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Ultimately there is no penalty for writing the country name wrong on your Immigration form. The list is there to allow the immigration officer quickly determine if any secondary questions should be asked or to inform customs that perhaps a secondary inspection might be warranted (often used by Agriculture Department to route people for Ag Inspections). ...


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You could simply list Russia(Crimea) as @gerrit had suggested but at the moment while not being recognized (by most) as part of Russia it's immigration and border control is administered by Russia: In March 2014, Russia occupied the Crimean Peninsula, which remains part of Ukraine notwithstanding Russia’s illegal military intervention. At this time the ...


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Short Answer The short answer to your question is you should check the "staying" box since the purpose of your layover is to visit friends. The duration of this layover is not important according to US immigration laws. What matters is the purpose. See below for the explanation. Long Answer Defining Transit vs Stay I believe that the temporal ...


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USA, as most of the international community does not recognise Crimea as other than a division of Ukraine you should include Ukraine in your list, where Russia is presumably going to feature anyway if you have been living there.


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There are two ways for Saudis to travel legally to Thailand: First Way Get a paper from "Chamber of Commerce" indicating that you have business in Thailand. keep it with you until the renewal, and it's easy to get. Conditions: You should have Establishment(Commercial Register), now you can have Establishment without Location, or you can use your ...


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I found this info at https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/request.html Not sure if it covers my situation: If you received an electronic I-94 upon arrival by air or sea and depart via land, your departure may not be recorded accurately. A departure will be recorded if you depart via land and re-enter the United States prior to the expiration date stamped ...


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I'd be more concerned with the US not knowing you'd entered. Even at the border near Vancouver, there's no actual Canadian exit, you just pass the Canadian border and enter through US immigration - they want to know you've entered. In This is Me by Danny Wilks, who I know from Vancouver, he kayaked from Vancouver to Alaska. He had a problem where he ...


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I suppose US border agency does not require that you follow latest news from around the world, and then accept the recommended point of view on disputable matters. You did not cross de-facto Ukrainian border - you don't list it. Then you don't need to tell whether Crimea belongs to Russian Federation or Ukraine: both consider it as their own part, so you ...


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The mask shown in the picture is an anti-pollution mask (See Amazon). Furthermore, the city with the worst air pollution in Spain is La Linea de la Concepción as of 2014 (Respro Bulletin Board, and also confirmed on the WHO website (downloadable Excel document)). La Linea de la Conepción is the city on the Spanish side of the Spanish-Gibraltarian border. ...


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Disclaimer Please note that what you are doing is illegal, as you are effectively importing goods in the country, trying to pass them as personal items which you had on you when you left the USA. This is clearly not the case as you said you bought the item in India and are bringing it in with you in the USA. Moreover, the fact that you put the box in the ...


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Yes, they will be allowed entry, and they will become a permanent resident immediately upon entry as usual. They just won't be mailed the physical plastic green card. However, their immigrant visa, endorsed upon entry, serves as a green card for one year, so they will still be able to prove their permanent resident status without the plastic card in the ...


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On my recent trip to Oman, I saw this wrapping service for the first time, presumably because it is not placed nearly as prominently on European airports (I fly mostly from AMS, DUS, CGN). During the thirty minutes that I watched the process at MCT, it was not once used to wrap suitcases. Instead, mostly Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi expatriate workers ...


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Although the import* of food for private use or consumption is permitted in principle in Germany, meat, milk and dairy products must meet the same veterinary requirements as those applying to commercial imports. Quoted from source [2]: This means that travellers who are carrying such products may only enter the European Union through those points of ...


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Your entry clearance was cancelled and you were issued with air-side removal papers. That was for deception. What happened during your landing interview is not clear from the information you provided, but presumably some especially aggravating (and no doubt serious) factor made them decide to issue a mandatory ban right then and there. Short of a ...


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Canada does not record the departure of US citizens, but assumes that you left in a timely fashion (same as the US does for Canadians). The only time an overstay would be recorded would be if you got caught in the country for whatever reason by police. But how do you propose to visit the rest of Alaska from Hyder? The Alaska Marine Highway ended ferry ...


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(I didn't manage to find the duplicate, so I'll try to make a summary answer.) It all depends on two big aspects: Do you have one ticket (with transfer) or two separate tickets? To which country do you fly? If you have one ticket with transfer, then you should get checked in for both flights in Prague. I recommend to arrive the advised 2 hours before ...


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So the advice here worked out fine for us. My wife is back in the country now. However for future reference - as a visitor a US citizen cannot spend more than 6 months within a 12 month period in the UK unless they have a valid Visa. I am now starting the process to get my wife a residence permit in the UK.


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Some years back I went to a butterfly farm in Suriname. Their core business was exporting butterfly dolls to European and American Butterfly gardens. At the time it seemed like a very interesting business model. Due to the climate American and European butterfly gardens depend on a steady stream of new Dolls. I was told that the through put was a shipment ...


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No, a Canadian citizen can use another country's passport to enter Canada. There are no official sources that explicitly disallow it, and empirically, people have done it all the time without encountering any problems. In fact, this is a necessary procedure with Canadian citizens by descent born in the U.S. who want to return to Canada as infants -- before ...


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You can bring in merchandise up to a value of $300 by air or sea or $150 by land. Technically, bringing in merchandise with an industrial or commercial purpose is prohibited. You need to fill out form OM-2132. For the laptop you are importing you can pay by credit card (Mastercard, Cabal or Visa only) but there is a 15% surcharge. The authorities may request ...


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The TSA Restriction The restriction you mentioned does not apply to all flights towards all destinations. It is a new rule which is slowly being implemented across continents. If I am not mistaken the US were the first, followed by UK. I could not find any official reference covering the status by country. All I stumbled upon were local online newspaper ...


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If you are working for a non profit organization make sure you fill this form and make sure you comply with the rules mentioned and you have no conflicts with them.They are The imports by charitable institutions would be required to fulfill the following conditions to be eligible for ad-hoc exemption from customs duty: (a) The imports ...


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You will NOT go through customs in San Francisco. All Canada->US flights go through US immigration/customs in Canada before you depart. On arrival in the US you are basically treated as a domestic passenger - no need to go through customs/immigration, no need to re-clear security (presuming your flights are not in different terminals that are not connected ...


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Assuming you are now in England, traveling back there reset your 90 days. Is your ESTA still valid? If so, come on back. You should be able to travel back to the US under the VWP, with your ESTA, and stay for up to 90 days. You might also want to double check that your I-94 record was updated correctly. You should be able to check it at the US Customs and ...


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My USA passport expires two weeks after my planned return from a one week trip. I understand this to mean your passport is valid during your trip. As long as the midnight has not passed on the expiry date, your passport is valid and you will have no problems entering the country. Even if by chance you extend your trip and your passport expires, the US ...


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Airlines / immigration will check a few things: your passport should have several spare pages, and at least 6 months' validity into the future (although that probably got checked when you got your visa, make sure it's still accurate) you should have a return ticket, or evidence of a planned departure from the US (eg bus ticket out, or onward flight) ...


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Indian Customs Policies Importing Firearms in India The import of firearms in India is strictly prohibited, unless you fit the three requirements detailed below, taken from this site: Importing Air Guns/Pistols Air guns and air pistols are not firearms, per se, and therefore are subject to a different regulation. In particular, the import policy as ...


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From the US Customs and Border Protection site: Meat, milk, egg, poultry, and their products, including products made with these materials, such as dried soup mix or bouillon, are either prohibited or restricted from entering the United States, depending on the types of animal diseases which occur in the country of origin. Fresh (chilled or frozen), ...


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No. Travellers are not in general allowed to bring in meat, milk or their products, unless they are coming with less than 10 kilograms of meat, milk or their products from Croatia, the Faeroe Islands, Greenland, or Iceland. (EUROPA: Trade and Imports of Animal Products - Introduction of personal consignments) To untangle this a bit: Travellers are ...


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If your items are new or appear to be new, it would be best to register them with US Customs before departing the USA to avoid duty hassles on the way back. The items you plan to leave, should also be registered in case you can not leave them in Japan, but I would do a separate registration for them to avoid the "where is such & such" questions when you ...



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