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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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As a dual citizen, my US passport will expire one day after traveling to the US. Will this work?

As a dual citizen, my US passport will expire one day after traveling to the US (May 4th). I will be staying for one week, flying back to Europe afterwards (where I am a resident). Can I enter with my ...
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Will a USA no-fly blacklist prevent Canada passengers from flying domestically?

Related to this question, apparently someone who is on a USA no-fly list will not be allowed on international flights between other countries, if they have a chance of overflying or diverting to the ...
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Queue time for visa exemption when entering at Shanghai Pudong?

I'll be travelling through Shanghai Pudong Airport in 3 weeks and I want to use the 144-hour visa exemption service. I'm worrying about the queue time. I'll land at 1 p.m. and hope that it won't ...
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Any documents to show when entering USA with ESTA?

We'll be soon flying to the US using our ESTA for the first time. We're staying at our relative's place but we will be the ones supporting ourselves financially. Are there any documents (apart from ...
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Sleeping pills to italy [on hold]

I am traveling to Italy from the USA. I am wondering if it is possible to bring prescription sleeping pill into Italy?
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Can a non-EU citizen with residency visa traveling with me come with me through the EU passport line, when entering Schengen area?

I’m doing some travelling with my mate in a few weeks and I was wondering if, to save time, he could come through the Schengen border through the EU Line with me even though he is not a citizen? I’m a ...
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VAT Refund for EU Citizens studying abroad for 1 year only

Sorry if I'm new to this board and not sure how questions are to be phrased. I'm British and am hoping to study in the US next year for 1 year. I'm not sure if I will stay the full year as my ...
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Custom related for arrival from Paris to Vancouver via Montreal

My grandson is returning home to Vancouver from Paris via Montreal , all with AC. Does he have to pickup his suitcase in Montreal and go through Customs or can he check in his luggage directly to ...
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Can my wife join me in the EU immigration queue to enter the UK, or can I join her in the non-EU queue?

I've seen this question, but the situation there is (as suggested by the answers) different to mine because the question pertains to an EU national's girlfriend. The accepted answer states that ...
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Which queue for an unmarried EU/non-EU couple travelling through UK Immigration Control together?

I'll be arriving at Heathrow in June 2015 with my current girlfriend for a holiday in the UK. I've been trying to find out which immigration queue to join at Heathrow Passport Control without much ...
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Canadian visit visa for a family of 5 - funds and home ties [duplicate]

Me and my family are planning to apply for a Canadian visit visa to spend 1 month of our summer vacations. We have a family member in Canada who is my Father's cousin brother. He is a specialized ...
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Immigrating to the USA from Canada to join Boyfriend [closed]

So I have a friend who would like to move to the USA from Canada (Canadian Citizen) who is looking to move to the states (California) to be with her boyfriend. Her SO is a student (I think on a ...
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International Flight with connection in the destination country. At which airport will I have to pass through customs?

I am an Italian citizien that spent the last 6 months abroad in Japan. I will be returning to Italy next week, and I have booked an Alitalia flight that goes from Tokyo(NRT) to Roma(FCO),I will then ...
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On a C1/D visa, can I transit through Newark airport to Canada on a personal visit?

I am a seafarer from India and have a C1/D US visa. I am now on vacation in India. Can I transit through a US airport on my C1/D visa for a personal visit to a final destination of Canada? I am not ...
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Is a 2-hour connection time enough in Atlanta?

We recently travelled to Salt Lake City from Manchester in the U.K. via Atlanta. We are UK citizens and were travelling under the Visa Waiver Scheme + ESTA for the first time. We had a two-hour ...
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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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Take groceries in checked luggage

Can I take rice, dal, dried fish and spices from bangalore to paris in hold- in luggage on al international flight ?
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Traveling to Thailand, immigration and customs check 3 times?

Hello there I have a question about my travel plans to Thailand. I'm currently going to be heading to Thailand and my first flight is out of SNA(John Wayne). We fly to SEA(Seattle) and from there go ...
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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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What is the possibility of being denied entry at the US border if I have a valid B1/B2 visa and I plan on attending a coding school?

In February I applied for a B1/B2 visa to attend a bootcamp style coding school in the US. I am a UK citizen and I was applying in the London embassy. I had a letter from my employer stating that I ...
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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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Is it posible to enter singapore again? [closed]

I have unfinish work contract in singapore and go back to my country ph.. Is itmposible to enter singapore again with tourist visa
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Recently naturalized American visiting the UK, previously denied visa. Apply for entry clearance?

I am a very recently naturalized America citizen. I want to visit the the UK but leaning towards flying in to France, and attempt entry into the UK via Calais by road on my US passport, so that if I ...
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Do Cote d'Ivoire eVisas have a specific entry date?

I successfully obtained an eVisa for Ivory Coast two months ago. Now my flight was rescheduled to an earlier date. Can I still enter the country or is there a date of entry specified on the eVisa? i....
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Why is there a separate queue at immigration for first time visitors and one for repeat?

My brother just landed in the USA at Newark and told there were separate queues -- one for those who have entered the USA within the last two years on ESTA and the other for first time visitors. Why ...
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UK citizens traveling to Ireland with a child having no passport, what's the alternative for the ID?

I understand from various answers here, and from .gov.uk that I don't need a passport to travel to Ireland: I can just show my UK driver's license. But what if I'm travelling with a 10 year old child ...
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Connecting through Chicago O'Hare

I am flying from Tokyo to Toronto through Chicago. Do I have to clear customs and claim my baggage in Chicago? I am flying with American Airlines. The flight is NRT - ORD - YYZ
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Schengen visa application rejected because my US visa stamp expires in December. What are my options?

I went to the Italian consulate in Washington, DC today and they would not accept my visa application because they said my US visa stamp cannot expire less than 3 months after the end of my trip to ...
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Croatia to Poland via Germany

I'm flying from Croatia to Poland via Stuttgart. Will I need to go through immigration in Stuttgart? I have a 1-hour layover; is that a sufficient amount of time?
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Electronic passport gates for US citizens at Heathrow

Can US citizens use the electronic passport gates at Heathrow airport without having to enroll beforehand in any special programs?
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What happens on the immigration gate if a passenger lost their fingerprints?

This is not about me but my science teacher back in my junior high school. After performing scientific experiments for most of his lifetime, he lost all his fingerprints and bragged about it. However,...
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24 Hour TWOV in China

I am planning on traveling from Germany to Indonesia on an Indian passport. Air China seems to be dirt cheap but I have a few things to clarify though: The layover time is 10 hours while going and ...
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Traveling to London with boyfriend, passport control together or separately

My boyfriend and I will be flying into London Gatwick and I'm wondering if we can go through passport control together, or if we have to approach separately? I've seen a lot of information about ...
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Bringing extra alcohol back to the US: what will it cost?

Exceeding federal personal exemption I'm an American citizen returning to the United States from abroad, I'm planning on taking 3 liters of spirits back from my trip. I know the United States ...
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Are visa-free visitors to Ireland less likely to be denied entry when compared to the UK?

We have an extensive database of questions on this site about various problems when crossing the UK border. Citizens of nationalities who are visa-free for both Ireland and the UK might therefore ...
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Copenhagen passport control - US citizen

I was lining up for passport control at CPH and saw some people providing their fingerprint. I wasn't asked to provide it. Is this is a one time thing or are fingerprints not required from US citizens?...
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Can I carry silver worth 2500$ from India to USA?

I was travelling to San Francisco, USA from Bangalore, India at Lufthansa Airlines. Can I carry 4kgs of silver which worth 2.5k dollars or 1.7Lakhs rupees. I was actually giving the silver items like ...
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UK-Ireland day-trip by ferry, will my passport be checked and stamped at both ports? [duplicate]

I have a Canadian passport. I entered the UK with it, and I want to take a day-trip to Ireland. Will my passport be checked, if so, will it be stamped at both ports (going by ferry)?
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Adding baggage allownce

I’m going to travel to india from Australia. As I’m going to add 5 kg extra baggage allowance. Somebody told me if i add extra allowance then the custom at Delhi Airport gonna do checking and i may ...
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Can I take rifle scope (scope only) in checked luggage to India

I would like to visit India next month approximately between December 15-25 [ticket didn't taken yet] from UAE Dubai. I have already purchased a telescope from Dubai market for my Indian air rifle. ...
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Visa transit from Auckland to Dubai [closed]

Do I need to have visa transit when i am flying from Auckland to Dubai. I will just stay in the airport and not leave airport. I am Vietnamese as well
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(SFO > BKK) Will I have to go through customs at SFO when transferring to the international terminal?

I'll be traveling from Texas (DFW) to Thailand (BKK) late May this year and had a few questions about transferring from a domestic terminal to international terminal at SFO. This will be my timeline:...
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Relocating back to India with my grand piano used for work. Do I pay customs duty? [migrated]

If I use a piano for work, and I am relocating back to India after being abroad 50+ years, do I pay customs duty on the Grand Piano and what is the pe
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DS160 information change

My ex submitted the DS 160 for me while we were married but didn't book the visa appointment/paid mrv fees. Now 4 years later I want to visit US on tourist visa and am trying to submit Ds160 ...
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Duties on 2 laptops while travelling to India

I am an Indian living in Australia as permanent resident. I intend to carry 2 laptops to India while on an official trip. 1 laptop is company one and another is personal. I am carrying personal one ...
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Carrying gold bangle (received as gift) from non-EU to EU

Is it allowed to carry a gold hand chain or bangle (worn by a male as a jewellery) to The Netherlands from India, worth 90000 INR, which has been received as a gift from someone. Or does it needs to ...
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Athens to Santorini

We’re flying from Athens to Santorini for the day with no luggage. Do we have to go through Immigration and how long should we be at the airport prior to leaving?
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What does this strange code stamp on my passport mean?

On my last trip to the UK I got this strange stamp. I have the feeling I have been flagged but not sure why. Does anybody know if it is something I have to worry about? I am a US citizen.
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Travelling one way via boat, USA -> Turkey

Family is planning on travelling to Turkey for long term (they will work there). They have a dog. They've found a cruise that allows dogs and stops at various ports in Europe. Would they be allowed ...
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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 ...