UAE: All travelers must declare cash, goods, jewellery worth over Dh60,000

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The online declaration form called Afseh.

UAE: Travelers must declare cash, goods over Dh60,000

Travelers to or from UAE must declare their cash, jewellery and personal goods exceeding Dh60,000, according to the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security (ICP) on Friday (January 19).

Travelers must fill out an online declaration form called Afseh through the website declare.customs.ae, or through the Afseh mobile app if traveling into or from Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah or Sharjah. For Dubai, travelers must use the iDeclare mobile app by Dubai Customs.

According to the ICP, the customs declarations form applies to all passengers 18 years old or older, if they are carrying cash, jewellery or goods worth more than Dh60,000. Passengers younger than 18 years old with cash, jewellery or goods to declare can do so through any accompanying adult family member.

The customs declaration form will require travelers to declare the type of currencies, personal goods, jewellery or precious stones they are carrying and their value. Applications will be received and approved by the ICP. An SMS will be sent once the application is approved.

Travelers can search for the status and progress of their application via declare.customs.ae. The customs declarations request is free of cost. ICA/Expat Media


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