I'm a U.S. citizen flying from NYC to Canada via Houston: in which airport will I do immigration and customs? [more inside]
posted by Tin Man
on Jul 7, 2010 -
What's the origin of Spanish-language football announcers shouting "GOOOOOOAL!" ?
posted by Joe Beese
on Jul 2, 2010 -
Butterfly effects: Do I need a permit to bring a dead butterfly (Morpho cypris
) back into Canada? [more inside]
posted by findango
on Jun 28, 2010 -
I may have to hand-carry 50 copies of an English-language business book into Japan next month. I will declare the books to the customs inspector at Narita.
Does anyone have experience doing this? Does Japanese Customs only accept cash? Is my lack of Japanese likely to be a problem? Is this a one-stop process, or will I have to collect the books later?
Thanks in advance!
posted by quidividi
on Apr 26, 2010 -
UPS says that US Customs has stopped a package being sent to me from Hong Kong and it is going to be destroyed, but they won't tell me how to contact Customs directly. Is something fishy going on here? [more inside]
posted by Menthol
on Apr 20, 2010 -
My wife and I have been invited to a friend's home for a housewarming / Passover celebration.
As Christians, we don't know what to expect. Difficulty: we would also like to bring a thank-you / housewarming gift. [more inside]
posted by Drasher
on Mar 24, 2010 -
Help me make a non-disastrous choice on airline tickets to Portugal in relation to customs/connecting flights. [more inside]
posted by selfnoise
on Feb 20, 2010 -
Mail-Filter: I just mailed a package via Priority Mail from California to Austria without including any completed customs forms. Did I mess up? [more inside]
posted by fook
on Feb 3, 2010 -
I'm flying from Boston to Vancouver via Toronto on Air Canada in a couple of weeks. Where can I expect to clear Canadian customs and immigration? Toronto or Vancouver?
posted by taubman
on Jan 21, 2010 -
YANML, of course, but what is the current legal status of importing legal prescription drugs to the U.S. from legitimate Canadian pharmacies? [more inside]
posted by jingzuo
on Jan 11, 2010 -
I'm waiting to receive a used computer I bought from China (where it was made) and it is now "Inbound into Customs." This worries me as I was under the impression laptop fell under code 8471, and were import tax exempt. Is this right? If not what are the customs officials going to ask for? Also if duty is charged, will the value be based on the declared value or...?
posted by SamSugar
on Dec 19, 2009 -
I'm traveling to Dallas on Northwest Airlines from Montreal Pierre Trudeau Airport tomorrow morning. I just bought three pounds of smoked meat that is NOT shrink wrapped. Can I take it? Can I carry it on? [more inside]
posted by nosila
on Dec 14, 2009 -
I currently live in Brazil but shall be returning to my country of origin, the UK, for a month or so in December. I recently managed to get a prescription for Ritalin from a psychiatrist here in Brazil and was wondering whether I'd have any complications in bringing this back into the UK. [more inside]
posted by Zé Pequeno
on Nov 21, 2009 -
I live in Vancouver, Canada and I am going to the U.S. for the day this weekend. I want to know if it's in fact true, that you can bring groceries back into Canada without paying duty or customs fees? [more inside]
posted by ninefour
on Oct 21, 2009 -
Canadian citizen with American green card. Traveling with no passport? [more inside]
posted by ttyn
on Oct 2, 2009 -
Mrs L (US passport) and I (UK passport) are flying from Orlando to Gatwick (Virgin Atlantic)arriving 0845, then on to Nice, France on Easyjet departing 1125. [more inside]
posted by lungtaworld
on Sep 28, 2009 -
My perfectly boring package from Sweden has been listed as "Inbound Into Customs" since September 4. How can I find out what the problem is? Can I get it cleared somehow? [more inside]
posted by gemmy
on Sep 15, 2009 -
Advice on bringing a small quantity of legally prescribed Ritalin (methylphenidate) and other prescriptions for personal use into Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, and the Philippines? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 12, 2009 -
At what point during the customs process did they decide I was a "red flag" and how do I avoid it happening again? [more inside]
posted by nostrich
on Aug 11, 2009 -
Flying back to Canada via US - from Amsterdam. Will US Customs hassle me about coffeeshop visits? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 8, 2009 -
CustomsFilter: I shipped something to Canada and messed up the declared value. How do I calculate what the recipient will have to pay? [more inside]
posted by fogster
on Jul 27, 2009 -
Have you ever successfully brought French cheeses into the US? Did you declare them, or not? Also, seeking recommendations on the raw milk cheeses I shouldn't miss, and wrapping/packing advice.
posted by CunningLinguist
on Jun 30, 2009 -
Returning to the States from Austria with electronic equipment: What to worry about at customs? [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc
on Jun 22, 2009 -
Just married, and moving from San Diego to join my husband (non-resident, living in CA on a work visa) in Toronto, Canada. Customs forms? Tips? Advice? Help! [more inside]
posted by routergirl
on Jun 4, 2009 -
Outside of porn which I am not concerned about what does UK/US customs look for on laptop computers? Specifically, I have some movies that I have 'ripped' from dvd and I wanted to know if those are something they get finicky about.
posted by occidental
on May 11, 2009 -
My Greek uncle has been deported from the US for overstaying his visa last year by one month. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by ooklala
on Mar 23, 2009 -
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 -
How do you ship an electronic item (iPhone) with a non-removable battery out of India? It's labelled as a "dangerous item." [more inside]
posted by smersh
on Mar 16, 2009 -
Will I have trouble with customs bringing homemade Indian food spice mixes (made in Australia) into Japan? [more inside]
posted by teem
on Mar 8, 2009 -
EatingOutFilter: With the denominations that we have in the US, is it rude to leave coinage in addition to dollar bills when you're leaving tip? [more inside]
posted by ayerarcturus
on Dec 30, 2008 -
International travel with multiple connections: what's it like? And inside: declaring, connection time, and things I will probably get confiscated. [more inside]
posted by troika
on Dec 19, 2008 -
I love my Peugeot, but I might be moving to the USA. Can I bring it with me or am I just stupid to want to? [more inside]
posted by xanthippe
on Dec 17, 2008 -
I'm in Germany for the next few months. Had one of my hard drives shipped to me by a friend so I could get to some of my files. DHL have it now and won't give it to me without a fee and a receipt! What's up with that? [more inside]
posted by mooza
on Nov 4, 2008 -
I'm putting together a large care package box for my boyfriend, located at an FPO AP address. My plan is to fill it a ton of random stuff to keep him surprised and delighted, from funny shirts to little plastic toys to letters and pictures to CDs. It's been ages since I sent anything that required a customs form, and I definitely want this package to survive all scrutiny - how specific do I need to get when I'm listing the box contents, especially if I'm sending such a variety of items? [more inside]
posted by Bakuun
on Oct 22, 2008 -
I'd like to have my brother ship an item I bought in the US to me (I'm in the UK.) I'd also like not to have to hand over my first born child to UK Customs. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by -1
on Oct 22, 2008 -
A friend from China is planning a trip to Puerto Rico. She is now in the US on an F1 visa, but it is not multiple-entry. If she flies directly from the US mainland to PR and back, does she need to show her passport and visa? Is there a possibility she will be denied entry to PR, or back to the mainland?
posted by Wet Spot
on Sep 25, 2008 -
Wondering if any Canadians have experience doing this...
I am moving next month from Winnipeg to Vancouver. I will be having most of my possessions shipped, and will be driving my car west.
In my car, I will just have my clothes, a small LCD-TV and my computer. Everything else will be shipped.
My question is .. I want to drive through the U.S. on I-94 and I-90 (from Grand Forks, ND to Seattle, WA) and then cross back into Canada towards Vancouver.
Does anyone know if the border officials (US or Canadian) are going to give me any hassle moving this way? I am just worried about them thinking that the stuff in my car is things I bought in the states, even though I am just moving them via the US.
I have done the Manitoba-B.C. drive a few times and I want to go through the northern U.S. for a change.
posted by ninefour
on Apr 16, 2008 -
What can a person who brings 2 Cuban cigars into the US and has them seized at US Customs expect? [more inside]
posted by j1950
on Apr 3, 2008 -
What do governments do with seized contraband that cannot legally be bought or sold, cannot be set free, but ought not be simply destroyed? I'm thinking elephant tusks and rain forest hard woods, that sort of thing.
posted by IndigoJones
on Mar 10, 2008 -