Ive posted on this site in the past about getting my mother in law from Iraq to visit us. I got some excellent help and she had obtained an immigrant visa. We were ready to have her here and she ran into issues at her home country causing her visa to expire.
Fast forward a few more months and she has been finally able to renew her visa. Now she is finally ready to make the long trip to the United States. One thing she has that has a great value to her both in terms of family value and monetary value is gold in terms of jewelry.
She probably has about 10k dollars worth of gold that was given to her when she got married as well as when her mother past away. She is curious if it is okay to wear or bring her gold with her? Does she need to claim anything about it when she arrives here. I don't know if there is any rules about such a thing. I simply told her to wear it and she should have no issues. I think if you are bringing the gold as a gift you need to write this stuff off on your claims when coming to the country. This is not a gift so I am unsure if she needs to do this. Can she just wear it or put it in her purse? She would rather not check it in due to theft in Iraq.
She also has about 10k in cash as well. If I remember correctly you can bring up to 10k without any issues? I just would like to avoid any trouble when she is coming here.