customs-and-immigration

EMS packages opened at border?

Do packages get opened at the border from Canada to US and do they charge a $2950 wire transfer fee they say is refundable. Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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Carrying gold bangle (received as gift) from non-EU to EU

Is it allowed to carry a gold hand chain or bangle (worn by a male as a jewellery) to The Netherlands from India, worth 90000 INR, which has been received as a gift from someone. Or does it needs to be declared at NL and/or India. If it needs to be declared then how much […]

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Indian Passport with F1 visa not stamped upon entry to the US(I94 is up to date). Will it be a problem when I apply for H1B?

I recently entered the US after my vacation in India. My port of entry was Boston and I live in Portland, OR. After reaching home, I noticed that I am missing the entry US stamp. I am currently in the process of applying for H1B. I am supposed to submit all the pages of passport. […]

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Do I need to include documents about my friend when he is not my sponsor?

I want to go on a two-weeks holiday. My company will sponsor me. They have made a hotel reservation for me, but I have a friend in the UK, who has agreed to show me around the country on my arrival. Please note that he didn’t have any hand in sponsoring my trip. My question […]

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Travelling to the US on different visas as a family

I’ll be entering the US soon with my family. I will be on an O1 visa and they will be on ESTAs. When I’ve travelled solo there is always a different line for the ESTA and for those entering on a different visa. Should we as a family stay together and go in the other […]

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How many medications can one take on a plane?

I have a sick dog and unfortunately the drug is not available in Poland because there is a break in production till June. It is relatively cheap and available in USA and my friend is flying back to Poland in a few days. Hence the question: Can one fly with such hormonal drug on board? […]

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Can I travel to Dominican Republic, on a valid US B2 Visa with an Indian Passport?

I am an Indian Citizen, with a Valid US B1/B2 Visa and a previous travel history to USA. I read on Wikipedia that “if you can travel or reside in US” you can enter Dominican republic too. Can I show my B1/B2 Visa to enter Dominican for 2 days of weekend trip from India ? […]

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Can I use a Canadian passport to leave and re-enter the UK as I have misplaced my British one?

I have lost my British passport. I have dual citizenship and have a Canadian passport. I am due to go on a short trip to Europe shortly. Can I travel out off and back into the UK using my Canadian passport. Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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Can I drive into Mexico with alcohol from the USA and back?

All of the information on this that I could find was about buying alcohol in Mexico, but I am actually driving into Mexico with a bunch of alcohol from the US, having a party, and then coming back. I am wondering if I can bring the alcohol back without issues? I’m driving from California into […]

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Intercontinental connecting flight in the US

I’ve booked an international flight from Germany to LA via San Diego and am starting to be a bit worried about being able to catch the connecting flight. It’s my first time going to the US, so let’s call it inexperience…. When booking I didn’t really think much about it (well, the airline offered the […]

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