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UK citizen ESTA/VWP eligibility with previous arrest

@someguy Hi, can you please let me know what you did how it went further with your situation i.e. did you applied ESTA, got authorised and travelled or got rejected etc and have to go via visa route ...
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B1/B2 pending, received new citizenship with possibility to use ESTA

Should they first try to cancel the B1/B2 application done with the Russian passport before applying for an ESTA with the European passport? There's no need. If the visa is issued before the trip, ...
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Lots of cell phone spamming after a trip to the US from Canada. Is this to be expected?

Lots of cell phone spamming after a trip to the US from Canada. Is this to be expected? It's not exactly what you're looking for but I live in the US and have given out my number to 100+ vendors over ...
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Lots of cell phone spamming after a trip to the US from Canada. Is this to be expected?

I assume that one of the hotels or the cellular company passed on my number to marketing third parties. This. In the US, there's very little protection for personal information and it is being traded ...
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Do American supermarkets have shopping cart conveyors or shopping cart coins?

For the downvoters: the answers to both questions are yes, they do. However there are reasons why they're much rarer in the US than in Europe. If you disagree with the answer (the facts in it, not the ...
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Do American supermarkets have shopping cart conveyors or shopping cart coins?

Do American supermarkets have shopping cart conveyors or shopping cart coins? Some do. Here is an example of shopping cart coins at an Aldi store near Los Angeles: (Author: Alessio Sangalli) ...
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Do American supermarkets have shopping cart conveyors or shopping cart coins?

Both exist, but are somewhat uncommon. Shopping cart coins are used in the US, although it's retailer-dependent. It's not very common in most places, but some stores like Aldi often have them. ...
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Leaving America and reset the ESTA via a trip to Curaçao

When you are in the US under the Visa Waiver Program, short trips to Canada, Mexico, and "adjacent islands" will result in you being re-admitted under your original I-94. Per 8 USC 1101(b)(5)...
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Reentry permit application, purpose of the trip (part 4 of I-131)

Reentry permit is not a substitute for your national passport, it is a permit to return after a prolonged absence as an LPR. If you don't intend to stay outside the US for more than a year then you ...
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ESTA travels - Good travel history but still very worried!

Also, my current I-94 is valid until 03/22/2024, will they issue me a new I-94 or will my entry be under the same I-94? Under the regulations, they're supposed to give you a new I-94 if you've ...
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Can one be denied entry to the US due to returning only 1 month after a 5-month stay?

Since the other answer is based on the experience of someone traveling on an L-1 visa, it is entirely irrelevant to a traveler with a B visa. Accordingly, I am posting this in the hope that it will ...
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Can I use my C and A type UK phone charger in the US without voltage converter?

While the Duracell website stubbornly states that the transformer only supports 230 V, what counts is what is written on the transformer itself (on the underside). I have found a picture of that text (...
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How can I travel to Sweden with a Refugee Travel Document issued by the USA?

I want to clarify the issue: You will travel on your U.S. Refugee Travel document You will need a visa for traveling to Sweden on the document. But do check with the Swedish Embassy as these rules ...
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Answering how much money I have brought with me

There are two possible reasons you can be asked about the money you bring in: Because you have to declare cash above $10K As one piece of evidence that you have funds to support yourself while in the ...
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Answering how much money I have brought with me

When entering the US you need to declare cash or other monetary instruments exceeding a total of $10,000. You might be asked if you have over that amount, but it would not be typical to be asked how ...
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Answering how much money I have brought with me

Just an approximation, and get the values in US dollars (do not expect immigration officers know the exchange rate of all currencies). As a side note: last time I entered in US I was more precise: I ...
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Answering how much money I have brought with me

Just say you're bringing approximately 1300 USD, this way your statement is accurate.
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Answering how much money I have brought with me

In my experience you don't have to provide exact figures. My usual answer is: "I have about xxx dollars (rounded to 100) and a credit card". No further questions were asked.
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How can I travel to Sweden with a Refugee Travel Document issued by the USA?

Yes, unless you have a passport from a country that doesn't require visa to Sweden, a visa is required (you can check here, for example). Follow the instructions here. Since you're an Afghani citizen, ...
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Visiting the United States while owing past income tax there

Nothing is stopping you from paying your income tax. You don't need to be in the US to pay income tax. Everything about it can be done online, or in the worst case by mail. So if you are concerned ...
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Very long layover at London Heathrow T3

Last time I passed through LHR they had a lot of benches on which one could sit semi-flat. Some of them were in the more secluded areas of the terminal (T5, in my case), so definitely a good option to ...
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B1/B2 Visa Application: Assistance in Providing Funding Entity Contact Information

Ask the company what information you should provide. In general the name of the company should be the formal name of the company in your country. It will be on any letters, contracts or agreements ...
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Very long layover at London Heathrow T3

I once ended up in a totally unplanned layover in Heathrow for ~15 hours, overnight. I simply sat in a seating area among lots of other people, read, watched TV, and napped a little. The seating area ...
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Spelling error in home address on ESTA application

That is obviously a typo, and typos happen. I don't expect there to be any issue at all with a minor typo - it's not misrepresentation. If you are still particularly worried about it, you could just ...
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Answering how long I plan to stay

It doesn't matter. Both honestly describe your plan. The same goes for saying one week when planning staying for 8 days or one month when planning to stay for 25 days. If you are still anxious about ...
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Travel to USA and Canada

The simple answer is that you (probably) can not do what you've described. Under the US Visa Waiver Program, if you go from the US to Canada and then return to the US, then the time you spent in ...
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How many days later does the UK embassy share refusal information with other countries?

That information is not public knowledge. However, if you are trying to lie in the Canada application saying that you didn't get a visa refusal and they find out, then you will be held liable for ...
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Do Federal agents enforce state import regulations at airports?

According to California Penal Code § 830.85 : 830.85. Notwithstanding any other law, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers and United States Customs and Border Protection ...
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Traveling to United states with ESTA, even though I have valid visa

There is no problem entering the US under the Visa Waiver Program (aka ESTA) in this situation. Presuming that you are actually considering your previous/expired passport lost, you should report this ...
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Shortest transatlantic flight from Europe to somewhere, so that continental US can be reached by land (with possible ferry)

If you want to avoid flying entirely, you can. The Queen Mary 2 still sails between Southampton and New York or Fort Lauderdale about once a month. Prices start at about £1400 one way for a couple ...
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Travel to Cuba with a B2 Visa

If you already have a B2 Tourist Visa for the USA you can travel to Cuba. You will need to get a Pink Tourist Card and fill the Affidavit form. The information provided on this link will apply to all ...
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Is the 3-1-1 and clear bag requirement ever enforced?

It is strictly enforced every time I fly from Europe to the U.S. with my partner and our teenage son, about once a year. When we traveled over Christmas, the official actually took out a 50ml bottle ...
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ESTA status changed midway through holiday

For anyone who may stumble across this in the future, the escalation via the CBP phone line seemed to have resolved this in just over 24 hours. You can call the hotline and request an escalation. They ...
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Is the 3-1-1 and clear bag requirement ever enforced?

Not sure about the current situation in the US, but in some places if they have the latest and greatest scanners they don’t need you to get the bag out of your luggage so they don’t check anything ...
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Is the 3-1-1 and clear bag requirement ever enforced?

Yes, it's occasionally enforced. There is a lot of variability between different agents and check points. Once I got a stern talking to because I had a stick deodorant in my toiletries bag. I've done ...
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