THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE BUREAU OF CUSTOMS
CUSTOMS BAGGAGE DECLARATION FORM BOC form No. 117
Arriving Travelers and Crew must fill-out this Customs Baggage Declaration Form. Only one(1) declaration is required per family. The term "family" refers to members of a family who are related by blood, marriage or adoption arriving on the same flight. Kindly declare all goods purchased or acquired abroad as prescribed by laws and regulations.
THIS CUSTOMS BAGGAGE DECLARATION FORM MUST BE SUBMITTED TO A CUSTOMS OFFICER FOR CLEARANCE OF THE TRAVELER, CREW AND BAGGAGE.
Total amount of goods purchased and/or acquired abroad?
Are you bringing in any of the following?
1. Philippine Currency and/or any Philippine Monetary Instrument in excess of PhP 50,000.00; (i.e. Check, Bank, Draft , etc); (If YES, please submit the original copy of prior authorization from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas at the Bureau of Customs Arrival Area)
2. Foreign Currency and/or Foreign Monetary Instrument in excess of USD 10,000.00 or its equivalent; (If YES, please fill-out the Foreign Currency and Other Foreign Exchange-Denominated Bearer Monetary Instruments Declaration Form at the Bureau of Customs Arrival Area)
Currency and Other Exchange-Denominated Bearer Monetary Instruments Declaration Form
Write in capital letters. Do not abbreviate. Write N/A if not applicable. Tick as appropriate
PERSON TRANSFERRING CURRENCY OR MONETARY INSTRUMENT
For a person transferring currencies and other monetary instruments into/out of the Philippines in excess of the thresholds.
8. PERMANENT ADDRESS IN THE PHILIPPINES OR ABROAD:
9. RESIDENCE/ADDRESS WHILE IN THE PHILIPPINES:
TRANSFERRING ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER PERSON/ENTITY
If currencies and other monetary instruments are not owned by declarant and are being transferred on behalf of another person/entity.
A. OWNER OF CURRENCIES OR MONETARY INSTRUMENTS
B. RECIPIENT OF CURRENCIES OR MONETARY INSTRUMENTS
CURRENCY OR MONETARY INSTRUMENT INFORMATION
Amount in words
REQUIRED INFORMATION BY THE BOC AND AMLC - OTHER TRAVEL DETAILS
Accomplish “26.A” if physically transferred by a person OR “26.B” if shipped
3. Gambling Paraphernalia; (If YES, please submit prior import permit/clearance from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation)
4. Cosmetics, skin care products, food supplements and medicines in excess of quantities for personal use; (If YES, please submit prior important permit/clearance from the Food and Drug Administration)
5. Dangerous drugs such as morphine, marijuana, opium, poppies or synthetic drugs; (If YES, please submit import permit/clearance from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency)
6. Firearms, ammunitions and explosives; (If YES, please submit the import permit/clearance from Firearms and Explosives Office, Philippine National Police)
7. Alcohol and/or tobacco products in commercial quantities; (If YES, please submit the import permit/clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for alcohol or National Tobacco Administration for tobacco products)
8. Foodstuff(s), fruit(s), vegetable(s), live animal(s) (i.e. meat,eggs etc.), marine and aquatic products(s), plant(s) and/or the product(s) and their by-product(s); (If YES, please submit the import permit/clearance from the National Plant Quarantine Services/National Veterinary Quarantine Services)
9. Mobile phones, hand-held radios and similar gadgets in excess of quantities for personal use, and radio commumication equipments; (If YES, please submit the import permit/clearance from the National Telecommunications Commission)
10. Cremains (human ashes), human organs or tissues; (If YES, please secure clearance from the Bureau of Quarantine)
11. Jewelry, gold, precious metals or gems; and
12. Other goods, not mentioned above; (If YES, please enumerate)
I HEREBY CERTIFY UNDER PAIN OF FALSIFICATION THAT THIS DECLARATION IS TRUE AND CORRECT TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE
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All persons and baggage are subject to search at any time. (Section 222 and 223 of CMTA).
All goods, when imported from any foreign country, including those previously exported from the Philippines, shall be subject to duties and taxes (Section 104 of CMTA), except when specifically exempted.
All Travelers bringing in goods with a value of Ten Thousand Pesos (PhP10,000.00) or below (Section 423 of CMTA), shall not pay duties and taxes.
All Filipino Citizens are entitled to a duty and tax exemption for personal effects and household goods sent or brought in up to three times (3x), the value of which must not exceed One Hundred Fifty Thousand Pesos (PhP150,000.00) within a calendar year. Provided, the goods are not in commercial quantities or intended for barter, sale or hire.
Each Traveler is entitled to duty and tax (VAT and excise) free importation of two (2) reams of cigarettes or 50 sticks of cigars or 250 grams of pipe tobacco, and two (2) bottles of liquor with total value of Ten Thousand Pesos (PHP10,000.00) or less.
Failure to declare any dutiable goods will subject the Traveler to payment of duties and taxes plus a surcharge of Thirty Percent (30%) based on the total landed cost of goods. (Section 1404 of CMTA)
The following goods are PROHIBITED:
Written or printed goods, negatives or cinematographic films, photographs, engravings, lithographs, objects, paintings, drawings or other representation of an obscene or immoral character;
Materials advocating or inciting treason, rebellion, insurrection, sedition against the Government of the Philippines;
Adulterated or misbranded food or drugs;
Counterfeit goods(i.e. bags, shoes, etc.); and
Goods manufactured in whole or in part of gold, silver or other precious metals or alloys and the stamp, brand or mark does not indicate the actual fineness of quality of the metals or alloys
WARNING: Offenses that may result to the forfeiture of the goods and/or imposition of penalties and criminal prosecution of the Traveler or Crew.
Bringing in of PROHIBITED or RESTRICTED GOODS under Section 118 and 119 of the CMTA;
Bringing in of REGULATED GOODS in excess of the allowable limits without the necessary import permit under Section 117 of the CMTA;
Assault, resistance or disobedience to a Customs Officer under Article 151 of the Revised Penal Code of the Philippines; and
Making any false or misleading statements to a Customs Officer.
Any person2 who is physically transporting or effecting the transfer through shipment of:
(a) legal tender Philippine notes and coins, checks, money order and other bills of exchange in excess of the
PHP50,000 limit3; and/or (b) foreign currencies or other foreign currency-denominated bearer monetary
instruments in excess of the USD10,000 threshold4 or its equivalent into or out of the Philippines must declare
the whole amount and accomplish this declaration form. As used herein, “other foreign currency-denominated
bearer monetary instruments” shall refer to the following instruments in bearer form whereby title thereto
passes to another by endorsement, assignment or delivery: traveler’s checks, other checks, drafts, notes,
money orders, bonds, deposit certificates, securities, commercial papers, trust certificates, custodial receipts, deposit substitute instruments, trading orders, transaction tickets and confirmation of sale/investment.
PART I – PERSON TRANSFERRING CURRENCY OR MONETARY INSTRUMENT
All declarants must accomplish Part I.
PART II – TRANSFERRING ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER PERSON/ENTITY
The declarant must accomplish Part II if he/she is transferring on behalf of another person/entity. If not applicable, please write N/A.
The declarant must fill out the names, occupations/principal activities and addresses of the owner and the recipient/beneficiary of the currency or monetary instrument.
PART III – CURRENCY OR MONETARY INSTRUMENT INFORMATION
The declarant must enumerate all type of currency or monetary instrument being transferred into or out of the Philippines and the corresponding amount.
In case that the space provided for is insufficient, a separate form may be attached.
In case of transferring Philippine peso into or out of the Philippines in excess of PHP50,000, indicate the date of prior BSP authorization. If not applicable, please write N/A.
The source/s (e.g., salary, business) and purpose/s of the transport (e.g., travel, medical expenses) of the currencies and monetary instruments must be declared.
PART IV – OTHER TRAVEL DETAILS (as required by the BOC and AMLC)
The declarant must accomplish 26.A or 26.B. Part A must be filled out if the currency or monetary instrument is carried by a person travelling in and out of the Philippines by air or sea. Part B must be filled out if the currency or monetary instrument will be shipped through courier/carrier. If not applicable, please write N/A.
PART V – SIGNATURE OF DECLARANT
The declarant must fill out the email address and contact number
By signing, the person completing the declaration may be held liable for any false, malicious or fictitious information provided and may be penalized in accordance with pertinent laws.
OATH DECLARATION (as required by the BOC)
Upon the declarant’s presentation of duly accomplished Currencies Declaration Form, the BOC officer who has the jurisdiction to administer oath pursuant to Section 1505 of Republic ActNo. 10863 (the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act) dated 30 May 2016 shall receive and administer the oath.