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Travelers to UK will need to answer 53 questions

Nov 15th, 2007, 01:46 PM
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Travelers to UK will need to answer 53 questions

"Travelers entering or leaving Britain soon will be required to answer 53 questions as part of stepped-up security measures, U.K.ís Daily Mail reports."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...e_id=1770&ct=5

And people complain that it's too difficult to travel to the USA because of Customs & Security.







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Nov 15th, 2007, 01:54 PM
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I read something about this being a possibility some months ago halfapair. I wouldn't be surprised it the EU doesn't put this program into force in the future. How much info does the US demand from visitors to the US?

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Nov 15th, 2007, 01:59 PM
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Most of those are already asked, and barely qualify as "questions" -- is giving up your flight number really a big problem?
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Nov 15th, 2007, 02:02 PM
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It would be interesting to know what information foreigners need to provide to US Customs. I've only ever entered as a US Citizen, so I've never had a problem or thought that it was cumbersome.
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Nov 15th, 2007, 02:05 PM
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Only a couple of them seem a bit much -- like details of who made bookings or something. The rest are information you have given on your airline ticket or passport. I guess it's just new for those on a ferry to have to fill all that out. I think most of those requirements have to do with getting info from the airline, unless they have a new form that is parallel to the customs form you fill out when you arrive.

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Nov 15th, 2007, 02:10 PM
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I particularly like question 45.
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Nov 15th, 2007, 02:55 PM
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This article was reported in the Daily Mail - well known as a panic inducing newspaper. The words pinch and salt should always come to mind when reading the paper.
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Nov 15th, 2007, 07:00 PM
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31 is even better than 45. Kinda broad, huh?
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Nov 15th, 2007, 11:03 PM
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Europeans going to the US have to give credit card details and all sorts of other private info long before they even get to the airport if they want to visit the US.
This is just the British equivalent. Given that this is in the Daily Mail when the questionnaire finally comes out it will probably only ask your nams and address. The Daily Mail does like to exagerate things and get people panicking.
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Nov 15th, 2007, 11:29 PM
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What's "an out-bound travel indicator?"
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Nov 16th, 2007, 02:07 AM
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Watch out for the one about white shoes....
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Nov 16th, 2007, 02:09 AM
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I would guess that "outbound travel indicator" means a field in the database so they can enter whether the person concerned actually took the outbound journey of a return trip.
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"Europeans going to the US have to give credit card details and all sorts of other private info long before they even get to the airport if they want to visit the US."

Where does a European have to provide this info?
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Nov 16th, 2007, 04:36 AM
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Nov 16th, 2007, 04:43 AM
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Looking at it again, it's clearly a list of the data items that will be held in a database, i.e., information collected as part of the booking process.

This may or may not mean additional questions when you're booking or checking in. Presumably, if something there flags up what the authorities perceive to be a problem, it might mean additional questions on arrival.

But there can be additional questions on arrival at the moment, covering much of this sort of information. This would systematise what tends to be a matter of an immigration officer's hunch at the moment.

From the relevant government agency's website:

"The e-borders operations centre (e-BOC) will be established by mid-2009 at the earliest, providing capture and watch list assessment of passenger data for an initially limited number of high priority passenger routes. Further capability delivery for the programme is planned against three major milestones:

December 2009: The introduction of the e-borders system with the receipt and processing of Travel Document Information (TDI) for at least 60% of passenger movements*, including a range of air, sea and rail carriers;
December 2010: The receipt and processing of TDI for at least 95% of passenger movements;
March 2014: The receipt and processing of TDI data for 100% of passenger movements "
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Nov 16th, 2007, 07:02 AM
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Reminds me of an old joke a Customs Officer once told me at Dover when i was driving a van loaded with cyclists equipment and had to fill out some complex form

He said" You know why Hitler never invaded England? He couldn't fill out the forms"
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