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 I have to pay import duties for electronics bought in duty free shop on my arrival to other country?

I'm a citizen of east European country. I'm going to visit Dubai. I plan to buy some electronics at Dubai duty free stores on my arrival to Dubai. Will I have to pay duties for electronics I buy ...
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Security for US domestic flights conections

This is my first time traveling by myself. I'm aware that I have to go through Immigration the moment I set foot in the United States, but the State I arrive in is just a stop. Do I have to go through ...
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Do I need a transit visa in the UK? [duplicate]

I am from the Philippines and going to travel to Sweden next month. My flights are: Cebu (CEB)-Singapore (SIN) with AirAsia Singapore (SIN)-London (LGW) with Norwegian Air UK London (LGW)-Göteborg (...
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When flying Singapore->Kuala Lumpur->Penang, where is immigration cleared?

I ask because I'm booking separate tickets and am assessing the required connection time. Will I need to go through immigration in Kuala Lumpur before heading to the gate for the KUL-PEN flight?
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ESTA/VWP entry with one day overstay

My mother-in-law from Spain entered the US under the ESTA/VWP and, by mistake, overstayed her visit by one day. She entered on January 13th and left on April 13th. Today, as she was going through US ...
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Where do I pass immigration when transferring in Canada?

I'm traveling from Seoul, to destination in Canada. I have a transfer in Vancouver, where do I pass the immigration&custom? Vancouver? Final destination?
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what documents needed at airport to arrive in Canada by air and transfer to cruise ship? [closed]

I am a caucasian flying from US to Vancouver, transferring to cruise ship for Alaska. I have a DUI on my record. Do I need anything other than passport since I am not staying in Canada?
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Montreal - tips to avoid troubles with Immigration

I will be traveling to Montreal to spend 2½ months this January. It will be an exploratory trip, to get to know Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa, etc. and live Canada in its worst season, since I'm going to ...
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I bought a round trip to PHX, but during the gap in between the round trip I m traveling to another country. Is that okay?

I bought a roundtrip ticket from Vancouver to PHX. In Phoenix I am meeting a group of friends and traveling to Europe for a couple of days and then returning to VAN. Is that okay? Will there be issues ...
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Adjustment of status/expired visa, wanting to travel within US by air [closed]

I am a Canadian citizen about to adjust status to permanent resident. Paperwork will be filed prior to my travel. I want to stay in the US for a vacation but my visa is expired and I am now considered ...
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Is a UK company granted a duty free allowance?

I'm planning to buy some electronics in Asia in person and carry them back to the UK. Can UK companies have their own duty free allowance (separate legal form), or not (in any circumstances)?
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Entering the EU with insurance info on cellphone

My question concerns entering EU via Sweden to get to Helsinki, I have given all the documents (invitation, contract of my house, bank account, etc.) to my friend. She has printed all of them. I have ...
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Flying Winnipeg - Calgary - Amsterdam - Berlin, when do I go through customs?

Not sure when I go through customs? Leaving on international flight from Calgary to AMS, and connecting in AMS to Berlin. Any info?
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Dual UK/Australian citizen… entry to UK with Australian passport only? [duplicate]

Can I re enter into the United Kingdom on my Australian Passport (with a photocopy of my british passport) ?? I am travelling to the USA and need to leave my UK passport here to get a visa sorted ...
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Can I import live plants from India to Bangladesh while traveling

I love gardening ( fruit trees ) but from my experience of buying plants I have seen that in Bangladesh lots of fruit species and varieties are not available yet . Collection of different species and ...
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Customs regarding external computer components in laptop bag as carry on [duplicate]

I've traveled in the past with a laptop in its bag as the sole carry on. There were usually other "small" electronic parts, like a mouse, charger, phone charger, etc. The laptop and its accessories ...
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Questions about CBP and also UK immigration

I'm going to visit my fiancee in the USA for 16 days next month. We got engaged last time I was over in May 2019. Now, we still use the term boyfriend/girlfriend (don't know exactly why, just do. ...
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Re-entering US on B-2 visa after leaving over Mexican border without stamp

My case is a little complicated so please hang on. I will try and explain as concisely as possible. Last year I have stayed in the US for 3 months on the visa waiver program, left to Canada for 1 ...
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DS160 information change

My ex submitted the DS 160 for me while we were married but didn't book the visa appointment/paid mrv fees. Now 4 years later I want to visit US on tourist visa and am trying to submit Ds160 ...
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Duties on 2 laptops while travelling to India [duplicate]

I am an Indian living in Australia as permanent resident. I intend to carry 2 laptops to India while on an official trip. 1 laptop is company one and another is personal. I am carrying personal one ...
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Travel to India from US via UK

I am planning on traveling from US to India with a stopover for a week in UK. I do have a valid UK visitor visa. However I don't have my US visa stamped on my passport. I am planning on getting visa ...
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I am Dominican citizen, I am travelling to Botswana from DOH-JNB-GBE do i need a transit visa in JNB?

I am Dominican citizen, I am travelling to Botswana from DOH-JNB-GBE. Do I need a transit visa in JNB (O. R. Tambo International Airport, South Africa)?
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Can I buy an airline ticket, go thru immigration, buy duty free then walk out of the airport?

I am thinking of getting a ticket to Switzerland from the UK just to buy a couple of electrical items. I don't want to take the flight; I want to go to duty free with my Switzerland boarding pass then ...
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Flying from Auckland to Winnipeg via Houston. Do I need to go through customs in Houston? [duplicate]

I'm Canadian flying through from Auckland to Winnipeg via Houston. Do I need to go through customs in Houston?
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Will a UK visit refusal affect a previously granted USA visa?

Hello all and thanks for the help. My friend, despite having grown up in the uk, is not native and did not end up getting acquiring British citizenship. He went for a visit to the uk a couple of ...
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Any things I should be prepared for traveling to DME Moscow on a Pakistani passport from London as a UK resident?

Not that I anticipate issues, but still interested in knowing. Basically traveling to DME Moscow (pending Visa) in November and I am interested if border control in DME might give me some trouble ...
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Turning in FMM form in Mexico with domestic flight layover (Leon to Mexico City)

I am flying from San Francisco to Leon Guanajuato via Mexico City, and back by the same route. Do I turn in my FMM form (Immigration form) to the airline agents in Leon or Mexico City? I know upon ...
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Can I travel on a UK visit visa's start date? [duplicate]

I have applied for a standard UK visit visa (6 months). I got the visa with a validity starting on 14 August 2018 (FROM DU date 14/08/18). So can I travel from India on that date if I have a flight ...
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After arriving at JFK on an international flight, what happens with my through-checked baggage? [duplicate]

I have booked a flight from Athens to Raleigh-Durham. I have to change airplanes 3 times. The first two flights are with Qatar Airways and the third with American Airlines. My final destination is ...
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Question regarding date of entry for form I-765

I am a US Citizen. My spouse who is a Vietnamese citizen in the US on an F-1 visa and I traveled to Canada for a day trip. She got an entry stamp into Canada but no stamp re-entering USA. The trip ...
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US Immigration - VWP/ESTA eligible?

I'm from Germany and I want to travel to the U.S. My travel plans / vacation include a week stay in NYC. I'd like to travel to Jamaica from NYC and return home from Jamaica. So basically I'd have ...
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Indian citizen with valid Indian passport and valid USA H1-b wants to take European nations tour [closed]

I'm an Indian citizen, with a valid Indian passport and valid USA H1-b wants to take European nations tour. Please, some-one suggest me what are the ways I have? It's just a 10-day tour I'm trying to ...
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Connecting flight in Chicago

I am traveling from Delhi to London to Chicago to Pittsburgh with British Airways. It's a single ticket. I have a terminal change at Chicago airport and I have a 2-hour window to do so. Is the time ...
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What should I know about switching planes as a Canadian travelling to the U.S.?

I will be flying out of Toronto Pearson (YYZ) to Minneapolis - Saint Paul (MSP) where I will transferring to a flight for Rochester MN (RST). My layover will be 3 hours, which I understand will be ...
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Traveling from the UK to Melbourne with 6 watches. Do I have to declare them?

I've got 5 watches my great grandma gave me and I want to bring them back to Australia with me. I also have my other watch that I brought over with me in the first place. So do I have to declare all ...
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Ukrainian passing through Heathrow [duplicate]

My wife and kids are due to fly from Kiev via Frankfurt to Heathrow with Lufthansa. I meet them at Heathrow and we all fly British Airways to Miami. They all have US visas for their trip to Miami. My ...
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Leave to stay for 6 months cooling period

I'm a Malaysian and have been in the UK for 5 months under my visa-free leave to enter for 6 months. I took a break from my career and packed my bags to be with my partner, who is a British citizen, ...
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20 hours layover in Paris. Can I get tourist visa on arrival? [duplicate]

I am travelling from Chicago, USA to Hyderabad, India. I have a valid USA student visa on my Indian passport. I requested my booking agent for a 20-hour layover in Paris to visit the city (Been a ...
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Are import duties at airport customs levied on temporary items? [closed]

Suppose a traveler brings in some item that is outside the "duty-free" exemption. Is the traveler only supposed to pay duties on the item if he/she is bringing the item into the country permanently? ...
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Marriage visa refusals and conditions [closed]

If I'm refused a marriage visa will it affect me from going back in the country on a visitors visa?
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Customs when rechecking bag in the EU

I am a German citizen and fly to Switzerland from the US with a layover in Paris, where I need to retrieve my baggage and check it in again. Do I need to go through customs in Paris and if so do I ...
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Minor expired passport

Can a minor who is US citizen travel back to the United States from Jamaica with a parent on a expired passport ?
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Leave UK with second EU passport, return with UK passport?

To save time at border controls can I Leave the UK with another EU passport, and return with my UK passport?
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Can I use both of my passports when I enter another country?

I have two passports, from two different countries. I want to visit another country. I have visa valid for one month on one passport. When I arrive in the country I want to visit, is it possible to ...
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Travel to Colombia connecting through the USA [duplicate]

My cousin needs to a attend a conference in Cartagena very soon and he is very confused with planning his travel itinerary. The direct flights from India to Cartagena are very expensive and long. He ...
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Departure card date is 17 May; non-b visa has date of 15 May: Do I pay overstay? [closed]

My Thailand Non-Immigrant B Visa's expiration date is on the 15th of May and on my departure card the date is stamped the 17th of May. Do I pay for an overstay since my Non-Immigrant B visa date ...
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With a double-entry Bulgarian visa, can we go to Romania first?

I am an Indian citizen with a double-entry Bulgarian visa. Our flight is from New Delhi to Bucharest, Romania. We will stay in Romania for 4 days and then go to Bulgaria. Does my double-entry ...
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Applying for asylum at airport [closed]

How likely is it when someone come to London and applied for asylum in airport, I was watching the uk border force tv show someone enter U.K. With passport and had some sort of visa to transit through ...
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For a layover in Munich, Germany on a flight from USA to Split, Croatia is 45 minutes enough and will Customs clearance take place in Split? [closed]

We arrive from the US in Munich on June 5 in the morning. In Munich, we only have 45 minutes to catch our flight to Split, Croatia. Is this enough time to make the flight? Customs will be in Split, ...
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Tourist visa or conference/business visa for south-africa

I have been reading various posts about visa confusion and specially this one is pretty close to my issue. I will be traveling to South-Africa for less than 90 days to attend an open-source conference....