Questions tagged [customs]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Transfer of residence - exceeding 12 month limit

I moved to the UK in 2011 and spent some years moving round different places and staying in flatshares, etc. Now eights years later I'm somewhat settled (have indefinite leave, living in a house) I ...
2
votes
1answer
35 views

What documentation is required to import your personal items when moving to the US?

If one is planning to move from Canada to the US for a long period of time, what documentation is required at the border to import one's personal items? Does it matter if you drive a UHaul truck with ...
2
votes
1answer
67 views

How/Will UK customs charge me if I bring my household goods to UK?

I am going to move to UK from Iran and I want to bring my own furnitures, home appliances, carpets and ecetera with my self. I have found a company here which can deliver them by Liverpool port, but ...
1
vote
1answer
75 views

Shipping a high-value personal computer to the US

I plan to ship my high-value (> 10,000 USD) brand new personal computer (if it does not fit my luggage) from Europe to the USA. I live in the US, but when I will come back to the UK, I would bring ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

Do I have to pay customs duty if my family ships a Mac to me in China?

I want to buy a Mac but found that the credit card is not available in Chinese Apple Stores, where I'm in right now. So I consider asking my mother buying and shipping it to China (another reason is ...
3
votes
0answers
29 views

Re-entering US when STEM OPT expires in less than 6 months

My US F-1 STEM OPT expires in May 2019 and I am planning to travel outside US in Dec 2018. If I return to US in first week of Jan 2019, my STEM OPT will be valid for less than 5 months when I try to ...
1
vote
0answers
55 views

Taking alcohol to Pennsylvania when relocating from outside the US

I'm moving to Pennsylvania in the US from abroad and own a somewhat-valuable collection of alcohol which I would be bringing with me. Most of the (labeled) bottles are not sealed, so I am tentatively ...
2
votes
1answer
101 views

VAT, Customs Duty for personal belongings sent to an immigrant in UK

My family and I are relocating to the UK from a non-EU country. I have a certificate of sponsorship under General Tier 2 Visa. We have our Entry Clearance Visas to collect our Biometric Residential ...
2
votes
1answer
671 views

Declare at customs gems bought on holiday in Sri Lanka?

If I buy a sapphire for an engagement ring during on a holiday in Sri Lanka will I have to declare it in the airport at customs (both leaving Sri Lanka and returning to the UK)? Will I have to pay ...
2
votes
1answer
74 views

Australian immigration long-stay 457 visa - do we need to pay tax on our engagement ring?

We'll be moving from the UK to Australia later this year, on a long-stay 457 visa which has been granted for 4 years. My fiancée will be moving with me, and we'll be getting married at some point ...
2
votes
1answer
84 views

Bringing multiple computers into NZ on a holiday visa - customs or immigration issues?

My wife and I (both British) will shortly be moving to New Zealand for a period of between 3 and 6 months. My wife will be travelling on a work visa, but I will be travelling via visa waiver due to ...
2
votes
1answer
116 views

Anything like the I-94 website for citizens?

I'm trying to prepare my US taxes and want to check when I'm eligible for the foreign earned income exclusion. I'm a US citizen working in Canada. All I'm looking to do is to verify my border crossing ...
2
votes
1answer
155 views

how to import and register a car in Hungary?

for example, we bought a 2008 ford mustang GT-CS in the Netherlands. we deregistered it and had temporary registration number plates issued. we drove it through germany and austria. so, can anyone ...
1
vote
1answer
82 views

Do I need to pay custom charges for moving my personal stuff from Europe to Japan?

I am relocating from Europe (Italy) to Japan, and I will ship most of my personal belongings to my new residence in Japan (a guesthouse in a research institute). Most of the boxes are filled with ...
1
vote
0answers
47 views

What duty should I expect to pay on a used iMac from USA to Kenya? [closed]

I'm moving to Kenya in the next month, and I have an enormous 27" iMac. I want to take it with me (I'm a software developer), but I'm doubtful that I can fit it in my luggage, so I'm thinking of ...
4
votes
1answer
384 views

VAT on imported personal effects in Spain

Has anybody ever dealt with Spanish Customs for importing personal effects? I have a shipping company in Barcelona trying to charge me 1300eur for VAT, even though my understanding is that personal ...
2
votes
0answers
36 views

3 months of working at a US office of an EU company (EU working contract)

I'm an Italian guy working for a company that has 3 offices outside of Italy. One of these offices is in the US. Basically, the company is giving me the opportunity to spend some time in one of the ...
7
votes
2answers
247 views

What are the import charges or fees moving to the USA?**

What are the import charges or fees moving to the USA? Short Question: I will be moving to the USA on a K-1 Fiance(e) Visa in December, to then get a Green Card. I will be flying with some luggage ...
3
votes
0answers
26 views

What are the rules for importing personal items when relocating from Nepal to India?

I will be moving to Nepal from India (Bangalore ) along with household stuff including few old electronics items ( Like 42 inch LCD TV , 2 sets of fans ). Could someone please elaborate the process ...
4
votes
1answer
135 views

Overstaying residence visa(work permit issued by UDI) in Norway by 1 day(5-6 hrs actually)

I have been granted Trainee Work permit by UDI(Norwegian Directorate of Immigration). I applied for visa up till 11th July as my Employment Contract ends on 10th July. As for Norway, you get a ...
3
votes
1answer
156 views

Paying of Tax at the Airport in Australia?

I understand from the Australia government webpage, we are allow to bring in AUS$900 per adult. So example, if I brought a laptop from Singapore that cost AUD$1200+ and did not get a GST/Tax refund in ...
6
votes
1answer
131 views

What are customs requirements when transferring goods through Germany?

We are planning to move away from Switzerland and we would like to ship most of our belongings from Germany. We will have about 25 boxes to be shipped and I was wondering how to approach customs on ...
4
votes
1answer
287 views

Parcel from family delayed in Spanish customs, as if merchandise. What to do?

Our family has sent us a (Halloween...) parcel to Spain from overseas. This parcel contains a collection of our own things from before we moved to Spain, each of insignificant value. Unfortunately, it ...
6
votes
1answer
1k views

Which items should I declare at the customs when returning to the US after several years of living abroad?

Context: I have been living in Japan for about 26 years. I will be moving to a guest house in the US to look for a permanent residence as an US citizen. I will be entering through an airport with hand ...
2
votes
1answer
262 views

Customs when moving to France

I am moving to France (from the USA, but I am not American). My understanding is that I do not need to pay customs duty for my personal property when entering France. However, I do need a lot of ...
5
votes
1answer
343 views

UK Customs for shipped container

I am relocating to the UK from the US, the moving company is telling me that certain items are not allowed through customs in a shipped container, but I cannot find any official information backing ...
1
vote
1answer
849 views

Are Turkey's customs fees for international mail high?

I had someone send me a valuable but small item from my old home in the States, to Turkey. I had them insure it for $1000 and the postage cost them $50. When it arrived today in Turkey, PTT (mail ...