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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How to prove that you have significant ties with family in your home country?

How can I prove the immigrant officers that I have significant ties in my home country? Are there any documents that I need?
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Anti imagration [duplicate]

she says and i have seen visa, pasport and now she is asking for 1.000 to prove she can support her self while she is here in the united states . And she says that she has every thing but does not ...
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Crossing out an unmarked expired US Visa in my Indian Passport [duplicate]

Is it fine to strike off Expired US Visas in an old Indian Passport? I have some US Visas which the consulate itself has marked CWOP[Cancelled Without Prejudice], while some of them as old as 2015 ...
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Dual citizen of VWP countries and potential re-entry to the US on the other

Sneaky I know - but out of sheer curiosity - can someone leave the US on the passport they entered with their visa-waiver (before 90 days), reapply immediately with their other (esta eligible) country ...
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Do I need a passport to return from Canada?

If I am a US citizen, do I need a passport to go visit Canada at Niagara Falls for 3 days and then reenter the USA?
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I have an expired US passport, can i enter US on my foreign passport with ESTA?

I have an expired US passport, and due to an family emergency in America, i need to travel immediately. The US embassy where i live cannot renew my passport for another 2-3 weeks. I have dual ...
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Subject Access Request - UK HOME OFFICE

I requested for a subject access request from the UK border control but I need to know how much time do they need to verify my identity . How much time does the whole entire process take ?
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Bringing nicotine e-liquids to Australia

Update after having been on the trip Australia doesn't care about it anymore. I filled in my arrival card and marked "Yes" for importing medical supplies. The lady at customs asked me to elaborate, ...
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Re-entering the US for the third time in 3 consecutive months

I went to the US for vacation in the middle of June, then came back to my home country for two weeks. Went back to the US in the middle of July then came back home. Both times on ESTA. Now I just got ...
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How to Obtain Fast Track Entry to Australia

Would somebody please tell me if there is an expedited service for returning Australians to get through customs quickly? I have dual citizenship (USA/AU) and while I can find info about going faster ...
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What are likely reasons for being asked by UK immigration to fetch my email flight confirmation despite API?

I (a south Slavic looking Swede) entered the UK at Luton from Larnaca the other day (black t-shirt+white 3/4 trousers+rucksack). Went to the only manned non-EU booth, which, unlike the EU section, was ...
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Poland to south korea [closed]

I have a multiple D visa from Poland (Europe), I plan to visit South Korea for one week of vacation. I need a visa to enter South Korea or can I go through a transit visa?
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When do I clear US customs and immigration if connecting at a US airport to my final destination elsewhere in the US?

I'm a British citizen travelling from London Heathrow (LHR) to the Hartford, Connecticut airport, and have a two hour stopover in Newark, New Jersey (EWR) on my itinerary. At what stage would I clear ...
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Polish citizen flying from Canada to Honolulu with a layover in Chicago [duplicate]

My parents are Polish and are traveling from Canada to Honolulu with a layover in Chicago. they arrive in Canada from Poland a day later. do they need to go through passport check and baggage/customs ...
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Is a Chinese visa required for entering Tibet without passing through the rest of China?

If flying to Tibet through Kathmandu or Hong Kong and not setting foot in the rest of China, is a Chinese visa necessary to enter Tibet, or only the Tibet travel permit? I do need a visa for mainland ...
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Can we carry coriander seeds powder and Dried Ginger Powder to Australia?

I am from India. I would like to know that Can we carry coriander seeds powder and Dried Ginger Powder to Australia? Thanks.
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What is the minimum wait before I may re-enter the USA after a 90 day visit on the Visa Waiver Program?

I entered the USA on a three month visa waiver program from Australia. I am about to return to Australia and would like to come back again to the USA. How long do I have to wait until I can re-enter ...
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Can I still use my Indefinite Leave to Remain Visa in my old passport to travel? [duplicate]

Friends and I are planning to travel to Europe this September, and I have an Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK in my old passport. Does ILR even have an expiration date? And getting a BRP now ...
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Can I bring my desktop computer as check-in baggage on a flight?

I am moving from Malaysia to the US, and planning to bring my desktop computer with me. I plan to pack it in my checked-in luggage. Will the computer risk being damaged? Any precaution should I take ...
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Importing wooden trinkets into New Zealand and Australia

I have been travelling and have picked up some neat wooden trinkets. I will be holidaying in New Zealand before travelling back to Australia. I know that both countries have restrictions on such ...
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Singapore to Sydney to Canberra: where do we clear customs

I plan to fly with Singapore Airlines from Singapore to Canberra (SQ288) with stopover in Sydney for 1 hour 2 minutes. Do we clear immigration and customs in Sydney International Airport then move to ...
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Carrying gold bangle (received as gift) from non-EU to EU

Is it allowed to carry a gold hand chain or bangle (worn by a male as a jewellery) to The Netherlands from India, which has been received as a gift from someone. Or does it needs to be declared at NL ...
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Documents required for Korean minor traveling alone to Norway

I'm a Korean citizen with an American green card trying to go to Norway for the summer vacation. I'm 17 years old and I plan to travel by myself. I'm wondering what are the documents I need in order ...
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Can I travel back to the USA on an ESTA if I have an expired green card?

I left the US on an expired green card (I foolishly read the date in the English format dd/mm/yy) and visited my family in England. The green card expired while I was in the UK, and now I have filled ...
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Change of purpose of UK visit After Getting the UK Standard Visitor Visa

I applied for a UK Visitor Visa and got my visa. I was going to participate in a two day training course at Cambridge University. But due to some issues with the course, I would not like to ...
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VAT/Customs when receiving an item from the US in another EU country (on holiday)

I'm a resident of Denmark travelling to the UK for a holiday. Here, I will be receiving an item bought online in the US. FedEx has applied the UK VAT of approx 800 USD, whereas the VAT in Denmark ...
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US to INDIA via Zurich, Do I need transit visa? [duplicate]

I am an Indian Passport holder, traveling from Chicago to New Delhi INDIA with Layover in Zurich of 2 hours. My US Visa is expired which is why I am traveling back to get the new visa stamped. Will I ...
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update passport number and passport expiry

I want to travel from Madinah to Islamabad on Saudi air line, trying to book ticket early to get economic price, but my passport will be received after renewal on 20- Aug. Can I book the ticket now on ...
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Uk bank statement visa for short term study

I am planning to come to the Uk for a short course . My father is paying everything but the only problem here is that my father doesn’t have money in his bank account . He stores his money somewhere ...
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Must I enter the Schengen area using the E-gates?

Must I enter the Schengen area using the E-gates if you have an EU biometric passport?
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Refund of Visa fees for canceled applications

My family and I applied for UK Visa and we paid the Visa application fees for all of us. However, before we made appointment to submit our applications, we decided to make few changes on the ...
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Can I bring my peanuts to Russia, or does the Russian import ban/sanctions apply to travellers personal items?

There is currently (2019-07-18) a Russian import ban on certain EU products in force. See Russian import ban on EU products, European Commission. Does this import ban apply to all circumstances, or ...
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US citizen - Frequent Visits to the UK [duplicate]

I first visited the UK from June till August 2016 . Then I received a tier 4 visa for 9 months and stayed in the UK from September till April 2017 . I came back to the UK with a short course stamp ...
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What can I do to prevent passport stamps being put on blank pages?

I'm running low on blank passport pages which are sometimes needed for full page visas such as those issued by Armenia, India, and Vietnam. When I crossed the border into Turkey the other day I got ...
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Is there a need to declare food for personal use at customs? (in Norway)

TL;DR: Can I bring food for personal use to Norway without having to declare it at customs? I will be going on a 14-day hiking trip to Norway on which I will bring most of the food myself. All the ...
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Duty free allowance for rice and beans in Switzerland

We are immigrating to switzerland and we prefer bringing some foods for at least beginning days in switzerland. Could you please help me to know how much rice and beans is allowded to bring with ...
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Short term study visa refusal for a US citizen

I graduated from high school two years ago. I took one short course with a short course visa (June 2016 -> august 2016 ) then a 9-month foundation course with a tier 4 ( September 2016 - April 2017 ) ...
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What happens if there is no space for entry stamp in the passport for US visa?

I hold an Indian passport and have an F-1 Visa (multiple entry) for USA. I applied for a Schengen visa and it got approved but the Italian consulate has affixed the schengen visa sticker in a page ...
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Customs in India for second hand electronics [duplicate]

I have been working in Japan for 2 years. While returning to India, I will have a Bose 5.1 home theater which I bought in Japan, from a friend of mine for INR 20,000. This is an old model which is now ...
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eTA approved denied entry to canada? [closed]

I'm very concerned about visiting Canada and here is why: I previously had a F1 Student VISA in the USA that was granted to me in 2016.So I was studying there for couple semester, but then my VISA ...
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Can I use the valid Schengen visa in old passport?

I'm an Indian National. I have a Type C Schengen Business Visa which is valid from 26-11-2015 to 26-11-2020. I received it when I intended to travel to Netherlands, although I have not used it. When ...
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A normal desktop computer [closed]

I am going to the US on a work visa and would like to take my desktop computer with... am I allowed to take only the tower through customs if I pack it in a travel case?
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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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Do not board message at the airport check in

I have always experienced a do-not-board message when flying to Dubai from Kenya since last year January 2016. Since then I have traveled more than five times to Dubai with a visit visa but every time ...
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Can an American visitor in Canada get critical medications sent from home?

My dad is visiting Toronto from the US and unfortunately during his trip last week he fell and fractured his hip. He had a kidney transplant 3 years ago so he takes anti-rejection meds for it. He has ...
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What questions should I be able to answer when I want to enter the USA on the 4th time?

On my 3rd visit to the US this June, I went to a second screening and the immigration officer asked a lot of questions. My 1st trip was last January for only 1 week: my 2nd trip in March was for 2 ...
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Does Fiumicino Airport allow for airside transit on separate reservations?

I have a connection in Italy coming from outside Schengen area flying to outside Schengen area, and I'm wondering if I need to go through immigration and customs in Italy or not. The flights are ...
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Do I declare my laptop to customs in China

I’m going to be moving to China in September for a year to work. Obviously I will have the proper work visa and get my residents permit their and so on. When I arrive at customs do I declare my ...
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Do I have to go through customs for a layover in Panama City, Panama?

If I fly from the US to Dominican Republic but I have a layover in Panama City, Panama, do I have to go through customs or just stay in the terminal and then board the flight to Dominican Republic? I ...
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Going to Pakistan in 3 weeks time but NICOP expired

My NICOP is expired and I have already booked a flight to Pakistan via Qatar Airways. My wife has a valid NICOP card but my 5 years old child has never had a NICOP or any other Pakistani ID card ...