To facilitate the “entry” of vehicles into the United States by nonresidents who enter the United States and make oral declarations, then at a later date decide that they will remain in the United States with their vehicle, local CBP offices will allow the individuals to file a CF 7501 to document the “entry” of that vehicle. This “entry” will supersede the oral declaration. These guidelines only apply to vehicles that meet the following criteria:
- Declarant’s Personal Vehicle
- Imported for Personal Use
- By a Non-Resident
- Conform with EPA and DOT Standards
- Not Intended for Resale
These “entries” will be filed as Type 11, Informal entries, and NO bond will be required, regardless of value, ONLY if all of the above-mentioned criteria are met.
The individual entering the vehicle must write the following statement on the face of the CF 7501.