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Terminal 3, Report if You're Taking $10k+ Out of Country

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Julie888, Jan 10, 2017.

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  1. Julie888

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    While waiting for our plane to Canada, there was an announcement about declaring $10K plus. My husband heard it and went to check if this was total or each. We've never heard this before. You have to declare when you arrive in Canada. Why would you when you leave the US?

    He thought this announcement wasn't specific to Canada, rather all of Terminal 3. Is this terminal all international?

    Anyone else heard this and why did it start?
     
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    There is no limit on the amount of money that can be taken out of or brought into the United States. However, if a person or persons traveling together and filing a joint declaration (CBP Form 6059-B) have $10,000 or more in currency or negotiable monetary instruments, they must fill out a "Report of International Transportation of Currency and Monetary Instruments" FinCEN 105 (former CF 4790).

    Please be aware, if persons/family members traveling together have $10,000 or more, they cannot divide the currency between each other to avoid declaring the currency.

    For example, if one person is carrying $5,000 and the other has $6,000, they have a total of $11, 000 in their possession and must report it on a FinCEN 105. If a person or family fails to declare their monetary instruments in amounts of over $10,000, their monetary instrument(s) may be subject to forfeiture and could result in civil and or criminal penalties.

    https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/195/kw/10000
     
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    I crossed into NY State to go to a casino and was asked if I had $10,000 or more. Jokingly I said "No, butI hope to on the way back!" The CBS officer said "Be sure to stop in to see me if you do." Then he explained that the currency has to be declared both into and out of the USA and Canada.
    I regularly cross at Cornwall/ Hogansburg and both CBS (USA) and CBSA (Canada) are particularly watchful for smuggling of currency and tobacco (as well as other contraband)
     
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    Going through Customs and Immigration, not a new thing. Isn't there paperwork you have to fill out when arriving in Canada?
     
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    this is standard on EVERY intl flight to and from the US. Nothing unusual. It is all okay, but you must declare it.

    If course, I have no idea how often they come across the average joe and discover the cash they have.
     
  6. Julie888

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    I've always expected to give the info when I arrive in Canada. This was a new announcement asking for it before leaving the US.
     
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    Its not just USA or Canada it is World Wide.. Any international traveller that is carrying over 10,000 whatever currency is supposed to declare. All to do with money laundering
     
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    Yea, it might not announced (and possible you missed it before), but they are on the lookout. Ever notice officers standing in the jetway on some intl flights? That is part of what they are looking for. I am thinking Canada is less of an issue since the land borders are rather lax anyways.
     
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    If you declare it on the entry to the US you have to go to secondary inspection and fill out a form. Not an issue unless there is a huge queue!
     
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    It's been the case for a long time as far as I know.

    The first time I flew into the USA in 1981 I had to declare because I had more than 5K. (I may be wrong about the amount, it was a long time ago.)
     
  11. Julie888

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    I definitely had never heard loudspeaker announcements about taking money out of the country and I used to fly out of there several times a year. I know that it has to be declared when I arrive in Canada.

    Nostress, your thoughts that Canada is less of an issue than other countries makes sense. Those places may not care how much you're carrying.
     
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    The only guy I've noticed in the jetway is the one handing me my duty free booze. Guess that's where my mind is.
     
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    I'm flying to Canada next week. I'll keep an ear out for an announcement.
     
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    This is news to me too Julie. We've always just declared over $10,000 once we've arrived in Canada. I've never thought to declare it when leaving the US though. Nor have I heard any announcements or known this was even a law. No one has ever asked us when leaving the US if we have more than $10,000.

    We've been taken aside and questioned twice while going into the States regarding the amount of money we've had on us. Both times we were less than $10,000 though so were eventually let go. So I always thought the $10,000 rule was something you only had to declare on arrival to either country - not departure.
     
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