According to a Customs media release, CBP officers at Dulles International Airport seized $25,151 in unreported currency from a U.S. couple traveling to Accra, Ghana.
As you are aware, all travelers must report all currency more than $10,000 to a CBP officer when entering or leaving the country.
Here are the other currency reporting requirements:
-There is no limit how much money you can bring into or out of the US.
-However, if you or people you are traveling with have more than $10,000 in currency or negotiable monetary instruments, you must fill out a “Report of International Transportation of Currency and Monetary Instruments” FinCEN 105 (former CF 4790).
-If you are traveling with a family, then count everyone, everyone in your traveling party.
-You can obtain a FinCen 105 form before traveling or when going through CBP. If you have questions, CBP officers can assist you.