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In general, the answer is no, you won't go through customs in London. It depends on a few details like the airlines involved and how you booked your ticket but it should be possible to connect without leaving the sterile transit area of the airport. It means that you won't need to go through customs or immigration in either direction. This does not result ...


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The answer is probably not - but I would think of ways you can minimize your risk. Each time I enter Shanghai Pudong the border agent checks my visa, doesn't say anything, and lets me through. Then there doesn't seem to be a customs check at all typically (there's sort of an area that looks like you'd set up a queue there, but it's just unattended and I ...


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You really don't need to bring it, soy milk is widely available at most any store in Australia. You should be allowed to import soy milk if it's commercially packaged, but you must declare it to biosecurity on arrival, if you fail to declare it you may be subject to fines.


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Each year there are ~ 55 million inbound international tourists visiting China, the US has 66 million. Source: World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) It's neither feasible nor necessary for the government customs authorities to examine your books and electronic devices unless you act really suspiciously. I'm not saying that it's impossible for them to do ...


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According to Duty Calculator : " The global average import duty rate for Silver jewellery is 6.9%, with a minimum of 0% and a maximum of 35%. " You can use this to calculate your import. I can't do it for you because it very much depends on what type of tableware. So on the pop-up, choose "Home and Garden", then "Kitchenware and Tableware" and then ...


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I've only been through customs at Shanghai and they've never looked at any of my electronics. I've always been carrying a laptop, in recent years I've always been carrying a DSLR (although the memory cards have always been basically empty--I copy the pictures off soon after I take them. This has nothing to do with customs) and a Kindle.


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I crossed into China last year overland, it was a small border crossing and the border guards had a lot of time and took their time to look through things. There were a bunch of people crossing with me and in no case did the guards look at the content/data of Laptops, tablets or e-readers. What they did however is spending some time at looking at photos on ...


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No, they won't. Unless they have specific reasons (such as a tip-off) that you are trying to smuggle illegal materials (porn, propaganda etc for distribution in China), they will not care about this. They primarily focus is on security-relevant issues and items for which you need to pay duty. I never in my life had anyone check documents, laptop, cellphone ...


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The US State Department website indicates (updated after the executive order): The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to defer all travel to the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. In addition, Russian military forces continue to occupy the Crimean Peninsula and are present on the eastern border of Ukraine. It does not explicitly ban it, ...


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Immigration officials do not have access to your debt information, they only have access to immigration info provided on visa forms or entry forms or court actions against you (and this later is only for serious offenses, not minor things like parking tickets). As you are on terms with the medical service and making payments, there is no reason for this to ...


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As I originally pointed out the quantity was with-in reasonable personal use, but still theoretically subject to tax. I did declare the small overage but customs agents weren't interested in it and waved me through. Here are the rates for excise tax and for duty that I'd have had to have payed, they amount to under $5 a bottle.


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Being a frequent transatlantic passenger to New York from UK I have many experiences of customs and immigration in USA. I have done both scenarios several times. Because of my origin location, flight time is roughly the same: Newcastle - Dublin - New York Newcastle - Amsterdam - New York Newcastle - Heathrow - New York What I find quicker by an ...


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I haven't done pre-clearance in Dublin -- but I have done it in Toronto. It seemed to go faster than immigration in New York or Atlanta, based on my (limited) experience. But I'd still caution against it: If you hit a delay at a transfer point, causing you to miss a flight, it can be frustrating and/or expensive. And adding an unknown such as 2 immigration ...


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No, you will NOT need to go through immigration or customs in Houston. However, not for the reason you're probably expecting... Most flights from Canada to the US go through "pre-clearance" in Canada. This means that you will actually pass through US immigration and customs in Canada (in your case, Vancouver) before boarding your flight. When you arrive ...


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On most (perhaps all?) flights on the route YVR-IAH, you will need to clear US customs in Vancouver, not Houston. US CBP (Customs and Border Protection) has a separate area of the Vancouver airport where flights to the US depart. The advantage of this arrangement is that after you get on the flight, you have already cleared US customs. This means that in ...


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Assuming that you're traveling on one ticket (and, as you say, on the same airline), your luggage will be checked through all the way to your final destination in the UK, and you won't see it as it's transferred between flights at Frankfurt. [If in doubt, check that the airport code of your destination airport appears on your bag claim tag; but most check-in ...


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The fact that you're newlywed is irrelevant. What is important is that you are one family travelling together. I've been in exact this situation before. I am an American citizen and my wife is not. Whenever we fly to the USA, we'd go through the immigration together - through the lanes for "Non-US passports". We give two passports together - mine and ...


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It may sound strange, as many travelers here point out that they never been asked if they brought enough money while entering the US. But the U.S. Customs and Border Protection states that: Travelers visiting the U.S. must be able to prove to a CBP Officer that they have sufficient funds (i.e. credit cards, cash, travelers checks, money orders etc.) ...


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Your friend will need "access to sufficient funds to support themselves during their stay". This can be as low as "nothing" if a local resident is waiting outside to pick them up, "access" in this example being your wallet. A lot will depend on what the immigration agent thinks of your friend (and/or you) when they approach the desk. Clothing, accessories, ...


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I've travelled to the US from Ireland 10+ times on a visa waiver programme (ESTA) and never asked about my funds or cash at immigration. I almost always travel with no USD$ (sometimes I have about $50 for emergency's, sometimes $0), just my credit and debit cards. Never been a problem. Never been asked ANYTHING about funds. But, I am a 40y/o white guy from ...


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I traveled to the USA this December from South Africa and they did not check how much cash I had. I actually had 0 dollars on me. All I had was my credit and cheque cards that I could use across America. There was no issue. So unless you find some text on the visa website you do not need to have hard cash with you at the time of entrance.


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Enough to support yourself for that period of time you're in the country. It's frustrating, but there's no fixed number. They'll likely ask your friend about her trip, where she's going, what she's booked and how she'll support herself. It's just to make sure that she's thought through how much she'll need to spend and support herself, without getting into ...


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Declare the Guitar to Customs When you arrive in India you will have to declare the guitar to customs. Since 1000.00 USD = 62315.00 INR (today's rate from Google) you are in excess of the 35000.00 INR duty-free allowance accorded to Indian citizens returning from a trip abroad longer than 3 days, you will have to pay customs duty for this excess. With ...


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There is no immigration on flights between Puerto Rico and the US mainland. Upon arrival in Puerto Rico there are some level of agricultural checks that people may equate to customs, but there is no immigration.


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It is a case of bad organization on that page. You are entitled to bring in the same amount of alcohol as residents. For reference see this page on the official Icelandic customs website: http://www.customs.is/default.asp?cat_id=301


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It maybe part of the tightening of immigration rules that went into effect last summer, as on my recent trip to the southern part of the African continent, they did the same for us. Each time we came back to SA they entered the same "until" date based on the first entry stamp. Your choices are limited to spending the next few months in neighboring ...


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Places like Europe have a rule like "maximum 90 days in any 180-day period", so taking a day trip to the next country will not produce another 90 days. Other places (Japan, for example) will provide another 90 days after a weekend trip elsewhere. However, few countries appreciate people staying too long. You do not have to return to your country of origin, ...


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There all sorts of circumstances that will set off red lights for either is rarely security officials or immigration officials. If you're flying Israel's national carrier El Al you will definitely have problems going through security . Give yourself plenty of time to be interviewed him multiple times by Israeli security agents and prescreening and perhaps ...


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I have also used the wrapping service to tie together two pieces of luggage so that they count as one. I had two soft duffel bags but my fare allowed me to check-in only one item. Since their cumulative weight was inferior or equal to the allowed weight I wrapped them together and thus checked-in only one piece of luggage.


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Unlike the US, Germany does not require passengers in transit to pick up their bags and walk them through customs as a matter of policy. So it's down to airline policy and the details of your booking. Air Canada, Lufthansa, and Turkish Airline are all large modern carriers and part of the same alliance. The latter two are also listed as codeshare and ...


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In general when you book your flights all as one booking, your bags will be checked through all the way. There are a few exceptions: in some places you need to interact with your bags as part of clearing customs into an area before catching a connecting flight. For example, if after coming into Toronto on the way home you had a connection to Calgary, you ...


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Absolutely say you have something to declare. If you declare it and show it to the customs officials it won't take any time at all even if they confiscate it. They will just take it and you'll be on your way. If you don't declare it and customs finds anything they'll look through all your luggage very thoroughly and enter your information in the computer, ...


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The US will have no problem with it. Your concern should be with the Indian side. There are a couple of potential issues: The possible appearance that your sister is importing the game to resell it. She can mitigate this by opening the package and bringing you only the important parts, without the outer box. A game disc with no box shouldn't arouse ...


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This is what the law says (8 USC 1185(b), also known as INA 215(b)): Except as otherwise provided by the President and subject to such limitations and exceptions as the President may authorize and prescribe, it shall be unlawful for any citizen of the United States to depart from or enter, or attempt to depart from or enter, the United States ...


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To enter Canada, yes, it's true, you can just use birth certificate and photo ID (source) From the Department of State's website on travel to/from Canada, for returning to the US, you'll have to do it by land. By air: When traveling by air from Canada, U.S. citizens are required by U.S. law to present a U.S. passport while by land: For entry ...


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Switzerland’s restrictions on the import of plants are outlined here: Swiss Customs Administration – Plants, cut flowers and protection of species (CITES) There is some more detailed information regarding the import of medicinal plants on the Web site of the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office, but only in German, French and Italian. Some species ...


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"If you checked your bag through, and did not pick it up in Amsterdam, then you did not go through customs with it already when you enter the UK. Only your hand luggage will have been cleared through customs if you leave the Airport in Amsterdam. Thus, it makes sense to use the "nothing to declare" lane in the UK, as you are in a situation where you could ...


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Answers in the other question you linked say "Baggage tags from EU airports are marked with green stripes." So if your bags have green-striped tags on them, go through the blue exit. If not, use the green exit. Yes, the colors don't match--this is an aptitude test as well! I suspect you would be allowed to use the blue lane, but your bags probably won't ...


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I am in NZ and do not know the specific of US law, but I have little doubt that you are putting yourself at risk. A number of medicines that can be obtained 'over the counter' in India would be illegal in NZ without a prescription, or at all. There is every reason to think that the same applies in the US. There is no reason not to check explicitly what ...



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