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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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US citizenship for an Australian dual-national while on 90 day visa in America?

I am American citizen. My daughter will be in America with me on a Australian 90 day visa. During that time she will be receiving her Consular Report of Birth Abroad and her US passport in the mail ...
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Was denied entry at South African airport and was issued these stamp

I was denied entry at South African airport and was issued these stamps. Does this mean I can't use the visa again? It is a 3-year study permit.
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Documents for Spouse with B1/B2 visa accompanying on a business trip of husband to USA from India

I am travelling from India to USA on a business trip. My wife has a B1/B2 visa and will be accompanying me as a visitor. She is already employed in India, she will be on leave for the duration of the ...
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Overstayed visa for 10months and wants to reapply after 10years

I have a problem. I overstayed my uk visit visa for about 9 months and returned voluntarily. However during my exit in JUNE 2008. I did not get any deported stamp on my passport. Prior to my exist I ...
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Emigration from Bosnia [on hold]

Are there any countries left who would let Bosnian citizen immigrate with a spouse or life-companion ( non refuge,educated, "standard" people wishing to leave Bosnia)
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What is the procedure in Brussels for a USA to Croatia connection on two separate tickets?

I will be arriving into Brussels from the United States. On a separate ticket I am going to Split. What will be the procedure? I am sure that I will have to pick up my luggage in Brussels to switch to ...
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What is the fee on bringing a computer from a country to another?

im planning go on a trip to USA from Brazil in june, i have the intention to buy eletronics while there to bring back to Brazil, a videocard, motherboard and such, what i must do? there is a fee of ...
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Traveling to the US with a renewed passport, visa in old but still not expired passport

I'm traveling from Guatemala to the US in March, my passport expires on August and my Visa is on that passport. I know Guatemalan citizens are not required to have the six month validity rule but I'm ...
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trying to update I-94 while I-485 is pending [on hold]

I have filed for my I-485 and I-131 and I-765 on Nov 1, 2018. On December 12 2018 we have completed our Biometrics. But my Passport and I-94 was expiring on JAN 19 2019 even though my underlying visa ...
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Collecting bag at MSP

I used to live in Rapid city, and recently moved to Minneapolis. My wife went to India, before i moved. Her first port of entry is MSP. Can she get the baggage at MSP, and exit the airport without ...
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Standard visitor visa for plab2 exam [duplicate]

I'm wondering if my friend who is a British citizen can be my sponsor for the trip. I'm a working doctor and I live with my family members my two sisters and the their siblings who are 3.both my ...
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I've purchased headphones in a foreign country and declared them when coming back. Do I have to re-declare them on subsequent trips?

A few months back I've purchased a set of expensive headphones in the US and dutifully declared them when coming back to Canada. Now I would like to travel to the US again and carry the same ...
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At what terminal of Antalya airport is this?

I know Antalya airport has two international terminals (terminal 2 being a seasonal one) At which terminal is this border control?
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Hong Kong overstay and chinese visa [closed]

I've been removed (Removed, not depported) from Hong Kong almost 2 years ago for overstaying 3 months due to health reasons. I've just received an offer to work in China so that I must apply for a Z ...
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Canadian Cit, live in Dubai - visiting US to see ill parent. Visa Off has put a 3 mnth ban from entering. Can I appeal? Should I apply for a visa

I am a Canadian citizen (Pakistani origin) and I currently live in Dubai. My father was diagnosed with cancer in October and has been undergoing treatment in the USA since then. So, I have been ...
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Duty free without flying? [duplicate]

Am I allowed to buy a cheap flight one way for 15$ just so that i can get through security in order to use duty free. Is that legal? And am I allowed to leave the airport without boarding my flight. ...
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Thailand visa problems [closed]

I have many visas and I’m wondering whether it’s posdible to get a student visa or will I have problems
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Can I enter the UK with my EU spouse, marriage certificate, and my German Blue Card?

I am a non-EU citizen and working in Germany with Blue Card residence permit. I got married to an EU citizen after I came here. We want to travel to the UK but, as I read it, the UK lets you enter if ...
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How can I re-enter Italy if I lost my Permesso di Soggiorno receipt?

I am currently in Ghana and I have lost my Permesso di Soggiorno receipt. What do I need to do to reenter Italy to get another Permesso from Police Headquarters? I have worked with agencies in ...
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Can my Filipina wife who has a 10 year B1 Visa travel with me in USA and later apply for a green card? [closed]

We both currently live and work in Saudi Arabia. We married in Seychelles. I am a US Citizen; she is a Philippines citizen. We plan to quit are jobs, then travel to USA for an extensive RV vacation. ...
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Will the US government shut down affect my 2hr stop-overs in LA and Atlanta? [duplicate]

I am an Australian flying from Brisbane, Australia to Bogota, Colombia. I have 2 stop-overs en route on Saturday the 19th - one in LA, the next in Atlanta. Both are only 2hrs. Because the flight from ...
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Going to Pakistan in 3 weeks time but NICOP expired

My NICOP is expired and I have already booked a flight to Pakistan via Qatar Airways. My wife has a valid NICOP card but my 5 years old child has never had a NICOP or any other Pakistani ID card ...
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Refused entry at Gare du Nord due to stolen BRP

My UK biometric residence permit (BRP) was stolen in Paris and I was not allowed to board my return flight. I was advised to try Gare du Nord as you could speak with an immigration officer there, who ...
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Travelling from UK to Russia

I hold dual nationality - British and South African. I am due to travel to Russia from UK. I intend to use my South African passport to exit UK because South African passport holders are entitled to ...
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Infant traveling to US with grandparents

My infant (14 months old) is a US citizen with a valid passport. She’s currently in India (with a valid visa) and will be traveling with her grandparents in March (POE - San Francisco). We (parents) ...
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UK marriage visitor visa with children traveling

I am a US citizen and recently got approved for a marriage visitor visa to the UK. I have children who are also US citizens, do I have to apply for a tourist visa for them to enter the UK to travel ...
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Got the visa but passport is still stuck at the US Embassy

I appeared for an H1B visa interview at the Mumbai Consulate and was granted a visa. However it’s been over a week and my passport is not available for pickup. I have tried to contact the consulate ...
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Do airports x-ray checked in baggage on arrival?

I've never had my carry-on scanned on arrival. However, I am wondering if there are airports that x-ray checked in baggage on arrival.
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Can I buy an airline ticket, go thru immigration, buy duty free then walk out of the airport?

I am thinking of getting a ticket to Switzerland from the UK just to buy a couple of electrical items. I don't want to take the flight; I want to go to duty free with my Switzerland boarding pass then ...
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What food am I allowed to bring to Austria from Russia?

Soon I will fly from Russia to Austria. I want to bring a small quantity of food (like one or two boxes of chocolate) to Austria. In the past there were restrictions on what you could and could not ...
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Work permit check at Indian airport after a flight from South Africa [closed]

I would like to know whether when you fly from South Africa to India with a work permit, would this work permit checked at the Indian airport?
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How many times can I visit the UK? [duplicate]

I’m a u.s citizen I was in the UK for (2017-2018) school year on a tier 4 visa. I also visited during the Christmas break for three weeks, I’m planning to come back on March to look at Law schools for ...
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Can I cancel a hotel booking after receiving my Dubai visa?

I booked a hotel and mentioned it on my visa application. I now wish to live with a friend of mine. Is it safe to cancel the booking right now? Or should I cancel it after immigration. I don’t find ...
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Does travel to Iran void a existing US visa?

I'm an Indian citizen that currently resides in Canada. I don't qualify for ESTA so I have an existing US B1/B2 visa instead that is valid for 10 years. I was looking to plan a trip to Iran since ...
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Sponsorship after violation of visa waiver program [duplicate]

I overstayed my vwp for almost 2 years and I got removed from the United states and I got an email from the department of homeland security that I can not enter or attempt to enter the us for the next ...
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Hidden city- baggage question- Intl arrival to US

Bought a one way from Sao Paulo to Brussels on Delta with connections in ATL and JFK. Route is GRU-ATL-JFK-BRU. Plan is to get off in ATL as this ticket was signficantly cheaper than a straight GRU-...
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Are non-commercial vessels leaving the US required to make a passenger manifest available to the US government?

The background for this question is the lack of any formal exit (emigration) procedures when exiting the US. Instead, when such exit records are required, the government relies on airlines' passenger ...
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Will I be denied entry again? [duplicate]

I recently (Dec 2018) tried to enter the UK after traveling there for a week prior to December with no such trouble. This time however, I was trying to stay for 6 months to be with my boyfriend (UK ...
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My friends and I are going to Amsterdam, what can we bring back?

My friends and I are going on holiday to Amsterdam in a few months and i was wondering what we could "legally" bring back with us. I have heard stories of people bringing back lollies or tea bags but ...
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Entering UK on Canadian passport when I've forgotten my EU passport

I am currently visiting my family in Canada. Normally I bring both my Italian and Canadian passports with me when I travel outside the EU, but this time I wasn't thinking straight and brought only my ...
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How do I protect my I-94 travel history?

I need help in hiding my i94 travel history so anyone with my passport number can track my whereabouts. Could someone please let me know how?
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Can I bring chocolate from Belgium to Georgia?

I would like to bring some Belgian chocolate to Georgia (the country) as a gift for a friend. Is that allowed? I've tried to find some information about it, since sometimes it's forbidden to import ...
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How can I travel to USA with an old passport that has the visa?

I got an American Visa (10 years Visa) in 2014, and my passport expired in 2018. Although I've renewed my passport, the visa stamp is on the old passport. Does the immigration at the New York Airport ...
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Is 90 mins enough to change from terminal C to A at Newark?

Travelling from New Delhi , India to Washington with 90 mins layover in Newark. I will have 90 mins to change terminals C to A to catch my connection. What is the fastest way to do this? Is this ...
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What is the allowed amount of electronics to be brought to USA?

I am flying to USA from EU for CES and I have a laptop and 3 tablets which I would like to take with me. Can I do that without any issues? Should I fill some paperwork before? Even though I am not ...
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How to calculate customs duty on importing furniture to Switzerland? [migrated]

What custom duties and taxes must one pay on importing furniture into Switzerland from the European Union? I've heard that these are calculated based on weight. What are details of the calculation? ...
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Bringing diamond jewellery to Canada [migrated]

I have Canada permanent residency. I want to bring with me when I move 3 pieces of diamond jewellery costing 3000,7000 and 11000 Canadian dollar. How much duty will I have to pay?
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I have a British passport, don’t need a visa to travel to the US but have a earlier denial [closed]

In 1997, I was deported from the US; I was a juvenile. Long story short, 10 years later I was given a tourist visa, I never overstayed my time in the US, When I went to renew my visa, I was denied. ...
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Is a pcp air gun allowed on a flight to Indonesia

I want to buy a pcp air rifle from Miami. Is it allow to be carried in to my checked luggage on a flight to Indonesia? I need to buy one for taking care of wild hogs on my farm in Indonesia.
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My I-94 online history shows only a few arrivals and many departures. What impact can it have on my entry to the US?

I have a question about US immigration. I had a US visa issued in Canada, and I looked at my online travel history and it shows around 3 arrivals but then around 8 departures in a row, which is really ...