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Q: What are the documents required for an NRI to apply for PAN card?

A: Following are the documents an NRI should submit while applying for a PAN card: * 2 recent passport-sized photos * Copy of passport * Overseas address proof-copy and overseas bank statment

Q: How long does it take to get a PAN card for NRI?

A: The maximum time for an NRI to get a PAN card will take around 15-20 days. you will receive to the address of what you have mentioned in the application.

Q: Can an NRI apply for PAN card?

A: Yes, an NRI can apply for a PAN card. NRIs who are Indian citizens have to apply for a PAN by filling form 49A. While NRIs with citizenship of another country need to fill up form 49AA.

Q: Will customs duty be levied on old used personal effects and household goods under transfer of residence?

A: No, under transfer of residence rules, duty is not levied on used personal effects and household goods which are more than 6 months old.

Q: Are all my goods dutiable under transfer of residence?

A: No, Personal effects and household goods like furniture, clothes, books, kitchenware, small appliances like mixer, juicer, iron etc. are allowed to be imported duty-free if these goods are old and...

Q: What is the difference between the transfer of residence and unaccompanied baggage?

A: Under transfer or residence goods can be imported at a concessional duty of 15% whereas under unaccompanied baggage the duty is 40%.

Q: Are all goods sent to India are physically examined?

A: Yes, generally all import consignments are physically inspected 100% as per Indian customs regulations. However, we find that in some cases if there is a proper packing list and if the goods...

Q: What documents are required for import customs clearance of goods into India?

A: To import goods through Indian custom we require Importers Original Passport, Original bill of lading (Signed on Reverse), Inventory of articles ( Please mention Value, Make, Model, Serial number &...

Q: How much is the duty-free allowance on gold for Indian passengers?

A: If gold is brought into India in the form of Gold Bars, Biscuits, or Coins, the individual has to pay duty on the entire volume of gold brought in. However, if the individual decides to bring gold...

Q: Can I bring gold coin or biscuit within the allowance amount?

A: No, the allowance is only on gold jewelry. Gold in any other form is liable to pay duty.