That's Odd...No Customs/Disembarking Forms???

Was just sitting here thinking...when we returned to Miami last Saturday there were no declaration forms. The only thing we received the night before was a thank you letter and the luggage tags. When we got into the terminal I advised I didn't have a customs form and asked for one to complete. They told me there was no form and just to proceed through the line. We got to the customs agent, he looked at our passports and told us to have a good day. The first time that's ever happened with me.

Have you ever returned from a cruise and didn't have to fill out the disembarking/customs forms?

11 Answers

It's a new policy. Unless you have items that need to be declared, you don't have to fill out the form listing all your magnets, tshirts, etc. Makes me happy :)

It's a way of going paperless. Think about the thousands of those forms every week. Then CBP stores them for 7 years. It's going away. Also the officer most likely get an oral binding declaration from you. If he thinks you are untruthful, off to secondary you go.

A lot of trees will be happy. Wink

Yep, we import a lot of Canadian forestry

Is this policy just for the port of Miami or all US ports?

it is a good thing, faster and less paper work to be stored.

Port Directors discretion. Not a national policy.

I am most thankful for this bit of news!

Sounds good to me also. Passport and those probing oral questions from the officers is all that's really needed. Feds know when they need to scratch a bit deeper.



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