I am a US citizen living abroad in Germany. I have purchased a ring online from Etsy and am traveling back to the US soon to propose to my girlfriend. The ring was paid for in USD (between 2500-3000), originated in Slovenia, and shipped to Germany. I'm assuming I will need to declare and pay duty on this upon arrival, but I'm worried because I don't know how to prove anything I say about the ring. Because I bought it online I have no formal paper work. I read online they need proof of origin of items, but because it's a ring there is no information stamped on it or anything.
The only physical paperwork I have are the documents from the packaging. All those say is that it was a 14k gold ring with the origin and destination. I've also taken screen shots of all the online receipts and conversations I had with the seller.
My main questions are:
- Does anyone know roughly how much this will cost?
- Is the information I have enough?
- If not, what information do I need?