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Why a random search while departing and boarding a plane in the United States? I was selected randomly for a search, asking how much money I was traveling with, and how long I stayed in the USA. I stayed four months but I was flying with only 350 USD.

I’m not worried but curious because it was my second time traveling and I saw a lot of us selected randomly.

The form asked for my name, how long I stayed and if I had less than 10,000 USD.

I think it was CPB officers because they had a wireless handheld device doing air biometric exit .

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    no-one can answer without a lot more details. Who searched you? Were they customs or immigration people, or security? If you had to sign a form, what did it say, what were you agreeing to? Please add more details to the question. – Kate Gregory Jan 8 '18 at 18:47
  • Name, how long i stayed, how much money – Britany Watson Jan 8 '18 at 18:49
  • I don’t remember who they were whether customs or immigration but they were at the plane while we were boarding onto the flight – Britany Watson Jan 8 '18 at 18:50
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    I haven't seen the form in question, but CBP is testing biometric exit checks at some airports, and they enforce the law that those carrying more than $10,000 in cash or cash equivalents have to declare it. I would imagine, sight unseen, that the form simplifies the process for them: if they catch you lying, they have a written document to demonstrate it, and you can't claim you didn't understand the rules or the question. – Zach Lipton Jan 8 '18 at 19:38
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    @BrotanyWatson extremely unlikely. They're just spot checking people to see whether they're in compliance with customs and immigration requirements. You were in compliance, so there should be no adverse consequences. – phoog Jan 8 '18 at 22:33