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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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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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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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 ...
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Travelling Dehli > London > Phoenix > Santa Barbara. Is 2 hour layover in Phoenix enough?

I have booked a flight from DEL to London to Phoenix to SBA. There is a 2-hour layover time in Phoenix. I will be traveling in late July and will arrive at Phoenix at around 12:30 hours. I have a J1 ...
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Confidentially bringing medication from Canada to USA

I am on the ADHD drug "Vyvanse" which is a schedule II controlled substance. It's pretty essential for me to take it, and especially on this business trip. Unfortunately, I really want to keep this ...
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How can I avoid being instructed to open the baggage at customs?

On my recent trip when I returned back to the airport, I was forced to open the baggage at customs. It is my bad that I said to the police there (are they police?) that this is my first trip and thus ...
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Can I travel to Jamaica with a one way ticket and buy a return once I am there?

I would like to know if I can buy a return ticket once I am there as I do not know how long I will be staying. I will be staying with relatives if that makes a difference. OR could I buy a ticket and ...
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Receiving parcel in Japan [closed]

I would like to bring a musical instrument from my country to a Japanese friend via international postal parcel service. However, I would like to know about customs security in Japan. I mean to say is ...
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What do non-EU/Schengen citizens need to do when travelling within the Common Travel Area (CTA)?

With the Common Travel Area forming a partially open-border zone, what should a non-EU/Schengen citizen travelling within it keep in mind? For example, do passports get checked, and perhaps stamped, ...
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What is the purpose of putting all your gadgets in the trays the TSA provides?

I haven't flown yet, but I may need to, hence the question. When you go through security, you have to empty out your pockets, shoes, watch, laptop, phone etc and place them in trays. I understand ...
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Tourist visa refused after WHV

I recently spent 2 years in Australia working with my Working Holiday Visa. In this time I did little to no sightseeing. In almost all cases I was asked to stay longer by my employers. My plan was to ...
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Passport stamped across B1 visa upon entry in the USA

I have been to the USA under a B1/B2 visa previously, but then it was stamped on the page opposite to the one with the visa, where b2 was written and the deadline for exit was stamped. The next time ...
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Can I take my drone into Australia?

I will live in Australia and would like to know if I can take my drone into the country. I have the invoice for the product, but I fear that the equipment will be barred at the airport. Are there any ...
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Indian Passport nearing 6 months validity, Will it be a problem to travel to Australia without its renewal though a Valid 2yrs Visa is available

My Indian passport expires on 15th December 2019. I hold a WPLT for 2 years. I'm planning to travel Australia around 6th June 2019. Questions Is there any 6 months restriction on Indian passports ...
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Traveling Asia & need to switch to my other passport [duplicate]

I haven two passports (US & Irish). I'm currently traveling on my US passport but it's getting full & want to switch to my Irish passport so I will be able to get a visa when in Indonesia. ...
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Are random passport checks the current norm when entering Switzerland by land?

I have noticed, going by bus and train to Switzerland, that border guards will often check passports/visas of selected car/train passengers. Buses are also often stopped whereby a border guard boards ...
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Could I be denied entry into Ireland due to medical and police situations during a previous UK visit?

I am an American seeking to enter Ireland for a four-day trip next month. I have documentation for my lodging, funds, and return ticket, so ordinarily I would be fine to enter. However, I have an ...
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US entry in Atlanta airport (ATL) together with a US citizen

I will soon travel to the US for the first time. I am not a US citizen, but I will travel together with one. We will land in ATL and then proceed to a connecting flight. I know I will have to clear ...
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Shanghai visa-free transit operations time

Next month I have a long layover, two days, in Pudong, Shanghai. Our flight arrives around 11.20 pm, meaning that most of the airport will be closed. I am planning to apply for transit without a visa....
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Can still enter the UK using my indefinite leave to remain status although the immigration officer stamped my passport with a Leave to enter [duplicate]

On May 13, 1983 I was granted a Leave to Remain in the UK for an indefinite period visa and since then I have maintained this status by not staying outside the UK for more than two years. During my ...
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Crossing US border with music files I'm legally allowed to possess

Apart from directly buying digital music files, there are a few ways in which you could possess such files legally (at least in my country): Creating them from CDs you legally own, to make listening ...
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Crewing from Vancouver to Mexico

Can a crew member ineligible to enter the US enter US waters and stay onboard during transit?
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Can I leave a US airport to deliver gifts from my Checked In Baggage?

Let's say I have a ticket that goes from cities X->Y->Z. City Y is in the US and I have to clear customs here. Z is another city that I am trying to get to. The usual process is that I go to customs,...
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Bringing nicotine e-liquids to Australia

Update after having been on the trip Australia doesn't care about it anymore. I filled in my arrival card and marked "Yes" for importing medical supplies. The lady at customs asked me to elaborate, ...
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Do I need a Singapore transit visa?

I am travelling to the US from New Delhi on July 22nd with a 12-hour transit in Singapore. On the return flight, I am travelling from the US to New Delhi on August 6th with a 15-hour transit in ...
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When do I go through US Customs? [duplicate]

If flying from Canada to US, from St. John's Newfoundland to Toronto on Air Canada, then different booking on United Airlines from Toronto to Houston, at what point do I go through US Customs?- In ...
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Where do UK border checks currently take place for Eurostar trains from Marne-la-Vallée Chessy to London?

I know that when going from Paris, Brussels or Bourg-St Maurice, UK border checks are done at these stations, and when going from Marseille, you get off the train at Lille for the checks. But what ...
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Frankfurt to Buenos Aires back to Frankfurt

I am flying out of Frankfurt, Germany going to Buenos Aires, non-stop. I know I will have to go through Customs upon arrival in Buenos Aires, but won't I also go through Customs upon arriving in ...
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US Passport stamped in UK for 6 months twice

My wife and I are from the US (retirees) traveling to and from the UK and were stamped in twice on different dates for 6 months each time. My question is which of these stamps is Border Force going to ...
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Can a UK Border Immigration Officer remove a stop indicator flag?

Today at Belfast airport I was detained for about twenty minutes while the border officer left her terminal at the primary control point (PCP) and went to review my profile/files at the secure control ...
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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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Entering the US with advance parole when having job and residence abroad or using ESTA

This weekend I have a flight to the US to attend a wedding. I would like to know what is the best way to enter the US without getting stuck at the airport or getting troubles to reenter the US in the ...
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Express Lanes at UK Immigration

Just last week the UK implemented allowing citizens of certain countries including the Five Eyes signatories to use the Express Lanes at Immigration checkpoints. Government expands use of ePassport ...
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Driving from California to Alaska through Canada

I am going to be driving from California to Alaska going through Canada. I have a the updated CDL and my birth certificate. Will that documentation allow me to make my trip?
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Can a child enter the UK with his older brother even though his brother is not the person listed to accompany him on his visa? [duplicate]

My mum, little brother and I plan to travel to the UK but my 15 year old brother’s visa states that it’s only valid if accompanied by my mother. Unfortunately my mum cannot travel any longer for ...
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I have a one way ticket to Austria, will they send me back home?

Next June I'll be going to Austria and I have booked a one way ticket, cause I have an italian citizenship and I'm planning on going to Italy to issue my passport afterwards. If the passport thing ...
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What are my exit options if I enter a country illegally and try to leave? [closed]

What are my exit options if I enter a country illegally and try to leave? Say by crossing a border, could I just fly/drive to other countries or will I be detained at the airport/border gate, or ...
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Surinam nationality and Carte Sejours validity

A person with Surinam nationality and passport also have a Carte Sejours from French Guyana which is valid for 10 years. We know that that person can travel legally without any limitation of duration ...
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Laptop Searches by Customs - UK and US

I'll be traveling to the UK (London) on a study abroad in the spring and will be bring my laptop for school and intern purposes. I was just curious what/if any rights UK customs has to search laptops ...