FedEx Customs - are they messing with me?

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  1. lim_ah

    lim_ah Enthusiast Registered Member

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    I had a laptop shipped from USA via FedEx, and it is declared at $1500. Apparently since it is over $1000, customs has held it and wants more documentation, which is as follows:

    Cedula attorney (?)
    High finanace (??)
    SAT Address verification
    Proof of residence
    CURP
    Copy of official ID
    Tax ID of the supplier (if available)
    Letter of commendation (???)
    7th letter (#$%#@%$ ????)

    Is it really possible that they would require THAT much documentation for a laptop, or is the customs guy messing with me (and possibly wants to keep the laptop for himself)?

    If the customs guy causes any more trouble is there any way to speak with a manager or something like that? Has anyone else come across anything like this before?

    Regards,
    Adrian
     
  2. Steve

    Steve Administrator Owner

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    Probably not messing with you, customs are strict.

    First rule of importing anything personal is get a mule to bring it for you, don't use a shipping service.

    We are currently looking at importing some items for sale and the red tape is nightmare, having to use a customs broker etc to avoid ridiculous fees - and even then the fees are high.
     
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