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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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How can I re-enter Italy if I lost my Permesso di Soggiorno receipt?

I am currently in Ghana and I have lost my Permesso di Soggiorno receipt. What do I need to do to reenter Italy to get another Permesso from Police Headquarters? I have worked with agencies in ...
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Can my Filipina wife who has a 10 year B1 Visa travel with me in USA and later apply for a green card?

We both currently live and work in Saudi Arabia. We married in Seychelles. I am a US Citizen; she is a Philippines citizen. We plan to quit are jobs, then travel to USA for an extensive RV vacation. ...
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Will the US government shut down affect my 2hr stop-overs in LA and Atlanta? [duplicate]

I am an Australian flying from Brisbane, Australia to Bogota, Colombia. I have 2 stop-overs en route on Saturday the 19th - one in LA, the next in Atlanta. Both are only 2hrs. Because the flight from ...
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Going to Pakistan in 3 weeks time but NICOP expired

My NICOP is expired and I have already booked a flight to Pakistan via Qatar Airways. My wife has a valid NICOP card but my 5 years old child has never had a NICOP or any other Pakistani ID card ...
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Refused entry at Gare du Nord due to stolen BRP

My UK biometric residence permit (BRP) was stolen in Paris and I was not allowed to board my return flight. I was advised to try Gare du Nord as you could speak with an immigration officer there, who ...
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Travelling from UK to Russia

I hold dual nationality - British and South African. I am due to travel to Russia from UK. I intend to use my South African passport to exit UK because South African passport holders are entitled to ...
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Infant traveling to US with grandparents

My infant (14 months old) is a US citizen with a valid passport. She’s currently in India (with a valid visa) and will be traveling with her grandparents in March (POE - San Francisco). We (parents) ...
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UK marriage visitor visa with children traveling

I am a US citizen and recently got approved for a marriage visitor visa to the UK. I have children who are also US citizens, do I have to apply for a tourist visa for them to enter the UK to travel ...
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Got the visa but passport is still stuck at the US Embassy

I appeared for an H1B visa interview at the Mumbai Consulate and was granted a visa. However it’s been over a week and my passport is not available for pickup. I have tried to contact the consulate ...
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Do airports x-ray checked in baggage on arrival?

I've never had my carry-on scanned on arrival. However, I am wondering if there are airports that x-ray checked in baggage on arrival.
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Can I buy an airline ticket, go thru immigration, buy duty free then walk out of the airport?

I am thinking of getting a ticket to Switzerland from the UK just to buy a couple of electrical items. I don't want to take the flight; I want to go to duty free with my Switzerland boarding pass then ...
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I am Pakistani working in Saudi Arabia, can I travel from Saudi Arabia to the Philippines? [on hold]

Is there any possibility to visit the Philippines, if I am already working in Saudi Arabia?
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What food am I allowed to bring to Austria from Russia?

Soon I will fly from Russia to Austria. I want to bring a small quantity of food (like one or two boxes of chocolate) to Austria. In the past there were restrictions on what you could and could not ...
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Work permit check at Indian airport after a flight from South Africa [closed]

I would like to know whether when you fly from South Africa to India with a work permit, would this work permit checked at the Indian airport?
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How many times can I visit the UK? [duplicate]

I’m a u.s citizen I was in the UK for (2017-2018) school year on a tier 4 visa. I also visited during the Christmas break for three weeks, I’m planning to come back on March to look at Law schools for ...
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Can I cancel a hotel booking after receiving my Dubai visa?

I booked a hotel and mentioned it on my visa application. I now wish to live with a friend of mine. Is it safe to cancel the booking right now? Or should I cancel it after immigration. I don’t find ...
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Does travel to Iran void a existing US visa?

I'm an Indian citizen that currently resides in Canada. I don't qualify for ESTA so I have an existing US B1/B2 visa instead that is valid for 10 years. I was looking to plan a trip to Iran since ...
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Sponsorship after violation of visa waiver program [duplicate]

I overstayed my vwp for almost 2 years and I got removed from the United states and I got an email from the department of homeland security that I can not enter or attempt to enter the us for the next ...
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May a VWP Violator later get sponsored? [closed]

If someone violates his visa waiver program and gets deported, can he get sponsored to get back in the USA? Most violators get a 3 to 10 years ban from the country I think.
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Hidden city- baggage question- Intl arrival to US

Bought a one way from Sao Paulo to Brussels on Delta with connections in ATL and JFK. Route is GRU-ATL-JFK-BRU. Plan is to get off in ATL as this ticket was signficantly cheaper than a straight GRU-...
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Are non-commercial vessels leaving the US required to make a passenger manifest available to the US government?

The background for this question is the lack of any formal exit (emigration) procedures when exiting the US. Instead, when such exit records are required, the government relies on airlines' passenger ...
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Will I be denied entry again? [duplicate]

I recently (Dec 2018) tried to enter the UK after traveling there for a week prior to December with no such trouble. This time however, I was trying to stay for 6 months to be with my boyfriend (UK ...
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My friends and I are going to Amsterdam, what can we bring back?

My friends and I are going on holiday to Amsterdam in a few months and i was wondering what we could "legally" bring back with us. I have heard stories of people bringing back lollies or tea bags but ...
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Entering UK on Canadian passport when I've forgotten my EU passport

I am currently visiting my family in Canada. Normally I bring both my Italian and Canadian passports with me when I travel outside the EU, but this time I wasn't thinking straight and brought only my ...
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How do I protect my I-94 travel history?

I need help in hiding my i94 travel history so anyone with my passport number can track my whereabouts. Could someone please let me know how?
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Can I bring chocolate from Belgium to Georgia?

I would like to bring some Belgian chocolate to Georgia (the country) as a gift for a friend. Is that allowed? I've tried to find some information about it, since sometimes it's forbidden to import ...
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How can I travel to USA with an old passport that has the visa?

I got an American Visa (10 years Visa) in 2014, and my passport expired in 2018. Although I've renewed my passport, the visa stamp is on the old passport. Does the immigration at the New York Airport ...
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Is 90 mins enough to change from terminal C to A at Newark?

Travelling from New Delhi , India to Washington with 90 mins layover in Newark. I will have 90 mins to change terminals C to A to catch my connection. What is the fastest way to do this? Is this ...
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What is the allowed amount of electronics to be brought to USA?

I am flying to USA from EU for CES and I have a laptop and 3 tablets which I would like to take with me. Can I do that without any issues? Should I fill some paperwork before? Even though I am not ...
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How to calculate customs duty on importing furniture to Switzerland? [migrated]

What custom duties and taxes must one pay on importing furniture into Switzerland from the European Union? I've heard that these are calculated based on weight. What are details of the calculation? ...
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Bringing diamond jewellery to Canada [migrated]

I have Canada permanent residency. I want to bring with me when I move 3 pieces of diamond jewellery costing 3000,7000 and 11000 Canadian dollar. How much duty will I have to pay?
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I have a British passport, don’t need a visa to travel to the US but have a earlier denial [closed]

In 1997, I was deported from the US; I was a juvenile. Long story short, 10 years later I was given a tourist visa, I never overstayed my time in the US, When I went to renew my visa, I was denied. ...
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Is a pcp air gun allowed on a flight to Indonesia

I want to buy a pcp air rifle from Miami. Is it allow to be carried in to my checked luggage on a flight to Indonesia? I need to buy one for taking care of wild hogs on my farm in Indonesia.
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My I-94 online history shows only a few arrivals and many departures. What impact can it have on my entry to the US?

I have a question about US immigration. I had a US visa issued in Canada, and I looked at my online travel history and it shows around 3 arrivals but then around 8 departures in a row, which is really ...
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Have I been granted the visa or not? [closed]

A couple of days ago, I received the following email from Home office(UK) for my spouse visa. I have deposited my IHS fee and it's been a week since I submitted my passport. Is there any chance where ...
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Does US preclearance in Toronto have a dedicated lane for diplomats?

In large US airports, the passport inspection hall includes a dedicated desk for diplomats, A visas, and G visas, sometimes including active duty military. I did not see any such facility in Montreal ...
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How many airports around the world have border control for incoming domestic flights? [closed]

I've flown to various airports around the world and whilst international flights can have complicated rules around whether you have to go through border control (eg if the country is part of Schengen ...
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Do I need a blank passport page to visit the UK?

I already have a long term visit visa but my passport is full. There is space on some pages for an immigration stamp but no entirely blank page. I am looking for authentic answers from official ...
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Should I declare chocolate as “food” when entering the US?

It is being customary we bring a few authentic Russian chocolate bars/sweets to the US but we are always struggling whether we should check that "food" checkbox in the "Customs Declaration" form? It ...
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Should I declare my laptop in the passenger card? [closed]

so I just got my student visa granted and I'll be going to Australia for the first time by next month Im going to bring my Laptop $2000 , Tripod $140 , Camera $1600 and Ipad $800 which all worth more ...
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Do Chilean passport holders get stamped entering the US?

I am a Chilean passport holder and entering the US last time I didn't get my passport stamped as usual. Now I don't have proof of entry and don't know until when I can remain in the country.
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expired US passport and Nexus only do I need a valid us passport? [closed]

My US passport has expired I have applied for new nexus card it expires in Mar. 2019 Is a nexus card enough to get back in the US?
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is 55 minutes enough time to connect in Guadalajara from Mexico City to Sacramento,Ca?

I have a 55 minute layover in Guadalajara before my flight leaves to Sacramento? I am flying from Mexico City - Guadalajara - Sacramento. I've spoken to the airline and they tell me it is a legal ...
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Foreign Luxembourg resident with passport less than 6 months validity

I am not sure if this was asked already. I am researching for passport validity for Schengen for non-EU long term residents but I cant find any answer. My passport will expire on May 2019 and I am ...
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Can travelling alone for a short period of time to the US trigger red flags at the border?

I am travelling solo for only week from the EU to NYC. I was looking at some questions on this website and others and it seems like that solo travelers often get questioned more extensively than ...
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China/Mongolia/Russia by rail with different passports

I'm thinking of traveling from Beijing to Moscow by rail but I want to clear up some visa issues first. With my American passport and Chinese visa I have no problem entering China or Mongolia. However,...
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Is flying from an airport from a different country than where you live considered as suspicious?

I am an Indian citizen who holds a student residence permit in Germany alongside with a US tourist visa and I intend to fly to the US for my vacations. Apparently, the flight I booked departs from the ...
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Can I bring a decorative clay adorned goat skull to the US from Guatemala? [duplicate]

Can I bring a decorative clay adorned goat skull to the US from Guatemala? It is a real goat skull but covered with clay on the front and stones. It has its horns still as well. Is this legal or will ...
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Transit in Denmark with a D visa issued by Norwegian Embassy [duplicate]

I have received a category "D" national visa issued by the Norwegian embassy. However the flight tickets that has been booked by my company shows that I will need to claim my luggage and change ...
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Traveling to Belarus with dual citizenship

I will be travelling to Belarus soon and I have this little riddle to solve. I have 2 cizitenship - Czech and Belarus. As far as I know, I always need to show my belarusian passport to belarusian ...