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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Does filipino needs visa to istanbul layover [duplicate]

Philippine passport holder need to go to columbia but my connecting flights will need to go in istanbul airport for 4hrs..do i need transit visa.
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Standard visitor visa for plab2 exam [duplicate]

I'm wondering if my friend who is a British citizen can be my sponsor for the trip. I'm a working doctor and I live with my family members my two sisters and the their siblings who are 3.both my ...
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Duty free without flying? [duplicate]

Am I allowed to buy a cheap flight one way for 15$ just so that i can get through security in order to use duty free. Is that legal? And am I allowed to leave the airport without boarding my flight. ...
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How many times can I visit the UK? [duplicate]

I’m a u.s citizen I was in the UK for (2017-2018) school year on a tier 4 visa. I also visited during the Christmas break for three weeks, I’m planning to come back on March to look at Law schools for ...
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Can I cancel a hotel booking after receiving my Dubai visa?

I booked a hotel and mentioned it on my visa application. I now wish to live with a friend of mine. Is it safe to cancel the booking right now? Or should I cancel it after immigration. I don’t find ...
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Sponsorship after violation of visa waiver program [duplicate]

I overstayed my vwp for almost 2 years and I got removed from the United states and I got an email from the department of homeland security that I can not enter or attempt to enter the us for the next ...
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Supporting documents to show at port of entry in US for a job interview on B1/B2 visa

The US based company has already conducted initial round of technical interviews online and they have asked me to visit onsite for the final rounds of interview. I already have valid B1/B2 Visa. I ...
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Bank statement or bank guarantees for UK visa [duplicate]

Is that document, that fine for visa application ? Or they need statements?
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Can I bring 2 laptops to India from the US? [duplicate]

I bought a laptop in the US a year ago. I am going back to India. I want to get one more laptop for my brother. Can I bring both laptops with me? One in cabin baggage and one in packed condition, the ...
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Taking two DSLR cameras to India [duplicate]

I am going back to India and I have two DSLR camera. Am I allowed to take two camera without any restriction?. Both the cameras are used one.
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Can I still use my passport if it has loose stitching? [duplicate]

My Indian passport has got loose stitching; will it be considered damaged? I have a trip to Singapore coming up in 7-10 days. Will this create any problems at Immigration? While the stitching is worn, ...
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My Schengen tourist visa C is expired and I want to go back in my country [duplicate]

I want to go back to the Philippines, but I overstayed 8 months in Paris and my Schengen tourist visa C expired. Is there any problem if I go back to my country?
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Do Bangladeshi with a Portuguese D visa need a transit visa in Barcelona airport? [duplicate]

I am Bangladeshi, have Portuguese D visa(PhD purpose). Booked a ticket by Qatar Airways Dhaka to Lisbon.The travel itinary is Dhaka - Doha - Barcelona - Lisbon. But in Barcelona I have 6 hours layover ...
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Indian traveling India to Ecuador via UK and US; do I need transit visas? [duplicate]

I am traveling from India to Ecuador via London Heathrow on November 28. I will be at LHR on 28th at 6:20 am and departing at 10:25 am. I'm an Indian national and go to Ecuador on arrival visa and my ...
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US citizen returning from Canada [duplicate]

I am a US citizen and on my way to Canada this weekend, by car. Do I need a passport to get back into USA or will my birth certificate and drivers license do the trick? Virginia
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Aussie visiting and re-visiting the UK visa-free [duplicate]

If I am an Australian entering the UK without a visa and I travel back and forth between EU and UK during the 6 months, will I be free to get another 6-month stay beyond the last day of the 6 month ...
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Traveling to France, on single-entry Schengen tourist visa issued by Sweden [duplicate]

I'm an Indian national, currently residing in US. I'd applied for a Schengen visa for Iceland at the Sweden consulate (Sweden handles visa processing for Iceland). My passport with the stamped visa ...
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Sweden UT Card holder can have non-Sweden country as point of entry [duplicate]

I have a Sweden UT card (Resident Permit), and I am a non-EU citizen. Right now, I am in India. I have not used my Sweden UT card before. Is it possible for me to enter any other Schengen country (not ...
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Proof I left the US [duplicate]

During my childhood I've been to the US many times. I always realizes that when I entered the US my passport was stamped with the date of my entry and when I returned to my homeland (Jamaica), they ...
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Can I visit London with a US visit visa during a 11 hours lay over at LHR? [duplicate]

I hold an Indian passport and I am flying to Seattle, US from Bangalore, India via LHR, London and the layover is 11 hours. Can I visit London with the US visit visa I have (this is accepted in many ...
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Import Duty on electronics being brought to India from the USA [duplicate]

hey my friend is coming back from usa to india,he is carrying used 2 laptops and 4 used mobiles.and my iphone 6s plus 128gb is among them.will it lead to any problem.am ready to pay import duty,wat ...
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International connection at US airport with US re-entry issue [duplicate]

I need to get to the Caribbean from Europe but had overstayed in the US about 7 years back and am supposedly denied re-entry fr 10 years... since all reasonable flight scenarios I find involved going ...
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Dubai Airport : do I have to collect and recheck my luggage between airlines?

From Birmingham (UK) to Dubai terminal 3 From Dubai to Ahwaz (Iran) terminal 2
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Can we take three laptops? [duplicate]

I along with my family(total 4 members) will be travelling to India soon(from Dubai). We have total 3 laptops to take to India which we each use for our personal use. I want to know if I will be ...
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Time from Terminal B to Terminal A at Newark Airport (EWR), considering immigration procedures [duplicate]

I will arrive at Terminal B at 12:30 PM via a Lufthansa flight from India after taking a stopover in Munich.And my next flight is from Terminal A at 16:59 to Indianapolis. Considering this is my first ...
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Carrying 2 laptops and 2 Mobiles to Chennai Airport from Sydney on return back to India [duplicate]

I travelled from Chennai to Sydney, Australia last year in July. I brought a smartphone and personal laptop with me while leaving to Australia and didn’t declare them as they are for my personal use. ...
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Traveling to India from USA with 2 laptops and an iPad [duplicate]

I'm sure this question has been asked many times, but having gone through all the different answers, I'm more confused than ever before. I'm traveling to India from USA (point of entry: Delhi). I have ...
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How many laptops can I carry to India from Australia without Duty [duplicate]

I am travelling to Australia on SC 400 Visa and have will have a short stay of 40 days or below. I have to carry an office laptop with me. I also have a personal laptop. I am planning to buy a ...
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One hour layover sufficient to get through customs? [duplicate]

I am flying from Oslo to the US on 25 Feb 2013 with a one hour layover in Amsterdam. My flight arrives at 11:50 AM. Is one hour enough time to get through customs? I am a US citizen and I am booked ...
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do i have to retrieve my luggage and re check in upon arrival at usa? [duplicate]

I will be travelling to Buffalo, NY via Qatar airlines from Malaysia. Its like K.Lumpur -> Doha -> JFK, NY -> Buffalo, NY. I'm flying under a code sharing flight between Qatar n Jetblue from JFK to ...
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Transfer at Munich, do I have to clear immigration and is 40 minutes enough time? [duplicate]

I am visiting Paris from India. The flight is via Munich. There is only a 40 minute gap before departing to Paris from there. So my question is 40 minutes a sufficient time to get the immigration and ...
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Does a British citizen need an airport transit visa for layovers in Paris en route to the US?

I am flying from the UK, connecting in Paris/CDG for an international flight to the US: Newark NJ. From there, I fly to Savannah, Georgia and on to Lexington, Kentucky. I am a British citizen. Do I ...
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Different US states: strictness of immigration questioning [closed]

Does the standard and the strictness of the questioning at immigration vary in the different US states?
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Do I have to go through customs in Houston? [closed]

YVR-IAH-international location Not American citizen nor Canadian.
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Traveling to the U.S for 7 days in March with ESTA visa and making another trip to the U.S in June. Can I be denied entry? [closed]

I am in a long distance relationship with my boyfriend who lives in Slovakia. I just got back from a 3 month trip in Europe (I'm an U.S citizen,) and my boyfriend who resides in Slovakia (non U.S. ...
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Take a new unpacked box of iPhone XS to India from US [duplicate]

I'm traveling to India and my friend is asking me to bring a new unopened iPhone XS to India for him. I'll have a 2 hour layover at Dubai and then I'll reach Delhi. Can I take an unopened box of a new ...
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Visa enforcement at airports: passport only, or national computer system too? [closed]

Say you visited Russia on a three-month visa-free entry, and you exited on time. According to the rules, you must wait 3 more months before you may return. You then renew your passport in a nearby ...
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Receiving parcel in Japan [closed]

I would like to bring a musical instrument from my country to a Japanese friend via international postal parcel service. However, I would like to know about customs security in Japan. I mean to say is ...
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Can I visit various colleges in the US without a visa to find out more about them?

I'm visiting the east coast to visit a few colleges and their labs. I am planning to apply to graduate school. I want to know if I can tell the border patrol officer this if applying for entry under ...
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Brussels to London as a third-country national [closed]

I am planning to travel to London from Brussels but I am not an EU citizen. I am here for my holiday and business purposes. I have researched around for the cheaper ways to go to London (they seem ...
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Where do I immigrate when travelling from India to LAX with layover in JFK? [duplicate]

I am from India and travelling to LAX from New Delhi. I have a layover in JFK, Terminal 4, New York. I have connecting flight to LAX from Terminal 4 only. Will I go through Immigration and customs/...
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Laptop customs in India [duplicate]

When I checked on the customs website (CBEC) then it was saying that one laptop is allowed as duty free if any passenger is at the age of 18 years and above. The problem is that I am 15 years old, if ...
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Is a pcp air gun allowed on a flight to Indonesia

I want to buy a pcp air rifle from Miami. Is it allow to be carried in to my checked luggage on a flight to Indonesia? I need to buy one for taking care of wild hogs on my farm in Indonesia.
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Tourist traveling back to US with big amount of medical bills, will immigration hold him from the airport? [duplicate]

My father-in-law was hospitalized for a heart attack. He doesn't have money to pay all the outstanding bills and did not reply to any bills. He wants to return to the US but without travel insurance. ...
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entry/exit by train - UK/Schengen [duplicate]

I'm a non-EU citizen, I will be travelling from Paris to Manchester next month, so I was wondering since most countries track entry and leave dates, if I use the train to switch these countries and ...
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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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Do I need to get my baggage and proceed in custom control as a transit visitor to US via Canada? [duplicate]

I'm traveling from Istanbul to San Francisco via Toronto with Air Canada (for both) and I'm wondering if I have to get my luggage and head to the customs in Canada? Currently holding a Turkish ...
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Best way to bring Desktop CPU from to India? [duplicate]

I want to bring my CPU which I used in Canada for over 2 years to India with me. What is the best way to do that? Should I check into baggage or carry on or ship it via courier service?
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Why do we have to prove that we will return to our home country to receive a visa?

One of the conditions for Visa approval is to prove that we will return to our country by "Strong Family, Social or Economic Tie"? What if I don't want to return? why do I have to return? Why I can'...
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What is the duty-free allowance limit when purchasing electronics in Hong Kong? [closed]

I am planning to travel from UK to Hong Kong and buy there some electronics (either iPhone, iPad or Mac mini‎). Then I'm travel by air to Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and back to UK. ...