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Airport Terminal Passenger Baggage & Hand Carry
JFK Int'l Airport / Newark Liberty Int'l Airport Clearance Services

Customs clearance services are available for passenger hand carry baggage and goods which have been held or taken into custody by CBP at JFK or Newark Int'l Airport. Whether you are a local US resident or international visitor, we can assist you in getting your goods back from CBP. For passengers which require clearance service for other airport locations, feel free to give us a call to see how we can assist you.

For travelers who are planning a trip abroad, and wish to bring back goods into the U.S. in a safe manner. We can provide formal customs paperwork to you before your arrival so that you can safely clear customs without being hassled or scrutinized during baggage check. 

US Customs and Border Protection requirements for Travelers

  • U.S Residents are to declare all articles that have been acquired abroad and bringing into the US.

  • Visitors or Non Residents are to declare all articles that will remain in the US.

  • Duty: U.S Residents are entitled to duty-free exemption of $800 on items accompanied. Non Residents are only entitled to exemption of $100. 


Even if your goods are below the value threshold, proper reporting is required on CBP Form 6059B, of what you are bringing into the country (importing). Failure to report the goods and value, will result in closer examination by Customs or hold. It is highly recommended to keep all receipts for purchases made abroad, as proof of value to the CBP Officer at the terminal validate the price of the goods. 

All Passenger Hand Carry inquiries or clearance requests, please feel free to call us at 718-269-7011, or contact us here for service.

Whats are Passenger Hand Carry & Baggage goods? 

Items purchased or received abroad which fall under US Customs import guidelines. All goods whether for personal or commercial use is required to be declared to CBP at time of arrival into the terminal. 

Restricted Agriculture and Wildlife Products

  • Fruits, vegetables, plants, plant products, soil, meat, meat products, birds, snails and other live animals or animal products are restricted entry into the US. Failure to declare such items can result in penalties and seizure.

Monetary Instruments

  • The transportation of currency or monetary instruments regardless of amount is legal. However if you bring in, or take out more than $10,000, you are required by law to file a report on FinCen 105. Monetary instruments include coin, currency, travelers checks, stocks and bonds. Failure to file may lead to seizure, penalties and or criminal prosecution.

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