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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Can i travel to EU after a block of 180 days (from my first visit) if visa valid period is 2 yrs?

My Schengen tourist visa is valid from 12/08/2015 to 12/08 2017, i.e.for 2 years as type C visa. I travelled from Mumbai on 26/08/2015, stayed in Amsterdam and came back to Mumbai on 20/09/2015 (24 ...
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Do I need a transit visa for a layover via Dubai International Airport?

Can I get a transit visa on arrival for a layover via Dubai International Airport? If so, what are the requirements for such a visa?
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Is NEXUS clearly better than Global Entry or TSA Pre-Check for US citizens?

I'm considering joining one of the US government's Trusted Traveler programs. I found this comparison chart on the Homeland Security website comparing TSA Pre-Check, Global Entry, NEXUS, and SENTRI. ...
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Why does the Cook Islands issue entry permits, not visas?

From Immigration Cook Islands: The Cook Islands does not issue Visas under any circumstances. For most travellers to the Cook Island, what is generally required is either an entry permit or ...
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Travelling to USA with Saudi Arabian airlines

I am an Indian citizen and will be traveling to USA on a B2 (tourist visa). Will I face additional scrutiny if I fly with Saudi Arabian airlines? The tickets are like $300 cheaper so. There is a 3 ...
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Am travelling to australia and am bringing period delay tablets do i need to declare?

Hello I am travelling to Melbourne first and then onto sydney. I am planning to take period delay tablets in my hand luggage. I bought them online from my local pharmacy, so doesn't have a ...
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Connecting on Separate Ticket with No Checked In Luggage

I have a flight arriving at BKK at 9.25. I then have a flight from BKK to RGN at 13.40. The flights are booked through separate airlines. I do not have any check in luggage. When I arrive at BKK do ...
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Crossing French-UK border under 18 alone

This august I am planning to travel around Europe and want to cross the French-UK border. I am under 18 and won't be with my parents or legal guardian, so what kind of documents do I need to have with ...
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Delay in visa process

I had applied for visitor visa to Australia and it's still in process while I already have my New Zealand student visa and traveling to NZ for the first time, does it matters if I get a visa for ...
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2 jetways for arrival of international flight at Newark?

Im flying from Mumbai to Newark on a 777. I am the last seat on the plane. I would like to be able to be one of the first passengers to get out on arrival, because I have exactly 1.5 hour layover for ...
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Traveling to the U.S for 7 days in March with ESTA visa and making another trip to the U.S in June. Can I be denied entry? [on hold]

I am in a long distance relationship with my boyfriend who lives in Slovakia. I just got back from a 3 month trip in Europe (I'm an U.S citizen,) and my boyfriend who resides in Slovakia (non U.S. ...
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UK Visit Visas Refused Due to Evaluation Oversights and Similar Errors

So me and my brother applied for a tourist visit visa (From Egypt), The refusal for me was for 2 reasons: 1- Officer thought I wrote the income "2500" in Egyptian Pounds so it was so small, Although ...
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Kuwait Travel visa

I am travelling to Kuwait on Business for 2 days, our local partner (from a Kuwait Company) there says I can travel based on a scanned copy of the visa sent to me and that visa stamping would be done ...
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Visitor visa entering expiry period

I received a Canadian visa multiple entry, valid for 5 years. Is there a time when you must first enter Canada ? Specifically, if you first enter Canada after 2 years since I got the visa ?
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Entering Canada - visa delays and tourist authorization

My fiancée and I are moving from Switzerland (residency and nationality: Switzerland) to Vancouver, BC, Canada in a week or so for five years with a student visa. The issue is that my fiancée might ...
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How efficient is the immigration service at Oakland?

OAK doesn't handle too many international flights. How efficient are CBP at processing arrivals for those it does handle? I'm arriving as a U.S. citizen from Stockholm on a Monday evening (scheduled ...
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Does being refused entry to Singapore mean I am now blacklisted?

my friend who is an Indonesian citizen tried to enter Singapore this week and was refused entry at the Singapore Harbour Front Ferry Terminal by immigration. This was his first trip overseas and is ...
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Bringing a lock knife into the UK with British Airways

Can I bring a lock knife I want to buy in the US into the UK in my luggage? the blade is 3 3/4" (9.5 cm) long - you can buy the same knife in the UK but at twice the price?
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Time to Recheck Bag?

I hold an American passport and will be returning from Amsterdam. The flight goes from Amsterdam to KEF in Iceland, there is 2 hour layover, then I continue to Newark. This portion of the trip was ...
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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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I have two UK passports. Do US CBP know of both passports or just one i show? [duplicate]

I have two UK passports. On one i have a valid ESTA, on the other i have recently travelled to Sudan. Will US CBP know details of travel in both passports? I ask this as from 21/01/16 an ESTA is no ...
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How will the US visa system verify my college degree? [closed]

So the visa I'm hoping to get is a H1B. I'm a self-taught programmer and I want to know if I lie and say that I'm a CS bachelor, how're they going to verify it? If they require documents what if I ...
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What is a Seaman's book, and can it really replace a passport?

What is a "Seaman's book", and can it really replace a passport for some or all immigration purposes? Even Wikipedia the all-knowing does not seem to know, although it contains many tantalizing ...
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What documents required when traveling to Japan with Codeine based meds

Traveling to Japan in April, to join cruise ship to Vancouver , will have one overnight stay in Yokohama , then three ports of call in Japan as lart of the cruise What documentation if any required ...
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Can I leave the UK and come back in, on a Tourist visa?

I am a United States citizen with a 6-month Tourist visa to the UK (a stamp in my passport). Additionally, in 2013 I spent about two months in the UK on tourist visas, split between two separate ...
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Layover in Moscow; baggage? customs?

I have a flight from JFK to SVO, then an hour layover before continuing from SVO to TLL (Tallinn) on the same airline. Will I have to recheck my bags at Moscow? Will I have to go through customs in ...
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Travelling from Bulgaria to UK via Turkey, will I have issues with tobacco products bought from the EU?

So basically I will travel from Sofia, Bulgaria to UK, but I have a layover in Turkey. Previously I've flew the Bulgaria-UK route, but only within the EU borders. Usually when I do so, I buy ...
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Retired couple wishing to spend more time in owned USA property [closed]

We are UK citizens who have property in USA. We have always visited three times a year for two weeks each time. We have now retired and can spend longer in USA but have no wish to stay permanently. We ...
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Arriving at a different port of entry in the same state in USA?

I am a girl in my early twenties traveling to USA from India and in my visa application I have provided the contact address for a relative in San Francisco, and their invitation letter. I would like ...
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Is it a good idea to mention to the USA immigration officer that I'm visiting my girlfriend?

I spent 5 months in the USA, and everything went without a problem. Now I'm spending my second month back in my country (the Czech Republic). In a week or two I want to go back to the USA for another ...
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Can I get a Schengen visa after being deported from the UK 3 years ago?

I'm an Indian national. I was holding a Tier 4 students visa in UK for 2009 to mid of 2011. I was removed to India on working excess of permitted hours, a breach of section 10(1)(a) of the immigration ...
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Travelling to London with EU refugee's passport

I want to travel to London with Austrian refugee's passport, is it possible? Do I need a visa?
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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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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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Can a person enter the UK on a EU family member visa without their spouse?

My husband got visa for UK as a EU family member but I am already in UK. Could he enter UK while I will wait for him at UK airport ?
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Consequences of being arrested by mistake in the USA

Situation Last summer, I went for a hitchhiking trip in the USA. Someone I did not know invited me to stay in the small cabin behind their house while they were absent. A neighbour saw me in the ...
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Photo assistant and traveling to the US

I've got a question about ESTA and business travels. I'm French, I'm living in Paris and working for a french company in digital retouch and digital assisting. I'm paid in France in euro. I'm ...
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transit visa rules for air travel? [closed]

I have flown to a handful of countries in the past, sometimes requiring transfers. After reading some articles, I am confused about the rules and regulations of air transfers regarding to immigration. ...
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I have two passports/nationalities. How do I use them when I travel?

I am a citizen of two different countries, and have two passports. How should I use my passports when traveling?
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Is it possible to bring Tramadol into Qatar?

Can I bring Tramadol from another country into Qatar? Will Customs take action if I bring Tramadol into Qatar?
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Exit and re-enter after applying for a permesso di soggiorno while waiting with the receipt? [closed]

I'm in Italy on a study visa and I have a receipt for the permesso, I would like to leave for Africa for a short time before the permesso is issued. Will I be able to re-enter? (I got a ...
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Lost passport with Schengen visa

My passport was stolen in Prague on my way to Vienna. I filed a police report and our embassy swiftly acted by giving me a temporary passport for my onward journey to Munich and Rome. Upon exit from ...
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Can I carry 3 laptops (1 office[India] and 2 personal[US]) from Chicago to chennai via Abu Dabhi [duplicate]

I have a company laptop which is brought in India and got two laptops after coming to US (one for me and other for my brother). So can I take all the 3 laptop back to Chennai without any problem?
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Layover in New York city

As a UE citizen with American B1/B2 visa I have 10 h layover in NY before I travel to Rio. Is it possible to leave an airport after I arrive from Europe and then check in again after layover?
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Taking cell phone to India [duplicate]

Just wondering how many cell phones we can carry to india from New Zealand. I have one given iphone(new) and one samsung(used). I tried looking on the indian website but as I expected its useless. ...
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Overstay in the USA [closed]

I have my alien and my social security number and I travelled to the USA because of family issue when I was 14yrs old and overstayed about 9 years. Can I come back on a visiting visa through my sister ...
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Difference between OnwardFlights.com and FlyOnward.com?

I found a thread on NomadForum.io discussing OnwardFlights.com and FlyOnward.com, both services seem legit as many people on that thread have used them. Each company provides the same service in ...
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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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US citizens previously refused entry into UK. Does this refusal of entry mean that we will have problems going back as tourists?

Back in 2011 I was married and traveled to London to stay for a month. At the end of the month my wife and I decided to stay for a couple more months as we had an online marketing business. Being ...
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Is there any list of countries I should not visit if I want to go to the US?

I have heard that if I have been to some countries I might be refused entry to the US. I'm planning to travel (vacation) a bit in the Middle East; that will include Iran, Lebanon, Qatar, Oman and ...