Travelling with, or sending, cash

Unaccompanied cash

Unaccompanied cash is cash that is sent by post, freight or courier. If unaccompanied cash with a value of €10,000 or more is sent into, or out of, the European Union (EU), Customs can:

  • request that a Cash disclosure declaration form be completed within 30 days.  Where the space available on the form is not sufficient, additional sheets may be used by completing a Cash disclosure additional sheet form
  • request the declaration for this unaccompanied cash from the sender, the recipient or a representative acting on their behalf
  • carry out controls on any consignment, package or means of transport, which may contain unaccompanied cash.

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