I have to agree. There is little to no choice here. I went several weeks ago and redid my 4457.^^^ That is a pretty high and mighty arrogant attitude. You really think they care about you? It is their country so if you want to go and bring your firearms you will follow their rules. Just because you want to bring your full-auto 50BMG they should do as you want also because you are so special? I do not think so. Just like you have to follow the rules in the USA and follow our rules if you are bringing in firearms from another country. You also must follow the Fish & Game Dept rules of the country you are hunting in if they apply.
It is their game and their rules..............no matter what country you are talking about. If you want to play you have to follow their rules or just stay away. You can puff your chest out and beat it all you want. It will do you no good. Even if the rules are stupid to you/us. They are the rules so learn to comply or do not bring your firearms.
I'm 2.5 hours from the nearest customs office so it's a major pain to go do it again! I'm sure many other are further than I am.Good Grief! It's fifteen minutes for me. Where would it be eight hours? You don't have to get the forms stamped in your home state. They can do them anywhere there is a CBP office and there are literally hundreds of them all over the U.S. Hell, Montana has 16 of them.
I fly though Ohare all the time never had a problem in fact most of the gate agents have been extremely helpful with firearmsFrom where I fly from it adds way too many hours and hassle to connect. Going thru Chicago with a rifle...lucky if it does not end up on the south side for Saturday nite entertainment, not worth to me to deal with Ohare and layover in Doha. I will just deal with SAPS
Thank you for this information.Just to add a new wrinkle to the fun. 4 of us from the Cleveland area heading to SA in August. Went to local Customs office where the agent refused to allow us to use the downloaded updated form. Said he would only sign their forms which are of course expired. Now the dance begins. Have to find a way to go over is head without upsetting any egos!