Write a letter for the US Customs. You may use the "example statement", or some variation if you wish. It is similar to which has been suggested before at the links provided above. But includes information I personally feel should be stated as well if the person is that of a medically in-need individual.
A.) Write the letter and place in a envelope that you have written on the front of, "Attention US Customs, please read".
B.) Then write on a small sheet of paper a note to the providing company suchas below;
"..Dear (over sea's company), I have enclosed a envelope labeled "Attention US Customs, please read". I would like your company to place this envelope in with my order you will be sending to me. It explains my current health condition and the purpose I am ordering these medications. And it may help to release them if for some reason they are seized when entering my country."
Thank you sincerely,
C.) Write a letter for the envelope that addresses information the US Customs would probably be seeking if they were to mail a letter to the intended recipient of the imported medications.
For the purposes of this article I will use as a example the disease of "narcolepsy" and will include "all" of the medications I have talked about above in this article.
If you have a different health problem, naturally edit and personalize
this letter to your particular circumstances and for the products you have
ordered. Also, eitherway edit and write it in your own style of writing.
We would'nt want every person who views this page to write a copy of these
recommendations. Since then it will become sort of a formatted appearance.
And then might not be taken seriously. As it may become thought of as some
letter format copied from a book.
To whom it may concern,
I, (your FULL name here) have requested the medications contained in this shipment for the treatment of my current medical condition. My condition being that of the disease known as "narcolepsy".
Neither of the Medications being sent to myself pose any risk to the Publics Health an/or Well being.
I, (your FULL name here), do State The Following:
1.) These Medications are for my "personal-use"
2.) The amounts of each is within the personal-use guideline(s) (No more then 3 month-supply)
3.) That the drugs are not approved in the United States at the time of the writing of this letter. And therefore not available in the United States.
4.) I personally am responsible for requesting these Medications.
5.) The Company shipping these medications to myself did not engage in promotional activities related to the Medications or myself.
6.) That once I receive these Medications, my Doctor(s) will be supervising my use of these Medications.
These Medications are not Controlled Substances. And therefore Do Not Violate any portion of the "Controlled Substances Act". (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.)
If it is necessary I may be contacted by telephone at (XXX)555-1212.
(your signature here)
In my example I have stated nothing that was not true. I wrote the letter to help speed the process up by answering questions I thought they may have when examining my shipment. I ordered the above medications for the treatment of a valid medical condition. And once received, I personally do intend to take them under the supervision of my doctor.
Only state the truth. And remember, you are doing nothing illegal if you are using the policy for its intended purposes. And follow the guidelines. This is not a legal opinion. I am making a statement based on reading a policy that applies to me on importing medications that I can not receive in the USA. Of course when in doubt, any individual should seek a Attorney who has expertise in these matters.
Narcolepsy has a road of treatments that usually end with stimulant use. It can not be cured. And the use of some of the different varieties of medications commonly prescribed, depending on the medication. May after long term use cause health problems of their own. However, seeking medical treatment(s) without a doctors supervision is like trying to bun gee jump off a bridge just because one saw a episode of a sitcom where everything worked out o.k. in the end.
The US Customs Service has the means, if the requirements are met, to
release a shipment to the requesting individual by the use of the "personal-use"
import policy. And their own directives.
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