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Read definition of monetary instruments on


the reverse side of the form. Examples:

coins, cash, personal or cashier's check,

traveler's checks, money orders, stocks,

14. Mark an X in the Yes or No box. Are

you or any family members traveling with

you bringing commercial merchandise into

the United States? Examples: all articles

- intended to be sold or left in the United

. States, samples used for soliciting orders, or


15.If you are a U.S. resident, print the total value of all goods (including commercial merchandise) you or any family members < traveling with you have purchased or acquired abroad (including gifts for someone else, but not items



mailed to the United States) and are bringing into the United States. Note: U.S. residents are normally entitled to a duty-free exemption of $800 on items accompanying them. If you are a visitor (non-U.S. Resident), print the total value of all goods (includ≠ing commercial merchandise) you or any family members traveling with you are bringing into the United States and will remain in the United States. Note: Visitors (non-U.S. Residents) are normally entitled to an exemption of $100. Declare all articles on this form. For gifts, pleaseindicate theretail value. Use the reverse side of this form if additional space is needed to list the items you will declare.

The U.S. Customs officer will determine duty. Duty will be assessed at the current rate on the first $1,000 above the exemption.

Read the notice on the reverse side of the form.

Sign the form and print the date.

Keep the complete form with you and hand it to the ÑÂÐ inspector when you

approach the Customs and Border Protection area. Controlled substances, obscene articles, and toxic substances are generally pro≠hibited entry.

8. a) Read, translate and dramatise the interview about admission into the U.S. On a typical day, —¬– welcomes more than 1.1 million international travelers

into the United States at land, air and sea ports. —¬– officers use the latest tech≠nologies and procedures to assure that travelers from throughout the world are processed rapidly while assuring that individuals who have ties to terrorism or a criminal background are barred from entry.

Q: Good afternoon! The purpose of my interview is to learn more about the procedure of going through the customs. Let me start with the Inspection Process. What is the Inspection Process? A: I'll try to answer all of your questions to make this process clearer and more understandable for everyone. All people arriving at a port-of-entryto the United States are subjects to inspection by U.S. Customs and Border


Protection (—¬–) officers. —¬– officers will conduct the Immigration, Customs and Agriculture components of the Inspections process. If a traveler has health concerns, he/she will be referred to a Public Health Officer for a separate screening.

Q: Is it legal? What does the Law say?

A: The legal foundation that requires the inspection of all persons arriving in the United States comes from the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Rules published in the Federal Register explain the inspection requirements and process. These rules are incorporated into the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

Q: What is the exact procedure people go through at the port of entry? Is it necessary to complete any special entry forms?

A: Let's consider this in details. When arriving at an airport, the airline will give all non-United States citizens a form to complete while still en route to the United States. The form asks for basic identification information and the address where you will stay in the United States. Upon arrival, the airline personnel will show you to the inspection area. You will queue up in an inspection line and then speak with ŗ —¬– officer.

Q: Is there any difference between a U.S. citizen and an alien?

A: Yes, certainly. The customs procedures are very different. For example, there are special lines for a U.S. citizen and an alien. If you are a U.S. citizen, the officer will only ask you for your passport and welcome you back to the United States. But if you are an alien, the —¬– Officer must determine why you are coming to the United States, what documents you may require, if you have those documents, and how long you should be allowed to initially stay in the United States.

Q: It must take too much time!

A: Oh, no these determinations usually take less than one minute to make. If you are allowed to proceed, the officer will stamp your passport and customs declaration form and issue a completed Form to you. A com≠pleted form will show what immigration classification you were given and how long you are allowed to stay. Also, If you are an alien, —¬– Officers may decide that you should not be permitted to enter the US.

Q: What are the reasons of declining?


A: There are many reasons why this might happen. You will either be placed in detention, or temporarily held until return flight arrangements can be made. If you have a visa, it may be cancelled. In certain instances, Officers) may not be able to decide if you should be allowed into the United States. In this case, your inspection may be deferred (postponed), and you will be instructed to go to another office located near your intended destination in the United States for further processing.





b) Working in pairs finish the dialogue using the following information below and phrases given on pages 7-8, which you find suitable Land At a land border port-of- entry you will undergo the same general process. One officer will conduct the primary inspection on the vehicle lane. That officer may send you for further review or issuance of needed papers to a secondary inspection area. Once a determination is made to allow you into the United States, you may be sent for further Customs inspection or immediately allowed to proceed on your trip. Alien truck drivers may qualify for admission as B-l visitors for business to pick up or deliver cargo traveling in the stream of international commerce.

Sea The inspection process at a sea port-of-entry is similar to the airport process if inspection facilities are available. Otherwise passengers will be instructed where to report for inspection on board the vessel.


UNIT 5. Customs and Customs Offices

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