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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Going from Sweden to the US with a London layover, can I take a bouquet of roses?

On the second of November I'm going from Sweden to the USA with a stopover in London. I'm planning on bringing a cut roses bouquet with me and wonder if that's possible or will there be any problems?
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Clothing value for customs in Canada [migrated]

When moving to Canada what I should claim as the value of clothing I have worn and bring into the country?
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Beijing customs asking me to wait until 2020 to show receipts, is this normal?

I travelled to China last week to see family and was stopped by customs and they removed several items which I had brought for gifts and told me I need to show the receipts to pay tax. I’m ok with ...
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When do I have to go through customs between Minneapolis and Nuremberg?

I go from Minneapolis to New York/Newark to Düsseldorf to Nuremberg. When do I go through customs, or is that only on the way back? I'm really nervous because I am also flying with my cello and had to ...
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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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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. Q: Do I need to declare in Istanbul ...
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Customs when returning to Canada after moving to United States

Next week I will be returning to Canada for a short visit after moving permanently to the United States. I have lived in the United States for 4 years now, and am now a Permanent Resident. When I ...
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Schengen Visa delivered by France and Proof of Accommodation, but difficulties traveling within Schengen area

My Thai girlfriend has a Schengen Visa with multiple entries delivered by France, with a Proof of Accommodation (Attestation d'Accueil) with my family in France. We made a side trip to Portugal and ...
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How should I answer custom and border protection questions if I'm a returning citizen that hasn't been in the country for almost a decade? [closed]

I'm a recent HS graduate taking his first international flight alone in a the next couple of days. I'm moving back to the US after nearly a decade to immigrate and eventually find a workplace, I've ...
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US Visa - change in travelling companions

I’m travelling to Vegas in October. I had to get a Visa due to a previous arrest (which didn’t result in a conviction). Anyway, my visa was granted and I have it back. But now one person from our ...
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Visit US for Conference after F1 Visa

I left the US on 9/1 while on OPT (I only planned on working for 8 months since I got accepted to a Canadian MA program). I am originally from Germany and I was in the US for 6 years before that (...
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New Zealand Visa : Medicals on Old Visa - Issues to File Visa?

I had done my medicals for New Zealand visa when my old passport was active last month. Then I got a new passport re-issued as I had to change personal details in the passport. Now the medicals have ...
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Will I be able to enter South Korea as a tourist with a one-way ticket and no ticket home yet?

I've been to South Korea a few times already and always enjoy it but I've always had an onward ticket before. Now I need to fly home from a trip that's lasted over a year, but I still want to take my ...
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Do South Africans have to register expensive laptops and electronics when they leave the country?

In South Africa, there are a number of custom rules that I came across. Here is the source. 6 WHEN LEAVING THE COUNTRY ... b) Goods which will be brought back to the country with a ...
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How to calculate exit date for Thailand?

I've been to Thailand at least half a dozen times before in the last five years or so and each time was allowed to stay for 15 days and never calculated my exit date wrong and never overstayed. So ...
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Wrongfully held at Italian passport control for over an hour (EU citizen): can I get financial compensation?

Background for anyone who may not know: I, an EU citizen, have the right to enter any EU or Schengen state (in this case Italy) using either a passport or national ID card. It doesn't matter whether I ...
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Denied visa after seemingly authorized long stay

My mother and father enter the US together dad was given six months to stay and my mother was given 2 and a half years to stay we did not notice it until we was finding what need to done, to apply for ...
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What is the allowed amount of electronics to be brought to USA?

I am flying to USA from EU for CES and I have a laptop and 3 tablets which I would like to take with me. Can I do that without any issues? Should I fill some paperwork before? Even though I am not ...
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Why are so many electronic passport gates kept closed?

I travel by plane on average 3-4 times per month, mainly in Europe. One thing I have noticed is that despite the advantages offered by electronic passport gates, on almost every occasion and at almost ...
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CDG baggage claim before or after immigration?

I have a transfer in CDG (both in T1), but they are on separate tickets. I'm not entering the Schengen area, nor coming from it. Can I check baggage for my flight to CDG and collect it before ...
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International student travelling to the UK. Must I pay duty on items I bring? [closed]

I’m an international student set to join a University in the UK for a 1 year Management course. I’ll be taking my laptop, iPad and camera with me. Am I supposed to pay duty at the airport for any of ...
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Why does the online I94 form require VWP applicants to buy ESTA?

I'm a EU citizen living in Canada. I'm taking a road trip to the US next week. According to the CBP website, I don't need to renew my ESTA to do so. In hopes of slightly accelerating the paperwork at ...
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Bringing computer hardware to Albania crossing several Balkan countries

if I have to bring cryptocurrency mining hardware (A disassembled PC and several GPUs) from Germany to Albania. What are the problems I could face on border control and customs in the countries I am ...
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How early can you enter USA after H1B visa extension [closed]

My H1-B visa is already expired , however I have a valid I797A until Feb 2020 and have also applied for my extension. I would like to travel to my home country in December and understand that would ...
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Which biometrics do UK border control store when EU citizens scan their passport at airport (both entering and leaving, from/to Europe)

Biometrics are not collected from the traveller itself, but passports are still being scanned by UK officials and these contain biometrics. Are such biometrics being (copied and) stored?
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Is there such a thing as a “guarantee” by a Schengen resident

We'll be applying for our Schengen visas via the Netherlands embassy. Since the purpose of our visit is tourism, it would be dishonest to apply for a visit visa. I do have a close cousin living in ...
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Supplements from Europe to Canada

I will be travelling to Canada from Europe and want to pack my fitness supplements with me, these include - small plastic bottle of BCAA pills, pack of creatine and container of protein powder. All of ...
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Can I travel on the same ESTA?

I overstayed my ESTA for about 51 days when I went to the US. When I checked my ESTA status online it says approved. Can I travel back to the US on the same ESTA, or do I have to apply for a new one?
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Do I have to go through customs in Madrid

I am flying on Iberia airlines from Miami to Rome, with a 1 hour stop in Madrid, Spain. Do I have to take my luggage through customs in Madrid?
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Received UK landing stamp in an expired passport: Should we apply for correction?

My wife and my son have UK visas in previous passports, and traveled to the UK in August with both passports. My wife has the landing stamp in her new passport, with a note saying VIPP, as expected. ...
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Can you relocate to Taiwan after being deported from China? [closed]

My Ukranian girlfriend was recently deported from China for a minor offense. She wants to relocate to Taiwan to be closer to me since I'm still in China. The problem is we're worried that might not ...
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Does India require 2 blank passport pages, if you already have a visa in your passport?

In common with many folks here, I'm running rather short on blank passport pages. Specifically, I'm down to just 1 blank page left (plus a bunch of half-filled ones) Looking on the UK.Gov site for ...
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Can I cancel a hotel booking after receiving my Dubai visa?

I booked a hotel in Dubai and mentioned it on my visa application. I now wish to stay with a friend of mine instead. Is it safe to cancel the booking right now, or would doing so impact my visa ...
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How seriously should I take a CBP interview where I was told I have a red flag and could only stay for 30 days?

I’m 20 year old girl traveling on a ESTA for the second time over a longer period. The first time I used it for a longer 2 months period in June. Then I went home for one month and now I am back. The ...
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Post Study Work Visa United Kingdom 2 Years [migrated]

Am I eligible for a PSW (2 year Post-Study Work Visa UK): Course: Masters of science Method of study: Full Time Start date: 6 January 2020 Estimated end date: 6 May 2021
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Newark to Oslo to Bergen: Where do I go through Customs & Immigration?

I've got an itinerary coming up where I'll be flying SAS from Newark, New Jersey to Oslo, Norway, followed by a connecting flight to Bergen. Both flights are part of the same booking. It's only just ...
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Travelling out from Dublin airport to UAE

I have a UK visit visa, I arrived last July at a UK airport. Now I would like to change my flight back to Asia next month by using Dublin airport on my way out. Do I need an Irish visa to use Dublin ...
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Bringing pre-made bird's nest soup into the UK

I have an Asian tourist who wants to bring into the UK bags of pre-made bird's nest soup which is apparently very expensive in Asia and needs some advice on this. Is this item allowed? If so, what ...
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Travel with existing visa while renewal under administrative processsing [migrated]

Indian citizen. Current F1 Visa is valid until July 2020. Need 2 more years of Visa before expected graduation. Have a consulate interview io 15 Dec 2019. If I receive administrative processing, it ...
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Is ashwagandha (ginseng) allowed in the UK and US?

Ashwagandha (Indian ginseng) is a herbal product I regularly use. I will be travelling (only transiting) via London and then USA on my way to Peru soon. Does anyone know if this is banned/illegal in ...
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Train from Nice to Moscow / Border Controls

I am hoping to travel by Train from Nice to Moscow next year before embarking on the Tran/siberian express. I understand the visa requirements but I am hearing though that there are issues with ...
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American overstayer in UK going home. Questions about transiting through Schengen Area on the way back

I'm an American citizen and I've overstayed my visa in the UK (non-Schengen Area). I want to go home but I have some questions about traveling back. I've looked at flights and, while I've found some ...
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Can I enter Canada in October 2019 with a passport that expires in February 2020? [duplicate]

Can I enter Canada from the US in October 2019 with my US passport that expires in February 2020? I can not find specific requirements since the new rules were implemented. A link or website address ...
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Will replacing a fake visa with a different fake visa cause me problems when applying for a legal study permit?

I have a problem, 4 years ago my passport was stamped with a fake visa. I want to apply for a legal study permit now so my mother sought counsel from this immigration services agents and she took my ...
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Ticketing norms for Schengen visa

I am an Indian citizen. I will travel few to Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Germany. My entry will be through Vienna and exit through Berlin. After Schengen my next destination will be ...
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Transitting through Spanish Airport-customs rules

I will be arriving to Barcelona on a flight from the US. 22 hours later I will have to catch my flight to Russia from Barcelona. I have a question regarding my imported goods then. I am in transit ...
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Will I owe customs duty on my Xbox one x while visiting Israel?

I am planning on bringing my Xbox one x with me on my (touristic) visit to Israel, but I’m afraid of the duty which may be imposed on it. From what I heard I could have to pay up to 148% of the price ...
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Do immigration official check return ticket status, whether it is cancelled or not? [closed]

One must have return ticket at immigration. Do immigration official check return ticket status, whether it is cancelled or not?
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Passing through Japanese customs with a tax-free knife [duplicate]

I am in Japan and I have purchased a kitchen knife (slightly over ¥16,000), claiming back the sales tax. The tax refund office did attach a document to my passport stating the sale. Tomorrow I will ...
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Passport - tiny rip on the edge of my passport page

I have a brand new Philippine passport. All of the pages are crisp and my bio page is perfectly fine. On Sept 1, returning to Canada from the US (I have a Canada Permanent Resident card), an ...