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Your mother's application for a US visa was predicated upon a visit to her daughter, husband, and child. That purpose has now disappeared, and as Traveller has noted the other Answer, the consular official who'll conduct the interview very likely knows that the relatives' visas have expired, and that they should have left the US by the time your mother ...


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If your sister and her family will no longer be in the US when your mother travels, what will your mother say when asked about the purpose of the trip and who she intends to visit? And is then asked why she answered ‘no’ to the question about other relatives? (Why did she do that, by the way?) As explained here https://de.usembassy.gov/interview-and-...


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It is strange that the online application system asks your for a proof of relationship, if the person you are visiting is a friend and not a family member nor a spouse. Double check that you have selected the right relationship during the process. In should be this Question 4 on this part of the application: Otherwise, as you mention, there should be an ...


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There is basically nothing you can do. She might not have a ban, but they can still deny nonimmigrant visas for "failure to overcome the presumption of immigrant intent" if there is anything they do not like in her history, and they do not like someone who stayed in the US, say, 1-2 years, on a visitor visa, even if their I-94 happened to be given for that ...


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When you try to use your visa, you may be sent for secondary processing because it is unusual for UK citizens to enter without using the visa waiver scheme. If this happens your passport will be taken from you and you will wait in a side room for the secondary check, this waiting time will obviously depend on how busy they are. A lawyer will probably ask if ...


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You are OK to travel, if you come back in January 2020 since your Green Card will expire in March of 2020 provided you have a valid travel document (passport or refugee travel document). I assume your intention is to become a US citizen and therefore please note the following from FindLaw: Immigration ..to become a naturalized citizen ... you must have ...


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US visas do not have a start date. You can enter the US the same day as the visa is stamped in your passport. Remember that it is the visa which allows you to travel to the US.


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You're asking about a) the alcohol, and b) whether they will refuse you. They won't refuse you for the alcohol. That matter was settled at visa application time. The only way it will rear its ugly head is if you present to the immigration officer evidencing that the settlement was a lie. They will have done a basic screening for all the usual stuff (...


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If you watch any of the documentary series about border forces in any country, you’ll see many cases of people being denied entry, even (or probably even often) when they held a visa. Even if those documentaries are not representative of the whole spectrum of entry refusals, consider the cases they show. In most cases, it’s because they find out that there ...


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But from what I’ve read, a Visa doesn’t guarantee entry... what are the chances of me now being denied entry by an agent at the border? Exceedingly small. That disclaimer is there because the immigration officer (IO) may uncover grounds of inadmissibility that were not considered by the visa officer. For example, the IO may develop a suspicion that your ...


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As you attended the check, and if your record is recently clean you should be allowed to enter. The US GOV website provides a statement for this: Can I be admitted into the United States if I have a misdemeanor or a criminal record (for example a DUI)? The United States (U.S.) does not deny entry to persons that has a "Driving Under the Influence" (...


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This is also verified by an email with the CBP info centre: U.S. citizens and Canadian visitors can use Mobile Passport Control. Travelers must have a smart phone that can connect to the Internet or mobile network.. As a TN visa holder you are not considered a visitor and therefore you cannot use the CBP Mobile Passport Control app. No you can’t use the ...


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I believe what you're looking for is a second passport because your first one is not actually lost. Most countries have provisions like that and your situation appears to fit the rule. How to Get a Second Passport


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The State Department has a helpful page on How to Apply for a Passport. In 2009, I renewed my passport by mail, using the normal service. It took two weeks, so it doesn't seem worthwhile to pay for the faster service unless you really can't afford to receive the passport late. That is, if the service is still so prompt. I wanted to test this when I ...


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You have two options that can speed up your passport: An expedited processing option - This process can speed up the processing time from 4 to 6 weeks to 2 to 3 weeks. This will be an extra fee of $60. Details can be viewed on the GOV website: An expedited service - From a Google Search, some view services like Rushmypassport as not useful (some haven'...


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Did you get some money from your university to do the PhD? In that case write your current university. Else write "not employed". Write the truth. Do not overthink about the best answer you can give. They will eventually ask. You come fresh from university, so it is ok not to have a previous job. This is also an advantage, which differentiate you from ...


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On calling Disney World they told OP that he has to use the site for his country, as they need different details and do bookings different depending on where the guests live.


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You should contact the insurer for details on how it works and what is covered and when/how/what to pay. Normally when you go to a hospital, when filling out the various forms, you enter your insurance information. Anecdotal: My parents were in Italy and my dad had a heart operation (needed to install a pacemaker) The hospital stay and everything medical ...


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My advice is to invest the time and exchange your license to avoid unnecessary problems. There are so many different regulations, state by state, that the chances of falling faul with one of them are high. There is also the problem that the Police may not know how to deal with Foreign License properly. There is also another aspect that should not be ...


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The Mobile Passport App site states on its FAQ page that Canadians can use it to enter in B1 or B2 status. The Mobile Passport app may be used by U.S. citizens with a valid U.S. passport and Canadian citizens with both a valid Canadian passport and B1 or B2 visa status. The CBP web site only says "Canadian visitors," which is probably crystal clear to a ...


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I my experience with UK visas, although not in the USA, they arrange shipping for your passport, and send your supporting documents separately - using whatever you sent in. So yes, if you don't send a shipping label you don't get back your supporting documents, but will still get your passport.


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You raise two questions. The uk.gov page uses the term "documents" to refer to the whole packet, i.e., the application form, your passport, and supporting documents. I can understand only wanting the passport back, but were I you I would want to avoid a semantic dispute with VFS about whether the word "documents" includes your passport or not. For the ...


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This is absolutely a non issue, She should fill the form with her current information and add a foot note explaining the correction in spelling and date of birth. Obviously the local authorities found the change reasonable hence allowed it, USA will not hold her to to her old name in any way since there is no element of deception in this case. Should ...


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Q: What should I do with my father's visa application? Q: Should I fill a DS-160 again to book an appointment again ? Q: If I have to reapply for my father's B2 visa, how long until I should apply? Unfortunately, it is not possible to amend a submitted DS-160 application form. The only option you have is to compile a new application form: Therefore, ...


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This State Department page lists the steps to be taken to renew one's US passport by mail. The page contains this text: Submit your Most Recent U.S. Passport You must submit your most recent passport with your application. Please note: Your U.S. passport book and/or card must meet all of the requirements listed at the top of this ...


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Accourding to German rules, in general, you must give up your former citizenship before receiving German citizenship. If you have given up your original citizenship, you may not claim to be of that citizenship. Any such claim would be considered fraud. You must apply for an US ESTA entry as a German citizen. Upon application watch out if you are being ...


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I believe the other answer is correct, and have marked it as the answer, however I am updating with details of what seems to have happened now. We crossed 3 times in August without any issues. First time there was no comment, just allowed to enter. I checked I-94 website later, the new entry was there, but it still said Admit Until 05/07. Second time ...


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Yes, unlike flights or buses in the U.S., long-distance Amtrak travel includes the expectation that passengers will give gratuities to certain members of the service crew. It is not required (i.e. Amtrak cannot pursue you legally if you choose not to pay tips, and Amtrak staff are not supposed to solicit them), but it is expected. It is not directly ...


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Disclaimer: I'm not American, so the extreme tipping culture is pretty alien to me, but I did find some information online which seemed to be accurate when I've been around on Amtrak before. At the dining car, your meals are free if you have sleeping accommodation, but whether or not you've paid for your meal, the suggestion is to look at the prices on the ...


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It is recommended to tip: The Complete North American Train Travel Guide,” recommends $5 per passenger per night for sleeping-car attendants, and the standard 15 percent of what the meals would cost if you paid (prices are on the menu) outright. (Seattle Times)


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The US customs declaration form explicitly prompts visitors to declare only those items that will remain in the US. You therefore do not need to declare the ring. If they search you, you'll ask them to do it in private (away from your girlfriend) and tell them that you're giving it to her and she's going to take it back to the UK. You won't be able to ...


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No you cannot. Part of the game that Carnival and the other lines play is that they claim the gratuities are optional but they only let you adjust them in person on the ship on the last day of the cruise (when customer service is at its busiest). Essentially you can only change the gratuities by giving up several hours of your time on the cruise. It goes ...


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You'll be flying on an ESTA if you're a UK citizen. "Visiting friends and relations" is a standard category of visitor. The fact that you might at some point in the future have a marriage relationship is not at this stage an issue and I really don't see why it should be brought up by you or anyone else. If any question arises, you have a return ticket and ...


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Enroll in one of the TSA/US Imm pre-check programs - it will cost you very little money, and will allow you to get through w/out screening, as a "trusted persons". There are about a dozen programs available, depending upon your border-crossing status; if you search online, you'll stumble upon these rather quickly. Or you can check the TSA site as well. Hope ...


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AT Times situations change so i personally dont think that your living two years back is the same as to date so . you can use some information used in your DS160 before and then fill in the most correct current information about you. because this is the best of you not anyone else.


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You are thinking in terms of luggage. Think in terms of packages. UPS, FedEx, DHL and the various national post offices each have a mainline business of shipping things, predominantly in cardboard boxes. They have rules for shipping durable things which are not in cardboard boxes, e.g. Automobile tires, steel sections, etc. They also have weight limits ...


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They mainly want to ensure that you do not seek employment here, typically in menial tasks because employment screening is pretty good in skilled/technical areas go on the dole / seek public servi-- lol, nope, could not keep a straight face overstay The first one can be settled by showing you have skilled, well-paying employment back in the UK. The second ...


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I've flown within the USA, to the US from Canada and Europe, and all over Europe without issues. Here are a few tips: Many airlines now have a drone specific page on their website - search using something like "can I take my drone on British Airways" to find it. Print this page and take it with you when you fly. There are likely to be limits on the amount ...


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I am not affiliated with the service, but I recommend booking.com which offers an app and on the day search. You can also sort at the side to search only for motels.


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JAL is liable to the USA, but not to you. There is no chance that JAL will refund the amount you paid and they might even attempt to get back the money they paid as fine to USCBP. For the USA, there is no sterile airside transit like in many other countries. Every person transiting has to clear the passport control and customs before catching their onward ...


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One of the suggestions from this Feb 2017 article (which is excellent BTW) - is use a burner phone. can US border agents search your phone One way of doing this - would be to back up your messages (easy enough to do on a smartphone using an app to some cloud service provider OR to your SD Card) and then delete all messages on the phone. For space saving ...


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The visa waiver program allows you to do the things you could do on a visitor visa, which includes "Visit with friends or relatives". What you are actually doing is completely proper and permitted. You will probably not have any problems. Immigration officials must be quite bored with people from the UK visiting the US for a week or two. There will be ...


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The first thing to note is that flight schedules are typically (supposed to be) valid for long times. While (to the best of my knowledge) there is no common timetable change date as European railways typically have it, the same flight will be scheduled to depart and arrive at the same time over months. However, flying conditions—which depend mostly on ...


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Flight schedules are based on estimates of how long the flight will typically take, and they include some degree of padding, the amount of which will vary greatly. A winter fight from a congested airport known for bad weather may be scheduled for substantially more than the actual flight time to allow time for de-icing and at least some weather-related ...


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There is no reason to correct this, as this does happen to quite a few people given it is a FAQ on the visa website: If you have only one name or if your name appears in only one line in your passport, then on the visa your full name will only be printed in the surname field and "First Name Unknown", or "FNU," will be printed in the given name field. (...


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Years ago, I took the long distance bus from Washington DC to Niagra Falls. While the majority of the journey was at night, the last few hours were in daylight. To be honest there was little to see or do. There was no commentary from the driver, just brief announcements of the next stop coming up. After all, this was not a tourist bus, but just a cheap ...


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