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customs fee waived for K1... but for how long?

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Hi - I have been in the USA for nearly one year...  I shipped the bulk of my possessions over with NO CUSTOMS CHARGE as personal possessions for K1.

 

Does anyone know if this right expires after a certain period?   I have  few more things I would like to ship over.

 

Thanks for your advice

 


Citizenship: process can begin Sep 2019 - 90 days before 3 years of GC - I THINK!

   

Green Card ROC: process starts Sep 2018 - card expires Dec 12, 2018

I-797C: Aug 15, 2018 >> 120 Day Reminder Notice >> HERE WE GO AGAIN! 

   

K1 - AOS / EAD / AP

Filed at Chicago Lockbox: Mar 4, 2016

NOA1: Mar 9, 2016

Biometrics: Apr 4, 2016

EAD and AP APPROVED: Apr 26, 2016 (53 days from filing)

EAD and AP card received: Jun 1, 2016 (89 days from filing)

Interview > Green Card APPROVED: Dec 12, 2016 (283 days from filing)

Green Card received: Dec 22, 2016 (293 days from filing)

 

K1 - UK to USA

California Service Center & London UK Consulate

Proposed: Aug 7, 2015

Mailed I-129F: Aug 18, 2015

NOA1: Aug 27, 2015

NOA2 > I-129f APPROVED: Sep 17, 2015 (21 days from NOA1)

Interview > K1 visa APPROVED: Dec 2, 2015 (97 days from NOA1)

P.O.E. @ Las Vegas: Jan 10, 2016

Elvis Wedding: Feb 19, 2016

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I know when my husband had his stuff sent, he had to provide a copy of his visa showing he was here in the states. I'd imagine you would use your green card as proof of lawful and living presence in the US. You're basically paying no duty because it's your own items and you're saying you live here, just need proof you live here at the end of the day. 

I don't think there's a limit, as long as you can prove you're here legally and live here.

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THANKS VERY MUCH!!!!     (so pleased about that.   time to get my parents to start sending random boxes from their attic   :)  )


Citizenship: process can begin Sep 2019 - 90 days before 3 years of GC - I THINK!

   

Green Card ROC: process starts Sep 2018 - card expires Dec 12, 2018

I-797C: Aug 15, 2018 >> 120 Day Reminder Notice >> HERE WE GO AGAIN! 

   

K1 - AOS / EAD / AP

Filed at Chicago Lockbox: Mar 4, 2016

NOA1: Mar 9, 2016

Biometrics: Apr 4, 2016

EAD and AP APPROVED: Apr 26, 2016 (53 days from filing)

EAD and AP card received: Jun 1, 2016 (89 days from filing)

Interview > Green Card APPROVED: Dec 12, 2016 (283 days from filing)

Green Card received: Dec 22, 2016 (293 days from filing)

 

K1 - UK to USA

California Service Center & London UK Consulate

Proposed: Aug 7, 2015

Mailed I-129F: Aug 18, 2015

NOA1: Aug 27, 2015

NOA2 > I-129f APPROVED: Sep 17, 2015 (21 days from NOA1)

Interview > K1 visa APPROVED: Dec 2, 2015 (97 days from NOA1)

P.O.E. @ Las Vegas: Jan 10, 2016

Elvis Wedding: Feb 19, 2016

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