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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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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Immigration entry stamp on UK visitor visa

I have Valid Multiple entry visitor visa and I traveled to UK once and at immigration they put the entry stamp on the visa.Will this cause any problem during my next visit and what is the significance ...
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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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Will confiscation of over-the-limit alcohol prevent someone travelling to Cuba? [closed]

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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Maximum Number of Occupants crossing US/Canada Border

There was a question on the maximum number of occupants in a vehicle in Oklahoma. Now I have an issue: My wife will be driving to Canada with our friends the car she wants to drive is an SUV with 2 ...
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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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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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Can we undergo US Immigration checks at Heathrow?

I'll be traveling from Mumbai, India to Gainesville, Florida. For that I have to board a flight at Mumbai which will drop me at Heathrow. I have layover time of about 8 hours at Heathrow, from where ...
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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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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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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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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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Can my US passport be denied if I lost it more than three times?

Can a US citizen born in America be denied a passport if that person lost more than 3 passports. If so, what should he do in order to obtain a passport? I am planning a travel but now missplaced my ...
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Personal import of precooked bacon into Germany from USA

Can I bring precooked bacon in original package from the grocery store from the USA to Germany in my checked in luggage?
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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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US Customs check External hard disk

Do US customs check external hard disk? I am worried because I am going to carry data like softwares, ebooks and other things which are illegal according to US laws.
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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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Living in Canada - quick USA trips? [duplicate]

I live in Vancouver on a working holiday visa, from Australia. I got a waiver form to go to the states, but just went for a day at the beginning of the year. This was the 90 day waiver and then ...
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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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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 ...
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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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When do I clear customs and immigration in the USA?

I'm a British citizen travelling from LHR to the Hartford, Connecticut airport, and have a two hour stopover in Newark NJ on my itinerary. At what stage would I clear immigration and customs on ...
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Transit through Muscat airport with 2 different tickets and two different airlines, do I need a visa?

Iam travelling to Israel from India with a transit point at Muscat. My transition time at Muscat is 5 hours. On my way back to India, my transit point is again Muscat with transit time 20 long hours. ...
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Importing Silver into the US - what duty will I pay?

Do I need to declare the silver tableware I am carrying into the U.S.? I will be getting an export certificate from India. The rules are not very clear on what to do at the U.S. end. What is the ...
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Does an Indian citizen with a tourist visa have to report to South Korean immigration center after arrival?

My wife is planing to come to South Korea for the winter vacation. She comes for a period of 1 month and has hold tourist visa. I would like to know if she need to have some formalities (for ex, ...
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Dual Citizen (US/UK) Cuba Travel

This is a bit of a complicated case. I am a dual citizen of UK and US, though am a resident of the US. I left the USA with my British passport (the exit stamp is in my British passport). Since then I ...
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EU: Medical insurance mandatory at border control?

I am a non-EU citizen travelling to Sweden on a work/residence permit. I have health insurance cover through my employer, but I do not have any documentation to support that except for a 'Yes' under ...
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Have Heathrow immigration queue times stabilized since the Olympics?

Last year, I flew NZ 2 from LAX to LHR twice, once right before the Olympics and once in early December before the Christmas on-rush. The first trip, it took about an hour to clear immigration because ...
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Taiwan maximum stay — on landing or passing immigration? [duplicate]

"Taiwan visa maximum stay clarification" confirms that for Taiwan visa exempt stay you start counting the number of days after the day of arrival (redundantly, as the information is available on ...
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Port of Entry travelling from Toronto (Pearson) to US?

I'm travelling from Pearson airport (YYZ) in Toronto to the US with a TN Visa application, which I'll need to bring to the "US port of entry." Will that be at my destination in the US, or does it ...
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Frequent traveling to the US

I live in Canada and currently I have the following travel plans to the US: Aug 11-15: vacation with friends, totally for fun Aug 20-24: to attend a conference and I will give a talk. I can ask for ...