Questions tagged [borders]

Locations of border crossings between countries, whether and when they are open, who may cross, and what must be done in order to cross.

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Traveling from the UK to America via Mexico, no bags. Will Customs challenge this? [closed]

I'm going to America and specifically Texas. However my flight lands in Mexico and I'm crossing the border on foot. My friends are giving me a lift to the border bridge, but they are carrying on in ...
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Is entering the USA at Hyder, AK actually legal, or only tolerated?

It is mentioned in many places that there is no US border post when entering Hyder, Alaska, a community not connected by road to any other in the USA, and that persons are permitted to cross into ...
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What powers do US authorities have to search electronic devices at the border? [duplicate]

I'm referring here to situations in which people are seeking to enter or re-enter the US. Here I mean border to include airports. I'm interested not just in what powers the authorities technically ...
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Applying for ESTA while in possession of a valid B1/B2 visa

I am planning to travel to the United States this year. In 2014 I was issued a B1/B2 visa which hasn't expired yet; My first and only trip to the US so far was for business reasons, but I now intend ...
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Crossing the Cambodia/Vietnam border and single/multi entry visas

My girlfriend (Austrian) and I (Spanish) are going soon to Vietnam/Cambodia for holidays. When we booked the flight tickets, a quick research in terms of visa showed that she needed a visa for both ...
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Frequent short-term student visa - UK/US citizen

I’m 20 years old, a US citizen but living in Jordan. I graduated from high school two years ago. I took one short course with a short course visa then one full-time 1-year foundation course with a ...
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Should I use a “burner” phone when visiting the US?

I'm a New Zealand citizen and I might soon be visiting to the US on short notice for business. I've heard that the US have started to frequently search cellphones. I'm not very comfortable handing ...
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Crossing from Thailand to Cambodia with a motorbike scooter registered in Thailand

I have a 125 cc scooter registered in Thailand. If I ride it to the border with Cambodia, can I cross the border, visit Cambodia for some weeks and drive back? I am concerned with the vehicle more ...
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Crossing MX/US border (@San Ysidro, CA) with outstanding US warrant

A friend has a warrant for not paying the last of her fines for a DUI in Colorado and wants to go to Tijuana, Mexico. If Immigration checks and finds out (when she crosses the border on her way back) ...
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How to find information about crossing various borders in Europe and Central Asia with my own car?

I plan to drive from Central Europe towards Vladivostok. Therefore, I'm at the moment trying to collect as much information as I can about the various borders that I need to cross. While it is ...
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When a person gets a Mexican FMM online, when do they do the background check?

If a person applies for a Mexican FMM online, will the background check be done immediately, and more importantly, before the FMM is made available to print out, and then at immigration you only have ...
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British person using VWP then visiting Canada before heading back to U.K..?

I'm currently in the U.S. and leaving shortly, will soon have been here just under the maximum time allowed, I'm fine leaving and could happily visit Canada at another time, yet was wondering if I was ...
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What does the USA Customs and Border Protection consider a weapon?

A lot of the time, when I enter USA by car from Canada, I am asked if I have any weapons. Sometimes I have a hatchet or a 5" blade for when I go camping. Should I answer Yes or No to the question "...
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Border Control from Copenhagen (Denmark) to Malmo (Sweden)

Has the asylum seeker/refugee situation in Sweden lead to any extra security checks or border checkpoints along this route? I will be travelling from Copenhagen - Malmo and back in around a month so ...
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Going to the USA to visit online friends after a trip to Morocco

I'm currently considering visiting the US to visit a couple of online friends. I'm not worried about safety--I've hung out with one of them in Portugal and everything was perfectly fine and I've ...
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Entering the USA with an expired Canadian passport

My passport expired last week. Since I'm getting married in June, it was recommended that I renew after my name change. However, my uncle passed away today in the USA. Is there any way I can enter the ...
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What happens if you declare an item and it is confiscated?

A few years back I was on a trip with a family member who brought back a meat product to Canada. I told them to declare it, so they did. It got confiscated entering at the Canadian border as a ...
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Crossing on land from Cambodia to Vietnam at Ha Tien, do I need proof of onward travel?

I am thinking of going to Vietnam for a few months and maybe more... The plan is to cross the land border at Ha Tien with my family and 6-month baby from Cambodia to Vietnam, then head to Saigon. I ...
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Can I go from Warsaw to Lisbon by bus without border check? [closed]

I have a Poland national visa and I want to go Lisbon for one week, but I'm scared to go there because nowadays Polish border guards are too strict. So tell me how can I go?
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Is laziness about stamping passports common at the Bosnian-Montenegrin, Montenegrin-Albanian and Macedonian-Kosovan land borders?

The concerned person, a Dutch citizen, is going on a bus tour in former Yugoslavia, travelling Germany-Austria-Slovenia-Croatia-Bosnia-Montenegro-Albania-Macedonia-Kosovo. They only hold a passport ...
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What's it like crossing the border from Tanzania to Zambia at Tumdumu?

What's it like crossing the border from Tanzania to Zambia at Tundumu in your own vehicle? What papers, fees, etc. are necessary (for both people and vehicle)? How long could it take (i.e. more than ...
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Can I visit the US?

I was charged with some drug offences years ago, and they were all dropped because I was just a passenger and didn't know it was happening. I am not a drug trafficker, nor do I do drugs. I met someone ...
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Can I enter and leave Canada with only my birth certificate and a valid state ID?

I'm a US citizen planning a trip to Montreal in about 15 days. I don't have a passport. However, I do have my birth certificate and valid ID. Will this be enough to enter Canada and reenter the US? ...
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Will I be refused entry at the UK border after a visa refusal?

My partner is British and I’m American; we’ve been dating for three years. I visited back in March 2017 for a week, entering the UK visa-free. We then decided I should visit him and stay for 6 ...
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Will I get denied access to Israel?

I am Italian-Jordanian (my parents are Jordanian, I have dual citizenship) and I was born, raised and live in Italy. I am planing to travel and I would like to go visit Israel for almost a week. I am ...
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Mongolia-Russia crossing at Naushki [duplicate]

In a few weeks I will be using train 305 to go from Mongolia to Irkutsk. This train leaves on a Tuesday and arrives at Irkutsk on Wednesday. According to Russian Railways, this train arrives the ...
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Do they check your passport and residence permit when travelling by train and bus in Europe?

I'm Chinese and currently waiting for my residence permit here in France. I'm not sure if my residence permit will be released before my scheduled trip in Europe. I'm planning to go to Belgium, ...
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Crossing France-Spain border by hiking trail - possible problems

France temporarily reintroduced border controls. Will I have trouble if I cross the France-Spain border on foot by a hiking trail?
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Are there any binational mass rapid transit systems?

In the Eurometropolis Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai, there have been proposals to extend the Lille metro across the border into Belgium. Although those proposals have been shelved for cost reasons, I wonder: ...
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Can I drive from Belgium to Sweden without a valid Schengen visa?

I promised my girlfriend to take her to see the Northern Lights. We live in Belgium and because of the visa application, she cannot leave the country for 6 months... We already drove to France, ...
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Crossing the Mexican/US border with USA tourist visa

I just got a USA tourist visa and I'm going to Mexico soon. I would like to know if I can cross the border to go to the USA (California), knowing that I have stated in my DS-160 form that I intended ...
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Why would TWO border checks be performed for the same bus upon entering Switzerland?

Yesterday I went by bus from the Euroairport (French sector) to Zurich. Unusually, two Swiss border checks took place. First, at the St-Louis border checkpoint, officials boarded the bus, asking ...
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Why are there California border crossing checkpoints that don't seem to do anything?

Why are drivers stopped at the border going into California? Picture courtesy reviewjournal.com via Google. There is a border checkpoint on the Interstate 40 freeway that stops drivers going from ...
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Cross US-Canada border at Glacier NP

I am a French citizen with a B2 visa and I plan to stay for ~6 months in the US. As I'll be hiking the Continental Divide Trail, I'd like to leave North America from Calgary Airport. I know that US ...
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Why are German border checks alternately performed by border police and customs?

When entering Germany by bus from Switzerland, border checks are occasionally performed. However, the checks are not always performed by the border police (Bundespolizei, officially responsible for ...
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Will I go through an immigration office if I enter Romania by bus?

I'm a Brazilian citizen currently living in Czech Republic, in Pilsen. If I take a bus to visit Romania for 90 days and enter the country by road will I have to go through an immigration office to ...
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Can you drive to the US on temporary Canadian plates?

I am British, living in Canada. I have been approved for a long-term visa to the US, moving early 2018. Moving should hopefully see me drive to my new home with my life in the back of the car. However,...
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How long do I need to stay in Vietnam when doing a visa run from Cambodia for a baby?

I have a newborn in Cambodia and finally got to the point where I have a Lithuanian passport with Cambodian exit visa stamped in, valid for 7 days. I will need to leave the country with the baby and ...
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Can I apply for a tax refund before leaving Turkey on a train to Sofia?

I have a few items I have the right to apply for a tax refund on, but I leave Turkey on a train to Sofia, not via an airport. The clerk only told me I can apply for a tax refund at the airport. In ...
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Crossing the border 3 times in 24 or 48 hours

I am planning on driving up Sani Pass (South Africa - Lesotho) in December 2017. Ideally, I would like to do two trips on two consecutive days. The concern is, that this would raise red flags and I ...
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Is this weird area on the Belgium-Germany border a walkway or something different?

As you can see on the image above, Belgium and Germany have a weird border near the Oostkantons. It seems to be some kind of path east of the "real" border. Does anyone know more about this strange ...
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Are border controls currently in effect in France?

According to https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/borders-and-visas/schengen/reintroduction-border-control_en, France's temporarily reintroduced border controls due to 'Persistent ...
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Which car rental companies in Northern Cyprus permit you to drive to the Republic?

Essentially what the question says: I'm looking to rent a car in Northern Cyprus, and occasionally take it across the border to the Republic. I know few companies will issue the necessary cross-...
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How to get visa at UK border for non-EU citizen accompanying their EU spouse

My wife has been living and working in the UK since September 2016. I was completed my studies in Poland. I studied in the UK for 3 years but left the country to continue my studies in Poland. I am a ...
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What is the use of a blue UN Laissez-Passer?

The United Nations and some other, related international organisations such as the IAEA, issue their employees with blue Laissez-Passer travel documents which, in some circumstances, can be used in ...
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Return ticket and bank statements: are these the most important criterion for passing the UK border check? How to prepare well in advance?

For a visa-requiring national who has obtained UK visa and is on an 8-day trip to the UK, what are the most important documents and criteria that can speed up the border control? Is it true that ...
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Travel to Europe from the US through Canada [closed]

I need to know if I have a legal judgment already. I have to go to jail in December for a few months but I won't be doing that because I'll be deported after that anyway. My question: I'm in the US ...
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Should I write down all four addresses on a UK Landing Card?

If I am staying at several (say, 4) different hotels across the country during my trip, should I list them all on the landing card under the field "Contact address in the UK (in full)"? Many ...
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Are UK Landing Cards handed to passengers on WizzAir flights arriving at London Luton?

I cannot find any information anywhere on whether WizzAir hands out landing cards to passengers during the flights that land at Luton. I understand that Landing Cards have been planned to be scrapped ...
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Does the UK require your passport to be valid for a certain period of time at application stage?

I've been granted a UK visa 3 times. My current visa expires on 29 December. I am planning to apply for a new 6-months visitor visa in January 2018. However, my passport expires in October 2018. Do I ...

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