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Old Feb 16th 2021, 10:07 am
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Hello
I am currently in the process of applying for K1 visa (I am at the NOA2 stage) and I was thinking about everything I need to do before I move.

Whilst thinking about what to do with my stuff, I remembered from my many previous visits I've always had to declare everything I'm bringing and leaving in the USA when I stay (gifts and such). They give me a form to fill in on the plane, I'm assuming this is still the same or similar (it's a year since I last visited as a tourist)

My question is, when I finally travel on my one way ticket with the K-1, do I still need to declare everything that will be staying in the USA? OBVIOUSLY everything I bring will be staying in the USA because I'm not going back home. Just curious to how that works

Thanks in advance for any help/info​​

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Old Feb 16th 2021, 1:28 pm
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On my many many trips to the US, I don't think I ever declared anything. Didn't really occur to me

Anyway...

The form is pretty clear, and does not have exemptions for anything at all that a resident or visitor is bringing to the US permanently. So yes, declare it all.

You might want to consider forward shipping anything and everything that you can. I moved to the US with only 1 suitcase, having shipped everything here before the move.
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My recollection is that second hand goods and immigrating you get a pass, forget how old they have to be. Bring a load of stuff fresh in box and you may be questioned but what would that be?
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I don’t recall what I had to declare when I moved, I did not ship anything.

the best place to look up customs rules is probably CBP.gov....

What is the process to move my used household goods and personal effects into the United States?


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Originally Posted by Mcnab182 View Post
Hello
I am currently in the process of applying for K1 visa (I am at the NOA2 stage) and I was thinking about everything I need to do before I move.

Whilst thinking about what to do with my stuff, I remembered from my many previous visits I've always had to declare everything I'm bringing and leaving in the USA when I stay (gifts and such). They give me a form to fill in on the plane, I'm assuming this is still the same or similar (it's a year since I last visited as a tourist)

My question is, when I finally travel on my one way ticket with the K-1, do I still need to declare everything that will be staying in the USA? OBVIOUSLY everything I bring will be staying in the USA because I'm not going back home. Just curious to how that works

Thanks in advance for any help/info​​
Are you talking about a suitcase full of personal possessions, or shipping boxes of things? I would bring books and records in my suitcase, a few at a time amongst clothes and other personal stuff, and they were of no interest to customs.
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Old Feb 16th 2021, 6:38 pm
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Default Re: On the flight from UK to USA

Originally Posted by Mcnab182 View Post
Hello
I am currently in the process of applying for K1 visa (I am at the NOA2 stage) and I was thinking about everything I need to do before I move.

Whilst thinking about what to do with my stuff, I remembered from my many previous visits I've always had to declare everything I'm bringing and leaving in the USA when I stay (gifts and such). They give me a form to fill in on the plane, I'm assuming this is still the same or similar (it's a year since I last visited as a tourist)

My question is, when I finally travel on my one way ticket with the K-1, do I still need to declare everything that will be staying in the USA? OBVIOUSLY everything I bring will be staying in the USA because I'm not going back home. Just curious to how that works

Thanks in advance for any help/info​​
What are you taking on the plane with you?. If personal things in a suitcase they don't need to be declared anyway. If over 10K in cash, better to declare it.
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If over 10K in cash, better to declare it.
Not just "better to", you must.
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Not just "better to", you must.

.... should have put a smiley after my 'jokey' comment .......
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