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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What happens if a person is deported to a country that previously refused asylum? [closed]

What will happen in the following scenario: You seek asylum at a European country Rejected Travel to another country Seek asylum Based on the concept of first country of asylum, you get caught and ...
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Is it allowed to photograph airport customs signs from the baggage claim area?

Three days ago at Bergen Airport I warned my cousin not to take pictures at the baggage claim, since the baggage claim in Bergen Airport is really close to the custom signs. However, he took a picture ...
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Can I take a sex-toy on plane through UAE?

I will be traveling from Australia to Austria, transferring in Abu Dhabi. Is it alright for me to bring a vibrator in the check-in luggage, or are there laws against that? It is approximately 17cm ...
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which immigration queue to use upon arrival at a port [closed]

Once a traveler arrives at a destination country and thus has to pass through immigration, does he have to go on a specific immigration spot or can he go at any of them?
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Taking prescribed amphetamines to Dubai or India

Are you allowed to bring prescribed amphetamines to Dubai or India from the USA?
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Minimum time between visits to Canada

I am an Australian and lived in Canada for two years on a working holiday visa (IEC) but now expired. I have an eTA. Is there a specific time you must spend away from Canada before re entering again ...
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Does a non-US resident need a visa for an international connection through USA? [duplicate]

I have purchased a ticket a friend to come and visit me in Australia. She is a Venezuelan passport holder, but lives in Panama. We already sorted her Australian tourist visa. However, there are ...
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Do I need a round trip ticket when entering the US as F1 for short term training?

I will be taking English classes in the US as F1 student (ESL program). The program is 3 months long and I plan to stay in the US for at least 4 months. Is entering the US on F1 with a one way ticket ...
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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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Overstayed my US visa for over 10 years, never got deported, can I return as a tourist?

In 2000, I traveled to the US via a J-1 Work And Travel program and lived there, illegally, for 11 years. I was never arrested, or had any trouble with the law, I was never deported. I paid my taxes (...
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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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Customs and immigration on a USA-UK-Sweden flight itinerary

I will be flying from Tampa, laying over in London (Gatwick airport), then on my way to Sweden (Arlanda airport). I was wondering what to expect regarding Customs and Immigration. I will be flying ...
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What can I do to prevent passport stamps being put on blank pages?

I'm running low on blank passport pages which are sometimes needed for full page visas such as those issued by Armenia, India, and Vietnam. When I crossed the border into Turkey the other day I got ...
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When do I clear US customs and immigration if connecting at a US airport to my final destination elsewhere in the US?

I'm a British citizen travelling from London Heathrow (LHR) to the Hartford, Connecticut airport, and have a two hour stopover in Newark, New Jersey (EWR) on my itinerary. At what stage would I clear ...
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transfer in Miami, final destination Charlotte, where do I clear customs? [duplicate]

I'm gonna fly from Barcelona to Charlotte with a stop in Miami. I wanted to know if I'll need to get through the US Customs and Border Protection in Miami, because I have a flight to take from Miami ...
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Can I take Amul cottage cheese from India to Netherlands?

I have couple of Indian friends in Netherlands who would like to have some cottage cheese or paneer (raw) from India. Can I carry around 500gms of it with me in my hand luggage or checkin bag?
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India Customs Clearance

What exactly happens at India customs? This is what I found from google: I get a paper on flight, where I choose I am going to use the green or red channel. Say I choose green, do they scan my ...
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Arriving at Athens Airport an evening prior to our Visa start date

So we're a married Indian couple on our honeymoon trip to Greece. Our original flight from Mumbai to Athens (via Muscat) on Oman Air was scheduled for July 10, 2019 and arriving at Athens at 1950 ...
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Can I carry a mercury-vapor quartz lamp on a flight from Moscow to Sydney?

I would like to bring to Australia a quartz lamp for medical reasons (personal use). Flight Moscow-Sydney via Doha with Qatar airlines. Is there anything stopping me doing so and is it best in check ...
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What documents are needed for a citizen of Botswana travelling to the UK?

As a citizen of Botswana, I am not required to apply for a visa. However, I would like to know which documents are needed when I arrive in the UK.
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Connecting flights baggage movement at ORD [duplicate]

I and my spouse (both senior citizens) are travelling at the end of June with the following itinerary: (Etihad EY255): Kolkata (CCU) to Abu Dhabi (AUH). (Etihad EY151): Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Chicago (...
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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 [closed]

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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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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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? [closed]

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 ...