Customs Border Patrol + Cosmetic Surgery

  • KaraT2013
  • Washington
  • 1 year ago

I'm from BC Canada & getting a procedure done in Bellevue, WA. I tried to search for anything relating this topic and haven't been able to find any info. What is the proper way to answer them when they ask, " what will you be doing in Bellevue" And What do you say on your way back? Ps... Do you pay any duty on cosmetic procedures? I feel so silly asking this... Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you ! Kara

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That's a good question, Kara!

You have to be honest about why you're crossing the border. Take along a letter from your Bellevue doctor to show to the immigration officer and you shouldn't have any problems.

As for duty, I've never heard of anyone being charged for plastic surgery but you should probably contact CBP to make sure. They have a helpline: http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/toolbox/contacts/customer_service.xml

If you have Skype or similar, the call will only be a few pennies per minute.

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