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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What is the last point where one can throw away fruits if one has indicated “not bringing any fruit” on the US customs form when flying to the US?

What is the last point where one can throw away fruits if one has indicated "not bringing any fruit" on the US customs form (CBP Declaration Form 6059B) when flying to the US? Question update (2019-...
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How much money is needed to prove you can support yourself with ESTA

I have a girlfriend coming over from the UK to the US and she’s nervous about how much money she should carry on her for her trip over that is about 2 weeks long. I of course will offer her a place ...
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Where can you travel with a Swedish National ID Card?

I know you can visit Schengen/EES with a Swedish National ID Card, and also Croatia, Bosnia and in some cases Tunisia. Are there more places you can visit with a Swedish National ID Card?
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American European living in UK. Lost EU passport. Can I travel on American passport within EU?

My concern is that re-entering the UK with my american passport will log me into the system as a tourist instead as my current resident status. Does this mean I need to re-enter the UK when I get my ...
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I have received my visa to Ukraine. And I realised that one letter in my name was wrong

The employees at VFS Ukraine in Delhi have misspelled my name wrong. I had submitted all my details perfectly. And now I've received my visa through courier. It's supposed to be ROBINSON SAHAYAM ...
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Can dual US-Canadian citizens travel to the US with an expired US passport but valid Canadian passport?

My kids are dual Canadian-US citizens and will be travelling from Israel to Canada via the US. If their US passport is expired (but their Canadian one is valid) can they travel on their Canadian ...
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Visitor visa to re-enter USA after 1 month in Mexico

My mom came from Venezuela to visit my sister and my family and after 6 months we applied for an extension of stay, she went to Mexico to visit my nephew and his wife but I want her to come back to ...
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US fiance returning to UK following earlier 6 month stay

I am a UK citizen. My U.S. citizen fiancé travelled to the UK in: May 2018 (10 days) July 2018 (9 days) And then returned in Feburary 2019. 3 February – 30 July (6 months) She had ...
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I have an F1 US student Visa. Will I get in trouble visiting Iraqi Kurdistan when I come back to the US?

Question says it all. I am from Europe but I go to school in the US. I graduate this year and I thought about visiting Iraqi Kurdistan this year, before I graduate. My question is, will I get in ...
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Can I safely get through E-gate when entering the UK after being given code 3 landing?

I'm from a non-visa national country. I'm planning to visit the UK for 3 weeks or a month for just travelling. However, I am seriously concerned about whether I can enter the UK with no trouble due ...
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Why do some Smart Gate passports need to be stamped?

I just had a short visit to Italy on a New Zealand passport. At both entry and exit immigration checks NZ passports were shown as eligible for Smart Gate. However, at entry, instead of using the ...
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ethnic-related questions by immigration officer

I have faced a disturbing situation when entering the territory of Morocco as a tourist. I am a French citizen, with obvious Middle-Eastern face features and name, and carrying a French passport. The ...
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About Customs clearance in Vladivostok by DBSferry from Japan

A private car (TOYOTA Town Ace Van) will be transported to Vladivostok by DBS Ferry from Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture, Japan to Vladivostok. The car will travel from Russia to the EU and take it ...
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General grounds for refusal - False representation

I am applying for a UK Spouse Visa. There is a question "Have you ever: Given false information when applying for a visa, leave to enter, or leave to remain". I initially answered "no" because, ...
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Delete data held by UK immigration?

I have a feeling that getting something in my UK immigration data deleted is about as easy as walking through a brick wall, but maybe I'm wrong. Has anybody ever tried? I have a UK passport. About 8 ...
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Should I show Hotel reservation when entering Schengen zone?

I already have a single entry visa from Czech republic. While applying, my plan was to travel to Prague stay there 3 nights including my date of arrival & 3rd day depart to Germany, spend there 2 ...
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Valid Canadian Visitor Visa in my old passport with a removed machine readable zone [duplicate]

I want to travel in Canada on November but I renewed my passport. When I renewed my passport, the machine readable zone in my old passport was cut in order to make it useless. Also my visa is intact. ...
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Do stays in Canada/Mexico automatically count towards the US admission period under the VWP?

According to numerous online reports (including screenshots of correspondence with the CBP Info Centre), a VWP national who enters the US by air solely in transit to Canada or Mexico, and then spends ...
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Travel with Expired Greek Passport from UK to Greece and Return

My Greek passport is about to expire in about a month. I had started a process for the renewal but the application got rejected due to a typo an employee (bureaucratic process). This December, I am ...
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2 Different Passports - One with 1 surname, the other with 2 surnames

I have a US passport and a Mexico passport. My US passport has only 1 surname, but my Mexican passport includes my mothers maiden name as a second surname. I want to purchase my US -> Mexico flight ...
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Carrying a UPS Return Package with Phones, from the US and back

I need to return 3 phones that were recently purchased from US, I will be travelling from India to US (SFO). Is it okay to carry 3 Phones (packed-unused) with a valid UPS return package. Will this ...
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Passport scanner problem [duplicate]

I have a question and concern on the passport scanner issue. It happened at South Korea airport. Before I went to luggage inspection, I have to scan the passport with airport staff and when my ...
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Re-enter period before visa expires [closed]

I have student visa which expires on 31 January 2020 After completing my studies in September 2019, i have traveled on vacation to my resident country. When should i re-enter UK? Is there any ...
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Is a UK spouse visa a “Family” visa or a “Settlement” visa? [closed]

The form for renewing a UK spouse visa asks the question "What type of visa, leave to remain or other permission do you have to be in the UK?" (as of October 2019). It lists multiple choices of which ...
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How to find the start date of the current visa or leave to remain for a UK spouse visa renewal? [closed]

The form for renewing a UK spouse visa asks the question "What is the start date of your current visa or leave to remain?" (as of October 2019) How should the applicant find the answer to this ...
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Brothers using e-gates - one is successful, the other is not

My brother and I often travel together and we both have biometric passports. We are not twins but we do look alike, I wear glasses whereas my brother doesnt. However, whenever we arrive at a ...
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When does I-94 or the admission stamp become invalid?

From https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/visa-expiration-date/auto-revalidate.html: Under the automatic revalidation provision of immigration law, certain ...
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Do Cameroonian citizens need visas to transit through Suvarnabhumi airport (Bangkok)?

We made a single online booking from Shanghai to Yaounde, Cameroon. The connecting flight to Thailand is with Thai Airways TG665, which arrives at 9:15pm in Bangkok. We catch the next flight at 1am ...
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Bringing computer parts into Iran

I'm going on holiday to Iran and an Iranian friend has asked me to bring a few computer parts with me from Australia, the total value is about $700. I'll be taking a motherboard, AMD CPU and memory. ...
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Is a conditional LPR/Greencard classed as National ID card for travel?

I want to know how best to answer the ESTA question: Have you ever been issued a passport or national identity card for travel by another country? Different sites I read say different things ...
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Retrieving Bags To Clear Customs/Lounge Access Upon Arrival

I will be travelling from NRT -> ORD -> EWR next year. When I land in ORD, will I need to retrieve my bags in order to clear US customs? Also, my flight from NRT to ORD is with JAL in business class, ...
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Is my name on spouse’s passport sufficient to prove relation & bring her to Saudi Arabia on family visit visa?

I want to clear my doubt. Is it mandatory to provide a marriage certificate while bringing a spouse to Saudi Arabia when her passport has my name mentioned on it?
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How honest to be with US immigration about uncertainty about travel plans?

I am to travel to the US (from the UK) for a meeting relating to some work I have been doing. If the meeting does not go well I shall have to return to the UK soon after the meeting and fix the thing ...
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Ties to Home country USA (Domestic partnership, Civil Union) [duplicate]

2 quick questions i wanted to ask on here , I was denied a US Visa this March, before i applied for another country (still waiting Visa decision) Now I have been looking out for possible reasons why ...
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I didn't do any exit passport control when leaving Japan. What should I do?

I left Japan today on a 3 month tourist visa (I am a US citizen). I guess I was following some other people, or perhaps even I was just waved on, but I didn't speak with the exit passport controller ...
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I have a Type D France (sauf CTOM) spouse visa. Can I land at Basel Euroairport?

If my interpretation is correct, then with this visa I cannot transit through any other Schengen countries as my point of entry needs to be France. Is that correct? Also, Can I enter through Basel ...
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US Entry - B1/2 Visa (Peace of mind) [duplicate]

I'm traveling to the USA in a matter of weeks. I have a B1/2 Tourist Visa (multiple entries 10 Year validity) and am a UK Citizen. I applied for a visa through the UK/US Embassy procedure, as I had a ...
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About duration of stay in UK

In short term C type visa Overstay is the allowed duration a six month stay or the visa expiry date? Because the duration of stay is 180 days. I entered UK at September 27; my visa will be expire 12 ...
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Do I need a transit visa to go from Narita to Haneda? [duplicate]

Two weeks from now (Oct. 22), I will land at Narita airport at 3 P.M. and then transfer directly to Haneda airport for my connecting flight to Manila at 1 A.M. on Oct. 23; this is a 9-hour layover and ...
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My national passport

I am a US asylee, and I have green card and USA travel document. I want to travel to UAE , and since UAE doesn't accept travel document can I use my national passport?
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I'm already in the USA since 2 weeks. Can I extend my stay by a month when I told the CBP I'd only be there for a month

I came here to the US to visit my girlfriend for a month. But now we wanna spend more time together, I want to reschedule my flight back home by a month, but I told the CBP when I arrived 2 weeks ago ...
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Schengen 90/180 day rule with 4 day overstay

I believe some of the immigration officers are mis-using the 90/180 day law to reject my wife's visa application for a family immigration application. They said she had no more days left when we ...
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Are there manual immigration checks for non EU citizens in airports when travelling inside the EU?

Are there passport checks at EU airports for non-EU travelers who travel between two EU countries? Now I know that EU citizens are not subject to any passport or ID check whatsoever, just automated ...
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Visa issued of my NzETA travelling with Spanish passport

I will travel with my Spanish passport. I already have issued my NZeTA authorization to travel to Auckland. I travel to Santiago de Chile with Copa airline ticket and the next day I travel by Lan ...
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I was refused a UK visa [duplicate]

Q1: Please what can I do next? Q2: What does it means for me in future and when I re-apply again? Q3: Is it good idea to reapply back in 1 month time?
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Will there be an issue if I take 10 kilograms of yerba mate on an airplane?

Mate is a traditional South American infusion, which is not common and usually expensive in Europe. I'm travelling to France soon so I'm taking a bunch of it (the yerba mates leaves, not a liquid) for ...
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Going from Sweden to the US with a London layover, can I take a bouquet of roses?

On the second of November I'm going from Sweden to the USA with a stopover in London. I'm planning on bringing a cut roses bouquet with me and wonder if that's possible or will there be any problems?
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Traveling to US on K3 visa

I am travelling to the U.S. on a k-3 visa for the first time. Can fly Etihad Airways on a flight that will be pre-cleared in Abu Dhabi? Is the first-time immigration processing be done at Abu Dhabi?
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Importing duty-free 750 ml wine bottles into Turkey

I am intending to bring a few bottles of Australian wine into Turkey as a present for friends. Each bottle contains 750ml of wine (14.5% alcohol). The customs rules says: Muafiyet kapsamındaki ...
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Beijing customs asking me to wait until 2020 to show receipts, is this normal? [closed]

I travelled to China last week to see family and was stopped by customs and they removed several items which I had brought for gifts and told me I need to show the receipts to pay tax. I’m ok with ...

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