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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Required documentation for travelling to the United States from Canada? [closed]

I got an opportunity to work in Las Vegas in a hostel - I clean for four to six hours a day and in return, I'm getting a free bed. I still have to pay for food and what not. I'll be staying for three ...
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New York JFK connection for two separately purchased international flights [duplicate]

Here is my itinerary, followed by my question: X (a European city) --> New York, JFK New York, JFK --> Y (a South American city) Do I need to pass through the passport control at JFK if I ...
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Maximum amount of money allowed when immigrating into the U. S [closed]

My husband and I will be travelling to the U.S. as immigrants. Is there a limit in bringing in $ cash since we are migrating to the U.S.? Or it is the same amount ($10, 000) as for tourist? If ...
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US citizen overstayed for 11 months in Philippines

My boyfriend overstayed here for 11 months. I was just asking if he can go back here again after paying fines?
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Entry to Australia

What should I expect at the border entry at an Australian airport? I will arrive with a training visa. Passport, visa control and customs?
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Is there a difference in max alcohol allowed to take to US between personal use and marketing use? [closed]

I'm planing to fly to the US for some meetings with local alcohol distributors. I need to bring with me about 10 beer brands from China 25-30 bottles each (the last leg of my flight will be China-US). ...
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Reclaim and recheck for transit flight purchased separately and no visa

When people create their own connection by purchasing 2+ different flight operated by different airline, they usually have to claim their baggage and recheck-in. However, baggage Claim usually ...
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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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US visa has expired but I am still in the US [closed]

I am a Spanish passport holder. I am living in the US, in the process of getting a Green Card, and have work permit issued by the US Embassy in Spain. The work permit is expired, but I am still in the ...
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Travel documents and airlines rules

Is a Dutch citizen living in Belgium traveling to Italy allowed to travel on an EU low cost company with his Belgian residency card?
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how much money can immigrant family carry to USA? [duplicate]

Hi I am Libyan I have US IR1 visa to the USA . family of six members adults and 4 kids how much Maximum money as immigrant family can carry to USA ? please advise
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Overstayed visa waiver help [closed]

I went to the USA to travel and visit, and I met a girl there. We got serious and went to see an immigration lawyer, who advised me to stay if I was going to get married, it cancels the overstay he ...
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Is 2 hours 20 minutes enough at Atatürk Airport (Istanbul) if I have separate tickets?

I´m kind of worried about the transfer in Istanbul's Atatürk Airport. I have only 2 hours 20 minutes to until my flight onward to Manila. I'm flying from Germany to Istanbul on Turkish Airlines and ...
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Can I get a visa on arrival at Rome airport?

I am traveling back from Argentina to Delhi via Rome. I hold an Indian passport. My wait time in Rome is 10 hours. Can I get a visa on arrival for sightseeing in Rome airport?
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I want to travel the US with ESTA a lot of times [duplicate]

I arrived in the states in July. I got admitted. Now I want to fly from NY to LA in Sept. I will have problems at entering again back to the country if my passport ( Hungarian ) is stamped till ...
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travelling to Thailand as American/Belgian Dual citizen

I am Belgian and American, born in California. I live in Belgium but my belgian passport has expired so I would like to know if I can go to Thailand only with my American passport and my belgian ID. ...
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Dealing with a rogue immigration official?

Let me begin with the question, how does one deal with a rogue immigration agent in a foreign country? By rogue I mean one who is ignorant of the immigration requirements or one who willfully ...
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Travel with an outstanding warrant [closed]

I need help!!! My story is I got caught with my two friends because of Marijuana. I had court date and rescheduled it but I didn't show up for the hearing, and I have a warrant issued for my arrest. ...
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Am I required to pay UK/ USA Visa fees if I have a German residence permit? [closed]

Here is the situation. I am non-european but staying in Germany with a Residence permit. I can visit all Schengen listed countries with no issue. Assuming that I would want to travel to a non-Schengen ...
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Technical stoppage, which visa required?

I am travelling to Brisbane (Australia) via Hong Kong from India. My flight from Delhi to Hong Kong is a direct flight but from Hong Kong to Brisbane is not direct. It is having a technical stoppage ...
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Overstaying US Visa Waiver Program

I have a tricky question regarding an overstay of the Visa Waiver Program. I'm an Australian citizen who's spent the last 5 months or so in Mexico, and will be heading back home soon. In order to ...
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How many laptops a visitor can take out of US to Dubai on Emirates flight?

I have a 5-year multiple entry visa. I came to visit my family in Atlanta. My outgoing flight is from JFK to Dubai and then from there to Johannesburg. Can I take five laptops with me in my carry-...
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Do I need to clear Customs and Immigration at LHR flying Istanbul>Heathrow>Washington, D.C.>Orlando, FL on different airlines?

Here's the itinerary: Turkish Airlines, Istanbul --> London, Heathrow United Airlines, Heathrow --> Washington, D.C. (IAD) United Airlines, Washington, D.C. --> Orlando, FL (MCO) And a few facts: I'...
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Will a new immigrant be allowed entry in the USA if he hasn't yet payed the USCIS Immigrant Fee? [closed]

People who obtain a US Immigrant Visa are required to pay a "USCIS Immigrant Fee", for Green Card processing. The official instructions recommend to pay this fee before entry to the US, so that you ...
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What happens if a person is deported to a country that previously refused asylum? [closed]

What will happen in the following scenario: You seek asylum at a European country Rejected Travel to another country Seek asylum Based on the concept of first country of asylum, you get caught and ...
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Custom related for arrival from Paris to Vancouver via Montreal

My grandson is returning home to Vancouver from Paris via Montreal , all with AC. Does he have to pickup his suitcase in Montreal and go through Customs or can he check in his luggage directly to ...
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which country to visit first while two different country tourist visa in my passport

The question might be silly, but I just need to know. Please help. I am a Bangladeshi ordinary citizen, hence Bangladeshi passport holder. I applied for Irish short stay(90 days)visit visa and got ...
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Traveling to Australia with an expired Australian passport

I am traveling to Australia and I am a dual citizen (Maltese and Australian). As my Australian passport is expired, can I travel to Australia with my Maltese passport? What should I show the ...
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Beijing to Boston, layover in Japan. Arrive in Haneda and leave from Narita. How about my check-in luggage?

I may need to layover in Japan for my trip from Beijing to Boston. Also I need to change airports from Haneda airport to Narita airport. The layover is about 5 hours 15 minutes. Do I need to take care ...
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Monthly income section

While applying for a UK visit visa, is it fine to show monthly income higher than the income stated in the tax returns documents?
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What should I do if the Indian immigration stamped the wrong visa on my Indian passport?

I returned to India from US today and at the New Delhi airport, the immigration officer stamped my arrival date on my expired Schengen visa instead of my current F1 US visa. The problem is that I ...
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Husband and wife traveling separately to US

I'm traveling to the US on a business trip (B1/B2 visa) and my wife (also B1/B2 visa) will meet with me at the destination and stay with me (the hotel is also paid by the company and the reservation ...
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Are CBP officers allowed to search and clone media devices?

I'm travelling to LAX and from some anecdotal horror stories I've seen online and in real life, I worry that customs officers may ask to search my laptop, seize it indefinitely and/or possibly clone ...
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Passport validity rule to enter Canada for tour [closed]

My passport is expiring on 1 May 2018 and I am travelling to Canada in Oct 2017. My return journey date is 4 Nov 2017. Will there be any problem during check-in / immigration / boarding as my ...
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Leaving USA with a New Zealand passport being in trouble with the law with and without warrants [closed]

Can a dual citizen USA and New Zealand citizen leave USA with a New Zealand passport without worries with a court case (misdemeanor) pending or being on court probation (misdemeanor) and with fines ...
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What are the visa requirements for US citizen travelling to Italy with a layover in Istanbul? [duplicate]

I am traveling from Chicago O'Hare on Turkish Airlines to Istanbul Turkey. I have a layover in Istanbul for 5 hrs, then board Turkish Airlines and travel to Rome Italy. I have a current US Passport. ...
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When flying to Canada via London, where do I pass customs and immigration?

Where will I go through Immigration/ Customs if I fly from Sweden to London (connection) to Canada?
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Import one bottle of liquor to the US

I'm going to a trip to the US (California to be precise) and would like to bring a bottle of liquor (1 l, ~40%) as a present. It is not a commercial brand and as such has no official etiquette. I ...
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Lufthansa connecting flight to India at Munich 40 mts in between will I be able to make it? (Travelling light-only carry on) [duplicate]

single ticket(lufthansa) from new jersey to munich ; munich to bombay travelling light-only carry on, no check in luggage assuming same terminal- 2 ( both arrival and departure) at Munich will ...
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Non-prescription medicines in India and USA

It would be very helpful if I could carry motion sickness pills, fever and cold antibiotic pills with me. I do not have fever or cold at the moment, but will very likely catch one due to sudden ...
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Travelling from USA to Australia [closed]

I am on H1B and travelling to Australia on my permanent residency visa. Since I am a Indian citizen / passport are there any additional formalities that needs to be done?
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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 resident traveling from Mexico to other country than USA [closed]

If a US resident travels from Mexico to other countries with other passport which hasn't shown to US immigration will US immigration be able to track the resident flight history?
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Schengen visa applying in France but entering into Italy? [duplicate]

Initial Itinerary: (Entry) Italy (3 days) -> Switzerland (3 days) -> France (6 days) -> Netherlands (3 days) (Exit) With the initial plan, I have to apply for Schengen visa in the French consulate. ...
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UK: Questions to NON-EU tourists prior to reaching the border [duplicate]

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS QUESTION IS NOT A DUPLICATE AS SUGGESTED. This deals with information provided BEFORE reaching the border. Are international (NON-EU/EEA/SCHENGEN) tourists generally required ...
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UK: Questions at the border for NON-EU visitors

Are international (NON-EU/EEA/SCHENGEN) tourists generally required upon entering the UK at the border to provide any information at all about the person they're visiting (both in case they're staying ...
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Travelling from UK to Russia

I hold dual nationality - British and South African. I am due to travel to Russia from UK. I intend to use my South African passport to exit UK because South African passport holders are entitled to ...
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Pakistani passport holder having two visas of UK and Schengen going from France to London on train

I am Pakistani passport holder and having visit visa for the UK (still 4 months left to end). I am back in Pakistan and going to apply for a Schengen visa. I want to ask that can I still travel from ...
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How does it work when flying through a Schengen country to make a connection?

Can someone explain how this works for a journey from Lviv via Warsaw to New York? If I have a flight originating outside the Schengen area, with a separately-ticketed connection in a Schengen ...
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Which is the better option for my dependents, L2 or B2 visa?

I currently have a B2 visa. I intend to bring my wife and son for visit to the US for travel and pleasure with me, and so I would like them to apply for their own B2 visa. My current company intends ...