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Annual Report 2016
FATF Reccomandations
FATF Reccomandations

TRAVELING INTO OR OUT OF AFGHANISTAN

Prohibition of Transfer

  • It is prohibited for any person to leave the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in possession of currency, bearer negotiable instruments, gold, other precious metals or precious stones which are of a value exceeding USD 20,000 or its equivalents in other currencies or arrange for the transportation of such items out of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan through a person cargo, postal service or through any other means. Decorative Jewelleries (gold and other precious metals and precious stones) in normal quantity shall not be counted against the threshold, and such quantity should be prescribed by a procedure to be issued by the Ministry of Finance.


Declaration of Transfer

  • Any person who leaves or enters the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in possession of currency, bearer negotiable instruments, gold, other precious metals or precious stones which are of a value exceeding USD 10,000 or its equivalents in other currencies or arranges for the transportation of such items into or out of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan through a person cargo, postal service or through any other means must complete the relevant Declaration form and submit that to the Custom’s Officer.

  • There is no limit to bring any amount of currency, bearer negotiable instruments, gold, other precious metals or precious stones into Afghanistan. The Customs Department shall report the amount [transported] and identity of its carrier to National Directorate of Security and Financial Intelligence Unit.

Customs Officer

  • The Customs Officer is obliged to fully identify any person who transports currency, bearer negotiable instruments, gold, other precious metals or precious stones and where necessary obtain full information from the person about the origin and the intended use of the item declared or detected.


Declaration Form

  • Three copies of the Declaration forms should be prepared and after it is completed, one copy will be provided to the passenger, the other copy will remain with the Customs Directorate and the original one will be handed over to the Financial Intelligence Unit within three working days.


False Declaration

  • If a person refuses to provide any information or provides misleading information regarding the transfer of items, and the value of the items exceeds the threshold $10,000 US Dollars, the Authorized Officer must seize the items and refer the individual to the judicial authorities for ascertaining whether evidence of ML/FT may be found, and for prosecution in suspicion of committing a money laundering offence as defined in Article 4 of the Anti-Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime Law.


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