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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Leaving Italy without paying a fine for a bus fare violation

I'm in Florence on vacation with my parents and we've run into some trouble with the city busses. We took an ATAF bus and were confused on how the system worked. Apparently you stamp the ticket ...
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Uk visas staying more than 6 month

Hello i have 2 years visas uk i do 6 mounts staying and 1 week I completely forget my I have any problems when I come back in September? Update: I tell you I have a visa two years but I'm staying ...
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Can Europeans reset their “time in Canada” clock by visiting the US?

If a Swiss citizen comes to Canada and stays for 6 months, can they travel to USA for example, for a short period of time, and then return to Canada for another 6 months? How long must they stay out ...
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Where do I immigrate when travelling from India to LAX with layover in JFK? [duplicate]

I am from India and travelling to LAX from New Delhi. I have a layover in JFK, Terminal 4, New York. I have connecting flight to LAX from Terminal 4 only. Will I go through Immigration and ...
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I've been granted temporary admission to the UK for only three days. What can I do?

I have been told I can't appeal or anything, but is there anything at all I can do? I only have a temporary stay until Monday (2 and a half days admission). I'm a Canadian who came to visit my ...
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Airline lets us board without correct Visa [duplicate]

OK, I will try and stick to the facts to explain this whole situation. I would really appreciate everyone's comments: Me (Irish passport) my wife (Filipino passport) and 2 year old twins (Irish ...
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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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Sending dried fruits to Australia through courier [on hold]

I have sent 1kg of dried fruits as a gift to a friend from New Zealand to Australia. I DECLARED them in customs form when sending parcel through New Zealand post. But now some one now tells me that ...
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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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Does Global Entry help when entering the US by bus or train?

I am a US citizen and recently signed up for Global Entry. One of the benefits is a special card that one can use in NEXUS or SENTRI lanes when entering the US by foot or car, which could result 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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Changing terminals in Madrid airport

I'm having a lot of pain getting to a meeting in Tenerife (TFS/TFN) from Jakarta (CGK). I have Star Alliance membership, but there is no Star Alliance route there. The options are: Turkish Airline ...
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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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I have italian refugee documents and union passport of italy and I want to travel to London for 10 days for sightseeing and what I have to fo [on hold]

I want to travel to London and what I have to do what I need I have italian refugee doucments and union passport of italy
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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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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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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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Travel from and to UK with two passports, one of which contains a UK permanent residency

I have 2 Moroccan passports, one is out of date, but has the indefinite leave of remain visa, the other up to date. I did this before, travel from Morocco to UK using this method, but they asked too ...
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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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Is it really permitted for travellers to work while visiting Georgia on a tourist visa?

Last night at a party with lots of expats and Georgians the topic came up that foreigners don't need any special visa or work permit to work in Georgia while they are visiting the country as tourists. ...
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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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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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Is travel sponsorship equated to remuneration for visa purposes?

This question came in -part due to this question. I'll be traveling to South Africa for an open-source conference for which I'll get my flight-tickets reimbursed at the end of the conference. ...
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What does “UOPI” on a US passport stamp mean?

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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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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Visas uk stay 6 months and 17 days [duplicate]

My visas had not expired it remains more a year to me but i havé to exceed 17 days 6 months with it noticing stupidly there is no solution
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Apple iMac to India; Customs duty clarification

I am planning to take my Apple iMac 21.5" from Dubai to India. Please clarify, do Indian Customs consider it TV, desktop computer or laptop? If any of you have personal experience, please share.
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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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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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Re-entering the UK after a Deportation ban [closed]

I was on a deportation order in the UK and held in a Detention Center Where they Hold People As Detainees who are on a deportation order or removal order. I decided to return to my country (France) ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Passport validity requirement to enter USA for travelling

My visa will be expired December 12, 2017. However my passport will expire on January 17, 2016. I wish to reach the USA border on July 15, 2015 to stay in the USA for 25 days. At that date my ...
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Would I be allowed to get on a plane from the UK and fly to America with tea?

Today I was doing some research on food and drinks and realised that tea is not a very big thing in America and that all the "good" brands of tea are extremely overpriced or quite "un-attractive". So ...
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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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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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Can non-residents of Iceland bring alcohol into Iceland?

I will be flying from the USA and was planning on bringing alcohol. According to this site, http://www.kefairport.is/english/before-departure/customs-regulations/ it seems only locals can bring ...
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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 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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What questions should I be able to answer when entering USA?

Last time I entered USA, the border officer asked me a lot of questions. Some of them were quite personal and others were about my destination in the USA. For example, he asked me where I would stay. ...
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Do I need to pick up my luggage and re-check between Shanghai and DFW when connecting through LAX?

Traveling from PVG (Shanghai) to DFW ... have connection at LAX. Do I need to gather my checked bags before going through customs or will AA transfer the bags to my LAX to DFW flight? Any tips making ...
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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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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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How do I clear an incorrect red flag on my US Visa for overstaying, when in fact my departure date has not been recorded in the database? [duplicate]

I am a resident of New Delhi, India. I received a 10 year B1/B2 type US visa on 17th Jan 2014, which expires on 15th Jan 2024. On account of this visa, I travelled to the United States for 15 days in ...