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It depends on what you mean by "legally okay". What is true is that you do not accrue "unlawful presence" (for the 3-year/10-year unlawful presence ban) while a timely-filed, non-frivolous Extension of Stay or Change of Status application is pending. If your Extension of Stay is denied, you will start accruing unlawful presence from the ...


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If someone who works for a hotel knows, I'll yield. But I'd guess that it's because they know from experience that people under 21 are more likely to have wild parties that annoy other guests, or trash the room, or fail to pay, or generally are difficult customers. In the US. businesses are generally free to decide who they want to do business with, as long ...


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I have crossed the border several times on the BoltBus that runs between Vancouver and Seattle. The service usually runs hourly and the actual border crossing is very efficient, with dedicated buildings in both directions for passengers to go through customs etc. However During COVID the Canadian end of the route seems not to be running. It stop at various ...


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Knowing the st.exchange crowd, I know I am going to get negative votes for this but going to answer it myself anyways as that was the reason I asked this question. Yes, you can go on leisure trip to California or any other place in the current covid-19 situation, your trip will most likely never be monitored. There is no such system in place yet where they ...


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The answer depends if you're planning to return to the USA or not. It also depends on where you intend to cross. Different bridges have different rules and processes in place. In my 40 years of experience of crossing into Mexico on foot at the Progreso International Bridge in Texas, I have never once been asked for identification going into Mexico. In fact, ...


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Officially foreigners (ie not Mexican citizens, nationals, or legal residents) are required to present a passport with them when entering and carry it while in Mexico. The Mexico embassy website states that a valid travel document (ie Passport or refugee document etc - something that gives you the ability to travel to foreign countries) is required to enter ...


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No. Foreigners who have been physically present in South Africa in the 14 days before coming to the US are banned from entering the US by Proclamation 10143. You must be able to enter the US in order to transit the US (everyone arriving in the US must immediately enter the US, even if doing an international-to-international transit; the US does not have ...


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You can probably find circles like this at other military testing facilities. These are artillery firing targets meant for "Circular Error Probable" and Time on Target related calibrations and training. During WW1 and WW2, it was found that most artillery kills happen within seconds of the attack starting, because once the artillery has started to ...


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Charter: Under the heading "Mobility Rights", the section reads, (1) Every citizen of Canada has the right to enter, remain in and leave Canada.


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As Michael Seifert has said it's part of the Nevada Test and Training Range, between your noted circles (GM: 37.48781°N 116.22827°W) and the ones approx 2km NNW (GM: 37.51303°N 116.24306°W) and being so close to Area 51 (Groom Lake) I'm going to go with bombing targets as a most likely explanation. On looking closely though I found more curious things in the ...


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While @Alex's answer confirms that it is possible, evidence from Street View suggests it might not be a good idea - doing this (especially for sightseeing purposes) is clearly bending the rules and could conceivably get you yelled at if the border guards are having a bad day. Here are the three approaches to the bridge from the US side: Street View of exit (...


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The location you've picked out is part of the Nevada Test and Training Range. If the map on Wikipedia is to be believed, it's in the larger area marked "Nellis Air Force Range", possibly in the sub-area marked Nevada Wild Horse Range. So this all probably means that: it is probably a practice target for military airplanes (or, as Nzall points out,...


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Since the yellow vaccination book (which most travellers had in the 1960's) are filled out by qualified doctors, your doctor should be able to add an entry based on the Vaccination Record Card entry. In Germany a International Certificate of Vaccination is common place and can be bought for € 2 in most Apotheke. This serves the same purpose as the US ...


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a) I spent some time looking for this today, with no success. In a lot of years reading about travel and documentation and visas, I've never read of the DoS issuing such certificates. No one else has chimed in with a portal or reporting prior success in obtaining such affirmation from the State Department. While it's not logically possible to prove a ...


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As of this writing, no, you can not apply for such a visa from within Pakistan. The US embassy and consulates in Pakistan are currently only processing visa applications for these categories: Immigrant visa applicants who are spouses and children of U.S. citizens F, M, certain J categories (alien physician, government visitor, international visitor ...


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In my impoverishing experience, getting a criminal record clearance letter from the FBI is much faster than the California DoJ but is more expensive (tested in Feb. 2021, using the "live scan fingerprinting" services in San Jose, California): California DoJ (Department of Justice): 10 days to receive their letter (including 3 non-working days). ...


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Forget about flying back without a US passport; the airline will transmit your data to US authorities, who WON'T authorise the airline to let you board. Fly to Tijuana instead and cross the land border (e.g. via the CBX corridor at Tijuana airport), where you can explain your situation.


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Whatever you do, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ENTER ON A GREEN CARD if you are a U.S. citizen. When you become naturalized, your green card is invalidated (you are supposed to surrender it as soon as you find it), so doing so can count as entry using an illegal document, and can lead to prosecution. To enter the U.S. from Mexico, you will need proof of P.R. status (...


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Yes, making a U-turn without entering Canada is possible. That being said, it is not easy to do; here is what you would go through if your experience is like mine. Upon arriving to the Customs, you have to ask them to do a U-turn, then they summon a person who is authorized to allow you to make one. Then, you have to fill out a form that says, among other ...


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As a rule, there are no special requirements, all you need is a valid driver's license and a credit card. (Some companies will also accept debit cards.). If you're under 25, many companies will charge an extra fee and limit the cars you can get (no sports car for you), but they don't require anything else. Insurance for the car and third parties is covered ...


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...don't want it to look like I'm going to be working remotely in the US... You're right to be concerned about that. I don't suppose that there is much documentation that could counter that concern, unless possibly a bank statement showing enough money to live on for 5 or 6 months without working. Does Border Control keep a record of interactions...? Yes....


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As it says in the table, to get the discount, you have to have a FasTrak Flex or CAV transponder. These transponders have a switch that you set to indicate the number of occupants. The express lane sensors detect the setting and charge you accordingly. The sensors also apparently transmit this information to police in the area, presumably paired with your ...


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In most countries, the tax code hasn't caught up yet with digital nomads and remote work, so it's a grey area. A few things typically apply: If you are a US citizen, you MUST file a US tax return no matter where you live and what you do. All other countries base taxation on residency, but the US (and Eritrea) base it on citizenship. If you are on business ...


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These Express Lanes (generally known as High-Occupancy Toll lanes, or HOT lanes) don't replace carpool lanes; they enhance them: carpools and other eligible vehicles get in for free (in some locations, carpools with only two people in the car have to pay half price and 3+ are free), and others can pay a toll to use them. The intent is to manage the occupancy ...


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If you bought your girlfriend jewelry while she was living abroad, then it is her personal possession. If she comes to the US for a visit she is permitted to bring them with her, just as if she had bought them herself, as long as she intends to take them home with her again. There is no limit on the value, or at least if there is it is well above $10K. The ...


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There is an instruction guide on the page I think you intended to link. https://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/fingerprints/forms/fingerprinting_visa_immigration_info.pdf It says for Type of License/Certification/Permit OR Working Title: Write a brief explanation of why you need a copy of your criminal history record; and for examples: "Work Visa,...


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No quarantine is being enforced as of early February 2021. We made the trip. When entering Mexico in vehicle, there was no verbal or physical contact with any Mexican official, just a photo taken of the car automatically then the bar goes up and you drive on in. Though I'm sure this could vary depending on the day and how your vehicle looks. Upon returning ...


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If you're sure he left within a 30-day grace period (i.e. it didn't expire), then e-mail the CBP at esta@cbp.dhs.gov and tcc@cbp.dhs.gov, explaining the situation in clear detail and attaching ALL supporting documentation, including his passport. Politely request that they revoke your father's VWP ineligibility on the basis that he was given satisfactory ...


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