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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Flying your own plane from Nome AK US to Anadyr Russia

Or to be more precise, what were they supposed to do? They flew their own Beech Bonanza from Nome, Alaska, to Anadyr, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia (in the eastern tip of the country). They ...
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When driving from Paraguay to Brazil via Ciudad del Este, with the intent to drive back to Paraguay, does one need to get a stamp at the border?

When driving from Paraguay to Brazil via Ciudad del Este (Puente Internacional de la Amistad aka Friendship Bridge), with the intent to drive back to Paraguay (without going to another country before ...
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Bringing hiking shoes with dirt/soil to the US?

I'm soon travelling from Europe to the USA and I'm bringing hiking and running shoes with dirt on them (originating only from the EU and not from any farms). I have already thoroughly cleaned them, ...
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Can I buy alcohol in duty free in Belgium and take it in my carry-on luggage through TSA check in Dublin?

I'm soon taking a flight from Brussels to San Francisco with Aer Lingus via the US preclearance in Dublin. I have read elsewhere that it's ok to buy alcohol in duty free shops in Dublin if they are in ...
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Declaring items from US (snacks, etc.) when flying to Denmark and travelling to Sweden from there?

So as the title states, I'm wondering how it works if I were to bring some snacks (mostly chips/crisps, drinks, candy) from the US all the way back to Sweden. This is my first trip flying, so I'm ...
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10 year UK ban done. What next?

In 2009, I was banned for deception (I applied as a student/dependent and my sponsor’s tax document was deemed fake). My sponsor claims (still) that the document wasn’t fake and it was obtained from ...
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Card residence eu family

Le directive 2004/38/CE he say if you have card resident UE membre family you can travel in uk accompany citizen EEA without visa . My question is " whats document need in the border ??
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Can I bring a GPU in my carry on from the USA to Chile? [duplicate]

Last time I had a GPU brought from the US it was my brother-in-law who put it in his suitcase and when he landed in Chile he noticed that at the US Customs they opened it and opened the GPU box, ...
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As a Spaniard, can I enter Chile with no return flight ticket?

I am going to travel around South America with no clear route yet, I just know I will start in Chile. I have seen that it is possible to stay there for 3 months without problems if I had a return ...
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Do exit immigration officers care if you’re heading to a country you are obviously not allowed to visit?

In countries with exit controls where you must clear immigration/passport controls when leaving the country, what happens if you try to leave to go to a country that you are obviously not allowed to ...
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Can you bring vitamins into China?

I wonder if it's ok to bring standard multi vitamins into China? I usually carry a 100 pill can with me. Is it legal? Will I have to declare it? Should I be ready to show it? Sometimes my total ...
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How long does one have to keep the immigration paper given by Chilean immigration upon entering Chile?

How long does one have to keep the immigration paper given by Chilean immigration upon entering Chile? I believe one has to present it upon departure of Chile, but does one have to keep it longer? ...
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When flying between Airport Mataveri (IPC) and Santiago International Airport (SCL), do customs throw away some food/plants upon arrival?

When flying between Mataveri International Airport (IPC) in Easter Island, Chile and Santiago International Airport (SCL), do customs throw away some types of food/plants upon arrival? Since both ...
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Travel history for stampless countries when it comes to visa applications

For countries that only record your entries and exits electronically without a placing stamp on your passport, can visa officers check for this information on their database? Since they won't be able ...
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Poland : Effects of Negative Decision of Temporary Residence application on Future Schengen Visas [closed]

i work as Software Engineer in a startup company in Warsaw, Poland. Back in 2018, i approached agent at Biggroup(https://bigroup.biz/en/) and we made application for Temporary Residence Permit(Karta ...
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Girlfriend from Hong Kong told interviewer for her B2 visa to the US that we were not dating

Will this be a problem if she tells immigration that we are dating? Will she be denied entry for this even though a B2 visa allows you to visit boyfriend/girlfriends?
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Is it possible to stay airside for a few hours in Barbados in order to be able to clear Immigration with a passenger landing on a later flight?

My partner is travelling to join me and my family (all adults) on a two-week holiday in Barbados. His flight with Caribbean Airlines Havana >>Trinidad>>Barbados is scheduled to land at Grantley Adams ...
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How to declare food when entering the US through an airport that has gone paperless?

Last time I flew to the US, I wasn't given a CBP form (this is where one would normally declare stuff). If the airports have gone paperless (I'm not sure if all airports have done so and how to check ...
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How much hassle is it to bring food into the US?

I'm travelling to the US on business in a month or two. I'd like to bring some British chocolate as a gift for the people I'll be meeting. As I understand it, pre-packaged, commercially-produced ...
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Why can't one use airport luggage trolleys when queuing for the immigration counter in an airport?

There typically is no available airport luggage trolley that we can bring to the immigration queue after landing to an airport. Why can't one use airport luggage trolleys when queuing for the ...
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Chile Tourist Visa

I am a Bangladeshi studying in USA. Currently, I am ob F1 visa here. Recently, me and my wife got tourist visa for Chile. We are travelling from December 24 to January 7. We are flying into Chile at ...
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Travelling back to Italy [duplicate]

I have bad situation. I applied for residence permit on 23 Sept 2019 and I left italy the next day 24 Sept 2019. I am in my country untill today and its been more than two months since I last left ...
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Which countries force all arriving international passengers to claim their luggage for the purpose of customs inspection?

I read on this answer by phoog: Your layover is in a country where all arriving international passengers must claim their luggage for the purpose of customs inspection. In this case, the bag is ...
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Portugal Customs - goods in quantities greater than those permitted

I am a Brazilian with a Portuguese resident authorization. I will visit my hometown in Rio Grande do Sul state and I would like to bring a kind of tea (Chimarrão tea) to here. As I will have a bunch ...
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I am a Canadian citizen. Do I need a return ticket if I am travelling to the US on a holiday? We plan to stay for 6 weeks [duplicate]

wondering if I need to show a return ticket at the Us border. am a Canadian citizen travelling to Us for a 6 week holiday in Phoenix Arizona
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I lost my passport in Japan and my flight is in a few days. Is a travel permit (from the embassy) enough to allow me exit from Narita?

I'm a Bangladeshi citizen and have recently lost my passport in Japan. I tried to find it a lot but have had no luck till now. My flight is in a few days and I can't stay more than my flight date ...
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Can UK student visa refusal impact on Australian Student visa application?

I have been recently refused (3 weeks ago) student visa application that I applied for UK and the refusal reasons were based on my credibility interview where the ECO asked me detailed ranking ...
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Can I apply for Australia tourist visa (600) when I hold Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482)? Will it overwrite my existing Visa?

"___ currently holds a valid visa for travel to Australia. If a visa is granted as a result of this application it will replace the visa currently held by the applicant. The applicant should check ...
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Registration in Russia on a 90 days business visa

I want to ask about registration within seven days in each new city in Russia. I know there are a lot of people asking this question before but I really need more data about this. I would love to ...
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Did this customs agent attempt to plant contraband on me? [closed]

The incident: I was preparing to board a flight from DFW to China for a 2 week vacation. I scanned my boarding pass and began walking towards the skybridge to board the plane and a customs agent ...
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Where to declare goods when using Global Entry in US preclearance at Dublin?

I recently took a flight from Dublin (DUB) to the US, and so I went through US immigration and customs preclearance in Dublin. I have Global Entry and used the automated kiosk. I realized afterwards ...
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Why did a gate officer and exit immigration officer try to peel my visa sticker?

I am a citizen of a south asian country who recently travelled to Spain on a Schengen visa for a job interview. My flight was via Dubai (DXB), and the gate officer unsuccessfully attempted to peel off ...
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Goods from Germany, sent to U.K. address, VAT refund when leaving EU with them

I will buy some items online from Germany but have them sent to a UK address. I will be in the U.K. for a visit and shopping. Can I claim VAT refund for the German purchase? The retailer will ...
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Average time to get through Gold Coast airport when flying from abroad on an eVisitor visa

Let's assume that you are a German on an eVisitor visa coming to Gold Coast (OOL, Australia) via plane from Singapore with a Scoot flight. How long does it take you to collect your luggage, get ...
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How do Australian entry officers check health and that the person is conviction-free?

Assuming you travel by plane from Germany to Australia and you have an eVisitor visa for tourism or business, how would the officers at the border check that you have no convictions and that you are ...
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B2 visa valid for a year, but passport got WT/WB stamp at airport?

In September I entered the US with a B2 Visa that is valid for one year. I was told when my visa was approved at my interview I am able to enter and renter the US as many times as I like for this year....
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Will my boyfriend have any issues at UK border? [closed]

My boyfriend plans to come visit me in the UK next year. He is from the US so no visa required. He will be staying with me for 4 weeks in the UK. First 2 weeks, then we will travel Europe for around 3 ...
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Can I bring one wooden chopping board into USA in checked in bag?

I have ordered one Teak wood chopping board in India and planning to take that to the US. Will I be able to take that in checked-in luggage into the US? It should be of the size 15-inch x 15 inches. ...
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Travelling from UK to Australia with creatine and whey protein

I am travelling to Australia next month from the UK, and would like to take my pack of Whey Protein and tub of Creatine with me. Am I best to take these in carry on, or checked luggage? I have a ...
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Are all inbound international passengers routed to the same customs hall at Newark Liberty International?

Newark Liberty International has 3 terminals, all 3 terminals service inbound international flights. Are all inbound international passengers routed to the same customs hall (service area) or is ...
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Validity Dates of New Zealand Tourist Visa

My New Zealand tourist visa letter says, "The start date of your visa is: 23 August 2019 You must arrive in New Zealand before: The number of times you may travel to New Zealand is: Single The last ...
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Can I call the airport to see if my boyfriend made it through customs?

My boyfriend is in LAX he came from Australia. His next flight is in 28 minutes and I haven't heard from him at all to know if he made it through customs. I'm extremely scared and I'm having bad panic ...
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Non-US citizen traveling to Australia on an expired US work visa, but valid Australian visitor visa from US?

I am Indian working in the USA and my visa extension was filed and currently in-process with US consulate. My US work visa expired a week ago. I have yet to get my status on it. I am planning to ...
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Can I exit from a different Schengen country than the one I entered from?

I have received a Schengen visa for 7 days from Italy. I would flying from Dubai to Rome and spending few days over there and heading to Netherlands. Can I return back to Dubai from Netherlands ...
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Canadian Citizen living overseas with Canadian passport renewal declined - wants to go home to visit family on valid NZ passport

I am a Canadian citizen, born there in 1958. I left Canada in 2005 to live in NZ with NZ born wife. I am now a citizen of NZ and have a valid NZ passport. I have had my Canadian passport revoked for ...
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Can I travel with cremated remains (father's ashes) from Malaysia to India [duplicate]

we already checked with AirAsia airlines. they need a death certificate and cremation certificate for security purpose. They asked us to check with the customs department of India. but I'm not sure ...
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Does having Global Entry reduce the monitoring/checks one gets from customs agents?

I read on this answer: I don't remember my Global Entry interview in detail, but I certainly got the impression that, by using Global Entry, I am taking personal responsibility for monitoring and ...
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Does Italian citizens need a passport for a stopover in Kyiv, Ukraine?

I should go to Vilnius from Rome in December, and the best option is the one with a stopover in Kyiv. I have never had a passport, as I have always traveled within EU and I could travel using my ID ...
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Mangoes and Bananas from Manila to Switzerland

We are used to having mangoes, bananas and other fresh fruits and vegetables, in our checked-in luggage from Manila and take them to Geneva, Switzerland. The last time I flew out of the Philippines ...
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Transiting Ukrainian rail border station without papers for Ukraine

I'm going from Cierna nad Tisou (Slovakia) to Budapest (Hungary) via the Ukrainian dual-border station of Chop, but cannot enter Ukraine. The train reaches Chop at 12:00, and my connecting train, for ...

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