Arrival Custom

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.

For further details one can log on to the below site:

http://www.indembassy.org.tr/docs/guide-to-travellers.pdf http://www.eximguru.com/exim/indian-customs/travellers-information/clearance-of-incoming-passengers-green-and-red-channels.aspx