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Customs Declaration (CD) Form

How to Fill in the Customs Declaration (CD) Form

Customs Duty and Excise Exemptions for Passenger Personal Goods

Customs Duty and Excise Exemptions for Airline Crew's Personal Goods

Customs Clearance for Passenger's or Airline Crew's Personal Goods

Unaccompanied Passenger or Air Crew Personal Goods

Commercial Good brought by Passenger or Airline Crew

List of Prohibition and Restriction Goods

Other Things to Concern

Temporary Import for Passenger or Crew

Regulation on Rupiah or Other Currencies

Regulations

Definitions

Imported goods brought by passenger or airlines crew consists of:

  • Passenger's personal goods or crew's personal goods; and/or
  • Commercial goods

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 (CD) Form

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

How to Fill in the 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

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 and Excise Exemptions for Passenger's Personal Goods

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:

  • 200 (two hundreds) pieces of cigarettes, 25 (twenty five) pieces of cigars, or 100 (one hundred) grams of shredded tobacco or any other tobacco products; and
  • 1 (one) liter or 1.000 (one thousand) milliliter of alcoholic beverage (for example: liquor, vodka, beer, etc).

Customs Duty and Excise Exemptions for Airline's Crew Personal Goods

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:

  • 40 (forty) pieces of cigarettes, 10 (ten) pieces of cigars, or 40 (forty) grams of shredded tobacco or any other tobacco products; and
  • 350 (three hundred and fifty) milliliter of alcoholic beverage (for example: liquor, vodka, beer, etc).

The excess of the amount for passenger or airline's crew personal goods is regulated here.

Customs Clearance for Passenger or Airline Crew's Personal Goods

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:

  • Animals, fish and plants, including their products (vegetables, food, etc);
  • Narcotics, psychotropic substances, precursor, drugs and medicines, fire arms, air gun, sharp objects (ie. sword, knife, etc), ammunitions, explosives and pornographic materials;
  • Currency and/or bearer negotiable instrument in Rupiah or other currencies which equal to the amount of 100 million Rupiah or more;
  • Tobacco and tobacco products:
    • More than 200 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 100 grams of sliced tobacco, and 1 liter beverages containing ethyl  alcohol (for passenger); or
    • More than 40 cigarettes or 10 cigars or 40 grams of sliced tobacco, and 350 milliliter of beverages containing ethyl alcohol (for crew);
  • Commercial merchandise (article for sale, sample used for soliciting order, materials or components used for industrial purposes, and/or goods which are not considered as personal belongings); and/or
  • Goods purchased or obtained overseas which will be remain in Indonesian territory and total value exceed USD 250.00 per person or USD 1,000.00 per family (for passenger), or exceeds USD 50.00 per person (for crew).

(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

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:

  • Maximum 30 (thirty) days before the arrival, and/or 15 (fifteen) days after the arrival the passenger or the crew for passenger or crew by air transport;
  • The goods can be proven by showing passenger's or crew's passport and correspond boarding pass

The clearance for the aforementioned goods can be arranged by the passenger, crew or person on behalf by using one of these documents:

  • Specific Import Declaration (PIBK), for goods listed on cargo manifest;  
  • CD which is used at the prior arrival, for the "Lost and Found" cargo. For Lost and Found cargo applies normal Red Channel clearance
  • If you have any unaccompanied baggage declared on CD, you may ask Customs officer upon arrival to make  a duplication of your CD to be used later on the next clearance (please refer to CD form )
 

Commercial Good brought by Passenger or Airline Crew

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.

 

List of Prohibition and Restriction 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:

Other Things to Concern

    • If passenger or crew personal goods exceeds the amount of customs value exemption (USD 250 per person or USD 1,000 per family, or USD 50 for a crew), so customs duty and taxes will be applied to the excess amount. Thus, customs duty and taxes is applicable for the amount exceeding with the customs value used as the basis of calculation of duty is total value subtracts the exemption value.
    • If the passenger's or crew's personal goods exceeds the amount of excise exemption, the goods will be destroyed by Customs officer with or without witnessed by the passenger or the crew.
    • If passenger or crew brings more than one item/kind which receives excise concession, the exemption will be granted in a proportion number considering the amount of the goods.

Temporary Import for Passenger or Crew

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.

  Regulation for Passenger who Brings Rupiah or Other Currencies

According to Anti-Money Laundering Law Number 8/2010, there are several obligations for passenger or crew listed as follows:

  • Any person who brings cash in Rupiah and/or other currencies, and/or other payment instruments in form of cheque, travellers cheque, promissory notes, or bilyet giro in amount of minimum or equal to Rp100.000.000,00 (one hundred million Rupiahs) in/out to or from Indonesian Customs territory must declare to Customs officer;
  • Any person fails to declare the regulation aforementioned above is subject to 10% sanction from total cash and/or other payment instruments with maximum Rp300.000.000,00 in penalty.
  • Any person who has already declared the cash and/or other payment instruments aforementioned above but the amount that s/he actually brings in/out to or from Indonesian Customs territory is bigger than what s/he has previously declared, is subject to 10% sanction from the amount exceeds with maximum Rp300.000.000,00 in penalty.

Disclaimer:

  • Please be noted that the Customs Import Procedure for Passenger or Crew in English translation above is not the official translation or translation of the related regulations published by Directorate General Customs of Excise;
  • The translation is provided in this web to assist foreign passengers/airlines' crew in understanding Indonesian Customs procedures, especially regarding the import for passenger's or crew's personal belongings;
  • Any difference in understanding of the meaning should be referred to the original text of the regulations
  • If you have any enquiries regarding the procedures, please contact us or consult with Customs officers upon your arrival.