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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Vietnamese visa will expire just before my post-midnight departure

My Vietnamese visa will expire on May 7th and my sister has booked me a ticket from Ho chi Minh to Philippines on May 8th, my flight is around 1:45 am. Is this okay?
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Can I board an Alaskan cruise?

I am on a work visa in the USA and I also have a Canadian visa. I applied for Permanent Residence in Canada and have already done PR landing couple of days back at the U.S.A/Canada border. I plan to ...
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Do I need to recheck bags at Boston?

I have a flight from Toronto (YYZ) to Karachi (KHI) on Emirates. EK4670 operated by WestJet will take me to Boston first, and after 4 hours layover, EK 238 will take me to Dubai and onwards to Karachi....
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I lost my Irish passport. Can I travel to Thailand and back from the UK using my US passport?

My EU passport was stolen and I am going on holiday to Thailand from the UK this week. I have dual nationality and a US passport, can I use this to leave and re enter the UK?
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How much cash can I safely carry into the USA and avoid civil forfeiture?

I'm planning a trip to the USA soon (from Germany). I'd like to know how much cash I can bring in without problems. Just to clarify, I am not talking about the $10000-or-file-a-form limit. I'm ...
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What does this mean? “Your UK visa application has been issued”

Your UK visa application has been issued. PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE VISA APPLICATION CENTRE BEFORE THEY CONTACT YOU. You will be contacted by the Visa Application Centre when your documents ...
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Can i get US visitor visa as a dual nationality holder (iran and germany)?

I am going to apply for a US visitor visa from germany with my german passport, I am also a citizen of Iran and i have the Iranian passport would i be able to get the visa or i will be subjected to ...
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CR1 Visa Stamp Expiration with 2 year date

My wife's passport has a CR1 visa stamp on it from September 2016 for the USA. Underneath the stamp is a handwritten date for September 2018. I read from other sources that the CR1 stamp should expire ...
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Duty for importing a ring from Slovenia into USA [closed]

I am a US citizen living abroad in Germany. I have purchased a ring online from Etsy and am traveling back to the US soon to propose to my girlfriend. The ring was paid for in USD (between 2500-3000), ...
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Dual citizens traveling to Mexico [duplicate]

Hey I’m an Dual citizen and my question is I’m going to Mexico in July but I don’ have a current us passport but I do have a Mexican passport. I can’t get MY us passport renewed since I owe Child ...
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South Korea Exit Requirements

I have an F2 visa in South Korea on my Canadian passport, which has expired and in the process of renewal. I do have to travel, and was thinking to do so on my other, and Dutch passport. Is South ...
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Can I use my multiple entry Schengen business visa for tourism? [duplicate]

I was issued a multiple entry Schengen business visa starting February 19, the validity is for 1 year and maximum stay is for 30 days. I was supposed to travel to Amsterdam for work which got ...
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Will I have to go through Customs at Heathrow? [duplicate]

I will be flying Virgin Atlantic from Boston and then connecting with British Airways to Barcelona. I don't know if I'll be able to bypass customs and rechecking my bag? I have given myself enough ...
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Overstay as a minor in USA. Will I get a visa again?

I was 10 when I went to the U.S with my parents. I overstayed on my tourist visa. However, I left on my own after turning 18 within 180 days. So I'm not applicable for a ban. When I returned to my ...
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Malaysia “visa free” multiple exit and return

I am considering using Kuala Lumpur as a "home base" using the "3-month visa free" for EU citizens. I plan to fly into Kuala Lumpur with an exit ticket to my native country in Europe. I do not want to ...
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Colombian with a UK residence travelling to Colombia through Miami

I have a Colombian passport with a UK permanent residence (Residence card of a family member of a Union citizen ) and will be travelling to Colombia from London via Miami. I do not intend to leave the ...
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Can I bring DVDs and personal items in checked luggage

I'm going to NZ, and I want to bring my DVDs with as well as some personal items. One of which is a vibrator. Do I need to declare any of them?
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How much money can an Indian tourist carry to London

How much money can an Indian tourist carry to London. Is there a regulation by the Indian government or Uk Govt.
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Can one travel from Jeju island to Seoul without a passport?

A friend of mine misplaced his passport while staying in Jeju island. Normally I would advise him to just travel to Seoul, get an emergency passport from his embassy and fly back home without issues, ...
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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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Going Amsterdam to Miami via Toronto. Do bags go thru to MIA?

I am going from Amsterdam to Miami via Toronto. Do bags go thru to MIA? Or do I also do customs in Canada ?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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)?