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What does “Unaccompanied Baggage” mean? What is the procedure for customs clearance of unaccompanied baggage?



The term “unaccompanied Baggage” refers to luggage that do not arrive in the same aircraft or ship as the inward passenger. Passengers should fill in the “Customs Declaration Form” and proceed to the “Goods to Declare” counter (Red Channel) upon their arrival.


I.         The following documents are required for customs clearance of unaccompanied baggage:

1.  A bill of lading

2.  Identification paper

(1)   Clearance in person: photocopy of passport or identification card.

(2)   Clearance on behalf of others:

a.       Consignor's photocopy of passport or identification card.

b.      Trustee's photocopy of identification card.

c.       A certificate of entrustment (signed by consignor and trustee).

         (3)   Clearance under the name of a company: exclusive to the responsible person of the  company and its employee.

a.       responsible person: photocopy of identification card.

b.      employee: photocopy of identification card and employment certificate.


II.      Completion and Submission of  Declaration

1.  Original and duplicate forms. Duplicate will be returned to the applicant on-site.

2.  The declaration forms should be clearly filled. Name owner, AWL number, product ID should be the same as those in the AWL.

3.  Attach a customs service stamp of NT$200 (Data input fee) in the box at lower left corner.

4.  Commercial invoice: Skip when no imported goods.


III.    Accompanied inspection: customs officers will accompany the applicant to inspect the luggage at the import warehouse and to restore the warehouse to its original condition afterwards.

IV.   Payment and release: customs officers will determine whether or not duty is required according to the D/F. Luggage will be released after the duty is paid.

In case of any discrepancy between the English version and the Chinese version, the latter shall prevail.

Content Maintainers: General Affairs Section, Inspection Division

  • Publish Date:2018-07-16
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