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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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Is it possible to clear immigration and get to Montparnasse within 2 hours?

I am arriving at Charles de Gaulle airport at 7:40 am on September 4, and want to get to Montparnasse to get a 9:40 am train. Is that possible?
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Police clearance certificate [on hold]

I spent 11 months and 17 days in abroad. Do I need to provide police certificate for UK visa application ? Does this period means 12 months?
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How long can I stay in Jamaica without obtaining a visa and do I need to buy a round trip flight?

I am a U.S citizen looking for an adventure and have decided to take my talents to Jamaica. I understand there is a 90-day rule where no visa is required, and that you can go to immigration to ...
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UK visa appointment update [duplicate]

I updated my visa appointment to an earlier date, but no confirmation email was sent yet. How do I know if the change is effective? is it mandatory to receive another email to confirm the change?
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Do I need to re-check my bags on a flight that connects through China?

My girlfriend and I just booked airline tickets for an upcoming trip (from the United States) to Thailand. The flight is with China Eastern airlines and has 1 stop in Shanghai. We are going to want to ...
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Immigration clearance in Canada

We are flying from O'Hare to Edmonton via Vancouver on 30th Aug. Is there a facility of clearing Canada immigration in Edmonton, our destination, instead of our transit airport in Vancouver?
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Cancelling hotel and staying with a friend after getting a Singapore visa

I'm an Indian citizen currently resident in the UK (working there), and will be going to Singapore on vacation soon. For my visa application, I submitted a hotel booking. However, it turns out that I ...
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Can I use a valid UAE entry permit on an expired passport?

I applied for a Dubai visa using my old passport and have received the entry permit, sent to me through my sponsor as a .jpg file. This will be my first visit to Dubai, and the entry permit will be ...
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Can I travel without the accompanying adult mentioned on my visa if they are already in the UK?

I applied for a visa with my teacher as an accompanying adult and my visa took longer than expected. When the time came for the trip, my visa wasn't ready yet so my teacher went to the UK without me. ...
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What would happen if you were found to be driving into Canada with weed?

Now that weed has been legalized in Canada, what would happen (from a legal perspective) if you tried crossing into Canada by car from the US, with Cannabis products?
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Can one travel from Jeju island to Seoul without a passport?

A friend of mine misplaced his passport while staying in Jeju island. Normally I would advise him to just travel to Seoul, get an emergency passport from his embassy and fly back home without issues, ...
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Can I fly from NY to Las Vegas if I’m out of status? [duplicate]

I'm an Italian citizen. I came to the USA on a tourist visa 2 years ago but overstayed. I only have my Italian passport with me. Should I be fine flying within the US with no worries? Is anybody going ...
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Tourist requirements for a Canadian visiting the UK

Am I to understand that if one stays in the UK as a tourist for six months, leaves for six months and then returns, they will be subject to invasive scrutiny even though they adhered to the ...
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Passport made strange scan alert sound when checking out of the country

Earlier this year I was in Japan and Korea. Now I'm back in my home country. However, when I was in Korea the "scan" machine before going to luggage inspection, right before accessing the boarding ...
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How much import duty would my friend have to pay when bringing computer parts from the US to India? [duplicate]

I am upgrading my old computer and I bought a few parts from Amazon US. CPU Ryzen 2700x $330 GPU $300 16 gb RAM $180 motherboard $135 SSD $110 The ...
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How do passport/ID checks work on trains within the Schengen area?

I am very curious how they check residence permits in the train especially from Belgium to italy Will they scan it and check on the computer? Or they will just look at passports and residence permits,...
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Documents supporting a visa application

What if I just opened my bank account this month, and I'm planning to travel to the UK in December and visit my family for six months? Is it possible to get a visa if I present that bank statement ...
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Can I go to England with my EU family member ID card?

I need some help. I already bought tickets. When I went to Maltese Immigration and showed them my ID card,. I was told I could go to the UK, but that I had to go with my family. I was also told to ...
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Applied for a C1 visa but got a B1/B2 visa

I applied for a USA C1 transit visa. My visa was approved, and when I received my passport, I saw that the visa class is B1/B2. Did I get a regular visit visa or am I missing something?
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Bringing gemstones from Madagascar to an auction house in Switzerland

I intend to travel to Madagascar in the next couple of months. I am interested in buying gemstones there and bringing the gemstones to Switzerland to sell them through an auction house based there. I ...
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I've overstayed in the Philippines [closed]

I have overstayed my visa in the Philippines. My passport is lost. Will I be able to get a new passport ?
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Will I need a transit visa travelling via Heathrow and Gatwick? [duplicate]

I'm a Cameroonian living and studying in Finland. I have a Finnish resident permit and I'm about to travel to Grenada for my vacation. My flight has to stop at Heathrow at 20:45 pm and the next flight ...
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Thailand visa with a short visit to Cambodia

We are planning a December trip to Singapore and from there to Thailand. I read that the 15-day VOA applies to us, being citizens of one of those EU countries. We will arrive in Bangkok, stay 4-5 ...
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Entry to the US with a petty theft record

About a year ago I committed a petty theft in a store in my home country, the amount of things stolen was less than 10 USD. I was given a fine and never served jail time. Am I inadmissible to the US ...
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Transiting in the US with multiple carriers on a C1 visa

I am an Indian national flying Tokyo-Honolulu-LA-Havana with different airlines with a US C1 transit visa. Will Scoot Airlines, when flying from Tokyo to Honolulu, create any problems as I don't have ...
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Which is the better option for my dependents, L2 or B2 visa?

I currently have a B2 visa. I intend to bring my wife and son for visit to the US for travel and pleasure with me, and so I would like them to apply for their own B2 visa. My current company intends ...
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What information does UK Immigration store on EEA entrants?

When you enter the UK using your EU ID card, what does Immigration store in its system? Does it show exactly when you enter and leave the country by default? I am just curious - do they write down ...
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Would the Netherlands refuse entry for a Schengen visa issued by the Italian embassy?

I have a valid multiple-entry Schengen visa issued by the Italian embassy in Thailand. I have a Thai passport. The visa is issued for 2 years. I am planning a trip to the Netherlands in the upcoming ...
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Baggage claim during connecting flights

I'll be travelling next week with the following itinerary: Flight #1: Lahore (LHE) to Abu Dhabi (AUH). Flight #2: Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Chicago (ORD). Flight #3: Chicago (ORD) to Manhattan (MHK). All ...
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Can I apply for a UK visit visa as a foreign student in Malaysia?

My elder brother wants me to visit him in the UK. He has been a British citizen for over 30 years. I am studying in Malaysia. I am from Nigeria. Should I apply from Malaysia or go back home and ...
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212(a)(6)(C)(i) Material Misrepresentation

I was approved for an immigrant visa and later deny me before picking up my visa at the US embassy after a few days of my interview, cause they found out that from my previous interview (2005) 4 years ...
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Bosnian dual citizen arriving at Sarajevo airport, Bosnian ID already in Sarajevo

A Bosnian/Croatian dual citizen wishes to fly to Sarajevo. The Croatian passport expires 49 days (less than three months) after the intended date of departure from Bosnia. There is no Croatian ID ...
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US citizen born in Mexico. Do I need a Mexico passport to travel to Mexico by plane? [duplicate]

I was born in Mexico and I became a US citizen through naturalization. I am going to travel to Mexico for vacation. Do I need a Mexico passport to travel? Or can I just travel with my US passport?
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Are US citizens obligated to disclose foreign citizenships to US border patrol upon entry?

I am a United States citizen. However, I reside in the Middle East. Upon hearing this, a US border patrol officer asked me to disclose to him all other citizenships that I hold. I know that US border ...
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Bringing Indian Pulses to the US?

I will be coming to the US from a country where Indian pulses are very easily available. I am coming to US for studying and thus will not have a car. I plan to cook my own food, and since the Indian ...
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20-hour layover in Paris CDG, 5:15 pm to 1:50 pm

I’m an American citizen traveling with Air France from Athens to JFK in New York via Paris. Do I need a transit visa to leave the airport and spend the night in Paris? Can I check a bag through or ...
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Travelling to Mexico with a British/Schengen visa [duplicate]

Has anybody been to Mexico on a foreign passport with a British or a Schengen visa? What is the experience like at immigration? I have an Indian passport with both British and Schengen visa but I'm ...
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Leaving and returning to Dubai airport during a layover

I am a US citizen traveling to Hong Kong via Dubai. I have a 6-hour layover. I would like to leave the airport and return for the connecting flight from Dubai. What do I need and would I need to go ...
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Long layover in Narita, Japan

I am a Myanmar citizen and I have a US visa. When go back to Myanmar I have a long layover (about 20 hours) in Narita and I have to stay overnight there. Do I need transit visa? I am now in Dallas, ...
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Switching from VWP to a US F-1 visa [duplicate]

I am an Italian citizen and hold an F-1 visa that will be valid starting one month from now. I also have a valid ESTA travel authorization. I would like to ask if the following travel steps would be ...
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Customs duty on used desktop (assembled) while coming to India [duplicate]

I want to bring my assembled gaming desktop to India. I have used this desktop for about 6 months and have all the original bills. I will be just bringing the CPU tower, which is quite small and will ...
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What does “BC” mean on a US entry stamp? [closed]

What do the initials BC mean that were placed by US Immigration when they stamped my entry to the USA? I entered through the port of Miami legally.
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Can I travel on a UK visit visa's start date? [duplicate]

I have applied for a standard UK visit visa (6 months). I got the visa with a validity starting on 14 August 2018 (FROM DU date 14/08/18). So can I travel from India on that date if I have a flight ...
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Carry bicycle into the US as personal item

I'm a student traveling to the US and I wish to carry my old bike with me as checked-in luggage on my flight to the US. I want to know in what capacity can I bring it with me such that it is exempt ...
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Business travel to the USA with demonstration items

I will be travelling to the USA and bringing a few items with me for demonstration purposes. The value of the items will be around $500, and all items will be taken back with me. I will also bring ...
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Is 1h30 enough time at Chicago O'Hare for transit between 2 international flights for a non-US citizen with ESTA?

I am planning a trip for 2019, and the absolute best result on all points (price, duration, hours of departure/arrival) means taking an international plane landing at Chicago O'Hare only to get 1.5 ...
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Stay longer in the US than what I told CBP

I'm Japanese, visiting my boyfriend in the US for the first time, staying with his family for about 40 days. We've been dating for a couple of years, but this is the first time I'm going to America. ...
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After arriving at JFK on an international flight, what happens with my through-checked baggage? [duplicate]

I have booked a flight from Athens to Raleigh-Durham. I have to change airplanes 3 times. The first two flights are with Qatar Airways and the third with American Airlines. My final destination is ...
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Can I take more than one laptop with me to Chile?

I am going to Chile to do some business for the company I work for. I am not an employee nor contractor of any chilean companies, and I will only be staying for a few days. I need to take two laptop ...
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2 laptops (1 professional and 1 personal ) and 1 iPad [duplicate]

I am planning to travel to India (Delhi airport) from the United States. I want to take my 2 laptops (1 personal and 1 professional) as well as my tablet (iPad). Am I allowed to take 3 gadgets in my ...