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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What do countries rely on self-declaration forms at all? [closed]

In light of the coronavirus outbreak centred in Wuhan, many countries have taken steps to either prevent entry or require a quarantine period for arrivals from the affected area. Canada relies on ...
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Traveling to the U.S for 7 days in March with ESTA visa and making another trip to the U.S in June. Can I be denied entry? [closed]

I am in a long distance relationship with my boyfriend who lives in Slovakia. I just got back from a 3 month trip in Europe (I'm an U.S citizen,) and my boyfriend who resides in Slovakia (non U.S. ...
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What day is displayed on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's travel history for each arrival?

What day is displayed on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's travel history for each arrival? Is it when the flight actually landed, the flight was scheduled to land, when passing the ...
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Take a new unpacked box of iPhone XS to India from US [duplicate]

I'm traveling to India and my friend is asking me to bring a new unopened iPhone XS to India for him. I'll have a 2 hour layover at Dubai and then I'll reach Delhi. Can I take an unopened box of a new ...
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If I travel on multiple airlines and I'm denied entry at my destination, do I pay fines for all 3? [closed]

The cheapest trips involving multiple flight segments often have different airlines servicing the segments. Let's say a trip involved 3 flight segments, all using different airline companies. It would ...
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Which airlines offer indemnity forms? [closed]

I read on this answer by Anish Sheela: Sign indemnity form saying that you accept personal responsibility to pay the fine imposed to the airline, in case you are denied. Which airlines offer ...
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Bank statement UK visa [duplicate]

I will be apply for a short term study visa but my fathers bank statement which I will be using doesn’t show any activity in the past 6 months other than a deposit of 3,000 USD which he got out of an ...
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Visa enforcement at airports: passport only, or national computer system too? [closed]

Say you visited Russia on a three-month visa-free entry, and you exited on time. According to the rules, you must wait 3 more months before you may return. You then renew your passport in a nearby ...
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Receiving parcel in Japan [closed]

I would like to bring a musical instrument from my country to a Japanese friend via international postal parcel service. However, I would like to know about customs security in Japan. I mean to say is ...
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Can I visit various colleges in the US without a visa to find out more about them?

I'm visiting the east coast to visit a few colleges and their labs. I am planning to apply to graduate school. I want to know if I can tell the border patrol officer this if applying for entry under ...
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Brussels to London as a third-country national [closed]

I am planning to travel to London from Brussels but I am not an EU citizen. I am here for my holiday and business purposes. I have researched around for the cheaper ways to go to London (they seem ...
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Where do I immigrate when travelling from India to LAX with layover in JFK? [duplicate]

I am from India and travelling to LAX from New Delhi. I have a layover in JFK, Terminal 4, New York. I have connecting flight to LAX from Terminal 4 only. Will I go through Immigration and customs/...
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Laptop customs in India [duplicate]

When I checked on the customs website (CBEC) then it was saying that one laptop is allowed as duty free if any passenger is at the age of 18 years and above. The problem is that I am 15 years old, if ...
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Is a pcp air gun allowed on a flight to Indonesia

I want to buy a pcp air rifle from Miami. Is it allow to be carried in to my checked luggage on a flight to Indonesia? I need to buy one for taking care of wild hogs on my farm in Indonesia.
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Tourist traveling back to US with big amount of medical bills, will immigration hold him from the airport? [duplicate]

My father-in-law was hospitalized for a heart attack. He doesn't have money to pay all the outstanding bills and did not reply to any bills. He wants to return to the US but without travel insurance. ...
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Card residence eu family

Le directive 2004/38/CE he say if you have card resident UE membre family you can travel in uk accompany citizen EEA without visa . My question is " whats document need in the border ??
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Passport-related question [closed]

I recently obtained a new passport, the old one having the information of my guardian as I was under age , When I left my country after getting it, I used the new passport as it is the current one, ...
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Do I need to get my baggage and proceed in custom control as a transit visitor to US via Canada? [duplicate]

I'm traveling from Istanbul to San Francisco via Toronto with Air Canada (for both) and I'm wondering if I have to get my luggage and head to the customs in Canada? Currently holding a Turkish ...
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Best way to bring Desktop CPU from to India? [duplicate]

I want to bring my CPU which I used in Canada for over 2 years to India with me. What is the best way to do that? Should I check into baggage or carry on or ship it via courier service?
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What are likely reasons for being asked by UK immigration to fetch my email flight confirmation despite API?

I (a south Slavic looking Swede) entered the UK at Luton from Larnaca the other day (black t-shirt+white 3/4 trousers+rucksack). Went to the only manned non-EU booth, which, unlike the EU section, was ...
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Will Customs in India figure out that I have two laptops? [duplicate]

I am going back to India soon from the US. Can I take a laptop in my carry-on luggage and another laptop in my checked baggage, so that I don't have to pay customs duty for either of the laptops? Will ...
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Why do we have to prove that we will return to our home country to receive a visa?

One of the conditions for Visa approval is to prove that we will return to our country by "Strong Family, Social or Economic Tie"? What if I don't want to return? why do I have to return? Why I can'...
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What is the duty-free allowance limit when purchasing electronics in Hong Kong? [closed]

I am planning to travel from UK to Hong Kong and buy there some electronics (either iPhone, iPad or Mac mini‎). Then I'm travel by air to Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and back to UK. ...
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How long do UK border officers check the computer for non-EU/EFTA visa-free passports?

Assuming an American, Aussie or Kiwi (etc.) presents themselves at the UK border, the landing interview goes perfectly and there's nothing funny about them, about how much time will the officer ...
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Re-entering the UK after tier 5 visa expires [closed]

I am a Canadian citizen and had a YMS visa that expired on May 10th 2018. I left the UK on September 1st 2017. I plan on going to the UK to visit some friends at the end of November/beginning of ...
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Can Someone bring a packed phone from US to India [duplicate]

One of my friend is coming to India from US. He bought himself a laptop and a camera which he is using their. Also I requested him to get a Nexus 5 phone for me. Is it possible to bring this phone ...
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Travelling on a single entry Schengen visa [duplicate]

I have a Schengen visa single entry valid for 60 days.I intend on spending a month in France then taking a flight from Nice through Barcelona to Munich, Germany. Is that possible with this type of ...
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Bringing mobile bought in US to india [duplicate]

I have bought a mobile through a friend in the US. What is the best way to get it to India without getting into trouble while departure from US and on arrival to India (customs)?
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Which countries can I visit with my Netherlands work permit? [duplicate]

I have a valid work permit in the Netherlands. And I was just asked to visit Spain to help out a client of the company. Am I allowed to travel to Spain with my Netherlands work permit?
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Can I reenter the U.S. from Canada with no passport as a US citizen? [closed]

Due to Child Support arrearages, I cannot get a passport. This is preventing me from travelling abroad in the Philippines. She can get to Canada - I can get to Canada - but how do I return if they ...
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question on stamping [closed]

Do you need a stamp for coming back into California even though you are America citizen and you were born in California.? I have read on your site that you only need a visa and passport to come back ...
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Knowing about illegal immigrants [closed]

If I know someone who has emigrated to the USA illegally and is working there as well what can I do and what happens if I report them to ICE. And if ICE does act upon the person will my personal ...
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I'm a Nigerian with Italian permit to stay, can I come to the UK without a visa? [duplicate]

Because I have been thinking on going to the UK for quite some time now, but I don't really know how to start the process.
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Baggage restrictions

I am traveling back to Ireland from India next week through gulf air. Just wondering how many cartons of cigarettes am I allowed to carry with me and also is it possible for me to carry cricket bat in ...
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International travel

I am a USA citizen but am going to be flying out of Canada to go to Scotland. When arriving at the Toronto Airport, will I be going through customs or immigration before receiving my boarding passes? ...
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Indian customs rules on bringing packed iPhone [duplicate]

I am a US citizen, who is a Person's of Indian Origin (PIO) card holder. I am planning to buy an iPhone 6s (60 rupees) as a gift for my mother (who lives in India). I would like to bring it to her in ...
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How can a traveler stay up to date with the immigration requirements of all the countries they plan on visiting? [closed]

While it's fairly easy to search for the laws and customs of different countries just using Google and Wikipedia, it's not so easy to find specific, obscure requirements that visitors may have to ...
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I was refused landing in Ireland and banned for 5 years

I was refused landing in Ireland from South Africa and banned for 5 years. I was about to be deported, but I contacted the agent who brought me to Ireland and informed him that I was to be deported ...
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UK Travel visa denied due to bank statement (frivolous reasons cited) [duplicate]

I applied for a UK visa (visitor) from India to attend an academic competition in London. The organizer provided the participants with an invitation letter. For my visa application, I used my father's ...
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Can I refuse to answer stupid questions at immigration? [duplicate]

Is it legal for customs and immigration officers to ask me the reason I travelled out of the country and return the same day?
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How likely is Hungary to deny entry for no travelers insurance? [closed]

According to this site, Hungary doesn't have a funds requirement unlike most EU countries. However, their rules require 30,000€ coverage in travelers insurance. I am afraid that, even though I am a ...
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What day is displayed on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's travel history for each departure?

What day is displayed on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's travel history for each departure and arrival? Is it when the flight actually took off, the flight was scheduled to take off, or when ...
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How to remove ban of 320 7a [closed]

I had a ban of 320 7a under paragraph 245. I had a bank account but my consultant used a fake bank statement in 2010 for student visa. Now how can I remove my ban?
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Schengen permit last day to UK [duplicate]

I am a student with a Singapore passport currently studying in the Czech Republic for a semester. My permit is valid until 2nd of February, I plan to fly to the UK on 2nd feb(last day of visa validity)...
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Ridiculous and unreasonable taxes for used electronic devices in europe [closed]

I'm a German national, and I have lived for the past 2 years in France. Like many people, I travel with my iPad, phone and MacBook; each of these items are over one and a half years old, bought in USA,...
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Visit Pakistan for a week [closed]

I'm an American citizen, born and raised in the US. I spent a week in Pakistan, and upon returning today, I was questioned for about 5 minutes. Why is that? I'm 24 years old, and felt really ...

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