This form is used by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. It is known as a Customs Declaration form and it will be used when someone arrives to the United States. This form will be used to keep track of any specific items being brought into the country. Legally, anyone entering the country must list their belongings on a customs form. Each arriving traveler or responsible family member should fill out the form.
The form will ask about any fruits, vegetables, or other food items, live animals, germs or disease agents, soil, and other certain items. The form also requires that someone list whether they have been in recent contact with livestock or if they are carrying a large amount of currency.
Filling out this form completely will ensure you can move through customs as quickly as possible. It also helps to keep everyone in the country safe.
The form includes a warning to inform travelers that importing merchandise to the United States that infringes intellectual property may subject travelers to civil and criminal penalties and pose risks to safety or health.
The CBP Declaration Form 6059B is used to provide the U.S. Customs and Borders Protection with information about who a traveler is, where they visited prior to the United States, and what they are bringing into the country. If you are traveling with members of your immediate family, you can complete one form for the entire family.
The Customs Declaration form contains space for your name, contact information, passport number, flight information, countries visited prior to arrival, and customs declarations. The OMB control number for the form is 1651-0009
The CBP Form 6059B Customs Declaration requires you to provide:
On the reverse side of this form, you should describe any articles that you must declare. Value declared for gifts should be retail value.
CBP officers will determine duty. U.S. residents are normally entitled to a duty-free exemption of $800 on items accompanying them. Visitors usually receive an exemption of $100. Duty will be assessed at the current rate on the first $1,000 above the exemption.
If you are carrying more than $10,000, you must file a report on FinCEN 105.
Controlled substances, obscene articles, and toxic substances are generally prohibited entry.