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Hello! I know that this is nonsense. My K1 visa has just been approved this April. And I have flew here to the USA already. Everything about my flight was kinda rush rush. And I have forgotten lots of stuff including my medical documents from St. Lukes. One of the personal stuff that i have forgotten was my birth control pills.

Now my question really is how strict it is in the immigration in terms of BRINGING birth control pills? Because i to want to ask some of my friends to bring it for me but at the same time I want my friends to be worry free about it.

I need help...your insights will be very very helpful. Thank you in advance!!!

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This is an interesting topic. When I last went to the US I knew I was supposed to stay there for three months or more so I brough with me 5 packages (for 5 months) even though mine weren't really pills but patches. When they went through my luggage they didn't find them so of course they didn't say anything about it, but it would be nice to know more about the topic. B-)


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:rofl: (Hey I am laughing in a good day. I think the question is cute)

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Good morning!

the immigration people see these pills every day! :) they will be fine- they would maybe look into it more if say they bring many years worth.when i first came over, i brought over 12 packs, never said anything :)


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oh thank for chipping in of your experience..

Good morning!

the immigration people see these pills every day! :) they will be fine- they would maybe look into it more if say they bring many years worth.when i first came over, i brought over 12 packs, never said anything :)

Thank you so much! this means alot to me!

:rofl: (Hey I am laughing in a good day. I think the question is cute)

lol cute and i want to kick myself for actually forgetting it..

This is an interesting topic. When I last went to the US I knew I was supposed to stay there for three months or more so I brough with me 5 packages (for 5 months) even though mine weren't really pills but patches. When they went through my luggage they didn't find them so of course they didn't say anything about it, but it would be nice to know more about the topic. B-)

hey thanks for chippin in you expirience..

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ha, I was wondering about this recently aswell, when i went over in January i took one packet in my carry on luggage but i want to take a few packets next time so i wasn't sure how that would go either


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Have most people been sucessful with this? Alot of medications are more affordable in Peru and I wanted to bring some to the USA for personal use but have always been to scarred to try it! :unsure:


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We have pills here that you can purchase, with a prescription from a doctor.

Yeah, we have marked up pills that probably cost 20 times what they pay down there if they have no medical insurance. And I'm assuming that most people coming over the k1 visa do not have proper medical insurance while waiting to get married.

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I brought 12 packs of bcp without a prescription and I just got through.. It's an over-the-counter drug so it's okay, plus its for personal use. :)

Have most people been sucessful with this? Alot of medications are more affordable in Peru and I wanted to bring some to the USA for personal use but have always been to scarred to try it! :unsure:

To try the pill you mean? I would recommend seeing a doctor first before starting. There are so many kinds of birth control pills with different levels of hormones and you need to get the one that suits you. I went to a doc first and made sure I was ok to take it :)


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Bringing the pills over yourself is no problem. When I was travelling back and forth between Canada & the US often, I always had multiple prescriptions for BC, allergies, etc. It was never a problem.

The only problem I could think of regarding your plan is that if security or Immigration decides to search your friend's bag and finds pills with a different name on them than the passenger, it may be a problem. It was my understanding that all prescription medication that goes through the airport must be in the original container with the patient's name and info on it. Just a thought.

Maybe someone else has experience with bringing over someone else's prescriptions?


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Bringing the pills over yourself is no problem. When I was travelling back and forth between Canada & the US often, I always had multiple prescriptions for BC, allergies, etc. It was never a problem.

The only problem I could think of regarding your plan is that if security or Immigration decides to search your friend's bag and finds pills with a different name on them than the passenger, it may be a problem. It was my understanding that all prescription medication that goes through the airport must be in the original container with the patient's name and info on it. Just a thought.

Maybe someone else has experience with bringing over someone else's prescriptions?

There is no prescription requirement in the Philippines for Birth Control pills... at least not the ones my fiancée uses. We bought 5 packs at Mercury before coming here and there was no issue getting them through to the USA. So if your friend is asked, the pills are over-the-counter with no name associated so there should be no problem. She can always claim they are hers and for personal use. If she was bringing 100's of packages then there would be a problem since they would think she might be trying to resell them which would be illegal.

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Birth control pills are sold OTC in my country. We do have to leave our personal information (name, address) with the pharmacy - just like if one tried to buy the old formula Sudafed in the US. If the OP gets her pills OTC too, there shouldn't be a prescription note.

I brought 12 packs over and when the customs officer was looking through my stuff, I told him what the pills were for and he didn't even seem to care.


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Maybe someone said this already - why don't you just go to your new Doctor here in the US - you should have no trouble getting the pill. Planned Parenthood can help as well...think it would be cheaper through them - not sure how it works.

I personally filled all my prescriptions before I came so I had a few months supply of everything from the Pill, to puffers to allergy meds.

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To try the pill you mean? I would recommend seeing a doctor first before starting. There are so many kinds of birth control pills with different levels of hormones and you need to get the one that suits you. I went to a doc first and made sure I was ok to take it :)

Any type of medications not just birth control. In Peru you don't need a perscription for anything. For example, you can get antibotics by just walking into a pharmacy and asking for them.

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