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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Can I travel to Thailand using a non-immigrant visa even though the purpose of the event is cancelled?

I am from Bangladesh. I recently applied for a non-immigrant type visa for entering Thailand for WordCamp Asia 2020 event. However, the event was cancelled recently for coronavirus outbreak. Since my ...
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What does “conducive to the public good” mean in UK immigration laws? [closed]

What does "conducive to the public good" mean in UK immigration laws?
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How to contact border authorities in EU/Schengen countries?

For questions about entering a country, people are usually referred to the embassy of said country. Unfortunately, except regarding visa issuance, these often prove rather uninformative. So how would ...
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Are there entry requirements for layover airports between the USA and SE Asia?

US citizens traveling from the USA to Ho Chi Minh City via Taipei, returning from Bangkok to the USA via Frankfurt. Will not be leaving the airport in Taipei or Frankfurt. What documents are ...
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Can I obtain a IEC Working Holiday Visa Canada as a Dual Citizen of the U.S. and Portugal

I understand that as an American I can't apply for the working holiday visa but Portugal has a the partnership so I'm trying to figure out: Can I, as a dual citizen get a IEC Working Holiday Visa for ...
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Should US and Schengen visa be stamped in the new passport reissue?

I am an Indian citizen holding an Indian passport. I went to VFS to apply for a Schengen visa, and they noticed that the passport cover is coming off. I did not notice properly when they noticed if ...
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Travel with an Italian residence permit

I am an Egyptian citizen. I have a family residence permit for Italy for five years. I want to book a flight from Egypt to Rome Transit in Athens. I want to make sure if the Italian residence permit ...
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Travel through Chinese/Korean immigration/customs individually or together?

Me and my friend booked our flights from LAX to ICN together and have a layover in PEK Beijing. When we go to the immigration and customs counters, would we approach them individually or together? ...
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Importing a bike from India to Bangladesh

Is it possible to buy a brand new bike from India and bring into Bangladesh? If it is possible, how much are the custom charges likely to be?
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Layover in CDG Enough Time for Customs?

My girlfriend and I will be travelling from Cincinnati to Athens, Greece in the next few months. There will be a stop on the way to Athens at CDG in Paris. I'm assuming that I will have to pass ...
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Short term Study Stamp [duplicate]

I’m currently in the UK with an American passport . I’ve been here for 4 and a half months and I’m on a short course with a short course stamp that is until March . I have to travel for 4 days to ...
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International connection at Seattle-Tacoma airport

I am flying from Vancouver to Seattle, then Seattle to Tokyo-Narita, with Delta connection in single ticket. I would like to confirm if my understandings for this connection are correct or not. ...
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Can I go to the UK, Ireland, or maybe Russia or Ukraine for a few months to reset my Schengen limit?

I'm currently in Poland. I will have been in the Schengen area for 90 days at the beginning of March, although my first entry was back on September 7th, 2019. 180 days after that is March 5th, 2020. ...
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Is there a possibility I will get sent back from South Korea once I arrive after being in Wuhan December 2019?

On what grounds will a tourist be sent back from South Korea? Especially in the midst of the coronavirus 2019-nCoV? I’ve returned to Indonesia from China at the end of December, and have not shown any ...
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For biosecurity checks, should I declare items used outdoors but properly washed after?

Customs cards for countries with sensitive ecosystems like Australia or New Zealand require passengers to declare items that have been used outdoors, including hiking boots or diving equipment (e.g. a ...
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EU citizen with a layover in the UK

I'm planning a trip to the US this summer, and many of the options I get for my flights have a layover in London. Will I have to go through passport control or will I be able to enter freely as I ...
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What recourse is available when a country's entry requirements change between flight ticket purchase and travel?

On February 2 2020 the Philippines announced it would deny entry to all non-Filipinos entering via China, Macau & Hong Kong with immediate effect, in an attempt to control the spread of the 2019-...
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I am non-EU citizenI have a family residence in Italy . Can I travel to UK without a visa? [duplicate]

I am an Egyptian man married to an Italian woman. We live in Italy. I have a residence card for a family member of a union citizen issued from Italy. Is it possible to travel with my wife to uk ...
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Collecting bags to go thru customs? [closed]

If traveling from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo and then connecting to Buenos Aires Argentina, do I need to collect my bags in São Paulo before boarding for Buenos Aires?
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Using different passports for Entry/Exit when passport-officials from both countries sit at the same desk

I have dual citizenship - let us say passport P1 and passport P2. I am living in country C1 on passport P1, but my tourist visa for P1 is about to run out. My plan is to travel to neighboring country ...
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Leaving US with a good record [closed]

Recently, I had my asylum court hearing and I was refused asylum status. My attorney recommended appealing but I want something concrete i.e. papers and future. Appealing unfortunately would give me ...
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As a British citizen, will I be able to continue to use the EU passport lanes in other EU countries during the transition period after 31st Jan 2020?

The UK is scheduled to leave the EU bloc on 31st Jan 2020. As a British passport holder, will I be entitled/able to continue to use the EU passport lanes in other EU countries after that date whilst ...
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Does fare class affect immigration official's decision?

A strange question that sprung to mind. Let's say somebody traveled to USA from another country and immigration wanted to see proof of their ties to back home... The alien presents pay slips, job ...
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What happens to the immigration record of a person being evacuated/airlifted by their embassy from another country?

Similar but not so similar to this question - What happens when a town is under quarantine and my visa expires This is a generic question which sparkles out of the currently ongoing events in Wuhan, ...
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Visit girlfriend (non US citizen) on ESTA

I know there are a lot of questions about this but my case is a little different from the others. I’m Alessandro, 22, from Italy. I started texting with a girl from my city a couple of months ago and ...
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Is 2 hours and 5 mins enough time for transfer from international to domestic flight in Melbourne Tullamarine? [duplicate]

I'll be flying from Malaysia to Canberra pretty soon. My flight from malaysia will reach Melbourne at 4.55am while my connecting flight from Melbourne to Canberra is at 7am. Both flights are in the ...
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Can a passenger refused entry due to lack of papers claim a refund from the airline?

A relative of mine traveled to Spain with a Turkish passport from South America. She didn't knew she needed a visa for Spain and was allowed boarding by the airline. Upon arrival she was held in a "...
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What do countries rely on self-declaration forms at all? [closed]

In light of the coronavirus outbreak centred in Wuhan, many countries have taken steps to either prevent entry or require a quarantine period for arrivals from the affected area. Canada relies on ...
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What happens when a town is under quarantine and my visa expires

A friend of mine is currently in Wuhan, China, as the city is placed under quarantine. He is a European citizen and had thus made a tourist visa to visit the family of his wife for the Lunar new year,...
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Does Thailand still refuse travelers for not having 6 month's passport validity from their entry date?

According to the website of the Thai Embassy in Stockholm (emphasis mine): For Swedish passport holder, and wish to stay in Thailand for no more than 30 days, your passport has to be valid for at ...
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Canadian on B2 visa

I recently graduated from an American university (F1) as a Canadian citizen (May 2019), and I left the country and couldn't file OPT for administrative complication on my school's part. Therefore, I ...
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Maiden name on wife's CR1 Visa [duplicate]

My wife has a US CR1 visa with her maiden name on it. Her Philipines passport has her married name on it. Should she have any issues flying to the US for the first time because of the name difference? ...
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Can I use a one-way ticket to come to the UK? Or do I need to show a return ticket to be able to get in?

I am an American who wants to come to the UK to discern whether or not my boyfriend and I want to continue our dating and possibly marry in the future (not necessarily this trip). If I purchase a one-...
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Data retention for EU citizens travelling between UK and EU during Brexit transition/implementation period

Context: I'm an EU citizen studying in the UK. When I travel to my home country in the EU (for example through a direct flight or by train), and then return to the UK, some of my personal information ...
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Passport control when leaving Geneva airport

When you travel within a schengen area like from Geneva to Paris, can someone tell me exactly the control I have to go for the departure flights. Is there any passport check? I know that during check ...
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Connecting separate Airlines in Thailand

Do I need a transit visa in Don Mueang Airport (DMK) of Thailand during traveling to Tokyo from Dhaka, Bangladesh? Because, I am going to travel by two separate Airlines; Dhaka-Bangkok by Thai Lion ...
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Travel Itinerary Change: Should I notify the consulate?

I have received a multiple-entry Schengen visa from the Spanish consulate in Mumbai for a meeting that was originally scheduled for the 9th of January, but now has been moved to the 23rd of January. ...
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Renewing passport from abroad, can I enter US with visa and canceled passport?

We are New Zealand citizens, live in Mexico and travel to the US regularly. We have SENTRI and B1/B2 Visitor Visas for the US. Some of our passports expire later this year, and the NZ Passport ...
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How soon can you reenter the US on a B-1/B-2 visa

I had visited the USA 4 times last year but only stay 5 days each time. My last visit was in December 2019 when I stayed for 3 days to do some shopping and return to my home country. This year I want ...
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Travel to the US with a valid ESTA when technically no longer eligible

I'm from The Netherlands and travelled to the US (Los Angeles) last summer under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP/ESTA). I plan to visit Los Angeles again this summer. The ESTA I have is valid for 2 ...
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How long does Singapore Frequent Traveller status last?

Singapore allows visitors of certain nationalities to enroll in the Frequent Traveller Programme, entitling them to use automated immigration, like Singapore citizens and residents. However, it's ...
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Transit at Bangkok on two different tickets

I booked two separate tickets. One from Amsterdam to Bangkok BKK (Finnair), one from Bangkok to Luang Prabang in Laos (Lao Airlines). Will I need to go through Thai immigrations to collect my luggage? ...
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Double nationality requirements to travel to and from Brazil, 2019

I'm a Brazil and US national. Since the lift of US requirements for visa to travel to Brasil in 2019, do I still need my Brazil passport to enter and exit Brazil?
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Obtaining US sponsor [closed]

I have arranged an event in the US in New York for Aug 2021 and two of the speakers are from London (British) and two from India. I understand that one needs a B1 visa for this charity event on ...
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Carrying Exhibition items From India to Dubai & Back

I am attending an exhibition in Dubai, & i intend to carry the exhibit items with me as check-in baggage. The items are surgical instruments and none of those items contain Lithium batteries. ...
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Does visiting Colombia hurts one's travel history?

I plan on visiting Colombia in March. However, an acquaintance just told me that having Colombia in my travel history can hurt me when I apply for visas of other countries - particularly USA, Canada, ...
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Tips on applying for Standard Visitor visa when full time student

I need tips on applying for Standard Visitor visa while being and have been a full time student. I just recently completed my 2 year degree. I have been going full time therefore have not worked as ...
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Need visa for 12 hours layover at Seoul airport?

We are Myanmar passport holders, me and our family are planning to visit Japan and Korea this April. We're planning to book a connecting flight from Japan to Korea, and then to Yangon. Is it OK for ...
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Dual citizen traveling to Canada and US

I am Canadian and US citizen but born in Iran. Every week, I go to Canada to visit a friend and return to US without any issue, my question is: due to the new rule can I go to Canada to visit my ...
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Does Nexus renewal grace period apply to enter Canada?

I see where the grace period allows me to access the US with my Nexus for up to a year now. Does the grace period apply to entering Canada?

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