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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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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. Thank you Robert E Milla ...
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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?

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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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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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? [on hold]

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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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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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 ...
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Immigration officer questions for job interviews? [duplicate]

I ll b visiting Uk, next week for an Job interview to join uk military-i have applied with the senior military officer- but the problem is I'm done with medical and all steps but I'm waiting for ...
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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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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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Do I have to travel with her at all cost?

I applied to travel together with my wife to the UK for holidays, we have been granted the visa but something else has come up and I have to travel somewhere else, can she travel alone and I join her ...
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US Citizen living abroad, moving some personal/wife's stuff with out her presence

I am a US citizen living abroad after recently marrying a foreign national. My wife and I intend to move back to the USA after her green card is issued. I am preparing to take a trip back myself soon ...
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Can my American children re-enter the USA by International flight with a passport card, as their passport book has expired?

Their traditional passport book has expired. The consulate here is not giving me a solid reason why I need a more costly passport book. The Consulate says that passport cards are used by people ...
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Immigration officer Questions if you are going for interviews

I'm from commonwealth country and I have applied for the UK military. I'm at the stage where medical was done a couple of days before, and now I'm just waiting for a call for interview dates which isn'...
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What is this card I got in Taoyuan Airport while I get off the Airport?

I got this card (below) when I was leaving the airplane and returned it when I was queuing for the passport control. It just says to return the card at 'checkpoint' but what does this stand for? Or ...
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Am I banned from flying from Hamburg Airport for not paying custom duties?

I live in Netherlands. Last summer I flew from outside of Europe to Hamburg, Germany. Upon my arrival I had two boxes of cigarettes in my suitcase. The custom officer confiscated one of the boxes and ...
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Carrying electronics from USA to Canada

I (a Canadian citizen) bought some consumer electronics in the USA and I will travel back to Canada, carrying the electronics. Some of these are intended as gifts, and some are for my personal use. ...
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Bringing cooked meat to Germany?

I know it is prohibited to bring meat or dairy products to Germany, but I wonder if bringing cooked meat would also be a problem? It is part of our curries and other material in the curry are beans ...
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Can I bring nuts and cooked sausage from Brazil to Germany?

Can I bring nuts from Brazil to Germany/Europe and cooked sausage in my hand Bag? It is for personal use.
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Do I need to declare official laptop and other electronics at UK customs?

I am travelling to the UK from India with family on a vacation. I want to carry my official laptop just to check emails and respond if necessary on a crisis. I have the permission letter from my ...
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Why does the US sometimes stamp its own citizens' passports?

I was once surprised to see a US admission stamp in a friend's US passport. However, I saw in another question that some Americans have their passports stamped often when entering the US, so this was ...
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Recently naturalized American visiting the UK, previously denied visa. 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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Traveling to UK and Ireland on Indian Passport BIVS [duplicate]

I am traveling to Ireland later this month and I had the following questions: I am looking to enter Ireland from Belfast (taking a train from Belfast to Dublin on during end of May). I will be ...
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Re entry to US after 10 year ban expired [closed]

I voluntarily left the US in 2006 after having overstayed for 3 years. I moved to America as a teenager and lived with my Aunt and cousins. Completed high school and decided to move back to Europe. ...
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Passing border in car not owned by me

I would like to cross Poland-Ukrainian border by car owned by my friend, but friend does not go with me. I go from Poland to Ukraine and get back 10 days later. What kind of documents I should prepare ...
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Travelling while having long sejour in france

I am married to a french and have the long sejour visa. I registered at the OFII and received a paper document as a confirmation. They said that i don't need a stamp as long as I have this paper. Is ...
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Filipino transferring between Narita and Haneda, do I need a transit visa?

My flight is LAX to Narita and to Haneda for my connecting flight going to the Philippines My questions are: Do I need a transit visa? Do I need to claim my luggages before proceeding to my ...
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UK transit visa, can my brother bring my daughter to UK when travelling to US

I am already working in UK, my daughter (2 years) is in India and she just got a dependent visa last week. I was supposed to go to India for 2 week to pick her up later this month BUT now there is a ...
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Migration registration when visiting Russia

tl;dr: Visiting Russia for 8 days, not staying in one town/city for more than 2 days at a time. Do I need to register? If so, when? I’m planning a trip to Russia later this year, and am looking for ...
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Passport stamped on arrival in Mexico, none departing Mexico

I flew to Cancun, and was stamped in Mexico for entry. When I returned to the US, at DFW, no entry stamp was placed in my passport. I'm a US citizen. A few weeks later, I went to Mexico for a mission,...
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How many medications can one take on a plane?

I have a sick dog and unfortunately the drug is not available in Poland because there is a break in production till June. It is relatively cheap and available in USA and my friend is flying back to ...
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Change of arrival state in the US [closed]

I have been granted an immigrant visa to the US already. I am going/migrating to Minnesota, USA because my mom/petitioner, resides there. Our plan is, after I arrive in MN, we are going to my sister ...
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Are there countries that are known to place their stamp at the end of the passport?

Like many travelers, I like collecting country stamps in my passport, and review them once in a while. I have visited a few countries on my current passport, and I've noticed an intriguing tendency. ...
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USA Visa stamping after overstaying for minors [closed]

I am Indian citizen.I have L1-A visa, my wife and two daughters have L2-A dependent visa. We had approved petition expiring in February 2019, We went to India in July 2018 and got stamping done for ...
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Refugee family Reunion (UKVI) [migrated]

I applied for my children Reunion Application under 352D of immigration rules. Children ages are 8 years,10 years and 14 years. ECO refused applications under 352D(iii). I have been remained in ...
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Dutch visa was annulled on entering France

Sorry for the lengthy post. So I planned for an Europe trip and applied for my schengen visa at the Dutch embassy in Tokyo. I applied at the Dutch embassy because I was planning on staying for 6days ...
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Visiting my mother in the US; she has overstayed her visa

My mother and I went to the United States last year. But after a month, I went home to my country in the Philippines and my mother overstayed her visa, because she was diagnosed with cancer and she ...
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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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Entry to the US with an expired Nexus

Is it possible to enter the US through the Nexus lane while my Nexus card is being renewed? And how?
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Passport stamps art, can it be done?

I've seen a photo in Twitter claiming that someone managed to make an art out of immigration stamps, as follows: Is it really possible to ask immigration officers to stamp in a certain way to end up ...
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Research for my company and travel under B1/B2 visa. Unusual case

I have very unusual situation. My current employer is going to send me to USA in few days to perform "kind of research" and i'm going to travel during my free time. Let me describe that "research". ...
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Is there a Singapore Airlines transfer desk at Amsterdam airport?

Quick note: I asked a related question here before, but this question is different because it is about Singapore Airlines, and about the transfer desk for that in AMS (Amsterdam), which is different ...
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When a person gets a Mexican FMM online, when do they do the background check?

If a person applies for a Mexican FMM online, will the background check be done immediately, and more importantly, before the FMM is made available to print out, and then at immigration you only have ...
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Will being detained at the UK border raise a stop indicator flag? [closed]

I was detained and questioned at the UK border after attempting to travel visa-free. This may have been due to the fact that initially I said I was there for “tourism” and when asked if I had any ...
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Can my wife join me in the EU immigration queue to enter the UK, or can I join her in the non-EU queue?

I've seen this question, but the situation there is (as suggested by the answers) different to mine because the question pertains to an EU national's girlfriend. The accepted answer states that ...
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US Customs and connection time

We originally booked a flight from Lufthansa from Lyon (France) to Honolulu with a connection at Vancouver Airport. But our flight from Vancouver to Honolulu has been cancelled and replace by 2 ...
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Can my friend bring a laptop for me duty-free from US to India? [duplicate]

One dell laptop is not available in India. I have to buy from dell USA site. I want to buy it with my name and friend's resident address as delivery address. He will then bring it to India. How much ...
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Do I need a transit vsa in Kuwait; what about checked baggage?

I am traveling to India from Athens on Aegean Airlines and transiting in Kuwait for the onward flight on Kuwait Airlines. The layover is about 4.5 hours. Do I need a transit visa? How will I collect ...
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Re-entering US on B-2 visa after leaving over Mexican border without stamp

My case is a little complicated so please hang on. I will try and explain as concisely as possible. Last year I have stayed in the US for 3 months on the visa waiver program, left to Canada for 1 ...