Jamaica Customs Improves Efficiency – C27 (Yellow) Form Now made Electronic
The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) advises that effective Thursday, February 1, 2018, the Agency will be automating its processes which require the use of the C27 form, also known as the Unaccompanied Baggage Declaration or, ‘yellow form’.
This will allow for more efficient processing of passengers who have unaccompanied baggage. As at this date, hard copies of the ‘yellow form’ will no longer be issued to passengers.
Notwithstanding this procedural change, the Agency wishes to further advise that adult passengers 18 years and older, will still receive their US$500 duty free allowance on personal and household effects, not for resale or commercial use. This change does not affect how Customs deals with the application and validity of this allowance.
It is important that passengers with unaccompanied baggage indicate this to the Customs Officer, prior to the examination of their luggage.
Additionally, passengers must present their Passport/Immigration Kiosk Receipt, at the point of clearance.