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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Traveling from Mumbai to Berlin, connecting via Munich. Short-ish layover with immigration. Enough?

I apologize if this kind of question has been asked again, but I am confused with some conflicting information and would appreciate some correct advice. I am travelling on Lufthansa flights from ...
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Can you get held at immigration for not paying hotel bills in Philippines?

A friend of mine booked a cheap lodge in Philippines through booking.com. But the day before his flight, he found a nicer hotel to stay and even found some last minute bad reviews of this cheap ...
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Travelling one way via boat, USA → Turkey

Family is planning on travelling to Turkey for long term (they will work there). They have a dog. They've found a cruise that allows dogs and stops at various ports in Europe. Would they be allowed ...
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Overstayed in UK 10 years ago wants to visit UK under different nationality

I left UK in 2009 after overstaying by few years. I was interrogated at the airport before departing and I believe they entered my info in their system. I was leaving voluntarily and was not deported ...
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Passing 150 grams of gold in the customs in a EU country without receipt

I was given around 150 grams of gold (none of them are jewellery) as a gift for my wedding. Therefore, I don't have any receipt. I wonder if this is problem. How can they check the real value of it in ...
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What is the proper way of flying from the US to Canada with a drone in my luggage?

The drone in question is a DJI Phantom 3 Standard. Can I fly with a drone at all? If yes, carry-on or checked bags? Do you need to declare it? Do you need to take it out of bags at Security X-ray ...
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Can a minor live abroad without parental consent? [migrated]

I have two very abusive divorced parents. I am going to turn 17 and I am a citizen of the of the USA and Mexico. I have plans to move to Mexico City and I am not going to tell my parents, so basically ...
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Can we carry rice to Japan?

We are traveling to Japan for over 18 days and planning to carry 10 KG of rice considering we are two people and eat rice at least twice a day. Are there any challenges at the customs in Japan (...
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Can I bring tobacco, betel nut and edible lime in Saudi Arabia from India?

I want to bring above mentioned items in following quantities : Tobacco - 500g. Betel Nut - 1 Kg. Edible lime - 500g. Can I bring those items with me directly ? Or do I need some kind of pre-...
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Can I carry gold with me from Turkey to Spain without paying taxes?

I am planning to carry less then 200 grams of gold with me in a flight from Turkey to Madrid. I wonder if this is okay and if I have to pay some taxes.
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Leaving Italy without paying a bus fine

My wife and I got bus fines today in Bologna. We had only recently arrived and had purchased a ticket from where we were staying which was about 6 or 7 km from the city. The hotel receptionist ...
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What happens if I don't tell immigration where I was? [closed]

If someone was in another country for study purposes for 6/7 months, and for 3 months of this time he went back home to sell his home furniture and give back the rent money, and they did not tell ...
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Error in name on passport and visa?

My passport had an error where my first name is blank and my last name has been mistakenly printed as "Actual_First_Name Actual_Last_Name". When I went for my B1/B2 visa interview, I was asked by my ...
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Crossing european borders by land

I'm an American in Ireland, I'm going to be entering the UK and then France by land. I heard if traveling by bus or car many European borders don't have custom stops when entering. How do I get my ...
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Clearing US custom at Toronto Pearson YYZ at 5am?

According to here the US Customs service at Toronto Pearson YYZ only opens at 6 am. Nevertheless, Air Canada has flights at 6+ am to New York. In that case, how could you clear the border and board ...
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Uk tier 4 student visa has been refused under Paragraph 320(7A) and Paragraph 245ZV(a) [closed]

My Uk tier 4 student visa has been refused under Paragraph 320(7A) and Paragraph 245ZV(a).Can I again apply for tier 4 student visa?
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Exiting the airport without passing through customs - was this a mistake? [duplicate]

I was at Cebu International Airport. It was my first time travelling and I didn't know what to do. I got my luggage and exited the airport without passing through customs. How serious is this mistake?
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Tourism travel to the USA with books that will remain in the country [closed]

I will be traveling to the USA at the end of the year with a Tourist Visa, but I should also be applying for a fiance visa soon and I would like to start taking some books and comic books with me. I ...
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Going from domestic flight to international flight at LAX

So I made a big mistake and decided to fly out of LA to Hong Kong. At the time I thought I had a ride down to the LA area, but unfortunately it fell through. Because of this I decided to book a flight ...
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Purchasing a bottle of wine after security over 100 ml

We are flying Ryanair to and from Barcelona. We wanted to bring a bottle of wine or any other liquor as a gift. We do understand that, having only the standard small bag, we can only bring a limit of ...
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International layover - do I need to go through immigration and customs? [duplicate]

I am looking into flights from Tokyo to Bogotá. The layover is in ATL - Hartsfield-Jackson. Do I need to go through immigration and customs if I am not going to stay in ATL or the US? Both flights ...
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Are North Cypriot land border crossings equipped with passport stamps?

A friend and I may go to North Cyprus and Cyprus. We would enter at Ercan Airport, and as he's on a (British) passport, he would get an entry stamp (as North Cyprus is not in the EU). However, I've ...
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Do I require a South African transit visa?

I am a Nigerian IT expatriate who lives and works in Malaysia. I am currently in Harare, Zimbabwe for two weeks. I will be flying South African Airways from Harare -> Johannesburg -> Doha -> Malaysia. ...
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Enter Cyprus with Schengen residence permit

I am a Chinese Passport holder, living in China and have a valid Schengen residence permit. Last year, I entered Schengen areas with a valid Schengen visa. During my stay in Schengen areas, I was ...
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Customs for connections through Halifax with checked bags and separate tickets

Background: I was originally booked on WestJet from Boston to Glasgow through Halifax. This week, they informed me the BOS -> YHZ flight is canceled, and are wanting to route me BOS -> YYZ -> YHZ -> ...
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What are 'speed codes' used to compose UK immigration refusal notices?

I read about Speed Codes in UK visa refusal on V 4.2 a + c (and sometimes 'e') . When refusing a UK standard visitor the ECA's who will use 'speed codes' to compose the refusal notice. ...
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Will I be able to pass through immigration and customs from foreign country to the U.S with damaged green card after an absence of more than one year?

BY THE WAY I have lot of proof of residency in the U.S even my colombian passport was processed in the colombian embassy in New York Lol, and also the stamps of previous admittance. Edit - Wow thanks ...
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Passing border in car not owned by me

I would like to cross Poland-Ukrainian border by car owned by my friend, but friend does not go with me. I travel from Poland to Ukraine and get back 10 days later. What kind of documents should I ...
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Is the UK tourist visa on a damaged Indian passport valid if I get a duplicate passport reissued?

I have applied for the UK tourist visa from Bangalore, India where VFS Global (company that provides several visa processing services like collecting documents and sending them to the UK Consulate) ...
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Reentering US after overstaying the visa as a Minor

I have found stories related to mine but I have a very different situation. My family and I moved to United states in 2004, when I was 9 years old. We overstayed our visas and after 2 years of ...
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Carry Diamond earrings from India to US [duplicate]

I got a pair of diamond earrings(worth $1600) for my wife while in India. My question is can I bring it back with me to the US as my personal possession or do I have to declare it at the customs? ...
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Can I carry a mercury-vapor quartz lamp on a flight from Moscow to Sydney?

I would like to bring to Australia a quartz lamp for medical reasons (personal use). Flight Moscow-Sydney via Doha with Qatar airlines. Is there anything stopping me doing so and is it best in check ...
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Travelling to Europe with expired h1b stamp

I am working in US on H1b visa. My visa stamp & I94 expired last year but I received my I797, which allows me to work legally in US. I only need the h1b stamping for reentry after leaving the ...
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Travelling within the EU on UK passport expiring in 1 month

I am travelling to France and Spain via road on 31st August 2019 and returning on 13th September 2019. I shall be entering France via Folkstone/Dover customs either with eurotunnel or a ferry. My UK ...
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Overstayed visa for 10months and wants to reapply after 10years

I have a problem. I overstayed my UK visitor visa for about 9 months and returned voluntarily in June 2008. I was 16, and no paperwork or administrative proceedings occurred. I did not get any ...
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Kuala Lumpur Malaysia airport Terminal M to Klia2 and sleeping overnight at Terminal M

I will traveling to Kuala Lumpur on Qatar Airlines which lands at terminal M. After few hours I will catch a flight to Jakarta, Indonesia from KLIA2. Transferring from Terminal M to KLIA2, do I have ...
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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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No Albanian entry stamp received at the border. Would this cause issues for future visits?

I recently entered Albania with an EU passport, but I noticed that I received no entry stamp. As an EU citizen, was I supposed to receive an entry stamp? If I was, would this cause problems for me ...
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Traveling Europe from US on valid Schengen visa and expired US visa

I will be traveling from Seattle, US to Amsterdam with a layover at Reykjavik with Iceland Air. After a few days in Europe I will be travelling onward to India. I have a valid Indian passport and ...
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Options for traveling to Europe and re-entering the US with an expired TN visa but valid I94

my main two questions are: Can I travel to Europe having a ticket from US to Mexico and then another one from Mexico back to US (with 2 weeks difference) but going to Europe in the middle of those 2 ...
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How can I re-enter Italy if I lost my Permesso di Soggiorno receipt?

I am currently in Ghana and I have lost my Permesso di Soggiorno receipt. What do I need to do to reenter Italy to get another Permesso from Police Headquarters? I have worked with agencies in ...
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Note on the entry stamp by US immigration

I have entered the US using B2 visa. The interview was long and I told the officer I am staying for a few weeks and showed my return ticket. When she stamped me in, I was admitted for 6 months but ...
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Name wrong by one character on kuwait airways ticket

My name is 'Gauti' instead of 'Gauri' on my ticket from Mumbai to London (layover at Kuwait). On contacting the airlines, they added an internal note acknowledging the error, but refused to amend the ...
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Why are Schengen and non-Schengen flights mixed at Corfu airport?

I am at Corfu airport, waiting for a flight to Athens, where I will connect to a flight to a destination outside the Schengen area. Because of the somewhat inadequate signs, I spent some time waiting ...
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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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Can I bring carved antler items into the US

I hope to purchase small carved reindeer antler weaving tools (heddles, shuttles) in Latvia. Will I be able to bring those back to the US? I will be in Russia and Europe between Latvia and the US. ...
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Paris CDG Arrival

My flight will be landing at 7PM (Paris time) at CDG. So I think I would probably be reaching my hotel around 10:30 PM. Can anyone tell me how long does it take in Immigration Control? I will also be ...
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Indian passport lost with valid 1 year schengen visa in madrid.help! [duplicate]

I lost my 1 year Schengen visa and Indian passport in Barcelona. The Indian embassy will be providing my new passport by this evening. Is there a way I can also apply for a duplicate Schengen visa ...
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How long do I have to leave South Africa before returning?

I am a British citizen owning a house in South Africa, I intend to travel to South Africa for 8 weeks this month, return to the UK for 10 days approx at Christmas time and then return to South Africa ...
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Is it okay to carry a small titanium souvenir in baggage

So I made this small titanium miniature of Captain America shield for my girlfriend who's travelling to the US, she was wondering if they'll allow that in baggage/carry in. It's a small 38 mm dia ...