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Hi everybody!

This might be a stupid question... but I was just wondering...

I got my K1-Visa on saturday (YAY!!!) and my plane leaves to Chicago O'Hare tomorrow. When you go through the immigration process which I heard and know can take several hours.... what happens with your luggage in that time? Does it usually sit on the conveyer belt until you get out or do they take it to the lost and found after an hour or so?

Has anybody who immigrated through O'Hare some experiences to share? Or some general thoughts?

Thanks in advance!

Undeadmike

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Been there done that, ORD immigrations tends to take 30 min to 1 hour, all that time your checked baggage will be waiting for you at the carousels after clearing immigrations and before customs.

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That's helpful! Thanks!

But now I thought of another thing:

When I fill out the customs form in the plane... I am supposed to list every item that remains in the US. Normally that would only be gifts and things like that. But since I am immigrating now, both suitcases full of stuff will remain in the US. That includes my laptop, iPod, cellphone, Garmin GPS... Am I supposed to pay custom tax on that stuff now??? :blink::blink:

So what do I write on the customs form?

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Hi everybody!

This might be a stupid question... but I was just wondering...

I got my K1-Visa on saturday (YAY!!!) and my plane leaves to Chicago O'Hare tomorrow. When you go through the immigration process which I heard and know can take several hours.... what happens with your luggage in that time? Does it usually sit on the conveyer belt until you get out or do they take it to the lost and found after an hour or so?

Has anybody who immigrated through O'Hare some experiences to share? Or some general thoughts?

Thanks in advance!

Undeadmike

Congrats to your visa.

Well I was kinda lucky at the time due to the fact that my cases where the only ones left going round on the thing :)

And no you dont have to declare all those items,I didnt't.

Most of them I bought in the US anyway,so they already got their taxes from me.

I would not worry about it.

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Hi everybody!

This might be a stupid question... but I was just wondering...

I got my K1-Visa on saturday (YAY!!!) and my plane leaves to Chicago O'Hare tomorrow. When you go through the immigration process which I heard and know can take several hours.... what happens with your luggage in that time? Does it usually sit on the conveyer belt until you get out or do they take it to the lost and found after an hour or so?

Has anybody who immigrated through O'Hare some experiences to share? Or some general thoughts?

Thanks in advance!

Undeadmike

Congrats to your visa.

Well I was kinda lucky at the time due to the fact that my cases where the only ones left going round on the thing :)

And no you dont have to declare all those items,I didnt't.

Most of them I bought in the US anyway,so they already got their taxes from me.

I would not worry about it.

Dont worry it will be there waiting for you, and already sniffed by the dogs. Trust me on this!! I know first hand. If its not on carosuel, it will be placed on the floor waiting for you. And if there is adog by your case, look innocent, ha ah, just teasing. Best of luck and Welcome to USA!!!

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That's helpful! Thanks!

But now I thought of another thing:

When I fill out the customs form in the plane... I am supposed to list every item that remains in the US. Normally that would only be gifts and things like that. But since I am immigrating now, both suitcases full of stuff will remain in the US. That includes my laptop, iPod, cellphone, Garmin GPS... Am I supposed to pay custom tax on that stuff now??? :blink::blink:

So what do I write on the customs form?

undeadmike

When we entered the USA my wife had 3 large suitcases, we declared NOTHING, this is personal use items, and are not subject to tax.

OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

Is now a US Citizen immigration completed Jan 12, 2012.

1428954228.1592.1755425389.png

CHIN0001_zps9c01d045.gifCHIN0100_zps02549215.gifTAIW0001_zps9a9075f1.gifVIET0001_zps0a49d4a7.gif

Look here: A Candle for Love and China Family Visa Forums for Chinese/American relationship,

Visa issues, and lots of info about the Guangzhou and Hong Kong consulate.

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