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How Much Electronics Can I Bring To India Duty-free?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Aditya Rana, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Aditya Rana

    Aditya Rana New Member


    I have been visiting India travel forum for the last few weeks and find it very useful in planning my upcoming holidays. I have a few questions so I registered today and hope to get some answers from experienced members here on this forum.

    I live in USA and plan to go for a holiday to India which is also my native place. I am planning to take two laptops, two IPads, two iPhones and about 10 kilos of whey protein, some creatine powder, omega 3 soft gels with me on my trip to India. I would like to know if I would need to pay customs duty at New Delhi airport or is this much valuables/electronics allowed. Phones,iPods and laptops are gifts that I want to bring in for friends and family, whey protein is for myself as I train with weights and plan to continue while I am in India as well.

    Aditya Rana

  2. Karan

    Karan Member

    Anything for personal use is allowed, so you would be allowed one laptop and a maximum of two phones. Everyone these days has two phones so it would not be questionable.

    Anything more than this you would have to pay duty on. If you can take a risk, what I can suggest is putting the other laptop and two iPads in your luggage securely packed. The same goes for the extra iPhone you have left, I would also make sure that it is unboxed, otherwise, it would seem like you are bringing it to India to sell it.

    The whey protein, creatine powder, and Omega 3 gels are fine, and you would not be charged duty on these.