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 is the passport control situation in Paris CDG Airport?

After the Paris Attacks on November 13, France's President declared a state of emergency lasting three months. I guess this implies exhaustive security measures in this airport. If you have just ...
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How do I correct missing departure records? [duplicate]

I am a Canadian citizen. A few years ago, I had a four-month internship in the US. I entered on a J1 visa. After completing it and returning to Canada, I subsequently did two more four-month ...
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Entering canada without a return flight (visitor). Leaving and coming back

So I have spent a good bit of time in Canada, 3 trips of 3 months stay in the last two years. I have had no problems getting into and out of Canada in the past. I plan on going to Calgary again in ...
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Leaving France without having gotten OFII stamp

US passport. I have a long stay visitor visa in France for one year. I never got the OFII stamp/vingette. I know other people who have left France having never gotten OFII and had no problem. The ...
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Passport control within Schengen area [closed]

I'm latin-american, don't need visa to enter (90/180 applies). I have been living in Sweden for two years with a residence permit during which I finished a master and right know I am applying to ...
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Dual citizen entering the US on one passport and leaving on another

I am a Canadian and Dutch citizen. I am going on a trip to the Netherlands in January. I am going to be driving across the border (from Canada to the US), and then flying to Amsterdam, with a ...
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When can I return to the Schengen area?

I am Brazilian national and I overstayed my tourist visa in Switzerland because I was waiting for a residence permit. I first arrived on the 14th of June (through Amsterdam), invited by a Swiss ...
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Where can I find customs/import fees for Israel?

Where can I find the fees applicable for entering Israel (and declaring) more than the exempt amount of personal products (foodstuffs). I've found in multiple locations that I can bring up to $200 ...
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Beef jerky to Israel

For the purposes of customs, is beef jerky considered a raw meat product? In other words, can I bring beef jerky from the US to Israel?
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Should I worry if the tax of imported laptop has been paid previously when travelling around the EU and can I use the purchase document as proof? [closed]

So the question in details: I am looking to get a MacBook Pro, which is rather expensive in the EU. There are few offers from the US with a considerably low price (they are already imported in the EU, ...
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Flight connections from USA to Cali, Colombia through Bogota

I'm traveling from the USA to Cali, Colombia. I'm looking at flights and wanted a little advice. For the choices of flights I'll be arriving in Bogota, Colombia from the US about 6am on a Saturday and ...
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Under what circumstances can a foreigner enter Singapore without presenting proof of onward travel?

Among Singapore's entry requirements for visiting foreigners (accessed here) is: Onward or return ticket (if applicable) When is this requirement not applicable?
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Will I have any problem entering the U.S. with a band aid on my finger?

I am boarding a plane to the U.S. in the next few hours and I had to put 2 bandaids on my fingers because of an accident. Would this cause any kind of problem with the immigration official during the ...
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What is needed for a minor to cross the US/Canada border via bus

I'm going to be traveling from the U.S. to Canada by myself (age 16) without any adults. I'm planning on taking a bus, and I was wondering what all I'll need. I've looked up online plenty, and the ...
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Can I take rifle scope (scope only) in checked luggage to India

I would like to visit India next month approximately between December 15-25 [ticket didn't taken yet] from UAE Dubai. I have already purchased a telescope from Dubai market for my Indian air rifle. ...
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Moving from UK to Spain [closed]

I am a UK citizen and I want to marry my Thai lady and move to Spain. I own a house in UK but that is now on sale so when it is sold, then we want to live in Spain where I can buy a house or live at ...
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American in Europe: can I avoid import fees?

I'm travelling across Europe, and my phone was stolen in Berlin. I'd like to buy a used replacement on ebay, but I see that I appear to be liable for a hefty import fee. Is that right? I'm only ...
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Flying to Puerto Rico with US Permanent residency pending

I am a F-1 student, my visa has expired but my passport is still valid, I am also still enrolled in school and my case for adjustment of status (permanent residency) is pending. Will I get in trouble ...
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to work in USA im the Philippines and . I . have employer to be in the USA [closed]

how can I go and work in USA? I have already an employer in USA.. what will I do ?what are the requirements I need?my employer is asking what to do or the requirements needed..
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What do we need to get a transit visa at Delhi international airport?

I have two flights. From Seoul to Delhi and from Delhi to Afghanistan, with two different airlines and two tickets. At Delhi I have to take my baggage by myself and transfer it to my second ...
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How much custom will I have to pay? [duplicate]

My cousin brother has moved to USA from INDIA for work purpose and he has a laptop already with him provided by the company when he was in INDIA. Now when he is coming back to INDIA during holidays I ...
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Where to buy Schengen insurance in Istanbul?

I am in Istanbul (but not Turkish citizen) and want to apply for a Schengen visa. A mandatory document for the visa application is travel insurance valid for Schengen states. Where can I buy the ...
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Exit stamp when leaving US by plane

How can I get exit stamp on my passport, when leaving the US next time by plane? I don't want to get to great details, but there is a longer history of my electronic I-94 being wrong that have ...
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What happens to my checked-in luggage if I skip the final leg of a multi-stop flight? [duplicate]

Looking for a flight from Chicago to Scotland in the summer, and the cheapest by far is to fly Toronto-Edinburgh. Outbound flight is direct while return flight connects through Chicago. I want to get ...
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Which countries can I visit with my Netherlands work permit? [duplicate]

I have a valid work permit in the Netherlands. And I was just asked to visit Spain to help out a client of the company. Am I allowed to travel to Spain with my Netherlands work permit?
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Can I carry protein powder in my check-in luggage?

I am travelling to India next week from UK. One of my best pals have asked me to get Protein powder for him. Just wanted to know if I am allowed to carry it in my hand or check-in luggage. It will be ...
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Tourist traveling back to US with big amount of medical bills, will immigration hold him from the airport? [duplicate]

My father-in-law was hospitalized for a heart attack. He doesn't have money to pay all the outstanding bills and did not reply to any bills. He wants to return to the US but without travel insurance. ...
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USA citizen wanting to cross the India-Pakistan border

I am an American wanting to plan a trip from India into Pakistan but I have heard from other travellers that you will be rejected at the Pakistan border if you have a stamp in your passport from ...
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Travelling back to US with unpaid hospital bills [duplicate]

About a year ago I visited my US, and needed emergency treatment for a small accident. My insurance company refused to pay for it, and I am unable to cover the bill. it's not a large amount, but large ...
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Obtain Export Certificate from Indian Customs for items in checked baggage before Check-In?

This talks about a counter after immigration, much after check-in counter. Where can I get an export certificate of customs in India? Indian Customs counter at airports in India are typically after ...
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Visiting relatives in Canada for 2-3 months, need I be worried about the stuff I bring along?

I'm kind of puzzled and worried after reading complaints and the nightmarish scenarios that visitors are subjected to at the Canadian customs, so much so that I'm thinking of not visiting Canada. ...
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Belarus and Russia visa free stay combined or separate?

Best explained with an example: Enter Belarus (let's say October 1). 30 days visa free Cross to Russia (October 15). Edit: emphasising "visa free" period, e.g. for CIS nationals, Turks etc. Would ...
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Customs clearance for LCD monitor at Mumbai airport [duplicate]

I’m travelling from Muscat carrying a 32 inch Sony Bravia LCD. Would I have to pay duty on it? and how much amount of duty is allowed for a passenger returning after 45 days?
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Problems and documentation proofs at immigration if travelling to US on B1/B2 visa without a business purpose [duplicate]

What documents are required to satisfy the immigration officer if travelling to US on B1/B2 visa without a business purpose? and does that ever happen that the immigration officer will not allow you ...
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Minimize import customs duty on used repair replacement PC/Computer Server parts; Exporting India to US & back? [closed]

I've obtained airport departure Export Certificates for used laptops to be repaired and got them back. This was after Check-In. Here, PC/ Server/ Boxes / Parts will have to be checked-in to checked ...
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I bought a round trip to PHX, but during the gap in between the round trip I m traveling to another country. Is that okay?

I bought a roundtrip ticket from Vancouver to PHX. In Phoenix I am meeting a group of friends and traveling to Europe for a couple of days and then returning to VAN. Is that okay? Will there be issues ...
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When you go to US Passport Control, what does the agent see about you?

This is When you go to Passport Control, what does the agent see about you? for the United States. Border control swipes your passport and then what do they see on their computer? Is it just time and ...
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How many iPhone 6s plus can I bring from US to Malaysia

I bought 3 iPhone 6s plus and I'm using iPhone 4s right now. I want to give iPhone to my mom and my GF. Can I hand carry all of them?
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Does Newark Terminal B have Automated Passport Control?

Does Newark(EWR) Terminal B now have Automated Passport Control terminals (APC)? I can find reference to them being in Terminal C but no reference to B.
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Immigrating to UK, I have a layover in Dublin. Will that cause me problems?

All the affordable flights that I could find seem to have a layover in Dublin. It seems like I'll have to go through border control/immigration in Dublin, and though I'm not settling in Ireland I have ...
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Traveling to France with prescripton medications

I take several medications for my fibromylgia and arthritis all are prescription drugs. Will I need any documentation from my doctor? A couple of these are classed narcotics.
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Regarding electronic item to carry [duplicate]

I want to take 2 iPhones with me (36000 INR each) to India from USA,as i stayed 4 month here and I am resident of INDIA and went US for official work. Will there be any problem or any amount do i need ...
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Getting refused entry and removed at Heathrow, X in passport

I have been to the UK 12 times and I also had a 2 year visa. My boyfriend lives in England and we have been together 8 years. Last time I visited I was refused entry because I didn't have a return ...
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How do I prove excessive quantity of goods are for my personal use?

Europe has this regulation of certain amount of certain goods you can cary while traveling between EU countries. For example you can carry 800 cigarettes, 90 litres of wine etc. Now some EU ...
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Tourist visa to Costa Rica as a Filipino?

I'm a Filipino and presently working here in Qatar. I want to visit Costa Rica - what are the requirements of getting a tourist visa for that country?
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Help re protocol on landing at JFK? [duplicate]

im a single traveller going to NYC for an adventure and landing at JFK in three weeks. Im a complete novice and have no idea what to expect when I land, what do I do first? what security do I have to ...
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Why animal drugs don't need permission at airports? [closed]

Yesterday I saw the movie The Terminal (2004). In one scene there is a russian guy taking medicines to his father but he stopped by customs. Vicktor Navroski deal customs those are for goat, then he ...
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When entering the EU, can one bag count for two people's duty free allowances?

As I understand it, when entering the EU from outside, you can't combine your duty free limits on a single item. So, I believe, two people can't bring in a single 2l bottle of spirits for free, as the ...
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Single entry schengen visa for spain [duplicate]

I applied for visa for spain and i get single entry 6 days visa from london, on that visa can i travel like 3 days for spain and then 3 days in germany and then back to london. or its only for spain ? ...
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What do the intra-Schengen border controls - reinstated in September 2015 - change?

In September 2015, some countries of the Schengen area decided to put border controls back in place. It might not last, it might happen again in the future, but I am curious about the changes this ...