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Would these stamps always be given on request (e.g., for Americans who want to prove that they did not overstay in a foreign country)? No, according to https://stuff.mit.edu/people/stransky/us_entry_passport_stamps.html (mirror): Ports of entry I've used with no stamp received, even after asking: Laurier, Washington San Ysidro, California El Paso, Texas ...


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Let me answer your questions in reverse order "we were depositing the net amount of saving from our salary after excluding life expenditure, then in the following months, the total salary is deposited". This will make things harder for immigration to determine your finances. Where was the total salary being deposited to? And where were the ...


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Your question is unclear as to whether you actually now have a UK visa or not. If you do not have a valid UK visa when it comes time to fly to the UK (or take the first or an interim flight on your itinerary towards the UK), the airline will not allow you to board. The airline won't care about the leave letter or invitation letter, but will notice and act on ...


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Your question falls apart in several bits. First of all, you can start your photo series at home, getting ready for the travel, getting packed, things loaded in the transport that gets you to the airport, the parts of the airport where you can take photos and so on. You can take photos with other people in them, at least in Ireland and the UK, as long as you ...


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Important nuance here: taking photos with people in them might be problematic as pictures can be considered personal data under GDPR So if you're taking pictures on the street, you have to ask for consent to feature someone in a shot. GDPR does not allow consent to be asked AFTER the photograph is made, only before. You might not have super big issues if ...


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As an addition to @Willeke's answer, there's a more generic question of "how do overstayers get caught". And the real answer is that a lot of times they aren't caught. Tens of millions of people around the world are in dubious immigration status and no authority is capable of identifying them all. Even China has illegal immigrants despite their ...


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Yes you miss something. The airline has to inform the authorities that you are on the plane and leaving. If you leave via a land border or by boat your departure may also be recorded, if not in all cases. If there is no record of you leaving, they may assume you are still in the country. It has happened to many people that they tried to enter the USA or to ...


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A US LPR returning to the US is exactly the same as a US citizen returning except the LPR will scan their I-551 (green card) in the machine rather than their foreign passport. Whether or not anyone returning via Global Entry will need to speak to someone seems pretty random. The most common conversation I've personally had is asking about the food items I'm ...


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Yes Having made the trip I can report on my experiences. I was asked for my ArriveCAN and PCR test result on several locations including the departing airport check-in counter and various checks before and after boarding, but I was asked once for the proof of vaccination, at a special transit Corona check site on Toronto airport. The attendant accepted my ...


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Money orders are not very useful in international travel. Technically, you may be able to deposit them at a foreign bank, but even then it will taken some time for them to clear. If you are looking for an option similar to money orders, travellers cheques could be somewhat better. In principle, they could be used for purchases or exchanged for cash in the ...


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This doesn't really add much to chx's excellent answer. But... How can you possibly be in a situation where showing a money order is the only way to prove you have funds? Let's examine the possibilities? If you have good finances, but you've been dealing entirely on the basis of cash and have no statements, then stop travelling; open a bank account, get a ...


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When you actually enter into the Schengen area, you have to show (on demand, not always) that you have the funds for subsistence during your stay. Usually that means a form which hotels, or supermarkets, or restaurants are going to accept as payment. There are countries which accept telegraphic money orders. And others which do not. But I agree with the ...


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In short: we don't know as we are not border control and this is at their discretion but I have a suspicion. You didn't specify a country but you don't need to. The answer is no, no, no, no. People, you want to be boring at the border. We see saw many of these questions trying to outsmart border control, regulations -- but the border guard have already seen ...


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Yes, it can affect your chances of obtaining a US visa. This 2015 question is similar, and has a relevant answer that addresses your question. Since the answer was posted the law has not changed in favor of applicants. In the answer posted October 2, 2015, a well-respected member of this community wrote: Yes, they share information. The controlling ...


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Do they have an electronic record? Yes, as mentioned in the comments, https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov shows the electronic I-94 record. If it's different than what's written, that means one of them was a mistake. Print a copy of the electronic I-94 and save it forever, as evidence that the written date on the entry stamp was a mistake. The site usually won't show ...


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Canadian (or US) border agents do not usually check your driver's licence (unless you are travelling on an EDL as an American/Canadian citizen). However, driving on an expired licence may be illegal in the U.S. for you. Police checks can happen independently to immigration and customs checks, and your insurance coverage may be invalidated. In Canada, if you ...


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You have two separate concerns: Immigration. Canada will want to see a valid passport and Canadian visa. They don't care about your driving license. Likewise the US wants to see you're eligible for re-entry on the way back, which in turn depends on your current I-94 status and other documents, but not the driving license. If you want an answer related to ...


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Is that of any use when using Global Entry? No. However, you never know if Global Entry is going to be open and/or functional, so it doesn't harm to have one ready. I vaguely recall that on a recent arrival GE was not available. I went through the regular line but no one wanted to see this form either. Go figure. US Immigration + Customs processes vary a ...


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Global Entry members do not have to fill out the form. Sources: CBP brochure "It's About Time", Pub # 0101-0510. "As a Global Entry member, you must declare all goods you are importing into the United States. You will be required to answer the customs declaration questions presented on the kiosk, however you will not need to complete the ...


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Based on technical possibilities and organizational practice, the explanation can't be true. There is no electronical register containing information about wether an EU/EEA/Schengen country citizen is currently within or outside the Schengen area, nor is a such register planned, nor would it be possible to keep such a register up to date the way border ...


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