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Home > Export/Import > Customs Answer(FAQ) > 7305 Export/Import of Means of Payment, etc. (FAQ)

7305 Export/Import of Means of Payment, etc. (FAQ)


  When entering or departing Japan with means of payment exceeding ¥1,000,000(* 0.1 million JPY in a case that you are bound for North Korea) or its equivalent, you are required to submit to Customs declaration prior to your entry or departure.

1. Declaration must be submitted in the followings cases:
(1) When the total amount of the following exceeds ¥1,000,000
(* 0.1 million JPY in a case that you are bound for North Korea)
or its equivalent:
 
  • Cash (Japanese or foreign currencies)
  • Checks (including traveler's checks)
  • Promissory notes
  • Securities (stock certificates, government bonds, etc. )
(2) When precious metal (gold with over 90% purity) exceeds 1kg in total weight.

*Please note if you are going to import gold bullion (regardless of its purity or weight) and other items which value exceeds 200,000 yen in total, you have to fill in the form “Declaration of Personal Effects and Unaccompanied Articles”. (Consumption taxes etc. are imposed.)【Refer to thefollowing chart for declaration procedures】
Please contact a Customs officer for details.


      (Reference)As for the conversion rate of foreign currencies into Japanese yen, refer to Rate of exchange.
                       For stock certificates, you must declare either its current price, book value, or trade value, whichever is higher.

2. Fill out the address, name, and type and amount of payment on a “Declaration of Carrying of Means of Payment, etc.” and declare it to Customs at seaports/airports. (This form is different from the above form “Declaration of Personal Effects and Unaccompanied Articles”.)
  The form is available at Customs inspection areas in airports and seaports.

※The other procedures may be required according to the quantity or value of gold. Please contact a Customs officer for details.

(Article 67 of the Customs Law, Article 58 and 59 of the Customs Law Enforcement Ordinance, Article 19 Paragraph 3 of the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Control Law, Article 8-2 of Cabinet Order of the Foreign Exchange Order, and Article 10 of Ministerial Ordinance of the Foreign Exchange Order)



For consultations on customs procedures, please contact the nearest Customs Counselor.
Please see No. 9301 for inquiries.