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You'll certainly be allowed to get on a plane in the UK with the tea, but you'll have to declare it to Customs and may have it examined by an agricultural specialist, who will decide whether it is allowed in. Here's US Customs and Border Protection on importing tea: There are no restrictions on the importation of coffee, tea or spices for personal ...


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It's 100% OK to carry condoms. In fact, you will find them everywhere in Dubai (Pharmacies, supermarkets, etc.). In case you are wondering (and I think you are since you asked this question), condoms are not a problem for both the Islamic and the Arabian cultures. Source: I am both an Arab and a Muslim who lived in Dubai for 3 years in the past, and I ...


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The VFS affixed a barcode sticker to the back of your passport; this is so that they can track when your passport is sent to the consulate, received at the consulate, returned to the VFS, and returned to the applicant. Each time the sticker is scanned a computer system is updated with the new status. The sticker is meaningless to the end-user and it is ...


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I have brought commercially packaged tea into the USA on numerous occasions without any incident. Didn't want to leave a half-empty box to be thrown out by the hotel maids. On the other hand, I can not imagine why the OP thinks that tea is not a big deal in the United States. There are at least three high-end tea shops in Berkeley, California alone. (Site, ...


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The literal answer to your question is “no”. You cannot come back with the same visa, that's basically what “single entry” means. If you used it to enter the Schengen area, once you leave it isn't valid anymore, period. But you should in fact be able to enter with a regular residence permit, as long as it's still valid. You could even get a new passport ...


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I always tell my relatives to bring their own teabags when they visit. There have been no issues whatever about this; customs officials think this perfectly normal for visitors from the UK, and may even look askance at those who do not. Tea is HUGE here. You can get Earl Grey with lavender accents and snobby French teas that even the French can't pronounce ...


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Coming off the planes you come in the same halls as those going to the planes use. All of the airside that is 'non Schengen' is connected, if by a long(ish) walkway. That means that the first to arrive can go to the gate used by the second to arrive and meet there. Although at most of the airside space is open, there might be some parts of the airport still ...


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Taking things in reverse order: Is it now mandatory to pre-clear at Dublin? Yes, it is. All US-bound passengers must go through pre-clearance at Dublin. The plane then lands as a "US-Domestic" flight in the states, with you just stepping out into the terminal. will I need to claim by luggage at Dublin and recheck it? No, you won't, as long as it is ...


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You are in a long-distance relationship and want to visit for 6 months. You also want to avoid any discomfort in your landing interview by lying to the Immigration Officer about the length of your visit. So is this OK? Internet couples try this all the time and some succeed, some do not. A single woman from 10 time zones away queueing up at immigration ...


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You have a residence permit, so you do not need a visa. (As noted by Relaxed, your single-entry visa is no longer valid because it's valid for a single entry only, and you've already used that single entry.) From the Schengen Borders Code (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:02006R0562-20131126): Article 5 For intended ...


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Exactly. If you're not leaving anything in the US, $0 is the value of the goods remaining the US (because there aren't any). If you aren't sure about something on the form, you can always ask the officers too.


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Assuming it's on one ticket, you will go through customs only upon landing in Nepal and will not actually enter the UAE officially (you remain in a transit lounge). In some situations you might have to also go through customs in the UAE, but in any case you definitely will be dealing with Nepalese customs.


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This answer was too long for a comment but it just a combination of Zach's and Andrew's answer. You shouldn't have a problem bringing in "packages" of tea. Try to stick with a sealed, store bought, container. An unopened box, with that plastic film around it for example. It will come down to the discretion of customs people rather your tea looks suspect or ...


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As a concrete datapoint, I have flown at least three times into the US where a full suitcase contained (branded, packaged) Argentinean yerba mate, say some 25kg. I declared it, the bag was opened but not the packages, and nothing happened.


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In general, if someone is traveling while a country wants to arrest him, the big concern is an Interpol notice. These are formal requests from one member country to all others with regard to individuals of interest. In particular, the Red Notice is issued when a country is willing to extradite someone from anywhere else in the world. This is very expensive, ...


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The first paragraph only refers to commercially packaged and labeled products. Elide the part between the square brackets to see that. At least here, I don't see Indian sweets with what I would call commercial labeling (ingredients list etc.). The packaging may be exceptionally fancy but they are otherwise similar to home-baked goods. commercially ...


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The Government of Canada's website has the following to say: Jewelry or precious ornaments Officers may ask you questions about these items during your customs interview. Make sure you describe these items on your list of goods. To avoid delays at customs when you enter Canada: On your list of goods, use the wording from your insurance ...


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It doesn't matter if you have a green card or not, what matters is your nationality. This list says Philippine nationals need a visa. You can use the green card to prove ties to your home country though! A USA residence permit (green card) can only exempt you from having to get a transit visa. This won't matter for you as you are visiting and not ...


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The CBP has a page on what the US accepts: You may bring bakery items and most cheeses into the United States. As a general rule, condiments, vinegars, oils, packaged spices, honey, maple syrup, coffee, fish, tea, and baby formula are admissible. and is classified as general food.


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You will clear immigration at London. Your bag will be checked through to Manchester. You will not collect or recheck your bag in London. Where customs is "cleared" is a nuanced question. In principle your hand luggage gets "cleared" at Heathrow and your hold luggage at Manchester... but if you have anything to declare it is wise to seek advice about it ...


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I've never had any problems bringing back packaged loose leaf tea from Sweden or Austria. I've made the trip three times, and not once has customs asked to examine my tea. (They confiscated a single orange once though.) As one poster said, you will need to fill out a form on the plane declaring your items, but as long as you aren't bringing a boatload of ...


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As Ottawa is on the list of pre-clearance airports you would have already passed American customs and immigration in Canada. Judging from Flightaware you're flying with Air Wisconsin to Philadelphia, which has a partnership with American Airlines so that should mean...no need to recheck your bags ! :)


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The form instructions state that the declaration only needs to be made once. You don't need to do it twice. An additional report of a particular transportation, mailing, or shipping of currency or the monetary instruments is not required if a complete and truthful report has already been filed. Your son does not need to file a report anyway, since he ...


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In general, border guards in third countries have no business trying to determine based on your passport if you have complied with the Schengen rules in earlier visits. Passports don't consistently contain enough information for them to do that -- for example, non-EEA nationals with residence permits in a Schengen country will routinely have widely separated ...


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You can only use the CBX bridge if you: Are legally able to enter Mexico or the United States, depending on your direction of travel, and Have a boarding pass for a flight which: Departs from TIJ within the next 24 hours, or Arrived at TIJ within the last 2 hours Purchase a CBX ticket Except for the requirement to buy a ticket for the CBX, and the ...


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Indonesian citizens do not benefit from visa exemptions, according to the website of the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs. All non-exempt citizens must obtain a visa prior to travelling to South Korea. In your case you'll need a Ordinary Tourist C-3-9 visa: You can use the online e-form here to begin your application.


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I have arrived in LAX with an E3 visa, a wife and two children (who all had E3-D visas) before. And it all depends! If you are lucky, and you get to immigration and there is no queue, then you will need 5-7 minutes to get through your immigration officer. The thing is, if you're flying Qantas, then they fly A380's into LAX, often early in the morning. ...


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As much as you'd like. But, if it's a real lot, you might need to declare it. When leaving Hungary amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared. When arriving to India amounts exceeding USD 5,000.- (or equivalent) in cash, or USD 10,000.- (or ...


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Because you're transiting through an airport with US preclearance, Etihad recommends that you carry food items in your carry-on luggage. If the food is in your checked luggage, then it has to be brought up from the baggage area for inspection, then returned, which can add a significant delay to your customs clearance, and possibly cause you to miss your ...


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You will need to carry both your old and new passport while traveling and immigration would have no problems with that. I have ten year and five year visas for many countries (including Canada and USA) and they are all on my old passport including an indefinite leave to remain in the UK stamp and I just carry both my passports with me. Source : Own ...



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