When paying customs duties via credit card or cash account for a CDS import declaration, a CDSI reference number is required. The CDSI (Customs Declaration Service Immediate) reference number is automatically generated once the declaration has been accepted. The reference number will begin with 'CDSI' followed by a 12 character reference comprising both numbers and letters. The reference is unique to each individual declaration.
To locate the CDSI reference number, follow the steps below:
- Open the declaration and view the Customs information tab.
- From the Customs messages list, highlight the most recent DMSTAX message click Open.
- Go to the Message content tab and browse to MetaData > ns4:Response > ns4:Declaration > ns4:DutyTaxFree > ns4:Payment, the ns4:ReferenceID will show the CDSI reference.
This information will not be generated if there is nothing to pay, and if so, the section isn't included in the DMSTAX message.
- If a declaration is processed in the test system, the CDSI reference shown will be a made up reference, rather than the standard 'CDSI...' reference for an equivalent declaration in the production system.
Applies to: Import Filing: CDS