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kalieandben

Bringing personal stuff to the US on Immigration

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Hello folks,

I'm sorry if there had been a thread on this issue before but I couldn't find one and information on other websites are either confusing or contradicting.

I'm moving to the US on K1 in about a week and all the stuff I want to bring with me is packed in two suitcases. No additional shipping of bulky things.

Now my problem is, this stuff is a complex mixture of all kinds of things like clothes, decorations, electrical devices and some german candy and a bottle of 1L banana liquor (20%).

I'm completely lost on what exactly has to be declared on the customs form and what not.

 

Would I have to pay for any of the items importing them to the US or are they all free?

 

None of these things will be sold in the future and even the candy brought as a gift for my fiancee will stay in my future home.

All the items together, including clothes and stuff exceed $500 easily. But taking into account only the items that I bring as a gift are hardly more than $30

POE will be JFK

 

Thanks in advance everyone

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None of those you are concerned with matter with CBP unless you will be selling them or list as commercial items. You will have to declare how much cash and jewelry you are bringing.

 

Here is the sample of form of Customs Declaration.

 

https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/documents/CBP%20Form%206059B%20English%20%28Sample%20Watermark%29.pdf

 

 

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the liquid can not come in carry on luggage

nothing over 3.4 ounces (100 mililiters) in carry on luggage

when i put any liquid in checked luggage i use a skip lock bag or lots of tape around it /you don't want it breaking and going all over

i put all things like shampoo in these type of bags

prescription medicine must be in clear bags to get thru customs / probably no one will open it after you arrive but they can

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2 hours ago, dandk said:

None of those you are concerned with matter with CBP unless you will be selling them or list as commercial items. You will have to declare how much cash and jewelry you are bringing.

 

Here is the sample of form of Customs Declaration.

 

https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/documents/CBP Form 6059B English (Sample Watermark).pdf

 

 

Yep totally agree. Already came here a couple of times and never had an issue. Always just estimated the worth roughly. If you think about the worth of used stuff you usually never exceed 500 dollars. Plus CBP doesn't care for your headphones or used pants. It's about stuff that you bring into US sell it and leave the country. 

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