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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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Is there still a way you can get into the US as an international traveller without Covid vaccination? [duplicate]

I am wondering if there is still some way to enter the US without a vaccine passport as an international traveller. (UK-based) To give a bit of context, I can not take the jab because of religious ...
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Land Travel to US via Canada by UK citizen

Can a UK citizen fly from London to Toronto with an ETA, and then travel by car to USA without an ESTA, as ESTA was denied previously?
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Are NHS Covid tests okay for travelling to the US after Nov 8?

The NHS gives out free covid tests. Can I take one the day before travelling, put the test in a plastic bag and use that as evidence? Or could I book an NHS PCR test and use the text/email receipt as ...
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What can someone vaccinated in the EU use when asked for a "vaccine passport" in US restaurants/venues?

From November 8th, EU citizens can enter the US again and since the airlines will check COVID-19 PCR test and vaccination prior to boarding, I assume that they will just accept the digital EU ...
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Does any passenger train go between the United States and Mexico via San Ysidro?

I see on Google Maps a train track between the United States and Mexico via San Ysidro: Does any passenger train go between the United States and Mexico via San Ysidro?
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DS-160 - I am a recent medical graduate (completed in September 2021), what can I write in primary occupation?

My question is I am a recent medical graduate from EU (completed in September 2021), what can I write in primary occupation in DS-160? I am yet to get my license.
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Where can one view the time of the day of one's entries and exit to/from the United States?

Neither the I-94 nor the FOIA requesting the entries/exits contain the time of the day: they only contain the dates. Where can I find the time of the day of my entries and exits to/from the United ...
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Overstayed in the US [closed]

I overstayed in the US for 18 years. First 3 years of which were under H1B, which expired before I was able to apply for a green card because my employers couldn't help me move forward. There was a ...
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Which UK PCR COVID test providers are appropriate for USA travel?

USA travel for vaccinated non-residents is going to be allowed starting November 8th. One of the requrements for travel is getting a COVID test up to 3 days before departure. I'm flying to the US from ...
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How can one see how many strikes one's Global Entry card has received?

When entering the US with Global Entry, one may receive a strike if the immigration/customs step doesn't go smoothly. How can one see how many strikes one's Global Entry card has received?
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US tourist / visitor visa for child (4yrs)

For an INDIAN national residing in UK (full time employed) what is the process to apply for a visitor visa of US for their child. The parents already have a long term US visitor visa issued for them ...
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Is Qatar accepting unvaccinated U.S. citizens for traveling?

I’m a U.S. citizen and want to go to Qatar for traveling and visiting some distant relatives. Previously I could just go there without any visa, only my passport and easily travel for 30 days. Now I ...
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Was I deported from Finland, and how should I answer the related question on a DS160 form?

I'm an EU citizen. I entered Finland by foot during covid-related border controls. It was a city where one half is Finnish and the other half is Swedish. Border control took me to the station for a ...
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May relatives without boarding passes accompany ticketed passengers to the departure gate?

My daughter is 18 years old. She will travel to Doha, Qatar (DOH). I want to make sure she’s safe and walk with her to the gate where she will board the airplane. I bought two tickets Daughter’s ...
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Does the 24 airline ticket cancellation rule allow refunds even after “check in”?

Most tickets have a 24 hour no fee cancellation policy. What if I book a ticket let’s say with American Airlines right now (ticket will be say 10 hours from now). I go to the airport, check in, get a ...
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As a US Citizen, there any Aleutian Islands in the Eastern Hemisphere that I can move to? [closed]

The Aleutian Islands are famous for being remote islands. But they are also famous for something else: holding the northeasternmost territories in the USA. I am already a US citizen, and live in one ...
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Is there a limit on how full of items a car is to be allowed to drive from Mexico to the United States via Sentri lanes, and if so, what's the limit?

I drove the same car with the same content two days in a row from Mexico to the US via the same border crossing and the same lane (Sentri, as I have a Global Entry card). I was sent to secondary each ...
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Can I work remotely in US with a F2 Visa? [closed]

My Fiancé has been admitted for PhD in the US. I am a Tech Support Engineer with 2.5 years of experience. Can I work remotely from the US for a different country?, if not, is there any other ways to ...
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What am I supposed to declare when driving from Mexico to the United States, as a US lawful permanent resident?

I am confused regarding what I am supposed to declare when driving from Mexico to the United States, as a US lawful permanent resident and French citizen. https://www.smartertravel.com/customs-duty-...
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Can I book a flight USA-A-B and get off at A, if I don't have a visa for country B?

We all know how ridiculous airlines prices are. A flight from “A” to “B” could be more expensive than a flight from “A” to “B” to “C” and back. I have no idea why this is happening. It is what it is I ...
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UK student on exchange in USA travelling to Canada for Christmas

I'm a UK student currently on exchange in the USA. I have a J1 Visa. For Christmas I'd like to go and visit some family who live in Canada. Other than getting my DS-2019 "travel validation" ...
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Does a picture of one's proof of automobile registration suffice to enter Mexico by car, or does have to present the physical orginal paper?

When driving from the US to Mexico, according to https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/need-passport/us-mexicoborder.html: Travelers should be sure to enter Mexico with valid proof of ...
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EU national entering in USA with a single vaccination shot

A Spaniard friend of mine is planning to travel to the USA. He has the vaccination certificate saying that he is fully vaccinated. The problem is that, in Spain (and perhaps other countries) for ...
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Applying for a USA B-2 visa because of travel history

I am a citizen of a West European country who has been in the US before (although only technically, I've crossed the Canadian-US border at Niagara Falls to see the US side of the falls for a few hours ...
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Validity of my valid US visa (undamaged) on a damaged passport (cover page) [duplicate]

My valid US visa on my expired passport is not damaged, but the front/cover page of the passport was scissored ( coin-sized cut) to remove the "chip". As such, is the visa still valid for me ...
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Can I transfer airside between two international tickets at LAX?

I am traveling from South Africa to Sydney. My first flight is from South Africa to Los Angeles via Dubai on Emirates. After nine hours I have a second separate ticket departing to Sydney, Australia ...
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Upon entering the United States, is it ok to ask the US immigration agent not to stamp one's passport, and if so, would they always/typically agree?

When entering the United States as a permanent resident, US immigration agent sometimes doesn't stamp one's passport. Upon entering the United States, is it ok to ask the US immigration agent not to ...
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Canada-US air travel in Covid-19

The US and Canada have limited "non-essential" travel. What does that mean, practically? Is it possible for a vaccinated Canadian citizen with a valid passport to travel by air to the US and ...
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How to enter the US if I am a dual Syrian/Dutch citizen?

It always has been my dream to visit the U.S. and now that I have the money and time for it, I want to go in the Christmas holiday. I am dual Syrian/Dutch citizen, and because of my Syrian nationality ...
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Should first name and middle name have a space on the U.S. passport?

I applied for the U.S. passport, and they put my first name and middle name together WITHOUT any delimiter. I was expecting to see FIRSTNAME SPACE MIDDLENAME. However, it shows as FIRSTNAMEMIDDLENAME ...
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Immigrations + flight connection times at Houston airport (2021)

I am planning to arrive at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) on Sunday November 28th at 05:20 AM local time, and I have a flight with the same airline (United) that leaves for Las ...
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How much time is the shuttle run from BWI airport to BWI Amtrak station?

There is an Amtrak station nearby to Baltimore-Washington International Airport (both are code BWI in respective travel systems). There is a 2.1 mile, 41 minute estimated walk duration open-to-...
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Is there some sort of "on-arrival visa interview" necessary for first-time US visitors utilising ESTA?

I'm planning to visit the USA this December for tourism reasons (staying less than 3 months), and I've successfully applied for ESTA and been approved for it. I am aware of the Covid-19 restriction ...
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Advice and suggestions for someone taking their first flight to the USA

I'm a 22 year old male who will be taking my first flight to the USA from Heathrow (LON) in November to visit my girlfriend (and I will not be working whilst I'm out there). I did fly to Spain over a ...
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Do I need a negative COVID 72 hours before departure starting from sample collection or result issuance?

It takes 24 hours at least to get the COVID results. If I take the PCR test on Monday at 8AM, and get a negative result on Tuesday at 8AM, can I board a flight that departs on Friday at 8AM? From ...
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Travel to the US as a tourist while being independent contractor [duplicate]

I'm a software dev working as an independent contractor for an US company remotely from my country of origin (Venezuela) and I have to travel to US as a tourist to receive a medical treatment using ...
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H-4 extension granted after moving out of US - can I reenter to visit? [closed]

I used to reside in the USA under a H-4 (spouse) visa, but recently accepted a job abroad and moved out of the country. Just before that, my spouse and I both applied for visa extensions, as our visas ...
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UK Visa after H-1B Petition Denied

My employer had applied for a H-1B visa back in FY2020. The Form I-129, Petition for Non-Immigrant worker visa was denied by the USCIS. So my application was refused at the USCIS, and not after an ...
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Why is visa not equivalent to visa status in the US?

This question is more on history than on current issues, but I didn't know what would be a more appropriate place to ask it. Visa laws in the US are pretty crazy and differ from most other countries. ...
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'List other names used' section on US Passport Renewal form too small for full name?

Renewing a passport after a married name change, and the section that asks for other names used is only 17 characters long. Even a common name like 'Jonathan Perry Smith' has 20 characters. What do ...
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Travelling to the US from Argentina, what do I need? [duplicate]

I am an Argentinian citizen living in Argentina, and I have a valid tourist visa for the US (got it in 2019, it's valid for 10 years). I'm planning on going to the AWS Re:Invent conference in Las ...
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Applying for Schengen visa from USA [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen in the USA on an F1 visa and I plan to travel to Europe in the summer as a tourist. I am wondering if I need to apply for the Schengen visa from India or from USA? Also, are the ...
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How is the day of arrival indicated one's I-94 's traveling history decided?

I looked at my I-94 's travel history and was surprised to see that the day of arrival in the US (port of entry: LOS) was indicated as 2019-11-12, even though my plane landed on 2019-11-11 at 21:05 ...
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Can a proctored online COVID antigen test be used to travel to the Netherlands?

Given that the negative test result report provides the required information and the test is taken less than 24 hours before departure, can a telehealth COVID test be used to enter the Netherlands ...
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How can I make sure my car doesn't get impounded/ticketed before the 72h parking deadline in Seattle, or at least, prove it wasn't parked over 72h? [closed]

I'm reading that there exists a dedicated phone line, 206-684-8763, to report to the Seattle Police vehicles parked in one spot for over 72 hours. How can I make sure that my car doesn't get impounded ...
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Choosing sponsor for f1 visa

I'd like to go to US for 2/3 months to study an English intensive course, the college that I'm planning to enroll asks for 9k USD funds. I have 2 available sponsors which I'm confuse which one to ...
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Why do US officers sometimes stamp non-US passports? [duplicate]

I wonder why US officers sometimes stamp non-US passports, since nowadays all entries/exits are electronically recorded. E.g., I have a green card + French passport, and I don't the point of receiving ...
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Is an in-progress visa application a problem for getting a visa waiver?

A friend who is a UK citizen is planning to visit me in the US in November, when the Covid travel restrictions will get changed. Due to a miscommunication, she mistakenly began the process of applying ...
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Will USA border agents think it's suspicious that I take my personal and work laptop?

I live in Canada and will travel to USA tomorrow for non-essential purposes. I return on Sunday. On Monday I start a new remote job in Canada. I want to take both my personal and work laptop, because ...
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Extending my stay if J1 visa has expired but I already have a B1/B2 visa

My J1 visa has just expired today and from tomorrow I have only 30 days grace period. I do have my active B1/B2 visa which I applied 3 years ago before I received my J1 visa. Can I extend my stay ...
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