Emergency! I'm a Dual UK/USA citizen with valid USA and UK passports. My flight leaves London (where I am now) tomorrow at 2 p.m. I have my UK passport on me, in London, but my USA passport is currently in Manchester. It's 9:44 p.m. in London. This
page says it's against federal law for a US citizen (even a dual citizen) to enter the USA on anything other than a USA passport. So, what are my options? I've JUST applied for an ESTA visa, it's supposed to be instant...
posted by omnigut
on Aug 15, 2011 -
Canada - US - Canada trip for a visiting UK national - problematic? Will they let me back in?! Specifics inside [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday
on Aug 15, 2011 -
Anyone had any issues living in the US but flying internationally out of Canada? We (English green-card holder me + US citizen wife) live in far upstate NY and it seems that flying to London and back out of Ottawa using Air Transat is the cheapest and quickest way. Are there any pitfalls I'm unaware of? Any craziness with border control between the US and Canada if you tell the that's what you're doing? Thanks.
posted by merocet
on Aug 12, 2011 -
We are moving to the out of the country soon, and I'd like advice on how to tell my kids. What I've found online at other sites has been....less than helpful, so any personal advice or good links appreciated. Possibly relevant details inside. [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate
on Jul 25, 2011 -
I'm a dude going to marry a dude in New York State. Said dude I am going to marry is a resident alien from the UK. Will the UK recognize the marriage? Does he become an American Citizen by marrying him? Does that counteract his UK citizenship? What are my rights, here?
posted by The Whelk
on Jul 20, 2011 -
What is the best option for getting a car for four months while on vacation in the US? [more inside]
posted by strekker
on Jul 14, 2011 -
Looking for good, cheap accommodation in Buffalo, NY. My partner is visiting to work at Buffalo Uni for about 7 days in late September. They've offered to organise accommodation in a Holiday Inn at $98 a night. This feels a little steep. We'd like to shop around a bit, perhaps look at alternatives other than a hotel/motel. Perhaps a student "sleep in my spare room" scheme or something. Advice much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Jul 12, 2011 -
Asking for a friend: 2011 USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championships in Philadelphia, June 4-5. Central Washington University defeats North Carolina. At the end of the game, the CWU coach hugs CWU player Jacob Bates, a family friend. Would love to find video of the last part of this game, or a still image showing this moment.
Have found some highlight reels, but not hitting paydirt yet. :(
posted by xedrik
on Jul 11, 2011 -
I have a factory unlocked iPhone 4, and am travelling to US for a week. What are the pre-paid options available? [more inside]
posted by MiG
on Jul 10, 2011 -
Travelling through the East Coast of the USA, I would like to use my unlocked GSM phone (Nexus One) for data. My UK provider (T-Mobile) charges extortionate rates for this service. Can I buy a pay-as-you-go or other low cost SIM card in the USA which would give me cheap(ish) data on the road? [more inside]
posted by grahamwell
on Jul 4, 2011 -
I like Japanese beer. What other beer commonly found in American bars will I also like? [more inside]
posted by olinerd
on Jun 16, 2011 -
I've often heard it mentioned that life in the USA in the 1950s was 'innocent'. I get a vague understanding of this of course; family values were high, conservatism was the norm, morality was almost Victorian etc., but what exactly does 'innocence' mean when used to describe a society at large, 1950s USA in particular? [more inside]
posted by Senza Volto
on Jun 12, 2011 -
My sister would like to ride in a motorcycle sidecar before her 30th birthday (this December). I would like to make this happen! We live in the "tri-state area" (i.e. whatever's in easy reach of NYC
) but will also be traveling a lot over the summer and fall, so several states seem to be an option, even if the NYC-area is not, for some reason. [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand
on May 18, 2011 -
Need a good solution for cell phone and internet service that I can use in Europe, the US and
Martinique. [more inside]
posted by traceymariel
on May 11, 2011 -
What are some online shopping sites that ship direct to Australia. I'm wanting to take advantage of the stronger Australian dollar. [more inside]
posted by MT
on May 1, 2011 -
I'm travelling in the US (Los Angeles) from Canada. What are my phone options? i'm sick of paying my local company's roaming charges. Can I buy a phone in LA that'll have full data/text/voice options for a month? If so, what'll it cost me? Can I just buy a chip for my iPhone for that month with no contract? (And if so, what's the best way to unlock it). Also, is there a way to forward SMS/text messages sent to my Toronto number? [more inside]
posted by dobbs
on Apr 26, 2011 -
When did the idea of America being the "freest country in the world" first gain popularity? [more inside]
posted by Hartster
on Apr 20, 2011 -
Can anyone identify these
splats? My friend found them in her Ann Arbor MI (USA) townhouse after having been away last weekend. They were on windowsills as well as the bathroom floor. In addition, a few small items on top of a tall piece of furniture were knocked over. While she was gone, the interior motion-sensor of her alarm system went off twice, but the service tech found and replaced a bad wire, so this may or may not be related. We assume it's animal droppings of some sort, but have no idea beyond that. Can you help?
posted by DrGail
on Apr 16, 2011 -
Legal experts of AskMe, I ask for your advice (which is not to be interpreted as legal advice)! Company X provided two online bonus offers. At the time I registered for the offers, neither offer stated that they could not be combined with the other. However, Company X only wants to apply one of the offers. [more inside]
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94
on Apr 11, 2011 -
I'm looking for a site or data source to find out who is running for office in 2012 at the state and national level. [more inside]
posted by cell divide
on Apr 4, 2011 -
I have 2 large boxes of used clothing/shoes to ship to the US soon, and the post office employee told me the volume of items would definitely not pass the border unless I have a Certificate of Disinfection. Unfortunately, this document seems non-existent. There is NO information in Google, answers are always something along the lines of, "Ship it in several smaller boxes!"
or "Don't say it's clothing!"
which are avoiding the point: I am trying to do this by the book (legally).
Does anyone have experience with this particularly evasive document, or parameters that would let Customs determine the packages are okay?
Or another way I could *legally* ship the clothing to the US? [more inside]
posted by Geethebluesky
on Mar 28, 2011 -
I am possibly moving to the United States from Canada for a job, and I'd like to get some insight into some aspects of the immigration process. [more inside]
posted by ChrisR
on Mar 9, 2011 -
Help two Londoners plan a road-trip to the Outer Banks - we have no idea where to start! Advice from Americans is needed... [more inside]
posted by Encipher
on Feb 18, 2011 -
I want to make a simple USA map showing the 15 nationwide locations of a friend's stores. Besides making it by hand in photoshop or using the overly detailed google maps (or google earth) how do I do it? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on Feb 11, 2011 -
What are some small differences you've noticed about the US?
My Japanese friend says that in Japan, large buildings have multiple public entrance/exits.
My Dutch friend says that in the Netherlands, women shower in the gym showers.
Specifically, I'm interested in things that could imply some theory (elaborate or not) of US culture, of some region of the US.
posted by oneous
on Feb 11, 2011 -
Why has the world economic crisis hit some countries - USA and UK, but especially Ireland, Iceland, Greece and Spain - so much harder than others?
posted by moorooka
on Feb 9, 2011 -
In order to prepare a competitive examination, I've got to delve deep into North American counterculture history. What should I read ? [more inside]
posted by nicolin
on Feb 8, 2011 -
Looking for some clarifications on why the US does not use the term "ministry" with its various governing bodies. [more inside]
posted by Burhanistan
on Feb 1, 2011 -
I'm looking for a country music song. All I can remember is the artist, male, singing about the presidents of the US. If can remember correctly they were lining up and at a funeral (but, I could be wrong). Any suggestions as to what song it was?
posted by nam3d
on Jan 27, 2011 -
Help me get to Yellowstone without a meltdown, on a budget, and with little time to spare. I'm special, of course, as I explain in great detail inside. [more inside]
posted by londonmark
on Jan 20, 2011 -
US travel visa filter - Canadian musicians travelling and performing in the United States, but not getting paid. Do we still require a visa? [more inside]
posted by breakfast!
on Jan 17, 2011 -
Can you help me find some more tv programmes like: Sons of Anarchy, The Sopranos, True Blood, Breaking Bad, The Wire, Spooks, Being Human? [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied
on Jan 17, 2011 -
What snack foods can I take on the plane (for personal consumption) for a trip from Canada to Australia with a short layover in the USA? [more inside]
posted by nathaole
on Jan 16, 2011 -
I have a USA-standard Samsung LCD flatscreen TV (specifically this one
). I'm moving to the UK in a couple of months and would rather not have to replace it. What do I need to do to make it work in the UK? [more inside]
posted by TrashyRambo
on Jan 2, 2011 -
For those with experience of undergraduate study at both American and Australian universities, what were some of the most notable contrasts? I'm particularly interested in differences in student culture and in assessment methods / difficulty.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot
on Jan 2, 2011 -
US Citizenship Questionnaire "Time Outside the United States"?
I don't know all the dates I left the US, what should I do? [more inside]
posted by zaphod
on Dec 21, 2010 -
What were/are Bill Clinton's "class markers" that caused people to highlight his working class background when he was president or running for president? [more inside]
posted by Deep Dish
on Dec 16, 2010 -