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few years ago, i brought couple desert roses from vietnam. i was cleaned and trimed the roots, also obtained permitted for specific plant i want to bring which is desert roses. later on they said i am not allow to bring more than one year old plant.


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No, you don't have to travel together. Your visas were approved on their individual merits and entitle you to travel together or separately. Of course, it would be wise for both you to bring along documentation that showed what happened since the visa approved, namely your business trip and changed flights.


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Basic facts: The Common Travel Area (henceforth CTA) consists of the UK, Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man and Ireland. Between the UK, Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man, the border is fully open with no immigration checks. In addition, Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man apply UK entry regulations and issue UK entry stamps in passports. Consequently, ...


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As a visitor to the US, even as a US citizen, I believe your exemption is $100, not $800. But questions about how you should be classified based on your residence abroad belong more on Expatriates than here. The actual questions you've asked here, however, do not appear to me to be off topic: How should I document my things, both used (personal effects) ...


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I emailed the Taoyuan airport authority, and this is the reply I received. To prevent the entry of the African swine fever (ASF) virus, our country implemented a 100 percent check of hand luggage carried by passengers arriving at Taoyuan International Airport from infected area/ country (ex: China, Hong Kong and Macau...etc.). The passengers from non-...


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You will have to pay duties on the total value of the goods if this total exceeds the allowed personal exemption, whether the goods are meant as gifts or are for personal use. If some items were bought during your US visit but will arrive (by mail or otherwise) after you cross the border back to Canada, you must declare these items along with other items ...


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Thousands of international business travellers arrive at Heathrow every day. If they had to declare their phones, laptops, etc it would be chaos. In my experience with the red channel at Heathrow, it's rarely manned, and they get grumpy when you do declare something (like a carnet) However once when I was getting a Carnet stamped at Manchester I had a ...


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I had the same experience in on July 13 last year and submitted a question to CBP. Response from CBP Dear Paul, Thank you for contacting the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Information Center. CBP officers usually do not stamp US passports because many people travel frequently and the passports would quickly fill up. The CBP ...


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You should study the Personal exemptions mini guide. In short if you are away for 24-48 hours, you can bring 200 CAD duty free (but only if everything you bring is below) and for longer stays, the limit is 800 CAD (without that everything-limit). For seven days or longer, you are also allowed to not carry the things you declare but also to mail them home. ...


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No. Everything you are taking to the U.K. you plan to take back with you when your tourist visit finishes. You do not need to pay duties on those items. You aren’t importing them to the U.K. Declaring goods to customs You must tell customs (known as ‘declaring’) on arrival in the UK if you have goods: over your duty-free allowance that ...


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I am not aware of any restriction regarding nuts. For the sausage, it's slightly more complicated because animal products are heavily regulated under EU law. A quick summary from the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture's webpage: In order to prevent the introduction of animal epidemics, it is prohibited to bring meat, milk and products derived ...


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The problem has two layers. Being allowed into the country -- they are US citizens. They cannot be refused entry into the US. However, immigration can detain them as long as is necessary to confirm their citizenship. The passport card should cover this task, however you are technically are violating the law (as phoog discusses at length). Expect ...


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For future reference, you can check allowances at www.zoll.de. In general there will be no criminal prosecution for smuggling if it is "accidental" and the duties on your goods would've been less than 250 EUR (§32 ZollVG). In that case you'll basically be fined by paying up to double the normal duties. Theoretically you could be banned for smuggling or ...


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The consulate here is not giving me a solid reason why I need a more costly passport book. The relevant federal regulation is found at 8 CFR 235.1. It starts by saying that everyone needs a passport unless they qualify for one of several exceptions, found both in that part and at 22 CFR 53.2. In addition to the exception for a passport card, there are ...


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Yes, they are correct. The passport card was designed for land and sea ports of entry and is not allowed for international air travel. Passport card page from the State Department


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The German term is Karton or Stange, which is 10 packets. The text implies that you gave your Bank information and that the dutch tax office would book it from your account if no payment arrived. Generally older Account numbers are the base of the iban number, with an added country and bank information. So the Dutch tax office will know how to book it if ...


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I've crossed many borders in my car and not once have I been asked to provide proof of ownership, or even been questioned about it. However, my experience is all EU/EEA. The only crossings I have made that might have had the potential for questioning (ie. a border post with some customs/immigration presence) were: entering and leaving Switzerland from ...


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With regard to returning to France: Timatic, the database which airlines use to verify passenger travel documents, states: NOTE 30627: Receipts of application for Renewal of a residence permit issued by France (Recepisse de demande de carte de sejour - renouvellement de titre de sejour) are accepted if accompanied by the expired residence ...


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tl;dr: Registration is not required for stays of less than 7 working days I returned from this trip yesterday, and can report back with at least a partial answer. My fears that the accommodation we'd booked would not do the foreigner registration procedure turned out to be well-founded. Nevertheless, I wasn't worried by this as I'd been able to clear up ...


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Given that the card was given to everyone on the flight, it was most likely a means of flagging your flight as either a high risk, or possibly even low risk, for bringing in goods that need to be declared to customs. The card both reminds you of that fact, but also allows the customs staff to treat passengers from that flight differently. Depending on ...


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Based on this answer it turned out that: [...] no pharmacy will fill a foreign prescription in the US, controlled substance or not. Which means I had no way of buying the drug. So I never got to the actual transportation step.


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The port of entry you use to enter the US with your immigrant visa is not relevant. You can use any port of entry which accepts foreign visitors by air or land. Keep in mind that it will take extra time to process your immigration to the US, so you should leave an extra hour or so between your connecting flights, above what you would normally do.


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Timeframe 1970 to 1993: Poland with Visa: any free page (first in the middle, next after previous in my first passport) Poland and Czech Republic without Visa: last pages DDR (East Germany) without Visa: first free page, with the next entry/exit stamps on the same page West Germany entry/exit stamps: near exit stamp of previous country


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There are many ways to skin a cat. Bearing in mind that there is virtually zero chance that France (or for that most other countries) will reimburse a visitor their cost for being unfairly denied entry, and a lawsuit has almost zero chance of success, my suggestion is what I believe is the most low cost option to remedy your situation What should I do now? ...


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Can this situation affect my ability to enter the US? Yes it can and likely will. Although individuals are supposedly evaluated on their own merits, having a close family member as an overstayer can negatively impact your application, especially since you are a minor who traveled there with her. what questions would I expect and is it possible to get in ...


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If you have an old passport, that has been properly invalidated by the authorites (they cut off a corner where I live, I suppose that's the common practice), then you could ask the border officer if he might be willing to help your art project out by placing a stamp in the old one. They might still refuse, accept that and move on. Also, do the rest of the ...


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I recently entered Mexico from the US by road at Tecate. Mexican Immigration wasn't present at the crossing, which was completely un-staffed. Leaving Mexico at the same crossing a few days later was the same. While Mexican Immigration does look at my FMM and passport when I enter by air, and the airline collects the FMM on my way out, the border is not ...


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Singapore airlines is not a Sky Team partner. According to Schiphol's website, airlines that are not part of Skyteam use the following transfer desks: T3, T5 or T9. According to the Schiphol map, transfer desk T3 is located in the Schengen area, so Singapore Airlines will not use that desk for flights to Singapore. T5 and T9 are in the international area, ...


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This is not a photo of a real passport, it is a composite made for an ad campaign for Land Rover. Genuinely producing such an artwork seems quite implausible to me, since border officers will want to place entry stamps so that the date of entry is legible, since that's the whole point of the stamp. While it's common to ask them to stamp on a specific page ...


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Yes, you'll go through US customs and immigration in Vancouver (known as "preclearance"; source: US Customs and Border Patrol). That means that changing planes in San Francisco will be just like changing between two domestic flights. You don't mention the length of your layover in Vancouver; I hope it's long enough for you to get through preclearance. 50&...


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You are always allowed to join your wife in the non-EU queue. Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer as to whether you can both go through the EU queue instead. I think the free movement thing is a red herring. Unless you are currently resident in an EU country other than the UK, your wife does not benefit from freedom of movement when traveling with ...


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Last summer my husband (Canadian Passport) and I (UK passport) arrived at Heathrow from Canada and both cleared the EU queue with out any problems.


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Your situation isn't all that odd. Thousands of Companies from all over the world send their employees to the United States to conduct business daily. There is no such thing as "kind of research". You are either conducting work (or business, and your testing would easily be classified as business), or you are not. Whether or not you plan on doing some ...


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I understand your current plan is to apply for ESTA, and collect documentation to have with you on entering the US. It is worth thinking about issues that might arise, and prepare information for each of them: When did you leave the US? For this, you want evidence showing that you were outside the US as soon as possible after you actually left. Were your ...


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So your questions boils down to: "should I pretend I exited the US within the allowed time, or should I be truthful and admit the one-day overstay?". If you try to pretend you exited the US at a different date from the actual one, CBP or consular officers will ask questions and possibly require a bit of proof. A plane ticket out of Mexico, hotel invoices in ...


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all the previous comment is very wise and correct. I'd try to apply for esta again, answering truthfully to the questions, you may have a denial but that's a 14$ loss. At that point apply for a B2 again. Mind that 1 day overstay may gives you problems (maybe not), but all the other options may cause you big problems. Good luck


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As stated by @jcaron in comments, nobody here is going to tell you to lie to a CBP officer. In the days before 9/11, it was very common because the databases were not properly synchronized. Folks from my country would come and visit for one year, and when they returned to my home country would get entry stamps indicating they left the USA after a month or ...


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As an Australian transiting through Shanghai, you're actually entitled to the 144-hour visa, which lets you go anywhere in the Shanghai area and beyond. So that part is definitely fine. It's been a while since I was last in Pudong, but assuming it's similar to Beijing, there is clear signage on arrival for where to go for on-arrival visas. Once you've ...


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1 hour 15 min is a reasonable time to make an international connection at Washington Dulles - if you have (for example) Global Entry (and thus PreCheck) and no checked baggage. It is absolutely NOT a reasonable time for (for example) a foreign visitor with checked baggage and no PreCheck. As this is a reasonable connection time for some customers, the ...


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Nobody at United had 12 hours to make sure there would enough customs staff to get us through on time? Of course not. Customs and immigration is run by the US government. United (or any other airline) has almost zero control over staffing levels, shift schedule, etc. We were on the hook for overnight expenses, not United, they told us, because it was ...


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No. One and a quarter hours is a very very tight and unreasonable connection for an international flight with a stopover going through USA immigration whether on one ticket or multiple tickets. That would require both connecting flights be on schedule and smooth passage through customs and immigration. In the race to maximize profits and please Wall Street, ...


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You need a transit visa, which can be obtained at the airport at time of transit. Fill out a form give them cash and fingerprints and you are good to go. When we travelled (Aug 2018) it took almost TWO hours to clear the visa entry lines. It was FAR from fast.


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Yes she will be able to travel to the USA on her permanent resident card although she’s been away an extended period. Immigration at the airport in the USA have no choice but to admit her because abandonment of permanent residency is only determined by an immigration judge. The worst which can happen is that at the airport immigration charges her with ...


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From what you have stated on here, you no longer have permanent residency. Your parents abandoned their permanent residency and carried you along. Parents abandonment are reasonably imputed to minor children. Matter of Zamora Children If an LPR parent is found to have abandoned his or her residence, and has taken his or her child out of the US, ...


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You are most certainly not banned from flying into Hamburg airport specifically; if anything, you are banned from entering Germany as a whole. However, the relevant law to determine an entry ban or a rejection, the Aufenthaltsgesetz (law concerning the presence in the Federal Republic, rough translation), names only one reason for an entry ban (assuming your ...


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A few years ago I was in a similar situation. (German citizen) But the solution was really simple. The receptionist of my hotel was processing the registration and at the end of the day, I had a registration receipt. (3 nights in Moskva) No questions were asked and never I needed it.


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No. You'll be in Vietnam without a valid visa for one hour and 45 minutes. Checking in and going through security and whatever control there is on exiting a country 2-3 hours before your flight is quite normal. So if you do so the 7th, the authorities might not notice that you're actually going to overstay your visa, and if you do so early (like at 20.00) ...


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You should contact your cruise line. There are some special provision for US/Canada cruises (also depending on type of cruise [number of stops, start and end point]). Usually at embarkation port your passport is checked. As far I know, on worst case, you may not be able to go on land in Canada, so you will just enjoy that half day just the ship. [On some ...


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Presuming your entire itinerary (YYZ-BOS-DXB-KHI) has been booked on a single ticket, you should not need to reclaim your bags in Boston. When checking in at Toronto, your bags should be checked through to KHI; check the tag and your claim receipt to make sure this is the case. YYZ is a pre-clearance airport, so you will go through the formalities of ...


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You can certainly do this, but you may have trouble entering the UK at the end of your trip, because you will either have to lie about your intentions in the UK, which is a terrible idea, or convince them through other means that you are an Irish citizen and therefore entitled to enter and reside in the UK. The specific law that allows you to enter as an ...


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