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         Baggage rule at a Glance
 
INDIAN RESIDENTS OR FOREIGNERS RESIDING IN INDIA

If coming from countries other than Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar or China.

Duty-free entitlements

For passengers of age

 

12 Years and above

Below 12 Years

i) Used personal effect including one watch for satisfying daily necessities of life.

Free

Free

ii) Other articles

(a) Stay abroad for more than three days

(b) Stay abroad upto 3 days.

(in value)

Rs. 12000/-

Rs. 6000/-

(in value)

Rs. 3000/-

Rs. 1500/-

 

If coming from Nepal, Bhutan - Myanmar or China.

i) Used personal effect for satisfying daily necessities of life.

Free

Free

ii) Other articles

(a) Stay abroad for more than three days

(in value)

Rs. 3000/-

(in value)

Rs. 750/-

 

Passengers engaged in Profession abroad for over three months.

Duty-free entitlements

(in value)

Used household articles

Other articles

Professional

Equipment

Rs. 6,000/-

As aforesaid.

Rs. 10,000/-

Rs. 20,000/- (if working abroad for more than six months)

 

Passenger working abroad and returning on termination of work after stay at least 365 days.

General Free allowance

Bonafide household articles which were in his possession or use for atleast 6 month excepts items at page 3

Items at page 3 (a)

Items at page 3 (b) (except Gold/Silver)

Gold

Sliver

As aforesaid.

Free upto aggregate value of Rs. 30,000/-

 

Duty @ 32.6% ad valorem

Tariff Rate

Rs. 400/- per ten gms.

Rs. 500/- per kg.

Jewellery

(after minimum stay abroad of one year)

(in value)

Rs. 10,000/- (for males)

Rs. 20,000/- (for females)

 

Pooling of free allowance with any other passenger is not permitted.

TOURISTS

Tourists other than tourists of Nepalese and Bhutanese origin coming from their respective countries.

Free Allowance : Personal effects

No limit

Gifts :

(in value)

  • Tourists of Foreign origin
  • Tourists of Indian origin

Rs. 4,000/-
As at page 1.

 

Tourists of Napalese and Bhutanes origin.

Personal effects

Nil

 PERSONS TRANSFERRING RESIDENCE

Passengers returning to India after stay abroad of not less than two years immediately preceding the date of his arrival on Transfer of Residence.

Duty-free allowance excepts items listed at page 3

Bonafide household effects items listed at page 3

Items listed at page 3 (a)

Items listed at page 3 (b) (except Gold/Silver)

Gold

Sliver

As at page 1.

No limit

Duty @ 32.6% ad valorem

Duty at Tariff Rate

Rs. 400/- per ten gms.

Rs. 500/- per kg.

Unaccompanied Baggage

  • Bonafide baggage is to be dispatched within one month of passenger’s arrival in India. Time limit extendable by Asstt. Commissioner of customs.
  • Bonafide baggage landed within two months before arrival of the passenger is allowed clearance. Limit is extendable to one year by Asstt. Commissioner of Customs in exceptional cases.

 

Items (whether used or new) not allowed free but at concessional rate of duty of 32.6% ad valorem under the above category.

  • Colour TV/Monochrome TV.
  • VCR/VCP/VTR.
  • Washing machine.
  • Electrical/LPG Cooking Range (other than Electrical LPG stoves with not more than two burners and without any extra attachment).
  • Dish washers.
  • Music system.
  • Personal Computer.
  • Air-Conditioner.
  • Refrigerator.
  • Deep freezer.
  • Microwave oven.

Video camera or the combination of any such video camera with one or more of the following goods namely:-

  • Television receiver.
  • Sound recording or reproducing apparatus.
  • Video reproducing apparatus.
  • Word processing machine.
  • Fax machine.

Items not allowed free or at concessional rate of duty under this category.

  • Firearms
  • Cartridges of firearms exceeding 50
  • Cigarettes exceeding 200 or cigars exceeding 50 or
  • tobacco exceeding 250 gms
  • Alcoholic liquors and wines in excess of 1 litter each
  • Gold or silver in any from other than ornaments
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