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If someone is urging to dwell in heaven, then Kashmir is to be given a perfect example of it. The beauty of Kashmir attracts the tourist explorer towards it. After marriage, I was looking for peaceful and beautiful place to take my spouse along to fulfill that purpose. I went to Vani Holidays to concern regards to my tour package. I got really impressed with ...


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I've gotten Chinese Visas 3 or so times and recently helped my family get them too for a trip. This advice applies to the SF consulate, the only office I've visited. We had no problem getting the visas added to our new passports. Do you have to travel to China a few times on ordinary visas first? Generally not. Applying through a processing service ...


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From my recent experience with the official Toronto processing center (an efficient 15th floor operation which has been separated from the consulate for some time, thank goodness). There is basically one price, which varies only with processing time request and if it needs to be shipped back to you. The 10 year business (M) visa requires an written ...


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Much of this is answered on this FAQ of a visa company. It is not official info but it looks good to me. Also it seems to apply for US citizens only, but I assume similar for the other nationalities you list. Are there any special requirements for a 10-year visa? No. The requirement for a 10-year visa are the same as that of a 1 year visa. [...] ...


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As duration of the intended stay you should put the total number of days you plan on staying in Ukraine, summing over all your planned trips: 47 days. The intended departure from Ukraine should probably be the date of your first trip. Then, since you are asking for a multiple entry visa, you should attach detailed plans - proof of accomodation, proof of ...


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Generally, they stamp wherever they feel like. I have about fourty US entry stamps on one page (the one that opens up when you just shake the passport). Of course, none of them is readable anymore, which doesn't keep the next officer from stamping right on top of them. I'd say most western countries pay little attention and stamping passports has mostly ...


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I have twice been questioned upon arriving back in Britain from France, although both times was allowed through. My son (aged 8) and I are both British, fair haired and look alike. Last time the passport control officer simply asked him "Who is this lady?" and was satisfied when he said Mummy. However I saw another mother and young daughter at the booth next ...


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There is no universal rule on stamping visas, entry or exit stamps in passports other than, they are not supposed to be stamped on Amendment / Endorsements pages in the back of passport (but if there is no other space...) In the good old days, passport pages were divided into quarters and countries used two quarters, left for the entry, right for the exit ...


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If you can back down from the security checkpoint, and go back in the airport, you can try to mail the object to yourself, if there is a post office. This requires going through immigration in some cases to get to the public part of the airport, which possibly requires a visa. It is not possible in all cases.


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There are a few variables here: If the item is forbidden, it will simply be confiscated and you are not allowed to have it back; as it is most likely destroyed. There is no recourse here. If the item is restricted then it will be held for you, pending any paperwork or other requirements. For example, if you owe duty or taxes on an item, it is confiscated ...


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In practice, as a transferring passenger on an international-international journey, your item is forfeit. If it is confiscated by airport security, then you can have it back if you decide not to travel by plane. You cannot take it on a plane (to anywhere). That includes back where you came from. If you don't have a visa or a passport that allows you to ...


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No you don't. You can transfer to other terminals and exit there. However, you must be travelling with hand luggage only, otherwise you will have to return to the original terminal land-side to collect your luggage, which would be difficult as you would need to get past customs to collect it. Here's an explanatory post on flytalk. One of the quirks of ...


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Both 600 and 601 visas are solely for travellers wishing to enter Australia as a visitor for leisure or business purposes. The difference between a 600 and a 601 visa is that the 601 allows for a maximum stay of 3 months. Moreover, the 601 visa demands less, if not zero, paperwork. This is because the 601 is available only for a specific set of passport ...


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Immediate consequences are that your exit will be recorded in the Schengen-wide SIS database. This means that the next time you apply for a Schengen visa (and possibly, for other visas) your application will have to go additional scrutiny and has a high chance of being denied. As far as Saudi Arabia is concerned - as long as you have a valid visa (or don't ...


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All Eurostar services are subject to Juxtaposed border controls. That means you clear the UK border somewhere on the Continent (generally in France, except for Brussels where it's in Belgium), and hence you also exit Schengen there too. Depending on the station, after Eurostar checkin you either do security first then France/Belgium exit then UK entry, or ...


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With some "minor" exceptions, this is trouble-free. You are perfectly allowed to take a harddisk, however there is of course a but (that had to come!). First, what you can take aboard is defined by the IATA guidelines (which are pretty liberal, you could even carry a knife if you have a justifiable reason (tool) as well as other pretty dangerous things) .. ...


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There is a sign at the security control at the departure gates at Bole Airport that says "berbere (cultural spices)" is not allowed in hand luggage. So it seems that in addition to berbere, mitmita etc would not be allowed. I cannot find the reason for this, but would be interested to know.


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There are no restrictions on portable hard drives. You can carry as many as you like in your carry-on luggage. All luggage is subject to search and inspection. Your hard drives are not physically opened and searched; however customs officials have the right to plug your drive in and search its contents for illegal material. If they do this, depends ...


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Yes, you can. Pretty much every time I travel by plane I carry one or more external hard disks in my hand luggage. This has never been an issue, to the extent that, on occasion, my luggage does get searched by hand, as opposed to just by machine. I very much advise against putting a hard disk, or any sensitive electronics for that matter, in checked-in ...


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This travel agency website has a link to a sample e-visa, which includes no space for entry/exit stamps. In addition, it mentions in the text that one should "make sure that you have free page in your passport". From this information, it can be reasonably inferred that your passport will be stamped upon entry. In addition, this similar site suggests that to ...


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There are still a number of details missing, but you've given enough information to have a decent sense of your question. In short: do not do this. As I understand your question, your son was previously refused entry to the United States (not deported) and now wants to visit. The ESTA form asks about previous refusals, you honestly and accurately checked ...


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Your Global entry card is also a "legal" document in airports. Global entry also has an affiliation with other Countries, I don't know if Nexus does, It is not mentioned


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Just as a follow up: Absolutely no problems arriving or departing Tel Aviv. Security was a breeze - definitely the best, most efficient, and fastest security I have ever seen in an airport, and indeed the only airport where I would agree their security is appropriate. And I loved my visit there, spending time in Tel Aviv and Jaffa, and a superb day trip ...


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As already noted, airport security in Tokyo won't care. Your problem is going to be the laws in Singapore, specifically the Singapore Penal Code, article 292: Sale of obscene books, etc. 292.—(1) Whoever — (a) [...] has in his possession any obscene book, pamphlet, paper, drawing, painting, representation or figure, or any other obscene ...


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You have two issues: what will security in Tokyo do, and what will customs in Singapore do? Security doesn't care what your stuff is for, or where you are going, they just care if it looks like something that might be dangerous, or is on top of something that might be dangerous. Having anything embarrassing in carry on is risky. They will root through your ...


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Even if your bag contains no prohibited items, there is a chance that the security agent will suspect the presence of a prohibited item and search your bag. In addition, there is a chance that someone will see an image of any embarrassing item on the x-ray scanner screen. Therefore, it is possible to answer this question without knowing whether any given ...


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It is not allowed: If you are travelling from a country outside the EU, you cannot bring any meat or dairy products into the UK unless you are travelling from the Faroe Islands, Greenland or Iceland, when you are allowed a combined weight of up to 10kg per person. You may bring in a limited quantity of other animal products, such as fish, ...


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I searched for the screens showing wait times and found this article with the screens in at JFK T4. Also an image of the same corridor: Permanent resident, returning ESTA and B1/B2 holders can use the kiosks. All other visa holders and first time ESTA visitors cannot. I believe there might be separate APC queues for US/Canadian citizens and visitors. ...


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While I haven't been in the exact same situation, I have two German passports as well and I have been travelling in Asia for the last few years using both of them. Pretty much always, use the same passport to exit a country that you have used to enter it. Using the second passport when arriving in the next country should be fine. If they really want to see ...


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Yes, Customs can do pretty much anything they want, but, it sounds like someone is mis-reading what's in the PNR because LGA does not have Customs or any FIS. If there was a reason to hold the bag, that would have happened at DTW. So, as suggested above, the airline mis-handled the bag if it indeed end up at LGA. There, it's possible someone mis-read the ...


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You are preparing an application for entry clearance and want to preload it with strong evidence of returnability. There are several really great ways to accomplish this... Evidence of strong social and economic ties: most people who are successful applicants accomplish this through their bank statements. We already have a question/answer about this at ...


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Everything is possible (although not that likely): Customs certainly has the authority to do so. I always had the impression that, in general, they cared very little about what goes out of a country but there are things that are export-restricted (depending on the country of course): arts and antiquities, military technology (and that includes software, ...


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If arrivals and departures are in a mixed area, sometimes you can do a back to back connection to the same aircraft without passing immigration, customs and security. Typically, this is only possible if you are within some common travel area such as a domestic flight or some intra-EU flights. Otherwise, you would normally have to pass immigration and re-...


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Local police regularly checks bags at the metro entry, but very rarely they will check visa. If in such case you do not have a passport with you, no one will ask for bribe as @JonathanReez wrote, that's sounds very funny actually:)) they will verify your status and that is it, might call the hotel or take you to the hotel. I lived in Tashkent for almost ...


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Be honest, do you look like a bum? I got singled out once, but not really. I was just the only non-EU citizen on an incoming flight. Everyone else was just waved through and I think they were just annoyed that had to do the full procedure for just one pax.


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It falls under the "visas granted" category, since it wasn't a permanent residency/Indefinite Leave to Remain. If you don't have all the details about that particular visa, simply leave the fields blank.


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Uzbek police checks the documents of all 'suspicious' persons entering the metro. Usually this means people who look like they could be a target for soliciting a bribe. This makes Western tourists a ripe target for checks, as quite a few of them forget to register their stay, forget their documents at their hotel, or just don't know their rights. If you don'...


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Generally speaking, countries try to welcome genuine tourists and business travelers and to refuse entry to illegal immigrants. To make the decision, they look at your documents and their databases, if they have any data on you. They also ask you. A history of travel for legitimate reasons and without overstay incident is good. A previous visa or entry ...


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It can be random, it can be being American, it can be your look, it can be your attitude. Often, the way you answer the first question defines how picky they get, but not always. There is no hard rule; although they get trained for certain signs, each officer has his own way to pick out people he thinks need further questioning.


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I made an appointment and did not wait at all. Just walked right up. They pretty much ask you the same questions that are in the online application, unless they see a reason to ask more. It was very fast. Fast enough that I made it in and out within the free short-term parking window.


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All i can say is INDIA: FOREGET IT. http://www.theskepticalmoth.com/collecting-permits/ .I'm from India, btw. And trust me, you dont want to go through the maze of Indian biodiversity rules, restrictions, conditions and regulations on intercontinental transport.


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Your Russian/Belarusian migration card should always be in your passport booklet. Once you approach the border, there will be a stop somewhere close by. I don’t know where the stop is on your route, but on the typical Warsaw–Minsk route from Poland, Poland performs their border controls in Terespol and Belarus in what looks like barracks with a platform ...


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I would say, it depends. If the passport you present is stamped with many stamps of a spanish-speaking country, or if you're carrying a spanish-written newspaper/book under your arm, I would tell you to speak spanish. That being said, be aware that speaking spanish could put you in an entirely different category. If you speak spanish fluently, then it ...


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If you have a copy of a residence Permit (valid or expired), you can re-enter Italy if you also have a confirmation from the post Office or the Police stating that you've applied for a new residence Permit. If you hold a copy of an expired Permit, you Need a confirmation from the Police stating that it's a legitimate copy So, reading your question, it ...


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As of 2016, the manned passport checks at Prague airport were replaced with boarding pass scanners. As a matter of fact, I didn't once have to show an ID flying PRG-BCN today. Therefore the question is now moot.


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The Canadian CBP does not list overstaying in the US as a reason for inadmissibility into Canada: Reasons for inadmissibility Note: This is only a guide. A Canadian immigration officer will decide if you can enter Canada when you apply for a visa, an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), or when you arrive at a port of entry. A person may be ...


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I am Swedish but live in Switzerland and speak fluent German. When showing my ID Card to border guards at Zurich Airport, they often ask me in English where I'm flying from/to, or how Long I'll stay in Switzerland. I then simply answer in German, without making a fuss about it. I'd say if the border guards seem to speak English better than you speak the ...


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The entire purpose of forcing people to interact with custom agents is so the custom agent can intuitive evaluate the individual as some kind of potential threat. Nobody ends up in the backroom with the one-way mirror because they blurt out some crime or have a carry-on stuff with cocaine, bioweapons and 1960s vintage Warsaw-pact plastic explosives. They ...


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Stick to English, Unless the officer does not understand English at all in which case you should talk in Spanish but lead with "mi español no es avanzado, pero que podría tratar de explicar".


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Going through immigration or customs is a completely subjective process: It depends on where you are, where you are from, where you're coming from, where you're going, who you are with, what you're wearing, who the customer officer is, and if he had a bad day... Therefore I would recommend to stick to: Greetings: be polite, and say hello. Unless you're ...



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