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Travelling to the US with prescription medication Sertraline

US immigration/customs does not routinely ask about what medication you may be travelling with, nor do the routinely search bags on arrival. Thus it is most likely carrying this medication will have ...
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I am British, my children hold EU passports, which queue should we join at an EU airport?

You should have the right to go through the EU passport lane. This stems from the Schengen Borders Code article 10 (1) and article 2 (5)(a), read together with article 3 (2)(a) of directive 2004/38/EC....
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Booking tickets to the US from India with a single name

Indeed, FNU is what you should put down. Here's a tweet as an example from Westjet: If you have no surname you would put all given names in the last name field and "FNU" in the first name ...
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I am British, my children hold EU passports, which queue should we join at an EU airport?

The approach I take is: Ask them. There is almost always someone directing people to lines. Explain your situation and ask which line to join. If there isn't someone to ask, join the EU line. My ...
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Can I take prescribed psychotropic Controlled drugs to UAE?

Per the Ministry of Health, if you are a resident of the UAE (which you will be since you're working there), you must have a Permit to Import Medicines for Personal Use to import any controlled drugs. ...
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Travelling to the US with prescription medication Sertraline

Here is an article from the US Customs and Border patrol giving the basic facts about bringing prescription drugs. The main points are: Prescription medications should be in their original containers ...
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Tax Free shopping in Sweden departing from Copenhagen with a stopover in Helsinki

This question is a bit confusing by the order the OP shows the itinerary. I assume the following: The OP buys goods in Sweden and obtains a receipt. The customer pays full price The OP crosses the ...
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Immigration issue and "fixed" papers from Mexico

Any suggestions on what to do? As children of Mexican parents, they are eligible for Mexican citizenship on that count alone - therefore there was no need to falsify their place of birth. The US ...
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Can I bring Philippine mangoes into France via checked-in luggage?

Short answer : No. According to French Customs, you need a phytosanitary certificate to import any plant, fruit or vegetable into France starting from the very first item. From Vous rapportez des ...
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BOS>DOH>MEL>ADL, baggage and customs questions

I have 2 hr 10 min between landing in DOH and my flight to MEL. That's more than enough. Once you arrive in Doha, you will go through passport/boarding pass check right after arrival and then you can ...
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What is non-personal luggage in the eyes of EU customs?

"Personal luggage" does not seem to be defined in EU customs law. Therefore, we may conclude that the dictionary definition applies. An article shipped separately isn't personal luggage ...
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Transit time: Lima to Ft. Lauderdale, then on to New York

If this is single ticket on Jet Blue, the answer is yes. You have a very good chance of making the connection as is and even if there is a major delay and/or you get snagged in immigration, baggage, ...
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3 hour change at Stansted

I need to do passport control and again security control for second flight? Yes. Is 3 hours enough? No one knows. No connection is every guaranteed so best we can do is give you a likelihood. If ...
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Customs duties on antique books and maps imported as gifts from US to Germany

All items are more than 100 years old and were originally printed in Europe (Belgium, Netherlands, Germany; I've learned that country of origin can make a big difference when it comes to customs). ...
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Problem with UK immigration when leaving via land border with Ireland?

I don't think it should be an issue when you leave. The common travel area allows both Ireland and the UK to share information whenever people enter and leave the area.
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Does JFK immigration/customs let passengers with short connections bypass the queues?

From my experience short connection customers are not given any priority in any of the US airports (including JFK, although I try to avoid it usually so my experience is stale). You can ask nicely to ...
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Immigration issue and "fixed" papers from Mexico

You need a lawyer. You probably need one to sort out your situation in Mexico, and another to see if you will ever be allowed back into the US. There is absolutely no chance that a random person on ...
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Is it illegal to visit the Philippines for a few hours for a visa run? If so, how can I know in which SE Asian countries it would be okay?

@jcaron's comment was quite helpful and provided the final "Aha!" moment for me. It links to the Republic of the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs page list of countries for 21 day ...
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I am British, my children hold EU passports, which queue should we join at an EU airport?

You should take your children with you through the non-EU ("All passports") queue. Some answers to the questions you linked mention that you might get lucky in the EU queue, as they don't ...
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