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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Requirement for transit visa Azerbaijan

Iam an Indian citizen and studying in Ukraine. I want to go back India so I am planning to fly Azerbaijan airlines through BAKU. Do I need a transit Visa for the connecting flights?
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Is homemade jam permitted across US-Canada border? [duplicate]

Next week I will be flying to the US from Canada, and I was planning to bring a couple jars of homemade strawberry jam as a gift for my host. Unfortunately, both countries' respective border services ...
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Can I bring methylated spirits camping fuel into Russia?

Apparently, methylated spirits / methyl alcohol / ethanol is very hard to find in Russia, so I am considering to bring mine on the train. According to this page (not an official source), it is ...
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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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How come I was asked by a CBP officer why I was in the US when leaving?

During my last visit to the USA, just before I was boarding my flight at the gate on the way BACK to the UK via Germany. Right as the gate agent scans your ticket and lets you walk down the jetway to ...
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UK Customs or TSA removed my TSA lock but didn't leave a note or return the lock, what can I do? [duplicate]

I flew to the US on a business trip last month, and locked my soft suitcase with a TSA lock. I did the same on the flight back, but when I got my bag off the carousel at Heathrow there was no lock, no ...
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usa - Can I be detained or arrested for refusing to unlock my digital devices?

After reading this news piece on how an american journalist was pulled in for secondary screening while entering the US, a question that popped up in my mind is what happens if, as a foreigner, I ...
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Travelling UK without wife [on hold]

I am living in Germany. I have applied 6 month EEA UK permit. I got that one. I have been to the UK with my wife according to condition that she must be travelling with me or accompany with me. But ...
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Can 2 members of a family use the same APC kiosk when they are entering the US under different visa programs?

Regarding APC kiosks, what happens when one member of the family is entering the US with an ESTA form and the other one with a B1/B2 Visa? Can they use the APC kiosk together? At certain moment, the ...
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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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Should I declare a faux wood object to customs when entering Australia?

Should I declare the item I'm bringing to Australia; even though it is made out of faux wood? It is not actual wood and does not fall into the category of wooden goods as I just checked (it is ...
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Importing laptop to Japan from US [on hold]

I am a Japanese resident, moved here 6months ago and have a resident card. I am planning to import a gaming laptop from US. I wanted to know if there's anything that I need to do from my side. I am ...
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Indian Customs baggage rules [on hold]

Although the Rule 6 of Indian Baggage Rules is entitled ‘Transfer of Residence’, sub-rule (1) speaks of ‘A person who is engaged in a profession abroad, OR is transferring his residence to India, ...
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entry/exit by train - UK/Schengen [duplicate]

I'm a non-EU citizen, I will be travelling from Paris to Manchester next month, so I was wondering since most countries track entry and leave dates, if I use the train to switch these countries and ...
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Transit in istanbul

I travelled from Philippines to UK transit in Istanbul. I bought some diamonds in philippines properly declared with customs to bring out and will pay VAT in UK do I need to declare in Istanbul while ...
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Peace Arch without exiting USA

For the purposes of this question, assume I am of a legal status which prevents me from exiting the US. If I was to identify myself to CBP, I run a high risk of being denied entry and/or having my ...
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Can I transfer SEVIS Information for F1 US Visa, if I have already paid once for a J1 US visa before? [on hold]

I applied for an F1 US visa sometime back, for which, the biometric information has already been submitted; the interview is also coming up soon. I had previously visited the US for a summer as a J1 ...
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Travel to Amsterdam on Schengen business visa for tourist purpose

I am travelling back to India from Curacao and I've 9 hours layover at Amsterdam airport. I am planning to go outside of Airport for sight seeing. I've valid Schengen business visa issued from ...
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Can rice be brought into Hawaii?

I bought 10lb of rice at a local grocery store in Phoenix, Arizona and wish to take it to Honolulu, Hawaii. The rice is well packed and sealed. It's a variety of rice I get in my home country and is ...
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How can you complain about being wrongly denied boarding and demand compensation?

An African friend of mine was traveling from Dar es Salaam to the UK (Manchester) and had an "Indefinite leave to remain" visa. His wife and children live in the UK. He was flying on Turkish ...
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Should I submit original or copy of my passport to Canadian embassy for an immigration application? [on hold]

Recently my husband applied for my immigration to canada in Family Class. My husband is a canadian citizen. Recently I have been asked to submit as the following Passport/Travel Document: Valid ...
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What are the rules for China's visa-free transit programs?

Assuming one wants to travel through China, what are the rules for visa-free access? To be more specific: How does the 24-hour visa free transit work? How does the 72-hour version work? What does a ...
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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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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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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 [closed]

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 ...