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 to declare food when entering the US through an airport that has gone paperless?

Last time I flew to the US, I wasn't given a CBP form (this is where one would normally declare stuff). If the airports have gone paperless (I'm not sure if all airports have done so and how to check ...
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How much hassle is it to bring food into the US?

I'm travelling to the US on business in a month or two. I'd like to bring some British chocolate as a gift for the people I'll be meeting. As I understand it, pre-packaged, commercially-produced ...
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Why can't one use airport luggage trolleys when queuing for the immigration counter in an airport?

There typically is no available airport luggage trolley that we can bring to the immigration queue after landing to an airport. Why can't one use airport luggage trolleys when queuing for the ...
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Chile Tourist Visa

I am a Bangladeshi studying in USA. Currently, I am ob F1 visa here. Recently, me and my wife got tourist visa for Chile. We are travelling from December 24 to January 7. We are flying into Chile at ...
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Travelling back to Italy [duplicate]

I have bad situation. I applied for residence permit on 23 Sept 2019 and I left italy the next day 24 Sept 2019. I am in my country untill today and its been more than two months since I last left ...
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Which countries force all arriving international passengers to claim their luggage for the purpose of customs inspection?

I read on this answer by phoog: Your layover is in a country where all arriving international passengers must claim their luggage for the purpose of customs inspection. In this case, the bag is ...
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Portugal Customs - goods in quantities greater than those permitted

I am a Brazilian with a Portuguese resident authorization. I will visit my hometown in Rio Grande do Sul state and I would like to bring a kind of tea (Chimarrão tea) to here. As I will have a bunch ...
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I am a Canadian citizen. Do I need a return ticket if I am travelling to the US on a holiday? We plan to stay for 6 weeks [duplicate]

wondering if I need to show a return ticket at the Us border. am a Canadian citizen travelling to Us for a 6 week holiday in Phoenix Arizona
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I lost my passport in Japan and my flight is in a few days. Is a travel permit (from the embassy) enough to allow me exit from Narita?

I'm a Bangladeshi citizen and have recently lost my passport in Japan. I tried to find it a lot but have had no luck till now. My flight is in a few days and I can't stay more than my flight date ...
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Can UK student visa refusal impact on Australian Student visa application?

I have been recently refused (3 weeks ago) student visa application that I applied for UK and the refusal reasons were based on my credibility interview where the ECO asked me detailed ranking ...
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Can I apply for Australia tourist visa (600) when I hold Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482)? Will it overwrite my existing Visa?

"___ currently holds a valid visa for travel to Australia. If a visa is granted as a result of this application it will replace the visa currently held by the applicant. The applicant should check ...
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Registration in Russia on a 90 days business visa

I want to ask about registration within seven days in each new city in Russia. I know there are a lot of people asking this question before but I really need more data about this. I would love to ...
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Did this customs agent attempt to plant contraband on me? [closed]

The incident: I was preparing to board a flight from DFW to China for a 2 week vacation. I scanned my boarding pass and began walking towards the skybridge to board the plane and a customs agent ...
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What's the best and fastest way to bring my Syrian fiance who lives and works in Poland to the United States? ( I'm a US citizen) [migrated]

I'm a US citizen (29) and I met my Syrian fiance (31) years ago when we were at school in Syria. After the war, we had to split up - He now lives and works in Poland for a large technology company ...
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Where to declare goods when using Global Entry in US preclearance at Dublin?

I recently took a flight from Dublin (DUB) to the US, and so I went through US immigration and customs preclearance in Dublin. I have Global Entry and used the automated kiosk. I realized afterwards ...
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Why did a gate officer and exit immigration officer try to peel my visa sticker?

I am a citizen of a south asian country who recently travelled to Spain on a Schengen visa for a job interview. My flight was via Dubai (DXB), and the gate officer unsuccessfully attempted to peel off ...
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Goods from Germany, sent to U.K. address, VAT refund when leaving EU with them

I will buy some items online from Germany but have them sent to a UK address. I will be in the U.K. for a visit and shopping. Can I claim VAT refund for the German purchase? The retailer will ...
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Average time to get through Gold Coast airport when flying from abroad on an eVisitor visa

Let's assume that you are a German on an eVisitor visa coming to Gold Coast (OOL, Australia) via plane from Singapore with a Scoot flight. How long does it take you to collect your luggage, get ...
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How do Australian entry officers check health and that the person is conviction-free?

Assuming you travel by plane from Germany to Australia and you have an eVisitor visa for tourism or business, how would the officers at the border check that you have no convictions and that you are ...
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B2 visa valid for a year, but passport got WT/WB stamp at airport?

In September I entered the US with a B2 Visa that is valid for one year. I was told when my visa was approved at my interview I am able to enter and renter the US as many times as I like for this year....
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Will my boyfriend have any issues at UK border? [closed]

My boyfriend plans to come visit me in the UK next year. He is from the US so no visa required. He will be staying with me for 4 weeks in the UK. First 2 weeks, then we will travel Europe for around 3 ...
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Can I bring one wooden chopping board into USA in checked in bag?

I have ordered one Teak wood chopping board in India and planning to take that to the US. Will I be able to take that in checked-in luggage into the US? It should be of the size 15-inch x 15 inches. ...
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Travelling from UK to Australia with creatine and whey protein

I am travelling to Australia next month from the UK, and would like to take my pack of Whey Protein and tub of Creatine with me. Am I best to take these in carry on, or checked luggage? I have a ...
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Are all inbound international passengers routed to the same customs hall at Newark Liberty International?

Newark Liberty International has 3 terminals, all 3 terminals service inbound international flights. Are all inbound international passengers routed to the same customs hall (service area) or is ...
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Validity Dates of New Zealand Tourist Visa

My New Zealand tourist visa letter says, "The start date of your visa is: 23 August 2019 You must arrive in New Zealand before: The number of times you may travel to New Zealand is: Single The last ...
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Can I call the airport to see if my boyfriend made it through customs?

My boyfriend is in LAX he came from Australia. His next flight is in 28 minutes and I haven't heard from him at all to know if he made it through customs. I'm extremely scared and I'm having bad panic ...
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Non-US citizen traveling to Australia on an expired US work visa, but valid Australian visitor visa from US?

I am Indian working in the USA and my visa extension was filed and currently in-process with US consulate. My US work visa expired a week ago. I have yet to get my status on it. I am planning to ...
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Can I exit from a different Schengen country than the one I entered from?

I have received a Schengen visa for 7 days from Italy. I would flying from Dubai to Rome and spending few days over there and heading to Netherlands. Can I return back to Dubai from Netherlands ...
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Canadian Citizen living overseas with Canadian passport renewal declined - wants to go home to visit family on valid NZ passport

I am a Canadian citizen, born there in 1958. I left Canada in 2005 to live in NZ with NZ born wife. I am now a citizen of NZ and have a valid NZ passport. I have had my Canadian passport revoked for ...
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Can I travel with cremated remains (father's ashes) from Malaysia to India [duplicate]

we already checked with AirAsia airlines. they need a death certificate and cremation certificate for security purpose. They asked us to check with the customs department of India. but I'm not sure ...
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Does having Global Entry reduce the monitoring/checks one gets from customs agents?

I read on this answer: I don't remember my Global Entry interview in detail, but I certainly got the impression that, by using Global Entry, I am taking personal responsibility for monitoring and ...
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Does Italian citizens need a passport for a stopover in Kyiv, Ukraine?

I should go to Vilnius from Rome in December, and the best option is the one with a stopover in Kyiv. I have never had a passport, as I have always traveled within EU and I could travel using my ID ...
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Mangoes and Bananas from Manila to Switzerland

We are used to having mangoes, bananas and other fresh fruits and vegetables, in our checked-in luggage from Manila and take them to Geneva, Switzerland. The last time I flew out of the Philippines ...
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Transiting Ukrainian rail border station without papers for Ukraine

I'm going from Cierna nad Tisou (Slovakia) to Budapest (Hungary) via the Ukrainian dual-border station of Chop, but cannot enter Ukraine. The train reaches Chop at 12:00, and my connecting train, for ...
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What is the last point where one can throw away fruits if one has indicated “not bringing any fruit” on the US customs form when flying to the US?

What is the last point where one can throw away fruits if one has indicated "not bringing any fruit" on the US customs form (CBP Declaration Form 6059B) when flying to the US? Question update (2019-...
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How much money is needed to prove you can support yourself with ESTA

I have a girlfriend coming over from the UK to the US and she’s nervous about how much money she should carry on her for her trip over that is about 2 weeks long. I of course will offer her a place ...
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Where can you travel with a Swedish National ID Card?

I know you can visit Schengen/EES with a Swedish National ID Card, and also Croatia, Bosnia and in some cases Tunisia. Are there more places you can visit with a Swedish National ID Card?
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American European living in UK. Lost EU passport. Can I travel on American passport within EU?

My concern is that re-entering the UK with my american passport will log me into the system as a tourist instead as my current resident status. Does this mean I need to re-enter the UK when I get my ...
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I have received my visa to Ukraine. And I realised that one letter in my name was wrong

The employees at VFS Ukraine in Delhi have misspelled my name wrong. I had submitted all my details perfectly. And now I've received my visa through courier. It's supposed to be ROBINSON SAHAYAM ...
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Can dual US-Canadian citizens travel to the US with an expired US passport but valid Canadian passport?

My kids are dual Canadian-US citizens and will be travelling from Israel to Canada via the US. If their US passport is expired (but their Canadian one is valid) can they travel on their Canadian ...
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Visitor visa to re-enter USA after 1 month in Mexico

My mom came from Venezuela to visit my sister and my family and after 6 months we applied for an extension of stay, she went to Mexico to visit my nephew and his wife but I want her to come back to ...
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US fiance returning to UK following earlier 6 month stay

I am a UK citizen. My U.S. citizen fiancé travelled to the UK in: May 2018 (10 days) July 2018 (9 days) And then returned in Feburary 2019. 3 February – 30 July (6 months) She had ...
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I have an F1 US student Visa. Will I get in trouble visiting Iraqi Kurdistan when I come back to the US?

Question says it all. I am from Europe but I go to school in the US. I graduate this year and I thought about visiting Iraqi Kurdistan this year, before I graduate. My question is, will I get in ...
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Can I safely get through E-gate when entering the UK after being given code 3 landing?

I'm from a non-visa national country. I'm planning to visit the UK for 3 weeks or a month for just travelling. However, I am seriously concerned about whether I can enter the UK with no trouble due ...
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Why do some Smart Gate passports need to be stamped?

I just had a short visit to Italy on a New Zealand passport. At both entry and exit immigration checks NZ passports were shown as eligible for Smart Gate. However, at entry, instead of using the ...
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ethnic-related questions by immigration officer

I have faced a disturbing situation when entering the territory of Morocco as a tourist. I am a French citizen, with obvious Middle-Eastern face features and name, and carrying a French passport. The ...
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About Customs clearance in Vladivostok by DBSferry from Japan

A private car (TOYOTA Town Ace Van) will be transported to Vladivostok by DBS Ferry from Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture, Japan to Vladivostok. The car will travel from Russia to the EU and take it ...
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General grounds for refusal - False representation

I am applying for a UK Spouse Visa. There is a question "Have you ever: Given false information when applying for a visa, leave to enter, or leave to remain". I initially answered "no" because, ...
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Delete data held by UK immigration?

I have a feeling that getting something in my UK immigration data deleted is about as easy as walking through a brick wall, but maybe I'm wrong. Has anybody ever tried? I have a UK passport. About 8 ...
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Should I show Hotel reservation when entering Schengen zone?

I already have a single entry visa from Czech republic. While applying, my plan was to travel to Prague stay there 3 nights including my date of arrival & 3rd day depart to Germany, spend there 2 ...