Do you have to declare souvenirs?

At customs, do you have to declare souvenirs purchased while in say Italy? Even if its a couple small things? Thanks.

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  • 11 months ago
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    On the back of the form you fill out, you just put "souvenir items" and the total value. Estimate it if you don't know. You only have to itemize expensive things.

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  • 11 months ago

    You get the customs form on the plane and you just put "souvenirs" and a total price. Its very simple and then you turn it in when at customs check out. But yes, you list everything. no big deal.

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  • 11 months ago

    Not unless it has some excessive value over $800........then no.

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  • 11 months ago

    Yes, you do. You need to declare everything.

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  • 11 months ago

    You have to declare everything you acquired while abroad. You may have to pay duty (import taxes) if the total value exceeds $800.

    https://www.immihelp.com/sample-us-customs-declara...

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  • Rick B
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    11 months ago

    The declaration form and the signage in the area should make it abundantly clear what you do and do not claim. Are you unable to read?

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  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    No. I was recently in Paris, was worried I couldn’t take my Eiffel towers home for the family. They didn’t bat so much of an eye they only ask you to declare electronics, gels, liquids and aerosols. And foods I think but I never bring food so I have no clue. But souvenirs are safe.

    • Diane A
      Lv 7
      11 months agoReport

      not safety, customs!

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