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Yes, they almost certainly do know you've left. The US processes passport details for all air passengers through a system called APIS, and ties that to the electronic I-94 (arrival and departure record). You can check your US arrival and departure history online. This allows you to verify their record of your departure.


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TL;DR: there is no distinction between arrival area and departure area, so it might be possible. However, there will be logistical and possibly legal problems. I don't think it will be worth the risk. As of the logistic part of the question, this is absolutely no problem. At Changi Airport, the arrival and the departure zones are linked together and you ...


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As drat's answer explains, it's technically possible, but it's also illegal. There's a sign ahead of Immigration that says "No entry except for passengers with boarding passes and proceeding to their next destination", so if you enter and do not proceed to your flight destination, you're trespassing. This is not a dead letter either: several fans of a ...


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You can import lock knives into the UK. Quoting from the HM Revenue & Customs Border Force governmental page on importing offensive weapons: Offensive weapons that can be imported Not all offensive weapons are controlled when imported. The following are classed as non-prohibited offensive weapons: antique weapons - generally over 100 - ...


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The question on the landing card is: Are you bringing into Australia: […] Meat, poultry, fish, seafood, eggs, dairy, fruit, vegetables? This is pretty broad and definitely includes cheese. Also, as the card implies, you should always check “yes” and/or seek advice from customs officials if you are unsure (that's true everywhere). At the ...


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No. You will need to go through passport control in Paris and enter the Schengen zone, collect your bags, and re-check them in at the EasyJet counter, and exit the Schengen zone again. EasyJet does not have luggage interline agreements with other airlines and will not accept interline baggage from them, even if they are so tagged. EasyJet also enforces ...


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Since it has been more than 90 days since you last entered the US, and more importantly since you were only in the US for a day (and should have a passport stamp from returning to Canada that shows this), you should have no trouble returning for a holiday. The 90-day rule you have read about is often misinterpreted. It is a rule intended to prevent visa ...


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I emailed the embassy of the USA, and their answer was that once I left the US soil, there is no procedure to report a departure in case of lost I94. They added that a stamp obtained when entering another country (crossing the land border to Canada in my case) was enough to prove I left the USA. For a next visit to the USA, I shall keep the entry stamp as ...


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No. The UK does not participate in US Pre-Clearance. As such, it is not possible to clear US immigration and customs in any UK airports If you wish to avail yourself of UK pre-clearance, your nearest option is the Republic of Ireland. Both Dublin and Shannon airports feature US pre-clearance. We've a few questions on that here already if you need more ...


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According to the US Customs and Border Protection there is currently no US Immigration preclearance location in the UK. That doesn't mean that there won't be any in the future as: Beginning in 2015, the United States intends to enter into negotiations in order to expand air preclearance operations to new locations. Now as far as clearing immigration ...


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As others have mentioned, you will certainly need to declare it. France is on the Department of Agriculture FMD approved country list, which means the cheese should be OK to bring in, as long as it is less than 10kg, commercially prepared and packaged and intended for human consumption. Source From the information I could find, the only sticking point ...


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Since you're all on one ticket, you don't need to worry. I wouldn't plan anything right after your scheduled San Diego arrival, but I wouldn't worry too much Finnair use the American Airlines terminal in JFK, terminal 8, which should help a little bit. When you get off the plain, look for a member of AA staff (may also be dressed as OneWorld), who'll ...


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The general rule for customs in the EU is that you're only customs processed at your final destination -- except if you leave the airport terminal at an earlier transfer point. Usually customs will be located right after the baggage reclaim at the destination airport, and there will be signs directing you to choose between green lane (nothing to declare), ...


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There is an explanation of the specifics of who is eligible to file a single form 6059-B. Basically you need to meet 3 conditions for eligibily according to CBP. Are related by blood, marriage, or adoption; Lived together in one household at their last permanent residence; and Intend to live together in one household after their arrival in the ...


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Generally, you clear US customs and immigration at your first point of entry into the country. In your case, that is Newark. There are a few airports outside the US that offer "preclearance": you can clear US customs and immigration before departing. Most of them are in Canada, Ireland or the Carribean. London Heathrow is not among them.


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Yes, you have to declare it. Here is the form. There is no ambiguity ("including gifts for someone else" or "will remain in the U.S." covers either situation of you being resident or not). I'm not a customs broker (so E&OE), but the harmonized tariff code for iPhones appears to be 8517.12.0050, which would appear to be free of duty. Your friend may ...


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On your way to Buenos Aires, you will only go through Immigration and Customs upon arrival in Buenos Aires. There are no border formalities leaving the USA, other than having your passport checked by the airline at check in time. On the way back from Buenos Aires, you will go through US Immigration and Customs in the first city you land at in the USA, ...


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As a standard operating procedure JetBlue suggests to check-in 3 hours before departure. This is coherent with the travel tips on the Nassau Airport website, which also suggest to arrive 3 hours before the departure of your US-bound flight: Plan to arrive at the airport at least three hours before your U.S.-bound flight and two hours for all other ...


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For the first part of your question "what UK Immigration...check in their computer"... Immigration Officers at the border are obliged to examine all passports at ports of entry and to check them against the records stored upon our database; this is accomplished by means of the scanning process you have observed. I can confirm, however, that the ...


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Standard disclaimer: the information below is not a legal advice and may not be interpreted as such. We cannot give any legal advice and the information below is my own interpretation of the UK law. While it's technically legal to bring it into the UK, there are three things to consider. UK laws on carrying such a knife. A lock knife is an illegal ...


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You don't pass through immigration in the US when you leave, only when you enter. So there is no reason why you shouldn't be able to use your British passport to enter the US, and then use your Jamaican passport to re-enter Jamaica. Also, as a Jamaican citizen, you should be allowed to use your passport to re-enter up until the day of expiration.


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I think @uncovery is right. For 200USD customs would not ask for any proof. I carry USDs all the time. I have never been asked to show any proof whatsoever. Customs only ask when it exceeds $5,000 or in some countries $10,000. You might want to read the next point in the link you shared Any person resident out of India is allowed to take out of India ...


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Since you withdrew it from an ATM the exchange has been done by your bank, which is authorized to do that. The question is rather if the customs offices on departure will ask you for a proof of that. If you can find a print-out of your bank statement where the withdrawal is noted, it would be a good thing to carry along, just to make sure. However, I would ...


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Yes, you are importing a new device into India. Using it before coming home doesn't absolve you of duty.


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I have managed to do it in less then 30 minutes, that is getting out and boarding the connecting flight. Given I only had hand luggage. Whether you'll manage is hard to say though. If you are entering on an ESTA which has been used before, you are actually allowed to go to the same line as US citizens and residents. Which might speed up things. If it is ...


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My experience with overstay undesirable status:I am a USA citizen & Peace Corps Volunteer and I was serving in Lesotho when I had an accident & broke several bones. I was transported to Bloemfontein where I was hospitalized for 5 weeks before returning to the USA to complete my recovery. When I initially crossed the Lesotho-South Africa land border, ...


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Yes, you need to do a whole nine yards, Canada Border Services, Claim Baggage, Check-in, Baggage Drop-Off, Security, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (since it's a pre-clearance airport). It'll be a lot of fun (not).


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Picking up and rechecking luggage will require going through Immigration to enter and leave Oman, so... Yes, you will need a double-entry transit visa. Since you need to pick up and check in luggage, this is not just a transfer. As a rule, no: since your flights are separate, neither Turkish nor Air India is obliged to help you. Two potential solutions: ...


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I assume that you and your mother do not reside together, since you write that she is on a visit while you are going home. If this is in fact true, you should file separate forms. The definition of family members has been expanded to "members of a family residing in the same household who are related by blood, marriage, domestic relationship, or adoption." ...


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The flight ORD-LAX will be a internal US flight. What will happen is the following: You leave your plane in Chicago, go through immigration, collect your luggage, go through customs and then leave the secure (airside) area. You then recheck your bag and go through security. This process is usually well described by signs and you just have one way to go ...



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