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Questions tagged [customs-and-immigration]

Customs and immigration covers a range of border control procedures (referred to as 'immigration' in most countries) and import of goods. Prefer a more specific tag where appropriate, some examples of which are listed under `tag info`.

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Can I travel on a passport that found after reporting it to the police as lost?

My girlfriend and I are supposed to travel from Paris to London on Friday and come back a few days later. My girlfriend lost her passport in August and declared it to the French police. She found it ...
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Can I vist USA and come back to Canada with expired Canadian visa?

I am currently in Canada with work permit. My work requires me to visit US frequently and I have been there multiple times. Recently my Canadian Visa has expired I need to visit US again. Can I visit ...
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Does my visa name have to match my name on my passport to enter the US [duplicate]

I recently just obtained my visa to enter the US. I'm a Mexican with a Mexican passport. My name on my passport is as follows: First Name: Maria Second Name: de Lourdes. My name on my visa is: First ...
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How can the wife of a UK expat get a an A10 residency card to visit the UK

I'm a UK citizen, who currently resides in Ecuador, with my bolvian wife and dual nationality kids. We want to visit Europe this summer. As I understand it, if my wife holds an A10 residency card, ...
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Does the Ukraine travel ban for Russian men apply to (non-Ukrainian) dual nationals?

I am considering going to Ukraine sometime in the future. I am a dual national, Russian and French; male, aged about 30. European Union citizens are currently allowed to enter Ukraine visa-free (for ...
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I have received a employment permit e-visa from Dubai. Now my passport number is changed. Can I travel using existing visa? [duplicate]

I have received a employment permit e-visa from Dubai. Now my passport number is changed. Can I travel using existing visa? I had a ECR Indian passport. Using this passport Indian Emigration do not ...
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Will I have to pay duty on silver brought into the UK? [migrated]

We are travelling to the UK for a three-year stay and not able to get a clear idea of how many silver items can be carried without paying duty fees. We are planning to take the following: all ...
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Travelling from Austria to USA via Toronto: is my connection time enough?

I will travel from Vienna, Austria to the US via YYZ Toronto Pearson International. I am an Austrian citizen with a J-1 visa. I only have a 1-hour-45-minute layover in Toronto. Is this too short? ...
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US citizen previously refused entry into the UK and been refused for visa. What to do now?

I'm so highly confused but maybe you guys can help me. My girlfriend lives in Bristol, United Kingdom, shes a British Citizen while I'm American. I'm not very good at explaining myself so beware but ...
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Travelling from India to Jamaica via US

I'm an Indian passport holder. I'm travelling to Jamaica to marry my fiance who is a Jamaican resident (She doesn't have a valid passport. Her passport will be made after we are married). All ...
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Flying from Auckland to Winnipeg via Houston. Do I need to go through customs in Houston? [duplicate]

I'm Canadian flying through from Auckland to Winnipeg via Houston. Do I need to go through customs in Houston?
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Visiting Frankfurt on a 3-hour layover

We have a 3 hour layover in Frankfurt, on the way to Rome. My husband wants to leave to get a bite to eat and see a small part of the city. Will we have enough time? Is this a smart idea?
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Overstayed in UK 10 years ago wants to visit UK under different nationality

I left UK in 2009 after overstaying by few years. I was interrogated at the airport before departing and I believe they entered my info in their system. I was leaving voluntarily and was not deported ...
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Tax on goods purchased in jamaica

I am a British citizen visiting Jamaica , do I have to pay tax on the washing machine I am buying for my mother
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Travel to US while UK Tier 2 visa extension is under review?

I am a US citizen working in the UK. I have just applied to extend my UK Tier 2 general visa and have gone to the appointment to take my fingerprints/photo and scan my passport and current BRP. My ...
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Traveling from Asia and transiting though Vancouver to Portland

How much time is needed in layover if you coming from Asia and transiting through Vancouver B.C. (YVR) to Portand Oregon (PDX)? We are legal permanent residents of USA.
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Import goods from America to Germany

I am not an EU citizen. I'm planning to go to the United States in February and I was going to buy computer parts there and bring them here, because the prices of parts are so expensive here. I read a ...
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How long should I stay in the US?

I need help on my situation. I applied for a visitor visa to the US. When I filled in my application, I requested a month and I was given a 2-year multiple entry visa. I know that, at the port of ...
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Can I travel to USA with visa on a cancelled passport? [duplicate]

I know that if passport is expired then we can carry both passports. But, it is cancelled in our case. Is it allowed to travel to USA from India with visa stamped on a cancelled passport (due to name ...
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Non-Eea Spouse going to the UK with tourist visa! [closed]

I applied for the family permit but it was refused due to the absence of the Original Marriage Certificate, I sent only the legal translation! The thing is: I’ve already got tickets (Brazil - UK non ...
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Can I return to Canada after being ordered to depart?

My family was issued a departure notice of 30 days from the Canadian immigration when I was 10 years old. We relocated back to our country 15 years ago. I am now married and my wife wants to go to ...
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bringing e liquid to Melbourne Australia from the USA [duplicate]

I will be traveling to Melbourne Australia from the USA for 2 weeks wondering if I will be able to bring e liquid through customs for personal use with out any problems? And does it make a difference ...
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Will I need to go through immigration when flying from Sweden to Finland?

I will be in Stockholm in January and I'm thinking of taking a flight to Rovaniemi, Finland while I'm there. I know I will have to go through immigration to get into Sweden. But, since I'm already in ...
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Anyone tried to bond merchandise in qatar airport?

Has anyone tried bonding hand carried merchandise into Qatar for one day stop over? I’ve looked in Hamad airport website if they have that service but couldn’t find any information . I will be ...
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Traveling with a new passport and valid US Visa on a damaged old passport? [duplicate]

Unfortunately, my passport had suffered water damage during my stay in the US because of which I had to apply and get a new one. Since my old passport contains a valid US visa, the indian embassy ...
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How can I get a UK transit visa when my US student visa has expired?

I'm in US on a student visa, currently expired; my last entry was 3 years ago. I do have an approved I-797 (H1-B). Can I travel through London without a transit visa? BTW, the layover is 3 hours and ...
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Queue time for visa exemption when entering at Shanghai Pudong?

I'll be travelling through Shanghai Pudong Airport in 3 weeks and I want to use the 144-hour visa exemption service. I'm worrying about the queue time. I'll land at 1 p.m. and hope that it won't ...
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If I was refused entry by Singapore Immigration, can I apply again for a visa?

I was refused entry by Singapore Immigration in January 2018. They just sent me back, but there is no stamp in my passport or evidence of that I was banned. Does this mean that I am not banned and ...
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From Canada, can re-enter the US using the valid DS-2019? [duplicate]

My US VISA expired but I have my 2019 valid for more 6 months. Can I go to Canada (for about a week) and re-enter the US using the valid DS-2019?
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I overstayed in the Philippines for 15 yrs. Can I visit again?

I overstayed in the Philippines for 15 yrs and I illegally exited. I can't pay the fine. Now, I want to go back to the Philippines. Can my record be traced? What will happen if they catch me?
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Denied entry at the Canadian land border; will I be denied if I fly?

I recently was denied entry into Canada, due to me wanting to bring my other wheels for my vehicle to store them at a U-Haul facility until I started school in Canada in the Spring. They thought ...
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Where to clear customs in Mexico? [duplicate]

I am flying back to the US (Oakland) from Cancun through Guadalajara. We did not clear immigration or customs in Cancun, because the first leg was domestic, but it appears that we don’t need to clear ...
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Do you need to show a valid visa to when leaving Northern Cyprus?

I have been studying in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. This is my second year. I am a Pakistani national. I am travelling to US very soon. I have had the student visa for this last year but, ...
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Can I travel to the USA with a Canadian refugee travel document?

I am a refugee in Canada and I need to enter the USA. Is that possible with my Candian refugee travel document? Has anyone tried this? And, if not, what do I need to visit the States? It's an urgent ...
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What does this mean? “Your UK visa application has been issued”

Your UK visa application has been issued. PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE VISA APPLICATION CENTRE BEFORE THEY CONTACT YOU. You will be contacted by the Visa Application Centre when your documents ...
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Kuwait airport 15 hours layover with Indian passport [duplicate]

I am an Indian passport holder. I will be flying from Mumbai to London via Kuwait with kuwait airlines. I have 15 hours layover in Kuwait. I have went through a lot of threads on this topic and have ...
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Will I have to pay duty for property that I will take back to country of purchase? [closed]

I'm currently studying in Switzerland but in a few months I will return to Germany. After spending half a year in Germany, I'll switch back to Switzerland for a very long stay. Basically: 4 months ...
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Are there consequences of having been questioned by customs?

I was leaving Botswana to go back to Europe, and transited in Windhoek. In the departures hall, I was approached by a customs officer who requested that we go through my luggage together. It turned ...
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How much money I need to show while entering the US for a one week trip? [duplicate]

I'm planning to enter the United States for vacation. My nationality is Indian but I'm a graduate student in Europe and I'm planning to travel to Boston, NYC and NJ for a total of 7 days. I've already ...
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UK Border control always takes me under investigation. Why it could be?

I am Turkish citizen. I have Turkish Passport. I live in Germany. I have 2 years valid UK visa. I frequently fly from Germany to London. And each time, the UK Border Police checks my documents, ...
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Do I have a Schengen entry ban if I was arrested in the UK for immigration violation?

I have been arrested by immigration enforcment in the UK for working with fraudulent documents. I am from a Balkan country and wanted to know whether this would mean that I also have a Schengen ...
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Do I need a transit visa for Germany? [duplicate]

I am an Indian national having Valid USA visa. I will be traveling from Bangalore to Washington, DC. My Doubt is I will be transiting through two airports in Germany Frankfurt and Munich. I.e ...
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for how long can I stay in the UK if Iam on a 6 month visit visa

I was told that if you apply for the 6 months visit visa you can't stay in the UK for the exact 6 months. what I want to know is whether you can stay in the UK for the exact 6 months if you are ...
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If my passport is stamped to stay in the UK for six months, can I ship my furniture over?

I've come over as a visitor to the UK. I might be staying longer than planned and would love to ship my furniture over if possible because it will be cheaper than continuing to store it in the US. My ...
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Where do I clear customs in the US, transit or final destination, or both? [duplicate]

I intend to travel to Honolulu, Hawaii via Los Angeles, starting the trip from London Heathrow. I need to know: Customs clearance at LAX? Checked baggage to final destination, HNL: do I need to ...
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Using a chipped german ID card (Personalausweis) at e-passport-gates in the UK

Can I use a new, chipped german ID card (Personalausweis) at the e-passport-gates in the UK, e.g. at Heathrow airport? It has also a biometrical chip, but carries another symbol than the passport.
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Port of entry for Schengen Long Stay Student Visa [closed]

I have a query regarding my long stay student visa. I am going to apply for my long stay student visa for france from a non-eu country but I wish to enter Sweden first and stay for 10 days with a ...
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Being stuck between Russia and Turkmenistan at a sea border; what happens?

The question is similar to this one, but specifically focusing on sea travel between Russia and Turkmenistan. Say you've got a Russian transit visa, but due to the ferry from Turkmenistan being ...
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Confidentially bringing medication from Canada to USA

I am on the ADHD drug "Vyvanse" which is a schedule II controlled substance. It's pretty essential for me to take it, and especially on this business trip. Unfortunately, I really want to keep this ...
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US B1/B2 visa for Mexican citizen and I-94 form

I have a question about the B1/B2 visa for Mexican citizens: My Mexican friend will join me in the USA during Christmas and she has a Mexican passport with a Visa B1 / B2 "crossing border card". She ...