New Online Cash Declaration Soon Required in Singapore

Travelling With Cash? New Online Cash Declaration Soon Required in Singapore

Cash declaration is going digital.

Planning a trip to Singapore? Starting 13 May 2024, all travellers entering or leaving the country with more than S$20,000 in cash or its equivalent in foreign currency will need to make an online cash declaration. This new policy aims to streamline the existing declaration process, making it simpler and more convenient for all travellers. Currently, travellers are expected to submit a cash declaration in hardcopy form.

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What travellers need to know

The new online cash declaration in Singapore applies to travellers carrying more than S$20,000 in cash or its equivalent in foreign currencies. To process this, travellers can submit the electronic declaration via the MyICA mobile application or the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority’s (ICA) website. You can submit this up to three days before entering or leaving Singapore.

Benefits of online cash declaration

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  • Convenience: The online cash declaration paves the way for a digital system, promising a more streamlined process to save time and hassle at checkpoints.
  • Accessibility: Travellers can submit the declaration from anywhere with an internet connection, making pre-departure preparations easier.
  • Efficiency: Streamlining the declaration process allows for faster clearance at immigration points.

Preparing for the online cash declaration

  • Gather all necessary documents: Have your passport details, travel itinerary, and estimated amount of cash readily available.
  • Download the MyICA app: For added convenience, also download the MyICA mobile app for easy access to the declaration form.
  • Plan ahead: Submit the declaration within the three-day window to avoid any delays upon arrival or departure in Singapore.

Note: Only those carrying cheques or cheques drawn on foreign banks are exempt from the new online cash declaration.

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This new online cash declaration system in Singapore is a positive step towards simplifying travel procedures for visitors. By staying informed and following the new guidelines, you’re guaranteed a smooth and hassle-free immigration experience in the Lion City.

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