1

When a US citizen enters a foreign country and passes through immigration, what information (especially information provided by the US) is available to the foreign government besides the information printed on the passport or stored in any chip that may be present in the passport?

closed as too broad by Ali Awan, MadHatter, DJClayworth, Kate Gregory, David Richerby Feb 28 '18 at 17:10

Please edit the question to limit it to a specific problem with enough detail to identify an adequate answer. Avoid asking multiple distinct questions at once. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

  • 5
    Sorry, but how exactly does this relate to travel? It seems overly broad and yet oddly specific. – Roddy of the Frozen Peas Feb 28 '18 at 7:39
  • Only USA and Canadian police agencies have real-time access. However, the UK, Australia and NZ immigration authorities have theoretical access. The way it works is as follows: you apply for your Visa using your biometrics at any of these three countries. Anonymous (without any other identifying information) fingerprints queries are sent to the Canadian RCMP database. Here, fingerprints are compared against the criminal, immigration and refugee repositories. If there is a match, data is shared. Works the same way for the USA CPIC. Unless you apply for a Visa, it's highly unlikely they will know – greatone Feb 28 '18 at 7:43
  • 4
    The way your question reads its seems like you are on a fishing trip in order to satisfy some unspecified condition. As has been previously stated this makes your question overly broad and subject to being closed (rightly so). You will have more success if if you simply state "I am subject to condition X, what countries can I travel to without divulging it?" However the caveat is that supporting illegal activities is not condoned here, and that you are unlikely to be helped if you are trying to escape justice for a crime you have committed. – Peter M Feb 28 '18 at 13:34
  • I've no idea why people are voting to close this as "too broad" when the overriding point is that it's completely off-topic. When we tell somebody that a question is too broad, the right response from them is to edit it to make it more specific (e.g., "Does Mexico have access?") but that's a total waste of their time, since then we'll say "OK, but this is a question about co-operation between law enforcement agencies, not a question about travelling." – David Richerby Feb 28 '18 at 17:09
  • 1
    @DavidRicherby You've never been though immigration when you traveled? I will split my question and rephrase it. Thank you for your input. – TravelMate Mar 1 '18 at 4:38