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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Avoiding customs duties when shipping back forgotten items to Portugal from the UK

I forgot my manual coffee grinder and Aeropress at a friend's place in the UK. The items were bought in the EU (but not Portugal) and I have receipts for them. They're missing all packaging and extra ...
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Is it possible to circumvent the limits of a 90 day Schengen visa by re-entering using a different passport? (I have more than 1) [duplicate]

I understand the limitations of the Schengen visitor's visa - I can stay no more than 90 days with the past 180. My question is, can I leave the area and return on a different passport and begin a new ...
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Marriage as visitor in Denmark [duplicate]

My and my fiancé are wanting to elope in Denmark, he's English and I'm Filipino. In order to get there I need to get a Schengen visa but I'm uncertain about my eligibility. I'm currently unemployed, ...
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How is 90/180 day rule enforced when traveller has a German residence permit? [duplicate]

I am an Australian citizen with a German residence permit (type D) valid for 12 months. My residence permit allows me to spend 90 days out of 180 days travelling within the Schengen zone (outside of ...
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What happens to standalone DS-160?

I see a DS-160 requires a lot of time to complete. Can I submit a standalone DS-160 first (in case I might need one in the future)? That is, can I do a DS-160 submission without any intention to ...
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Canadian Permanent Resident entering Canada with expired US passport

I’m a US citizen and a Canadian Permanent Resident. During my visit to my terminally ill mother in the US last year my passport expired. I just noticed it and am returning to my home in Canada at the ...
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Missing entry stamp into USA. Indian Passport with F1 Visa [duplicate]

I Travelled from DEL to EWR in Jan 2021. After Immigration in EWR, I found out that my passport is not stamped. I cross-checked the i-94 and It was updated. I'm sure that I won't face any issues in ...
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UK Visitor Visa Refusal [duplicate]

I applied for standard visitor Visa with a sponsor from my fiance, but my Visa was refused with this reason below: You have applied for leave to enter to visit the UK for 21 days for tourism. You ...
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UK tax on an amber painting coming from abroad

Unsure if this is in the right section of Stack Exchange but, I have a family member coming to the UK (from outside of the EU) in the near immediate future. They will be bringing a painting with them ...
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Can I use an undamaged US immigration visa from a passport with a very slightly water damaged cover page photo? [duplicate]

I realize that I should replace my passport in the case of a slightly water marked ID-page (the top left 1/5 of the picture has slight discoleration). I have just been issued my US immigration visa as ...
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UK Visa Hoping to Arrive Early? [duplicate]

I am a Canadian with a Tier-5 Visa that starts on December 30th, 2020. I'm moving with my girlfriend, she goes to school in the UK. I currently have no job lined up, but this might change. I was ...
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Why stamp a passport at LGW when only changing planes?

Wife and I flew JFK-LGW-BCN. At LGW, we were supposed to have 02:35 to change planes, but it was actually much shorter. Don't remember much other than some helpful people rushing us from place to ...
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is USA allowing tourists? [duplicate]

Has the USA started allowing tourists from the United Arab Emirates (Dubai)? I want to visit the USA in the beginning of November. I heard they are not allowing tourists only from certain countries in ...
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UK visa from Germany as an Indian Passport Holder

I am an Indian Passport holder with a fiktionsbeseinigung (temporary visa) living in Germany past 8 months wanting to travel to the UK for 10 days to visit my uncle. I came to Germany for a job but ...
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What is the difference between “Information Regarding Entry and Exit” and “travel history” for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection?

I see: "Travel history": https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/history-results "Information Regarding Entry and Exit": https://www.cbp.gov/site-policy-notices/foia/records What is the ...
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Visiting UK while going through spouse visa application

I am a Brazilian national living in the UK on a Tier 2 visa. I recently got married, and my wife, also Brazilian, is applying for a UK Tier 2 dependant visa. She has already completed the online ...
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transiting Miami airport with the current COVID restrictions [duplicate]

Will USA immigration authorities allow me and my husband to transit through Miami airport. we will be coming from Merida Mexico and will be getting on a flight to Istanbul, Turkey the next day. we ...
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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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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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Transiting in Budapest - one ticket or two?

Foreigners are barred entry in Hungary due to covid. However, it's not clear whether a foreigner can connect in a Hungarian airport to reach another nation. So I asked Budapest airport, and was told I ...
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Do I have to fill in the passport profiles of all family members, select all, and then fill in the declaration form once, in the Mobile Passport App?

So I was setting up the Mobile Passport App(for Us citizens and Canadians) for two of my relatives and it says you have to submit only one 'New Declaration' form for one family. There are two ...
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Import of commercial merchandise into the USA in a checked luggage

I will be travelling from overseas and I want to bring a batch of cosmetics products into the US for resale. Estimated value of it is $2000. It will be packed in a regular checked luggage. Will I ...
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Can I enter a Schengen country on the last day of my TRP?

I am from India. Currently I am living in a Schengen country 'X'. I have a TRP of this Schengen country which will expire after 1 day. Can I go to another Schengen country "Y" by flight on the last ...
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I am non-EU citizenI have a family residence in Italy . Can I travel to UK without a visa? [duplicate]

I am an Egyptian man married to an Italian woman. We live in Italy. I have a residence card for a family member of a union citizen issued from Italy. Is it possible to travel with my wife to uk ...
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Chile Tourist Visa

I am a Bangladeshi studying in USA. Currently, I am ob F1 visa here. Recently, me and my wife got tourist visa for Chile. We are travelling from December 24 to January 7. We are flying into Chile at ...
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Travelling back to Italy [duplicate]

I have bad situation. I applied for residence permit on 23 Sept 2019 and I left italy the next day 24 Sept 2019. I am in my country untill today and its been more than two months since I last left ...
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Ties to Home country USA (Domestic partnership, Civil Union) [duplicate]

2 quick questions i wanted to ask on here , I was denied a US Visa this March, before i applied for another country (still waiting Visa decision) Now I have been looking out for possible reasons why ...
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US Entry - B1/2 Visa (Peace of mind) [duplicate]

I'm traveling to the USA in a matter of weeks. I have a B1/2 Tourist Visa (multiple entries 10 Year validity) and am a UK Citizen. I applied for a visa through the UK/US Embassy procedure, as I had a ...
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Carry Diamond earrings from India to US [duplicate]

I got a pair of diamond earrings(worth $1600) for my wife while in India. My question is can I bring it back with me to the US as my personal possession or do I have to declare it at the customs? ...
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Anti imagration [duplicate]

she says and i have seen visa, pasport and now she is asking for 1.000 to prove she can support her self while she is here in the united states . And she says that she has every thing but does not ...
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Does a non-US resident need a visa for an international connection through USA? [duplicate]

I have purchased a ticket a friend to come and visit me in Australia. She is a Venezuelan passport holder, but lives in Panama. We already sorted her Australian tourist visa. However, there are ...
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Travel to Amsterdam on Schengen business visa for tourist purpose

I am travelling back to India from Curacao and I've 9 hours layover at Amsterdam airport. I am planning to go outside of Airport for sight seeing. I've valid Schengen business visa issued from ...
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UK refusal on my family visa [duplicate]

I applied for my family to visit the UK and they were refused because she stated in the form she is going for 10 days and she didnt provide her account so no prove of her daily circumstances and also ...
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visiting mom from Romania to Canada

Anybody from Canada here? My mom ( 90 years old) wants to visit us in Canada, the only problem is that she does not speak any other languages except Romanian. Do they have translators at the airport? ...
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Standard visitor visa for plab2 exam [duplicate]

I'm wondering if my friend who is a British citizen can be my sponsor for the trip. I'm a working doctor and I live with my family members my two sisters and the their siblings who are 3.both my ...
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Duty free without flying? [duplicate]

Am I allowed to buy a cheap flight one way for 15$ just so that i can get through security in order to use duty free. Is that legal? And am I allowed to leave the airport without boarding my flight. ...
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How many times can I visit the UK? [duplicate]

I’m a u.s citizen I was in the UK for (2017-2018) school year on a tier 4 visa. I also visited during the Christmas break for three weeks, I’m planning to come back on March to look at Law schools for ...
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Supporting documents to show at port of entry in US for a job interview on B1/B2 visa

The US based company has already conducted initial round of technical interviews online and they have asked me to visit onsite for the final rounds of interview. I already have valid B1/B2 Visa. I ...
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Bank statement or bank guarantees for UK visa [duplicate]

Is that document, that fine for visa application ? Or they need statements?
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Taking two DSLR cameras to India [duplicate]

I am going back to India and I have two DSLR camera. Am I allowed to take two camera without any restriction?. Both the cameras are used one.
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Is it possible to move from a German language study visa to a 90-day tourist visa? [duplicate]

I will try to keep this short and sweet. I have obtained a German language learning visa in Germany. It expires on September 1st, 2018 (I applied for it in October, so it is an 1-month visa, just in ...
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Can I still use my passport if it has loose stitching? [duplicate]

My Indian passport has got loose stitching; will it be considered damaged? I have a trip to Singapore coming up in 7-10 days. Will this create any problems at Immigration? While the stitching is worn, ...
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My Schengen tourist visa C is expired and I want to go back in my country [duplicate]

I want to go back to the Philippines, but I overstayed 8 months in Paris and my Schengen tourist visa C expired. Is there any problem if I go back to my country?
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Do Bangladeshi with a Portuguese D visa need a transit visa in Barcelona airport? [duplicate]

I am Bangladeshi, have Portuguese D visa(PhD purpose). Booked a ticket by Qatar Airways Dhaka to Lisbon.The travel itinary is Dhaka - Doha - Barcelona - Lisbon. But in Barcelona I have 6 hours layover ...
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Indian traveling India to Ecuador via UK and US; do I need transit visas? [duplicate]

I am traveling from India to Ecuador via London Heathrow on November 28. I will be at LHR on 28th at 6:20 am and departing at 10:25 am. I'm an Indian national and go to Ecuador on arrival visa and my ...
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US citizen returning from Canada [duplicate]

I am a US citizen and on my way to Canada this weekend, by car. Do I need a passport to get back into USA or will my birth certificate and drivers license do the trick? Virginia
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Aussie visiting and re-visiting the UK visa-free [duplicate]

If I am an Australian entering the UK without a visa and I travel back and forth between EU and UK during the 6 months, will I be free to get another 6-month stay beyond the last day of the 6 month ...
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Traveling to France, on single-entry Schengen tourist visa issued by Sweden [duplicate]

I'm an Indian national, currently residing in US. I'd applied for a Schengen visa for Iceland at the Sweden consulate (Sweden handles visa processing for Iceland). My passport with the stamped visa ...
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Sweden UT Card holder can have non-Sweden country as point of entry [duplicate]

I have a Sweden UT card (Resident Permit), and I am a non-EU citizen. Right now, I am in India. I have not used my Sweden UT card before. Is it possible for me to enter any other Schengen country (not ...