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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8 Hour Overnight Layover in Dubai. Does it make sense to book a hotel outside the airport for the night?

I will be traveling from the Philippines to Germany on Emirates, with an 8 hour layover in Dubai (01:00AM - 09:00AM). Since the in Terminal Hotel is very pricey I was thinking about booking a room in ...
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I have italian refugee doucments and union passport of italy and I want to travel to London for 10 days for sightseeing and what I have to fo [duplicate]

I have italian refugee doucments and union passport like travel document of italy and I want to travel to London and what I have to do what I need to do
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How many phones can i carry into India? [duplicate]

I am spending the summer in Dresden. When I came here, I was carrying my iPhone 5s. Now I bought a new iPhone 6s here in Dresden and I am using it, as well as my older one, which was broken (the front ...
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Importing a kangaroo scrotum wallet to the United States

Due to a long story, I'd like to bring an authentic Australian kangaroo nutsack wallet as a gag gift to a colleague in Seattle, Washington: But can I legally import this, and do I need to declare ...
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Travelling before and after 30 day grace period of J1 Visa [duplicate]

I'm in a bit of a pickle. Due to miscalculation, I'll be entering 31 days (instead of 30 days) before the start of my J1 program. I also leave 5 days after the 30 day grace period after the end of my ...
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How can I get a visa for Canada as a Kenyan citizen visiting the USA?

I am visiting the USA with a B1/B2 visa, with a Kenyan passport. Do I need a visa to visit Canada and if I do, what are requirements and the process for me to be able to get a visitor's visa?
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Is it okay to have less than 10,000 EUR when in Europe?

I want to travel to Europe but someone told me you must have 10000 euros. I don't really have that much money available. I wish to visit many places in Europe by the next year, but there is no ...
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Do I have to book an accomodation for the entire stay of a long-term visa before applying for it?

I am going to be staying in the Netherlands for 3 months. The embassy needs an itinerary for your accommodation. I am still looking for a room (in a flat) to stay in so I will have to just provide a ...
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Refused Entry and Removed from the UK; What are the Consequences?

Last week I was travelling to London Heathrow from Pakistan. The immigration officer asked me my reason for coming to the UK. I replied that I was going to visit my friends and also meeting with an ...
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Is it possible to enter france first stay there for 2 days and then go to Germany as I got my visa via Germany [duplicate]

Hi I have a Schengen visa via german embassy,my earlier plan was to go to Germany directly but now due to some unforeseen circumstances I have to reschedule my flight and now I want to directly enter ...
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Do I need to pay duty tax on my own possessions I bring with me to Jamaica?

I am traveling to Jamaica for my honeymoon on Monday of next week. This article says that visitors to Jamaica may need to pay duty tax on certain items, and to follow these steps to avoid doing so: ...
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Which passport to use for airline check-in for dual citizenship [duplicate]

I am a Canadian living in Canada with another citizenship from a country (Country A) that does not recognize dual citizenship. Citizens of Country A needs visa to enter Canada. Will be travelling to ...
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What should I put in the “length of stay” field when entering Canada if I'm not sure how long I will stay?

I know I'm allowed to stay 6 months in Canada as a UK citizen, but my travel plan is to stay in Quebec for a few months, then go across to the US for about 2 months, then come back for my return ...
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Canadian wants to go to US for meetings

My husband is a 62 year old Canadian. He was contracted by a Canadian company to go to Detroit to monitor a Canadian registered aircraft while it is being maintained by a USA company. He has been ...
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In which airport am I expected to clear customs and immigration?

I'm an Indian citizen, travelling from Kolkata to Detroit via Delhi and Amsterdam. I've a flight with Air India from Kolkata to Delhi and a flight with KLM from Delhi to Detroit, with a stop at ...
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Germany Immigration Officers Arrival interview questions

I would like to ask how the immigration officers are going to ask or what they will require once I land in Berlin. I have traveled before outside the country but this is my first time travelling as an ...
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Tourist visa or conference/business visa for south-africa

I have been reading various posts about visa confusion and specially this one is pretty close to my issue. I will be traveling to South-Africa for less than 90 days to attend an open-source conference....
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UK visas staying more than 6 months

I have a 2 year UK visa, I stayed 6 months and 1 week I completely forget, will I have any problems when I come back in September? Update: I tell you I have a visa two years but I stayed more than 6 ...
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When do I have to pay for the Mexican tourist card?

I have a question about Mexican tourist cards, or whatever they're called these days. There is now a fee, a little more than $20. According to some sources, a traveler only has to pay this once per ...
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Canadian denied entry to the USA

So to keep it short but detailed, I am Canadian and been travelling to the USA over the years for pleasure. A few years ago, I wanted to visit a friend in Saudi Arabia, so I booked a flight that was ...
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What does “UOPI” on a US passport stamp mean? [closed]

A US immigration officer wrote "UOPI" on my passport. He suspected that I wasn't actually visiting the country for tourism but intending to work there. What does this term mean:
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US business visa related doubts

I would be applying for a US Business visa to attend a Salesforce conference in San Francisco. I refer to business visa FAQ from US immigration but it doesn't answer my following doubts. I will get ...
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Are start and end days included in the duration of a Vietnamese visa-on-arrival?

I'm getting a 15-day visa on arrival in Vietnam as a tourist. If I plan when to fly in and when to fly out (maximizing the duration of my stay) do I have to include the date of arrival and departure ...
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I have a schengen visa applied through german embassy and will be traveling from India to Dusseldorf (Germany) via Switzerland

I have a schengen visa applied through german embassy and will be traveling from New Delhi (India) to Dusseldorf (Germany), with a layover in zurich, flying on swiss airline Will immigration happen ...
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Refused entry to UK twice [closed]

In February 2015 I travelled to the UK. The 'travel website' said I didn't need a visa to stay for up to 90 days. I was refused entry but allowed to stay for 4 days with my friend there. I travelled ...
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Trip from New Delhi to Dusseldorf via Munich: Where will I pass through Immigration?

I will be traveling from New Delhi (India) to Dusseldorf (Germany), with a layover in Munich (Germany), flying on Lufthansa. Will immigration happen at Munich or Dusseldorf? Would a layover of 2 ...
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Will a non-EU citizen get stamped with a family permit at the airport?

Is it true that a non-EU citizen will get stamped with a family permit at the airport when arriving in the UK with their EU spouse? My husband and I lined up in the non-EU line when we arrived. I am ...
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I am a UK citizen & have been in the US for 5 months. How soon can I return under the VWP?

I am a UK citizen and I've been in the US on a B2 visa- it will be about 5 1/2 months when I leave. I've recently been issued a working holiday visa for Canada and plan to go out there in around 4 ...
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USA immigration JFK or Seattle?

I am an Indian living in Belgium. I am travelling to Seattle via New York JFK airport from Brussels. I am travelling with Delta for both the legs. I have 4 hours(3hr 54min) of stopover time at JFK. My ...
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Can I bring a brand new, package iPhone into Costa Rica for another person?

Will I get in trouble with TSA/airport security for bringing a brand new, packaged iphone in my carry-on luggage from the USA to Costa Rica?
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Why does immigration check passports at some Schengen-only terminals?

I regularly fly from Prague airport where there's a separate Schengen-only terminal (Terminal 2). The terminal is completely separated from foreign flights and on arrival there's no passport control: ...
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Connection time in Budapest is 55 minutes enough?

I'm traveling from Dublin to Budapest with Aer Lingus, then catching a connecting flight to Doha with Qatar. I have 55 mins between flights, I have not been to Budapest but believe it's quite small. ...
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Am I required to pay UK/ USA Visa fees if I have a German residence permit? [closed]

Here is the situation. I am non-european but staying in Germany with a Residence permit. I can visit all Schengen listed countries with no issue. Assuming that I would want to travel to a non-Schengen ...
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Travelling on Advance Parole [closed]

I'm a Pakistani residing in US and last year, I got married to a US-citizen. I applied for permanent residence, and I'm currently waiting for the final interview before the green card is issued. But ...
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Can I visit London with a US visit visa during a 11 hours lay over at LHR? [duplicate]

I hold an Indian passport and I am flying to Seattle, US from Bangalore, India via LHR, London and the layover is 11 hours. Can I visit London with the US visit visa I have (this is accepted in many ...
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Visiting the US twice under one ESTA? [duplicate]

I'm from the UK and will be visiting Florida for the second time this year to spend the summer under an ESTA. I have enough money to cover accommodation for two months and expenses without having to ...
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Boston Logan Airport - How much time needed to transit customs?

I am thinking of getting a return flight from Iceland to Boston on my way back from my vacation in mid August. The flight schedule says that there is a 1 hour and 44 minute layover until my desired ...
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Consequences of immigration delays

A relative has gotten their immigrant (green card) visa to the United States. They arrive in the evening, about 7. They're scheduled to take their connection to their new home about 10. So three ...
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Visitor in Canada for 6 months, then re-entering for only 2 weeks: Do I need an extension? Can I re-enter during the “implied status” period?

I arrived in Canada in January (as a visitor without a visa) to attend one exchange semester at a Canadian university. I am finishing my school this month and plan to travel across Canada with 2 short ...
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Is my airport transit ESTA exceeded by staying Canada for 6 months? Can I travel back to USA? [duplicate]

Hello fellow travellers, I am a citizen of an EU country, currently studying an exchange program at a Canadian university. In January I flew from Berlin to Montréal via Chicago, where I waited 2 ...
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How do i verify my Australia visit visa either valid or not without reference number [duplicate]

I applied my visit visa through an agency but what i got is i got no reference number.So, how do I know that my visa is valid or not? The agency said the information given was direct respond from ...
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Minimum amount of days travel insurance policy should cover for Schengen visa?

My father in law is travelling to France, for 4 days, (01/07-04/07). Is there a minimum duration for which the travel insurance needed to apply for a Schengen visa must be valid? In other words, can ...
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I have a British passport from 2006 September and going to Florida. The passport in has camera symbol. Is it valid?

I am going to Florida in a few days. I have a British passport that I acquired in September 2006. It has a "camera" symbol on front and is biometric. Just seen news items that only passports from ...
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Transit visa for Indian national flying via Frankfurt to Sweden

My son, an Indian national, has got admitted to a Swedish university. After receiving his residence permit from Swedish immigration agency, he will be flying to Stockholm with a four-hour halt at ...
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I'm traveling from LA to Bali, with a 4 hour layover in Taiwan. Would I need to go through customs in Taipei?

Additionally, do I need to hold any special visas upon entry to Bali? Or am I granted one upon entry?
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Flying within UK without passport as an international student

I am an Indian international student currently studying in the UK on a Tier 4 Student visa. As part of my United States B-1 visa application for an investment bank training program, I am required to ...
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Am I a repeat traveler in terms of ESTA?

I am currently travelling to the US and I have a EU passport. I also have a valid ESTA document. I fly from Germany to Chicago and continue with a domestic connection flight. Chicago Airport ...
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12 weeks in America - What questions should I prepare for? [duplicate]

So, to put it simply I'm going to America for 12 weeks and staying with a friend and her parents the entire time. They've already agreed to feed me and pay for all my basic needs if necessary. I've ...
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Do I need to tell the USA I changed my name?

I changed my name recently (First and last due to simply disliking my birthname) and received my new passport. I visited the USA last year in December with my old passport and old name, do I need to ...