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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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Dual citizen (Tunisia/Canada) travelling to USA

I just got my Canadian passport. I used to travel to USA with my Tunisian passport (green passport with Arabic letters) and would get double checked (secondary inspection) every single time I went ...
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I just entered the USA without passport control at Atlanta airport

I'm a Canadian NEXUS holder, and I landed at Atlanta airport earlier this morning on a Delta flight. Exiting from the plane, the security (or an airport worker) guided me to an exit through the hall. ...
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Who is eligible for Automated Passport Control?

I will be transferring through Chicago from an international flight. O'Hare has Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks. Information online states: APC can be used by all U.S. and Canadian passport ...
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Food in luggage checked-in for the Netherlands

We'll be travelling to the Schengen soon. Our first port of entry will be the Netherlands. My toddler is an extremely picky eater so I am wondering if I can cook food for him, vacuum seal it, and pack ...
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What types of plants are allowed through US customs?

I would like to bring a small potted plant from Taiwan to the US as a gift for someone. Will US customs allow me to do this at all? I hear that there are some species of plants that are definitely ...
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Questions about CBP and also UK immigration

I'm going to visit my fiancee in the USA for 16 days next month. We got engaged last time I was over in May 2019. Now, we still use the term boyfriend/girlfriend (don't know exactly why, just do. ...
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Will Customs in India figure out that I have two laptops? [duplicate]

I am going back to India soon from the US. Can I take a laptop in my carry-on luggage and another laptop in my checked baggage, so that I don't have to pay customs duty for either of the laptops? Will ...
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Are there foreign customs agents on US soil?

According to this answer (and many others I've read), there are US customs officers on Canadian soil. What about the reciprocal (Canadian, Mexican, Japanese, etc)?
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My husband's visa refused but mine wasn't — can I travel?

My baby and I got a visa from the French embassy but my husband's visa was refused. Can anybody can tell me if I can travel or not because my child is 2.5 years old? One consultant told me that ...
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How much marmelade can I bring into the US?

I want to bring homemade berry marmelade in little glass jars with me to the US from Europe as gifts for friends. I have found the following site on importing foods into the US https://help.cbp.gov/...
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CBP RECEIPT - H1 Visa interview

I had my visa interview today. The visa interviewer asked me for CBP receipt which I received in 2012. I carried some food items and got 300$ ticket at US port of entry. How do I get that receipt now. ...
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How does US preclearance work in Dublin?

I am traveling to LAX, and I thought about flying from Dublin, because it has a preclearance station. This station will give me an immigration and customs clearance, so when I arrive at LAX, I will ...
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Are entry stamps issued at all ferry ports travelling UK-Ireland?

I'm soon travelling with a US citizen from UK to Ireland and back by ferry. Based on my findings, it would appear entry stamps can be issued at Irish ports coming from the UK, but not at British ...
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Transferring Muscat on two different Airlines

I will be traveling from Doha to Dubai via Muscat on 2 different airlines Qatar Airways & Swiss Airlines. I have a transit time of 1:50 at around 10:00pm. Since these are on separate tickets and ...
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travelling to us with 10 years visa and being asked to carry hospital bills of my us born kids [on hold]

I just got my 10 years US visa and planning to travel next July 2019. I have been asked during the interview to carry the hospital bills of the two kids born in the US 15 years ago. What are the ...
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Traveling with sex toys to Kuwait

I will be traveling to Kuwait and am intending on taking my 2 favourite sex toys with me. Will the x-ray detect my sex toys in my checked in luggage and if they do what will happen?
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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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Overstayed Visa, currently in my home country; can I go back to the U.S. as an exchange student?

I am currently a 20-year-old college student who is living in her home country after living in the United States for 14 years. My parents and I overstayed our work visa for about 4 years, but I left ...
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Can someone visit USA if was deported from Canada 11 years ago? [closed]

My dad, who is currently 82 year old, was deported from Canada 11 years ago while in cooperation with an immigration officer. All was done in good terms via myself and the immigration officer to ...
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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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Stay longer in the US than what I told CBP

I'm Japanese, visiting my boyfriend in the US for the first time, staying with his family for about 40 days. We've been dating for a couple of years, but this is the first time I'm going to America. ...
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Entering the UK as the holder of an Article 10 residence card

I'm a Swedish (EU) citizen and my husband is a non-EU citizen. We moved to Spain a few months ago. My husband have a article 10 residence card. This card is issued by the Spanish authorities because ...
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Transit visa for Iranian passport holders travelling to Canada [duplicate]

I am Iranian and traveling from Kuala lumpur to Toronto, Do I need transit visa for Tokyo? my layover is 11 hours
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Denied croatia impact on my travel to spain [duplicate]

Hello there currently i will be visiting spain they issued me multiple entry 90 days however i am afraid that they might turned me down at the border will it most likely to happen and will i be at ...
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Crossing US border just to take another flight and times/rules to be considered

I am planning a trip to Bangkok, Thailand (BKK) departing from Lima, Peru (LIM) and I'm a Peruvian citizen. I am making my own itinerary since I found cheaper prices when booking flights separately. ...
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How to complete the US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) I94 form when your stay is really short

I will be traveling from Lima, Peru (LIM) to Los Angeles (LAX) under a B1/B2 visa and then from Los Angeles (LAX) to Bangkok, Thailand (BKK). However, since I bought each flight separately, I will ...
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Travelling to UK, non-EU divorced citizen with Biometric card stating permanent residence as member of EU [migrated]

My friend is a soon-to-be divorced, non EU citizen. She received permanent residence as family member of an EU citizen. She was advised the card will still be valid, but she has been told at the UK ...
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Vape cartridge scrutiny at UK customs

What kind of scrutiny can I expect from UK customs at an airport if bringing a small vaporizer and one or two cartridges. If the cartridges have nothing like a government seal or list of "ingredients" ...
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Travel documents and airlines rules

Is a Dutch citizen living in Belgium traveling to Italy allowed to travel on an EU low cost company with his Belgian residency card?
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Traveling to Italy from USA with Italian Passport near Expiration

Traveling to Italy from the US with an Italian passport that will have less than 3 months left before expiration upon arrival in Italy and will also have a valid US Green Card with no expiration ...
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Travelling Dehli > London > Phoenix > Santa Barbara. Is 2 hour layover in Phoenix enough?

I have booked a flight from DEL to London to Phoenix to SBA. There is a 2-hour layover time in Phoenix. I will be traveling in late July and will arrive at Phoenix at around 12:30 hours. I have a J1 ...
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Confidentially bringing medication from Canada to USA

I am on the ADHD drug "Vyvanse" which is a schedule II controlled substance. It's pretty essential for me to take it, and especially on this business trip. Unfortunately, I really want to keep this ...
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How can I avoid being instructed to open the baggage at customs?

On my recent trip when I returned back to the airport, I was forced to open the baggage at customs. It is my bad that I said to the police there (are they police?) that this is my first trip and thus ...
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Can I travel to Jamaica with a one way ticket and buy a return once I am there?

I would like to know if I can buy a return ticket once I am there as I do not know how long I will be staying. I will be staying with relatives if that makes a difference. OR could I buy a ticket and ...
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Receiving parcel in Japan [closed]

I would like to bring a musical instrument from my country to a Japanese friend via international postal parcel service. However, I would like to know about customs security in Japan. I mean to say is ...
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What do non-EU/Schengen citizens need to do when travelling within the Common Travel Area (CTA)?

With the Common Travel Area forming a partially open-border zone, what should a non-EU/Schengen citizen travelling within it keep in mind? For example, do passports get checked, and perhaps stamped, ...
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What is the purpose of putting all your gadgets in the trays the TSA provides?

I haven't flown yet, but I may need to, hence the question. When you go through security, you have to empty out your pockets, shoes, watch, laptop, phone etc and place them in trays. I understand ...
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Do not board message at the airport check in

I have always experienced a do-not-board message when flying to Dubai from Kenya since last year January 2016. Since then I have traveled more than five times to Dubai with a visit visa but every time ...
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Tourist visa refused after WHV

I recently spent 2 years in Australia working with my Working Holiday Visa. In this time I did little to no sightseeing. In almost all cases I was asked to stay longer by my employers. My plan was to ...
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Passport stamped across B1 visa upon entry in the USA

I have been to the USA under a B1/B2 visa previously, but then it was stamped on the page opposite to the one with the visa, where b2 was written and the deadline for exit was stamped. The next time ...
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Can I take my drone into Australia?

I will live in Australia and would like to know if I can take my drone into the country. I have the invoice for the product, but I fear that the equipment will be barred at the airport. Are there any ...
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Indian Passport nearing 6 months validity, Will it be a problem to travel to Australia without its renewal though a Valid 2yrs Visa is available

My Indian passport expires on 15th December 2019. I hold a WPLT for 2 years. I'm planning to travel Australia around 6th June 2019. Questions Is there any 6 months restriction on Indian passports ...
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Traveling Asia & need to switch to my other passport [duplicate]

I haven two passports (US & Irish). I'm currently traveling on my US passport but it's getting full & want to switch to my Irish passport so I will be able to get a visa when in Indonesia. ...
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Are random passport checks the current norm when entering Switzerland by land?

I have noticed, going by bus and train to Switzerland, that border guards will often check passports/visas of selected car/train passengers. Buses are also often stopped whereby a border guard boards ...
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Could I be denied entry into Ireland due to medical and police situations during a previous UK visit?

I am an American seeking to enter Ireland for a four-day trip next month. I have documentation for my lodging, funds, and return ticket, so ordinarily I would be fine to enter. However, I have an ...
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US entry in Atlanta airport (ATL) together with a US citizen

I will soon travel to the US for the first time. I am not a US citizen, but I will travel together with one. We will land in ATL and then proceed to a connecting flight. I know I will have to clear ...
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Shanghai visa-free transit operations time

Next month I have a long layover, two days, in Pudong, Shanghai. Our flight arrives around 11.20 pm, meaning that most of the airport will be closed. I am planning to apply for transit without a visa....
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Can still enter the UK using my indefinite leave to remain status although the immigration officer stamped my passport with a Leave to enter [duplicate]

On May 13, 1983 I was granted a Leave to Remain in the UK for an indefinite period visa and since then I have maintained this status by not staying outside the UK for more than two years. During my ...
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Crossing US border with music files I'm legally allowed to possess

Apart from directly buying digital music files, there are a few ways in which you could possess such files legally (at least in my country): Creating them from CDs you legally own, to make listening ...
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Crewing from Vancouver to Mexico

Can a crew member ineligible to enter the US enter US waters and stay onboard during transit?