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The immigration officers can stamp anywhere there's space. Generally they'll prefer to stamp somewhere near the visa that's being used. But if your passport is full enough that they have to flip a few pages to find space, they can do so. Whether the pages they have to flip past are filled with visa stickers or with stamps doesn't make a difference.


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If there really is no space at all, all pages are full, you need to apply for a new passport. In some countries (maybe most) you can apply for a passport with an extra large number of pages. Also in some countries you may qualify for a second passport (perhaps called a "business passport"), which is a secondary passport that you keep next to your current ...


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You will almost certainly be unable to board a flight to the US with your EDL, since it is explicitly prohibited by the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, which brought EDLs into being in the first place. You could in theory get an emergency passport at a US consulate, but from your description of your location you seem to be closer to airports in Alaska ...


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Join or sponsor an Amateur Radio expedition. Many Amateur Radio enthusiasts like to collect radio contacts and postcards confirming these contacts (called QSL cards) from rare and distant locations (called DX). The richer hobbyists will sponsor or join a DX-pedition to some of the more exotic, uninhabited, locations that are rarely heard on the air. ...


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At this point in 2019, nearly every credit card terminal in the US is set up to read both chip and contactless. There are still some exceptions out there, (e.g. you can't use contactless at Walmart because they want to force people to use their own payment app) but while they're uncommon it's hard to predict where you'll run into one. Except for paying at ...


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As you said, Hawaii is one of the 50 states. By flying from one of the other 49 to Hawaii, you are not leaving the US. Such flights to Hawaii are purely domestic. You are not going "overseas" from the perspective of US immigration law. Your ESTA will not be affected or even checked as you would not be passing through US immigration. As long as you have valid ...


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According to a Hudson Booksellers facebook post on April 6, 2018, all Hudson news-stands at LAX sell SIM cards


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To your first question, preclearance only applies when you have a nonstop flight from a preclearance airport to a US airport. So although Abu Dhabi does have preclearance facilities, you won't be able to clear US customs and immigration there, since your next destination is Rome, not the US. You will clear US customs and immigration when you land in Dallas....


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The Greyhound BusTracker is not available for every bus on every route, as it depends on the location and transmission equipment being installed and operational on the vehicle. In particular, note that not all tickets sold on Greyhound.com are actually operated by Greyhound itself, as Greyhound is a major broker for tickets on numerous partner bus lines. ...


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Most air carriers prohibit the use of cell-based communications while in flight. A few carriers provide cell connectivity. Many aircraft, however, contain wi-fi routers, which allow wi-fi connectivity while the airplane is in the air. Passengers usually must pay for this connection, although connections to the airline's own web page (perhaps including some ...


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This particular annotation is just a way for consular officers to pass information to the CBP officers at the port of entry. In this case, it's the purpose and location of the trip that was annotated. It is not binding on either the traveler or the CBP officer who will inspect the traveler at the port of entry. This type of annotation is made under 9 FAM ...


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F-2 nonimmigrants are a subclass of F nonimmigrants, so they are indeed eligible for automatic revalidation because they are included in the statement about "F and J nonimmigrants." Of course, the other conditions also must be met. For an F-2 nonimmigrant, the I-20 of the principal F-1 student from whom the F-2 derives his or her status must be valid, and ...


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It's generally necessary to apply for visas in your place of residence, not in your country of nationality. The US recommends this, but does not require it. (There is an exception for US visa applications whereby people who have overstayed a US visa in the past have to apply in their country of citizenship. I suppose this does not apply to you.) The ...


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You can apply online for a B1/B2 visa from any country where you are legally present. Apart from your passport and EU Blue Card, documents you’ll need include evidence of: The purpose of your trip, Your intent to depart the United States after your trip, and/or Your ability to pay all costs of the trip. Evidence of your employment and/or your family ties ...


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The US 90-day limit is generally per visit, but there is an exception that involves making short trips from the US to "contiguous territory" or "adjacent islands" (that is, to Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean). Regardless, you don't have to worry about that if you're already in the US, because when you were admitted to the US, the immigration officer will ...


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If an ATM accepts Mastercard, it will, at least in the US, also accept Maestro cards. I would assume that in realtiy, it means that any ATM should be good enough. To be sure, you can use Mastercard's online ATM locator to find an ATM near your location. Under the 'more options' tab, you can explicitely select that you only want to find ATMs accepting ...


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If you enter the USA on any status other that your F-1 student visa (such as your ESTA), there is a high chance that your SEVIS record and F-1 student status will be terminated. This will prevent you from being able to work on your OPT once it is approved. The most simple next step is to wait until your OPT is approved and have your university or a trusted ...


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I don't think you're right about the visa being unsuitable for this trip, though it would be possible to have a better idea about that with more information (see my comment above). However, there is a way to deal with the uncertainty. Officers are not supposed to admit people under the VWP if they have a valid visa for their trip, so arrive with both and ...


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An ESTA or a B1/B2 visa only grant the right to present yourself at the border to apply for admission. They do not need to be valid for the duration of the stay - only at the time of entering the US. In other countries, visas have to be valid for the whole stay, but that is not true for B1/B2 visa and ESTA in the US. The length of the admitted stay is also ...


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Yes no problem at all and if you are bringing it back with you when you leave you don’t have to declare it and pay tax. Reason being that you are always allowed to bring personal items across the border ( within reason ) without having to declare and pay tax. If, however, the computer would stay in the country when you leave you would have to declare it ...


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In almost all cases, United requires "new money" for the change fee. ie, the change fee does NOT come out of the value of the ticket/credit, but you are required to pay the full cost of the change fee, and you will then get the full value of the credit. In the example you've given above, you would need to pay United $200 dollars, which would then unlock ...


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In theory this should have no affect on the decision. Many people have changed their interview locations before and still been issued a visa. If they’re really curious, you can just explain the situation. As long as you still meet all the requirements you should have no problem.


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Yes this is doable if your employer agrees with it, for many years I was employed in China but travelled extensively to the US and as such as had many business expenses in the US Since I would be there for extended periods my employer made an agreement with our client that they would reimburse my expenses locally in the US directly to me In the beginning ...


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As someone who has managed several inns, I will say that: I want to know who is renting the room. I want to know that the person renting the room is the one on the credit card used to pay for the room, in case there is a dispute. I want guests to be deterred from renting a room for other people who may not have an ID. In many areas, local ordinances ...


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