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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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As a dual citizen, my US passport will expire one day after traveling to the US. Will this work?

As a dual citizen, my US passport will expire one day after traveling to the US (May 4th). I will be staying for one week, flying back to Europe afterwards (where I am a resident). Can I enter with my ...
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Sleeping pills to italy [on hold]

I am traveling to Italy from the USA. I am wondering if it is possible to bring prescription sleeping pill into Italy?
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Any documents to show when entering USA with ESTA?

We'll be soon flying to the US using our ESTA for the first time. We're staying at our relative's place but we will be the ones supporting ourselves financially. Are there any documents (apart from ...
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VAT Refund for EU Citizens studying abroad for 1 year only

Sorry if I'm new to this board and not sure how questions are to be phrased. I'm British and am hoping to study in the US next year for 1 year. I'm not sure if I will stay the full year as my ...
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Custom related for arrival from Paris to Vancouver via Montreal

My grandson is returning home to Vancouver from Paris via Montreal , all with AC. Does he have to pickup his suitcase in Montreal and go through Customs or can he check in his luggage directly to ...
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Immigrating to the USA from Canada to join Boyfriend [closed]

So I have a friend who would like to move to the USA from Canada (Canadian Citizen) who is looking to move to the states (California) to be with her boyfriend. Her SO is a student (I think on a ...
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Canadian visit visa for a family of 5 - funds and home ties [duplicate]

Me and my family are planning to apply for a Canadian visit visa to spend 1 month of our summer vacations. We have a family member in Canada who is my Father's cousin brother. He is a specialized ...
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Can my wife join me in the EU immigration queue to enter the UK, or can I join her in the non-EU queue?

I've seen this question, but the situation there is (as suggested by the answers) different to mine because the question pertains to an EU national's girlfriend. The accepted answer states that ...
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International Flight with connection in the destination country. At which airport will I have to pass through customs?

I am an Italian citizien that spent the last 6 months abroad in Japan. I will be returning to Italy next week, and I have booked an Alitalia flight that goes from Tokyo(NRT) to Roma(FCO),I will then ...
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Can a non-EU citizen with residency visa traveling with me come with me through the EU passport line, when entering Schengen area?

I’m doing some travelling with my mate in a few weeks and I was wondering if, to save time, he could come through the Schengen border through the EU Line with me even though he is not a citizen? I’m a ...
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Can I still travel to HK with a 5 year travel ban from China?

I was detained and deported from China for a minor offense. The Chinese police authorities said they would not share my record with any other countries and that I would only have a record in China ...
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Take groceries in checked luggage

Can I take rice, dal, dried fish and spices from bangalore to paris in hold- in luggage on al international flight ?
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Traveling to Thailand, immigration and customs check 3 times?

Hello there I have a question about my travel plans to Thailand. I'm currently going to be heading to Thailand and my first flight is out of SNA(John Wayne). We fly to SEA(Seattle) and from there go ...
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What is the possibility of being denied entry at the US border if I have a valid B1/B2 visa and I plan on attending a coding school?

In February I applied for a B1/B2 visa to attend a bootcamp style coding school in the US. I am a UK citizen and I was applying in the London embassy. I had a letter from my employer stating that I ...
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Is it posible to enter singapore again? [closed]

I have unfinish work contract in singapore and go back to my country ph.. Is itmposible to enter singapore again with tourist visa
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Do Cote d'Ivoire eVisas have a specific entry date?

I successfully obtained an eVisa for Ivory Coast two months ago. Now my flight was rescheduled to an earlier date. Can I still enter the country or is there a date of entry specified on the eVisa? i....
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Why is there a separate queue at immigration for first time visitors and one for repeat?

My brother just landed in the USA at Newark and told there were separate queues -- one for those who have entered the USA within the last two years on ESTA and the other for first time visitors. Why ...
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Connecting through Chicago O'Hare

I am flying from Tokyo to Toronto through Chicago. Do I have to clear customs and claim my baggage in Chicago? I am flying with American Airlines. The flight is NRT - ORD - YYZ
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Croatia to Poland via Germany

I'm flying from Croatia to Poland via Stuttgart. Will I need to go through immigration in Stuttgart? I have a 1-hour layover; is that a sufficient amount of time?
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Traveling to London with boyfriend, passport control together or separately

My boyfriend and I will be flying into London Gatwick and I'm wondering if we can go through passport control together, or if we have to approach separately? I've seen a lot of information about ...
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Copenhagen passport control - US citizen

I was lining up for passport control at CPH and saw some people providing their fingerprint. I wasn't asked to provide it. Is this is a one time thing or are fingerprints not required from US citizens?...
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Adding baggage allownce

I’m going to travel to india from Australia. As I’m going to add 5 kg extra baggage allowance. Somebody told me if i add extra allowance then the custom at Delhi Airport gonna do checking and i may ...
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Visa transit from Auckland to Dubai [closed]

Do I need to have visa transit when i am flying from Auckland to Dubai. I will just stay in the airport and not leave airport. I am Vietnamese as well
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(SFO > BKK) Will I have to go through customs at SFO when transferring to the international terminal?

I'll be traveling from Texas (DFW) to Thailand (BKK) late May this year and had a few questions about transferring from a domestic terminal to international terminal at SFO. This will be my timeline:...
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Relocating back to India with my grand piano used for work. Do I pay customs duty? [migrated]

If I use a piano for work, and I am relocating back to India after being abroad 50+ years, do I pay customs duty on the Grand Piano and what is the pe
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Electronic passport gates for US citizens at Heathrow

Can US citizens use the electronic passport gates at Heathrow airport without having to enroll beforehand in any special programs?
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DS160 information change

My ex submitted the DS 160 for me while we were married but didn't book the visa appointment/paid mrv fees. Now 4 years later I want to visit US on tourist visa and am trying to submit Ds160 ...
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Duties on 2 laptops while travelling to India

I am an Indian living in Australia as permanent resident. I intend to carry 2 laptops to India while on an official trip. 1 laptop is company one and another is personal. I am carrying personal one ...
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Athens to Santorini

We’re flying from Athens to Santorini for the day with no luggage. Do we have to go through Immigration and how long should we be at the airport prior to leaving?
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Travelling one way via boat, USA -> Turkey

Family is planning on travelling to Turkey for long term (they will work there). They have a dog. They've found a cruise that allows dogs and stops at various ports in Europe. Would they be allowed ...
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Error in name on passport and visa

My passport had an error where my first name is blank and my last name has been mistakenly printed as "Actual_First_Name Actual_Last_Name". When I went for my B1/B2 visa interview, I was asked by my ...
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Re-enter USA, forgot I797

I’m on the H1b visa. Currently traveling internationally but heading back to the USA in the next couple of days. I’ve forgotten my form I797 but have access to a photocopy, and of course I have my ...
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What does this strange code stamp on my passport mean?

On my last trip to the UK I got this strange stamp. I have the feeling I have been flagged but not sure why. Does anybody know if it is something I have to worry about? I am a US citizen.
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Infant boarding

I have bought flight tickets with my wife and our baby 5 months old, but I can not make it to flight. Will there be any problems if only my wife with an infant will fly without me, the baby is ...
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Can i buy electronics in bali as i am traveling on travel visa [duplicate]

I have found that price of laptop is cheaper in Bali as compared to india. I wanted to buy a MacBook pro and bring to india can i bring it custom free to india?
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Research for my company and travel under B1/B2 visa. Unusual case

I have very unusual situation. My current employer is going to send me to USA in few days to perform "kind of research" and i'm going to travel during my free time. Let me describe that "research". ...
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Will getting refused for a US B2 Tourist Visa complicate one's travels to another country?

I haven't tried applying for a US B2 Tourist Visa yet as my case is slightly complicated, as I'm not flying back to my home country but instead, I'm flying to a third country to further my studies as ...
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Do I have to disclose my pen name as an Alias to immigration?

If I publish under a pen name, and create author pages on social media under my pen name BUT sign all my contracts and legal documents in my legal name and NEVER use my pen name for anything legal or ...
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Should I mention previous visa withdrawals in UK visa application?

I had applied for UK Tier 2 visa and realised one of the documents I had submitted was incorrect along with multiple other errors. So I withdrew my application so that it won't get rejected. I am ...
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Schengen visa applying in France but entering into Italy? [duplicate]

Initial Itinerary: (Entry) Italy (3 days) -> Switzerland (3 days) -> France (6 days) -> Netherlands (3 days) (Exit) With the initial plan, I have to apply for Schengen visa in the French consulate. ...
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Will my “violation of restricted license” charge mean I can't travel through Canada?

I had a violation of restricted license charge in 2005. I had to go to court. Since it was my first offense, the judge did an "Adjudication Withheld" and I only had to pay a fine. Will that deny me ...
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Travelling to U.K with Italian Soggiorno Ricevuta

I am a student from India studying in Italy. My soggiorno has expired and I have applied to renew it. I didnt get the renewed soggiorno yet and I heard from the authorities It tooks another month to ...
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UK refusal on my family visa [duplicate]

I applied for my family to visit the UK and they were refused because she stated in the form she is going for 10 days and she didnt provide her account so no prove of her daily circumstances and also ...
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Can a H1B visa with a criminal record dismsissed case travel to the UK?

I have a criminal record dismissed case, wants to go to London and I'm trying to determine if that is actually a possibility. The did had dismissed case with deferred prosecution with probation of 9 ...
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US UK Dual Citizen [duplicate]

I will be traveling to the UK in two weeks and need to understand how this all works. So I am a US citizen and a UK citizen. When I leave the US which passport do I use to check in and leave the US ...
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Would travelling to Russia for a business trip make it more difficult to enter the US later?

I work as a programmer for a research institute in Germany, which itself is a subsidiary of a larger French corporation. I am also not a German citizen, I am originally from Canada. We are finishing ...
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Difference between Us Entry stamp and I 94

My passport stamp is for a month but my I-94 is admit until Sept 19, 2019. So that means I can stay in US for a month or 6 months as per I-94
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Do I need a Transit visa in Delhi for an onward journey

I am an Afghan citizen travelling to Srilanka from Kabul. I have a lay obver at Delhi Airport with a flight change. Please let me know in case i need a transit visa.
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Carrying 2L alcohol bought on arrival at dubai duty free in check-in baggage, will I be able to shop duty-free at delhi International Airport?

Carrying 2L alcohol bought on arrival at dubai duty free in check-in baggage, will I be able to shop more 2L duty-free at delhi International Airport?
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Can I use my Chinese passport to enter China after I acquired another citizenship?

I've recently changed my citizenship from Chinese to Canadian and I'm planning a short visit to China soon. Is it possible to enter China with my existing Chinese passport (not expired yet) and then ...