€ 10,000 or more worth in cash or securities

Are you carrying €10,000 or more in money, securities and valuables upon entering or leaving the European Union? If so, you must declare this. If the liquid assets have a combined value of up to €9,999.99, you do not have to declare them. 

You must also file a declaration if you are not the owner but are transporting the cash for someone else.

Converting value into euro

Liquid assets in foreign currency must be converted into euros.

What are liquid assets?

Liquid assets, how is that defined? 

Declaring liquid assets

Are you carrying cash to the value of €10,000 or more when you travel to or from the European Union? If so, you must declare it with Customs. This constitutes an obligation to declare based on European regulations. It does not matter whether you bring in cash or other securities (liquid assets).

When do you have something to declare?

Are you entering or leaving the EU with €10,000 or more in liquid assets? Please check with the Dutch Customs if you have to declare this. You do not always declare liquid assets to Dutch Customs.

Declaration of liquid assets for crew members, passengers and by shipping agents of ocean-going vessels

Are you carrying cash and/or securities with a value of €10,000 or more on board or ashore from an ocean-going vessel in the Netherlands? You can file a declaration yourself. You may, however, also have your shipowner's agent declare the liquid assets on your behalf.
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Are you travelling with liquid assets to the value of €10,000 or more, and would you like to know whether you need to file a declaration with Customs and where? Please check the examples.

More information

Background information on the reasons why you have to declare liquid assets.

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