Jan 16, 2008

Laptop Rule

Import duty for bringing laptops into India
In General, If you are travelling from USA, Canada, Australia, Europe,.. and aged above 18 years... stayed more then 3 days abroad... carried on the person (carry on baggage) or as accompanied
baggage (checked baggage)... you are entilted

Duty Free Allowance and 1 Laptop 

Notebook Computer  /  iPad  /  Tablet
(Each person above 18 years / one Laptop Duty Free + unlimited used personal effects (excluding jewellery)

Layman's Terms CBEC Circular
If you are 18+ years and has stayed more
then 3 days overseas...
then you are
allowed 1 Laptop (Notebook) per Passenger

Free of Customs
Duty
. Duty Free Allowance doesn't apply to the laptop
Desktop, LCD and Other Computer Accessories
are not covered under Laptop Rule

Customs Website:
One laptop computer (notebook computer) over and above the said free allowances mentioned is also allowed duty free if imported by any passenger of the age of 18 years and above

Import as Gift Custom Circular Import of goods upto the value of Rs. 5,000/- is allowed as gift, duty free. This exemption is allowed only for bonafide gifts imported by air or post. For the purpose of calculation of this value of Rs. 5,000/- the air freight or postal charges paid are not added.

What should you do when you leave India?
If you intend taking out with you articles of high value such as a camera, laptop, notebook computer, video camera or jewellery, be sure to ask the Customs Officer, at the time of your departure, for an export certificate for such articles. He will examine the items and certify that they are being taken out of India by you.

Keep this certificate safe with you and when you return to India, show the Certificate to the Customs Officer who will then be able to pass these free of duty.

The advantage of having the Export Certificate is that the concessions you are entitled to, when you return, are not affected.

Please take special care to obtain an Export Certificate in respect of jewellery that you intend to take out to avoid any problem on your return.
Export Certificate
Goods taken out from India by a passenger while going abroad can be imported again into India free of duty provided the passenger had received an export certificate from the Customs in respect of that particular item while going abroad.


FAQs on Laptop / Notebook Imports into India
Import cost for a laptop in india

Is it custom free if i import laptop from outside india?
I might get a laptop as a gift from USA, what will be the charge when i receive it india including all charges ? it is a gift will there be any customs duty?


  • Yes it will be too costly if u need to pay custom duty... ask some one to carry it along as a luggage and show it as personal item

I have 2 laptops >> One I had bought from India. Are Both Duty Free ?



  • If you are lucky you can walk away without any hassles but recently I had taken my Laptop on my trip; fortunately i had taken a Customs Export Certificate; when I landed at Bombay the customs officer insisted on seeing that certificate or he would have levied customs duty on that. I think it is matter of luck.
Does it make financial sense to buy laptop from USA and send it to India instead of buying one in India itself.?

  • Laptops are Cheaper In USA
  • Warrenty may not be covered in India if the device is bought in USA. [ Check the New Ruling by Consumer Court about HP Warranty ]
"Indian Customs Officers are masters in intepreting rules, regulations, circulars, notices etc according to their wills & fancies to harass individuals"

Registering a complaint : vigilance

106 comments:

Kris said...

Hi,

I recently came to US on proj.. i came here with Company Laptop.. I didnt take any export certificate while leaving India ...

Is it gonna be problem..??

Also, if I purchase a Laptop in US, what exactly will be the scenario in INdia.. do I need to pay any taxes..???

Kris said...

Hi,

I recently came to US on project.. I carried company's laptop with me...

But i didnt take any export certificate in India while leaving.. is it gonna create some prob later on..??


Also, if i purchase one laptop in US, what exactly wil be the scene in INdia..? do i Need to pay any taxes..??

Nitin said...

Hi I am a travelling to india next month. I have purchased one personal laptop and my office is insisting I take office laptop to do some office work in india.
Can I take 2 laptops, My personal one and the one from my office. Well the office is going to give me a certificate.
Should this certificate legally hold true.
Please reply asap

Ravi said...

Company Certificate has no Legal Validity...unless imported into India under some other exim regulation

shweta singh said...

Hi

I am travelling to India next month. I am carrying a newly purchased monitor (only monitor not the PC) which is around 300 $ of cost. Also I will be carrying my own notebook. I know my personal notebook will be free of duty. What about the new monitor??

vcbhanu said...

Hi, I recently purchased online one laptop from E-Bay site, Nearly cost is 810 US dollers, If it came through FED EX couier to

my home town visakhapatnam, how much i have to pay customs duties etc. pl suggest

vcbhanu@gmail.com

Aakhunaten said...

Hi,

Does any one know if and how much tax will have to be paid if a laptop is bought from an online seller (from abroad) and the laptop is FEDEXed to India?

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hey,

You do not have to pay any customs since you are eligible to carry one and no one will ask you. If you carryng two you can ask you next seater who is not carriying one and ask him take it out from imigration gate. Thats all.

Jimmi said...

Hi I am planning to carry 2 laptops with me when I will come back. But my wife will also travel with me. I believe there should not be any problem if the rule is "1 parson 1 free laptop". Please confirm my understanding.

Thanks....

The UnSaid said...

Hi,

I would be travelling to US soon on a project with a company laptop.. if I purchase a Laptop in US, Is it gonna be problem in India..do I need to pay any taxes??

- Sagar

arnroy said...

In a recent decision the National Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum ruled tht laptops bought frm US or any country will have to be attended by the local service centers...and whooped huge damages on HP...So warranty is no longer a problem...

saral said...

what if the custom officer refused to issue the export certificate and i have to get two laptops and the one is new one and the other one is old that i took from india.
If the duty is levied what is the percentage and can we have a way to not pay the duty.

Angad said...

hi

can i buy an apple desktop and bring it back to india free of duty....would a laptop and a desktop mean the same thing????

phil said...

Are the duty rules/allowances applicable to a US resident/citizen of Indian origin?
Phil

arnroy said...

@angad..
No a desktop wont be included in the laptop exemption...U wud have to pay a duty of 21 pc on a mac..

Anu said...

hi,

I am student in ireland and i came back to india for holidays on 17th of june.
i had a laptop a digital camera and an iphone with me and i was using these things there for last one year.
I would like to know do i need to go through any customs checking when i am going back to ireland again. is there any special considerations for students .

thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I recently came to U.s I bought the laptop and the printer. I know that Person more than 18 yrs can carry one laptop. How about the printer ? Is it I have to pay and charges ? Please confirm

ganesh said...

Hi,

Recently I came to U.S, and I bought the printer here, Is that I have to pay any charges for carrying printer back to India.

Anonymous said...

Hello. I'm still not clear on the laptop rule. I am a US citizen and would like to bring a laptop (as a gift) to India for my cousin, who is an Indian resident.

Would the laptop be exempt from customs duty? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

hi all,
i wanted to buy a gateway P-7811FX laptop and as u all know this brand is not available in India, so if i import it to India via DHL will there be any duty(taxes) on it, any idea how much?? and if i send the orginal package thru some1coming from USA, will i have to pay taxes, plz let me knw the details, u could mail me at contactgigo@yahoo.co.in

JennyMac said...

i need some advice. i was ripped off by indian customs.
i had a camera sent to me for personal use in mumbai. i left teh country 2 weeks later with that camera and had a letter from customs stating that i am leaving the country with this camera.
Indian gov't charged my $750 in duty and taxes!
the camera is not even worth that much
fedex is not helping much
what are my options? how do i get this resolved?
thank you

Mack said...

Hi, I just purchased a LCD tv from Australia during Christmas, worth of $1200 AUD and have plans put it on board while I am getting back to india, would there be any constraint with custom??...would you please help me with this...thx.

sggarge said...

Hi i am indian citizen
I want to start business in india and import goods from china. china peoples sends me samples of goods via EMS. is there any custom duty apply for goods? goods actual cost is less than Rs.5000. I dont have any import licence. how to tackle this situation.

Nithya said...

Hi, I just purchased a LCD tv from SINGAPORE, worth of $999 SGD and have plans put it on board while I am getting back to india, would there be any constraint with custom. What is the procedure. please let me know

subramaniam said...

For the laptop are the components like wireless mouse orkeyboard or wireless for the internet FREE?

Anonymous said...

hi..I m leaving Dubai for good to India. I have a personal 37 inches LCD which I wish to carry along with me as a check in luggage. Please confirm whether this is subjected to any custom duty?

Anonymous said...

hi all,i am importing one laptop for my personal use from china value 325usd thru ems how much should i pay customs,pls advice me thru mail sharabesh1@yahoo.co.in

Anonymous said...

If you carry an additional company laptop, and the customs guy catches you, you can ask them to write the laptop that you are planning on taking back on your passport.

This should not be a problem - of course, you are at the mercy of the customs officer, who can make up rules on the fly!

Anonymous said...

hi, i am a us citizen now, but of indian origin, i am visiting india for 2 months now...i have my own used laptop that i wish to take along and another opened box laptop for my sister!!! Is it possible duty free...I will be bringing my laptop back to US wen i move back after 2 months!!!

Divya said...

Hi,
My parents are visiting me at UK and would like to buy a LCD and take it with them back to India. The MRP of the TV should not be more than Rs 40k. Will they be asked to pay customs duty?

kishore said...

I want know that the details for when we are going to import the used & repaired Laptops, at the time of landing our place, what are the customs duty applicable?

prajjwal said...

Hi I wanted to purchase a printer from US that worth me $160 dollors. So There would be any customer charges. I have already spend 1 month on Business visa....
I am from india. So this question is for india custom

Chandra Kant said...

I am going on leave to India after 6 month from Saudi Arabia with 4 nos Speaker stands from Bose value SAR 990 only.
Should any custom duty is applicable.

Manoj said...

I wanted to buy apple iMac in US and take it back to India. Would like to know whether it will be allowed under 1 free laptop/notebook.

amit said...

Hi, I carried with me 1 office laptop but I have not taken any Exceise certificate for the same and I have purchased 1 laptop in US. Next week I am returning to India. Are these 2 laptops are allowed duty free.
If not what should I do?

Anonymous said...

Hi,

If I fedex a laptop (worth 650 dollars) to India, then how much customs duty will I be required to pay.

Dilip said...

My Indian friend residing at Mumbai is going to visit Malaysia & Singapore for one week. How much currency of indian Rupees he can take with him as per rules? How much value item he can bring with him free of customs duty.

rahul said...

Hiiiiiii......
can any one help me
if 5 used laptops bring to India by the post how much duty will be charge on that consignment and penalty

ethical_techie said...

Hi,

am in the UK,

am coming to india in june. I have a dead laptop and a working one. Will i have to pay any customs for the dead one?

How do i tell them its dead? as i do not want to pay customs for the dead one,

Regards

Þ®α√ΣεÑ ™ said...

Hi , i am carrying one personal laptop and one official laptop. The office laptop was declared by my friend , who had to return India without laptop. I have that declaration letter in his name with me. Can i carry both laptops freely to India ?
As office laptop has letter proof that it was carried from India only.
Please suggest ..

shrey said...

hey,
i am planning to make my own pc. i need to import a motherboard here to india from USA.. will it be allowed through the customs ?


reply asap.
thanks
shrey sheth

Anonymous said...

guys laptops/cameras are available in india as well. please do not tear your head apart for few thousand rupees.

if u are travelling with a company laptop to US , no need to worry, while going back u wudnt be troubled at all... these days nobody cares for laptops... its like one of those common things that even peons wudnt take for a bribe.

thanks

useful said...

your article is very good,you seems so educated

sahil khattar said...

@ Anonymous: hey those few thousand rupees are earned by our parents, why dont we save if we can!! an apple macbook have abt 10-12k difference..

wat u say should we pay here for that?
THINK...

Anonymous said...

Hi
I had recently came to US on a project for 2 months.I had a laptop when I came here and I didnt take any certificate while leaving India.

I bought a laptop in US now so will it going to be any problem? If I have to pay customs what amount have I have to pay ....Is there any way out?

Anonymous said...

I plan on importing an ebook reader. Do I need a license ?
Reply to holiday49@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I want to accompany baggage of LCD TV 32" during my next visit to india. Since twenty one years I am working in Saudi Arabia. There will be any custom duty to be paid at the airport on arrival?

Bharat said...

HI,
IF I WANT TO IMPORT LAPTOP FROM HONG KONG BRANDED FOR SPECIAL APPLICATION IN QUANITY,CAN I IMPORT ANY BRANDED LAPTOP FROM OUT SIDE INDIA?

Bharat said...

hi,
i want to import branded laptop in quanity from hong kong for my special project.can i import branded laptop?

vartha-vyaakhya said...

what about apple I pad ? will it be considered as laptop?

vishal said...

HI

I recently came to canada and will be staying here for three months...... i brought two laptops with me ... and i declared it at the customs while bringing..... which gave me the written details with stamp..... can i buy one more laptop from here and carry back 3 laptops as 1 laptop is allowed and other two i have already declared ...
Please advice..

Akshay said...

I am going to US next month. i want to buy two laptops there. do i have to pay taxes to bring them to india or can i bring them without paying any duty? kindly provide related info.

Anonymous said...

Hi
i am coming 2 india next month
i have 2 laptops
1 is mine & 2nd is gift for my mom.
is dat okey wid indian customs???

han said...

hi im planin to buy a projector in usa for 900$ and get it to india do i have to pay duties?if so how much do i need to pay?? is there a way i can avoid tax/duties on the projector?

Vivek Saxena said...

Hello

I am coming to India with 2 Laptops. One is my official and other is personal which i bought here in Dubai. Do i have to pay any duty for the second one even if i have a certificate from my office for the laptop.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am planning to buy a laptop in US. How can i get it shipped to India?? Do i hav to pay customs?? is ther any other way??Pls reply

spiro-de-noxious said...

respected sir

i have one of my laptop which i am carrying and i got the google chrome laptop which is under beta testing and am planning to bring it back to india .. i heard that 21% is the duty .. which in any case will be around 21%of 20-24kRs value of the laptop

is there any other way ??

obai said...

hi
i am sending camera to india of Rs3000 3 piece
how much % duty i have to pay

Anonymous said...

I have 2 queries
Is it not legal to carry two laptops, personal and professional? I'm in the US with professional laptop which I took it from India. I have company label with serial id and the laptop handover document which was given by my company but I didn't take export certificate while leaving India as it is my first and short notice travel and I wasn't aware of such thing exists (not an excuse).
1. Doesn’t work laptop come under professional equipment?
5. Professionals returning to India. - An Indian passenger who was engaged in his profession abroad shall on his return to India be allowed clearance free of duty, in ADDITION to what he is allowed under rule 3 or, as the case may be, under rule 4, articles in his bona fide baggage to the extent mentioned in column (2) of Appendix C.
In column(2) of Appendix C; it says
(b) Indian passenger returning after at least 6 months. (i) Used household articles upto an aggregate value of Rs.12,000

(ii) Professional equipment upto a value of Rs. 40,000.

Professional equipment worth of RS. 40,000/- can be carried.
It also says “This concession is not available for items of common use such as Cameras, Cassette Recorders, Dictaphones, Typewriters, Personal Computers and similar items.”
2. A person who stayed in US for more than 6 months is allowed to carry duty free items worth 25k+12k as stated in the above grid?

PRAVINSINH said...

Myself and my wife are leaving for India after one year stay in Austraia. We want to take away AUS $ 1200 Projector to use at home. Whether we have to pay Coustom duty though we are two passenger. Can we not share??

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I want to bring a guitar to India that I recently purchased in UK. Do i have to pay any customs duty or any such charges ?

Omkar said...

Hi,

I have a totaly dead laptop and a working one. Will i have to pay any customs for the dead one?

How do i tell them its dead?

email id - omrk26@gmail.com

Regards,

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I have a totaly dead laptop and a working one. Will i have to pay any customs for the dead one?

How do i prove them its dead?

Pls reply as soon as possible on my email id omrk26@gmail.com

Regards,

Anonymous said...

Hi... I want to send Apple Laptop to India in Companies original package because it is a gift. Can be there any custom duty??? If Yes How much....??

Ajaypal

Prakashan said...

hi...I am planning to take with me used LCD TV and a printed which was using here...to use for family who returned to India after almost 10years with me in Singaporre.....Would there be any problem...? if need to pay duty how much i need to pay..thanks for your advise...email me kani_bpl@hotmail.com

raul da rocker said...

Hi,

I am asking my brother in USA to purchase and bring a laptop for me when he'll be back.

So what precautions should he take so that he doesn't have to pay the custom duties.

Content said...

Hello Everyone.
Did anyone recently fly back to India from UK (or Even USA) I guess, with two laptops? One purchased already from India and another from abroad (UK or USA)?
Was there any problem at the airport?

I am an international student looking forward to carry two laptops to India, one that I purchased from India while coming here for studies, and one I purchased here. So If it would be allowed to carry, please do let me know. REply back to my email or comment me on: contentwriter.skills@gmail.com

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Can children below 18 years of age carry a laptop to India while travelling from US?

Anonymous said...

To the person with a dead laptop. If the custom officer insists that it is not dead stab it repeatly with a pen ( preferably a strong one at that) and loudly say see I tod you it was dead now are happy

Anonymous said...

Hi how much tax do I have to pay for bringing my personal taylor guitar from US to India. Costs of the guitar is US$3778, it's my personal guitar and not for sale. Anyone?

Sandy said...

Hello, everybody,
Iam living in Europe since 7 years (orgin is INDIA), Am am going to go to INDIA for 10 days on vacation and i was planning to drop my TV for my Parents living in India which I buyed 3 monthes ago in Europe(SONY LED 46 inches TV).
Is my TV considered as a used product while paying tax ?
or

As per the bill it costed me around 60k in rupees.
(25k is free allowance)
do i need to pay(60-25k)=35,000 rupees ? or
The goods over and above the free allowances of 25K shall be chargeable at 35% customs duty
so 60k-25k = 35k and taking 35% of it which, is 12,250 rupees ?

Please suggest me
Thanks in advance

Anonymous said...

You can get a guitar with you as a personal item, but it will have to be a part of your check-in baggage. No duties as long as you are bringing just one piece.

Maverick said...

Hi, I am going to India after three years and I am taking my 3 yrs old laptop and 1 month old ipad2 and my two smart phoness, 1 from work(i9000 GalaxyS 1 yr old) and 1 personal(iphone 4 1 month old). Do you think i will have to pay any custom duty/levy.

Arvind said...

I have got gift of used ipad from my son. Have I to pay custom duty on the same when I return to India? Churi

Anonymous said...

The Indian (Mumbai) custom officers are like beggars, even if you have less than 25K they will beg you for money. If you don't pay you would be in trouble. Be careful after you pay these AH's there are some more Ghatis waiting like beggers at the exit...

venu said...

Hi All,

If we want to purchase any Laptop or TV or Mobile, costs nearly Rs.40,000/-. But The Customs Dept. are suppose to allow only Rs.25,000/-. Nowadays, this amount is too low right? So on behalf of one of the passenger I am requesting the Customs Department, it is better to increase the limit upto 50,000/-.

Thanks,
Venu Murala.
muralavenu@gmail.com

Ash said...

I purchased 2 mobiles in South Africa...Shld I hav to pay any charges while taking them to Mumbai-India.

Ash said...

I carried 2 laptops (1 office + 1 personal) to South Africa..nobody abjected me while taking them to SA....while returning to India, shld Ive to pay any charges for them...if so plz tell me hoe much??

Debbie said...

Hi,
thank you, exactly what I'm looking for! Thanks for letting me know about other good stuff!

shiv kumar said...

Sir, I need a laptop. I am going to Canada next month. My course is mechanical engineering. I need a laptop which fulfills the following needs (according to college):
Model – Performance

Model – Performance
CPU Speed - Minimum of 2.0GHz
Core 2 Duo processor or AMD Equivalent
(Intel Virtualization Technology-x or AMD-Virtualization enabled)
RAM - 4 GB
Hard Drive - Min. 120GB
Video RAM -512MB
Supported OS - Windows 7 or Windows Vista

Windows 7 Home Basic and Windows Vista Home Basic are not supported. You will be unable to activate and use a laptop running "Home Basic" versions of Windows 7 or Vista. Windows 7 Pro or Windows Vista Pro are recommended

Please advice me the right choice. You can advice me any brand which should fulfill my needs as given above.
The price of laptop should be near Rs. 30,000.
I can't buy the laptop which has not even one function. Laptop should be of that quality or better than that.
Please send me the mail.


With thanks.

Sale Waat Lag Gye!! said...

Hey! i'm planning to buy a Tablet PC Of approx 115USD around 5750INR from an online retailer... he will send it as a gift.. so of 5750 i will have to pay customs on only inr750 right? or even if i have to pay on whole 5750 how much would i have to pay?? thanks in advance for helping!! :-)

Dhiren said...

Hey! I want to purchase a Tablet PC worth 115USD i.e. around 5759INR, as upto 5000 is permitted as gift.. i will have to pay customs on only the remaining 750 right? even if i have to pay on the whole amount, how much percentage of the transaction will have to pay?? Thanks in advance..!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the valuable info on the blog. Can I bring my Laptop & iPad to India? The CBEC site doesn't mention anything about iPads. In India does it fall under Mobile category or Netbook/Laptop category?

Sriram said...

Hi everyone

If I order a laptop to be shipped to india (to my home address) from usa, will i have to pay customs duty??

Sriram said...

Hi everyone

If i order a laptop in USA and ship to my home address in india, will i have to pay a lot of money for customs duty.. the laptop price is 1500 dollars??
can u plz let me knw of the rules??

Anonymous said...

I have 2 queries
Is it not legal to carry two laptops, personal and professional? I'm in the US with professional laptop which I took it from India. I have company label with serial id and the laptop handover document which was given by my company but I didn't take export certificate while leaving India as it is my first and short notice travel and I wasn't aware of such thing exists (not an excuse).
1. Doesn’t work laptop come under professional equipment?
5. Professionals returning to India. - An Indian passenger who was engaged in his profession abroad shall on his return to India be allowed clearance free of duty, in ADDITION to what he is allowed under rule 3 or, as the case may be, under rule 4, articles in his bona fide baggage to the extent mentioned in column (2) of Appendix C.
In column(2) of Appendix C; it says
(b) Indian passenger returning after at least 6 months. (i) Used household articles upto an aggregate value of Rs.12,000

(ii) Professional equipment upto a value of Rs. 40,000.

Professional equipment worth of RS. 40,000/- can be carried.
It also says “This concession is not available for items of common use such as Cameras, Cassette Recorders, Dictaphones, Typewriters, Personal Computers and similar items.”
2. A person who stayed in US for more than 6 months is allowed to carry duty free items worth 25k+12k as stated in the above grid?

reply me as soon as you can..

shrinivas kashinath ponkshe said...

i am going to dubai for 4/5 days and wish to purchase and bring one laptop with me for my use. does this transaction attract any import / customs duty?

Shipping Baggage said...

I am planning to carry 2 laptops with me when I will come back. But my wife will also travel with me.You do not have to pay any customs since you are eligible to carry one and no one will ask you..

venkatareddy said...

Hi,
I am planing to travel in this week from UK(London) to India (Mumbai to Bangalore) and i am planing to carry 3 laptops one for company laptop and two for personal. can you please let me know how much i need to pay in customs.

vinay said...

Hi, I want to buy a used core2duo processor which costs US $44.95 + $10.95(shipping charges)=$56 .I see it in ebay . so can i know how much tax(import tax) charging for this one.

Anonymous said...

Hi I am going to travel from Canada to India on 14th this saturday. I have one laptop and two Ipad-2 pieces. Will there be any problem at Indian Customs? What if I give on Ipad to my next seater and ask him to get it out of the airport? Will there be any problem?

sachin said...

hi, i am sachin.
I purchase a Ipad in US of $699.next month i will go back to india.will i have to pay duty on that??

rohit said...

HI
I am currently in Switzerland, and have 2 laptops (1 personaland 1 company) and 1 camera as well.

Being my 1st trip abroad, I was not aware of the export certificate thing. Can anything be done now or am i doomed to pay the customs duty innecessarily now?

Thanks
RS

shreyash said...

Hi
I'm travelling to Dubai and returning after a 2 day business trip. i would like to buy some gadgets like a tablet or i pad. what will be the custom charge's to be paid in India.

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sohail said...

HI,
pls i need a help, i sent a laptop and handphone from indonesia to india through EMS post service, so to receive that in india how much custom fee my family should pay? please reply, or leave a email on sohailmohammed@live.com,

Thanks in advance.

Owais Lone said...

I'll be receiving a laptop and a phone as a prize I bagged in a competition. The package will arrive from US. Will I have to pay any taxes?

amit said...

hi ....i have $10000 to takke india . is there is any duty on it or $10000. is the limit of maximum foreign currency we can take with us?

Anonymous said...

I am working in Dubai and want to carry my personal LapTop and a new LapTop for my son but I will
getting my LapTop back to Dubai will the costom charge me for a new LapTop pls advice

Nikhil said...

Duty Free Allowance of Rs 25000 - Does that mean that if i purchase a product of over Rs.25000/-, i will have to pay duty or will i be exempted a duty upto Rs 25000/- on 1 product or more than 1?

Indrajit Debnath said...

Hi, i am travelling to india next month. ihave purchased a new laptop ,because my last laptop which one i brought from india,it goes bad, i have to repear that one in india.


so is it possible that i can carry two of them together????? or i have to pay duty for bad laptop?

Anonymous said...

I had a similar problem.. wanted to get a lappy from US but lot of hassles.

someone told me about manyship (just google it) and then i got it from a person who is traveling to india. really cool. hth

Anonymous said...

So much of confusion among the travelers. i wish the customs department would have clearly pronounced the rules.

I travel to the US almost every month and most of the times while returning from the US, i buy a new laptop either for my office staff or friends.

The best way is this- If you are already carrying a laptop with you abroad for your work, declare it at customs after the immmigration and obtain an export certificate against your laptop. Retain this certificate till you return to India. Happily, buy any laptop that you want to howmuch ever it might be worth of. You will be allowed to carry this new laptop back once you show the export certificate of your existing laptop.

Cheers and happy shopping

Anonymous said...

hi
I have two laptop next month i going in ind any prb in custom plz give me advice

shahabaz salam said...

Hi, i am travelling to india this week,i have 2 used laptop,1 i will return back to dubai, so is it possible that i can bring both used laptops to india or i have to pay duty for used laptops

beautiful movies Alam said...

Hi,

I am working in Dubai and i want to carry my personal laptop and a new LapTop for my brother. can you please suggest me i have taken to both laptop to Inada or not any without pay of custom charge.
Please advise.