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Generally not. Non-EU citizens who are family members of EU citizens within the meaning of the free movement directive are entitled to use the EU passport lines at Schengen borders, but other traveling companions are not (see articles 10(2) and 2(5) of the Schengen Borders Code). You can of course accompany him in the "all passports" queue. While that won'...


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Rather than an 'Open' date stamp (an all-in-one) that grants six months, the Officer has done a "coded" landing". This means he/she was not 100% confident you were a genuine visitor, but landed you anyway. The ref number relates to the ref number on the Landing Card that you completed. This means the card will be retained. On future arrivals if there are any ...


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As a US Citizen - which is what gives you the right to a US Passport, you can stay indefinitely in the US. You are not even required to have a US passport, although that makes it easier to enter the United States. Your passport is valid the day you arrive, so there should not be any problem. You could be coming back to renew your passport as I suggest you do,...


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It's worse than that. It casts shade on the purpose for your visit, risking a refusal. You're a citizen of an advanced country that has a state-of-the-art banking system, competent and uncorrupted law enforcement, and is a member of G8 and all the relevant banking treaties. Not every German travels to the US, only certain ones: and the ones who visit ...


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As a US citizen you cannot be denied entry into the US, regardless whether you have a passport or not or whether it's valid Entering without a valid passport can be pain. The immigration officer will need to let you in eventually but they can make it painful process. Since your passport is valid, you are fine either way. They may grunt at you for a while, ...


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With a residency visa and accompanied by you it is worth a try, but no guarantees. I've had this several times in Germany with my girlfriend, who has a non-european citizenship, but a residence permit. The first time we entered Germany together, I stood with her the "all passports" queue and when we finally came to the counter, the officer looked at us and ...


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I realize this is an open-ended question, and there is no precise threshhold -- that much depends on the authorities I come in contact with. But can someone give me some idea of where the effective boundary is? Your question cannot be answered, as the way you've asked it implies. Because there is no precise threshold, and because it depends on specifically ...


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As a US citizen you were most probably entering without a visa. There wouldn't be a point in fingerprinting you at the border because they have no known good prints to compare them to anyway. However, people who apply for Schengen visas are fingerprinted during the application process, and they may be asked to provide matching fingerprints when they enter ...


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It is the departure airport which decide whether you can bring items with you on the plane, but I have never heard of any that does not allow dried food. So you can bring them in your luggage, the question will be whether you can take them into France, as some items may not be allowed in. Your question is not detailed enough to answer that. It is rather ...


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The State Department's "Sample" DS-160 contains this question: Since you apparently have used another name, you should answer "Yes" to this question. Because I'm not actually filling out the documents (and haven't done so, in the past), I don't know what happens next...but a new question or two may then be shown, asking you to state the name(s), and, ...


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This is a domestic flight, so there is no immigration control: once you've entered Greece, you're free to move about as you wish by car, train, plane boat or anything else, just like almost any other country. However, you will have to show appropriate ID to board the flight and, for many foreign visitors, that essentially means your passport. Your airline's ...


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You will be able to from Summer 2019 says this article on the UK government's website, I'm pretty sure it used to say April 2019 (not 100%) though. But at the moment you cannot use these gates, you have to see an immigration officer in the All other passports queue, unless you are a registered traveller. From summer 2019, eligible travellers from ...


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It is definitely not forbidden to import the items you describe. However it is your responsibility to declare items you are bringing into the country, if they are over the allowable values, and to pay duties on them. $2500 worth of silver is definitely over the allowable values, and there will be duty to pay. Failing to declare items you are importing is an ...


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The answer is no, they would not be prevented from boarding a domestic flight. Canada's compliance with the TSA no-fly list started in 2011 with the passage of Bill C-42: Despite section 5 of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, to the extent that that section relates to obligations set out in Schedule 1 to that Act relating ...


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The AirTrain runs frequently and takes only a few minutes. I would probably allow about 15 minutes to get from Terminal 2 to International Terminal G. You will not go through customs at all; there are no customs or immigrations checks upon exiting the United States. Since the AirTrain is "landside", you will need to re-clear security when you reach ...


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To fill in the unanswered bit: other than the airside hallways from Terminal 3 to the International Terminal and another from half of Terminal 1 to Terminal 2, as mentioned by @Zach Lipton in his Comments above and below, there is no airside transfer between terminals at SFO. The OP will have to deplane, exit the secure area in Terminal 2, take the ...


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Canada cares very much about drunk driving and will deny entry to anyone who has been convicted of it, even if it was not considered a serious offense in that person's home country. Canada may also refuse entry if you were convicted of what they call dangerous driving. Based on your description, that does not seem to be what you were convicted of. If you ...


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Call the airline. It's typically not a major problem, but this will be a lot easier if you do some paperwork up front: They should split the reservation into two separate ones, move the baby to your wife's reservation and cancel yours. This way there is a single reservation for your wife and child that will be flown as booked.


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No, your passport is sufficient. All official sources claim that you don't need a printout of your ESTA, and I have never heard of it being requested as paper. Many people print it anyway, for peace of mind, but don't worry. Depending on your airline (and your departure country), you might get a paper boarding pass at check-in, but you don't need it either ...


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In principle the change of itinerary might give rise to a suspicion that you never intended for France to be your main destination but just claimed so because it was somehow more convenient for you to submit your application to the French consulate. If that is the case your visa may be annulled. In practice it doesn't appear to be very likely that the ...


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RYANAIR ONLY ACCEPT PASSPORTS. I've just done a live chat to see if I can take my 10 month old baby from the UK to dublin with a birth certificate and they have said they will only accept passports.


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I was 11 when I was taken to be US on a tourist visa. I moved back to my country just before turning 18. When I turned 28, I had a stable job and my situation was a lot better and I wanted to visit the US once more, so I applied for another tourist visa. At the time I didn’t realize the ban wouldn’t apply to me because I overstayed as a minor. In any case I ...


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To expand on what DCClayworth said. One of the first questions you'll be asked is "Are you travelling with anyone else?" So answer "yes". It's very likely that the Officer will have seen you two interacting in the queue/line and will call you forward together.At Gatwick, I have very frequently heard the queue/line organisers say "If you are travelling ...


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In theory, duty is due on goods over a relatively low limit. In my experience, the US customs seem to be uninterested in collecting duty on family property being sent to or brought in by a resident, so although you should be prepared to pay duty you may not have to pay anything, depending on circumstances such as how long your family has owned the plates. ...


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Yes, everyone who arrives at a US airport on a flight from Japan (or any other place outside the US that does not have preclearance) has to pass through immigration, then pick up their checked baggage (if any) and carry through customs. It doesn't matter that the next thing you plan to do after clearing customs is to take another flight out of the US. ...


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If this is booked on a single ticket you will only go through customs and immigration in BKK and your bags will go all the way from SNA to BKK If these are two separate tickets, you have a big problem and should rebook. SNA to SEA is a domestic flight. 90 minutes is plenty provided your first flight is not excessively delayed. SEA to NRT is international ...


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Yes he does. Everyone entering Canada has to clear customs at their first point of entry. In this case it is Montreal. Your grandson's flight from Montreal to Vancouver will be a domostic one, and there will be no customs facilities at the end of it.


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In general you can bring personal items as you wish. The caveats are Above a certain monetary value you may have to look at specific customs regulation The items need to be legal in the departure and destination country The items should be legal on all layover/stopover country It's easiest if the items you bring don't violate any cultural or political ...


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First off, let's differentiate the two Civil Asset Forfeitures(CAFs): Police - This tends to be focused on people committing (or merely suspected of committing) smaller crimes (i.e you had illegal drugs on you) and having assets seized. The US Supreme Court recently limited actions like this, but they still occur with some frequency. Most of the CAF ...


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Animal products are allowed only in small quantities, see https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/carry/meat-dairy-animal/index_en.htm: If you are arriving in the EU, [...] you may not bring with you any meat or dairy products without official veterinary documentation. You are, however, allowed to bring in powdered infant milk, baby food and ...


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