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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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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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Colombian citizen stuck in the US due to coronavirus

I was on vacation in the US for 3 weeks. I am a Colombian citizen. Before I was to return on March 23 to Colombia my flight was cancelled due to Colombia closing its borders including to its ...
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British citizen without e-passport wishing to visit USA in 2021

My best friend holds a British passport and is travelling to the USA next year, but he doesn't have an e-passport. Can he apply for a US visa instead of travelling under the Visa Waiver Program?
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Does a Disneyland Resort VIP Tour get you access to Club 33?

Does a Disneyland VIP Tour get you access to Club 33? Supposedly Club 33 has a membership wait list of 10 years, an initiation fee of $25,000 and annual fees of $10,000, but I figure you'd have to go ...
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B2 Extension for Parents [closed]

My parents are in the US with B-2 visas. They want to apply to extend their stay. I see that only individual applications are accepted online. My parents applied jointly previously, so do i need to ...
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Is it safe for my 94 year old father to fly from the US to Germany at the end of April 2020? [closed]

My father's US visa will end this month. What can we do, if the virus is not better? He will have to fly from Phoenix to Stuttgart, Germany! He is healthy, following all the rules, right now, he is 94 ...
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I have booked a flight on British Airways flying from London to Philadelphia with a “Visa Packet” (have immigrant visa approval Form I-797)

My flight is booked for April 21. I would like to keep this ticket in hopes Covid-19 restrictions will have been lifted. However, Philadelphia is currently NOT on the list of cities that are ...
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Do I need an attorney for apply B-1 visa (USA) extension?

I'm Indian, right now in the USA. I had cancelled my return ticket on 23rd March due to India's ban on international flights from March 22nd to April 14th 2020. But my current visit duration (6 ...
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Can you “withdraw your application to enter” in the USA without a permanent black mark on your record, even in air travel?

To my understanding, thanks to the US's uncomfortably lax privacy laws, immigration officers are allowed to demand you to let them search your phone. If you have fingerprint unlock they can just ...
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What is the name of this mountain range in Colorado?

In Larkspur, Colorado there is a place (beginning of the arrow in the map below) from which you can see a mountain range. Google Maps This is that mountain range looks like: Street view What are ...
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CWOP on F1 Visa

Recently I traveled to India. While traveling back to the USA I got cwop on my F-1 visa in Doha. Then they sent me back to India. My question is: I have a one year valid OPT (optional practical ...
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Will Canadian citizens be denied entry to Canada during COVID-19 border closure?

I am a Canadian citizen currently in the United States. After calling CBSA at 1-204-983-3500, they indicated that returning to Canada right now would be considered "non-essential". Does that mean as ...
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Flying into United States from Hong Kong Just After 14-Day Schengen Window Expires

Background: My girlfriend is on an F-1 visa for the United States, and is currently located in (and a citizen of) Hong Kong. She recently was in Hungary, and flew to Hong Kong via Helsinki. She has a ...
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Leaving major cities during COVID-19 pandemic

My wife and I live in a major US city (Chicago) and are considering leaving for now to stay with family in a rural area a few hours away. Our reasons for this are mostly safety, seeing some of the ...
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What is happening to Northwest Angle? [closed]

With the closure of the US-Canada border to all but essential traffic, does anyone know what is happening to Northwest Angle? Northwest Angle is a 300 square kilometer part of Michigan that is ...
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What happens when refused entry at Canadian border? [closed]

Say I take the bus to go from the US to Canada, as a US citizen. If I am refused entry into Canada at the Canadian border, what happens next ? The bus is going to leave without me, I have no way of ...
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Do I have to fill in the passport profiles of all family members, select all, and then fill in the declaration form once, in the Mobile Passport App?

So I was setting up the Mobile Passport App(for Us citizens and Canadians) for two of my relatives and it says you have to submit only one 'New Declaration' form for one family. There are two ...
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What should I do when my DOB changed after I have been approved for a J-1 visa due to Hukou cancellation

I'm a Chinese citizen. When I was 17, my parents filed a Hukou(household registry) using my name but a different date of birth for me without telling me. I was a minor back then, I had no clue about ...
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Can I transfer a USA transit visa to a visit visa online without going to the consulate of USA?

Can I transfer a USA transit visa to a visit visa online without going to the embassy in the USA?
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What are the chances of US to UK flights being cancelled in the next 2 weeks? [closed]

I am travelling from London to San Francisco this coming Wednesday, and returning 10 days later. Although it looks like I may be able to get outgoing flight, I do not want to be stuck in the US ...
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Does a transfer in a Schengen country airport count as time in that country for US Travel restriction? [duplicate]

I'm due to fly from the UK with IcelandAir, from Glasgow, via Reykjavik in Iceland (a Schengen country) on 30th March, to Florida. The stop-over in Iceland is approx 2.5 hours. Does anyone know if ...
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People exempt from Trump's COVID-19 proclamation, what is the quarantine/screening requirement?

You can read President Trump's full proclamation regarding conditions of travel between the US and Schengen zone here. Nowhere in this proclamation is a mention of a quarantine. However, several ...
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Are layovers included in the Schengen to USA COVID-19 travel ban?

Starting Friday the 13th, all non-USA passport holders are not allowed entry into the USA when coming from the Schengen area. Does this include layovers? I'll be traveling from Africa, laying over ...
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Can I fly from USA to EU during Trump's COVID-19 Europe ban?

USA banned all flights from EU. My BF already flew Athens-Zurich-Miami, and he returns at the end of March (within the 30 days Corona virus ban), again via Zurich. Is he is going to be affected by ...
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How does the US COVID-19 travel ban apply to the EU spouse of a US citizen? [closed]

I am a French citizen, legally married to a US citizen. I currently live in Germany while my husband lives in the US. I was supposed to fly to the US on Sunday (March 15) on a Lufthansa flight from ...
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Will I be affected by the travel ban Europe to USA (Connecting flight)

Will I be able to get home to Canada? My flight is on March 18th from Delhi to Frankfurt Germany to Seattle to Vancouver (where we live). The layover is 3 hours in Germany and 2 in Seattle. The DHS ...
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What to do when visa admission expires during lockdown?

I was admitted to the US as a visitor for a period which expires soon. Until tonight, I had solid plans to return to Europe soon, prior to the expiration of the visa entry, but that is no longer an ...
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Where can I find current authoritative information about COVID-19 related travel bans to the US? [duplicate]

BBC News reports: Under President Donald Trump, the federal government has banned non-citizens from coronavirus-hit regions entry, but US citizens are allowed back into the country after a two-week ...
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Are there any moving companies which can transport plants from CA to IL [closed]

I am planning to move from California to Illinois and while selecting the moving company to transport my belongings I have noticed that they mostly do not want to transport plants. Unfortunately for ...

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