Declaration for the cross-border transportation of cash

Each cross-border transportation of cash in the amount of EUR 10,000 or more for which Luxembourg is the country of departure, destination or transit must be declared to the Customs and Excise Agency (Administration des douanes et accises - ADA).

This mandatory declaration:

  • is part of the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing from illicit trafficking; and
  • is the result of efforts at European and national level to implement the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendation 32 on cash couriers.

Who is concerned

Any person of legal age (regardless of residence and nationality) who transports or sends cash, either on their own behalf or on behalf of a third party (individual or company), is subject to the declaration obligation.

Minors must make the declaration through their parents or legal guardians.

Persons with mental disabilities and adults under guardianship must make the declaration through their legal representative.

Declaration or disclosure of cash

All accompanied movement of cash requires the filing of a cash declaration.

All unaccompanied movement of cash (parcel post, express courier or unaccompanied luggage) entails the obligation to submit a cash disclosure declaration.

Intra-EU or extra-EU declaration or disclosure

The accompanied or unaccompanied movement of cash to or from a third country is subject to the filing of an extra-EU declaration/disclosure.

The accompanied or unaccompanied movement of cash to or from another EU Member State is subject to the filing of an intra-EU declaration/disclosure.


The mandatory declaration concerns instruments with a value of EUR 10,000 or more:

  • currency, bank notes and coins that are in circulation as a medium of exchange;
  • bearer-negotiable instruments, including monetary instruments in bearer form such as traveller's cheques;
  • negotiable instruments including cheques, promissory notes and money orders which are:
    • either in bearer form, endorsed without restriction, made out to a fictitious payee;
    • or in such form that ownership of the instrument is transferred upon delivery;
  • incomplete instruments including signed cheques, promissory notes and money orders, but with the payee's name omitted;
  • commodities used as highly liquid stores of value with a high value-to-volume ratio that can be easily converted into cash on accessible exchange markets with only low transaction costs:
    • coins with a gold content of at least 90 %;
    • bullion such as gold bars, nuggets or other clumps with a gold content of at least 99.5 % gold.

Jewellery, diamonds and other gemstones are not subject to the declaration/disclosure requirement.


The filing of a cash declaration is free of charge.

How to proceed

Submitting a cash declaration or a cash disclosure declaration

The cash declaration must be submitted before the journey. Submitting a late declaration in the event of an inspection is not possible and will be considered a failure to declare.

A cash disclosure declaration should preferably be submitted before shipping. If a cash sum is found in a shipment, a disclosure declaration must be filed within 30 days upon request by the Customs and Excise Agency. Non-compliance with this obligation will be considered as failure to disclose.

The declaration/disclosure of cash can be submitted by:


ADA officials may carry out cash checks at any time, in any place and on the whole territory of Luxembourg.

In case of failure to declare, or when a false declaration is submitted, the money is withheld by the ADA officials and an official report will be issued.

In addition, the district courts may decide on the following:

  • a fine of between EUR 251 and EUR 25,000;
  • confiscation of part of the cash.

Forms / Online services

Cash declaration forms

To complete your application, the information about you collected from this form needs to be processed by the public administration concerned.

That information is kept by the administration in question for as long as it is required to achieve the purpose of the processing operation(s).

Your data will be shared with other public administrations that are necessary for the processing of your application. For details on which departments will have access to the data on this form, please contact the public administration you are filing your application with.

Under the terms of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, you have the right to access, rectify or, where applicable, remove any information relating to you. You are also entitled to withdraw your consent at any time.

Additionally, unless the processing of your personal data is compulsory, you may, with legitimate reasons, oppose the processing of such data.

If you wish to exercise these rights and/or obtain a record of the information held about you, please contact the administration in question using the contact details provided on the form. You are also entitled to file a claim with the National Commission for Data Protection (Commission nationale pour la protection des données), headquartered at 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux.

By submitting your application, you agree that your personal data may be processed as part of the application process.

Formulaires de déclaration d'argent liquide

Les informations qui vous concernent recueillies sur ce formulaire font l’objet d’un traitement par l’administration concernée afin de mener à bien votre demande.

Ces informations sont conservées pour la durée nécessaire par l’administration à la réalisation de la finalité du traitement

Les destinataires de vos données sont les administrations compétentes dans le cadre du traitement de votre demande. Veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée par votre demande pour connaître les destinataires des données figurant sur ce formulaire. Conformément au règlement (UE) 2016/679 relatif à la protection des personnes physiques à l'égard du traitement des données à caractère personnel et à la libre circulation de ces données, vous bénéficiez d’un droit d’accès, de rectification et le cas échéant d’effacement des informations vous concernant. Vous disposez également du droit de retirer votre consentement à tout moment.

En outre et excepté le cas où le traitement de vos données présente un caractère obligatoire, vous pouvez, pour des motifs légitimes, vous y opposer.

Si vous souhaitez exercer ces droits et/ou obtenir communication de vos informations, veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée suivant les coordonnées indiquées dans le formulaire. Vous avez également la possibilité d’introduire une réclamation auprès de la Commission nationale pour la protection des données ayant son siège à 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux.

En poursuivant votre démarche, vous acceptez que vos données personnelles soient traitées dans le cadre de votre demande.

Anmeldungen von Barmitteln

Ihre in diesem Formular erfassten personenbezogenen Informationen werden von der zuständigen Verwaltungsbehörde verarbeitet, um Ihren Antrag erfolgreich abzuschließen.

Diese Informationen werden von der Behörde für den zur Verarbeitung erforderlichen Zeitraum gespeichert.

Die Empfänger Ihrer Daten sind die im Rahmen Ihres Antrags zuständigen Verwaltungsbehörden. Um die Empfänger der in diesem Formular erfassten Daten zu erfahren, wenden Sie sich bitte an die für Ihren Antrag zuständige Behörde.

Gemäß der Verordnung (EU) 2016/679 zum Schutz natürlicher Personen bei der Verarbeitung personenbezogener Daten und zum freien Datenverkehr haben Sie das Recht auf Zugang, Berichtigung und gegebenenfalls Löschung Ihrer personenbezogenen Informationen. Sie haben zudem das Recht, Ihre erteilte Einwilligung jederzeit zu widerrufen.

Weiterhin können Sie, außer in Fällen, in denen die Verarbeitung Ihrer Daten verpflichtend ist, Widerspruch einlegen, wenn dieser rechtmäßig begründet ist.

Wenn Sie diese Rechte ausüben und/oder Einsicht in Ihre Informationen nehmen möchten, können Sie sich unter den im Formular angegebenen Kontaktdaten an die zuständige Verwaltungsbehörde wenden. Sie haben außerdem die Möglichkeit, bei der Nationalen Kommission für den Datenschutz Beschwerde einzulegen (Commission nationale pour la protection des données, 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux).

Wenn Sie Ihren Vorgang fortsetzen, akzeptieren Sie damit, dass Ihre personenbezogenen Daten im Rahmen Ihres Antrags verarbeitet werden.

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