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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Connecting flights baggage movement at ORD [duplicate]

I and my spouse (both senior citizens) are travelling at the end of June with the following itinerary: (Etihad EY255): Kolkata (CCU) to Abu Dhabi (AUH). (Etihad EY151): Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Chicago (...
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Requirement for transit visa Azerbaijan

Iam an Indian citizen and studying in Ukraine. I want to go back India so I am planning to fly Azerbaijan airlines through BAKU. Do I need a transit Visa for the connecting flights?
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Is homemade jam permitted across US-Canada border? [duplicate]

Next week I will be flying to the US from Canada, and I was planning to bring a couple jars of homemade strawberry jam as a gift for my host. Unfortunately, both countries' respective border services ...
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UK Customs or TSA removed my TSA lock but didn't leave a note or return the lock, what can I do? [duplicate]

I flew to the US on a business trip last month, and locked my soft suitcase with a TSA lock. I did the same on the flight back, but when I got my bag off the carousel at Heathrow there was no lock, no ...
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Travelling UK without wife [closed]

I am living in Germany. I have applied 6 month EEA UK permit. I got that one. I have been to the UK with my wife according to condition that she must be travelling with me or accompany with me. But ...
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usa - Can I be detained or arrested for refusing to unlock my digital devices?

After reading this news piece on how an american journalist was pulled in for secondary screening while entering the US, a question that popped up in my mind is what happens if, as a foreigner, I ...
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Can 2 members of a family use the same APC kiosk when they are entering the US under different visa programs?

Regarding APC kiosks, what happens when one member of the family is entering the US with an ESTA form and the other one with a B1/B2 Visa? Can they use the APC kiosk together? At certain moment, the ...
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Should I declare a faux wood object to customs when entering Australia?

Should I declare the item I'm bringing to Australia; even though it is made out of faux wood? It is not actual wood and does not fall into the category of wooden goods as I just checked (it is ...
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Can I bring methylated spirits camping fuel into Russia?

Apparently, methylated spirits / methyl alcohol / ethanol is very hard to find in Russia, so I am considering to bring mine on the train. According to this page (not an official source), it is ...
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entry/exit by train - UK/Schengen [duplicate]

I'm a non-EU citizen, I will be travelling from Paris to Manchester next month, so I was wondering since most countries track entry and leave dates, if I use the train to switch these countries and ...
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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 do I need to declare in Istanbul while ...
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Travel to Amsterdam on Schengen business visa for tourist purpose

I am travelling back to India from Curacao and I've 9 hours layover at Amsterdam airport. I am planning to go outside of Airport for sight seeing. I've valid Schengen business visa issued from ...
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Peace Arch without exiting USA

For the purposes of this question, assume I am of a legal status which prevents me from exiting the US. If I was to identify myself to CBP, I run a high risk of being denied entry and/or having my ...
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Can rice be brought into Hawaii?

I bought 10lb of rice at a local grocery store in Phoenix, Arizona and wish to take it to Honolulu, Hawaii. The rice is well packed and sealed. It's a variety of rice I get in my home country and is ...
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How come I was asked by a CBP officer why I was in the US when leaving?

During my last visit to the USA, just before I was boarding my flight at the gate on the way BACK to the UK via Germany. Right as the gate agent scans your ticket and lets you walk down the jetway to ...
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Should I submit original or copy of my passport to Canadian embassy for an immigration application? [closed]

Recently my husband applied for my immigration to canada in Family Class. My husband is a canadian citizen. Recently I have been asked to submit as the following Passport/Travel Document: Valid ...
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Dual citizen (Tunisia/Canada) travelling to USA

I just got my Canadian passport. I used to travel to USA with my Tunisian passport (green passport with Arabic letters) and would get double checked (secondary inspection) every single time I went ...
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Questions about CBP and also UK immigration

I'm going to visit my fiancee in the USA for 16 days next month. We got engaged last time I was over in May 2019. Now, we still use the term boyfriend/girlfriend (don't know exactly why, just do. ...
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Are there foreign customs agents on US soil?

According to this answer (and many others I've read), there are US customs officers on Canadian soil. What about the reciprocal (Canadian, Mexican, Japanese, etc)?
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I just entered the USA without passport control at Atlanta airport

I'm a Canadian NEXUS holder, and I landed at Atlanta airport earlier this morning on a Delta flight. Exiting from the plane, the security (or an airport worker) guided me to an exit through the hall. ...
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My husband's visa refused but mine wasn't — can I travel?

My baby and I got a visa from the French embassy but my husband's visa was refused. Can anybody can tell me if I can travel or not because my child is 2.5 years old? One consultant told me that ...
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Will Customs in India figure out that I have two laptops? [duplicate]

I am going back to India soon from the US. Can I take a laptop in my carry-on luggage and another laptop in my checked baggage, so that I don't have to pay customs duty for either of the laptops? Will ...
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CBP RECEIPT - H1 Visa interview

I had my visa interview today. The visa interviewer asked me for CBP receipt which I received in 2012. I carried some food items and got 300$ ticket at US port of entry. How do I get that receipt now. ...
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How much marmelade can I bring into the US?

I want to bring homemade berry marmelade in little glass jars with me to the US from Europe as gifts for friends. I have found the following site on importing foods into the US https://help.cbp.gov/...
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Transferring Muscat on two different Airlines

I will be traveling from Doha to Dubai via Muscat on 2 different airlines Qatar Airways & Swiss Airlines. I have a transit time of 1:50 at around 10:00pm. Since these are on separate tickets and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...