Before leaving for the airport/immigration departure point, recite three malas of the short praise to Tara.
Recite the following mantra seven times:
OM MANI PADME HUM TAYATHA DED YA THA NAG SHA TE SAHHATI TI MU TAI NA SUTRA NI MEGA MITA DANYI DANI BHAGWANTU SOHA
When you are about to go through immigration, visualize Tara on the crown of the person (the immigration official) that you are dealing with. Then, make strong prayers to Tara – who is one with the Guru – that this person will be very happy and do whatever you want. Then, Tara absorbs into the person and the person becomes Tara.
Think that after doing this everything will be successful.
You can find more of Rinpoche’s advice on travel and immigration on the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive:
Lama Zopa Rinpoche is the spiritual director of the Foundation for the Preservation of Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), a Tibetan Buddhist organization dedicated to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation and community service.