Cash declaration

Carrying over $10,000 USD cash when departing from or arriving to Mexico is legal. However, failing to declare it is a violation to the Mexican Laws.

If you are carrying over $10,000 USD cash or its equivalent in other currencies, domestic or foreign cheques, travelers’ cheques, payment orders or any other bearer negotiable instruments, or a combination thereof, when departing from or arriving to Mexico, you are obliged to declare it to the Mexican customs office by filling out the following forms:


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  • Customs Declaration for Incoming Passengers upon arrival or Cash Declaration for Outgoing Passengers upon departure.
  • Declaration for incoming or outgoing cash and bearer negotiable instruments.

Important notice


You can fill out the online Customs Declaration or Declaration for incoming or outgoing cash and bearer negotiable instruments at sat.gob.mx/BienvenidoaMexico before arriving to Mexico.

These Declarations shall be handed to a customs officer at the point of departure or arrival, as required.

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For guidance from US and Canada Toll-free number: 1 877 44 88 728. Or from anywhere in Mexico at 01 55 627 22 728 (MarcaSAT).

For further online information, please scan this code.

NOTE: This information is for guidance purposes only.


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