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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Reapplying for the F-1 visa to the US from the UK being a foreigner

Is it possible to apply for the F-1 visa to the US from the UK? I have no UK citizenship, neither have an Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK. I plan to apply for the UK visitor visa first and re-...
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How does one prove one's residency to a given US state when flying to Costa Rica?

I read on : https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php (-> Costa Rica): Costa Rica. > Published 15.10.2020. Passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to: [...] residents of ...
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Traveling from the US to Costa Rica for Thanksgiving

The idea has been pitched for a house swap during the Thanksgiving holiday in Costa Rica for the family. I've looked up the travel restrictions currently in place here, and from what I understand, the ...
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Are Europeans allowed into the US on a B2 visa right now?

I have tried to keep up with the regulations and I have read the presidential proclamations regarding this, and it seems pretty clear, but I am wondering (indeed hoping) I have missed something. It ...
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Valid B1/B2 “R” (regular) on expired diplomatic passport

Can I use my valid regular (non diplomatic) visa issued in my old and expired diplomatic passport with my new regular passport?
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Can my husband travel to China with me using his Chilean passport?

My husband has dual citizenship. He has a Chilean passport and a USA passport. His USA passport has expired and they wont issue him one unless he pays his back child support all in full. My question: ...
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Entering the USA under current restrictions with a B2 visa

I currently have a valid B1/B2 visa until 2029. I originally arrived in the USA in December 2019 for a non-employed ski season. After the lifts closed I looked out the window at the national park and ...
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Any updates on UK layovers restricted entry to US?

I read here that someone having a layover in the given areas would also be restricted entry to the US. I'm an F1 student and am planning to fly from US to India for a month in December. The CDC site ...
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Given a path driven in the US, how can I get the list of websites where I can pay the toll fees incurred during the drive?

Given a path driven in the United States, how can I get the list of websites where I can pay the toll fees incurred during the drive? E.g. https://www.bayareafastrak.org/en/tolls/ggb-pay-online.shtml ...
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Can I fly to New York from abroad, stay 4 days, and then leave abroad?

I have a flight from South America to NY on Friday, I planned to stay there for 5 days or so and then I leave to Denmark. However, I just learned about the 14-days quarantine restrictions that are in ...
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What day is displayed on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's travel history for each departure?

What day is displayed on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's travel history for each departure and arrival? Is it when the flight actually took off, the flight was scheduled to take off, or when ...
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Will I be able to reenter the United States from Mexico using CBX if I don't have my passport card, yet? [duplicate]

Will I be able to reenter the United States from Mexico using CBX if I don't have my passport card, yet? I have dual citizenship and am leaving to Mexico soon. Will I be able to use other ...
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What is this parking lot next to the Otay crossing between Mexico and the United States?

I see a parking lot next to the Otay crossing (one of three ports of entry (POE) in the San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan region) on https://www.google.com/maps/@32.5515469,-116.9389443,18.25z?hl=en: ...
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Is it legal to turn right on to the near lane of 4 lane road (two lanes per direction), when there is a vehicle on the far lane (USA)

Is it legal to turn right on to the near lane of 4 lane road (two lanes per direction), when there is a vehicle on the far lane or should I wait for the blue car to pass. Location: USA, WA
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How to 'save' my U.S. mobile phone number over a year of inactivity

I want to save my U.S. phone number, so I can use it again next year. And by 'save' I mean to keep the number but no service. I have a Verizon prepaid plan and would need just to keep my number. This ...
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How can I know whether my car with a California license plate will be granted entry to Mexico?

I read on https://www.borderreport.com/regions/mexico/chocolate-car-crackdown-underway-in-tijuana-starting-at-the-border/ (mirror) (published on 2020-08-18) regarding the US <-> Mexico land ...
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Where can I find what the cost of a train ticket in the USA was in 1930? [migrated]

I am looking for the cost of a train ticket in the USA from like New York City to Los Angles for example in 1930. I found it on for an airplane ticket but not a train. Not sure if this Stack Exchange ...
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How to minimize tolls when driving past NYC

When driving up or down the Eastern seaboard GPS and navigation apps all seem route me through New York City, leaving me to deal with the exorbitant bridge tolls. My most recent trip cost me over $50 ...
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Do US or Mexican authorities impose any sanction if a US LPR comes back from Mexico to the US after traveling to Mexico for non-essential reason?

I read on https://ktla.com/news/california/san-ysidro-border-line-waits-grow-to-10-hours-in-coronavirus-crackdown/ (mirror): The crackdown comes after U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it ...
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Traveling internationally (outside US) during pending J1 transfer [closed]

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, I am currently outside of the US, but still work for my US institution. I find conflicting information regarding the possibility to do a J1-transfer, while being outside ...
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Does a French with US green card need a Mexico’s Visitor Visa (FMM) when entering Mexico by land for a few days, and if so can it be done at border?

I read some contradictory statements regarding the need of obtaining a Mexico’s Visitor Visa (FMM) when entering Mexico by land (either by foot or by car) just for a few days: https://www.mexperience....
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Is the US->Mexico land border open for non-essential travels? (traveler has a French citizenship and a US lawful permanent residence)

https://www.afar.com/magazine/can-americans-visit-mexico-right-now (mirror) (2020-09-15) seems to say that anyone can enter Mexico: According to Mexico: Per Travesías, “Mexico’s federal government ...
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Are Canadians allowed to travel into the US visa-free as usual amid the current coronavirus situation as it is?

Normally Canadians are able to enter into the US for up to six months at a time without a visa as long as they aren't working. How has the covid pandemic affected this?
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Is Puerto Rico considered As USA for green card holder? [duplicate]

Im a green card holder. I wanted to know if Puerto Rico is considered as USA state for us. Green card holder can’t be out of USA country for more than 6 months. If I stay in Puerto Rico is it ...
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Chinese Citizen Apply for French Visa (Passport Talent) in USA with H1B Extension Pending Approval [closed]

My H-1B visa expired on Aug 28, 2020, and my employer in the US applied for an extension for my H-1B on Aug 13, 2020. Per the 240 days rule, I can legally stay in the US and continue to work while my ...
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What does the appeals process look like if you are denied entry to the United States?

I'm a British Citizen holding an L1 Visa, currently employed in the US. I may need to travel internationally soon. I am concerned about re-entry to the US at the end of this travel (I may be away for ...
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Are Tourists allowed in United States? [duplicate]

I am a resident of Dubai (UAE). I am planning to go to the USA for a vacation. I am wondering if they are allowing tourists at this time.
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How can I find the fastest path by car to reach a US state from a given US location?

How can I find the fastest path by car to reach a US state from a given US location? I.e., I'm located at address x and I want to know the minimum driving time to reach US state y.
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Can an American travel to France through the UK with a negative Covid test?

In October with the latest Covid travel restrictions update, is the flight Boston > London > Paris possible for a US Citizen in possession of a <72h negative Covid test ? Do I instead have to ...
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Can US citizen transit in Schiphol enroute to UK? (two questions)

My US wife obtained spouse visa for UK however flights to Manchester, UK from Detroit seem to transit in Amsterdam. Can my US wife transit Amsterdam enroute to UK? Information on US.gov seems to just ...
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Can I travel to US from India in Dec 2020 on B1/B2 Visa? [duplicate]

I and my wife have a valid B1/B2 US visa. We intend to travel to US from India in the first week of December 2020 to attend my brothers wedding. Under the current Covid condition, I am not clear on ...
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Looking for flight info from April 2020 through Frontier [duplicate]

I am trying to find flight details regarding flight #1044 through Frontier Airlines that would have taken off 4/28/2020. Frontier's website only goes back 3 days. Is there another free site where I ...
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US visa has a different DOB from the passport

Hi I have had a us visa for a few years and have only recently travelled for work purposes and back again a few times for a couple of years now. The problem is that I didn't start to use the visa ...
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I-539 Visa Extension Question

My husband is an American citizen, we filled the I-130 in May 2020. I came to visit him in March using my tourism visa. However, I was supposed to return in April to Colombia (my home country) but ...
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Will US Customs and Border Protection allow my girlfriend (UK Citizen) to come help me recover from surgery (covid-19)?

Earlier this year she did a 14-day layover in Bermuda to travel from the UK to the US and that worked fine. She wants to come back in November to help me recover from surgery. I have a letter from the ...
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Can I transit through the USA as citizen of a Schengen State during COVID-19?

I'm planning on traveling to Nicaragua and most flights are transferring through the United States, but as I have read citizens of the Schengen States can't enter the US unless they have been out of ...
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When an individual enters the United States, can they have an attorney present when going through the U.S. Customs and Border Protection?

When an individual enters the United States, can they have an immigration attorney present (physically or remotely via phone) when going through the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)? E.g., to ...
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is USA allowing tourists? [duplicate]

Has the USA started allowing tourists from the United Arab Emirates (Dubai)? I want to visit the USA in the beginning of November. I heard they are not allowing tourists only from certain countries in ...
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As a visitor in the US, where can I get a private COVID test?

Suppose that I am a business (B1/B2) visitor who has just arrived in the US. After a long intercontinental flight, I would like to take an active COVID infection test before I meet partners. I wait 2-...
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Free movement between the US and Compact of Free Association countries

There is an arrangement for citizens of the three Pacific Island sovereign states of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), and the Republic of Palau, to ...
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Traveling to UK and have laptop gift for partner. Will I have to pay any import taxes?

I am traveling to the UK from the US. Just wondering if I can take a laptop for my partner as a gift without having to declare it. I will have my own laptop in my backpack. The gift will not be boxed. ...
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Can I travel from India to USA via a London Heathrow layover? [closed]

Can I travel from India to USA via layover Heathrow (LHR)? Does this occur under travel ban or do I need to change the flight?
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How much time do Canadian authorities give to non-Canadians to drive from the southern US-Canadian border to Alaska?

I read on https://www.alaskapublic.org/2020/07/30/the-rules-for-crossing-the-canadian-border-into-alaska-just-got-even-stricter: Travelers will be given a tag to hang from their rearview mirrors for ...
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Are there options to travel to Canada from the US to meet family under covid-19 restrictions?

I live in the US. I want to visit Canada to meet family and to get married to my fiance. My family members are permanent residents. My fiance is a citizen. I am not a Canadian resident/citizen. ...
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What day is displayed on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's travel history for each arrival?

What day is displayed on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's travel history for each arrival? Is it when the flight actually landed, the flight was scheduled to land, when passing the ...
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How should a pedestrian walk across a busy road in the USA?

I have had multiple scary experiences crossing streets and highways with fast moving traffic in the US. My impressions are that the traffic system is not designed particularly with pedestrian safety ...
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What is the abbreviation standard that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's travel history is following for the locations?

What is the abbreviation standard that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's travel history is following for the locations? E.g. I see BOS = Boston; HOU = Houston; LOS = Los Angeles; SEA = Seattle;...
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European citizen with layover in United States – what documents do I need?

I'm confused by how the US travel ban apply to layovers. I have a flight from Papeete (French Polynesia) to Paris on October 4 2020. The flight stops at Los Angeles Airport for 2h30. I will be ...
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What is the difference between “Information Regarding Entry and Exit” and “travel history” for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection?

I see: "Travel history": https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/history-results "Information Regarding Entry and Exit": https://www.cbp.gov/site-policy-notices/foia/records What is the ...
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Why are public bathrooms in the USA not payment-based instead of privacy-violating? [closed]

I've read many questions and articles on the horrific public bathrooms in the USA, where there's huge gaps in the bottom and top and even between the door on each side, so that anyone can trivially ...

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