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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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In the Vienna-Bucharest train, info about border crossings, paying for snacks and sleeping car amenities

I will soon ride towards Bucharest from Austria using the Dacia Express train, on Vienna to Bucharest route. The usual expert sources (seat61) deliver valuable info; anyway, I still have doubts on ...
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Do you have to depart from the country where the Schengen Visa was applied from?

My parents are visiting me for a month- I live in NYC. They want me take them on a two week short European trip leaving New York while visiting me. I am a US Citizen and they carry a US multiple ...
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Can I travel Without Visa to Argentina using UE passport with a different first name on the ticket [duplicate]

I booked a plane ticket to Argentina with my name as it is on my Tunisian passport. Recently I changed my first name on my french passport so the first name doesn't match the one for the plane ticket/...
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Legal advice regarding return travel to Turkey [closed]

I was a student in Turkey, and I was renting a place with a couple of uni friends, all bills and the contract was under my name and my Foreign ID number issued by the Turkish authorities (residence ...
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Non-EU partner of an EU citizen living in France - Travelling alone

I'm non-EU, currently living in Marseille with my British partner. We are getting married in the fall. We have a lease together for the place we live in. I currently do not have a French visa or legal ...
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Passport Check in Swiss Trains?

I will be travelling in Switzerland, and I am planning to leave my passport in the hotel. How often are random passport/visa checks in Swiss trains? Thank you in advance.
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Travelling in the EU with a national identity card - no longer possible?

I thought that it was possible to travel in the EU with a national identity card rather than a passport. However, some friends in Denmark say that is no longer true and they need a full passport even ...
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Is jaggery permitted in a check-in bag on flights to The Netherlands?

Is jaggery allowed in check-in bags for flights going to The Netherlands? If so, how many kilograms one can take? Do we need to declare it at customs?
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Flying from Montevideo to Tel-Aviv via Madrid - do I have to go through customs and Immigration in Madrid?

I am planning a trip to Tel-Aviv - the cheapest and fastest connection is via Madrid - but I also read of 2 hour long lines on airports of people going through passport controls, there was a story of ...
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Can the parent sign for in a minor's US DS-2019 form?

I recently received the DS-2019 form for the US J-2 visa application. The DS-2019 form is for my child (less than 14 yo) and requires signature by the applicant. Does this require: either parent (...
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My partner has an Indian passport with a Tier 2 general visa and a multi-entry Schengen visa - do we need a visa to travel to mexico? [duplicate]

My partner has an Indian passport with a Tier 2 general visa and a multi-entry Schengen visa. All websites I've looked at state he doesn't require a visa. We've had verbal confirmation from the ...
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How long does Immigration and customs clearance take at Boston? [closed]

I am immigrating to the US from South Africa and would like to know how long it takes to go thru customs and border patrol. My port of entry is Boston, with a connecting flight to Minnesota. My ...
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How to fill landing card for UK for back-to-back entries and exits?

My trip to UK will include three short visits of duration 4days, 7days and 2days each with a gap of four days in between each visit. I will be visiting Europe from UK during those two gaps of 4days. I ...
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Why don’t some countries (notably USA) have exit immigration?

Of the countries I’ve travelled to, the USA seems fairly unique in not having exit immigration checks or exit stamps on passports. (Thanks commenters for noting some others) What’s the history behind ...
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UK visit for 4 months [duplicate]

I am planning to go to UK from October 2018 to January 2019. My sister is already a UK resident and I will stay in her apartment. We agreed that I go there as early as October for me to experience ...
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Language used at passport control in Frankfurt international airport

I will travel soon to Germany to attend a workshop at a university in Würzburg. The workshop is taught entirely in English. This is my first visit to Germany and I speak very little German. I was ...
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Do Canadian entry stamps normally show a length of stay or “admitted until” date?

Various questions about visiting Canada talk about periods of authorised entry being granted by the border Guard (e.g. Can Europeans reset their "time in Canada" clock by visiting the US? ) ...
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Crossing UK border control while transiting through London Heathrow Airport [duplicate]

I know, I need to pass through UK border control if my transit time is before mid-night next day of my arrival and do not need visa as I have a valid permit to stay and live in Canada (source: https://...
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how much money can immigrant family carry to USA? [duplicate]

Hi I am Libyan I have US IR1 visa to the USA . family of six members adults and 4 kids how much Maximum money as immigrant family can carry to USA ? please advise
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Travelling without Canada permanent residency card

My boyfriend and I were planning to travel to Germany, his home country, a month from now, but we realized his permanent residency card expires just before then. He is reapplying for his PR card, but ...
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What documents does a Pakistani need when arriving in Seychelles?

I'm Pakistani, living in Pakistan. I can enter Seychelles visa-free, but need to know what documents I might need when I arrive at immigration there. Would I need a No Objection Certificate?
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Visiting the USA from the UK on a passport with 3-months expiration

I last visited the US in August 2017 and flew into Fort Lauderdale from the UK. I applied for my ESTA in June which was granted, and travelled to the US on my passport (an e-passport) which expired in ...
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Vape cartridge scrutiny at UK customs

What kind of scrutiny can I expect from UK customs at an airport if bringing a small vaporizer and one or two cartridges. If the cartridges have nothing like a government seal or list of "ingredients" ...
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Regarding INA 212(a)(7)(A)(i)(I)

My girlfriend is a Canadian Citizen. In January 2014 she was issued the above form, a voluntary withdrawal of application for admission. Since then, any time she attempts to enter the U.S. she is ...
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Detained at Heathrow and denied entry when can I visit again [closed]

I was recently traveling to the UK to visit friends. I was detained at Heathrow and held and sent back to the US. The reason they gave is that I had past paystubs with me and a card that said good ...
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What does the immigration officer check at the counter when you arrive to a European non-Schengen airport? [closed]

When you arrive to a country by airplane and you go through the border control, what the immigration officer really does behind the counter? In Asia, I assume they firstly check if your passport needs ...
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Can I travel to the UK while another visa is being processed? [duplicate]

I've got a Tier 5 YMS visa application going, but have retained my passport for travelling while the application is being processed - can I enter the UK in the meantime? Say my intended travel date is ...
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Is it compulsory to have a boarding pass at the immigration booth?

When an EU/EFTA citizen enters a non-EU country which is visa free, do they need to have their boarding pass on hand at the immigration booth? One can simply lose their boarding pass during the flight ...
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Have a US felony but want to visit the UK [duplicate]

Back in June 2007 I was sentenced to 9 months jail time and 3 years probation for a felony (soliciting to promote prison contraband) and a misdemeanor(possession of marijuana). I want to visit London ...
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Exit and entry stamps on European passports when leaving Schengen Area

Does a European passport get an exit stamp at the time of leaving Europe for Azerbaijan or Georgia? Also will the destination countries of Georgia and Azerbaijan put an entry stamp once you enter ...
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Entering the UK as the holder of an Article 10 residence card

I'm a Swedish (EU) citizen and my husband is a non-EU citizen. We moved to Spain a few months ago. My husband have a article 10 residence card. This card is issued by the Spanish authorities because ...
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Impact upon my future international travel due to my Canadian entry denial

I’m a 76 year old male US citizen. I just got denied entry to Canada, due to several long past misdemeanor convictions, like 25 or more years ago! None are weapon or drug related, they are public ...
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At US Immigration if stamping done says until xyz date, does it mean leave the country by that date or reach home country by that date

I am on visitors visa to USA from India . At the immigration in USA , the stamping was done and on it was written "until mon 02 2019" (as I told the offficial my return ticket is on 25th february 2019)...
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Travelling with expensive jewelries gift from my princess employer

Im worried because one of my relative from philippines told me i cant go home with this expensive jewelries that my employer gave me because she love that i work good for her. She told me that ...
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Does CBP know about extensions? [closed]

I have been on J1 visa for 6 months so the dates on my visa are 01 FEB 2017 to 01 AUG 2017 but I got an extension of 6 months (which makes it to a total of 1 year). Does CBP know about this extension,...
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Waiting after international flight before clearing customs

I am bringing a large group into O’Hare after a tour, but we need to wait for three hours for 9 additional passengers to arrive on a second flight. We will then be picked up by a charter bus for a ...
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What happens when entering the US on an international flight? [duplicate]

When entering the US on an international flight, and then on to a connecting domestic flight, what is the exact order of the process that will take place? In other words, what happens first, second, ...
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Can my husband board his flight 1 day before visa start date IF he lands in the UK on the start date? [duplicate]

My Husbands Visa is Valid from the 30th Sept (Sunday) I'm trying to find out if he can board a flight on the 29th to land on the 30th or if he must board the flight on the 30th when the visa is ...
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With an overstay tag will l get another European Visa? [closed]

I came into the UK in 2016 on a tier 4 Visa that was due to expire at the end of my course in September 2019. In December 2017 I was withdrawn from my course and reported to the Home office by my ...
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Warned by CBP about traveling to the US using the wrong visa, but need to go again soon

I travel mostly on behalf of my organization. And have been traveling to SE Asia, Europe & recently to the US. I travelled to the US(NY) for the first time on a B1/B2 visa in the 1st week of May ...
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Does overstaying in the US have an adverse impact on attempting to enter Canada with a tourist visa?

I came to the USA as an international student on a F1 visa, my visa is valid till 2020, the I-20 issued by my DSO is valid till March 2019. I however dropped out of school 10 months ago and have ...
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Can I fly to Cyprus from Brussels with a German residence permit?

I am a non-EU German resident and want to fly to Southern Cyprus for one week. I read on the Cyprus Embassy website that I only need my passport and my German residence permit to enter the country. ...
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Passport-related question [closed]

I recently obtained a new passport, the old one having the information of my guardian as I was under age , When I left my country after getting it, I used the new passport as it is the current one, ...
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I got a Schengen visa from the Netherlands embassy. My entry point is Amsterdam and my exit point is Italy. Is there any issue?

I just want to know if it's necessary that my entry and exit points in the Schengen Area are the same. For example, I decided to enter in Amsterdam and exit from Milan. Is there any issue?
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I'll be flying US-Malaysia with a 2-day transit in Chennai. Can I store my bags at MAA airport before customs?

I'll be flying from the US to Malaysia with a 2-day transit in Chennai. Is there a place where I can store my bags at MAA airport before customs? The reason being, I'll be bringing quite a few stuff ...
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How to correct a passport stamp in the UK?

My daughter is visiting the UK from the US for a semester study-abroad program. Because it is less than 6 months, she doesn't need a Tier 4 visa. She arrived a few weeks before the program started in ...
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Do I have to declare over-the-counter painkillers when going to the USA?

I am travelling to the US next week and taking some over-the-counter painkillers with me. These are a combined tablet that contains paracetamol and Ibuprofen together. Do I need to declare these?
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Bring 200 boxes of slimming coffee to the US

Can I bring boxes of green slimming coffee to my relatives in the USA? Around 200 boxes of green coffee each containing 7 sachets. They are BFAD approved in the Philippines and in Dubai. This is ...
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Immigration line selection at port of entry in the USA

We are traveling back to the USA in a few weeks. My parents are traveling with us. We don't know which line to pick during immigration. My parents have tourist visas. We have permanent resident cards....
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Flying from KL, Malaysia to Lucknow, India with layover in Singapore [duplicate]

I am an Indian passport holder travelling from KL, Malaysia to Lucknow, India via Singapore. I have a multiple entry Singaporean visa and eNTRI from Thailand. My first flight (Jetstar) (KUL - SIN) ...