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I was charged "Over Stay" even though my visa waver had run out less than 24 Hours. All because I had missed my flight by a few hours! That was because I checked in on the same day as flight but I should have checked in the night before as my flight was just past midnight. (Slight oversight on my part, not checking the time and date correctly, so my flight ...


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Based on the following answer - http://travel.stackexchange.com/a/21936/42483 You can enter any EU/EEA country (which includes the UK for the next 2+ years definitely) without an ID card or passport as long as you can prove your nationality with whatever means. The only difference is whether it takes you less than a minute to walk through immigration or ...


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In another document, http://reizen-en-recreatie.infonu.nl/diversen/60730-douane-nederland-aangifte-doen.html , it says, emphasis mine: In de artikelen Douanebepalingen Nederland en Douanebepalingen Nederland, bijzondere goederen staat precies beschreven wat u Nederland mee in mag nemen zonder aangifte te hoeven doen. Or in English, The articles ...


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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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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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I believe that since the central security changes last year, Willeke's answer is most likely incorrect for you (although as I've not been on an inbound flight from an "insecure" country since June 2015, when this all changed, I am happy to be corrected by someone with first-hand experience). Schiphol airport describes the changes in detail, but in summary: ...


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I was in exactly the same circumstances and I managed to enter the UK without any issues.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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First, you should check your electronic I-94 online because the date on your entry stamp is not always correct. If you wish to stay beyond the admit-until date on your I-94, you can apply for Extension of Status with Form I-539. You can file it at any time as long as USCIS receives and accepts your application before your I-94 expires. (Though seeing as ...


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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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The rule of thumb here is whether the traveler is able to convince the Immigration officer that she is definitely planning to leave the country within the required term. A return ticket may be a factor, but it is neither a guarantee to entry nor it is required. As a citizen of Ukraine, once I've traveled to the States holding a B-1 visa, and my return ...


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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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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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You may still be able to enter Italy/Austria instead of France. You may need to explain why - tell the truth, lying does not pay off. If you have reasonable explanation, I'd expect you will be granted entry (maybe with a notice). It's likely to affect your ability to get French visas in future, but should not have huge effect on getting Schengen visas via ...


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What you are planning to do complies with the rules. There is no "minimum waiting time" until you can re-enter under the visa waiver program after an expired J-1 visa (and after your DS-2019 expired), provided that your reason for visiting the US is OK with the VWP rules. Yet, it is very much advisable to bring all documentation that you can provide to show ...


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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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There is no official rule for this, although there is a rule of thumb according to CBP. This is that if one spends X days in the US on the VWP, one should wait at least X+1 days before seeking to re-enter the US. Quoting from this Travel.SE answer on the topic: the important paragraph reads: The Visa Waiver Program doesn't work that way. ...


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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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You will have no problems . Since I travel a LOT , I need to renew my passport every year almost . I have some long term visas ( Including 10 year visa ) . I just carry the ones I need together . Further Information regarding valid visa in expired passports : Some countries require that you will renew the visa if the passport is changed . Most don't . ( I ...


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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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Since you are transferring from a non-Schengen flight to an intra-Schengen one, you will enter the Schengen Area in Switzerland. You will therefore have to go through passport security, and clear immigration, at Zurich airport: Travel outside the Schengen area If you are travelling to or from countries that do not adhere to the Schengen Agreement ...


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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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This government page is fairly clear. As a returning resident or a visitor intending to stay more than 72 hours you may bring total goods amounting to MYR 400 without paying duty (plus some items like new clothing). If you bring more than that (currently a bit over US $100 value), you pay 30% on the excess, so if you brought MYR 450 worth you would pay 15 ...


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More important than the dairy is the egg. Given the threat posed by bird flu they're very skittish about eggs. As Michael Hampton said, always declare, always tell the truth about what you're carrying. There's no penalty (beyond the loss of the item) if they decide no, there can be substantial fines for trying to slip something past them. In general if ...


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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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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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U.S. Preclearance is in Terminal 3 at Abu Dhabi. There will be signs both landside and airside in arrival areas showing the way. Just follow the Flight Transfer signs. If you don't have your boarding pass, stop at the airline's transfer desk. If you need to transfer from Terminal 1 to Terminal 3, the airport has provided a video showing how this is done. ...


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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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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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The Japan National Tourism Organization lists the Philippines as a country that doesn't have a Reciprocal Visa Exemption Arrangement, requiring you to apply for a visa. You can find more information about what's required and how to apply for a visa for Philippine Nationals on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.


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We went through Oakland Airport in the autumn of 2014 on the Norwegian airlines flight from Oslo. Clearly they were not setup for international travel - I hope things have improved now. We were near the back of the plane (787) and there was just one long queue. We were American citizens and it took almost 2 hours to get through the line!! This was around 6 ...


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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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If you have a warrant issued in the US, it is only valid in the US jurisdiction; unless the US issues an international arrest warrant for you, through Interpol. If it does that though, rest assured your passport will also be flagged and most probably revoked and you would immediately be detained and proceeding will start for deportation. So, if you simply ...


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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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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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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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APC is pointless in my opinion. I was in transit through Fort Worth airport 2 days ago and had to queue for ages for an APC kiosk (only half were working) then I had to queue for ages again for a rude CPB officer who took my photo and fingerprints again! APC seems pointless.


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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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By law, you are not supposed to remove consumables from the bag they're placed in until you depart Japan. This seems to be very rarely or never enforced, though. Purchased items must be kept in the specified bag until leaving the country. The departure customs counter at which you drop off the form in your passport is often not manned (and will have a ...


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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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WHO MUST FILE: (1) Each person who physically transports, mails, or ships, or causes to be physically transported, mailed, or shipped currency or other monetary instruments in an aggregate amount exceeding $10,000 at one time from the United States to any place outside the United States or into the United States from any place outside the United ...


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I don't think it will be an issue. Your visa into Germany gets you into all Schengen countries. Once in the Shengen area, your visa will only be checked again once you leave Shengen area. Security checks do take place at airports (and randomly sometimes on trains or on the street), but only to confirm the person named in the passport and you are the same ...


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It could be a problem if you are suspected of fraud. If you can document the issues that prompted your change of plans, you are unlikely to have a problem. If you are very worried and if you have enough time, you can ask to have your visa revoked and apply for a visa from Italy.


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If you send the money by a bank wire to your son, then the banks will file the proper notification paperwork at both ends. If you carry it into the country in cash, then you need to declare that fact and fill out FinCEN Form 105 for your trip, as you have noted. But you are not "importing" it rather you are "carrying" it in. - ...


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For your UK visa you will have to show strong ties with your home country. Abandoning your US resident status is not a reason to issue you a visa for UK or refuse it. Reason for abandoning US resident status could have been your ill grand mother who may have died recently, you cannot satisfy the ties with home country condition by the fact that you abandoned ...



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