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I'm not sure I qualify as a newcomer anymore, but I'll make up for it with my enthusiasm for karma whoring :) As Gayot Fow has already stated, the answers to your questions are: No No Yes To explain why, it boils down to the fact that as far as the EU is concerned, the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" (TRNC) does not exist and the Republic of ...


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My informal observations suggest that France unilaterally scaled down checks on its land borders a long time ago, both for immigrations and customs purposes (including on the border with Switzerland, even before it joined the Schengen area or formally associated with the EU). International airports and “external” borders are still actively policed for ...


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CBP is a federal agency as Ne An Derthal mentioned. As such they follow the same federally mandated guidelines at ALL postings, even the pre-clearance postings. The only real differences are 1: the mood and mindset of the particular CBP agent you deal with, 2: the destination you are flying from. The first is pretty hit and miss, as like ourselves CBP ...


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US customs (technically either CBP or ICE) do have the authority to inspect your external hard drive and other electronic devices and there are a few criminal cases based on such searches. But they obviously cannot systematically inspect all devices or HD people carry through the border and would not be primarily looking for illegally downloaded music (if ...


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Travelling to the UK without nailing down an onward journey is a poor idea. Some background... Having an entry clearance basically implies that you have successfully completed your landing interview before you even arrived in the UK. Paragraph 25A of the rules makes this clear... An entry clearance which satisfies the requirements set out in article ...


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Given your description, it sounds like that the phones will remain in Australia with the children. If that's the case you will need to declare the phones and pay duty on them as the combination of the two will be above $900 in value, and you will also need to pay duty on any other goods you plan on leaving in Australia as once you're above the limit duty ...


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It also depends on what you are trying to keep out, specifically only the really dumb criminals get caught in customs. but there are some things that If you want them kept out require more diligence, but when my mother flew back to the United States from Belize They were checking all bags for meat. (There was a slight hiccup here as my mother had been caught ...


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If you reside legally in Canada and have a valid multiple-entry B1/B2 visa, you have nothing to worry about unless there is some evidence that you are spending more time in the US than in Canada. You aren't, so don't worry.


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Neither. The CBP guidance notes say: Print your current street address in the United States. If you are staying at a hotel, include the hotel's name and street address. Print the city and the state in the appropriate boxes. Where your friend expects to be 10 days later is not current and that in your friend's case the port of entry happens to be in ...


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A multiple entry visa means you can visit multiple times. Unless there is something written on your visa restricting the number of times you can visit, you can come back and visit as many times as you like until the visa expires.


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Well, after a couple of calls to the CIC Call Center (+1-888-242-2100), all I need is a photocopy of my current study permit and a photocopy of the application form that I'm using to get it fixed. I might have interesting times at the the customs, but apparently it will be OK. The important point here is that regardless of whether I physically have the ...


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The definitive answer is waiting for you at http://www.torontopearson.com/Connecting.aspx Assuming you meant Air Canada (a United partner) Yes, you will need your baggage while you clear Canadian customs, and then you will recheck it.


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When and where would you make customs declarations when departing the U.S. by a scheduled passenger flight? You have to go to a customs office yourself, presumably before going through security (which could be taken as evidence that you did not intend to declare your gold bar). In most airports I have been to (admittedly most of them out of the US), ...


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The UK, the USA, Canada, Ireland and Mexico do not impose systematic exit controls on departing passengers. You were not "stamped out" because it is currently deemed an unnecessary use of resources. No such exit stamp exists. Your departure was recorded if you exited by sea, train or by air on a scheduled carrier.


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If the two airlines have an interline agreement and are willing to help, the first airline can through-check your bag onto the second airline. However, many airlines have a policy of not doing this outside special circumstances. A minority of airports (the low cost terminal at KUL springs to mind) have a baggage claim before passport control precisely to ...


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So the trip is done.I talked to the customs people when I landed and they informed me that the limit is only for stronger drinks, beer has no restrictions.


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No. The Tampa - Chicago flight is an arriving domestic flight in Chicago, so obviously there are no formalities. The Chicago - Chennai flight is a departing international flight in Chicago, which you also don't go through immigration formalities for, because the US doesn't have any exit immigration formalities. In fact, many times departing international ...


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Not exactly what you asked, but I think you generally get an "easier" treatment using the preclearance facilities in Ireland at Dublin or especially Shannon. I don't think you'd slip anything past them (no more than anywhere else) but the process seems smoother and friendlier. Using BA Flight 1 which stops at Shannon for preclearance is my preferred way to ...


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I am assuming you have schengen visa and also visa to enter Georgia. I don't think you need transit visa at istanbul airport, if you are just changing planes. To answer to your question whether you need transit visa in Istanbul: http://www.mfa.gov.tr/frequently-asked-questions.en.mfa Its says there: Question: I will be flying to Europe. I know that ...


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I couldn't find a resource that clearly stated you should (or shouldn't) pay any taxes on it, but reading the instrução normativa (art 6º, §4º) published by the Receita Federal about tax treatment applicable to traveller goods it seems that taxes should be paid only if you bring goods above the US$500 limit, but not cash. It seems you must only fill the ...


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Previous answer from Afetter is right. I did enter Brasil with over R$10K and didn't pay any taxes. You have to fill the eDPV and declare it to the customs officer of the Receita showing the printed form (after the passport checking by the Policia Federal). They will count the money. If you don't declare the money and they find it, then it will be ...


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The VAT is not only for UK citizens, as it applies to anyone in the UK. Declaring and paying VAT on your items depends on how much the total of gifts & ring come to. If their total value is less than £390, you don't have anything to worry about. This is lower than the duty free allowance so you don't have to declare the goods. If you plan on leaving ...


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Having connected from the US to Canada via Toronto many times, I would be nervous about that connection if I were you. The walks will be long. Even without changing terminals, you can easily walk a full kilometer in Terminal 1 if your planes are at the ends of the concourses. The amount of time you'll need to wait in line for Customs is highly variable. ...


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Will this cause any problem during my next visit? No. All entry clearances are stamped when the person clears immigration control. It is standard procedure and does not create problems. what is the significance of stamping on the visa? From the user's point of view, it shows when their UK clock started ticking. It also gives an audit trail of when they ...


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There are no customs nor immigration controls between Chicago and Tampa—they are both in the United States. (I assume you mean Tampa, Florida.) Assuming you are on one ticket, AA to BA: There is an airside bus from Chicago Terminal 3G and 3K to Terminal 5M, so no security either. There are stops near to Gate K19 and Gate G17 [as I remember]. Under one ...


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A birth certificate and social security card is not sufficient according to the rules. From WHTI Program Background: U.S. citizens entering the United States at sea or land ports of entry are required to present a WHTI-compliant document such as a valid passport, U.S. passport card, Trusted Traveler Program card (NEXUS, SENTRI, Global Entry or FAST), or ...



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