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You went through US CBP Preclearance in Toronto before boarding your flight. This is US immigration and customs, with US immigration officers stationed on Canadian soil, and unless something unusual occurs, that means your flight arrives in the US in the same way as a US-to-US domestic flight, with no need for any further procedures to enter the country. ...


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CBP occasionally conducts spot checks of departing travelers. They may be concerned about immigration status or about travelers moving cash out of the country in amounts large enough to trigger the reporting requirement without having reported it. Since customs and immigration are now handled by the same agency, a single officer can investigate both. ...


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They're going to stick an actual physical visa into your actual passport, so a copy won't suffice. Send the real thing. Your husband probably already gave them a copy when your application was submitted.


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People sometimes state that the US has no exit immigration. In practice, this couldn't be further from the truth. The US uses a number of mechanisms to police exit immigration. These include electronic checks based around data provided by the airlines (via APIS, the Advanced Passenger Information System), and a number of various random checks that are ...


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If you and your baby have visas then you can travel. It doesn't matter how young the child is. The only complication is that you may need proof that the baby's father has given permission for them to travel. Usually this takes the form of a letter from the father giving permission to travel. Depending on circumstances it may need to be notarized.


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There are no preclearance facilities in the US for other counties. It would be possible to have them with appropriate facilities and negotiations over legal and logistical arrangements. For instance, the US-Canada preclearance agreement is reciprocal; it contemplates Canadian preclearance could be sited at 13+ US airports, though that part of the agreement ...


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As noted on the Department's web site on the Working Holiday visa: Stay longer on a visitor visa Generally we don't grant a visitor visa after you have been in Australia on a Work and Holiday visa. If you want to apply for a Visitor visa to stay longer in Australia and the Visitor visa would result in you staying longer than 12 consecutive ...


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As a general rule, cooked and/or pureed fruit is allowed into the US, however you WILL need to declare it. Failing to declare it, even if it is otherwise allowed, can carry a fine and given the quantity you're going to be carrying being caught is certainly a possibility. The quantity will not be relevant, unless customs believes that you are bringing in a "...


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If the guy asks me if I already got a passeport before my canadian one do I have to answer? If you refuse to answer, you'll probably be refused admission to the US. Does he have the right to ask me that question? Yes. An alien applying for admission at the border to pretty much any country has very few rights to privacy. (Btw in order to avoid any ...


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In a comment, you've noted that the question concerns someone with a pending asylum application. The US will consider the asylum application abandoned if the applicant leaves the US without advance parole. The solution therefore is to get advance parole. Since this is a legal technicality, the only way to know whether going to the park without advance ...


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My understanding is that people entering the park from either the Canadian or US side can go to both sides of the park without going through any immigration checks, as long as they exit the same way they came. Yes, in the park you can meet people that came in from the other side. This news article mentions that Iranian family members, some of whom couldn't ...


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A copy of your passport isn't a valid passport or travel document. They want the actual passport.


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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? No The duty free allowances are per person, not per suitcase. It doesn't matter if one device is packed in your carry on luggage and another in a checked bag, you have to declare the contents / value of ...


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The item is not wood: there is no need to declare it. If you're stopped and asked about it, it should be no problem to explain that it's made of resin.


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gov.uk says: You should bring the same documents you’d need to apply for a visa, to show to officers at the UK border. Mainly proof you are going home and your ties back to your home country.


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This should be okay in both directions. Rules that require additional future validity of passports never apply for entering the country that issued the passport. It would be pointless for them to do -- countries have such rules to make sure they can send visitors back to their home country, but that only works if the passport is still good for the home ...


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I turned 18 in May of 2017 but I don't know if that matters. Yes, it matters. Someone who has accrued more than 180 days is automatically barred from re-entering the US for three or ten years after they leave under 8 USC 1182(a)(9)(B), but "no period of time in which an alien is under 18 years of age shall be taken into account." Since you left within ...


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Australia does not have a six month passport validity rule. Your passport only needs to be "current [and] valid" when you arrive, according to the Department of Home Affairs.


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Will the security clearance and immigration take place at the Phoenix Airport? Or will it take place at the Santa Barbara Airport? At the first USA airport you will do immigration, collect your luggage, take it through customs and drop it off again then go through security. Will 2-hour layover at Phoenix airport be enough? If not what is the recommended ...


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Travelers passing into or through the United States go through US Immigration and Customs at the first US airport; for your itinerary, this will occur in Phoenix. (Some US-bound travelers will go through USA Immigration and Customs in the departure airport, provided the US CBP maintains Preclearance facilities in those departing airports. Londons' airports ...


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You are highly likely to be refused boarding given that your flight is scheduled to arrive before your visa start date. Your plan to loiter in the Immigration area of Athens airport for around 4 hours after your flight arrives will not work. The only feasible option is to take the later flight.


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According to "Goods, prohibited or limited for transfer via the customs border of the Eurasian Economic Union" (where Russia is a member state), List of the goods for the personal usage, prohibited to import into the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union (hereinafter - the Union) and (or) export from the territory of the Union includes ...


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Is it a gift to him? Then send it to him declaring it as a gift. Is it for you to use and bring back? Then send it to yourself c/o him at his address. Declare it on your customs form when you enter the country. John Traveller C/o Taro Urashima 1-2-3 Yamaha-cho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 123-456


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There's no problem to "switch" passports during your travels. The only rule is to make sure you leave a country with the same passport you entered with. I don't know if Malaysia has exit passport control, but if they do, show them your US one when you leave, so they know you left. When you enter Indonesia, show them your Irish passport.


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As far as customs is concerned, there is no difference between checked baggage and carry-on baggage -- you go through customs after collecting your checked baggage. So your question about combined luggage makes no sense.


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Two hours is very unlikely to be enough time for this self-connection. You would need to clear immigration to reclaim your bags, and then check them in with the next airline yourself. You can be visa exempt if you arrive from Dubai or Qatar with a visa/entrance stamp from those countries. It's also possible to obtain a 21 day visa on arrival, but only if ...


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Whatever you are asked, answer truthfully. Never lie to immigration. If you get caught, you will enter a world of pain. "Do you have, or did you have in the past, any other citizenship?" - the answer is yes. Be prepared to give details, but never lie. If you don't have anything else to raise their suspicions, you'll probably be fine.


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Re: 2. It's not possible to guess the effect of her previous refusal. However, you can both try the E-gates on arrival in the UK. If her passport is rejected, she will be sent to speak to an Immigration Officer. You can either go with her or go through the E-gates and wait behind the desk (not on the Officer's shoulder). When your g/f is speaking to the ...


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Can they detain me for that? Yes For how long can they keep me in custody/detained before allowing me to leave (either into the USA or back to my home country)? Indefinitely, but usually less than 48 hours while they work on removing you from the USA as expeditiously as possible. You can google for countless real life examples. More importantly, ...


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Rice does not appear to be a controlled item. In general, foods that are cooked, canned, frozen or commercially processed and/or packaged are allowed to be transported to Hawaii, as long as the product is arriving from within the U.S. I would be surprised if there are types of rice unavailable in Honolulu, but since you have bought already bought a large ...


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