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I'm a British citizen and ESTA keeps not authorizing me to travel to the United States

Your birth country may be (is likely to be) the reason, British citizenship does not guarantee approval. If a traveler is denied ESTA and his or her circumstances have not changed, a new application ...
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Place to purchase America the Beautiful Pass in Page (AZ) open on weekdays, or in Las Vegas on Sunday?

I drove to Page without getting the pass on the way, in the hope of getting it from the Carl Hayden Visitor Center (just outside of Page) on Monday. When I got there, they told me to drive to the ...
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Approved vaccine doses along with non approved vaccine for travel to US

My understanding is that you currently would require proof of a full course (one or two shots, as required) of one of the USDA or WHO approved vaccines. However these requirements are being relaxed ...
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valid F1 visa but expired I20

No. You can only enter the US on an F1 visa if you are entering the US to engage in studies (or other F1 purpose like OPT).
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Cross Country Road Trip on a Moped

Riding a moped for extended Periods is no fun. They are really handy in the city and fun to drive there but when driving long distances it becomes boring fast. Also your back will not thank you for ...
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Cross Country Road Trip on a Moped

Other than legal questions, the answer is, "Yes, you can do all those things." However: (1) you are limited to thirty miles per hour, and (2) I doubt it will survive very many two-day trips. ...
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Cross Country Road Trip on a Moped

Moped is generally assumed to be essentially a bicycle with a motor, usually a small motor (<50cc or electrical equivalent). Those don't go very far or very fast. Moped has to have a license plate ...
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Traveling with a temporary passport document

Canada doesn't seem to say anything much about US passports. I can't even find something that says whether a visitor's passport -- of any nationality -- must be valid for a certain period of time ...
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UK/US dual citizen reentering US

The scenario you describe seems to be making more trouble for yourself than need be. In order to enter the US with a UK passport you will need an ESTA (this applies to entry by all routes after ...
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Can I bring frozen baked Jamaican Patties into the Netherlands?

According to the Dutch government's website: If you are travelling from a country outside the EU, you cannot bring meat and dairy products (including eggs) into the Netherlands. You may bring in up ...
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Finding flights that do NOT stop in the USA

In general when you do this, simply ... start backwards from the destination. https://www.flightconnections.com/flights-from-tijuana-tij You instantly learn that you will have to fly via Mexico City ...
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Place to purchase America the Beautiful Pass in Page (AZ) open on weekdays, or in Las Vegas on Sunday?

That list of places is only government places. My last two passes came from REI and the website still lists it for sale. There are two stores in Las Vegas, but none between here and Page so you ...
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Finding flights that do NOT stop in the USA

New Zealand and Tijuana, Mexico How can I find flights that exclude stops in the USA? Let's start getting from Australia/New Zealand to the continent. Google Flights can search non stop Auckland - ...
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How to get USA Transit Visa From India and What is the current waiting time

All the details are stated on this page from the US Departement of State. The procedure involves applying online then going through an interview. The same page also has a form at the bottom which ...
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Finding flights that do NOT stop in the USA

I found two options It looks like the best option would be going with Latam through Santiago de Chile to Mexico City. One ways on October are around $800. You can actually book directly to Tijuana but ...
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How to fly within US without Passport/ID/Driver license?

You don’t actually need ID, as there is a backup procedure for people without ID, but it does make things more difficult. TSA tell us: In the event you arrive at the airport without valid ...
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Finding flights that do NOT stop in the USA

You can try using Google Flights and filter by the airport type, if those are located in the United States. For example here's how I did this for a random date, and assuming an Auckland departure: ...
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Can I come to the US 60 days after school has resumed?

You are going to need a very good reason for your late arrival, and will need permission from your school. The school may insist that you defer your start until the next term, or even the next year, ...
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Travelling to Nebraska USA from the UK. I’m staying 3 weeks with a friend. My budget is super tight: will I get sent home?

I have travelled on an ESTA and a British passport to the US (for perfectly valid holidays) and I have twice been asked a lot of questions, and once had my bag searched. I'm guessing the suspicious ...
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Travelling to Nebraska USA from the UK. I’m staying 3 weeks with a friend. My budget is super tight: will I get sent home?

I bet your entire conversation with customs will last about 10 seconds: Customs: What is your name? Cat: Panicked Cat [Pause while he looks at the picture in your passport, and your face. He is ...
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Can a non-US citizen board an outbound plane (leave the US) without a passport back to home country?

TSA will not allow you to pass through security to the airport's departure gates unless you hold (either printed or on your phone) a valid boarding pass and a valid form of identification. ID here is ...
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Has there been a policy change for b1/b2 visa holders at the land borders?

I don't know if this is a policy change at all, but lacking an actual/official answer I'll add what we found out last week. We entered the US and handed over our SENTRI cards as normal. The CBP ...
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Travelling to Nebraska USA from the UK. I’m staying 3 weeks with a friend. My budget is super tight: will I get sent home?

You will be visiting your best friend and their family who will be hosting you; ensure they can be contacted and will verify that statement. Your parents paid for your RETURN ticket as a gift; ...
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Travelling to Nebraska USA from the UK. I’m staying 3 weeks with a friend. My budget is super tight: will I get sent home?

I'm pretty sure all that supporting yourself stuff only matters for people moving here. You're just visiting, the tickets are bought, which means everything is already worked out and everything you're ...
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May kids ride in the back of a 5th Wheel in the US?

As of 2021, these 23 states legally allow you to ride in a fifth wheel in motion: Arizona, California, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, ...
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Travelling to Nebraska USA from the UK. I’m staying 3 weeks with a friend. My budget is super tight: will I get sent home?

To jcaron's sensible answer I would add... My parents as a surprise graduation gift bought me tickets Presumably, your parents will also be in a position to step in with emergency funds in the (...
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Travelling to Nebraska USA from the UK. I’m staying 3 weeks with a friend. My budget is super tight: will I get sent home?

I don’t think the funds you have would be that much of a problem. Make sure you don’t look like a hippie and they probably won’t even ask. Have a letter from your friend explaining that they will host ...
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Internship in the UK/US as an Italian

You need a visa to work in both the UK and the US, so the answers are simple: you are not entitled to work, and you do need the employer's help with the work visa.
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US contact person details in DS 160 form

According to immihelp.com, "if you do not personally know anyone in the U.S., you may enter the name of the store, company or organization you plan to visit during your trip." You may ...
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Given a location in the US, how can I see the average air quality during a given month/week/day based on historical data?

https://www.epa.gov/outdoor-air-quality-data/air-data-tile-plot: Plot daily AQI values for a specific location and time period. Each square or “tile” represents one day of the year and is color-coded ...
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EU citizen, working in Canada, visiting the US

I originally thought there was an exception, but on closer investigation it turns out there isn't, but one isn't necessary. The first point is that if you leave the US and go to Canada and stay there ...
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Staying more than 90 days in Schengen area as a French citizen, but only have a US passport

Legally speaking, as a French citizen you can stay in France indefinitely. This right does not depend on the possession of a document showing that you are French. Similarly, you can stay in other ...
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Staying more than 90 days in Schengen area as a French citizen, but only have a US passport

If your parents didn't register your birth to the French civil register, you must petition for a French nationality certificate from the French Nationality Office in Paris if you reside outside of ...
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Staying more than 90 days in Schengen area as a French citizen, but only have a US passport

Regardless of the legality it will be infinitely easier for you to travel if you have a French passport. I suggest contacting your local consulate with whatever documentation you have (birth ...
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Staying more than 90 days in Schengen area as a French citizen, but only have a US passport

There are a number of ways to prove French citizenship, including: an ID card or passport a birth certificate (subject to certain conditions) a certificate of French nationality Source: https://www....
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EU citizen, working in Canada, visiting the US

if I visit for three weeks in the US and then live in Canada for 3 months then I couldn't visit the US again without having left Canada in between since this would overstay the 90-day rule No, that’s ...
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Inviting my fiance and Family members to the US when I am on a Study permit

On F1 visa you can have your immediate family (spouse and minor dependent children) accompany you. You do not have a privilege to "invite" anyone. They may be able to come to the US on their ...
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Payment of SEVIS fee after Visa interview? Is this Possible?

According to this FAQ from https://www.ice.gov/sevis/i901/faq: How does the I-901 SEVIS fee payment process impact getting a visa? If you are required to pay the I-901 SEVIS fee (for more information,...
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US Visa Application Single or Married?

If you’re married (under US law), you’re married (under US law). What your Indian passport says is immaterial to that. The fact that it doesn’t match is not unusual (people don’t make sure to get new ...
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Is it ok if I adjust my passport photo a bit as long as it does not affect my face?

From https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/photos.html Photos must not be digitally enhanced or altered to change your appearance in any way. Of course ...
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Can I enter the US from the UK with a serious but old drugs charge

In the vast majority of cases, a foreign drugs conviction will leave you "inadmissible" to enter the US for the rest of your life. This is true even if the sentence was "suspended"...
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Where can I see the wind prediction on a driving path?

There are various websites that do this for cycling (epic ride weather, my windsock, etc.), taking your planned route as a gpx file. All that I know of are paid. They may adapt for driving, though you ...
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Can I enter the US from the UK with a serious but old drugs charge

You will need to apply for a non-immigrant visa (such as a B2 tourist visa) from the US Embassy or Consulate. The consular officer will decide on your admissibility. See Inadmissibility waiver- ...
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