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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FRA airport: Where to pay for my pet in cabin? How do you reach check in after arriving at FRA?

Please be aware that my question stems from a basic lack of knowledge of airports. First of all: I'm moving to Berlin from Austin, and I'm doing so with my cat in cabin. The flights will be Austin-...
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Which information is stored in European Passports other than what is written in it?

My question is what information other than the one on the main page of the passport is stored on the chip. E.g. does a spanish passport chip contain information about everytime I travelled abroad with ...
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How big is CBP's jurisdiction?

I vaguely remember hearing somewhere that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has a jurisdictional definition that allows them to be active a certain number of miles from international ports of entry, and ...
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Can I make repeated 90-day trips to a single Schengen country?

I recall someone saying that you can't go to the same Schengen country as a tourist for 3 months over and over even if you don't overstay a trip, because immigration thinks that it's suspicious for ...
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Can I reenter the USA with 1 month on stamp [duplicate]

I have a H1b visa stamp valid till Aug 2021 and an i-797 valid till Dec 2022. Can I travel outside the country and re-enter in July 2021 without getting a new stamp?
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Damaged U.S Passport.. Need Help & Advice Please! (photos included)

I've been traveling for over 20 years. This is the first time my passport has accidentally taken a trip through the washing machine. I was so sad and even a bit upset at myself earlier today when I ...
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Covid travel restrictions Germany

I am German and spent the last couple of months abroad. Now I am about to (/need to) go back. Reading about the newly released restrictions, I can not see if my negative covid test has to be not older ...
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My daughter's US passport is expired but she has a valid French passport. Can she can travel back to the US with her French passport and approved ESTA

We are flying to Mexico from Boston on 4/10 and we have just noticed that our 10 year old daughter's US passport is expired. She does have a valid French passport to travel on. I dont expect any ...
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is there a Permesso di Soggiorno valid for traveling around Europe?

i’m gonna renew my permesso di soggiorno this April and i wanted it to be valid for traveling around Europe, for now I have Permesso di Soggiorno (Attesa Occupazione)
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Is changing the surname important after getting married in France for applying spouse visa? [migrated]

I need to apply spouse visa for France and and my all previous documents, birth certificate etc are named with Tania Raza so now I’ve changed my ID card with the martial status married and husband ...
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2 Passports with different signatures

I recently noticed that I have different signatures on both of my passports. I acquired my 2nd passport for eligibility to stay at a foreign country to study in a long term. I would like to visit ...
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Is it possible to circumvent the limits of a 90 day Schengen visa by re-entering using a different passport? (I have more than 1) [duplicate]

I understand the limitations of the Schengen visitor's visa - I can stay no more than 90 days with the past 180. My question is, can I leave the area and return on a different passport and begin a new ...
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Land border crossing from US to Canada and no stamp

When I cross the US/Canada border, neither side stamps my passport. Does this mean that there is no record of border crossing in their system? Just curious.
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Testing Kit to Transit Heathrow to Belfast?

Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that does not require the day 2 & 8 Covid test kit for international arrivals. I'm trying to anticipate whether, when connecting in Heathrow, I will be ...
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Entry into USA after awaiting green card & leaving for health emergency

I travelled back to uk in January as I became unwell in USA with postpartum psychosis after having my baby in October and needed emergency treatment back home in uk, as I hadn’t health insurance to ...
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Entry to USA after previous denial

My Belizean fiancé was denied entry to the USA about three years ago, when he was attempting to go visit his daughter in Florida. He had travelled a number of times in the US with no problems. But on ...
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Can I travel to Rome, Italy with only Permesso di Soggiorno and Carta D’identità?

So for now I only have Philippine passport and Permesso di soggiorno, this April I will do my Carta D’identità. My Philippine passport will expire on 17th July 2021, i was thinking if I can travel to ...
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should i pay any extra tax in airport if i bring newly built computer in check-in luggage? [duplicate]

May question may be duplicate, but what I'm looking here is a clear answers and explanation. So, yeah. Due to high shortage and demands on graphic cards, I plan to build my custom pc completely in US(...
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Mexico stamp date not legible [closed]

I traveled to Cancun on July 3 , 2017 from Miami, but the date on the stamp is not legible . I have tried taking pictures of it and magnify it but it doesn’t work I’m in a legal situation in which I ...
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Can I enter Spain few days before my student visa expires?

I’m attending a master program at school in Barcelona and from Vietnam. I have the visa but due to Covid I haven’t been to Spain yet. I’m planning to fly over either at the end of February or the ...
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Marriage as visitor in Denmark [duplicate]

My and my fiancé are wanting to elope in Denmark, he's English and I'm Filipino. In order to get there I need to get a Schengen visa but I'm uncertain about my eligibility. I'm currently unemployed, ...
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U.S. and Mexican citizen flying from U.S. to Mexico

I already applied to get my US passport but I don't think it will be ready on time, I'm also a Mexican citizen, so, if I'm planning to fly from San Diego to Mexico City, can I do it with a Mexican ...
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(Type D visa holder) How much proof is required when validating <90 days spent in Schengen zone?

I am a non-eu citizen however I hold a German residence permit (type D). I am entitled to travel to other Schengen countries for 90 days out of every 180 days. My question is this: If was to be in a ...
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How is 90/180 day rule enforced when traveller has a German residence permit? [duplicate]

I am an Australian citizen with a German residence permit (type D) valid for 12 months. My residence permit allows me to spend 90 days out of 180 days travelling within the Schengen zone (outside of ...
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Exiting Canada with another passport and exit information

I have recently read that, as of summer 2020, the government of Canada collects the exit information on its citizens when they cross the border. However, how does the government track the citizens of ...
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South African Home Affairs made a clerical error and V-listed me

I am a Zimbabwean citizen. I was denied boarding as I was getting on a plane to visit my family, and was told by airport staff that South African Immigration won't allow me to enter South Africa, that ...
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Gold Jewelry - Any limit?

I have bought my fiance several gold jewelry over 2 years (I would estimate total of 10k). Most of this was bought back in January 2020. It is all a gift, she has all the receipts. Does she need to ...
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What happens to standalone DS-160?

I see a DS-160 requires a lot of time to complete. Can I submit a standalone DS-160 first (in case I might need one in the future)? That is, can I do a DS-160 submission without any intention to ...
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UK COVID: any consequences if a passenger locator form was not completed for a brief entry?

I had a layover in the UK recently on a trip from the U.S. to the EU, where I had to exit the international transfer zone to check in for the next flight. I did not complete a passenger locator form. ...
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Can admitting previous illegal drug use without any criminal record bar you from entering Anglophone nations (US, UK, NZ, Canada, Australia)?

I was under the impression that immigration officers only cared about people trying to smuggle drugs on/in their person or in their luggage. Even watching Border Security Australia, many non-national ...
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Do I need a covid-test when transiting in Germany?

I am a Czech resident, planning to travel from Tel-Aviv Israel to Prague, Czech republic via Frankfurt international airport. I was not able to understand if in this case I need to take a negative ...
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Canadian Permanent Resident entering Canada with expired US passport

I’m a US citizen and a Canadian Permanent Resident. During my visit to my terminally ill mother in the US last year my passport expired. I just noticed it and am returning to my home in Canada the end ...
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Missing entry stamp into USA. Indian Passport with F1 Visa [duplicate]

I Travelled from DEL to EWR in Jan 2021. After Immigration in EWR, I found out that my passport is not stamped. I cross-checked the i-94 and It was updated. I'm sure that I won't face any issues in ...
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Can immigration officers call another country to determine whether a traveller is a citizen of theirs?

Just to clarify, I'm not planning anything illegal, this is a hypothetical. I've been watching a lot of the TV show, Border Security Australia and there are a few episodes where a person is travelling ...
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What is the easiest way to get US visa? [closed]

Some tips to get it? How should I behave in the interview? I have one reject of J-1 Visa, like work and travel, can it affect on my interview conclusion?
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Taking medicines from USA to India for someone else in air travel

My relatives are US citizens and they are in India since a year due to covid-19. They are asking us to bring medicines from USA to India in my flight from USA to India via Dubai. They told us NOT to ...
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When driving from Paraguay to Brazil via Ciudad del Este, with the intent to drive back to Paraguay, does one need to get a stamp at the border?

When driving from Paraguay to Brazil via Ciudad del Este (Puente Internacional de la Amistad aka Friendship Bridge), with the intent to drive back to Paraguay (without going to another country before ...
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Does having no exit record from the UK on my passport risk my visa application for re entering?

I have fairly some complicated questions that cast doubt on my process of applying for a student visa in the UK. I hope you read till the end to understand my situation and apologize in advance for ...
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transfering from international to domestic flight at IAD - Dulles airport

I will be flying from Viennna, Austria to Dulles and then to Savannah. Our flight from Vienna is operated by Austrian airlines and will arrive a B-gates. Our flight to Savannah is operated by United ...
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Passport validity is less than 6 month on departure date [duplicate]

I plan to travel to India on Jan 30, 2021, with a green card valid until Dec 18, 2029, and an Indian Passport valid until April 4, 2021. Will there be an issue with my passport to travel to India? I ...
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If I landed in Ireland then travelled to the UK, and then to Ghana. If I then travel to the Netherlands will they know I entered the UK?

My passport was stamped when entering Ireland. When flying to Ghana and leaving Ghana I presented a different passport. When arriving to the Netherlands I plan to present the first passport. Will they ...
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CBD Prescribed Cannabis Oil onboard a flight to United Kingdom

I will be flying from South Africa to the United Kingdom and was wondering if I will be allowed to take my prescribed CBD oil onboard the flight. Or will I have problems on arrival in London?
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How does Eurostar segregate Brussels-bound and London-bound passengers from the Netherlands?

There are now direct trains Amsterdam-London calling at Rotterdam and Brussels, and one can book a ticket Amsterdam/Rotterdam -> Brussels on it. Given Schengen, how are Brussels-bound and London-...
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What is the step by step procedure of transfer from international terminal to domestic terminal at Newark Airport?

I am an Indian Citizen and I will be having a negative Covid Test report with me. My flight is United Airlines from Bombay (BOM) to Newark(EWR) and going to Boston (BOS) via Chicago (ORD) via a ...
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Travelling from India to US via Schengen or UK

I am a student and I am hoping to travel to the US from India with an F-1 student visa. The best flights available for me have layovers (less than 24 hours) in either CDG Paris or in LHR London. What ...
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Do you need a valid visa to move out of the country?

Do you need to show a valid visa to Immigration authorities when you are moving out of country? For example I am citizen of country B and have been staying in country A for work. So when I am moving ...
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US passport protections and immunity when crossing borders

Does the US Passport provide any kind of immunity against harassment, insult and intimidation by the border police of a destination country? Our US embassy in the destination country refused to ...
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What happens when a domestic flight diverts internationally? [duplicate]

Some domestic flights (e.g. to remote islands like Australia's Christmas Island, or to exclaves like Alaska) occasionally have to divert due to weather or mechanical issues to a diversion airport that ...
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Are Americans allowed to enter Germany with only a D visa under Covid restrictions? [closed]

I am a US citizen residing in the US and I have accepted a job in Germany. My company is sponsoring me for a Blue Card. I have a valid D visa, the letter from my employer regarding the need for my ...

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