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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US Citizen visiting Canada with a pending passport

I'm visiting Canada in 2 weeks with my family and have yet to order my passport. So, there is no guarantee that I will have my passport in time for the trip even if I did pay for the expedited ...
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Bring multiple devices to airport

I am traveling home from Saudi Arabia to the Philippines and I plan to bring with me 5 smartphones (in unopened boxes, as gifts), two personal laptops, 2 smartphones (personal), 1 iPod Touch and 1 ...
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Help with South African 90 Day Visitor visa [duplicate]

I am a brit visiting family and friends in South Africa with my duel brit/south african GF, I have already been granted a 90 day Visitor visa which expires the end of July, unfortunately i haven't ...
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Taking a gaming console to the USA

Hi I want to take my PlayStation 3 and a Canon 6D camera over from Australia to USA do you know if I am allowed or do I need to declare them ?? Thank you
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How does the UK check entry clearance on departure? Do they have a UK database? [on hold]

I am obsessed about my government's ability to have access to UK database of those who have taken UK entry clearance. Due to some circumstances it's not good [for some governments] to know that people ...
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Will I need to clear US customs twice? [duplicate]

I'm flying to Lubbock in Texas in September. I can get flights with a 2 hour 25 min layover in Newark, or a 3 hour layover in Chicago. However, from there I have to get a connecting flight to ...
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Fee for taking cash out of the EU

I read on the European Commission website that if I bring more than €10000 with me when I leave the EU on a flight, then I have to make a declaration at the customs. In this case, is there any ...
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Reclaim and recheck for transit flight purchased separately and no visa

When people create their own connection by purchasing 2+ different flight operated by different airline, they usually have to claim their baggage and recheck-in. However, baggage Claim usually ...
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Are spore prints counted as organic material? [on hold]

A friend of mine is travelling in the Netherlands and he came by a shop which sells spore prints. As far as I know, in my country it's illegal to get organic materials from other countries. I wanted ...
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return layover in US require customs [duplicate]

I am flying from Bangkok to Boston with a layover in Newark. Will I go through customs in Newark or my destination, Boston?
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Importing laptop as gift in France, how much duty will I have to pay?

I will fly into France from the U.S. with my personal laptop. I also want to take a new one as a gift for my hostess. Will I have to pay a tax duty on it?
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Japanese visa issued in Rome, would I have problems passing by the Philippines first?

I just got my Japanese visa in Rome, would there be any problem if I come to Manila first?
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Going to Australia - hand luggage

I'm going to Australia to see my children, I have my laptop and my phone, can I buy 2 iPhones for my children and have them in my hand luggage?
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Heathrow Customs and International Connection - Different Airline/Reservation

I need advice regarding the time it takes to get through customs at Heathrow in order to make a connecting flight on a different airlines/reservation out of Heathrow on the same day. I am attempting ...
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Does Istanbul airport have x-ray scanners before the exit?

I always travel with (photographic) film and I'd like to know how many X-Ray stops I'm likely to encounter on a given trip. Most of the time, I have my carry-on scanned once at security here in ...
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Will US CBP deny me entry because I broke a US lease in 2001?

I was in America in 2001 but broke my lease on the apartment I was staying when I was leaving. I have been invited to a wedding; will I be allowed in? I am taking my wife and kids but am scared I will ...
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How safe to return USA from Canada, if have valid visa of company A but current employer is company B [migrated]

I came to USA on H1B visa with employer A, after 3 months I switched from company A to Company B. Currently, working as a Contractor for client X where my employer is Company B. Next month, I am ...
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Can 2 cellphones be allowed in a carry-on luggage [closed]

Am I allowed to carry 2 used Samsung 3 cellphones traveling to the Philippines from US as a gift to my daughter and son?
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Electronic items limit to India [duplicate]

If I take one brand new laptop and a brand new ipad to India, will I be subject to any duties?
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recheck bag at Heathrow?

Returning to the US from Rome, Italy. British Airlines to Heathrow in London and US Airways to Charlotte on same reservation. Plan to check bag all the way through but will I have to reclaim bag, go ...
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Can we take three laptops? [duplicate]

I along with my family(total 4 members) will be travelling to India soon(from Dubai). We have total 3 laptops to take to India which we each use for our personal use. I want to know if I will be ...
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How do I clear an incorrect red flag on my US Visa for overstaying, when in fact my departure date has not been recorded in the database?

I am a resident of New Delhi, India. I received a 10 year B1/B2 type US visa on 17th Jan 2014, which expires on 15th Jan 2024. On account of this visa, I travelled to the United States for 15 days in ...
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Not getting passport stamped when entering USA from abroad

I (US Citizen) recently returned from a trip abroad. When I entered the US via San Francisco (SFO), I had to do a bunch of stuff at a machine: scan my passport, answer a few questions, and take my ...
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What happens when someone inadvertently enters the UK without a landing interview?

As a follow-on question to UK Immigration Control - Which Queue for EU/non-EU Couple Travelling Together for a question that arose in the commentary... There may remain several routes into the UK ...
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T3 to T1 Sydney - When does customs occur?

I've booked tickets from Melbourne to Santiago with Qantas. I'm going MEL to SYD T3 (arrives 9.55am) then SYD T1 to SCL (departs 11.25am) on a Monday. When I transfer between terminals in Sydney, what ...
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Foreign Travelers to Schengen

I just want to ask how does foreign travelers get their immigration done when they travel by bus or train from one country to another in Schengen countries. Does Train/Bus stop at the border for ...
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Do I need to claim baggage for customs at ICN layover [closed]

My daughter is traveling from DFW to LAX then LAX to ICN (Incheon, Korea) then from ICN to ULN(Mongolia). Does she needs to pick up baggage at ICN to recheck in for ULN and how long the process to ...
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UK Immigration Control - Which Queue for EU/non-EU Couple Travelling Together

I'll be arriving at Heathrow in June 2015 with my current girlfriend for a holiday in the UK. I've been trying to find out which immigration queue to join at Heathrow Passport control without much ...
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Baggage check-in rules for Lufthansa airlines

I am travelling from Mumbai to Lafayette via Munich-Houston by Lufthansa. Do I need to claim my checked luggage to clear customs in Munich and Houston?
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Immigration time at Houston airport

I am travelling from Mumbai to Lafayette via Munich-Houston. As Houston will be my first port of entry in US, I will have to go through immigration. The layover time at Houston airport is one and half ...
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Arriving at Newark from Europe, have ESTA, how long should it take to go through immigration and customs?

I'll arrive at EWR on a Sunday at 12:30 and I'll have to book a shuttle transportation to my hotel. At what time should I book the pick up ? One hour is probably too short, especially if my flight ...
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passport damaged?

I have a problem with my passport, the booklet of pages was separated from the cover, i took my passport to authorities they only did scotch tape... so i traveled three times with that passport ...
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Can i travel from Australia to Indonesia with arrest warrants?

I have arrest warrants for unpaid speeding fines and want to travel from Australia to Indonesia , will i be able to leave Australia ?
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Bringing Beer into the Philipines

I will be travelling to the Phillipines soon and I am unsure about what the rules are for bringing in Beer. Official sources are a bit conflicting, so I was wondering if anyone here knew what applies? ...
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Importing a brand new laptop in the UK from the US. Can it be confiscated by customs if undeclared?

Next October I going to the US from the UK. I want to buy a Macbook Pro as it's much cheaper over there. I was going to take it out of it original packaging and put it in a laptop holder. My question ...
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Drive to US, fly from there to Hawaii without passport?

If one does not have a passport in Canada, can they drive to the USA, then fly to Hawaii without a passport? Would I be able to use my Canadian driver's license as valid photo ID?
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Border patrol questions USA to Canada [closed]

At the end of July I will be flying out of Canada to go to Greece. I do live in the United States and want to avoid any trouble flying out. Should I have difficulty at the border.
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At *some* border crossings, why do bus passengers have to get off, but not those in cars?

At the Singapore-Malaysia border crossing, if you are on a bus, everyone needs to take their stuff, get off, and have their stuff checked, somewhat similar to what is done at airports. In contrast, if ...
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Immigration UK removal [closed]

married in the UK with a EEA national member.i also have 2 british children.the home office detained treating me to be removal..is this legal or possible?
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Getting new I-94 and new stamp on new passport [closed]

My old passport is expiring on Jun 18. 2015. Problem: Upon entry to US in Jan 2015 on H-1B visa, officials at San Francisco airport put a "Valid entry till" stamp to date: Jun 18, 2015, the day my ...
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Time from Terminal B to Terminal A at Newark Airport (EWR), considering immigration procedures [duplicate]

I will arrive at Terminal B at 12:30 PM via a Lufthansa flight from India after taking a stopover in Munich.And my next flight is from Terminal A at 16:59 to Indianapolis. Considering this is my first ...
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Is a naturalization certificate required as well as a valid passport for reentry into the United States from the Philippines

I am a naturalized US citizen with a valid passport and I've heard rumors that trying to reenter the United States from the Philippines requires a naturalization certificate as well as the valid ...
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Documentation required for US citizen to travel to Canada [duplicate]

My enhanced drivers license will not be here for another 2 weeks, I am from wa. state and want to go to Canada this week for a wedding shower. I have the copy of the drivers License, my birth ...
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Is there any way to easily check in advance if a country has exit immigration at the airport?

I was travelling out of Turkey the other day and was surprised that they have exit immigration (checking passports/visas on the way out). This introduces somewhat of a delay into the airport process, ...
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Passport validity requirement to enter USA for travelling

My visa will be expired December 12, 2017. However my passport will expire on January 17, 2016. I wish to reach the USA border on July 15, 2015 to stay in the USA for 25 days. At that date my ...
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Why is I-20 issued by the Department of Justice, not the Department of Homeland Security or the Department of Education?

I-20 is a required form that describes an educational program and determines legal status for F-1 foreign students in the United States. Here's a sample I-20: ...
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Do I need a hotel reservation at Domodedovo airport in Moscow [closed]

Do I need a hotel reservation when going through immigration at Domodedovo airport in Moscow? are they very strict about that? Actually I have the reservation but it has a friend´s name on it, not my ...
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Dual US/Canadian citizen with an expired passport [duplicate]

I'm hoping someone may able to answer my question... I am a dual citizen of US and Canada. I was born in the states but grew up in Canada and like alot of other dual citizens, I hold both Canadian ...
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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?