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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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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 ...
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Anyone tried to bond merchandise in qatar airport?

Has anyone tried bonding hand carried merchandise into Qatar for one day stop over? I’ve looked in Hamad airport website if they have that service but couldn’t find any information . I will be ...
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Traveling with a new passport and valid US Visa on a damaged old passport? [duplicate]

Unfortunately, my passport had suffered water damage during my stay in the US because of which I had to apply and get a new one. Since my old passport contains a valid US visa, the indian embassy ...
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How can I get a UK transit visa when my US student visa has expired?

I'm in US on a student visa, currently expired; my last entry was 3 years ago. I do have an approved I-797 (H1-B). Can I travel through London without a transit visa? BTW, the layover is 3 hours and ...
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Queue time for visa exemption when entering at Shanghai Pudong?

I'll be travelling through Shanghai Pudong Airport in 3 weeks and I want to use the 144-hour visa exemption service. I'm worrying about the queue time. I'll land at 1 p.m. and hope that it won't ...
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From Canada, can re-enter the US using the valid DS-2019? [duplicate]

My US VISA expired but I have my 2019 valid for more 6 months. Can I go to Canada (for about a week) and re-enter the US using the valid DS-2019?
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Denied entry at the Canadian land border; will I be denied if I fly?

I recently was denied entry into Canada, due to me wanting to bring my other wheels for my vehicle to store them at a U-Haul facility until I started school in Canada in the Spring. They thought ...
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Where to clear customs in Mexico? [duplicate]

I am flying back to the US (Oakland) from Cancun through Guadalajara. We did not clear immigration or customs in Cancun, because the first leg was domestic, but it appears that we don’t need to clear ...
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Do you need to show a valid visa to when leaving Northern Cyprus?

I have been studying in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. This is my second year. I am a Pakistani national. I am travelling to US very soon. I have had the student visa for this last year but, ...
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Can I travel to the USA with a Canadian refugee travel document?

I am a refugee in Canada and I need to enter the USA. Is that possible with my Candian refugee travel document? Has anyone tried this? And, if not, what do I need to visit the States? It's an urgent ...
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What does this mean? “Your UK visa application has been issued”

Your UK visa application has been issued. PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE VISA APPLICATION CENTRE BEFORE THEY CONTACT YOU. You will be contacted by the Visa Application Centre when your documents ...
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Will I have to pay duty for property that I will take back to country of purchase? [closed]

I'm currently studying in Switzerland but in a few months I will return to Germany. After spending half a year in Germany, I'll switch back to Switzerland for a very long stay. Basically: 4 months ...
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Are there consequences of having been questioned by customs?

I was leaving Botswana to go back to Europe, and transited in Windhoek. In the departures hall, I was approached by a customs officer who requested that we go through my luggage together. It turned ...
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How much money I need to show while entering the US for a one week trip? [duplicate]

I'm planning to enter the United States for vacation. My nationality is Indian but I'm a graduate student in Europe and I'm planning to travel to Boston, NYC and NJ for a total of 7 days. I've already ...
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UK Border control always takes me under investigation. Why it could be?

I am Turkish citizen. I have Turkish Passport. I live in Germany. I have 2 years valid UK visa. I frequently fly from Germany to London. And each time, the UK Border Police checks my documents, ...
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Do I have a Schengen entry ban if I was arrested in the UK for immigration violation?

I have been arrested by immigration enforcment in the UK for working with fraudulent documents. I am from a Balkan country and wanted to know whether this would mean that I also have a Schengen ...
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Do I need a transit visa for Germany? [duplicate]

I am an Indian national having Valid USA visa. I will be traveling from Bangalore to Washington, DC. My Doubt is I will be transiting through two airports in Germany Frankfurt and Munich. I.e ...
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for how long can I stay in the UK if Iam on a 6 month visit visa

I was told that if you apply for the 6 months visit visa you can't stay in the UK for the exact 6 months. what I want to know is whether you can stay in the UK for the exact 6 months if you are ...
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If my passport is stamped to stay in the UK for six months, can I ship my furniture over?

I've come over as a visitor to the UK. I might be staying longer than planned and would love to ship my furniture over if possible because it will be cheaper than continuing to store it in the US. My ...
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Using a chipped german ID card (Personalausweis) at e-passport-gates in the UK

Can I use a new, chipped german ID card (Personalausweis) at the e-passport-gates in the UK, e.g. at Heathrow airport? It has also a biometrical chip, but carries another symbol than the passport.
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Port of entry for Schengen Long Stay Student Visa [closed]

I have a query regarding my long stay student visa. I am going to apply for my long stay student visa for france from a non-eu country but I wish to enter Sweden first and stay for 10 days with a ...
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Being stuck between Russia and Turkmenistan at a sea border; what happens?

The question is similar to this one, but specifically focusing on sea travel between Russia and Turkmenistan. Say you've got a Russian transit visa, but due to the ferry from Turkmenistan being ...
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Confidentially bringing medication from Canada to USA

I am on the ADHD drug "Vyvanse" which is a schedule II controlled substance. It's pretty essential for me to take it, and especially on this business trip. Unfortunately, I really want to keep this ...
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US B1/B2 visa for Mexican citizen and I-94 form

I have a question about the B1/B2 visa for Mexican citizens: My Mexican friend will join me in the USA during Christmas and she has a Mexican passport with a Visa B1 / B2 "crossing border card". She ...
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What happens to people stuck on a land border in North America? [closed]

My German friend's US Visa expires, and he plans to travel to Canada, where he does not need a Visa. However, he has overstayed in the past, and so I suspect he has a high change of being refused ...
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USCBP Protocol In Preclearance Airports

If someone with an outstanding warrant in the USA attempted to fly to a US destination from a Canadian airport with pre-clearance capabilities (i.e. passengers are screened for admissibility to the ...
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Do staple holes in front cover of the passport mean it's damaged?

I applied for a Norwegian visa in my home country through a third-party visa application center that handles all the visa applications for the Norwegian Embassy. I got the visa, but now my passport ...
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US entry after multi-year overstay advice

Looking for advice. My sister in law lived in the US for 4 years, overstaying her visa. She worked, paid taxes and rent. She came back to UK a year ago due to family illness and now wants to return. ...
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Does the UK-Ireland Common Travel Area have both border agencies at ports?

For example in Dublin airport, does the UKBA check that you have a valid UK visa? And vice versa? If not, doesn't that mean travelers can use that as a loophole? Let's say someone has trouble ...
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Type D Schengen Visa Technicalities Issues 3rd Countries [duplicate]

I have read several threads regarding type D visas but that doesn't seem to answer my seemingly specific question. I am working in the Philippines for an international company and I have been granted ...
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What custom fees will a Canadian citizen pay on jewellery they bring into Canada? [closed]

I have a few questions, please: Is it possible to pay custom fees on the spot upon arrival in Canada? If the goods are related to a small jewellery business, how do you estimate the associated fees? ...
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Is the Airbnb booking valid as proof of stay? [duplicate]

I'll be traveling to Italy with my family next year for 15 days (We're Brazilians) and we will be staying on apartments rented with Airbnb. I heard immigration will ask for proof that I'm staying in a ...
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can a pilot refuel his small private airplane internationally without passing immigration or customs? [closed]

I've been a private pilot for many years, but have never flown internationally in small private aircraft. I'm about to buy a tiny, high-tech, super-efficient 2-seat airplane that has extended range ...
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What happens if you are denied entry but cannot re-enter the country of departure (and have no flight to your country of origin)? [closed]

Suppose that you are denied entry for a country but could not go back to the departure country for some reasons (already stayed for 90 days at the Schengen, cannot re-enter Vietnam for 30 days, etc...)...
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Health supplements/Vitamins bringing into Malaysia [duplicate]

Malaysian returning home after holiday in Australia, is there any restriction in bringing back health supplements & vitamins that we bought.
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Can I vacation with my girlfriend who is already in the USA?

I know there are lots of previous questions about visiting boyfriend/girlfriend in the USA and I did look over them. They are very helpful. My case is a little bit different, so that I think it might ...
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Can a dual national of UK and Colombia enter Colombia with an ID and/or an expired Colombian passport?

I have a British passport which is valid and a Colombian passport that is expired, my Colombian Identity card (Cedula) is valid. I will be travelling at the end of November to Colombia. Will I be ...
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Will there be any problems getting a visa for Canada if I was denied entry into USA?

I was denied entry into USA due to some CBP notice (most probably a misidentification on the no fly list). I then applied for DHS TRIP and I was cleared for travel to the USA. However, my F-1 visa ...
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Take a new unpacked box of iPhone XS to India from US [duplicate]

I'm traveling to India and my friend is asking me to bring a new unopened iPhone XS to India for him. I'll have a 2 hour layover at Dubai and then I'll reach Delhi. Can I take an unopened box of a new ...
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Pakistani passport holder having two visas of UK and Schengen going from France to London on train

I am Pakistani passport holder and having visit visa for the UK (still 4 months left to end). I am back in Pakistan and going to apply for a Schengen visa. I want to ask that can I still travel from ...
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Using Sentri card at Global Entry point in LAX

I've got a Sentri card but when I got to the Global Entry station at LAX I was told that I wasn't allowed to enter. This seems to be in contradiction of the "For NEXUS and SENTRI Members at Global ...
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Vietnam Visa Expiry Date

I leave Vietnam next weekend, on the day my visa extension runs out. The date is a little smudged (it does read but I am concerned they'll think it's for a later date). Is my expiry date in the ...
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How do I fix my immigration status if I have been admitted into the US as a foreign national, when I am a US dual national?

I am an American/Australian citizen. I have had two American passports as a kid and teen, but have lived in Australia most of my life, and in America as a teen for three years. I did not have my ...
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What duty fees can I expect to take a new bike into Bangladesh?

Can I buy a bike in India while I am travelling here, and take it back to Bangladesh? If yes, then how much will be the duty charges for a bike? (Price ₹60000-70000)
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Proofs required and what to expect with Immigration officer interview, visiting UK for Job interview

I will be visiting London, UK for an onsite Job interview next week. For the purpose of this visit, I applied and got a standard visitor visa. I have booked return ticket, hotel, pickup and drop ...
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Multiple-entry Chinese visa

I'm a British Citizen with a British passport. I applied for a 2 year Chinese tourism multi-entry visa, which I received and will end in March 2019. I've booked some flights to go back to China ...
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Are there immigration officers who speak Bahasa Indonesia in Kaohsiung, Taiwan airport?

Does anyone have experience with this? From what I found on the internet so far, and from my experience in Taoyuan airport, it seems like you need to speak Chinese or English to make it through ...
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Dual Citizenship - only one passport problem

I retain citizenship in both the UK and the US. I live and study in the UK, and my parents are both English, with British passports. Essentially, I have received my declaration and attended the ...
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Do I have to go through customs for a layover in Panama City, Panama?

If I fly from the US to Dominican Republic but I have a layover in Panama City, Panama, do I have to go through customs or just stay in the terminal and then board the flight to Dominican Republic? I ...
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Expired US passport and denied ESTA

My US passport expired in february and I am flying to the US in 2 weeks. I have dual citizenship, which means I also have a Danish passport, but my application for ESTA was denied since I ...