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How long do things sit in customs for?

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I have a parcel sitting in customs since the 28th and just wondered if there's a minimum/maximum time frame things stay there for ? And is it likely I will get a customs charge? It's not anything d…
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banned2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 months ago
I have a parcel sitting in customs since the 28th and just wondered if there's a minimum/maximum time frame things stay there for ? And is it likely I will get a customs charge?

It's not anything dodgy, just a large Plushie (aprox 23") for my daughter and a normal size pen, ordered from Otakumode.com,Japan.

We've had around 6 parcels from them over the last 2 months and this is the first time anything has been stopped in customs, had things delivered on the 31st that went through after this order.

Thanks x
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banned2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 months ago
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Do you have a tracking number?
Depending on what the sender has declared the value of it then you might get a customs charge through your door if it is being sent by Royal Mail or if it is a courier that does the final mile you'll probably get the item and then a few weeks later get a letter from the likes of DHL etc asking for the charge (not sure why they do this)

If you've got a tracking number that says National Hub etc probably 3-4 days at the time of the year.
#2
It's likely because of the new year it could wait there a few days, longest I've ever had anything sit in customs was about 2 days (I didn't get charged on that occasion though!)
#3
The pen will be holding it up.
I guess it would suspicious in the scanner.

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