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Hi I am traveling down to see my girlfriend in St Paul, MN from Canada and I received the engagement ring from my mother. I am wondering how I would go about transporting the ring down so I can propose? My mother does not have the receipt for the ring anymore so I am unsure of the true value of the ring. Any help would be great thanks.

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*** Thread is moved from the Off Topic forum to the Canada regional subforum, in case others have dealt with the same situation. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Hi I am traveling down to see my girlfriend in St Paul, MN from Canada and I received the engagement ring from my mother. I am wondering how I would go about transporting the ring down so I can propose? My mother does not have the receipt for the ring anymore so I am unsure of the true value of the ring. Any help would be great thanks.

I am not sure I fully understand the question. Why would you need a receipt? I am guessing for tax / duty / transporting expensive goods? Are you driving / flying?

Best of luck with the proposal :)

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Thanks I guess I'm just trying to find out if I need to pay taxes/duty since the ring was made in Canada and is staying in the states. And if I do how to value it since I don't have a receipt. I will be flying with Delta

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Estimate it's value to declare the ring, or get it appraised at a jewelry store. At least you are doing the right thing in declaring it. :)


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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When I traveled through ORD with the ring I put the value down on the form they gave us in the plane. The agent asked me what kind of ring it was and then cleared me in, then I handed the form to a custom agent that looked at it and just waved me through.

I was expecting lots of trouble travelling with the ring but it went better than I thought.

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Generally if you are truthful, they do tend to wave you through in my experience unless it's a really expensive ring. My husband ended up not paying duty on either of my rings he brought to Canada for our engagement or wedding and declared both. His was within the value allowed returning to the USA so didnt pay duty either.

haha

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You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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Estimate it. My husband had to declare it when he crossed to Canada to come visit me and proposed!


USCIS Process:

Sent I-130 (via Canada Post): Feb 29, 2016

NOA1 hardcopy received: March 16, 2016

NOA2 approval text & email: June 9, 2016

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NVC Process:

Case number and IIN Assigned: July 5, 2016

Choice of Agent (DS-261) completed: July 6, 2016

IV application (DS-260) completed: July 12, 2016

Sent AOS & IV packets (Electronic Processing): July 14, 2016

CC: July 20, 2016

Medical: September 13, 2016

Interview: September 19, 2016 APPROVED!

POE: October 31, 2016

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ROC Process:

Submitted I-751 (USPS Overnight): August 2, 2018

Application received at VSC : August 3, 2018

Payment cashed (personal check): August 9, 2018

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