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I am going to China to fly home with my fiance and I have some jewelry for her, is it ok to travel with it? I know they ask you things on the customs forms, and I think I am supposed to declare it on the US side as well if it is over 10k right?

Would it be better to just leave it in USA and give it to her when we arrive? I don't want someone at the airport in China to x-ray my bag and ask me about it and confiscate my jewelry. Especially if I tell him it is for my Chinese wife that is coming to USA (something that some people are not too happy about in China).

I will also be carrying some cash for her mother and other stuff related to our wedding.

Do you think I will have any problems?

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Jealous over a $10k wedding jewelry? :D

You must not know Chinese customs too well.

$10K jewelry is not that big of deal for wedding gift by a spouse...for many city folks.

My wife's cousin just got married, and husband's parent's

bought them a million dollar house in Shanghai...in cash.

Did you know that average middle class Chinese have more

savings than US? :D

That said, you might want to google on Chinese customs declaration.

Here is couple...

http://www.travelchinaguide.com/essential/customs.htm

http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/guidebook/customs.htm


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Jealous over a $10k wedding jewelry? :D

You must not know Chinese customs too well.

$10K jewelry is not that big of deal for wedding gift by a spouse...for many city folks.

My wife's cousin just got married, and husband's parent's

bought them a million dollar house in Shanghai...in cash.

Did you know that average middle class Chinese have more

savings than US? :D

That said, you might want to google on Chinese customs declaration.

Here is couple...

http://www.travelchinaguide.com/essential/customs.htm

http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/guidebook/customs.htm

No haha, not about that. Jealous that she is leaving china to be with a non-Chinese man. Some Chinese men feel personally offended when Chinese women choose to be with a foreigner instead of a Chinese guy. She has already been harassed and verbally attacked because of this.

BTW I didn't say it was 10k of jewelry, I just said 10k is the customs declaration limit, which I would be exceeding.

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You will have no issues if you decide to bring the ring with you, so no worries! I brought the ring with and kept it in my backpack. Never was questioned on either side. I always bring large amount of cash with me,usually just exchange currency at the airport. Again never had an issue. My luggage always have the TSA cards letting me know they searched my stuff..=p Brought a lot of Items to China for family and friends , brought a lot of stuff back from China... only once was something confiscated.

Enjoy your trip, and give her the ring, don't wait!

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You will have no issues if you decide to bring the ring with you, so no worries! I brought the ring with and kept it in my backpack. Never was questioned on either side. I always bring large amount of cash with me,usually just exchange currency at the airport. Again never had an issue. My luggage always have the TSA cards letting me know they searched my stuff..=p Brought a lot of Items to China for family and friends , brought a lot of stuff back from China... only once was something confiscated.

Enjoy your trip, and give her the ring, don't wait!

I am definitely going to bring the ring, but there are other high value jewelry items that I am not sure if I should also bring or leave here.

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Just keep the items in your carry on, so you can keep an eye on it. If you get questioned..if you do it will be on US side before leaving, if so they are gifts for family. But I doubt you will. all depends on what your feeling you should do. If all the items are for your gf/wife then if it were me I just bring the ring, give the rest when you both get back.

As for some Chinese not liking foreigners taking their women... its comical! I've been refused service a few times, gf/now wife would get dirty looks. Oh well..

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Just keep the items in your carry on, so you can keep an eye on it. If you get questioned..if you do it will be on US side before leaving, if so they are gifts for family. But I doubt you will. all depends on what your feeling you should do. If all the items are for your gf/wife then if it were me I just bring the ring, give the rest when you both get back.

As for some Chinese not liking foreigners taking their women... its comical! I've been refused service a few times, gf/now wife would get dirty looks. Oh well..

I could just wait, but you know she would like to show everyone the jewelry in person :rolleyes: I will think about it more. I can't ask her because it is a surprise.

Some guy actually yelled at my fiancee and called her a very bad word because she rejected him and told him she has an american boyfriend. Gee, screaming at the top of your lungs and calling someone a "c" inside the bank and he wonders why she is leaving China? Go figure.

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Here's my 2 jiao.

declaration form for things not bought in usa.

usually.

so bring receipt, showing usa purchase, option to declare it. Clear as mud?

list it, but it's not duty-able, you purchase in usa prior.


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Here's my 2 jiao.

declaration form for things not bought in usa.

usually.

so bring receipt, showing usa purchase, option to declare it. Clear as mud?

list it, but it's not duty-able, you purchase in usa prior.

So you don't think someone who works in customs in China will just decide to take it because he likes it? That is really my concern here.

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My comments were for usa poe.

china poe? I never filed any paperwork with them. Was i supposed to? I carried money and gold and jewelry, never declared it in china.

never. Did i do the right thing there? I be clueless.


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My comments were for usa poe.

china poe? I never filed any paperwork with them. Was i supposed to? I carried money and gold and jewelry, never declared it in china.

never. Did i do the right thing there? I be clueless.

Haha, ok thank you.

Hope you are doing well.

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