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 airports x-ray checked in baggage on arrival?

I've never had my carry-on scanned on arrival. However, I am wondering if there are airports that x-ray checked in baggage on arrival.
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Travelling from Austria to USA via Toronto: is my connection time enough?

I will travel from Vienna, Austria to the US via YYZ Toronto Pearson International. I am an Austrian citizen with a J-1 visa. I only have a 1-hour-45-minute layover in Toronto. Is this too short? ...
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Will I need to go through immigration when flying from Sweden to Finland?

I will be in Stockholm in January and I'm thinking of taking a flight to Rovaniemi, Finland while I'm there. I know I will have to go through immigration to get into Sweden. But, since I'm already in ...
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How much money I need to show while entering the US for a one week trip? [duplicate]

I'm planning to enter the United States for vacation. My nationality is Indian but I'm a graduate student in Europe and I'm planning to travel to Boston, NYC and NJ for a total of 7 days. I've already ...
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Do I need a transit visa for Germany? [duplicate]

I am an Indian national having Valid USA visa. I will be traveling from Bangalore to Washington, DC. My Doubt is I will be transiting through two airports in Germany Frankfurt and Munich. I.e ...
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What rights do passengers have (in transfer zone, passport control)?

It’s happening to me for the second time. During a flight from Moscow to Paris, while connecting in Belgrade, an officer stopped, making me wait as all the other passengers looked at me though I ...
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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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less than an hour connection at LAX to SFO, originating in Toronto

My flight is this coming Saturday, 27th of October 2018. This is my first time travelling to the US. I've got a tourist visa. My itinerary says that my flight here in Toronto leaves at 6:15 pm to LAX, ...
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With an overstay tag will l get another European Visa? [closed]

I came into the UK in 2016 on a tier 4 Visa that was due to expire at the end of my course in September 2019. In December 2017 I was withdrawn from my course and reported to the Home office by my ...
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How long can I stay in Jamaica without obtaining a visa and do I need to buy a round trip flight?

I am a U.S citizen looking for an adventure and have decided to take my talents to Jamaica. I understand there is a 90-day rule where no visa is required, and that you can go to immigration to ...
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Serbia airport immigration

I am a tour manager from India and took many groups around the world. Now I am planning to take a group of 15 Indian tourists to Serbia. I am in the process of booking our tour through a local travel ...
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Do immigration official check return ticket status, whether it is cancelled or not? [closed]

One must have return ticket at immigration. Do immigration official check return ticket status, whether it is cancelled or not?
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Canadian citizen staying in the US

I have recently learned from a family friend that if a Canadian citizen is here for 6 months on visa-free terms, after the 6 months are up, they can go back to Canada and stay for one day, then come ...
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If your flight is inside the USA, will you be asked about your immigration status?

If your flight is inside the USA (e.g. Salt Lake to New York), will you be asked about your immigration status?
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Can my father return to Canada after a refused entry?

My father travelled to Canada last month but he was refused entry at the airport and sent back. The CBSA officers at the airport assumed that he would attempt to stay there because he took only 800 ...
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Does a C1 US transit visa allow entry and travel (tourist) in Mexico? [duplicate]

I am a South African passport holder and will be travelling to Mexico in May for 10 days. My flight is via a US airport, where I will be in transit for a few hours on the way to Mexico and then again ...
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Entering Canada on a visitor visa: is there just one airport I can go to?

Is there a specific airport as a point of entry for a visitor visa to enter Canada? I am planning a vacation in Canada and planning to land in Calgary Airport. My friend told me that I need to get a ...
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Transit flight from a country that doesn't require passport to a Schengen country?

Normally, I have a special type of Turkish passport that allows me to gain entrance to some Schengen countries without a visa, and the Netherlands is one of them. I am staying in Northern Cyprus for ...
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USA to Frankfurt (FRA), change airlines to Dresden and 2 separate tickets

I'm flying in May, USA to Frankfurt on Delta (Terminal 2, arrive 9am)then I need to take a Lufthansa flight (Terminal 1 at noon) to Dresden. Is this enough time to get my luggage, go through customs, ...
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Crossing the border 3 times in 24 or 48 hours

I am planning on driving up Sani Pass (South Africa - Lesotho) in December 2017. Ideally, I would like to do two trips on two consecutive days. The concern is, that this would raise red flags and I ...
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Can I bring alcohol purchased at a duty-free store back into the country after a short trip?

Is it allowed to purchase alcohol at a duty free store on the way out of the country, and bring it back when I return? Assuming I bring less than the personal exemption. Specifically, I'm asking ...
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Going through migration at connecting flight airport [closed]

So I had a connecting flight to Amsterdam vos Frankfurt and I was required to go through immigration in Frankfurt. I thought you were allowed to have connecting flights in Europe without having to go ...
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Traveling on B1/B2 to attend summit along with tourism

I am traveling under B1/B2 to attend my company's summit which is of 5 days. I have an invitation letter which states than I'll be staying in Texas for approximately 2 weeks and everything will be ...
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Can I apply for US Visitor Visa (B) and use it for Transit?

I'm really frustrated that I need to go through all the trouble of getting a visa just to layover 3 hours in Miami. But since I'm going through all this pain, I don't get it why would anyone get the ...
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Will I be able to exit airport during return trip with Schengen single entry visa?

I will be traveling through Schengen on a single(probably) entry Schengen visa. My return trip leaves from Rome and has a long layover in Amsterdam, will I be able to exit the airport and see ...
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Can I re-enter the US if I lost my passport that has my visa?

I'm from Vietnam and am not a US citizen. I returned to Vietnam for a visit, but I I lost my passport that has my US visa sticker in it. I still have my Green Card. Can I go back to the US with just ...
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Immigration Clearance

I'm an Indian citizen, travelling from Amsterdam to Thiruvananthapuram via Frankfurt. I've a flight with Lufthansa from Amsterdam to Frankfurt and Air India flight from Frankfurt to Delhi and Air ...
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Travelling to New Zealand on visa waiver while work visa is pending

My wife (a doctor) has the opportunity to work in NZ for several months from a negotiable point in July, and as such has applied for transfer of her medical registration to the NZ medical body, and is ...
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Is an 80-minute stopover enough time to clear Immigration at the Munich Airport?

I am traveling from the US (Denver) to Vienna via Munich. I will be checking bags. My stopover in Munich is a little over an hour, and I am concerned if this is enough time? Will my bags be checked ...
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Passport a bit worn out, could that be a problem?

My friend's passport is a bit worn out. The passport is biometric and valid for five years(three left). The country's coat of arms, that should be on the cover is no longer visible. And the passport ...
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Bringing an internal hard drive to US as an emigrate [duplicate]

I'm from the Philippines and will be emigrating to US soon, specifically Hawaii. I'll be selling my PC locally, but I wanted to bring my hard drives with me since they have my important files, and ...
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Visa for Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania

I am a non-EU national possessing a residence permit in Germany for around 3 years. I wish to visit Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania. From my research, I have come to a conclusion that visa holders (even ...
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Sending a parcel from the UK to France, taxes?

Sorry if this question is not adequate for the site -- I'll gladly accept suggestions to another site in the Stack Exchange network to transfer it to, if that's the case. I'm from Brazil but I'll be ...
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I spent 2.5 months on an VWP, then 5 months on a B1/B2 then 200+ days home in the UK

I have been employed, and am currently studying for the GRE with the hope of going to grad school in the US. Can anyone see any reason I would not be allowed entry for 6 weeks to travel, visit schools ...
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San Francisco Airport - The plan

I am taking BART to the airport this Saturday, where I fly with Air France to Paris, at 16:00, thus I will have to pass immigration. I was thinking to weigh my luggage before going to counters, but ...
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Can I travel within the USA with 3 months left to my passport but valid student visa?

I have booked a flight in 20-28th March to go to Hawaii from Seattle. My Philippine passports current expiry date is 23th June 2016. My USA student visa and Form I-20 has until Sept 2019. I am still ...
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Exit and re-enter after applying for a permesso di soggiorno while waiting with the receipt? [closed]

I'm in Italy on a study visa and I have a receipt for the permesso, I would like to leave for Africa for a short time before the permesso is issued. Will I be able to re-enter? (I got a multiple-...
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Flying from Ibiza to Dublin on route to New York City

We will be on holiday in Ibiza and before we book our return flight back to NY we're wondering whether to fly from Dublin rather than a London airport. Will we then be able to go through Immigration ...
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UK Visa expiry on 8th Jan and travel is on 4th Jan for 3 weeks

I'm planning to travel on Jan 4th 2016 for 3 wekes and my 6 months visa will expire on Jan 8 is it fine to travel? I am from India..
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Is immigration and baggage checkin required in Chicago, if I am flying from Tampa to Chennai, India

I am booked with British airways for Tampa-Chennai, India. The flight transits in Chicago and London. Do I have to go through any immigration and custom formalities in Chicago again?
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Heathrow Customs and International Connection - Different Airline/Reservation

I need advice regarding the time it takes to get through customs at Heathrow in order to make a connecting flight on a different airlines/reservation out of Heathrow on the same day. I am attempting ...
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Can 2 cellphones be allowed in a carry-on luggage [closed]

Am I allowed to carry 2 used Samsung 3 cellphones traveling to the Philippines from US as a gift to my daughter and son?
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Dual citizenship [closed]

I would like to travel from Jamaica to the US for 2 weeks to visit friends and family. I have a British passport which will have 6 months remaining by my departure date. Therefore I am planning to ...
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When changing airlines on different tickets, do I have to go through customs in Oslo?

I'm taking a flight (Delta Airlines) from the United States, landing in OSL (Oslo, Norway), getting on a flight with a different airline (British Airways), which will take me to my final destination ...
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Switzerland's Customs: Will they accept items from TCM (Chinese Medicine)?

Chinese Medicine (or Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM for short) is mostly made up of herbal stuff made-up of: Wikipedia: TCM Herbal Medicine dried plant(s) dried animal parts herbs plant elements ...
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Can immigration/passport officers check for past flight information of a passenger?

Can immigration/passport officers check for past flight information and canceled flight of a certain passenger? If this passenger has overstayed the Schengen visa because of a canceled flight?
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Customs and baggage when transferring in Schengen and going outside

I am flying from Prague through Frankfurt to Toronto. Do I need to go through customs in Frankfurt and will my baggage go directly onto the next plane?
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Visiting the Philippines as a dual citizen with a different name in passport?

Do I need to apply for visa if I am going to the Philippines, as I am a dual passport holder - 1 Taiwan and 1 Philippine passport). In my R.O.C. passport both names appeared but my phil. passport it'...
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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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