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The amount of US dollars (cash) you can bring into the USA is set by your airline - usually 23kg per checked bag, 7kg carry-on. If it's all in hundreds that's ..... a lot. You will need to declare to US customs (and most other countries for that matter) if you have cash or cash equivalents (gold, bearer cheques etc.) totalling $10,000 or more. That's the ...


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As far as the US is concerned, there is no limit but if have more than USD 10000 with you, you should report it to the US customs. India has strict restrictions on travel with Indian Rupees but not on foreign currency. There is a mandatory declaration as well, see Is it really forbidden to cross the Indian border with Indian rupee?


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Indian customs may want some rupees for a clearly new product. They may want more rupees if your friend doesn't declare it. Other than that no problem. Also make sure it's unlocked - you don't want an expensive phone that only works on AT&T.


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Each country is basically free to set their own rules. Generally speaking, presenting the local passport when you are a citizen is the most practical course of action but it's not like it would be some sort of overarching principle that applies to all countries in the world. In all likelihood, Denmark does not care either way. The US, on the other hand, ...


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The general rule is that you should always use the country's passport when entering the country. As the other answers note, many countries (eg. the US) also have legislation requiring citizens to use their passport to enter/leave, although obviously this is hard to enforce. Obviously there are cases where you can get away with this in practice, eg. your ...


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I personally have carried these these items from India to Sweden through Germany multiple times without any problems whatsoever. You should be fine. As Michael has already pointed out, these are not restricted items. Not that anyone bothers to check.


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Unlike meat products and potatoes, grains like rice can be brought into Germany. Homeopathic remedies are not considered medicines in Germany, because their efficacy has not been proven. Legally, it's just sugar or alcohol, and unless you bring ridiculous amounts, you will not exceed the free import limit for alcohol. Finally, there is a limit on the total ...


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Living in Costa Rica is obviously really, really cheap. Immigration will accept a wallet full of Euros as "proof of sufficient funds" - any decent bank will have no problem changing Euros, US Dollars or Pounds for Colones. Yuan, Rials, Baht and other currencies not printed in the roman alphabet are less likely. The taxi driver won't take Euros, but the ...


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I have seen it in customs and assumed that it is about smuggling of illegal goods. I seem to recall that people have been carrying bags they received from new acquaintances and they turned out to be full of drugs. I have always taken this question not literally as 'did you physically put all the things in yourself, by yourself' but more as 'Is this a bag ...


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The situation is a little complicated and there a few things you must consider. First of all I'm going to tell you about all the legal prospects of this situation and what can happen if then open up your bags and find two packaged phones inside. Take a look at this great answer already posted here. Now, since these are two packaged phones, despite being ...


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The Saudis are less concerned about anti-"religious" books per se, than about anti-Moslem books. The greatest danger lies with anything that is anti- Mohammed, or anti- Islam, or even anti-clergy (religious men). If they are "anti-religious" in the sense of being anti-Christian, anti-Jewish, or pro atheist, the Saudis might not care. On the other hand, ...


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I experienced similar things happening to me while I was traveling in China. In both of my cases, the security guard and hotel manager both asked for cash to make some unpleasant circumstances, which they had created, go away. While you're looking for a bureaucratic solution, a bribe might have done the trick.


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I know about people who did similar things due to insufficient insurance. No problem for you, especially in different state. This is one of the reasons your bill was so high: hospital in USA is required to provide emergency care, but then is let high and dry to collect for provided services. You have to pay not only for you, but for many other people who ...


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This policy does exist, as has been previously mentioned. It is important to understand that the reason this policy exists is to delegate the appropriate authority to act to the individuals who have the sworn duty to protect the country's borders. The policy is intended to give authority to the officers on the "front lines" of the border, interacting with ...


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Did you get some sort of receipt? Do you know exactly which kind of "security" official confiscated your item? If not, you'll have a very hard time proving anything even happened, although you can try your luck with the airport's complaints line at +86-10-96158. In any case, the airline is not responsible. Security rules are laid out by the Civil ...


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Regardless of the rules, from personal experience I can say that in practice one individual officer can indeed arbitrarily block your entry when they are having a bad day. A german friend of mine was accepted at a US university, and went to the Embassy in The Hague (Netherlands). She had prepared all documents to apply for the visa and after having them ...


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Ooh, I was literally there last night...well, yesterday their time! I arrived from Tokyo, Japan. All passengers disembark at the same time, and then around the corner there are two lines - international transit, and other. If you're flying domestic, this is the point at which you enter China, as anyone who wasn't joining me for more international flying ...


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The power to deny entry lies with just about every immigration official in every country, it is not unique to the USA. Even with proper visas, the immigration official has the final say to allow or to deny your entry. As others have pointed out, there are procedures to be followed before a denied entry occurs and most of the time there are avenues of ...


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Following is the official text detailing powers of immigration officers. The key para within this is: (2) to arrest any alien who in his presence or view is entering or attempting to enter the United States in violation of any law or regulation made in pursuance of law regulating the admission, exclusion, expulsion, or removal of aliens, or to ...


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Yes, they have the power, but: it is all recorded, and somewhat appealable (you may not get in this time, but next time) an agent showing a pattern such as always denying fat people, or people of a certain religion, would risk discipline, there is supervision and management most of them are good decent people who believe they are protecting their country, ...


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You will def be arrested when you land in uk AND any EU country as all are sharing the law enforcement data bases.You will be detained and sent back back to UK if you get arrested in the continent of Europe and if you land in UK you be be detained,Taken to the custody suite at the Airport and then taken in the custody of the police station of where the ...


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This is due to the Common Travel Area Zone (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Travel_Area) and is not a mistake. The assumption is that anyone entering the Zone has already been checked by Immigration when entering the Zone. Eg, if you travelled from the US to Ireland you would pass through Irish Immigration. The UK then trusts that Ireland has completed ...


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If you are caught with smaller amounts of alcohol exceeding the allowed amount, the customs will offer you to accept a "forenklet forelegg", a kind of fixed rate fine used in the Norwegian legal system for minor issues, e.g. traffic violations or breach of the custom regulations. For beverages with 22.1 to 60% alcohol by volume, the rates are as such: up ...


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Bringing that product shouldn't be a problem at all. I brought oats and other packaged food- no problem at all. There are very few restrictions- only plants are restricted materials and then they are only concerned with non-commercial products. http://www.houston.us.emb-japan.go.jp/en/info/page1.htm#3 http://www.pps.go.jp/english/trip/index.html


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TL;DR: Meat, no. Non-meat, Yes. In practice, it's close to impossible to legally import meat in any form into Japan, because you need to get an inspection certificate for it: No meat products can be brought into Japan without the inspection certificate. This requirements applies to any import irrespective of the use or quantity: it should be ...


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Sounds dodgy, frankly. As far as I know, the border control system is not connected to PNC (police system where "wanted" flags are set for people, among other things) directly. That said, UK is one of the countries requiring API (advanced passenger info) from airlines, therefore the airline that you are flying with will pass your details (specifically, ...


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Working on the fact that it is one ticket and routed via Chicago and Frankfurt, I will hazard a guess you are flying with Star Alliance carriers (United, South African & maybe Luftansa). Assuming your flights are all connecting without any overnight stops, your bags should be checked all the way through and you should stay airside in the international ...


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Chile is pretty serious about controlling fruit, seeds, and nuts being brought into the country. A few years back, someone on a trip with me brought along gorp (trail mix) on the advice of the tour organizer. I'm not sure how it was detected, but it was confiscated and they were fined for having it. I don't recall the exact amount of the fine, but it was ...


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It is similar to traffic violations. You are eligible for a penalty, but it is up to the customs officer to choose between a penalty or a warning. I know various examples for both cases. Ranging from custom officers simply ignoring booze which was not even hidden, to getting a ticket for a half eaten apple simply forgotten to throw away because of putting ...


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I once crossed the Swiss border by land with a fishing knife in the car I was driving (I didn't know it, it had been there for a long time, left by another family member who had used the car). That's the only thing that was found after a 30 min search. The border guard took it and went to his desk, came back a few minutes later and claimed that technically ...


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I think I may know the answer to my question. I called the US citizen and immigration office today (London office) and spoke to a very helpful man. He explained that as long as my status of citizenship has not yet been confirmed, there will be no problem travelling on my UK passport, as I will not be regarded as a US citizen yet. He said the only problem ...


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If you want to bring it in legally you'd need a permit. Most likely you'd need (in trying to obtain that permit) a phytosanitary certification, and they'd probably want you to bring it in bare root (no soil). They may also ask that the plant stay at one of the USDA facilities for a quarantine period. It will be relatively difficult for you to do this.


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To add to jpatokal's answer, the best thing you can do is contact a UK embassy or consulate, explain your situation, and ask for your options. Maybe it's possible to get a temporary waiver added to your UK passport, or get an expedited or temporary US passport issued by them for the duration of the trip. Check your options, I'm sure it's hardly the first ...


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It would be illegal for you to enter the US on a non-US passport. US Embassy in Sweden: According to Section 215 of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1185), it is illegal for a U.S. citizen to enter or leave the U.S. on anything other than an U.S. passport. This applies to dual citizens as well, meaning that persons holding e.g. ...



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