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From the FAQ of the Canadian Embassy in Austria: I do not have a return ticket. Can I travel to Canada with a one-way ticket? We strongly recommend that travellers who enter as tourists present a return ticket upon entry into Canada, but this is not a legal requirement. Port of Entry officers may want to see proof that the person entering ...


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If I was a customs officer and I saw one person has a visa to stay, and the other does not but bought a one way ticket I would most certainly assume that person planned to stay. And in fact, she does. Don't start your time here with a lie. Call whoever is processing her visa and ask what to do. She may have to change her flights and stay back until the ...


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Actually your first concern will be the airline, as rules require them to make sure you have the correct documentation to enter Canada BEFORE they let you on the plane. It is entirely possible that they could prohibit your girlfriend from flying. Once you get to Canada, it is a crap shoot, they may simply take her word that she is visiting only for a few ...


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I managed to preserve two facing pages of my passport for about 6 months by stapling them together. Most immigration agents didn't even notice there was more than one page there, and thus utilised every last bit of remaining available space on the other pages. It was only when I went to Japan, with pretty much every other page jam-packed, that they applied ...


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This is absolutely doable. Ideally, check the bags through. Even if you have to get your bags, there are left luggage facility in each terminal, where you can leave your bags for the day for a few quid (under $10) each. There are many ways to get from Heathrow into London - depending where in London you need to get to. Search this site - there are plenty ...


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The green / red is an indicator that it is your turn to approach the window to speak with the agent. When you approach the border you are supposed to stop outside the booth lane, then proceed to the window on green. Not sure about the "right", as I have never seen that light before. I would guess that it means go to the right lane (by the small booth ...


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I'm fairly sure your leg between Stockholm and London Heathrow won't actually be operated by Cathay Pacific, but will instead be a CX flight number on a BA (British Airways) flight. However, that won't make much difference, other than meaning that whatever happens you'll have to change terminals (BA from Stockholm arrives into Terminal 5, Cathay use Terminal ...


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Your name should appear on the ticket exactly as it's in the passport. To make it simpler: First name on the ticket = first name on passport Last name on ticket = last name on passport it doesn't matter what is your english name or your nick name, what matters is what is written on the passport in english. So, here's an example of a Chinese passport (I ...


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Just carry it with you. You are allowed to carry personal items, such as phones, with you from one country to another. If it is still new in the box, it might raise flags that you're importing it, rather than carrying it as a personal phone, in which case you may be required to pay import duties.


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IAD is indeed a dreadful airport. A new train system has very slightly improved matters. From the exit past customs to the furthest gate at remote terminals can take 20 minutes easily. You will miss your connection if (a) your incoming flight is late, (b) the Border entry officer hassles you, (c) your luggage, which I believe you will have to re-check, is ...


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This is definitely a scam. They suckered you into compromising yourself and are now blackmailing you for $3500. Most cons involve playing the subject's greed. Given what you already know they're doing, I would get the rings appraised locally because odds are they're actually glass or flawed and otherwise worthless. Why take someone for a small amount ...


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In Israeli customs, you would be required to pay a fine (equal to the duty) regardless of whether you take the item. If you wish to take the item, you'd have to pay the duty too (so effectively you'd be paying double duty). For example, for a 400 ILS bottle of Whiskey, you'd pay a 411 ILS fine. If you choose to take the bottle, you'd also pay a 411 ILS ...


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You may need legal advice, just a few hints: According to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Customs_duties_in_the_United_States goods must be declared within 15 days of arrival, so you might be fine. I personally would think that if you aren't caught but declare things yourself as soon as possible, you might be fine, but as I said, get legal advice. ...


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That is how the US system operates. You clear immigration and customs at the first place of arrival. You need your luggage to pass through customs, thus you must recheck your luggage. In my experience it has always been tagged to it's final destination, rechecking simply involves dropping it at counter or sometimes just a belt. I've never waited more ...


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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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