Declaration

Declaration

It is a compulsory procedure required for each traveler to or from the Kingdom, in case they have any currency, monetary instruments, gold bullions or precious metals, precious stones, fine jewelry valued at SR‏60,000 ‏ or more.

This procedure is in accordance with the provisions of Article 23 of the Anti-Money Laundering Law issued by Royal Decree (M / 20) dated 5/2/1439 H. Also, goods which are subject to prohibition, restriction or taxes and fees, shall be disclosed, in accordance with the provisions of Article 60 of the Common Customs Law ratified by Royal Decree (M / 41) dated 3/11/1423.

Why should I provide a declaration or disclosure?

To ensure the soundness of your position and protect yourself from being charged with money laundering, smuggling or evasion of tax and duties.

 

Items that require filling out the Declaration form

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    Cash that worth 60,000 SAR or more

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    60,000 SAR worth of jewellery and precious stones

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    Goods or Gifts in commerial quantities

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    Goods with Excise Tax

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    Restricted & Prohibited Goods/Items

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    Gifts or personal purchases worth 3000 SAR or more

How to apply?

1.Declare electronically
via the Declaration App
Filling out the declaration form electronically can be done through the smartphone application or the Authority’s website. If the declared goods are personal purchases or new gifts worth more than 3,000 SAR, or tobacco products and derivatives, the traveler can complete the declaration procedures electronically and pay the prescribed fees and taxes through the application or the website directly without having to visit the declaration office at the port.
 
2.Submitting a declaration at the
Customs Declaration Office
remains mandatory for some items
If the declared goods/items are currencies or bearer negotiable tools or precious metals w orth 60,000 SAR, or if they are restricted or prohibited goods, the traveler is required to visit the declaration office at the port to complete the declaration procedures, even after having completed the declaration process electronically. These offices are located within all land, air and sea ports. In airports and sea ports, departing passengers can find the declaration office after the flight check-in counters before entering the departure hall, while arriving passengers can find them after the passport counter and luggage collection point. At land ports, declaration offices are located before the customs checkpoint upon arrival and before the vehicle check-out offices upon departure.

Penalties and Fines

What will happen If I fail to submit a declaration while carrying an amount that equal to or exceeds SR‏ 60,000?

A monetary fine of 25% of the seized value is imposed for the first violation and 50% of its value for repeat violation.

in accordance with the provisions of Article 23/6 of the Regulations for the Anti-Money Laundering Law, only if the suspicion of a relation between these seizures and an original crime or money laundering offense is negated. If the suspicion of a relation between the seizures and an original crime or money laundering offense remains, the full amount will be seized and the violator will be referred to the Public Prosecution and then to the competent court, which may order the confiscation of the full amount and imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding 5 million riyals or both.
 

What are the consequences If I don’t declare prohibited or restricted items?

All these materials and items will be confiscated, customs fine will be imposed, and you will be referred to the relevant authorities in the event of carrying prohibited materials.

The case may be referred to the Customs court, which may decide to convict the person of smuggling, confiscation of seizures, fines or imprisonment or both. The penalty shall be doubled if the violation is repeated.