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Declare Your Cash and Valuables Before Travelling Through Afseh App

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Judith Mariya

Published on October 18, 2023, 08:48:47


Afsef app, anti money laundering, aml in dubai, travellers in UAE

Individuals travelling to the UAE must use the Afseh app to notify the government if they are carrying cash, gold, jewels or other valuables worth more than AED 60,000. This declaration applies to all travellers entering or departing the UAE, regardless of whether they are residents or tourists.

Travellers leaving or entering the country by ports, airports, or land borders are also subject to this regulation. The UAE has made a crucial decision in its ongoing fight against money laundering and to promote financial transparency.

Each family member should be at least 18 years old to transport an amount not exceeding AED 60,000 or its equivalent in foreign cash, without being required to declare it to customs officials.

The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Ports Security (ICP) developed the Afseh app to make the declaration procedure easier.

A simple six-step submission must be followed by residents and tourists which includes revealing the quantity or value of cash and valuables they own. This information flexibility gives individuals the freedom to adjust the declared value if it changes when entering or leaving the country.

After submitting their information, passengers will receive a QR code via SMS and email. They can easily show QR codes to the customs officers at the airport or border checkpoints. Additionally, with this simplified procedure, travellers and residents can quickly exchange money without running into any problems—they just need to provide the confirmation they obtained from the ICP's declaration form.

With  UAE Pass, it is easy to register with the Afseh app. The app is available for free on both iOS and Android operating systems. Furthermore, passengers have the choice to declare themselves on the ICP's official website.

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