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Customs slip when entering with a K-1 visa

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What kind of things do you need to declare when entering the country that way? (I mean the slip they give you in the plane an hour prior of landing). When you're a citizen it's pretty clear cut, same was as if you're a tourist, but I seriously have no idea how it works when you enter with a special visa.

Normally when you enter as a tourist you don't have to declare any goods since you're not bringing them "back after purchasing them abroad" and nothing would stay permanently, but I don't know if same applies for K-1.

 

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22 minutes ago, Hank_ said:

Yeah, that's what I mean, on all these websites talk about "returning" to the United States after traveling elsewhere but in this case it would be moving in from another country, usually as a tourist you don't have to declare anything but I don't know if that applies here.

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7 minutes ago, Daevian said:

Yeah, that's what I mean, on all these websites talk about "returning" to the United States after traveling elsewhere but in this case it would be moving in from another country, usually as a tourist you don't have to declare anything but I don't know if that applies here.

Is there something you are concerned about that you are bringing?

 

 

https://www.cbp.gov/travel/clearing-cbp/traveler-entry-form

 

 

 

 


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18 minutes ago, Hank_ said:

Is there something you are concerned about that you are bringing?

 

 

https://www.cbp.gov/travel/clearing-cbp/traveler-entry-form

Oh, not really concerned, was mostly wondering if I had to declare the most expensive items I was bringing with me, like laptop, gaming consoles and all that 😋, I do know that all electronics must be in the carry-on so they can be checked if needed.

I want to guess that since I will be just entering, will have to fill just like I'm a visitor but writting down the value of everything I'm bringing with me, since technically everything will stay.

 

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Nevermind what I just said, unless I'm wrong seems like personal items don't count towards the "Things that wil remain in the U.S.", so I shouldn't have to declare any items even though I'm entering with a K1 visa, please someone correct me if this is not the case lol

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1 hour ago, Daevian said:

Nevermind what I just said, unless I'm wrong seems like personal items don't count towards the "Things that wil remain in the U.S.", so I shouldn't have to declare any items even though I'm entering with a K1 visa, please someone correct me if this is not the case lol

 

Correct.   Personal items don't count.

 

You don't have to have all electronics in carry on, unless you want to.    Spare batteries are the issue with carry-on.

 

Most consumer personal electronic devices containing batteries are allowed in carry-on and checked baggage, including but not limited to cell phones, smart phones, PDAs, electronic games, tablets, laptop computers, cameras, camcorders, watches, calculators, etc. ... These are always prohibited in checked baggage.

 

https://www.faa.gov/hazmat/packsafe/more_info/?hazmat=20


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Moving to U.S. - Household and personal effects, Packing / Inventory list

 

I am moving to the U.S. with household and personal effects; how can I make the entry process more efficient?

 

When completing the Customs and Border Protection Form (CBP Form) 6059B, "Customs Declaration," for accompanying goods or the CBP Form 3299 "Declaration For Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles," the statement that the goods are "household effects" is not enough information. The complete inventory of imported goods will be treated as the packing list and must be provided to CBP upon request.

 

Household effects are furniture, dishes, linens, libraries, artwork and similar household furnishings for your personal use. In order to avoid paying duty on these items, the articles must have either been available for your use or used in a household where you were a resident for one year. And are not intended for any other person or for sale.

 

Personal effects are items that belong to and are used by one person, such as wearing apparel, jewelry, photographic equipment and tape recorders. They cannot be entered as household effects. As with everything entering the US, these items will still be subject to inspection by Customs and Border Protection officers.

 

Canadians (who live in the U.S. for certain parts of the year, known as "snowbirds") must also submit a CBP Form 3299 in order to import unaccompanied household effects into the U.S., although not permanently. No form is needed if you plan to travel along with your goods, however, a manifest listing the items contained in your vehicle is necessary to present to the officer at the Port of Entry.

 

Source: https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/107/kw/household goods/session/L3RpbWUvMTU2NTc4OTQ3Ni9zaWQvTEgyYWVobW8%3D

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