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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Carrying personal iPad Pro and MacBook Pro from Japan to India

I bought an iPad Pro and MacBook Pro 3 months ago in Japan as I work here[Work Visa] for personal use and personal projects. I will be going to India(home country) for 20 days and will be returning ...
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Customs in India for second hand electronics [duplicate]

I have been working in Japan for 2 years. While returning to India, I will have a Bose 5.1 home theater which I bought in Japan, from a friend of mine for INR 20,000. This is an old model which is now ...
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A normal desktop computer [on hold]

I am going to the US on a work visa and would like to take my desktop computer with... am I allowed to take only the tower through customs if I pack it in a travel case?
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How can I package spices on my own for international flight?

I am flying from NY to Amsterdam and I want to bring some spices with me. I plan on declaring it and putting it in my checked luggage. I know that if I had an unopened and sealed package, there would ...
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What happens if there is no space for entry stamp in the passport for US visa?

I hold an Indian passport and have an F-1 Visa (multiple entry) for USA. I applied for a Schengen visa and it got approved but the Italian consulate has affixed the schengen visa sticker in a page ...
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Can an American visitor in Canada get critical medications sent from home?

My dad is visiting Toronto from the US and unfortunately during his trip last week he fell and fractured his hip. He had a kidney transplant 3 years ago so he takes anti-rejection meds for it. He has ...
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Do I declare my laptop to customs in China

I’m going to be moving to China in September for a year to work. Obviously I will have the proper work visa and get my residents permit their and so on. When I arrive at customs do I declare my ...
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16 Year old travelling from kelowna to tel aviv, via vancouver and San Francisco [on hold]

My 16 year old son is travelling from Kelowna, via Vancouver and San Francisco to Tel Aviv. Where will he have to clear customs and what other issues should he know about?
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US resident traveling from Mexico to other country than USA [on hold]

If a US resident travels from Mexico to other countries with other passport which hasn't shown to US immigration will US immigration be able to track the resident flight history?
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Can I bring photocopy machine the amount of value RS.30000. pay custums duty or not sir [duplicate]

I am going to Thiruchirapalli, India from Singapore. Can I bring this Photocopy Machine valued at ₹30000. Do I need to pay customs duty?
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Will I be interrogated if I bring $9000 to the US [closed]

Is there any chance the cash will be seized even if it is less than 10k USD?
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On the definition of “Country of Residence” in the US customs form

When you arrive to the US, you are given a customs form (CBP Traveler Entry Form) to fill out. One of the questions is "Country of Residence". If one temporarily lives in the US (e.g. on an F1 visa) [...
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Customs regarding external computer components in laptop bag as carry on [duplicate]

I've traveled in the past with a laptop in its bag as the sole carry on. There were usually other "small" electronic parts, like a mouse, charger, phone charger, etc. The laptop and its accessories ...
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I didn't put an address in ESTA form because I was not sure I was going to stay there

In planning a trip to the US, I booked a "temporary" place, with the idea in mind that I might cancel it later to get a better place. When applying for the ESTA, I put UNKOWN in the appropriate ...
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Short term study visa refusal for a US citizen

I’m 20 years old, a US citizen but living in Jordan. I graduated from high school two years ago. I took one short course with a short course visa (June 2016 -> august 2016 ) then a 9-month foundation ...
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Before how many days of work permit expiry, can we travel to Canada in order to apply for extension? [closed]

I have a Canada work permit which is going to expire by august, Before how many days i should travel to Canada in order to apply for extension without any problem ?
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Customs and luggage clearance, international flights via USA

I have been checking for similar questions for the past 2 hours but I could not find a reply. I am really sorry if this has been asked before. With the following itinerary: Cancun, Mexico (CUN) to ...
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US customs Delayed Baggage Rerouted

Something odd has happened with my delayed luggage and I’m hoping someone here has heard of this situation before and can comment. I was originally scheduled to fly BOS-PHL-LHR but the flight from ...
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What questions should I be able to answer when I want to enter the USA on the 4th time?

On my 3rd visit to the US this June, I went to a second screening and the immigration officer asked a lot of questions. My 1st trip was last January for only 1 week: my 2nd trip in March was for 2 ...
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Importing decorated bottles of alcohol to the USA

I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I am planning to buy bottles of sparkling wine, decorate them (to the point where it won't be possible to read the label anymore) and cross the border to the ...
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customs into the US [duplicate]

I am traveling from the US to Italy. Upon my return we will go from Naples Italy to Munich Germany to Dusseldorf Germany then to my final destination of Newark ,New Jersey. My question as I am ...
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Question on B2 visa/Immigration

Please clarify on the below - My Dad's passport had a name issue due to which he is in the process of changing it to get a new passport so as to reflect his new name (alias). My Mom's passport ...
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Moving to Netherlands: Student Residence Permit [closed]

I am a US citizen who has received a Residence permit for the Netherlands because I am studying at a university there for two years. I have bought my plane ticket, but I am worried that I will be ...
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Previously traveled to the US on an ESTA with one passport, now considering changing to a second passport?

So a prior job 2 years ago involved regular travel to the US, I applied for and received an ESTA against my British passport - this expires very soon, so consider it no longer valid for the purposes ...
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US Visa is stamped on new passport but has old passport number

During my F1 visa application process, I was asked to get a new passport by the visa officer. So I got a new one made and had to submit both new and old passports for stamping. They correctly stamped ...
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US citizen traveling with Peruvian passport [duplicate]

I'm an American citizen. I was born in the US, however I came to visit Ecuador on an emergency basis using my Peruvian passport. I lost my US passport and had no time to get one before coming to ...
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Why did an immigration office left his booth for a while while processing my exit from Schengen area? [closed]

When I was exiting the Schengen area last year, the immigration officer left his booth for 10 to 15 minutes without telling me the reason why. When he returned, he just stamped my passport without ...
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Can I bring a lightsaber from Disneyland into Australia?

I want to visit Galaxy's Edge and build myself a custom lightsaber, as well as maybe buy a couple of the legacy ones for display in my theatre room. If I have them packed with the blades removed, can ...
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Bringing coumarin-containing liquor into the USA

I’m currently in Poland for a conference, and I had the idea to bring some żubrówka (bison-grass vodka) back home to the United States with me as a unique souvenir. However, the Wikipedia page linked ...
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US which Immigration line with girlfriend?

Me (US citizen) traveling with fiancee (EU citizen been to the US several times with ESTA) to Atlanta. Should we use the visitors line together or can she go through the citizens line with me? Most ...
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Can I bring these foods from the US to the Netherlands? And do I need to declare it?

Firstly, I am so confused by this whole process. When I visited The Netherlands a year ago, I didn't bring anything with me but on the way back I brought alcohol and cheese but never declared it and I ...
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What happens if a person is deported to a country that previously refused asylum? [closed]

What will happen in the following scenario: You seek asylum at a European country Rejected Travel to another country Seek asylum Based on the concept of first country of asylum, you get caught and ...
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which immigration queue to use upon arrival at a port [closed]

Once a traveler arrives at a destination country and thus has to pass through immigration, does he have to go on a specific immigration spot or can he go at any of them?
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Taking prescribed amphetamines to Dubai or India

Are you allowed to bring prescribed amphetamines to Dubai or India from the USA?
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Is it allowed to photograph airport customs signs from the baggage claim area?

Three days ago at Bergen Airport I warned my cousin not to take pictures at the baggage claim, since the baggage claim in Bergen Airport is really close to the custom signs. However, he took a picture ...
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Does a non-US resident need a visa for an international connection through USA? [duplicate]

I have purchased a ticket a friend to come and visit me in Australia. She is a Venezuelan passport holder, but lives in Panama. We already sorted her Australian tourist visa. However, there are ...
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transfer in Miami, final destination Charlotte, where do I clear customs? [duplicate]

I'm gonna fly from Barcelona to Charlotte with a stop in Miami. I wanted to know if I'll need to get through the US Customs and Border Protection in Miami, because I have a flight to take from Miami ...
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Do I need a round trip ticket when entering the US as F1 for short term training?

I will be taking English classes in the US as F1 student (ESL program). The program is 3 months long and I plan to stay in the US for at least 4 months. Is entering the US on F1 with a one way ticket ...
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India Customs Clearance

What exactly happens at India customs? This is what I found from google: I get a paper on flight, where I choose I am going to use the green or red channel. Say I choose green, do they scan my ...
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Can I take Amul cottage cheese from India to Netherlands?

I have couple of Indian friends in Netherlands who would like to have some cottage cheese or paneer (raw) from India. Can I carry around 500gms of it with me in my hand luggage or checkin bag?
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Customs and immigration on a USA-UK-Sweden flight itinerary

I will be flying from Tampa, laying over in London (Gatwick airport), then on my way to Sweden (Arlanda airport). I was wondering what to expect regarding Customs and Immigration. I will be flying ...
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Arriving at Athens Airport an evening prior to our Visa start date

So we're a married Indian couple on our honeymoon trip to Greece. Our original flight from Mumbai to Athens (via Muscat) on Oman Air was scheduled for July 10, 2019 and arriving at Athens at 1950 ...
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Can I carry a mercury-vapor quartz lamp on a flight from Moscow to Sydney?

I would like to bring to Australia a quartz lamp for medical reasons (personal use). Flight Moscow-Sydney via Doha with Qatar airlines. Is there anything stopping me doing so and is it best in check ...
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What documents are needed for a citizen of Botswana travelling to the UK?

As a citizen of Botswana, I am not required to apply for a visa. However, I would like to know which documents are needed when I arrive in the UK.
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Australian visa -Global processing time is exceeded but no response from consultate?

I'm asking this question on behalf of my colleague. He applied for an Australian visa on 29th may 2019. It has been more than 25 days (over 7 days of global processing time). But there's no response ...
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Connecting flights baggage movement at ORD [duplicate]

I and my spouse (both senior citizens) are travelling at the end of June with the following itinerary: (Etihad EY255): Kolkata (CCU) to Abu Dhabi (AUH). (Etihad EY151): Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Chicago (...
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Requirement for transit visa Azerbaijan

Iam an Indian citizen and studying in Ukraine. I want to go back India so I am planning to fly Azerbaijan airlines through BAKU. Do I need a transit Visa for the connecting flights?
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Is homemade jam permitted across US-Canada border? [duplicate]

Next week I will be flying to the US from Canada, and I was planning to bring a couple jars of homemade strawberry jam as a gift for my host. Unfortunately, both countries' respective border services ...
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UK Customs or TSA removed my TSA lock but didn't leave a note or return the lock, what can I do? [duplicate]

I flew to the US on a business trip last month, and locked my soft suitcase with a TSA lock. I did the same on the flight back, but when I got my bag off the carousel at Heathrow there was no lock, no ...
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Travelling UK without wife [closed]

I am living in Germany. I have applied 6 month EEA UK permit. I got that one. I have been to the UK with my wife according to condition that she must be travelling with me or accompany with me. But ...