Family member bring personal effects

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Family member bring personal effects

Post Mon May 11, 2009 2:00 pm

I'm going to the USA for a year on a TN Status. I'm flying very soon. Can a family member bring some of my personal effects by van to me? Is there paper work I need to provide for them to get through the border?


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Re: Family member bring personal effects

Post Mon May 11, 2009 10:28 pm

You only need something official if it's unaccompanied, CBP Form 3299 or if it's something subject to control, e.g. firearms.

Otherwise it's just a packing list.

CBP are pretty laid back about people taking personal effects into the US in my experience, it's bringing them into Canada which is more complex.
Steve.
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Re: Family member bring personal effects

Post Tue May 12, 2009 10:50 pm

I can't find a comprehensive online description of the packing list. Is there a website that describes exactly what the customs people want to see in a packing list? I'd like to know what are acceptable personal effects, how detailed the list needs to be, etc. Thanks!
Reba

Re: Family member bring personal effects

Post Wed May 13, 2009 4:15 am

google US Customs Border Patrol and use the form 3299
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Re: Family member bring personal effects

Post Wed May 13, 2009 10:47 am

Basic list like a shopping list, name, item, quantity, approx. value.

Personal effects they barely glance at imx. They might get the dog to sniff them.
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