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I would not anticipate any problems with security upon departing the UK. People travel with those sorts of items all the time, and none of them are listed as prohibited by the UK Civil Aviation Authority, as far as I can tell When you arrive in South Africa, you will need to declare these goods by going through the red channel, as their value exceeds ZAR ...


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There is no requirement to apply for a UK visa from a country you're a citizen of. Applying from a country where you are resident and not a citizen is common, but it is not mandatory even to be resident for visit visas. Since you will need to give evidence of your studies in Russia, it will be easier to apply from Russia, since the visa application centre ...


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In the UK security knows what computer parts are and how they look on the screens. If in doubt they might ask you to unpack an item so they can actually see it. You should bring these items in your hand luggage, as valuables and breakables should not be packed in your hold luggage. But you seem to have too much for your hand luggage. In that case you will ...


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A visa permitting a five-year stay would be a residency permit. Questions about that should be asked at Expatriates Stack Exchange. A multiple-entry, short-term visa could have five years validity period, but it would still only allow 90 days out of every 180 days in the Schengen area. These visa are usually granted only after several successful visits on ...


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Visa free countries are: The country where you fled persecution Country of Origin Recognized refugees, can apply for and use the refugee passport from the Department of Home Affairs for travel abroad. This South African-issued refugee passport is valid for travel abroad, including to the country of origin. Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of ...


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This post is super late, but I am going to write this in case it helps anyone in the future. If you don't want to read this much, here are the main points: --You need one blank visa page to enter South Africa (June 2019) --You need three blank visa pages to enter Zimbabwe --South African Airways will check your passport before you board your inbound ...


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How one may travel to the US is determined by one's citizenship. Some citizens of other countries may travel to the US for non-immigrant purposes (i.e., travel) without a visa. Others may be eligible for ESTA, an electronic system that grants (or denies) permission to come to the US border to seek admission without having a visa. Refugee Travel Documents ...


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Check if you fulfill the conditions stated here: Tax on shopping and services Tax-free shopping You can sometimes get VAT refunds on goods bought in the UK if you: visit the UK but live outside the EU and are going back home are an EU resident leaving the EU for 12 months or more are a non-EU resident but work or study in the UK and are ...


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According to the website of the South African Consulate in the US, Transit Visa - 3 Days or less you do not need a transit visa. From that link: Travelers transiting through the following international airports are exempted from/do not have to be in possession of transit visas, but will be subjected to biometric capturing directly at the airport: ...


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Only if they do not want to pay import duty (and tax) on them when they re-enter the country with them. The key words are 'may elect'. When you re-enter a country you can be asked for proof that you had your valuable items before you left that country for travel. Registering is a way to do so. Often proof of sale will also work. As far as I understand the ...


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I have dealt with many individuals who have overstayed. Most recently a Thai national who travelled to RSA after changing his passport name (Fraudulently). Immigration picked this up and sent him back. My suggestion is that you make inquiries to VFS Global who operate in both our countries. In New Zealand they have offices in Auckland and Wellington. ...


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An unsourced, anecdotal answer on our other similar question says that you get a full reset by going to Zanzibar (i.e., Tanzania), but not if going to one of the countries sharing a border with South Africa. The other answer, which does have sourcing, says the opposite: only a return to home country (here, Poland) resets the clock. Another site says that you ...


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It's not too easy to use public transport to cross through Namibia into Angola and then further north. That means that, from South Africa, it's more convenient to travel through the east side of the continent. Your first hurdle will be crossing into Tanzania, as public transport between Zambia/Malawi/Mozambique and Tanzania is limited. But, the TAZARA, the ...


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