Flyers to India now have to notify cash above Rs.10,000

Lighthouse on the Puducheri beach sLighthouse at Pondicherry beach. (Photo: K.J.S.Chatrath)

‘New Delhi: Passengers flying into India will have to declare Indian currency exceeding Rs.10,000 being brought by them according to new customs rules which will be implemented from next month.

Besides, they will also be asked to declare number of baggage, including hand baggage, while entering into India, said the new rules notified by the Finance Ministry.

According to new rules under Customs Baggage Declaration (Amendment ) Regulations, 2014, an Indian citizen would need to fill up the immigration form only when he or she goes out of the country. There will beno immigration form for Indian citizens returning from abroad. The Regulations will be implemented from March 1, said the notification issued on February 10.

All passengers coming to India will be filling up a new ’Indian Customs Declaration Form’ which will seek details that will be different from the detachable perforated strip part of the immigration card at the moment.’ (Source: The Times of India, February 17, 2014)

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