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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What should I know about switching planes as a Canadian travelling to the U.S.?

I will be flying out of Toronto Pearson (YYZ) to Minneapolis - Saint Paul (MSP) where I will transferring to a flight for Rochester MN (RST). My layover will be 3 hours, which I understand will be ...
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Traveling from the UK to Melbourne with 6 watches. Do I have to declare them?

I've got 5 watches my great grandma gave me and I want to bring them back to Australia with me. I also have my other watch that I brought over with me in the first place. So do I have to declare all ...
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Ukrainian passing through Heathrow [duplicate]

My wife and kids are due to fly from Kiev via Frankfurt to Heathrow with Lufthansa. I meet them at Heathrow and we all fly British Airways to Miami. They all have US visas for their trip to Miami. My ...
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Leave to stay for 6 months cooling period

I'm a Malaysian and have been in the UK for 5 months under my visa-free leave to enter for 6 months. I took a break from my career and packed my bags to be with my partner, who is a British citizen, ...
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20 hours layover in Paris. Can I get tourist visa on arrival? [duplicate]

I am travelling from Chicago, USA to Hyderabad, India. I have a valid USA student visa on my Indian passport. I requested my booking agent for a 20-hour layover in Paris to visit the city (Been a ...
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Are import duties at airport customs levied on temporary items? [closed]

Suppose a traveler brings in some item that is outside the "duty-free" exemption. Is the traveler only supposed to pay duties on the item if he/she is bringing the item into the country permanently? ...
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Marriage visa refusals and conditions [closed]

If I'm refused a marriage visa will it affect me from going back in the country on a visitors visa?
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Customs when rechecking bag in the EU

I am a German citizen and fly to Switzerland from the US with a layover in Paris, where I need to retrieve my baggage and check it in again. Do I need to go through customs in Paris and if so do I ...
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Minor expired passport

Can a minor who is US citizen travel back to the United States from Jamaica with a parent on a expired passport ?
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Leave UK with second EU passport, return with UK passport?

To save time at border controls can I Leave the UK with another EU passport, and return with my UK passport?
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Can I use both of my passports when I enter another country?

I have two passports, from two different countries. I want to visit another country. I have visa valid for one month on one passport. When I arrive in the country I want to visit, is it possible to ...
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Travel to Colombia connecting through the USA [duplicate]

My cousin needs to a attend a conference in Cartagena very soon and he is very confused with planning his travel itinerary. The direct flights from India to Cartagena are very expensive and long. He ...
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Departure card date is 17 May; non-b visa has date of 15 May: Do I pay overstay? [closed]

My Thailand Non-Immigrant B Visa's expiration date is on the 15th of May and on my departure card the date is stamped the 17th of May. Do I pay for an overstay since my Non-Immigrant B visa date ...
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With a double-entry Bulgarian visa, can we go to Romania first?

I am an Indian citizen with a double-entry Bulgarian visa. Our flight is from New Delhi to Bucharest, Romania. We will stay in Romania for 4 days and then go to Bulgaria. Does my double-entry ...
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Applying for asylum at airport [closed]

How likely is it when someone come to London and applied for asylum in airport, I was watching the uk border force tv show someone enter U.K. With passport and had some sort of visa to transit through ...
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For a layover in Munich, Germany on a flight from USA to Split, Croatia is 45 minutes enough and will Customs clearance take place in Split? [closed]

We arrive from the US in Munich on June 5 in the morning. In Munich, we only have 45 minutes to catch our flight to Split, Croatia. Is this enough time to make the flight? Customs will be in Split, ...
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Tourist visa or conference/business visa for south-africa

I have been reading various posts about visa confusion and specially this one is pretty close to my issue. I will be traveling to South-Africa for less than 90 days to attend an open-source conference....
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Is my airport transit ESTA exceeded by staying in Canada for 6 months? Can I travel back to USA? [duplicate]

I am a citizen of an EU country, currently studying an exchange program at a Canadian university. In January I flew from Berlin to Montréal via Chicago, where I waited 2 hours at the airport before ...
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How do i verify my Australia visit visa either valid or not without reference number [duplicate]

I applied my visit visa through an agency but what i got is i got no reference number.So, how do I know that my visa is valid or not? The agency said the information given was direct respond from ...
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Can I transfer some money into my bank account before applying for a UK visa? [duplicate]

I'm going to apply for a visit visa with 2 of my dependants. I'm wondering if I can use my UK bank statement which has been idle for couple of years. Currently, I'm living in Pakistan since I ...
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Customs clearance for LCD monitor at Mumbai airport [duplicate]

I’m travelling from Muscat carrying a 32 inch Sony Bravia LCD. Would I have to pay duty on it? and how much amount of duty is allowed for a passenger returning after 45 days?
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Travelling back to India with a phone purchased (and unboxed) in Netherlands [duplicate]

I am in Netherlands on tourist visa and wanted to buy a iPhone and go back to India. I would claiming the VAT return at Amsterdam Airport but do I need to declare in India and do I need to pay the ...
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Non-Citizen of Canada entry to US via border

My brother lives in Canada and in the process of getting residency over there. He has another nationality and not very long ago has acquired B (not sure 1 or 2) visa to the US. He can go back and ...
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How can I package spices on my own for international flight?

I am flying from NY to Amsterdam and I want to bring some spices with me. I plan on declaring it and putting it in my checked luggage. I know that if I had an unopened and sealed package, there would ...
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Can rice be brought into Hawaii?

I bought 10lb of rice at a local grocery store in Phoenix, Arizona and wish to take it to Honolulu, Hawaii. The rice is well packed and sealed. It's a variety of rice I get in my home country and is ...
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Denied croatia impact on my travel to spain [duplicate]

Hello there currently i will be visiting spain they issued me multiple entry 90 days however i am afraid that they might turned me down at the border will it most likely to happen and will i be at ...
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Going Amsterdam to Miami via Toronto. Do bags go thru to MIA?

I am going from Amsterdam to Miami via Toronto. Do bags go thru to MIA? Or do I also do customs in Canada ?
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Adding baggage allownce

I’m going to travel to india from Australia. As I’m going to add 5 kg extra baggage allowance. Somebody told me if i add extra allowance then the custom at Delhi Airport gonna do checking and i may ...
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Travelling to U.K with Italian Soggiorno Ricevuta

I am a student from India studying in Italy. My soggiorno has expired and I have applied to renew it. I didnt get the renewed soggiorno yet and I heard from the authorities It tooks another month to ...
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Will I owe customs duty on my Xbox one x while visiting Israel?

I am planning on bringing my Xbox one x with me on my (touristic) visit to Israel, but I’m afraid of the duty which may be imposed on it. From what I heard I could have to pay up to 148% of the price ...
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If I take two laptops to Israel will I need to pay customs tax on one of them?

I'm going from the UK to Israel soon for a visit. I'm taking my laptop with me, but also want to take a laptop that a sibling living in Israel is ordering to arrive here. Will this be an issue with ...
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Traveling from Asia and transiting though Vancouver to Portland

How much time is needed in layover if you coming from Asia and transiting through Vancouver B.C. (YVR) to Portand Oregon (PDX)? We are legal permanent residents of USA.
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Health supplements/Vitamins bringing into Malaysia [duplicate]

Malaysian returning home after holiday in Australia, is there any restriction in bringing back health supplements & vitamins that we bought.
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What duty fees can I expect to take a new bike into Bangladesh?

Can I buy a bike in India while I am travelling here, and take it back to Bangladesh? If yes, then how much will be the duty charges for a bike? (Price ₹60000-70000)
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Traveling from Colombia to Brazil - do I need yellow fever vaccination?

So I’m in kind of a difficult situation. I just realised that I might need proof of having had the yellow fever vaccination to get into Brazil. I’m leaving to Brazil in 4 days and I am planning on ...
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2 laptops (1 professional and 1 personal ) and 1 iPad [duplicate]

I am planning to travel to India (Delhi airport) from the United States. I want to take my 2 laptops (1 personal and 1 professional) as well as my tablet (iPad). Am I allowed to take 3 gadgets in my ...
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Jamaica visit for business [duplicate]

I am traveling to Jamaica via a US port. Since Jamaica has on arrival visa for Indian citizens, do I need a transit visa for the USA? My next flight from the USA is 4 hours later.
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dual citizenship - which passport number must go on ticket? [duplicate]

This questions does not relate to how to use two passports, but which passport number to put down when purchasing an international ticket online. I have Dutch and SA citizenship.. Which passport ...
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1 month and 2 week overstay in the US [closed]

I travelled to the US last year 3 times on the third trip the officer wrote 1 month on my passport which I did not discover until after the 1 month expired. I overstayed one month and 2 weeks. Can I ...
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Transferring international to international at Shanghai Pudong

I'll be travelling on China Eastern airlines from South Korea (ICN) to New York (JFK) next week, with a 1-hour 45-minute layover in Shanghai Pudong (PVG). From looking around on the internet a bit, I'...
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Travel limits to the USA

We have a ten-year visa for the USA, which allows us to stay for 6 months at a time. If we stay for 3 months, can we return to the US 6 months later for a further 3 months? On entering the USA do we ...
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Renting personal laptop in Las Vegas?

I need to stay in Las Vegas for a month, but I won't be able to take a personal laptop with me. I will be attending a trade conference, so I will be flying with a company laptop and tablet device. ...
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Can two new and one old mobile phones be taken to India? [duplicate]

I am an Indian residing in Italy. Am I allowed to take two new mobile phones purchased in Italy along with the one I use to India? Can someone get me the rules/law about the gadgets? Thank you.
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entering a country with two passports [duplicate]

I am traveling to India and I hold two passports from two different countries. Is it ok for me to enter India with one passport and then leave the country and next time to enter with my other passport....
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How can I contact the Canadian immigration services regarding my visa application?

I applied for Canada visa or my parents. My father got visa and got update in a week in cic portal. Application for my mother was not updated from July 25th. Last update was, application submitted. ...
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Need tourist visa for Albania?

I have difficulty figuring out whether or not I need a visa to Albania. I do not have a passport from a visa exempt country, but I have a student visa to the UK and I study there currently. Now ...
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Sydney Terminal 1 Transit without visa

Need advise on TWOV, travelling to Tonga in Sep and flying via Sydney on Qantas, 2 hour layover and then onward to Tonga on Virgin Australia (Due to lack of Qantas not flying to Tonga that day) My ...
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What should I write/say on the “Do you have a job?” part in the immigration?

I just graduated from college and going abroad as a tourist. One of the questions of immigration is if I have a job. Which is none because I just graduated and I'm having my vacation of life before ...
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How can I prove to S.S office that I returned on time without the stamp of US customs on my passport? [closed]

how can I prove to Social Sec. office that I did return to US on time without the stamp on my passport ??
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Changing carriers AND terminal at DXB with an additional scheduled stopover on the return leg

I am an Indian passport holder, flying in to Dubai International Airport (DXB) on Emirates. Within four hours, I am flying out to Athens via Doha on Qatar Airways, on different tickets. Emirates ...