FAQ about travelers to India on import duty exemption Frequently asked questions.

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FAQ about travelers to India on import duty exemption Frequently asked questions.

 

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Should I need to pay duty on goods which I carry while travelling to India.
Bona fide goods like wearing apparel, toilet requisites and other personal effects accompanying passenger is exempted from paying duty.

Can I carry money / currency while travelling abroad.
Foreign or inland currency can be take out or brought in to the country as per the regulations of Reserve Bank of Foreign exchange Management Act.


Can I carry drugs to foreign country.
Narcotic drugs are strictly prohibited to possess by an traveler.


Can I carry my pets like cats, dogs, birds etc. while travelling abroad.
You can take your dog, cat or bird to abroad by obtaining necessary permission from authorities including health authorities.


Any restriction to carry wind orchids, wild life or exotic birds.
You can not take in or take out exotic birds wild life or wind orchids to foreign country which are prohibited by law.


Are Musk, ivory, furs, reptile skins, antiques are allowed to export.
Endangered articles or species made from ivory, reptile skins, furs, musk etc are not allowed to carry in our out of country either by export or by accompanying with travel.

What is disembarkation card in an international travel.
While travelling abroad a written declaration about details of baggage need to be filed with authorities in specified format. This is called disembarkation


What is Green Channel in a foreign travel
If an international passenger does not carry any dutiable goods accompanied or un accompanied, such traveler can go through green channel clearance.

What is Red channel in a foreign travel
If an international passenger carry any dutiable goods accompanied or un accompanied, such traveler need to be gone through red channel. The international traveler has to submit a declaration containing details of dutiable goods accompanied or un accompanied.


I stayed abroad for one year, Now returning back to India. Am I eligible for duty exemption under baggage clearance against goods accompanying.
Yes, you are eligible for a concessional rate of duty as per government rules.

 

I was in overseas for the past two years. I need to come back to India. Can I get duty exemption under goods I am accompanying.
Yes, you are eligible for a concessional rate of duty as per government rules.

Can I bring gold to India while flying back to India after my overseas visit.
You can bring gold to India, subjected on payment of certain charges fixed by India government time to time, with no special duties or CVD.

Can I carry silver products while returning back from foreign country to India.
You can bring silver products to India, subjected on payment of certain charges fixed by India government time to time, with no special duties or CVD.


Can I bring gold and silver to India and sell in India
Yes you can bring gold and silver to India from foreign country and sell in India. However, the sale amount has to be received by seller by cheque in Indian Rupees.

I am returning back to India from overseas. Should I need to pay duty on personal belongings which I had brought from India.
No, Import duty is exempted for personal property re-imported.


I bought food products worth about Rupees 50000.00 while travelling to India from foreign country. Should I need to pay import duty.
No, Food products worth Rupees 50000.00 is exempted from import duty.


Is there any import duty in India for used personal effects when travelling to India.
Used articles of personal wear and articles for daily necessary is exempted from import duty.


I have brought my camera, jewelry, laptop, mobile etc. from India. Should I need to pay import duty, when I return back to India.
You need not pay import duty on jewelry, laptop, mobile, camera etc of your own which you had taken from India while travelling to abroad. However, you need to obtain an ‘export certificate’ when travelling from India to foreign country, declaring that such goods will be returned back to India from overseas.


I have stayed in a Canada for 3 months and returning back to India. Am I eligible for any import duty. I am returning back from Kuwait to India after staying in Kuwait about 2 years. I have completed my project work in US and returning back to India after one year. Should I need to pay import duty on goods which I accompany.
A person transferring residence from foreign country to India ( 6 months, 12 months, 24 months et.) is eligible for exemption of import duty under TR Transfer of Residence as per the rules and regulations of Government of India amending time to time.   Also read Confusing airports

 

 

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Comments


Niranjan: I'm on short term assignment to US. I purchased a laptop in US for personal use. Whether I need to pay duty on this laptop while coming back to India?

aejaz: I want to import captive exotic pet bird with all necessary document can I import is in allowed to import in india

Chandramouli.R: I would like to carry spares for professional Personnel Computer worth RS. 40 to 50 Thousand while coming back from US after nearly six month stay here. can I know the duty applicable for import, please? Thanks.

SABAPATHI: Should I need to pay duty on handi craft goods which I carry while travelling to India.

Krishna: My wife returining to india after 2 years of stay in US.She did not get export certificate on the jewels that she brought from India. Will there be import duty on these jewels when she is retiring to india.

Mohammed Shadab: Hello, I am a Non Residental Indian with an indian passport and currently in Bahrain, planning to relocate to India with my family in less than a month. I'd would be really glad if you can suggest all the necessary steps to be taken to take my pet mynah bird, which is like part of my family, along with me.

Surendran Kollerath: Hi Aejas, Import of captive exotic pet bird is allowed by taking ncessary permission from Indian Customs. However, you can reconfirm by contacting customs officials of India.

Surendran Kollerath: Hi Aejas, Import of captive exotic pet bird is allowed by taking ncessary permission from Indian Customs. However, you can reconfirm by contacting customs officials of India.

Surendran Kollerath: Hi Chandramouli, You can get exemption under TR Transfer of Residence. An export import consultant may be contacted.

Surendran Kollerath: Hi Sabapathi, India government exempts import duty under different schmes when carrying handi crafts and other goods to India. You may contact concerned authorities to know more.

Surendran Kollerath: Hi Krishna, import duty exemption under export certificate is not eligible. However, you can avail exemption under TR Transfer of Residence. Please approach a consultant.

Surendran Kollerath: Hi Krishna, import duty exemption under export certificate is not eligible. However, you can avail exemption under TR Transfer of Residence. Please approach a consultant.

Surendran Kollerath: Hi Mohammed Shadab, You can bring your pet bird along with you to India by obtaining necessary permission. There are consultants and service providers specialized in same. They can help you to bring pet birds/pet animals to bring.

john: hi i have brought DSLR CAMERA AND IPAD FOR MY PERSONAL USE FROM NEWZEALAND , SHOULD I PAY duty for that when I come to India next time

Surendran Kollerath: Hi John, Electronic equipment is attracted import duty depends on value. However, import duty exemption can be availed under TR Transfer of Residents. You may contact a customs broker or an Import consultant at your area for more details.

Bipin Panchal: Export of oil (pooja oil) This oil is crushed from grain seeds,that is normally not used for human consumption but for temple pooja . 1) Does this come under edible oil? 2) what are the certificates an exporter has to attach along with the consignment? kindly advice

Refad: I am traveling back to india after one year from UAE, i am photographer by hobby, can i take my camera and lenses to india while my vacation. the camera and lens i will be carying back to while traveling back uae after vacation.do i need to pay duty or am duty exempted, what is the procedure if i want to use the camera in india while my vacation time

suresh: My sister sent jewellery item valued around 300000 from australia through au post for my marriage purpose, which was her own use jewellery and bought in india while she was residing in india now it was detained by customs.now my question is whether I need to pay custom duty for this??

patel hetal: i am traveling from ukraine to delhi with to pekingese dog each 4 month old..how to get permission and from where to bring them in india?

Kumar Bhojane: I am on tour to U S and while returning to India I intend to bring for my personal use a camera, a laptop and a iPad. will I have to pay import duty while entering India ?

Girish: Any import duty exemption for tiles sanitary ware from China my project is approved by karanatak government

Raj: My wife sent me some winter clothes from Russia. Value of clothes is not more than 5000 Rupees. But today postman came and told me that my parcel is lying at post office and I have to pay a custom duty of Rs 5000. Do we need to pay custom duty on clothes send by relatives? Urgent help needed!!!

Ramesh: I am coming from UK after one year. I am bringing a digital piano. Is it necessary to pay duty at airport. If yes what is the amout I have to pay.

What is the concerned address for West Bengal?: Hi all, Please do intimate exact address for getting the Export Import License & let us know others mandatory formalities in West Bengal? Regards, Snehashis Das Proprietor Syndicate World 12 Jun 2016

Ramesh Madurai: I am a resident of Bangalore, now settled in Australia would like to get advice from you regarding exporting to India from Australia. I am planning Australian made Pet Shampoos. Can you give me some basic ideas please?

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