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Bringing cash to Spain

Postby gronc » Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:42 pm

Is there a limit on bringing Sterling Cash into Spain by carrying personally on a flight. I´m not talking about a great deal, maybe a thousand or two pounds.

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Postby swerve » Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:26 am

Cant remember where i read it buy if you are stopped by customs or a police officer carrying more than £1000 pounds you may be asked to prove why you have that much on your person.I know a £1000 pounds seems silly as people often carry allot more than that IE for deposits or just spending money but that's the laws of the UK for you.Will try and find the link and post it for you.
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Postby Gin Monster » Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:58 am

I'm not sure about pounds sterling, but I did enquire at the post office when I was exchanging for some euros...the limit was something like 3,500 euros worth of GBP..so just over 2 grand by my poor reckoning.

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Postby katy » Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:21 am

I think its 6000 euros, this is what we are allowed to take out to Gibraltar so it must be the same in.

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Postby peteroldracer » Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:27 am

Remember to let us all know your flight details to save the local heavies from hanging around too long at the airport............. :wink:
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Postby Beachcomber » Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:29 am

It is definitely €6.000 per person but if you get caught with more by the Guardia Civil a 'donation' to their 'benevolent fund' will usually see you on your way unhindered.

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Postby costakid » Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:48 am

i got stopped at luton with £3000 in cash by customs on a routine inspection and i had to prove why i was carrying cash and where i got it from. I was held up for half an hour for 3000 so i would be careful about carrying large amounts through airports.

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Postby stellastaff » Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:11 pm

Beachcomber wrote:It is definitely €6.000 per person but if you get caught with more by the Guardia Civil a 'donation' to their 'benevolent fund' will usually see you on your way unhindered.
Words of experience, Beachcomber? :wink: :wink:
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Postby swerve » Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:11 pm

Another little tip try not to bank more than say 5000 euro at a time as they can flag up on your account and you may be asked about the possibility of money laundering
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Postby Colinm » Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:25 pm

swerve wrote:Another little tip try not to bank more than say 5000 euro at a time as they can flag up on your account and you may be asked about the possibility of money laundering
Well I hope they have more success than me. O.H. just doesn't seem to be interested in my laundry let alone some one elses!! :lol:

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Postby katy » Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:38 pm

I tried to pay 9000 euros into my account here and they told me that anything over 6000 paid in has to have a form filled in and sent to the Bank of Spain. They also said it is illegal to carry more than 6000 around. It makes me wonder how the people get rid of their black money :shock:

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Postby alaninspain » Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:23 pm

Katy - perhaps they don't tell the police they are carrying it.

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Postby peteroldracer » Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:29 pm

Maybe there are exceptions to the amounts allowed in Marbella - didn't the erstwhile planning councillor claim that the 300,000 Euros cash found in his house was birthday presents to him? Dinner for a few friends in Puerto Banus could easily exceed the 5000 Euro limit (with tip) !
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Postby pigs-might-fly » Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:24 pm

I think that the foil strip in banknotes will show up on airport scanners - so why not drive here? Minimal or no checks at all!


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Postby daneinspain » Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:39 pm

Are you sure about it being illegal to carry aroung more than 5k? It cant be right be right because how does one for example buy a car or transport money?


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