FBR amends baggage rules, passengers required to make customs declaration

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has amended baggage rules and made it mandatory for passengers to declare their goods on arrival.

The FBR on Tuesday issued draft amendments to Baggage Rules for passengers in order to clear their goods under concessionary or exempt regime.

Under the draft rules made available to PkRevenue.com, a passenger is required to file a customs declaration at the time of arrival or departure.

The declaration form shall include:

Name of collectorate

Passenger’s name

Gender

Date of birth

Passport number

Nationality

Country coming from/going to

Country going to (if in transit)

Name of countries visited during the last 7 days

Purpose of visit such as personal, official, business or tourism

Contact person/sponsor, contact number in Pakistan, address in Pakistan

The passenger is required to make following declaration:

Are you carrying any of the following goods?

Prohibited/restricted goods such as narcotics, psychotropic substance, firearms, weapons, satellite phones etc?

Gold Jewelry, precious /semi previous stones

Foreign currency in US $ or equivalent.

Passengers have been advised to inform customs officer at the red channel if any of the above answer in Yes.

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