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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What is “Resort-style living”, “No Mello Roos” and “direct access garage”? [closed]

I read this description of a (rather expensive) house for sale in California, USA: Resort-style living in Baker Ranch community with No Mello Roos. This turnkey The Rowe Plan 1X townhome was built in ...
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Canadian Citizens residing in the US on an E2 business visa wanting to travel to Canada to visit sick and elderly parents and children

My wife and I are Canadian citizens residing in USA on an E2 business/investor non-immigrant visa. We have a home in Toronto Canada as well as close family there (elderly and frail 92 yrs old mother, ...
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How is the border crossing handled around Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta?

I'm browsing some trails I'd like to visit next summer around Waterton Lakes NP, in Alberta. Going off an initial skim of Google Maps, it looks like the trail system straddles the border without ...
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Where can I see ocean bioluminescence in coastal California?

I know that Newport Beach has truly spectacular bioluminescence. Are there other places on the coast of California where the phenomenon can be seen, particularly north of Newport Beach?
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Visa extension due to COVID-19 [duplicate]

My brother in law arrived in the USA as LA tourist and his visa expires in mid-August. Currently, the Trinidad airport remains closed with no opening dates set. Does he fall under any exemption or ...
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Can I travel on ESTA for personal reasons if I have a B1 visa?

I currently hold a B1 visa for work purposes, as I was supposed to be travelling a lot to the US for my job this year to support & accelerate our expansion in the US market. Unfortunately COVID-19 ...
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What is the best route from Fresno, CA to Cheyenne, WY? [closed]

I am traveling in a 40ft motorhome and towing a SUV. What is the best route from Fresno, CA. to Cheyenne, WY?
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“No record found for traveler” error when I try to lookup my US travel history - is there a way to get this corrected?

The official CBP website provides a handy way of searching for one's travel history. Up until a few weeks ago it worked flawlessly and I could easily track my travels. However now I'm seeing a strange ...
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Can you recharge MonCash (Haiti mobile money app) from the US? [closed]

Haitian mobile operator Digicel has a mobile money transfer app called MonCash. It seems to be pretty effective for transferring money in-country, and is even accepted by some significant vendors. But ...
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I’m an international student in Canada. I want to see my girlfriend in the US

I am a Pakistani PhD student in Canada who has approximately $40k a year in funding. I have been here for two years and have visited the states for an academic conference on a visa. The same visa is ...
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Documents to import a PC from Ukraine to the US for personal use [closed]

I want to import my PC from Ukraine to the US. I'm a student here on a F-1 visa. It is around 3-4 years old, and the total cost of all components (used) is around $1000 (+- $100). I want it to get ...
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Can Indian citizen with B1/B2 visa can travel in foreign flights during COVID?

Indian govt declare some air bubble to travel, where they will allow foreign airlines to operate in Indian airport. My parents have valid B1/B2 visa, can they travel in any foreign airlines? As per my ...
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I am a Jamaican citizen granted asylum in the United States. May I use my refugee travel documents to visit the Bahamas?

I am a Jamaican citizen granted asylum in the United States I want to find out if I could use my refugee travel documents to visit the Bahamas?
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Travelling from Europe to US while avoiding the Schengen zone ban [duplicate]

I am going to apply soon for a US visa while currently being in the Schengen Zone (Germany). I am not a EU citizen but currently here on a work permit. I want to travel to US to continue my employment ...
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Is there a website or tool that allows tracking of US state lines crossed?

http://www.mob-rule.com/ allows a user to track the US counties they have traveled to and produces a nice map of the results. I have a traveling goal of crossing all the US state land borders. For ...
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Can non-US-citizen travelers from China transit through the US right now despite COVID/Coronavirus?

I know the US has a general entry ban right now. 2 of my Canadian friends need to return to Canada from China, and they're wondering if they can take a connecting flight through the US. I believe this ...
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Traveling to USA as a visa-free country citizen with valid B1/B2 visa in my passport - what line to choose?

I was in the USA about half a year before Poland was accepted for visa-free travel. Thus, I have a valid B1/B2 visa in my passport, and it'll be valid for quite a few years. On the airport, I remember ...
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US to Greece during Covid-19

I bought a ticket with Turkish Airlines during February for early-July to travel to Greece from the US. The booking has since been cancelled over 4 times and I have rescheduled it for a later date ...
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When I enter the US, should I show my old or new passport to the US immigration? Or does the US immigration only look at my US green card?

I am a French citizen domiciled in California and with US permanent residency (US green card). I exited the US using my French passport, and and got a new French passport when outside the US (because ...
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Best route to reach the United States from a Schengen Country [duplicate]

I need to reach the United States from a Schengen Country (I am an Italian Citizen), but as you may know, President Trump has issued a travel ban preventing to enter the US to those who have been in ...
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Renewing my Passport

I am currently in the USA, locked down do to the Covid-19 pandemic. I am from the Philippines, my Passport will expire in August. Do I have to renew my Philippines Passport before I can travel back to ...
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What exactly was/is the difference between “Disney World” and “Disneyland”? [closed]

You'd think this would be "easy to look up", but... no. And what's with the inconsistent naming? Why isn't it "Disney Land" or "Disneyworld"? I've numerous times ...
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Does the US ban on visitors from the Schengen area/UK also extend to Puerto Rico?

March 12th 2020, US banned immigration from people who has been in the Schengen area for the past 14 days. Does this ban also apply for someone arriving from the Schengen area to Puerto Rico?
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Can I drive up to the General Sherman (sequoia tree) in a 30-foot RV and can I park it there during COVID-19 pandemic?

Can I drive up to the General Sherman (sequoia tree) in a 30-foot RV and can I park it there during COVID-19 pandemic? Looking to park while seeing the tree, not overnight. I can't find much specific ...
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Leaving the US on an H1B, after the latest 2020 suspension. Anything major I should worry about? [closed]

I'm currently on my first 3 years of H1B in the US, with the expiration date of Oct 31st in 2020. A month or so ago, my company applied for my H1B extension for another 3 years. Due to family reasons, ...
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Accompanying my wife (who is student) as a visitor

My wife is going to start her studies in the US. We are both Canadian citizens, and I'm working for a US-based company, that has an office in Canada (so it's basically registered as a Canadian company)...
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Can you apply for UK Tier IV visa from outside your home country? [closed]

I'm trying to apply for a UK tier IV visa to start on a PhD course starting in October. While the UKVI office is taking applications, there are no visa application centers open (or any date given to ...
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Who can enter USA now?

I am not from the banned area with B visa. However, when I buy ticket my staff of airline told me that only have B visa cannot enter USA now, even if I am not from banned area, is it correct? Do ...
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I want to get from Germany to the US, what country can I quarantine in? [duplicate]

I'm in Germany and I need to get to the US. Since I'm not a US citizen or permanent resident, I can't travel directly because of the covid-19 travel ban. I want to find a country that Isn't covered ...
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Exiting/entering the US - minor's US passport expired [duplicate]

I'm a US citizen as is my son. Due to COVID-19, I was unable to renew my son's passport. We have tickets and are supposed to travel to Spain within the next two weeks. He also has a current Spanish ...
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Where can I buy postage stamps in Manila, Philippines? And where can I go to send postcards? How much will it be?

Where can I buy a postage stamp near Paco, Manila, Philippines? What stamps will I need to send it to the US?
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EU ban on US travelers - will UK follow suit?

If the EU ban on US travelers is put into play, will the UK also follow suit or is it not known? My wife is seeking to travel from the US to the UK as we've not seen each other for nearly a year and ...
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Italian with recently expired M1 student visa wants to visit Italy & return to NYC [duplicate]

Although I had requested an extension before my visa expired I have not heard back from the government. I need to go to Italy in August, & wish to return to NYC in September. Will I be allowed to ...
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Entry quarantine for entering the United States

I am not from the banned area. May I ask if there is any type of quarantine for entering United States? The airline said individuals subject to quarantine assessment when entering United States, what ...
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Why did the US department of state tell me UK citizen cannot enter the US after 15-day Carribean stopover? [duplicate]

I asked before whether UK citizen can enter after 15-day stopover in Bermuda and the answer seemed to be "yes." I have some critical new information that I believe justified a follow-up ...
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My husband and I want to visit my sister in Canada [duplicate]

My husband and I on July 14, 2020 fly from Texas to Portland Maine, rent a car to travel to Ste Christine, Quebec, Canada to visit sister returning July 23, 2020. Will we be able to cross the border ...
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Can I (UK citizen) enter the US if I stop over for 14 days in the Caribbean?

The US travel ban says: foreign nationals who have been in any of the following countries during the past 14 days may not enter the United States. and then goes on to list Schengen, UK, Brazil, ...
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What is the meaning of a police car with no department or logo in the USA?

While traveling in the Southwest, I saw on two different occasions police cars that were painted all black, with no writing or logos on them. One was an older style of a police car, the other was a ...
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I don't have a green card yet. Can I travel to the Schengen countries and return to the US? [closed]

I am in process of getting my Green Card. I am having approved asylee status. Can I travel to Schengen States with this travel document and can I return back to the US safely?
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Restricted travel to new york? [duplicate]

I am booked to fly to New York JFK airport from Dublin, Ireland on the 2nd July, I am an Irish citizen. I am a resident of Ireland. Can I travel on that date or are restrictions in place that will ...
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B2 visa extension online for parents [closed]

My Parents are stuck in US due to COVID 19. They are on a B2 visa and their authorized stay as per I-94 is expiring on June 30, 2020 and my mothers until 30 July 2020. We are in the process of filing ...
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Travel to Portugal

I'm looking to travel to Portugal either in July or August. What is the current plan to open back up for tourism. I've read around the 15th of June. Due to Portugal starting phase 3 reopening. Just ...
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I plan on travelling to USA, I have question related to +TAX and +F/S when buying something online (particulary laptop) [closed]

So I plan buying a laptop from an online shop when I'm in USA and let's say it costs 1200$ +TAX or I even saw +F/S , so please enlighten me about what are those taxes and how is it calculated? And ...
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Are there US Customs restrictions on buying alcohol online from Spain to be shipped to USA? [closed]

Are there any USA Customs restrictions involving buying alcohol onlin (specifically two 1-liter bottles of honey rum) from Spain (the Canary Islands) to be shipped to USA (NYC)? I found an overseas ...
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Help for a first-time traveller

I'm 17 and this is the first time I fly alone. I have a single ticket that takes me from Beirut - Doha - Chicago. I land at terminal 5 in O-hare. I then have another ticket for a flight from Chicago ...
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How to pay US F-1 Visa through credit or debit card?

I am an international student from India enrolled in a US university. I have completed my Visa application and just have to pay the fees. However there is no option for credit or debit card payment. ...
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Witness in USA legal trial; what visa category

For a US legal trial if a foreign witness needs to be presented what visa category is appropriate for this? Anyone know? The witness is NOT a US citizen. The witness is not herself a victim of ...
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90-year old Peruvian citizen's US visitor status expiring soon, can she stay in the country during the Covid-19 pandemic?

My Peruvian 90-year old mother has a valid visa up to 2023. Her stay is ending June 19 of this year 2020. We feel it is not safe to go back to Peru and there is nobody who could take care of her there....
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If a US citizen shows up at the US border with no US passport, are immigration officials obligated to help them prove their identity?

(Note: this is US-specific but if other countries have similar laws it would be interesting to hear the analogous situations as well) I know that the law states that US citizens have the right to ...
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How to lawfully leave United States without a United States passport for United States citizen

The law requiring US citizens to "bear" a US passport when leaving and entering the US is the Immigration and Naturalization Act section 215, found at 8 USC § 1185, Travel control of citizens and ...

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