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There is no time limit to re-enter other than your visa expiry date. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/822984/T4_Migrant_Guidance_August_2019_.pdf After you have finished your studies As part of your application you will receive an additional period of leave after you have finished your ...


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I have traveled through multiple Airports in India and abroad. Most airports scan luggage for international travelers, most of the time. I had my luggage scanned for every time when I landed in India, except once. On contrary, Singapore airport scanned only twice out of my 20+ landings. They don't enforce every rule though. For instance, I am only allowed ...


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Never done this in India, but other countries have a similar system. If you walk through the green channel, then normally your baggage will not be searched or scanned. You just walk through and out into the public area. So, you ask, doesn't everyone do this, whether or not they have things to declare? Because there are people watching the lane, and if ...


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Since the e-Gates are using the image (stored in the chip) in your passport, two people having faces looking almost the same and going through the gates so soon after each other should trigger a warning. To solve this you could do plastic surgery or maybe use different flights so that the time between using the e-Gates is larger. I guess the timeout could ...


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It is very unlikely that you will even have to say any word at all. You could try asking the people next to you in the plane if they can help you with immigrations, they can have their passports checked at the same time as you, like families do. If they would have any questions they will contact a translator for you if they don't have anyone working who ...


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I’m not sure if there will be, this will be hard to tell especially at different times and shifts. In advance as long as you just provide them with any documents they can ask for (passport and any other documents) then you can just make it clear you don’t speak their language. If you present all the documents they may ask for you should be able to proceed ...


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The actual regulation doesn't say that the I-94 must be valid, but that the period of stay indicated on the I-94 must be unexpired. That's the reason for the parenthetical mention "unexpired" in the quoted text. 22 CFR 41.112(d)(2)(i) says that the program is available to one who Is in possession of a Form I-94, Arrival-Departure Record, endorsed by DHS ...


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To collect and re-check tour baggage you will not stay in the transit area and therefore will enter Thailand and are not eligible to transit without a visa. You should apply for a transit visa. As per TIMATIC: TWOV (Transit Without Visa): Passengers transiting through Bangkok (BKK) with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 12 ...


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What happens in cases of force majeure while travelling with a Transit Visa? International law, as such, does not offer any binding recommendations on how to deal with such situations or what host measures host countries must do. The present International Passport Recommendations envolved during the Paris Passport Convention 1920-10-21 Geneva Passport ...


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Would I be able to assume/argue the lenient approach? How many bottles can I take? Most likely no. The two criteria are mutually exclusive. Either the alcohol volume is < than 22% or the volume is >= 22%. Therefore, the rule is extremely clear: you can bring up to 2L of alcohol < 22% volume, and up to 1L of alcohol >= 22% volume. Since you wish to ...


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My understanding is that this is intended to cover citizens' IDs like those issued by some EU countries, so you don't need to enter your old green card. But it won't hurt anything if you do.


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All passengers arriving in an US airport, in this case, O'Hare International Airport, Have to pass through immigration, collect baggage and recheck the luggage themselves. There are no exceptions, even if you are transiting to a third country.


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there is a lot of misinformation going on. It used to be anyone can leave and they would not know when you left until you declare it yourself on the paper form when flying in or crossing land border. Things are much different these days since we know have computers and unlimited databases to store everything. By Plane or Cruise ship they know when you left ...


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1. DO NOT SAY YOU ARE "WORKING" You are coming for some meetings, and then some vacation for 6 weeks. That's all there is to it. Say nothing else. Regarding the fact that you "might" come home earlier - so what? You "might" do anything.


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You must provide a copy of the marriage certificate/contract to obtain a spouse visit visa. Source: The guy who is responsible about helping employees obtain visas in my multi-national company in Saudi Arabia.


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Don't. You have a return ticket. Talk about a trip corresponding to that ticket, and don't confuse the issue. Under the Visa Waiver scheme, you can stay for up to 90 days. There is no requirement to notify authorities if you choose to stay longer, so there are no legal issues with failing to tell immigration. However telling immigration that you aren't ...


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I called the immigration office at KIX, and apparently, as of about a week ago, they are using automated facial recognition gates to quickly check out people staying on temporary visas, so I will not get a stamp. I had been to Japan multiple times before and got the stamp and spoke with an officer, hence my concern.


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I was in this exact situation when solo backpacking. I don't see any problem with honesty. The problem is, you're agonising about explaining in excessive detail about how you'll make your decisions, rather than simply answering the question. Actual answer: "I've got a business meeting, and then 6 weeks vacation from work, for tourism and to visit a ...


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As jpatokal says, you should contact the appropriate authorities in Japan. However, something else you should do is to collect evidence of your departure. If the Japanese authorities accuse you of overstaying, you should have evidence that you didn’t. You should keep your boarding passes and any receipts from airport purchases etc. Perhaps your passport was ...


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A personal anecdote here. I had a very similar situation. I was staying for 3 days. If something was going well, 10 more days. I asked for 13 days. Provided all proof accordingly. Returned after 3 days. For the US, the situation is even easier. No one will literally ask why you are returning early, as the US doesn't have exit emigration checks and if you ...


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If you do not want to say too much details, tell them the longer time that you are going to stay (6 weeks). No worries if you return in two days. That is much better than say "two days" and stay 6 weeks.


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The best way to approach this is to plan the trip that you would take if the meeting goes well. It doesn't need to be a very specific plan, just "I'm going to this meeting and then I'm going to travel around for six weeks" plus whatever details you can provide. You can then mention "but I might have to cut the trip short if the meeting goes poorly," but as ...


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Managing to leave Japan without an exit stamp or having your passport inspected at all is extremely irregular, and I'm quite astonished that you managed to do so, especially by accident. You are almost certainly registered as still being in Japan and, if you do nothing to fix this, likely to run into a lot of trouble the next time you visit. Your best bet ...


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Yes. Basel Euroairport is a two country airport, located in France, depending on the exit (for immigration and custom, you enter in France or in Switzerland. See the Euroairpot FAQ Are there multiple exits for arriving passengers (France / Switzerland)? Yes; the airport consists of two separate parts, a French part and a Swiss part. Arriving ...


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with this visa I cannot transit through any other Schengen countries as my point of entry needs to be France. Is that correct? No. You can transit through any Schengen country or countries on your way to France. This is explicit in the Schengen Borders Code. Article 6(5)(a): By way of derogation from paragraph 1: (a) third-country nationals who ...


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As far as I know reindeer are not a species listed as endangered and protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and in that regard you should not have any problems when traveling with some personal horn souvenirs made from reindeer antlers.


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In the UK, as in the Schengen area, you may only remain while your visa is valid. Six months is the maximum duration of validity for a standard visitor visa, but if your visa has a shorter period of validity you must respect that. If your visa has been issued for a shorter period, you can apply to extend it. The total duration of your visit may not exceed ...


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You can almost certainly extend your trip to the US, yes! When you entered the country you would have been given a date that you must depart the country by. This would normally be written into your passport over the entry stamp, but can also be accessed via the CBP I94 website (select "Get most recent I94"). This will show an "Admit Until Date" which is ...


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Short answer: you cannot extend your stay. Long answer: as @Traveller points out above, the "WT" on your passport denotes a person who has entered the US temporarily for travel purposes under the Visa Waiver Program. The USCIS webepage cited in that Comment is titled "Extend Your Stay," and contains the following text: Extend Your Stay ... If ...


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There is one thing that will doom you with any country's immigration office. Deception That means lying about your circumstances, or lying at all, or even being wrong when you should say "I don't know". This is most extreme on matters of asylum. The entire point of an asylum claim is you are claiming that if sent back to your country, they will ...


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If you are still a citizen of your country or origjn you can still technically use its passport. However you should be aware that if you have asylum in the United States that is because you have convinced the US that your country of origin is persecuting you and that you need to be protected from them. Using a passport supplied by them could be seen as ...


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Inside-Schengen travel is being modeled after the practice in the United States. The USA is a huge country where internal flight is far more common than international flight. As such, for decades, US airports have physical gating separating internal flights (which have no immigration or customs checks) from international flights (which do). For instance ...


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You seem to think that visas are a right and that they have to grant you one unless there is a very specific rule that says they shouldn’t. This is not the case. The applicant needs to establish that they will respect the rules of their visa (no work, no relying on the state, leaving in time). By overstaying, one shows they do not respect the rules, which ...


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You have to state more clearly what you mean. The EU is not identical to the Schengen Area. Here's a map showing the difference: (source: http://www.differencebetween.net/miscellaneous/politics/differences-between-schengen-countries-and-eu-countries/) Now within the Schengen Area, there are no regular border controls, neither for EU citizens nor for ...


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The only thing I need is to have printed my NZeta visa issued? You do not need to printout of your NZeTA, although you may wish to retain a printout for your comfort. LATAM will verify your NZeTA electronically against your passport when you check in at Santiago, using the the Government's Advance Passenger Processing system. Therefore it is important ...


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However, they were basing it somehow on the fact that she had overstayed 4 days earlier sometime in January. However, when she left the immigration control in the country that time. They only told her she had to be careful because there could be consequences, but that they will not take measures this time, because it's minor. So there was an overstay in ...


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Everyone is supposed to be (occasionally screw-ups happen) checked when entering or leaving the Schengen area. For EU/EEA/Swiss citizens these checks are sometimes be automated via e-Passport gates, but for non-EU citizens, they are always manual. In most Schengen countries, you must be 18 or over to use the automated gates, but in the UK you must be 13 or ...


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There is nothing special about borders inside the European Union. There are border checks between EU countries for everyone, except for those EU countries that have decided to form a group of countries without border checks. Where there are border checks, these checks apply to everyone (how would they know who to check if the checks only applied to non-EU ...


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Yes, there are immigration checks between EU Countries that are members of the Schengen Area and EU Countries that are not (Republic of Ireland as one sample). Immigration checks can be made between Schengen Countries, but as a general rule they are not. Authorized authorities may make Passport or ID checks within each country when they deem it ...


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Everyone is checked when entering the Schengen area from outside the Schengen area, and when leaving the Schengen area to outside the Schengen area. That is true even if the other country involved is an EU country such as Ireland or Bulgaria. EU citizens are subject to reduced checks, but they are nonetheless checked. Automated kiosks perform those checks ...


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You can use the visa verification service, from the NZ GOV website: Check online To check your visa conditions online you need to register and log in to our Visa Verification Service and enter your personal and visa details listed below: family name passport nationality current passport number date of birth gender visa start date ...


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To go to my university to get some document which will be of help in the future Really? Is that the best you came up with in a visa application? I'm sorry to be blunt but you just wasted your hard earned money. That was never going to get approved that way. Successful applicants spend a great deal of time or attention on applications to make a strong case. ...


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Canada has a quick web form which will tell you whether you need a visa based on your travel documents. By filling out the form with having an I-571 refugee travel document, but not a green card, the site says: You need a visitor visa to travel to Canada. You don’t need an eTA. If you tried to travel by air without one, you would be denied boarding at ...


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Since the question is a year old so will probably not be usefull for the OP, but the thoughts and specific information about the last portion of the journey may be of interest to others. Your idea on getting information on possible Convoys should be priority Number 1. Based only on the collected information about Mauritania, travelling outside a convoy ...


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The import of plants or plant parts into the European Union may be restricted or prohibited if listed as: Invasive Likely to carry pests or pathogens Endangered Narcotic None of this applies to yerba mate, Ilex paraguariensis. Plants for which no restrictions apply do not have to be declared, unless the total value of imported goods exceeds duty and tax ...


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If you do it properly, yes. When traveling, assume anything that can contain bugs should be reported to the Customs Authorities. Flowers- Bring flowers into the United States Can I bring cut flowers for myself or significant other? Most cut flowers are able to enter the United States. However, they must be declared and able to be inspected by an ...


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You may be subject to an inspection an questioning, due to suspicions. Provided to you: Act in a calm manner Explain why you are carrying out Abide with local custom laws and regulations Let them search your luggage You should expect a possible bag search, even them analysing it. Also bear in mind of recent drug stories in France like this one, so a ...


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From my own experience as both a bus passenger and travelling via private car as a passenger, the experience differs . My ID was always checked before boarding at Pembroke Dock as a bus passenger and randomly as a car passenger at Rosslare. It seems to depend on the mood of the staff and how busy they are. I have not got a passport yet , but no doubt will ...


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