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484.     Taking Gold Ornaments to India from Canada when visiting India

Questions: Hi, I am a person of Indian Origin with a Canadian passport having dual citizenship (OCI) I have to attend my niece's

wedding this december.

How much gold ornaments can i carry for the function which i am going to bring

back to canada after the function. I have heard various stories regarding problems

with customs department regarding this.

Also what should i do at the customs in Bombay.

I am concerned as to how much gold (in ornaments only which belongs to me and

was bought in india) can i take to india for the occasion?

I am leaving for India on 3rd december and will return on 31st december.

Thanks,

Ketan Patel

Answer:  Kindly read the answer to question number 481 as it answers your question about taking gold jewelery to India from abroad when visiting India. If you are taking quite a bit of jewelery then there is the possibility that you may be questioned by Canadian customs as to where the jewelery was acquired, in such cases you may have to provide proof that you did indeed take it from Canada . Customs officers at Toronto’s Pearson airport quite often question returning residents who are arriving from India whether they have acquired jewelery abroad. While Canada customs do issue a document called Form Y38 on request so residents can bring back items taken out of Canada easily, jewelery is normally not documented on such a form as it is not easy to identify. Canadian customs advise returning residents who wish to facilitate re-importation of jewelery items to get an appraisal report from a qualified gemologist, jeweler, or insurance appraiser, together with a signed and dated photograph of the jewelery. This should be accompanied by written certification that the jewelery in the photograph is the same jewelery identified in the appraisal reports. You can read more about the issue of form Y38 on Canada Customs website, a quick link is provided HERE    
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484.   Taking Gold Ornaments to

India from Canada when visiting

India

Questions: Hi, I am a person of Indian Origin

with a Canadian passport having dual citizenship

(OCI) I have to attend my niece's wedding this

december.

How much gold ornaments can i carry for the

function which i am going to bring back to canada

after the function. I have heard various stories

regarding problems with customs department

regarding this.

Also what should i do at the customs in Bombay.

I am concerned as to how much gold (in

ornaments only which belongs to me and was

bought in india) can i take to india for the

occasion?

I am leaving for India on 3rd december and will

return on 31st december.

Thanks,

Ketan Patel

Answer:  Kindly read the answer to question number 481 as it answers your question about taking gold jewelery to India from abroad when visiting India. If you are taking quite a bit of jewelery then there is the possibility that you may be questioned by Canadian customs as to where the jewelery was acquired, in such cases you may have to provide proof that you did indeed take it from Canada . Customs officers at Toronto’s Pearson airport quite often question returning residents who are arriving from India whether they have acquired jewelery abroad. While Canada customs do issue a document called Form Y38 on request so residents can bring back items taken out of Canada easily, jewelery is normally not documented on such a form as it is not easy to identify. Canadian customs advise returning residents who wish to facilitate re-importation of jewelery items to get an appraisal report from a qualified gemologist, jeweler, or insurance appraiser, together with a signed and dated photograph of the jewelery. This should be accompanied by written certification that the jewelery in the photograph is the same jewelery identified in the appraisal reports. You can read more about the issue of form Y38 on Canada Customs website, a quick link is provided HERE More Info on taking Gold or Jewelry taken to India Taking Gold to India - Information for NRIs  >> Is it worth taking gold to India from USA or Dubai  >> Getting Jewelry endorsed on Passport to take out of India  >> Tips for NRIs when taking gold Jewelry to India >> Taking Gold Jewelry Out of India - Customs Duty  >> Problems at Customs in Hyderabad - Taking Gold to India >>
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