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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Is Monzo bank statement acceptable for tier 4 visa application [closed]

Please i would like to know if UKVI (UK Visa and Immigration) accept Monzo Bank statement for tier 4 visa application. I appreciate your response in advance. Thank you
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American citizen crossing from UK to France

I'm an American citizen and will be visiting London. After the mandatory quarantine, will I be able to travel to France via Eurostar? Are there passport checks in Paris and could I be denied entry?
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Customs duty for bringing two laptops into France

I'm a PhD Student who will come to Toulouse to work on a computer science project. I have one little concern since laptops are especially important to my work, I would like to bring two with me, one ...
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Query about immigration history [closed]

I have been to the UK for almost 8 years. I got a baby born there. I was on a student visa and was not finding any mean to extend my stay. In the end, I put up a human rights case which was finally ...
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Documents to import a PC from Ukraine to the US for personal use [closed]

I want to import my PC from Ukraine to the US. I'm a student here on a F-1 visa. It is around 3-4 years old, and the total cost of all components (used) is around $1000 (+- $100). I want it to get ...
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Working for one EU country and living in the other [closed]

Within the EU, there is a free movement of people agreement which allows EU citizens to freely work/move/search for a job in any EU member state. Looking into the details, I wonder which formal rules ...
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UK to Finland (and back) by road during COVID-19

I'm seeking confirmation about the permissibility of a journey I'm planning to make from the UK to Finland via road and ferry. For a bit of background, I'm a UK citizen emigrating to Finland from the ...
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how can babies cross from northern Cyprus (TRNC) to the south (ROC)?

An officer on the Greek side of the Cyprus green line told me a baby that is being carried by a parent can cross with a birth certificate. No passport, no photo id is required for the baby. I'm ...
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I am a Jamaican citizen granted asylum in the United States. May I use my refugee travel documents to visit the Bahamas?

I am a Jamaican citizen granted asylum in the United States I want to find out if I could use my refugee travel documents to visit the Bahamas?
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How do Schengen countries know if someone has overstayed internally?

How does the EU countries know if someone has overstayed when they do not enter/exit the external border/airport? For example, if you travel by plane, you'll get stamped on your passport and maybe you ...
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UK Visitor Visa: Is the fact me and my girlfriend are planning to get married in her country good evidence she will leave again [closed]

I am a UK citizen and my long-time girlfriend is a Russian citizen. She has visited the UK once before a year ago on a visitor visa for a month. In around 6 months we plan to get married in Russia, ...
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Refused to enter the UK, will Amsterdam let them in for an overnight stay whist waiting for a flight back to Orginal Country, Argentina

My boyfriend was detained at Heathrow as he didn't have the right visa. He has a flight booked but has to spend an overnight stay in Amsterdam. Could he leave the airport for the evening if I book him ...
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Can non-US-citizen travelers from China transit through the US right now despite COVID/Coronavirus?

I know the US has a general entry ban right now. 2 of my Canadian friends need to return to Canada from China, and they're wondering if they can take a connecting flight through the US. I believe this ...
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Travel from Britain to EU for third-country nationals

British nationals can certainly travel to the European Union, even without being required to quarantine. But if a national of a country that is not on the list of allowed third countries travelers ...
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Dover ferry port will border force prevent four people travelling in one car

We are a group of 4 friends going by ferry France/ Dover, in mid-august, will we be prevented from traveling by car by border force? We have been self-isolating before our trip.
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When I enter the US, should I show my old or new passport to the US immigration? Or does the US immigration only look at my US green card?

I am a French citizen domiciled in California and with US permanent residency (US green card). I exited the US using my French passport, and and got a new French passport when outside the US (because ...
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Does a Swiss SEM entry authorization letter with an otherwise valid Schengen visa (suspended due to Covid) suffice for airlines to allow boarding?

A Chinese citizen in China holds an unexpired short-term Schengen visa (although essentially unusable at the moment) and wishes to travel to Switzerland for an exceptional reason. After a semi-refusal ...
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UK Public Health Passenger Locator Form: Privacy and Data Retention Period

How long is any information supplied through the UK Public Health Passenger Locator Form kept for, when some EU citizen travels from the EU to England by plane, as of now (or 12 July 2020: it doesn't ...
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Is Schengen National Visa type D is same as Resident Permit?

I am stranded in my home country (India) and trying to go back to my workplace in Poland. I have long term National Visa Type D along with work permit. Most of the rules given on Airline and Embassy ...
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Flying through Frankfurt to Croatia - passport control

I'm traveling from US to Croatia via Frankfurt International. I vividly remember going through a passport control last time I took this trip. However, at the Frankfurt International Airport website it ...
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Accompanying my wife (who is student) as a visitor

My wife is going to start her studies in the US. We are both Canadian citizens, and I'm working for a US-based company, that has an office in Canada (so it's basically registered as a Canadian company)...
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UK to continental Europe and back, same rules for air or surface travel?

Short version: Are there separate (COVID 19) rules for travel between the UK and the Netherlands, and Belgium or France, based on the mode of transport (flights or ferries and trains)? Long version: ...
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EEA Family permit - for parent [closed]

I am an Italian national living in the UK since 2006. My dad is of Sri Lankan nationality with a permesso di soggiorno where he has permanent residence in Italy. Can he apply for EEA family permit? ...
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Uk visit visa Host

Am yet to reapply for my UK visa after refusal,What are the required documents needed from a host in the UK who is not my sponsor but only providing accommodation for Uk visit visa ??
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Practical implication of Judgment in Case C-754/18 to family members of EU citizens according to EU 2004/38/EC [closed]

CJEU recently made a Judgment in Case C-754/18. http://curia.europa.eu/juris/documents.jsf?num=C-754/18 What practical implications it may have to family members of EU citizens according to EU 2004/38/...
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Can holders of a residence permit issued by an EU/EFTA state enter Hungary if Hungary has opened its borders to the nationals of that state?

Sorry for the clumsy title (edits would be appreciated). Hungary has now relaxed the control at internal borders. According to the US embassy in Hungary, Citizens from neighbouring EU countries (...
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Travel between UK and Ireland using Non-European airlines

When travelling between UK and Ireland, passports are mandatory for non-UK/non-Irish Citizens, and on arriving into Rep. Ireland, everyone must go through Passport Control. Is it because you are ...
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Is it possible to travel to England with a Bulgarian ID card

Hi I am a Bulgarian citizen and I want to urgently go to England for week but my passport is expired. My ID card is valid so can I travel to England with my Bulgarian ID card in the bus? Train? By ...
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Which Schengen countries (don't) stamp passports of ordinary residence permit holders?

The Schengen Borders Code doesn't prescribe an exception from stamping travel documents for holders of ordinary residence permits (as opposed to family member "Article 10"/"Article 20&...
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I have two passports with two different names, I want to travel to a third country. how should I book my tickets? [duplicate]

I have a US passport and a Ukrainian passport. I want to travel to Iran and with my Ukrainian passport I can easily get a visa at arrival. That's not the case with my US passport. However, my last ...
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Did I miss EU customs on a flight from Brazil with stopover in Portugal to Germany?

e.g. Flight was: Foz do Iguacu (IGU) -> Sao Paulo [on Azul or Gol, don't remember] Sao Paulo -> Lisboa [on TAP] Lisboa -> Munich (MUC) [on TAP] Luggage was checked through from IGU to MUC, ...
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How to bring a drone through a country that does not allow them? [closed]

You travel several countries with one backpack. Some of them restrict drones, some do not. You are NOT going to fly in the country where drones are illegal, but you want to take it with you to another ...
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Are there US Customs restrictions on buying alcohol online from Spain to be shipped to USA? [closed]

Are there any USA Customs restrictions involving buying alcohol onlin (specifically two 1-liter bottles of honey rum) from Spain (the Canary Islands) to be shipped to USA (NYC)? I found an overseas ...
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Is Chime a real bank for immigration purposes?

I need to be able to provide immigration officers with 3 months of bank statements and I don't know if they expect it to be a traditional bank like Wells Fargo or if it can be Chime. Chime offers ...
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Help for a first-time traveller

I'm 17 and this is the first time I fly alone. I have a single ticket that takes me from Beirut - Doha - Chicago. I land at terminal 5 in O-hare. I then have another ticket for a flight from Chicago ...
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How can Norwegian Customs know who repaired their boats abroad?

I read in this article as well as this and this (all in Norwegian, so use Google Translate), that Norwegian Customs control private boats (owned by individuals) coming from abroad, to see if they ...
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US citizen traveling to UK on May 31st staying for one month

Hi everyone I currently live in Miami and I am due to leave for the UK on May 31st and I will arrive on June 1st on AA38 from MIA to LHR. I am a US citizen and I will be seeing my British boyfriend in ...
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If a US citizen shows up at the US border with no US passport, are immigration officials obligated to help them prove their identity?

(Note: this is US-specific but if other countries have similar laws it would be interesting to hear the analogous situations as well) I know that the law states that US citizens have the right to ...
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My pregnant wife with Green card status is stuck in India due to COVID-19, What are my options as she cannot come until she gives birth? [closed]

My wife is stuck in India since Feb 24, she's supposed to come on April 30th. But, all flights were cancelled including ours. There are repatriation flights, but, she is 32.5 weeks pregnant when the ...
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Am I allowed to travel from Romania to the Netherlands in current COVID-19 situation?

I have an urgent demand from a client in the Netherlands with regards to a ship repair job. I'm a Dutch citizen, with Romanian residence. As far as I could understand from all the media, ...
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Denied entry after flight diversion [duplicate]

Theoretically, what happens if a flight diverts to a foreign country, needs everyone to leave the plane, and a person is found inadmissible to the country (even if they had a visa)? For example, what ...
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How to email UK border control to know whether I need a transit visa or not [duplicate]

I have a flight from Beirut to London then Boston in two days and I will need to pass through immigration. I have an immigrant visa to the US, a connecting flight to Boston, and my mother and brother ...
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May an alien visa-holder enter the US from Europe?

I have an immigrant visa and I'm an immediate relative of a US resident.. I called the CBP to make sure that I can enter and he warned me not to travel through Europe because I'll have to stay in ...
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How can I obtain the audio or video recording of discussions with US immigration officers when clearing immigration after entering the US by air?

This answer mentions that some discussions with US immigration officers when clearing immigration after entering the US by air are recorded. How can one obtain these recordings?
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If I provide info to an immigration officer, does he enter it into a database? [closed]

I.e. length of stay and itinerary, is this only for the officer's personal info or is he actually entering this information?
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If denied entry to EU, what US city do they send me to?

I have read many times that they send US citizens back to the US on the first flight that is available, but which city will they send me to? Flights to some cities can be very expensive. Could the ...
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Will UK Immigration officers ask for a bank statement if I'm disabled?

I have read that in the UK, Ukraine, Germany, Thailand etc., a few hundred in cash, a credit card and a debit card are plenty enough for a US citizen, and that border officers will rarely ask for a ...
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What do they mean by this in the UK GOV website for Transit Visas? And other questions [closed]

I need to immigrate to Boston Before JUNE 18 (the date at which my immigrant visa expires) . I have a ticket to London where I arrive at 18:30 Local time. The second ticket I'm considering to book ...
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May an Estonian enter Germany at FRA during COVID-19?

I have a co-founder for a startup we've been working on and my co-founder is from Estonia. He already has a flight ticket on May 18th, 2020 with FRA as final destination. We have been finding it very ...
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With a D-Visa, may I enter the Schengen area through a different country?

I have a Netherlands MVV valid for 90 days and I have few repatriation flights from India to Paris or Frankfurt. Is it possible for me to complete my immigration at Frankfurt/Paris and then do a self ...

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