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Having a family member bring your possessions to you after emigrating

Old Jul 19th 2011, 3:23 pm
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Long story short, I move to the US on a K1 visa on Sunday and my mother & brother follow in a few weeks time to attend my wedding.
Drumming was one of my favourite past-times while in the UK, and I wanted my brother to bring my collection of cymbals with him and leave them with me in the US after he flies back to the UK. I figured this would be the cheapest way of getting them to the US, as he could pay to have them checked in for £45ish.
Would this be a problem when he comes through immigration? I'd hate for him to be detained for suspecting him of being there to work. Would writing a letter and having him show IO that they're for me be proof enough? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old Jul 19th 2011, 3:28 pm
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Long story short, I move to the US on a K1 visa on Sunday and my mother & brother follow in a few weeks time to attend my wedding.
Drumming was one of my favourite past-times while in the UK, and I wanted my brother to bring my collection of cymbals with him and leave them with me in the US after he flies back to the UK. I figured this would be the cheapest way of getting them to the US, as he could pay to have them checked in for £45ish.
Would this be a problem when he comes through immigration? I'd hate for him to be detained for suspecting him of being there to work. Would writing a letter and having him show IO that they're for me be proof enough? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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send him an email asking him to bring the stuff for you
add the usual chatter so it as a normal email would be
then he should print it out and produce it if stopped
he should then
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Old Jul 19th 2011, 3:41 pm
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send him an email asking him to bring the stuff for you
add the usual chatter so it as a normal email would be
then he should print it out and produce it if stopped
he should then
Sounds simple enough, and I do love simple
That's what we'll do then, thanks for your help
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Old Jul 19th 2011, 4:32 pm
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I figured this would be the cheapest way of getting them to the US, as he could pay to have them checked in for £45ish.
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Why don't you transport them, then? Save your brother the additional hassle.
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Old Jul 19th 2011, 4:42 pm
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Why don't you transport them, then? Save your brother the additional hassle.
I'm already taking 2 suitcases and my carry on, & I have to travel through 4 airports. That, and he owes me a favour
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