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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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 ...
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Administrative processing [closed]

My wife went for immigrant visa interview about 2 weeks ago. She said the VO didn't ask for or check any of her documents, she was asked about 3 questions which she answered, then the VO returned her ...
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Will TSA allow me to carry a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)/sleep apnea device?

When traveling with a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) medical device (commonly used for sleep apnea), will it need to be removed from your carry on bag when going thru security with TSA Pre-...
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Got a new stamp under VWP while re-entering the US via Canada while old stamp was still valid

I have an ESTA and entered the US on the 14th of March. Under ESTA I have to leave the country in 90 days from that date. During my travels I flew to Vancouver as well and stayed in Canada for 3 weeks....
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Working in the USA for living expenses only; allowed on VWP?

My 18-year old niece has been offered work in LA by a 20 year old American born videographer she met at the Cannes Film Festival. She is learning scriptwriting/directing. He has suggested that he pays ...
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Abandoning a reinstatement of F1 and left the US

I applied for the reinstatement of an F1 visa within the approved period. I left the US while my application was being processed. Does this mean that I can not reenter the US under another type of ...
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What if you don't bring your credit card or debit for incidentals?

Usually I never bring my card out, that's what I ask. Will not bringing my credit or debit card be a problem to a hotel such as The Park Ave North?
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How do I spend money in the US? [duplicate]

I'm a Canadian traveling to the US next month. I haven't traveled internationally before and I'm not sure how money works. Am I able to use my credit card in the US? I have a $2000 limit, will USD ...
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US entry in Atlanta airport (ATL) together with a US citizen

I will soon travel to the US for the first time. I am not a US citizen, but I will travel together with one. We will land in ATL and then proceed to a connecting flight. I know I will have to clear ...
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For how long can I visit USA without visa?

I have a Spanish passport (Europe) and I would like to do an academic visit to a research center in the states. The host destination (in USA) is not paying anything, I am granted by an European ...
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Skiplagged - Beijing to USA destination

So I leave from Beijing going to (for example) LA USA. Using Skiplagged, the routing puts me as a final destination of Las Vegas. So... BEIJING > LA > LV Skiplagged claims you should not check ...
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What is the National Identification Number of Dutch citizens?

On the ESTA form for entry to the USA they ask for a National Identification Number, which should not be the same as a Personal Identification Number. What kind of number is it and where do I find ...
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Transit via UK for 43 hours for GC holder [duplicate]

We are the nationals of Ukraine, currently live in the US and hold Green cards for all family members. We will be travelling to Ukraine via London and we have 42 hours layover between the flights (...
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Travel to Europe (Spain) while remote working from USA-based company [duplicate]

This question mentions some of the laws and challenges and what have you of working remote from Europe to USA, So does this one, but how about the other way around? If I am working remotely in an USA-...
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ESTA/WVP - leaving US within 90 days, then staying in DR

My situation is as following: I plan to visit NY for 2 weeks (with a valid refundable ticket back to germany as an "onward" ticket), then fly to the Dominican Republic (DR) for 2 weeks, return once ...
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Flying domestically in the US, is my State Issued ID all I need to get past security?

Is there anything else I need other than my state issued ID to get past security?
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US Passport stamped in UK for 6 months twice

My wife and I are from the US (retirees) traveling to and from the UK and were stamped in twice on different dates for 6 months each time. My question is which of these stamps is Border Force going to ...
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Crossing US border with music files I'm legally allowed to possess

Apart from directly buying digital music files, there are a few ways in which you could possess such files legally (at least in my country): Creating them from CDs you legally own, to make listening ...
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Denied a B2-Visa to USA, will i be able to apply for ESTA?

I got denied for a nonimmigrant B2-Visa in 2017 for being unprepared for the interview and not enough proof of my life living I know that I have to reapply for a new visa and get approved to visit ...
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Place of birth typo in ds 2019

My ds 2019 form has a typo stating my place of birth as Raidur but actually in my passport it is correct i.e Raipur. I have a visa appointment in a couple of days. What should I do? I have contacted ...
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Baby with American citizen father, travelling to America

I am an American citizen, living in Australia, with my wife (Australian citizen) and baby girl (born here in Australia). We are travelling to America in a few weeks. We have obtained an Australian ...
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AbuDhabi US Preclearence

At AbuDhabi Preclearence, do they ask for proof of accommodation like hotel booking? what if i am staying with a US family as a PG, THEY DONT HAVE ANY PAPER TO PROVE THE BOOKING. HOW can i handle ...
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Received a different US visa category than I applied for

I am from germany and an employee of a large US-based IT company. I recently applied for a B1/B2 and I went through the whole process. I then went to the consulate last week and they accepted my ...
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Driving from California to Alaska through Canada

I am going to be driving from California to Alaska going through Canada. I have a the updated CDL and my birth certificate. Will that documentation allow me to make my trip?
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5-hour layover in Denver

If one has a 5-hour layover in Denver, is there enough time to go to the city and wander around for some time? Or is there a better way to spend those 5 hours? The flight is domestic.
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Chances of getting approved for B2 US VISA [closed]

I was hoping someone can help me here and let me know what my chances are to get approved a US Tourist Visa to visit my two sisters, nephews and nieces. I am 42 years old (female) I am married (20 ...
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Screwdrivers, scalpel and knife in checked baggage

I will be traveling from US to Europe in 2 weeks and wanted to buy toolkit from iFixIt which contains knife, scalpel and screwdrivers. Am I allowed to put it in the checked baggage? I was thinking ...
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What should be the Visa Category and required documents for my parents?

My home country is India. I will be traveling to the US for my Ph.D. with an F1 visa. I have already applied for the interview which is yet to take place. My parents wish to travel with me, both for ...
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ESTA validity after a visa denial [duplicate]

If I have an ESTA and I apply for visa and the visa is denied, is my ESTA still valid?
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Traveling for a Conference

I am hoping to go to the USA to attend a nursing conference. I am trying to improve my standards and learn from the conference for a better working knowledge of nursing and all related field. Can I ...
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Travelling To The US under the Muslim ban

About the Muslim ban (executive order 13769) I've searched about it and what I could understand is that people from Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somali, Syria, Yemen and Venezuela are banned from ...
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Name Update on Passport [duplicate]

I have a passport with active B1 Visa which expires in 2021 and travelled earlier to the US with name Sumeet Alka, I recently got baptised and updated my name to Susan Sumeet Elka and my passport will ...
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Can I leave a US airport to deliver gifts from my Checked In Baggage?

Let's say I have a ticket that goes from cities X->Y->Z. City Y is in the US and I have to clear customs here. Z is another city that I am trying to get to. The usual process is that I go to customs,...
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Will i be granted ESTA after getting rejected thrice on different nationality? [duplicate]

I had applied for B1/B2 on my previous nationality but it got rejected Thrice. I had planned on visiting my mother as she lives there. my last refusal was 3 years back. Now i have gained an European ...
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Can you still travel to America on the visa waiver program if you have been to Iran in transit?

Me and my wife travelled to South East Asia in 2017 and on the way back to the UK we had to do a layover in Iran. We didn't leave the airport nor did we get our passports stamped. My wife would like ...
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Visiting the US after applying for a visa under another name

I live in Europe (can’t say where) about 7 or 8 years ago I applied for a American visa and I got given one but didn’t travel due to family issues. I did my fingerprints at the embassy in Europe. Two ...
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Can a UK national work as a paid shop assistant in the USA?

I am British and live in the UK. I am visiting friends in the USA for 3 months this year and I would like to help out in their friend's shop in Georgia and also get paid while doing so. What visa do ...
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Compatibility of Asus phone with US local sim

I will be traveling to Ohio, USA in the first week of June. I am not sure whether the internet roaming packages in airtel or matrix sim work there. So I prefer to take local carriers of the United ...
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US visa after minor obtains new passport with surname [duplicate]

We are Indian citizens. We all have valid US visitor visas. I have added the surname on my minor son's new passport. He has an old US valid visitor visa in his old passport (without surname). Three ...
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VWP Visit to USA- visiting Girlfriend

I would just like some clarification on a travel plan I have in a few weeks. I have been in a year long relationship with a girl from Chicago, USA. We met in London last year and have done a number of ...
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Is it possible to buy US sim card at Columbus airport, Ohio

I will be traveling to Columbus,Ohio, USA during June for 15days. Is it possible to take a US sim card from Columbus airport Ohio? Or Can I get a sim card outside airport from shops in a reasonable ...