Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:20 AM
The day is almost upon us for my wife's arrival to the US(finally!). I am trying to instruct her how to fill out the customs declaration form. Unfortunately I cannot travel with her but she will be traveling with our 6month old daughter(US passport).
Since she has a CR-1 Visa for question 7: Country of residence would she put philippines or the US(since she has not been here yet I dont know which applies in the eyes of customs).
Also for the declared amount would she put the total in Residents or visitors(she isnt a visitor, but if her residence above says philippines would they not be happy if she wrote in the resident column instead?)
And the third POE question is does she go to the US citizen/resident line at immigration or to the visitor line?
I guess im going to add a forth question now...Has anyone else picked up their spouse/fiancee from the airport arrival and been able to cross customs with any kind of special clearance to help assist with luggage? I ask because I know there is no way she'll be able to handle moving the baby stroller, 2 checked bags, 1 carry-on bag, and the infant needs bag. I tried asking delta to arrange for assistance there but they seemed uninterested in providing it. Any input on this would be awesome.
I wrote Philippines under country of residence. Left the declared amount portion blank.
At the POE, went to the visitor line as instructed, even though my husband traveled with me (so he lined up with me at the visitor line). I was thinking the both of us will be allowed to go through the Citizen/Permanent Resident line, but it was no biggie, the length of the lines were the same anyway.
Sorry, I can't answer your 4th question. But I'm pretty sure there will be people willing to help your wife. Hope all goes well!
ETA: Oops, so I failed to take note that it's already past the date of your family's arrival, lol! Glad everything went well for your wife and baby!
Edited by CJ8611, 23 May 2013 - 11:25 AM.
06/20/2012 - I-130 mailed
06/27/2012 - NOA1 (SMS)
08/28/2012 - I-130 Approved (2 months after NOA1; No RFE)
09/01/2012 - NOA2 (Mail)
09/18/2012 - NVC Case number, I-864 invoice and DS-3032 received via e-mail (3 weeks after I-130 Approval)
09/18/2012 - I-864 fee paid; DS-3032 e-mailed(used DS-3032 e-mail template)
10/02/2012 - DS-3032 acknowledged(2 weeks after e-mailing DS-3032)
10/03/2012 - IV invoice received via e-mail
10/04/2012 - IV fee paid
10/22/2012 - I-864EZ packet delivered
11/05/2012 - I-864EZ accepted (No RFE)
11/09/2012 - IV packet delivered
11/27/2012 - Confirmed case complete via phone call; received NVC instruction letter with interview date via e-mail
US EMBASSY - MANILA
12/18 & 26/2012 - Medical
01/04/2013 - Interview @ 6:15 AM (APPROVED @ around 10:10 AM)
01/10/2013 - Passport and IV packet delivered (in 4 business days)
04/30/2013 - POE: SEATTLE, WA
05/14/2013 - SSN received
05/21/2013 - GC received
10/07/2013 - 1st Day @ 1st Job
02/21/2015 - I-751 mailed via USPS
02/25/2015 - Checks en-cashed
02/27/2015 - Received NOA (Receipt date: 02/23/2015)