When I exited NYC a few years back, I was asked to fill in a form while in the plane to the Netherlands.
The form asked me if I had anything to declare. I was at that time and still am unsure of what I have to fill in there and why I have to do it in the plane. The flight attendants failed to answer my questions and there was very little time before landing. I ended up listing everything I was bringing home; from a pack of gum to a new t-shirt.
Is this the correct way to go about? As far as I'm aware you don't have to pay anything if your total amount of purchased items stays under 430 euro.
So my questions are:
- Do I have to fill in this form on the plane if the total amount of my items is under 430 euro?
- If I do; Do I literally have to list every item I have purchased and am bringing home?
- Why do they ask me to do such a thing on the plane with such a short amount of time?
- Do I need to have receipts of all the things I'm bringing?
I am travelling back home to the Netherlands from Texas.