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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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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Can you get held at immigration for not paying hotel bills in Philippines?

A friend of mine booked a cheap lodge in Philippines through booking.com. But the day before his flight, he found a nicer hotel to stay and even found some last minute bad reviews of this cheap ...
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What recourse is available when a country's entry requirements change between flight ticket purchase and travel?

On February 2 2020 the Philippines announced it would deny entry to all non-Filipinos entering via China, Macau & Hong Kong with immediate effect, in an attempt to control the spread of the 2019-...
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Received UK landing stamp in an expired passport: Should we apply for correction?

My wife and my son have UK visas in previous passports, and traveled to the UK in August with both passports. My wife has the landing stamp in her new passport, with a note saying VIPP, as expected. ...
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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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German citizen, US LLC, living in Germany: Can I use an VWP?

So: I am a German citizen with no US visa status I am one of two members of an US LLC (the other member is US citizen) I am getting paid in the form of member distributions in USD My questions are: ...
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Overstayed visa for 10months and wants to reapply after 10years

I have a problem. I overstayed my UK visitor visa for about 9 months and returned voluntarily in June 2008. I was 16, and no paperwork or administrative proceedings occurred. I did not get any ...
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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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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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Schengen Visa delivered by France and Proof of Accommodation, but difficulties traveling within Schengen area

My Thai girlfriend has a Schengen Visa with multiple entries delivered by France, with a Proof of Accommodation (Attestation d'Accueil) with my family in France. We made a side trip to Portugal and ...
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Supplements from Europe to Canada

I will be travelling to Canada from Europe and want to pack my fitness supplements with me, these include - small plastic bottle of BCAA pills, pack of creatine and container of protein powder. All of ...
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Checked baggages held in Minneapolis Airport Customs - not sure what to do?

We have returned from a family vacation in Europe on Aug 1st CDG->MSP->SEA We picked up our bags at MSP, went through border control and put them back on the Delta conveyor belt before taking our MSP-...
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VAT/Customs when receiving an item from the US in another EU country (on holiday)

I'm a resident of Denmark travelling to the UK for a holiday. Here, I will be receiving an item bought online in the US. FedEx has applied the UK VAT of approx 800 USD, whereas the VAT in Denmark ...
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Travelling one way via boat, USA → Turkey

Family is planning on travelling to Turkey for long term (they will work there). They have a dog. They've found a cruise that allows dogs and stops at various ports in Europe. Would they be allowed ...
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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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Are non-commercial vessels leaving the US required to make a passenger manifest available to the US government?

The background for this question is the lack of any formal exit (emigration) procedures when exiting the US. Instead, when such exit records are required, the government relies on airlines' passenger ...
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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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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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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 does the online I94 form require VWP applicants to buy ESTA?

I'm a EU citizen living in Canada. I'm taking a road trip to the US next week. According to the CBP website, I don't need to renew my ESTA to do so. In hopes of slightly accelerating the paperwork at ...
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Transitting through Spanish Airport-customs rules

I will be arriving to Barcelona on a flight from the US. 22 hours later I will have to catch my flight to Russia from Barcelona. I have a question regarding my imported goods then. I am in transit ...
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US customs Delayed Baggage Rerouted

Something odd has happened with my delayed luggage and I’m hoping someone here has heard of this situation before and can comment. I was originally scheduled to fly BOS-PHL-LHR but the flight from ...
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Can I bring a lightsaber from Disneyland into Australia?

I want to visit Galaxy's Edge and build myself a custom lightsaber, as well as maybe buy a couple of the legacy ones for display in my theatre room. If I have them packed with the blades removed, can ...
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CBP RECEIPT - H1 Visa interview

I had my visa interview today. The visa interviewer asked me for CBP receipt which I received in 2012. I carried some food items and got 300$ ticket at US port of entry. How do I get that receipt now. ...
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Visit girlfriend (non US citizen) on ESTA

I know there are a lot of questions about this but my case is a little different from the others. I’m Alessandro, 22, from Italy. I started texting with a girl from my city a couple of months ago and ...
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Renewing passport from abroad, can I enter US with visa and canceled passport?

We are New Zealand citizens, live in Mexico and travel to the US regularly. We have SENTRI and B1/B2 Visitor Visas for the US. Some of our passports expire later this year, and the NZ Passport ...
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Surinam nationality and Carte Sejours validity

A person with Surinam nationality and passport also have a Carte Sejours from French Guyana which is valid for 10 years. We know that that person can travel legally without any limitation of duration ...
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Immigration officer Questions if you are going for interviews

I'm from commonwealth country and I have applied for the UK military. I'm at the stage where medical was done a couple of days before, and now I'm just waiting for a call for interview dates which isn'...
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Dual passport holder travel to Bali

I am a dual citizen with an in date UK passport and an Australian passport that has less than 6 months. I have applied for a new Australian Passport but it may not arrive before I am due to go to Bali ...
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South Korea Exit Requirements

I have an F2 visa in South Korea on my Canadian passport, which has expired and in the process of renewal. I do have to travel, and was thinking to do so on my other, and Dutch passport. Is South ...
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Re-enter USA, forgot I797

I’m on the H1b visa. Currently traveling internationally but heading back to the USA in the next couple of days. I’ve forgotten my form I797 but have access to a photocopy, and of course I have my ...
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Passport/ Border troubles

In Early September I was an au pair in Italy, but because I'm American I can only stay in the Schengen Zone for 90 days. I decided to continue as a nanny in Manchester, UK until my 90 days were up. ...
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Got the visa but passport is still stuck at the US Embassy

I appeared for an H1B visa interview at the Mumbai Consulate and was granted a visa. However it’s been over a week and my passport is not available for pickup. I have tried to contact the consulate ...
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Importing a bike from India to Bangladesh

Is it possible to buy a brand new bike from India and bring into Bangladesh? If it is possible, how much are the custom charges likely to be?
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Using different passports for Entry/Exit when passport-officials from both countries sit at the same desk

I have dual citizenship - let us say passport P1 and passport P2. I am living in country C1 on passport P1, but my tourist visa for P1 is about to run out. My plan is to travel to neighboring country ...
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Carrying Exhibition items From India to Dubai & Back

I am attending an exhibition in Dubai, & i intend to carry the exhibit items with me as check-in baggage. The items are surgical instruments and none of those items contain Lithium batteries. ...
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Travelling within and outside of Schengen with Italian Ricevuta + biometric passport (visa free)

I am a Ukrainian citizen who is studying in Italy. Several weeks ago I have applied for renewal of my permesso di soggiorno, so at the moment I have expired permesso di soggiorno and new ricevuta di ...
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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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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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New Zealand Visa : Medicals on Old Visa - Issues to File Visa?

I had done my medicals for New Zealand visa when my old passport was active last month. Then I got a new passport re-issued as I had to change personal details in the passport. Now the medicals have ...
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Is the UK tourist visa on a damaged Indian passport valid if I get a duplicate passport reissued?

I have applied for the UK tourist visa from Bangalore, India where VFS Global (company that provides several visa processing services like collecting documents and sending them to the UK Consulate) ...
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Does my mother need a new passport with my fathers new name to enter the US vith a B2 Visa?

My Dad's passport had a name issue due to which he is in the process of changing it to get a new passport so as to reflect his new name (alias). My Mom's passport already has a US visitor visa stamped ...
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Taking prescribed amphetamines to Dubai or India

Are you allowed to bring prescribed amphetamines to Dubai or India from the USA?
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Traveling with sex toys to Kuwait

I will be traveling to Kuwait and am intending on taking my 2 favourite sex toys with me. Will the x-ray detect my sex toys in my checked in luggage and if they do what will happen?
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Will getting refused for a US B2 Tourist Visa complicate one's travels to another country?

I haven't tried applying for a US B2 Tourist Visa yet as my case is slightly complicated, as I'm not flying back to my home country but instead, I'm flying to a third country to further my studies as ...
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China transit visa: Fly from DPS (Indonesia) to Shanghai with a layover (2hrs) in Beijing

I fly from DPS to Shanghai with a 2-hour layover in Beijing. Do I have to pass through immigration in Beijing or can I do it in Shanghai where I would like to stay for 5 days with a transit visa? ...
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How can I re-enter Italy if I lost my Permesso di Soggiorno receipt?

I am currently in Ghana and I have lost my Permesso di Soggiorno receipt. What do I need to do to reenter Italy to get another Permesso from Police Headquarters? I have worked with agencies in ...
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UK marriage visitor visa with children traveling

I am a US citizen and recently got approved for a marriage visitor visa to the UK. I have children who are also US citizens, do I have to apply for a tourist visa for them to enter the UK to travel ...
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What can I do in the UK with an Italian residence card?

I live now in UK with my card residence of Italy. I want to know what's validity of my card in UK: Can study? I can sign job contract? I can live there for 3 months?
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Double nationality requirements to travel to and from Brazil, 2019

I'm a Brazil and US national. Since the lift of US requirements for visa to travel to Brasil in 2019, do I still need my Brazil passport to enter and exit Brazil?