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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What are the restrictions regarding bringing back items into the United States, bought in India?

I am a US citizen planning to travel to India and I hear the shopping there is quite fair. In particular the electronics. I want to get a few items to bring back home with me. So are there any ...
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Travel with an outstanding warrant [on hold]

I need help!!! My story is I got caught with my two friends because of Marijuana. I had court date and rescheduled it but I didn't show up for the hearing, and I have a warrant issued for my arrest. ...
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Can I bring Cuban cigarillos to the USA?

I, a German citizen, am going to visit the USA as a tourist. I use to smoke cigarillos which were made in Cuba, but bought by me in Germany. Can I bring them with me to the US (with the intent of ...
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Is taking laundry powder across national borders likely to cause problems? [duplicate]

Is taking laundry powder across national borders by plane likely to cause any problems? I'm not worried so much about airport security, as border protection forces mistaking it for heroin. I'm ...
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transiting from Laos in Bangkok to Colombo, 2 different airlines

I will be traveling from Laos with Lao Airlines, transiting in Bangkok to Colombo with SriLankan Airlines the upcoming end of September. My flight with Lao Airlines will arrive at Bangkok at 19:40, ...
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What are the conditions of applying for a 10-year Chinese visa?

According to Wikipedia, China currently has 10 year visa agreements with Canada, US, Israel and UK. What are the conditions of applying for such a visa? Do you have to travel to China a few times on ...
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refusal of my visa [on hold]

Am a twin.I applied for u.k visa with my twin sister to join our parents.we submitted the same documents but mine was refused.in the refusal letter they didn't state any reason why they didn't give me ...
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Applying for a Ukranian multiple-entry visa, how should I fill in the application?

I am an Indian citizen. I want to apply for multiple entry visa of Ukraine for one year but I have few doubts regarding form filling. I want to go to Ukraine for three times within one year but for ...
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Rules or regulations on how stamps are stamped on passports?

I was going through my passport and noticed that some of the entry and exit stamps are not neatly placed. This made me wonder, are there any rules or regulations saying where and how stamps are placed ...
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Travel after removal from UK [on hold]

I'm a Canadian citizen currently living in Iraq. I recently went to the U.K. for work and they denied me entry and removed me. My question is, if I go back to Canada, will I be questioned about it? I ...
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Can I return back to the original airport if my valuable item is going to be confiscated in airport security?

If some of my items are confiscated in airport security and it is too valuable for me, can I decide NOT to enter the country and return back to the leaving country? I had my toothpaste confiscated at ...
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Heathrow: do I need to go through immigration in the terminal I arrived at?

Yesterday I arrived at Heathrow terminal 4 and waited 2:30 in line for immigration. I noticed that there was corridor which said "transfer to terminals 2/3" (I'm guessing for flight transfers). While ...
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Consequences of overstaying Schengen visa for 6 months

So, as the title read I happened to overstayed my Schengen visa for 6 months does anyone know what the consequences could be. If I wanted to return back to Saudi Arabia.
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transit from dfw to hyd on stand by ticket [closed]

I am traveling on stand by ticket from usa to lhr on wards to India with confirm ticket. Do I need to go through uk customs to collect the luggage and to recheck it?
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Bringing 2 laptops from usa [duplicate]

Can I bring 2 laptops from USA to India duty free if the older one is bought in India and the other recently bought in USA?
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is it legally allowed to take frozen meat from Thailand to neighboring countries by land?

Will I have any legal problems if I buy a lot of frozen meat in Macro in Thailand, and keep it in a portable freezer powered from the car battery, and want to cross borders to neighboring countries (...
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Is it allowed to take an external hard drive with you on a plane?

Can i take an external USB drive with me on an international flight? Do they open or scan it, or go through its contents at an airport or during a customs security check? If it is allowed, do I have ...
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Where do UK border checks currently take place for Eurostar trains from Marne-la-Vallée Chessy to London?

I know that when going from Paris, Brussels or Bourg-St Maurice, UK border checks are done at These stations, and when going from Marseille, you get off the Train at Lille for the checks. But what ...
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US Customs Fingerprinting identification [closed]

Can the customs officers pick up your name change at the port via your fingerprints or photo in Hawaii?
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Do Azeri border guards stamp passports of travellers entering on an e-visa?

I'm going to Azerbaijan and will be entering on an e-visa. Would I get the entry stamp in the passport, the visa sheet, or both?
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Does Kazakhstan usually stamp passports of visa-free travellers, or only migration cards?

According to the Kazakh website egov.kz, visa-free nationals are not to be given passport stamps on entry and exit. However, some people I've spoken to told me they got it anyway. What is your ...
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Is it allowed to bring sex toys on a flight to Singapore?

I'll be taking a flight from Tokyo to Singapore. If I take a "pocket pussy" (artificial vagina) as carry on, will it be confiscated? Also will it be removed from my bag? I'm traveling with my family ...
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Overstay in Germany by mistake [closed]

I went to Germany on business visa (c category) which were valid for 6 months with duration of stay of 15days which I misunderstood for every visit as 15 days and overstayed by 5 days so while leaving ...
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Bringing pre-made bird's nest soup into the UK

I have an Asian tourist who wants to bring into the UK bags of pre-made bird's nest soup which is apparently very expensive in Asia and needs some advice on this. Is this item allowed? If so, what ...
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What is the best time to leave from Baja Mexico to San Diego, California through Vehicle/Pedestrian crossings?

What is the absolute best time to leave from Baja Mexico to re-enter San Diego, California by either vehicle or pedestrian? This is assuming you don't have a Sentri Pass. I went to Mexico a few ...
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overstayed US waiver transfer, applying for H4 visa [duplicate]

I was told I should ask here for input. Just fyi, I I've asked lawyers about this and they've all said to try it and see what happens... My story is a bit long so I will try to condense. In 1996, ...
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Passport control: what airport is this?

I'd like to know what airport this is. In the image there seem to be three lines (besides the two clearly visible ones, the far left one says it's for US citizens, with some other text, and for ...
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Is it possible for US Customs to hold checked baggage for a flight from US to India?

We (Indian citizens) arrived India on July 1, 2016 from the USA. However, one of our (altogether four baggage were allowed for two) checked baggage didn't arrive yet. We contacted airways and they ...
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Travelling using two passports of the same country

I am German and I am holding two valid German passports. My first passport (Passport A) contains a Chinese visa. My second passport (Passport B) is still empty so far. Now I want to travel from ...
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Evidence of return following a visit to the UK [closed]

What are the best sorts of evidence of return following a visit to the UK to provide when applying for a visa ? Apart from employer letter
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Passing immigration & going straight back

I have two questions pertaining to immigration. I'm asking this because I want to pick up my son who lives in another country and go right back. If I have a ticket returning on the same flight as I ...
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Can you bring a used TV into Nepal?

Am I allowed to bring in a second-hand TV into Nepal?
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Is it true that Uzbek visas are regularly checked in the Tashkent Metro?

I've read that local Police regularly checks foreigners' Uzbek visas in the Tashkent Metro. Is this true? And what would happen if you didn't have you passport with you? Would you simply be refused ...
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How does UK Border Force decide which travelers get extra scrutiny?

Both times I entered the UK, I was asked lots of questions while others breezed through. The second time, my anxious bus driver and many passengers had to wait a long time. Do I just look like a bum?...
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cancelled stamp in passport [closed]

My problem is that 2 months ago i wanted to travel from Ghana to Senegal but forgot my invitation letter. Senegal immigration would not admit me without an invitation letter, Now I'm back but Ghana ...
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Will a small unpaid medical bill prevent me from obtaining a US VISA? A B2 tourist visa to be exact [duplicate]

I have been to the US three times in the past, however I incurred a medical bill inndecember 2015, the bulk of the bill about $4500 has been paid by my insurance, however there is a small amount of ...
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GOES Interview at Chicago-O'Hare

Anyone go through the Global Online Enrollment System interview process at Chicago-O'Hare recently? How was the wait?
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Re-Entry in Italy (lost residence permit before leaving italy - permesso di soggiorno) [duplicate]

I had a flight for my home country (Pakistan) in last days. On the day of departure, while going to airport, I lost all my documents including passport and permesso di soggiorno. I filed a loss report ...
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Tourist trip to USA while girlfriend works there - what to expect at border check?

I was wondering the following: My girlfriend will be going to the USA with a J-1 visa for about 10 weeks to work there as part of an exchange program. I am planning to join her on this trip, but won’t ...
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Can I re-enter California from Mexico with a California Drivers license 2016?

As a US Citizen, Is it possible to re-enter California from Mexico using only a California drivers license? Or is passport always needed now? I've heard that this wasn't the case before, but I would ...
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Can I get a family tourist visa for Taiwan? [closed]

I am a Pakistani citizen and am married to a Taiwanese citizen. She is inviting me to visit her for a month; can I get a Taiwan family visit visa for a month with single entry? What documents do I ...
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I have a Schengen visa valid for longer than my allowed duration of stay. Can I ignore the duration and overstay?

I have a Schengen visa valid from 19/07/2016 to 10/08/2016 But the duration of stay: 7 days only I want to stay a 6 days more for a total of 14 days. And my flight including a travel from a ...
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Can you travel to Canada if banned from the USA?

This page from the Government of Canada indicates the two countries are sharing relevant information. So would Canada refuse entry to someone who is banned from the US because of overstaying?
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Should I address customs/immigration in their language when I can?

I'm an American traveling to Central America for the first time this summer. I'll be entering Costa Rica and Panama. My Spanish is pretty good, but not native, and I wouldn't mind using it, but as a ...
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I changed my travel plans after entering the Schengen area. Will this cause me trouble with immigration?

I have issued a Schengen visa from the Italian embassy for tourism. In the visa application, I declared that I will enter Germany first, and then I will stay the longest in Italy. I'm in Germany now, ...
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What documents to show upon arrival in Doha, Qatar? [migrated]

I'm a Filipino Citizen and live in Canada. I got a job offer in Qatar and visa approved. What do I need to bring to show immigration in Qatar upon arrival?
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Passport validity to Pakistan

Can I go to Pakistan with 2 months expiry date on my passport? I don't need visa for Pakistan as I have a valid NADRA card. I am coming back within passport validity time as I have return ticket. ...
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Do CBSA officials “accept” electronic I94s for transmission to the CBP?

I'm considering flying to New York, spending a week and then continuing to Montreal by Train before flying home to Europe. I've been trying to find out whether Amtrak (the US train operator) records ...
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Can an Australia visa rejection blackmark me forever?

I have a parent living in Australia, last time I visited them with a tourist visa and everything went alright. The second time I applied for a family sponsor visit visa by mistake and had it refused ...
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Do I need to do anything special before visiting the US on a 10-year multiple entry B1/B2 visa?

Last year I visited the US to go to a conference. I am a Romanian citizen, and I got a B1/B2 visa. To my surprise, the visa in my passport says it's valid for 10 years, and it has the M mark for ...