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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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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16 Year old travelling from kelowna to tel aviv, via vancouver and San Francisco [closed]

My 16 year old son is travelling from Kelowna, via Vancouver and San Francisco to Tel Aviv. Where will he have to clear customs and what other issues should he know about?
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Can I bring photocopy machine the amount of value RS.30000. pay custums duty or not sir [duplicate]

I am going to Thiruchirapalli, India from Singapore. Can I bring this Photocopy Machine valued at ₹30000. Do I need to pay customs duty?
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customs into the US [duplicate]

I am traveling from the US to Italy. Upon my return we will go from Naples Italy to Munich Germany to Dusseldorf Germany then to my final destination of Newark ,New Jersey. My question as I am ...
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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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which immigration queue to use upon arrival at a port [closed]

Once a traveler arrives at a destination country and thus has to pass through immigration, does he have to go on a specific immigration spot or can he go at any of them?
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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. ...
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How long do UK border officers check the computer for non-EU/EFTA visa-free passports?

Assuming an American, Aussie or Kiwi (etc.) presents themselves at the UK border, the landing interview goes perfectly and there's nothing funny about them, about how much time will the officer ...
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How can an F1 visa holder be confident leaving the US for a short vacation and returning?

I'm a valid F1 student in the US and thinking about traveling to either Mexico or Canada while I'm here. I've been hearing a lot of stories lately when border officers decline entrance for returning ...
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Can Someone bring a packed phone from US to India [duplicate]

One of my friend is coming to India from US. He bought himself a laptop and a camera which he is using their. Also I requested him to get a Nexus 5 phone for me. Is it possible to bring this phone ...
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Travelling on a single entry Schengen visa [duplicate]

I have a Schengen visa single entry valid for 60 days.I intend on spending a month in France then taking a flight from Nice through Barcelona to Munich, Germany. Is that possible with this type of ...
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Bringing mobile bought in US to india [duplicate]

I have bought a mobile through a friend in the US. What is the best way to get it to India without getting into trouble while departure from US and on arrival to India (customs)?
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Which countries can I visit with my Netherlands work permit? [duplicate]

I have a valid work permit in the Netherlands. And I was just asked to visit Spain to help out a client of the company. Am I allowed to travel to Spain with my Netherlands work permit?
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Can I reenter the U.S. from Canada with no passport as a US citizen? [closed]

Due to Child Support arrearages, I cannot get a passport. This is preventing me from travelling abroad in the Philippines. She can get to Canada - I can get to Canada - but how do I return if they ...
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Will Customs in India figure out that I have two laptops? [duplicate]

I am going back to India soon from the US. Can I take a laptop in my carry-on luggage and another laptop in my checked baggage, so that I don't have to pay customs duty for either of the laptops? Will ...
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question on stamping [closed]

Do you need a stamp for coming back into California even though you are America citizen and you were born in California.? I have read on your site that you only need a visa and passport to come back ...