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Transfer Of Residence Information

Foreign Nationals

To claim the T/R “Foreign nationals” must have a valid “one year resident / Business / Work visa” from the date of arrival into India AND they must get a resident permit card within 2 weeks of arrival into India. Please note that the registration book / FRRO will be required at the time to custom inspection. Registration is not required for the clients holding PIO / OCI card

Indian Nationals

Indian Nationals must have lived overseas for atleast two years and is transferring residence to India and had not stayed in INDIA for over 180 days, in past 2 years, from the date of last arrival in INDIA.

The following 6 Electronic items are duty free:

Note #1

Sea Freight must be shipped out within 30 days of arrival of the cargo owner into India & air cargo must be air freighted within 15 days of the arrival of the cargo owner into India.

Note #3

Please note that under the Transfer of Residence Rules, duty free allowance, for import of old & used HHG / P/E, is upto the assessed value of Rs. 500,000. Above this duty free allowance, custom duty @35% will be applicable.

Note #2

If your current passport is not having the details for the last 3 years, then kindly provide the old passport also, as the same will be required by the Customs, to verify if you have claimed the T/R in last 3 years.

Under the Transfer of Residence – LCD / LED / PLASMA TV (any size) will attract custom duty @35% & the following 14 items will attract custom duty @15% per single unit:

Under the Transfer of Residence Rules, the custom duty @15% is applicable on the above Electronic Items.
Please note any new / unused item / purchased less than 12 month, from the date of shipment or any multiple electronic item (from the above list of 20 items) i.e. 2nd VCR etc. will attract custom duty @ 35%.

For detailed information on the transfer of residence rules please download the file here.

Please Note: Custom information has been prepared to the best of our knowledge & experience. Custom Rules & Duties are subject to change without prior notice. We shall not be responsible for any error or omission.