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Schleswig-Holstein

Complete an entry or exit summary declaration online

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If you bring goods into or out of the customs territory of the European Union, you must submit an entry or exit summary declaration under certain conditions. You can do this via the Internet declaration, among other things.

You must submit the entry or exit summary declaration to the first customs office of entry or exit when you bring goods into or out of the customs territory of the Union.
As the carrier, you are always responsible for the declaration, but in certain cases you can instruct other persons to complete the declaration.

You must submit the exit summary declaration if you have not submitted a customs declaration or re-export declaration in advance. In particular for

  • Re-export of non-Union goods from a free zone or temporary storage that have been in the free zone or temporary storage for more than 14 days,
  • re-export of non-Union goods from a free zone or temporary storage if the destination or consignee has changed in relation to the entry summary declaration,
  • Re-export of non-Union goods from temporary storage following an external transit procedure (transit declaration without security data),
  • transportation between 2 places within the European Union by air and sea if the goods are transhipped in a third country.

As a rule, you must always submit the entry declaration when you bring goods into the customs territory of the Union. An entry summary declaration does not have to be submitted in tourist traffic if you can declare the goods verbally or, for example, by passing through the green exit.

The entry or exit summary declaration is usually submitted via ATLAS-EAS (Automated Tariff and Local Customs Clearance System). However, these can also be submitted via the Internet declaration.


Process flow

To complete your registration online, proceed as follows:

  • Open the Internet entry and exit summary declaration in your Internet browser.
  • Select "ESumA" for the entry summary declaration or "ASumA" for the exit summary declaration.
  • Complete the form for the letterhead. You can then enter one or more items.
  • All fields with a colored background or border are mandatory fields. You must complete these fields. Please note that some fields may only become mandatory fields as you complete the form and are therefore not immediately recognizable as such. Some fields must also be completed either in the header form or in all item forms.
  • Once you have completed everything, click on "Submit application". Any errors will be displayed and must be corrected.
  • After you have received the order number as confirmation of the successful transmission of your registration data, print out your registration in duplicate.
  • With the declaration and the order number, you identify yourself at the first customs office of entry or exit. The customs office can accept your declaration within 30 days. You can find the responsible customs office in the office search on the Customs Administration website.

Special features for air and sea transport:

  • Special feature for the exit summary declaration: For exports by air or sea, you must submit the exit summary declaration to the customs office of exit in whose district you are loading the goods onto the cross-border means of transport.
  • Special feature for the entry summary declaration: If an aircraft is to fly to more than one airport in the customs territory of the Union or if a ship is to call at more than one port in the customs territory of the Union without making a stopover at an airport or port outside the customs territory of the Union, you must lodge the entry summary declaration for all goods transported at the customs office at the first (flight) port in the customs territory of the Union. However, if you make a stopover at an airport or port outside the customs territory of the Union, you must lodge another entry summary declaration for the goods arriving at the customs office at the next (flight) port.
Requirements

You must submit an entry or exit summary declaration when you bring goods into or out of the customs territory of the Union, unless an exception applies.

Which documents are required?

As a rule, no documents need to be submitted. However, reference must be made to the transport document in the entry summary declaration.

What are the fees?

There are no costs for you.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Entry summary declaration:

  • Containerized cargo in maritime transport: at the latest 24 hours before loading at the port of departure
  • Bulk and general cargo by sea: no later than 4 hours before arrival at the first port in the customs territory of the Union
  • short sea shipping: no later than 2 hours before arrival at the first port in the customs territory of the Union
  • Short-haul flight (flight with a duration of less than 4 hours): no later than the actual departure time of the aircraft
  • Long-haul flight (flight with a duration of 4 hours or more): no later than 4 hours before arrival at the first airport in the customs territory of the Union
  • Rail transport (journey from the last train formation station located in a third country to the first customs office of entry takes less than 2 hours): at the latest 1 hour before arrival at the customs office of entry in the customs territory of the Union
  • Rail transport (cases other than those mentioned above): no later than 2 hours before arrival at the customs office of entry in the customs territory of the Union
  • Inland waterway transport: no later than 2 hours before arrival at the customs office of entry into the customs territory of the Union
  • Road transport: no later than 1 hour before arrival at the customs office of entry into the customs territory of the Union
  • Combined transport: the time limit of the cross-border active means of transport applies.

Exit summary declaration:

  • Container freight in maritime transport: at the latest 24 hours before loading at the port of departure
  • Short sea shipping (voyage of less than 24 hours): no later than 2 hours before departure from a port in the customs territory of the Union
  • Sea transport without containerized cargo: no later than 2 hours before departure from a port in the customs territory of the Union
  • Air transport: no later than 30 minutes before departure from an airport in the customs territory of the Union
  • Road and inland waterway transport: no later than 1 hour before the goods leave the customs territory of the Union.
  • Rail transport (train journey takes less than 2 hours from the last train formation station to the customs office of exit): no later than 1 hour before the goods arrive at the place for which the customs office of exit is responsible
  • Rail transport (cases other than those mentioned above): at the latest 2 hours before the goods leave the customs territory of the Union
Processing duration

After completing the online registration form, you will automatically receive a printable registration form.

Legal basis
Appeal
  • Objection (for example in the event of notification of a loading ban)
  • Action before the tax court
Applications / forms
  • Forms: yes
  • Online procedure possible: yes
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance required: yes (for Internet entry or exit registration)
Author
Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Finance

Professionally released on

29.04.2021

Teaser

If you bring goods into or out of the customs territory of the European Union, you must submit an entry or exit summary declaration under certain conditions. You can do this via the Internet declaration, among other things.

Process flow

To complete your registration online, proceed as follows:

  • Open the Internet entry and exit summary declaration in your Internet browser.
  • Select "ESumA" for the entry summary declaration or "ASumA" for the exit summary declaration.
  • Complete the form for the letterhead. You can then enter one or more items.
  • All fields with a colored background or border are mandatory fields. You must complete these fields. Please note that some fields may only become mandatory fields as you complete the form and are therefore not immediately recognizable as such. Some fields must also be completed either in the header form or in all item forms.
  • Once you have completed everything, click on "Submit application". Any errors will be displayed and must be corrected.
  • After you have received the order number as confirmation of the successful transmission of your registration data, print out your registration in duplicate.
  • With the declaration and the order number, you identify yourself at the first customs office of entry or exit. The customs office can accept your declaration within 30 days. You can find the responsible customs office in the office search on the Customs Administration website.

Special features for air and sea transport:

  • Special feature for the exit summary declaration: For exports by air or sea, you must submit the exit summary declaration to the customs office of exit in whose district you are loading the goods onto the cross-border means of transport.
  • Special feature for the entry summary declaration: If an aircraft is to fly to more than one airport in the customs territory of the Union or if a ship is to call at more than one port in the customs territory of the Union without making a stopover at an airport or port outside the customs territory of the Union, you must lodge the entry summary declaration for all goods transported at the customs office at the first (flight) port in the customs territory of the Union. However, if you make a stopover at an airport or port outside the customs territory of the Union, you must lodge another entry summary declaration for the goods arriving at the customs office at the next (flight) port.

Requirements

You must submit an entry or exit summary declaration when you bring goods into or out of the customs territory of the Union, unless an exception applies.

Which documents are required?

As a rule, no documents need to be submitted. However, reference must be made to the transport document in the entry summary declaration.

What are the fees?

There are no costs for you.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Entry summary declaration:

  • Containerized cargo in maritime transport: at the latest 24 hours before loading at the port of departure
  • Bulk and general cargo by sea: no later than 4 hours before arrival at the first port in the customs territory of the Union
  • short sea shipping: no later than 2 hours before arrival at the first port in the customs territory of the Union
  • Short-haul flight (flight with a duration of less than 4 hours): no later than the actual departure time of the aircraft
  • Long-haul flight (flight with a duration of 4 hours or more): no later than 4 hours before arrival at the first airport in the customs territory of the Union
  • Rail transport (journey from the last train formation station located in a third country to the first customs office of entry takes less than 2 hours): at the latest 1 hour before arrival at the customs office of entry in the customs territory of the Union
  • Rail transport (cases other than those mentioned above): no later than 2 hours before arrival at the customs office of entry in the customs territory of the Union
  • Inland waterway transport: no later than 2 hours before arrival at the customs office of entry into the customs territory of the Union
  • Road transport: no later than 1 hour before arrival at the customs office of entry into the customs territory of the Union
  • Combined transport: the time limit of the cross-border active means of transport applies.

Exit summary declaration:

  • Container freight in maritime transport: at the latest 24 hours before loading at the port of departure
  • Short sea shipping (voyage of less than 24 hours): no later than 2 hours before departure from a port in the customs territory of the Union
  • Sea transport without containerized cargo: no later than 2 hours before departure from a port in the customs territory of the Union
  • Air transport: no later than 30 minutes before departure from an airport in the customs territory of the Union
  • Road and inland waterway transport: no later than 1 hour before the goods leave the customs territory of the Union.
  • Rail transport (train journey takes less than 2 hours from the last train formation station to the customs office of exit): no later than 1 hour before the goods arrive at the place for which the customs office of exit is responsible
  • Rail transport (cases other than those mentioned above): at the latest 2 hours before the goods leave the customs territory of the Union

Processing duration

After completing the online registration form, you will automatically receive a printable registration form.

Legal basis

Appeal

  • Objection (for example in the event of notification of a loading ban)
  • Action before the tax court

Applications / forms

  • Forms: yes
  • Online procedure possible: yes
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance required: yes (for Internet entry or exit registration)

Author

Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Finance

Professionally released on

29.04.2021

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