You must apply for a Customs Automated Processing System (CAPS) ID Number if you are:
- a commercial importer;
- claiming duty relief; or
- submitting an electronic declaration.
Your CAPS ID Number is unique to you and you should quote it on any documents presented to the Customs Department.
How do I apply?
You can apply in person to the CAPS Team at Customs Head Office, or by submitting the application form electronically. You will be required to bring in a valid form of government issued identification.
How long does it take?
It is usually a same day service.
There are no fees to apply.