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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Technical stoppage, which visa required?

I am travelling to Brisbane (Australia) via Hong Kong from India. My flight from Delhi to Hong Kong is a direct flight but from Hong Kong to Brisbane is not direct. It is having a technical stoppage ...
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Overstaying US Visa Waiver Program

I have a tricky question regarding an overstay of the Visa Waiver Program. I'm an Australian citizen who's spent the last 5 months or so in Mexico, and will be heading back home soon. In order to ...
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How many laptops a visitor can take out of US to Dubai on Emirates flight?

I have a 5-year multiple entry visa. I came to visit my family in Atlanta. My outgoing flight is from JFK to Dubai and then from there to Johannesburg. Can I take five laptops with me in my carry-...
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Do I need to clear Customs and Immigration at LHR flying Istanbul>Heathrow>Washington, D.C.>Orlando, FL on different airlines?

Here's the itinerary: Turkish Airlines, Istanbul --> London, Heathrow United Airlines, Heathrow --> Washington, D.C. (IAD) United Airlines, Washington, D.C. --> Orlando, FL (MCO) And a few facts: I'...
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Will a new immigrant be allowed entry in the USA if he hasn't yet payed the USCIS Immigrant Fee? [closed]

People who obtain a US Immigrant Visa are required to pay a "USCIS Immigrant Fee", for Green Card processing. The official instructions recommend to pay this fee before entry to the US, so that you ...
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Duration outside the UK [duplicate]

I’ve been going to the Uk frequently, for how long do I have to stay outside the United Kingdom in order for them not to think that I’m a frequent visitor the next time I visit?
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What happens if a person is deported to a country that previously refused asylum? [closed]

What will happen in the following scenario: You seek asylum at a European country Rejected Travel to another country Seek asylum Based on the concept of first country of asylum, you get caught and ...
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Custom related for arrival from Paris to Vancouver via Montreal

My grandson is returning home to Vancouver from Paris via Montreal , all with AC. Does he have to pickup his suitcase in Montreal and go through Customs or can he check in his luggage directly to ...
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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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Obtaining a European visa as a foreigner in the USA

First, let me explain my background. I came to the USA on a tourist visa 18 years ago from South Korea and have never been out since. Thus my USA visa has long since expired, but I changed my status ...
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Traveling to Australia with an expired Australian passport

I am traveling to Australia and I am a dual citizen (Maltese and Australian). As my Australian passport is expired, can I travel to Australia with my Maltese passport? What should I show the ...
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Beijing to Boston, layover in Japan. Arrive in Haneda and leave from Narita. How about my check-in luggage?

I may need to layover in Japan for my trip from Beijing to Boston. Also I need to change airports from Haneda airport to Narita airport. The layover is about 5 hours 15 minutes. Do I need to take care ...
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Monthly income section

While applying for a UK visit visa, is it fine to show monthly income higher than the income stated in the tax returns documents?
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What should I do if the Indian immigration stamped the wrong visa on my Indian passport?

I returned to India from US today and at the New Delhi airport, the immigration officer stamped my arrival date on my expired Schengen visa instead of my current F1 US visa. The problem is that I ...
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Husband and wife traveling separately to US

I'm traveling to the US on a business trip (B1/B2 visa) and my wife (also B1/B2 visa) will meet with me at the destination and stay with me (the hotel is also paid by the company and the reservation ...
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Are CBP officers allowed to search and clone media devices?

I'm travelling to LAX and from some anecdotal horror stories I've seen online and in real life, I worry that customs officers may ask to search my laptop, seize it indefinitely and/or possibly clone ...
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Passport validity rule to enter Canada for tour [closed]

My passport is expiring on 1 May 2018 and I am travelling to Canada in Oct 2017. My return journey date is 4 Nov 2017. Will there be any problem during check-in / immigration / boarding as my ...
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Leaving USA with a New Zealand passport being in trouble with the law with and without warrants [closed]

Can a dual citizen USA and New Zealand citizen leave USA with a New Zealand passport without worries with a court case (misdemeanor) pending or being on court probation (misdemeanor) and with fines ...
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What are the visa requirements for US citizen travelling to Italy with a layover in Istanbul? [duplicate]

I am traveling from Chicago O'Hare on Turkish Airlines to Istanbul Turkey. I have a layover in Istanbul for 5 hrs, then board Turkish Airlines and travel to Rome Italy. I have a current US Passport. ...
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When flying to Canada via London, where do I pass customs and immigration?

Where will I go through Immigration/ Customs if I fly from Sweden to London (connection) to Canada?
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Import one bottle of liquor to the US

I'm going to a trip to the US (California to be precise) and would like to bring a bottle of liquor (1 l, ~40%) as a present. It is not a commercial brand and as such has no official etiquette. I ...
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Lufthansa connecting flight to India at Munich 40 mts in between will I be able to make it? (Travelling light-only carry on) [duplicate]

single ticket(lufthansa) from new jersey to munich ; munich to bombay travelling light-only carry on, no check in luggage assuming same terminal- 2 ( both arrival and departure) at Munich will ...
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Non-prescription medicines in India and USA

It would be very helpful if I could carry motion sickness pills, fever and cold antibiotic pills with me. I do not have fever or cold at the moment, but will very likely catch one due to sudden ...
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Travelling from USA to Australia [closed]

I am on H1B and travelling to Australia on my permanent residency visa. Since I am a Indian citizen / passport are there any additional formalities that needs to be done?
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US resident traveling from Mexico to other country than USA [closed]

If a US resident travels from Mexico to other countries with other passport which hasn't shown to US immigration will US immigration be able to track the resident flight history?
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Schengen visa applying in France but entering into Italy? [duplicate]

Initial Itinerary: (Entry) Italy (3 days) -> Switzerland (3 days) -> France (6 days) -> Netherlands (3 days) (Exit) With the initial plan, I have to apply for Schengen visa in the French consulate. ...
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UK: Questions at the border for NON-EU visitors

Are international (NON-EU/EEA/SCHENGEN) tourists generally required upon entering the UK at the border to provide any information at all about the person they're visiting (both in case they're staying ...
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Travelling from UK to Russia

I hold dual nationality - British and South African. I am due to travel to Russia from UK. I intend to use my South African passport to exit UK because South African passport holders are entitled to ...
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Pakistani passport holder having two visas of UK and Schengen going from France to London on train

I am Pakistani passport holder and having visit visa for the UK (still 4 months left to end). I am back in Pakistan and going to apply for a Schengen visa. I want to ask that can I still travel from ...
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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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Which is the better option for my dependents, L2 or B2 visa?

I currently have a B2 visa. I intend to bring my wife and son for visit to the US for travel and pleasure with me, and so I would like them to apply for their own B2 visa. My current company intends ...
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Do I have to pay import duties for electronics bought in duty free shop on my arrival to other country?

I'm a citizen of east European country. I'm going to visit Dubai. I plan to buy some electronics at Dubai duty free stores on my arrival to Dubai. Will I have to pay duties for electronics I buy ...
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Timeframe for entry

My parents were granted a 5-year multiple tourist visa for the USA 3 years ago. They were unable to go to the US then, and now are planning to go this year. Is there any timeframe within which one ...
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Security for US domestic flights conections

This is my first time traveling by myself. I'm aware that I have to go through Immigration the moment I set foot in the United States, but the State I arrive in is just a stop. Do I have to go through ...
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Do I need a transit visa in the UK? [duplicate]

I am from the Philippines and going to travel to Sweden next month. My flights are: Cebu (CEB)-Singapore (SIN) with AirAsia Singapore (SIN)-London (LGW) with Norwegian Air UK London (LGW)-Göteborg (...
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When flying Singapore->Kuala Lumpur->Penang, where is immigration cleared?

I ask because I'm booking separate tickets and am assessing the required connection time. Will I need to go through immigration in Kuala Lumpur before heading to the gate for the KUL-PEN flight?
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ESTA/VWP entry with one day overstay

My mother-in-law from Spain entered the US under the ESTA/VWP and, by mistake, overstayed her visit by one day. She entered on January 13th and left on April 13th. Today, as she was going through US ...
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Where do I pass immigration when transferring in Canada?

I'm traveling from Seoul, to destination in Canada. I have a transfer in Vancouver, where do I pass the immigration&custom? Vancouver? Final destination?
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what documents needed at airport to arrive in Canada by air and transfer to cruise ship? [closed]

I am a caucasian flying from US to Vancouver, transferring to cruise ship for Alaska. I have a DUI on my record. Do I need anything other than passport since I am not staying in Canada?
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Montreal - tips to avoid troubles with Immigration

I will be traveling to Montreal to spend 2½ months this January. It will be an exploratory trip, to get to know Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa, etc. and live Canada in its worst season, since I'm going to ...
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I bought a round trip to PHX, but during the gap in between the round trip I m traveling to another country. Is that okay?

I bought a roundtrip ticket from Vancouver to PHX. In Phoenix I am meeting a group of friends and traveling to Europe for a couple of days and then returning to VAN. Is that okay? Will there be issues ...
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Adjustment of status/expired visa, wanting to travel within US by air [closed]

I am a Canadian citizen about to adjust status to permanent resident. Paperwork will be filed prior to my travel. I want to stay in the US for a vacation but my visa is expired and I am now considered ...
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Is a UK company granted a duty free allowance?

I'm planning to buy some electronics in Asia in person and carry them back to the UK. Can UK companies have their own duty free allowance (separate legal form), or not (in any circumstances)?
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Entering the EU with insurance info on cellphone

My question concerns entering EU via Sweden to get to Helsinki, I have given all the documents (invitation, contract of my house, bank account, etc.) to my friend. She has printed all of them. I have ...
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Flying Winnipeg - Calgary - Amsterdam - Berlin, when do I go through customs?

Not sure when I go through customs? Leaving on international flight from Calgary to AMS, and connecting in AMS to Berlin. Any info?
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Dual UK/Australian citizen… entry to UK with Australian passport only? [duplicate]

Can I re enter into the United Kingdom on my Australian Passport (with a photocopy of my british passport) ?? I am travelling to the USA and need to leave my UK passport here to get a visa sorted ...
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Can I import live plants from India to Bangladesh while traveling

I love gardening ( fruit trees ) but from my experience of buying plants I have seen that in Bangladesh lots of fruit species and varieties are not available yet . Collection of different species and ...
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Customs regarding external computer components in laptop bag as carry on [duplicate]

I've traveled in the past with a laptop in its bag as the sole carry on. There were usually other "small" electronic parts, like a mouse, charger, phone charger, etc. The laptop and its accessories ...
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Questions about CBP and also UK immigration

I'm going to visit my fiancee in the USA for 16 days next month. We got engaged last time I was over in May 2019. Now, we still use the term boyfriend/girlfriend (don't know exactly why, just do. ...
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Re-entering US on B-2 visa after leaving over Mexican border without stamp

My case is a little complicated so please hang on. I will try and explain as concisely as possible. Last year I have stayed in the US for 3 months on the visa waiver program, left to Canada for 1 ...