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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Bringing prescribed opioids into the USA

What are the documents required to enter the USA with prescribed opioid for back issues? My Dutch friend has a doctor's prescription in English and has been told she must go to the US embassy in The ...
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Will I guaranteed be blacklisted from entering in Singapore?

I had overstay in Singapore for 3 days. Is there guaranteed I will be blacklisted from entering Singapore? Or just by chance depending on the period and reason of overstaying?
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As a South African travelling to South Africa and returning to live in UK on a BRP what passport validity do I need

My family are travelling to South Africa on 30 Mar 2022, returning on 23 Apr 2022. We live in the UK with BRPs (4 years so far). We only have South African passports, not British Citizenship yet (or ...
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How does the rule of passport's 6 months validity to enter Colombia work?

I will travel to Colombia soon. Colombia has a rule the passport must be valid for at least 6 months to enter. However, I find contradicting information. Some websites recommend the passport to be ...
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Is it possible to travel to the USA on an B1/B2 visa while contracting remotely for a US company?

I have just been offered a remote contracting job by a US company. I live in the UK and I visit the USA often on a B1/B2. I want to know if it will be legal for me to visit the USA while contracting ...
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What are CBP agents doing when deciding whether to allow a US lawful permanent resident to enter the US by car?

When entering the US by car via a Sentri lane as a US lawful permanent resident (LPR), the CBP agent often takes over a minute on their computer to decide whether to allow the US LPR to enter the US, ...
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Do I need proof of accommodation for my ENTIRE Schengen trip?

If I want to go to a Schengen country like Germany as a US citizen, do I need to show reservations for an ENTIRE 3-month trip, or just proof that I have somewhere to stay upon entering the country? Is ...
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What happens when someone lawfully in the USA triggers a border rescue beacon?

There are quite a few articles (for example, here and here) on rescue beacons found in desert regions of the USA near the Mexican border. The articles above (as well as others), come out and admit ...
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Experience of US CBP as solo traveler [closed]

I'm planning to go to NYC for a week in March for a holiday. This would be my first transatlantic solo trip and first time in the US in over six years. I am (by birth and through parents) a citizen of ...
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Applied and received ESTA. Now want to delete Facebook: Problems with CBP?

I applied and was granted an ESTA a couple of months ago. I am planning to travel from the UK to NYC for a one-week holiday in just over two months. The new ESTA application asks you for your "...
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Unvaccinated athlete denied entry to Australia: will they be banned from entering Australia again if they appeal against visa cancellation?

Novak Djokovic was denied entry to Australia and had his visa cancelled due to not being vaccinated against Covid Australia's home-affair website states here If your visa is cancelled Cancellation of ...
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Can my child make a 3-week round trip from Canada to India and then back to Canada with an Indian passport less than 6 months to expire?

Can my child who is 4 years old make a 3-week round trip from Canada to India and then back to Canada with an Indian passport less than 6 months to expire?
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Travel to Russia with changed Gender Identity in passport

Quote from Swiss press release: Now you can easily adjust your gender identity As of January 1, 2022, an amendment to the Civil Code will come into force. To adjust the gender and first name, a ...
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Who is the Centralized authority for E-Passport?

I suppose every country that issues an E-Passport has a member of some central authority or organization which manages the visa information worldwide. The reason some citizens can use e-Passport in ...
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If an international flight is turned around mid-air, do the passengers have to pass the immigration and customs upon arrival?

I read on https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/12/28/business/delta-shanghai-flight-turned-back-covid/index.html: Delta turned flight around mid-air, saying China's new Covid cleaning rules are unworkable. ...
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Brining a laptop for personal use to UK from outside EU, If I include it when applying for Tor1, should I decleare my laptop at customs? [migrated]

Next march I am going to UK as immigrant, of course I will bring my laptop(bought a few months ago) with me, the purchased price was over 390GBP. I will also include it when applying for Tor1. Should ...
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Crossing the border from Canada into the USA as a Canadian Citizen?

Can’t seem to find solid information about this. I’m planning on crossing down to the states from Niagara Falls (Ontario) on December 31, and plan on being back inside Canada on January 3rd. Doing ...
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Is it possible to walk from Dubai Terminal 1 arrivals to Dubai Terminal 1 departures? [closed]

I will be arriving in Dubai Terminal 1 with Lufthansa. I need to go catch an Indigo flight from Dubai Terminal 1 departures. Is it possible to walk from Dubai Terminal 1 arrivals to departures?
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Can I bring an old artillery shell on a plane?

I have been travelling in Europe, and picked up an old artillery shell that the seller told me was empty. When I went to inspect it at home, I removed the projectile and found that the shell is in ...
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Unexpected change to CBP form 3299 for import of unaccompanied articles

I am in the process of completing the CBP form 3299 for import of unaccompanied articles as a non-resident and noticed some changes to the form that I wasn't expecting. The form provided by UPS ...
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Immigration for International travel to US followed by domestic connection [duplicate]

A friend of mine is traveling to US on visitor visa. First stop is at New York followed by connection to Albuquerque, NM. Where does immigration for an international traveler need to be done in this ...
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Will staying longer than specified on a UK Visit Visa affect a future spouse visa application?

In the UK tourist visit visa application my partner stated the stay would be 3 weeks, but once in the UK actually stayed 4 months. In the future we will apply for a spouse visa to stay in the UK and ...
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UK naturalization background checks what is the meaning? [closed]

What is the meaning of this question on UK naturalization background check Your application will be refused if you have attempted to deceive the Home Office within the last 10 years. Does this only ...
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Souvenir stamps on old/cancelled passport

I made a huge mistake during my recent trip. I got the 3 souvenir stamps on my canceled passport and then realized that I might still need my old passport for future travel. I still have valid long-...
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Mark on the back cover caused by removal of a stapled pin. Will this be a problem when I travel?

Just got my passport from US embassy and found a mark on the back cover caused by removal of a stapled pin at the embassy. Will this be a problem when I travel?
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Can I bring two new unopened iPhone (12mini and 13pro) to India? I am leaving 2 unused phones in my suitcase will that be an issue too? [duplicate]

I'm a student in New Zealand. I am using iPhone 7 now, soon I'll be changing to 13pro for my personal use, and I will throw the 7 in my suitcase. I am getting two new phones for my brothers too. So ...
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Dual Passports, Different names-Singapore

Due to covid restrictions, I had to book my tickets this way. I am flying from the US to Singapore on my US passport with my married name. I am staying in Singapore for 4 days (entering SIngapore on ...
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Will a recent change to me being a Canadian PR make any difference to me getting a visa?

I'm a French Citizen with a French passport. I need to apply for a B2 visa for the USA as I visited a country that makes me ineligible for an ESTA / VWP. I only want to go on vacation for a week or so ...
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In-Transit Waiting Area in USA Airports?

I'm interested in finding out a little history on how International Transit has worked historically in the US. I know that the current situation is that transit is not permitted and all passengers ...
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Do I clear Customs during a transit in the USA en route to Toronto?

I am flying from the Middle East to Toronto. I have a United Airlines flight from Frankfurt to EWR terminal B, and my connection to Toronto is from Terminal C. Do I need to clear customs or ...
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Travel to USA with not-registered-citizen infant born to US citizen father

Facts: Father is dual citizen of USA and country A Mother is citizen of country A Father and mother are not married Infant child was born in country A and has been issued passport for country A ...
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Is there just one "Exit immigration" or do I choose a line/booth depending on my destination? [closed]

Do exit immigration officials know the country people in the queue are heading to or not, or it depends on the country and/or how the airport is organised? For example if I want to leave the country, ...
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Is the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine accepted for traveling in Schengen?

I am traveling to Schengen countries] for Christmas and New Year, from Pakistan. I am vaccinated with two doses of Sinovac. Is it accepted by Schengen countries, like Spain, Italy, Germany, France and ...
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Is an "onward" flight always acceptable for travelling to the US under the Visa Waiver Program (ESTA)

I plan to fly to the US under the VWP (ESTA) program, using a one-way flight from Taiwan (TPE) to Los Angeles (LAX). I will also book a one-way flight from LAX to Chicago (ORD), and another one-way ...
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What are the odds of having to see a UK immigration agent for someone eligible to use the e-gates?

According to the UK government: You can normally use eGates if you are either: a British citizen a national of an EU country, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Japan, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Norway, ...
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Traveled on an invalid ESTA due to prior N Korea trip. How screwed am I?

So long story short: I went to North Korea for a week as a tourist in 2013. I received an ESTA in 2018. In early August 2019, people who have visited North Korea were no longer eligible for the VWP. ...
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After Schengen visitor stay prolongation, what if one flies to a non-citizenship country?

I'm a non-EEA citizen, I don't require a visa to stay in a Schengen country for up to 90 days in a 180-day period. After staying in the Schengen zone for two months, I requested in advance to extend ...
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How do I make a reservation for shipping a bicyle with Turkish Airlines?

I will soon be travelling from Venice (Italy) to Seoul (South Korea). I plan to bring a bicycle with me. My first option is to travel via Turkish Airlines, which carries bikes with reservation ...
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Bringing an Apple Airpod from Finland to Poland via flight

I am planning to bring an airpod that I bought in Finland to Poland for a friend as a gift. I have the bill and also the packaging is still intact. My question is Do I need to declare or pay any ...
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Taking birth-control pills to South Korea

I'll be going to South Korea for at least 6 months, and I take birth control pills. In my country, I've never needed any prescription to buy them, although I can easily get a prescription if needed. ...
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How can one see how many strikes one's Global Entry card has received?

When entering the US with Global Entry, one may receive a strike if the immigration/customs step doesn't go smoothly. How can one see how many strikes one's Global Entry card has received?
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Travel soon after UK naturalisation

I am an EU citizen with settled status in the UK, and just yesterday I got notified that my application for naturalisation as a british citizen has been approved. I reached out to my council, and I'm ...
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What customs category does mead fall into when entering Canada?

When returning to Canada from abroad, a Canadian resident or citizen is allowed to import alcoholic beverages according to the following rule: Alcoholic beverages are products that exceed 0.5% ...
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Is 75 mins enough transfer time from international to domestic at JFK

Virgin have cancelled our direct Manchester to Atlanta flight over new year. Our only viable route home now is Manchester, JFK and on to DTW to get us back home. The connection time at JFK is 75min ...
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What am I supposed to declare when driving from Mexico to the United States, as a US lawful permanent resident?

I am confused regarding what I am supposed to declare when driving from Mexico to the United States, as a US lawful permanent resident and French citizen. https://www.smartertravel.com/customs-duty-...
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Delay to re-enter canada after extending tourist visa

my mom has been in Canada since Jan 2020 on a tourist visa. Due to covid and closed borders we have been extending her stay by asking for a visitor record(so far she had 2 records of 6 month each). My ...
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Transit through Heathrow on separate tickets?

I will be transiting through Heathrow coming from Frankfurt, connecting to Dubai soon. Those flights are on seperate tickets with hours of connecting times inbetween. I will only be carrying hand ...
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UK Visa: can my mother-in-law be our sponsor?

My wife and I are applying for UK visitor visa to sit PLAB 2 exam in the UK and we are applying from Iraq. We are both working as medical doctors and we will leave our eight months child back home. We ...
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Why does custom officer stop me for carrying too many credit cards?

As someone who lived in 4 countries, I have 16 bank/credit cards and I sometimes just carry all of them with me. Today when I cross Schengen border I was selected for baggage check. They found out ...
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When is the latest time to apply for UK standard visitor visa?

If I am traveling to the United Kingdom on 1 February 2022, When is the latest time to apply for the visa taking into account the Christmas holiday? P.S. I want to apply as late as possible to arrange ...

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