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Thursday, 27 August 2015

Amendments to Customs Baggage Declaration Regulations

๐Ÿ”ฎAS per the Customs Baggage Declaration Regulations, 2013,๐Ÿ”ฎ

๐Ÿ„passengers who come to India are required to declare their accompanied baggage in Form I appended to the regulation.

✳If you are bringing the items mentioned in the Form-I;
  • Prohibited Articles
  • Gold jewellery (over Free Allowance)
  • Gold Bullion
  • Meat and meat products/dairy products/fish/poultry products
  • Seeds/plants/seeds/fruits/flowers/other planting material
  • Satellite phone
  • Indian currency exceeding Rs. 10,000/
  • Foreign currency notes exceed US $ 5,000 or equivalent
  • Aggregate value of foreign exchange including currency exceeds USD 10,000 or equivalent.
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝyou are required to report to the Customs Officer at the Red Channel counter.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝThe Form also mentions that you are allowed a duty free allowance of

Rs. 35,000 and

you can bring in 200 cigarettes or

50 cigars or

250 grams of tobacco.

☑As per the Baggage Rules amended on 11th July 2014:

the free baggage allowance is Rs. 45,000

duty free - 100 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 125 grams of tobacco.


๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝYou can bring in

  • Duty free goods, worth Rs. 45,000/-
  • Indian rupees up to Rs. 25,000/-
  • 100 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 125 grams of tobacco
  • 2 litres of liquor
  • One laptop computer
  • Jewellery worth Rs. 100,000/50,000 depending upon whether you are a lady or gentleman and
  • Flat Panel (LCD/LED/Plasma) Television is not allowed duty free.