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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Do immigration officers have access who paid for your ticket?

I always ask my friend to help me book my flight through his expedia account. We use his credit card for booking. But the receipt in expedia is under my name. Do immigration officers have information ...
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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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What's the point of hand-filled immigration forms?

Whenever you enter the US, you are required to fill out Form 6059B, which asks for your personal details and whether or not you're bringing in any restricted goods. Whenever you are entering the UK, ...
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Can I travel back to USA from Schengen area within 90 days of my H1B visa expiry?

I got Schengen visa valid from Sep 7 - Oct 17. My H1B Visa expires on Dec 31st. In order to meet the rule that my departure date from Schengen area should be beyond 90 days of my H1B visa expiry, I ...
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Do any countries other than USA require passing immigration for in-transit travelers? [duplicate]

Whenever I've been on a flight between two countries with a stop at a US airport, I've had to: Disembark. Go through immigration. Reclaim my checked baggage. Go through customs. Recheck my baggage. ...
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Entering USA with overstay in the past

Maybe someone can help. I want to enter USA for 4 days. I am Canadian now. But in the past I was in the USA illegally for a period of time as another country citizen (not canadian) and my last name is ...
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Bank statement UK visa [duplicate]

I will be apply for a short term study visa but my fathers bank statement which I will be using doesn’t show any activity in the past 6 months other than a deposit of 3,000 USD which he got out of an ...
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Entering the UK whilst pregnant?

Is it possible to be refused entry at UK passport control, if I am visiting the UK for 3 weeks to celebrate our wedding (to my UK husband)? I worry that they will think I am attempting to move there ...
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Can I enter Croatia from austria with single entry visa Schengen by bus?

Can I enter Croatia from Austria with a single-entry Schengen visa by bus, and then return to Vienna by bus ?
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Bringing Chia seeds for personal consumption into Hawaii? [closed]

Can I bring chia seeds in my checked luggage to Hawaii for my personal consumption? The rules that I have read say that passion fruit and seeds are not allowed. This does not describe if it is only ...
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Qss 10 year green card visa expired

I went to Italy for a year and a half. I had a good reason to stay so long but I can't stay here anymore. My husband is in the US. He's a citizen. Can I go back with an expired visa? Should I chance ...
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Is it allowed to take an external hard drive with you on a plane?

Can i take an external USB drive with me on an international flight? Do they open or scan it, or go through its contents at an airport or during a customs security check? If it is allowed, do I have ...
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what do i do if my son and i have different appointment schedules for our uk visitor visa

i was filling my UK visa application from US but was told that my under 18 year old child had to apply separately and after his application we have been given different appointment schedules is there ...
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Can I bring nicotine patches for personal use into Australia?

I am going to Australia for a holiday. I am using nicotine patches to quit smoking. I can't find any information, whether nicotine patches are allowed by Autralia Customs. On the official website, ...
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Does your home country get notified when you enter another country [closed]

When you enter a new country do they report your entry to your home country? Do countries track where their citizens are?
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Anyone tried to bond merchandise in Qatar airport?

Has anyone tried bonding hand carried merchandise into Qatar for one day stop over? I’ve looked in Hamad airport website if they have that service but couldn’t find any information . I will be ...
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I am considering a visit to a Nevada brothel. What should I say at the US border?

I am a Canadian citizen/resident. I am considering a drive to a northern Nevada city to visit one of its legal brothels. According to my research, international sex tourism is legal as long as no ...
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Does my daughter need consent from both parents?

I currently live in Canada with my wife. I had applied for a visitors visa for my 11 year old daughter, who lives in Egypt, about a month ago. I was sent a letter online by CIC today stating that a ...
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Passport Expires March 31 2020 - Going to Italy

I have two questions. Would you be stopped if you went to Italy today as an American with a passport that expires March 31, 2020? Also, if you got your passport ten years ago and have since then ...
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Can I travel to France with my UK residence permit?

I would like to travel to France to visit my family, however the Greek ambassador has my Congolese passport to stamp a visa because I am going on holiday over there. But in the meantime I would like ...
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Checked baggages held in Minneapolis Airport Customs - not sure what to do?

We have returned from a family vacation in Europe on Aug 1st CDG->MSP->SEA We picked up our bags at MSP, went through border control and put them back on the Delta conveyor belt before taking our MSP-...
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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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Traveling from the U.S to Copenhagen (Munich layover - is 1.5 hours enough time)?

I will be traveling with 2 checked bags from the U.S to CPH, with a 1.5 hour layover in Munich. will I have to go reclaim my checked baggage and check it again (It's all under the same booking number/...
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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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Slightly stained passport

My passport got slightly stained with coffee. Will I be allowed to Australia?
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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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Can UK residents from eligible countries use the ePassport gates in the UK?

Now US citizens and more can use ePassport gates when coming to the UK, can UK residents that are US citizens use these gates? I notice that if you are a US citizen, coming to study for 6 months or ...
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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 ...