The head of household needs to complete one of these forms for the entire family. Numbers below correspond to box numbers on form at left.
Last name, then first name; nationality; then birth date (day, month, year).
The total number of days you will be vacationing.
Family members: If you are traveling alone, 0; with a spouse, 1; etc.
Count the number of bags, including backpacks.
Check "Air Flight," then write the flight number in the line below.
Always a NO for us.
Customs is mainly concerned about animals, food products, firearms, ammunition, and of course drugs. If you are bringing items to sale, or items for charities, make sure to have a receipt that shows the total value.
Day, month, year
FAQs about customs and duties:
• What can I bring duty free?
Your typical vacation items including camera, phone, computer, kids video games, etc are not an issue.
You are also allowed to bring $300us (per traveler) in items for friends or charities, but bring a reciept for those
items to prove the value. The $300us per traveler can be combined among family members (2 travelers=$600us, 3 travelers=$900us)
List of allowed items.
• What Items are restricted / prohibited?
Guns and ammunition will land you immediately in jail. Other restricted items are shown in this official listing. You also must declare animals, agricultural products, medications, and cash exceeding $10,000us (link)
• When would I have to pay the 16% tax?If items you are bring in (above and beyond typical vacation items) exceeds the $300us per person limit, you'll be asked to pay a duty on the amount over $300us. Just make sure that the amount doesn't exceed $3,000us because then you have to hire a customs broker (expensive and time-consuming).