Custom Rules and Regulations - Cars and Motor Cycles
   
   
Cars and Motor Cycles
   
 
MOTOR VEHICLES INTO INDIA (OTHER THAN TWO AND THREE WHEELER) ARE ALLOWED ONLY WITH RIGHT- HAND STEERING AND CONTROLS 
 
Import of Secondhand as well as New Car such as passenger Car / Jeeps / Multi Utility Cars, etc., presently in restricted category may be imported into India on payment of full Custom duty by the following categories of the importers:
  1. Individuals coming to India for permanent settlement after two years continuous stay abroad;
  2. Resident Indian presented with a car as an award in any international event/match/competition;
  3. Legal heirs/successors of deceased relatives residing abroad;
  4. Physically handicapped person :, shall be entitled to import only specially designed vehicles suitable for use by handicapped. 
  5. Companies incorporated in India having foreign equity participation;
  6. Branches/Offices of foreign firms;
  7. Charitable/Missionary/Religious institutions, registered as per the law approved by the Central or State Government.
  8. Honorary Consuls of Foreign countries on the recommendation of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India;
  9. Journalists/Correspondents of foreign news agencies having accreditation certificate with the Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India;
Above categories of import are restricted with following conditions:
  1. Category (a) to (d) and (g) to (i) are entitled to import of only one vehicle whereas categories (e) & (f) which are entitled to import of three vehicles.
  2. All categories shall carry a “NO SALE” condition of two years which shall be endorsed by the Custom Authorities on the Passport/Registration documents at the time of import and by the Regional Transport Authorities when such vehicles are presented for registration in India.
  3. All such imports, except by the physical handicapped person, shall not Involve any foreign exchange remittance from India directly or indirectly. 
  4. The import of vehicle by foreign diplomats or other privileged persons in this category who are exempt from payment of custom duty. However such imported vehicle cannot be sold in India except to another diplomat or privileged person and are compulsorily required to be re-exported.
  5. Secondhand vehicle is not permitted to import at certain port of entry in India hence you can clarify the same with us before shipment and Motor Vehicle should land in India within 6 months from the date of arrival of owner.
CUSTOM DUTY RATES ON MOTOR VEHICLE in Total
  • Secondhand Vehicle - @ 162 % 
  • New Vehicle - @ 109%
  • Secondhand Motor Cycle - @ 145 % 
  • New Motor Cycle - @ 95%
DEPRECIATION FOR MOTOR VEHICLE :

Depreciation on secondhand vehicle is calculated from the date of First Registration of the vehicle to the date of shipment or the date of departure of passenger from the respective country, whichever is earlier.
@ 4.0% per Quarter in the 1st year Total = 16%
@ 3.0% per Quarter in the 2nd year Total = 12%
@ 2.5% per Quarter in the 3rd year Total = 10%
@ 2.0% per Quarter in the 4th year Total = 8%
@ 2.0% per Quarter in the 5th year Total = 8%
@ 2.0% per Quarter in the 6th year Total = 8%
@ 2.0% per Quarter in the 7th year Total = 8%
Max. = 70% 
 
Document required for clearance:
  1. Passport in Original
  2. Insurance Policy
  3. Foreign Registration/Title for Secondhand Car OR manufacturing invoice for new car. 
  4. Import Declaration (will be provided by us) duly filled & signed by owner.
  5. Affidavit (as per format provided by us) duly notarized for “NO SALE” Bond for two years.
THE DETAILED INFORMATION ON ABOVE IMPORT INTO INDIA IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE. CONTACT US THROUGH EMAIL/FAX.
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