Imported goods brought by passenger or airlines crew consists of:
Passenger's personal goods or crew's personal goods is all of the goods brought by a passenger or a crew but it does not include commercial goods.
Commercial good is defined as good in which according to its type, characteristic and amount is not common for personal usage, or imported to be sold, as a sample, good for raw material or auxiliary material for industry, and/or good intended to be used not for personal usage.
Passenger's personal goods or crew's personal goods arrive at the same time with the passenger or crew. For goods arrived not at the same with the passenger or crew please see here .
All imported goods brought by the passenger or the crew should be declared to Customs officer with Customs Declaration (CD) form. The goods will only be released after obtaining approval from Customs office
Customs Declaration (hereinafter refer as CD) is a declaration to Indonesian Customs for imported goods brought into Indonesian customs territory by international passenger or international airline's crew.
Customs Declaration CD is provided in bahasa Indonesia and bahasa Inggris. You may choose one that best suits you. Usually airline crew will distribute the CD on the flight while you are heading to any Indonesian airport. We also provide the CD form at Customs booth at Ngurah Rai airport after you clear your passport.
Customs Declaration (CD) form
Each passenger or crew must complete and submit the CD to Customs officer upon arrival. Only one CD is required for passenger travelling with his/her family.
Please read the CD carefully and fill all the information required. If you have any inquiries regarding the information on CD please contact our officer. In addition, if you are also not sure with the good you brought, please fill in the check mark (V) to the correspond section.
Example of how to fill in the CD could be seen here
Customs duty and excise exemptions apply in Indonesia is different from any other countries. The following section will explain the exemptions for passenger and for crew since they are different in the amount.
Please be noted that commercial good brought by a passenger or crew is not exempted from customs duty, excise and other taxes. Example of import duty calculation and taxes is shown here.
Normally, for commercial goods applies customs duty, excise, Value Added Tax (VAT 10%), Income tax and Tax on Luxury goods (if any).
Customs duty will be exempted for passenger's personal goods for the customs value up to FOB USD 250 per passenger or FOB USD 1,000 per family.
Besides duty exemption above, passenger's personal goods is also exempted from excise for an adult passenger with the amount maximum:
Customs duty will be exempted for airline crew's personal goods for the customs value up to FOB USD 50 per person.
Besides duty exemption above, airline's crew personal goods is also exempted from excise with the amount maximum:
The excess of the amount for passenger or airline's crew personal goods is regulated here.
Upon arrival, each passenger and airline crew must declare all of her/his goods or goods to Customs officer using Customs Declaration (CD) form.
Based on the CD, Customs will conduct analysis upon the goods declared and the passenger or crew should proceed the clearance through one of these following channels:
I. Red Channel, if the passenger or crew brings any of these following items:
(article for sale, sample used for soliciting orders, materials or components used for industrial purpose, and/or goods that not considered as personal effects)
II. Green Channel, if passenger or crew does not bring any goods aforementioned above in Red Channel
However, Customs has the authority to conduct physical inspections if there is any suspicious upon goods processed by Green Channel
Unaccompanied passenger or Air Crew Personal goods here should be meant as any baggage which arrives before or after the arrival of passenger or crew as long as it suits to the following condition:
The clearance for the aforementioned goods can be arranged by the passenger, crew or person on behalf by using one of these documents:
Customs clearance process for commercial goods can be conducted either by the passenger or the crew, importer or person on her/his behalf by using Specific Import Declaration (PIBK)
Customs clearance will be processed after customs duty, excise and taxes have been paid.
Commercial good is subject to customs duty, excise and taxes (PPN or Value Added Tax, PPh pasal 22 or Income Tax and PPnBM or tax on luxury goods). Normal import regulations are also applied for commercial goods.
Directorate General of Customs and Excise (DGCE) executes the prevention of the restriction and prohibition according to the prevailing laws and regulations stated by other government agencies.
In addition, DGCE and other law institutions in Indonesia has agreed to conduct zero tolerance for narcotic and psychotropic illegal trafficker or smuggler in any amount to Indonesian territory. Death penalty applies for illegal trafficker or smuggler.
Please be noted that you must declare if you have any of these following goods upon your arrival to Customs:
Passenger or crew personal goods which will be used during the stay in Indonesian Customs territory and the passenger or crew will be brought them abroad (re-export) is categorized as temporary import, therefore is subject to customs duty exemptions. The procedure refers to the Temporary Import regulation.
Passenger or crew should submit the Specific Import Declaration (PIBK) and pay the security. Please contact Customs officer for further assistance.
Basically, all import goods are subject to customs duty. Although for temporary import goods by passenger or crew are granted customs duty exemption, however, the passenger or crew must submit security or guarantee. The security can be in the form of cash, or undertaken security after gaining approval from the Head of Customs Service Office.
According to Anti-Money Laundering Law Number 8/2010, there are several obligations for passenger or crew listed as follows: