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Form 6059B – Customs Declaration Guide

Completing the CBP Form 6059B is crucial for anyone bringing goods into the United States. Filling out this form accurately ensures you avoid delays or additional paperwork when crossing customs. This form allows travelers to declare all items subject to duty fees accurately. It enables customs agents to assess appropriate taxes and fees on imported goods. With this guide, you’ll be able to quickly complete the CBP Form 6059B before your next trip so that you can breeze through customs at the border.

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What is the United States CBP form 6059B?

Anyone entering the country legally must complete a customs form listing their belongings. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection uses this form. This form is called a Customs Declaration and will be used by anyone arriving in the United States. This will allow you to track any items brought into the country. Each arriving traveler and any responsible family member should complete the form. The form asks about fruits, vegetables, other food items, animals, germs, disease agents, soil, and other things. You will also need to list if you have had recent contact with livestock and if you carry large amounts of currency. This form must be completed to ensure you can move through customs quickly. This helps keep everyone safe. This form contains a warning that travelers who import merchandise into the United States in violation of intellectual property rights may be subject to criminal and civil penalties and risks to their safety and health. Our professional document builder makes it easy to create a Cbp Form 6059b for free in just minutes.

The Most Common Uses

CBP Declaration Form 6059B provides information to U.S. Customs and Borders Protection about the traveler, including where they have been before coming to the United States and what they plan to bring into the country. You can fill out one form if you’re traveling with your immediate family.

CBP Form 6059B Components

You can fill out the Customs Declaration form with your name, contact information, and passport number. It also includes space for information about countries visited before arrival. The OMB control number is 1651-0009

Step-by-step instructions on how to complete the CBP Form 6059B

You must provide the following information for CBP Form 6059B Customs Declaration:

  • First name, middle name
  • Birth date
  • The number of family members who are traveling with you
  • Address in the United States
  • Country of passport issuance
  • Passport number
  • Country of residence
  • Before the arrival of the United States, countries were visited
  • Name of the airline/flight number
  • It doesn’t matter if your trip was for business.
  • Declare whether you are bringing:
  • Fruits, vegetables, plants, seeds, food, insects
  • Meats, animals, and animal/wildlife products
  • Snails, cell cultures, disease agents
  • Have you ever worked in soil or on a farm/ranch/pasture?
  • You may have been within proximity to livestock
  • You can carry currency and monetary instruments above $10,000, regardless of whether you have them.
  • If you are selling commercial merchandise (goods not considered personal effects)
  • S. Residents: Total value for all goods acquired abroad
  • For visitors/non-residents: Total value of all articles that will remain in the U.S.
  • Signature – This is a way to verify that you have carefully read the information on the reverse side and made a valid declaration.

You should also indicate any items you must declare on the reverse side. Gifts should have a retail value.

CBP officers will decide on duty. The duty-free exemption of $800 for items brought with U.S. citizens is regular. Visitors are usually granted an exemption of $100. The current duty rate will apply to the first $1,000 over the exemption.

You must file a FinCEN 105 report if you have more than $10,000.

The entry of controlled substances, obscene articles, and toxic substances is generally forbidden.

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