Profession customs officer

Border protection officers check persons and vehicles crossing national borders to administer and enforce relevant government rules and regulations.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Enterprising

Related professions customs

  • Immigration officer
  • Passport checking officer


  • Licences regulation

    The requirements and rules that must be compliant for a permit or licence.

  • Customs law

    The legal regulations that govern the import of goods in a country.


  • Advise customers

    Give information to people regarding import and export restrictions, tariff systems and other custom-related topics.

  • Prevent smuggling

    Stop people from moving illegally objects such as dutiable, excisable or prohibited goods into or out of a country.

  • Advise on licencing procedures

    Advise individuals or organisations on the procedures involved in requesting a specific licence, instructing them on the necessary documentation, the application verification process, and licence eligibility.

  • Manage import export licenses

    Ensure the effective issuing of permits and licenses in import and export processes.

  • Check official documents

    Check an individuals' official documentation, such as driver's licenses and identification, to ensure compliance with legal regulations, and to identify and assess individuals.

Optional knowledge and skills

write work-related reports attention to detail provide testimony in court hearings surveillance methods think analytically pose questions referring to documents execute analytical mathematical calculations use communication techniques undertake inspections listen actively