the new changes about Social Media details? [closed]

I am joining an US university this fall for my MS/PhD. For this, I am applying for an F1 Visa. Also, I am unavailable in the summer because I am away for an internship. So, I filled my DS-160 and ...
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H1B US Visa for Syrian [closed]

I am a syrian citizen. I am a PhD holder from the UK and currently a professor in a college in Oman. I recently got a contract to work in a state university in California. The university is currently ...
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Criminal conviction after B1/B2 visa

A few months ago, I was convicted and fined nominally for indecent exposure in my country of residence (different from my country of nationality and origin). From all that I have read online including ...
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Traveling outside the U.S. after oath ceremony

Today was my oath ceremony and I will be traveling to Canada (birth country) by car in a couple of days from now. Would I be able to cross the border into Canada from the U.S. with just my Canadian ...
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When do campaign signs go up for US Presidential Elections?

I am planning a six-month road trip throughout the USA, and I have a pretty broad timeline for when it could start, but I’m hoping to go sometime within the next couple years. I want to film the drive ...
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My ESTA has been refused

I’m planning on going to New York July 2020, I just applied for my ESTA and have been refused due to me having GBH (Grievous Bodily Harm) on my record what can I do now to try and get to the USA?
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Where can I exchange Canadian loonies and toonies for USD in the US? [duplicate]

I recently returned to the USA from an extended trip in Canada with around CAD$25 in loonies and toonies (CAD$1 and CAD$2 coins). As I won't be returning to Canada for a while, and don't live near ...