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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Can a passenger refused entry due to lack of papers claim a refund from the airline?

A relative of mine traveled to Spain with a Turkish passport from South America. She didn't knew she needed a visa for Spain and was allowed boarding by the airline. Upon arrival she was held in a "...
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Entry to the US with an expired Nexus

Is it possible to enter the US through the Nexus lane while my Nexus card is being renewed? And how?
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What happens when a town is under quarantine and my visa expires

A friend of mine is currently in Wuhan, China, as the city is placed under quarantine. He is a European citizen and had thus made a tourist visa to visit the family of his wife for the Lunar new year,...
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What do countries rely on self-declaration forms at all? [closed]

In light of the coronavirus outbreak centred in Wuhan, many countries have taken steps to either prevent entry or require a quarantine period for arrivals from the affected area. Canada relies on ...
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Travel to the US with a valid ESTA when technically no longer eligible

I'm from The Netherlands and travelled to the US (Los Angeles) last summer under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP/ESTA). I plan to visit Los Angeles again this summer. The ESTA I have is valid for 2 ...
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Enrollment upon arrival for U.S. Global Entry program for a U.S.-Canada flight

I have been conditionally approved for the U.S. CBP's Global Entry program. From what I understand, there is an enrollment through which you can do your interview upon arriving back in the U.S. from ...
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Does Thailand still refuse travelers for not having 6 month's passport validity from their entry date?

According to the website of the Thai Embassy in Stockholm (emphasis mine): For Swedish passport holder, and wish to stay in Thailand for no more than 30 days, your passport has to be valid for at ...
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Canadian on B2 visa

I recently graduated from an American university (F1) as a Canadian citizen (May 2019), and I left the country and couldn't file OPT for administrative complication on my school's part. Therefore, I ...
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Can I use a one-way ticket to come to the UK? Or do I need to show a return ticket to be able to get in?

I am an American who wants to come to the UK to discern whether or not my boyfriend and I want to continue our dating and possibly marry in the future (not necessarily this trip). If I purchase a one-...
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Getting a B2 visa after an overstay almost 25 years ago

I know this question was asked many times, and I read most of the answers, only my quest centers on the time that has passed since my overstay. Briefly, my story is I visited the US as a tourist ...
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Can I bring a sex toy in checked-in luggage travelling to Mauritius but transiting in Dubai?

I'm travelling from Europe soon and I'd like to know if it is authorised to bring a sex toy and lube with me in my checked-in luggage transiting through Dubai. I haven't found much research about ...
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Travel Itinerary Change: Should I notify the consulate?

I have received a multiple-entry Schengen visa from the Spanish consulate in Mumbai for a meeting that was originally scheduled for the 9th of January, but now has been moved to the 23rd of January. ...
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Maiden name on wife's CR1 Visa [duplicate]

My wife has a US CR1 visa with her maiden name on it. Her Philipines passport has her married name on it. Should she have any issues flying to the US for the first time because of the name difference? ...
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Passport control when leaving Geneva airport

When you travel within a schengen area like from Geneva to Paris, can someone tell me exactly the control I have to go for the departure flights. Is there any passport check? I know that during check ...
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Data retention for EU citizens travelling between UK and EU during Brexit transition/implementation period

Context: I'm an EU citizen studying in the UK. When I travel to my home country in the EU (for example through a direct flight or by train), and then return to the UK, some of my personal information ...
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Can I leave the UK on a Colombian passport?

I have lost my British passport and have a flight booked for Saturday. I have applied for a new one but it could take up to 7 working days which is too long for me to wait. I am travelling to Colombia ...
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Connecting separate Airlines in Thailand

Do I need a transit visa in Don Mueang Airport (DMK) of Thailand during traveling to Tokyo from Dhaka, Bangladesh? Because, I am going to travel by two separate Airlines; Dhaka-Bangkok by Thai Lion ...
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I have valid F-1 visa. Do I need another transit visa for a US connecting flight from a 3rd country?

I have an F-1 visa in the US and I was planning on flying home after exams, but before going back home I want to spend some time in Canada where I have a valid ten-year multiple-entry visa. The ...
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Visa with criminal record

I am from India and I have recently travelled to Germany. I had a visa type C that allowed to stay there for 9 days. I entered Germany on 6th March, 2017 and I was supposed to leave Germany on 14th ...
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How long does Singapore Frequent Traveller status last?

Singapore allows visitors of certain nationalities to enroll in the Frequent Traveller Programme, entitling them to use automated immigration, like Singapore citizens and residents. However, it's ...
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Renewing passport from abroad, can I enter US with visa and canceled passport?

We are New Zealand citizens, live in Mexico and travel to the US regularly. We have SENTRI and B1/B2 Visitor Visas for the US. Some of our passports expire later this year, and the NZ Passport ...
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How soon can you reenter the US on a B-1/B-2 visa

I had visited the USA 4 times last year but only stay 5 days each time. My last visit was in December 2019 when I stayed for 3 days to do some shopping and return to my home country. This year I want ...
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Does visiting Colombia hurts one's travel history?

I plan on visiting Colombia in March. However, an acquaintance just told me that having Colombia in my travel history can hurt me when I apply for visas of other countries - particularly USA, Canada, ...
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Do stays in Canada/Mexico automatically count towards the US admission period under the VWP?

According to numerous online reports (including screenshots of correspondence with the CBP Info Centre), a VWP national who enters the US by air solely in transit to Canada or Mexico, and then spends ...
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Transit at Bangkok on two different tickets

I booked two separate tickets. One from Amsterdam to Bangkok BKK (Finnair), one from Bangkok to Luang Prabang in Laos (Lao Airlines). Will I need to go through Thai immigrations to collect my luggage? ...
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Double nationality requirements to travel to and from Brazil, 2019

I'm a Brazil and US national. Since the lift of US requirements for visa to travel to Brasil in 2019, do I still need my Brazil passport to enter and exit Brazil?
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Is it possible to get the Cuban tourist card (visa) on arrival at Havana Airport?

Is it mandatory to obtain the Cuban tourist card / visa (tarjeta turística) in advance? Or is it possible to get it upon arrival (at Havana airport) too? If the latter is possible, is there a ...
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Obtaining US sponsor [closed]

I have arranged an event in the US in New York for Aug 2021 and two of the speakers are from London (British) and two from India. I understand that one needs a B1 visa for this charity event on ...
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What are the visa rules for UK conference speakers, at US conferences, who may be getting paid?

I'm a British Citizen. I've spoken at business conferences in the past in the US, but haven't been paid for speaking. This is acceptable under the Visa Waiver Program. Let's say that one day I am ...
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Carrying Exhibition items From India to Dubai & Back

I am attending an exhibition in Dubai, & i intend to carry the exhibit items with me as check-in baggage. The items are surgical instruments and none of those items contain Lithium batteries. ...
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Tips on applying for Standard Visitor visa when full time student

I need tips on applying for Standard Visitor visa while being and have been a full time student. I just recently completed my 2 year degree. I have been going full time therefore have not worked as ...
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Need visa for 12 hours layover at Seoul airport?

We are Myanmar passport holders, me and our family are planning to visit Japan and Korea this April. We're planning to book a connecting flight from Japan to Korea, and then to Yangon. Is it OK for ...
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Does Nexus renewal grace period apply to enter Canada?

I see where the grace period allows me to access the US with my Nexus for up to a year now. Does the grace period apply to entering Canada?
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Dual citizen traveling to Canada and US

I am Canadian and US citizen but born in Iran. Every week, I go to Canada to visit a friend and return to US without any issue, my question is: due to the new rule can I go to Canada to visit my ...
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Re-enter USA for F-1 student [closed]

I am currently a graduate student studying in the United States and traveled outside the country for the winter break. I will doing an internship in the spring 2020 semester and have been issued a new ...
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Travelling within and outside of Schengen with Italian Ricevuta + biometric passport (visa free)

I am a Ukrainian citizen who is studying in Italy. Several weeks ago I have applied for renewal of my permesso di soggiorno, so at the moment I have expired permesso di soggiorno and new ricevuta di ...
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Traveling with medical equipment in checked baggage

My wife uses a compression machine to treat lymphedema, which is a result of her breast cancer treatment several years ago. She needs to use the machine almost daily, otherwise her arm swells, which ...
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Will U.S airport or border patrol officials ask about my wife?

I plan to travel out of the country with a family member person who doesn't know that I am married (we're both U.S citizens). When we go through U.S custom to scan passports, would the border patrol ...
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Flying your own plane from Nome AK US to Anadyr Russia

Or to be more precise, what were they supposed to do? They flew their own Beech Bonanza from Nome, Alaska, to Anadyr, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia (in the eastern tip of the country). They ...
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Bringing coumarin-containing liquor into the USA

I’m currently in Poland for a conference, and I had the idea to bring some żubrówka (bison-grass vodka) back home to the United States with me as a unique souvenir. However, the Wikipedia page linked ...
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Bringing hiking shoes with dirt/soil to the US?

I'm soon travelling from Europe to the USA and I'm bringing hiking and running shoes with dirt on them (originating only from the EU and not from any farms). I have already thoroughly cleaned them, ...
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When driving from Paraguay to Brazil via Ciudad del Este, with the intent to drive back to Paraguay, does one need to get a stamp at the border?

When driving from Paraguay to Brazil via Ciudad del Este (Puente Internacional de la Amistad aka Friendship Bridge), with the intent to drive back to Paraguay (without going to another country before ...
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What line does a Green Card holder take at the US immigration at the airport?

At the airport immigration there are two lines: one for citizens and one for non-citizens. From what I "have heard" a Green Card holder should take the citizen line. Is this true for all international ...
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Can I travel to Abkhazia on a Russian visa?

I am a German citizen currently living in Russia on a multi-entry study visa. Is it possible to travel from Adler to Abkhazia by car (border crossing would be Adler/Psou and proceed to Georgia (at ...
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Bringing a lock knife into the UK with British Airways

Can I bring a lock knife I want to buy in the US into the UK in my luggage? the blade is 3 3/4" (9.5 cm) long - you can buy the same knife in the UK but at twice the price?
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How do I show proof of an e-Visa when I arrive in Australia?

I have recently applied for a tourist visa for Australia for my trip from India to Australia for 2 weeks in January 2018. I have received the visa-granted letter online. It is visitor visa subclass ...
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Can I buy alcohol in duty free in Belgium and take it in my carry-on luggage through TSA check in Dublin?

I'm soon taking a flight from Brussels to San Francisco with Aer Lingus via the US preclearance in Dublin. I have read elsewhere that it's ok to buy alcohol in duty free shops in Dublin if they are in ...
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10 year UK ban done. What next?

In 2009, I was banned for deception (I applied as a student/dependent and my sponsor’s tax document was deemed fake). My sponsor claims (still) that the document wasn’t fake and it was obtained from ...
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Declaring items from US (snacks, etc.) when flying to Denmark and travelling to Sweden from there?

So as the title states, I'm wondering how it works if I were to bring some snacks (mostly chips/crisps, drinks, candy) from the US all the way back to Sweden. This is my first trip flying, so I'm ...
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Card residence eu family

Le directive 2004/38/CE he say if you have card resident UE membre family you can travel in uk accompany citizen EEA without visa . My question is " whats document need in the border ??

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