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    I plan to get a laptop from Dubai( U.A.E) while coming back to India for my vacation

    But I am confused whether the customs people will interfere and make me pay the TAX for bringing the lappy to India.

    Is it true that they will charge the tax as the machine is being imported and expensive.

    If they will make me pay I can drop the plan to buy the lappy form dubai and later purchase from india but I will have to bring it back to Dubai when I return from my vacation

    If anyone here had any experience or chance of bringing a lappy to India from dubai
    please help by giving ur suggestions


    Please help guys it is urgent
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    One laptop per person is completely ok and you will not have to pay anything for it for sure

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    I am not sure but I think I heard this on this forum itself. If you are getting only 1 laptop, you may be spared from taxes and all that.
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    See according to the Customs Act, 1962, one laptop per person is perfectly allowed. Two persons thus get exemption for 2 lappies.

    Pls note that this exemption is on the basis of personal effects, ie, it is supposed that its meant fr ur personal use. That is why almost all things that can b counted as personal effects are exempt.

    Also note, one can get two wristwatches, with the contention that both are meant for personal use- one for Indian time and one for lets say US time
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    One laptop to India is allowed. You will not be charged anything.

    @enticer86: I bought 6-7 wristwatches for my relatives from USA and no one asked me anything at Delhi customs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by digitized View Post
    One laptop to India is allowed. You will not be charged anything.

    @enticer86: I bought 6-7 wristwatches for my relatives from USA and no one asked me anything at Delhi customs.
    Bro am talking legal stuff here
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    Legally you are allowed to bring goods worth upto Rs. 25000 apart from a laptop!

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    ^Pat, you meant upto 25K or more than 25K?
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    Quote Originally Posted by techx View Post
    I plan to get a laptop from Dubai( U.A.E) while coming back to India for my vacation

    But I am confused whether the customs people will interfere and make me pay the TAX for bringing the lappy to India.

    Is it true that they will charge the tax as the machine is being imported and expensive.

    If they will make me pay I can drop the plan to buy the lappy form dubai and later purchase from india but I will have to bring it back to Dubai when I return from my vacation

    If anyone here had any experience or chance of bringing a lappy to India from dubai
    please help by giving ur suggestions


    Please help guys it is urgent
    Just declare at the customs that its for personal use. Don't get it packed. Carry it like you do everyday.
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    One laptop per person is allowed as hand baggage and there will be no duty payable. But if you courier it from there then you will be charged around 30-40% as customs duty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rohan_shenoy View Post
    ^Pat, you meant upto 25K or more than 25K?
    No duty on goods for personal use upto 25k !

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    No duty on goods for personal use upto 25k !
    That again depends on the country from which you are emmigrating. Also depends on time spent in that country. And the limit of 25k is for specific articles and things. Laptops can be said to constitute "personal effects" and thus one lappy per person is exempt.
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    ^^ AFAIK, its 25k plus a lappy per person irrespective of the country!!

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    I think all this is confusing the thread starter!

    Dude, just get your laptop with you just like you carry it to school/office.
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    arrey....just claim it as ur personal
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    cool ...... i may now tell my frd who`s on his way HERE .... thanx 4 the info .....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ax3 View Post
    cool ...... i may now tell my frd who`s on his way HERE .... thanx 4 the info .....
    Yeah remember that he can carry just one laptop...if already has one with him (even is its an old one), then the customs duties will be payable for the new laptop

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    Actually u ppl r confusing me more

    It is anyway clear that the lappy will cost more than 25K . It will almost cross even
    40K. And will they allow us to carry lappy in our handbag as there is a rule that no one is allowed to carry a battery or such things in aircrafts( even batteries in toys has to be removed)

    What if I carry the laptop back to U.A.E when I return. Wlll I have to pay again

    Help me guys it is really important

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    Quote Originally Posted by techx View Post
    Actually u ppl r confusing me more

    It is anyway clear that the lappy will cost more than 25K . It will almost cross even
    40K. And will they allow us to carry lappy in our handbag as there is a rule that no one is allowed to carry a battery or such things in aircrafts( even batteries in toys has to be removed)

    What if I carry the laptop back to U.A.E when I return. Wlll I have to pay again

    Help me guys it is really important
    Dude..its simple! I said 25K AND a laptop per person. You can safely carry it even in your laptop bag (laptop bags are allowed even if you have a handbag)! You do not have to pay anything!

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    can lappy battery BLOW up a PLANE ???

    cool .........
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    Quote Originally Posted by ax3 View Post
    can lappy battery BLOW up a PLANE ???

    cool .........
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    thts kool... so we can buy from ebay(USA) and ther would be no probs at customs !?

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    Quote Originally Posted by techx View Post
    Actually u ppl r confusing me more

    It is anyway clear that the lappy will cost more than 25K . It will almost cross even
    40K. And will they allow us to carry lappy in our handbag as there is a rule that no one is allowed to carry a battery or such things in aircrafts( even batteries in toys has to be removed)

    What if I carry the laptop back to U.A.E when I return. Wlll I have to pay again

    Help me guys it is really important

    Dude, its exempt. Whatever be the price etc. If anyone asks you to declare it, just tell them its "personal". One lappy per person is exempt.

    ADDITIONALLY, you may get guds upto 25k

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    In that case it would be coz the laptop is being couriered. For laptop to be declared for your personal use, you have to be present with the machine in person!
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    Some customs officers also make it a point to seal it in your passport also if you plan on going back. in this case you would have to take the laptop with you when you go back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pirates1323 View Post
    thts kool... so we can buy from ebay(USA) and ther would be no probs at customs !?
    No..its only for people carrying in laptops for personal use!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FilledVoid View Post
    Some customs officers also make it a point to seal it in your passport also if you plan on going back. in this case you would have to take the laptop with you when you go back.

    It is sure that I will have to return back to U.A.E after the vacation. So will I have to face the problem again when I carry my lappy back here.

    And r u ppl sure that laptops with battery inside will be allowed to be carried inside a plane. once when my uncle and family was undergoing the security clearance they were told to remove the battery from a toy carried by there baby before entering into aircraft. That too 2AA. lappy batteries much much powerful .This is my first experience with these type of stuff. When I came here I did not even carry a cellphone with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techx View Post
    It is sure that I will have to return back to U.A.E after the vacation. So will I have to face the problem again when I carry my lappy back here.

    And r u ppl sure that laptops with battery inside will be allowed to be carried inside a plane. once when my uncle and family was undergoing the security clearance they were told to remove the battery from a toy carried by there baby before entering into aircraft. That too 2AA. lappy batteries much much powerful .This is my first experience with these type of stuff. When I came here I did not even carry a cellphone with me.
    And how else do you think people work on their laptops or listen to their ipods during their flight? All those "external" batteries need to be removed.. not these... you are allowed "with" the battery!
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    Quote Originally Posted by infra_red_dude View Post
    And how else do you think people work on their laptops or listen to their ipods during their flight? All those "external" batteries need to be removed.. not these... you are allowed "with" the battery!
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