How much gold and cash can I carry from Saudi Arabia?

You must be wondering how much cash in Saudi Riyals and gold is allowed to carry from airports in Saudi Arabia to India, Pakistan, the Philippines or any other country. What are the gold and cash carry limit from Saudi Arabia to India, Pakistan or any other country in the world?

One should know the gold and cash carry limit set by customs laws as only an extra SR 10 can land you in jail for the crime of money laundering if you don’t declare the exact amount you are carrying with you. Moreover, it is always a great risk to carry more than the allowed limit.

How much cash can I carry from Saudi Arabia?

According to the Article 23 of the Anti-Money Laundering Law issued by Royal Decree (M / 20) dated 5/2/1439 H, if you are carrying cash or Saudi Riyals more than the cash carry limit in Saudi Arabia, you are required to declare it to Saudi Customs.

So, coming back to the question of how much cash can one carry from airports in Saudi Arabia to India, Pakistan, the Philippines or any other country in the world, the cash carry limit in Saudi Riyals is 60,000.

How much Gold can I carry from Saudi Arabia?

Many people are in confusion to determine the gold limit from Saudi Arabia or how much Gold they can carry from Saudi Arabia to India, Pakistan, the Philippines or any other country. 

It should be kept in mind that cash carry limit and gold limit from Saudi Arabia is SR 60,000. You cannot carry Gold and Cash of more than SR 60,000 altogether in one trip. Here gold includes any precious commodity or metals such as diamonds.

It is also important to mention here that the prescribed limit to carry cash and gold from worth SR 60,000 is for one family and not for every individual in the family. The rules related to carrying gold to India are different. Recommended: How much gold can I carry from Saudi Arabia to India?

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How much cash can I carry to Saudi Arabia?

If you want to carry some cash to Saudi Arabia, once again you need to check the rules of the country you are traveling from. For example, you cannot bring more than $10,000 from Pakistan or the USA to any country in the world including Saudi Arabia.

However, if the rules of the country you are coming from allow you to take more money, you can carry as much as SR 60,000 to Saudi Arabia in one trip.

How to declare cash and gold to Saudi Customs?

The first step to declare the amount of cash in Saudi Riyals or gold you are carrying from Suadi Arabia is to obtain a declaration form from Saudi Customs. You can also download this form from this link.

After filling the form, you need to submit this form to the Saudi Customs. The Saudi customs officer may ask you different questions about it. If required, you have to prove that the money in your possession is not black money.

If you fail to make such a declaration, it will be treated as you are carrying cash illegally. 

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These rules apply whether you are traveling by sea, land or airport. Although the procedure of the declaration at the airport is time-consuming and sometimes even you can miss the flight but the risk of not declaring is huge.

So, I would not recommend you to carry more than SR 60,000 in cash from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In this modern age, you can easily transfer money through banking channels. Recommended: What is the limit to transfer money from Saudi Arabia?

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.