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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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US citizenship for an Australian dual-national while on 90 day visa in America?

I am American citizen. My daughter will be in America with me on a Australian 90 day visa. During that time she will be receiving her Consular Report of Birth Abroad and her US passport in the mail ...
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Was denied entry at South African airport and was issued these stamp

I was denied entry at South African airport and was issued these stamps. Does this mean I can't use the visa again? It is a 3-year study permit.
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Documents for Spouse with B1/B2 visa accompanying on a business trip of husband to USA from India

I am travelling from India to USA on a business trip. My wife has a B1/B2 visa and will be accompanying me as a visitor. She is already employed in India, she will be on leave for the duration of the ...
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Can I enter the US with a typo in my ESTA application?

I'm flying to the US in two days and just realized I made a mistake in my ESTA application (I'm a EU citizen). Specifically, I mistook an O (the letter) for a 0 (the number) when entering my passport ...
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is 55 minutes enough time to connect in Guadalajara from Mexico City to Sacramento,Ca?

I have a 55 minute layover in Guadalajara before my flight leaves to Sacramento? I am flying from Mexico City - Guadalajara - Sacramento. I've spoken to the airline and they tell me it is a legal ...
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Overstayed visa for 10months and wants to reapply after 10years

I have a problem. I overstayed my uk visit visa for about 9 months and returned voluntarily. However during my exit in JUNE 2008. I did not get any deported stamp on my passport. Prior to my exist I ...
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What US border crossings have exit checkpoints?

The Lukeville border crossing (US-Mexico) apparently has a US exit checkpoint, which is a huge advantage for foreign visitors, as their exits need to be electronically recorded. (for those who don't ...
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Emigration from Bosnia [on hold]

Are there any countries left who would let Bosnian citizen immigrate with a spouse or life-companion ( non refuge,educated, "standard" people wishing to leave Bosnia)
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What is the fee on bringing a computer from a country to another?

im planning go on a trip to USA from Brazil in june, i have the intention to buy eletronics while there to bring back to Brazil, a videocard, motherboard and such, what i must do? there is a fee of ...
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What is the procedure in Brussels for a USA to Croatia connection on two separate tickets?

I will be arriving into Brussels from the United States. On a separate ticket I am going to Split. What will be the procedure? I am sure that I will have to pick up my luggage in Brussels to switch to ...
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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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trying to update I-94 while I-485 is pending [on hold]

I have filed for my I-485 and I-131 and I-765 on Nov 1, 2018. On December 12 2018 we have completed our Biometrics. But my Passport and I-94 was expiring on JAN 19 2019 even though my underlying visa ...
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Can I enter the UK with my EU spouse, marriage certificate, and my German Blue Card?

I am a non-EU citizen and working in Germany with Blue Card residence permit. I got married to an EU citizen after I came here. We want to travel to the UK but, as I read it, the UK lets you enter if ...
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Is it safe to carry $10000? [closed]

I am immigrating to Canada and need to carry $12500 with me. Is it safe to carry such amount in cash with me?. What is the limit for amount of cash we can carry in a single flight? (Government of ...
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Collecting bag at MSP

I used to live in Rapid city, and recently moved to Minneapolis. My wife went to India, before i moved. Her first port of entry is MSP. Can she get the baggage at MSP, and exit the airport without ...
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Can growing a beard cause problems in crossing borders?

I just recently renewed my passport with a picture taken just after I shaved. I haven't shaved since (>3 weeks) and I kind of like it. I am even looking into how to maintain a beard, but that is a ...
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What line does a Green Card holder take at the US immigration at the airport?

At the airport immigration there are two lines: one for citizens and one for non-citizens. From what I "have heard" a Green Card holder should take the citizen line. Is this true for all international ...
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Standard visitor visa for plab2 exam [duplicate]

I'm wondering if my friend who is a British citizen can be my sponsor for the trip. I'm a working doctor and I live with my family members my two sisters and the their siblings who are 3.both my ...
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Canadian Cit, live in Dubai - visiting US to see ill parent. Visa Off has put a 3 mnth ban from entering. Can I appeal? Should I apply for a visa

I am a Canadian citizen (Pakistani origin) and I currently live in Dubai. My father was diagnosed with cancer in October and has been undergoing treatment in the USA since then. So, I have been ...
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I've purchased headphones in a foreign country and declared them when coming back. Do I have to re-declare them on subsequent trips?

A few months back I've purchased a set of expensive headphones in the US and dutifully declared them when coming back to Canada. Now I would like to travel to the US again and carry the same ...
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At what terminal of Antalya airport is this?

I know Antalya airport has two international terminals (terminal 2 being a seasonal one) At which terminal is this border control?
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Time to exit Mumbai (BOM) Intl Airport (Terminal 2)

I will be travelling to Mumbai with an E-Visa and will arrive on Tuesday 10pm. My question is how long it would take to exit the airport(including immigration clearance, customs and baggage claiming)? ...
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Hong Kong overstay and chinese visa [closed]

I've been removed (Removed, not depported) from Hong Kong almost 2 years ago for overstaying 3 months due to health reasons. I've just received an offer to work in China so that I must apply for a Z ...
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How are Swiss Customs for a very quick train change in Tirano, IT to Bernina Express?

Traveling via Trenord to Tirano and a quick (like, 8 minutes!) run across the Piazza Marinoni to the Dogana di Tirana and Ferrovia Tetica (SBB station) and onto our reserved coach on the Bernina ...
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How to correct a passport stamp in the UK?

My daughter is visiting the UK from the US for a semester study-abroad program. Because it is less than 6 months, she doesn't need a Tier 4 visa. She arrived a few weeks before the program started in ...
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Is it true that Canada doesn't stamp foreign passports by default?

I recently sent the CBSA (Canadian border agency) an e-mail asking whether one would get two or just one entry stamp if first entering Canada by air, then going to the US by land for two days and then ...
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Duty free without flying? [duplicate]

Am I allowed to buy a cheap flight one way for 15$ just so that i can get through security in order to use duty free. Is that legal? And am I allowed to leave the airport without boarding my flight. ...
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Detained in Canadian airport

My boyfriend was on layover headed to us. They detained him for some kind of contraband in luggage that he didn't know of. He has been held for two and a half days. They took his phone, but allowed ...
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How can a Canadian citizen obtain a Vietnamese visa while abroad in a country without a Vietnamese embassy?

How can I get a legitimate visa-on-arrival letter or visa for Vietnam? I am Canadian but am in Ecuador, which does not have a Vietnamese embassy. This means that I cannot apply in person. I am also ...
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Thailand visa problems [closed]

I have many visas and I’m wondering whether it’s posdible to get a student visa or will I have problems
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How can I re-enter Italy if I lost my Permesso di Soggiorno receipt?

I am currently in Ghana and I have lost my Permesso di Soggiorno receipt. What do I need to do to reenter Italy to get another Permesso from Police Headquarters? I have worked with agencies in ...
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Can my Filipina wife who has a 10 year B1 Visa travel with me in USA and later apply for a green card? [closed]

We both currently live and work in Saudi Arabia. We married in Seychelles. I am a US Citizen; she is a Philippines citizen. We plan to quit are jobs, then travel to USA for an extensive RV vacation. ...
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Travelling from UK to Russia

I hold dual nationality - British and South African. I am due to travel to Russia from UK. I intend to use my South African passport to exit UK because South African passport holders are entitled to ...
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Can an Italian type D visa be used to enter Mexico?

My wife came to Italy from Tunisia through a family reunification visa that is valid until March 2018. We are planning to go for a honeymoon trip to Cancun, Mexico. Can she enter Mexico with the ...
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Will the US government shut down affect my 2hr stop-overs in LA and Atlanta? [duplicate]

I am an Australian flying from Brisbane, Australia to Bogota, Colombia. I have 2 stop-overs en route on Saturday the 19th - one in LA, the next in Atlanta. Both are only 2hrs. Because the flight from ...
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Going to Pakistan in 3 weeks time but NICOP expired

My NICOP is expired and I have already booked a flight to Pakistan via Qatar Airways. My wife has a valid NICOP card but my 5 years old child has never had a NICOP or any other Pakistani ID card ...
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Refused entry at Gare du Nord due to stolen BRP

My UK biometric residence permit (BRP) was stolen in Paris and I was not allowed to board my return flight. I was advised to try Gare du Nord as you could speak with an immigration officer there, who ...
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Infant traveling to US with grandparents

My infant (14 months old) is a US citizen with a valid passport. She’s currently in India (with a valid visa) and will be traveling with her grandparents in March (POE - San Francisco). We (parents) ...
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UK marriage visitor visa with children traveling

I am a US citizen and recently got approved for a marriage visitor visa to the UK. I have children who are also US citizens, do I have to apply for a tourist visa for them to enter the UK to travel ...
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Recently naturalized American visiting the UK, previously refused. Should I 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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US to UK visting multiple times without visa

I am a US citizen who is dating a UK citizen. My boyfriend attended flight school but after finishing, he moved back to the UK. I have visited the UK 3 times since he moved in January. The first time ...
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Got the visa but passport is still stuck at the US Embassy

I appeared for an H1B visa interview at the Mumbai Consulate and was granted a visa. However it’s been over a week and my passport is not available for pickup. I have tried to contact the consulate ...
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Do airports x-ray checked in baggage on arrival?

I've never had my carry-on scanned on arrival. However, I am wondering if there are airports that x-ray checked in baggage on arrival.
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Can I buy an airline ticket, go thru immigration, buy duty free then walk out of the airport?

I am thinking of getting a ticket to Switzerland from the UK just to buy a couple of electrical items. I don't want to take the flight; I want to go to duty free with my Switzerland boarding pass then ...
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Can I travel to Australia as a tourist on a business visitor visa?

I currently hold a multiple-entry business visitor (subclass 600) visa for Australia valid until January 2020, and I have traveled to Sydney multiple times before for business. I am planning to ...
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What food am I allowed to bring to Austria from Russia?

Soon I will fly from Russia to Austria. I want to bring a small quantity of food (like one or two boxes of chocolate) to Austria. In the past there were restrictions on what you could and could not ...
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Work permit check at Indian airport after a flight from South Africa [closed]

I would like to know whether when you fly from South Africa to India with a work permit, would this work permit checked at the Indian airport?
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Does the UK have a border control contact point for check-in staff?

Australia and New Zealand have dedicated border control contact points that check-in staff can call to receive clearance if there is uncertainty whether a passenger is admissible at the destination. ...
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How many times can I visit the UK? [duplicate]

I’m a u.s citizen I was in the UK for (2017-2018) school year on a tier 4 visa. I also visited during the Christmas break for three weeks, I’m planning to come back on March to look at Law schools for ...
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Can I cancel a hotel booking after receiving my Dubai visa?

I booked a hotel and mentioned it on my visa application. I now wish to live with a friend of mine. Is it safe to cancel the booking right now? Or should I cancel it after immigration. I don’t find ...