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Yosemite national park availability

The weekdays in the last two weeks of August are not available because that is after peak season and reservations are not required. The weekend date August 31st is not available because those tickets ...
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Travel with company swag - Will TSA/Customs have a problem?

TSA check persons and luggage departing from a US airport for security purposes. So no, they won't be involved anywhere on a Mumbai-New York flight. It will be the local Indian equivalent who will ...
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Need to extend B2 visa status but dad is in a coma

From the link in Midavalo's comment, acceptable signatures include: Signature by the benefit requestor’s legal guardian, surrogate, or person with a valid durable power of attorney or a similar ...
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I have an active multiple-entry C1 US visa. I also have a Canadian citizenship certificate. Need to travel (not transit) US in 20 days. My options?

Canadian citizens traveling on a Canadian passport do not require a visa to visit the US. If you are now a Canadian citizen, your easiest way forward is to apply for a passport. If you apply at a ...
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ESTA “Is your travel to the US occurring in transit to another country”

I wanted to update the reply that I received from CBP so it may help someone in the future with a similar problem as me. ⚠️Thank you for contacting the Traveler Communications Center. Please review ...
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How long do I need to wait between ESTA applications?

Quoting the official ESTA website FAQ: When should I submit an application through ESTA? Applications may be submitted at any time prior to travel to the United States. The Department of Homeland ...
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Passport application for a minor with divorced parents

The page on US passports for children under 16 is here. Normally, the child and both parents (if both have custody) need to appear in person. If one or both parents cannot attend, then the parent(s) ...
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In which US state are you the longest from another state in the contiguous US?

Just by looking at the map, I am pretty sure that the answer is Key West in Florida. From there, the closest other state is Georgia, about 650km away, at the border between Florida and Georgia just ...
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Minor travelling solo?

The form you link in your question appears to be for international travel, and is not relevant for travel within a country. However, there are still some things to consider. Every transportation ...
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Travelling to the US with an ESTA and planning to enter Canada on a working holiday visa after that

I had a similar arrangement and had no issues when entering the USA. I did have questions asked at the departure airport before flying to the US, however. We had ESTA and one-way flight to the US, ...
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Do Zipair transpacific flights have hot water?

Zipair charges for water. I couldn't find hot water on the menu, but even if they have they will very likely charge you for it. My go-to meal options for those flights are foods that can be eaten cold ...
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Minor travelling solo?

A few additional points: Not all children are able to handle unfamiliar environments by themselves (even some adults!). If your son is used to travelling a lot with you and the least bit curious and ...
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Regulatory Authority for denied boarding compensation for return leg of USA to Canada roundtrip flight

It doesn't appear to be the America DOT From: https://www.transportation.gov/individuals/aviation-consumer-protection/bumping-oversales Bumped passengers are NOT eligible for compensation in the ...
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Entering the US from China for the first time with an Indian passport

No, you should have nothing to worry about here. Your US visa, once issued, may be used to enter the US from any country. You may face an extra question or two at immigration, especially if the ...
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Can a Canada visitor visa be stamped in the US? I applied from Qatar and received approval

Yes, it can. In 2019 my mother had applied for a Canadian TRV along with my father in India. She needed to travel to the USA to visit me, I went with her and we took the approval notice and passport ...
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Travelling to the US with an ESTA and planning to enter Canada on a working holiday visa after that

The eligibility requirements for entering the US under the Visa Waiver Program (ie, ESTA) are listed on the US CBP website. The two requirements on this page that are relevant to your questions are ...
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Have the US or the EU extended passport validity rules for their own citizens?

Speaking of an “extended passport validity rule” may be confusing things. This is no separate rule, rather third-country citizens are required to hold a valid travel document to enter the Schengen ...
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J1 to ESTA while applying for E2

I have a marriage and family trip planned in the US from X + 25 until X + 35, so outside the grace period. Anyway, the grace period ends when you leave the US, so even if you wanted to be in the US ...
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USA Visa - Other Names?

My partner's name on the passport is listed as A.Jaffar, A stands for Ahmad, ... Should he put "Yes" and mention Jaffar? If anything, they will want to know what 'A' stands for. So write ...
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