All shipments sent from or received into India need KYC documents (Government recognized Identity and Address proof) to be presented to Customs during shipment clearance (reference: Customs Circular No. 9/2010).
Absence of these documents will mean clearance delay as shipments will go into Customs Bond until KYC documents are provided by the shipper or consignee based in India.
The below table provides more information about KYC documents required for shipment customs clearance.
An individual must provide any 2 of the below ID proofs:
- (i) Passport
- (ii) PAN card
- (iii)Voters Identity card
- (iv) Driving license
- (v) Bank statement or Electricity bill
- (vi) Ration Card