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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Minor expired passport

Can a minor who is US citizen travel back to the United States from Jamaica with a parent on a expired passport ?
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Can I take sealed PC parts in the plane from UK to Morocco?

I recently bought PC parts that cost me £4500 and I'm a student in UK for almost 3 years and I'm going back to my country which is Morocco in October. Now i'm wondering if I am allowed to take these ...
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Is it possible to enter the US on a one-way ticket?

Is it possible to enter US on a one way ticket without any problem ? I am coming over to help a friend sail his boat from mainland US down to Caribbean.So am not sure exactly when I will be returning ...
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Countries you may not visit after Israel - even if you don't have an Israeli stamp

There's been a lot of discussion of issues that arise when you visit Israel and countries like Lebanon and Iran. However, the discussion, both on this website and in other places, almost always ...
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I am living in Germany. My residence permit expires on 31st August 2021. Can I book my flight to India on 1st September 2021?

I am living in Germany. My residence permit expires on 31st August 2021. Can I book my flight to India on 1st September 2021? Will there be any penalty? Will, there be any penalty, or will I face any ...
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Which documents are required to enter Maldives from India?

I am planning to travel to the Maldives from India from 30th July till 6th August. I want to ask what all documents are required besides Passport to enter the Maldives? I am a citizen of India. I will ...
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transit layover query

What does it mean when I see this in TIMATIC? VISA REQUIRED, EXCEPT FOR PASSENGERS WITH A CONFIRMED ONWARD TICKET FOR A FLIGHT TO A THIRD COUNTRY WITHIN 24 HOURS. THEY MUST STAY IN THE INTERNATIONAL ...
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Can I enter the USA with a naturalization certificate and foreign passport?

I do have my oath ceremony scheduled for February 27th,2020 early morning I know that I will surrender my green card and get my naturalization certificate. my problem is next day on 28th i am ...
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Can we use the “EU citizen only” lane when travelling by car with one non-EU passenger inside?

I am a non-EU citizen with permanent residence in EU. My wife and my kid are EU citizens. When travelling togehter by car, are we allowed to use the "EU citizen only lane" when crossing ...
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Customs Duty on Bringing 2 Laptops from US to India

I have an old laptop which I carried from India to the US & has an export certificate with it(so it's duty-free). Can I buy the laptop in the US and bring both the laptops, duty-free into India?
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Dual citizen travelling abroad with a foreign passport before receiving the US Passport

So I'm in the process of getting my US passport but I also have my foreign passport that I traveled with this April. I used my Green Card to travel with it but they already accepted my US passport. (I ...
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Ok to bring in small, cut and dried flowers and leaves, and small stones, into the USA?

Long ago I visited my ancestral village in Greece, and while there, saved some small wildflowers and leaves in my diary. I also took some small, colorful stones from the Ionian sea. Today, looking ...
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Carry another person's Green Card to Mexico. Is this OK or legal?

friend A and B travel to mexico. friend A accidentally brings expired green card instead of current/valid green card. airline rejects friend A from returning to USA and recommends they go to embassy ...
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Why do visa applications require birth certificate? [closed]

It seems for quite some countries (e.g. Japan, Austria), getting a long-term visa (e.g. work visa) requires submitting one's birth certificate. What information do immigration departments require from ...
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Where can I use an Irish passport card?

I have recently supplemented my Irish passport with a passport card. This is a cute credit card sized thing that fits neatly in my wallet. According to the DFA site, it is valid in the EU, EEA, and ...
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Can I make a connecting flight in Baku Airport (GYD) in 45 minutes and do I need a transit visa?

I am planning to catch a trip home from Beijing (PEK) to Copenhagen (CPH) in august, and the cheapest one I can find is a "three-legger" through Baku (GYD) and Berlin (TXL) with Azerbaijan Airlines. ...
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Is it objectionable to carry someone else's passport across the UK Border?

I was watching a UK Border Patrol episode on youtube (relevant bit is at 9:01) where the customs agents at Heathrow confiscated a relative's genuine passport from a Bolivian traveler because the ...
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Can the parent sign for in a minor's US DS-2019 form?

I recently received the DS-2019 form for the US J-2 visa application. The DS-2019 form is for my child (less than 14 yo) and requires signature by the applicant. Does this require: either parent (...
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Can I travel within the Schengen area while my Italian residency card is being renewed?

I am a Filipina living legally here in Italy. My permesso di soggiorno is under renewal since it has been expired. I was scheduled for biometrics on April 11 and I have to go to Denmark on April 28. I ...
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Can I fly back to Italy if my Italian residency card has expired and is being renewed?

I have a residence permit (permesso di soggiorno) for Italy. I am currently in the Netherlands for an exchange. My permit expired on the 30th of November and I applied for a new one but I will get the ...
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Is my Italian residency permit valid after the visa in my passport expires?

I am currently in Italy and I have a student's visa that is valid until the beginning of October and I received my permesso di soggiorno that is valid until the end of the year. Can I stay here after ...
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Is there a Permesso di Soggiorno card valid for traveling around Europe?

I’m going to renew my Permesso di soggiorno this April and I wanted it to be valid for traveling around Europe, for now I have Permesso di Soggiorno (Attesa Occupazione).
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I lost my Italian residence permit abroad, how can I obtain a duplicate so that I can fly back to Italy?

Sweden is going to ban me from flying if I can't show them my lost permesso di soggiorno from Italy. It was issued in Florence because my old one expired while I was in school. How do I get a copy?
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Immigration help [migrated]

Hello Iam in dire need for help. I was living in the States and wss in the process of getting my permanent residence from my mother who got hers from my brother who is American but my mother passed ...
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International Legality for travelers to import or buy poppy seeds commonly used as cooking spice in some cultures?

Different countries have different fair use policies; medicinal, cooking spice, versus contraband/ intoxicant usage. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poppy_seed They are widely used in cuisines across ...
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Is flight between Puerto Rico and US mainland considered domestic or international

I am looking for recent experiences for people who travel from US mainland to Puerto Rico and from Puerto Rico to US mainland. Did you other others in your flight had to go through custom/immigration ...
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Leaving JFK with a French passport to enter Europe

My daughter is still waiting for her US passport and we both have dual citizenship (French / American). Travelling this Friday to Europe she will have to use her French passport. Delta on the phone ...
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Stolen Passport in Country Without a US Embassy

My passport was stolen in December 2020. There is no US Embassy in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The nearest embassy is in the Bahamas. There is a US Consulate, but it has been closed since 2019. ...
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Can I get back into the US with an expired US passport and a valid UK passport? [duplicate]

Good evening I booked a trip and realized my US passport is expired. I have a passport from another country (UK) and wanted to know could i use that to get back into the US now that the US is letting ...
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Emergency flight to Madrid in 3 days & US Passport just expired

I am a US Citizen, and I need to travel to Spain in a few days but my passport is recently expired. I have dual citizenship to Ireland and hold a valid Irish passport that states my birthplace is the ...
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Do immigration officers have the authority to inspect your electronic devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops)?

Do immigration officers have the authority to inspect your electronic devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops)? I've heard that ever since the 9/11 attacks, immigration officers in many countries (in ...
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Do I a need a DATV for my onward journey while arrive and by depart by air same airline same terminal same day? [duplicate]

Hi I am an Indian and have residence permit in NL I am planning to a book a flight with British Airways from AMS to BOM via LHR I will have a layover of approx 2 hours in LHR Arrival and Departure ...
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Declaring items purchased while living abroad, but shipped from US, upon return [closed]

My wife and I have been living in Canada for 4 months on a work permit. We’ll be returning to the US soon, where we are both citizens. The general guidance is that anything we purchased abroad, we ...
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Visiting the Philippines as a dual citizen with a different name in passport?

Do I need to apply for visa if I am going to the Philippines, as I am a dual passport holder - 1 Taiwan and 1 Philippine passport). In my R.O.C. passport both names appeared but my phil. passport it'...
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Am I allowed multiple entry to USA on a I-94W?

Driving to California from Mexico. Once in the US I am planing to fly for a week in Costa Rica, fly back to the US, then drive back to Mexico. I recently was denied boarding a plane to go back to the ...
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Can my child enter the US on a foreign passport?

My child is entitled to US citizenship but we have been unable to register her birth abroad as due to covid we cannot get an embassy appointment. She has a valid UK passport. We need to travel to the ...
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Will UK overstay affect my New Zealand dependent visa? [closed]

My UK visa extension got rejected in 2012 and i overstayed in UK for 6 months and came back to my home country voluntarily. I was on PSW visa at that time. No stamp on my passport, but at airport I ...
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Sri Lanka - PCR 96 hours within first flight clarification

Sri Lanka COVID restrictions are as follows: Passengers must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 96 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must ...
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Can you eat food refused by quarantine by Australian border control?

If some food you're bringing in is refused by quarantine, are they sometimes willing to let you eat it? Assume there isn't a massive queue behind you and the officer is in a good mood. Background: I ...
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How do they enforce rules on declaring funds?

Someone was concerned about the legality of leaving USA with a lot of money. Does CBP enforce that, and how? Seems they would have to already have an alert on the person's name, to catch them when ...
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Do airlines transmit flight data with immigration?

I'd like to ask the following question Obviously, upon travelling, we have to go to the check-in in order to get the boarding card/pass and then we have to clear immigration by going to the entry or ...
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Where can I travel for prolonged periods of time while legally working remotely for a company in my home country?

I found several questions about inbound travelers to the US in this scenario, but little about other countries: I work for a company in my home country (USA) who are open to me working remotely while ...
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Overstaying in USA from Canada. What's the process passing immigration?

What will happen if I've overstayed in the USA and I want to go back to my native country of Canada? Its been almost 2 years now and I need to travel back home. Does anyone know what will happen at ...
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Does visiting Canada from USA under ESTA reset the visa waiver?

I'm staying in the US under the Visa Waiver Program at the moment, until 8th March. I'm planning to visit Montreal, Canada, for a week and then come back to the States. Is a new visa waiver required ...
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Can my friend from the U.S visit the U.K. after a custodial sentence

My friend in the U.S was sentenced to 1 year and a day, he actually served just 8 months, that was ten years ago, the crime was financial, he only wants to visit for about ten days, meet with friends ...
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Canadian Permanent Resident entering Canada with expired US passport

I’m a US citizen and a Canadian Permanent Resident. During my visit to my terminally ill mother in the US last year my passport expired. I just noticed it and am returning to my home in Canada at the ...
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What is the likelihood of appearing on the TV show 'Border Security: America's Front Line' if I travel to the US?

So I'm planning on travelling to Los Angeles from mid-Summer to the end of this year after I receive a COVID vaccine. I've always wondered how normal travellers end up on those shows because I've ...
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Am I over-staying in the Philippines? Japanese Dual citizen

I have been living in the Philippines since I was a kid. I was born to a Japanese father and Filipino mom, which makes me a Filipino citizen. A few days ago, I inquired about getting a Filipino ...
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IRCC Secure Account (GC Key not Authorized)

I'm trying to login to the IRCC portal for Canada, and I'm getting an error. Your session has expired Error: Online Services Your account is not authorized to access this IRCC portal. Please ensure ...
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UK border, post-Brexit, UK citizen travelling with EU citizens: approach passport control desk together or separately?

At the end of the year I'd like to visit the UK with my girlfriend and her mother for a week or two. I'm a UK citizen and passport holder. They are EU citizens and Spanish passport holders. This week ...

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