Custom Formalities

Every passenger entering (or returning) India has to pass through a Customs check. On clearing the immigration formalities, passenger has the option of seeking clearance through the two channels: Red Channel and Green Channel subjected to the nature of goods being carried.

  • Green Channel for passengers not having any dutiable or prohibited goods.
  • Red Channel for passengers having dutiable or prohibited goods.

Travelers should ensure

  • All the passengers should file correct declaration of their baggage.
  • Declaration of foreign exchange/currency has to be made before the customs officers in the following cases:
    • Where the value of foreign currency notes exceeds US $ 5000 or equivalent.
    • Where the aggregate value of foreign exchange including currency exceeds US $10,000 or equivalent.
  • Trafficking of Narcotics and Psychotropic substances is a serious offence and is punishable with imprisonment.

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