About submitting "portable goods and the unaccompanied luggage declaration form" at the time of entering the country (homecoming)
At customs offices, such as a customs inspection center at an airport, we are checking the presence or absence of goods for which import is restricted, the presence or absence of items beyond the tax exemption range, etc., to everyone who enters Japan from abroad. For this reason, it is necessary to draw checks on the A side of the "portable goods and unaccompanied luggage declaration form" (matters to be notified to the customs) in advance, so that it can be submitted at the time of customs inspection.
Until now, people who exceeded the tax exemption range and those with unaccompanied luggage have just filed a declaration procedure verbally without submitting the "portable goods and unaccompanied luggage declaration form". However, to prevent terrorism and to carry out prompt and appropriate customs clearance, it has become necessary for everyone entering Japan from July 2007 to submit the "portable goods and unaccompanied luggage declaration form."
For details, please see the website of "Custom house" below.
Ministry of Finance Customs
"Portable goods and unaccompanied luggage declaration form" is placed at customs in airports and harbors throughout the country, and the form on this website can be printed (A4 version) for use.