Summary: CUSTOMS LETTER REQUEST FORM
The purpose of a Customs Letter is to facilitate re-entry to the United States of University of
Washington/State of Washington owned equipment. This is for reasons of national security and to avoid any
unnecessary duty charges by proving prior purchase and government ownership. The University will not
reimburse duty fees for anyone not carrying a Customs Letter.
Please allow three working days' processing and campus mail time for a Customs Letter.
The request can be faxed back to the Equipment Inventory Office to expedite the request, but the official
Customs Letter must be the original Letter and cannot be faxed back to the Department. The traveler must
carry the original notarized Letter with the equipment.
Name and telephone of person requesting Letter (not the traveler):
Name: ____________________________________ Phone #: ___________________________
Box # to send letter to: 35__________________ or, Pick-up Date: ____________________
Name and title of person traveling with equipment, and department name:
Name: ________________________________________ Title: __________________________
Date of departure and estimated date of return:
Leaving: _____/_____/_____ Returning: _____/_____/_____
City and country (or countries) equipment will be used in: