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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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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UK Visa Recommended Leave

Is there any recommended day to leave the UK before your visa expires? Should you leave 5 or 10 days before the visa expires?
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Is the Kosovan-Serbian border between Mitrovica and Novi Pazar open?

Looking at Google Maps, it would appear that there is no border control on the road between Mitrovica (Kosovo) and Novi Pazar (Serbia). Link Is this the case?
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Mexican entry tax overland from Belize

I arrived to Mexico from Belize yesterday. We travelled overland and arrived at the immigration area (subteniente López I believe). After a long queue to the migration official, he insisted we had to ...
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US Border With British Wife

Hopefully a quick question - I am a US citizen currently residing in the UK on a visa. I am traveling to the US for 2 weeks with my wife, who is a British citizen. We do not yet share a last name (due ...
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US Border With EU Wife [duplicate]

Hopefully a quick question - I am a US citizen currently residing in the UK on a visa. I am traveling to the US with my wife, who is a British citizen. We do not yet share a last name (due to just ...
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Passport control: Should we approach one-by-one or as a group?

My friend and I are currently waiting for our visa applications to be processed. If we end up obtaining a visa, once we travel to the Schengen zone, should we approach the immigration officer together?...
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Can you enter South Ossetia from Georgia?

As the title says, is it possible to enter South Ossetia from Georgia or do you have to enter from Russia? Btw, I'm from Denmark if that matters.
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Cross US border with two laptops

I'm a canadian citizen and I have to go to the United States for business purpose by airplane. I was wondering if it would look suspicious either to the US or CAN border to go through with two ...
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Can I travel from Serbia to Budapest with just my Czech Republic ID? [duplicate]

Does the train from Beograde to Budapest stop at the border or does the passport controller come into the train?
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Handing in the attached paper on my passport

I am Brazilian and I was in Canada for studies. Since I have a US visa, I came to New York for a few days by car just to visit my cousin. Today I'll head back to Canada by bus and I am wondering what ...
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How to request for translator at Australian Border Control in advance?

How can one request for a translator of a certain language to be present at Sydney Airport's border control, while travelling to Australia?
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Is there any country in South America that doesn't allow multiple entries within a certain period of time? (Anti Visa Run) [closed]

I'll be traveling in South America for a a while and will more often than not cross a border. I won't be staying in any country longer than the 90 days I'm allowed to anyway (so no Visa Run necessary ...
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Why is there a special access to Maramureș on Ukrainian side

Next month, I'm having a trip to Ukraine and then to Romania through Marmaros masif. However while seeking info, I've also found on Czech General Consulate in Lviv sites, that I need a special ...
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What documents are required to cross the Canada-US border by sea or land [duplicate]

Am I allowed to cross the Canada-US border by sea or land if I am not a citizen of either country? I have a valid Australian passport and have entered both countries by air. I have a USA-ESTA and ...
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How to reach Treriksröset?

Treriksröset is a point which borders Norway, Sweden and Finland. Now the question is, how to get there? Take a look at this map: The closest route is the E8, but it takes 5 hours to go by foot or ...
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Is it possible to cross the border at Wagah with a private car? [duplicate]

I'm an Indian citizen planning to travel from Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) to Calicut (India) by car. I want to know whether I can cross the border at Wagah with my car.
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Does declaring items on customs necessarily imply taxes owed?

If an item needs to be declared on customs for any country when arriving by airport, and you declare that item, does that necessarily mean that you will need to pay duty/taxes on that item?
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Can you throw away electronics within a foreign country as a tourist? [closed]

Suppose, someone enters a country as a tourist and brings in personal electronics. Suppose, the electronic breaks inside the country so it becomes useless. Can that tourist then throw away the ...
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Rent a car with unlimited mileage in southern France and drive to Croatia

I'm looking for a car rental agency in the south of France that allows me to drive to Croatia without extra mileage fees. I only checked with subsidiaries of rental companies like Europcar, Sixt, ...
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How can I avoid being shown in a border control reality show?

Many countries now have popular reality shows which are filmed at immigration control (e.g. Australia, Canada, and the UK). These programs film both ordinary and scandalous events, and there is at ...
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Any law forbids taking pieces of rocks out of Scotland?

I've found some nice small pieces of rocks on a beach in Scotland, I'd like to take them home for my fishtank. Is there any law forbiding it? Would I have any trouble at the airport? I'll be traveling ...
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Previously denied entry from Canada to USA. Does that technically count as setting foot “on US soil”?

15 years ago, we decided on a whim to get lunch in the USA as we were passing near the frontier on a road trip in Canada. We did not know the exact requirements, and as we lacked an address of ...
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Carnet de Passages when entering Iran via Turkey

We attempt to drive into Iran from Turkey via Bazargan border. We hold the Lithuanian citizenship and have a valid visa for the Iran. We passed the Turkey control and are currently stuck between the ...
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Brazil-Venezuela border status

Later this year I'll be visiting northern Brazil and I'm considering going to Roraima in Venezuela (assuming it will be safe enough). Apparently the border between Brazil and Venezuela in Pacaraima is ...
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Is the US border police correct when he says photo ID is no good?

I'm an American citizen and was returning from a trip to Canada. I had a driver's license, a copy of my birth certificate, and my social security number. The US border police said it's no good, they ...
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Is there border checking when traveling between Norway and Denmark?

I will be visiting Norway and Denmark on my next trip, and I was curious if there is border control when traveling by car or train or not. I'm non-European holding short-term Schengen.
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Is an ESTA valid for 90 days in total or 90 days at a time?

An ESTA allows me to stay in the US for up to 90 days and it is valid for two years. I see two ways to interpret this: The ESTA expires when 90 total days in the US or two years from approval have ...
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Will I have exit issues at Moscow airport leaving 1 hour after my visa expires?

I am travelling to Moscow. My visa is stamped from 08 July to 15 July. My return flight is on 16 July at 1 am from Domodedovo Airport. Will it be okay for me to travel?
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Crossing Hungarian-Serbian border with Dutch driving licence

I will be hiring a car in Hungary, then cross the border to Serbia. Officially you don't need an international driving licence because Serbia is supposed to accept Dutch driving licences. However, we ...
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Double nationality - leaving/entering Europe with ID card

I have a booked flight (cannot cancel it), my passport is expired and I cannot renew it in time. Also I have a double nationality, in fact I am a Greek, born in Russia and living/working/studying in ...
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Can I use both of my passports when I enter another country?

I have two passports, from two different countries. I want to visit another country. I have visa valid for one month on one passport. When I arrive in the country I want to visit, is it possible to ...
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Can I use a FIFA FAN ID to enter and leave Russia for tourism purposes?

I am currently in Russia on a 90-day student visa that expires in September. I have tickets to attend the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 final match on July 2nd. Attending this event requires ...
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Does the entry into Laos from China at the Mohan/Boten crossing have any extra fee besides the $30 visa-on-arrival fee?

I've done this crossing several times, at least once in this direction, but don't remember everything. I have more than enough US dollars for the visa on arrival. But I only have $20 and $10 bills. (...

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