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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Dual Citizenship (US, S. Korea) and entering Korea [duplicate]

I am currently a college student (20yrs) finishing up a semester of college in the US before flying back to Korea to be with my parents, but I heard that the travel restrictions in Korea are a bit ...
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How much would an airline be fined if the immigration officers of the destination country deny me entry?

I read on this answer by Anish Sheela: Sign indemnity form saying that you accept personal responsibility to pay the fine imposed to the airline, in case you are denied. How can I know how much an ...
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Passport Question regarding J1 visa in the US [closed]

I am going to start my job as a residency physician soon in US. For that I have to apply for an exchange visitor J1 visa. My passport expires exactly around the time of my intended stay. My country (...
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Is Timatic the only database that airlines use to check documentation requirements for passengers?

Is Timatic the only database that airlines use to check documentation requirements for passengers?
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Why does IATA's Timatic ask for the countries visited over the past 6 days when searching for a destination?

Why does IATA's Timatic (https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/) ask for the countries visited over the past 6 days when searching for a destination? I understand that immigration officers sometimes need ...
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I've been warned to leave the US within 10 days as I will “overstay” my visa, but I have legally left the country by plane months ago. What can I do?

So this year I went to Florida with my family for 2 weeks. We were all tourists and we go to the US almost every year and have no administrative problems usually. This time, however, I recently ...
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Where can I view Timatic information for a given day in the past?

Where can I access Timatic information for a given day in the past? E.g. see Timatic information when flying from country X to country Y on date yyyy-mm-dd. From what I can see searching for a ...
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Revocation of Global Entry privileges for Customs violation

A couple of years ago, somebody (a US citizen) arriving in the USA from France got pulled over by Customs because of carrying an apple in her hand baggage. She was prosecuted (fined around $500) and ...
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Documents to visit the UK as a tourist [duplicate]

My next plan is to live (travel) in the UK within 6 months. As a Taiwanese national, we don't have to apply for a visa if our stay is within 6 months, however, we need to prepare documents so ...
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Is it common for humanitarian flights to lack security control for the baggage?

Last week I took a flight from X to Y. Since Airport X is closed, they took us to the Military Airport. All the process happened outside of the building. However, they haven’t checked our baggage. I ...
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LAX terminal 6 to terminal 7 transfer and TSA and immigration

On an Alaska Airlines flight from Puerto Vallarta to LAX terminal 6. Then a United Airlines flight departing from terminal 7 arriving at SFO. It looks like I can walk from Terminal 6 to terminal 7 ...
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Are gifts requested by my host, but bought by me, items “requested from someone else” according to customs in Japan?

When traveling to Japan, upon arriving, passengers are requested to fill out a custom declaration form. Question number 1.6 asks whether the passanger is bringing "any items [they] have been ...
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Is it possible to exit a country with one passport and enter that country again with another passport?

A friend of mine has exited Egypt with the American passport. But due to the current situation, she won't be able to return back to Egypt with the American passport; only those who have Egyptian ...
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Entering Germany with COVID-19 border regulations

Need some advice... I am currently home in NYC (american citizen), was supposed to return to Germany next week (April 5) but before I try to reschedule (which is a separate issue), I was wondering if ...
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Stuck in New Zealand due to coronavirus

Extended family (2 adults, 2 kids) is currently stuck in New Zealand because of the coronavirus. Their original return flight was cancelled. They are German citizens. They now say they don't have any ...
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Can you “withdraw your application to enter” in the USA without a permanent black mark on your record, even in air travel?

To my understanding, thanks to the US's uncomfortably lax privacy laws, immigration officers are allowed to demand you to let them search your phone. If you have fingerprint unlock they can just ...
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Reporting presence to authorities while on Schengen visa in Germany

I visited Denmark and Germany on a Schengen visa issued by the Danish consulate. My visit to Germany was for six days and I entered from Denmark. This was mentioned in my visa application. Hotel ...
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What does the letter code on a UK biometric residence permit indicate? [closed]

What does the letter code indicated on a British Biometric Residence Permit refer to? What are the different possible codes?
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Do I have to fill in the passport profiles of all family members, select all, and then fill in the declaration form once, in the Mobile Passport App?

So I was setting up the Mobile Passport App(for Us citizens and Canadians) for two of my relatives and it says you have to submit only one 'New Declaration' form for one family. There are two ...
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How can I know ahead of time whether the Taiwanese immigration and airline flying there will accept my passport?

I recently tried to fly from Manila (MNL) to Taipei (TPE) but at the airport ticket counter AirAsia refused to sell me a flight ticket on the grounds that my French passport was wet and that ...
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UK immigration Stamps: Are there Different types?

In other years, I have received multiple stamps on my visa indicating "leave to enter" terms et cetera, but most recently, my visa was just stamped once with the entry date and no other stamps. What's ...
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Do UK Immigration Officers record video when interviewing arrivers?

I have always been curious about this process. Do officers record video in the event that they or other immigration officials need to scrutinise the details from interviews, whether on the part of the ...
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I have an old (1996) felony conviction in Japan and am barred from visiting: Can I transit through there?

In 1996 I was convicted of felony importation of 23 grams of pot. I served 23 days in jail and paid a $11000 fine and had 30 days to leave the country. In 2018 I tried to go back on my way to China ...
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Traveling to Korea with special entry procedure because of COVID-19

According to the Korean government, a special entry procedure has been set for travellers from 5 European countries including The Netherlands. As an extension to some Asian countries. More info ...
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Is denial of entry for passport holders / residents of home country legal?

Are there any countries on earth that can legally deny its own citizens entry into said country? I'm excluding transit to different countries to reach the destination. It's also irrelevant to the ...
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Is it possible to enter Australia with a temporary Polish passport?

I lost my Polish passport and I need to go back to Australia, where I hold a student visa. Can I get a temporary Polish passport to go back and then get the 10-year one once I'm in Australia? A ...
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Can I carry work laptop to USA as a L2 dependent?

I will be travelling to the USA to visit my spouse and I plan to stay there for a duration of 40 days. Since I am required to check work related emails and login at least once a week, I am required to ...
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If an airline or immigration policy requires an onward ticket, is it ok to purchase it at the last minute or after being refused check-in/entry? [closed]

If an airline or immigration policy requires an onward ticket, is it allowed or sufficient for airline and immigration policies to purchase it at the last minute or after being refused check-in/entry? ...
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What will I need to do to make a international-to-domestic connection at GRU?

My wife and I are flying BOS–GRU–GIG soon. Our tickets were purchased as a single itinerary from LATAM. As we do not speak very much Portuguese, it would help us to know what to expect as we make ...
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Bringing 100 or 200 days worth of inhaler into the US

I'm intending on traveling to the US for ~85 days1 for work (with, yes, a bit of a holiday). I'm intending on using an ESTA for this. As I have a (relatively rare) long-term respiratory problem, I ...
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Visiting the UK after Tier 5 YM

I am on a YMS from Canada for 2 years, that expires in April. I am planning to fly out to another country in Europe the day before it expires. I would like to travel around Europe for several weeks ...
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International flight with layover - rechecking bags, customs?

I have a flight from Montreal to Newcastle UK, with a layover in Amsterdam. I booked this flight through Delta--the first flight is operated by KLM, second by KLM Cityhopper. Will I need to re-check ...
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Procedure for boarding flight from Mexico to the US with dual citizenship (Mexican-Italian)? [duplicate]

I have been invited to travel to the US in June and my trip would be fully paid for. I live in Mexico but I was born in Italy and have dual citizenship. I would like to use my Italian passport to ...
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Am I over-staying in the Philippines? Japanese Dual citizen

I have been living in the Philippines since I was a kid. I was born to a Japanese father and Filipino mom, which makes me a Filipino citizen. A few days ago, I inquired about getting a Filipino ...
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Two different names in EU and US passports? [duplicate]

I am a USA-Italy dual citizen about to change my last name through marriage. In Italy I can't change my name though, so I'll have my Italian passport in one name and the US passport in another. Is ...
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Which passport to present to a third EU country's immigration if you have two EU nationalities?

I am aware of this question, however that is primarily about which passport to present to whom within the airport. I have two EU nationalities: Belgian and Finnish (born Finnish, acquired Belgian) ...
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What's the likelihood that CBP checks my phone with advanced techniques such as seeing deleted files?

A few months ago a Palestinian guy was seized his phone and then denied entry to the US because an agent saw anti-US propaganda posts shared by his friends on FB, so from this stance one should log ...
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Can I enter the USA with a naturalization certificate and foreign passport?

I do have my oath ceremony scheduled for February 27th,2020 early morning I know that I will surrender my green card and get my naturalization certificate. my problem is next day on 28th i am ...
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Import of commercial merchandise into the USA in a checked luggage

I will be travelling from overseas and I want to bring a batch of cosmetics products into the US for resale. Estimated value of it is $2000. It will be packed in a regular checked luggage. Will I ...
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Can I enter a Schengen country on the last day of my TRP?

I am from India. Currently I am living in a Schengen country 'X'. I have a TRP of this Schengen country which will expire after 1 day. Can I go to another Schengen country "Y" by flight on the last ...
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Will this become a problem for remaining in the UK once married? [closed]

Short story, I've had difficulty at the UK border in the past. Turned away as they suspected I was coming for work. After about a year, I decided to visit Ireland and they let me through on a visitor ...
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Not displaying 2nd nationality while applying for ESTA

Is it possible that US DHS denies an entry to a passport holder eligible to enter the US with ESTA if he doesn't submit his other nationality on the online format? I mean, It may depend on the context ...
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Can I go on a cruise from the UK to Scandinavia and St. Petersburg with a passport expiring in 4 months?

I have a passport expiring in September 2020. I will be traveling to the UK for a cruise to Scandinavia and St Petersburg in May. The cruise starts and ends in the UK. Do I need to renew my passport ...
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No exit stamp from previous visit to Japan

In October I had a 30 day long trip to Japan on a 90 day tourist visa, when I left I received a "departed" stamp in my passport. In December I visited again for 14 days on another 90 day tourist visa, ...
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Mexican Travel to Germany

I have some questions as Mexicans dont need visa for Germany. I plan to make a trip of only two weeks to Germany. Will, they are questioned at the airport/Immigration? such as Where is He/She ...
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Would it be hard for a woman to pass Ireland immigration who is travelling alone from HK [closed]

My boyfriend is a UK citizen. He is now living in Belfast temporarily. I want to meet up with him in Dublin travelling from HK (Visa Free) (connecting flight in Amsterdam). I will have a return ticket ...
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Carrying Liquor from Heathrow to Bangalore via Abu Dhabi

I am travelling to Bangalore via Abu Dhabi from London. Can i get liquor from duty free shop in Heathrow? Will it be confiscated in Abu Dhabi?
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Can you leave Taiwan airport after going through international security?

I'm going to Taiwan in a couple months, and due to a change of plans, I'll be staying an extra week while the others I'm supposed to be flying home with will carry on. I'm not able to cancel my ...
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If I use a Mauritius passport to go from U.K. to Paris and then Paris to U.K. will I have problems getting back? [duplicate]

I am born in the U.K. if I bring my birth certificate is that good evidence that I’m from the uk. Either by Eurostar or flight
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Can a British/Mauritius Dual National use a Mauritius passport to go to Paris and Back

I am a British citizen. I was born in Britain, but I have Mauritius passport. I would like to do a return trip to Paris on the Eurostar. Can I use my Mauritius passport?

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