Baggage Customs Clearance Mumbai / Nhava Sheva , India
Import Of Unaccompained Baggage
The passengers can also send their baggage through cargo which is treated as unaccompanied baggage. However, no free allowance is admissible in case of unaccompanied baggage which is chargeable to Customs duty @ 35% Ad valorem + 3% Education Cess and only used personal effects can be imported free of duty.
Provisions of Baggage Rules are also extended to unaccompanied baggage except where they have been specifically excluded.
The unaccompanied baggage should be in the possession abroad of the passenger and shall be dispatched within one month of his arrival in India or within such further period as the Deputy / Assistant Commissioner of Customs may allow.
The unaccompanied baggage may land in India upto two months before the arrival of the passenger or within such period, not exceeding one year as the Deputy / Assistant Commissioner of Customs may allow, for reasons to be recorded, if he is satisfied that the passenger was prevented from arriving in India within the period of two months due to circumstances beyond his control, such as sudden illness of the passenger or a member of his family, or natural calamities or disturbed conditions or disruption of the transport or travel arrangements in the country or countries concerned on any other reasons, which necessitated a change in the travel schedule of the passenger.
All the unaccompanied baggage is chargeable to customs duty @ 35% advalorem + education cess @ 3%. Request a Quote
If you are a Indian who has stayed outside india for more than 2 years and your short visits to India are less than 180 days in total in the last 2 years, you are eligible to claim Concessional rate of duty under Transfer of Residence ( TR Rules ). Please see the below link
Personal Effects - Customs Clearance and Shipping Mumbai Nhava Sheva India
We present ourselves as an International Relocation Company whereby we can offer the Shipping and Import Customs Clearance of Personal Effects arrived as Unaccompanied Baggage by Sea Cargo or Air Cargo.
USED PERSONAL EFFECTS FOR PASSENGERS TRAVELING TO INDIA
Used Personal Effects
The term "used personal effects required for satisfying daily necessities of life" has not been
defined in the Baggage Rules. Therefore, it is is the judgement of the customs officer in deciding
the nature of the items. There is no published list as it can include a whole range of items.
Generally, the term includes items like all used items of personal wear including shirts, suits, shoes,
shoe brush & polish, blouses, sarees, undergarments, pants, neckties, handkerchiefs, dentures, gloves,
cosmetics in use, towels, toiletries, bedding, blankets, used bedding, umbrella, walking sticks, used shoes,
hair dryer, hearing aid, shaving kit, spectacles, one watch etc. Any other item can be included, based on the
merits and on a case-to-case basis.
Various electronic items, furniture and "white goods" cannot be brought as personal effects. Specially, the
items mentioned at Annex I and Annex II cannot be brought as personal effects.Request a Quote
In the context of Baggage Rules for tourists, personal effects would include the following:
1. Personal jewelry
2. One camera with film rolls not exceeding twenty.
3. One video camera/camcorder with accessories and with video cassettes not exceeding twelve.
4. One pair of Binoculars
5. One portable color television (not exceeding 15 cms in size)
6. One music system including compact disc player.
7. One portable typewriter.
8. One perambulator.
9. One tent and other camping equipment.
10 One computer (laptop/notebook).
11. One electronic diary.
12. One portable wireless receiving set (transistor radio).
13. Professional equipment, instruments and apparatus or appliances including professional audio/video equipments.
14. Sports equipments such as one fishing outfit, one sporting fire arm with fifty cartridges,
one non-powered bicycle, one canoe or ranges less than 51 meters long, one pair of skids, two tennis rackets,
one golf set (14 pcs. with a dozen of golf balls).
15. One cell phone.
The above items are in addition to the personal effects allowed for Indian residents.
Scrutiny of Personal Effects
The above items must be taken back abroad when the tourist returns.
Even though the baggage rules allow only used personal effects, it is not the intention of the customs department
to verify the newness of every product which a traveler brings, as long as it is not a prima facie new item in
their original packing which can be disposed off readily.
No endorsement will be made on the passport regarding the items tourists bring. However, customs officer is
responsible for ensuring as far as practicable that the passenger is a genuine tourist and that he/she intends
to take the items back abroad during his/her return. In order to do that, the customs officer may scrutinize the
passport and visa of the passenger for his/her duration of stay , previous visit etc. and may ask some questions
regarding his/her job abroad, purpose of visit in India etc.
Usually, passengers having return tickets are given quick clearance as a return ticket is considered as a proof
of the passenger's intention to return abroad within a short time. In case a return ticket is not available with
the passenger (or as additional evidences), the passenger may produce proof like live visa for staying abroad,
valid job contract, proof of holding property abroad, proof of overseas bank balance, foreign citizenship/passport
or any other such convincing proofs etc. as evidence of his/her intention to return abroad within a short period.Request a Quote