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Bringing tamales into the US from Mexico

I'm currently in Mexico and will be returning home to the US in about a week. I'd like to bring back some tamales to share with my family, but I'm not sure whether or not I can bring them through customs. I've read the guidelines here and here, but I'm still not sure. [more inside]
posted by mekily on Jul 30, 2014 - 9 answers

Can I drive a car with temporary documentation into Canada?

Last week, I bought a new car. Can I drive in and out of Canada with a temporary license plate, registration, and insurance card? [more inside]
posted by ddbeck on Jun 9, 2014 - 4 answers

Canadian entry records?

I am a permanent resident of Canada, and have been since 2010. Between 2010-2012 I lived in New York attending school, but moved back to Toronto in 2012 and have lived here full time. For most of my departures and entries into the country there are stamps in my passport to show. However, last October and November I took 2 trips to the US entirely by land, both trips were only a few days. I just now realized that upon re-entering I never got a stamp from either trip. I'm worried that there will be no proof of me coming back to Canada and the last 6 months of my residence won't count. Does the Canadian border keep a record of the permanent residents they let back in? Where can I find this information?
posted by atetrachordofthree on Apr 3, 2014 - 8 answers

Oh, Hello, Therapist

I just need a quick reality check: it would be totally unprofessional for my therapist to leave a comment on my unrelated-to-therapy blog, right? [more inside]
posted by K and S on Mar 20, 2014 - 14 answers

Smallest border on tablet

What is the tablet with the smallest border? Are there any where the screen goes all the way to the edge?
posted by meech on Nov 16, 2013 - 4 answers

Lost at the Canadian Border?

My friend's daughter was travelling to Canada over the weekend. Apparently she was stopped at the border due to some health insurance related issue. She didn't make it to the hostel she was supposed to stay at the first night, or the volunteer program she was destined for. She called those places when she knew she wouldn't make it, but she hasn't called home at all, as far as we can tell. And we have no idea where she is right now. What can we do? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Aug 13, 2013 - 30 answers

Historical border wait times for Sarnia?

I will be crossing the Blue Water Bridge border crossing at Sarnia-Port Huron the Friday evening starting the July long weekend. Anyone know how much of a wait to expect going into the States? Alternatively, is there a place where I can search historical (not current) border wait times? [more inside]
posted by Capt. Renault on Jun 11, 2013 - 4 answers

What are my rights at an immigration checkpoint within the US?

This video of people refusing to answer questions at immigration checkpoints within the US--not at borders--was the subject of a bOINGbOING post, but it's not clear to me what my actual rights are and what the proper behavior is, if, indeed, I have the right to refuse to cooperate. [more inside]
posted by tippiedog on Mar 7, 2013 - 3 answers

Is it possible to exit the UK using a canceled passport, or use it to get a replacement within 24 hours?

A friend of mine is considering traveling from the UK to Spain using a canceled passport, having lost the replacement passport. Is this impossible, illegal, or might she manage it? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Sep 6, 2012 - 24 answers

Enhancing us-Canada relations without a passport

Can I drive into Canada from buffalo with my Canadian citizenship card and drive back later into buffalo two days later with my US permanent resident card? [more inside]
posted by ttyn on Jul 15, 2012 - 10 answers

I'm out on the border, on the border

Renting a car in BC to drive to WA state - Why can't I? How could I? [more inside]
posted by seawallrunner on Dec 26, 2011 - 12 answers

Paying duties at the airport

How do I pay customs tax and duties when flying into Canada? [more inside]
posted by ceribus peribus on Dec 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Who goes to war with a non-bordering country?

Who goes to war with a non-bordering country? [more inside]
posted by holterbarbour on Nov 25, 2011 - 30 answers

Wrap a timeline around the edge

How can I turn a 28 page pdf of a timeline, into a border for a single page document? [more inside]
posted by nomisxid on Sep 9, 2011 - 2 answers

Travel from Canada to the US with a passport expiring in < 6 months

Will I be able to enter the US with a Canadian passport that expires in 4 1/2 months? [more inside]
posted by Pruitt-Igoe on Jan 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Least-terrifying route from Washington, DC to Vancouver, BC?

Least-terrifying route from Washington, DC to Vancouver, BC? Cross-country driving pros: your insights, please. [more inside]
posted by wowbobwow on Dec 8, 2010 - 18 answers

Booklet traffic

How can I cross the Canada-U.S. border with a bunch of zines? [more inside]
posted by TheGoodBlood on Sep 15, 2010 - 10 answers

Two Canadians and a tiny American crossing the border.

Do to a family medical emergency, my wife and I are probably going to be renting a car and driving from Philadelphia to Toronto tomorrow night. We are both Canadians living in the US on temporary NAFTA visas. Fun complication: Our daughter is four months old and is an American citizen with an American birth certificate. We haven't yet gotten her a passport or applied for her Canadian citizenship. Should we expect to have any difficulty crossing the border with her, in either direction? Is there anything we can get in the next 24 hours to make things go more smoothly?
posted by 256 on Jul 29, 2010 - 18 answers

Where's the border between Oakland and Berkeley?

Where's the border between Oakland and Berkeley? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on Jun 25, 2010 - 16 answers

Traveling Can/US without a passport?

How likely am I to be able to cross the Can -> US border by car without a passport, but with a birth certificate and every other piece of ID under the sun? [more inside]
posted by ~ on Jun 24, 2010 - 15 answers

Immigration Reform - What the left wants

(US based) I think I have a good general idea of what the right is looking for in an immigration reform bill. I am much less clear about what the ideal of an immigration reform bill would be from a left perspective. [more inside]
posted by bonsai forest on Jun 21, 2010 - 11 answers

Crossing the US/Canada border with pets

What documentation works for taking a dog from U.S. to Canada and back? Do I need a USDA form, or will a letter from the vet suffice? [more inside]
posted by krista_p on Jun 4, 2010 - 7 answers

Driving a new car into the US with non-matching registration?

Driving a new car into the US with non-matching registration? [more inside]
posted by northernsoul on May 27, 2010 - 3 answers

Coffee Table Book o Maps

CoffeeTableBookFilter: Anyone know of a book full of maps, particularly if those maps show the changing borders of countries in various time periods? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Mar 31, 2010 - 4 answers

Do I have to leave Canada to enter Canada?

Can I visit a Canadian border station without leaving Canada? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Dec 4, 2009 - 7 answers

Best way to plan a timely day trip from Rochester to Toronto?

TorontoFilter: I have a ticket to go to this event on Friday, at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. I live in Rochester, NY. What are my options for getting there on time? [more inside]
posted by agentmunroe on Oct 20, 2009 - 11 answers

Heading off trouble at the Peace Bridge

My I-94W visa waiver, given to me at the US border, was not collected when I crossed back into Canada. Will this be a problem if I want to come back? [more inside]
posted by randomination on Oct 6, 2009 - 11 answers

Where has my movie Gypsy gone?

Name that Aussie kids' movie - - does anyone remember a kids' movie back in the 80s about a boy and his lost border collie, Gypsy? [more inside]
posted by Jubey on Sep 29, 2009 - 2 answers

What is my risk here?

I live in Canada. I have a friend in US who is battling cancer. She has asked me to pick up an alternative cancer remedy and bring it over the border to her in New York. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 24, 2009 - 20 answers

Need to colocate servers in the US without Customary interference.

We've just acquired a second colocation facility for redundancy and for geopolitical separation of our services (in other words, Canadian customers on Canadian boxes, US customers on US boxes for many pain in the ass reasons I won't get into here.). Our office is in Canada and the second colo facility is in Seattle. What sort of fresh hell will we unleash by taking servers purchased here across the border? [more inside]
posted by barc0001 on Sep 9, 2009 - 8 answers

Lost my Brazilian Entrance Form

I´ve managed to lose my Brazilian tourist immigration card (Cartao de Entrada, i think). It´s two white forms stapled together, which was stamped along with my passport when i entered Brazil at Foz de Iguassu border. What should I expect when I fly out of Rio de Janeiro intenational airport next week? What can I do to sort this problem out?
posted by ashaw on May 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Packing and stressing

tingting and the dog are heading out of Canada and back to the US of A, where I grew up. Can my houseplants cross the border? Could they take 2-3 days in the back of a closed U-haul truck? Is taking a U-haul across the border a nightmare? Anything I can do to prep? The Dog papers are all in order. Question submitted to US Customs & Border, but no response yet. Muchos gracias.
posted by tingting on May 12, 2009 - 6 answers

Is a HealthCanada card a legit photo id?

Is a Health Canada card considered government issued photo ID? [more inside]
posted by ascetic on May 5, 2009 - 29 answers

Don't shoot, I'm a book dealer

What can I expect from a US border guard if I go into the USA from Canada carrying packages of things I've sold on ebay to mail in the USA? [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Mar 23, 2009 - 7 answers

getting to Tijuana from Los Angeles

Is there a good way to get from Los Angeles to Tijuana directly? Greyhound seems to run several direct buses a day, but I wasn't sure if there was another option (direct - so Amtrak isn't an option). I also have never taken Greyhound on the west coast (used to a lot on the east coast), so I'd appreciate knowing people's experiences! [more inside]
posted by waylaid on Mar 19, 2009 - 6 answers

Need advice re. crossing U.S. border for my wedding

How paranoid do I need to be about crossing the US border to get married? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 5, 2009 - 18 answers

Can I cross the following borders on foot (both ways)?

Can I cross the following borders on foot (both ways)? Romania / Hungary, Hungary / Slovakia, Slovakia / Poland [more inside]
posted by Dee Xtrovert on Oct 17, 2008 - 4 answers

No, it really is just a plant.

I'm an American living in Canada. I'd like to buy a plant from a store in Canada that is legal in Canada but not in the US. Will I get in trouble? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 10, 2008 - 16 answers

Exclavefilter: How do I build a cabin in Point Roberts without breaking any laws?

Exclavefilter: What is involved in building a small cabin on a wooded lot in Point Roberts? What grief might I expect from the border? [more inside]
posted by upc_head on Sep 30, 2008 - 1 answer

how do I teach the cat my room is taboo?

how do I teach the cat my room is taboo? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Aug 11, 2008 - 35 answers

Can I change the flight of entry into Japan, after obtaining the visa?

Does anyone here know what documents, besides your passport and visa, are needed at the border entry into Japan? [more inside]
posted by Masi on Jul 13, 2008 - 9 answers

Free Vector Graphics/Borders for a Wedding Invitation

I am looking for the best sights for vector border graphics as I am designing my wedding invitations. Anyone recommend some decent sights? When I googled I did not get many sights with much. Thanks for your time and consideration!
posted by snap_dragon on Jul 3, 2008 - 5 answers

Shipping computers across the Canada & U.S.A. border

I'm in Canada, and I need to send some computers to our office in the U.S.A. (Vermont, to be more specific). Will the hardware be inspected by customs or other security as it crosses the border? [more inside]
posted by danwalker on Jun 25, 2008 - 9 answers

Can you get there from here?

Are there any convex nations? [more inside]
posted by thrako on May 23, 2008 - 54 answers

Drive to Mexico with just a drivers license?

Can I drive in and out of Mexico with just my drivers license? I'm visiting a friend in California and we thought we might drive down to Mexico for the day. However, I have heard that the entry/exit rules have changed this year and you can no longer make the trip with just your drivers license. Is this true? Has anyone tried this in the last month or so? Are they adamant about this or is it strongly suggested but not required? If I manage to get into Mexico with only my DL will I be able to get back out?
posted by eas98 on May 9, 2008 - 12 answers

Making a run for the Border?

How does the Mexican Border work? [more inside]
posted by ph00dz on Mar 4, 2008 - 12 answers

I spy with my little eye

What do you look at/notice, as you wander through the world, that I probably ignore? [more inside]
posted by wittgenstein on Feb 12, 2008 - 130 answers

NEXUS or NOT?

Should I get a NEXUS pass? (For US-Canada border crossing.) [more inside]
posted by patr1ck on Feb 6, 2008 - 11 answers

Can I get into America with this ID?

Can I, a Canadian citizen, get through the American border, by car, with the following pieces of ID: [more inside]
posted by ITheCosmos on Jan 13, 2008 - 19 answers

Mild sedative for Pet dog

Mild sedative for a border collie while a human recovers from an illness. [more inside]
posted by sandpine on Jan 3, 2008 - 17 answers

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