Do I need to declare my debit card in US Customs?
March 26, 2011 4:52 AM Subscribe
Will I have to declare my debit card when going through US Customs?
posted by Bukvoed to Travel & Transportation (5 answers total)
I am about to travel to the US for just shy of 3 months on the Visa Waiver Program. Since I am unemployed, I feel that there is a good chance I will get asked about how I am going to support myself during my stay. I have a credit card with a $2,000 limit, and am planning on getting a bank statement confirming that I have roughly $60,000 in my account (which is tied to my debit card).
My question is, am I going to have to declare this on the Customs form
? It doesn't mention debit cards, but it doesn't seem unreasonable that it would be covered by the definition of monetary instruments:
13. Mark an X in the Yes or No box. Are you or any family members traveling with you bringing $10,000 or more in U.S. dollars or foreign equivalent in any form into the United States?
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, bonds.
If yes, your must complete the Customs Form 4790.