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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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Dual British-Italian citizen, what passport should I use travelling to Italy on holiday?

I am an Italian citizen by birth and hold an Italian passport; in 2015 I moved to the UK using said passport, and I recently acquired British citizenship (both Italy and the UK allow dual citizenship) ...
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What are the rules/regulations/laws regarding bringing nicotine pouches for personal use when traveling to Japan by air?

I will be traveling from the US to Japan in a couple weeks for vacation. I am a nicotine user and usually prefer to use disposable vapes. However, I know that the laws/regulations forbid the ...
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Can I apply for UK Skilled worker visa from Germany? I am non-EU student [migrated]

I am on a student visa in Germany and have a one-year student visa (not a residence permit). Am I eligible to apply for a UK skilled worker visa from Germany with the Germany student visa or do I need ...
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Can I bring fish products from Indonesia to Germany?

I want to give my friend some foods like "sambal roa" that contains fish and "kentang mustofa". Is that legal in Germany and should she put it in her hand carry or luggage?
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Can I transit through the US before the trip whose details were used for an ESTA application?

I am requesting an ESTA for the first time, for a trip due in September to the US. I'm thinking of doing it right now because I'd like to be sure about the outcome before booking my flights. In the ...
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How can I remove black list from Indian embassy? [duplicate]

On the invitation of a theater group from the Indian state of Assam, two groups of 27 people entered India through the Sutarkandi border with visit visas. The customs officer there stopped us from ...
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I was denied entry in the UK - is my visa cancelled?

Recently, I went to the UK, and I have a multi entry, unaccompanied UK Child Visitor Tourist Visa. I went to the UK alone. However, when I reached the UK, the officer denied my entry because when he ...
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Immigration and customs requirements on entering JFK (self-transfer)

We are an Australian and Canadian citizens travelling from Dubai UAE to the Syracuse NY airport, via JFK, and have a 4-hour stopover before our flight to Syracuse. At what stage would I clear ...
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Entering the UK by air and leaving by train?

Is it an issue if you enter the UK by air and then leave by train on a Eurostar? I am just hoping that the departure is properly recorded with UK immigration and there is are no problems in entering ...
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Why do Irish authorities check passports of those entering Britain?

I am a British citizen and took a flight from Toronto to Dublin and then Dublin to Manchester, both with Aer Lingus. I was surprised that I had my passport checked in Dublin by the Irish authorities ...
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Will an overstay and ban in Australia affect travel to Singapore?

I overstayed in Australia last 2021. The immigration officer told me I'm banned for 3 years. My 3-year ban ended last April. Will this affect my travel to Singapore for holidays? I'm planning to stay ...
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Can I take a desktop PC as a carry-on from USA to India (layover in UK)? What is the safest way to pack and carry it?

I'll be travelling for the summer from the US to India and I plan on taking my desktop PC with me since most of my development work is on there. I've seen other posts saying that this is usually not a ...
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Refused entry into the UK

I was refused entry into the UK in mid-2013 as I did not have a return ticket, and also said something dumb, which was that I would work part-time whilst on holiday. I was sent to a holding room for ...
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DS-160 - Employment details for long retired person (B1/B2)

I'm trying to fill the DS-160 form for a B1/B2 visa for my father, who retired 20 years ago. Are the employment details needed for him? I'm not sure if the interpretation is — “while he was employed, ...
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Repeated personal visits to US - is it a problem?

I have been a flight attendant for over 10 years, currently based in the middle east. We have free tickets to fly to any of our airline's destinations. I have been on frequent close visits to NYC this ...
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Regarding the government signature on the front page of a passport

In my Indian passport there is no signature in the front, which is the government signature of India. The last time while travelling they stopped me in immigration saying that this is actually not an ...
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Can I enter the US with a Canadian passport, without my green card?

I am flying from Canada to the US and I left my green card in the US. All I have with me is my Canadian passport. Will they let me into the US and onto my flight? If not what should I do?
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Slight cut on finger during biometrics

On the day of my Canadian visa biometrics, I had a slight cut on the upper part of my upper thumb due to a razor. It didn't bleed or anything. I informed the biometrics officer about this but they ...
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Entry to the US after recent travel to Russia by a green card holder

16th April 2024, I visited Russia for educational purposes. I am going to return soon to the US. I am a green card holder. Will I be denied entry by the US Border Security because of the Russian stamp ...
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Tourist Entry to Spain - Accreditation of Financial Means

I'm trying to understand the financial documentation that meets the requirements for entry to Spain. I see this documentation on the government website At the request of the competent authorities, ...
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Can I enter the US on an ESTA before the 30-day grace period on a J1 then exit to Canada and re-enter on my J1?

I have booked a contiki tour that starts on the 10th of July, but my J1 visa's 30-day grace period is the 15th of July (14th of August on my documents as the official start date of the course). I am ...
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Can I leave South Africa before 90 days and go back for another month?

I’ve seen a similar question was asked a few years ago but I’m reposting it in case something has changed. I’m planning to be in South Africa for 3 months (visa-free), go back to my home country (UK) ...
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Academic Research on ESTA? [duplicate]

I am a PhD student at a European university, and national of an ESTA country. I will visit the US for 2 months as I informally collaborate with a professor based at a US university. I plan to conduct ...
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Travel to Ireland for Bulgarian D-type visa holder

My friend (an Indian) is studying medicine in Bulgaria. He is on a D-Type prolonged residence visa issued by Bulgaria. Can he travel to Ireland by air for a visit without applying for a visa, or is he ...
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Is a parental letter of consent required to leave or enter Kazakhstan for a mother traveling with her child?

If visiting Kazakhstan is it required to have a consent letter to leave and/or enter if minor child is traveling with only one parent? (Using visa-free entry permission). Child is a US citizen, 14 ...
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Can I carry hair oil, hair lotion and shampoo in checked-in luggage if I'm travelling internationally from India to the USA?

I have a certain scalp condition, which requires me to apply a certain kind of hair oil, shampoo and hair lotion, available only here in India. I'll be traveling to the USA for graduate studies and ...
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Self transfer with separate tickets at Dublin with no check-in luggage

I am planning on a one-way trip from London to Toronto with a stopover in Dublin, on separate tickets. I will not have any check-in luggage. Stopover time will be about 3 hours. So when I am in Dublin,...
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India Entry Requirement - Foreign Traveller - Passport Validity

Wanted to check if someone here had first had experience on this. Traveling to India with my Son (US passport holder) next month. He has a valid e-visa (already stamped last year) that expires on ...
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Can I bring 500 grams of gold while travelling to Canada for 2 weeks on a visit visa?

Can I bring 500 grams of gold while travelling to Canada for 2 weeks on a visit visa? It’s my first time visiting Canada and I’m a bit worried. Some answers might help. I will bring it back with me ...
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Staying in transit

I am flying from Frankfurt to Seoul (South Korea), changing airlines, and flying to Fukuoka, Japan, on the same day. I have ADHD and have received special permission from the Japanese authorities to ...
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Can someone travel on my passport? [closed]

I applied for an ESTA to travel to America and it was declined, no reason was given. After all research I came to know that someone has been traveling on my passport since 2015. So I'd like to know ...
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What foreign nationals would get fingerprinted at the passport control kiosks?

What foreign nationals would get fingerprinted at the passport control kiosks? Specifically all the major western nations. Have you ever been asked as a foreign national (specifically non-EU national ...
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SFO-LHR-DUB - pass through customs at LHR?

I'm flying to Dublin in a few weeks, not on a single ticket; I'm flying United SFO-LHR, and then three-ish hours later will be catching a flight LHR-DUB on BA. No checked baggage. When I arrive at ...
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Visit the United Kingdom from South America: proving where we stay

My parents are going to visit the United Kingdom from South America. I have checked UK's site and they do not need a visa. Only one requirements is not clear enough to me, and that is whether they ask ...
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US citizen with UK tourist plans made prior to receiving study offer in UK: Will I be allowed to enter the country prior to my program start date?

I am a US citizen who booked a flight in December 2023 to visit a friend in the UK from July 11 to August 7, 2024. In January, I decided to apply to study in the UK, starting in September 2024. Today, ...
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I’d like to come back to the United States after a tourist visa overstay longer than 1 year

I basically left the country after an overstay by myself with no order of deportation. I’d like to know what to do now, how to proceed. What’s the best I can do to come back to the country?
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Leaving US via land border with expired visa/ESTA: What if you can't enter?

This question is about getting out of the US by land. Has anyone with a valid destination visa/visa-free ever been refused land entry into Canada/Mexico? It appears that border guards can refuse ...
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Dual Israeli - American citizen. Which countries can a normal American enter, that I cannot as an American and Israeli?

As per wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israeli_passport#Countries_that_do_not_accept_Israeli_passports six countries — Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Syria and Yemen — do not allow entry to ...
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Do I need a transit UK visa? [duplicate]

I’m traveling from France to the US through London Heathrow airport. I have an Ethiopian passport but also a USA visa and French residency permit/ card. I wanted to know if I still needed a transit ...
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Layover at Zurich

I'm flying from Israel on El Al with a 2 hour stopover in Zurich (on a US passport) before I board an American Airlines flight to the US. Is 2 hours sufficient and do I have to clear immigration and ...
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Dual citizenship - Mexican/American - customs on leaving Mexico [closed]

My son was born in Mexico and has dual citizenship. He has the CRBA and Mexican birth certificate also an American passport. Will he have to pay customs to leave Mexico? He’s been here for 2 years and ...
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Accidentally entered and exited the UK with different passports

I hold dual Chinese and Canadian citizenships. Last year, I was returning to China from Canada, but the only available flight option was a transfer flight with a layover in London. Upon passing ...
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Passport stamp for non-EU spouse traveling with EU citizen?

I (EU citizen) will be entering Schengen area with my spouse (US citizen). I understand that we can go through the EU passport lane and that he is not subject to the 90 day rule. We plan on traveling ...
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My son has dual citizenship. Will I have to pay overstay fine for him to leave Mexico to return to the US?

He has the dual citizenship certificate from the embassy. He has social security of United States, Mexican birth certificate, and American passport. He's been in Mexico 2 years on an American passport....
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Transit through USA with Canadian Temporary Passport

I am traveling from Malaysia to Toronto with a stopover in Tokyo and USA. Is my temporary Canadian passport enough to transit through the airport?
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Passenger with two family names - Dominican Republic entry form

Travellers to the Dominican Republic are required to complete an Electronic ticket for entry and exit prior to arrival. I’m the lead passenger (UK citizen/resident) travelling with my partner (DR visa ...
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My visit visa was refused due to large cash deposits. How to address it? [duplicate]

I need your advice as I was refused a visit visa to go see my daughter for two reasons: You have stated that you are employed as a principal nursing officer earning a monthly income of 188776.00 NGN (...
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Will a Canadian refugee travel document allow visa-free entry to Georgia?

I have a Canadian refugee travel document and I also have valid work permit. I traveled to Turkey and I didn't know that I needed a visa to enter Turkey. Now I changed the plan and I want to travel to ...
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What does it mean when an immigration officer puts a CWOP on passport? [duplicate]

I was traveling to Dubai but due to health issue I got off the flight but immigration officer put a CWOP stamp on my passport. I googled about it and it is showing that it refers to visa cancellation ...
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Am I able to enter Singapore after being denied entry for being in possession of an illegal item? [closed]

I was travelling through Singapore and wanted to stay a few nights to see the place. I came from Amsterdam and had some souvenirs, which I didn't think much of, but when going through customs I was ...
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