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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USA Customs duty: multiple small packges vs one large package [closed]

When shipping (by an international courier company) to the US items purchased abroad, is there any difference in the US customs duty, between sending the items in multiple small packages versus one ...
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Can I carry silver worth 2500$ from India to USA?

I was travelling to San Francisco, USA from Bangalore, India at Lufthansa Airlines. Can I carry 4kgs of silver which worth 2.5k dollars or 1.7Lakhs rupees. I was actually giving the silver items like ...
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Bypass six month passport-validity rule when already in country

Two of my family just arrived at the Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, Peru (from the U.S.) for a vacation (tourism), but one of them has a passport that expires in two months. Peru follows ...
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visiting mom from Romania to Canada

Anybody from Canada here? My mom ( 90 years old) wants to visit us in Canada, the only problem is that she does not speak any other languages except Romanian. Do they have translators at the airport? ...
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Ticketing norms for Schengen visa

I am an Indian citizen. I will travel few to Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Germany. My entry will be through Vienna and exit through Berlin. After Schengen my next destination will be ...
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Do I have to clear customs in Italy if I am flying from Tirana, Albania?

in 2019, I am spending 5 days in Albania (a nonSchengen country) and then flying into Rome, Italy for 5 days before going to the United States. I am a US Citizen. Do I clear customs in Rome after my ...
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Why do SIS and Interpol systems only consider names/DOBs in travel documents, and not document numbers?

Lost an identity card in 2018 and subsequently got a new one. The old one of course got blocked. However, when using my new one, an alert pops up referring to the old one, which border control ...
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Will I owe customs duty on my Xbox one x while flying to Israel?

I am planning on bringing my Xbox one x with me to Israel but I’m afraid of the duty imposed on it, from what I heard I could have to pay up to 148% of the price of the Xbox one x. When I purchased it ...
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Wife is a Chinese Citizen I am a US Citizen, should we go through Chinese passport control together or separately?

I recently got married and my wife and I are flying back to China for a wedding reception. When we enter china should we go through passport control together as we are a family unit or separately ...
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Immigrant visa being refused because i am 23years old [closed]

we had our immigration visa interview on the 28th of feb. and my chacha ( fathers brother ) had his interview on the 22nd of feb which got issued. In our case my parents got their visa issued , but me ...
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Border officers wrote EMBARKED in my passport. What does it mean?

Upon leaving the UK I was questioned by immigration officers over funds I was traveling with, as they thought I had been working while in the country. After realizing that I had not been working, and ...
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Can I accompany my mother-in-law at port of entry in US

I have a Green card and my mother-in-law would be on a visitor's visa .Can I accompany her in the Visitors line at the port of entry in US . She does not speak or understand English .And we are ...
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Is it allowed to wear a bulletproof vest in Hong Kong? [closed]

Is it allowed to wear a bulletproof vest and a bulletproof helmet in Hong Kong. I mean in areas like the Airport (including beyond security, immigration etc.), roads, general public areas?
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which country to visit first while two different country tourist visa in my passport

The question might be silly, but I just need to know. Please help. I am a Bangladeshi ordinary citizen, hence Bangladeshi passport holder. I applied for Irish short stay(90 days)visit visa and got ...
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Lost BRP card! Can I re-enter the UK without it?

I have lost my Biometrics residence permit card for the UK whilst traveling overseas however my plans have now changed and I am going home instead of starting work in the UK, I am a New Zealand ...
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Lost document sojourno? help

My Parents have id documents sourjourno stay for Italy. They went to India and lost their documents - it was apparently reported. As they cannot look after themselves i have booked them to come back. ...
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What do I need to re-enter the US if I have lost my Green Card?

I am a US permanent resident. How can I return to the USA after losing my Green Card in Canada? I only have my social security card on me. What do I need to cross the border?
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Will a USA no-fly blacklist prevent Canada passengers from flying domestically?

Related to this question, apparently someone who is on a USA no-fly list will not be allowed on international flights between other countries, if they have a chance of overflying or diverting to the ...
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Can we carry rice to Japan?

We are traveling to Japan for over 18 days and planning to carry 10 KG of rice considering we are two people and eat rice at least twice a day. Are there any challenges at the customs in Japan (...
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Duty on items bought in Australia

I was wondering if you buy an item in Australia and then travel overseas with it, when you are returning back to australia do you have to pay tax on it if the items are worth more than 900$ limit? If ...
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EMS packages opened at border? [closed]

Do packages get opened at the border from Canada to US and do they charge a $2950 wire transfer fee they say is refundable.
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Carrying gold bangle (received as gift) from non-EU to EU

Is it allowed to carry a gold hand chain or bangle (worn by a male as a jewellery) to The Netherlands from India, worth 90000 INR, which has been received as a gift from someone. Or does it needs to ...
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Do I need to include documents about my friend when he is not my sponsor?

I want to go on a two-weeks holiday. My company will sponsor me. They have made a hotel reservation for me, but I have a friend in the UK, who has agreed to show me around the country on my arrival. ...
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Travelling to the US on different visas as a family

I'll be entering the US soon with my family. I will be on an O1 visa and they will be on ESTAs. When I've travelled solo there is always a different line for the ESTA and for those entering on a ...
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How many medications can one take on a plane?

I have a sick dog and unfortunately the drug is not available in Poland because there is a break in production till June. It is relatively cheap and available in USA and my friend is flying back to ...
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Can I travel to Dominican Republic, on a valid US B2 Visa with an Indian Passport?

I am an Indian Citizen, with a Valid US B1/B2 Visa and a previous travel history to USA. I read on Wikipedia that "if you can travel or reside in US" you can enter Dominican republic too. Can I show ...
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Can I use a Canadian passport to leave and re-enter the UK as I have misplaced my British one?

I have lost my British passport. I have dual citizenship and have a Canadian passport. I am due to go on a short trip to Europe shortly. Can I travel out off and back into the UK using my Canadian ...
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Can I drive into Mexico with alcohol from the USA and back?

All of the information on this that I could find was about buying alcohol in Mexico, but I am actually driving into Mexico with a bunch of alcohol from the US, having a party, and then coming back. I ...
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Intercontinental connecting flight in the US

I've booked an international flight from Germany to LA via San Diego and am starting to be a bit worried about being able to catch the connecting flight. It's my first time going to the US, so let's ...
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Money is necessary to leave the airport in Moscow for ladies [duplicate]

I met agirl from Russia on the site of marriage and I send her a money to issue apasport , after we arrange the tickets for her and sending her 400 $ , she said that she has to have 2000$ to be with ...
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Does an Egyptian student resident in the EU need a visa for a short stay in Switzerland? [duplicate]

I am an Egyptian student and willing to visit Switzerland for less than 90 days. I hold a Portuguese residence permit (due to being a student, which I renew every year). I usually have no problems ...
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Travel to India from US via UK

I am planning on traveling from US to India with a stopover for a week in UK. I do have a valid UK visitor visa. However I don't have my US visa stamped on my passport. I am planning on getting visa ...
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Arriving at a Schengen country with a Schengen visa

I am planning to travel to Spain with my boyfriend’s family (British citizens) in about June, however I have a Filipino passport with a UK indefinite leave to remain visa so I need to get a Schengen ...
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Traveling with 2 passports (German and US) but with a layover in England [duplicate]

I've read several great posts about traveling with 2 passports, specifically German and US. I'll be leaving Boston for Berlin with a layover in Iceland. In Iceland and Germany I will show my German ...
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South Africa visitor Visa - How long is it valid?

What is the expiry date on South African visitor visa? I want to get a 3 month Visitor visa but not sure exactly when to use it. For example if I get the visa in May, can I use it to enter South ...
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Taking a Desktop PC and 21" Monitor from Abu Dhabi to India (Bangalore)

I'm planning to take my used mini Lenovo tower desktop computer & its 21" monitor from Abu Dhabi to india (Bangalore.) Should I pack it in its original company boxes or should I pack both monitor ...
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In a trip through many countries, might I pay duty several times on things I bought in the first country?

I have a question re shopping/customs at each entry on a multi stopover trip. Itinerary: - Australia to China (5 days) - China to India (5 days) - India to Australia ( Connecting flights via China ...
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US visa has expired but I am still in the US [closed]

I am a Spanish passport holder. I am living in the US, in the process of getting a Green Card, and have work permit issued by the US Embassy in Spain. The work permit is expired, but I am still in the ...
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Civil Union Partner with Family Permit approved travelling with EEA member - Customs Queue [duplicate]

My Family Member permit was approved - Civil Union Partnership with separate Surnames. Can I join my partner at the EU Customs queue when entering the UK?
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Enrollment upon arrival for U.S. Global Entry program for a U.S.-Canada flight

I have been conditionally approved for the U.S. CBP's Global Entry program. From what I understand, there is an enrollment through which you can do your interview upon arriving back in the U.S. from ...
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Deported form US twice, visiting England

I would like to take my boyfriend home for 1 month to visit meet my family and as a surprise for my grandma's 90th birthday. He is from El Salvador where I work and we both live. The problem is he ...
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Can I go to Iran with my Iranian passport and come back to Canada with my Canadian passport? [duplicate]

Which passport should I use for booking tickets, and which ones for going to Iran and coming back to Canada at each port?
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POE e-immigration how many days to get it done [closed]

Hi i am Deepak for a ECR passport E-immigratin how many days to get it done in the online ?
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I was refused landing in Ireland and banned for 5 years

I was refused landing in Ireland from South Africa and banned for 5 years. I was about to be deported, but I contacted the agent who brought me to Ireland and informed him that I was to be deported ...
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UK immigration rules v3.2b

Could anyone give me some insight into this section of the immigration rules please? Does this refer to UK only as an immediate refusal or does it also refer to deportation orders from USA? V 3.2 An ...
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Can I visit Ireland if I’ve voluntarily left the UK? [duplicate]

I left the UK voluntarily last year and have been given notice that I am not allowed to renter the UK for another 2-5 years. However, nothing is mentioned about Ireland. I have a couple of friends ...
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Renewed US visa - travelling to a different state

I have a US b1/b2 visa, I renewed it in 2017, and it that expire in September this year. I want to use it now. I was just wondering because I had been told not to travel to my expected state now, ...
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If I refuse to let NZ Customs inspect my phone, will I be deported or imprisoned?

In 2018, New Zealand created a law that people must pay 5000 NZD if travelers refuse to let immigration police inspect their mobile phones. But if a person refuses to allow inspection of a phone and ...
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What happens if you declare more than $10,000 at the US border?

Let's say I need to bring over $10,000 into the US and decide to use cash to save on transfer fees. What would happen at the border when I declare all that cash? Would CBP briefly question me on the ...
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US Consulate keeping my passport for a long period for Visa processing? [closed]

Long story short I applied for a US Visa around October '18, refused on the spot but I was asked for further background documents, which I provided. Fast-forward to January '19, I was asked to drop ...