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Hi folks. I arrived in the US 3 weeks ago on my K1 Visa (from the UK) and I've been looking into shipping the rest of my household stuff over. I only have 3 boxes of stuff that I've left with my parents to ship to me, but it seems like the process to do so is a lot more complex than I originally thought.

I was under the impression that once I'd arrived I could simply have my stuff Fedex-ed to me along with the customs form 3299. However reading online the past couple of days seems to indicate that I need a lot more than that, such as a Treasury Department Supplemental Declaration form (most of which doesn't even apply to me) and a form for "Power of Attorney".

Has anyone here gone through this process and if so, what paperwork did you have to file when having your stuff posted to you?

So far, I was going to include the following with my posting;

3299 Customs form

Power of Attorney form (I'm guessing this will be for my parents since they are the ones posting?)

Treasury Department Supplemental Declaration form

A scan of my passport showing my visa.

Thank you in advance for any help.

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My then-fiancé only had two boxes of things to ship over. I have an account with FedEx, so we had the boxes shipped through them. He had to fill out the Commercial Invoice, the Customs Form 3299, and provided a scan of his passport where the K-1 visa was affixed. Just be really detailed on what is in each box, especially if you declare a dollar amount. He sent them on November 15, he arrived in the U.S. on November 18, and they were delivered to our door on November 23.

Hi folks. I arrived in the US 3 weeks ago on my K1 Visa (from the UK) and I've been looking into shipping the rest of my household stuff over. I only have 3 boxes of stuff that I've left with my parents to ship to me, but it seems like the process to do so is a lot more complex than I originally thought.

I was under the impression that once I'd arrived I could simply have my stuff Fedex-ed to me along with the customs form 3299. However reading online the past couple of days seems to indicate that I need a lot more than that, such as a Treasury Department Supplemental Declaration form (most of which doesn't even apply to me) and a form for "Power of Attorney".

Has anyone here gone through this process and if so, what paperwork did you have to file when having your stuff posted to you?

So far, I was going to include the following with my posting;

3299 Customs form

Power of Attorney form (I'm guessing this will be for my parents since they are the ones posting?)

Treasury Department Supplemental Declaration form

A scan of my passport showing my visa.

Thank you in advance for any help.

Edited by LeftCoastLady

Part One: The K-1 Visa Journey:

USCIS Receipt of I-129F: January 24, 2012 | Petition Approval: June 15, 2012 (No RFEs)
Interview: October 24, 2012 - Review | Visa Delivered: October 31, 2012



Part Two: Entry and Adjusting Status:

POE: November 18, 2012 (at SFO) - Review
Wedding: December 1, 2012 | Social Security: New cards received on December 7, 2012.
AOS Package (I-485/I-765/I-131) NOA1: February 19, 2013 | Biometrics Appt.: March 18, 2013
AP/EAD Approved: April 29, 2013 | Card Received: May 6, 2013 | AOS Interview Appt.: May 16, 2013 - Approved Review Card Received: May 24, 2013

Part Three: Removal of Conditions:

Coming Soon...

"When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat." – George Carlin

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Hi there, sorry for the delay in my reply. Thanks for the info. Could I just double check, he didn't need to use a power of attorney form?

Thank you again for the reply.

Nope, that wasn't requested.


Part One: The K-1 Visa Journey:

USCIS Receipt of I-129F: January 24, 2012 | Petition Approval: June 15, 2012 (No RFEs)
Interview: October 24, 2012 - Review | Visa Delivered: October 31, 2012



Part Two: Entry and Adjusting Status:

POE: November 18, 2012 (at SFO) - Review
Wedding: December 1, 2012 | Social Security: New cards received on December 7, 2012.
AOS Package (I-485/I-765/I-131) NOA1: February 19, 2013 | Biometrics Appt.: March 18, 2013
AP/EAD Approved: April 29, 2013 | Card Received: May 6, 2013 | AOS Interview Appt.: May 16, 2013 - Approved Review Card Received: May 24, 2013

Part Three: Removal of Conditions:

Coming Soon...

"When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat." – George Carlin

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you are not requied a poa form with standard fedex shipping

provide a detailed commercial invoice and youll be fine

idk how fedex will handle taxes and duties for you though.

shipping is my day job.

hopefully your boxes are small-ish and dont house electronics.

electronics require additional forms.


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