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?
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]
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...?
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]
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]
Miraclefilter: help me get my lost engagement ring back from Vietnam. [more inside]
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]
Canadian citizen with American green card. Traveling with no passport? [more inside]
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]
Can I bring a leg of ham though Hong Kong customs from Canada? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Flying back to Canada via US - from Amsterdam. Will US Customs hassle me about coffeeshop visits? [more inside]
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]
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.
How do you answer questions about livestock proximity when coming back to the US? [more inside]
Returning to the States from Austria with electronic equipment: What to worry about at customs? [more inside]
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]
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.
Is a Health Canada card considered government issued photo ID? [more inside]
My Greek uncle has been deported from the US for overstaying his visa last year by one month. What do I do? [more inside]
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]
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]
Will I have trouble with customs bringing homemade Indian food spice mixes (made in Australia) into Japan? [more inside]
How paranoid do I need to be about crossing the US border to get married? [more inside]
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]
International travel with multiple connections: what's it like? And inside: declaring, connection time, and things I will probably get confiscated. [more inside]
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]
What awesome gifts should I bring to India from the US in 2008? [more inside]
Are there any *traditional* positive menstruation myths or customs? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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? [more inside]
How is Houston International Airport for connecting international flights? [more inside]
What is sex like in Romania? [more inside]
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. Thanks!
How did US customs know he had a ham in his carry-on bag? [more inside]
What can a person who brings 2 Cuban cigars into the US and has them seized at US Customs expect? [more inside]
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.
Please: recommend a lawyer in Vancouver, BC? [more inside]
How do I avoid paying customs on a package I'm shipping back home? [more inside]
Can I, a Canadian citizen, get through the American border, by car, with the following pieces of ID: [more inside]
US J1 Visa (DS-2019 form) held up by DHL, plane ticket already booked for tomorrow. Now what? [more inside]
The father of a close business associate has died and I would like to behave appropriately and honor my associate's loss. They're Catholics in NYC. There is a wake which seems to be scheduled for several different time periods over the weekend. Then there is a funeral mass on Monday during business hours, followed by burial at the cemetery. [more inside]
My Professor this week brought up that she thinks the use of the word "actually" is unique to Boston. [more inside]
Taking a little vacation in Mexico City ... what am I allowed to bring into Mexico? The information that I'm finding online is either contradictory or stale. Obviously, I'd like to avoid any situation where I'll be fined or imprisoned. [more inside]
Has anyone living in Canada bought cameras from B&H? [more inside]
I'm an American traveling to Cuba legally (under a general license). What are the restrictions on what I can/cannot bring back into the U.S.?