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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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Does US preclearance in Toronto have a dedicated lane for diplomats?

In large US airports, the passport inspection hall includes a dedicated desk for diplomats, A visas, and G visas, sometimes including active duty military. I did not see any such facility in Montreal ...
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How many airports around the world have border control for incoming domestic flights? [closed]

I've flown to various airports around the world and whilst international flights can have complicated rules around whether you have to go through border control (eg if the country is part of Schengen ...
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Do I need a blank passport page to visit the UK?

I already have a long term visit visa but my passport is full. There is space on some pages for an immigration stamp but no entirely blank page. I am looking for authentic answers from official ...
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Should I declare chocolate as “food” when entering the US?

It is being customary we bring a few authentic Russian chocolate bars/sweets to the US but we are always struggling whether we should check that "food" checkbox in the "Customs Declaration" form? It ...
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Should I declare my laptop in the passenger card? [closed]

so I just got my student visa granted and I'll be going to Australia for the first time by next month Im going to bring my Laptop $2000 , Tripod $140 , Camera $1600 and Ipad $800 which all worth more ...
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Do Chilean passport holders get stamped entering the US?

I am a Chilean passport holder and entering the US last time I didn't get my passport stamped as usual. Now I don't have proof of entry and don't know until when I can remain in the country.
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expired US passport and Nexus only do I need a valid us passport? [closed]

My US passport has expired I have applied for new nexus card it expires in Mar. 2019 Is a nexus card enough to get back in the US?
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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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Foreign Luxembourg resident with passport less than 6 months validity

I am not sure if this was asked already. I am researching for passport validity for Schengen for non-EU long term residents but I cant find any answer. My passport will expire on May 2019 and I am ...
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Can travelling alone for a short period of time to the US trigger red flags at the border?

I am travelling solo for only week from the EU to NYC. I was looking at some questions on this website and others and it seems like that solo travelers often get questioned more extensively than ...
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China/Mongolia/Russia by rail with different passports

I'm thinking of traveling from Beijing to Moscow by rail but I want to clear up some visa issues first. With my American passport and Chinese visa I have no problem entering China or Mongolia. However,...
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Is flying from an airport from a different country than where you live considered as suspicious?

I am an Indian citizen who holds a student residence permit in Germany alongside with a US tourist visa and I intend to fly to the US for my vacations. Apparently, the flight I booked departs from the ...
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Can I bring a decorative clay adorned goat skull to the US from Guatemala? [duplicate]

Can I bring a decorative clay adorned goat skull to the US from Guatemala? It is a real goat skull but covered with clay on the front and stones. It has its horns still as well. Is this legal or will ...
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Transit in Denmark with a D visa issued by Norwegian Embassy [duplicate]

I have received a category "D" national visa issued by the Norwegian embassy. However the flight tickets that has been booked by my company shows that I will need to claim my luggage and change ...
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Traveling to Belarus with dual citizenship

I will be travelling to Belarus soon and I have this little riddle to solve. I have 2 cizitenship - Czech and Belarus. As far as I know, I always need to show my belarusian passport to belarusian ...
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What if you get denied entry into the US while holding a residence permit for studies in Europe?

I am a student visa holder in Europe with a US B1/B2 visa. I am originally from Sri Lanka and I was wondering that if I travel to US and in the unlikely scenario that I get denied entry by the CBP, ...
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I traveled to the USA with an ESTA and left after 30 days but it is showing that I am still in the USA

I have left the USA but just got an email that saying I have not left. I also checked the https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/ and it shows that I am still in the USA. Also checked my British passport and it was ...
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Where can I find a list of food items restricted to bring to Malaysia (for personal consumption)?

I'll be travelling to Kuala Lumpur soon from India (via Air if that's important) and I was planning on bring some dried mango pulp for personal consumption and also to gift my friends (in a really ...
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Passport held in Istanbul, Turkey by Customs

My friend flew from Austin, TX for a contract job to Istanbul, Turkey. Upon arrival he had to order $450k in construction equipment. His order was successfully processed and is currently sitting in ...
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Schengen - Change Port of Entry [duplicate]

I applied for a visa at the Belgian embassy for Luxembourg (Belgium handles consular affairs on Luxembourg's behalf in my country). I submitted a flight reservation with Frankfurt as my port of entry ...
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Can I take a home baked christmas cake into Australia?

I have baked a large rich fruit cake decorated with marzipan and sugar icing for my son and his family. Can I bring it with me into Australia?
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UK border no longer stamps foreign passport if UK passport also held

I am a UK citizen living abroad with my wife and child who hold foreign passports. My child also holds a UK passport as the dual nationality rules for children in his country of birth are a bit vague -...
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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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If I take two laptops to Israel will I need to pay customs tax on one of them?

I'm going from the UK to Israel soon for a visit. I'm taking my laptop with me, but also want to take a laptop that a sibling living in Israel is ordering to arrive here. Will this be an issue with ...
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What are immigration officers allowed to ask me when I return home to the EU?

(This question is sparked by this recent one where the immigration officer asked an EU citizen where his flight departed which ultimately resulted in a two hour delay.) I am an EU citizen of a ...
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Importing silverware utensil sets to Hong Kong

I am visiting my boyfriend and his family for Christmas holidays in Canada. I might be getting a silverware utensil sets like dinner forks, knives and spoons and a dinnerware set for my gift. Am I ...
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Wrongfully held at Italian passport control for over an hour (EU citizen): can I get financial compensation?

Background for anyone who may not know: I, an EU citizen, have the right to enter any EU or Schengen state (in this case Italy) using either a passport or national ID card. It doesn't matter whether I ...
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What can I do if the UK Home Office has my passport and I have travel plans?

I am an Indian passport holder, currently in the UK on a Tier 2 ICT visa. I have a valid US B1 visa. Due to my job's role change, my passport and BRP went for an amendment to the UK Home Office but ...
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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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I have lied on my tourist visa application [closed]

I am Italian. I lived for 5 years in the US. I met my girlfriend and I overstayed. I left the country 2 years ago. My girlfriend married me in Italy. Before she came to Italy, I tried to get a ...
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Can an Indian enter Denmark 1 day before visa starts?

I have a residence permit for Sweden that starts from 1/1/19. I have an Indian passport. I'm planning to travel from Chennai to Copenhagen by flight. The flight takes off at 3.30 AM from Chennai and ...
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Can I enter Canada twice in a month as an American?

I will be visiting Canada twice during December. The first visit will be for 3 nights and second will be for 2 nights. The gap between the two visits will be one day where I will come back to the ...
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Supporting documents to show at port of entry in US for a job interview on B1/B2 visa

The US based company has already conducted initial round of technical interviews online and they have asked me to visit onsite for the final rounds of interview. I already have valid B1/B2 Visa. I ...
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Is it allowed to travel to the UK with tuberculosis that is not contagious?

Is it valid to enter UK with tuberculosis that is not contagious and the treatment is in process? I have a valid visa and I work there, so I need to know whether it is possible to travel back to the ...
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Can I travel on a passport that found after reporting it to the police as lost?

My girlfriend and I are supposed to travel from Paris to London on Friday and come back a few days later. My girlfriend lost her passport in August and declared it to the French police. She found it ...
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Can I vist USA and come back to Canada with expired Canadian visa?

I am currently in Canada with work permit. My work requires me to visit US frequently and I have been there multiple times. Recently my Canadian Visa has expired I need to visit US again. Can I visit ...
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Does my visa name have to match my name on my passport to enter the US [duplicate]

I recently just obtained my visa to enter the US. I'm a Mexican with a Mexican passport. My name on my passport is as follows: First Name: Maria Second Name: de Lourdes. My name on my visa is: First ...
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How can the wife of a UK expat get a an A10 residency card to visit the UK

I'm a UK citizen, who currently resides in Ecuador, with my bolvian wife and dual nationality kids. We want to visit Europe this summer. As I understand it, if my wife holds an A10 residency card, ...
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Does the Ukraine travel ban for Russian men apply to (non-Ukrainian) dual nationals?

I am considering going to Ukraine sometime in the future. I am a dual national, Russian and French; male, aged about 30. European Union citizens are currently allowed to enter Ukraine visa-free (for ...
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Travelling from Austria to USA via Toronto: is my connection time enough?

I will travel from Vienna, Austria to the US via YYZ Toronto Pearson International. I am an Austrian citizen with a J-1 visa. I only have a 1-hour-45-minute layover in Toronto. Is this too short? ...
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US citizen previously refused entry into the UK and been refused for visa. What to do now?

I'm so highly confused but maybe you guys can help me. My girlfriend lives in Bristol, United Kingdom, shes a British Citizen while I'm American. I'm not very good at explaining myself so beware but ...
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Flying from Auckland to Winnipeg via Houston. Do I need to go through customs in Houston? [duplicate]

I'm Canadian flying through from Auckland to Winnipeg via Houston. Do I need to go through customs in Houston?
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Visiting Frankfurt on a 3-hour layover

We have a 3 hour layover in Frankfurt, on the way to Rome. My husband wants to leave to get a bite to eat and see a small part of the city. Will we have enough time? Is this a smart idea?
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Overstayed in UK 10 years ago wants to visit UK under different nationality

I left UK in 2009 after overstaying by few years. I was interrogated at the airport before departing and I believe they entered my info in their system. I was leaving voluntarily and was not deported ...
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Traveling from Asia and transiting though Vancouver to Portland

How much time is needed in layover if you coming from Asia and transiting through Vancouver B.C. (YVR) to Portand Oregon (PDX)? We are legal permanent residents of USA.
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Import goods from America to Germany

I am not an EU citizen. I'm planning to go to the United States in February and I was going to buy computer parts there and bring them here, because the prices of parts are so expensive here. I read a ...
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How long should I stay in the US?

I need help on my situation. I applied for a visitor visa to the US. When I filled in my application, I requested a month and I was given a 2-year multiple entry visa. I know that, at the port of ...
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Non-Eea Spouse going to the UK with tourist visa! [closed]

I applied for the family permit but it was refused due to the absence of the Original Marriage Certificate, I sent only the legal translation! The thing is: I’ve already got tickets (Brazil - UK non ...
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Can I return to Canada after being ordered to depart?

My family was issued a departure notice of 30 days from the Canadian immigration when I was 10 years old. We relocated back to our country 15 years ago. I am now married and my wife wants to go to ...
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Will I need to go through immigration when flying from Sweden to Finland?

I will be in Stockholm in January and I'm thinking of taking a flight to Rovaniemi, Finland while I'm there. I know I will have to go through immigration to get into Sweden. But, since I'm already in ...