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Old Jun 7th 2001, 4:17 am
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When you have your K1 visa are you able to then send all that you own to the US? Will they accept your personal effects through customs if you have the visa? Also do you have to fill in customs form 3299? If you dont have to fill in the customs form or you cant send them to the states with a k1 in your possession then what is the right proceedure? Also can you send your things ahead of you or do you have to arrange someone to do it for you after you have left to go to your new home in the US?

Just trying to make sure...

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Old Jun 7th 2001, 6:07 am
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K,

By chance a creation of Kafka?

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For exact details, visit the US customs web site.

You can bring in all of your personal and household items, barring things like
weaponry or alcoholica, or merchandise for resale, free of duty. Things you bring are
supposed to have been in your possession and in use for at least one year. Newer
items may require duty.

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I believe that is what the form was called, yes. Make a list of items, in the
granularity of "kitchen utensils", "clothing", etc, and approximate the value. No
need to account for every sock seperately. For technical items, list serial numbers.

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I'm afraid I don't understand the question.

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I supervised the loading of the truck before I came to the States, and personally
picked them up from the port with a U-Haul when they finally arrived. In that sense,
yes, you can "send them off ahead of you". But: No, *you* must arrive in the US
before your possessions
do.

All from memory, and that may be faulty.

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Old Jun 7th 2001, 1:48 pm
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Hi K,

To the best of my knowledge, you can ship your personal belongings to the US as long
as they arrive AFTER you have entered the US on the K-1 Visa. If you have a lot of
things to ship (large items like furniture, etc.) it is probably wise (IMO) to go
through a shipping (moving) company in your country that does international moves...
A shipping company that does international moving will supply you with all of the
required forms, etc. That way it takes the worry off of you. Keep in mind that a
large shippment sent by sea (surface vs. air) may take several weeks to arrive... So,
you are in your country when your things are packed up and then you depart for the US
on your K-1 and your belongings arrive AFTER you. It really is an easy process if you
go through a reputable shipping company. Also, keep in mind that you will need to
insure the items that you ship... Once again, a reputable international shipping
company will supply you with the necessary forms. They should also supply any and all
customs forms that may be necesary. They can also advise you if you will or will not
be required to pay any customs declarion taxes on the items... Maybe someone else in
the group can clarify, but I *think* that you are not required to pay on items that
you have owned more that a year... (for example, if you ship in a couple of brand new
computers in their original boxes (unopened) you will need to pay tax on those.

Hope this helps!

-Sweetpea
 
Old Jun 7th 2001, 3:45 pm
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K,

You might want to start out by taking a look at the US Customs Service's web site.
There is a brief section there about the personal effects of emigrees. It won't
answer all of your questions, but it will get you started.

Regards, JEff
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Old Jun 7th 2001, 4:22 pm
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http://www.shipit.co.uk/index.html

http://www.alliedpickfords.co.uk/

http://www.moves.co.uk/

http://www.direct-removals.co.uk/intermoving.html

http://www.international-movers.com/

http://www.the-removal-company.com/international/

http://www.burkebros.co.uk/burkebros.htm

http://www.robinsons-intl.com/movin.htm

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