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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Average time to get through Gold Coast airport when flying from abroad on an eVisitor visa

Let's assume that you are a German on an eVisitor visa coming to Gold Coast (OOL, Australia) via plane from Singapore with a Scoot flight. How long does it take you to collect your luggage, get ...
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How do Australian entry officers check health and that the person is conviction-free?

Assuming you travel by plane from Germany to Australia and you have an eVisitor visa for tourism or business, how would the officers at the border check that you have no convictions and that you are ...
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B2 visa valid for a year, but passport got WT/WB stamp at airport?

In September I entered the US with a B2 Visa that is valid for one year. I was told when my visa was approved at my interview I am able to enter and renter the US as many times as I like for this year....
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Will my boyfriend have any issues at UK border? [closed]

My boyfriend plans to come visit me in the UK next year. He is from the US so no visa required. He will be staying with me for 4 weeks in the UK. First 2 weeks, then we will travel Europe for around 3 ...
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Can I bring one wooden chopping board into USA in checked in bag?

I have ordered one Teak wood chopping board in India and planning to take that to the US. Will I be able to take that in checked-in luggage into the US? It should be of the size 15-inch x 15 inches. ...
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Travelling from UK to Australia with creatine and whey protein

I am travelling to Australia next month from the UK, and would like to take my pack of Whey Protein and tub of Creatine with me. Am I best to take these in carry on, or checked luggage? I have a ...
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Are all inbound international passengers routed to the same customs hall at Newark Liberty International?

Newark Liberty International has 3 terminals, all 3 terminals service inbound international flights. Are all inbound international passengers routed to the same customs hall (service area) or is ...
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Validity Dates of New Zealand Tourist Visa

My New Zealand tourist visa letter says, "The start date of your visa is: 23 August 2019 You must arrive in New Zealand before: The number of times you may travel to New Zealand is: Single The last ...
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Can I call the airport to see if my boyfriend made it through customs?

My boyfriend is in LAX he came from Australia. His next flight is in 28 minutes and I haven't heard from him at all to know if he made it through customs. I'm extremely scared and I'm having bad panic ...
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Non-US citizen traveling to Australia on an expired US work visa, but valid Australian visitor visa from US?

I am Indian working in the USA and my visa extension was filed and currently in-process with US consulate. My US work visa expired a week ago. I have yet to get my status on it. I am planning to ...
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Can I exit from a different Schengen country than the one I entered from?

I have received a Schengen visa for 7 days from Italy. I would flying from Dubai to Rome and spending few days over there and heading to Netherlands. Can I return back to Dubai from Netherlands ...
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Canadian Citizen living overseas with Canadian passport renewal declined - wants to go home to visit family on valid NZ passport

I am a Canadian citizen, born there in 1958. I left Canada in 2005 to live in NZ with NZ born wife. I am now a citizen of NZ and have a valid NZ passport. I have had my Canadian passport revoked for ...
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Can I travel with cremated remains (father's ashes) from Malaysia to India [duplicate]

we already checked with AirAsia airlines. they need a death certificate and cremation certificate for security purpose. They asked us to check with the customs department of India. but I'm not sure ...
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Does having Global Entry reduce the monitoring/checks one gets from customs agents?

I read on this answer: I don't remember my Global Entry interview in detail, but I certainly got the impression that, by using Global Entry, I am taking personal responsibility for monitoring and ...
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Does Italian citizens need a passport for a stopover in Kyiv, Ukraine?

I should go to Vilnius from Rome in December, and the best option is the one with a stopover in Kyiv. I have never had a passport, as I have always traveled within EU and I could travel using my ID ...
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Mangoes and Bananas from Manila to Switzerland

We are used to having mangoes, bananas and other fresh fruits and vegetables, in our checked-in luggage from Manila and take them to Geneva, Switzerland. The last time I flew out of the Philippines ...
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Transiting Ukrainian rail border station without papers for Ukraine

I'm going from Cierna nad Tisou (Slovakia) to Budapest (Hungary) via the Ukrainian dual-border station of Chop, but cannot enter Ukraine. The train reaches Chop at 12:00, and my connecting train, for ...
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What is the last point where one can throw away fruits if one has indicated “not bringing any fruit” on the US customs form when flying to the US?

What is the last point where one can throw away fruits if one has indicated "not bringing any fruit" on the US customs form (CBP Declaration Form 6059B) when flying to the US? Question update (2019-...
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How much money is needed to prove you can support yourself with ESTA

I have a girlfriend coming over from the UK to the US and she’s nervous about how much money she should carry on her for her trip over that is about 2 weeks long. I of course will offer her a place ...
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Where can you travel with a Swedish National ID Card?

I know you can visit Schengen/EES with a Swedish National ID Card, and also Croatia, Bosnia and in some cases Tunisia. Are there more places you can visit with a Swedish National ID Card?
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American European living in UK. Lost EU passport. Can I travel on American passport within EU?

My concern is that re-entering the UK with my american passport will log me into the system as a tourist instead as my current resident status. Does this mean I need to re-enter the UK when I get my ...
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I have received my visa to Ukraine. And I realised that one letter in my name was wrong

The employees at VFS Ukraine in Delhi have misspelled my name wrong. I had submitted all my details perfectly. And now I've received my visa through courier. It's supposed to be ROBINSON SAHAYAM ...
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Can dual US-Canadian citizens travel to the US with an expired US passport but valid Canadian passport?

My kids are dual Canadian-US citizens and will be travelling from Israel to Canada via the US. If their US passport is expired (but their Canadian one is valid) can they travel on their Canadian ...
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Visitor visa to re-enter USA after 1 month in Mexico

My mom came from Venezuela to visit my sister and my family and after 6 months we applied for an extension of stay, she went to Mexico to visit my nephew and his wife but I want her to come back to ...
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US fiance returning to UK following earlier 6 month stay

I am a UK citizen. My U.S. citizen fiancé travelled to the UK in: May 2018 (10 days) July 2018 (9 days) And then returned in Feburary 2019. 3 February – 30 July (6 months) She had ...
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I have an F1 US student Visa. Will I get in trouble visiting Iraqi Kurdistan when I come back to the US?

Question says it all. I am from Europe but I go to school in the US. I graduate this year and I thought about visiting Iraqi Kurdistan this year, before I graduate. My question is, will I get in ...
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Can I safely get through E-gate when entering the UK after being given code 3 landing?

I'm from a non-visa national country. I'm planning to visit the UK for 3 weeks or a month for just travelling. However, I am seriously concerned about whether I can enter the UK with no trouble due ...
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Why do some Smart Gate passports need to be stamped?

I just had a short visit to Italy on a New Zealand passport. At both entry and exit immigration checks NZ passports were shown as eligible for Smart Gate. However, at entry, instead of using the ...
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ethnic-related questions by immigration officer

I have faced a disturbing situation when entering the territory of Morocco as a tourist. I am a French citizen, with obvious Middle-Eastern face features and name, and carrying a French passport. The ...
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About Customs clearance in Vladivostok by DBSferry from Japan

A private car (TOYOTA Town Ace Van) will be transported to Vladivostok by DBS Ferry from Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture, Japan to Vladivostok. The car will travel from Russia to the EU and take it ...
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General grounds for refusal - False representation

I am applying for a UK Spouse Visa. There is a question "Have you ever: Given false information when applying for a visa, leave to enter, or leave to remain". I initially answered "no" because, ...
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Delete data held by UK immigration?

I have a feeling that getting something in my UK immigration data deleted is about as easy as walking through a brick wall, but maybe I'm wrong. Has anybody ever tried? I have a UK passport. About 8 ...
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Should I show Hotel reservation when entering Schengen zone?

I already have a single entry visa from Czech republic. While applying, my plan was to travel to Prague stay there 3 nights including my date of arrival & 3rd day depart to Germany, spend there 2 ...
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Valid Canadian Visitor Visa in my old passport with a removed machine readable zone [duplicate]

I want to travel in Canada on November but I renewed my passport. When I renewed my passport, the machine readable zone in my old passport was cut in order to make it useless. Also my visa is intact. ...
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Do stays in Canada/Mexico automatically count towards the US admission period under the VWP?

According to numerous online reports (e.g. the US Embassy in the UK), a VWP national who enters the US by air solely in transit to Canada or Mexico, and then spends over 90 days in Canada/Mexico, ...
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Travel with Expired Greek Passport from UK to Greece and Return

My Greek passport is about to expire in about a month. I had started a process for the renewal but the application got rejected due to a typo an employee (bureaucratic process). This December, I am ...
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2 Different Passports - One with 1 surname, the other with 2 surnames

I have a US passport and a Mexico passport. My US passport has only 1 surname, but my Mexican passport includes my mothers maiden name as a second surname. I want to purchase my US -> Mexico flight ...
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Carrying a UPS Return Package with Phones, from the US and back

I need to return 3 phones that were recently purchased from US, I will be travelling from India to US (SFO). Is it okay to carry 3 Phones (packed-unused) with a valid UPS return package. Will this ...
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Passport scanner problem [duplicate]

I have a question and concern on the passport scanner issue. It happened at South Korea airport. Before I went to luggage inspection, I have to scan the passport with airport staff and when my ...
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Re-enter period before visa expires [closed]

I have student visa which expires on 31 January 2020 After completing my studies in September 2019, i have traveled on vacation to my resident country. When should i re-enter UK? Is there any ...
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Is a UK spouse visa a “Family” visa or a “Settlement” visa? [closed]

The form for renewing a UK spouse visa asks the question "What type of visa, leave to remain or other permission do you have to be in the UK?" (as of October 2019). It lists multiple choices of which ...
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How to find the start date of the current visa or leave to remain for a UK spouse visa renewal? [closed]

The form for renewing a UK spouse visa asks the question "What is the start date of your current visa or leave to remain?" (as of October 2019) How should the applicant find the answer to this ...
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Brothers using e-gates - one is successful, the other is not

My brother and I often travel together and we both have biometric passports. We are not twins but we do look alike, I wear glasses whereas my brother doesnt. However, whenever we arrive at a ...
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When does I-94 or the admission stamp become invalid?

From https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/visa-expiration-date/auto-revalidate.html: Under the automatic revalidation provision of immigration law, certain ...
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Do Cameroonian citizens need visas to transit through Suvarnabhumi airport (Bangkok)?

We made a single online booking from Shanghai to Yaounde, Cameroon. The connecting flight to Thailand is with Thai Airways TG665, which arrives at 9:15pm in Bangkok. We catch the next flight at 1am ...
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Bringing computer parts into Iran

I'm going on holiday to Iran and an Iranian friend has asked me to bring a few computer parts with me from Australia, the total value is about $700. I'll be taking a motherboard, AMD CPU and memory. ...
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Is a conditional LPR/Greencard classed as National ID card for travel?

I want to know how best to answer the ESTA question: Have you ever been issued a passport or national identity card for travel by another country? Different sites I read say different things ...
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Retrieving Bags To Clear Customs/Lounge Access Upon Arrival

I will be travelling from NRT -> ORD -> EWR next year. When I land in ORD, will I need to retrieve my bags in order to clear US customs? Also, my flight from NRT to ORD is with JAL in business class, ...
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Is my name on spouse’s passport sufficient to prove relation & bring her to Saudi Arabia on family visit visa?

I want to clear my doubt. Is it mandatory to provide a marriage certificate while bringing a spouse to Saudi Arabia when her passport has my name mentioned on it?
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How honest to be with US immigration about uncertainty about travel plans?

I am to travel to the US (from the UK) for a meeting relating to some work I have been doing. If the meeting does not go well I shall have to return to the UK soon after the meeting and fix the thing ...

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