Customs Baggage Declaration Regulations – 2014 Amendment

The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has amended the Customs Baggage (Declaration) REgulations 2013 by increasing the limit of Indian currency which foreigners who enter India have to declare from Rs.7500/- to Rs.10,000/-.

Further they also have to declare their hand baggages along with the cargo baggages whilst entering India. The principal Regulations i.e.Customs Baggage (Declaration) REgulations 2013 was passed in 2013 and can be accessed at this link i.e.

and the amendment regulations of 2014 at this link i.e.

But the beautiful part of it is that the entire 2013 Regulations has not come into effect as yet. It will come into effect only from 1st March 2014. 

Therefore frequent flyers abroad are requested to get acquainted with these regulations. 

The relevant portion of the regulations are given below. Every passenger coming to India has to declare the following.


Are you bringing the following items into India?   (please tick Yes or No)


Prohibited Articles

Yes  / No


Gold jewellery (over Free Allowance)

Yes  / No


Gold Bullion

Yes  / No


Meat and meat products/dairy products/fish/poultry products       

Yes  / No


Seeds/plants/seeds/fruits/flowers/other planting material

Yes  / No


Satellite phone

Yes  / No


Indian currency exceeding Rs. 10,000/-

Yes  / No


Foreign currency notes exceed US $ 5,000 or equivalent

Yes  / No


Aggregate value of foreign exchange including currency exceeds US $ 10,000 or equivalent.

Yes  / No



Please report to Customs Officer at the Red Channel counter in case answer to any of the above question is ‘Yes’.

Prohibited items are as under:






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