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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Do US passport holders need more than 6 months validity on their passports to be allowed entry into the US?

I'm holding American passport when I enter the States on Sep 22 2012, with a passport that has the expiry date on Mar 2 2013. So it has slightly less than 6 months validity left, about 5 months and 9 ...
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Will an EU residency card be sufficient to depart China?

My Chinese wife is planning to visit China this summer and is normally resident with me in Austria. She has her Chinese passport and a EEA residency card (for Austria) as a spouse of an EU national ...
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International travel with pets with transfer - paperwork for third country?

We are travelling from USA to France with pets. Most affordable tickets will require transfer through a third country, e.g. Aeroflot will go through Moscow SVO. In these situations is it required to ...
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No stamp when going from India to Glasgow through Dublin

I was going to Glasgow via Dublin from India carrying tier 5 UK visa for 2 months student exchange. Immigration officials didn't stamp my entry neither in Dublin or in Glasgow. Will it be problem? ...
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Traveling to Brazil as a Dual US / South African citizen

I am a dual South African / US citizen, living in the US. I want to travel to Brazil but avoid having to get a visa as I would have to do as a US citizen. As a South African, a visa is not required. ...
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Visiting Costa Rica: How to prove sufficient funds?

Upon visa-less immigration to Cost Rica, I would have to prove sufficient funds of $100 per month of residence (Source) Since I don't expect them to have a dollar-giving ATM before immigration ...
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Funding friend's visit to UK from USA

My girlfriend who lives in the US wants to visit me in the UK for a couple of weeks. I will be funding her while she stays here and I'm a bit worried she'll have a problem when she arrives and goes ...
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Oat Bran in Sealed Canisters

I will be travelling to Australia for a couple weeks. Daily intake of oat bran is a routine for me. Am I able to take a couple of manufacturer-sealed canisters of oat bran?
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What's the smoothest airport to enter the US for passport control out of Newark, Boston or Philadelphia?

I'm travelling with a student VISA to Pittsburgh. I'm flying from Lisbon and the flight connections are to Newark, Boston or Philadelphia. I would like to know if there's an "ideal" option between ...
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Using UK Immigration line with baby who does not yet hold an EU passport

My wife and I are flying back to the UK with our baby. We both hold UK passports, however our baby doesn't hold an EU passport yet. (They have a separate non-EU passport that is valid for entering the ...
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Chances of denial of entry with a valid visa

I used to be a student in the US on F-1 visa. I graduated but was not able to secure an employment that would grant me H-1B. Instead I was hired as a private contractor and have no permission to work ...
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When South Africa's new regulations for travel with children begin, would a certified copy of unabridged birth certificates be acceptable?

The South African government is introducing new requirements for travel with children in 2015. I went through a lot of trouble getting my children's unabridged birth certificates, and I would prefer ...
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Applying for an Irish visa after a refusal

I was previously a student in Ireland for a period of nine years. After my tuition I left voluntarily after the expiration of my visa to my home country of Nigeria. On applying for a UK student visa ...
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Bringing outdoor food to Japan

In august I will go to Japan to visit relatives and to make a trekking. In europe I usualy bring trekking meals with me, the kind of meals that you can easily prepare on a stove by just adding water. ...
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How many cigarettes can I bring back from Serbia to the European Union?

I am going to Serbia this summer and I would like to know how many cigarettes I can bring back to the European Union. P.S I am going from Serbia to Latvia through Frankfurt (Germany) by plane.
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8-hour stop over in Mauritius MRU - can I exit the airport?

I have a 8 hours daytime stop over at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, and intend to make the best of it. But will I be allowed to get out of the airport? Wikivoyage says: ...
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Taking electronic equipment to India from USA

I am planning to take a digital oscilloscope from USA to India which I brought on ebay for about USD 500. The usual cost of the scope can be couple of 1000 dollars. Can anyone advise what will the ...
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Will I be allowed to bring 3 iPhones to Argentina (Buenos Aires) from the US?

I am traveling to Buenos Aires next month (from the US) and I wanted to bring an iphone as a gift for my sister and her husband who currently live there. I will also have my own iphone bringing it to ...
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Canada's Automatic Border Clearance for visiting citizens

I'm a dual citizen of Canada and the United States. I have a passport for both countries. I live in the United States, but I'm traveling to Canada for the holidays. I've read that Pearson has a new ...
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Packed Items at Indian Customs

I am travelling back to India soon. Just eager to know, if the packed items carried in checked in or carry-on luggage will face a problem at Indian Customs? I did purchase few things in form of ...
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Do I need to register items before I leave the United States?

The Customs and Border Protection website recommends that you register items before leaving the United States. I have known many people who have traveled out of the county and have had no issues with ...
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Leaving and returning to the UK with an invalid German identity card [migrated]

I am a German citizen currently living in the UK. My only identity document, my German identity card, is about to expire, but I may want to travel to Germany and back at some point before I will have ...
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Will confiscation of over-the-limit alcohol prevent someone travelling to Cuba?

I'm traveling to Cuba with family members. All arrangements were made when I found out that one person in group had alcohol 2 bottles rum confiscated there less than six months ago as it was not ...
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Duty exemption for non-resident aliens [closed]

I would like to bring food (i.e. milk chocolate, cookies, ...) back from my home country (France) into the US. I don't go home often, so I'd like to bring back about $200 worth of food items. I am ...
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Planning to buy a TV in Dubai to bring to India, what issues may I encounter? [closed]

While going to India via Emirates, I am planning to have 1 day's stop at Dubai and meanwhile I want to buy a TV (Samsung or Sony LED TV) to take to India. There are some doubts I have about it though: ...
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How to pay Chinese customs duties? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Bringing items into China for a friend - what to expect at customs? Based on the answers to Bringing items into China for a friend - what to expect at customs?, it looks ...
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Re-entering the US for the third time in a year with total of 240 Days

I went to the US for 90 days on an ESTA in August to November. Then back to my home country for 1 month and then back again mid December until mid February and now I am going back again after 10 days ...
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Bringing cooked meat to Germany?

I know it is prohibited to bring meat or dairy products to Germany, but I wonder if bringing cooked meat would also be a problem? It is part of our curries and other material in the curry are beans ...
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What are the procedures and documents necessary when traveling to France from the UK (not by plane)?

I have a United States passport and will be in London this year. I am looking into rail and ferry options to coastal France and was wondering if I will need to present any documents other than having ...
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Two passport of the same person in India

I applied for my first passport in March 2009 in Lucknow passport office. But it got stuck in the police verification. After 1 year, when I didn't get my passport I decided to cancel my application. ...
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Taking dried food into another country through customs

I'm due to visit Canada to see an old friend who used to live in the UK. He wants me to take a favourite snack (Pot Noodle (really!)) for him. Is this likely to be a problem taking it through ...
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Marital status for re-entering USA if you got married abroad without registering?

If I came to the US as a single student on an F1 visa, then during college vacation got married abroad (but did not register it in any country) is it okay to declare my marital status as single? I'm ...
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Lufthansa connecting flight at Munich, only 45 minutes in between. Will I be able to make it?

I bought a single ticket from Lufthansa, of Mumbai to Paris. My first flight (LH765) lands at 5:55am at Munich, from where I have another Lufthansa flight (LH2226) to Paris at 6:40am. This is a single ...
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Will a train ticket to Singapore be accepted as proof of onward travel to fly one-way into Malaysia?

So I've booked my ticket to start my next big overland trip and I've elected to start in Kuala Lumpur because it's the cheapest place to fly to from Sydney. I've previously expressed some concerns ...
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New York stopover on EU passport for dual US citizen during transatlantic trip

I am flying from London to Central America and back this summer on a bit of an extended holiday. I am considering stopping over in NYC on the way back for a few days. (My flight from Panama to ...
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US Citizen: 90/180 Schengen Stay & Bilateral Agreements w/Poland, Denmark, etc

I'm a US citizen on an extended trip in Europe. So far, I've been very careful with the 90/180 rule. At no point in any 180 days have I stayed more than 90 days in the Schengen area; my "gap months" ...
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Customs check when flying in a corporate plane

Where does a non US citizen go through a customs check when arriving in the US on a corporate airplane? Is the procedure any different than what it would be if someone was flying with any commercial ...
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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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Getting a weak passport stamp restamped?

If you get a passport stamp where the ink is barely visible can / should you ask to have it restamped? No doubt everyone passing through this stamper has had weak stamps put on their passport so it's ...
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How can I ensure that a specific passport is used for US immigration?

I have two passports. One (Canada) does not require a visa (or ESTA) to enter the US. The other (New Zealand) would require at least an ESTA. If I am flying to visit the US, how can I ensure that the ...
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Customs check points in Australia

If someone is flying from the US to a city in Australia and has to take a connecting flight in a different state, e.g. flying from Dallas to Darwin in the Northern Territory, and they have to take a ...
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Can you pass the customs/passport control if you are drunk? [closed]

Can one pass the customs or passport control drunk?
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Will I be granted a Swiss reunification Visa after I was refused a student visa?

I applied for a Swiss student's visa as a means to go and meet my fiance (we are both Cameroonians) but was refused as I come from a risk country (Cameroon). The reason for refusal was that they were ...
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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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UK Entry Stamp - different from a visa?

I've seen similar questions like this on the site before, but was wondering if anyone was able to point me to an official site that says that, as an American citizen traveling to the UK, the stamp put ...
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Is there a list of US Airports with the kiosks for ESTA arrivals?

Evidently, LAX (at least the Tom Bradley Terminal) now has kiosks to process ESTA arrivals, instead of the traditional 100-person queues we're used to seeing. However, the author is unclear which ...
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Heathrow Customs - “Arrivals from the EU” exit

At Heathrow, after collecting your baggage, there are three exits. Green - nothing to declare Red - something to declare (not sure of text) Blue - arrivals from the EU What is the blue ...
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I have ESTA. Do I need a visa for Costa Rica?

I am Taiwanese with Taiwanese passport. I will be traveling to USA with ESTA (not visa). However, my friends and I are planning to visit Costa Rica during our stay in USA. Would I be able to travel ...
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Clearing Customs and skipping connecting flight at ORD?

I am coming back from Munich, connecting through ORD and onto Moline, IA. We have a 6 hour layover in Chicago but the drive to Moline is only 2. My question is this: After I clear immigrations and ...
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When do I have to go through customs between Minneapolis and Nuremberg?

I go from Minneapolis to New York/Newark to Dusseldorf to Nuremberg. When do I go through customs, or is that only on the way back? I'm really nervous because I am also flying with my cello and had to ...