Tips for getting through customs quickly

Tips for getting through customs quickly

If you’re moving to a new country, or even traveling, you will be required to fill out a customs declaration form.

Getting through customs can sometimes be a long and tedious process. But if you plan ahead, it can be super easy.

To help you out, here are 5 things you must do.

1. Make a list of everything you’re carrying

You’ll probably be carrying a lot of things when you’re travelling or moving to another country. Remembering every single thing won’t be possible. In the custom form, you might be required to list out things you’re carrying.

If you have a list, things will get simpler.

2. Know the rules

Different countries have different custom rules. What is normal and legal in your home country might not be allowed in the country you are travelling to. Go through the official website of the city you are moving to and get a copy of the things that are allowed and those that aren’t. Keep the list handy when packing. This will make sure you don’t carry anything that might cause problems during custom clearance.

3. Don’t carry food items

If you’re traveling to a foreign country, you might be tempted to carry food items from your home country. But this can be a problem for custom clearance, especially if you’re carrying fresh fruits and veggies. If possible, avoid this.

4. Declare everything

List out everything you’re carrying. Even if you’ve purchased something from the duty-free shops at the airport. For things you’ve purchased, keep the bills and receipts safe. If asked, you will need to show it.

The key here, is to be completely honest about the things you’re carrying. If you’ve received something as a gift, mention that. If you’re carrying something you intend to resell, mention that too. It’s best to be honest and upfront rather than hide something and land yourself in trouble later.

If you’re moving to a new country, Air Cargo Express helps you have a fuss-free move. We also help with customs management to make sure you face zero trouble in the new country.

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