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$15,000 declaration with Thai customs

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I have a question about packing cash out — why is everyone worried about declaring things to customs? If I want to take $15,000 US with me to Thailand and have to declare this, what’s the problem? Is it a huge airport hassle? Will I be questioned extensively? I don’t understand this piece. Thanks for writing this very interesting article.

asked Dec 14, 2017 in Visas
by website-user (7,010 points)

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In theory it’s not illegal to bring that much and you might only need to offer proof that the funds were obtained in a legal manner. Say you are taking $15,000 to Thailand to buy a car and you can show you could have set that aside from your salary, there shouldn’t be any issues. As always though, the best way to deal with Thai customs is to handle things in a way that you don’t have to deal with them altogether. Main reason being that how things actually play out can sometimes be hard to predict.

answered Dec 14, 2017
by website-answer (38,870 points)
selected Dec 14, 2017 by website-user