Know Before You Go

Authored By: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

This web page contains U.S. Customs and Border Protection Regulations for U.S. Residents: 1. Introduction 2. When You Return To The United States 3. Documentary Requirements For Entry 4. What You Must Declare 5. Register Items Before You Leave the United States 6. Duty-Free Exemption 7. Gifts 8. Duty-Free or Reduced Rates 9. Increased Duty Rates 10. Paying Duty 11. Sending Goods to the United States 12. Unaccompanied Baggage 13. Unaccompanied Purchases from Insular Possessions and Caribbean Basin Countries 14. Duty-Free Shops 15. Prohibited and Restricted Items 16. Money and Other Monetary Instruments 17. Traveling Back and Forth Across the Border 18. Photographic Film 19. Customer Service Programs 20. Other Travel-related Information


Last Review and Update: Jun 13, 2005