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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 a UK visit refusal affect a previously granted USA visa?

Hello all and thanks for the help. My friend, despite having grown up in the uk, is not native and did not end up getting acquiring British citizenship. He went for a visit to the uk a couple of ...
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Personal effects declarations and duty free allowances when on holiday - general principals?

I’m trying to understand the general principals on duty free allowances and customs declarations when going on holiday. I have little experience travelling overseas as an adult and my OCD is driving ...
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How Much Information Do Canadian and USA Immigration Share

It’s common knowledge that USA and Canadian immigration are probably the most tightly coupled immigration collaboration in the world. How much do they really share on applicants, immigrants, border ...
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Entering the US with my wife when we hold a passports from different countries?

My wife has a passport of country A + B1/B2 visa to US (country A citizens need a visa to enter US). I have a passport of country A and also a passport of country B + ESTA (country B citizens don't ...
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24 Hour TWOV in China

I am planning on traveling from Germany to Indonesia on an Indian passport. Air China seems to be dirt cheap but I have a few things to clarify though: The layover time is 10 hours while going and ...
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Refusal and a 10 year ban for an entry clearance [closed]

I had applied for a visit visa in March 2018 for my graduation in the UK but was refused on ground of deception. At the time I made the application, I was in the Nigerian law school so I contracted a ...
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Marriage Visitor Visa UK

In December I am applying for a marriage visitor visa to give notice of my wedding in March. The wedding will be only in December 2019. I will stay in the UK for only 3 weeks in March, because the ...
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In what countries does exit border control stamp boarding passes, and why?

In Georgia, Moldova, North Cyprus, Russia and Turkey, border control at airports stamp my boarding pass on exit. What other countries do this, and what's the reason behind it? (note that this ...
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Is it possible to exit the airport without going through the customs? [closed]

I was a first time traveler and didn't know what to do. I got my luggage and exited the airport without going through the customs. I didn't pass when I arrived in the country that I travelled to and ...
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Flying from Stockholm to Paris via Istanbul with French National ID Card

Since I won't have my French passport, I'll have to fly from Stockholm (ARN) to Paris (CDG) via Istanbul (IST) with my French National ID card. I called the Swedish police and Turkish Airlines who ...
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Entering the US with advance parole when having job and residence abroad or using ESTA

This weekend I have a flight to the US to attend a wedding. I would like to know what is the best way to enter the US without getting stuck at the airport or getting troubles to reenter the US in the ...
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Any things I should be prepared for traveling to DME Moscow on a Pakistani passport from London as a UK resident?

Not that I anticipate issues, but still interested in knowing. Basically traveling to DME Moscow (pending Visa) in November and I am interested if border control in DME might give me some trouble ...
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Passport for reentry to US from Canada

I want to understand this new reasoning: A US citizen can enter Canada by car showing proof of citizenship and valid ID ie birth certificate and valid drivers license. But why does that same US ...
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Global Entry vs Nexus Card [duplicate]

Consensus seems to be that, as a US citizen, for travel into the US from Canada, the two cards are virtually interchangeable. That also includes using the expedited security line in Toronto when ...
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How are laptop searches conducted at immigration/customs/border check points? [closed]

I understand that in some countries, electronic devices can be searched at customs and border check points. I would like to understand how this check is done technically. I.e., do they just turn it ...
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Will the removal from Uk will affect my future trips to EU and USA

I am an Albanian nationality, businessman and my wife is a pharmacist. On 12 October 2018 I was traveling with my wife from Tirana to New York, we chose British airways with flight change from London ...
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If a person's passport is not stamped upon leaving the U.S., will returning be a problem?

If an Israeli citizen's passport was not stamped upon leaving the U.S. will she have a problem return to the United States?
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Can I enter the US under the VWP scheme if I'm attending a computer science conference as a student volunteer?

I will be attending a computer science conference that is taking place in the United States in November and I have been accepted as a student volunteer. The conference will run for 6 days and I will ...
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Flying from Seattle to Japan, connecting in Vancouver, BC. Do I go through customs?

I'm flying to Japan from Seattle, connecting in Vancouver, BC. I have a USA passport, do I go through customs in Canada?
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What to answer CBP at airport while re-entering home country?

I am a naturalized US citizen of Indian origin. I will be flying to India & Sri Lanka soon for 12 days. I am in the process of building a software application for which I have hired 2 remote ...
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Flight from Singapore to Kochi via Bangalore, where will we need to do customs and reclaim our baggage?

We fly From Singapore to Kochi (flight nr: IX -485) on a joined ticket (Indian Airlines/Air India Express) with checked-in baggage. Connecting flight is in Bengaluru (SIN 21:10 -> BLR 23:15, Only ...
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Why does CBP put the date stamp over the visa?

Why does the US Customs & Border Protection officer sometimes stamp the date over the non-immigrant visa? Is it an error or does it means something else?
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Can I carry someone else's driving extracts from India to Canada?

I am travelling to Canada. One of my colleague wants to apply for a Driving License. So he requested me to get his Driving Extract (It's a document which tells about your driving history, meaning if ...
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Family with lots of electronics traveling to India connecting flight in India customs

This is my first time going to India so please cope with me. I have been doing some reading and discovered a 'potential landmine'. From Singapore we fly to Kochi (Indian airlines) and connecting ...
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Overstaying in the US, is it possible to go to Guam and get back to LA?

A friend has been overstaying in the US for 8 months, he has a valid tourist visa. Will he be able to go to Guam and get back to LA? Do you have to go through customs and immigration? Thank you!
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Can a Canadian passport holder in transit at Heathrow terminal 5 go to land side and return to air side

We are ariving at Heathrow terminal 5, for a a layover of 5 hours. The next flight leaves from Terminal 5. We would like to go land side to M&S Simply Food grab a bite and return air side. What ...
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Documents to be presented at immigration desk in USA

My friend (on an Indian passport) got a USA B1/B2 visa back in 2016 in order to attend my graduation but could not make it back then. Now he is trying to visit me next month. His visa is valid till ...
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How does it work when flying through a Schengen country to make a connection?

Can someone explain how this works for a journey from Lviv via Warsaw to New York? If I have a flight originating outside the Schengen area, with a separately-ticketed connection in a Schengen ...
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Dual national (France-Philippines) travelling to a third country (Morocco, with previous travel history) [duplicate]

Been reading the threads here for a while and this is the first time I am posting. I would like to ask for your help in finding an answer to my question: I am Philippine-born and a dual citizen of ...
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Dutch immigration at St Pancras intl

We are a family of 3 taking direct train from London St Pancras intl to Amsterdam which has started in April 2018. We have valid Schengen visa already and we hold Indian passports. However I have a ...
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Is it possible to go back to the U.S.after overstaying as a child?

When I was 3 years old in 1998, my family and I left Mexico and went the United States with a visa. Now this visa was for 10 years but we stayed longer. We were never arrested, we always paid taxes ...
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Can a holder of carta soggiorno travel to U.K. Without a visa With his spouse holding an Italian passport [duplicate]

please I'm confuse. I need your help. I want to find out if a carta soggiorno holder can travel to U.K. Without a visa whiles going with her spouse who holds Italian passport.
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Turning in FMM form in Mexico with domestic flight layover (Leon to Mexico City)

I am flying from San Francisco to Leon Guanajuato via Mexico City, and back by the same route. Do I turn in my FMM form (Immigration form) to the airline agents in Leon or Mexico City? I know upon ...
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How much time does it take for the DHS TRIP letter to arrive to India? Is there any way to track it?

I had applied for DHS TRIP and they closed the case and sent me a letter but it hasn't reached me. It has now been 10 days. I actually have two addresses and dont remember which one i had put in while ...
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How do I answer the question “where do you work” at US Airport?

So I have a valid b1/b2 (visitor visa) and I've traveled multiple times to the US. I'm planning to go to the US for a vacation for a month before I head on to Canada. I have a sister in California ...
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Traveling from Colombia to Brazil - do I need yellow fever vaccination?

So I’m in kind of a difficult situation. I just realised that I might need proof of having had the yellow fever vaccination to get into Brazil. I’m leaving to Brazil in 4 days and I am planning on ...
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Can I get a student visa to Ireland after deportation from France 5 years ago?

I am an Mongolian. I entered Spain in 2011 with a Schengen travel visa which we all needed to get in order to enter any European country. So at first I intentionally overstayed my visa for almost 2 ...
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Should I say hello to the passport control officers, or just quietly give them my passport?

What is the etiquette? What do the passport control officers expect? I’m asking from the point of politeness and efficiency.
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What US border crossings have exit checkpoints?

The Lukeville border crossing (US-Mexico) apparently has a US exit checkpoint, which is a huge advantage for foreign visitors, as their exits need to be electronically recorded. (for those who don't ...
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Customs on Domestic Flights [duplicate]

I am flying to Dallas from Australia then will connect to New York with a domestic airplanes do I go through customs in New York again
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Work permit visa for Scotland

I got selected in one hotel from Scotland and they ask me to proceed for visa process by giving the contact details of one consultancy, by they are asking me for the GBP money to send through Westin ...
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US to UK visting multiple times without visa

I am a US citizen who is dating a UK citizen. My boyfriend attended flight school but after finishing, he moved back to the UK. I have visited the UK 3 times since he moved in January. The first time ...
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Traveling Europe from US on valid Schengen visa and expired US visa

I will be traveling from Seattle, US to Amsterdam with a layover at Reykjavik with Iceland Air. After a few days in Europe I will be travelling onward to India. I have a valid Indian passport and ...
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Recheck luggage in Toronto when flying from BWI to Heathrow via Toronto on Air Canada?

I have an Air Canada ticket from BWI to Heathrow via Toronto Pearson. Do I need to recheck my bags and must I go through Customs in Toronto? If so, will 1.5 hour suffice?
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Bringing food into Australia [closed]

I am travelling to Australia and Norfolk Island next week and I wondered if I can bring the following food: Weetbix Tea Bags Marmite
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Can I carry one year medicine of Hypertension while travelling from India to Canada?

I will be travelling from India to Canada for long term assignment. I am on Hypertension Medication(Metpure-XL-25 a pill per day). So can I carry the Medicine for a year with a Doctor's Prescription? ...
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Passport requirements on entering Ireland as a citizen

Basic premise of this question is what are usual requirements for entering Ireland through Airport Immigration - and does this change based on where you departed from? Basically - I'm a citizen and ...
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Can I use my existing US visa to fly to USA from a different country?

I am on a work permit in Norway and I have a US tourist visa which I got when I was in India. Do I need any other visitor visa to fly from Norway to USA? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in ...
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US to Germany connecting in Dublin - how much time needed to transfer?

Flying from US to Germany via Aer Lingus, both legs, connecting flight is in the same Dublin terminal (2) and arrival is in early morning (6 AM). Is 1.5 hours enough time to get through immigration/...
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Entering Russia on tourist visa with BlaBlaCar or hitchiking

I'm a Canadian with a tourist visa. Someone has offered me a ride from Riga to Moscow from BlaBlaCar and I wonder if I would be denied entry into Russia due to trying to enter from a private car ...