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Gold Jewelry - Goods to Follow

shaks_great

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Jul 25, 2017
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Hello Everyone,

I have a concern and would like to get valuable opinion. I did soft landing back in August 2018 where i completed Goods to Follow list in which I declared all the Gold Jewelry which i will carrying now after 2 years when I am moving permanently. When I submitted goods to follow list , i could not submit the photographs of the jewelry as I lost pictures but customs stamped and considered all the items mentioned in the form. Now my question is will it be a problem for me at the airport when i am carrying all the mentioned jewelry but have no stamped photographs but only stamped goods to follow list?

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cansha

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Aug 1, 2018
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Hello Everyone,

I have a concern and would like to get valuable opinion. I did soft landing back in August 2018 where i completed Goods to Follow list in which I declared all the Gold Jewelry which i will carrying now after 2 years when I am moving permanently. When I submitted goods to follow list , i could not submit the photographs of the jewelry as I lost pictures but customs stamped and considered all the items mentioned in the form. Now my question is will it be a problem for me at the airport when i am carrying all the mentioned jewelry but have no stamped photographs but only stamped goods to follow list?

Waiting for the valuable response
I know this "photographs of jewelry" requirement has been posted on this forum numerous times. I'm not sure if there is an official source which states this requirement (there may be one).

But, personally, I found this absurd when I was planning to soft land and move and hence contrary to popular opinion here, I never submitted any photographs when I submitted my GTF list. Also, no one asked me about any photographs when I made the permanent move.
 

PMM

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Jun 30, 2005
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Hi

I know this "photographs of jewelry" requirement has been posted on this forum numerous times. I'm not sure if there is an official source which states this requirement (there may be one).

But, personally, I found this absurd when I was planning to soft land and move and hence contrary to popular opinion here, I never submitted any photographs when I submitted my GTF list. Also, no one asked me about any photographs when I made the permanent move.

1. When in doubt, check CBSA's web site settler's effects https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/mrc-drc-eng.html

Note the following specifications for certain circumstances


SubsectionAction Required
JewelleryDescribe each item of jewellery you plan to bring into Canada on the list of goods you submit. Since jewellery is difficult to describe accurately, it is best to use the wording from your insurance policy or jeweller's appraisal and to include photographs that have been dated and signed by jeweller or gemologist. This makes it easier to identify the jewellery when you first enter Canada, and later when you return from abroad with the jewellery.
 
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shaks_great

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Jul 25, 2017
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I know this "photographs of jewelry" requirement has been posted on this forum numerous times. I'm not sure if there is an official source which states this requirement (there may be one).

But, personally, I found this absurd when I was planning to soft land and move and hence contrary to popular opinion here, I never submitted any photographs when I submitted my GTF list. Also, no one asked me about any photographs when I made the permanent move.
Thank you for the response.

So in this case Jewellery information on GTF list (stamped) is enough carry it into Canada when moving permanently.
 

shaks_great

Star Member
Jul 25, 2017
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Hi




1. When in doubt, check CBSA's web site settler's effects https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/mrc-drc-eng.html

Note the following specifications for certain circumstances


SubsectionAction Required
JewelleryDescribe each item of jewellery you plan to bring into Canada on the list of goods you submit. Since jewellery is difficult to describe accurately, it is best to use the wording from your insurance policy or jeweller's appraisal and to include photographs that have been dated and signed by jeweller or gemologist. This makes it easier to identify the jewellery when you first enter Canada, and later when you return from abroad with the jewellery.
Thanks for quoting the info
 

cansha

VIP Member
Aug 1, 2018
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Thank you for the response.

So in this case Jewellery information on GTF list (stamped) is enough carry it into Canada when moving permanently.
PMM has quoted official information and it does mention pictures.

In my personal experience (and at least of 4 friends where I have first hand information) pictures were not asked when making a permanent move.
 

subodhp

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Jun 19, 2019
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Not being asked something does not mean it is ok to not provide. Nor does not complying with rule guarantee a problem.

There is lot of leeway on this from either ways. I reckon you will be fine when you actually do bring it over unless we are talking about say half million.

Another point, if you indeed did soft landing, you did not need to provide gtf anyway. Search these forums on more about this.