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CBP urges travelers to comply with U.S. currency reporting laws after seizing over $33k from an Egypt-bound man

👉U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers continue to seize unreported currency at Washington Dulles International Airport, after officers seized $33,000 from an Egypt-bound traveler on Tuesday.

The traveler, a U.S. citizen male who CBP is not identifying because he was not criminally charged, verbally reported to officers that he possessed $20,000 and completed a U.S. Treasury Department form for his reported amount. During a baggage examination, CBP officers discovered a total of $33,868. Officers seized the currency and released the traveler.

💵This seizure comes after CBP officers at Dulles airport seized over $227,000 in unreported currency during October.

There is no limit to how much currency or other monetary instruments travelers may bring to or take out of the United States. However, federal law [31 USC 5316] requires travelers to report all currency of $10,000 or greater to a CBP officer and complete U.S. Treasury Department Report of International Transportation of Currency or Monetary Instruments [FINCEN 105]. Read more about currency reporting requirements.

✅Travelers can get an early start on reporting their currency by completing the fillable FINCEN 105 form prior to a CBP arrivals or departure inspection.

CBP encourages all travelers to learn the rules governing what they can and cannot bring to the United States, plus the steps during CBP’s international arrivals process by viewing CBP’s Know Before You Go webpage. Just a little research can save travelers time during their arrivals inspections and get them to their destination sooner.

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