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The threshold can't be determined to a particular number, because so much of it depends on your facts and circumstances, and what you show (and tell) CBP. And it's worse than that. It casts shade on the purpose for your visit, risking a refusal. What I'm about to say is unfair. For many of our HNQ visitors, it's shocking that the 4th and 5th Amendments ...


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I realize this is an open-ended question, and there is no precise threshhold -- that much depends on the authorities I come in contact with. But can someone give me some idea of where the effective boundary is? Your question cannot be answered, as the way you've asked it implies. Because there is no precise threshold, and because it depends on specifically ...


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There is no 'safe' limit. The amount you can safely carry is the amount that you are prepared to lose.


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Some airports report themselves how many transfer passengers they have (or at least what's the % of all passengers). E.g. Schiphol (AMS) had 71.053 million passengers in 2018, of which 36.6% were transfers, for a total of 26 million transited passengers. Heathrow claims a figure of 24 million transited passengers, 30% of its total. According to the paper ...


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An German blue card is a residence permit issued in the EU uniform format. It looks like other German residence permits (that is, it's not physically very blue, though some of the background pattern is blue) except for the annotation BLAUE KARTE EU. As a uniform-format residence card from a Schengen country, the card allows you to enter the Schengen area ...


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Assuming you are a Canadian citizen, Get urgent, express, weekend and statutory holiday emergency passport service in Canada: We offer urgent and express passport services at certain locations in Canada. To find out if you can use these services, you must apply in person. You must provide proof of travel for urgent service. You may also need to ...


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First off, let's differentiate the two Civil Asset Forfeitures(CAFs): Police - This tends to be focused on people committing (or merely suspected of committing) smaller crimes (i.e you had illegal drugs on you) and having assets seized. The US Supreme Court recently limited actions like this, but they still occur with some frequency. Most of the CAF ...


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You didn't give many details, so I'll make some assumptions: You're carrying less than 10,000 USD. (The threshold for filing FinCEN 105.) There is no other reason the US government would be suspicious of you. (You have a suitable reason for your trip, and you have no immigration violations, criminal record, involvement with drugs, etc.) If asked, you would ...


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You probably do not need to provide a reason, just proof of upcoming travel. According to Get urgent, express, weekend and statutory holiday emergency passport service in Canada: You must provide proof of travel for urgent service. You may also need to provide it for express service. The "express pick-up" fee is CAN$50 and the processing time is 2-9 ...


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The fingerprinting by UK Immigration on arrival is called "Secure ID". It is used for people travelling on UK Visas or UK Biometric Residence Permits who will have provided their biometrics (fingerprints) when applying for their Visa or Entry Clearance. The machine compares the person's prints to those on file. Only two digits are compared, usually thumb and ...


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At time of writing -- but not for much longer -- the railway network in Laos consists of a single station, Thanaleng (near the capital Vientiane), which has passenger services only across the Mekong river to Nong Khai, Thailand: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanaleng_railway_station However, in 2021 the Vientiane-Boten link across the country to China is ...


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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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To balance other answers that focus on the risks of carrying cash, I would recommend that you should have a minimum of $300 cash when traveling internationally to the US. This should be enough to pay for a taxi, a few meals, a phone card, and a couple nights in a hotel in most US cities. You don't have to use the cash---you can use your credit card only, ...


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As carry-on luggage Most airlines have rules that limit the size of carry-on luggage (mostly so that it fits under the seat in front of you or in the overhead luggage bins). To make it easier to check, they usually state the rules as maximum length, width, height, rather than the sum of the 3 (as is more often the case for checked luggage). For instance, ...


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Since early 2018, there is passenger train service between Ethiopia and Djibouti. It appears that all trains go from Addis Ababa to Djibouti City, so all trains in both countries are effectively international trains. However, there are at least two passenger stops in each country, so it is also possible to take this train domestically; I'm not sure ...


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Actually all trains in Liechtenstein are Austrian (since 1872) , with locomotive / conductor change in Buch, Switzerland. In 1970, the passport control was done (for Switzerland) by a Liechtenstein police officer who got on the train in Buch and off at the first Austrian station Feldkirch without stopping. On request my passport was stamped with a ...


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There is no such thing as a lower bound. Civil forfeiture laws and practices vary greatly from state to state. See, for example, https://ij.org/report/policing-for-profit/grading-state-federal-civil-forfeiture-laws/ It is certainly a rather unfair and frustrating practice of law enforcement, but on the other hand, it's not common either and the chance of ...


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Unless you're somehow distinctive, or have interesting information in the UKVI computer, the answer is "no." You'll pass through UK Immigration in the Gare du Nord, Paris, before you're allowed to board the train.


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First, you can apply for an expedited passport, as noted in comments. Even regular service is quite prompt. The last time I renewed my passport was nearly ten years ago, but I did not take the expedited service and it arrived in just over two weeks nonetheless. The passport service is fairly prompt, though things may be different now, I suppose. If you ...


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Are we right about our assumption that a new refugee travel document is mandatory? Yes. For crossing the Schengen external border a valid passport or other travel document is required. For EU/EEA citizens, a national ID card documenting that citizenship is also accepted, but that is the only exception. Residence cards will not do. What would happened if ...


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The two important points are: Those who will be staying in Taiwan for 30 days or fewer can drive in Taiwan without registering an international driving permit. Individuals who are going to stay in Taiwan for more than 30 days should apply to register an international driving permit with the Motor Vehicle Offices. https://tpcmv.thb.gov.tw/English/...


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As many answers pointed out, there is no limit amount. But carrying $500 - $600 in cash would not in itself raise suspicion, if you are visiting as a tourist.


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Yes, you can. https://www.crossborderxpress.com/en/faq Does the Trusted traveler program apply in CBX? Yes. The trusted traveler program applies to CBX, including Global Entry and Sentri. See also Can NEXUS be used when entering the US via the CBX Bridge in Tijuana, Mexico?


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I've looked into this on several occasions. Based on my research there was no simple way to travel between the two islands. The ferry takes too long and is not a direct service. (I also read on other forums that the journey can get quite unpleasant) Road takes way too long. Air was the best option but meant laying over for a couple of hours, and via KL ...


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