19 CFR 122.27, 148.12, 148.13, 148.110, 148.111, 19 USC 1498; 31 USC 5316
OMB NO. 1651-0009
ZV-IMM US 6059B ENGLIS
CBP Form 6059B (11/16)
Each arriving traveler or responsible family member must provide the following
information (only ONE written declaration per family is required). The term
“family” is defined as “members of a family residing in the same household who
are related by blood, marriage, domestic relationship, or adoption.”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Welcomes You to the United States
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is responsible for protecting the United
States against the illegal importation of prohibited items. CBP officers have the
authority to question you and to examine you and your personal property. If you
are one of the travelers selected for an examination, you will be treated in a
courteous, professional, and dignified manner. CBP Supervisors and Passenger
Service Representatives are available to answer your questions. Comment
cards are available to compliment or provide feedback.
U.S. Residents—Declare all articles that you have acquired abroad and are
bringing into the United States.
Visitors (Non-Residents)—Declare the value of all articles that will remain in
the United States.
Declare all articles on this declaration form and show the value in U.S. dollars.
For gifts, please indicate the retail value.
Duty—CBP officers will determine duty. U.S. residents are normally entitled
to a duty-free exemption of $800 on items accompanying them. Visitors
(non-residents) are normally entitled to an exemption of $100. Duty will
be assessed at the current rate on the first $1,000 above the exemption.
Agricultural and Wildlife Products—To prevent the entry of dangerous agricultural
pests and prohibited wildlife, the following are restricted: Fruits, vegetables,
plants, plant products, soil, meat, meat products, birds, snails, and other
live animals or animal products. Failure to declare such items to a Customs
and Border Protection Officer/Customs and Border Protection Agriculture
Specialist/Fish and Wildlife Inspector can result in penalties and the items
may be subject to seizure.
Controlled substances, obscene articles, and toxic substances are generally
The transportation of currency or monetary instruments, regardless of the
amount, is legal. However, if you bring in to or take out of the United States
more than $10,000 (U.S. or foreign equivalent, or a combination of both), you
are required by law to file a report on FinCEN 105 (formerly Customs Form 4790)
with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Monetary instruments include coin,
currency, travelers checks and bearer instruments such as personal or cashiers
checks and stocks and bonds. If you have someone else carry the currency or
monetary instrument for you, you must also file a report on FinCEN 105. Failure
to file the required report or failure to report the total amount that you are
carrying may lead to the seizure of all the currency or monetary instruments,
and may subject you to civil penalties and/or criminal prosecution. SIGN ON
THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THIS FORM AFTER YOU HAVE READ THE IMPORTANT
INFORMATION ABOVE AND MADE A TRUTHFUL DECLARATION.