How long does package usually sit at US customs?


Dec 13, 2007
I sent out a package EMS to the US last Tue (23 Sept).Tracking shows that it arrived in the US on 24 Sept and ever since then the status is

Status: Inbound Into Customs

Your item is being processed by United States Customs. Information, if available, is updated every evening. Please check again later.

Is it normal that the status is still like this?It's important that I get accurate tracking info as it's a return...:crybaby:arggghhh I'm so worried now!


Apr 28, 2008
Thanks.I'm worried because normally when I receive packages from overseas they leave customs pretty quickly..never this long.

^^^ I agree.
But for some reason they are taking longer to go thru customs.

I actually have received a bag from Hong Kong in Three days. :tup:

However my last overseas transaction took over 2 1/2 weeks. It wasn't my sellers fault - it was held up by the carrier and then stuck in customs.

At least you know that the buyer sent it. You can track it. Hopefully Customs will release it. :tup:


Sofa King on a Ban!!
Mar 18, 2008
i just ordered a pair of CL Pythons from Hong Kong. Seller shipped Monday and it arrived yesterday. It took 2 days to get to US and then 1 day to clear customs and was delivered to my house the next day...

So it could all depend.


Feb 10, 2007
Don't worry..I had a handbag being sent from England....I got the same message on the had entered into New York at customs.....I was concerned because there were no updates at all as of 3am on the 24th....but then I checked around 10am on the 24th and I got a message update that my bag had arrived in my home city at 7am that morning for 1:30 pm that same day I had the package in my hands.

I don't think they update the site that often.