Travel to India
DutyFree Allowance Rules
Duty Free Allowance and Entitlements - 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 the regular allowances for Indian residents, articles in his bona fide baggage to the extent mentioned below:
|a. Indian passenger returning after at least 3 months.||1. Used household articles (such as linen, utensils, tableware, kitchen appliances and an iron) up to an aggregate value of Rs. 12,000
2. Professional equipment up to a value of Rs. 20,000.
|b. Indian passenger returning after at least 6 months.||1. Used household articles (such as linen, utensils, tableware, kitchen appliances and an iron) up to an aggregate value of Rs. 12,000
2. Professional equipment up to a value of Rs. 40,000.
|c. Indian passenger returning after a stay of minimum 365 days during the preceding 2 years on termination of his work, and who has not availed this concession in the preceding three years.||
Used household articles and personal effects and items mentioned in (which have been in the possession and use abroad of the passenger or his family for at least six months),
and which are not mentioned in Annex III (provided they have been
in the possession and use abroad of the passenger or his family for at least six months or have been purchase from the duty-free shop at the time of his arrival but before clearance from Customs),
upto an aggregate value of Rs. 75,000.
Articles from Annex II can be imported at a concessional rate of duty of 15.3% flat rate, within the above limit of Rs. 75,000.
Only item from Annex III and Annex II is allowed.
Such portable equipments, instruments, apparatus and appliances as are ordinarily required in the profession in which the returning passenger was engaged. Items meant to cover are that used by professions such as carpenters, plumbers, welders, masons and the link. It does not include items of common use such as cameras, cassette recorders, dictaphones, personal computers, typewriters, and other similar items. e.g., the person in computer profession cannot import computers under this scheme.
Family includes all persons who are residing in the same house and form part of the same domestic establishment.