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.?
CustomsFilter - Bringing home the bacon? Irish bacon (rashers), that is. [more inside]
My lovely wife is planning a hiking trip in New Zealand. This will be her first hiking adventure out of North America. Recently she has started to dehydrate her own food for her multi-day hikes. No preservatives, more tasty, less expensive, and all that. Can she pack this in her luggage and expect to clear customs? Thanks in advance for all your help!
I'm flying from IAH > DFW > CZM (Cozumel). I've got 55 minutes in DFW. Assuming my IAH > DFW is on time, will I make it? [more inside]
In about 10 days, my fiancée will be entering the US on a K1 visa. Some questions inside. [more inside]
Is it legal to transport unopened bottles of wine as a minor? [more inside]
Stamps as part of memorial thank you... [more inside]
My wife is going on a cruise this weekend. Her birth certificate and passport are missing. Leaving from California, I'm in Virginia. The ship is stopping in Mexico for fuel. Options? [more inside]
Is it worth it to have a Nintendo DS Lite shipped halfway around the world and back? [more inside]
Australian customs- does anyone have any experience bringing a wooden drum with an animal skin into Australia? [more inside]
ParcelForce are holding me to ransom! Anything I can do? [more inside]
Seeking advice about selling to the UK on eBay. [more inside]
when a foreigner goes through customs, their fingerprints and other details are being stored. who has access to all the information?
when a foreigner goes through customs, their fingerprints and other details are being stored. who has access to all the information? [more inside]
Questions about Jewish funeral customs. My husband's grandmother sadly passed away this weekend and I was hoping for some advice. She was Jewish, I'm not. I have a load of questions inside... [more inside]
How do you find out for certain exactly what information appears when Canadian border guards run your information through their system? A friend of mine didn't mention a minor incident that was supposed to go off his record from when he was a kid in the 70s. It appeared in their database, and they weren't too happy that he didn't mention it. He granted entry after being roughed-up verbally and doesn't want to go through the same ordeal every time. Since there is no reason to volunteer information that's not supposed to be in the system, how does one know what they are SUPPOSED to say?