Customs in Mexico - declaring wedding stuff
Posted 24 June 2007 - 12:40 PM
For all that past brides who married in Mexico...did you declare all of your wedding stuff that you brought down there such as your OOT bags and contents; reception and ceremony decor (candles, vases, etc.), your make up, etc??
I guess, i'm kind of confused on what you should declare and not. I know there's a 300 dollar limit, i believe (please correct me if I'm wrong...)
So, what are you suppose to declare? I'm leaving in 4 days and want to gather all the reciepts together just in case!
Any info or help would be appreciated!!!!!
Posted 24 June 2007 - 06:35 PM
If that's the case, then you wouldn't have to declare anything, right? You won't have it with you anyways.
Actually, would you have to declare it in the first place since its purchased before you leave? Ok, I don't know. :-| Sorry
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Posted 24 June 2007 - 06:51 PM
But....if you have all your OOT bag items or decorations in one suitcase, it may raise a flag. They may assume you are taking all of that stuff in to Mexico to sell. Maybe separate all those multiple items?
Posted 24 June 2007 - 11:08 PM
The girl searching through my bag was on her cell phone and barely paying attention so maybe I lucked out, but she searched through boxes of stuff that was obviously not for personal use and she waived me on.
Maybe they're only looking for dangerous stuff? Not sure but it wasn't a problem for me.
Posted 25 June 2007 - 12:14 AM
The declaring of items is for the way back. They also want to make sure you aren't bringing in items to sell.. so make sure you say they aren't for resale. If you ship, packages should also be marked as such. I wouldn't risk shipping.
Posted 25 June 2007 - 01:03 AM
I guess I'm a bit confused with the whole customs, etc...Anyway, i'll find out soon!
I just hope I don't get stopped!!!
Posted 25 June 2007 - 01:36 AM
They gave us a hard time about everything because most people entering the marina aren't bringing luggage, but we were on the way to the wedding so I had my dress, suitcase, etc. They let us in but we held up the line for like 10 minutes while they called in superiors to approve us. The airport was a breeze!
Posted 26 June 2007 - 12:34 PM
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Posted 26 June 2007 - 05:50 PM
My dad was also asked for receipts. He had my vases and sand ceremony stuff.
You should try to split up your stuff between a few people and make sure they have receipts that don't total more than $300.
hope this helps. My experience was in Cabo last Monday.
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