Customs and immigration covers a range of border control procedures (referred to as 'immigration' in most countries other than US) and import of goods.

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How does the US know that I left?

Every time I leave Australia, I have to fill in an official form that the government collects to state that I've left the country. However, when I left the US last week (after my first visit there), ...
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Travelling from Vancouver to Budapest via Amsterdam (connecting flight); do we go through Dutch customs or just transit?

We are flying from Vancouver YVR to Amsterdam AMS and onto Budapest BUD with KLM. Do we go through customs in AMS or just transit the airport?
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Carry a boxed iPhone 6 to the USA - do I need to declare it to customs?

I have a gift for a friend from the father, a new boxed iPhone 6 and I am travelling to USA. Can I bring it with me? Do I have to declare it and maybe pay custom duties? Which is the right way to ...
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What are the limits when carrying laptops and electronics to USA?

I am going to the US for a 3 month vacation on B1/B2 visa for the first time and I feel that I might be carrying too much with me. I have 2 laptops. A 5 year old one and a 2 month old one. Old one is ...
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Collecting luggage and checking them in again?

I'll be travelling from Dusseldorf, Germany to Los Angeles (LAX), USA through Chicago (ORD), USA. So the flight will be: DUS---->ORD ~~ ORD---->LAX The layover will be in Chicago (ORD) I was ...
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Do I need to get my baggage and proceed in custom control as a transit visitor to US via Canada? [duplicate]

I'm traveling from Istanbul to San Francisco via Toronto with Air Canada (for both) and I'm wondering if I have to get my luggage and head to the customs in Canada? Currently holding a Turkish ...
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When do I clear customs and immigration in the USA?

I'm a British citizen travelling from LHR to the Hartford, Connecticut airport, and have a two hour stopover in Newark NJ on my itinerary. At what stage would I clear immigration and customs on ...
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Airlines and different passports

If a Bahraini citizen, who lives in Bahrain and holds a Canadian passport, wants to travel to Europe using his Canadian one; will the airline accept presenting his the Canadian althought he will ...
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Renewal of F-1 student visa in India if my academic institution is changing [closed]

I am an Indian citizen currently working at an US Company on my OPT (I completed my undergraduate degree from an US institution an year ago). I will be pursuing my masters education from this August ...
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Want to meet arriving passenger inside airport before immigration (SIN airport)

Is this possible? Buy a cheapest ticket or refundable ticket and enter T3 departure hall of Singapore airport, clear immigration and go to T3 arrival area and meet my wife even before she clears thru ...
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H1B Visa :: Change of Employer initiated :: Travel outside USA

I hold a valid visa with my current employer which expired December 2015. My new employer is about to file H1B Visa transfer. I wanted to travel outside USA while the petition is filed. I would return ...
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Bringing a lock knife into the UK with British Airways

Can I bring a lock knife I want to buy in the US into the UK in my luggage? the blade is 3 3/4" (9.5 cm) long - you can buy the same knife in the UK but at twice the price?
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Dual-National: Can I get away with the Right of Abode AND a British Passport?? ROA cancelled? [closed]

I am British born and a British national through my mother. My father is from Saudi Arabia and therefore I automatically gained the Saudi Nationality. As a Saudi Arabian national, you are not allowed ...
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Can we undergo US Immigration checks at Heathrow?

I'll be traveling from Mumbai, India to Gainesville, Florida. For that I have to board a flight at Mumbai which will drop me at Heathrow. I have layover time of about 8 hours at Heathrow, from where ...
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Departing from India, foreign currency withdrawn abroad

http://www.customsmumbaiairport.gov.in/forms/Content.aspx?LinkID=70 · Indian residents going abroad are allowed to take with them foreign currency up to any amount so long as the same ...
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Is there luggage reclaim before passport control (transit flight)

We are heading from Kyiv to Paris (Charles de Gaulle), and then from Paris to Marrakech (in different airlines, the first one is Ukrainian one and the last one is British easyJet). Some of us don't ...
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Travelling back to India with a phone purchased (and unboxed) in Netherlands [duplicate]

I am in Netherlands on tourist visa and wanted to buy a iPhone and go back to India. I would claiming the VAT return at Amsterdam Airport but do I need to declare in India and do I need to pay the ...
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Dual citizenship [closed]

I would like to travel from Jamaica to U.S for 2 weeks to visit friends and family. I have a British passport which will have 6 months remaining by my departure date. Therefore I am planning to ...
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Cash limit counting in traveling to US

The CBP document states that There is no limit on the amount of money that can be taken out of or brought into the United States. However, if a person or persons traveling together and filing a ...
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travelling with my personal laptop, ipad and my reader [duplicate]

I am traveling to India (on Indian passport but I live in US) with my 2 kids and have my personal laptop, iPad and a reader. Am I supposed to pay duty on these items ?
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Where do I have to go through customs for an international flight if I have a layover? PDX to ATL to Argentina for example

I am setting my flight scedule for a trip to Buenos Aires and was wondering where I will have to go through customs if I have one domestic stop before leaving the US. I am using the same airline ...
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Travel within EU Schengen area with lost Italian residence permit card [duplicate]

A friend in Prague just contacted me asking the possibility of traveling back to Italy. He is Pakistani passport holder and lives in Italy on student residence permit. He was traveling in Prague where ...
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Is it common practice for customs agents to see travel funds before allowing me to board for trip to United States

When leaving Malaysia for United States, is it necessary to pay customs agents for luggage for travel in Malaysian airport? Also is it necessary to show customs agent travel money?
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South Africa overstay-undesirable waiver processing time [closed]

Has anyone had any experience with the South Africa Home Affairs overstay waiver request process? What is the turnaround time for the waiver? Will the SA border control at the Johannesburg ...
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Bringing shrink-wrapped cheese through Australian Customs?

I have purchased cheese in France and it is shrink wrapped. Do I have to declare the cheese to customs or not?
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Transit through Muscat airport with 2 different tickets and two different airlines, do I need a visa?

Iam travelling to Israel from India with a transit point at Muscat. My transition time at Muscat is 5 hours. On my way back to India, my transit point is again Muscat with transit time 20 long hours. ...
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Living in canada - quick USA trips?

I live in Vancouver on a working holiday visa, from Australia. I got a waiver form to go to the states, but just went for a day at the beginning of the year. This was the 90 day waiver and then ...
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When changing airlines on different tickets, do I have to go through customs in Oslo?

I'm taking a flight (Delta Airlines) from the United States, landing in OSL (Oslo, Norway), getting on a flight with a different airline (British Airways), which will take me to my final destination ...
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Where does one go through customs when transferring in the EU/Schengen?

I am travelling from the USA to France, transferring in Spain. I am bringing pets (live animals) which need to be declared at customs. They travel in the cabin with me (not cargo). Both legs of the ...
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UK immigration check at airport

I always wonder that what UK immigration at airport check in their computer and why they type our answers in their PC?
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Do I need to check out and check in my baggage in Toronto, which is where my layover is

I will be flying from Iceland to Los Angeles. The first part of my trip is from Reykjavik to Toronto, with Icelandair, and the second part of my trip is from Toronto to Los Angeles, with Air Canada. I ...
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I lost my passport which had my u.s stamp on it, will my new one have it ? I have a copy of my old passport #, does that help?

I entered the states for a visit. (I'm Canadian) Ended up getting married so we started filing for permanent U.S. resident. (husband's an American citizen) While filing, I lost my passport, which had ...
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Travelling with ESTA, 1h30min in JFK connection flight

I have a connection flight HEL-> JFK (3:50PM) JFK(5:20PM) -> SAN (San Diego) So it means I have a layover of 1.5h. How does it work? Can I get any wristband/permission to skip immigration line? ...
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Transfer from domestic flight to international flight in Nassau Airport

Is 1.5 hours enough time to go from a domestic Bahamasair flight to a jetBlue international flight in Nassau Airport? How long should we leave to get through US Customs in Nassau?
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Is it still allowed to travel to the US without booking hotels in advance?

I'm a German citizen. I used to live in Florida back in '88 - '90. During the 90s I went back there a few times on vacation, booking just a flight and a rental car, and just travelled around, booking ...
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If I have been living in USA legally for 7 years and as permanent resident for one year, can I apply for citizenship? [migrated]

Basically that is the question. Does time spent living on a G4 visa count toward your 5 year requirement for citizenship at all? How can I find out. I tried calling usics but they don't know anything ...
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What are the English laws on bringing pets into the country?

I wish to take my pet cat with me to the United Kingdom, to stay with relatives (they are fine with the cat, and understand that she travels with me a lot). I am concerned, however, whether or not I ...
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Alcohol limitations crossing into Canada from U.S

I'm planning a trip to Canada from the U.S. this summer and would like to bring some craft beer to share with family members who live there. How much will Canada customs allow me to bring into the ...
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Will I have to recheck my bags?

I am flying from Halifax, Canada to New York, USA to Tampa, USA. I will be able to go through customs in Halifax. Will I have to recheck my bags at the New York airport?
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Would I be charged custom on MBA bought from Singapore duty free? [duplicate]

I am buying a Customized Macbook Air from Singapore since its not available in India. Since I am a traveler and have boarding pass, to my understanding I am exempted from GST tax while making my MBA ...
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How many phones can I bring in my luggage from USA [duplicate]

My relative recently went to USA and will be returning at the end of May. As she's been to USA I could not stand the temptation of ordering a 'phone for me. Now here the problem starts. She purchased ...
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how can i extend my 90 day stay in the United States? [duplicate]

Ive been in the United States temporarily and I want know how i can extend my stay by going to Canada and rentering the United States
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how do immigration of some country check your travel history for migration verification? [closed]

I was in uae from 2008 to 2010 and have unpaid loan. The local bank is not willing to settle at a common ground hence i left it as it is. I had a loan with an international bank which i negotiated and ...
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Connecting through UK when between UK visas

My friend is a Canadian citizen and currently in the UK on a Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa. This expires at the end of July. She has obtained a place at a UK university and that course starts in ...
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Spanish student travelling to Ypres holding only a Spanish ID Card and no passport [closed]

We have a student with a Spanish ID card travelling to Ypres through Lille and back again with a school party. Could you please let me know what information to take with us to prove that this student ...
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Ridiculous and unreasonable taxes for used electronic devices in europe [closed]

I'm a German national, and I have lived for the past 2 years in France. Like many people, I travel with my iPad, phone and MacBook; each of these items are over one and a half years old, bought in ...
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Mumbai airport customs [duplicate]

I am a US citizen and a PIO currently residing in India. I plan to travel to the US for a 2 moth summer internship. I plan to buy a Macbook and an iPad for myself over there. Would there be any ...
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Will my passport get stamped? Flying JFK>SVO>MAD [closed]

Will my passport get stamped in Moscow even though it is a connecting flight? will i have to go through immigration or passport control?
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Is it legal to bring Hentai/Yaoi from Japan to Europe (EEA)?

Last year my friends and I visited Japan and naturally we wanted to bring some souvenirs for our friends and family. We were looking for some yaoi/hentai manga books for one of our friends, who is ...
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Can my US passport be denied if I lost it more than three times?

Can a US citizen born in America be denied a passport if that person lost more than 3 passports. If so, what should he do in order to obtain a passport? I am planning a travel but now missplaced my ...