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Title: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: niti11 on November 20, 2012, 10:13:35 PM
Hi
I came through this post while I was searching for parcels which get stuck with Delhi customs.
I have been ordering many things from Aliexpress.com since last 2 years, mostly I get my parcels in 20-25 days or otherwise they get returned to the origin.
But this time my Registered post parcel - has reached India since 9th November and is lying at Delhi customs since 12th Nov. What should I do now?
Generally once the parcel reaches India, I receive it within a week. But this time its been more than 10 days.

Here's what IPS Web Tracking shows about my parcel -
ITEM n RA671734876CN new search
Local Date and Time Country Location Event Type Extra Information
10/25/2012 9:22:00 AM CHINA 100614 Receive item from customer (Otb) 
10/28/2012 6:36:00 PM CHINA BEIJING Insert item into bag (Otb) 
11/9/2012 9:12:00 AM INDIA KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO Receive item at office of exchange (Inb) 
11/9/2012 10:05:00 AM INDIA KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO Send item to customs (Inb) 
11/12/2012 1:40:00 PM INDIA DIMC NEW DELHI 37 Return item from customs (Inb)



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Techno hobbies on November 21, 2012, 12:06:02 AM
i will share my experience about custom,
yes its true, that custom clearance became headache for many persons who used to buy items from abroad.
i think its simple if your item gets stuck in custom.
the think we need to do is...only need to spend money. there are many shipping companies who do custom clearance also.
and they can easily do your custom clearance.
 


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rashi_khandelwal on January 16, 2013, 08:26:13 PM
i ordered a nail art kit from china from 8th of jan it shows that it has been Sent for Customs Verification n from then there is no progress in status.

What should i do.  please help me...


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: murcielago on January 16, 2013, 09:31:34 PM

May be they are decorating their nails..

Jokes apart..Which method have you used for shipping? If its via registered parcel..I expect atleast 15 days time for parcel to be delivered.



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rashi_khandelwal on January 16, 2013, 10:02:37 PM
hahaha nyc 1....


ya it was via registered parcel... so u mean it takes around 15 days to get cleared from customs?



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: arun.sreelakam on January 17, 2013, 07:29:53 AM
No no one can tell how many days it will take to clear once it reached customs...
As it is a nail art thing.. They will be forwarding it soon. and the tracking will say "forwarded to customs" until you receive the item.. :giggle: :giggle:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: muradshak on January 17, 2013, 08:01:40 AM
The tracking system isnt that reliable..mine once showed send to customs and after a week I got the item without any update on the tracking status


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: arun.sreelakam on January 17, 2013, 08:13:10 AM
@muradshak: thats true.. Even i faced the same many times.. ;)
   actually that is not the problem with the tracking system.. the customs wont provide the forwarding data with the parcel website...


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: AEROVISHWA on January 17, 2013, 10:41:10 AM
u can use this tracking to  track the movement inside India  ;D ;D

http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/

and track all items under the india post website (don't forget to click details)

http://www.indiapost.gov.in/tracking.aspx


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: cyromanish on January 22, 2013, 06:03:15 PM
hi
me too facing alot problems


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: massguru on January 22, 2013, 08:10:29 PM
I've received my shipment 2 hrs ago.
Thanks


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: pravinmarathe on February 13, 2013, 12:53:48 PM
i had placed order for a cd -from digital navy--usa. i have received mail from digital navy saying it was dispatched on 22-1-2013 by us first class mail.image of the same is attached. i am yet to receive the same. i wish to know how do i inquire about this from inida post. i talked to my local goregaon post office-they wanted the --bar code no. of the dispatch--but i could not see any in the dispatch slip attached. any clues? regards-pravin


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sanjayrai55 on February 13, 2013, 12:58:42 PM
Can't read the tracking number in the attachment. Use that tracking number on:  http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: raja_mastana on February 13, 2013, 01:10:28 PM
These are unregistered mails, I do not think they will have any tracking information.

Normally it takes 3 weeks for delivery.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: pravinmarathe on February 14, 2013, 09:45:36 AM
thank you for the replies.
yes , there is no tracking number
and i will wait for 3-4 weeks. will post again  if nothing happens . regards=pravin marathe


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: pravinmarathe on March 03, 2013, 10:01:01 AM
the cd ordered from digital nay (dispatched on 22/1/13 by usps first class mail) is yet to be delivered to mumbai address, as on 03-03-2013
any idea where should i take up this in post office? my local post office at goregaon-mumbai was not much help. =pravin
when this cd lands in india who deals with this ?will it be the foreign post office?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Sunnyy on April 03, 2013, 06:30:56 PM
hi guys, just to let you all know that thr was a technical problem at IPC tracking website from past few days (IndiaPost helpline CC told me that)

My Issue: My frnd has sent me some old PC parts or i should say whole PC without monitor etc..

Current tracking shows:

Local Date and Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Extra Information
3/12/2013 6:38:00 PM   GERMANY   RUEDERSD   Receive item from customer (Otb)   
3/15/2013 10:37:00 AM   GERMANY   FRANKFURT/FLUGHAFEN   Receive item at office of exchange (Otb)   
3/15/2013 3:51:00 PM   GERMANY   FRANKFURT/FLUGHAFEN   Insert item into bag (Otb)   
3/28/2013 11:35:00 AM   INDIA   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   
3/28/2013 12:09:00 PM   INDIA   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Send item to customs (Inb)   
4/3/2013 4:41:00 PM   INDIA   DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Record item customs information (Inb) Retention reason : Other

The last record is all i am worried about. I searched the thread and got a post from member 'anwar' but unable to find that the issue was resolved or not.

Regards
Sunny


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: theleabres on April 04, 2013, 05:57:22 PM
"4/3/2013 4:41:00 PM   INDIA   DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Record item customs information (Inb) Retention reason : Other"

This means they want a customs tax.  I speak from personal experience.



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Rahulvyas on April 04, 2013, 06:19:34 PM
I agree with leabres. Same happened with me. They will charge but you wont have to go to the customs. It will come to your local post office.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Sunnyy on April 04, 2013, 06:45:38 PM
Thank you guys :) , I think i have to pay something around 4500 rupees! Since the total cost of goods and shipping comes around 28K :(


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: theleabres on April 04, 2013, 07:01:59 PM
28K for goods.  What did you buy if yo don't mind sharing.  Feel free to post your invoice please :)



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Rahulvyas on April 04, 2013, 07:04:14 PM
Oh, thats too big amount. I dont think you bought RC related stuff, did you?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: googboog on April 04, 2013, 07:04:50 PM
was it undervalued when it was shipped here or was the proper value given?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Sunnyy on April 04, 2013, 07:52:52 PM
Its actually a PC (includes- cabinet, i3 processor, RAM 8gb, Motherboard, power supply unit)
Its a gift from a friend who had many PC parts with him :)

It wasn't undervalued i guess since it is used stuff.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: anwar on April 04, 2013, 08:02:31 PM
PC shipment discussion was split out into the non-RC customs issues thread.

Seems like many people are joining the forum just for customs discussions, and they have nothing to do with RC (no intention either).


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Sunnyy on April 04, 2013, 08:20:57 PM
Sorry, :( google result showed that topic first and i was too eager to get an answer. Can i share a link here for calculating customs?? or is it already shared?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: anwar on April 04, 2013, 08:24:07 PM
No need to be sorry :)

This is not something we intended though.  Glad that the forum is helping.  The same thing seems to have happened with Dremel tool discussions.

Please feel free to post relevant stuff in this thread.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Sunnyy on April 04, 2013, 08:29:27 PM
Thanks :)

This is the online website i used to calculate customs duty/charges etc. http://www.dutycalculator.com/

Just got another update> 4/4/2013 5:10:00 PM   INDIA   DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Return item from customs (Inb)

Am i safe from custom duty charges now? lol


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Sunnyy on April 07, 2013, 12:14:48 PM
Update: Got the PC yesterday from local post office, no charges at all :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: akashsach on June 28, 2013, 02:21:59 PM
my item RT173764642HK from hongkong..having mobile covers.....

status on IPS web tracking-
6/25/2013 2:10:00 PM    INDIA    DIMC NEW DELHI 110002    Send item to customs (Inb)

..status in hongkong post-The item (RT173764642HK) is pending customs inspection at the destination as of 25-Jun-2013.

how much time should i wait? :-\   :help:  ???


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Rahulvyas on June 28, 2013, 05:53:57 PM
wait for 1-2weeks.
you cant do anything except waiting.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Craig_vales on August 23, 2013, 03:08:42 AM
Local Date and Time   Country           Location                            Event Type                             Extra Information
8/8/2013 4:13:00 AM   UNITED STATES   60016                   Receive item from customer (Otb)   
8/8/2013 1:19:00 PM   UNITED STATES   ISC CHICAGO IL(USPS)   Receive item at office of exchange (Otb)   
8/8/2013 1:19:00 PM   UNITED STATES   ISC CHICAGO IL(USPS)   Insert item into bag (Otb)   
8/13/2013 2:21:00 PM   INDIA   DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE           Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   
8/13/2013 3:30:00 PM   INDIA   DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE           Send item to customs (Inb)   
8/19/2013 11:22:00AM   INDIA   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Record item customs information (Inb)   
                                                                                        Retention reason : Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner

SO how long will it take for custom clearance.. The item is xbox 360 i ordered from amazon. Delivery is at Goa.
It get small items like game dvd or computer accessories fast. but this is taking time.. The delivery date is 19th to 28th august. so i just wanted to know.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: anwar on August 23, 2013, 04:57:09 AM
Merge into existing non-RC imports/customs threads.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sanjayrai55 on August 23, 2013, 08:30:13 AM

Seems like many people are joining the forum just for customs discussions, and they have nothing to do with RC (no intention either).

Why have such a topic at all? This is RC India, a RC forum: what have mobile phone covers or X Boxes got to do with that?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: anwar on August 23, 2013, 08:35:22 AM
Because there seems to be no natural alternative (that I know of), and people land here inadvertently.

If there is any decent alternative, we should post a link to it in bold letters, and allow no further discussion of the same.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: anil kumar on August 28, 2013, 02:44:28 PM
two of my packages are held up for no reason. im too worried.

RB293728032CN ( retention reason : other ---- for 40 days , still no sign of my package )
RB256446491CN ( retention reason : other ---- for 20 days , still no sign of my package )

anyone please help me regarding this . :O
i stay at a place which is 500 km away from bangalore and it is held up at bangalore fpo, so i cannot go there.

they sent me letters asking for invoice for both, i did send them back.
but they never replied and also not releasing.

:( some one please help. i would be greatful to you.
- worried guy


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: suhaibroomy on December 20, 2013, 03:10:16 AM
Can somebody explain to me what is the position of my package

11/28/2013 3:04:00 PM   CHINA   200237   Receive item from customer (Otb)   
12/14/2013 7:50:00 PM   INDIA   KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   
12/16/2013 5:56:00 PM   INDIA   KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO   Receive item at office of exchange (Otb)   
12/16/2013 6:02:00 PM   INDIA   KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO   Insert item into bag (Otb)

The last line worries me . Why are they not sending it to the customs and also why is the last line (Otb), are they sending it back??????

Please help

-- another worried guy


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on December 20, 2013, 03:30:02 PM
I think they are inserting into the bag to send it to you. I just think that you should not worry. :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: suhaibroomy on December 20, 2013, 09:48:36 PM
I also like to think this way but this outbound in the end is bugging my mind. why aint it inbound


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: anwar on December 20, 2013, 11:58:31 PM
They are sending it "outbound" from Kolkata to Delhi (or wherever your address is), after inspecting it there.  Typically people are thrilled to see this status ;)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on December 21, 2013, 08:42:05 PM
Really Agree with anwar sir :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: skumcat on December 26, 2013, 10:32:15 PM
I have had a friend send me a Xenon Flashlight from Belgium including battery's and a charger. It's been many days and the status has been struck at Return items from customs(inb). It was meant a Christmas gift and I haven't received it till now. Here's the status

 ITEM n° RA704082786BE new search
Local Date and Time Country Location Event Type Extra Information
12/15/2013 9:48:00 AM INDIA MUMBAI AIR Receive item at office of exchange (Inb) 
12/15/2013 11:09:00 AM INDIA MUMBAI AIR Send item to customs (Inb) 
12/21/2013 2:26:00 PM INDIA MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE Record item customs information (Inb)
Retention reason : Articles importation subject to restrictions import- license
12/21/2013 2:26:00 PM INDIA MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE Return item from customs (Inb)
It hasn't been updated from the past 5, 6 days.
 I'm a 'lil bit worried as it's a brand new flashlight and expensive one. I think he valued it at 15 USD and sent it as a gift. Destination is Hyderabad. Any idea when will I receive the package?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: SideWinder on December 26, 2013, 10:48:43 PM
The item should be delivered to you, it took more than a week for the status of my parcel to change from "Return item from customs" to "sent item to domestic destination". Then it took 5 days for the item to arrive at my doorstep with approx 14% customs on Rs 800! Paid Rs 148. Retention reason was same as yours, and in the receipt, under particulars it was mentioned "Plastics"
Item was 2 pieces of Samsung s3 replacement screen glass.

BTW the same thing costs around Rs 1200 per piece locally, so still it was a good deal.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: skumcat on December 26, 2013, 10:53:06 PM
Thank you, Slidewinder. I was worried all the way. Thought the package might have been lost. so, how much customs should I be paying for 15$ item?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: SideWinder on December 26, 2013, 11:15:58 PM
Im not sure, but the amount should not be more than 30%. And Registered International Mail takes time, a month or 45 days is normal from my experience.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on December 26, 2013, 11:30:39 PM
Hey guys Indian Goverment does not charge customs products under 2000 rs ;)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: girishsarwal on December 27, 2013, 10:42:47 AM
Aman, I doubt that... I've had the bad luck of ordering something that was 8 dollars on invoice and still being charged 1700 Rs. as duty... I did not accept the item, it went to the F.P.O and despite my follow up the parcel was lost...since the amount was less, I chose to forgo it after 5 attempts of visiting the F.P.O...I now believe its plain luck


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on December 27, 2013, 09:39:24 PM
Hello girish sir,I am really shocked to hear that you were 1700 rs on just 8$ parcel.Its fully wrong sir what customs did to you.
The Indian goverment cant do this sir,Really Shocked :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: skumcat on December 28, 2013, 10:27:36 AM
It's going to be like One week since my package is not updated from "Return items from customs (inb)". Should I make a attempt to call them(Mumbai FPO) or wait for sometime. I heard they would push around 40% customs if we call them and expedite the process. So should I be calling them or wait for some time?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on December 28, 2013, 11:04:24 AM
You will have to keep patience in these things my friend


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: chintal on December 28, 2013, 09:09:10 PM
same thing happend with me
all you can do is wait
even my parcel say returned item from customs since last week
and 25th dec was a holiday
and its christmas your parcel so lots of ppl ordering stuff online ,so it wont be reaching you soon all you can do is wait
if it has left customs even calling them is not going to help you
its fpo who has to get it from customs and give it to local post office
no lookout of customs
you may try calling fpo but thats not going to get your parcel any faster  :(


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: skumcat on December 29, 2013, 07:40:53 AM
I called the FPO Yesterday, They didn't lift the Phone the first time, but then again a lady lifted it and told me it was in the audit section. So, she gave me a ballard estate customs office number and I called them they didn't receive the call until 12 calls. Then I gave my Local tracking number and then they sent it to domestic location ie., to Hyderabad.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on December 29, 2013, 10:11:23 AM
Thats Great Man;)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: suhaibroomy on January 01, 2014, 12:02:02 AM

11/28/2013 3:04:00 PM   CHINA   200237   Receive item from customer (Otb)   
12/14/2013 7:50:00 PM   INDIA   KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   
12/16/2013 5:56:00 PM   INDIA   KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO   Receive item at office of exchange (Otb)   
12/16/2013 6:02:00 PM   INDIA   KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO   Insert item into bag (Otb)

its been 15 days since the last update. any suggestions guys???


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on January 01, 2014, 11:21:59 AM
Hey Broomy Yes i see it takes time Mate Some persons Parcel do not get updated in moth too!!!!.
But this is also possible that Your Parcel Would have reached the destination from where it will get it delivered to you but they are not updating because they very lazy .
Patience is only the key  :)
Regards,
Aman. :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: suhaibroomy on January 01, 2014, 01:54:33 PM
ok thnx mate( and its roomy :) )
so how much time should i wait before taking any action


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on January 02, 2014, 12:04:50 PM
You have to wait mate specially importing these items from any part of the world as they would have inserted the item in the bag so i think you should one time enquire at your local Post office Until then nothing can be happened my mate :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Sachinrocks on January 08, 2014, 05:07:17 AM
Hi Guys,

This is my first post on this forum. Came across this forum, as one of my shipments via DHL tracking #: 1626151575 got held at customs & DHL asking for NOC from WPC. I'm unable to understand, why DHL is asking for NOC from WPC, as this shipment only had cellphone accessories (batteries, cases & cables) coming into it.

What I understand after looking at WPC website, that they may object any shipments coming with items that run/works on some frequency. However, there is no item in this shipment, which runs of any kind of frequency.

I tried looking for WPC's Delhi phone numbers, but couldn't find anything. This shipment is really important to me, as it contains $200 worth of items.

Please advise, what can be done or direct me in some direction!

Any help in this regard will be much appreciated!



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: srivatsa on January 16, 2014, 11:18:24 AM
Hi guys,

I'v ordered a small stepper motor online (some site in Hong kong). Its shipped via registered mail. I'm unable to track it. Hongkong post tells package is in transit in its destination as of 1st January. However, i'm unable to track where in India it is. tracking ID is RC345442488HK

Earlier I was using http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/ (http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/)  for tracking but this is no longer reachable !! ?  :banghead:

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks and Regards,
Srivatsa


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: chintal on January 16, 2014, 05:59:31 PM
When was it shipped ?
It usually takes 20 to 25 days to reach at ur doorstep


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: srivatsa on January 16, 2014, 06:38:02 PM
it was shipped last month 24th ( 2013-12-24)...I'm unable to track it..

in HK post i get this message "The item (RC345442488HK) was in transit within its destination country on 1-Jan-2014."

but i don't know where in India it is.  ???


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Purush on January 16, 2014, 06:58:55 PM
My parcel too is stuck somewhere... It was shipped on 14/12/2014...

Item summary
Tracking number   Origin   Destination   Status
CQ300847559SG   SINGAPORE   INDIA   On route

Activity summary
Local date/time   Activity   Location   Remarks
12/31/2013 12:22 PM   Arrival at inward office of exchange   MUMBAI FPO   
1/1/2014 3:56 PM   Departure from inward office of exchange   MUMBAI FPO   
1/9/2014 3:44 PM   Arrival at inward office of exchange   KOLKATA FPO   
1/9/2014 4:28 PM   Held by customs   KOLKATA FPO   


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: chintal on January 16, 2014, 07:42:26 PM
Its held u wont get it legally


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Purush on January 16, 2014, 07:51:27 PM
no information is given,,,why its held...


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: chintal on January 16, 2014, 08:17:56 PM
Well then plz contact fpo/ customs
And ask them where is your parcel
If they do say that it is held or seized
Ask them the reason for it and documents regarding seized parcel


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: srivatsa on January 16, 2014, 11:08:25 PM
How are you tracking it ? Can someone help me track my parcel ? (RC345442488HK)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: asupan on January 16, 2014, 11:20:41 PM
Go to 17track.net.  Your parcel is in transit within India.

Regards
Asutosh


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: srivatsa on January 17, 2014, 08:00:04 AM
But it doesn't tell where in India !!!! Earlier we used to get the complete details


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mhkabir98 on January 17, 2014, 07:45:26 PM
Try this : http://globaltracktrace.ptc.post/gtt.web/ (http://globaltracktrace.ptc.post/gtt.web/)

Works for me :D


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: vinayb1984 on January 17, 2014, 09:25:03 PM
greetings   
today i received a letter from fedex stating that any parcel with out any proper document or import licence will attract duty which will be 28% of value of goods plus 300rs .except it should be gift or business sample not exceeding 10000rs .
this rule is from jan 2014,
i paid 1170rs for 35$ parcel from hobbyking via fedex priority.
i thought of sharing with you all.
i hope it may help you .


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: chintal on January 18, 2014, 08:49:44 AM
Great news order anything declare it as gift and request the seller to remove its name so it remains a gift
No custom duty.......


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Purush on January 21, 2014, 11:13:28 AM
Finally, I got my parcel today Morning......No customs duty...:) :) :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on January 24, 2014, 10:57:27 AM
Congrats on your parcel


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: suhaibroomy on January 26, 2014, 04:39:00 AM
11/28/2013 3:04:00 PM   CHINA   200237   Receive item from customer (Otb)   
12/14/2013 7:50:00 PM   INDIA   KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   
12/16/2013 5:56:00 PM   INDIA   KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO   Receive item at office of exchange (Otb)   
12/16/2013 6:02:00 PM   INDIA   KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO   Insert item into bag (Otb)


and now it just says "No information, please check your item identifier"

its been 3 months since i ordered please help


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: chintal on January 26, 2014, 06:56:49 PM
U didnt contact anyone in these three months ?
The seller the post or fpo or customs ?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on January 30, 2014, 07:02:12 AM
Yea That only I was going to say so did you contact anybody or not .
And second thing guys I received from Magazine from Tower hobbies From Air mail at no custom charges and got it.
Ordered on Nov 26 2013 And got it On January 14.  ;D ;D ;) ;) :) :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: suhaibroomy on January 30, 2014, 12:42:21 PM
i contacted the seller he told me to just wait.....and how to contact fpo or customs?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: navgag33 on February 07, 2014, 01:11:54 PM
Can anyone tell me what to do when your parcel is held by customs. The tracking website isindicatingitwas held on 31-jan-2014 ..
1/31/2014 12:43 PM   Arrival at inward office of exchange   DELHI FPO   
1/31/2014 4:07 PM   Held by customs   DELHI FPO
 there has been no updations since then, a week has past. Do i need to contact them or just sit back and hope for the parcel to arrive at home :). Meanwhile the parcel contains some used phones (Samsung) which were sent by relative. these are gifts sent by my relative from US.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ramborahul on February 09, 2014, 09:24:26 AM
hi frnd.... i need dollar tree foam board..so plz help me to find it in INDIA.....................


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: utkarshg13 on February 09, 2014, 09:36:31 AM
Is it right contacting customs officials if order delivery is delayed. Even one of my order had not come yet. Its been almost 60 days.
 :hatsoff:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on February 09, 2014, 01:11:08 PM
Utkarsh it happens my buddy because now If I see that I have my cousin have ordered some tools for his engineering project so you have to wait he I waiting from 45 days and he has not contacted customs till now what for more few days you may receive it because these lazy guys don't update tooo :)

And @nav You know these courier department are very lazy you have to wait my friend maybe your parcel has come To Foreign Post Office and will be delivered you know this can also happen . Patience Is virtue :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: navgag33 on February 09, 2014, 06:18:35 PM
Yeah i got the update it now says invoice missing. Well according to few members they adviced me to wait and hope for the best. That is what i am going to do now sit back and forget about the gift for a week or two then try to cal'em and see if i can do something about it. i Don't have the invoice and it's a genuine gift, Not a case where people buy stuff from website and declare as a gift so hopefully everything will go well.. Thanks for the replies and suggestions every1.
And does any1 else had faced this problem of MISSING INVOICE. it will be really great if someone can share their experience about this.
INdian Customs is such  an >>>>>> :banghead:  :banghead:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: SideWinder on February 09, 2014, 07:02:23 PM
Since reason for holding the item is "Missing Invoice", they will either try to assess the value of the contents and charge you accordingly; or send you a notice to produce invoice. Anyhow both the methods would take there own time for sure.

Only gifts under a value of Rs 5000/- is duty free, and if the value exceeds, you will be "dutied" for the entire value of the item.
Had it been a single phone, you would have escaped the hassle, but since its "phones", they will most probably charge you. And Im assuming the value of the gifts to be more than Rs 5000/-

Now its upto you if you want to contact them or not. I dont know how you are going to prove to them value of used phones without contacting them, anyways do let us know the outcome.

http://www.cbec.gov.in/js-menu/imp-gifts.htm (http://www.cbec.gov.in/js-menu/imp-gifts.htm)
http://www.eximguru.com/exim/indian-customs/customs-manual/clearance-by-post.aspx (http://www.eximguru.com/exim/indian-customs/customs-manual/clearance-by-post.aspx)



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nitin_cdac on February 13, 2014, 12:04:05 PM
Hello All

I am also facing some problem regarding my parcel. Please guide me what to do next.

My parcel has been send from US & when I track it online(http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/ (http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/)) I get the following information : -

2/6/2014 4:56:49 PM   INDIA   DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   
Retention reason : Invoice missing

It is a gift & I do not have the invoice with me. Please tell me what to do ?

Regards


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on February 14, 2014, 09:43:02 AM
Hello. Friends. My parcel is "Held by customs" at KOLKATA FPO since 1/30/2014. Don't know why. I imported some items for a project at my University. I got a Customs Duty Exemption Certificate and other necessary documents since the items are for a project at a Public Funded Institution and not for any commercial gain.

However, I have to send the documents to Customs but don't know where to send.

Can anyone help?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: SideWinder on February 14, 2014, 10:28:47 AM
I would suggest you contact them first before sending in any documents.

General Post Office    
7, B B D Bag, Kolkata - 700001     
22105048, 22438607

Foreign Post in Calcutta Gpo    
12,3RD Flr, K S Roy RD,
Calcutta Gpo, Kolkata - 700001    
22155443, 22481560, 22480808,

Try to contact numbers in the second address.Addresses may be correct but phone numbers may be outdated since google cannot be trusted.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on February 14, 2014, 04:48:59 PM
Thanks for the numbers. I called them up. 22480808 was working. They just said the package is with Customs. They don't have any contact info of Customs office and told me to collect info from elsewhere  ???  :(


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: SideWinder on February 14, 2014, 06:33:40 PM
Alright, all this time I assumed they all worked within the same building, different departments. Anyhow this is what I could find, hope it works out.

PRO, Custom House,15/1, Strand Road,Kolkata
Contact No. 033-22437665


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on February 14, 2014, 08:51:46 PM
Thanks. What do you think? Should I call them or send the documents to that address with a forwarding letter?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: SideWinder on February 14, 2014, 10:07:46 PM
1 and 1/2 months is the maximum I wait, and items have always reached before the deadline. My only reason for not contacting them is so that it doesnt draw unnecessary attention.

If you have required documents or are not bothered with duty payable then you should contact them.

I think even tho if the item being imported is not for any commercial use it may still be dutiable depending on the value of the item; since the item is not being imported by the public institution itself, but them Im no expert.

Do let us know the outcome if you happen to call them.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on February 14, 2014, 10:24:32 PM
The project is partly funded by a Govt Agency. And that's how I got the Duty Exemption Certificate. Anyway will post the outcome of this incident. Thanks...


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: navgag33 on February 15, 2014, 02:55:53 PM
Has anyone got their parcel after getting a . Retention reason : INvoice missing..
Please Share your experience. It will be really helpful for us..
Thanks.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: chintal on February 16, 2014, 01:05:49 AM
Well if it is retention they may charge you a duty and give the parcel to you or may contact you to provide invoice


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: navgag33 on February 18, 2014, 07:36:51 PM
I received a letter for providing an invoice but i don't have one. What should i do now. I am thinking of contacting them tomorrow i received the letter today evening. Any one please suggest me what to do.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on February 18, 2014, 09:20:04 PM
Contact the seller to give you an invoice. I also got a letter from Customs Dept today asking me for Invoice, Copy of I.E.C (not applicable to me as I am not a merchant), Identification of Goods, Purpose of importation of goods, Uses of imported of Goods. I was expecting it. So I have all the documents ready. Will send the documents tomorrow.



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: navgag33 on February 18, 2014, 09:53:51 PM
I don't have the invoice and it's not been bought it's a geniune gift i don't even know if they have the invoice for the gift. And are you going to mail them these documents or E-mail. Could u tell me the procedure. It will be really helpful.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on February 18, 2014, 10:01:25 PM
Tell the person who gave you the gift to write a letter (email) to you regarding the parcel saying that it contains bla bla bla and why it was sent. Send this letter to Customs office along with your own letter telling them that it is a genuine gift to you and no currency exchange was involved. Send the documents by Speed Post. You'll find the address in the letter from the Customs dept.

I got mine from Kolkata Customs and it contained full postal address and their telephone number. I'll send the documents to them.

Remember, try not to go to Customs office in person. Always communicate with them through letters.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on February 18, 2014, 10:07:50 PM
Reply them for each document that they ask.

Copy of IEC: Tell them you are not a merchant and you did not import the item. It was sent to you as a gift.
Invoice: No invoice because you did not buy it.
Purpose/Use of Goods: For personal use.
Identification of Goods: Tell them what is inside the parcel. Quote the person who sent you the gift as you dont know what is inside the parcel AS YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED.

I think these are sufficient.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on February 23, 2014, 10:35:28 AM
Guys Let me tell you today I received a parcel from my friend in Priority Shipping and there also I got a letter from customs that we need documents and after that I had to go the Mumbai Customs Office there I had to give the Docuements but suddenly what happened he s aid no need of document just give 300 rs and I gave second thing he didn't give receipt means now you can understand what are these custom officials. They were 13 books in my parcel all Encylopedia so guys if you go in the office of customs and offer 500 green note they give you the Parcel there only and that solve come out !!!!!!!!!!! :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on February 23, 2014, 03:47:22 PM
Books are exempt from Customs Duty as far as I know...


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: suhaibroomy on March 07, 2014, 02:42:13 PM
11/28/2013 3:04:00 PM   CHINA   200237   Receive item from customer (Otb)   
12/14/2013 7:50:00 PM   INDIA   KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   
12/16/2013 5:56:00 PM   INDIA   KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO   Receive item at office of exchange (Otb)   
12/16/2013 6:02:00 PM   INDIA   KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO   Insert item into bag (Otb)


and now it just says "No information, please check your item identifier"

i have tried contacting

03322480367,22133305,22481560,22439573,22439576,22623935,22623936,25118849,25514861,03322120498, 22121160,22120476,22105048, 22438607,22155443, 22481560, 22480808,22480375

nobody tracked it...just told me to dial another number ...now i have this long list of numbers i dont knw whose numbers are they...some of em are customs , some of fpo kolkata nd po kolkata....help meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :(


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: hellfire on March 07, 2014, 03:01:19 PM
Something going on Kolkata foreign sorting center.My parcel was sent to airline on jan30 and its still not arrived in india.
http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/IPSWeb_item_events.asp?itemid=RC011711752CN (http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/IPSWeb_item_events.asp?itemid=RC011711752CN)

Has anyone here received their parcels which was shipped in January from china via china post.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on March 07, 2014, 06:07:31 PM
4 parcels were sent to me by different sellers in January by China Post Air Mail. 1 parcel by HK Post Air Parcel

I received 3 parcels without any problem.

1 parcel (by HK Post Air Parcel) was detained by Kolkata Customs asking me for invoice and other documents. Sent them the documents by Speed Post on 18 February. They got the documents on 20 February. And finally they released the parcel yesterday (7 March).

Another parcel is with China Customs since February (may be because of backlog due to Chinese New Year) and it hasn't been cleared by China Customs for export.

I'll post details of customs clearance faced by me regarding the detained parcel once I receive the parcel.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: hellfire on March 07, 2014, 07:09:17 PM

Which date was it "sent to airline" and which date was it received at Kolkata airport/fpo.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on March 07, 2014, 07:42:06 PM
Please find attached screenshots of the tracking information of 4 parcels sent by China Post in January.

1. ChinaPost1 RCVD on 14/02/2014

2. ChinaPost2 RCVD on 14/02/2014

3. ChinaPost3 RCVD on 05/02/2013

4. ChinaPost4 Still in China Customs

A 5th parcel was sent by NON-registered China Post Airmail. So no tracking info is available. It was sent on 19/01/2014 from China and received by me on 20/02/2014


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on March 07, 2014, 07:44:23 PM
The attached screenshot is for the tracking details of the parcel sent by HK Post Air Parcel. It was released by Kolkata customs yesterday. I am yet to receive it.

Hope this helps...  :hatsoff:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on March 07, 2014, 07:46:36 PM
@suhaibroomy . You can send a RTI application to the Kolkata Foreign Post Office asking for information on your parcel. They are bound by law to reply to your application within 30 days.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: hellfire on March 07, 2014, 08:43:55 PM
Thanks for the screenshots .
All your parcels where sent before the start of chinese new year.Mine was sent on the date of start of chinese new year.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: suhaibroomy on March 08, 2014, 12:56:03 PM
thanks nairitb....i will file one ryt away


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: hellfire on March 08, 2014, 03:35:56 PM
@nairitb
Which website are you tracking your parcels.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on March 08, 2014, 04:02:54 PM
Tracking Service of India Post:

http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/ (http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/)

Tracking Service of Universal Postal Union:

http://globaltracktrace.ptc.post/gtt.web/ (http://globaltracktrace.ptc.post/gtt.web/)

Tracking Service of a private free-for-all website. It has one of the most extensive tracking networks covering the postal services of almost all countries in addition to providers tracking service of major Courier Operators (FedEx, DHL, TNT, Aramex etc):

http://www.17track.net/index_en.shtml (http://www.17track.net/index_en.shtml)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: anwar on March 08, 2014, 07:29:25 PM
Please note that this thread is NOT for discussion of RC items, including HK shipments.  Such posts on this thread will be deleted.

This thread is strictly for discussions about customs issues with non-RC items.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rammy1991 on April 12, 2014, 06:12:27 PM
Please experts help me, i ordered a android phone from dhgate . com from singapore, its shipped with singapore post on 20th march, it reached KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO on 25th march, then it sent to custom same day, then it got retained by KOLKATA customs on 27th march, for unspecified reasons, from then there is no update since 16 days, i tried contacting Kolkata customs but they just give me series of other contact numbers then last one saying phone number doesn't exists..what to do now, please suggest me, plus i didnt received any letter from customs, here is what my tracking says,

3/20/2014 3:03:00 PM    SINGAPORE    SINGAPORE S05    Insert item into bag (Otb)    Air    KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE       
3/22/2014 9:00:00 PM    SINGAPORE    SINGAPORE S05    Send item abroad (EDI-received)    Air    KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE       
3/25/2014 9:42:19 AM    INDIA    KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO    Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)    Air    KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE       
3/25/2014 10:34:01 AM    INDIA    KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO    Send item to customs (Inb)    Air    KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE       
3/27/2014 4:24:31 PM    INDIA    KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO    Record item customs information (Inb)    Air    KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE    
Retention reason : Retained by customs for unspecified reason

PLEASE HELP ME OUT GUYS  :(


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on April 12, 2014, 06:58:54 PM
Dont worry. You'll receive a letter from Customs Department or the parcel itself within 45-50 days from 3/27/2014.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: SideWinder on April 12, 2014, 07:06:41 PM
I dont remember correctly, but when my parcel had similar retention reason it was delivered with duty. So I assume the status 'Record item customs information' should mean that your parcel has been dutied under certain category. Next update should be 'Received item from customs' if everything goes well.

Delay can be because of of ongoing elections, but anyways as Nairitb stated 45-60 days is usually what it takes for the item to arrive. If you are getting it before that, you got lucky :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: dhruvafreak on April 12, 2014, 07:19:41 PM
I remember Last time i went to mumbai customs , i saw 2 android phones detained for no reason and after checking properly in front of the BUYER they released it .
So maybe wait for few more days or else you might wanna see the custom guys


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rammy1991 on April 12, 2014, 07:43:11 PM
@nairitb , 45-50 days? quite a long time, i will choose DHL from next time, anyways thanks for ur precious reply :)

@SideWinder , r u sure that my parcel has been dutied? ya i am waiting for ''Received item from customs'' :) , and ya u got a point, its election times, so thats y maybe its taking time, thanks for replying

@dhruvafreak ,really? so how much days should i wait more before showing up in custom office? , thanks for replying


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on April 12, 2014, 09:29:07 PM
I mentioned the maximum time for 45-50 days. I got a parcel 41 days after HELD BY CUSTOMS status. During the period I received a letter from Customs department asking me for some documents (which I sent) and subsequently status was changed to "Record item customs information", "Return item from customs" & "Send item to domestic location" on the same day. Received the parcel 5 days after that.

But since your parcel's status hasn't changed to "Send item to domestic location" yet, so I said 45-50 days.

And yes, I was charged duty.

From what I have learnt, they generally detain parcels sent by Air Parcel shipping mode which DO NOT have an invoice detailing EVERYTHING inside the parcel.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rammy1991 on April 12, 2014, 11:49:54 PM
@nairitb , thank you very much for sharing your experience, i am hoping for best, finger crossed 


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rammy1991 on April 14, 2014, 03:31:12 PM
One update guys..I contacted the seller about invoice that did he included the invoice or not..then he replied this "Singapore Post do not need the invoice, I only declare gift and only USD10 on the package" so what custom will do now?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on April 14, 2014, 09:43:00 PM
If a parcel contains Android phone and the declared amount is $10, then customs will obviously detain the parcel for further checking. Can only suggest you to be patient as of now.

They may ask you for purchase receipt and other supporting documents before releasing the parcel. Or they may just release the parcel with some duty calculated randomly.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Eternal on April 29, 2014, 12:08:20 AM
Hello everyone, i was searching on google about some customs information and found this website and thought of asking my problem to you guys. I am new to this custom policies and would be very helpful if you guys help me out.

So, this all happened. Today afternoon i received a letter through speed-post from Kolkata custom office saying that my parcel has been detained for examination at the centre. Now, i have ordered various items from amazon.com and amazon.co.uk but never got stuck in customs. My item is a collectible statue/action figure of video games. Now, the letter says that i will have to mail them some documents and that they will examine the package and sent it to me after which i will have to pay some duty amount. I am very much new to this and so i would like someone to enlighten me as what to do next.

The documents asked to me are:

1: Invoice and certificate of origin. [I have only the amazon receipt if that would do].
2: Copy of I.E.C. [I have no idea as what this is].
3: Purpose of importation.
4: Purchase receipt. [Again, i have only the amazon receipt].

If someone has any experience with it earlier, please guide me as what to do. Thank you.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: hellfire on April 29, 2014, 02:31:55 AM
1 Show them the amazon receipt
2 not applicable to you as its personal import.
3 purpose of it? Fun,Fan etc
4 the same amazon receipt


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Eternal on April 29, 2014, 03:38:41 PM
Thank you hellfire for the reply. I have sent them the documents they asked. Fingers crossed. :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RanjeetSingh on April 29, 2014, 05:58:27 PM
I have read through all the posts in this thread, I waited too!
Now just wondering what I should do next.

Pl. see attached the current status of my parcel. It's been this way since the 18th of April.

How long do you guys advise I should wait and what should I do after that?

Worried, if I jump the gun and get in touch with them(india post) they will see it as a sign of desperation and then I will definately be screwed. Playing it cool but for how long?

Thanks,
Ranjeet


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on April 29, 2014, 08:17:29 PM
Dont worry Ranjeet. You will get your parcel. I guess it was sent by China Post. Its one of the slowest in the world. I received a parcel sent by China Post after more than 3 months!!  :giggle: So be patient  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RanjeetSingh on April 30, 2014, 10:06:10 AM
Thanks for the good news  :headscratch:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RanjeetSingh on May 02, 2014, 07:02:16 PM
Got it! Thanks for all who posted in this thread!
Yipeekayaymf!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on May 02, 2014, 08:00:36 PM
Congratzz  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rickyrhodes on May 06, 2014, 01:57:43 AM
This thread is a Godsend. I don't know if I'm going to get any replies, but I'll try my luck anyhow.
So as it turns out, I was just about to place an order for a camping knife from aliexpress.com. (Look up camping knife on it). As you can see, it's not any ordinary book or mobile phone. Anybody here has any idea would they cause any troubles at the customs. It probably costs less than $20, and is available at local sellers here, but more than $50 here, so that's obvious why I'd like to order it from those Chinese fellows.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on May 06, 2014, 09:00:15 AM
Below is a list provided by Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), Ministry of Finance, Government of India:

PROHIBITED GOODS
>>   Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic substances.
>>   Pornographic material
>>   Counterfeit and pirated goods and good infringing any of the legally enforceable intellectual property rights.
>>   Antiquities.

RESTRICTED GOODS

>>   Firearms and ammunition.
>>    Live birds and animals including pets.
>>    Plants and their produce e.g. fruits, seeds.
>>    Endangered species of plants and animals, whether live or dead.
>>    Any goods for commercial purpose: for profit, gain or commercial usage.
>>    Any Goods in Commercial Quantity.
>>    Radio transmitters not approved for normal usage.
>>    Gold and Silver, other than ornaments (For import only)
>>    Indian and foreign currency in excess of prescribed limits :
>>    Foreign currency in excess of US$ 5000 in the form of currency notes or equivalent US$ 10000 or equivalent in the          form of currency notes, bank notes or travellerscheque is required to be declared on arrival.
>>    Foreign currency in excess of amount legally obtained or in the case of tourists in excess of the amount declared          on arrival or in excess of the exempted limit of declaration at the time of departure.
>>    Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs like Heroin, Charas, Cocaine or in Psychotropic substances is a serious offence and          is punishable with imprisonment.
>>    Export of most species of wild life and articles made from flora and fauna such as Ivory, Musk, Reptile skins,          Furs, Shahtoosh etc. is prohibited. For any clarifications passenger should approach the Regional Deputy Director          (Wildlife Preservation) Govt. of India or the Chief Wildlife Wardens of State Governments posted at Calcutta, Delhi,          Mumbai and Chennai.
>>    Export or Import in prohibited and restricted goods commonly leads to arrest.

As a camping knife cannot be classified in any of the above categories (according to me), I see no reason why you should not buy the camping knife  :thumbsup: Happy shopping.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rickyrhodes on May 06, 2014, 10:55:09 AM
You sure? Thanks man, big relief.  :hatsoff:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on May 06, 2014, 12:47:59 PM
You are never sure 100%  :giggle: But I think you can order. Knives are not allowed in hand baggage but allowed in checked baggage in airports. And your order will be similar to checked baggage. So go ahead nd order.  ;)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rammy1991 on May 06, 2014, 01:04:02 PM
Its been 40 days since retention? Should i go to custom office now? As i have no hope for receiving letter for sending its billing info..as it is sent marked as gift..so what should i do? Pls suggest me
 


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on May 06, 2014, 01:23:22 PM
Rather than going personally, I would suggest writing a letter (RTI) to the Assistant Commissioner of the Customs Office concerned asking for whereabouts of the parcel etc. But the choice is yours  :) Good luck


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rammy1991 on May 06, 2014, 01:25:35 PM
Yes right..first i should try RTI..thanks for advice...FTW


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rickyrhodes on May 06, 2014, 01:42:20 PM
Just curious here, but how does one file an RTI?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on May 06, 2014, 06:40:03 PM
Simple letter with subject as "Information under Right to Information Act" along with an IPO (Indian Postal Order) of Rs10 in favour of a person (check with respective department), asking for any information you want to know. Formats are usually available in the respective website of the department to which you are writing the letter.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rickyrhodes on May 06, 2014, 07:10:57 PM
Thank for the info. Was totally unaware of that.
One more questions: Do all items attract custom duty in India? Like if I get a TShirt for $10, would that cost me as well? If so, how much?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on May 06, 2014, 09:03:00 PM
Strictly speaking according to rules and regulations, all items imported into India for which the importer has paid money in Rupees (even if you pay in dollar/Euro etc to the seller, ultimately you are paying in Rupees), Customs Duty is to be charged.

Having said that, I have till now placed more than 60 orders in international sites and received the products as well. So from my personal experience, I can say that you are generally not charged any duty if the shipping method is Airmail (Registered or unregistered). May be because its the cheapest and maximum allowable weight is 2kg. Its also the slowest (in India). So may be the Customs office clears the parcel with no duty as a concession for the importer's patience.  :giggle:

But if shipping method is Air Parcel, EMS or Private Courier you are most likely to be charged some duty on the declared order value.

Sending the invoice along with the parcel is not needed for Airmail option, but is a must for all other methods. Otherwise your parcel will be detained and you'll be asked to send the invoice to the customs office.

In your case, if buying a TShirt for $10, I would suggest opting for the Registered Airmail (items get stolen in UNregistered Airmail)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rickyrhodes on May 06, 2014, 09:49:09 PM
Humor my ignorance for a bit longer:
I'm placing an order for a camping knife which is $50 and a TShirt for $10. It says that it is available for "Free ShippingtoIndia via China Post Air Mail". Is this the airmail you speak of? And how do I get it by "registered" airmail?
And the idea on the customs that may be charged on it.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on May 06, 2014, 10:08:34 PM
Yes its Airmail.

I guess you are buying from Aliexpress. Dont worry. All sellers send the products by Registered Airmail if its mentioned as "Free Shipping to India via ..." because they'll need parcel tracking info if buyer raises some dispute about non receipt of parcel. Some sellers may send by unregistered Airmail if order value is less than $5/$10/$15.

Check product page. If nothing in this regard is mentioned, the the seller will send by Registered Airmail. You'll get tracking ID in the order page once they send the parcel.  :thumbsup:

You can track at http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/ (http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/) (India Post Tracking), http://globaltracktrace.ptc.post/gtt.web/ (http://globaltracktrace.ptc.post/gtt.web/) (Universal Postal Union tracking) or http://www.17track.net/index_en.shtml (http://www.17track.net/index_en.shtml) (private website, but very good and the one I use mostly).  :hatsoff:

99.99% you wont be charged any duty. Just leave comment at order page requesting seller to mark item as GIFT.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rickyrhodes on May 06, 2014, 10:14:29 PM
That's superb. And thorough. Thanks for the "gift" tip. Cheers mate.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: v2 eagle on May 07, 2014, 12:33:17 AM
Hi Nair,

any idea about my issue.
Bought some stuffs from aliexpress for just 1400rs. got a call today from postman stating that i have to pay customs of 1860rs. more than 100% value. i asked him to send the product back to the sender and disconnected the call. then got a call from him again and he said its just 860rs since he misread the value with a 1 in front. i asked him for a receipt for the customs duty and he said that it wont come with these stuffs. i also told him im not ready to accept since the product value itself is just 1400rs. then i went to the post office and he said that you might have received any discount on the product but the customs will be charged only on the actual price of the product. i have no clue of it as they were just servos and i haven't received any discount from the seller for this product.

My plan.
I no longer need them as i have already ordered them from rcdhamaka and about to complete my project.
 so if there is any chance to get the product without customs, im ready for it. or else ill ask them to return to sender and will speak with the sender.
for a refund.

What says.

Ashok.P


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rickyrhodes on May 07, 2014, 12:45:30 AM
Show him the paid amount as invoice, which will show the actual value of the product, and thus dismiss any claims of his of "discount".


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on May 07, 2014, 08:20:23 AM
Pay Customs duty ONLY IF you get a receipt. A copy of a receipt which I received from my post office (I photocopied the original actually) is attached.

Regarding your issue, if customs duty is REALLY payable on it, the parcel may be auctioned off or sent back to the sender, depending on what option the sender chose when posting the parcel.

Anyway, you can call the Post Office customer care or the Head Post office of your state (GPO) and ask them on the status of the parcel. Don't forget to ask them if there is any duty attached to it.

If Customs duty has been calculated on your parcel, you cant get it waived unless you have a customs duty exemption certificate. Since its your personal project, customs duty exemption is not applicable here.

Lastly, you can ask the post office to send back the parcel to customs dept for re-assessment of duty. You will need to send invoice along with the parcel. Check the attachment for details.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: v2 eagle on May 08, 2014, 01:01:27 AM
He showed me some receipt today. it doesnt has any seal and has some unreadable sign on it. and the amount of 860 mentioned on it. it seems that the product was assessed as 2000rs instead of 1140rs and a 41% tax got me through this 860rs. also the receipt doesnt look close to yours. suspect the postman playing on it. Anyways i choose to return the product and asked the seller for a refund.
Ashok.P


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on May 08, 2014, 06:55:31 AM
Hope you get the refund. ;)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rammy1991 on May 28, 2014, 03:51:17 AM
Finally my parcel tracking showing it returned from custom checking after 2 long months, and item sent to domestic location, so am i safe from duty? and will i receive it any sooner? screenshot attached. Pls help guys


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on May 28, 2014, 10:07:30 AM
Clearing customs doesn't mean its duty free. You'll be sure only when the postman comes to deliver your parcel  :giggle:

Anyway, clearing customs should give you a great sigh of relief since it took 2 months!!  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rammy1991 on May 28, 2014, 10:40:26 AM
Thanks for replying bro,

It marked as gift, no invoice attached, so on which basis they calculate duty?, its a Chinese android phone costing 8500 INR, and how does they value this phone? as it is a Chinese device, with no exact market price available


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on May 28, 2014, 12:21:40 PM
Is it Air Parcel or Airmail?

If no invoice attached, then the valuation for customs duty calculation will be done based on "the price of the goods ordinarily sold or offered for sale". Generally duty is in the range of 1000/- to 3000/- INR.

If its Airmail, customs people generally clear the item duty-free.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rammy1991 on May 29, 2014, 12:31:27 AM
i cant able to find which type of parcel it is, but i know its send from Singapore post, with tracking ID ''RQ208459380SG''. Pls can u tell me which kind of parcel it is?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on May 29, 2014, 12:33:43 AM
It starts with R. So its Registered Airmail. Hopefully you'll get the item duty free. Fingers crossed  :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rammy1991 on May 29, 2014, 12:39:02 AM
oh that's sound great, and thank you very much nairitb for helping me out through this, hope i get parcel duty free, Kudos, fingers crossed


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on May 29, 2014, 12:40:06 AM
Your Post Office is LOHIA NAGAR?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rammy1991 on May 29, 2014, 12:41:07 AM
Yes


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rammy1991 on May 29, 2014, 12:41:31 AM
How You Know it?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on May 29, 2014, 12:45:55 AM
Hehe. MAGIC  :giggle: Your parcel reached Patna today and has been bagged for LOHIA NAGAR. Hopefully, you'll receive it tomorrow or day after.

For tracking within India (after customs clearance), use:

http://services.cept.gov.in/RNetTracking/Track.aspx (http://services.cept.gov.in/RNetTracking/Track.aspx)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rammy1991 on May 29, 2014, 12:51:41 AM
bro bro bro, u just doubled my happiness, thank you so so much, god bless :)

actually i tried article tracking but no info is showing there, but i didnt tried this R Net tracking,

thanks again


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on May 29, 2014, 12:53:47 AM
Pleasure. Please post update on your parcel when you receive it. Will help others  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rammy1991 on May 29, 2014, 12:55:14 AM
yup i will :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rammy1991 on May 29, 2014, 02:29:53 PM
hey guys, i received my parcel after 2 months, and best thing is, without any duty. So folks now i am sharing a unique way to get cleared your parcel from custom quickly, if your item stuck in custom for more than 1 or 1 n half months lodge a complaint on ''PUBLIC GRIEVANCES'' ( http://pgportal.gov.in/Grievance.aspx (http://pgportal.gov.in/Grievance.aspx) ), they also respond in 15-20 days but they will make sure your parcel wont stuck in custom for unacceptable days/reasons, lastly i wana thanks to ''nairitb'' for sharing quality information, nairitb told me to file R.T.I for my parcel, from there i got this idea of ''PUBLIC GRIEVANCES'' compliant cell. i am also attaching screenshot of PUBLIC GRIEVANCES my complaint status and my tracking ID is ''RQ208459380SG'' so you all can have idea of the time taken . Thanks


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on May 30, 2014, 07:08:04 PM
Congratzzz rammy  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rammy1991 on May 31, 2014, 12:58:47 AM
thanks nairtb


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: saikat on May 31, 2014, 07:24:04 AM
This is good guys - great to see initiatives on this front


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nitin.chobhe on June 03, 2014, 11:56:46 AM
I've ordered a battery (for tablet) from Aliexpress.com (costing around 9 $). It has been over a month now and I've not yet received it. The tracking status is as follows:

    
Local Date and Time    Country    Location              Event Type                            Mail Category    Next Office
5/13/2014 10:40:00AM    SWEDEN    SINGAPORE    Insert item into bag (Otb)                            Air            DELHI INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE       
5/13/2014 8:50:00 PM    SWEDEN    SINGAPORE    Send item abroad (EDI-received)                    Air            DELHI INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE       
5/20/2014 2:22:01 PM    INDIA    DIMC NEW DELHI  Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)            Air            DELHI INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE       
5/20/2014 4:09:30 PM    INDIA    DIMC NEW DELHI  Send item to domestic location (Inb)            Air            APSO FOREIGN MUMBAI (IFR)       
5/21/2014 1:45:56 PM    INDIA    MUMBAI AIR    Send item to customs (Inb)                            Air            MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE

It is in the same status since last 15 days. Do I need to do anything about this. I've read this forum but the posts do not have something similar to this. Their status was either retained bu customs or it was with Post.

Please help.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: GauravVij on June 03, 2014, 12:52:22 PM
I've also landed in a similar problem, it says

6/3/2014 11:00:04 AM   INDIA   DELHI, EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   
Retention reason : Other

What should i do? :(


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nitin.chobhe on June 03, 2014, 12:55:00 PM
@GauravVij, At least your status says that it is held at the customs. Mine doesn't say anything like that. I'm worried because of that  ???


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: GauravVij on June 03, 2014, 12:56:21 PM
:( I got no clue what must i do, it has to be with me before this weekend :( waited too long already...


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on June 03, 2014, 01:41:34 PM
Send item to customs is almost similar to Record item customs information

From my experience, Send item to customs is used in case of Registered Airmail (generally duty free). Record item customs information is used when they'll calculate duty on it and then send to destination location.

Anyway, customs inspection can take 1 day, 5 days or even 2 months! You can check the posts of rammy1991 in this thread to get an idea. All you can do is wait for 15-20 days from the day when item is sent to customs. If no updates till then, register a complaint.  :thumbsup:

In any case, you'll get or parcel. Don't worry.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nitin.chobhe on June 03, 2014, 02:40:23 PM
Thanks a lot @nairitb  {:)}


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: drketul on June 06, 2014, 05:57:34 PM
hello friends

I bought a chinese mobile phone from aliexpress, and they shipped it through singapore post and it landed in india on 1st of june. now on 4th june, i got a notice from local customs office that they have detained my parcel. and i have to submit a few documents such as purchase invoice and others ( as discussed in this thread )

when i went to local office, and showed them all documents. i have purchase invoice of 46 USD, i showed all the documents to the officer. he told me that i ll have to pay flat 42% import duty. i was ready for that. but he added i will have to pay penalty also, and that will be around minimum 6000 INR. he told me to submit an application and give all documents, if i am ready to pay penalty + duty. he told me within 7 days of submitting documtns i ll receive parcel at my home and i ll have to pay penalty + duty to the postman. i didnt submit the documents at tht moment. i told him i ll think and then come back on monday

frankly, i was not aware of this penalty when i ordered mobile. is that legal?? this penalty thing?? what can i do now ?? pls help me


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on June 06, 2014, 07:28:38 PM
Send the documents by Speed Post to the Assisstant Commissioner of the customs office which handled your case. See what happens. If still charged with penalty, then you can (if you want) send the item back for re-assessment asking why you have been charged penalty.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: drketul on June 06, 2014, 07:48:53 PM
Send the documents by Speed Post to the Assisstant Commissioner of the customs office which handled your case. See what happens. If still charged with penalty, then you can (if you want) send the item back for re-assessment asking why you have been charged penalty.

I asked him what was the penalty for.? he told me that you can not import mobile or other electronic items through post. :confused: I was shocked.. dont know what to say.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on June 06, 2014, 09:12:08 PM
You should have asked him (politely) if he can tell you under which SECTION of which ACT is a mobile phone import is penalised.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: drketul on June 06, 2014, 11:29:56 PM
You should have asked him (politely) if he can tell you under which SECTION of which ACT is a mobile phone import is penalised.

thanks buddy...lets see what happens now..i ll go and meet him again tomorrow...

I tried to ask him today also, but he told me he's too busy and everything's written in rules..i tried to ask tht under which act, but he didnt reply.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nitin.chobhe on June 09, 2014, 05:38:52 PM
Hello guys, I just now got a letter from customs office. They want following documents:

1. Invoice
2. Certificate of origin.

I've ordered a battery for my tablet. It costs 9$. Where can I get these documents? Please help  :'(


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on June 09, 2014, 07:41:27 PM
If you bought from Aliexpress, you can ask the seller for an invoice. Or you can take print out of order page. You'll also need to send credit card statement as proof of payment. There is no Certificate of Origin in your case.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nitin.chobhe on June 09, 2014, 09:20:20 PM
thanks for a quick reply @nairtib!

Yes, I bought it from AliExpress. They have also mentioned something link Identification. So you have any idea as to what is that?

Have a look at the attached image.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on June 09, 2014, 09:42:56 PM
You write a letter to them stating that the parcel contains a battery for a tablet pc. That will be the IDENTIFICATION. Purpose of Import is personal use. Also mention that its worth $9 INCLUDING SHIPPING. The invoice attached with the letter. Also the credit card  statement (underline/mark the particular transaction).

Regarding invoice, you can ask the seller over the Aliexpress chat service (TRADE MANAGER) for a receipt. If the seller says they dont have provision of a receipt, then you can take print out of the Aliexpress order page of that particular order. The page should clearly mention order date, Shipment tracking number, your address, and  FREE SHIPPING  :giggle:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Sahil9211 on June 09, 2014, 10:44:27 PM
Hi
I am new to this forum..I ordered a dell touchscreen monitor from usa..The seller marked it as used product and sent it to India..tracking number CF016232104US
Usually i get this retention reason:other remark when they want to charge custom..
But in this particular case they have retained it and have not sent it to domestic location..
Any help guys..
Thanx in advance


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nitin.chobhe on June 10, 2014, 02:23:29 PM
Thank you so much for your help. I've got the invoice from ALiExpress. That invoice and credit card statement I sent to the email ID mentioned in the letter of customs dept. I'll also send the hard copies by speed post to them.

I hope that I'll get my battery soon  :salute:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Rc Mumbai.com on June 10, 2014, 07:42:10 PM
wish you luck for the battery
hope you get it soon


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on June 10, 2014, 08:41:53 PM
@Sahil9211: Dont worry. You'll get your parcel. I suggest you browse through the forum. You'll find many similar cases of "retention reason:other". Each of the parcels were delivered in due course of time.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nitin.chobhe on June 10, 2014, 08:43:29 PM
Thanks a lot!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Sahil9211 on June 11, 2014, 12:40:48 AM
Thanx fr ur reply..I browsed through the forum..I have contacted Delhi FPO today and they said my parcel has not been detained yet..


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: vijai on June 11, 2014, 01:16:29 PM
What a service from UPS! Parcel sent yesterday and I'd receive it by today evening  ;D  :giggle:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: kpm838 on June 15, 2014, 11:33:31 PM
Am purchased a phone from ebay.com worth 144$ and shipping cost 18$
Last friday reached delhi showing when tracking it
Is there any customs duty come for it ?
If yes how much any one help me.




[moved to proper board]


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nitin.chobhe on June 25, 2014, 04:55:04 PM
Finally got it out of the clutches of customs :-)

I'd called the postal appraising section last week and the person told me that it has been approved and forwarded to next section. I'll have to pay whatever nominal duty is applicable.

It is now sent to post in my city Pune. Hopefully I get it by tomorrow. Thanks nairitb.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on June 27, 2014, 10:18:16 AM
That's Great Nitin :D


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on June 27, 2014, 10:38:56 AM
@ kpm838: You'll know the exact amount of customs duty only when the parcel is delivered to you. If it is shipped by Registered Airmail, you probably wont be charged any duty. For all other shipping modes, duty is charged for most of the times. Duty rate varied from 20%-40% depending on what category the product falls under.

@ nitin: Congratzzz brother.  :thumbsup: Were you charged any duty?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nitin.chobhe on June 27, 2014, 11:38:08 AM
@nairitb, unfortunately I have not yet got it. It's status is

Send item to domestic location (Inb) -> Next office-> CRC PUNE RMS since 24 Jun. 3 days are over and I'm still waiting for it. I could not find any contact number of CRC PUNE RMS. What is this CRC?

------------------------------------
<<Update 1>> 27 Jun 2014 12.36 pm
------------------------------------

I contacted Pune City office and they gave me one number. I contacted on that number and explained the situation. I got another number from them, it was for Pune RMS. I called them and the lady on phone checked the status. She informed me that the parcel is sent to my local post office yesterday at 3 pm. So it should reach me today. Otherwise I'll go and collect it tomorrow.

So if anyone else's parcel has the status 'CRC PUNE RMS', then contact 020 26123790. They will be able to help you.

Will update the status once I get the item. Thanks once again!

------------------------------------
<<Update 2>> 27 Jun 2014 3.56 pm
------------------------------------

Finally! Finally!

Got the delivery. And the icing on the cake is without any duty!

It tool exact 2 months for this item to reach me. I placed the order on 26 April and got it on 27 Jun (after its stay of 1 month in customs dept at Mumbai)

Happy!

Thanks!
Nitin


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on June 27, 2014, 06:14:18 PM
HaHaHa  :giggle: Finally you received it.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nitin.chobhe on June 27, 2014, 06:16:45 PM
 {:)} {:)} {:)} {:)}

Yes, it would be really difficult (impossible???) without this thread.

So thanks once again  :hatsoff:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sumitvib on June 28, 2014, 10:54:51 AM
Helo Friends

Newbie here & want to buy an (OCTOCOPTER FRAME & FLIGHT CONTROL BOARD AND POWER SUPPLY UNIT)
form "HOBBYKING" but worried about the custom duties. so requesting all to help about custom duties and how do they calculate the same.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: yam1231 on July 23, 2014, 04:45:38 PM
It shows status of delivered since yesterday but until today i have not recieved the parcel? whom to contact what to do i have no idea.....
Local Date and Time    Country    Location    Event Type    Mail Category    Next Office    Extra Information   
7/9/2014 5:56:00 PM    SWITZERLAND    SINGAPORE    Receive item from customer (Otb)    unknown    unknown       
7/9/2014 5:56:00 PM    SWITZERLAND    SINGAPORE    Receive item at office of exchange (Otb)    unknown    unknown       
7/9/2014 6:01:00 PM    SWITZERLAND    SINGAPORE    Insert item into bag (Otb)    unknown    unknown       
7/14/2014 3:08:00 PM    SWITZERLAND    SINGAPORE    Receive item from customer (Otb)    unknown    unknown       
7/14/2014 3:10:00 PM    SWITZERLAND    SINGAPORE    Insert item into bag (Otb)    unknown    unknown       
7/16/2014 11:30:37 AM    INDIA    DIMC NEW DELHI 110002    Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)    unknown    unknown       
7/16/2014 3:59:31 PM    INDIA    DIMC NEW DELHI 110002    Send item to domestic location (Inb)    unknown    VADODARA RMS       
7/22/2014 4:23:56 PM    INDIA    Vapi    Deliver item (Inb)    unknown    unknown       



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on July 23, 2014, 05:55:42 PM
Contact the seller from whom you bought the item. Check whether you were given the correct tracking ID. Since you haven't received the parcel, hence there wont be any signature of you to prove delivery.

For a REGISTERED parcel, SIGNATURE AT DELIVERY is mandatory. No signature means not delivered. Check you local post office also.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gunnu on July 27, 2014, 10:45:18 PM
hello sir i m going to order helicopter kir 450 v2 worth 62$ . free shipping . plz tell me do i hav to pay custom tax..


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on July 27, 2014, 11:34:53 PM
A short answer to your question is: YES and NO.

Suggest you go through the forum threads first. There are lots of people sharing their experiences of importing different kinds of RC products.

As far as your heli is concerned, if you go through the forum, you'll see that many people have faced customs issues when importing heli and quads. But there are other people also who have had a hassle-free customs experience. It all depends on the customs officer who checks your parcel.

An honest officer will check your parcel and detain/clear the parcel as required by law. Generally hobby grade items are not retained unless there is a genuine suspicion that the item's declared value is much less than original cost. Another issue can be if the item falls under RESTRICTED/ BANNED category. Restricted category in case of RC products can be Tx-Rx. However these also get cleared in most cases. So if your heli comes with a Tx-Rx, then there is a chance that it MAY be detained.

For an unscrupulous officer, there can be infinite no of reasons of detainment of your parcel  :giggle:

HOWEVER, if the heli or any other item is sent by REGISTERED AIR MAIL (NOT AIR PARCEL), then there is very little chance that it'll be detained at customs (including no customs duty in 99% cases). But still it is at the discretion of the customs officer. Generally in FREE SHIPPING, they send items by Air Mail. But weight limit is 2kg for this mode. So if your heli is 2kg+, then shipping mode is generally Air Parcel. So ask your seller the EXACT shipping mode.

Happy shopping  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gunnu on July 27, 2014, 11:48:55 PM
thanx sir


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on July 28, 2014, 12:15:55 AM
Please dont call me "SIR". I am fresh out of University  :giggle:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gunnu on July 28, 2014, 12:17:56 AM
ok ;)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: anichhatre on August 11, 2014, 12:07:42 PM
Hello Friends:

I have ordered mobile phone from China which is shipped by EMS Singapore on 30th July 2014. Since 2-8-2014 status is Send item to customs (Inb).
What should I do as its more that 10 days its with customs.

7/31/2014 10:35:00 AM    SINGAPORE    SINGAPORE S02    Receive item at office of exchange (Otb)    Air    MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE       
7/31/2014 1:21:00 PM    SINGAPORE       Receive item from customer (Otb)    Air    MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE       
7/31/2014 2:21:00 PM    SINGAPORE    SINGAPORE S02    Insert item into bag (Otb)    Air    MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE       
8/1/2014 8:05:00 PM    SINGAPORE    SINGAPORE S02    Send item abroad (EDI-received)    Air    MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE       
8/2/2014 8:16:57 AM    INDIA    MUMBAI EMS    Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)    Air    MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE       
8/2/2014 11:45:16 AM    INDIA    MUMBAI EMS    Send item to customs (Inb)    Air    CUSTOM EXAM MUMBAI       


Please suggest
Thanks in advance


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: anichhatre on August 11, 2014, 02:44:29 PM
Hi:

I called up EMS speed post and got to know that parcel is detained with customs. Then called up customs but they went for lunch :)

Please guide what all documents I need to submit?

Thanks


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on August 11, 2014, 08:22:58 PM
Dont worry :) Customs people sometimes take time to clear the parcel. You may receive a notice from customs telling you the documents you need to send them.

And try not to contact customs on your own. In most cases, that leads to HARASSMENT instead of smooth clearance.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: anichhatre on August 11, 2014, 11:27:22 PM
Nairitb, Thanks for your reply.

On parcel item mentioned as Cell phone and amount 50$ as GIFT. Its already 10 days parcel is with customs, any idea how long they may take to send me notice? I am worried about misplacing parcel by them.

Best Regards.

Regards.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: krutarth on August 14, 2014, 07:26:57 AM
Hi,

I have ordered a parcel from UK and it says following.

Local Date and Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
8/9/2014 7:30:00 PM   UNITED KINGDOM   LANGLEY HWDC   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
8/11/2014 4:14:16 PM   INDIA   DELHI, EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
8/11/2014 5:04:01 PM   INDIA   DELHI, EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   Send item to customs (Inb)   Air   S.E. AHMEDABAD      
8/13/2014 5:46:59 PM   INDIA   Racecourse PO   Unsuccessful item delivery attempt (Inb)   Air   DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      

Will they do second attempt for delivery or should I go to Post office and collect? Any Idea on how many attempt they do for delivery?

--Krutarth


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: soumenmmch on August 14, 2014, 09:54:53 AM
Hello Friend,

I have ordered ONE PLUS ONE mobile from Pandawill.com with Registered Airmail (Singapore Post). Tracking Id: RF25*******SG

Previously, I bought one tablet from this site and I don't receive this type message. That was also by Reg Airmail and without custom duty.

Current status: 8/13/2014 5:31:22 PM, INDIA, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Record item customs information (Inb), Air, CED KOLKATA    
Retention reason : Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner    

1) What does it mean? Do I need to pay custom duty or await few days to weeks?

Any help regarding this would be appreciated.


Tracking result:

Destination Country - India:Tracking Consuming:0 Millisecond, Cache Time:2014/08/14 05:05:29
    2014-08-13 17:31, INDIA, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Record item customs information (Inb), Air
    2014-08-13 10:11, INDIA, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Send item to customs (Inb), Air
    2014-08-13 09:26, INDIA, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air
    2014-08-11 11:49, INDIA, CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR, Send item to domestic location (Inb), Air
    2014-08-11 07:02, INDIA, CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air
    2014-08-08 08:25, SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE S05, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air
    2014-08-07 14:26, SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE S05, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air

Origin Country - Singapore:Tracking Consuming:0 Millisecond, Cache Time:2014/08/14 05:05:29
    2014-08-13 09:26, Arrived at overseas (Country code: IN)
    2014-08-11 07:02, Arrived at overseas (Country code: IN)
    2014-08-07 14:26, Despatched to overseas (Country code: IN)
    2014-08-05 23:40, Information Received (This is not an acknowledgment of the physical receipt of the stated Registered Article)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: anichhatre on August 14, 2014, 10:41:23 AM
Hi:

Even I bought same mobile from aliexpress via EMS Singapore shipping. My parcel is with mumbai customs since 2-Aug-2014. My status is also not changed since then.

What is you shipment company?
What is cost declared for your parcel?

Thanks
Aniruddha


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: soumenmmch on August 14, 2014, 11:29:53 AM
Hi,

I have used Reg Airmail (Singapore Post). Previously, I bought one tablet via Reg Airmail WITHOUT custom duty. That's why, I order again.

They actually send item as gift and write value under 50$ to avoid custom duty or extra charges.

Other shipment like Fedex/ DHL/ EMS etc will have their own custom duty. They will contact and tell to submit documents (if required) to release from custom. They collect total custom duty at the time of delivery after clearance from custom. Here, custom duty is always NEEDED (most cases).

 ??? I have to await few days and like to lodge complaint on RTI if I don't receive that within 7-10 days.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on August 14, 2014, 07:52:35 PM
One of my parcels was labelled "Record item customs information (Inb), Air, CED KOLKATA    Retention reason : Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner". Its on its way to my address now. Reached local post office today. Hope to receive it on Saturday. Tracking details given below:

2014-08-09 14:07, INDIA, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Send item to domestic location (Inb), Air
2014-08-09 14:01, INDIA, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Return item from customs (Inb), Air
2014-08-02 12:46, INDIA, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Record item customs information (Inb), Air
2014-08-01 14:35, INDIA, MUMBAI AIR, Send item to customs (Inb), Air
2014-08-01 13:48, INDIA, MUMBAI AIR, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air
2014-07-31 17:32, HONG KONG, HONG KONG AIR MAIL CENTRE, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air
2014-07-29 13:43, HONG KONG, Receive item from customer (Otb), Air

I suggest you to have patience  :thumbsup: and not send any query to customs dept.


Regarding the delivery attempt query, as far as I know, post office makes 3 attempts to deliver a parcel before returning it back to source. If a contact no is provided, postman generally calls the consignee. When failed delivery attempt happens, you'll find a piece of paper at your doorstep left by the postman. If you didn't find any, then you know that its a false update. Postmen, on some days have to deliver more than 1000 letters/parcels on a SINGLE DAY (yes 1000. even 2000 sometimes). As you have already realised now, delivering even 1000 letters is not a joke! But they have to feed some update about the undelivered letters at the end of the day. And generally, "Unsuccessful item delivery attempt" is the most used option  :giggle:

Rest assured the postman will deliver it to you. Anyway you can collect it from post office also.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: anichhatre on August 15, 2014, 02:58:40 PM
My parcel is shipped buy EMS SG speed post, Thay have not contacted me yet for any documents I need to submit.

Nairitb, Welcome back :
What do you suggest abt my detained parcel at customs, I have no updates / notice from customs or EMS post. Today is 12th day Mumbai customs holding my parcel.  ??? :o

Anyone knows if customs have any site/URL to check status of detained parcel?

Thanks


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on August 15, 2014, 03:10:38 PM
Hi Aniruddha.

You need to wait atleast 30 working days before thinking of contacting the customs dept. That's the usual amount of time they take to access and/or send you notice. EMS should take maybe 15 days. Just a hunch.

And the customs dept does not have any facility of tracking parcel clearance status.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: anichhatre on August 15, 2014, 03:47:22 PM
Ok nairitb,
I will wait till 5th Sept as per your suggestion. I hope they wont misplace my parcel  :banghead:
Thank you,

Happy Independence Day to all forum members.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on August 15, 2014, 03:56:18 PM
Registered/EMS Parcels are generally not misplaced. In any case, if the parcel is lost, you should get full refund from the seller ;)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: runu2u on August 15, 2014, 04:29:00 PM
I purchased more then 100 items from ebay, aliexpress, but this Time my percel stuck in customs, tracking no RQ208647122SG

http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/IPSWeb_item_events.asp?itemid=RQ208647122SG&Submit=Submit (http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/IPSWeb_item_events.asp?itemid=RQ208647122SG&Submit=Submit)

Now i search here and found some other people also face this kind of problem. I want some sugesetion from senior member here.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Nik on August 15, 2014, 07:21:11 PM
same problem here dude ...  :( :(


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: runu2u on August 15, 2014, 08:18:00 PM
someone share this type of problem previously, may be waiting is the right solution for perticular this type of cases. but i don't sure. If you dont have problem please share   your tracking no.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: anichhatre on August 15, 2014, 10:02:02 PM
runu2u,
At least your parcel moved to "Record item customs information" I think they will release it soon for Domestic delivery. Look at my status below its stuck since 2nd Aug 2014.

What is your shipping company? and what is item?


7/31/2014 10:35:00 AM    SINGAPORE    SINGAPORE S02    Receive item at office of exchange (Otb)    Air    MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE       
7/31/2014 1:21:00 PM    SINGAPORE       Receive item from customer (Otb)    Air    MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE       
7/31/2014 2:21:00 PM    SINGAPORE    SINGAPORE S02    Insert item into bag (Otb)    Air    MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE       
8/1/2014 8:05:00 PM    SINGAPORE    SINGAPORE S02    Send item abroad (EDI-received)    Air    MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE       
8/2/2014 8:16:57 AM    INDIA    MUMBAI EMS    Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)    Air    MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE       
8/2/2014 11:45:16 AM    INDIA    MUMBAI EMS    Send item to customs (Inb)    Air    CUSTOM EXAM MUMBAI    <=====
======


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: runu2u on August 16, 2014, 11:41:53 AM
Aliexpress, singapore post, android phone.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on August 16, 2014, 11:46:44 AM
My parcel delivered today. Though it shows delivery date as 8/14/2014.

7/29/2014 1:43:00 PM   HONG KONG      Receive item from customer (Otb)   Air   unknown      
7/31/2014 5:32:00 PM   HONG KONG   HONG KONG AIR MAIL CENTRE   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   unknown      
8/1/2014 1:48:31 PM   INDIA   MUMBAI AIR   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
8/1/2014 2:35:23 PM   INDIA   MUMBAI AIR   Send item to customs (Inb)   Air   CED KOLKATA      
8/2/2014 12:46:41 PM   INDIA   KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   CED KOLKATA   
Retention reason : Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner   
8/9/2014 2:01:15 PM   INDIA   KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO   Return item from customs (Inb)   Air   CED KOLKATA      
8/9/2014 2:07:12 PM   INDIA   KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO   Send item to domestic location (Inb)   Air   GUWAHATI RMS (ASSAM)      
8/14/2014 3:26:20 PM   INDIA   Basistha S.O   Deliver item (Inb)   Air


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: runu2u on August 16, 2014, 01:01:59 PM
@Nairitb what is your item? Is it opened by customs? Please mention its package size approx. From my experience that incedent happen due to 15th aug.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on August 16, 2014, 01:48:51 PM
Its a printhead cleaning kit. ~$6. Was not opened by customs. May be X-rayed. Package size is 10cm x 10cm x 12cm. And no duty as usual.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: runu2u on August 16, 2014, 01:58:25 PM
You r lucky.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: anichhatre on August 16, 2014, 08:32:25 PM
Today I got Mumbai customs notice letter asking me to submit below documents.

1) Import / Export Code No.
2) Commertial invoice /
3) Purpose of import
4) Description of goods and Usage
5) Proof of payment
6) Evidence of value
7) Purchase bill


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: runu2u on August 17, 2014, 11:15:59 PM
@Anichhatre
So now how you prove to customs that your item is  not gift? In Item package seller mention gift, now you need nairitb's sugestion.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: anichhatre on August 17, 2014, 11:35:38 PM
yes as always Nairit helped me and sending documents to them. I hope very soon I will get my parcel.
Thanks to Nairit.  :hatsoff:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ujjwaana on August 18, 2014, 02:34:56 PM
I am experiencing acute problem with Malaysian and China Post.
One big parcel from Hobby King thru Malaysian Post disappeared like MH370 and bunch of Aliexpress pacakges (my Car HID parts) through China Post are also untraceable for 2 weeks now)

I recently received a package from UK in jsut 10 days, so there is some serious issue with MY/CN post.

What Hobby King is using to send Registered mail/Parcel to India these days ?? HK Post used to be good. Even Swiss Post was fine except manhandling (Poor LiPos). China Post was as bad as we can tolerate. But Malaysian Post is abysmal.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: soumenmmch on August 18, 2014, 04:15:15 PM
SINGAPORE POST and HONGKONG POST are the BEST Registered Air Mail shipping policy for international importer. It is also BEST to avoid custom duty in 99.9% cases. Other shipping companies may take custom duty or extra charges (EXPRESS like DHL/ FEDEX/ EMS). CHINA POST is the WORST.

My recent update:

8/7/2014 2:26:00 PM    SINGAPORE    SINGAPORE S05    Insert item into bag (Otb)    Air    CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE       
8/8/2014 8:25:00 AM    SINGAPORE    SINGAPORE S05    Send item abroad (EDI-received)    Air    CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE       
8/11/2014 7:02:05 AM    INDIA    CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR    Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)    Air    CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE       
8/11/2014 11:49:00 AM    INDIA    CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR    Send item to domestic location (Inb)    Air    KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO       
8/13/2014 9:26:33 AM    INDIA    KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO    Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)    Air    KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO       
8/13/2014 10:11:46 AM    INDIA    KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO    Send item to customs (Inb)    Air    CED KOLKATA       
8/13/2014 5:31:22 PM    INDIA    KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO    Record item customs information (Inb)    Air    CED KOLKATA    
Retention reason : Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner    
8/18/2014 3:01:31 PM    INDIA    KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO    Return item from customs (Inb)    Air    CED KOLKATA       

Hope, I will get my parcel within 2-3 days. Eagerly awaiting for my lovely phone. 


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: runu2u on August 18, 2014, 04:29:48 PM
@ soumenmmch
i am also lucky  ;D
they release mine also.

8/11/2014 1:13:00 PM    SINGAPORE    SINGAPORE S05    Insert item into bag (Otb)    Air    CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE       
8/12/2014 8:25:00 AM    SINGAPORE    SINGAPORE S05    Send item abroad (EDI-received)    Air    CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE       
8/13/2014 6:59:15 AM    INDIA    CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR    Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)    Air    CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE       
8/13/2014 9:12:11 AM    INDIA    CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR    Send item to domestic location (Inb)    Air    KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO       
8/14/2014 11:06:33 AM    INDIA    KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO    Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)    Air    KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO       
8/14/2014 12:13:13 PM    INDIA    KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO    Send item to customs (Inb)    Air    CED KOLKATA       
8/14/2014 5:05:21 PM    INDIA    KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO    Record item customs information (Inb)    Air    CED KOLKATA    
Retention reason : Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner    
8/18/2014 3:10:04 PM    INDIA    KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO    Return item from customs (Inb)    Air    CED KOLKATA       
8/18/2014 4:05:09 PM    INDIA    KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO    Send item to domestic location (Inb)    Air    CRC (Non-TD) Kolkata RMS

 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: soumenmmch on August 18, 2014, 04:41:05 PM
@runu2u

Independence day and Sunday (long holidays) are the main reason to hold parcel. It is quite natural though. Hopefully, you will get the parcel within few days.

Good luck.  :hatsoff: {:)}


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: soumenmmch on August 18, 2014, 04:59:48 PM
Another update:

8/18/2014 4:27:37 PM    INDIA    KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO    Send item to domestic location (Inb)    Air    CRC (TD) Kolkata RMS    


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: soumenmmch on August 19, 2014, 05:44:30 PM
I have received my lovely ONE PLUS ONE phone without any custom duty. SINGAPORE POST is the best.



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nitin.chobhe on August 19, 2014, 06:00:24 PM
Congratulations!  ;D

How much did it cost to you? And did you have an invite to buy it?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: soumenmmch on August 19, 2014, 06:05:27 PM
@nitin.chobhe

I buy it from Pandawill.com and its cost is around 415$ after 5% on site discount. It is sandstone black version (64 GB). Shipping cost 6$ with Singapore Post and there was NO custom problem at all.

I DON'T prefer invite system. I just need the phone and I buy it from that store.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: vineet on August 19, 2014, 11:49:27 PM
what about the warranty ?where is the service centre 


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Shivaraj on August 22, 2014, 07:06:09 PM
Hi, Any one please help me for problem. i order one small gateway and it is with customs, what is meaning of "Return item from customs inb " how can i get my product.
 ITEM n RF254929559SG   new search
Local Date and Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
8/14/2014 4:10:00 PM   SINGAPORE   SINGAPORE S05   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
8/15/2014 8:25:00 AM   SINGAPORE   SINGAPORE S05   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
8/16/2014 7:51:20 AM   INDIA   CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
8/16/2014 9:43:26 AM   INDIA   CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR   Send item to domestic location (Inb)   Air   BANGALORE SUB FGN POST      
8/16/2014 10:09:27 AM   INDIA   CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR   Send item to domestic location (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI AIR      
8/18/2014 12:22:50 PM   INDIA   MUMBAI AIR   Send item to customs (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
8/21/2014 3:59:30 PM   INDIA   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE   
Retention reason : Articles importation subject to restrictions import- license   
8/21/2014 3:59:37 PM   INDIA   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Return item from customs (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on August 22, 2014, 09:32:00 PM
If the status is "Return item from customs", then you dont have anything to worry about now.

However, I am a little confused that the status became "Return item from customs" AFTER "Retention reason : Articles importation subject to restrictions import- license". Generally after a RETENTION, a parcel is not released until obtaining particular documents from the addressee.  :giggle:

Hope for the best.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RichieRich_F1 on August 27, 2014, 12:46:30 PM
HI Guys m a beginner
Even i am facing the same issue as Shivaraj
 ITEM n RX355090953CH
8/7/2014 5:26:00 PM   SWITZERLAND   SINGAPORE   Receive item from customer (Otb)   unknown   unknown      
8/7/2014 5:26:00 PM   SWITZERLAND   SINGAPORE   Receive item at office of exchange (Otb)   unknown   unknown      
8/7/2014 5:30:00 PM   SWITZERLAND   SINGAPORE   Insert item into bag (Otb)   unknown   unknown      
8/12/2014 10:18:00 AM   SWITZERLAND   SINGAPORE   Receive item from customer (Otb)   unknown   unknown      
8/12/2014 10:21:00 AM   SWITZERLAND   SINGAPORE   Insert item into bag (Otb)   unknown   unknown      
8/14/2014 11:09:32 AM   INDIA   DIMC NEW DELHI 110002   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   unknown   unknown      
8/14/2014 1:00:44 PM   INDIA   DIMC NEW DELHI 110002   Send item to customs (Inb)   unknown   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
8/20/2014 2:49:36 PM   INDIA   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Return item from customs (Inb)   unknown   unknown      
8/23/2014 2:19:23 PM   INDIA   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Send item to customs (Inb)   unknown   unknown      
8/23/2014 2:19:39 PM   INDIA   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Record item customs information (Inb)   unknown   unknown   
Retention reason : Articles importation subject to restrictions import- license   
8/23/2014 2:19:46 PM   INDIA   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Return item from customs (Inb)   unknown   unknown   

most of the times i can see Send item to domestic location (Inb) on the same date got added for some people after Return item from customs (Inb)
but till now no update on my list.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: anichhatre on August 27, 2014, 10:36:17 PM
Hello everyone:

I have sent all requested documents to mumbai customs via Speed post and they have received it on 21-8-2014.
But till today there is no change in parcel status. Not sure how much time they will take to release my parcel.

7/31/2014 10:35:00 AM    SINGAPORE    SINGAPORE S02    Receive item at office of exchange (Otb)    Air    MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE       
7/31/2014 1:21:00 PM    SINGAPORE    Receive item from customer (Otb)    Air    MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE       
7/31/2014 2:21:00 PM    SINGAPORE    SINGAPORE S02    Insert item into bag (Otb)    Air    MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE       
8/1/2014 8:05:00 PM    SINGAPORE    SINGAPORE S02    Send item abroad (EDI-received)    Air    MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE       
8/2/2014 8:16:57 AM    INDIA            MUMBAI EMS    Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)    Air    MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE       
8/2/2014 11:45:16 AM    INDIA            MUMBAI EMS    Send item to customs (Inb)    Air    CUSTOM EXAM MUMBAI   



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: runu2u on August 29, 2014, 08:01:58 PM
Hurrey.....i receive my item.
Xperia C @ 10580


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RichieRich_F1 on August 31, 2014, 01:50:53 PM
Yo even I recieved my parcel.
Runu2u did they charge custom on it?
If any how much?
For me they charged Rs.2165 for 60 $ parcel
Is it proper?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: runu2u on September 01, 2014, 02:29:25 AM
We request our seller to mention the word gift on custom declaration form, on the packet cover, and also mention its price below $20. So i never face any type of problem till now. And i also see that they charge duty at big packets. Thats it.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RichieRich_F1 on September 01, 2014, 09:58:18 AM
Thanx for the reply
Even my package says 17 $ and marked as gift still the custom is applied on it.
Does anybody know that can we request for refund and how?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: anichhatre on September 01, 2014, 10:15:59 AM
Hello all:

Anyone has experience calling customs for detained parcel? Please share if you have ever contacted customs. I may have to call them soon as they have my parcel for last 30 days without any action. I have replied to their notice with required documents.

Also let me know if you know any custom clearing agent at mumbai.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks
 


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: anichhatre on September 11, 2014, 11:41:45 PM
Hi All:

Finally Customs has released my parcel today evening, which was detained since 2-8-2014 (39 Days). I would like to THANK to NAIRIT Who was always ready to guide me with his experience. Because of him I could keep my patience for 40 Days.
  :hatsoff: :hatsoff: :hatsoff: :hatsoff: :hatsoff: :hatsoff: :hatsoff: :hatsoff: :hatsoff: :hatsoff: :hatsoff: :hatsoff: :hatsoff: :hatsoff: :hatsoff: :hatsoff: :hatsoff: :hatsoff: :hatsoff:

NAIRIT keep up the good job and helping ppl, you are the Best.!!!  :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute:

Below is tracking status for my parcel:

Local Date and Time    Country    Location                        Event Type                                     Mail Category                   Next Office               Extra Information   
7/31/2014 10:35:00 AM    SINGAPORE    SINGAPORE S02    Receive item at office of exchange (Otb)    Air    MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE       
7/31/2014 1:21:00 PM    SINGAPORE                               Receive item from customer (Otb)            Air    MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE       
7/31/2014 2:21:00 PM    SINGAPORE    SINGAPORE S02    Insert item into bag (Otb)                            Air    MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE       
8/1/2014 8:05:00 PM    SINGAPORE    SINGAPORE S02    Send item abroad (EDI-received)            Air    MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE       
8/2/2014 8:16:57 AM    INDIA            MUMBAI EMS    Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)    Air    MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE       
8/2/2014 11:45:16 AM    INDIA             MUMBAI EMS    Send item to customs (Inb)                            Air    CUSTOM EXAM MUMBAI       
9/11/2014 6:14:53 PM    INDIA             MUMBAI EMS    Return item from customs (Inb)                    Air    CUSTOM EXAM MUMBAI       
9/11/2014 6:15:02 PM    INDIA             MUMBAI EMS    Send item to domestic location (Inb)     Air    SPC PUNE

Thank you,
Aniruddha


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Mayank7 on September 13, 2014, 09:44:43 PM
9/9/2014 12:05:57 PM   INDIA   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
9/9/2014 12:26:50 PM   INDIA   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Send item to customs (Inb)   Air   DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
9/13/2014 4:31:55 PM   INDIA   DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   
Retention reason : Other

I have 5 questions?

1) Any idea what "Record item customs information, Retention reason - others" means?
2) When should I expect my parcel to get delivered?
3) Is the current location of my parcel New delhi?
4) I read in the above posts that postman can cheat you by modifying the custom duty :o. How can I get custom duty verified before paying him the amount?
5) Do you guys have contact number for Delhi Foreign Post Office?

Thanks a lot in advance!!!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Regards
mayank


Title: Ordering non-RC stuff from international sites
Post by: shyamreddy127 on September 17, 2014, 08:58:25 AM
hii. i want to buy a mobile in alieexpress. but the payment option is in USD dollars. but i have money in indian rupees.how can pay?. any one please clarify my doubt.


Title: Re: Ordering non-RC stuff from international sites
Post by: shauviks on September 17, 2014, 12:15:21 PM
no probs u will be charged a basic conversion charge


Title: Re: Ordering non-RC stuff from international sites
Post by: kplkum on September 17, 2014, 10:00:00 PM
U must pay them through PayPal. It's safe


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: buddyjam on September 22, 2014, 12:02:02 PM
Hello annichatre and nairitb,

I have ordered a mobile phone from japan worth Indian Rs.3800 (Declared Rs.2205 on parcel and as a GIFT)

 and is held by customs ahmedabad, asking me for following documents,

1.Purchase Invoice/Commercial invoice,

2. Transactions details/payment details,

3. PAN card copy

4. Requested me to read Customs notification S.O.No.1056(E) dated 31.12.1993 ( Which states import of electronic items for personal use below   Rs.2000 only is exempted from duty)

Kindly suggest what should i do. If i provide them with purchase invoice and payment details, they will not consider as gift. And what if i tell them it is genuine gift and i dont have invoice,payment and send other documents.

Please reply at earliest guys. Need your valuable suggestions.

Thanks




Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: axx21 on September 22, 2014, 12:35:23 PM
Grease their palms


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sachin_k5 on September 22, 2014, 03:10:25 PM
Sir it can be a gift only if it is coming from another friend or person. If you bought it from a company how is it a gift ? I suggest you show them the invoice and say it was incorrectly labeled by sender.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: buddyjam on September 27, 2014, 03:13:18 PM
To inform you guys, Consumer Electronic goods worth more than Rs.2000 (including shipping) is restricted to import by Airmail or post. The same is liable for penalty. I just came to know this rule recently.

Import of other item is allowed as GIFT for Rs.10000 ( though customs site shows Rs.5000) Excluding shipping charges. That means if your parcel value is 9900 and  your shipping is 1000, It still qualifies for duty free import provided it is a GIFT. and electronic goods above 2000 can be orderd by courier.

Thought of sharing with you.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on November 11, 2014, 08:47:17 PM
Somebody asked me the following question. I am posting the answer here for others who may find it useful.

Quote
I need your advice,
1. What can we do if the parcel sent by airmail reaching us with Highly charged customs duty or penalty. I still havent received it yet though. I would like to know that steps can be taken

2. What is the procedure for claiming back the over charged duty if once paid

Kindly advice.

Thanks and Regards.

Hi,

If your parcel was sent by REGISTERED AIRMAIL, then you can be 99% sure that you won't be charged any duty. Atleast I have never heard of an incident where someone was charged duty when the parcel was sent by REGISTERED AIRMAIL. By my own experience, duty is charged on parcels sent by AIR PARCEL and EMS, apart from private courier (DHL, FedEx etc.).

However, if you receive a parcel with Highly charged customs duty and/or penalty, you can do one of the following:

1. Do not receive the parcel and tell the post office to send back parcel for re-evaluation by customs dept. You will need to send an invoice (obtained from the seller) and payment proof (credit card statement or bank statement, depending on payment method). Re-evaluation process and subsequent delivery to you can take upto 2 months, depending on what type of customs officer evaluates your parcel (lazy or honest)  :giggle:

2. You can receive the parcel and pay the duty amount. And then apply for partial refund from the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC). Refund form available from CBEC website. Again, same evaluation process process as first option.

For both options, you may or may not get a refund, depending on what the customs officer decides. If you do not get a refund, you can write to the next higher authority.

I hope I have answered your query. Feel free to revert back for further clarification. Will do my best to explain whatever I know.

Regards


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: cysuresh on December 11, 2014, 06:05:30 PM
@nairitb and all other forum members, ebuyers from abroad,

Thanks for your valuable information and experiance shared above in this forum,

I had bought two pieces of mobile phone from aliexpress costing 270$ together, Below are the status update as per IPS webtracking,

ITEM n RP10XXXXXX3SG
Local Date and Time Country Location Event Type Mail Category Next Office Extra Information
11/25/2014 4:51:00 PM SINGAPORE SINGAPORE S05 Insert item into bag (Otb) Air CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE   
11/26/2014 9:15:00 AM SINGAPORE SINGAPORE S05 Send item abroad (EDI-received) Air CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE   
11/27/2014 10:56:52 AM INDIA CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR Receive item at office of exchange (Inb) Air CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE   
11/27/2014 12:35:58 PM INDIA CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR Send item to domestic location (Inb) Air CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE


Since 27/11/2014 there is no update, I had seen in this forum above for duration to change status from "Send item to domestic location (Inb)" to "Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)" is only few days. In my case it is already it is 14 days. I didn't receive any notice also.

Your kind advise pls,


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on December 11, 2014, 06:14:41 PM
You better register a grievance at http://pgportal.gov.in/ (http://pgportal.gov.in/). Select Central Govt > Department of Posts and fill in the necessary details. When filling "Grievance Description", be as polite as you can and do not mention why you need that parcel, whats inside the parcel and so on. Mention necessary details ONLY.

I have done it 3-4 times till now whenever my parcel was not delivered 15 days after status "Send item to domestic location". It works and I get my parcel after that.

Hope this helps.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: cysuresh on December 11, 2014, 06:38:11 PM
You better register a grievance at http://pgportal.gov.in/ (http://pgportal.gov.in/). Select Central Govt > Department of Posts and fill in the necessary details. When filling "Grievance Description", be as polite as you can and do not mention why you need that parcel, whats inside the parcel and so on. Mention necessary details ONLY.

I have done it 3-4 times till now whenever my parcel was not delivered 15 days after status "Send item to domestic location". It works and I get my parcel after that.

Hope this helps.

@nairitb,  Thank you verymuch for your instant reply. I already filed a grievance in pgportal.gov.in. As per your advise I had mention limited required info only. I hope it will help my case. Pls share tracking info of your such case. Thanks again.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on December 11, 2014, 06:46:52 PM
One of my recent complaint details is attached.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: cysuresh on December 11, 2014, 07:28:30 PM
One of my recent complaint details is attached.

@nairitb, Thanks again.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: najju on December 12, 2014, 07:38:06 PM
Hello guys,
  I ordered an item it's a ash Ketchum's Pokemon cap and it's on custom clearance in Kolkata since 9th dec and today is 12th December, it's a registered parcel. RJ132986993CN and by tracking it, it shows             INDIA, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Send item to customs (Inb), Air, AHMEDABAD S.F.E.
Check the tracking and tell me in how many days it will be in my hand?
Thanks in advance


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on December 13, 2014, 12:28:31 PM
Hey Najju First Of all welcome To the Forum, Now lets come to your Parcel well as it says its in Kolkota Foreign LACO if you see Its In the Sorting Office Actually Now they are sending it to The Nearest Customs That is Ahemdabad as you live in Vadodara and nearest customs in Ahemdabad. As I can see its a cap it should be cleared soon and should reach you soon.

Second Thing If you have any questions about customs or need any help you opt out for these topics and post your reply with the query here this link:-
http://www.rcindia.org/chatter-zone/all-customs-parcel-discussions-for-non-rc-items/250/ (http://www.rcindia.org/chatter-zone/all-customs-parcel-discussions-for-non-rc-items/250/)

Its the best place for Customs Doubts or Getting Some help !!
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on December 13, 2014, 12:29:56 PM
Well I didn't know this method, Thanks For Sharing it nairit sir.
Well Its been days I talked you !!!! :D
and I hope that your get your parcel soon suresh !!!!
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: cysuresh on December 13, 2014, 12:58:27 PM
Well I didn't know this method, Thanks For Sharing it nairit sir.
Well Its been days I talked you !!!! :D
and I hope that your get your parcel soon suresh !!!!
Regards,
Aman.
@aman1256, Thanks buddy !!!

Day 2 status : Parcel -  No change ; Grievance - Received by DDG PG.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: najju on December 13, 2014, 02:00:18 PM
But how much time it will take to reach from Kolkata to ahemadabad it is already 5 days and the status is same


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on December 13, 2014, 02:11:20 PM
Aman. Please don't call me "Sir".  :giggle: We are like brothers. And I am too young in this forum.  :thumbsup:

By the way, Customs clearance is generally done in the same city where the parcel is received in a country, ie the first point of entry. Its Kolkata in this case. But this is the first time I have seen that a parcel is sent more than 2000kms for it to be assessed by Customs dept!!!  :headscratch: :headscratch: :headscratch:

It takes more than a week for a parcel to go from Kolkata to Guwahati!! So you can make a guess for Ahmedabad. And its sent by Indian Railways (international airmail items)!!! The parcel should be delivered within next 15-20 working days, provided customs office does not take too long to assess the parcel.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: asupan on December 13, 2014, 02:24:47 PM
Please have patience with the postal and Customs. It may take a long time for the customs to clear. It usually takes 2 weeks for Kolkata Customs to clear.  It takes another week to reach.

The Custom that is nearest to your place will be clearing the parcel and not the 1st receiving place in India. In my case where I stay near Kolkata, my parcel is custom cleared by Kolkata. The first landing port can be Chennai, Kochi, Delhi but the Custom is always cleared by Kolkata Customs.

asupan


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: GN REDDY on December 13, 2014, 06:12:01 PM
Hi All,
I have purchased a mob from Ali Exp . It's been a month,since it is showing as held with customs. Can i call them ?  as it is undervalued as repair phone.
Please Advise.

Below is tracking status for my parcel:

11/7/2014 1:38:00 PM   SINGAPORE      Receive item from customer (Otb)
11/7/2014 2:38:00 PM   SINGAPORE  SINGAPORE    S02 Insert item into bag (Otb)
11/8/2014 6:55:00 PM   SINGAPORE  SINGAPORE    S02 Send item abroad (EDI-received)
11/12/2014 12:46:04 PM   INDIA      MUMBAI EMS   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)
11/12/2014 1:16:32 PM   INDIA      MUMBAI EMS   Send item to customs (Inb)

I have sent an e-mail to apsoaccmumbai@yahoo.com letter asking for status.I got the below automated reply but i did not receive any official info yet,

Hi,
Please let us check your parcel. We will get  back  you soon.You are requested by this mail to present following documents to us so we can process for further  necessary action.
 
 
List of Documents:
1.Commercial Invoice/Catalogue/Price List
3.Proof of payment/remittance/ Purchase Bill
4.Evidence of value
 
For fast query resolution or further enquiry please contact us  on 022-26156063.
 
 
Thanks & Regards,
CED Section ,APSO
        Mumbai-400 099


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: najju on December 14, 2014, 10:56:15 AM
Hello guys,
I ordered cap from aliexpres my order no is RJ132986993CN can anyone track and say how long will it stay in kolkata i am fedup


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on December 14, 2014, 11:20:13 AM
Hey Najju,
As I said Before don't worry it should reach you soon, You Have to keep patience in Specially Customs and Parcel hassels so don't worry,:)
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on December 14, 2014, 11:25:19 AM
Hey Guys,
First Of all ok Nairit as you say.
@ najju :- don't worry man it will update soon as its cap its not prohibited to order a cap so it wont stuck in customs and maybe it would have reached ahemdabad customs and they don't update actually. Sometimes you can get a surprise by receiving your parcel soon without getting update in Tracking status.

@ GN :- First Of All welcome To The Forum Gn.
Now, As you ordered a Mobile From Aliesexpress I think you should receive it soon as its been a month and maybe it would have cleared. Second thing you should have contacted Customs by email I am not trying to scare but if you have then its okay for now. But I really think as its been a month you should receive it soon.
Correct Me If I Am wrong Nairit.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: cool16yash on December 14, 2014, 04:44:25 PM
I purchased few motors ,esc and other things from ebay international but i dint get any shipping detais as in tracking code but the shipment is marked as shipped wht should i do when I messaged the seller i got this msg as reply

Reply:-Dear customer: we use ship by international economic airmail, because it is cheap and reliable and therefore we can offer the best final price to my customer and customer no need to suffer for the high shipping cost so there is no tracking number, overseas orders normal transportation we can not control, we have submit report. at the post office to check, but the post office is slow reply, I promise to give you the normal delivery time, without any delay, please be patient, if the package is lost, any time we are willing to help you solve the problem, please do not worry


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: cysuresh on December 16, 2014, 12:17:30 PM
Well I didn't know this method, Thanks For Sharing it nairit sir.
Well Its been days I talked you !!!! :D
and I hope that your get your parcel soon suresh !!!!
Regards,
Aman.
@aman1256, Thanks buddy !!!

Day 2 status : Parcel -  No change ; Grievance - Received by DDG PG.

Day 5 status :

Parcel at IPS web tracking : No change, same as old status " Send item to domestic location (Inb) Air CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE"
Grievance : No change, same as old status "Received by DDG PG"

But the miracle thing, amazing event happen that My parcel delivered at home by postman this morning.

So I can say IPS web tracking don't have the latest developments of parcel movement.

@nairitp, @aman and @this wonderful forum : Thanks all again. I had almost lost hope on my parcel, only this forum and you people build the confidence on me that at anycase I won't miss my parcel.

Patience is the best medicine for parcels from abroad. I will close my grievance today.








Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on December 17, 2014, 11:19:39 AM
Happy For you suresh congrats! !!!!!! :-)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: xperiaz on December 22, 2014, 04:02:50 PM
Hello all,

My tracking details :

2014-12-19 20:47 INDIA, MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE, Send item to domestic location (Inb), Air, CED AHMEDABAD
2014-12-18 16:47 INDIA, MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE, Return item from customs (Inb), Air, CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2014-12-18 16:47 INDIA, MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE, Record item customs information (Inb), Air, CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE, Retention reason : Articles importation subject to restrictions import- license
2014-12-18 16:46 INDIA, MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE, Send item to customs (Inb), Air, CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2014-12-11 12:09 INDIA, CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR, Send item to domestic location (Inb), Air, MUMBAI AIR
2014-12-11 10:27 INDIA, CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air, CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2014-12-10 09:15 SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE S05, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2014-12-08 20:57 SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE S05, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air, CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
Origin: Singapore
2014-12-11 10:27 Arrived at overseas (Country code: IN)
2014-12-08 20:57 Despatched to overseas (Country code: IN)
2014-12-04 17:00 Information Received (This is not an acknowledgment of the physical receipt of the stated Registered Article)
======================================
Powered by www.17track.net (http://) (http://)

Can anyone please tell me that when I will receive my parcel ? What is CED Ahmedabad ? Can I call them now & ask the status of my parcel ? I heard if I call them they will collect more custom duty from me thats why I still didn't contacted them. Destination city is Ahmedabad.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: buddyjam on December 23, 2014, 03:48:28 PM
hello xperiaz,

If your item is a mobile phone or some electronic gadget it will be held by customs ahmedbad. My mobile phone is held for more than 2 months now.
The Foriegn Post office and also the customs office will send you notice about this and ask for documents such as invoice ,credit card,transaction details. Even if you call them or not, things wont change.
Do update us about your status or if you receive notice.



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: foamybuilder on December 24, 2014, 11:07:22 AM
I had been harassed by TNT couriers to pay Rs 5500 as commission for a parcel.
Dear Sir,
Said parcel is containing Lithium Battery which is considered as Dangerous Goods , hence Airlines dont us to carry such parcels in courier mode. It has to travel in Cargo mode for the safety reasons.
Once it lands in Cargo , IEC & Authority letter , KYC documents  is a must for custom clearance. However as this is on personal name , customs have given an option to custom clear it through special permission / one time IEC.
Our broker involved in doing this activity will charge his charges as INR 5500.

Apart from this , duty , warehousing , handling , taxes &  fine & penalties ( if levied by customs ) will be applicable.

Thanks & Regards

Anjali Das
CCG - Team Leader
Customer Contact Group


After getting an RTI reply from Customs officials all the lies of courier guys have come to light..Posting it for greater good of the community here.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: xperiaz on December 24, 2014, 12:37:41 PM
hello xperiaz,

If your item is a mobile phone or some electronic gadget it will be held by customs ahmedbad. My mobile phone is held for more than 2 months now.
The Foriegn Post office and also the customs office will send you notice about this and ask for documents such as invoice ,credit card,transaction details. Even if you call them or not, things wont change.
Do update us about your status or if you receive notice.



Hi buddyjam,

Thanks for reply But it is already cleared by Mumbai customs. Now why the parcel pass through Ahmedabad customs ? I never seen any parcel that pass through 2 customs office.

Normally after Return item from customs (Inb) & Send item to domestic location (Inb) status the item deliver in 2-3 days.

I don't know what are they doing ? Can you tell me how many days it will take them to send notice to me ? Can I contact them for fast resolution or just wait for the notice ?

Yes I will post update :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: buddyjam on December 24, 2014, 08:57:04 PM
hello xperiaz,
Yes you are right, your parcel has cleared mumbai customs and sent for ahmedabad delivery. It should reach you with in 2-3 days now. You can inquire ahmedabad post office, they will surely help you.
http://foreignpostmumbai.blogspot.in/p/customer-care.html (http://foreignpostmumbai.blogspot.in/p/customer-care.html)

all the FPO numbers available on this link.

all the best.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: xperiaz on December 26, 2014, 02:45:01 PM
Guys parcel detained by customs.. :( I got a letter from FPO today  :banghead:

What should I do now ? I don't understand what are they trying to say. I attached the pic of letter that I received. I heard that they ask for invoice & credit card statement but they didn't mentioned anything in the letter.

Please guide me what to do now..


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gunnu on December 26, 2014, 03:08:20 PM
what is in your parcel??.. i think they are asking for invoice and your Proof of residential address etc.. if there is radio in your parcel than i think they are asking for WPC approval..

thanx


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: xperiaz on December 26, 2014, 03:46:42 PM
what is in your parcel??.. i think they are asking for invoice and your Proof of residential address etc.. if there is radio in your parcel than i think they are asking for WPC approval..

thanx

It is android mobile phone & paid 217 USD for it. I just called FPO Ahmedabad & they asked me what is in the parcel ?
I told it is mobile phone so he told me that than I need to pay 42% custom duty & Rs.6000 penalty because mobile phone is restricted.

Let me know what to do now ?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gunnu on December 26, 2014, 05:44:03 PM
than u have to pay...


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: asupan on December 26, 2014, 05:51:20 PM
you may like to ask customs to send it back and you will get your money back if your supplier agree.

It will be a long drawn process and will take some time to get the money back.

Just surprised on how mobiles are restricted as we get all kinds of mobiles which are not manufactured here.

Asupan


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: xperiaz on December 26, 2014, 06:25:54 PM
Thank you gunnu & asupan for reply.

I brought from Aliexpress & I will ask seller to accept the return now.

I don't know why Rs.6000 penalty. Didn't heard anywhere about penalty. 


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gunnu on December 26, 2014, 06:28:56 PM
welcome bro...


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on December 26, 2014, 07:12:13 PM
Well What the hell MOBILES ARE RESTRICTED HUH???
How the hell is that possible man better return it no need to pay the penalty hell with the bloody customs ( please ignore my language).
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: xperiaz on December 26, 2014, 09:40:21 PM
Well What the hell MOBILES ARE RESTRICTED HUH???
How the hell is that possible man better return it no need to pay the penalty hell with the bloody customs ( please ignore my language).
Regards,
Aman.

Yes bro. I will return it. I think they are trying to cheat me. It also not mentioned on customs website.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on December 27, 2014, 10:22:56 AM
Yup Importing Mobiles Are not banned first of all. Second thing these bloody customs guys oh please these customs should be removed from the boundery LOL.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: buddyjam on December 27, 2014, 03:35:33 PM
Hello xperiaz and friends,

I am writing again for your information as i have been through this customs hell.

Importing any electronic goods for personal use (including gift) above Rs.2000 (including cost+insurance+freight) VIA POST is restricted to import, vide notification 1056 (E) dated 31.12.1993 , google it and read in it number (i)-sub h .

Yes the same is allowed to import by courier. now the logic behind this stupid 20 years old notification is that, post is cheap and they wish ppl use courier for their personal import.

second thing , personal imports do not require IEC (import export code number), if the item is restricted a pre approval of DGFT is to be taken or if you have already imported it , the consignment is liable for detain or seize by customs and it attracts PENALTY as per customs SEC.111 and SEC.112 which states
penalty not exceeding the value of the goods or five thousand rupees, whichever is the greater.

So friends keep in mind while importing goods through post, Yes if the officer is a practical guy he may release goods without any duty or any such fuss considering the low value of goods and personal import. but such bast**** are extinct.



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on December 27, 2014, 07:36:12 PM
Well Somebody has told truth is always bitter bloody customs what the hell do they want our life always taking out new rules.
Now For Every Courier service they are demanding KYC Docuements Its has been made compulsory from November 2014.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: xperiaz on December 28, 2014, 01:22:07 PM
Hello xperiaz and friends,

I am writing again for your information as i have been through this customs hell.
....

Thank you very much buddyjam for the information & Aman for suggestion. I decided to meet the superintendent of FPO before returning it. I will meet him tomorrow & will post update what happens. Also yesterday I got another letter from them I attached that letter. I read on other forum that they will charge very high if someone go personally.  I hope if I go personally they won't charge very high.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on December 28, 2014, 01:37:25 PM
Well Ok then brother we will waiting an update from you. Your taking a good step hope you succed man.
BEST OF LUCK !!!!!!!
Regards,
Aman. :D


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gunnu on December 28, 2014, 01:58:36 PM
good luck :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ronakbansal93@gmail.com on December 29, 2014, 05:06:12 PM
what is my tracking status of my article number RPCR712755952IN????


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: parichya.gautam on December 29, 2014, 05:10:36 PM
speed post ?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: xperiaz on December 29, 2014, 05:38:16 PM
Hello guys,

I visited Ahmedabad FPO and the superintendent said rule is rule & he can't do anything about it & also he show rules in his big book.

According to the rule we can not import electronic goods (mobile,laptop etc...) using registered post but the same can be imported using courier. If we import it using registered post than penalty will be minimum Rs.6000 & maximum can be same as product value.

Also custom duty is 41% if we import it for personal use. If we have Import Export license than duty will be low.

So just want to tell you all that never import electronic goods via registered post. Use courier like Fedex,DHL,Bluedart....

I told them to return the parcel & they told me it will reach to sender in 2-3 Months.

I hope this information will be helpful to members of this forum.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sooraj.palakkad on December 29, 2014, 05:46:30 PM
Nope , it seems registered post.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on December 29, 2014, 07:22:05 PM
what is my tracking status of my article number RPCR712755952IN????
Hey Are you sure this is your tracking number??? because I think its invalid double check with the Shipper maybe he provided you wrong.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gunnu on December 29, 2014, 09:05:47 PM
what is my tracking status of my article number RPCR712755952IN????


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: akhilzid on December 29, 2014, 11:00:46 PM
Look at the attachment

Use this link:
http://www.indiapost.gov.in/ParcelNetTracking.aspx (http://www.indiapost.gov.in/ParcelNetTracking.aspx)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on December 30, 2014, 10:41:26 AM
So its registered post thanks for the tracking status akhil sir.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gunnu on December 30, 2014, 11:37:02 AM
hello i am trying to track my parcel (hongpost) but doesn't get any update after 26 dec.. any other site to track my parcel.. ??
(RC888107859HK) 


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on December 30, 2014, 11:50:12 AM
Well I think IPS WEB tracking is perfect I think so because if its sent to Hoshiarpur then Please check your nearest post office how much time does it take from the Hoshiarpur to your nearest post office.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gunnu on December 30, 2014, 11:51:30 AM
ok  bro... thanx


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: souviksh on December 30, 2014, 07:55:23 PM
Hi, I am new to this good forum.I am facing some problem regarding my parcel from Australia.  It is a medical item parts  bought from ebay for about 200 usd including shipping. track no. EQ035126315AU .Held in foreign post  customs kolkata from 10 dec.I dont mind paying the duty .i have signed invoice and purchase proof. should i contact them or wait? Is it normal delay for xmass?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gunnu on December 30, 2014, 08:17:42 PM
hello @souviksh welcome to forum .. in my opinion you should wait for there call..

thanx


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gunnu on December 30, 2014, 10:48:55 PM
Well I think IPS WEB tracking is perfect I think so because if its sent to Hoshiarpur then Please check your nearest post office how much time does it take from the Hoshiarpur to your nearest post office.
Regards,
Aman.
actually hoshiarpur is our district and is 50km away from my city. i think they hav send my parcel to my city.. tomorrow ill visit my post office and ask them for my parcel.. 


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: vksingh on December 31, 2014, 03:17:03 AM
Souviksh, you have to go to the foreign post office with invoice and other documents related to purchase as the status says inappropriate invoice. If you delay your parcel may be sent back.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: souviksh on December 31, 2014, 10:19:27 AM
how much days delay is accepted by them before item sent back? I am planning to go next weak. Is there any particular number to contact kolkata customs ?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: buddyjam on December 31, 2014, 12:13:43 PM
DIRECTOR, FOREIGN POST OFFICE, KOLKATA
International Parcels
 
Address:7A, Church Lane, Nicco House,3rd Floor, Kolkata-700001
Tel: (+9133)22481504
Fax: (+9133)22481523
E-Mail: calfgn@gmail.com

You can call them and ask the time.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: cool16yash on January 02, 2015, 02:20:46 PM
i ordered few items for my project on ebay.com on 10 dec but i yet dint recive any of the products
one of my product is stuck in export security scan for more than 13 days
how long should i wait to recive all my products


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: manishm on January 02, 2015, 04:44:32 PM
I got my SJCam SJ4000 WiFi within 4 days of ordering it from Aliexpress.com. It was shipped to my via DHL, but DHL charged me Rs. 1307/- as customs duty, still i was OK with it at least my stuff was in my hand and i had to pay the duty right at my home. IMO I think ordering through DHL or Fedex is good option but it's just me, please share any negative experiences if any so that we can be aware in future.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on January 03, 2015, 02:38:53 PM
Hey Manish That's good news man congrats on that.
@ yash well hey yash as its in customs you will have to wait my friend just need to keep patience in this.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rammy1991 on January 06, 2015, 01:07:49 AM
hey manish, congrats

can u quote the price? for how much you got the cam? and whats the shipping charge for DHL?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: excalibur408 on January 11, 2015, 01:04:32 AM
1/2/2015 2:08:00 PM   SINGAPORE   SINGAPORE S05   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
1/3/2015 9:15:00 AM   SINGAPORE   SINGAPORE S05   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
1/5/2015 12:11:06 PM   INDIA   CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
1/5/2015 12:19:00 PM   INDIA   CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR   Send item to domestic location (Inb)   Air   DIMC NEW DELHI 110002      
1/6/2015 12:15:03 PM   INDIA   DIMC NEW DELHI 110002   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   DIMC NEW DELHI 110002      
1/6/2015 2:15:04 PM   INDIA   DIMC NEW DELHI 110002   Send item to domestic location (Inb)   Air   Ghaziabad City S.O   live in ghaziabad should i contact dimc delhi or my local post office


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gunnu on January 11, 2015, 01:34:51 AM
Welcome to forum.. :) excalibur408
Don't worry bro. You will receive your parcel within a week or two..


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: excalibur408 on January 11, 2015, 01:58:14 AM
thanks man


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on January 11, 2015, 09:52:38 AM
Hey calibur yes you should receive it in like 2 to 3 days.
Tell me how much days does it take to receive mails from Delhi to your local Post office???
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gunnu on January 12, 2015, 05:18:15 PM
domestic service by dtdc....tracking no..M14211781


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: foolsworldus on January 12, 2015, 07:26:27 PM
http://dtdc.com/tracking/tracking_results.asp (http://dtdc.com/tracking/tracking_results.asp)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ericjohn007 on January 13, 2015, 02:10:47 PM
First of all Hey Guys!
Im new to this n like everyone else im obviously excited about anything RC.

My Concern:
I had placed an order for an Eachine Quadcopter in www.banggood.com (http://) (http://) on the 10/12/2014 and it was shipped on 14/12/2014.Since then I have been able to track it on www.17track.com (http://) (http://) as it is by registered airmail and the tracking information is as follows :

Destination Country - Tracking Consuming: 22526 ms - Go to official website

    2015-01-08 11:20 INDIA, MUMBAI AIR, Send item to customs (Inb), Air, CED BANGALORE
  
    2015-01-08 11:17 INDIA, MUMBAI AIR, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air, MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
  
    2014-12-23 05:15 NETHERLANDS (THE), AMSTERDAM INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
  
    2014-12-20 18:11 NETHERLANDS (THE), AMSTERDAM INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air, MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
  
    2014-12-20 18:11 NETHERLANDS (THE), AMSTERDAM INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE, Receive item at office of exchange (Otb), Air, MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE

My concern is
A) How long will it take for it to clear customs (info. Total Amount paid : Rs.1900 which is less than 2000) and will it get stuck at customs on its way to Bangalore(Destination). -note- Remote is included

B) When can i expect to receive my Shipment,cause its already been more than a month since i place my order and according to their policies i should have got it within 7-25 days.

sorry this post is very long

Thanks guys


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on January 13, 2015, 05:08:56 PM
Hey Eric,
First Of All Welcome To The Forum Well its been 5 days you don't have a Update Right ?? Well you will have to Wait My Friend sometimes what happens it directly comes to your homes so don't worry you should receive it soon. If you don't receive it then its stuck in customs I think so.
But I hope you will get your money back by Banggood Poilcy.But Don't worry you should receive it.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ericjohn007 on January 13, 2015, 07:08:59 PM
Hey Thanks a Lot aman  :) Appreciate the quick reply.
And ur right its been only 5 days at customs (3 working days cause 2nd sat is a holiday) and ur right about banggood policy too they do give u a full refund, so my best bet would be to wait for it.
Like they say with India customs - Waiting for the best, Expecting the uncertain  :giggle:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sooraj.palakkad on January 13, 2015, 07:33:28 PM
wait up to 2 weeks patiently... If you don't get any letters or calls from customs, wait some more time... still if no any updates, request a refund on Banggood ..


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on January 13, 2015, 07:39:20 PM
"Like they say with India customs - Waiting for the best, Expecting the uncertain"
Agreed !!! :D
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ericjohn007 on January 13, 2015, 09:09:07 PM
That's a precise plan of action sooraj !!
Thanks for the input  :hatsoff:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ericjohn007 on January 14, 2015, 11:28:35 AM
Hey guys i have a doubt.
According to the tracking information provided where exactly is my shipment? Bangalore or still in Mumbai ?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: jenis on January 17, 2015, 02:13:49 PM
Hi i am new here.

I want to know about  china airmail registered post  and hongkong post   are  trackable.they give tracking service?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Cycloned on January 17, 2015, 02:35:47 PM
[Admin Note] Unnecessary quote of just prior post removed. Please use "Reply" (or the "Quick Reply" box at the bottom) instead of using "Quote" while responding to the last post in a thread.

Yes, the word registered means that you will receive a tracking number.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: jenis on January 17, 2015, 02:46:16 PM
Thanks.

So i can buy item from aliexpress or dhgate........etc using china airmail registered post.?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on January 17, 2015, 03:57:08 PM
If the shipping methods says "REGISTERED", then it is with tracking number.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on January 17, 2015, 04:50:23 PM
Yup jenis if shipping method Is registered then you will receive a Tracking Number.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ericjohn007 on January 18, 2015, 09:46:39 AM
Hey Aman and Sooraj, would just like to let u guys know that yesterday the status of my shipment changed without any interaction with the customs  ;D.The Tracking info now shows this :

1/8/2015 11:20:33 AM    INDIA    MUMBAI AIR    Send item to customs (Inb)    Air    CED BANGALORE       
1/17/2015 1:04:32 PM    INDIA    BANGALORE SUB FGN POST    Return item from customs (Inb)    Air    CED BANGALORE       
1/17/2015 3:38:22 PM    INDIA    BANGALORE SUB FGN POST    Send item to domestic location (Inb)    Air    CRC BANGLORE STG TD       

Any idea as to wen I would receive it ?  ???


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on January 18, 2015, 01:48:22 PM
Well as it is written that send item to domestic location that means soon it will be deilvered to you by your local post office.So whenever parcels which post office delivers your parcel any idea contact that post offive only and check that if they have received it or not? ?
Regards,
Aman :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: cool16yash on January 18, 2015, 05:57:08 PM
Ordered fer items from the ebay international site tomorrow is the last expected day of the delivery dint recieve the products yet wht should i do??


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on January 18, 2015, 06:03:25 PM
Look for DID NOT RECEIVE ITEM (or something on those lines) in the order page. Select it. U'll get the refund.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: cool16yash on January 18, 2015, 06:05:54 PM
ohk but it needed the items to complete my project so should i order again from the same seller or should i go for the other??
and how many days it takes for the refund??


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on January 18, 2015, 06:17:17 PM
Refunds are generally credited to your account within 7 working days of authorisation by ebay.

You better contact the seller about the shipping method. REGISTERED AIRMAIL should be the minimum you should agree on. If your present order was sent by REGISTERED AIRMAIL, then you should have received a tracking number when the seller shipped the product.

REGISTERED AIRMAIL takes anywhere from 10 days to 30 days to get delivered. But if it is CHINA POST REGISTERED AIRMAIL, then you may even receive it after 4-5 months (personal experience)!!  Feel somewhat proud to know that India Post has a competitor in terms of worst performance!!  :giggle: :giggle:

Before placing any international order on EBAY, you should always contact the seller first regarding the shipping method. Some sellers send by seamail, which takes a long long time to reach destination.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: cool16yash on January 18, 2015, 06:19:43 PM
all of the items to me were send by economy shipping method and i wan not provided with any of the tracking numbers they said they sent by airmail i orderd it on 12th december


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on January 18, 2015, 06:25:43 PM
What is the origin country?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: cool16yash on January 18, 2015, 06:26:49 PM
ShenZhen, China


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on January 18, 2015, 06:30:49 PM
Oh. Then its probably sent by China Post UNregistered Airmail. You wont receive it in 1 month. Anyway, you can contact the seller regarding your order.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: cool16yash on January 18, 2015, 06:32:29 PM
its over a month irts nearly 40 days for now even the seller is not responding
the seller is a top rated seller as well as on ebay


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on January 18, 2015, 06:35:18 PM
If the seller is not responding, then you should immediately apply for refund.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sooraj.palakkad on January 18, 2015, 07:08:49 PM
@ericjohn007 , Congratz :) , Expect your parcel to be on your doorstep tomorrow :)

@Cool16yash , Don't go contact the seller with "item not received" complaint , just message him by "I want to know something about the item" Option , Say that the expected date of delivery for your order is going to end, and you haven't received the item yet. The Seller should respond with a solution with in 48 Hours.

If not wait till the expected date of delivery ends and contact the seller again through "Item not received" option, Ebay will take care of remaining procedures, according to response from seller.
And I can 100% guarantee that you wont lose your money .  Stay cool as in your screen name :giggle:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sooraj.palakkad on January 18, 2015, 07:15:21 PM
REGISTERED AIRMAIL takes anywhere from 10 days to 30 days to get delivered. But if it is CHINA POST REGISTERED AIRMAIL, then you may even receive it after 4-5 months (personal experience)!!  Feel somewhat proud to know that India Post has a competitor in terms of worst performance!!  :giggle: :giggle:


Dear sir, IDK why you are saying so. IMHO, India post is the best and vast postal service in the WORLD. And their EMS SPEEDPOST  provides BEST , RELIABLE AND FASTEST SERVICE IN IT"S CLASS IN INDIA.  (I used capital and bold here to double strees my op.)

For Chinapost I agree with you, all my orders through HK post delivers fast, but china post lags (Didn't experienced a 4 month lag though !!)

Any way, Ebay has a strict refund policy that Guarantees 100% Buyer satisfaction (Especially ebay.com) - SO NO WORRIES ON ORDERING THROUGH EBAY.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on January 18, 2015, 07:34:03 PM
I have found only EMS Speed Post service satisfactory from India Post. Other shipping methods of India Post takes ages to get delivered. I live in Guwahati and had to send a parcel to China couple of months ago. I chose Registered Parcel. It took 15 days just to go from Guwahati to Kolkata Foreign Post Office. And after that it was sent to customs.  :banghead: :banghead:

I do not know its service in other parts of the country but one judges a service provider on the service it provides across the whole of its service area.

By the way, I am currently waiting for a parcel sent by CHINA POST REGISTERED AIRMAIL on 02 November 2014. Parcel hasn't even reached India yet!! Having said that, I also tell you that I have received CHINA POST REGISTERED AIRMAIL packets within 25 days.  :giggle: It is just sometimes that they take 2-3 months.

Regarding ebay, yes its perfectly safe to shop there. But as far as I know you have to select DID NOT RECEIVE before a certain date or ebay assumes that the product has been delivered. I bought 2-3 on ebay international some time ago so do not know if the policy has changed now. As cool16yash said last dat is tomorrow and seller is not responding, so I suggested to apply for refund (DID NOT RECEIVE). Seller is given a few days to accept the refund or show proof of delivery, if I rem right.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on January 18, 2015, 08:35:45 PM
Ohy god huge discussion is going on but one thing i agree is that ebay policy is there so dont worry about your money.
Regards,Aman.:)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on January 18, 2015, 09:00:30 PM
Sorry. My replies tend to get pretty long... :giggle:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: raj_sriprimahi on January 18, 2015, 09:28:20 PM
hello @nairitb,i bought a phone from aliexpress it shipped by ems and the status is
Local Date and Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
1/13/2015 10:04:00 AM   SINGAPORE      Receive item from customer (Otb)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
1/13/2015 11:04:00 AM   SINGAPORE   SINGAPORE S02   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
1/14/2015 6:55:00 PM   SINGAPORE   SINGAPORE S02   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
1/15/2015 1:29:51 PM   INDIA   MUMBAI EMS   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE      
1/15/2015 1:43:49 PM   INDIA   MUMBAI EMS   Send item to customs (Inb)   Air   CED CHENNAI (EMS)      
1/16/2015 9:05:24 AM   INDIA   CHENNAI EMS   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   CED CHENNAI (EMS)   
Retention reason : Other   

what can i do now,wait for some more time,
are they ask me to provide particulars
thanks in advance


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on January 18, 2015, 10:55:44 PM
If its EMS then it is very likely you'll get a notice within the next 15-20 WORKING days. Please wait till then. Don't worry.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sooraj.palakkad on January 18, 2015, 11:00:58 PM
As cool16yash said last dat is tomorrow and seller is not responding, so I suggested to apply for refund (DID NOT RECEIVE). Seller is given a few days to accept the refund or show proof of delivery, if I rem right.


You are right sir, but Here it is the Expected date of delivery going to end in cool16yash's case. We can request a refund for "Item not received" case only after the expected delivery date . Still I would not open a case before contacting seller, Better try contacting the seller, and if no positive or helpful response for 2 - 3 days , then Open a Case.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on January 18, 2015, 11:06:43 PM
Oh is it? I didn't know about this.  :-\ :-\ As I said I used ebay only 2-3 times for international orders and everytime I received the products on time. I just rem seeing the options - "RECEIVED... / DID NOT RECEIVE..."

Anyway lets hope he gets his parcel as soon as possible.  :thumbsup:

Thanks for clearing it up.  :bow:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sooraj.palakkad on January 18, 2015, 11:13:29 PM
I have experience of a parcel delivered with in 10 days of payment (HK post i think)
And also some ESCs took 56 days for  it's journey to India - Both from ebay :)
Yash, You will surely get his parcel delivered... :)

@nairitb, Please don't "bow" to me sir :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on January 18, 2015, 11:18:38 PM
@sooraj. Please dont call me SIR. You are like my younger brother  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: VC on January 18, 2015, 11:22:34 PM
I bought several items from Banggood (with tracking details) and they ALL arrived on time. I bought just one item that was shipped by ordinary airmail without any registration that item never arrived.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: raj_sriprimahi on January 19, 2015, 12:45:57 AM
thanks you,waiting is a good idea or to call the customs,i am from andhra pradesh but the customs office is 400 km away...... :banghead:
i received two orders before from postman by paying tax directly to the postman,they are registered mails


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on January 19, 2015, 09:48:43 AM
EMS may calculate tax on its own and send the parcel but if it finds that the phone and the declared customs value are very diff then they usually send notice asking for invoice etc.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ericjohn007 on January 19, 2015, 10:14:54 AM
Thank You Aman and Sooraj  :)
You guys are like a good luck charm - Everytime you guys reply something good happens to my shipment  ;D


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: raj_sriprimahi on January 19, 2015, 10:22:26 AM
ye,it is a iphone and it is valued around 50 or 70$,what can i do if want it quickly i am very nervous about that,because it is ordered on behalf of my relative 


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on January 19, 2015, 10:26:14 AM
You cant do anything now until customs decides to contact you or send the parcel itself. You have to wait and wait and wait now.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on January 19, 2015, 12:53:25 PM
I bought several items from Banggood (with tracking details) and they ALL arrived on time. I bought just one item that was shipped by ordinary airmail without any registration that item never arrived.
Hello Sir,
As you said that one item never arrived if you don't mind to tell us so what was item you ordered??
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ericjohn007 on January 20, 2015, 11:47:03 PM
Hey aman & Sooraj  :)
I received my shipment today and everything was perfect except that the lipo usb wire charger is kinda defective and does not glow red when in charging mode and so i have to blindly put it for charge not knowing wen it is done.

But other than that everything else is fine  ;D


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sooraj.palakkad on January 21, 2015, 12:48:25 AM
Happy to hear that Eric :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: vasu on January 21, 2015, 02:49:52 PM
Hi, my ems parcel from Indonesia has not reached me yet tracking shows like this
   
    
 ITEM n EE149757875ID   new search
Local Date and Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
1/15/2015 2:31:00 PM   INDONESIA   71200   Receive item from customer (Otb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE      
1/17/2015 3:34:00 AM   INDONESIA   JAKARTA SOEKARNO-HATTA OE   Receive item at office of exchange (Otb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE      
1/17/2015 3:38:00 AM   INDONESIA   JAKARTA SOEKARNO-HATTA OE   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE      
1/17/2015 1:05:00 PM   INDONESIA   JAKARTA SOEKARNO-HATTA OE   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE      
1/20/2015 8:29:00 AM   INDIA   MUMBAI EMS   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE      
1/20/2015 8:41:20 AM   INDIA   MUMBAI EMS   Send item to customs (Inb)   Air   CED CHENNAI (EMS)      
1/21/2015 12:07:34 PM   INDIA   CHENNAI EMS   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   CED CHENNAI (EMS)   
Retention reason : Other   


will they release the parcel?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on January 21, 2015, 03:00:48 PM
Hey Guys,
@eric :- congrats my friend.Happy to hear that you have received your shipment.
@Vasu :- Whats the retwntion reason and what did you order from Indonesia any Radio  Tx/Rx??? If yes then its a problem.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: raj_sriprimahi on January 22, 2015, 12:04:46 AM
hello aman well my status is also same as above retention reason:other ,it is by ems i bought a phone how much time does it take to release


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on January 22, 2015, 12:11:26 AM
Hey raj,
Well i dont know about that mate but it should get released soon same to vasu if its not radio.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: raj_sriprimahi on January 22, 2015, 12:21:46 AM
thank you............my one is mobile phone it stuck in customs since a week


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: manjo3311 on January 22, 2015, 08:11:45 PM
Hello I m am new to this forum. Seems, would be able to get some help.
Could any one let me know why the following 2 articles are not being sent to Domestic location.
The status is stuck at 'Return Item from Customs'
Normally, it doesnot happen.
Tracking Numbers are :
RF311281225SG
and RW104426658SG

Please help me with them.
Thanks a lot.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on January 22, 2015, 11:34:26 PM
Hey manjo,
First Of all welcome to the forum.Now So as you said why they are not being sent to domestic location am i right?? well mate it takes some time its been like 5 days i think so and obviously one sunday was also in between so dont worry as the parcel has returned from customs.You should receive it soon mate.:)
Regards,
Aman.:D


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: raj_sriprimahi on January 23, 2015, 11:48:24 AM
hello @nairtb @aman today i got letter from customs,what it means along with covering letter stating purpose of import i have commercial invoice and bank statement,plz direct me to send this,how this will be send


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on January 23, 2015, 12:55:21 PM
Hey raj,
Will you be able to scan or post a image of the letter??
So i would more be able to help you.:)
Regards,:)
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: raj_sriprimahi on January 23, 2015, 04:58:44 PM
This is the letter @aman


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: raj_sriprimahi on January 23, 2015, 05:00:34 PM
Help me i want to post the letter tomorrow @nairtb @aman


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on January 23, 2015, 11:30:57 PM
Hey raj,
What you can do is there any address given where you have to send it or any email address where you can send the documents.If yes then  send the documents to the given address and yes you will have to send also the postal recipt sended as you would have got that that your parcel is shipped just take a print out of that for the postal receipt and send all the documents you have mentioned in the list.Then we can see what will happen mate.
Regards,:)
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: raj_sriprimahi on January 23, 2015, 11:46:33 PM
@aman yes i have address on it where can i find the postal receipt


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: raj_sriprimahi on January 24, 2015, 09:16:59 AM
hello nairit i wrote a letter is it enough for customs plz help me nairit


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: raj_sriprimahi on January 24, 2015, 09:51:04 AM
you helped me lot @nairit thank you for a nice helping nature  :bow: :bow: :bow: :hatsoff: :hatsoff: :hatsoff: :hatsoff: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on January 24, 2015, 01:00:47 PM
Sorry Raj I wasn't able to help as I was in School But I really wanna say thanks Nairit Bro for helping you thanks Mate.
Regards,
Aman. :D


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on January 24, 2015, 05:11:47 PM
It my pleasure.  :hatsoff:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: raj_sriprimahi on January 29, 2015, 10:29:39 AM
hello @nairit its been three days that i send the documents but i dont receive any information or update


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on January 29, 2015, 06:31:37 PM
The parcel is generally released within 15 working days of receipt of the documents sent by you. You have to be patient  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: raj_sriprimahi on January 29, 2015, 07:09:33 PM
they will definitely release the parcel within 15 days or they may be some litications in releasing them also


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on January 29, 2015, 07:50:13 PM
they may be some litications in releasing them also???


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: raj_sriprimahi on January 29, 2015, 08:07:05 PM
means i send all the documents its been three days,but i don't receive any information,means they again ask for anything or bribe,they will gaurntee release the product after receiving documents


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on January 29, 2015, 08:09:58 PM
Did you send the documents by Speed Post? Anyway, no one can tell you with certainty what will happen to your parcel. But they generally release the parcel AFTER receiving the documents from you.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: raj_sriprimahi on January 29, 2015, 08:28:51 PM
yes,i send them by speed post,delivered on 27 th ,the parcel is very important to me thats why i am asking those type of questions


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on January 29, 2015, 08:34:44 PM
Then they should release the parcel anytime soon. Cant give you any exact date. But they WILL release the parcel. Dont worry.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on January 30, 2015, 12:21:21 AM
Yup Thats Correct As You Have Sent The Documents With The Letter They Should Release It Soon.
Regards,:)
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: raj_sriprimahi on January 30, 2015, 06:58:03 PM
thanks @aman @nairit you are super coolllll...my status changed to
1/13/2015 10:04:00 AM   SINGAPORE      Receive item from customer (Otb)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
1/13/2015 11:04:00 AM   SINGAPORE   SINGAPORE S02   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
1/14/2015 6:55:00 PM   SINGAPORE   SINGAPORE S02   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
1/15/2015 1:29:51 PM   INDIA   MUMBAI EMS   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE      
1/15/2015 1:43:49 PM   INDIA   MUMBAI EMS   Send item to customs (Inb)   Air   CED CHENNAI (EMS)      
1/16/2015 9:05:24 AM   INDIA   CHENNAI EMS   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   CED CHENNAI (EMS)   
Retention reason : Other   
1/30/2015 12:25:55 AM   INDIA   CHENNAI EMS   Return item from customs (Inb)   Air   CED CHENNAI (EMS)      
1/30/2015 2:58:39 AM   INDIA   CHENNAI EMS   Send item to customs (Inb)   Air   VIJAYWADA SPC      


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: raj_sriprimahi on January 30, 2015, 06:58:32 PM
why this send to another customs


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on January 30, 2015, 07:06:07 PM
No,Actually Its Going To Vijaywada SPC means This a FPO near to your city so no customs checks will be there it will redirected item send to Domestic Location. This Is What I think you should get it soon.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: raj_sriprimahi on February 01, 2015, 04:41:50 PM
hello @ aman @nairit my item in normal tracking shows
Date   Time   Status at   Status
31/01/2015   15:33:57   NSH VIJAYAWADA   Bag Despatched to VJA TMO
31/01/2015   15:10:27   NSH VIJAYAWADA   Item bagged for ICH GUNTUR
31/01/2015   09:52:21   NSH VIJAYAWADA   Item Received
what is it means i did n't receive my item yet plz help me in this,what will i do next,how i get my item but in international tracking does not changes to sent item into domestic location
my tRacking no:EX012303905SG


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on February 01, 2015, 07:00:00 PM
Hey Raj,
Well Don't Worry My Friend I Tracked your parcel first at IPS web Tracking here is the link:- http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/IPSWeb_item_events.asp?itemid=EX012303905SG&Submit=Submit (http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/IPSWeb_item_events.asp?itemid=EX012303905SG&Submit=Submit)
Now what has happened is that Now there is no role of International Tracking As Your Shipment Has Cleared Each And Every Customs Procedure even the one you were getting a little bit of tension that send item to customs Vijaywada SPC.It is cleared.
Now What Has happened that you have to track it in Domestic Tracking here is the link :-
http://www.indiapost.gov.in/SpeedNetTracking.aspx?articlenumber=EX012303905SG (http://www.indiapost.gov.in/SpeedNetTracking.aspx?articlenumber=EX012303905SG) ( The link may be invalid but just go here you will be redirected to enter tracking number then enter it and get the status)
As I can see now You Parcel Has Been Bagged to ICH Guntur post office and has been dispatched to VJA TMO that means it will go to Guntur by that post office. Now, Check that is Guntur your nearest post office if yes it will delivered from there,If no it will come to your local post office and you will get the parcel in just 1- 3 days. So don't worry no problem of customs now.If you have got charged customs duties then you will have to pay it at the time of Delivery but I hope that you don't charged. I hope too it does delivered to you soon and It will get delivered to you soon.:D
Regards,:)
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: raj_sriprimahi on February 02, 2015, 08:49:11 PM
Thank you guys you made my dayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy,you guys are super @nairit @aman thank you...............


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on February 03, 2015, 12:51:22 PM
No Problem I hope I receive it soon.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: raj_sriprimahi on February 04, 2015, 10:14:33 AM
i RECEived my item and pay duty of 2147......rs but i am very happyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy@aman @nairit


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on February 04, 2015, 10:58:33 AM
Congrats On That My Friend Its really nice to know that you have received the Parcel.
Once Again Congrats. :)
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: raj_sriprimahi on February 06, 2015, 11:44:56 PM
hello @aman @nairit i have two parcels shows they are send to the domestic location but i dont receive it i read all the thread and made a greviance but they said plz forward the complaint to chennai post office

 ITEM n RF310991042SG   new search
Local Date and Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
1/12/2015 12:35:00 PM   SINGAPORE   SINGAPORE S05   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
1/13/2015 9:15:00 AM   SINGAPORE   SINGAPORE S05   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
1/13/2015 2:05:22 PM   INDIA   CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
1/13/2015 2:23:05 PM   INDIA   CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR   Send item to domestic location (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
 ITEM n RF310991042SG   new search
Local Date and Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
1/12/2015 12:35:00 PM   SINGAPORE   SINGAPORE S05   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
1/13/2015 9:15:00 AM   SINGAPORE   SINGAPORE S05   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
1/13/2015 2:05:22 PM   INDIA   CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
1/13/2015 2:23:05 PM   INDIA   CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR   Send item to domestic location (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      




Date of Receipt   :   02 Feb 2015
Received by   :   Department of Posts
Forwarded to   :   Andhra Pradesh Postal Circle
Contact Address   :   Dak Sadan, Abids
Hyderabad
500001
Contact Number   :   04023463601
Grievance Description   :   A Registered article with TRACKING ID: RF310991042SG was sent from singapore. The status is shown that the item is send to domestic location on 13/01/2015 from then there is no information.Still i didn't receive the parcel. i tried to contact chennai foreign post office but there is no response.Please do the needful,Thanking you.
Current Status   :   CASE CLOSED
Date of Action   :   04 Feb 2015
Details   :   ☀ As per tracking, the said article is pending with CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE for clearance. ☀ Please transfer the case to Chennai Foreign Post for taking immediate action.

how can i do this any one helps me that means a lo me



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on February 07, 2015, 12:37:25 AM
Hey Raj,
Use the Tracking Numbers and track them on domestic tracking portals and not on IPS web Tracking Portal And you will get to know where are They Now.If Thats not Working then you need to contact Chennai FPO and ask them why it is blocked? ?? And if you dont mind can i ask that whats in the parcel???
Here are The Details Of Chennai FPO :-
Address: No.1, Mooker, Nallamjdhu Street, Chennai-600001
Tel: (+9144)25240963 or 044 25244357
Do check out this link it can help you. :- http://chennaipost.gov.in/contactus.aspx (http://chennaipost.gov.in/contactus.aspx)


Regards,
Aman.



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: raj_sriprimahi on February 07, 2015, 03:42:09 AM
thanks,in one parcel there is electronic cigarrete it is cleared and other one contains bluetooths,the office lady said that it required a week more to  be cleared


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on February 07, 2015, 01:01:35 PM
Well I hope you receive it soon. !!!!
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ukakkar96 on February 08, 2015, 09:21:19 AM
my article got out without custom clearance it would get delivered next week


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on February 08, 2015, 10:36:16 AM
That's Really Good !!!! :D Lucky !!!!!!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ukakkar96 on February 08, 2015, 09:57:16 PM
yea {:)} but importing sumthn takes a hell lot of time :banghead: nt meant for impatient people :giggle:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Dattatray on February 11, 2015, 11:36:09 AM
Hello,

I need help to get my package.

I have brought Phone from Aliexpress and shipped through SG. Below it tracking details.
 
http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/IPSWeb_item_events.asp?itemid=RF314889766SG (http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/IPSWeb_item_events.asp?itemid=RF314889766SG)

When it reach me postman asking me to pay 5009/- rs duty to clear the package...I was refuse to pay because it high for me and have checked with supplier they clearly mention on invoice value $30 and could be customs duty around 300/- rs

Postman returned package and now it in Chennai sorting office.

Pls Help..is there any second attempt happen or i have to pay customs duty 5009/- rs.

Thanx
D


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Pavy on February 27, 2015, 01:34:29 PM
Hi
I came across this post while I was searching for my parcel from Aliexpress.
its been a month and i have not received my parcle, as per the tracking update its stuck with Kolkata custom

Here's what IPS Web Tracking shows about my parcel -
    2015-02-14 08:01

    CHINA, BEIJING, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
    2015-02-13 17:49

    CHINA, BEIJING, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
    2015-02-07 10:54

    CHINA, 325000, Receive item from customer (Otb), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on February 27, 2015, 05:51:15 PM
Hey Pavy,
First Of All Welcome To The Forum. Now Lets come to your parcel I don't know why its stuck but yes do find out by calling Kolkota Foreign Post office Here are the details :-
89
Netaji Subhas Road, Barabazar, Fairley Place, B B D Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal
098313 35020
One More :-
Address:7A, Church Lane, Nicco House,3rd Floor, Kolkata-700001
 Tel: (+9133)22481504
 Fax: (+9133)22481523
 E-Mail: calfgn@gmail.com
Just try to find out what happened. And if you don't would you like to tell whats coming inside that??
Regards,
Aman :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Pavy on February 27, 2015, 07:38:13 PM
Thanks Aman ,
It seems you work faster than our govt courier service :).
I have brought some sunglasses from Aliexpress, simple sports sunglasses nothing expensive or designer. Don't know why its stuck in custom.

Thanks again for the details.

Regards
Pavy


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on February 27, 2015, 08:24:43 PM
Well as soon as you get any Update Do Update Here. I hope you receive it soon mate and once again welcome to the forum. !!!!
Regards,:)
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sanskhrity on March 02, 2015, 07:28:42 PM
Hi pavy
even my parcel is lying with them frm feb 12th 2015
did u get ur parcel info?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 02, 2015, 08:35:58 PM
Hey,
Just Try To Contact Them and them we can look in to problem.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sanskhrity on March 03, 2015, 01:14:34 PM
Mailed to  calfgn@gmail.com .Waiting for their Reply. Thanks


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 03, 2015, 02:34:15 PM
Lets See What reply They Gives you !! I hope nothing Bad :)
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: karthiin on March 04, 2015, 04:39:29 PM
Can you pls help me in my parcel. I got from Ali express and it seems struck in chennai for 25 days and no progress

AWB # RP310192745SG


INDIA, CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR, Send item to domestic location (Inb), Air, CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE
2015-02-09 11:09
INDIA, CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air, CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2015-02-08 09:15
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE S05, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2015-02-07 11:57
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE S05, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air, CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
Origin Country - Cache Time:2015-03-04 13:47 - Go to official website
2015-02-09 11:09
Arrived at overseas (Country code: IN)
2015-02-07 11:57
Despatched to overseas (Country code: IN)
2015-02-03 21:23
Information Received (This is not an acknowledgment of the physical receipt of the stated Registered Article)


Thanks
Karthi


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 04, 2015, 05:35:37 PM
Hello Karthin,
First Of All Welcome To The Forum. Now Lets Come Towards your Consignment Well As You See it was dispatched to Domestic Location on 9/2/15 means your Local Post office but did you contact Chennai FPO about this?? If not then I think you should contact them. Here Are the Details :-
Address: No.1, Mooker, Nallamjdhu Street, Chennai-600001
 Tel: (+9144)25240963
 Fax: (+9144)25240962
 E-Mail: packpost@gmail.com

And Don't worry I tracked your parcel at Domestic Tracking i.e  India Post Website Tracking.Here is the Link :- http://www.indiapost.gov.in/RNetTracking.aspx?RNetNo=RP310192745SG (http://www.indiapost.gov.in/RNetTracking.aspx?RNetNo=RP310192745SG) ( after clicking on the link it will say invalid kind of Error. So just retype the Tracking Number And Voila !!! The Status Is there)
It seems just today morning the Parcel Was Dispatched To Tirupur RMS so you should receive in 1-2 working days. If you don't receive then Contact The Local Post Office Or FPO other than That no need to contact them.
I hope you receive it soon.
Regards,
Aman. :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: karthiin on March 04, 2015, 05:56:41 PM
Hello Karthin,
First Of All Welcome To The Forum. Now Lets Come Towards your Consignment Well As You See it was dispatched to Domestic Location on 9/2/15 means your Local Post office but did you contact Chennai FPO about this?? If not then I think you should contact them. Here Are the Details :-
Address: No.1, Mooker, Nallamjdhu Street, Chennai-600001
 Tel: (+9144)25240963
 Fax: (+9144)25240962
 E-Mail: packpost@gmail.com

And Don't worry I tracked your parcel at Domestic Tracking i.e  India Post Website Tracking.Here is the Link :- http://www.indiapost.gov.in/RNetTracking.aspx?RNetNo=RP310192745SG (http://www.indiapost.gov.in/RNetTracking.aspx?RNetNo=RP310192745SG) ( after clicking on the link it will say invalid kind of Error. So just retype the Tracking Number And Voila !!! The Status Is there)
It seems just today morning the Parcel Was Dispatched To Tirupur RMS so you should receive in 1-2 working days. If you don't receive then Contact The Local Post Office Or FPO other than That no need to contact them.
I hope you receive it soon.
Regards,
Aman. :)


Aman. Thanks for your help, will be visiting Tirupur office tomorrow.

Hope i will get it by tomorrow

Cheers !!
Karthi


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sanskhrity on March 04, 2015, 06:36:34 PM
Hi
i havent got any response for my mail..what to do?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 04, 2015, 07:32:02 PM
Try Calling Them! :)
They will surely respond.
Regards,.
Aman


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 04, 2015, 07:33:23 PM
And yes Karthin,
As soon as you get the parcel update it here.And yes if you dont mind telling can i ask what was inside in the parcel???
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sanskhrity on March 04, 2015, 09:47:55 PM
RI335739740CN - Transit

Destination Country - IndiaNormal Tracking
2015-02-20
08:00 CHINA, BEIJING, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2015-02-19
08:39 CHINA, BEIJING, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2015-02-09
18:39 CHINA, 523112, Receive item from customer (Otb), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE




should i wait or open dispute with seller?   I have still 15 days protection period... Any help is most welcome... Thanks
parveen.k


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 05, 2015, 01:07:29 PM
What I think is that you should for more 5 days if its not received in Kolkota then you open a dispute or wait for the parcel to come.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Divu.c on March 10, 2015, 03:56:01 PM
i recently purchased makeup brushes online from ireland based site via registered insured mail service(An post) on 25th feb 2015 on 27th & 28 I'm able to  track my shipment later on i couldn't see any update from anpost.ie .i even called customs on 10th march 2015 they said ur shipment not yet received in india
can any one tell me what could be happened
can i expect my shipment to be delivered any time soon
please help


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Divu.c on March 10, 2015, 04:08:32 PM
 recently purchased makeup brushes online from ireland based site via registered insured mail service(An post) on 25th feb 2015 on 27th & 28 I'm able to  track my shipment later on i couldn't see any update from anpost.ie .i even called customs on 10th march 2015 they said ur shipment not yet received in india
can any one tell me what could be happened
can i expect my shipment to be delivered any time soon
please help


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gunnu on March 10, 2015, 04:13:05 PM
track here..
http://www.trackitonline.ru/ (http://www.trackitonline.ru/)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Divu.c on March 10, 2015, 04:18:08 PM
i tried this site  but i couldnt find any update
RL551323817IE


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gunnu on March 10, 2015, 04:20:55 PM
here is your tracking update...


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Divu.c on March 10, 2015, 04:24:13 PM
yeah from that date on I'm not seeing any updates i called customs at mumbai too they said we haven't received shipment yet i called anpost ireland they said it reached to india post
till now no more information other than that


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: jsquadman on March 10, 2015, 04:40:11 PM
Is this bad news?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Divu.c on March 10, 2015, 04:44:13 PM
can i know which site u used
and is that an registered mail


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: jsquadman on March 10, 2015, 04:47:22 PM
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Aliexpress, item is frame for quadcopter.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Divu.c on March 10, 2015, 04:51:32 PM
here is your tracking update...




Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 10, 2015, 07:44:24 PM
Hey Everybody,
@ Divu:- Well I think you will have to wait as sometimes Indian Foreign Post Office/Customs take time to update the status even after they have received it.
@jsquadman:- your item has returned from Customs as I see I think it has cleared customs that's good news right?? I am not sure this is only what I think.
I hope you two get your parcels soon.
Regards,
Aman :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: shobhit17 on March 10, 2015, 08:04:34 PM
I have been buying on similar mode from EBay and Banggood too and have faced similar issues.  On interaction with the Indian Postal Dept the following was made clear....
1.   Indian post does tracks registered parcels sent only by air shipping.... i.e. EMS or speed post.
2.   Tracking of these items by the country's postal department where the item was purchased may be possible but they will also give you details till "dispatched to India" stage.... or dispatched to Mumbai / Chennai etc only.
3.   All you need to do is wait for a while.... sometimes for 30 odd days.
4.   The postman though comes home with the registered parcel dilivery sheet and needs your signature for dilivery of the item.  This means that the item is "registered" at each location where it has been and can be tracked by the postal department as per its journey when required or at a later date.

A similar issue comes up when purchased from HK by the cheapest registered shipping mode...

Hope this solves your problems to an extent....


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Divu.c on March 10, 2015, 08:36:04 PM
30 odd days very hard to wait but i got a hope I will be getting my shipment with out any loss
thank you


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Divu.c on March 10, 2015, 08:37:19 PM
and mine is registered and insured mail as going through senders postal site i came to know they use airmail service


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: shatul on March 11, 2015, 05:01:42 PM
hello everyone,

INDIA    DELHI, EMS SPEED POST CENTRE    Record item customs information (Inb)    Air    C.E.D. New Delhi-2    
Retention reason : Awaiting proof of purchase/value from addressee

My package is also stuck at customs and it shows Retention reason : Awaiting proof of purchase/value from addressee
whom should i contact for clearance of the same ?

Thanks in advance



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 11, 2015, 09:41:37 PM
Hello,
Contact here first :-
Hello,
@ yash please don't call me sir as I am just 16 years. :)
@ shatul ok shatul so I think they are requiring proof of purchase for your item so what you can do that is contact the Delhi FPO Or Mumbai fpo where the parcel is stuck and ask them where to send and what to send ?? and maybe you will get a letter from customs that your item is stuck and it requires proof of purchase.
Here are the contact details for Delhi FPO and For Mumbai Refer previous post of mine :-
Comrade Indrajit Gupta Marg, New Delhi - 110002
 Tel: (+9111)23235501
 Fax: (+9111)26193802
and ask them whats the problem and I think they are requiring proof of purchase from you to get the original value of the item you have paid and I think soon you should get a letter from them if not surely contact them at above details.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: shatul on March 11, 2015, 11:03:28 PM
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Hey Aman, Thanks for the reply.

I will wait for the letter but incase i don't get it within a week then why should i contact FPO ? why not CED DELHI-2 as it says in the tracking that its held there.

http://www.centralexcisedelhi.nic.in/del2/delhi2.htm (http://www.centralexcisedelhi.nic.in/del2/delhi2.htm)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 12, 2015, 07:27:47 AM
Hey shatul,
Its Better to contact Delhi FPO because they can tell in more information about your shipment at this moment so no need to contact Mumbai FPO and just contact DELHI FPO if you dont receive the letter.
Just Update Here about any process you go on, ok??
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: jsquadman on March 12, 2015, 08:44:55 AM
Hey Everybody,
@ Divu:- Well I think you will have to wait as sometimes Indian Foreign Post Office/Customs take time to update the status even after they have received it.
@jsquadman:- your item has returned from Customs as I see I think it has cleared customs that's good news right?? I am not sure this is only what I think.
I hope you two get your parcels soon.
Regards,
Aman :)
@aman thanks, you are right! Released from customs and on the way;D


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: shatul on March 12, 2015, 04:31:08 PM
i called FPO @ the mentioned number but they said u need to contact customs department and for customs contact number call on 011-23233325 so i called there but it doesn't connect :(


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: jsquadman on March 13, 2015, 03:41:58 PM

Got my frame from customs today but had to pay customs, not sure why?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: kinshuk.arya on March 19, 2015, 09:19:47 AM
Hi Guys,

this is my first time importing anything from China via aliexpress.com

here is the status of my parcel. It is supposed to be delivered in Pune.

ITEM n RG136273304CN
Local Date and Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
2/28/2015 4:21:00 PM   CHINA   100614   Receive item from customer (Otb)   Air   KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
3/1/2015 5:10:00 PM   CHINA   BEIJING   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
3/2/2015 8:01:00 AM   CHINA   BEIJING   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
3/2/2015 1:00:00 PM   CHINA   BEIJING   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
3/8/2015 4:15:06 PM   INDIA   KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
3/8/2015 5:23:27 PM   INDIA   KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO   Send item to customs (Inb)   Air   CED MUMBAI      
3/18/2015 4:10:02 PM   INDIA   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE   
Retention reason : Articles importation subject to restrictions import- license   
3/18/2015 4:10:11 PM   INDIA   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Return item from customs (Inb)   Air   KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE   

I dont know why the next office says Kolkata Airport Sorting Office, by my reseasrch it should have gone to CED Mumbai and from there on to domestic location.

Can anybody help on this?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 19, 2015, 10:20:07 AM
Hello Kinshuk,
First of all Welcome To The Forum. So I did track your parcel in IPS web Tracking Actually I am too confused but I think it will be done like that as It Is Indian Customs Procedure Way. So what you can do is that Contact Mumbai FPO and ask them and tell them this parcel is for Pune so going to Kolkota If its a procedure then don't worry but if they don't have a answer then no problem we will find out a way and yes one more thing your parcel has cleared customs this is what I think. :) As it is returned from Customs.
So don't worry here are the contact details for Mumbai FPO:-

Articles with Tracking Numbers prefixed with CP,CL, RR are dealt by the Office of the Postmaster General (MM&FP), Foreign Post Office, Mumbai-400001.
Office Address :
Customer Care Section
3rd Floor, Foreign Post Office, Videsh Dak Bhavan,
Ramgulam Shivsagar Marg (Sprott Road),
Ballard Estate, Mumbai - 400 001
Telephone Number.:+ (91) (22) 22611791, 22653621
Email : mumbaiforeignpost@gmail.com
Another Number :- 022-26156872.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: kinshuk.arya on March 19, 2015, 11:03:42 AM
Thanks a lot Aman.

Will try to contact Mumbai FPO.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 19, 2015, 04:25:33 PM
Hello Kinshuk,
As soon as you contact just Update what they say here so we can have a record of that.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: kinshuk.arya on March 20, 2015, 10:45:46 AM
Hello Aman,

Might I say I am quite impressed by the Mumbai FPO customer care office. Picked up the call and gave me the information needed.

According to them it has cleared customs and will leave for Pune in 2-3 days. the Kolakata Airport Office is only because they send some confirmations there.

Regards,
Kinshuk


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 20, 2015, 11:15:25 AM
Thanks For Updating It here i am really happy for you.i hope i provided you the correct information and you didnt face any problem :)
As soon as you receive the parcel just update here.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rammy1991 on March 20, 2015, 08:22:19 PM
Guys this thread helped me before, now i want lil help again, i have an EMS parcel coming from singapore, today it went into customs then its retentioned stating "Inappropriate invoice"
Then again retention for other reasons, now its sent to domestic region, I wana ask if i am free from custom charges? Os is it really released by customs? As its have wierd reason for retention but its released , pls enlighten me guys, pls reply if you are free "NIATRAB"

Sorry for bad english.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 20, 2015, 09:01:34 PM
Hello rammy,
Well First of all if you see its send to Domestic Lication So No Problem you will get in 3 to 5 working days.But if you dont mind can you please tell me what item it wqs then i can say that duties will be charged or not? ??Well now as Its EMS there are chances that duties may get charged.Now so dont worry in just 1 to 2 days what you can do is track the parcel at Domestic Tracking that Is Indian Post Website so you can get to know where your parcel is.and yes while telling the item can you please tell me its price too.
Regards,:)
Aman.



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rammy1991 on March 20, 2015, 09:14:34 PM
Hey aman thanks for replying, it was a tablet from aliexpress.com costing 96$ and 34$ for EMS shipping, and i dont know what does the seller marked it as, and i tracked it on domestic ems tracking its showing retention for inapropiate invoice, thats why i am confused,


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 20, 2015, 09:19:35 PM
Well now as the item is sent to domestic location there can be customs charges and i think seller marked the price ver low thats why customs caught it.Well dont worry you will soon receive it and if you had to pay any customs duties then just update it here that how much you paid? ??But i hope that you dont get charged any customs  duties :)
Regards,
Aman.:)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rammy1991 on March 20, 2015, 09:25:04 PM
I hope i dont have to pay any duties, if i have to i will update here, thanks for helping aman :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 20, 2015, 09:27:24 PM
I hope that too you dont have to pay any duties and you receive it soon :)
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: buddyjam on March 23, 2015, 10:27:17 AM
Hello Aman & friends,

Is there anyone here who has refused to accept the delivery after parcel is charged with high duty ?? What is the next step post takes,
 Do they return parcel to sender
 Do they send back to customs

Kindly share ur experience.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 23, 2015, 11:03:04 AM
Hey Buddy,
Well After Returning the Parcel they Send back To The Sender Address.It Usually Takes Some time to Go Back and second thing It Does not go to Customs as Its come as Cleared from Customs.
If you have send back a parcel just Inform The seller and he may refund you the amount paid for the product.
Regards,
Aman
.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Divu.c on March 23, 2015, 06:31:33 PM
hey
finally i received my parcel today after 25 days without any customs charge
thank you


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sawa_9867 on March 24, 2015, 12:17:15 AM
Hi
I love video shooting cars and games with help of crane and trolley made by me.
To better my video shooting I purchased SJCAM SPORTS CAMERA.
I was tracking my item when i realized the costum has send my packet back and reason is
Retention reason : Articles importation subject to restrictions import- license
what can I do.
need help


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sawa_9867 on March 24, 2015, 12:21:37 AM
hi
my parcel SJCAM ACTION CAMERA IS IN CUSTOMS.
WHAT CAN I DO, NEED HELP.

ITEM n RF320015311SG   
Local Date and Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
3/7/2015 8:02:00 PM   SINGAPORE   SINGAPORE S05   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
3/10/2015 9:15:00 AM   SINGAPORE   SINGAPORE S05   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
3/12/2015 10:38:49 AM   INDIA   CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
3/12/2015 11:04:57 AM   INDIA   CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR   Send item to domestic location (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI AIR      
3/13/2015 10:20:17 AM   INDIA   MUMBAI AIR   Send item to customs (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
3/23/2015 4:26:49 PM   INDIA   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE   
Retention reason : Articles importation subject to restrictions import- license   
3/23/2015 4:26:52 PM   INDIA   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Return item from customs (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sawa_9867 on March 24, 2015, 12:38:10 AM
hi
my parcel SJCAM ACTION CAMERA IS IN CUSTOMS.
WHAT CAN I DO, NEED HELP.

ITEM n RF320015311SG   
Local Date and Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
3/7/2015 8:02:00 PM   SINGAPORE   SINGAPORE S05   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE     
3/10/2015 9:15:00 AM   SINGAPORE   SINGAPORE S05   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE     
3/12/2015 10:38:49 AM   INDIA   CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE     
3/12/2015 11:04:57 AM   INDIA   CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR   Send item to domestic location (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI AIR     
3/13/2015 10:20:17 AM   INDIA   MUMBAI AIR   Send item to customs (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE     
3/23/2015 4:26:49 PM   INDIA   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE   
Retention reason : Articles importation subject to restrictions import- license   
3/23/2015 4:26:52 PM   INDIA   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Return item from customs (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE     


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rcparkjets on March 24, 2015, 01:11:41 AM
Is it SJCAM Wifi Version ?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sawa_9867 on March 24, 2015, 01:21:21 AM
Yes



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Himadri Roy on March 24, 2015, 01:25:59 AM
Then you will require a WPC NOC(or ETA) as it contains a wireless system


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rcparkjets on March 24, 2015, 01:30:08 AM
The word WIFI in the invoice may be the problem.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sawa_9867 on March 24, 2015, 07:12:12 AM
Is there any way I can pay some charges and release the parcel from costumes.



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 24, 2015, 08:03:51 AM
Hey Sawa,
First Of all Welcome To The Forum,Now As I see that your item is Returning From Customs that It has Cleared Customs and soon it will be Dispatched To Domestic Location That Is to you. and As you live in Mumbai You should receive in 2 to 3 working days. If you don't Then Contact Mumbai FPO and Yes Once Again Your Item Has Cleared Customs so don't worry to mate.
Well As Soon The Status Comes Item Send To Domestic Location then it will just take 1 working day to get it delivered to you.
So don't worry :)
Here are the Details Of Mumbai FPO if there were any problem you can post it here Too Plus Call Them too :-
Articles with Tracking Numbers prefixed with CP,CL, RR are dealt by the Office of the Postmaster General (MM&FP), Foreign Post Office, Mumbai-400001.
Office Address :
Customer Care Section
3rd Floor, Foreign Post Office, Videsh Dak Bhavan,
Ramgulam Shivsagar Marg (Sprott Road),
Ballard Estate, Mumbai - 400 001
Telephone Number.:+ (91) (22) 22611791, 22653621
Email : mumbaiforeignpost@gmail.com
Another Number :- 022-26156872.
Regards,
Aman.:)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 24, 2015, 08:05:56 AM
Hello Everyone,
The Item Is Returning From Customs That Means It Is Released And Cleared From Customs right ? This  Shows That :-
3/23/2015 4:26:52 PM INDIA MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE Return item from customs (Inb) Air CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
So I don't think it would be a problem.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 24, 2015, 08:07:32 AM
And Yes One More Thing You may have to pay Some Duty I mean Customs Charges Well As Its Registered Post So I hope you don't pay any duties but then Also Sometimes Duties Are charged But that too Rarely.
Well I hope that you receive your parcel And Don't get charged any duties.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sawa_9867 on March 24, 2015, 08:12:51 AM
Retention reason : Articles importation subject to restrictions import- license   
3/23/2015 4:26:52 PM   INDIA   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Return item from customs (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
I think they are returning back to company.
I am based in Mumbai only.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sawa_9867 on March 24, 2015, 08:32:54 AM
Hi
Thanks for the reply and I am very happy that you say it will reach me in some time but what I dont uderstan is why the message about retention and why are they sending it to Chennai when i am in mumbai only.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 24, 2015, 09:09:39 AM
I think The Information goes To Chennai Customs. It happens With many People.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sawa_9867 on March 24, 2015, 09:20:13 AM
Hi Aman
Thanks a lot for replying.
This is my first time that I purchased something from outside India and till you replied I was thinking I lost my money but some hope after you replied.
Let's hope I get my cam.
Regards


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 24, 2015, 10:29:22 AM
Well Lets Hope That Its Gets Send to Domestic Location Soon.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 25, 2015, 11:51:33 AM
Hey Sawa,
Just Tracked your parcel Its Send To Domestic Location Yesterday.
3/24/2015 4:44:06 PM INDIA MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE Send item to domestic location (Inb) Air VERSOVA PO
So you will get it by Today Or Tomorrow  Or I think so you would have got it. So If received or as soon as you receive it Just update it here and I hope you don't pay or don't had to pay any Duties.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sawa_9867 on March 25, 2015, 12:12:09 PM
Hi
Thanks Aman
Will inform as soon as I receive it.
Regards


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: TechnoCrackOC on March 25, 2015, 01:13:16 PM
Yaa that right it takes a couple of days or upto a week in some cases but if it is send to domestic location you will get it for sure!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rammy1991 on March 25, 2015, 01:29:41 PM
Recieved my tablet,  seller declared it as a 55$ tablet, no custom, plus no damage to item, took only 1 week to dilevered by EMS, thanks for helping aman


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 25, 2015, 02:13:27 PM
Hey,
Happy To Know that you received your Tablet.Thanks For Updating it here.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sawa_9867 on March 25, 2015, 02:26:52 PM
Hi
my SJCAM WIFI4000 has arrived at home some time back and I am in the process of unpacking it.

Duty Charged on rs 5000 at 41.49% i.e 2075+30=2105
Total amount rs 2105 is all that I had to pay.
Am extremely exited will infor about other things after I open this Pack.
Regards and thanks


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 25, 2015, 03:46:29 PM
Hey Sawa,
Happy to know that you received your parcel.Thanks For updating it here.
Regards,
Aman.:)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: _PUMA_ on March 26, 2015, 11:49:29 PM
Greetings to my fellow members of this forum.

I just registered on this forum as I am in need of your guidance from the experts here. I had ordered a PC game from Shop.to (UK Online Retailer of PC Games) - the game is Battlefield Hardline for PC, as you may know EA stopped releasing Disc for their PC user from last year and you can only buy them digitally. That was not an option for me, so with much hesitation I opted to import the game from outside after reading this forum Indian Video Gamers Forum (http://www.indianvideogamer.com/forums/index.php?s=9da77b17bd37db0d9000a72ef1c2a88d&showtopic=35507).

So I did a trial run and ordered Tropico 4 and it was delivered to me in 6 days, no customs - no problem. Tracking Number (http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/IPSWeb_item_events.asp?itemid=RU098706753GB&Submit=Submit) and Tracking Number (http://www.trackitonline.ru/?tn=RU098706753GB) - Now it didn't cost me much, it was about Rs. 900 including Shipping by Royal Mail (International Signed). So it was delivered without any problem.

Now here is my Battlefield Hardline (Tracking Number (http://www.trackitonline.ru/?tn=RU098708357GB) and  Tracking Number (http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/IPSWeb_item_events.asp?itemid=RU098708357GB&Submit=Submit)), can you please see if it has been in customs as I am quite new to this and don't know anything regarding these things. I have already paid around Rs. 4600, so did they held back this item because of it's price. The first order of mine, the Tropico 4 trial run made one thing clear to me, the package was not opened by Customs in any way and as far as I remember, I checked the whole package and there was no mention of the valuation of the item outside. So I am hoping it's the same this time but I am worried because it's already taking too much time.

I just don't know what to do, please help :help: I am from Guwahati.

Sincerely,
Aaron.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 27, 2015, 12:37:23 AM
Hey Puma,
First Of All Welcome to the forum.
Now You dont need to worry as Your Game Is sent to Domestic Location That Is to you. So dont worry you will receive it soon and yes if you see your Tracking Status You Will see that it didnt go to customs and was Directly Sent to You On 21st.
I Understand your problem as at first you received your first order a little bit fast but now it has Became little bit late this is because sometimes it happens.Well Dont worry you will Receive your parcel soon.Well Actually In 2 to 3 business days it should be delivered to you.
So Dont worry :)
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: _PUMA_ on March 28, 2015, 01:28:21 PM
Thanks Aman for the fast reply.

I just got the package yesterday, thought I would update you guys. Got it without any problem, only slight delay.

Sincerely,
_PUMA_


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 29, 2015, 01:48:50 AM
Well Thanks for updating it here though :)
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: md_zee on March 30, 2015, 12:55:10 PM
Greetings to all the members of this forum,
I am from Chennai and I have ordered two consumer grade EEG measuring devices for my college project. The total value comes to about approx. $942. I had placed the order on 20-3-2015 and the tracking information at this time is as follows,

Local Date and Time           Country                           Location                                      Event Type                                    Mail Category   Next Office
3/20/2015 4:12:00 PM     UNITED STATES (THE)   08724                                            Receive item from customer (Otb)            Air           DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
3/22/2015 8:13:00 AM     UNITED STATES (THE)   ISC NEW YORK NY (USPS)               Receive item at office of exchange (Otb)   Air           DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
3/22/2015 8:13:00 AM     UNITED STATES (THE)   ISC NEW YORK NY (USPS)               Insert item into bag (Otb)                        Air           DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
3/22/2015 5:50:00 PM     UNITED STATES (THE)   ISC NEW YORK NY (USPS)               Send item abroad (EDI-received)              Air           DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
3/25/2015 12:11:02 PM   INDIA                           DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE          Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)     Air           DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
3/25/2015 3:32:21 PM     INDIA                           DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE          Send item to customs (Inb)                      Air           CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
3/28/2015 11:33:19 AM   INDIA                           CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      Return item from customs (Inb)              Air           CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      

Please note, that the merchant I bought this from only had USPS priority international shipping option. Now, for the questions,
1. Has my package cleared customs? (I see no record custom info. or any retained status)
2. Do I have to pay any duty?
3. How long will I have to wait to get my package?
   (PS: I asked a friend of mine from Nagpur who ordered another variant for approx. 700$ and he said he didn't have to pay any kind of duty)
4. If I go to the post office to enquire about my parcel, will it attract any unwanted attention?

Hope I've given you all of the info.
 


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 30, 2015, 02:01:55 PM
Hey Zee,
First Of All Welcome To The Forum.Now I see that your Parcel Has Returned from Customs So its Not A Problem. I think it should reach you soon As You live In Chennai. As Soon as the Status ' Send Item To Domestic Location' you will probably get it in 1 to 2 working days as you live In Chennai as soon as the status gets updated. So you don't need to worry now mate.And Yes About Duty I can not say about Duty I really don't know about that. It May be Charged or it may not actually It Depends On Many Things. But I hope that you don't have to pay any Duties.If you don't mind can you tell me The Tracking Number Please???
So don't worry You should Get it soon.You don't need to go Post Office Actually. Once the Status Item Send to Domestic Location Gets updated then you can use India Post Website Tracking i.e domestic Tracking To know the parcel Whereabouts.
So you should get it soon.
I hope This Clears your doubt ;)
Regards,:)
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: md_zee on March 30, 2015, 02:15:23 PM
Thank you Aman for the extremely fast reply  ;D :hatsoff:
The thing that worries me is that the status did not get updated to "Send to domestic location" a few hours after return from customs, unlike many a status  that I've seen on this and many other forums.
BTW the tracking number is CJ428484843US. Let's hope that I don't have to pay any duty after all  :)

Regards,
Zeeshan


UPDATE: the IPS web tracker reads:
3/30/2015 4:14:24 PM   INDIA   CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Send item to domestic location (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI GPO      

So let's hope I get the package in a couple of days and PLEASE God, let there be no duty :bow:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 30, 2015, 05:51:03 PM
Hey Zee,
Nice to know that Its send to Domestic Location well you will get it by Tommorow or Day After tommorow as you live In Chennai(This Is What I hope or think).So dont need to worry and i hope that you dont have to pay any duty! !!
And yes As soon as you receive the Parcel Just Update it here As Its Helps for The Record.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: md_zee on March 31, 2015, 07:49:10 PM
Got my parcel today at 3 pm!! Didn't have to pay any duty, Thank God!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on March 31, 2015, 07:51:30 PM
Nice To know That. Thanks For updating it here :)
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: uparumugam on April 02, 2015, 06:25:37 PM
Hi All,

I am Arumugam From Chennai, I have ordered an smartwatch from aliexpress on 04-mar-2015,

but it is still with Chennai Foreign Post [Customs] they are saying it will take another 2 weeks get cleared.


Can some one tell how long is the waiting period.

Status in IpsWeb portal

ITEM n RF320244314SG   new search
Local Date and Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
3/9/2015 4:13:00 PM   SINGAPORE   SINGAPORE S05   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
3/10/2015 9:15:00 AM   SINGAPORE   SINGAPORE S05   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
3/12/2015 11:03:17 AM   INDIA   CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
3/12/2015 11:22:33 AM   INDIA   CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR   Send item to domestic location (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
3/14/2015 11:30:41 AM   INDIA   CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Send item to customs (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   

i have raised an greivance on pgportal also: DPOST/E/2015/02008
Regards
Arumugam


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: vaibhav27 on April 02, 2015, 07:46:32 PM
I contacted the Customs and they told me that they have not received the parcel till yet.

What do I do now...the item was dispatched from Kolkata, so there us no use of asking them and how could it be possible that even after 2 weeks they haven't received it or is it that the updating of the status maybe slow...Can anyone please help me what might have happened?!

Tracking number RI353571215CN

And thank you Aman, you are a great help to all of us.

:Hatsoff:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 02, 2015, 09:12:49 PM
Hello Everyone,
uparu:- First Of all Welcome To The Forum. Now As its a smartwatch Its not restricted to import mate. So don't worry if they are saying that it will get cleared in 2 weeks then I think they mean it and will be surely be cleared. So what I think is you will have to be patient in this. I understand its coming to be one month but its the only way mate. And one thing I am more worried about is that Does the smartwatch is more than 2000 rs including shipping and all If yes then it can be a problem mate as in Registered Shipping Sometimes The parcel gets stuck because of the Things inside in it which are above 2000 rs ( i.e CIF value :- Cost,Insurance,Freight Charges). But Don't worry And Be patient I think they should clear it soon. And Sometimes they don't update it and Send to Domestic Location So its not a problem you can also receive it.
I hope this clears your doubt ;).

@ Vaibhav :- My Friend Yes sometimes it takes time For Customs Clearances coming from One place and going to Another because it may get late.So If Mumbai Customs Have Not received it then You have to Contact The Kolkata LCAO or FPO to know that parcel Whereabouts. Here are the Contact Details :-

Address:7A, Church Lane, Nicco House,3rd Floor, Kolkata-700001
 Tel: (+9133)22481504
 Fax: (+9133)22481523
 E-Mail: calfgn@gmail.com
Kolkata FPO Another Number :- +(91)-33-22481560, 22480808, 22438580, 22481574
And yes if you want to File a Complaint then here is the link but filing a complain May take much time and yes you will have to explain the whole issue including that Too that you called Mumbai Customs and they have not received your parcel. But we have to give a try mate so here is the link :- http://ccc.cept.gov.in/ComplaintRegistration.aspx (http://ccc.cept.gov.in/ComplaintRegistration.aspx)
And Yes I will surely too call Kolkata Customs for you tomorrow or day after tomorrow ( As tomorrow may be a holiday because of Good Friday so will surely try on 4th)
Will Try My Best To help You Guys,
Regards,
Aman. :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: uparumugam on April 03, 2015, 12:02:44 AM
Hi Aman

Thank you for the immediate response, I am little bit worried because when i asked customs after a week of arrival of the parcel to chennai, they said at the end of march month it will be cleared, but now two more weeks...

What makes them to take so long time?

I could see several items are getting cleared from 3 to 7 days also [including Mobiles, electronic gadgets too]

Their processing rules and regulations and time limits  are not transparent.

Still Your words make me happy to wait.....

Regards
Arumugam


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: saksham123 on April 03, 2015, 09:33:40 AM
Hi all

My name is Saksham,I ordered a jersey from aliexpress on 25th feb 2015.
i have not recieved it yet.its been stuck with customs.how long should i wait to recieve it?
it shows
   
 ITEM n RF318428495SG   new search
Local Date and Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
3/12/2015 1:35:00 PM   SINGAPORE   SINGAPORE S05   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
3/13/2015 9:15:00 AM   SINGAPORE   SINGAPORE S05   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
3/16/2015 11:15:56 AM   INDIA   CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
3/16/2015 1:01:18 PM   INDIA   CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR   Send item to domestic location (Inb)   Air   DIMC NEW DELHI 110002      
3/17/2015 4:56:43 PM   INDIA   DIMC NEW DELHI 110002   Send item to domestic location (Inb)   Air   HISSAR HO   


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 03, 2015, 05:23:46 PM
Hello Everyone,
@ Arumugam :- Well I hope it gets cleared soon. I am also worried too. Yes Sometimes Indian Customs can take like 1 month to Clear. You know it happens many times.But do check with them by calling after 4 to 6 days.

@ Saksham :- Hey Saksham First Of all welcome to the Forum.Well Actually I am Too Confused in This as It says send item to domestic Location But it still not sent. So you will have to Contact Delhi Customs for this.
Here are contact details :-

Comrade Indrajit Gupta Marg, New Delhi - 110002
 Tel: (+9111)23235501
 Fax: (+9111)26193802
 E-Mail: foreignpostdelhi@indiapost.gov.in
More Number For Delhi Customs :-
011-25654160  ( Chief Commissioner Of Delhi Customs )
011-25652970 ( Commissioner Of Delhi Customs)
And For More Numbers You can refer to this link :- http://delhicustoms.gov.in/contact.html (http://delhicustoms.gov.in/contact.html)
And Yes sometimes Parcel can take a month too.So don't worry :) .
And I hope it reaches you soon. :)
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: uparumugam on April 03, 2015, 05:57:10 PM
Thank you aman


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: saksham123 on April 03, 2015, 07:07:13 PM
Thank you aman..


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: saksham123 on April 04, 2015, 11:04:43 AM
Hey.
Is this normal if they do not pick call??


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 04, 2015, 12:56:13 PM
Very Normal Actually.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: saksham123 on April 04, 2015, 02:54:42 PM
Thanx for quick reply
but then how to contact them?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 04, 2015, 06:03:12 PM
Well If your not able to Contact Them By This Method Then Its tough Actually But Yes what you can do is now File a complaint as your item is sent to Domestic Location Many days Back But still you didn't get it. So its better you file a complain soon. Here is the link :- http://ccc.cept.gov.in/ComplaintRegistration.aspx (http://ccc.cept.gov.in/ComplaintRegistration.aspx)
Just a file a complain And yes Note the Complain Number Too so you can track it later :)
I hope that you receive your parcel soon.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: saksham123 on April 04, 2015, 06:23:13 PM
Thanx
how to know about transaction and sender details?
And also about transaction office?
is he asking for transaction number or mobile number?


Title: Re: Ordering non-RC stuff from international sites
Post by: amitvashisht on April 04, 2015, 09:52:14 PM
carefull with aliexpress and alibaba.com, there are so many supplier selling Dji Phantom 2 vision plus for US $ 300-400 they all are scam, these sites ask you, your address and phone number then they give you account number and ask you to deposite the money. They are robber be carefull with those people.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 05, 2015, 01:12:26 PM
Transaction is that Type Of mail I think so. You have to choose Registered Parcel in that. And then in Transaction Date the day it was Dispatched I think so and yes now further in the Transaction Office details you gotta select foreign then choose the country Where the parcel Is coming from And write some description about when did you buy this and when it was Dispatched and still you haven't received it yet it was sent to Domestic Location.
Then Select the Destination Post office that is yours.Then In Sender/Applicant Details you can use seller details. and The in receiver Details your details.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: saksham123 on April 05, 2015, 06:46:17 PM
Thank u very much.I have registered the complaint.I hope it reaches soon


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sajid001 on April 06, 2015, 12:14:34 PM
Hi this is the new user.
I wanna ask something that recently I have ordered a cell phone from japan. and since 23march its held at customs.
Shows Inappropriate Invoice. at kolkata Customs.
What do I have to do.??
Please Help Me.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 06, 2015, 02:31:14 PM
Hey Sajid,
First Of all Welcome To The Forums. Well Now as your shipment is stuck in Customs Because of the reason Inappropriate Invoice. Well Don't worry It can be solved. As Now the Customs are demanding a Invoice ,Proof Of Purchase( Normally Invoice) and yes A covering why you have ordered it and all that things. Second Thing did you receive any letter from the Customs if not then you should receive it soon but then also If you don't receive it in Like more 1 to 2 days then Here are the Contact Details For Kolkata Customs :-

Address:7A, Church Lane, Nicco House,3rd Floor, Kolkata-700001
 Tel: (+9133)22481504
 Fax: (+9133)22481523
 E-Mail: calfgn@gmail.com
Kolkata FPO Another Number :- +(91)-33-22481560, 22480808, 22438580, 22481574
And Yes don't worry we will surely try to solve the problem :)
And Yes can you tell me by which Method its coming ?? Is it By Registered Post Or by EMS?? And yes what the Total Price Value including shipping??? That Is its CIF Value ( Cost,Freight and Insurance) Because sometimes it may become a problem mate.And yes if possible can you tell me you tracking Number?? ( If possible then only :) )
And Yes you can contact them surely. As you live in Kolkata after calling if the problems solves then its okay. because you will have to send the invoice and all other things by Letter to customs.
So don't worry.If you don't receive the letter contact them and yes after that we can see what to do??
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sajid001 on April 06, 2015, 02:48:43 PM
Hey thanx.

This is my tracking No. EL021116874JP.
And the invoice is with me on my email.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 06, 2015, 02:58:51 PM
Oh Ok then its coming By EMS well mate can you tell me the total cost you paid for it? ? I mean Including Shipping Charges.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sajid001 on April 06, 2015, 03:01:33 PM
Around 550$


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 06, 2015, 03:05:06 PM
Wow Thats A lot actually You know like 35000 Rs to be Approx.Actually I am little Bit Worried.Now whenever one thing whenever you Buy Costly Things Always you can use Shipping Like Fedex or UPS Or DHL.Well then dont worry I will try to help you as much as i can.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sajid001 on April 06, 2015, 03:08:06 PM
Thanx a lot I purchased most of the time. It dint took too long as its taking. Now the only thing I am.worried about. Its stuck from.last 15 days. Please look forward and inform me about this. What has to be done. Thanks once again.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: uparumugam on April 06, 2015, 04:15:48 PM
Hi Aman

3/14/2015 11:30:41 AM   INDIA   CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Send item to customs (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
4/6/2015 3:25:37 PM   INDIA   CHENNAI EMS   Return item from customs (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      

Customs cleared it today, and i was told in a day or two i will receive my parcel.

Thank you for your guidance and help, Will update again once i receive it.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 06, 2015, 07:29:17 PM
Hey,
@Sajid you can call The customs tommorow and get to know about that and dont worry.   :)
@upuru:- Nuce to know that.Well Yes surely once you receive it.As soon as its status changes to Sent item To Domestic Location you should receive it in 1 to 2 working as you live in Chennai Only.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: niftywiz on April 07, 2015, 01:10:37 AM
This is my first post in this forum.
I have bought a refurbished iphone from aliexpress ,Valued $253.02  and $17.89 for EMS Shipping.Tracking number is EX012458898SG.Latest status is Retention reason : Inappropriate invoice.Seller has declared as MP3 Player value $20 as Gift.
I have not received any letter or phone calls from customs dept.If i tell them this is a MP3 player and someone was send it as a gift,so, i have no invoices at all,the customs dept. can open the box for identification?
Please help.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sajid001 on April 07, 2015, 12:50:54 PM
Hi aman,
I tried to call at kolkata foreign post they gave me several number to contact. But most of them are not working. And most of them are giving the same number. They don't even answer properly. 22480808, 22480809, 22480375, 22439576.
A guy pickd up and gave someone's personal number. Really frustrating, the way the management is.
Please help me.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: foolsworldus on April 07, 2015, 12:53:29 PM
Call 033 22623936
I had a talk today.. they say their ips server is down and things will take some time to move again


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sajid001 on April 07, 2015, 01:10:19 PM
Guess what happened when I called them up.
They gave me the same number. To call.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: uparumugam on April 07, 2015, 03:06:26 PM
@aman

I have received my smart watch today at 2.30 pm, customs charge 1690 rs

3800+1690

Regards
Arumugam


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: buddyjam on April 07, 2015, 05:30:50 PM
@ Uparumugam, congrats that you finally got it cleared. You are lucky they didnt charge penalty on you which is minimum Rs.6000. they charged you with 42% duty and stocking charges only.

@Niftywiz, If your tracking status changes item send to domestic location then it will mean you will be charged with some duty and parcel is released. Wait for few days, if not, you will receive a letter from customs asking documents as invoice and payment details from you. They will surely open the parcel . dont make a mistake of calling it a gift unless you are sure that seller has not put any invoice or receipt inside the parcel.
all the best, do update the forum.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: uparumugam on April 07, 2015, 08:13:06 PM
Thank you buddy jam.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: niftywiz on April 07, 2015, 10:45:00 PM
thank you.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 07, 2015, 11:24:07 PM
Hello Eveyone,
@Sajid :- Well Mate even i also Tried Callong Them But Same things Are Happening Well dont worry even i am also Trying to Call Them.So dont worry i will try to help as much as possible.I have also talked to Customs Mangement and they told that The IPS server is bwing Updated so you tracking status may chane in 24 hours so do watch out for that.So dont worry.I will Also Again will have talk with for you specially to Assistant Commissioner.

@Upuru :- Thanks For Updating It Here mate.Glad to Know that You received your Consignment.

@Nifty :-Hello Nifty,
First Of All Welcome to The forum.Now As it was Marked 20 $ plus As MP3 player thats why it got stuck in customs your already aware of it mate.But dont say anything to them mate.We dont need to lie to them.They Have just Recorded the information and you may receive the letter soon if not then try calling them up.Well I know that the response will not be satisfactory but dont worry i am Trying to contact the correct person and as soon as i find that i will surely updating it here.So dont worry Nifty.
And yes your invoice can be found on.your email that can be your order confirmation after payment which indicates the amount paid (Including Shipping) and you can check on the website for the same.
I hope this clears your doubt and yes dont take tensions :)

@buddy :- Thanks For helping mate because as I had gone for important work today.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: niftywiz on April 08, 2015, 01:07:56 AM
this is a refurbished iphone.Value $268.91 including shipping.what duty value can i expect?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 08, 2015, 10:16:54 AM
You Can Expect A Duty Of About 35 $ to 40 $ i.e 2400 Rs to be Approx. But we can not be Be sure that duty will be Imposed or not ?? As it happens many times they sometime leave the Consignment Without Charging. This a 50-50 % case.
So don't worry. Let hope you get the parcel soon.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: niftywiz on April 08, 2015, 10:53:21 PM
if duty amount will be around  Rs2500/, then its fine for me.If not...god knows...


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: alcino on April 09, 2015, 10:57:45 PM
My is stuck
4/4/2015 2:22:34 PM    INDIA    MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE    Record item customs information (Inb)    Air    MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE    
Retention reason : Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner

its a canon camera lens worth 171$ declare value is $50 will i have to pay customs?

Edited:
Tracking no removed because parcel in customs hands


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 09, 2015, 11:21:45 PM
Hey Alcino,
First Of All Welcome to The Forum.Now As you can see that Your Status says that Awaiting presentation To Customs Commissioner.Well This means that They Want some documents and i think soon you will receive a Letter from Customs Commissioner stating that They Want your invoice and Proof Of payment to get the idea of the original Value and a Covering letter and yes There is Chance That You Will Have to Pay Customs.

And Yes if you dont receive th letter in like more 1 to 2 days then you gotta call the Mumbai Customs/FPO to Know what can be done further.Here are the contact Details Of The Mumbai FPO :-
International Parcels

Articles with Tracking Numbers prefixed with CP,CL, RR are dealt by the Office of the Postmaster General (MM&FP), Foreign Post Office, Mumbai-400001.
Office Address :
Customer Care Section
3rd Floor, Foreign Post Office, Videsh Dak Bhavan,
Ramgulam Shivsagar Marg (Sprott Road),
Ballard Estate, Mumbai - 400 001
Telephone Number.:+ (91) (22) 22611791, 22653621
Email : mumbaiforeignpost@gmail.com
Another Number :- 022-22671403
And Yes one more thing i am worried about that Parcels sometimes get Stuck because of their higher value in Registered but then also Don't worry we will surely solve the Problem.
Regards,
Aman.





Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: alcino on April 10, 2015, 11:32:30 AM
I forgot to mention that it was marked as gift by the seller. so now will i still have to pay the customs charges?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 10, 2015, 06:20:28 PM
Actually Yes There is a 75 % Chances That you will get charged Customs ( As Its A Costly Thing).
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: niftywiz on April 10, 2015, 10:57:30 PM
what about me sir..i m worried.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 12, 2015, 04:57:18 PM
Hello Nifty,
First Of All No Sir I am Just 16 Years Old.Well Now as I see its been 8 days your parcel Is stuck In Customs.Well Actually Yesterday Was A Holiday Because Of Second Saturday Well I Heard That Second Saturdays In Customs Are Always Holiday.What I Think Is That your parcel Should Be cleared it will Take time meanwhile you will have to contact Them.
I have been Trying to Contact Them From Thursday But Not getting a Proper Answer.
Now if you can visit them with Documents That would be really Good.
But its okay Dont worry mate.
Regards,
Aman.



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: niftywiz on April 12, 2015, 11:05:38 PM
where to meet them?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 13, 2015, 12:52:13 PM
Hello Nifty,
Here Are The Details :-
Address:7A, Church Lane, Nicco House,3rd Floor, Kolkata-700001
 Tel: (+9133)22481504
 Fax: (+9133)22481523
 E-Mail: calfgn@gmail.com
Kolkata FPO Another Number :- +(91)-33-22481560, 22480808, 22438580, 22481574
You Can Go and Have a check on them. Before Going You can first Call Them That will Be Good.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: saksham123 on April 14, 2015, 01:47:15 PM
Hello aman.
as u said i had registered a complaint for my jersey stuck in delhi customs they replied to me but no further action is taken and is still stuck with them.what can i do??
complaint number-10006207346


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 14, 2015, 02:49:06 PM
Now In your Complaint Its written that The Case Is Forwaded To HRO DIMC well we have to wait for that. So just Put a reply in That Case till when I can expect a Answer and By When I will get it ?? And I will just find The Contact Details of HRO DIMC till then. I will soon post the Contact details as soon as I get it. As Today is a Holiday I think so I am not sure but I think its a holiday as Its Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti. So We will have to wait. But don't worry I will start finding the contact details Of HRO DIMC so by contacting them You can Take Help. Well If this Doesn't help i.e filing a Complain Then we will file another Complain In Grievance there is another portal too.
Here you can also launch A Public Grievance :- http://pgportal.gov.in/GrievanceNew.aspx (http://pgportal.gov.in/GrievanceNew.aspx)
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 14, 2015, 02:59:24 PM
Hello Saksham,
Just Now Talked on this Number to DIMC delhi :- 011-26140190.Well They said me today is A Holiday and gave me Two Numbers To call Tomorrow. They Told Me that They Can help you now I cant say or Guarantee What will happen on Calling Those numbers and what will be the reply?? But I will Be Also calling them tomorrow on the numbers I got from Calling DIMC Delhi.
Here Are The Numbers I got :- 011-23233314 , 011-23233325.
Well Today Was Holiday But Then Some people Are there in DIMC that's why I got the Number. Well so surely call them Tomorrow I will also try from my Side.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: saksham123 on April 14, 2015, 03:55:31 PM
Thank you very much
few day ago i also tried to call but they kept me giving another numbers and at last they didnt pick the call.
i hope they do answer this time..


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: saksham123 on April 15, 2015, 06:16:32 PM
Hey aman
did u get any further information bcoz i tried to call but i did not get any answer from them
i have replied to the complaint and will expect a reply from them
should i go for public grievance or should i wait?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 15, 2015, 06:44:13 PM
Hey Saksham,
Yes i contacted them.They Told me to call Tommorow so i will call them tommorow once again.Well i dont believe them now.But i gotta Try Again.
Well i think you should file a Public Grievence and yes do mention that it was Sent to Domestic Location But Still I Havent Received it.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: alcino on April 15, 2015, 09:03:00 PM
RB915446757HK

what does this mean?
Retention reason : Articles importation subject to restrictions import- license


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 15, 2015, 09:25:26 PM
Hello Alcino,
Well Now If You See Your Parcel Has Cleared Customs. And Has Returned From Customs. This Update Shows That :-
4/15/2015 3:29:39 PM INDIA MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE Return item from customs (Inb) Air MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
Well As You Sometimes We Import Things Which are Higher Value And Customs Think That We are not importing It For Personal Uses but then Also They Clear It by showing this Reason. Sometimes while Updating They Mistakenly Do That. Well You Don't Need To Worry For That Mate As Your parcel Has Returned from Customs. ( This Is what I think by seeing the Updates In The Tracking Log).
Well So I think It should be sent to Domestic Location In One To Two days. I think by tomorrow but cant guarantee that so I say it may 1 to 2 days and then you can Use Domestic Tracking to know your parcel whereabouts by using your tracking Number In The Domestic Tracking System i.e www.indiapost.gov.in (http://)
And Yes Don't worry I think there is a chance that duties may be Imposed. That is like 50-50 %. But don't worry.
I think it should reach you soon.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: saksham123 on April 15, 2015, 10:15:46 PM
Thank You once again aman.I have filed a public grievance.I hope i do get something out of it.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 15, 2015, 10:32:53 PM
I too Hope that Mate just Dont lose hope.I will Try My Best To Help everyone as much as i can.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 16, 2015, 04:37:29 PM
Hello Everybody,
After Three Hours of Searching Numbers at last I got the Postal Appraising Department Number. Well I Got The Numbers by contacting the Kolkata Customs on the Number  :- 033-22437665.
Well They Told That They don't have the Tracking Facility in their office so you gotta call the Postal Appraising Department which does have Tracking Facility and they are the only one who can help.
Here are the Numbers :- 033-22624634,22480367
Now When you call on these Numbers sometimes they pick up very soon and sometimes when they don't pick up the call gets answered automatically and it says that It is a wrong number but don't think that actually it is not a wrong number.You gotta much times calling them and they pick up.( often this happens.)
Well I hope these Numbers will help those people who parcels are stuck In Kolkata Customs.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: saksham123 on April 17, 2015, 09:49:03 AM
Hey aman
i recieved a reply on the complaint but i couldn't understand it.could you plz check it and explain it to me?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 17, 2015, 01:09:37 PM
Hello Saksham,
Just read your complain Reply.Yes actually its in their Postal Language maybe. You Know Well Just Post A Reply I am not able to understand so clearly tell me when I will receive my Parcel.
That's it.
And Don't worry I called DIMC but yet no one picked up and I am trying for you everyday.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: saksham123 on April 17, 2015, 01:23:56 PM
Thank you once again.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: saksham123 on April 23, 2015, 02:03:24 AM
Hey aman.
the grievance case is closed.
Their reply was "Tracking Number is not a customs documents. Moreover the Customs is not the cusstodian of Godds received through post/courier. Please contact the concerned deptt."
What should i do?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 23, 2015, 09:52:46 PM
Hello Saksham,
Actually Yes They Are replying this Because this is the Fault Of The Postal System ( India Post ) That it is not delivered to you there is no customs they have already cleared it. But now we have got to follow the Postal Complain That is the Indian Post Complain Mate. And Yes from tomorrow I am starting a search for you by calling the post offices so don't worry. I will Try my best to help you mate.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: saksham123 on April 23, 2015, 11:44:56 PM
Sorry to bother u so much,i'm really thankful to u..


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: yeswanth on April 24, 2015, 08:09:36 PM
Hai Aman ,
I have booked 4 parcels from the different countries and as I am a philatelist,I booked some philatelic items like stamp covers and special cards released by the different governments and here are the tracking numbers of the items ,

RR283351436PL

RE057419112US

CC067212894CA

CF216417418US

The problem is that these four parcels are in same condition because 3 out of 4 parcels came to Kolkata customs and the status is showing awaiting presentation to customs commissioner but it is not updated from one week onwards ..
Could you please check with it and let me know the status please




Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 24, 2015, 08:42:36 PM
Hello Yeswanth,
First Of All Welcome To The Forum. Now Towards your parcels. I see You have Ordered Stamps,FDC Covers,Miniature Sheets And All Right. Well I wanted to know that have you ordered it in Huge Quantity??? If Yes then you don't need to worry it will take some time but it will get cleared and if no there nothing to be worried of.Well actually what happens is that in these Things specially Stamps,Notes and all seller sends the Items in A Letter Or Envelope so what the customs think that it is a letter and sends it to Domestic location directly without even sending it to customs. But in this case it has gone to customs because I think so the package/parcel was little bit big in size that's why it was sent to Customs.
Well Now Actually What problem is that The Customs are awaiting presentation of what things you have ordered and the amount of those things. This Happens A Lot Specially in Kolkata Customs. But Don't Worry As Its Been Just 4 days now.
I think It Should Get Cleared. If Not Here are The Contact Details For Kolkata Customs :-
Address:7A, Church Lane, Nicco House,3rd Floor, Kolkata-700001
 Tel: (+9133)22481504
 Fax: (+9133)22481523
 E-Mail: calfgn@gmail.com
Another Number :- 033-22624634,22480367 ( PAD :- Postal Appraising Department)
These Guys Can Help you but before calling I suggest to wait for 2 to 3 days more. Well This Is what I think actually Because after recording the Information They Release The parcel.
But Don't Worry We Will Surely Find out a way to get it cleared. I will Try to help you as much as I can.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: yeswanth on April 24, 2015, 08:58:15 PM
Thanks a lot Aman ,

Actually just 2 days before I made a calk to the foreign post office regarding this issue and they told me that ,the customs commissioner is on leave since one week and he would release all the parcels only after his arrival and I asked him how much time it will take and they simply told we don't know ...
So just waiting for him to arrive and I am also not knowing whether he came or not
Thanks
Yeswanth


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 24, 2015, 09:13:37 PM
Well Yes actually if the Customs Commissioner is on holiday then as soon as he comea i am sure He/She will release the parcels.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 25, 2015, 06:23:53 PM
Hello Everyone,
@ Yeswanth :- Hello Yeswanth Just was tracking Your parcel and I saw that One Of them Was Sent To Domestic Location. Well That's really Good News.This One CC067212894CA Was sent to Domestic Location. Well I Hope the other ones will also get cleared Soon.
Well Now after its sent to Domestic Location if you know want to know about the parcel whereabouts you can Use Domestic Tracking at www.indiapost.gov.in (http://). Well I hope that you receive it soon and all other parcels get cleared soon.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: yeswanth on April 25, 2015, 06:47:03 PM
Yes Aman ,
I am very happy about that parcel and also waiting for the other parcels
Thanks
Yeswanth


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 26, 2015, 09:37:19 AM
Hello Everybody,
@niftywiz :- Just Now Tracked your parcel EX012458898SG Well It was sent to Domestic Location on 22th april and I hope that by Now you would have received as it was received in The Delivery at 24th April Only.
Well Nice to know that. Now Second thing did they charge you any duty?? If Yes please do mention that.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: niftywiz on April 27, 2015, 12:16:05 AM
Hello Aman !
Yes i got my iphone on 24th April. Without paying any duty.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 27, 2015, 12:45:32 AM
Thanks for updating it here.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sund on April 27, 2015, 05:24:32 PM
Hello everyone.hope you'll doing good,I'm new here.
Aman I need your immediate help.one of my parcel is stuck in customs since 10 days at mumbai I believe,I even called mumbai foreign post they said its sent to bangalore on 20th.Now I've no clue as bangalore customs never pick call its always busy,no matter what,could you please look up really appreciate it my tracking details : RC411494152NL

Regards
Sun


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 28, 2015, 10:01:02 AM
Hello Everyone,
@ Yeswanth :- Hello Yeswanth I would like to tell you that Your consignment Coming From Poland RR283351436PL has Been Sent to Domestic Location. Just update it once you receive it mate. And Yes second thing The two should also be sent soon.

@ Sund :- Hello Sund,
First Of all Welcome To The Forum. Now As Your parcel was sent to Bangalore Customs What I think is that it takes time to reach customs and by today it would have been reached and will take some time to clear customs. Well now its just been 8 days it was dispatched to Customs and in that 8 days one day was Sunday. Well don't worry sund what happens is that if Bangalore Customs receives the parcel also it doesn't update. So sometimes the receiver doesn't know and the parcel gets delivered to him.
If you don't mind can I ask what you ordered and How much did pay at total I mean CIF value( Cost+ Freight (Shipping)+Insurance)
Well Don't worry and get tensed.Here are the Contact Details for Bangalore Customs :-

Sub-Postmaster (HSG-1) . Bangalore Sub Foreign Post Office, III Floor,
Museum Road Post Office Building, Museum Road,
Bangalore. 560025
Phone Number :- 080-25589993
email : bgfgn25@gmail.com

Assistant Commissioner of Customs, in-charge of the Postal Appraising Department
Phone number :- 080- 22261326
Another Number :- 080-25589993
Well Just don't worry I hope it gets clear soon. I will Try to help you as much as possible.
Regards,
Aman.




Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: xngelo on April 28, 2015, 12:05:36 PM
Your posts and responses are quite informative. One more question along the same lines.

  • What does the following status mean?
IMC NEW DELHI 110002 - Return item from customs (Inb)

  • What would be the next steps after this?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: DJI Future Of Possible on April 28, 2015, 12:18:50 PM
All Custom Related Issues Has Been Solved to Import DJI Equipments In India
Now we have an Authorized Agent with All Dji Product Import Certificates


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sund on April 28, 2015, 01:08:56 PM
Hello Aman,
        Firstly thanks for all the encouraging words.
 Its a cellphone for my sister costing $105 + free shipping,but the order is invoiced at $39 and declared non commercial sample by the shipper,will there be any duty I need to pay & is this the reason its taking long?
  I've been calling the numbers given by you above.its always busy no matter whenever you try it.I might have tried atleast 100 times to call them.I'm just bit worried,cause the status after 20th hasn't moved further.I really appreciate all your help.

Regards
Sun


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 28, 2015, 08:19:12 PM
Hello Everyone,
@xngelo :- Hello Xngelo,
First of all welcome To The Forum.Now As The Status Shows that The Parcel Has Returned from the customs and after always in almost every consignment the parcel gets send to Domestic Location. So that means sent to your area local post office for Delivery. As Soon as the status shows that It is 'sent to Domestic location' you should receive it in 1 to 3 working days.
@ DJI :- Nice To Know that. Thanks For Letting us know.

@ Sund :- Hello Sund,
Ok So its phone well as the declared value is less I think they may ask you for invoice to gets it real value its very common that seller declares low Value but the customs also gets to know that. And Yes it will Take time To clear mate but don't worry okay I will try to help you as much as I can.

@ Yeswanth :- Hello Yeswanth,
Just Now I Tracked your parcel and got to know that your 3rd registered shipment CF216417418US is Also Sent To Domestic location and I hope you receive it soon.And I also hope that the last shipment also gets cleared soon.

@ Sajid :- Hello Sajid,
Your shipment EL021116874JP  is Cleared From Customs nice to know that. Its also sent to Domestic location too So you should receive it soon mate. I hope you receive it soon and yes as soon as you receive it just update it here and second thing if customs duties will be imposed just update it here but I hope that you don't have to pay any duties and yes you can track the parcel in the Domestic Tracking System now i.e www.indiapost.gov.in (http://) (http://) (http://) to know the parcel whereabouts.
I hope you receive it soon.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 28, 2015, 08:33:35 PM
Hello Everyone,
@ Sund :- Now as I told you before that sometimes The consignment clears customs and They don't update it and I think so this is what has happened in your case sund. If you live in HSR Layout then I think you will receive the parcel as I tracked your parcel in The Domestic Tracking System i.e www.indiapost.gov.in (http://) (http://) and got this Update :-
28/04/2015 04:31:16 BANGALORE CITY RMS (CRC) Article Bagged to HSR LAYOUT 
that means your parcel has cleared customs and its sent to Domestic location this is what I think now. Well and yes I think you should receive it in 1 to 2 Business and as soon as you receive it just update it here and yes if any customs duties will be imposed just update it here too but I hope that you don't have to pay any duty.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: abby1994 on April 28, 2015, 11:50:32 PM
4/14/2015 6:36:00 PM   China   110136   Receive item from customer (Otb)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
4/17/2015 11:31:00 PM   China   BEIJING EMS   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
4/18/2015 1:30:00 AM   China   BEIJING EMS   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
4/22/2015 7:46:19 AM   India   MUMBAI EMS   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE      
4/22/2015 8:29:15 AM   India   MUMBAI EMS   Send item to customs (Inb)   Air   CED NEW DELHI (FOR CUSTOM CLEARANCE)      
4/25/2015 12:13:43 PM   India   DELHI, EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   
Retention reason : Other


Guys this contains two gifts and a hand made card for my friend.. the birthday is coming up soon! and i need this to get delivered asap. what should i do? please guide me


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: flycamindia on April 29, 2015, 12:10:19 PM
I purchased the dji phantom3 advanced with official box contents and made shipping through DHL from china to india  via aliexpress so i mentioned the price of $99 as invoice do the indian custom's will allow my parcel


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sharlock on April 29, 2015, 12:34:07 PM
I purchased the dji phantom3 advanced with official box contents and made shipping through DHL from china to india  via aliexpress so i mentioned the price of $99 as invoice do the indian custom's will allow my parcel

I personally would not recommend this.. but now since you have ordered it hope every thing goes fine..  please keep us updated on this.  Ho much did you pay for the phantom3 advanced?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: flycamindia on April 29, 2015, 12:35:53 PM
I paid $999 + $150 shipping and why you not personally recommend this


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sharlock on April 29, 2015, 12:40:53 PM
I paid $999 + $150 shipping and why you not personally recommend this

Because of the problems involved with the customs here in India


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: flycamindia on April 29, 2015, 12:44:53 PM
But people here say DHL is more safe then EMS by anyway DHL try their best to deliver the parcel ....but my query is that how dealers in india get their parcel


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sharlock on April 29, 2015, 12:57:40 PM
But people here say DHL is more safe then EMS by anyway DHL try their best to deliver the parcel ....but my query is that how dealers in india get their parcel

Even I have the same question... how dealers get it?? may be in bulk or may be some other way.. I am lucky as I got most of the things from my cousin who lives in US


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: abby1994 on April 29, 2015, 03:08:41 PM
Hi Aman!

4/14/2015 6:36:00 PM   China   110136   Receive item from customer (Otb)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
4/17/2015 11:31:00 PM   China   BEIJING EMS   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
4/18/2015 1:30:00 AM   China   BEIJING EMS   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
4/22/2015 7:46:19 AM   India   MUMBAI EMS   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE      
4/22/2015 8:29:15 AM   India   MUMBAI EMS   Send item to customs (Inb)   Air   CED NEW DELHI (FOR CUSTOM CLEARANCE)      
4/25/2015 12:13:43 PM   India   DELHI, EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   
Retention reason : Other   

The parcel has two gifts, a hand made card. It has to reach Delhi for my friend's birthday. And its just a week away. what should i do? please guide me


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sund on April 29, 2015, 03:43:26 PM
Hi ya'll,
     Aman my sister received the parcel y'day at 15.45 pm & had to pay INR 895 to mail man as I'm in the US I couldn't get in touch with the bangalore customs again after repeated calls from me from past few days,In any case as she has received it & happy,INR 895 is just fine with me,rather running around customs office.I'm really thankful to you aman for providing immediate information

Regards
Sun


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: globalmilind on April 29, 2015, 10:10:03 PM
@flycamindia: Hi, customs may ask you to show bank details and they can retain this parcel in such a case.

In value evidence you can provide any of the following for clearance:
 
1) B.R.C. (Bank Remittance copy)
2) Internet Price
3) Manufacturers Price List

Hope all goes well....
Keep updating...


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: flycamindia on April 30, 2015, 12:26:58 AM
I have paid 75k for the phantom 3 with DhL shipping how many amount i have to pay officially i they ask me for bankcopy and internet price


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: globalmilind on April 30, 2015, 10:47:58 AM
@flycamindia: You don't need to pay any amount officially. If, by any chance they ask to provide value evidence, you simply request them to assess the value by themselves.

Just keep a proper track. Be positive!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: xngelo on April 30, 2015, 10:54:16 AM
@aman1256 Thank you.
What is 'GURGAON STG'? How can I find the address/contact details?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 30, 2015, 01:40:23 PM
Hello Everyone,
@abby :- Hello Abby First Of all Welcome To The Forum. Now As Your parcel Is Coming By Speed Post Well It should get cleared soon as this Contains Gift and A card I understand that it was sent to customs on 22 and on 25th they recorded the Parcel Information and other Details. Well I hope there Is no Prohibited item inside like Radio Tx/rx As s gift or Any Small Quad with Tx/rx if yes then it will stuck mate if no then its okay that's not a problem. It should get cleared soon abby.Now as its sent to Delhi Customs Here are the Contact Details For that But I think it should get cleared soon so you will have to wait for 2 to 3 days more I understand its yours friends birthday and I hope that it reaches before the date.
Here are the Details :-
Comrade Indrajit Gupta Marg, New Delhi - 110002
 Tel: (+9111)23235501
 Fax: (+9111)26193802
 E-Mail: foreignpostdelhi@indiapost.gov.in
Another Number :- 011-25654160,25652970
And Also EMS Department Contact Details :-
Articles with Tracking Numbers prefixed with EE, EM are dealt by the Speed Post Centre, Santacruz, Mumbai-400099

 Office Address :
 International Speed Post (EMS) Centre,
 Near Santacruz Domestic Airport,
 Opp- Sahara Star Hotel, Mumbai-400099.
 Telephone Numbers : 022-26156125, 26156648,26156703
 email :spc.mumbai@indiapost.gov.in

And Also if possible can you tell me what is the Inside the Gift parcel ones ( I respect your privacy) and also your tracking If you can then only abby???
And I hope it clears and will try to help you as much as possible.

@flycamindia :- Hello Fly,
First Of all Welcome To The Forum. Now I understand that Mate as you have paid about 999 $ plus 150 $ shipping well yes that's a  about 72000 Rs. Well as its coming By DHL there will be no Problem In contacting them and getting even the status of the parcel the problem is that they have to clear it I hope they should clear it mate but nowadays as you know about customs They are not clearing Bigger Quads.But I hope that They clear this first is clearing then the Duties will be applied and there is 80 % of chance that the Duties will be applied.But I did have a talk with them they said its takes 4 to 5 days for clearance but I hope it should get cleared in 2 to 3 days if they clear it then only or it will be stuck.
Second Thing if possible will you be able to Provide me the Tracking Number I will like to the status if possible then only.
But No Problem I do have the Bangalore DHL Office number and will try to contact them Mate. One More Number Is given In Their Website too.

@ Sharlock:- Hello Sharlock ,
Now as you have asked that How does the Dealers import ?? even I want to know the full process but I have heard about IEC Code that is Import export code.It is a type of license through which we can import one specific product for which you have got the license and that too for commercial purposes ( its also available for personal use but it is very hard to get with strong reason) other than that even I also don't know Shar.

@xngelo :- Well Its sent to Your nearest Post Office and then it will be sent to your Local Post Office for delivery. You can use Domestic Tracking System i.e www.indiapost.gov.in (http://) to know the parcel Whereabouts.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: abby1994 on April 30, 2015, 02:55:19 PM
@Aman.. Thank you so much Aman! I really appreciate your help.. the parcel contains a pair of heels, a t shirt, a hand made card and a few chocolates... the lady at the china post ems center told me not to write gift on the customs form and leave it blank.. she told me it'll be cleared.. but now i regret not writing that

I hope it reaches soon. Thank you once again.. will wait for 2-3 days as you said before contacting them.. 


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: abby1994 on April 30, 2015, 03:06:35 PM
@aman .. and yes, they're all gift wrapped inside as well..


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: xngelo on April 30, 2015, 04:26:30 PM
@aman1256 Thanks for the info.
Can I use the SingPost consignment number on IndiaPost site for Domestic Tracking?
My pincode search returns three post offices. Is there any use visiting them and ask for the package?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 30, 2015, 05:19:53 PM
Yes that is only I mean your tracking Number will be starting from like RA,RG or RF and then 9 numeric Digits and then SG  that is to be entered in the Domestic Tracking.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 30, 2015, 05:24:58 PM
Hello Everyone,
@ Yeswanth :- Hello yeswanth Your last Registered Consignment RE057419112US has also been sent to Domestic Location well you should receive it soon and I hope that you have received the Other Three Consignments. Just update it here as soon as you receive it.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Ravnish Singh on April 30, 2015, 08:49:51 PM
Hey i am having the same problem.I ordered a product from aliexpress n this is what its telling me when i track it:
India, DELHI, EMS SPEED POST CENTRE, Record item customs information (Inb), Air, C.E.D. New Delhi-2, Retention reason : Awaiting proof of purchase/value from addressee
Somebody tell me what to do...:(


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: flycamindia on April 30, 2015, 09:43:40 PM
Which product you ordered and what step you going to take next


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Ravnish Singh on April 30, 2015, 09:49:32 PM
I ordered a phone for my sis
N i donot know what to do next.would be very thankful if anyone could help me out


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on April 30, 2015, 10:06:23 PM
Hello Everyone,
@ Ravnish :- Hello Ravnish,
First Of All Welcome To The Forum. Now as you can see in the Status that it is in the Delhi Customs and now they are requiring the Proof of purchase and also its proof of Value. Well Actually in the image I see that it was examined yesterday on 29th April well it was just yesterday so you don't know need to worry mate. Well They want to See your invoice and your payment confirmation to get the correct value of the product. May I know your tracking Number ??? If you can give then only as it is not visible in the image and also how much including shipping???And Yes you may soon receive a letter stating that the Customs is requiring the Documents that would be The Invoice and Proof Of purchase and if you don't receive a letter you can always contact them so  here are the Contact Details For Delhi FPO and Customs :-
Comrade Indrajit Gupta Marg, New Delhi - 110002
 Tel: (+9111)23235501
 Fax: (+9111)26193802
 E-Mail: foreignpostdelhi@indiapost.gov.in
Another Number :- 011-25654160,25652970
And yes don't worry its not a Prohibited Item and yes it should get cleared soon once they get to know its value by seeing the Invoice and proof purchase copy.So don't worry Ravnish.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Ravnish Singh on April 30, 2015, 10:24:17 PM
Thanks Aman!
The tracking id is-EX012482659SG
So i would need to go in person n submit these documents or the seller would handle this?
N do i need to pay any duty as well?
N i paid 118$ n shipping was free.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: flycamindia on April 30, 2015, 10:28:13 PM
Aman bhai please share your contact no. If possible


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: globalmilind on April 30, 2015, 10:38:38 PM
@flycamindia: This is what I was talking about. Value evidence.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on May 01, 2015, 10:37:55 AM
Hello Everyone,
@ Ravnish :- Well Thanks For updating the Tracking Number. Now Always remember once the parcel is dispatched and reached our country everything comes on us and seller doesn't take care of the Customs or any other Issues related to it.
Well yes there is a chance of like 40 to 60 % that duty maybe imposed on the articles well lets hope first that its gets cleared soon. And Yes about submitting Documents to The Customs you will have to wait a little because I think customs will send you a letter stating that they require the Invoice and all if you don't receive it soon then just contact the Customs by using above Mentioned contact details in my last post reply given to you and you can ask them 'where to send it??'
And yes don't worry.
@Flycamindia :- Hey fly,
you can PM me or post your queries here only no problem and I will try to clear them and will try to help you as much as possible mate.

Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Ravnish Singh on May 01, 2015, 11:10:28 AM
Aman i called at the number you provided.They are saying that i need to submit the copy of invoice.But should i tell them that i bought this online or should i say that it was a gift?Will they charge me more if i tell them i bought this?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: abby1994 on May 01, 2015, 04:27:39 PM
@Aman..

hi :)
Here's an update of my parcel.. retained again.. twice.. and retention reason: other  :'( :(

4/22/2015 8:29:15 AM   India   MUMBAI EMS   Send item to customs (Inb)   Air   CED NEW DELHI (FOR CUSTOM CLEARANCE)      
4/25/2015 12:13:43 PM   India   DELHI, EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   
Retention reason : Other   
5/1/2015 2:11:58 PM   India   DELHI, EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   
Retention reason : Other   
5/1/2015 2:12:51 PM   India   DELHI, EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   
Retention reason : Other   


Will it be detained longer now? and do they reply to emails?? i cant make international calls to them..  would be really grateful for your help
Thanking you,
Abby


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: abby1994 on May 01, 2015, 05:01:18 PM
4/22/2015 7:46:19 AM   India   MUMBAI EMS   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE      
4/22/2015 8:29:15 AM   India   MUMBAI EMS   Send item to customs (Inb)   Air   CED NEW DELHI (FOR CUSTOM CLEARANCE)      
4/25/2015 12:13:43 PM   India   DELHI, EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   
Retention reason : Other   
5/1/2015 2:11:58 PM   India   DELHI, EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   
Retention reason : Other   
5/1/2015 2:12:51 PM   India   DELHI, EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   
Retention reason : Other   
5/1/2015 4:31:09 PM   India   DELHI, EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   Return item from customs (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   

@Aman.. finally it has returned from customs!! :) How much more time should it take now?
   


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on May 01, 2015, 05:42:02 PM
Hello Everyone,
@ Ravnish :- Hello Ravnish,
Yes so as they requiring a Invoice copy so yes you should send it to them. So did you ask which address it is to be send mate??? If no surely ask them tomorrow and yes one more thing you don't need to tell them that you have bought it or got it as gift unless asked and yes if they ask it just tell them you have bought it but the seller marked it as gift.( Did you buy it and told the seller to mark it as gift or did He/She Automatically marked it as gift??Customs also know that Sometimes Seller mark the Item as Gift so no duties be imposed but what I think is that no problem in that mate)If The Gift is of higher amount they do charge duties there is 50 to 70 % Chance that duty maybe imposed and yes sometimes duties is not imposed. Well First the Clearance is the Target, Right ??? So Just send them The invoice with a Covering letter that My Registered Article No EX012482659SG/With Tracking Number EX012482659SG is Under customs Clearance so I am sending a copy of the invoice. and Yes Ravnish also if possible you can send the Payment Confirmation of how much you paid Exactly that would help more actually. But its okay if you send the invoice as they are demanding that only and so just call them once again ask them the Address to where it should be sent and confirm once again what what documents are to be Send as we don't want to take any chance right ???
I Hope it gets cleared soon mate.

@ Abby :- Hello Abby,
Well it has Cleared Customs that's why at that time it was examined again and soon after that The status changed to Return Item From Customs that mean it has Cleared Customs and soon it should be sent to Domestic Location Mate.Always almost all of the parcel are sent to Domestic location after Clearance. I hope It gets delivered soon.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on May 01, 2015, 05:45:50 PM
@ abby :- And Yes one more thing to which city or Town the parcel is destined??? Is it near Delhi or Mumbai ??
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Ravnish Singh on May 01, 2015, 06:36:06 PM
I went to there office today.They asked for the proof of purchase.i paid only 118 dollars and they are asking for a duty of 6000 and said that its according to the indian value of that phone.
N the parcel is for delhi


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on May 01, 2015, 06:47:10 PM
Well I see that well Show them the Invoice and tell them to impose the Duty on that Value you paid for mate. Just try I am sure they will accept it that's why they are asking for Invoice.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: abby1994 on May 01, 2015, 06:56:42 PM
@Aman.. its bound for New Delhi..


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Ravnish Singh on May 01, 2015, 07:56:19 PM
Aman i gave them the proof of purchase and told them that this is what i finally paid.They said that they will charge the duty according to the indian value of the phone


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on May 01, 2015, 10:23:55 PM
Hmm Thats Really Not good going on Mate.Well Which phone is that Mate and yes second thing i know that you really dont want to pay 6600 rs duty because that is equal to the amount you paid Mate. So what do you say? ? Because this has Never happened mate but yes sometimes it is possible as In customs every product Real value is taken out and duty is applied on A Certain amount but this they are saying it is something else.
Well one thing more are they telling to you pay duty there only or on delivery time??
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on May 01, 2015, 10:28:23 PM
And yes one more thing to Everyone as soon as they receive their parcels please do update it here.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Ravnish Singh on May 01, 2015, 10:32:09 PM
The phone is galaxy s5
N i was ready to pay the duty for the value i actually paid i.e. 118 dollars but not this much
And they told me i have to pay it to the person who will deliver the parcel to me


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on May 01, 2015, 11:45:09 PM
Hmm well yes then the only way left now is to pay the duty or send the parcel back.I understand its really Har to decide as you have paid for the item and also your time is spend on this
Well what do you say ravnish because i also know that as the duties imposed are really high.Well There is one way which i heard that after paying the duties if you think that the duties levied on your Article Is high then you can question customs that you were charged duties that you think is very high and then they will Investigate the case and yes if the duties levied were high and not exactly to their Duties Rates then they will return you the Excess amount but it is after you pay the duties and i really dont know much about it but yes i will surely try to find out.But yes it will Really Take a lot of time and yes it is like 50 - 50 % that the duties paid may be returned or not.
So yes what i think that You should return the parcel.and get your money back mate well this is what i think.But yes No Forcing from this side because i will totally respect your decision which you will take.
Regards,
Aman.



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Ravnish Singh on May 02, 2015, 04:07:50 PM
I guess i will return the product :/


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sund on May 02, 2015, 04:38:45 PM
If Ever you buy anything from aliexpress ask seller to ship it through singapore post or  sweden post,don't use express shipping like EMS,DHL or FEDex especially if importing into india.
   If living in the US best to opt for DHL or USPS
   Always ask seller to invoice it correctly & add a note as non commercial sample,which might help at the customs destination location,in your case its Delhi I believe.
 +1 to what aman said,it'd be good idea to return your order back & claim refund from the seller.aliexpress is good when comes to refund.provide 'em some picture evidence & open a dispute.
I've ordered few products in the past to the US ,but I've never come across any problem as such,but I was offered full refund for one of the faulty product,hope that helps your future purchase
 Good luck

Regards
Sun


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on May 04, 2015, 08:22:42 PM
Yup That's Correct Only that can be done now.Well Just ask them to send the parcel back.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: abby1994 on May 05, 2015, 03:14:46 PM
My friend just received her parcel today.. she was called by the post office guys.. and they charged custom tax.. so she paid for her own gift.. and the parcel's contents were damaged as well... not going to use ems in future..

But my sincerest thanks to Aman!! thanks for providing valuable help throughout.. really appreciate your help.. thanks a ton buddy.. you really help people a lot on this forum.. it was great to get in touch with you..  :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sajid001 on May 05, 2015, 09:35:30 PM
Hi,
Everyone finally after 2.5 Months held at customs i received my parcel today paying huge duty.
Thanx aman for ur initiative.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on May 10, 2015, 10:12:54 AM
Hello Everyone,
@ Everyone :- Everyone who had Issues in customs and whose parcels were not delivered or the ones were returned well I am really sorry as I couldn't much for you guys but Even I also feel Very sad inside when A parcel goes back because your money as well as your precious time has been Spent the money will come back but the time wont Well Then also I will try To help you as much as I can.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Ravnish Singh on May 10, 2015, 11:13:39 AM
Hello aman,
I went to there office last tuesaday and they said that they have released the package n i would have to pay a duty of rs 1700.But even now the package is not delivered to me.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on May 10, 2015, 12:38:18 PM
Hello Everybody,
@ Ravnish :- Hello Ravnish,
Well as your telling me that They have cleared the package but still actually in the Tracking Log if you check it you will see that it has not cleared customs but as they have told you they have released the package so it should be updated well no problem just contact them once and ask them its not send to Domestic location yet and yes don't worry if they released it then it should reach you soon so just contact then once.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: GP_Freak on May 11, 2015, 11:01:52 AM
Just gone through this thread and its really nice that this has cleared a lot of doubts. Thanks to all helping out ppl regarding customs.

some one has advised to use Singapore post or Sweden post for buying from abroad. Just wanted to know if there is any specific reason for this.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on May 11, 2015, 11:16:25 AM
Hello Everyone,
@ GP :- Hello Gp,
First of All Welcome To This Forum. Now Actually What happens is that Always Singapore Post Has been Very fast  Means its Transit is very fast.Now If you see customs clearances takes times always if its Prohibited Product or a Product which has High value even sometimes for Gifts or Also For Small articles. Even In Sweden post this is the case but yes it does take time for Outward Dispatch of The parcel From Their Country I mean the Overseas Departure Takes Time. And Also People Say that China Post is Slow ( No Offence to any one  :) ) but sometimes the Article does reaches fast. So it all Depends on The Customs Clearance Process and how the Sender Country Postal Department Dispatch It to Destination Country.
If you see in EMS ( its a Fast service And People Does pay about 17 to 25 $ extra for This Service ) but still Some articles may take a month For Clearance yes it happens.
Even in my Experience Sweden post one time they 20 to 25 days to Dispatch The article from Their Country Terminal To India.
I hope This Clears your Doubt ;)
And Also If you use Registered Post Chances Of Getting Customs Duties Are very low.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: GP_Freak on May 11, 2015, 08:40:14 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome Aman ;D. I was reading through this forum as a guest actually. Appreciate your quick reply on the query I raised. I trust Chennai customs is lenient when compared to Mumbai and Delhi I guess.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on May 12, 2015, 06:20:05 AM
Hello Everyone,
@ Gp :- Hmm Well Cant say actually about who is More Lenient but yes one thing I am sure is that When There is Prohibited item or Restricted Item your article will surely get cleared.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: GP_Freak on May 17, 2015, 03:14:25 PM
Thanks Aman, Any idea how long does it take for customs clearance ? Item was sent to customs on 8th as per tracking info. lol.

RP408330834SG


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on May 17, 2015, 03:26:55 PM
Hello Everyone,
@GP :- Hello GP,
Well can can i know what item it is and from where it was Ordered and also how much did pay for it? ? Well it was Sent to customs on 8th may so what i think is that it should be cleared soon if its not a Restricted item like Tx/Rx or R/C helis or Miniquads etc also customs sometimes does take time.So dont worry.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rcparkjets on May 17, 2015, 04:04:06 PM
Well There is one way which i heard that after paying the duties if you think that the duties levied on your Article Is high then you can question customs that you were charged duties that you think is very high and then they will Investigate the case and yes if the duties levied were high and not exactly to their Duties Rates then they will return you the Excess amount but it is after you pay the duties and i really dont know much about it but yes i will surely try to find out.But yes it will Really Take a lot of time and yes it is like 50 - 50 % that the duties paid may be returned or not.
No aman, it is to be done this way !
If you pay and take delivery of the parcel, nothing can be done afterwards.

1. The procedure is you should not accept the parcel. Take copy of the duty bill when post man bring the parcel to you.
2. Do not accept the parcel. Ask the post man / post master to return the parcel to the customs for reassessment.
3. Write a letter to the customs (postal appraising department) stating that the parcel is not accepted by you due to high duties and ask for reassessment. Attach, copy of duty bill, invoice, catalog etc.
4. Also, give copy of the letter to the post master.
5. The post master will send the parcel to the customs and you will get the parcel back after sometime after the reassessment.

This is the procedure I followed once and this is also printed in the duty bill.

Unfortunately, this may take one more month time but the success is not guaranteed. Also, your parcel may go missing.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: GP_Freak on May 17, 2015, 06:52:11 PM
@ Aman, its a RC quad around 35$.
@ Rcparkjets, that's right. But if that's through courier, then its better to pay the amount most of the times because the detention and demurrage charges over a month may become higher than the cost of the product itself. This is in addition to the challenge of parcels getting missed.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: vibranthobbies on May 17, 2015, 06:54:13 PM
Yes. What I stated is about the post only.

Edit : Sorry, read the post as user name rcparkjets.  :banghead:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on May 17, 2015, 09:32:16 PM
No aman, it is to be done this way !
If you pay and take delivery of the parcel, nothing can be done afterwards.

1. The procedure is you should not accept the parcel. Take copy of the duty bill when post man bring the parcel to you.
2. Do not accept the parcel. Ask the post man / post master to return the parcel to the customs for reassessment.
3. Write a letter to the customs (postal appraising department) stating that the parcel is not accepted by you due to high duties and ask for reassessment. Attach, copy of duty bill, invoice, catalog etc.
4. Also, give copy of the letter to the post master.
5. The post master will send the parcel to the customs and you will get the parcel back after sometime after the reassessment.

This is the procedure I followed once and this is also printed in the duty bill.

Unfortunately, this may take one more month time but the success is not guaranteed. Also, your parcel may go missing.
Hello Everyone,
@ Rcparkjets Sir :- Hello Sir,
Well Yes actually that's correct its my fault but I didn't know that so that's why I also mentioned that I will ask customs I also wrote there 'I heard' but no I was Wrong maybe I read somewhere wrong but yes Thanks For correcting me.Today I gained another knowledge about customs Procedure thank you So much for that. Well it is our seniors who correct us and make us learn Right,sir?
Thank you So much once again. Besides that's correct that it will take much time and also May be lost and any person whose parcel was stuck at customs for more than 1 month and then wrong duty levied and then if He/She Sends for reassessment that it would take more a month that would be really not good I think so.
But yes today I learned a New Thing thanks Once again For That Sir.

@ GP :- Hello GP,
Ok So as its R/C quad the value is not a problem here as near to 2170 rs but the Problem is that Its R/C Quad is it coming From hobbyking.com or Banggood.com or Some other website??? Well if It Contains Tx/rx then surely customs will require WPC NOC and believe me mate its really hard to get WPC NOC. But if its not including any tx/rx chances are there that it may get cleared but as most of the Quads comes with Tx/Rx 80 to 85 % of the  R/C quads with Tx/rx gets stuck and customs demands  WPC NOC. But don't worry lets see what happens. But if the customs demand WPC NOC then you will have to return it and get the money back.But yes they May send you a letter in this case stating that they are requiring WPC NOC for this article  ( as in most of cases they do ).But if you have not received the Letter then here are the Contact Details Of The Chennai Customs/FPO :-
Address: No.1, Mooker, Nallamjdhu Street, Chennai-600001
 Tel: (+9144)25240963
 Fax: (+9144)25240962
 E-Mail: packpost@gmail.com
Another Number :- 044-22560941,22561945,22561184
And Yes don't worry.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rcparkjets on May 17, 2015, 09:37:42 PM
Aman
I have no intention to find fault on you. You are doing an excellent job helping and giving hope to so many members in this post.
I already noted that you was not sure on the exact procedure.
I just shared what I know.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on May 17, 2015, 09:41:07 PM
Hello Sir,
No sir I was not trying to say that you were finding fault on me Infact I accept my Mistake this is what I have learned. Thank you so much for sharing I didn't know the Procedure but today I learned that.and  Also you have made me Learn many things . Thank you so much for that :)  ( No Offence Meant sir :) Your my Senior :) )
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: cyberhack on May 19, 2015, 09:30:45 PM
has anyone purchased fpv 5.8ghz 600mw from ebay/aliexpress/banggood and receieved it without customs?
main question is : fpv tx rx are also hung at customs or nt? also is there any regulations to import fpv? i mean db or frequency should be under so and so ?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: globalmilind on May 19, 2015, 09:36:45 PM
Yes they will trouble. They even held a flight controller saying that its prohibited.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on May 19, 2015, 09:49:42 PM
Hello Everyone,
Actually Many Have imported FPV Gear from outside and Have Succeeded. Its like 70-30 % of ratio.You may face problems in importing that or you may not.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on May 19, 2015, 09:53:03 PM
Hello Everyone,
@ Ravnish :- I would like to inform you that your EMS Parcel EX012482659SG has Cleared Customs and has been sent to Domestic Location That is your local Post office and I think its Rajouri Garden As Mentioned in The Tracking Log. Well now you can track it in www.indiapost.gov.in To know the parcel whereabouts and Also I hope that you receive it soon and I also hope that you don't have to pay high duty.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: cyberhack on May 19, 2015, 10:11:19 PM
@aman so there is 70% chance of me getting it without any customs right :P  :hatsoff:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on May 20, 2015, 12:09:54 AM
Hello Everyone,
@Cyberhack :- Hello Cyberhack,
Well Actually Many Members have importrd FPV Gear Successfully.Well but I cant Guarantee because many Parcels which were  containing FPV gear were detained and got stuck in customs like it happens when we order a Radio Tx/rx and were sent back and the Persons who ordered got their money back.But this has Happened Very Less times not always like Rafio Tx/rx in which customs Require WPC NOC also who knows customs may change the rule detain every parcel .But Yes the Success rate is much more than the Radio Tx/rx.Well you can also contact any member who would have imported FPV gear asking their experience of importing FPV gear but yes always there will be a Risk of getting stuck in customs as Its type of Tx/rx,right?? So the choice is yours there are chances of getting the parcel cleared its not 50-50 but maybe like 65-35 %.See many Persons/Members who imported Stuff never got any problems in Customs.There are WPC Restrictions you may get in to Problems But No Always.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: cyberhack on May 20, 2015, 12:19:18 AM
thank u aman lets see i am sure bt would be trying this :P


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on May 20, 2015, 12:43:43 AM
Hello Everyone,
@Cyberhack :- Well lets see then what happens.If you order do update me or in the Thread.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: cyberhack on May 20, 2015, 12:52:17 AM
sure @aman thanks a lot bro ....


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ricardofarden on May 26, 2015, 11:56:53 PM
hello guys,
I made an account here mainly to gets some questions clarified about this topic .
Must say,you people are giving great information :)
So here goes,
I am an individual ordering for personal use.
my orders are from dhgate.com
All my orders are via registered airmail (China airmail or Singapore/hongkong post)
These take min 10-30 days delivery.

So proceeding to my set of queries ,
A)
First about my current orders
I have say a couple of Chinese smartwatches 50$ each (separate parcels from separate sellers )
And a remote control quad copter (model no CX 20 auto pathfinder) worth 350$.
(Note: I just read a aman Bros replies to another persons reply who as seems from chennai about quad copters, I'm kinda worried n have no idea about what these things mean Tx DX n stuff as aman says are hard to get clearance, but my products name reads "CHEERSON CX20 auto pathfinder " so I hope it doesn't fall under DX or tx . just praying :(

As far as these 3 go, I have messaged the sellers to invoice the product at 20$ each for Watches and 50$ for quad copter and declare them as gift too.

P.s. each of these are individual separate orders .

B) I have a couple of Chinese Chromecast alternative called d Miracast(20$ each X2  in one order.. Which makes it 40$ order.
And another order which contains a couple of virtual laser keyboard (like a laser keyboard projector which you can carry in your pocket and use to type )
This costs 45$ my order contained 2 pieces which makes total order 90$ approx +10$ for shipping.

Sofor the above two orders,the sellers were so quick that they shipped my product before I could msg them about declaring gift or undervaluing, so I do not know how it has been invoiced

Again reminding you,
All my orders are by registered China airmail.

So I would like to know the fate of customs charge or levy on these products ,
And tips to follow to avoid custom charges whatsoever.
I am planning to order some mobile phones worth 100-200USD in a few days and am looking for some tips as I can see many have gotten thru without customs duty for mobile in this thread .

I'm new here,so please forgive me for any mistakes in my query .
Thank you in advance .
Waiting to hear back from experts .
I am from chennai BTW :)
Thanks again.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on May 29, 2015, 11:03:40 PM
Hello Everyone,
@Ricard:- Hello Ricard,
First Of All Welcome To The Forum.Now First Your Smart watches well As they are Separate Parcels From Separate Sellers I think it wont be a Problem and also Smart watch is not prohibited Or Restricted item so they should get clear soon.Well this is what I think.So this should be not a problem but yes duties can be imposed but not high it would be minimal Duties that also the Chance is very less but as the Parcels are Destined to Same address and with The Same person Name customs may notice this and duties may be imposed but as I told chances are less. But Yes If The Retention Reason in The Tracking Status comes like 'Waiting For The Proof Of Purchase/Value From The Receiver ( That is you Obviously) then in That case you may have to Send them A Copy of Invoice or Proof Of purchase by Post to Them Or can directly visit them and show the Documents but yes the may send you a letter stating that They Are requiring a Proof Of purchase/Value.But also it may get clear Without showing the Documents.
Well Now About the CX 20 Auto Pathfinder Quadcopter well As you know its a Quadcopter and it comes with Transmitter ( Remote Control) Well if it is not coming with Transmitter ( Remote Control) Then chances are there that it may get cleared but yes If the Quadcopter Is Coming With Tx( Transmitter) Then the customs Require WPC NOC to Clear it and Believe me its really hard to get WPC NOC and in that Case the person request/ask the Customs to send the parcel back and get The money back. But yes sometimes rarely Customs may clear it So Lets see what happens.
Now About the Miracast Well Many Persons Have Imported Chromecast and Many Other Streaming Devices and have not faced any problems and also Its not a Restricted or Prohibited item so i think It should Get clear. Clearance may take time ( sometimes it happens not trying to demoralise you but sometimes It Gets cleared soon so it all Depends on Customs ) and About the Virtual Laser Keyboard its not a Restricted/Prohibited Item Either so i think it should Get clear well this is what i think.
Now If you see about Customs Duties well as this All are coming by Registered Airmail Chances are less that Duties may be imposed as i said about that First.Well About Ordering of the Mobiles well as its not a Prohibited/Restricted item you can order it but what i would Suggest that First its better to Receive All The Parcels you have ordered till now then order for them because If Customs may notice that many Parcels are being imported by you in your name And that too in Same address it may cause a problem ( well it may not sure that it will but it may just a Thought in my Mind). Well So its better that The parcels you have ordered first let them get delivered then its your choice to order them well you can also order now as you like it as that is just a thought but i never take risks.And Yes don't worry and I Hope that all parcels get cleared well CX20 Path Autofinder Quadcopter May cause Problem if it contains A Transmitter ( Remote Control) as customs will Require WPC NOC for that but yes you request/ask/tell Customs to send it back so you can get your money back.And also can I know by which payment Method have you paid for all these times is it through Paypal Or Directly through Your Card?? and also if possible can you give me The Tracking Numbers of the Consignments ?? if possible then only because as I respect your privacy. And Yes don't worry.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: akshay550 on May 31, 2015, 09:54:24 AM
i think MKARTIKGANDHI issue has gone discussion here

http://www.rcindia.org/rc-general-topics/usps-priority-mail-and-usps-express-mail-international-ur-experience/msg226389/#new


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ankursah5 on June 02, 2015, 01:03:57 PM
Destination Country - Tracking Consuming: 1047 ms - Go to official website
2015-05-30 16:35
India, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Record item customs information (Inb), Air, CED KOLKATA, Retention reason : Hight-value goods - Official Customs declaration required
2015-05-29 12:49
India, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Record item customs information (Inb), Air, CED KOLKATA, Retention reason : Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner
2015-05-28 19:25
India, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Send item to customs (Inb), Air, CED KOLKATA
2015-05-26 15:22
India, CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR, Send item to domestic location (Inb), Air, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO
2015-05-26 15:11
India, CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air, CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2015-05-26 09:15
Singapore, SINGAPORE S05, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2015-05-25 14:55
Singapore, SINGAPORE S05, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air, CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE



can any one say how much time it will take more to clear the customs? would they charge me? price is $279


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ankursah5 on June 04, 2015, 10:07:45 AM
latest tracking shows
 
2015-05-30 16:35
India, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Record item customs information (Inb), Air, CED KOLKATA, Retention reason : Hight-value goods - Official Customs declaration required
 
it was sent through singapore post registered mail.
 
2015-05-26 15:11
Arrived at overseas (Country code: IN)
2015-05-25 14:55
Despatched to overseas (Country code: IN)
2015-05-21 01:26
Information Received (This is not an acknowledgment of the physical receipt of the stated Registered Article)
 
 
can any one give me an idea how many more days i have to wait for my shipment? and what tax/duty i have to pay extra?  item value $279.
how can i accelerate the process? should i give them a visit to do so? or wait till it shows up?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: akshay550 on June 04, 2015, 10:30:03 AM
As in the tracking
The customs demand your invoice.

And it is being withheld by them.

The duty amount is 28% here in delhi


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: akshay550 on June 04, 2015, 10:31:49 AM
I would advise you to visit Kolkata foreign lcao and share your experience


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ankursah5 on June 04, 2015, 12:51:49 PM
but the invoice is pasted on the parcel itself. i ordered  it  on ebay.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: akshay550 on June 04, 2015, 12:55:25 PM
they will match that invoice amount with your bank statement and verify it


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on June 04, 2015, 07:10:17 PM
[Admin Note] Unnecessary quote of just prior post removed. Please use "Reply" (or the "Quick Reply" box at the bottom) instead of using "Quote" while responding to the last post in a thread.
Hello Everyone,
@ Ankur :-Hello Ankur,
First Of All Welcome to The Forum.Now If you see in your tracking Details It Is written Official Customs Declaration Required that means there is A Form of CN 22 Which the seller needs to attach to Declare the Value of the goods ( I Think that is only the Official Customs Declaration Not Sure but I think that only) And I think your seller has not attached that that's why Its causing a Little Bit of delay well this is what I think.Can you tell me what did you order and From where it was ordered ?? If Possible Can you share the Tracking ?? If its possible then only as I respect your privacy.Well I think you should receive a letter soon stating That Your consignment required a Official Customs Declaration but it may take some time you can wait of directly Contact Kolkata Customs/FPO Here are the Contact Details :-
Address:7A, Church Lane, Nicco House,3rd Floor, Kolkata-700001
Tel: (+9133)22481504
Fax: (+9133)22481523
E-Mail: calfgn@gmail.com
Another Number :- 033-22480367,22437665.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: akshay550 on June 04, 2015, 07:21:58 PM
bhai itna lamba aur complicated kuy kar raha hai ???

tracking simply says he's got 279 USD (High value) goods so its being detained by customs.

as PiyushI  said his goods not arrived after waiting , i wont recommend you to wait , simply go there , pay them and get your box released


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ankursah5 on June 04, 2015, 09:12:34 PM
its a mobile phone. ordered from ebay. cost is $279. i saw on internet that i might have to pay about 3k as tax. please tell me what should i do? wait or visit the officials? and if i visit them how long it should take? because i will leave the station after 10th june to visit my parents. so its important to get it before the same.
tracking no. RF332056830SG

and thanks for all your help guys. if possible please share your experiences if you had the same trouble in past.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: akshay550 on June 04, 2015, 09:30:24 PM
I ordered mobile phone in Jan 15, charged with customs.
Then I kept waiting for it at home.

Aaj tak nahi aaya

Better go there fast before some one steal it


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on June 04, 2015, 09:51:45 PM
Hello Everyone,
@Akshay:- Hello Akshay No Offence brother but just wanted to tell you can complain about your parcel as it will be having a Tracking Number right?? And i think action Will be taken(But Maybe Why not give it a Try As Many Have Succeded) and i think that  its always better to pay duties at The time of delivery well this is what i think So No Offemce to you brother.
@ Ankur :- Yes Just Visit them if possible and then show them The Porof Of Value/Purchase and i think duty should be low cant Gurantee but it should be low.
And yes one more thing if they ask to pay duties convince them that i will pay at the time of delivery.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on June 04, 2015, 09:57:10 PM
@ Piyush:- Hello Piyush,
Just Wanted to know mate that what did you order and Why Didnt you get the stuff??did it contain Tx/rx if yes i am sure they did require WPC NOC right?? So dis you ask them to send the parcel back?? I hope you dont mind me asking this mate?? :)
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ankursah5 on June 04, 2015, 10:19:37 PM
thanks for the advice. i will pay them a visit on monday or day after tomorrow. but how i am supposed to give them proof or invoice? ebay hasn't send me yet. the invoice is within the parcel i guess.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on June 04, 2015, 10:34:56 PM
Well You Can Ask The Seller  to send you an Invoice andalso the Paypal Payment Details Specifically Of That Transaction can Also be a Proof and Also you would have paid by Paypal right??
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ankursah5 on June 04, 2015, 10:37:17 PM
yeah, via paypal. what i m supposed to do there? i mean whom i have to seek for and how is he/she gonna help?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: akshay550 on June 04, 2015, 10:45:49 PM
Just carry the printouts of the Pp receipt to customs department in kolkata foreign lcao


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on June 04, 2015, 10:52:03 PM
Hello everyone,
Yes thats correct and About whom to contact Just Visit there and i think they will surely help.
@Akshay :- I would like to know about your parcel mate if you dont mind as I Asked in a Previous i hope you dont mind Brother?? :)
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on June 04, 2015, 10:56:06 PM
Duplicate Post.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rshnk90 on June 05, 2015, 06:22:32 PM
Hi Everyone,

I've been reading and watching this thread/post for quite sometime now and Finally thought I'd join with you guys.

Recently, I bought a Car DVR/ Dash Cam for my Car on AliExpress.com. The price I paid was $24 USD which is approximately 1,600 INR. The seller Used Singapore Registered Air Mail as per my request, Because "Singapore Registered Air Mail" Lands directly at my city "Chennai" instead of China Air Mail going to Kolkata.

The seller shipped on 21st May 2015 and It arrived Chennai on 23rd May 2015
The problem started when the item went to customs. Since then, no update was made on the tracking.

Quote
5/27/2015 12:28:53 PM    India    CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE    Send item to customs (Inb)    Air    CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE

That's the last update they've made and till now no update. I'm really worried if there is any issue? Do I need to pay any duty for this low amount ?


Can you guys help me out ? Should I wait little more or contact seller ? As my buyer protection is going to end in 20 days.
Any information is really appreciated.

Looking forward for your reply. Thanks in advance.

Please excuse if I broke any rules... I'm new here.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on June 05, 2015, 11:47:17 PM
Hello Everyone,
@Rskhnk :- Hello Rsh,
First Of All Welcome to the forum.Now Well As you have ordered a Car dash Camera i think its not a Restricted/Prohibited item well this is what i think and as the tracking log shows it was sent to customs on 23 May well its been about 13 Days it is customs well Actually Chennai Sometimes doesnt update the status it happens many times and also in Registered air mail Chances are low that duties maybe imposed on the article if the Article value is Low and then the Chance is very less i cant guarantee but then also its like 50-50 % that duty may be imposed or may not be but i also heard that we can Import items of value less than 2000 Rs Duty Free then also as i told its 50-50 % now about the status well what you can is contact Chennai Customs/FPO Here are the Details:-
Address: No.1, Mooker, Nallamjdhu Street, Chennai-600001
Tel: (+9144)25240963
Fax: (+9144)25240962
E-Mail: packpost@gmail.com
Another Number :- 044-22560941,22561184
Also if possible You can visit there and Also Can You give or Post your tracking Number???if possible then only As i respect your privacy.
Regards,
Aman.



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: GP_Freak on June 08, 2015, 12:06:47 PM
@rshnk90 - You need to wait. All electronic items are detained by default and sent for manual inspection and hence the delay. Electronic Items which went to Chennai customs on 5th May 2015 was cleared on 5th June.

So sit tight and wait for another 15 days approx. If you still had not received the item by then, extend the buyer protection by another 30 days.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rshnk90 on June 08, 2015, 03:25:12 PM
Thanks Aman & GP_freak, Happy to hear from someone who lives in Chennai as well. I have requested to extend the buyer protection. Fingers crossed now.

I'll wait for a month and contact them with the numbers above.

Thanks again aman.



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on June 08, 2015, 08:02:36 PM
Hello Everyone,
@Rshnk :- Hello Rsh,
Well Actually wanted to know is any of the consignments delivered to you or  cleared or if delivered any duty charge please do update it here.Also if possible can You post or message the Tracking Numbers if possible then only because i respect your privacy.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sushilvs on June 08, 2015, 08:44:42 PM
I have ordered tablet costing around $208 shipping via EMS. So how much custom charges I have to pay.   And will there be any problem in custom clearance.  Will there be any penalty. This  is my first purchase feeling very nervous. Today it  got updated to 'sent to custom' Keep up the good work "aman"


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on June 09, 2015, 11:17:31 AM
Hello Everyone,
@ Sushil :- Hello Sushil,
First Of All Welcome to The Forum. Now As You have ordered a tablet of Value 208 $ well I wanted to know whats the declared value on the parcel also can I know how much did you pay for the shipping ?? or was it free shipping via EMS??
Well As It is a Tablet and I think as its not a Prohibited/Restricted Item And as many people order tablets so I think it should get cleared soon I cant Guarantee but I think it should be cleared soon well this is what I think. Now About the customs I think it should be around 10 to 20 % that is like 1300 to 2600 Rs and also I cant guarantee about that but sometimes chances are there customs may not be charged or levied too. So don't worry. Also if possible can you share the tracking number???if possible then only as I respect your privacy.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sushilvs on June 09, 2015, 11:40:25 AM
Thanks aman, .  My item declared value is same $208 and shipping cost is $9 EMS (can you tell me min to max custom I have to pay) and how much time it will take to clear from custom. Chances of penalty.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: akshay550 on June 09, 2015, 04:52:57 PM
i think they are 28% in delhi. customs will be charged, thats for sure because its ems (top govt. service).
in tracking also you are required to call or email them , its very good feature.
also please keep us updated.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sushilvs on June 09, 2015, 05:32:29 PM
now its showing      6/9/2015 2:36:21 PM   India   MUMBAI EMS   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   CUSTOM EXAM MUMBAI   
  Retention reason : Call Customs 022 26156063 OR Email apsoaccmumbai@yahoo.com                                       what does that mean


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on June 09, 2015, 08:23:19 PM
Hello Sushil,
Well you will have to Contact Mumbai Customs/FPO at the given number just call them then we cab see what will happen.
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sushilvs on June 09, 2015, 08:55:22 PM
So it means it will not be cleared by them and If I not call them they will send me letter asking for invoice etc.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sushilvs on June 09, 2015, 08:56:26 PM
They are not answering the call what to do


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on June 09, 2015, 11:59:22 PM
Well At This time customs will be closed mate its open till 5 Pm.Well Surely call them tomorrow :)
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: AshwinRwt on June 10, 2015, 06:03:44 PM
Hello everyone, I ordered a Chinese flute from aliexpress, it some Rs 600, and I told them not to mark it as a gift. I've had good experience with registered airmail (EMS is bad putting it extremely politely). Right now the parcel is not stuck with the customs but the tracking site isn't updated in since 26th of last month. Its stuck at 
BEIJING    Send item abroad (EDI-received)
http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/IPSWeb_item_events.asp?itemid=RJ495816818CN&Submit=Submit
Honestly, I really wont care if it gets stuck in the customs, its not worth a sweat. But shouldn't air mail take a lot less time to reach India? I'm just curious. I'll get a better quality through fedex or something. What do you guys think?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sushilvs on June 10, 2015, 09:45:41 PM
Today I tried to call them but they are not answering. So I mailed them to know the retention reason and they replied .       "Pleaselet us check your parcel. We will get  back to you soon.You are requested by this mail to present the following documents to us so that we can process for further  necessary action.
 
 
List of Documents:
1.      Commercial Invoice/Catalogue/Price List
3.      Proof of payment/remittance/ Purchase Bill
4.      Evidence of value
 
For fast query resolution or further enquiry please contact us  on 022-26156063.                So I had mailed them invoice, paypal transaction.  But got no mail back what should I do now and I have read earlier post they say record item in custom means you have to pay some duty and it doesn't means that your parcel is stuck at customs.  What they mean by please let us check your parcel means they haven't yet inspected my parcel.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: AshwinRwt on June 11, 2015, 03:55:54 PM
Sushil, in my experience with mumbai custom dept, they don't really what you import as long as you have vitamin m. Either drive to mumbai if you're feeling adventurous, like I did, or promise someone in mumbai a beer and make them go to the post office and throw them dogs some bones. You'll get your parcel in no time. I took those documents, they didn't even look at it. They first draft a ridiculous amount for you to pay to get your parcel released, fret not, it's a strategy. They just scare you. I wonder if someone who has a lot of money to throw could pay that amount and take the bill and sue their sorry behinds. Anyways, talk your way through, get it down to some 3k. Remember, they will be pocketing that money so don't think that you can't bargain. They asked for 14k for my parcel which was 17k. I paid 5k because I'm an idiot with no bargaining skills whatsoever. The person I went with told me that I paid too much and that I should have paid very little.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rshnk90 on June 11, 2015, 08:30:15 PM
Holy sheezz.. 5k bribe for a parcel ? Sorry to hear that bro. gives me goose bumps. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: GP_Freak on June 12, 2015, 09:22:48 AM
@AshwinRwt, you can pay the customs duty and send a request for refund. I don't think we can sue them. That is why there is a process called re-assessment and refund.  I may be wrong, but experts can help. But I you happen to take a video of these guys accepting bribe, then they can be put behind bars for sure.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sushilvs on June 15, 2015, 06:55:40 PM
thanks @AshwinRwt  for your reply      I have mailed the documents to customs but there is no response to that so i have send the following documents(invoice and paypal transaction) to them through speed post which is delivered to them today at 5 pm. hoping they will clear it soon with payable duty.                                                                                             Is my documents enough and after seeing invoice and paypal transaction they will be sure of value or not.       waiting for your reply friends


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: KiranGanes on June 15, 2015, 11:00:37 PM
Hai Aman ,

U r amazing man,
I have booked 1 parcel from the Indonesia and the content of parcel is Motorbike Under crowl Fairing. it cost around  80 USD as well in bill.
now what the issue is its stuck in Customs.
no more updates from 9th june.

here is the tacking No. CP009936505ID

6/3/2015 11:27:00 AM   Indonesia   10000   Receive item from customer (Otb)   Air   KOLKATA FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
6/5/2015 10:56:00 AM   Indonesia   JAKARTA MAIL PROCESSING CENTRE   Receive item at office of exchange (Otb)   Air   KOLKATA FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
6/5/2015 11:45:00 AM   Indonesia   JAKARTA MAIL PROCESSING CENTRE   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   KOLKATA FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
6/6/2015 12:35:00 PM   Indonesia   JAKARTA MAIL PROCESSING CENTRE   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   KOLKATA FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
6/9/2015 5:24:25 PM   India   KOLKATA FOREIGN PARCEL   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   KOLKATA FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
6/9/2015 5:47:16 PM   India   KOLKATA FOREIGN PARCEL   Send item to customs (Inb)   Air   CED COCHIN

Do i have to pay duty ?
How long it will take to deliver.
Please help me in this matter.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gaurav88 on June 16, 2015, 01:29:03 PM
hey guys i am new to this forum. I am in a fix here. I had ordered for 2 plastic pans for panning of metals from river beds, fairly inexpensive item. Paid about $20 for two pans including shipping from the USA. The shipment was done on 15th may and today is the 16th june. i have not received the parcel yet. can anyone tell me what is happening here. is the shipment lost or is it stuck with customs. tried calling the mumbai post but nobody answers the phone . the tracking number is below

LJ691042596US

the current status as of 17 track is as follows

2015-05-16 02:35
LOS ANGELES, CA 90009, Departed USPS Facility, Your item departed our USPS facility in LOS ANGELES, CA 90009 on May 16, 2015 at 2:35 am. The item is currently in transit to the destination.
2015-05-15 23:51
LOS ANGELES, CA 90009, Arrived at USPS Origin Facility
2015-05-15 19:51
SANTA ANA, CA 92799, Arrived at USPS Origin Facility
2015-05-15 18:36
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92647, Accepted at USPS Origin Sort Facility
2015-05-15 15:38
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92647, Shipment Accepted
2015-05-15 00:00
Pre-Shipment Info Sent to USPS

thanks
gaurav


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on June 19, 2015, 10:29:31 PM
Hello Everyone,
@ Kiran :- Hello Kiran,
First Of all Welcome to The Forum.Now As Your parcel was sent to Customs on 9 th June i.e 10 days back I think it should get cleared soon and moreover Motorbike Under crowl Fairing is not a restricted/Prohibited Item well this is what I think so. So I think it should get cleared soon. Now about the duty well is the 80 $ including the shipping fee or is it free or you had to pay more for shipping well always the duty is like 20 to 40 % but sometimes what happens is that duty also may not get charged well I cant guarantee but who knows right. So its like you may have to pay duty or may not.
Now As its in customs from 9th june well you can Contact Kolkata Customs to know if its cleared or not. Well Here are the contact details of Kolkata Customs/FPO :-
Address:7A, Church Lane, Nicco House,3rd Floor, Kolkata-700001
Tel: 033-22481504
E-Mail: calfgn@gmail.com
Another Number  :- 033-22480367,22437665.

@ Gaurav :- Hello Gaurav,
First Of all Welcome to the Forum. Now As your parcel is coming By USPS First-Class Package International Service and as its not registered one nor Speed Post so it wont Show Tracking in IPS Web Tracking Sometimes it may but from may 16 its not updated so its better that contact the seller. I am not trying to scare you Gaurav but yes it also may get delivered because USPS Parcels which are not registered does take time its like 65 to 70 % gets delivered and some are lost and also stealing happens in this case. (I am not trying to scare you). So its better If you contact the seller and tell Him/Her that still you haven't got the Articles.And also can I know from which website did you made the purchase and also did you pay by paypal???
Regards,
Aman.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gaurav88 on June 20, 2015, 06:38:38 PM
thanks Aman. I bought the item from ebay. the seller has given me a refund. do you think it will get delivered?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: guyton on June 20, 2015, 08:08:07 PM
my parcel is stuck on

    2015-06-13 14:11

    India, DELHI, EMS SPEED POST CENTRE, Send item to customs (Inb), Air, C.E.D. New Delhi-2
    2015-06-13 12:26

    India, DELHI, EMS SPEED POST CENTRE, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air, DELHI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE
    2015-06-12 19:55

    Singapore, SINGAPORE S02, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, DELHI INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE
    2015-06-11 14:49

    Singapore, SINGAPORE S02, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air, DELHI INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE
    2015-06-11 14:18

    Singapore, SINGAPORE S02, Receive item at office of exchange (Otb), Air, DELHI INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE
    2015-06-11 13:49

    Singapore, Receive item from customer (Otb), Air, DELHI INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE


is there anyway to get it cleared faster? ca you give delhi custom office number?


Title: Re: Need help with customs
Post by: ankursah5 on June 20, 2015, 11:05:09 PM
i have to send a parcel to china. what are the prerequisites i should know before i do it? i want to do via indian post. any customs problem?


Title: Re: Need help with customs
Post by: akshay550 on June 20, 2015, 11:11:11 PM
there is no sending problem, but on receiving in china make sure the the receiver doesnt disagree to receive it (due to customs charge on it)


Title: Re: Need help with customs
Post by: ankursah5 on June 21, 2015, 11:25:37 AM
thanks you  :) i hope i wont face any problem.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: guyton on June 21, 2015, 05:21:50 PM
Can you give me delhi custom number to know status of my courier?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: KiranGanes on June 22, 2015, 02:31:03 PM
@ Aman
Hello aman , i tried to call all three numbers u given but no reply,
called FPO kolkatta ,they siad it send to CED Cochin.
Totaly Confused.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sunil123 on June 23, 2015, 09:59:41 AM
Hello guys,
I need your help very badly, as i dont know where my tracking status is stuck Help Me

2015-06-22 11:32 India, MUMBAI EMS, Record item customs information (Inb), Air, CUSTOM EXAM MUMBAI, Retention reason : Call Customs 022 26156063 OR Email apsoaccmumbai@yahoo.com

2015-06-21 13:15 India, MUMBAI EMS, Send item to customs (Inb), Air, CUSTOM EXAM MUMBAI
2015-06-21 08:21 , MUMBAI EMS, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air, MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE
2015-06-20 20:05 Singapore, SINGAPORE S02, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE
2015-06-19 12:10 Singapore, SINGAPORE S02, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air, MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE
2015-06-19 11:10 Singapore, Receive item from customer (Otb), Air, MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE

Please help me guys....thanks in advance 


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rshnk90 on June 23, 2015, 10:43:48 PM
Update:

Few weeks back, I posted my problem about tracking my parcel with customs. Today I've received it. But guess what ?

They charged me duty of 1,275Rs. for a product that is worth $23 ( 1,500Rs )
I paid total of Rs. 3000 approximately.

I could've sent it back for re-assessment. But no guarantee the product will return in good condition or how long it takes.
What makes me feel bad is...

My invoice was legit. My price tag was legit. The parcel is not any gift. It's a genuine customs declaration. But still.. heck. Incidents like this really makes me feel sad to be in india.

Thank you for everyone who backed me up on this.




Title: Importing a Walkie Talkie
Post by: MKARTIKGANDHI on June 28, 2015, 07:36:33 PM
I want to order one of these Baofeng UV-B5 5W 99CH FM Portable UHF+VHF Radio Walkie Talkie from banggood

I want to know few things

What are regulations for importing these kind of devices

If anybody in this Forum ordered somthing like this and received it

What is the chances that this could get stuck or not allowed by customs

...PLEASE SAHARE your knowledge
Thanks


Title: Re: Importing a Walkie Talkie
Post by: saikat on June 29, 2015, 11:00:17 AM
Normally - I am not an alarmist .... but in this case "DONT DO IT"

This item combined with your location - is going to be a red herring

We use two way radios extensively for in-plant communications and you need a proper
licence from the WPC to operate

Why invite trouble ??

for everyones interest I am attaching a WPC licence (not a current one - for obvious reasons)
for the equipment which we operate.


Title: Re: Importing a Walkie Talkie
Post by: girishsarwal on June 29, 2015, 11:58:51 AM
I got Baofengs without hassles. plain lucky perhaps.


Title: Re: Importing a Walkie Talkie
Post by: MKARTIKGANDHI on June 29, 2015, 12:24:18 PM
@Girish
From where did you ordered yours ...???
How long ago??
What time it took


Title: Re: Importing a Walkie Talkie
Post by: akshay550 on June 29, 2015, 12:36:51 PM
@Girish

also tell about other brand walkie talkie as i m also planning to buy them, your guidance wud be useful for all members of rci.


Title: Re: Importing a Walkie Talkie
Post by: girishsarwal on June 29, 2015, 01:01:51 PM
I got them from aliexpress, Dec 2013, arrived in 1 mo.
I dont know of any other brands. The Baofengs work great


Title: Re: Importing a Walkie Talkie
Post by: MKARTIKGANDHI on June 29, 2015, 01:30:46 PM
How much did it cost

You ordered a pair or Just one piece???


Title: Re: Importing a Walkie Talkie
Post by: girishsarwal on June 29, 2015, 01:32:07 PM
Pair, got it in a deal for $40  (:|~. Mine is a BF A5.


Title: Re: Importing a Walkie Talkie
Post by: MKARTIKGANDHI on June 29, 2015, 01:36:53 PM
Looks very GOOD ..... 

How it works???

How much is range inside City ...
You have to come out in the open area to use then or Just works fine from inside HOME???


Title: Re: Importing a Walkie Talkie
Post by: akshay550 on June 29, 2015, 01:37:43 PM
Yes range please

And where do you use them


Title: Re: Importing a Walkie Talkie
Post by: MKARTIKGANDHI on June 29, 2015, 01:38:09 PM
Looks very GOOD ..... 

How it works???

How much is range inside City ...
You have to come out in the open area to use then or Just works fine from inside HOME???


Title: Re: Importing a Walkie Talkie
Post by: girishsarwal on June 29, 2015, 01:41:28 PM
Range inside tested till 750m LOS with buildings in between, Outside tested for 2 km, works. specs say ~5km.
Now the real question, where do I use them, I practically don't. And that is a useful point. Does one really need them? I've never felt a need for them on the field given I'm carrying a mobile phone. ANd when I'm not carrying a mobile phone, shouting works.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ericjohn007 on July 03, 2015, 02:36:03 PM
Hi Guys,

I have ordered many things from aliexpress in the past and all have made it to my hands without any problems.
But I recently ordered 3 Cross pendants from the same site and this was a bit unusual as the shipment tracking did not change for a very long time and nor did the seller have any idea about it.

I do think that the product has been lost intransit, kindly suggest me any ideas or mails i can write so that i can claim my pendants else my last resort would be to open a dispute.

Aside : The Value of the shipment is around $5

Thanks


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ericjohn007 on July 03, 2015, 02:37:42 PM
sorry forgot to include the tracking no:

RF040345353CN

As u can see it was sent abroad almost a month ago, usually it comes to India 3 days after it has been sent abroad.

Please Advise.


Title: my parcel!!!
Post by: Muhtashim on July 10, 2015, 05:50:42 PM
 :headscratch: Guys I had ordered a parcel via Singapore post...
The current status reads :

ITEM n RQ072371584SG
Local Date and Time
Country Location Event Type
Mail Category
Next Office
Extra Information
6/17/2015 12:52:00 PM
Singapore SINGAPORE S05
Insert item into bag (Otb)
Air
KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
6/18/2015 9:00:00 PM
Singapore SINGAPORE S05
Send item abroad (EDI-received)
Air
KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
7/10/2015 11:11:30 AM
India
KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO
Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)
Air
KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
7/10/2015 11:55:16 AM
India
KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO
Send item to domestic location (Inb)
Air
CRC (Non-TD) Kolkata RMS

Please suggest me when shall it possibly reach me...
Also I am not still able to track the parcel on India post website. Please suggest me after which stage is a parcel trackable on India post!... Please.


Title: Re: my parcel!!!
Post by: xxkrishxx on July 10, 2015, 07:34:13 PM
you will get it tomorrow.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: umayash1 on July 10, 2015, 08:29:55 PM
Hi,
I will Encourage if anyone will help me with this.
I have lots of experience with Registered Airmails, Fedex, DHL, UPS, USPS & Fedex. Imported Hundreds of Parcels till now.
But This time it's EMS, A Giant 30CC Airplane Coming from China, Bit Worried About that. Declared Value is 40%.

Here is what it Shows:-
6/30/2015 11:35:00 AM   China   GUANGZHOU EMS   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
6/30/2015 2:44:00 PM   China   523890   Receive item from customer (Otb)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
7/1/2015 2:45:00 AM   China   GUANGZHOU EMS   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
7/3/2015 7:35:17 AM   India   MUMBAI EMS   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE      
7/3/2015 10:53:53 AM   India   MUMBAI EMS   Send item to customs (Inb)   Air   CUSTOM EXAM MUMBAI      
7/3/2015 11:46:46 AM   India   MUMBAI EMS   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   CUSTOM EXAM MUMBAI   
Retention reason : Call Customs 022 26156063 OR Email apsoaccmumbai@yahoo.com   

Its in the Mumbai EMS Custom for almost a Week, Tracking number is:- EA119837685CN
Let me know if anyone Had the Same Experience.

Regards.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: jeansa on July 13, 2015, 12:50:34 PM
hey bro, can you help me please, I have the same problem, my tracking shows Retention reason : Other.
 I have ordered a drone, its costs 38k...will I receive it? will i have any problem.. pls help.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Muhtashim on July 13, 2015, 03:15:57 PM
How do you know bro? I haven't got it yet!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: jonathan7s on July 15, 2015, 04:27:11 PM
Hi Everyone

I ordered projector lens for car headlights from aliexpress. Following is the link of the ips website that Im tracking my order from.

http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/IPSWeb_item_events.asp?itemid=RF048598035CN&Submit=Submit

 Its through china post and the price of the product is $92. Its been 4 days and the  status at ips website is the same and hasnt changed as can be seen from the link. Any ideas why hasn't it been updated? Is this a a common occurrence?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: varun120 on July 15, 2015, 04:41:24 PM
Hi Everybody,

This is my first post here. I ordered a product (a prostate supplement for my father) from Evitamins on 4th of June. The product was to be delivered by 29th June latest. The tracking shows that the product reached India on 17th June. But as the shipping was done via USPS, the tracking is only available till it reaches India, not after that. I have ordered from the same website 3 times, but the products I ordered reached within 20 days every time. I can not get any information whatsoever whats the status of my product and its whereabouts. I somehow got to know that it might have stuck at customs due to some reasons. Then I came to know that the product might be at the foreign post office. I tried to call the number at FPO in Mumbai, but nobody ever picks up the phone. I called somewhere else at the post office, they said it is stuck at the customs and as the tracking code starts from "LM' they can't tell what would be the status I should wait for them to deliver. He said I could go to the FPO, but he again said that it may not help as they wouldn't know where the product would be. Its been almost a month since the product reached India. Please help me guys, what should I do to retreive my product. I don't think that these guys would deliver my product. Should I go to the FPO or is there something else that I can do? I have attached the tracking of the product that i got till it reached India. Thanks


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: jonathan7s on July 16, 2015, 09:22:20 AM
@AshwinRwt

Im facing a similar situation like you where the status of my package is stuck at the exact same place where yours was which is it shows its been sent out of beijing but its been 5 days and no update as to if it is in India and where. I wanted to know when did you recieve your package? From the ips tracking link that you posted it shows that it updated almost a month later after being shipped from beijing. did you receive it before that or are you still waiting?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sund on July 17, 2015, 09:49:52 PM
Dont worry your order is safe, most China post parcel will show up at kolkata customs after about 15-20 days after it leaves Beijing, so be patient, once it reaches kolkata it'll be one week time to reach at you, so take it as overall 30 days until  you receive your product in hand, some time it can be sooner


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: jonathan7s on July 20, 2015, 12:54:01 PM
thanks for the reply.Any reason why it shows up so late? I imagine it should be quicker as it is airmail


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: akshay550 on July 20, 2015, 02:02:35 PM
It's Chinese registered mail . Goodluck . it's very very very slow 7days to 4months. Goodluck .


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: varun120 on July 20, 2015, 02:14:59 PM
@akshay550 Can you tell what should I do? Its been almost 7 weeks since I ordered the product & more than a moth since it reached India. Still no whereabouts..


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ricardofarden on July 20, 2015, 07:12:43 PM
Dear Aman,
I'm really sorry for this late reply..
I completely forgot the post I made here.
I have received almost all the products.
But the downside is expect for the 400$ worth Cheerson CX 20 quadcopter (came without any custom duty,Had paid 58$ extra for shipping, do not know if this had a role to play) via china airmail Almost all other products I got , Like small quadcopters,Smartwarches,Laser keyboard,etc were charged to customs at 41% for electronics and value for products were independently assessed,as in they did not go by what was declared in invoice, which seemed really pissing.
I refused all of them and requested for refunds.

Now I need some fresh help..
I am planning to buy some Iphones/mobiles from alieexpress ( expensive stuffs which are above 600 USD) and am really confused on how to get through custom duties and taxes at cheapest rates and waive off as much as possible..
I can shell out a maximum of 10k for customs.
Sellers on alie ship via China airmail,Sweden post, SIngapore post, EMS,DHL .
Suggest me which one to go with and what instructions to give to the seller on declarations to receive the product with limited customs.

The worst experiences i've had is that even when the product ships via airmail like china post, they assess the products value on their own at indian customs when they feel declaration isnt satisfactory and charge hefty 41% duty or so.

SO now i have 2 options.. Either ship it straight to india or ship it a US based reshipping site like comegateway or viabox and then reship it back to india if incase any of these sites would guarentee no custom duty by an means when doing so.

Kindly help me on the regard! thank you!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: AshwinRwt on July 20, 2015, 11:21:32 PM
Hi, Jonathan, sorry for late reply, I received my parcel a week back. It's was surprisingly undamaged despite careless packing and it being delicate item; considering how Indian post handles the parcels. Indian post and customs really are hit and miss, so I buy only those things abroad which are not available here, and which I cannot jugad. Remember, you people will be a lot more happy if you stop seeing aliexpress as a money saving place and start seeing it as a source for something that is not available here in India; and if course ginger candy. Iphone are available here in India, just get them from here.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ricardofarden on July 21, 2015, 11:34:46 AM
Well, I am getting it from some discounts, as in i pay hardly 50-100$ for something that costs 800$,
So I am not getting it from here,I am billed for 800$ but I pay less due to certain gift coupons/Discount vouchers I received personally.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: jonathan7s on July 23, 2015, 04:04:01 PM
Well I ordered a product from aliexpress earlier (3 months back) through china post and the product reached me in 17 days from the days of shipping hence i ordered through china mail again. Its been 13 days and still no update on IPS web tracking website.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gunnu on July 24, 2015, 01:58:27 PM
hello..
i ordered motors from ebay.com here is tracking no.RI528580167CN
last update on 7/7/15 sent item abroad
but no update after words..
have any one faced this issue.. if yes than kindly update me

regards


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: AshwinRwt on July 24, 2015, 03:30:06 PM
Hi, from my experience, China post may take anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months. So chill out, you'll get your package, mostly. There is usually a long gap between send item abroad and received item at office of exchange (point of entry in India). After that, it will go to customs, then you sit in your mandir everyday and pray for goodwill of the customs greedy babus. Usually the parcel spends 2 days to 1 week in customs (also took a 2 weeks once). As soon as it comes out of customs, it takes 2 to 3 days to reach you.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gunnu on July 24, 2015, 03:58:58 PM
actually this is first time m facing this issue... i was worried coz they have not updated any info after 7/7/15..

regards


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: SK1701 on July 24, 2015, 05:30:09 PM
Even I am waiting for 2 packages from EBay- one shipped by China post and the other by Netherlands Post. The status has been "Send item abroad" since 29/6/15 and 3/7/15 respectively. I have always received packages much faster than this. I am not sure why it is so slow this time  :(


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gunnu on July 24, 2015, 06:55:57 PM
i am to worried about my order... :'( :'( why they are taking this much time

regards


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: arjunjois on July 25, 2015, 12:50:46 AM
all parcels from china are delayed. my spare display for SJ400 Action cam is due to update after shipping conformation from 6-6-15. still in china.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gunnu on July 31, 2015, 11:25:00 PM
kolkata sorting station is not updating tracking info...
my three parcel are stuck at kolkata sorting station last tracking update was Sent item Abroad(EDI receiver)
RI528580167CN
RI532026855CN
RI553314693CN
if anyone had experience this before than plz let me know..
regards


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: meet2ami on August 01, 2015, 12:07:05 AM
Even mine in same status for the last 16 days! last status:
"China   BEIJING   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE"

God knows what happened!!  ???


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gunnu on August 01, 2015, 12:09:43 AM
anyone have contact no of kolkata sorting office??


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: meet2ami on August 01, 2015, 12:18:55 AM
Well I have these numbers with me. But not sure whether these will be of any help!

Contact Telephone Kolkata Customs
Nos. are (+91 33) 22481560 (Admin.Office) / 22480808 (Parcel Import) /
22480809 (Parcel Import) / 22480375 (Customs Examination Department) /
22318409 (Parcel Export) / 22438580 (Business Office) / 22439576
(Server Room).


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gunnu on August 01, 2015, 12:19:55 AM
have you called them regarding your parcel???


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: meet2ami on August 01, 2015, 12:29:30 AM
Nope. Don't know calling them may highlight my parcel! So thought of waiting for few more days.  :headscratch:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gunnu on August 01, 2015, 12:43:38 AM
ok.. ill call them tomorrow regarding my parcel..

regards


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: meet2ami on August 01, 2015, 12:51:26 AM
Ok....let us know what they tell you!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gunnu on August 01, 2015, 12:51:48 AM
hmmm sure..


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: buddyjam on August 05, 2015, 12:17:40 PM
@Ricardo

First of all beware of the Chinese iPhones, they make imitated versions, you will feel cheated even after spending 100$ for it.
Secondly to import Personal use Electronic items (including mobile phones) BY POST is RESTRICTED . You will be charged 41% alongwith mood of custom officer a Penalty of minimum Rs.6000.

I would like to share, i had been charged Rs.8000 (duty and penalty) for a Rs.3500 value phone i had imported from japan. The same was rejected by me and sent back, which took 3 months to reach the seller. (they return goods by SeaMail)

Regards


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: tej on August 05, 2015, 01:12:42 PM
@Buddyjam: Yes the iphones are fake but on good chinese site they mention it like on aliexpress. But they are not that bad. my friend bought a hdc iphone from china and it actually has fingerprint scanner! for i think around 150$ for quad core and 200$ for octa core!!

For electronic items i have been recently charge 1700 for 5000rs item as it was registered and gift marked by seller and a big box!

you should get it by dhl or fedex and the custom won't charge you more than the rule.

When we order through register there's no third party who knows if you are overcharged so customs will charge you 40%!

So better get it from dhl or fedex which is faster and safer also low custom, as when we order through registered, out of the 40% only the 10-28% by book rule goes to the govt and rest....;)

If you still order through reg/ems then always take a photo of the receipt as the postman will only show you but won't give as ordered by custom, you won't have any proof of overcharged by custom if you want to take it to rti. So take a quick photo of the receipt.

Yes you get a receipt on the box pasted but it doesn't mention the value of the item and what % custom charge you so basically useless paper!



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: tej on August 05, 2015, 01:24:51 PM
@gunnu- Don't call it will take more time and they will charge you more duty. Just wait, it will arrive.

Kolkata foreign post is very very slow as all the china post comes there and very less workers to process the item. I had my item stuck for 2 months but arrived after few weeks.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gunnu on August 05, 2015, 02:13:02 PM
ok ill wait...

regards


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Krouze on August 05, 2015, 10:30:25 PM
I have ordered a motherboard for my lappy as the my preswnt MB got repaired. I got a good seller from alexpress and offered within 25$ with shipping and quoted 20$ in invoice.

And it stucked in mumbai customs from past 6 days.

Fear it goes for retention.


http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/IPSWeb_item_events.asp?itemid=RC889429890HK&Submit=Submit

 :banghead:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gunnu on August 05, 2015, 10:59:38 PM
don't worry.. you will soon receive your item...

regards


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Krouze on August 06, 2015, 07:39:07 AM
Thanks for the reply gunnu.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: VIDZ on August 08, 2015, 07:18:58 PM
DEAR SHYAM REDDY ,

IF YOU WANT TO BUY MOBILE FROM ALIEXPRESS U CAN DO THAT EASILY , THE BEST THING WITH ALIEXPRESS IS THAT THEY PERMIT YOU TO PAY DIRECTLY IN INDIAN CURRENCY , IF YOU HAVE A CREDIT CARD OF HDFC OR SBI , YOU CAN BUY ANYTHING FROM ALIEXRESS .

THERE IS ONE MORE OPTION THAT YOU CAN CREATE A ACCOUNT IN ALIPAY OF ALIEXPRESS , THEY WILL SAVE YOUR CARD DETAILS AND WILL ASK YOU TO CREATE YOUR OWN ID AND PASSWORD WHICH YOU WILL HAVE TO KEEP SAFE WITH YOURSELF.

BUT THERE ARE SOMETIMES A WEBSITE WHICH DOES NOT HELP YOU TO PAY DIRECTLY IN INDIAN CURRENCY , FOR THOSE WEBSITES YOU CAN CREATE A ACCOUNT IN PAYPAL, PAYPAL IS A VERY COMMON AND SAFE SITE TO BUY THINGS FROM OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY, THEY WILL VERIFY YOUR BANK ACCOUNT AS WELL AS YOUR CREDIT CARD . THE MOMENT YOUR CREDIT CARD DETAILS ARE SAVED WITH PAYPAL U CAN BUY ANYTHING IN US $ .

WHEN U BUY ANYTHING FROM PAYPAL , THE INDIAN CURRENCY WILL GET DEDUCTED FROM YOUR CREDIT CARD AND THE SELLER WILL RECEIVE THAT AMOUNT IN US $ . + A VERY SMALL AMOUNT OF DEDUCTION LIKE .5% IN RS 100 WILL ALSO BE DEDUCTED FROM YOUR CREDIT CARD AS CONVERSION FEE , WHICH IS LIKE RS.35 IN A RS 1200 PURCHASE.

I WAS ALSO A BIT AFRAID OF BUYING THINGS FROM FOREIGN IN THE BEGINNING BUT THESE 2 WEBSITES ARE ACTUALLY SAFE AND VERY CONVINIENT TO USE .

 :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

 ENJOY


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: VIDZ on August 08, 2015, 07:51:55 PM
DEAR ASHWINRWT , I HAVE ALSO BOOKED 10 CHAINS AND PENDANTS FROM ALIEXPRESS AND EBAY ON 12TH AND 22ND OF JUNE , IN WHICH ONLY 1 HAS ARRIVED , AND I HAVE GOT REFUND FROM 4 OF THESE , WHEN THEY HAD CROSSED THE BUYERS PROTECTION DATE.

I HAVE FEW PARCELS LEFT TILL NOW IN WHICH 2 PARCELS HAS TO LEAVE BEIJING AIRPORT STILL NOW AND 2 OTHER HAS CROSSED THE KOLKATA CUSTOMS .

I JUST WANTED TO ASK YOU THAT WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM TIME IT WOULD TAKE TO GET DELIVERED AND WHAT IS THE SUCCESS RATE OF RECEIVING ANY ITEM FROM ALI EXPRESS OR CHINA REGISTERED POST.

PLEASE HELP


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: AshwinRwt on August 08, 2015, 08:02:35 PM
Vidz, may I please ask you to turn off your caps lock and type? On the internet when someone types in capitals they come across as shouting/yelling.
In my experience a parcel can take anywhere from two weeks to two months. Be patient or use expedited shipping. If possible select Hong Kong post, they are fast and don't tend to get delayed in customs, for some reason.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Suraj281191 on August 17, 2015, 02:42:06 AM
Hi Everyone,

Hope this thread is not closed. .
Let me come to the topic directly. .
I've ordered a Goophone(iPhone 6 clone) costing $83 from dhgate via Singapore post. I stay in Bangalore, I came across this thread while searching for delivery time. But luckily thanks to you all awesome people for giving so much information on these topics..

Ok so coming back, i wanted to know how much I would be charged for customs fee and any idea on Bangalore customs?
My tracking number is RP318426137SG 
It's yet to arrive India . . Please if anyone can reply and keep this thread alive it will be very helpful.
Thanks in advance


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gunnu on August 17, 2015, 12:46:28 PM
hello suraj281191 welcome to forum..
i am not sure but they will ask you for WPC approval..
regards


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Suraj281191 on August 17, 2015, 05:21:37 PM
Thanks for that quick reply . . It reached chennai and on its way to Bangalore . . Will post updates if it gets stuck with customs. . Please keep in touch


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ajaypesala on August 18, 2015, 11:33:28 AM
Hello guys. I have ordered laptop LCD display from ebay seller from UK on 11th aug. Price is 5000 for LCD and 1000rs for shipping through Royalmail. On Royal Mail website it is showing as 5-7 days for delivery. My tracking number is RU915022568GB, it's stuck with Mumbai customs from 4 days. How many days it will take to clear customs. And seller mentioned that the product comes directly from warehouse so there won't be any custom duty, is that true? Invoice is for the same value as I have paid and VAT is also shown seperately. Please help me with this


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: phanivyas on August 18, 2015, 07:09:20 PM
Normally customs will clear the items in 3 days but these days they are taking long time. Last month I got my parcel after being held at Mumbai customs for more than 10 days.

Few months ago I bought a $40 LCD monitor from ebay and I was charged with Rs 1200 customs duty. I got few other stuff worth below $25 and nothing was charged for that.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ajaypesala on August 18, 2015, 08:08:44 PM
i thought i will get it by end of this week. Really 1200 for 40$ is a bit high, but i dont mind if i got it by end of this week. Did you track my status. And by the way what is the shipping method you opted for your items. And can i raise a complaint by calling royalmail, will there be any use


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: phanivyas on August 18, 2015, 08:19:52 PM
I choose free shipping with tracking option (extra $1 or $2). I've seen your tracking no. may be you will get it by this weekend or next week max.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ajaypesala on August 18, 2015, 08:27:08 PM
ok thanks for reply, i will keep updating status here


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ajaypesala on August 18, 2015, 11:32:54 PM
guess what ipsweb tracking site is not working from today evening, i dont know why


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ajaypesala on August 19, 2015, 01:38:48 PM
any other way to track my item as ipsweb server is down. Should i call the mumbai customs office or its better to wait for somedays


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: meet2ami on August 19, 2015, 05:13:26 PM
Use this link:

http://www.17track.net/en/


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: goravjoshi@gmail.com on August 20, 2015, 01:21:45 PM
tracking before indian postage get parcel at:

http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/IPSWeb_submit.htm

   
Local Date and Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
8/11/2015 12:46:00 PM   Singapore   SINGAPORE S05   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
8/12/2015 9:15:00 AM   Singapore   SINGAPORE S05   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
8/13/2015 10:29:02 AM   India   CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
8/13/2015 11:35:42 AM   India   CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR   Send item to domestic location (Inb)   Air   DIMC NEW DELHI 110002      
8/17/2015 2:33:17 PM   India   DIMC NEW DELHI 110002   Send item to domestic location (Inb)   Air   MORABAD RMS


once cleared by customs check at India postage:

http://www.indiapost.gov.in/RNetTracking.aspx?   



Booked at   Booked on   Destination   Tariff   Article Type   Delivered at   Delivered on
Not Available   Not Available   Not Available               
Detailed Track Events for :  RFxxxxxxxxxSG 

Date   Time   Office   Event
19/08/2015   20:47:28   KATHGODAM RMS (CRC)   Bag Despatched to HALDWANI HO
19/08/2015   16:08:13   KATHGODAM RMS (CRC)   Article Bagged to HALDWANI HO
19/08/2015   15:25:01   KATHGODAM RMS (CRC)   Bag is Opened
19/08/2015   15:25:01   KATHGODAM RMS (CRC)   Article RFxxxxxxxxxxSG is Received
19/08/2015   15:14:03   KATHGODAM RMS (CRC)   Bag is Received
19/08/2015   04:23:21   MORADABAD RMS (CRC)   Bag Despatched to KATHGODAM RMS (CRC)
19/08/2015   03:01:48   MORADABAD RMS (CRC)   Article Bagged to KATHGODAM RMS (CRC)

 


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Sasuke on August 20, 2015, 09:30:08 PM
Hi everyone.

Need ur advice regarding my parcel (Xbox One)which is stuck at mumbai custom office currently.
My brother purchased the xbox in US few months back and brought the same along with him while coming to India. Just after few days of use my Xbox stopped working and i had to send it back to US through a friend of mine who was flying to US for repair as my xbox was covered under warrantey in US.
After repair my friend has sent the xbox back to me through USPS priority mail international parcel with tracking id of EK304635722US around 8 days back.
Since last 3 days my parcel is stuck in custom and today i was able to find the status of my parcel at IPS website  with remark as Retention reason: Call custom on xxx or mail on xxxxx.
Please advice if my shipment is liable to any custom duty as it was sent to US for repair. Should i contact the custom office or wait for their letter??Also by mistake my friend has mentioned the value of shopment as $500 instead of actual purchase value of $350.

Please advice. Any help will be highly appreciated.

ITEM n EK304635722US   new search
Local Date and Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
8/12/2015 5:54:00 PM   United States of America (the)   015819998   Receive item from customer (Otb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE      
8/13/2015 9:16:00 AM   United States of America (the)   ISC NEW YORK NY (USPS)   Receive item at office of exchange (Otb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE      
8/13/2015 9:17:00 AM   United States of America (the)   ISC NEW YORK NY (USPS)   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE      
8/14/2015 3:10:00 PM   United States of America (the)   ISC NEW YORK NY (USPS)   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE      
8/18/2015 8:11:50 AM   India   MUMBAI EMS   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE      
8/18/2015 11:01:17 AM   India   MUMBAI EMS   Send item to customs (Inb)   Air   CUSTOM EXAM MUMBAI      
8/18/2015 2:56:47 PM   India   MUMBAI EMS   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   CUSTOM EXAM MUMBAI   
Retention reason : Call Customs 022 26156063 OR Email apsoaccmumbai@yahoo.com   


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ajaypesala on August 21, 2015, 12:14:22 PM
contact them by that number, i think they just want to clarify the price details as there is no invoice provided with your xbox.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ajaypesala on August 22, 2015, 02:50:16 AM
hello sasuke
your item is releived by customs, you will get it in 2 to 3 working days



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ajaypesala on August 25, 2015, 07:07:22 PM
hello guys my package got delivered yesterday and the good news is they didnt charge me customs duty.


Title: is we need to pay charges to customs?
Post by: yadwindergill1 on September 01, 2015, 11:57:35 AM
hello friends,i want to know if we buy a electronic product of $77 from foreign countries like china but if manufacturer print on invoice only $50..Is any risk to get this product or we need to pay customs tax or duty charges during get any electronic product ?


Title: How much time does it take norry/abnormally
Post by: ykini1 on September 01, 2015, 12:06:32 PM
 Help Me Please guide me through this:

I ordered a table tennis bat worth 40$ on ebay.com & it was posted to me by china registered air mail no.- RN088952088CN,
Can you tell me why it is being sent to CED JAIPUR as when my delivery address is of bangalore Huh?

If yes the can you tell me, will i need to pay custom duty also?
I have heard the are delivering the products in broken state to the buyer is there any truth about it??

Thanks in advance

On 17 track.net  (https://www.17track.net/en/result/post-details.shtml?nums=RN088952088CN)  I found out the details as:
2015-08-26 12:27
India, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Send item to customs (Inb), Air, CED JAIPUR
2015-08-26 09:06
India, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2015-08-15 08:01
China, BEIJING, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2015-08-14 10:03
China, BEIJING, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2015-08-12 17:27
China, 300450, Receive item from customer (Otb), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE

can you let me know about the time it may take to get it delivered to Bangalore?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Da Keshav on September 01, 2015, 04:37:35 PM
Local Date and Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
8/19/2015 6:13:00 PM   China   364031   Receive item from customer (Otb)   Air   unknown      
8/23/2015 5:17:00 PM   China   BEIJING   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   unknown      
8/24/2015 8:02:00 AM   China   BEIJING   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   unknown      
8/31/2015 4:51:45 PM   India   KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
8/31/2015 7:10:39 PM   India   KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO   Send item to customs (Inb)   Air   CED DELHI   



Hello
I'm also facing same problem


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Da Keshav on September 01, 2015, 04:41:49 PM
how much they will take time


Title: EMS Stuck In Customs For 8 days!
Post by: Gulzaar on September 02, 2015, 10:49:25 AM
I ordered FPV goggles 10 days ago from HK(Quanum DIY V2) and I chose EMS express because it was just 10$ more and I figured I'd be getting it much earlier. It's been stuck in customs since the 25th of August and tracking still hasn't updated. What's the point of EMS if customs are going to hang on to it for so long! The tracking number is EQ305789504SG

 :banghead:

Is there any way I can speed things up? Or do I just have to wait? I was hoping to fly last weekend, but that was shot, and it doesn't seem like I'll be flying this weekend either.

Thanks!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Abishek Drase on September 02, 2015, 06:49:21 PM
Please help me guys, as im very new to ordering stuffs from abroad its a lot for me......
I ordered a shipment from banggood for 55$ and my tracking info is as shown below...Destination Country - IndiaNormal Tracking
2015-08-29
16:41 India, CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE, Send item to customs (Inb), Air, CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE
2015-08-29
16:36 India, CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air, CHENNAI TD
2015-08-27
14:50 India, DIMC NEW DELHI 110002, Send item to domestic location (Inb), Air, CHENNAI TD
2015-08-27
11:37 India, DIMC NEW DELHI 110002, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air, DELHI INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE
2015-08-18
17:00 Sweden, MALMO UTRIKES, TULL, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, DELHI INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE
2015-08-18
09:52 Sweden, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air, DELHI INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE
Origin Country - SwedenNormal Tracking
2015-08-29
16:41 The shipment item has been stopped during transport, The item is now at customs abroad for determination of any customs duty payable.
2015-08-29
16:41 INDIA, The item is now at customs abroad for determination of any customs duty payable.
2015-08-29
16:36 INDIA, The item has arrived at the international terminal in the destination country for sorting
2015-08-27
14:50 INDIA, The item has been sorted at the international terminal in the destination country for onward transport in the destination country
2015-08-27
11:37 INDIA, The item has arrived at the international terminal in the destination country for sorting
2015-08-18
09:52 MALMO UTR/MMAH,Sverige, The item has been dispatched from Direct Link's international terminal for onward transport to the country of destination
2015-08-10
15:37 Direct Link, PostNord Receiving HUB, Item received for processing


So what should i do.....should i wait to receive it, or should i visit the customs, how much duty will they charge me...
Pls help


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Abishek Drase on September 03, 2015, 08:00:46 PM
'Meet2ami' please help
 :help:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Da Keshav on September 03, 2015, 08:21:05 PM
:(


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Abishek Drase on September 03, 2015, 08:26:57 PM
Hi keshav seems u have the same problem...bt for me its been 5days.. :(


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: AshwinRwt on September 03, 2015, 08:57:49 PM
The reason no one is replying is because that question has been answered many times. Please read earlier posts.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Abishek Drase on September 03, 2015, 09:35:57 PM
Oh im sorry dint notice....


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: meet2ami on September 04, 2015, 12:27:53 AM
Abishek, please be patient. We understand the eagerness within you but the fact is sometimes it takes even more than 2 months to reach. Yours is only 20-25 days. So cool down and wait!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Abishek Drase on September 04, 2015, 08:13:13 AM
Thanks a lot 'meet2ami'....thanks for the reply.... :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Abishek Drase on September 06, 2015, 11:48:37 AM
And forgot to mention... It is air parcel register and it has a 55$ quadcopter with transmitter.......Its been 8 days....the status is still 'send item to customs'.....im waiting and hoping for the best.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Abishek Drase on September 07, 2015, 11:23:32 PM
When i hit the track button its almost breathtaking like waiting for my exam results.... ;D
I dont know what on earth these customs guys do at work...  :banghead:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: rcparkjets on September 08, 2015, 11:26:00 AM
From my experience at Chennai customs (postal appraisal dept.)
The shipment is released within 1 or 2 days if there is no issue or duty.
If it is not cleared in two days it means that they have held the shipment for assessing for duty or to write a letter to me asking for some details.





Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Gulzaar on September 08, 2015, 03:08:21 PM
A word of warning: DON'T USE EMS!

I made the mistake and ordered goggles (no tx/rx just the screen and foam) with EMS, and it's been like this ever since:

22/08/2015   09:42:00   Origin Office   Item Booked
22/08/2015   10:42:00   SINGAPORE SO2 SINGAPORE   Item Bagged
25/08/2015   02:45:22   MUMBAI INDIA   Item Bagged
25/08/2015   03:50:43   Exchange Office   Sent for Customs Verification

What a waste of $12 extra. I would have probably received it by now if I used regular registered mail.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Abishek Drase on September 08, 2015, 06:10:52 PM
@Rcparkjets..... Thanks for replying......i dont care on paying duty.....if they ask for WPC NOC ill send it back.. no other choice.....


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Abishek Drase on September 08, 2015, 06:31:27 PM
And one more thing....I purchased the quadcopter for 55$... I asked for the invoice from Banggood incase of customs asking me to submit it...and they sent it through email....but the stated price on the invoice is 16.60$... Will this cause any problem if i send this invoice to the customs???


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sajid001 on September 09, 2015, 10:05:57 PM
Send it


Title: Re:
Post by: AshwinRwt on September 09, 2015, 10:15:43 PM
Just throw some bones to the dogs, they'll dance on whatever tune you want. They wont care about any wpc noc etc. All they want is money, they are not man enough to stand on their own legs so they'll live on our pittance. I did it in the past. I went there with documents and stuff, they didn't even look at it. Just go or send someone there and ask them to talk nicely and bribe them.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Abishek Drase on September 09, 2015, 10:38:02 PM
Let me wait two more days...
After that i will feed those hungry greedy dogs...
And thnk u for replying guys.....


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Abishek Drase on September 11, 2015, 12:05:59 AM
As of 10/9/15 on 4:47pm the tracking updated from "send item to customs" to "return item from customs".
Thats exactly 12days in customs....lets hope that ill get it in 2 to 3 days...

Soon as i get the parcel ill update it here....


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Abishek Drase on September 11, 2015, 03:46:35 PM
Today at 2:30pm it was updated to "send item to domestic location"
😁😊


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Abishek Drase on September 12, 2015, 03:08:11 PM
I collected my parcel at 1:00pm from my local post office today...and i was charged a customs duty of Rs.1275 for the parcel worth of 55$... Still a great deal....thanks😁


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: vishal on September 18, 2015, 01:30:12 PM
hello everyone

my parcel ( CQ303400535SG ) is stuck with delhi customs, yesterday i got a letter from Delhi customs asking for documents and importers code which obviously i don't have...my order contains a small quadcopter ( cx-10a ) for my son's birthday, a battery charger and few other miscellaneous items. i am now in need of help as they are saying that they will destroy my parcel and i would be liable for penalty as well...baap re baap

Please anyone...

vishal
9415200477


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: parcelstuck on September 19, 2015, 12:07:15 AM
Hi,

I seem to have a similar problem. I ordered something from amazon.com and was expecting it today. However, the courier service (DHL) as well as the amazon tracker showes that the package is delayed in the customs clearance process. I'm a little concerned as my package consists of a vibrator, which is not illegal, but is someting that is frowned upon. I've been assured by the seller that the package is discreet and the item itself looks innocent enough, not obscene like the others. So my worry is that if customs doesn't seem it fit to proceed, would I face some legal problems? Will they return the package or will they destroy it? The overall cost of my package is around 3ooo rupees, so I don't think it'd have to pay any custom duty (correct me if I'm wrong though).

This is the first time I'm ordering something from Amazon.com. I've always resorted to Amazon.in before, so I'm quite unsure about what I'm dealing with here. Hence, I'd appreciate any help or guidance on how I should go about this.

Thanks a lot in advance.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: PRAVEEN JOSE on September 20, 2015, 12:28:19 AM
Don't worry guys just take a bank statement of ac and the copy of invoice and send it to them...they will charge u 36.05% and release the items


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: PRAVEEN JOSE on September 20, 2015, 12:32:17 AM
Vibrator ??m :o 8-).   I thought something related to rc....


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: vishal on September 20, 2015, 01:07:46 AM
thanks,

but my order was valued very less as compared to what i paid to hobbyking and now to give them the bank's attested invoice means putting my head inside a lions mouth

any advice


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sajid001 on September 20, 2015, 03:29:16 AM
MY tracking number is LK126096468US i don't  see any updates from 13th i don't knw what has happened exactly. The estimated date was 24th sept to 28th sept in this way i would never ever come to india. What can i do?  Please help someone.


Title: parcel lying on kolkata customs from many days.
Post by: sudhansusaideo on September 27, 2015, 11:34:09 PM
hello sir.i oder product through ali express on 19/08/15,bsa refilescope amoun of $38 us doller.my oder no 68801845466905 and track id RI592488651CN.but seller chetting with me.he wrong amount entry on parcel today kolkata customs send notice to me for invoice prof bill of 819 indian rupees.now tell me sir where i found 819 amount of bill to prof them.customs office 560km distance from my house.i am ready for pay extra customs duty but i dont know how not possible to go kolkata customs office.any one please help.


Title: Re: parcel lying on kolkata customs from many days.
Post by: Scorp on September 28, 2015, 08:17:00 AM
I donno anything about it but u can just call the customs and ask them if they can accept online payment !

Anyone knows a bit more about customs please help out !!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sajid001 on September 30, 2015, 05:48:41 AM
Hi do one thing you need to send them a letter by ems speed post.  To the Pat
letter drafted here below . Insert the letter into
an envelope
and send it by speed post to the address
mentioned in the
format.
To
By Speed Post
The Assistant Commissioner of Customs
PAD ( Postal Appraising Department )
12, Kiran Shankar Roy Road ( First Floor )
Kolkata - 700 001

And problems and what you want just tell. Them what you want.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Gulzaar on September 30, 2015, 10:02:21 AM
Has anyone filed a claim successfully about customs overcharging? Did you get a refund? How long did it take?

Thanks


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sajid001 on October 03, 2015, 04:06:15 PM
It usually takes month,  the customs sometimes charge unnecessaryily and sometimes not.
If you have claimed it you ll get it after a month.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: vishal on October 04, 2015, 11:32:25 AM
i got my parcel from customs after paying rs 1134 duty.  thanks to dhruvafreak , without his help it wouldn't be possible.  :salute:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aamirahmed60 on October 16, 2015, 08:25:57 PM
I have one doubt... How do i make customs return the item back to the shipper ? I ordered from banggood.com through EMS and the hexacopter got stuck and they are asking for 15k Bribe or NOC from DGCA... As i cant do any of those i want it to return to the shipper for my refund. its a mjx x600 btw.



Aamir Ahmed
9642027684(Only whats app)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sarvan_me on October 19, 2015, 01:38:09 PM
Friends, I am suppose to receive a parcel from aliexpress through Hongkong post. - RT295688716HK. it was received in Mumbai on 14th Oct 2015 but not yet received in Bangalore even after 4 days. Earlier I have placed many order thorugh HongKong post it is like once it reaches Mumbai then next to next day it use to be in Bangalore and then customs clearing will take one day. But in this case not sure why even after 4 days it has not yet reached Bangalore. Any one who has similar experience help me or suggest when I will get.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mangesh.khaire on October 19, 2015, 03:14:41 PM
Hi, Below is my tracking details for my parcel ,


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mangesh.khaire on October 19, 2015, 03:56:31 PM
Hi vishal, Which docs you sent after notice from custom? I am having same problem, My order was valued very less as compared to what i paid?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: satz flying on October 19, 2015, 07:22:37 PM
Hi all. What would have happen in customs if bought transmitter from towerhobbies. I have planned to buy Futaba 10j with extra two receiver. Shall I go with to buy?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: vishal on October 19, 2015, 11:05:31 PM
hi mangesh
well i had to give them whatever they asked for, but for the documents which you don't have just write down an application...like they asked me importers code
and since this was my first time at the customs office , i followed advice... ;D


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mangesh.khaire on October 20, 2015, 05:55:18 AM
Hi I am new to forum as well as importing item first time from abroad,below is the tracking details

0/7/2015 10:55:00 AM    Sweden       Insert item into bag (Otb)    Air    DELHI INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE       
10/7/2015 5:00:00 PM    Sweden    MALMO UTRIKES, TULL    Send item abroad (EDI-received)    Air    DELHI INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE       
10/10/2015 11:39:23 AM    India    DIMC NEW DELHI 110002    Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)    Air    DELHI INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE       
10/10/2015 3:42:04 PM    India    DIMC NEW DELHI 110002    Send item to customs (Inb)    Air    MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE       
10/15/2015 4:50:45 PM    India    MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE    Record item customs information (Inb)    Air    MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE    
Retention reason : Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner

Item price is $196 but seller declared value only $25  :banghead: , I have ordered android phone for pune location.
My Address on parcel is also wrong(not included building name by seller), so that's why may be i didn't received any notice from customs, What to do in this case, Please help.
I got some hope from this forum, otherwise i thought i lost my parcel  8-)
Waiting for response.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: starquadcopters on October 20, 2015, 11:45:00 AM
Guys I had ordered a Lipo 4000mAh 40c with charger, A FlySky FS-i6 tx and few extras like landing legs & props for my Phantom 3. The seller shipped these via Singapore Post as he said it would not be a problem... and voila, I received it without any Customs hassles. Don't know if I got lucky or that it's easier to ship Lipo's via Singapore Post.

Seller had declared them as Gift with $25 value and country of origin Singapore :-/


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on October 27, 2015, 07:12:15 PM
hi vishal,
           I got struck with the situation same as yours. Please guide me. My parcel struck with Chennai customs. It is registered airmail by signpost. As your case mine also declared low value about $30. If they ask for any document what can I do, please help me. This is my first purchase and New to this forum.




 


 


 


 

 


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on October 27, 2015, 07:56:41 PM
If it is REGISTERED AIRMAIL, then it generally clears customs without any hassles. Till date, I have not heard a registered airmail package being charged duty or intimation being sent to recipient for clearance, unless it contains BANNED goods.

However, time taken for clearance of registered airmail package varies. Sometimes it takes 1 day and on other occasions it may take upto 30 days. It all depends on workload at the respective customs office.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on October 27, 2015, 08:04:34 PM
hi nairitb 
              It is a tablet-pc. It is $103. They send it as gift and declared value is around $30. It is free shipping through singpost registered airmail. Is this article is banned?. Do the customs officials open my parcel ?



 


 


 


 


 

 


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on October 27, 2015, 08:14:50 PM
Phones are not BANNED :D Officials may or may not open your parcel. I have heard lots of people getting mobiles of value upto $200 (if not more) by registered airmail without being charged duty. You can find several posts from such recipients in this forum itself. Dont worry. Just let the system do its job.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on October 27, 2015, 08:27:18 PM
@nairitb Thanks bro.
 I hope I will get it without any problem. Thank you for your quick reply. I requested sender for good packing. I think the size may be little bit large than usual so customs take it for examination. If they open the parcel do they repack safely as sender did ? Do you have any previous experience of opened and repacked parcel?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mangesh.khaire on October 27, 2015, 08:36:56 PM
Hi Raja,
If parcel declared as Gift will not be charged customs(Upto Rs. 10,000), but if not they will ask for invoice and bank statement for verification, They will send notice to visit custom office with documents.
It may need time to clear custom by there end, Mine is same case as yours, I called custom for follow up, They confirm that they have parcels from Sep month that are not cleared yet, so need to wait next 15-20 days for status changed/Notice from customs.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on October 27, 2015, 08:41:51 PM
None of the registered airmail packages I have received till date were opened by customs. Size does not matter. Max weight is 2kg for registered airmail. Air Parcels & EMS are almost always opened by customs. Re-packing is so-so.

I received an Air Parcel package once. It contained motors. Customs opened the package. There was nothing to repack as the motors were inside custom cut foam. So customs people just had to put the motors back inside the foam gaps cut for the motors. They sealed with packing tape which had "Opened by ... Checked by...Customs Dept..." like words printed on it.

UNregistered airmail packages are also opened by customs on some occasions. They tear the package in a very bad way and do not reseal properly. The Problem in this case is things inside these parcels are sometimes stolen. Cant say where they are stolen. (Personal Experience)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on October 27, 2015, 08:59:30 PM
@mangesh
I am nervous but you and "nairitb" helps me to calm down little bit. I hope it will clear without any problem. Thank you.

@nairitb
It is registered Airmail and does not weighs 2kg. The item weight is around 450gms and the whole package may about 1.250kg. your prompt reply gave me some confidence. Thank you very much.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on October 27, 2015, 09:02:27 PM
Always a pleasure ;)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mangesh.khaire on October 27, 2015, 09:10:26 PM
@nairitb - how we can differentiate between registered and unregistered  airmail?
My parcel is sent by Sweden post, is it registered?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on October 27, 2015, 09:31:54 PM
Registered parcels have tracking number which can be used to track the parcel till delivery. Registered parcels need signature of the person taking the delivery. Unregistered parcels do not have such facility and hence cannot be tracked.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on October 28, 2015, 08:12:50 AM
@nairitb
            I have a doubt; how private carriers get cleared from customs without any problem ? why customs officials didn't check the packages as they did with public (govt). carriers ? I heard that DHL and TNT delivered any packages to India within 7-9 days.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on October 28, 2015, 12:20:59 PM
Private couriers like FedEx , DHL etc. have in-house customs clearance facility. They assess the packages themselves and pay the customs duty on behalf of the recipient in advance. For this they ask for the commercial invoice from the sender so that that they can process customs formalities before the actual package reaches the destination country. On reaching the destination country, a BILL OF ENTRY is generated for the package. This completes the customs documentation as all other documents are already kept ready by the courier. Almost everything is done electronically nowadays and this results in fast and hassle free clearance. They rarely open the packages as the the DHL / FedEx / TNT office at origin country already checks the parcel contents when receiving it from the sender.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on October 28, 2015, 12:32:32 PM
Oh I see!!! That's why they charged such a huge amount as shipping cost. DHL requires $48 for my item. It is about 50% of my actual value of my item $103. so I choose free registered airmail as carrier. But customs department frustrating me. If DHL seeks $10-$20 as shipping charge, I would select them and get my item quickly and comfortably.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on October 28, 2015, 12:36:24 PM
:D You get what you pay for. Dont worry. Registered Airmail just takes time. It is also hassle free ;)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on October 28, 2015, 12:43:25 PM
NEVER EVER contact customs dept on your own. Thats a sure shot way to get hassles in clearance. They are required to release your parcel for 3 months (if I rem right). If not released till then, they can either assess and charge a random duty (most likely) or dispose off the parcel (very rare, haven't heard of any instance). If you do not hear from them till 2 months, then you can send send an RTI application seeking info about your parcel.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on October 28, 2015, 06:37:40 PM
Hi nairitb Bro,
 I read this forum from the beginning today, you are the member since 2013; this is amazing  {:)}. you are helping several others with your experience  :hatsoff:. As you mention gift articles were not held and not asked for documents by customs but sometimes they charge duty. How do they assess the value of the articles?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on October 28, 2015, 06:53:12 PM
They assess the value based on customs declaration made by the sender. However, as most packages are under-valued, customs ask for Invoice and proof of payment from the recipient in most cases (I am not talking about registered airmails here). Customs officials are not fools :D They'll atleast have some idea about the price of a particular mobile, quadcopters, rtf kits etc. So they'll know if a parcel has been undervalued or not.

With regard to registered or unregistered airmail packages, the maximum limit is 2kg. So these are widely used for personal imports. As such they are rarely taxed as "personal imports under Rs 10000, not for resale, which is a gift (i.e. no exchange of currency) and sent by post (not courier) are exempt from customs duty". However, the "gift" part is widely misused by us :D

This forum is all about helping others and sharing knowledge. I am keeping with the tradition ;)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on October 28, 2015, 07:07:35 PM
Yes Bro, I am completely agree with you. Custom officials are not fools; they are more intelligent also. Buying cheap electronic items abroad in form of gift is not fair but once in lifetime or one or two times is not a misuse(my opinion). If the frequency is high say more than 20, 30 times in a year is surely a misuse.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on October 28, 2015, 07:44:48 PM
Even if they do not mark the parcel as GIFT in case of registered / UNregistered AIRMAIL, the packages are rarely taxed. Only sellers in China, Hong Kong and couple of other countries mark packages as GIFT for which they have received payment, even if the buyer has not asked them to do so. I have not seen sellers in Japan, Europe, USA do this. They mark the package as OTHER. Even some Chinese sellers mark as OTHER.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on October 30, 2015, 08:43:12 AM
Hi Mangesh, do you have any status update of your package?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mangesh.khaire on October 30, 2015, 03:40:52 PM
No not yet, I will update on forum if any update from customs.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sajid001 on November 02, 2015, 01:02:51 PM
Hi guys i need help of you people, this is the 3rd time that i am facing an issue with my parcel. recently i purchased a cell phone and its been 2 months there has not been any updates, the problem is this is an ordinary first class mail. I really dont understand whats going on here is the details below please help.

2015-09-13 21:47
MIAMI, FL 33112, Arrived at USPS Facility, Your item arrived at our USPS facility in MIAMI, FL 33112 on September 13, 2015 at 9:47 pm. The item is currently in transit to the destination.
2015-09-12 00:27
KNOXVILLE, TN 37950, Departed USPS Origin Facility
2015-09-12 00:24
KNOXVILLE, TN 37950, Arrived at USPS Origin Facility
2015-09-11 17:07
MOUNTAIN HOME, TN 37684, Departed Post Office
2015-09-11 17:05
MOUNTAIN HOME, TN 37684, Acceptance
2015-09-11 00:00
Pre-Shipment Info Sent to USPS


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on November 02, 2015, 01:18:33 PM
Please check your tracking status at:

http://www.17track.net/en/

and

http://globaltracktrace.ptc.post/gtt.web/

and post here. If the parcel hasn't reached India, you have to contact sender or USPS. From India onwards, IndiaPost can give further info.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sajid001 on November 02, 2015, 01:25:17 PM
I have checked through every website track and trace 17track after ship and many more.
I contacted the usps they said its ordinary mail and it would not get updated. i called the customs kolkata they don't have any updates at all.

LK126096468US this is the tracking.
Please check.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on November 02, 2015, 01:41:13 PM
I have no idea if this is registered or UNregistered mail. Registered mails from US are in the form <L# *** *** *** US>. So it seems like it is registered. But such mails also get updated at the destination country tracking website as well. But in your case, it did not get updated at IndiaPost website.

Since USPS themselves said that it would not get updated, then probably it is UNregistered mail.

If it is UNregistered, you wont get tracking info after the package leaves origin country. Then you are at the mercy of Indian Customs and India Post. I have received 4 out of 8 UNregistered packages till date. They get lost or stolen before they ever reach the local post office.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 02, 2015, 01:48:03 PM
Hi nairitb , No update since 27.10.2015. IT struck with "Send item to customs (Inb)". can I expect any action this week? or it take further more time.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sajid001 on November 02, 2015, 01:50:54 PM
Do u have any idea how does it usually takes to reach of its ordinary mail.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on November 02, 2015, 02:02:32 PM
@RAJA090 If I were you, I would wait till 27.11.2015 for another update. Take a look at the following info in my case:

2015-10-23 15:29
India, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Return item from customs (Inb), Air, CED KOLKATA
2015-10-11 18:37
India, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Send item to customs (Inb), Air, CED KOLKATA

Another:

2015-10-05 14:01
India, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Return item from customs (Inb), Air, CED KOLKATA
2015-09-26 11:22
India, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Send item to customs (Inb), Air, CED KOLKATA

And a quick one:

2014-12-27 16:37
India, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Return item from customs (Inb), Air, CED KOLKATA
2014-12-24 12:50
India, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Send item to customs (Inb), Air, CED KOLKATA

@sajid001 It is hard to give any timeframe in case of delivery by India Post. I received an ordinary parcel within 20 days from the time shipped. That was from England. In another case, it took more than 3 months. This was a China Post package.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 02, 2015, 02:16:41 PM
12 days, 9 days and for surprise 3 days. Now I think I have to wait for atleast 12 days. Thank you Bro.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mangesh.khaire on November 02, 2015, 03:15:43 PM
Hi Nairitib, have you received any notice from custom office for verification(Invoice/Bank statement) when your parcel stucked for 9 or 12 days?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on November 02, 2015, 03:43:45 PM
Nop never. I one instance a package took about 30 days to change status from "Send item to customs" to "Return item from customs". I cant find the tracking number now. So cant post tracking info. In that case also, I did not receive any notice.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mangesh.khaire on November 02, 2015, 04:25:22 PM
Thanks Nairitb, I am asking because on my parcel address line 1 is not included by seller by mistake  :banghead:, So I was wondering if custom send me notice, It will never going to deliver on my address.

Thanks a lot.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 02, 2015, 04:31:02 PM
@MANGESH, IF YOU HAVE DOUBT YOU JUST FILE RTI AS INSTRUCTED BY naititb. YOU GET INFOEMATION ABOUT NOTICE IF ANY SEND TO YOU ABOUT YOUR PACKAGE.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mangesh.khaire on November 02, 2015, 04:36:49 PM
I am not able to find that RTI post actually, Can you please post it again?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on November 02, 2015, 04:55:37 PM
http://www.rcindia.org/chatter-zone/all-customs-parcel-discussions-for-non-rc-items/msg241060/#msg241060


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 02, 2015, 04:56:02 PM
[Admin Note] Please do not post in all capital letters !

FILE RTI AS USUAL. NO SPECIAL INSTRUCTION. MENTION YOUR TRACKING NUMBER IN THE APPLICATION CLEARLY. THATS ALL. THEY WILL REPLY ALL CURRENT DETAILS AND ABOUT NOTICE ALSO (IF THEY SENT REGARDING YOUR PACKAGE)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on November 02, 2015, 04:57:24 PM
If they sent the notice, the local post office will have received it by now since the PIN code is printed. You may enquire at your local post office.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 02, 2015, 05:04:55 PM
October 3rd week is holiday week. 3 continuous holiday so I think they take few days to clear registered airmail. I heard that all EMS package will be examined completely. If one have IEC licence they give clearance immediately.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mangesh.khaire on November 02, 2015, 05:29:12 PM
Hi nairitb , Can you please post how to file RTI? above link redirecting me to last page of this post


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on November 02, 2015, 06:01:07 PM
I did not write how to post an RTI. I just said "If you do not hear from them till 2 months, then you can send send an RTI application seeking info about your parcel."


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mangesh.khaire on November 03, 2015, 10:06:38 AM
I just called Mumbai FPO, They update me , yesterday custom clear parcel of 7th Oct, For mine need to wait next 7-9 days for next update.

10/7/2015 10:55:00 AM   Sweden      Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   DELHI INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE      
10/7/2015 5:00:00 PM   Sweden   MALMO UTRIKES, TULL   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   DELHI INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE      
10/10/2015 11:39:23 AM   India   DIMC NEW DELHI 110002   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   DELHI INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE      
10/10/2015 3:42:04 PM   India   DIMC NEW DELHI 110002   Send item to customs (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
10/15/2015 4:50:45 PM   India   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   
Retention reason : Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner   

Just for update    ;)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 03, 2015, 02:12:50 PM
nice to hear it from you mangesh.  {:)}. Update if it shows any movement. Do they charge any amount?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: DJ Nshyap on November 05, 2015, 05:39:16 PM
I called Mumbai Foreign Post Service who informed the product was sent to Bangalore Sub Foreign Post Office, i.e, on 4th November 2015. But all the three numbers keep on ringing for Bangalore Sub Foreign post office with no answers and one number is out of service.

But I am very worried by seeing the following news:

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/147012/goods-foreign-parcels-fall-prey.html

I hope they don't mess with my shipment :-/

But don't they need to have CCTV CAMERA for such important PLACE where things are STOLEN/ROBBED so easily. Its a SHAME to the GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT as it brings such a DISGRACE for the ENTIRE NATION for which FOREIGN COUNTRIES mentions...NOT SHIPPING TO INDIA....and when asked the International Market give such a Shameless reply of product being stolen or returned with nothing inside...

Its high time people should come forward to save the image of India at large.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 06, 2015, 09:34:12 AM
@ mangesh, Did you receive your parcel? give the update pls .....


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mangesh.khaire on November 06, 2015, 10:28:36 AM
No bro, no update yet


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: DJ Nshyap on November 07, 2015, 02:04:27 PM
Reached Bangalore Sub Foreign Post office..
**People are very friendly here
**Big Parking Space
**Lunch time: 1:30-2:30
Saturday working time: till 5:30pm


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: DJ Nshyap on November 07, 2015, 02:57:10 PM
Confusion and Drama starts:
Mumbai Custom says they have sent it by Air on 4th November. Bangalore Foreign says it is COMING BY TRAIN and have not reached yet...


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on November 07, 2015, 03:17:39 PM
Is it REGISTERED Airmail or Air Parcel or EMS?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 07, 2015, 03:28:45 PM
@nairitb bro, I think It should be a air parcel or ems because it weighs about 11.2 kg and value 13,600rs as per DJ Nshyap post.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on November 07, 2015, 03:35:27 PM
Oh. I didn't notice that. Airmail and Air Parcel are generally sent by TRAIN within India. EMS is sent by Air within and outside country.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on November 07, 2015, 03:37:19 PM
But CATEGORY of all three is AIR. There are 3 categories : AIR, SURFACE, SEA


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 07, 2015, 03:41:12 PM
I think the next process of clearance will be start after 1 week because next week is Diwali week. All the officials who are responsible for clearance will be on holiday. I am also got under this tight situation. do you have any idea about this kind of situation Bro ?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on November 07, 2015, 03:53:31 PM
No idea at all.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: DJ Nshyap on November 07, 2015, 05:09:05 PM
It was full of fun lol....In the mean time a post man came and saw me tensed...he asked me to enquire with Mumbai custom whether it was sent by Air or by Train...I kept on dialling but no picked up at last i dialled a different number and one lady picked up and said...It was sent by AIR ON 4TH itself to bangalore....then...i again went to 1st floor and said the update...

**The lady again checked in IPSWEB.....and said the same thing..its not updated yet might be in transit..

**I said it reached Bangalore on 4th itself so the question of being in Transit should not arise...she guided me to go to the basement Godown and check..

**The aged man checked again on his Excel sheet my number was not there...Then LUCKILY he remembered of a Register Book where they entry manually..He checked and found it there....

**Then he asked me again what was there...i said it is a kind of case cover of alluminium finish..


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 07, 2015, 05:18:00 PM
@ DJ Nshyap, Don't worry man, it will update next week after Diwali. then you can contact bangalore customs. My package sent on 21st oct but it get updated only on 26th oct.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: DJ Nshyap on November 07, 2015, 05:20:59 PM
He said he had lot of other parcels to open up and he would do it serially..infact he was true..i could see lot of papers and there was hardly any place to stand because of luggages...I dint request him to do fine urgently as I dint want to interfere their work. He asked me to come next Tuesday with Invoice and he said if the parcel is cleared it would be automatically dispatch or if its detained by Custom officials...I might have to show additional documents and pay duty or fine....


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: DJ Nshyap on November 07, 2015, 05:25:11 PM
All the while things were peaceful as the office is located around lot of greenery and employees work at so ease...Its totally different from a corporate where everyone keeps on running here and there all d time..
Things went well so far except one postman who asked me to check with Mumbai asked for some cash to have lunch...I was surprised for what he was askin money...lol...


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: DJ Nshyap on November 07, 2015, 05:25:44 PM
Thanks Raja :-)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: DJ Nshyap on November 07, 2015, 10:36:34 PM
Thanks Nairitb


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: DJ Nshyap on November 09, 2015, 01:30:02 PM
Got an update..
.it has been retained. retain reason: call custom office or send an email


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 09, 2015, 01:39:53 PM
Send e-mail first, then call, if not resolved then contact them in person. It is as per nairitb's advice. I think you have to Wait for atleast 7-10 days in each step. If you show you are in hurry then they started to bargain on your parcel.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: DJ Nshyap on November 09, 2015, 01:45:27 PM
Oh k...i have sent an email to the customs as advised...and the post office told me to come with the invoice along with ID. To check the procedure to get it cleared asap...

I will keep you all posted...

Thank you


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: DJ Nshyap on November 10, 2015, 01:03:26 PM
These custom people are stating that for any individual purpose import the tax is FLAT 41.5% but for commercial use it may be from 11% till 150%
What da....


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: YantraSthal on November 11, 2015, 09:00:14 AM
There is no such thing as 41.5% flat tax.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on November 11, 2015, 09:02:15 AM
I have been charged from 22% to 40% for personal imports. Basic Customs Duty is  5% or 10% depending on category of products imported. For personal imports, there are some extra duties. I wrote a detailed break up of various duties for imports in this forum some time ago. You can find the details there.

http://www.rcindia.org/rc-outlets-and-resellers/anything-and-everything-hobby-king/msg157610/#msg157610


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: DJ Nshyap on November 11, 2015, 01:08:20 PM
Oh my God...then it would cost me around 6500/- as duty....is there a way i can avoid it...As per Custom India..the rate for musical box is 29% and it comes under 1908 tariff


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on November 11, 2015, 01:11:06 PM
Cant help in this case bro. Its up to customs people now, how much they are going to charge you.


Title: Want to order an Ebook
Post by: renownedalmond on November 11, 2015, 03:20:28 PM
Hi members,

First let me start by saying that you guys are doing a great job by helping and giving information to people who need it. I came across this forum while searching for answers to my international orders and I must say, it has a great deal of information which is non-existent in the Government websites.

Now to my query-

I want to order a pair of headphones( Rs. 4800) and an E-book (Rs. 7000), separately ofcourse from Aliexpress. If I ask the seller to mark it as 'gift' and not give and invoice in the parcel, will the customs still hold up the parcel?

I read somewhere that the import duty on E-books has been revised and reduced considerably. Is this true?

Thanks in advance...


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on November 11, 2015, 04:54:29 PM
Books are EXEMPTED from Import Duty. Select the Shipping Option as REGISTERED AIRMAIL (China Post / Hong Kong Post / Singapore Post etc etc). You wont have any problems. That is no duty, no invoices to submit. Happy shopping...


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: renownedalmond on November 11, 2015, 05:03:06 PM
Hi NairitB,

Thanks for the quick reply. Its an E-book, so it will be classified under electronics?

And will there be custom duty if I get them marked as gifts?

Thanks.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mangesh.khaire on November 11, 2015, 05:07:21 PM
E book should be electronics book, soft copy only, why to ship it by courier?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 11, 2015, 05:11:40 PM
@renownedalmond, Whatever you want to do, you can do but as for as the customs is concerned they can detain any package if they want to examine. This is the fact. You can mention it as a gift, $12, $18, $25, $30 etc.... but no use of it. If they want to check they can check any package. All depends on your luck.  ;)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mangesh.khaire on November 11, 2015, 05:14:10 PM
Agree with raja  ;)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: renownedalmond on November 11, 2015, 05:14:22 PM
Sorry..E-Book reader i mean.... ;D ;D


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 11, 2015, 05:14:49 PM
@mangesh, Bro, what happens to your package ? Any new update?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mangesh.khaire on November 11, 2015, 05:17:14 PM
No bro, Diwali vacation  :banghead:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 11, 2015, 05:21:12 PM
Here, in addition to Diwali heavy rain and Chennai is almost floating in water. I pray to god that my package may be safe from any damage. I am very concerned.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on November 11, 2015, 05:23:12 PM
oh okay. E book reader. I was confused why would any1 want to buy e book from China :D Anyway, then it'll be classified under Electronics. You will be charged duty if it is by courier / EMS / Air parcel. And then, on the package reaching India, you'll be asked for invoice / proof of purchase and other docs.

Better go for REGISTERED AIRMAIL. Its much much cheaper than the other options. In any case, its your choice what shipping mode you opt for.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 11, 2015, 05:29:12 PM
@nairtb, Is there any limitation for a person to get packages through Registered Airmail in a month ?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: renownedalmond on November 11, 2015, 05:29:53 PM
Alright. I will try my luck with registered post and ask them to put it as GIFT. Lets see if the customs get fooled by it.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on November 11, 2015, 06:10:21 PM
I do not know of any such limitation. Our postman says there is a person in our locality who receives some 15-20 foreign parcels on some days. May b 50 a month :D

@renownedalmond  Customs are rarely fooled. In case of Airmail packages, they choose to overlook the tax due as people do not use this mode for importing high value goods.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sathish kumar on November 13, 2015, 07:18:05 PM
Hello everyone !!
  I ordered a few electronic circuits and lithium ion battery (two separate parcel ) from aliexpress on october 4th. The parcels reached india and i dont know how track it further. Please help me. TRACKING ID : 11558624357 , UF401401213SE . Thank u !!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on November 13, 2015, 07:59:18 PM
They seem to be UNREGISTERED packages. You wont be able to track it in India. It'll take time to reach you. If you do not receive the packages, you'll get full refund from aliexpress. Dont worry ;)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mangesh.khaire on November 14, 2015, 06:19:44 AM
Guys,  order status changed on 12 nov, diwali good news for me,
Order customs cleared and lodged with local delivery agent,  sent to domestic location.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 14, 2015, 07:01:17 AM
@mangesh Very good. Enjoy yourself. pls update if any duty imposed on your package.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sathish kumar on November 14, 2015, 04:19:57 PM
@nairitb Thank u sir. If it is unregistered then who will bring it to my home? My local post man?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on November 14, 2015, 05:38:59 PM
Registered, UNregistered, Air Parcel and EMS are all delivered by your local postman. Unregistered packages do not have tracking number. The others have tracking number. Unregistered packages are like the letters we drop at the post box and hope that they are delivered to the addressee ;D

And please dont add SIR to my name. I am not yet worthy of that. I am in my 20s :D a simple bro or just my name is good for me.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on November 14, 2015, 05:41:11 PM
@ilyas ali  I think this thread is for customs / parcel discussions only. Your question is of a technical nature. Please post in relevant section.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 14, 2015, 09:43:58 PM
@nairitb bro, pls read this link http://www.rcindia.org/rc-general-topics/imported-items-in-customs-for-clearance/ by DJ Nshyap. He said the packages are thrown for 2 feet distance. My item is tablet pc i.e., e-book reader type. If anything like this happened to my registered airmail pack, then my item will be broken down to thousands of pieces. I am so worried. Do you have any experience of receiving broken items? How to deal with that kind of situation if I received broken item?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on November 14, 2015, 10:40:03 PM
Dont worry ;D India Post people treat ALL packages like this. Sellers generally pack your items with multiple layers of bubble wrap and hard paper, especially if the item is fragile. IF your seller took care in properly packaging your item, the I think it would stand the treatment meted out to it by our friendly India Post people ;D

I have never imported tablet, mobile like things (glass like etc). So no personal experience.

I generally import electronic parts and DIY kits not available in India. These are mostly non-fragile. So no worries :D


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 14, 2015, 10:55:37 PM
nairitb bro, 18+ days gone, no update since 27.10.2015 "Send item to customs (Inb)" is the message. What should I do?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mangesh.khaire on November 15, 2015, 12:24:20 AM
@Raja, wait for next 12 days, u will get your parcel.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on November 15, 2015, 07:23:56 AM
Patience Raja :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 15, 2015, 08:04:06 AM
@mangesh and nairitb, DJ Nshyap's post makes me nervous :o :o. I don't know why postal people throw the parcels like that. Every one want their items without any damage. what is the use of mishandling and damaging the parcels, they got salary for their service but they didn't do their duty honestly and sincerely. :( :( :( :(


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on November 15, 2015, 08:53:26 AM
They got their salary but they are not ACCOUNTABLE to anyone.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: vaibhav27 on November 15, 2015, 10:30:42 AM
Hi, I ordered 4 servos, 1 motor and an esc.
Will it get through?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 16, 2015, 05:02:02 PM
@mangesh are you received the parcel? Is there any duty imposed on your parcel? kindly update about your order status.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Guy1234 on November 16, 2015, 06:50:53 PM
Hi,

I ordered mobile case from aliexpress for my moto g3, the seller shipped through China Post Registered Air Mail, its been 9 days the shipment is in customs, the total value of the shipment is $2.95 + $1.50 for the shipping, what should i do? how long do i wait? I live in Mumbai


    2015-11-07 18:42

    India, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Send item to customs (Inb), Air, CED MUMBAI
    2015-11-07 17:16

    India, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
    2015-10-20 23:00

    China, BEIJING, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
    2015-10-20 08:01

    China, BEIJING, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
    2015-10-19 19:25

    China, BEIJING, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
    2015-10-13 22:53

    China, Receive item from customer (Otb), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on November 16, 2015, 07:43:55 PM
Servos, motors do not cause any problems in customs. Only High end mobiles, RF equipment cause problems when mode is EMS or Air Parcel.

@Guy1234 you may have to wait ~ 1 month to receive the parcel. Kolkata Customs takes 4-30 days to clear packages. After that the package will be sent by RMS to MUMBAI and then to Mumbai Head Post Office and finally to your local Post office. No one can give you a definite time period.

One thing I like to tell everyone is IF YOU WANT PRIVACY, please refrain from posting Tracking Numbers on public forums.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Guy1234 on November 16, 2015, 10:06:04 PM
Oh and i thought my package was in mumbai customs already :P

Thanks Nairitb :)

Any idea who will deliver this shipment, again ordered from aliexpress, total shipment cost is $5 and they are cosmetics, they are shipped through malaysian post, the tracking number is like ETHMY8316**** (last 4 are also numbers) will i be able to track them on india post website once they reach here?

Current status-

Date / Time                                     Process                                            Office
16 Nov 2015, 17:04:11PM    Item Posted Over The Counter to India              MPC PMIH (KLIA)
16 Nov 2015, 15:56:59PM    Dispatch Pre-Alert Posting To India                      MPC PMIH (KLIA)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mangesh.khaire on November 17, 2015, 07:26:43 AM
@Raja - it will be delivered today,  yesterday it was with divisional office, they sent parcel to local post office,  will update soon.
@Guy1234 you can track your parcel on india post site using RNet tracking once it is reached in india.  use ips web for global tracking http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/
It will be delivered to you by local postman only after clearance


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mangesh.khaire on November 17, 2015, 11:17:24 AM
Finally got my parcel, Paid Rs. 3359 Custom duty(Custom Open the parcel, as per custom value of parcel is Rs.8000, Rate of duty 41.49% = 3319+40=3359)So paid Rs 3359 as custom charge.  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 17, 2015, 11:26:07 AM
@Mangesh, OMG!!!!!!! what mode of postal service did you choose? Is it EMS or AIRPARCEL or REGISTERED AIRMAIL?
do they repack the parcel well as the seller did? do you notice any damage to the item? pls reply. :o :o :o :o :o


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mangesh.khaire on November 17, 2015, 11:50:42 AM
Postal mode - Registered Airmail
They repack parcel very well with seal, No damage


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 17, 2015, 11:59:44 AM
is it marked as 'GIFT' or not. What is the declared value of the parcel mangesh?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mangesh.khaire on November 17, 2015, 12:01:38 PM
not marked as gift, declared value of parcel : USD 22


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 17, 2015, 12:13:08 PM
is there any way to get refund of custom duty mangesh , by showing invoice as proof of value of the article? what is the real value of your item and what type of item? is it electronic device like mobile, tablet, e-book reader etc....?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mangesh.khaire on November 17, 2015, 03:49:29 PM
No idea for refund
Item - Mobile Phone of $196


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on November 17, 2015, 05:00:41 PM
Heard for the first time duty is charged for Registered Airmail


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: SK1701 on November 17, 2015, 05:14:28 PM
I've never been charged duty on registered airmail either. The only time I was charged was when I shipped by FedEx


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 17, 2015, 05:52:42 PM
@SK1701 and nairitb, I think it may be a registered airparcel. Because the datails of the movement of the package is similar to airparcel or EMS. But anyhow mangesh was an unlucky man. 3300+ duty on mobile phone is too much. It should be around 1200-1700.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on November 17, 2015, 06:19:08 PM
I have also been never charged duty on Airmail.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 17, 2015, 06:28:45 PM
If mangesh give his tracking number we could come to conclusion but it is his own discretion and privacy. Anyhow mine is registered airmail. Lets see what going to happen in my case.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on November 17, 2015, 06:31:00 PM
First 2 characters are enough.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sathish kumar on November 17, 2015, 06:38:44 PM
@nairitb Bro received the parcel today. Thank you !!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairitb on November 17, 2015, 06:42:19 PM
Welcome :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 17, 2015, 06:56:01 PM
@sathish, are you from Chennai? how is the flood situation in Chennai? Post man delivered even under this kind of worst situation is really astonishing.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 17, 2015, 08:01:36 PM
@nairitb bro, I heard that if registered airmail is insured then customs officials detain the package for inspection. And also it their own discretion to allow or detain ; open or allow without open; and to impose duty or not. sometimes If they cant reach the monthly target tax collection they impose duty on majority of packages including registered airmail.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sathish kumar on November 17, 2015, 08:51:18 PM
@Raja It is returning back to normal and yes that post man is one of the sincere government staff i have ever seen. Thank you for your concern


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 18, 2015, 03:42:46 PM
@nairitb, mangesh and others, surprisingly today I got my package. It is REGISTERED AIRMAIL and marked as GIFT and the declared value is $30. But customs officials imposed duty Rs. 1275 (1245 + 30). My package was opened and sealed with india post sealing tape. They just opened the box and closed it. They did not take the entire item away from the package. No assessment value of the item (tablet) is mentioned in the memo. They just mark 1245 and 30, added the value and mention it as custom duty. Now the time has come for REGISTERED AIRMAIL under customs duty.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: tej on November 18, 2015, 06:39:20 PM
https://youtu.be/UfIEhZ018tE

customs mumbai!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Ajit kumar gopu on November 18, 2015, 07:14:49 PM
i ordered mobile signal booster from china through ali express and it reached mumbai customs ,showing Record item customs information (Inb)   CED MUMBAI Retention reason : Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner   
  what does it means and how many days it will take to reach hyderabad


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: tej on November 18, 2015, 07:30:54 PM
well the official meaning is that your item might be restricted under custom law and  it has go through higher clearance but after diwali its common to show.

My all 10 orders are showing the same reason

But mostly it's because that the custom officer is on leave or the work load is too much to handle for few persons in charge, so  just be patient it might take another month. if you hurry then you end up paying double customs 41% as a punishment! :P

I guarantee most of the ppl ordered last month will get the same reason only very small packs of 2-5 dollars gets cleared at this time as its very low value custom to waste time in checking.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Ajit kumar gopu on November 18, 2015, 07:35:23 PM
thanks for the information and i will wait.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Ajit kumar gopu on November 18, 2015, 11:46:51 PM
11/3/2015 10:05:46 AM   India   KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
11/3/2015 12:36:52 PM   India   KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO   Send item to customs (Inb)   Air   CED MUMBAI      
11/16/2015 4:28:59 PM   India   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   CED MUMBAI   
Retention reason : Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner
when i contacted mumbai foreign post office on 16 nov 2015 they said it will take 10 to 15 days reach you. For you from how many days it is showing "retetion reason : Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner "


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: tej on November 18, 2015, 11:56:31 PM

10/31/2015 4:24:42 PM   India   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   --Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   --MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   
Retention reason : Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner

its already been 2 months since i ordered.

If you get in 10-15 days then good for you but last time at diwali i ordered i received on christmas    


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 19, 2015, 07:18:28 AM
As registered airmail has customs duty, I think it would be better to go for private carriers, atleast the waiting time would be saved. In both mode we have to pay customs duty.No advantage of registered airmail.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Ajit kumar gopu on November 19, 2015, 03:26:17 PM
can you infom me any updation regarding ur parcels after retention


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Ajit kumar gopu on November 20, 2015, 09:36:17 PM
any updation regarding ur parcels tej


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: tej on November 21, 2015, 12:35:28 PM
no! still in customs! The officers are on leave! Its been more than a month for some of my parcels! But can't help! Everytime i call they say it will take few more days!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Ajit kumar gopu on November 21, 2015, 01:00:13 PM
yesterday I also contacted them and they are saying that huge quantity of parcel are pending at their office , ask me call them after 15 days


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Ajit kumar gopu on November 24, 2015, 07:34:22 PM
today i called customs and they said parcels upto 26 oct 2015 were cleared.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on November 24, 2015, 07:55:49 PM
@ Ajit kumar gopu, You should wait for atleast till 16.12.2015. Don't call the customs frequently. Mumbai customs are the busiest office. They take more time compared to other customs office in India.


Title: Tracking for item bought from china and reaches to india
Post by: parthmehta on November 26, 2015, 04:28:23 PM
I have bought on aliexpress.com  on 6/10/2015,with tracking id provided by seller BLGMY10094488 which is yanwan tracking it reaches to india.But now  i am not able to exact status of the parcel ? can anyone tell at which location of customs in india it would be deleivered and how can i get track of it ? :'(


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Ajit kumar gopu on November 26, 2015, 05:39:40 PM
hi tej ,can you tell me how many of your parcels got cleared till now


Title: Re: Tracking for item bought from china and reaches to india
Post by: fundj112 on November 26, 2015, 06:10:36 PM
Try this http://www.17track.net/en/result/post-details.shtml?nums=BLGMY10094488


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: parthmehta on November 27, 2015, 08:49:23 AM
i can't track where it is in india ? after reaching india does tracking id changes ?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: fundj112 on November 27, 2015, 09:18:48 AM
It will take time, I got my parcel after 41 days you can see my tracking http://www.17track.net/en/result/post-details.shtml?nums=RF351144130SG


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: parthmehta on November 27, 2015, 09:42:30 AM
should i inquire custom or post office abouy this ? and how can i contact ?my delivery is at surat so which location custom will be involved in it ?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Ajit kumar gopu on December 01, 2015, 08:12:29 PM
Dear tej , any updation regarding ur parcel after retention by customs


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mangesh.khaire on December 03, 2015, 12:13:54 PM
My tracking number - RE580019695SE


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mangesh.khaire on December 03, 2015, 12:14:49 PM
Hi nairitb/Raja - My tracking number - RE580019695SE


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: tej on December 03, 2015, 05:11:54 PM
they are sending it back they said the mini quadcopters are dangerous and need wpc noc :P

any idea how to deal with this


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on December 03, 2015, 10:56:36 PM
@ mangesh, thank you for your information. But I am also paid customs duty. So now they are imposing duty on all mode of transit. So it would be better to use private carrier so that we atleast save the time.
@ tej, better you leave it to send back and get the refund. Sometimes customs destroy the parcel and no one can raise any question against them due to security issue. If you want it back buy it with the help of your institution. nairitb bro may  help you in this matter.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: raspreet on December 05, 2015, 01:28:03 PM
Hi Guys, i bought a Puzzle(Cube) from aliexpress Cost=$27 from China, Any Duty charges to be Paid for this :(?
Thanks...


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: tej on December 05, 2015, 04:20:03 PM
the custom guy said, earlier they had a information about the quads delivering pizzas and amazon stuff, so in fear that it can be used to attach bombs and blowup places. The commissioner of customs in 2013 came with the new rule that all flying toys no matter what the size need a wpc noc weather individual or for personal use!

Also mentioned the LHS selling this quads had submitted the  wpc nocs. If this was true then there's not even a single quad manufacturer name on the wpc library till date. I guess the LHS pays lot to release their items directly to customs but if they submit wpc noc and eta then it gets updated in wpc library and then an individual can buy directly without applying for eta. This might not be good for their business!

What u guys think!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: addadutta on December 05, 2015, 06:07:43 PM
My friend had sent me 2 chinese tablet  10" as gift thorugh EMS and these are stuck at Mumbai customs. They had sent me a show cause. I went to them and explained that these are gift. But the clerk told that its market value will be no less that 12,00o INR in Indian market and hence, I need to pay about 41.91% tax + penalty which is coming to 11461 for each item i.e. nearly 100%. Now I am stuck as this is too high for me. As per my cusotms understadning, duty on these items under RS code 84713090/84713010 is 14%. But it is futile to argue with them.
So only option left for me is to use a customs broker to pull some string and get this done at reasonable cost.
Can anyone refer me a customs broker which can take up this type of cases for individuals? If any of you have contact in Mumbai, please PM me.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: tej on December 05, 2015, 08:23:40 PM
ADDADUTTA@   

What is the custom marked value on the parcel! Never mark item as gift, if you have paid then tell them and show them the bank statement!

Before paying ask for the detailed receipt but you won't get it, they will tell you that the postman will give you while paying the duty but the postman will only show you, won't give it to you as 14% will be going to government and rest in that custom officer pocket! take a quick photo copy(mobile cam) of the 41% receipt from postman or best scan it

The customs on android tabs are 28% and windows is 14% as windows comes under computer
but you need the receipt number and file RTI online with the receipt no and tracking no, ask for detail about your 41% duty when 14% is the duty for tabs and ask about the penalty charged.

The market value in india doesn't matter, its the value you paid to the seller. so if its really a gift then no worries just pay the charges, take the receipt and file RTI!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: tej on December 06, 2015, 05:44:23 PM
is their anyways rti can help here!

If we file rti to know how many quads and txs custom released this year or month. And why they are not updated on WPC Library if they are released

As per the custom officer i talked, every LHS must have submitted if they are selling on site so if its true then not even a single RC manufacturer name on WPC ETA library. so its clear that its corruption and LHS's are paying or giving some percent to custom officer to release parcel and skipping the ETA approval part

Also with this there's no record in WPC library and so individual's can never import tx and quads freely and only other option is to buy from LHS or other ppl who has good connections with customs.

Filing rti might not change but atleast they will have fear of ppl questioning!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Ajit kumar gopu on December 12, 2015, 02:45:33 PM
Dear nairitb , is 2nd Saturday holiday for Mumbai foreign post office


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ak47 on December 14, 2015, 03:12:31 PM
Hi All,

I've ordered a phone from honorbuy.com on 26th Nov.
My parcel was sent for custom verification(Mumbai Custom Office) on 7th Dec and till today I haven't got any notice or tracking status hasn't changed.
Please guide me, should I call the Custom office or wait till further notice.

Thanks in advance.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sanjayrai55 on December 14, 2015, 04:02:51 PM
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Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mandarjoshiin on December 14, 2015, 07:21:15 PM
Hi all,
I have ordered a Wifi Router (MI Company) which costs around 27 USD. It was shipped by the merchant on 15th of November. It has reached India and currently in Mumbai. It has been stuck there from last 6 days now.. Can anyone tell me what must be going through Custom's mind?  ;D
PFB tracking details :

11/19/2015 5:41:00 PM   Sweden      Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   unknown      
11/24/2015 2:51:37 PM   India   DIMC NEW DELHI 110002   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   DELHI INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE      
11/24/2015 4:30:04 PM   India   DIMC NEW DELHI 110002   Send item to customs (Inb)   Air   CUSTOM EXAM MUMBAI      
12/8/2015 4:17:55 PM   India   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   CUSTOM EXAM MUMBAI    Retention reason : Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner   


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ak47 on December 16, 2015, 10:20:15 AM
Please help me!

It's been more than 8 days and my parcel still show 'Sent to custom verification'
How much time will it take to clear the custom or should I call them?

ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/IPSWeb_item_events.asp?itemid=RF364054177SG


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mandarjoshiin on December 16, 2015, 10:39:08 AM
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Bro, it will take time.. Mine was sent to customs on 24 Nov and next update was done on 08 December. Wait for 3-4 days..


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ak47 on December 16, 2015, 10:44:42 AM
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Thanks bro!

one more question,
would I be charged custom duty? I've ordered a mobile phone and it is by registered AirMail.

Thanks!!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mandarjoshiin on December 16, 2015, 10:50:33 AM
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Which phone have you ordered? What is the price? And yes you have to pay the duty, you most likely will get a call from customs about the same and as it will be delivered by post, you need to pay the amount to postman at the time of delivery.. You can check details about duty here. : http://www.labnol.org/india/custom-import-duties/19306/


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ak47 on December 16, 2015, 10:53:24 AM
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I've ordered Xiaomi Mi4C and Price is $279. But I read on this forum that If you are using registered AirMail then there are 99% chances of not getting charged with duty.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mandarjoshiin on December 16, 2015, 11:05:04 AM
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Hehe.. thats totally depend on the customs' mood. Sometime a product worth 300 may not get charged with duty but sometimes product of 50 USD also get charged.. It depends on the custom. All the best! BTW, u r from Pune? Me too... :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ak47 on December 16, 2015, 11:12:44 AM
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Yes, I'm from pune. What have you ordered?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mandarjoshiin on December 16, 2015, 11:34:53 AM
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Actually I the above mentioned product is MI Wifi Mini router (1200 mbps)  which is with customs ATM. I have also placed order for Rock Mula Stereo Deep Bass Earphone Headset and it is shipped by some shitty flytexpress. Where I don't see any update from last 15 days. :(
 I have also placed an order yesterday for INFANTRY Aviator pilot Watch . I hope I'll get all the products. :P


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ak47 on December 16, 2015, 11:49:02 AM
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Actually this is my fist time International purchase that's why I am bit worried about it.
Btw you have much experience buying from international websites.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mandarjoshiin on December 16, 2015, 12:20:20 PM
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TBH, I have had bought some things from international websites like ishopinternational, ebay but this my first experience on aliexpress.. So I m also a bit worried.. But dont worry.. my frnd's uncle is in Customs in Pune office.. I had a word with him.. He said due to diwali many ppl have ordered from out of india and because of that the load is quite more this time. So it is taking more time as compared normal days.. Dont worry.. you will get it soon..


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Ajit kumar gopu on December 16, 2015, 09:19:47 PM
Dear Tej and Raja,
 today i finally got my parcel with custom duty of rs 1690/-. thank you tej and raja for giving information regarding the doubts about customs i had 


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ak47 on December 16, 2015, 09:37:02 PM
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Hi Ajit,

Congrats buddy!
Could you please elaborate what courier service did you choose and when did you order that product and how many days it took to clear the custom?

Help is much appreciated!!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on December 17, 2015, 12:10:19 PM
 :)Good ajith. Congratulations. What is the actual value of your product. Is it sent through registered airmail? Is it marked as gift? What is the declared value?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ak47 on December 17, 2015, 03:26:14 PM
Can anybody tell me what does CRC RMS means?
My parcel status is next office CRC PUNE RMS.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mandarjoshiin on December 17, 2015, 03:52:20 PM
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Your parcel cleared customs? Wow.. congrats! :)

BTW, if your parcel has reached CRC Pune RMS, contact 02026123790.. All the best..! do let me know..  :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ak47 on December 17, 2015, 04:11:49 PM
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Custom has cleared but I don't know whether am I charged with duty or not. And I've already contacted Mumbai foreign post office and they informed me that my parcel haven't sent to pune yet. They will send it to Pune by tomorrow. Hope I'll get my parcel by Monday!!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mandarjoshiin on December 17, 2015, 04:15:28 PM
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Great..  Let us know when u get ur parcel.. BTW, I tried searching MI4c on Aliexpress it is not showing the mobiles.. it is only returning the covers. Can you please post the link from where u bought the phone? thanks!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ak47 on December 17, 2015, 04:25:15 PM
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I bought it from honorbuy.com(http://www.honorbuy.com/87-xiaomi-mi4c) which is reputed chinese seller and very well known for selling original chinese products from Companies like Xiaomi, OnePlus, Oppo.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mandarjoshiin on December 17, 2015, 04:30:38 PM
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Okk.. Thanks! And how much did it cost u for in INR? I am also planning to buy MI4c or MI Note :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ak47 on December 17, 2015, 05:15:15 PM
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It costed me around 20K in INR. I would suggest you to buy Mi4C becuase it has better specs than Mi Note.
Afterall choice is yours!!!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Ajit kumar gopu on December 17, 2015, 09:35:28 PM
Dear Tej and Raja,

Actual value Rs 6,000/-
declared value Rs 2000/- and not marked as gift
customs valued it as Rs 4000/-
customs duty Rs 1690(1660+30)
china registered mail and it took 59 days to reach me
customs took 27 days to clear my parcel
i ordered the item on 17 oct 2015


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on December 17, 2015, 09:47:20 PM
@ ajit, I think they imposed duty around $25 for every items under registered airmail. It is not bad but sometimes they impose same amount for $15 - 20 items also. These are all depends on our luck. Thank you for your information.  {:)}


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on December 17, 2015, 09:59:10 PM
I heard that Hong Kong post is little bit quicker than china post, singpost, etc. Because of their honesty. They did not allow the sender to mark lower value and as gift. So customs quiet satisfied with the value and item description of Hong Kong post registered parcel. Most of the Chinese online stores did not provide Hong Kong post service.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ak47 on December 21, 2015, 01:23:17 PM
Hi All,

After 25 days of impatient wait, finally Today I received my parcel but wait has paid the value (I got my parcel without any customs duty.)
Feeling very happy.

Thanks all of you for your help!!!   


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mandarjoshiin on December 21, 2015, 02:02:47 PM
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Hi bro,
you received your phone without any duty? Thats great! Hearty congrats! :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ak47 on December 21, 2015, 04:53:56 PM
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Thanks bro!!!

Even I couldn't believe on my eyes. I was not charged with duty because, the seller from whom I ordered the phone mentioned that it is Gift and value of gift is 89$ only.
And one more thing that might caused to not charge the duty is it was Registered Air Mail parcel.
One more thing my package doesn't seems to be opened, it was intact.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mandarjoshiin on December 21, 2015, 05:15:44 PM
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Great! So honorbuy looks a great site to buy cellphones from china! :)
BTW, today I had called Mumbai international post dept, they picked my call after almost 20 mins then they gave me another no. A guy there told me that it is at the customs and gave me another number. Again that guy gave me number and put down the phone.. later I found that it is the first number which I had called on..!  :D :P


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mandarjoshiin on December 24, 2015, 12:50:57 PM
Guys,
what does following status mean? can somebody please help??  ???

1/19/2015 5:41:00 PM   Sweden      Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   unknown      
11/24/2015 2:51:37 PM   India   DIMC NEW DELHI 110002   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   DELHI INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE      
11/24/2015 4:30:04 PM   India   DIMC NEW DELHI 110002   Send item to customs (Inb)   Air   CUSTOM EXAM MUMBAI      
12/8/2015 4:17:55 PM   India   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   CUSTOM EXAM MUMBAI   
Retention reason : Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner   
12/23/2015 5:06:17 PM   India   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   DELHI INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE   
Retention reason : Articles importation subject to restrictions import- license   
12/23/2015 5:06:19 PM   India   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Return item from customs (Inb)   Air   DELHI INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sshanku1985 on December 25, 2015, 09:24:07 PM
Hi there...i dont know whether anyone has face this kind of problem but still i am posting anfd if anyone has any experience with this kind of problem please feel free to share it.....i have my parcel stuck at DIMC and status show "send item to domestic location"  on 17-12-2015 but it has not reached to me till today i.e 8 days since the status ....This is kind of weird because i have ordered earlier also from aliexpress via china post registered mail and it usually took maximum of 3 days once it got cleared from the customs.....moreover there was another parcel which got to the same status on 18-12-2015 and it was delivered to me on time....And when i went to my local post officr they said they have not recieve any parcel with that tracking no....so  i am looking for someone who can help me with this issue.....please reply...and share experience if anyone had any....


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sshanku1985 on December 25, 2015, 09:25:08 PM
By the way the tracking no.is RJ644473270CN


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: RAJA090 on December 28, 2015, 09:02:10 PM
Your parcel is delivered on 18.12.2015 as per tracking through 17track web. :o :o :o


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sshanku1985 on December 29, 2015, 09:04:01 PM
You are correct Raja....but the fact of the matter is that i myself went to the local post office and got my parcel from there....so instead of 28-12-2015 they updated the delivery on 18-12-2015....i know this is weird but this is how india post works...anyways i am happy that i got the parcel....and by the way thanks for replying...


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sshanku1985 on December 29, 2015, 09:06:26 PM
Mandar joshiin
It means that the item you have imported has restiction of import on it....by the what is there in your parcel that is stuck with the custom


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sshanku1985 on December 30, 2015, 10:50:12 AM
It means that the item you have imported has restiction of import on it....by the way what is there in your parcel that it got stuck with the custom


Title: My parcel from singapore post still not recieved in customs since 10 days
Post by: najju on January 08, 2016, 08:48:14 PM
Hello guys,
i ordered a mobile from aliexpress via singapore post and it successfully reached in india but at some point after the staus "send for customs" it has been stucked their since 10 days, here's my complete tracked status details:
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Destination Country - Cache Time: 2016-01-08 19:02
2015-12-29 12:09 India, MUMBAI AIR, Send item to customs (Inb), Air, CED AHMEDABAD
2015-12-29 09:46 India, MUMBAI AIR, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air, MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2015-12-27 10:45 Singapore, SINGAPORE S05, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2015-12-26 13:15 Singapore, SINGAPORE S05, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air, MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
Origin Country - Cache Time: 2016-01-08 19:02
2015-12-29 09:47 Arrival at Destination Post (Country: IN)
2015-12-29 09:46 Arrival at Processing Center (Country code: IN)
2015-12-26 13:15 Despatched to overseas (Country code: IN)
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what should i do?? should i wait?? is it normal? or should i complaint about this, why my parcel still not recieved.
Thanks in advance


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mandarjoshiin on January 08, 2016, 09:18:55 PM
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Hi, today I received the parcel. After almost 2 months.. I had to pay 300 Rs import duty.. It was the MI mini wifi router. Actually the price was declared $5 by the seller and he had marked 'Other' on the declaration. Same router is available on ebay for Rs. 3600 whereas I got it for Rs. 1800 after custom charges.. :) 


Title: Re: My parcel from singapore post still not recieved in customs since 10 days
Post by: mandarjoshiin on January 08, 2016, 10:38:19 PM
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Hi bro, you need to wait. my parcel was stuck with customs for almost 20 days. Have patience.. you will get it.. BTW which handset you bought? Always  remember honorbuy.com is better site as compared to aliexpress when u want to buy cellphones.


Title: Re: My parcel from singapore post still not recieved in customs since 10 days
Post by: najju on January 09, 2016, 12:37:12 AM


I ordered lg g2 korean version refurbished and are you sure i should wait and not complaint or contact in post office is it normal??
Moreover, how many days will it remain stuck at customs will the status change before delivery or it will remain the same unless delivered?

Thanks in advance


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: AshokP on January 11, 2016, 08:51:37 PM
My parcel with DHL was stuck at Delhi customs for almost 11 days just because it had "propellers" in it. Customs officer said that it was a restricted item (drone parts) & needed DGCA NOC. I don't understand when our babu's mind acts in which direction. I had to clarify that these are not drone parts.

China is exhibiting manned drones in CES 2016 & we are prohibiting 10" & 11" props to be imported to our country.

Ashok


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: harshufengshu17 on January 12, 2016, 07:09:57 PM
can anyone help me with this ?
My friend sent me a ps3 and some games, do i have to worry about it ? or its just a usual thing that happens ? It is 12th and the item has been in customs for 4 days now. please can someone help me ?!?!


DATE          TIME        COUNTRY    LOCATION     EVENT TYPE                           MAIL CATEGORY        NEXT OFFICE                               EXTRA
12/31/2015 4:52:00PM   Australia   AUMXBT    Receive item from customer(Otb)           Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE      
1/4/2016    2:56:00PM   Australia   PERTH EMS  Receive item at office of exchange(Otb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE      
1/4/2016   10:10:00PM   Australia   PERTH EMS    Insert item into bag(Otb)                   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE      
1/5/2016   7:00:00 PM   Australia   PERTH EMS    Send item abroad(EDI-received)           Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE      
1/7/2016   1:36:58 PM   India         MUMBAI EMS  Receive item at office of exchange(Inb) Air    MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE      
1/7/2016   1:54:11 PM   India         MUMBAI EMS  Send item to customs(Inb)                   Air    CED CHENNAI (EMS)      
1/9/2016 11:13:16 AM   India        CHENNAI EMS    Record item customs information(Inb)   Air    CED CHENNAI (EMS)                          Retention reason : Other


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mandarjoshiin on January 14, 2016, 11:24:27 AM
You need to wait bro.. I think they will impose import duty as it is held at customs.. Wait for at least 8-10 days.. status will be updated..


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: buddyjam on January 21, 2016, 11:20:17 AM
Finally what happened to your parcel ?? Kindly share.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ssbh3809 on January 22, 2016, 10:29:05 AM
hi
I had ordered a dual OS tablet PC for personal use from china on 14th december 2015. The seller shipped it via EMS as opposed to expedited shipping that i had opted for.

On 28th December, the tracking status showed that my parcel was retained by customs and asked to contact customs via phone or the email provided in the tracking status. I went ahead and called them. The lady asked me to email the payment receipt, invoice,etc. Later i received a reply from them on my email stating the duty,fine and penalty as the value was over Rs 2000. The email also included a declaration/waiver of show cause notice form which they asked me to sign and email them a scanned copy of the same.I did not want to face any issues and hence i signed it,scanned it and sent it to them to avoid problems.

My parcel was cleared from customs office and delivered to me on 7th January. I paid the custtoms duty, fine and penalty to the postman who delivered my parcel. Yesterday i have received an order from the customs office which gives the details of my parcel and their analysis of the same. The following sentences in the order have me scared and concerned as i have no clue what the order is for.

In the Discussion and finding section - The importer has imported the impugned goods for personal use without being in possession of an IEC No issued by the Directorate General of Foreign trade,as required.

The order section - ( After mentioning my customs duty, fine and penalty for releasing the parcel) - The order is passed without any prejudice to any other action that may be taken under any other provisions of customs act,1962 or any other law for the time being in force.


In their discussion and findings the have acknowledged that my parcel was for personal use. Then why does it say that i require an IEC No?


Why have they sent this order to me??Also is their going to be any other legal action that is going to be taken against me is the biggest question.

This is my first international purchase and i have no clue as to how the customs work or the customs act.Any replies or answers to the above questions from experienced members will be greatly appreciated. Please help me


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: buddyjam on January 23, 2016, 01:02:56 PM
Hi SSBH,

Dont worry , It is a legal formality informing you that a order (judgment) is passed on the findings and communication with you. It all happens after you have released the goods.
You are correct that goods imported for personal use do not require IEC code. You can refer this
http://dgftcom.nic.in/exim/2000/procedures/hbpvol1/2009-2010/chap02.htm (search for word Personal in the page)

If you can share with other forum members, kindly inform the value of your goods and how much duty and penalty you paid.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ssbh3809 on January 23, 2016, 11:46:48 PM
I really appreciate your reply buddyjam...i am really concerned about this sentence in the order

The order section - ( After mentioning my customs duty, fine and penalty for releasing the parcel) - The order is passed without any prejudice to any other action that may be taken under any other provisions of customs act,1962 or any other law for the time being in force.

Please help me understand if there will be any other problems that i will be faces with??

I will be posting my complete experience with all the details as soon as i am sure that there is nothing more to add to it..


Title: my parcel is struck at mumbai customs from last 18 days.
Post by: shkshbz on January 28, 2016, 03:13:02 PM
hello
i ahve ordered an mobile from ali express of worth  around 300$. but was declared as 30$ by seller and marked as gift. later after coming ti india it was sent to customs on 10th of january still there is no updte on status.

the customs officials contacted me through post. asking me to provide the payment remitance, invoice the thing. i could only send the invoice of 30$ . its been 10 days i have sent it. still no updates. what should i doo now i am worried. can any one help me

tracking id: EX014031087SG


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: shkshbz on January 28, 2016, 03:16:11 PM
hello
i ahve ordered an mobile from ali express of worth  around 300$. but was declared as 30$ by seller and marked as gift. later after coming ti india it was sent to customs on 10th of january still there is no updte on status.

the customs officials contacted me through post. asking me to provide the payment remitance, invoice the thing. i could only send the invoice of 30$ . its been 10 days i have sent it. still no updates. what should i doo now i am worried. can any one help me

tracking id: EX014031087SG


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ssbh3809 on January 28, 2016, 03:20:58 PM
Send them the following documents
Original invoice indicating value 300$
Paypal/credit card payment proof
End use - write personal use
ID if they ask for one


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: shkshbz on January 28, 2016, 03:54:47 PM
hmmm but at this point if i send the original remitance statement. wont they count under fraud, and every item is send as gift by undervaluing the item price. i am a bit concerned.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mandarjoshiin on January 28, 2016, 03:57:28 PM
Wait for more 4-5 days and  check if the status changes. Otherwise call the custom department mumbai. Dont tell them you bought the phone.. just tell them that its a gift.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: shkshbz on January 28, 2016, 04:05:18 PM
yeah sure thank you, i will do that. and is this normal with mobile phones? because my buyer protection is running out at aliexpress.com


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mandarjoshiin on January 28, 2016, 04:07:04 PM
Contact your seller and ask him to increase the buyer protection. BTW which handset you bought? Honorbuy.com is a better site than Aliexpress when you want to buy mobile. For other cheap stuffs, aliexpress is good..


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: shkshbz on January 28, 2016, 04:15:31 PM
Yes will have to do that. I ordered note 4 refurbished.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: buddyjam on January 28, 2016, 04:37:20 PM
dear shkshbz
Just wait for few more days, and call them, if they ask for more documents. Send them as they say. At most they will charge you with duty and penalty. It is normal for them and they very well know it is not a gift and value is more than 30$. If you wish you can send it back to seller, but for that you need to inform them in writing or email.

all the best.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ssbh3809 on January 28, 2016, 05:09:09 PM
Do exactly what buddyjam suggested..i thought of it and forgot while typing my earlier reply..i apologize


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: shkshbz on January 29, 2016, 02:42:21 AM
yes sure i will wait, and call them. but i am in felling that if i provide them the original invoice of 326 $ (291+35 shipping) i will be charged an wooping custom tax of around 9000 INR which i am not ready to pay. will see what will happen.

and can any one help me with the correct and exact number of mumbai customs. as i have called them but that is not the correct and exact number. 022-26156063 they are saying its EMS number.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ssbh3809 on January 29, 2016, 02:45:32 AM
That is the correct number buddy....dont worry..just do like buddyjam said...wait and keep your fingers crossed.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: shkshbz on January 29, 2016, 01:07:42 PM
Aparently i had called the mumbai customs today, and they are saying that they have opened the package and came to know that its an galaxy note 4. They are saying that its an restricted item and cannot be imported,  for this if you want to claim you have to have pay an panality of 6000 plus 41 % of the invoice value. What shall i do now.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ssbh3809 on January 29, 2016, 01:12:31 PM
What is the reason that they have told for the item being restricted?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: shkshbz on January 29, 2016, 01:17:33 PM
Its an non importable good itseems,  so they have restricted. If i send them the payment proof they will calculate teh tax amount and add penality and send it to me.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: shkshbz on January 29, 2016, 05:39:03 PM
What should i do now any advices.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: shkshbz on January 29, 2016, 07:02:15 PM
How should i prove that its an gift, any idea how should how should i talk to them. On call


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ssbh3809 on January 29, 2016, 10:32:43 PM
I suggest you wait for a few days...You never know, maybe they will release it automatically or they will contact you through letter asking for documents...As to your query regarding how you can prove that its a gift, i really have no clue. Maybe the more experienced members will be able to help.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: shkshbz on January 29, 2016, 11:39:18 PM
Yes thankyou, for reply willl have to wait only, then in mean time they will not dispose the parcel na?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ssbh3809 on January 30, 2016, 12:15:46 AM
Nope.they wont dispose it off.....read the other posts on the thread..you will understand


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: bombing43 on January 30, 2016, 07:46:49 PM
Hi Guys,
New member here found your forum with the best results.
I had order from aliexpress.com for the 1st time just wanna to know whats the status.
how much more time it will take to deliver the product becz no update since 20 Jan 2016 so kind of worry here I am & if possible just for info on what basis they charge for Customs duty or whatever??
Number: RG257599627CN
Package Status: In Transit
Destination Country: India
2016-01-20 21:00 China,  BEIJING,  Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2016-01-19 14:57 China,  BEIJING,  Insert item into bag (Otb), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2016-01-18 13:12 China,  10061400,  Receive item from customer (Otb), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
Origin Country: China
2016-01-20 01:47 Beijing airport and left
2016-01-20 01:47 Beijing airport terminal, left hand navigation
2016-01-19 23:08 Beijing airport terminal, arrival
2016-01-19 14:57 Exchange Bureau in Beijing, has been exported
2016-01-19 08:42 Exchange Bureau in Beijing, have been exported to open
2016-01-18 18:59 Cross-border e-business service centre, left, the next station "JD plane"
2016-01-18 13:22 Cross-border e-business service centre,
2016-01-18 13:12 Cross-border e-business service centre has been receiving and sending


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: pravinp404 on January 30, 2016, 11:09:53 PM
Hi Bombing43

It takes about 30-45 days of time for a shipment to arrive when shipped via post (China or Hong Kong). It should arrive within this time. Also aliexpress is a very reliable source if you are starting to have doubts about shipment.

Happy flying!
-Pravin


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: bombing43 on January 31, 2016, 04:08:18 AM
Alright thn THNX for the info :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: m.antariksh on February 03, 2016, 10:48:14 AM
hello,
I have for the first time ordered a product from out side India using alliexpress and i realized about the customs recently hence started to search on web about it and found rcindia, reading the posts i found that it has been helpful to many like me.
my product is a 8inch tablet ordered from aliexpress costing me rps 6100/-, my seller has good rating from whom i ordered, he has shipped the tablet using singapore post. tracking no is RB03*****SG
i read above post and got to know that if tracking no. starts with ''R' that is registered airmail ,customs are not applied/skips small package.
can you please tell me will the customs be applied to my tablet? which is i think less than 700gms


Title: Re: my parcel is struck at mumbai customs from last 18 days.
Post by: sunilg on February 05, 2016, 08:58:45 PM
i recently visited EMS Mumbai office. but if u thing you recived your mobile this is not possible. i see front of me they open all parcel and check. now they have good knowledge in pricing. outside office cabin so many agent uncle available and without paying money u not get u r mobile and u pay min 8000 - 10000

i see front of me this all thing running in open place.     


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Gagandeep Singh on February 08, 2016, 04:00:56 PM
Gagandeep singh here,
My friend buy a wriet watch from ebay and it shipped from hongkong via singapore and now it is at delhi ems centre and tracking EX014193385SG show that India,Delhi,EMS Speed Post Centre, Record Item Customs information  (inb),Air,CED,New Delhi-2, Retention reason: Awaiting proof of purchase/value from Addrresse.
I dont know what to do its my first experience. This message arrived on 3feb2016 and there is no letter from anybody. I have email delhi customs at delhicusproc@gmail.com with proof of purchase. Please tell me is everthing ok ? And how much it takes to reach my place, ready to pay duties and all . It costs $104. Please help. Its like burden on my head.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: bombing43 on February 08, 2016, 05:59:21 PM
I have received my watch today its pin is broken & the battery is also almost dead becz the digital console in it its blinking..i have done the dispute share the pics with them for the full refund, just wanna to know guys how all this thing goes for the refund process & so on...


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: bombing43 on February 08, 2016, 08:06:02 PM
I have talked to seller he had agreed for the refund now i have to send the package bck to china...so any clue guys how to do it & what will be the charges for tht???


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: pravinp404 on February 08, 2016, 09:22:23 PM
Hi Bombing43,

You should tell your seller that you will send the package back to them but the shipping will have to be borne by them as it is not your fault that they have sent you a bad product. It's gonna cost you to send it back which is usually higher if the product is cheap.

Gagandeep,
I think you should just visit them and ask what the problem is. When such a message is showed they usually expect you to go see them and probably will try to take something if it falls under any of the problematic categories( cell phone and tablets are). Otherwise its a simple process, it will be released from customs and will come to the local India post office and the post man will deliver you and you will have to pay the duty in cash. In case it doesn't reach even after release you can GOTO local post office and get your parcel by paying the duty.

Hope this helps you guys!

-Pravin


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: pravinp404 on February 08, 2016, 09:27:01 PM
Sunil,

The bribes are only way out. The issue is that when importing any wireless communication device you need to have an import license (by rule). The phone manufacturers who do it in bulk do it via proper process and they don't get into these issue. You are paying them because you did not know the process and are at their mercy weather to release or detain. Also if the invoice value of product is low and product looks pricy they grill you again for wrong declaration. Otherwise stuffs do come smoothly out from post office.

-Pravin


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Gagandeep Singh on February 08, 2016, 09:46:27 PM
Hey pravin,
I have very busy schedule, i m living in punjab so its very difficult to go delhi and do search operation, i want to know that if i dont do there then will the parcel come at my place? and i will pay duty in cash to postman. And how much it will take to reach at my home.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: pravinp404 on February 09, 2016, 12:29:04 AM
Hi Gagandeep,

You will atleast have to contact and understand the real issue. They usually have dates for which they open the packages for example if you parcel arrived on 1st Feb you should find out with them what date are they doing today and accordingly they will clear if there are no need of any clarifications, if there is then you will have to visit to clear. Usually all my small shipments have gone through without much issue and in some cases has even taken upto 45 days from order to final delivery.

-Pravin


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: buddyjam on February 09, 2016, 05:21:11 PM
hello gagandeep,

You did not need to go anywhere. Just wait for their email or letter (which should take 10 days from your staus on tracking). You can even call them and giving your tracking id they may transfer your call to concerned officer. You can ask them what documents are required and send them on email (ask their mail).

It takes time to clear a parcel when stuck in customs. Be patient. your parcel will release as soon as u present the required documents and if charged by duty, it will be collected by postman at your door step (Do ask him for the receipt).



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: shkshbz on February 10, 2016, 03:05:53 AM
Hello thers an question , has any one particularly in this thread ever paid the penalty of 6000 besides the duty of 42%,  as a reason i think i have to pay it. Will the customs people will actually charge the penalty?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Gagandeep Singh on February 10, 2016, 07:36:13 AM
Hello buddyjam,
Can you please mention whoom to contact ?  And an you give thier contact details. By seeing my tracking id status.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: buddyjam on February 10, 2016, 03:22:27 PM
hello gagandeep

You can search on google for "Foreign Post Office -New Delhi"
I found these numbers, but don't know if they are working. Communicate with them
 
Comrade Indrajit Gupta Marg, New Delhi - 110002
Tel: (+9111)23235501
Fax: (+9111)26193802
E-Mail: foreignpostdelhi@indiapost.gov.in

Hello Shksbz
Yes recently our friend in this forum has paid rs.6000 as penalty (The actual minimum penalty is Rs.5000 + 1000 is stocking & warehousing fees )
If you are charged by penalty + 42% of duty , and you feel it is too high, you can reject the parcel and request them to send back to seller. If you agree to pay dont forget to collect the receipt from the postman.

There is a procedure for claiming refund for paid duty, but it is long,tiresome and totally hopeless . There are very little chance of you getting the refund. You will be trialed as if you were criminal.




Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: shkshbz on February 10, 2016, 08:49:26 PM
accha, ok recently i have meet an customs clearing person who has been visiting my home recently saying he would help me in clearing the parcel, as in the backdoor process and all. but was stating that i will not  get the receipt. he lives in mumbai and i live in hyderabad, can we trust these agents? will they actually clear or or just fake.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: K K Iyer on February 10, 2016, 09:08:06 PM
Hi, all members discussing bribes,
Please remember that this is a public forum, and what you say could one day be evidence against you.
The truth may be that everyone takes bribes.
But must we participate?

If you are an Aeromodeller, can you not get whatever you need from LHSs and on this forum?
Is there any need for shady deals?
If some customs duty is to be paid, why not pay it?

Look forward to responses, though I realise I'm old fashioned  ;D


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: shkshbz on February 10, 2016, 09:26:22 PM
oh thank you for the reminder, have to look into it, old fashioned but very help full. thank you. :hatsoff:


Title: update about the status
Post by: m.antariksh on February 11, 2016, 11:01:42 AM
hey i wanted to ask about my package status, i checked on 17 track, there is no update since 4 days.

Number: RB03*****SG
Package Status: In Transit
Destination Country: India
2016-02-07 10:45 Singapore, SINGAPORE S05, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2016-02-05 09:40 Singapore, SINGAPORE S05, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air, MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
Origin Country: Singapore
2016-02-05 09:40 Despatched to overseas (Country code: IN)

the next status of recived item and into customs
usually in other posts i have seen the package reach to customs for clearance in a day?
what should i do?im getting worried. should i call?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: shkshbz on February 11, 2016, 03:50:19 PM
Hello m antarikhs

Dont worry its quite common if the package is in customs, and stuck there, my own package is stuck in customs from past 40 days, dont worry, its depends upon the package what is inside it, so if its still there in customs u might get letter from customs, for stating the inside product details?  If u dont get any then call them and its recommended for u wait for some  more days.  s i might come out of customs.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: bwolf on February 13, 2016, 04:01:36 PM

Hello All, I m new here Knidly HELP ME !!


My package stuck on customs from more than a month total of 43 days.
opened dispute I got below msg today from Aliexpress dispute team. Kindly help me to get my money back.

Dear KB P,

Thank you for contacting AliExpress. I am sorry to hear that you are not satisfied with your order 716376755*****.

According to the shipping information, it is your local customs that hold this package and delayed the delivery. Normally it would be detained because:

1. Certain required document is missing, such as invoice, import license or certification etc.;
2. Penalty caused by wrong customs value;
3. Violation of intellectual property rights or counterfeit products;
4. Non-government institute detains the shipment;
5. Against of your local regulations;
6. Customs clearance delay.

Please notice that it is the buyer's duty to do normal customs clearance and pay the tax.

Since our meditation is based on the detained reason, please confirm with your local customs and provide official documents from them or other evidence to clarify the exact detained reason within 7 days. If you failed to provide evidence to clarify the detained reason by due date,we will release the payment to the seller accordingly.
P.S. If theres any agreement reached with the seller before this case is closed, please let us know. Or AliExpress shall have the right to proceed to handle the Claim based on the evidence provided by both you and the seller.

Your understanding and cooperation will be appreciated.

Best regards,

AliExpress Case Management Team

Please note that when you cancel the claim, we will assume you agree to release the payment to the seller.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: SK1701 on February 13, 2016, 04:07:52 PM
As the mail says, the fact that the package is stuck in customs is not the seller's fault so I don't think you can get a refund unless you have the package returned to the sender. May we ask what was in the package? Have you been contacted by customs? What is the retention reason/ current tracking status?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: bwolf on February 13, 2016, 04:13:25 PM
12/30/2015 11:31:20 AM    India    KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO    Send item to customs (Inb)    Air    CED LMA MADRAS

tracking not updating, It is replacement Circuit broad. I didn't  find Chennai Post Customs Contact Details.  tq


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: buddyjam on February 13, 2016, 04:50:58 PM
Hello bwolf

You should have contacted the Foreign Post office within 20 days of delay. Below is the contact number for the same. Give your tracking id of parcel and they may help you to locate it, and Will give you contact numbers of Customs ,where you can ask them reason for detain/retention.

 
Address: No.1, Mooker, Nallamjdhu Street, Chennai-600001
Tel: (+9144)25240963
Fax: (+9144)25240962
E-Mail: packpost@gmail.com


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: bwolf on February 13, 2016, 04:57:47 PM
frnd I have contacted above address via email. it is Foreign post Office only.
.. they told me to contact Customs. not found any Chennai post customs contact details :/


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: shkshbz on February 14, 2016, 12:18:43 AM
Bwolf hello,
Did u got any letter from customs.  For the delay of the parcel?



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: bwolf on February 14, 2016, 06:27:45 AM
NO


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: buddyjam on February 15, 2016, 11:46:48 AM
Hello Bwolf
Search google for chennai foreign post office (ask them customs number) or search for customs chennai and call and ask them for number of customs dealing with international post. You need to do little homework for that :)



Title: update about the status
Post by: m.antariksh on February 19, 2016, 12:53:31 PM
hello,
i had query about my package status
currently its showing in 17 track is
Number: RB03*****12SG
Package Status: In Transit
Destination Country: India

2016-02-12 16:02 India, MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE, Record item customs information (Inb), Air, MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE, Retention reason : Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner
2016-02-11 15:04 India, MUMBAI AIR, Send item to customs (Inb), Air, MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE
2016-02-11 13:52 India, MUMBAI AIR, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air, MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2016-02-07 10:45 Singapore, SINGAPORE S05, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2016-02-05 09:40 Singapore, SINGAPORE S05, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air, MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
Origin Country: Singapore

can you tell about the above status what does it mean?
do i need to call them as its been more than a week?
do i need to send bill of the product?
how much time will it take?, im quite worried now (by the word showing custom commissioner).


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mandarjoshiin on February 22, 2016, 02:17:41 PM
Hi one of my orders from Aliexpress was sent via Chinapost.. I dont see any tracking updates on their site after 27 Novemeber.. can anyone help me?
I checked on Aftership and it only shows below status :

track.aftership.com/china-post/70123814519

Nov 27, 2015
04:54 pm
Export security scanChina Post
Nov 26, 2015
09:31 pm
Shipment received by parcel centerChina Post


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Gagandeep Singh on February 28, 2016, 09:02:16 PM
Thanks who helped me. on26 feb i went to delhi fpo and showed proof of purchase, actual it costs me 255$, i manage to show proof of $104, so its now under 10k, and regarded as a duty free, payment is in AUD to USD, actual duty was to be 5175 rupees, i pay only 1000 rupees and got parcel inhand by completing formalities. so i wanted to thanks who helped me, it was my first experience with customs dept. , i get info from google and this site. yeah i learnt enough to deal with customs now. :-)  :giggle:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: zalman15320011351 on March 18, 2016, 09:15:40 PM
Hi guys,
I bought some goods from Hobbyking.com and shipped it through Singapore Post.
Recently I came to know that it is HELD BY CUSTOMS.
The pack includes :
1 x Lightweight FPV Multifunction 200mm High Landing Gear Set for Multi-Rotors (Red/Black)
1 x MultiStar Battery Strap 450mm
1 x Turnigy 3mm Hex Screwdriver
1 x Nylon Screw M3x12mm Phillips Head (10pcs)
1 X 5.6mm x 6mm M3 Nylon Tapped Spacer (10pc)

There was no declaration or information on customs.But now it says HELD BY CUSTOMS.
Tracking no. : RP414664054SG

ZALMAN UL FARIZ


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sooraj.palakkad on March 18, 2016, 09:32:41 PM
Hi zalman , I tried tracking your parcel , but there is no update such as 'Held in customs' .
Your package is currently In India , and is sent to Kochi CED , after verification from Cochin customs office Tracking will update as 'Item sent to domestic location' .

Anyway don't worry , all these is normal procedures , you will get the item delivered in few days...


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: priyamraj5 on March 19, 2016, 03:58:09 PM
Even I tracked zalman's consignment it is HELD BY CUSTOMS


Title: Aliexpress order
Post by: Padmashree on April 12, 2016, 12:11:12 AM
Hello
I placed an order on Aliexpress. It shows the seller has shipped my order but the  Indian customs have it on hold. How can i retrieve my parcel. what should i do? My tracking number is RS414773054NL. I tried tracking it and all i get to see is what is as below. Its been like that since the 16th Of march.


ITEM n RS414773054NL   new search
Local Date and Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
3/5/2016 2:11:00 PM   Netherlands (the)   AMSTERDAM E INTERNATIONAL MAIL   Receive item at office of exchange (Otb)   Air   DELHI INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE      
3/5/2016 2:11:00 PM   Netherlands (the)   AMSTERDAM E INTERNATIONAL MAIL   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   DELHI INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE      
3/8/2016 12:45:00 PM   Netherlands (the)   AMSTERDAM E INTERNATIONAL MAIL   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   DELHI INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE      
3/9/2016 2:52:32 PM   India   DIMC NEW DELHI 110002   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   DELHI INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE      
3/9/2016 4:10:42 PM   India   DIMC NEW DELHI 110002   Send item to customs (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
3/14/2016 11:01:27 AM   India   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Return item from customs (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
3/14/2016 11:09:01 AM   India   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Send item to domestic location (Inb)   Air   CRC MUMBAI (NON TD)      
3/16/2016 8:27:23 AM   India   BANDRA EAST PO   Receive item at delivery office (Inb)   Air   DELHI INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE      




Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: SK1701 on April 12, 2016, 09:56:09 AM
I have always received my packages within a day of the status changing to "Receive item at delivery office". It means your package has cleared customs and is at your local PO for delivery. If you have not received it yet there is a good chance the package has been lost or stolen. Try visiting or calling the mentioned post office to inquire about your parcel.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Bhavik on April 12, 2016, 11:51:44 AM
Hi Guys..
Is any one having requirements of carbon fiber plates / sheets..
i can supply you carbon fiber plates / sheets with CNC works too if you need.




Title: How to Track a Package from USPS in India
Post by: sandy7874 on May 02, 2016, 02:22:56 PM
Hello Guys,
A fried of mine sent me a phone from US via USPS with First Class. But there is no tracking no he received. Obviously he did not paid for that service. How will I be able to track that here in India?
Any help or guidance will be appreciated.


Title: Re: How to Track a Package from USPS in India
Post by: Cycloned on May 02, 2016, 02:38:39 PM
I ordered something a long time ago with USPS First Class and I wasn't able to track it. I don't think you can track it once it leaves the US.

Also, sorry to say this but there's a good chance it will be scanned at customs. If they find out it's a phone, they might charge you heavy duty + a fine.


Title: Re: How to Track a Package from USPS in India
Post by: sandy7874 on May 02, 2016, 02:43:57 PM
what do you mean by saying if customs finds it, its a phone? Its a gift, for gift too they will charge me?
and what is fine and for what?

cant I just try to reach local post office and inquire about any package with my name?


Title: Re: How to Track a Package from USPS in India
Post by: Cycloned on May 02, 2016, 02:54:37 PM
what do you mean by saying if customs finds it, its a phone? Its a gift, for gift too they will charge me?
and what is fine and for what?

cant I just try to reach local post office and inquire about any package with my name?

I don't recall the specifics because it was a long time ago, but I dropped importing a phone from the US for this reason.

I think if you import a phone above a certain value (don't recall) you are charged a fine. You are also charged anywhere up to 60% of the phone value as customs duty. And since you used USPS First Class, it's almost certain they will check your package in customs. I ordered an arduino set and they charged me 25% customs tax on it (600 rs) when it arrived. I didn't want to pay that much and already had an existing arduino set so I returned it to the seller.

You just have to wait, I think it took more than a month for it to arrive. Post office won't know where it is as the tracking doesn't appear in their system.


Title: Re: How to Track a Package from USPS in India
Post by: sandy7874 on May 02, 2016, 03:02:58 PM
Holy crap, my phone is Redmi2, nearly abt 6000 INR. Freak, how much I need to pay??? :o 1250 or 2000 or 2500? Whats d use of such gifts. ??? :salute:


Title: Re: How to Track a Package from USPS in India
Post by: Cycloned on May 02, 2016, 03:13:34 PM
Holy crap, my phone is Redmi2, nearly abt 6000 INR. Freak, how much I need to pay??? :o 1250 or 2000 or 2500? Whats d use of such gifts. ??? :salute:

It depends on custom officer's mood. Also it's possible that your package goes through with no problems and you don't have to pay any tax.

The gift option (to avoid import tax) only applies to items worth $5 and less. It's obvious a phone is worth a lot more than that so they can charge import duty.

Is your phone in the original box and sealed? That's also a problem.


Title: Re: How to Track a Package from USPS in India
Post by: sandy7874 on May 02, 2016, 03:17:36 PM
he said tht he sent it on 12th March, i believe its not sealed. Coz for chking he must have opened it.


Title: Re:
Post by: prabal276 on May 02, 2016, 05:03:44 PM
Can you use proper language?
Sms language is ok few times but not everytime.

Sent from my GT-S7562L using Tapatalk


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Cycloned on May 03, 2016, 04:05:19 PM
he said tht he sent it on 12th March, i believe its not sealed. Coz for chking he must have opened it.

Wish for the best then. No accurate way to know what will happen.

Can you use proper language?
Sms language is ok few times but not everytime.

Sent from my GT-S7562L using Tapatalk

Who cares? I can understand what he's saying fine, and he's talking to me, not you.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sandy7874 on May 03, 2016, 04:44:12 PM
sorry, I will be careful in future.


Title: Re:
Post by: prabal276 on May 03, 2016, 08:33:11 PM
Take is easy cycloned.Ok. Its up to you. But the forum rules state that proper language has to be used and i know two people who have been banned from using excessive sms language.
Regards.

Sent from my GT-S7562L using Tapatalk


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Cycloned on May 03, 2016, 10:32:04 PM
Take is easy cycloned.Ok. Its up to you. But the forum rules state that proper language has to be used and i know two people who have been banned from using excessive sms language.
Regards.

Sent from my GT-S7562L using Tapatalk

I don't see what "SMS language" you're referring to. He has used maybe 1-2 short forms max per message with adequate grammar and punctuation.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sandy7874 on May 04, 2016, 07:07:29 AM
Cycloned, its fine. It happens, moderators have to do their role, so leave it. I apologized anyways.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aamin172001 on May 05, 2016, 11:13:27 AM
Hi guys....
I need some help here, and need to put light on this matter from all members, specially senior and experienced ones.
I ordered LED mini projector from AliExpress and os stuck at customs for long time, and after contacting them i received e-maik from them asking few documents as follows :
1.     Purchase Invoice/Commercial Invoice.

2.    Transactions details/payment details.

3.    Copy of Import-Export Code Certificate, if any.
 
But the problem is i've ordered the projector for $79 and seller declared $30 on package. And in email customs even asked for duty like...

" Since  goods imported by Post for personal use, is classifiable under Customs Tariff Heading No. 9804 of Customs Tariff Act, 1975 and levied to Customs duty accordingly.  Description of heading 9804 in the first schedule in amended to cover all dutiable items intended for personal use, imported by post and to prescribe a tariff rate of 35% Basic duty and 4% ACD (Total Customs duty 41.492% Including CESS) for tariff items under this heading. "
I'm thinking 41.492% is legel and actual duty to be paid is correct?
This is too much...
And for invoice and payment proof can be different, so how to show them documents which shows the same amount?
Please guys need your help to clear my package from customs...


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Ayush123 on May 06, 2016, 01:09:06 AM
I have order shoes from china . Now it is showing retentiom reason from 3 day . What does it
Package Status:  In Transit
Destination Country:  India
2016-05-03 11:44 India, DELHI, EMS SPEED POST CENTRE, Record item customs information (Inb), Air, MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE, Retention reason : Other
2016-05-02 08:37 India, MUMBAI EMS, Send item to customs (Inb), Air, CED NEW DELHI (FOR CUSTOM CLEARANCE)
2016-05-02 08:05 India, MUMBAI EMS, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air, MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE
2016-05-01 15:35 China, SHANGHAI EMS, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2016-04-29 23:24 China, SHANGHAI EMS, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air, MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2016-04-29 21:59 China, 200888, Receive item from customer (Otb), Air, MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: SK1701 on May 06, 2016, 07:53:02 AM
It has been held by customs. Wait for a few days and you will receive a letter from them explaining why it has been held and what documents you need to submit. Depending on what is in the package, you may also be hit with a hefty duty/ fine.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: buddyjam on May 10, 2016, 05:07:54 PM
@ayush, your parcel shows Retention reasons other and record item. This means they will charge you duty and soon it will be released and reach your doorstep with a slip of duty that you can pay to the post man . Do take a photo of the slip before paying and taking delivery. If it is too much , you can reject the parcel and ask them for revaluation.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sandy7874 on May 10, 2016, 05:12:31 PM
Hi,
What would be in my case? my parcel (its a mobile phone - Redmi 2) which was sent via USPS with First Class on 12th of March.
I have not received any sort of communication by Indian Post till today.

What I have to do?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: envira on May 10, 2016, 10:28:14 PM
Hello All,
This seems a nice forum.
I too have an issue for an order which i have ordered from AliExpress.
Its a Cree 3x Bike Led Light with Battery Pack.
Here is the tracking Info :

Quote
2016-05-09 11:07 India, CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR, Record item customs information (Inb), Air, CHENNAI APSO, Retention reason : Retained by customs for unspecified reason
2016-05-05 15:35 India, MUMBAI AIR, Send item to customs (Inb), Air, CHENNAI APSO
2016-05-05 12:08 India, MUMBAI AIR, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air, MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2016-05-03 11:20 Netherlands (the), AMSTERDAM E INTERNATIONAL MAIL, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2016-05-01 20:17 Netherlands (the), AMSTERDAM E INTERNATIONAL MAIL, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air, MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2016-05-01 20:17 Netherlands (the), AMSTERDAM E INTERNATIONAL MAIL, Receive item at office of exchange (Otb), Air, MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
Origin Country - Tracking Consuming: 766 ms
2016-05-05 12:08 The item has arrived in the country of destination
2016-05-05 12:08 The item has been processed in the country of destination
2016-05-03 09:33 The item is on transport to the country of destination
2016-05-01 20:17 The item is at the PostNL sorting center
2016-04-22 04:22 The item is pre-advised

Now its in customs which was held / Retained for some unspecific reason.
The item cost is Rs.1500 INR paid at Aliexpress.
Probably the item was sent as gift by the seller and this is my 6th order from Ali Express. Others didnt had any problem, they reached me within time specified.
So what can be the probable cause of retention and what do i need to do now.
Help is appreciated,
regards


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: vibranthobbies on May 10, 2016, 11:11:49 PM
No issue.
It is undergoing inspection for value assessment. They may charge duty if they feel the value is above Rs. 2000/-
Just from last month they are putting this remarks when they hold it for value assessment.
It may take few days to a week.

Kumaran


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: envira on May 13, 2016, 06:22:38 PM
Thank you buddy for the prompt reply.
I am relieved of the tension now.
Update :
Latest tracking shows it is out from Customs, and it is faster than i have expected.
Quote
2016-05-12 22:52 India, ANNA ROAD HO, Receive item at delivery office (Inb), Air, MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2016-05-12 15:19 India, CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR, Send item to domestic location (Inb), Air, CRC ANNA RD STG
2016-05-12 14:42 India, CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR, Return item from customs (Inb), Air, CHENNAI APSO
2016-05-09 11:07 India, CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR, Record item customs information (Inb), Air, CHENNAI APSO, Retention reason : Retained by customs for unspecified reason

Thank you @vibranthobbies bro :)
regards


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: prabal276 on May 13, 2016, 08:09:51 PM
vibranthobbies is the LHS
Kumaran sir is the owner
Nice to hear that your parcel is cleared. :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mbb123 on May 18, 2016, 10:33:23 PM
17/05/2016 19:56:13 Mumbai (Ex Bombay) Exchange Office (INDIA) Sent for Customs Verification
17/05/2016 14:09:19 Mumbai (Ex Bombay) Exchange Office (INDIA) Article Received
13/05/2016 13:25:00 Amsterdam Exchange Office (NETHERLANDS) Article Received
13/05/2016 13:25:00 Amsterdam Exchange Office (NETHERLANDS) Article Bagged
Hi guys,
 I have purchased a Xiaomi MI5 mobile from ebay.com. Total value is $500 and I have paid it through paypal.
 Can anyone give some idea when it will can reach to me? I am living in kharagpur, west Bengal near to Kolkata.
How much duty I have to pay for customs clearance?
What is next expected actions from my side?
parcel tracking no is :RS505682755NL
I am first time writing in this forum and expecting good guidance in this regard from you guys.
 
   
   


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Balakrishna Reddy on May 18, 2016, 10:43:36 PM
Have you tried tracking it through indiapost it would be much clear and probably it may take few days to arrive.
Upon that 500$ price tag may attract custom duties and may lay charges on that


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mbb123 on May 18, 2016, 10:53:52 PM
Thank you Balakrisha ji, for prompt reply.
Yes I have tracked it through indiapost as well as through ips web tracking both are indicating it is send to customs. pls see the attachment.
Now they will communicate me submit anything? or I have to pay the postman during delivery?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: santanucus on May 18, 2016, 11:12:06 PM

 I have purchased a Xiaomi MI5 mobile from ebay.com. Total value is $500 and I have paid it through paypal.
 

Its available in India at Rs.25000 from mi.com !  :banghead:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mbb123 on May 18, 2016, 11:19:22 PM
@santanucus   : It is 64GB and black in colour. which is not available in india.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: maddycool97 on May 23, 2016, 09:47:22 AM
Hello,

I live in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

I ordered travel oyster cards from london which are used as travel by the tourists visiting london.

The total amount of order is 5,650/- INRs

My tracking no. is LB427912523GB

The status shown from last 5 days is:

May 19, 2016
02:45 pm
Send item to customs (Inb)India Post International
DELHI, EMS SPEED POST CENTRE, India
May 19, 2016
11:45 am
Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)India Post International
DELHI, EMS SPEED POST CENTRE, India
May 17, 2016
07:30 pm
Send item abroad (EDI-received)India Post International
LANGLEY HWDC, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

It is Stuck on Send items to customs and shows next office as Jaipur

its been 5 days and there has been no tracking update yet!

What do you people suggest, is it stuck because of custom duty or lost, etc.

Should I take any action as my travel dates are near i.e. 7th June

Just asking in this forum because people are more active here.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: buddyjam on May 25, 2016, 10:03:39 AM
hello maddycool, your item should arrive soon, it takes time to clear from customs. the good thing seems there is no extra info. showing which means it should clear very soon and reach you. do update on arrival.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mbb123 on May 25, 2016, 11:16:21 AM
Dear All,
 In last 7 days there is no update received for my parcel. Can anyone suggest what should I do in this regard?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: santanucus on May 25, 2016, 12:27:57 PM
Better not to do anything at this stage. My parcel had this staus for 15 days like this before it was passed by customs


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Cycloned on May 25, 2016, 08:23:19 PM
Dear All,
 In last 7 days there is no update received for my parcel. Can anyone suggest what should I do in this regard?

Just hold on, it will update when it passes customs.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mbb123 on May 26, 2016, 02:34:23 PM
New update found today
5/26/2016 11:43:50 AM India KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO
Record item customs information (Inb) Air CED KOLKATA

Retention reason : Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner
 
Is there any specific reason for retention or it is normal?
Shall I wait silently for some more days?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Cycloned on May 26, 2016, 02:41:55 PM
It means they are gonna charge you customs duty, you'll need to wait as they figure out how much to charge you.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mbb123 on May 26, 2016, 02:53:34 PM
How they will communicate? By giving any letter or postman will carry the slip during delivery?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: santanucus on May 26, 2016, 07:16:38 PM
It means they are gonna charge you customs duty, you'll need to wait as they figure out how much to charge you.
No it does not mean they will charge you Customs duty. They may or may not and it depends on the assessing customs officer. In my two recent consignments they did not charge any customs duty.

"Awaiting presentation to commissioner of customs" is a normal process when the postal dept. sends packages to customs for assessment. It took me upto two weeks for this status to change:

Date   Time   Office   Event
25/05/2016   21:45:27   Kolkata (ex Calcutta) Exchange Office (INDIA)   Article Bagged
25/05/2016   21:32:37   Kolkata (ex Calcutta) (INDIA)   Custom Office Received
07/05/2016   18:57:27   Kolkata (ex Calcutta) Exchange Office (INDIA)   Custom Retention Reason: Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner
05/05/2016   00:05:53   Kolkata (ex Calcutta) Exchange Office (INDIA)   Sent for Customs Verification
04/05/2016   22:54:04   Kolkata (ex Calcutta) Exchange Office (INDIA)   Article Received
28/04/2016   12:29:00   Singapore Exchange Office (SINGAPORE)   Article Bagged

If they call you for any clarification they will send a memo through postman. If they impose duty then postman will bring the item or ask you to contact the local post office and after you pay them the duty, they will hand over the goods.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mbb123 on June 06, 2016, 03:02:11 PM
Still there is no update after 26th May 2016.Tracking no RS505682755NL.
No communication letter/ phone call received so far from customs end.
Shall I wait some days more for customs clearance?
If there is any phone no available for Kolkata Customs kindly share.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: santanucus on June 06, 2016, 03:50:43 PM
I think this is normal. From 7 to 25 I had no update. Yours is there for only 11 days.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Cycloned on June 06, 2016, 04:27:20 PM
Be patient, it will be updated in due time.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mbb123 on June 14, 2016, 11:38:49 PM
Dear all,
I am really become hopeless now! why same status are repeating today again ? can any body please explain me. Tracking no: RS505682755NL


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mbb123 on June 15, 2016, 06:06:45 PM
There is a new update available today. Please see the attached jpeg file. I am unable to understand the meaning of the status given in this update.
 
 


 



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: hiteshkher on June 15, 2016, 06:38:05 PM
99 % your parcel is held by customs.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mbb123 on June 19, 2016, 11:13:15 PM
I have received my parcel on Saturday 18/6/2016. Duty paid: Rs.4047.


Title: Re:
Post by: hiteshkher on June 19, 2016, 11:16:15 PM
Which stuff? How much price stuff?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mbb123 on June 22, 2016, 10:14:57 PM
It is MI5 mobile 64GB black. purchase price 500$.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: hyan on June 25, 2016, 10:02:25 AM
is there any way to know how much customs charge if applied to my parcel before the delivery of
my parcel,according to tracking-my parcel cleared the customs in two days..and sent for local
post office now.can it be checked online,contacts etc with reference to parcel track number,thanks


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: prabal276 on June 25, 2016, 11:15:37 AM
posting same thing in three topics? Puh lease


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ron028 on June 27, 2016, 03:02:55 PM
could anyone tell me when will it come?

(http://i68.tinypic.com/2ufrmfm.jpg)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ron028 on June 28, 2016, 06:41:37 PM
could anyone tell me when will it come?

(http://i68.tinypic.com/2ufrmfm.jpg)

Today only received my mobile. Singapore post rocks, no custom duty.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: francisroan on June 28, 2016, 09:14:45 PM
I ordered a couple of stuff from Banggood.. emax motor + ESC , naze32 FC, and a damping board. I changed the name of flight controller to "project development board" and asked them to put the total price to 20$ from the original 82$. After reading all the custom related sections here I'm getting tested whether even my stuff will get stuck. So far it hasn't reached India.

Will it be a problem?

Also how do I get lisence to import RX? I wanted to buy a fs-iA6B reciever from banggood which is 800rs..


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: bohemian on June 29, 2016, 12:14:04 AM
I have had good experience with banggood packages. I dont see any apparent problems with the details you mentioned.
BG marks packages as "commercial samples" by default thats the only problem area. You will need an IEC to get it cleared in that case


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: francisroan on June 29, 2016, 12:14:55 AM
Whats IEC? How do I get it?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: bohemian on June 29, 2016, 12:23:06 AM
Import Export Code - Theres lots of information on this forum and generally available. Search around for it.
Its not a big hassle to get the code


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: btcskc on July 10, 2016, 04:08:05 PM
Please guide me what should I do?; As no status change since last 10 days.

I have no idea where is this packet right now; in customs or in FPO? What they mean by CED Letter? And what's the difference in between Delhi FPO and DMC New Delhi?

Should I wait or contact to someone?

Thanks.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: private on August 01, 2016, 06:47:00 PM
apparently my parcel kept falling out of the bag..lol   :giggle: Damn chinese...


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: manojswizera on August 01, 2016, 08:55:59 PM
 :rofl:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: thouficjob on August 08, 2016, 08:15:46 AM
Hi Guys,

I have ordered MI PAD 2 + case worth ($291-original price) from sp4mm3r.com, since the actual price which had paid was $291, but they provided the invoice stating the total amount of the product was $19.
I had a word with them about this price declaration($19), but they said that it is just to avoid custom duty.
So, my question here is will it cause any problem for me (Note: It seems it already reached chennai customes and I'm unable see any updates from past 4 days).
How long do I need to wait in order to receive this parcel?
Tracking Information:RR348435971HU
IPS tracking link :http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/IPSWeb_item_events.asp?itemid=RR348435971HU&Submit=Submit

Immediate assistance will be appreciated..

Thanks,
Thoufic.


Title: My Registered parcel is stuck at mumbai
Post by: Amirhusain on August 08, 2016, 08:16:55 PM
Please help me when i will get my parcel...i have bought a ipod clone from aliexpress worth of 19$...shipped through singapore post...tracking number is RB080150766SG


Title: Re: My Registered parcel is stuck at mumbai
Post by: Cycloned on August 08, 2016, 08:35:17 PM
It's not stuck, it's being transferred. Be patient, you will see an update some time this week.


Title: Re: My Registered parcel is stuck at mumbai
Post by: Amirhusain on August 08, 2016, 09:48:39 PM
Lol...ok...m waiting for my parcel...thanks...i will update here for delivered


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: yugals on August 09, 2016, 04:25:29 PM
I am new. I didn't understood these lines means.
Is this parcel going to Singapore again?

Local Date and Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
8/5/2016 4:47:00 PM   Singapore   SINGAPORE S05   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
8/6/2016 3:41:15 PM   India   CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
8/6/2016 3:41:38 PM   India   CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR   Transfer from office of exchange (Inb)   Air   JAIPUR SUB FGN POST      
8/7/2016 9:15:00 AM   Singapore   SINGAPORE S05   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      




Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: prabal276 on August 09, 2016, 05:02:55 PM
i think so , yes
because It is written singapore and singapore s05 is the changi airport's cargo terminal.
It must be already there.
There is a slight chance that i may be wrong
REgards


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Cycloned on August 10, 2016, 01:18:40 PM
Hi Guys,

I have ordered MI PAD 2 + case worth ($291-original price) from sp4mm3r.com, since the actual price which had paid was $291, but they provided the invoice stating the total amount of the product was $19.
I had a word with them about this price declaration($19), but they said that it is just to avoid custom duty.
So, my question here is will it cause any problem for me (Note: It seems it already reached chennai customes and I'm unable see any updates from past 4 days).
How long do I need to wait in order to receive this parcel?
Tracking Information:RR348435971HU
IPS tracking link :http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/IPSWeb_item_events.asp?itemid=RR348435971HU&Submit=Submit

Immediate assistance will be appreciated..

Thanks,
Thoufic.


Your package should go through without being charged duty as the seller was smart to value it at $19. Just be patient, it takes time for packages to be transferred.

I am new. I didn't understood these lines means.
Is this parcel going to Singapore again?

Local Date and Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
8/5/2016 4:47:00 PM   Singapore   SINGAPORE S05   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
8/6/2016 3:41:15 PM   India   CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
8/6/2016 3:41:38 PM   India   CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR   Transfer from office of exchange (Inb)   Air   JAIPUR SUB FGN POST      
8/7/2016 9:15:00 AM   Singapore   SINGAPORE S05   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      




Your package is on the way to Jaipur Sub Fgn Post Office. The latest update is just an error, it should actually be the first one (before insert into bag).


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: prabal276 on August 10, 2016, 04:20:14 PM
Yes, it is possible.
On my latest parcel it was the same😂


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: aman1256 on August 11, 2016, 09:12:01 AM
Hi Guys,

I have ordered MI PAD 2 + case worth ($291-original price) from sp4mm3r.com, since the actual price which had paid was $291, but they provided the invoice stating the total amount of the product was $19.
I had a word with them about this price declaration($19), but they said that it is just to avoid custom duty.
So, my question here is will it cause any problem for me (Note: It seems it already reached chennai customes and I'm unable see any updates from past 4 days).
How long do I need to wait in order to receive this parcel?
Tracking Information:RR348435971HU
IPS tracking link :http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/IPSWeb_item_events.asp?itemid=RR348435971HU&Submit=Submit

Immediate assistance will be appreciated..

Thanks,
Thoufic.


Hello,
Its been 8 days I guess according to the status of the parcel which is still the same !
you Should Contact the Chennai APSO actually !

Here are the contact details :-
Postal Appraising Dept., [AIR]
II Floor, Foreign Post Air Complex Meenambakkam
Chennai - 600027
Ph: 044-25254225

Best of luck !


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: I_Abhijeet on August 11, 2016, 02:50:24 PM
Hello guys iam new to this forum...so greetings everyone
I have bought a product from mandarake japan on 26/07/2016 by S.a.l shipping methode
And the item i bought is a toy (beyblade plastic)
Iam a bit confused by the tracking status
Here is the tracking status

    
 ITEM n RR383944715JP   new search
Local Date and Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
7/27/2016 8:05:00 PM   Japan   4608799   Receive item from customer (Otb)   S.A.L.   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
7/29/2016 6:00:00 AM   Japan   TOKYO INT BAG   Insert item into bag (Otb)   S.A.L.   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
7/31/2016 10:30:00 AM   Japan   TOKYO INT BAG   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   S.A.L.   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
8/3/2016 11:23:09 AM   India   MUMBAI AIR   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   S.A.L.   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
8/3/2016 1:45:49 PM   India   MUMBAI AIR   Transfer from office of exchange (Inb)   S.A.L.   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
8/4/2016 4:27:50 PM   India   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Record item customs information (Inb)   S.A.L.   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   
Retention reason : Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner   
8/11/2016 12:50:07 PM   India   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Record item customs information (Inb)   S.A.L.   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   
Retention reason : Articles importation subject to restrictions import- license   


So please guys explain this to me and also what can i do to get my product
Pls guys suggest me something..


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: prabal276 on August 11, 2016, 04:49:24 PM
was it a beyblade?
Then it wont show import - licence...
Any special kind of a beyblade? ( R/c?)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: I_Abhijeet on August 11, 2016, 05:30:37 PM
Yep it's a Beyblade
Also it's not my 1st time ordering it ...it's my 10th time
And what do you mean by won't show import licence

The Beyblade I've ordered is fully plastic non rc and also the weight is max 200 g ...
Any suggestions


Title: Re: My Registered parcel is stuck at mumbai
Post by: Amirhusain on August 11, 2016, 07:59:03 PM
Still it is not arrived to me...Please help me...What should i do now? Ahmedabad Customs not taking my calls.


Title: Re: My Registered parcel is stuck at mumbai
Post by: Cycloned on August 11, 2016, 08:17:05 PM
Still it is not arrived to me...Please help me...What should i do now? Ahmedabad Customs not taking my calls.

Do we look my post office officials to you?

Be patient, it hasnt even been a week since the last update. It can take anywhere up to 2 weeks for it to update after being transferred from one location to another.


Title: Re: My Registered parcel is stuck at mumbai
Post by: prabal276 on August 11, 2016, 08:41:35 PM
cycloned;
go easy please......


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: prabal276 on August 11, 2016, 09:42:44 PM
I meant that if there was any radio equipment;
it must be needed to be certified.
Anyway;
Wait for 1-2 weeks.
Maybe you'll get a letter stating the retention reason or maybe they'll release it.
Mumbai postal depts. usually take a longer time than kolkatta/Delhi who are super fast.
Patience is the key here.
Regards


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: I_Abhijeet on August 11, 2016, 09:46:43 PM
No bro no radio equipment
Thank you for your reply
Yes patience is the key 
And also what else i can do...?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: prabal276 on August 11, 2016, 10:00:20 PM
Nothing right now. 
Other than enduring the wait...


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: thouficjob on August 11, 2016, 10:00:41 PM
Hi Cycloned/Aman,

Thank you for very much for your advise on this guys.

I'll check with Chennai APSO and keep you posted with an update.

Once again thank you very much for all your help on this.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: yugals on August 12, 2016, 06:58:44 AM
Hi Guys,

I have ordered MI PAD 2 + case worth ($291-original price) from sp4mm3r.com, since the actual price which had paid was $291, but they provided the invoice stating the total amount of the product was $19.
I had a word with them about this price declaration($19), but they said that it is just to avoid custom duty.
So, my question here is will it cause any problem for me (Note: It seems it already reached chennai customes and I'm unable see any updates from past 4 days).
How long do I need to wait in order to receive this parcel?
Tracking Information:RR348435971HU
IPS tracking link :http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/IPSWeb_item_events.asp?itemid=RR348435971HU&Submit=Submit

Immediate assistance will be appreciated..

Thanks,
Thoufic.


Your package should go through without being charged duty as the seller was smart to value it at $19. Just be patient, it takes time for packages to be transferred.

I am new. I didn't understood these lines means.
Is this parcel going to Singapore again?

Local Date and Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
8/5/2016 4:47:00 PM   Singapore   SINGAPORE S05   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
8/6/2016 3:41:15 PM   India   CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
8/6/2016 3:41:38 PM   India   CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR   Transfer from office of exchange (Inb)   Air   JAIPUR SUB FGN POST      
8/7/2016 9:15:00 AM   Singapore   SINGAPORE S05   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      




Your package is on the way to Jaipur Sub Fgn Post Office. The latest update is just an error, it should actually be the first one (before insert into bag).


I purchased this Item on 29 July 2016 and still I am waiting for this shipment. I dont how much time it will take to deliver. Should I call Jaipur custom?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: I_Abhijeet on August 13, 2016, 05:48:56 PM
Hello guys the status of my parcel is updated according to ips

Here the status guys
   
   
    
 ITEM n RR383944715JP   new search
Local Date and Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
7/27/2016 8:05:00 PM   Japan   4608799   Receive item from customer (Otb)   S.A.L.   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
7/29/2016 6:00:00 AM   Japan   TOKYO INT BAG   Insert item into bag (Otb)   S.A.L.   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
7/31/2016 10:30:00 AM   Japan   TOKYO INT BAG   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   S.A.L.   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
8/3/2016 11:23:09 AM   India   MUMBAI AIR   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   S.A.L.   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
8/3/2016 1:45:49 PM   India   MUMBAI AIR   Transfer from office of exchange (Inb)   S.A.L.   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE      
8/4/2016 4:27:50 PM   India   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Record item customs information (Inb)   S.A.L.   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   
Retention reason : Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner   
8/11/2016 12:50:07 PM   India   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Record item customs information (Inb)   S.A.L.   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   
Retention reason : Articles importation subject to restrictions import- license   
8/13/2016 4:27:05 PM   India   MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Send item to domestic location (Inb)

Iam i safe now guys..?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: prabal276 on August 13, 2016, 07:53:18 PM
yes,
Rest assured, youll recieve you parcel with 1 week


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: I_Abhijeet on August 13, 2016, 07:55:00 PM
Thanks bro


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Amirhusain on August 14, 2016, 06:43:13 PM
I think you need to pay at the time of delivery...Duty


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: thouficjob on August 16, 2016, 11:40:22 AM
Hi Guys,

I have ordered MI PAD 2 + case worth ($291-original price) from sp4mm3r.com, since the actual price which had paid was $291, but they provided the invoice stating the total amount of the product was $19.
I had a word with them about this price declaration($19), but they said that it is just to avoid custom duty.
So, my question here is will it cause any problem for me (Note: It seems it already reached chennai customes and I'm unable see any updates from past 4 days).
How long do I need to wait in order to receive this parcel?
Tracking Information:RR348435971HU
IPS tracking link :http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/IPSWeb_item_events.asp?itemid=RR348435971HU&Submit=Submit

Immediate assistance will be appreciated..

Thanks,
Thoufic.


Hello,
Its been 8 days I guess according to the status of the parcel which is still the same !
you Should Contact the Chennai APSO actually !

Here are the contact details :-
Postal Appraising Dept., [AIR]
II Floor, Foreign Post Air Complex Meenambakkam
Chennai - 600027
Ph: 044-25254225

Best of luck !

Hi Aman,

I reached foreign mail chennai to check the status of my consignment, they said the parcel is not yet received in chennai and its in mumbai customs.
Then I reached foreign mail mumbai, they said its already sent to chennai..
So, I not what to do next..can you help me to find my parcel..
I have raised a Complaint on Indiapost and here is the
ComplaintNumber: 10007127631

Thanks,
Thoufic


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Amirhusain on August 16, 2016, 11:55:36 AM
I also raised complaint for my registered parcel from singapore RB080150766SG
My complaint number is 10007127830


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nkparsana on August 17, 2016, 03:41:09 PM
I've been reading this forum since a while, have gone thru each and every page. This is really helpful and a lot of information in details that I've found, really great one! I appreciate for the people who is sharing the details at their best, cheers for those people!

One more details I'd like to share - Per Notification S.O.No.1056(E), dated 31.12.1993 issued by Ministry of Commerce under the Customs Act, 1962 by Government of India, it clearly states imported goods which comes through post for the category of electronic items whose C.I.F. value is less than Rs. 2000/- (rupees two thousand) should not be entitled for any custom duty [under the category 3.(h).(i).(h) - http://www.cbec.gov.in/htdocs-cbec/customs/cs-act/formatted-htmls/forgntrade-order ]

So, per this rule, we can import the electronic item from any country. Sharing the knowledge with you guys. What you guys think about this one?

I wanted to ask you guys, how much time one should wait after submitting the documents to (sent to them through Registered A.D. and per tracking reached as well to them) Customs Dept/Foreign Post Office? When they can release the parcel?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Amirhusain on August 18, 2016, 11:44:50 AM
There is no update since 5th of Augest...Do i need to contact?

Tracking Number is RB080150766SG

Thanks in Advance.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Cycloned on August 18, 2016, 11:50:31 AM
Just be patient. It takes time. There is Rakshabandhan rush, could have been delayed because of that.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sandyx on August 18, 2016, 01:25:27 PM
Almost all articles that landed in India around first week of August are delayed. My 5th Aug article too got released only an hour ago. Others too should free up soon.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Amirhusain on August 18, 2016, 01:28:49 PM
Can i have your tracking number please??


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sandyx on August 18, 2016, 01:31:55 PM
Can i have your tracking number please??

RM693917981CN


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Amirhusain on August 18, 2016, 01:36:34 PM
Thanks for Tracking number...my parcel arrived india on 5th Augest same as yours...stuck at CED...i hope it will release soon


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nkparsana on August 18, 2016, 02:02:21 PM
I wanted to ask you guys, how much time one should wait after submitting the documents to (sent to them through Registered A.D. and per tracking reached as well to them) Customs Dept/Foreign Post Office? When they can release the parcel?




Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nkparsana on August 19, 2016, 04:46:40 PM
My Tracking# RS523721101NL

Can somebody please help me; its been stuck since 18th of July 2016. Have submitted all of the documents as well to them two times - one thru email and another thru Registered A.D. and both of the times, my documents reached appropriately. (thru post documents reached to them on 12th Aug 2016)

My item is powerbank and cost is less than Rs. 2000/-. To be precise cost including everything is Rs. 550/-. Item destination is Ahmedabad and its stuck in Ahmedabad Customs office/foreign post office. I've also sent them the Notification S.O.No.1056(E), dated 31.12.1993 issued by Ministry of Commerce under the Customs Act, 1962 by Government of India, it clearly states imported goods which comes through post for the category of electronic items whose C.I.F. value is less than Rs. 2000/- (rupees two thousand) should not be entitled for any custom duty

I wanted to ask you guys, how much time one should wait after submitting the documents to Customs Dept/Foreign Post Office? When they can release the parcel?

Could anybody please help me. I'd really appreciate that.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Amirhusain on August 19, 2016, 04:50:04 PM
Same problem as mine 😔


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nkparsana on August 19, 2016, 04:53:16 PM
Same problem as mine 😔
Thanks Amir for lighting up. Do you have any idea or does anybody have any idea regards to my problem.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Amirhusain on August 19, 2016, 04:56:16 PM
Same problem as mine 😔
Thanks Amir for lighting up. Do you have any idea or does anybody have any idea regards to my problem.
i have ordered too many thungs through registered post even worth of 2700 Rupees...but this is first time my parcel delayed in CED Ahmedabad...it worth of only 1300 INR... I have contacted ahmedabad customs they told me that they have registered my parcel for complaint...they will work on it.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nkparsana on August 19, 2016, 05:08:21 PM
Same problem as mine 😔
Thanks Amir for lighting up. Do you have any idea or does anybody have any idea regards to my problem.
i have ordered too many thungs through registered post even worth of 2700 Rupees...but this is first time my parcel delayed in CED Ahmedabad...it worth of only 1300 INR... I have contacted ahmedabad customs they told me that they have registered my parcel for complaint...they will work on it.
Yeah, I even had a word with them. Told them when there's such a defined rule by Govt. of India why then imposing the duty even rule says no custom duty should apply for electronic item whose CIF is less than Rs. 2000/-. That customs person told me minimum duty they are require to pay which is 15%. Even they said my parcel having different invoice which is $20, I also mentioned and written you can verify the charges thru my bank statement and they're saying so many nonsense stuff. I've already made complaint at DPG - Directorate of Public Grievance; you know what mention everything. Customs wants money in anyhow and which I won't let that happen!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Amirhusain on August 19, 2016, 05:13:37 PM
Same problem as mine 😔
Thanks Amir for lighting up. Do you have any idea or does anybody have any idea regards to my problem.
i have ordered too many thungs through registered post even worth of 2700 Rupees...but this is first time my parcel delayed in CED Ahmedabad...it worth of only 1300 INR... I have contacted ahmedabad customs they told me that they have registered my parcel for complaint...they will work on it.
Yeah, I even had a word with them. Told them when there's such a defined rule by Govt. of India why then imposing the duty even rule says no custom duty should apply for electronic item whose CIF is less than Rs. 2000/-. That customs person told me minimum duty they are require to pay which is 15%. Even they said my parcel having different invoice which is $20, I also mentioned and written you can verify the charges thru my bank statement and they're saying so many nonsense stuff. I've already made complaint at DPG - Directorate of Public Grievance; you know what mention everything. Customs wants money in anyhow and which I won't let that happen!
i am with you bro..i am also from Gujarat Baroda
If any updates happens i will post here


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nkparsana on August 19, 2016, 05:16:53 PM
Same problem as mine 😔
Thanks Amir for lighting up. Do you have any idea or does anybody have any idea regards to my problem.
i have ordered too many thungs through registered post even worth of 2700 Rupees...but this is first time my parcel delayed in CED Ahmedabad...it worth of only 1300 INR... I have contacted ahmedabad customs they told me that they have registered my parcel for complaint...they will work on it.
Yeah, I even had a word with them. Told them when there's such a defined rule by Govt. of India why then imposing the duty even rule says no custom duty should apply for electronic item whose CIF is less than Rs. 2000/-. That customs person told me minimum duty they are require to pay which is 15%. Even they said my parcel having different invoice which is $20, I also mentioned and written you can verify the charges thru my bank statement and they're saying so many nonsense stuff. I've already made complaint at DPG - Directorate of Public Grievance; you know what mention everything. Customs wants money in anyhow and which I won't let that happen!
i am with you bro..i am also from Gujarat Baroda
If any updates happens i will post here
Sure...appreciate that. I'm from Ahmedabad and tomorrow I'm going to have a word with them personally. Address is also stupid! What mentioned in their letter, technically it doesn't exists. Google is showing something different. Let me figure out and I'll also update in here. Meantime, if anybody have any other advise, please help us guys.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Amirhusain on August 19, 2016, 06:31:56 PM
Same problem as mine 😔
Thanks Amir for lighting up. Do you have any idea or does anybody have any idea regards to my problem.
i have ordered too many thungs through registered post even worth of 2700 Rupees...but this is first time my parcel delayed in CED Ahmedabad...it worth of only 1300 INR... I have contacted ahmedabad customs they told me that they have registered my parcel for complaint...they will work on it.
Yeah, I even had a word with them. Told them when there's such a defined rule by Govt. of India why then imposing the duty even rule says no custom duty should apply for electronic item whose CIF is less than Rs. 2000/-. That customs person told me minimum duty they are require to pay which is 15%. Even they said my parcel having different invoice which is $20, I also mentioned and written you can verify the charges thru my bank statement and they're saying so many nonsense stuff. I've already made complaint at DPG - Directorate of Public Grievance; you know what mention everything. Customs wants money in anyhow and which I won't let that happen!
i am with you bro..i am also from Gujarat Baroda
If any updates happens i will post here
Sure...appreciate that. I'm from Ahmedabad and tomorrow I'm going to have a word with them personally. Address is also stupid! What mentioned in their letter, technically it doesn't exists. Google is showing something different. Let me figure out and I'll also update in here. Meantime, if anybody have any other advise, please help us guys.
Will you help me in this? If you are going to Ahmedabad CED then will you ask them about my parcel too? Registered Tracking Number is RB080150766SG
If you can...Please ask them about my parcel too why it us delayed...coz i am from baroda i cant come ahmedabad...it will waste my whole day.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: I_Abhijeet on August 19, 2016, 07:23:27 PM
Hello I got my product on 17
Actually I have not got it I went there my nearest post office  and picked it up myself
Anyways I paid the duty of 250 rs
Glad it came early after so many retentions


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: yugals on August 21, 2016, 06:23:43 AM
I received a letter from Jaipur custom. They ask me for documents but the didn't mention any specific documents. What should I do? The documents list is big. Can you suggest me?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: dave2016 on August 29, 2016, 08:18:54 AM
EV937232206CN
A product i purchased online is sent by China EMS to India Post EMS, received by Mumbai EMS on 3 Aug 2016 dispatched to CED, India Post Kolkata same day Destination is Guwahati ASSAM. The parcel was stuck up somewhere and i could not not know where it was held. After much inquiry through emails and calls also i couldnot know the status of my parcel. Even status was not updated till 28 Aug 2016 : http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/IPSWeb_item_events.asp?itemid=EV937232206CN&Submit=Submit

So, after no information and assistance from India Post i had to address to the consumer forum and the public grievance redressal forum. Now, after this yesterday on 28th aug, all of a sudden the IPS web tracking shows the latest update as item was held up at Customs for unspecified reasons and that it is now being "sent out of sorting centre : next office : Mumbai EMS". I am assuming that my package is now being returned to sender ??

It's astounding : i mean i have been searching for my package for so long and to have it delivered to me going through so much efforts, and even kolkata India Post knows all this. And after no Information whatsoever that it was held up by customs all along and no intimation to me about requirements. they are simply sending it BACK ?  They have not even sent me any mail or telephone calls or any letters about requirements etc etc.

Can anyone assist me what i should do to get back my parcel before they ship it back ?


Title: Re:
Post by: sanjayrai55 on August 29, 2016, 08:22:41 AM
You haven't mentioned what is in the package. If it is an import banned item, you can't do anything

Sent from my Mi 4i using Tapatalk


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sandyx on August 29, 2016, 08:48:43 AM
You item has reached NSH GUWAHATI latest even though the next office was mentioned as EMS BOMBAY for the previous few entries. The wrong next office entry is a common error. Item should reach you soon.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: dave2016 on August 29, 2016, 11:23:56 AM
EV937232206CN
A product i purchased online is sent by China EMS to India Post EMS, received by Mumbai EMS on 3 Aug 2016 dispatched to CED, India Post Kolkata same day Destination is Guwahati ASSAM. The parcel was stuck up somewhere and i could not not know where it was held. After much inquiry through emails and calls also i couldnot know the status of my parcel. Even status was not updated till 28 Aug 2016 : http://ipsweb.ptcmysore.gov.in/ipswebtracking/IPSWeb_item_events.asp?itemid=EV937232206CN&Submit=Submit

So, after no information and assistance from India Post i had to address to the consumer forum and the public grievance redressal forum. Now, after this yesterday on 28th aug, all of a sudden the IPS web tracking shows the latest update as item was held up at Customs for unspecified reasons and that it is now being "sent out of sorting centre : next office : Mumbai EMS". I am assuming that my package is now being returned to sender ??

It's astounding : i mean i have been searching for my package for so long and to have it delivered to me going through so much efforts, and even kolkata India Post knows all this. And after no Information whatsoever that it was held up by customs all along and no intimation to me about requirements. they are simply sending it BACK ?  They have not even sent me any mail or telephone calls or any letters about requirements etc etc.

Can anyone assist me what i should do to get back my parcel before they ship it back ?

What a pleasant Surprise... Just rcvd a telephone call from Local PO. It seems my package arrived yesterday. Strange about the online status though. Btw, i had to pay Rs836 extra on customs duty. But, i am thankful at least i got my parcel and thankful to India Post authorities that they took note of my pleas and delivered my shipment.
My package consists of a Kickstarted Boardgame and intended purely for personal purposes.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: javed hussain on August 29, 2016, 01:39:53 PM
Did fpv reciver work any type of fpv camera


Title: TRACKING NO- EA161141821CN
Post by: kirtikumarv on September 02, 2016, 12:05:46 PM
hi
Captioned tracking id of my parcel is there at Ced Ahmebada since 05-Aug-16.

Kindly confirm by when it will be released and delivered to me


Title: Re: TRACKING NO- EA161141821CN
Post by: kirtikumarv on September 02, 2016, 12:10:02 PM
Requesting your reply on priority


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: marky on September 02, 2016, 02:35:17 PM
hey friends thanks to RC INDIA for accepting me and thanks aman and all the people over here for such a good forum helping each other about customs information and shopping experiences I came here from google searching all thought i know about rc India i tried to build rc but it stopped in my mind at the stage of thought cause of finances lol .I've recently shopped from ali express and the shipment is of 138$ but as usual seller marked as gift and value is 22$ it was sent through ali standard shipping and courier was Malaysian post registered air mail i guess the tracking goes like this

8/18/2016 1:24:00 AM   Malaysia   KUALA LUMPUR B   Receive item from customer (Otb)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
8/18/2016 9:44:00 AM   Malaysia   KUALA LUMPUR B   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
8/21/2016 10:25:00 AM   Malaysia   KUALA LUMPUR B   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
8/26/2016 2:35:28 PM   India   MUMBAI AIR   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
8/26/2016 4:36:36 PM   India   MUMBAI AIR   Transfer from office of exchange (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI APSO      
9/1/2016 12:04:45 PM   India   CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI APSO   
Retention reason : Retained by customs for unspecified reason   
 what is this retention i supposed to have Customs clearance at port of entry mumbai?!!! i have no clue whats happening I'm gonna charged heavy? it camera flash and wireless trigger ?? some body help me I'm reading many good and bad endings with customs and  corrucpt postman's anyone gone through this retention? how long it gonna take? and I'm i gonna be fined for marking as gift by seller?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Amirhusain on September 02, 2016, 10:22:57 PM
hi
Captioned tracking id of my parcel is there at Ced Ahmebada since 05-Aug-16.

Kindly confirm by when it will be released and delivered to me
Same problem...my parcel is also at CED Ahmedabad since 5th Augest..I tried so many calls..but calls are unreachable... Tracking number is RB080150766SG


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: marky on September 02, 2016, 10:29:41 PM
CED means customs enforcement department!? It took nearly 7days for my shipment to reach chennai APSO customs from Mumbai i guess it will change for you as tracking showing that next office is CED Ahmadabad  :) try to track in SG post too i did in Ali POS and indian post cause India post tracking saying shipment data not found but in 17track and POS i can track .as few members said its better not to contact customs on own unless we feel the time is over than normal!?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Amirhusain on September 03, 2016, 09:15:46 AM
CED means customs enforcement department!? It took nearly 7days for my shipment to reach chennai APSO customs from Mumbai i guess it will change for you as tracking showing that next office is CED Ahmadabad  :) try to track in SG post too i did in Ali POS and indian post cause India post tracking saying shipment data not found but in 17track and POS i can track .as few members said its better not to contact customs on own unless we feel the time is over than normal!?
Its CUSTOM EXAMINATION DEPARTMENT


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: marky on September 03, 2016, 09:30:53 AM
 ;D thanks for correcting me.. mine was still atv"retained unspecified reason "


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Evil Eye on September 19, 2016, 09:35:39 AM
Same problem as mine 😔
Thanks Amir for lighting up. Do you have any idea or does anybody have any idea regards to my problem.
i have ordered too many thungs through registered post even worth of 2700 Rupees...but this is first time my parcel delayed in CED Ahmedabad...it worth of only 1300 INR... I have contacted ahmedabad customs they told me that they have registered my parcel for complaint...they will work on it.
Yeah, I even had a word with them. Told them when there's such a defined rule by Govt. of India why then imposing the duty even rule says no custom duty should apply for electronic item whose CIF is less than Rs. 2000/-. That customs person told me minimum duty they are require to pay which is 15%. Even they said my parcel having different invoice which is $20, I also mentioned and written you can verify the charges thru my bank statement and they're saying so many nonsense stuff. I've already made complaint at DPG - Directorate of Public Grievance; you know what mention everything. Customs wants money in anyhow and which I won't let that happen!
i am with you bro..i am also from Gujarat Baroda
If any updates happens i will post here
Sure...appreciate that. I'm from Ahmedabad and tomorrow I'm going to have a word with them personally. Address is also stupid! What mentioned in their letter, technically it doesn't exists. Google is showing something different. Let me figure out and I'll also update in here. Meantime, if anybody have any other advise, please help us guys.
hey bro, to which address did you go? can you please give me the address so that i can go there personally? also did you receive your parcel yet? thanks


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Evil Eye on September 19, 2016, 09:36:45 AM
hi
Captioned tracking id of my parcel is there at Ced Ahmebada since 05-Aug-16.

Kindly confirm by when it will be released and delivered to me
Same problem...my parcel is also at CED Ahmedabad since 5th Augest..I tried so many calls..but calls are unreachable... Tracking number is RB080150766SG
hey bro, did you receive your parcel yet? 3 of my parcels are stuck at Ahmedabad CED since 2 weeks and there is no update. do you know their address? thanks.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Evil Eye on September 19, 2016, 09:38:01 AM
hi
Captioned tracking id of my parcel is there at Ced Ahmebada since 05-Aug-16.

Kindly confirm by when it will be released and delivered to me
did you get your parcel bro? 3 of my parcels are also stuck at CED ahmedabad since 2 weeks and there is no update yet :(


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: IshanK on September 24, 2016, 02:00:19 PM
Hey can anyone help me out with what this means?

From what i can understand it looks like its going back to Chennai from Mumbai.
Just for your information the parcel has some propellers and a camera and delivery is meant for Pune.

Destination Country - Cache Time: 2016-09-24 12:30
2016-09-23 19:30 India, CRC MUMBAI, Send item out of sorting centre (Inb), Air, CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2016-09-23 18:37 India, CRC MUMBAI, Receive item at sorting centre (Inb), Air, CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2016-09-23 14:58 India, MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE, Send item to domestic location (Inb), Air, CRC MUMBAI (NON TD)
2016-09-23 14:39 India, MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE, Send item to domestic location (Inb), Air, CRC MUMBAI (NON TD)
2016-09-21 15:59 India, MUMBAI AIR, Transfer from office of exchange (Inb), Air, MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE
2016-09-20 14:12 India, CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR, Transfer from office of exchange (Inb), Air, MUMBAI AIR
2016-09-20 13:07 India, CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air, CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2016-09-17 09:15 Singapore, SINGAPORE S05, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2016-09-16 16:47 Singapore, SINGAPORE S05, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air, CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE


Origin Country - Cache Time: 2016-09-24 12:30
2016-09-23 14:58 Released from Custom
2016-09-23 14:39 Released from Custom
2016-09-20 13:07 Arrival at Processing Center (Country code: IN)
2016-09-20 13:07 Held by Custom
2016-09-20 13:07 Arrival at Destination Post (Country: IN)
2016-09-16 16:47 Despatched to overseas (Country code: IN)



Title: Need help in releasing items from custom
Post by: Rc Foam Makers on September 25, 2016, 08:59:04 PM
Need help in releasing items from custom

anyone from mumbai plz help me

drop ur contact or message me on 9908085408


Title: Re: Need help in releasing items from custom
Post by: prabal276 on September 25, 2016, 10:52:28 PM
what items?
Please specify


Title: International mail
Post by: Pradzgogad on October 01, 2016, 11:10:35 AM
2016-10-01 04:16 India, KOLKATA RMS, Send item out of sorting centre (Inb), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2016-09-30 19:52 India, KOLKATA RMS, Receive item at sorting centre (Inb), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2016-09-30 15:29 India, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Send item to domestic location (Inb), Air, CRC (TD) Kolkata RMS
2016-09-28 16:56 India, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Record item customs information (Inb), Air, CED KOLKATA, Retention reason : Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner


Please help me out what does this mean nd any idea how long it will take to reach home


Title: Re: International mail
Post by: francisroan on October 01, 2016, 12:15:31 PM
What this means is that your package is stuck at customs. They will verify and if it clears it'll reach within 2 weeks. Else you'll get a mail stating the reason and what you should do to follow up.


Title: Re: International mail
Post by: Pradzgogad on October 01, 2016, 12:20:40 PM
But first it was send to local destination then its sent to RMS then how its stuck?


Title: Re: International mail
Post by: francisroan on October 01, 2016, 12:25:59 PM
Oops. Made a mistake. Didn't read the dates. As you can see it was sent to customs on 28th and now its at domestic location on 30th. So you'll get your package by the end of next week! :D


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Umesh0095 on October 09, 2016, 12:04:39 PM
Hey this is umesh from mumbai.I have bought an drome from netherland via aliexpress. It has already arrived in mumbai and stuck in mumbai custom office from last 8 day now suddenly a get a notice from commissioner for submitting some documents like DPC license and all shit.. Plz any one help me what to do..coz i need my drone to my door step not my money.....


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sethisidd on October 10, 2016, 03:44:54 PM
Few days back i had ordered a Wifi Router from aliexpress. The cost was aroung 30$ which come to approximate 2100 Rs. Today, when I received the parcel via Indian Post, but there was a custom duty of Rs 1275 (1245(CD) + 30(Postage)) charged on it. Considering the price it comes to approximate 60% of the price.

I wanted to inquire,
- what happens if I don't accept the Custom duty changes and return the package?
- will the package be sent back to the aliexpress seller or would it be auctioned?
- Will I be able to get back the refund of the amount that i paid?

Please help. As of now, i have asked the postman to keep the parcel on hold. He said if I don't turn up in 2 days, the parcel would automatically be returned.
@Anichhatre, you seem to be experienced in that matter. Any suggestion would be really helpful.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sethisidd on October 12, 2016, 06:53:29 PM
Any one for help on the above post??
Badly need advice  :( :(


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ikheli on October 12, 2016, 10:51:37 PM
Hi,
If you do not want to pay, they will resend the item. But sometimes it gets lost. But you can try. And aliexpress seller refunds when he gets back the item most of the times.

Can you please tell us why customs levied so much tax? Did the seller undervalued the item or misdeclared? Any explanation from Customs?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sethisidd on October 13, 2016, 12:11:51 AM
Hi,

Thanks for the response. I have no idea why so much tax was charged. What I received was the postman coming to my place and mentioning that this much is the amount to be paid.

What do you suggest, wheather to pay the duty and then claim for refund or just return the item. Are there any chances of my parcel being not sent back and kept by the customs for auction?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: IshanK on October 26, 2016, 03:34:29 PM
Could someone please help me out with this?
Ordered a 2.4ghz reciever, a 5.8ghz antenna and some spare parts from Banggood
I cant understand what this current status means -

2016-10-23 20:05 Singapore, SINGAPORE S02, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE
2016-10-23 13:34 India, MUMBAI EMS, Transfer from office of exchange (Inb), Air, CUSTOM EXAM MUMBAI
2016-10-23 08:35 India, MUMBAI EMS, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air, MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE
2016-10-22 09:31 Singapore, SINGAPORE S02, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air, MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE
2016-10-22 08:07 Singapore, SINGAPORE EMS, Receive item at office of exchange (Otb), Air, MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE

Is it stuck at customs? Or is it being sent back to singapore?
Any help would be appreciated!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: shanks08 on October 27, 2016, 04:03:04 PM
My package number EC200649357US is showing the status "Retention reason : Retained by customs for unspecified reason".

What should I do. Please help.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: shkshbz on November 02, 2016, 11:19:30 PM
Hello every one I would. Like to. Know what is the meaning of "RTICALS IMPORTATION SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS IMPORT-LICENSE.  Yes can any body help. Me in understanding this


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: hellfire on November 03, 2016, 02:13:47 PM
what does the package contain, It means the product inside requires a import license and its restricted.


Title: COSTOMS
Post by: reddy on November 28, 2016, 04:37:06 PM
 MY PARCEL I IN CUTOMS FROM 07.11.16   HOW MUCH TIME IT TAKE TO CLEAR COSTOMS                                                                                                                                                                                     2016-11-07 14:08:12 【India】Send item to customs (Inb),Air,CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE
  2016-11-07 12:53:00 Arrival at Destination (Exchange Office)
  2016-11-07 12:53:00 Arrival at Destination Post (Country: IN)
  2016-11-07 12:52:27 【India】Receive item at office of exchange (Inb),Air,CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
  2016-11-07 12:52:00 Arrival at Processing Center (Country code: IN)
  2016-11-07 12:52:00 Held by Custom
  2016-11-07 12:52:00 Received at Processing Facility
  2016-11-07 12:52:00 Held by Customs at Destination
  2016-11-03 09:15:00 【Singapore】Send item abroad (EDI-received),Air,CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
  2016-11-02 13:55:00 【INMAA】Transit to Air Transit Centre
  2016-11-02 13:55:00 【Singapore】Insert item into bag (Otb),Air,CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
  2016-10-24 17:50:00 【HONGKONG】Hand over to airline
  2016-10-21 10:37:00 Notification of shipment confirmation
China
Original Country   2016-10-21 10:13:43 Successful departure from warehouse
  2016-10-21 09:43:43 Warehouse processing complete
  2016-10-20 22:59:55 Successful package pick-up


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: reddy on November 28, 2016, 04:42:57 PM

 MY PARCEL I IN CUTOMS FROM 07.11.16   HOW MUCH TIME IT TAKE TO CLEAR COSTOMS    RB106181723SG                                                                                                                                                                                    2016-11-07 14:08:12 【India】Send item to customs (Inb),Air,CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE
  2016-11-07 12:53:00 Arrival at Destination (Exchange Office)
  2016-11-07 12:53:00 Arrival at Destination Post (Country: IN)
  2016-11-07 12:52:27 【India】Receive item at office of exchange (Inb),Air,CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
  2016-11-07 12:52:00 Arrival at Processing Center (Country code: IN)
  2016-11-07 12:52:00 Held by Custom
  2016-11-07 12:52:00 Received at Processing Facility
  2016-11-07 12:52:00 Held by Customs at Destination
  2016-11-03 09:15:00 【Singapore】Send item abroad (EDI-received),Air,CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
  2016-11-02 13:55:00 【INMAA】Transit to Air Transit Centre
  2016-11-02 13:55:00 【Singapore】Insert item into bag (Otb),Air,CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
  2016-10-24 17:50:00 【HONGKONG】Hand over to airline
  2016-10-21 10:37:00 Notification of shipment confirmation
China
Original Country   2016-10-21 10:13:43 Successful departure from warehouse
  2016-10-21 09:43:43 Warehouse processing complete
  2016-10-20 22:59:55 Successful package pick-up



Title: Custom
Post by: Jp210195 on December 20, 2016, 03:55:31 PM
Help me guys how toh release my parcel in custom if any one idea plz call me 9165859898 :salute:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nischalnischal on December 27, 2016, 05:37:59 PM
I had ordered MJX bugs3 quad about 95$ from sp4mm3r, but that got stuck with customs, I learned it the hard way that if we don't have DGCA and DGT licences, we won't be able to import quad to India. However I have ordered smaller quads like eachine010 and jjrc h22 and mould king 33401A these quads have cleared customs easily. Going through the past posts, I see that the weight and the items of the parcel are enough to get it retained in the customs.



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nischalnischal on December 28, 2016, 12:48:57 PM
Looks like there some good news now :) http://www.rcindia.org/rc-general-topics/dgca-good-news/new/#new

we can at least get some good RTF drones without too many hassles


Title: Rentions reason
Post by: Jagadeesh702 on January 03, 2017, 02:10:02 AM
Hi

Date   Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
31/12/2016   16:27:37   India   MUMBAI EMS   Send item to domestic location (Inb)   Air   SPC HYDERABAD   
31/12/2016   16:27:35   India   MUMBAI EMS   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   Retention Reason : Call Customs 022 26156063 OR Email apsoaccmumbai@yahoo.com
28/12/2016   20:05:00   Singapore   SINGAPORE S02   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   
28/12/2016   11:33:13   India   MUMBAI EMS   Transfer from office of exchange (Inb)   Air   CUSTOM EXAM MUMBAI   
28/12/2016   07:54:30   India   MUMBAI EMS   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   
27/12/2016   10:29:00   Singapore   SINGAPORE S02   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   
27/12/2016   09:28:00   Singapore   SINGAPORE EMS   Receive item at office of exchange (Otb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   
27/12/2016   09:18:00   Singapore   SINGAPORE EMS   Receive item from customer (Otb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   


As per retension reason i need to pay any customs charge

Please suggest me


Title: Re: Rentions reason
Post by: rahulandy27 on January 03, 2017, 07:45:05 AM
Whats in the shipment?


Title: Re: Rentions reason
Post by: Jagadeesh702 on January 03, 2017, 07:46:40 AM
Mobile


Title: Re:
Post by: Funze on January 12, 2017, 04:15:09 PM
Will the customs allow Neodymium My

Has anyone had experience buying Neodymium Magnets from overseas sellers?

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Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: hellfire on January 12, 2017, 07:27:19 PM
There wont be any issue to buying magnets, unless they are so powerful that they somehow get stuck in customs/post office metal bench, lol.

And yes i had no issues .


Title: Re:
Post by: Funze on January 12, 2017, 09:40:33 PM
Thank you, Hellfire

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Title: Re:
Post by: Funze on January 13, 2017, 11:53:21 PM
Has anyone bought LiPo battery from Aliexpress

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Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: DrDeath on January 14, 2017, 07:31:50 PM
Hi,
I have recently ordered a hubsan x4 502s, it is now with the customs.they have asked me to apply for a WPC NOC. What should I do ? please help :(


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: hellfire on January 14, 2017, 10:21:05 PM
Hi,
I have recently ordered a hubsan x4 502s, it is now with the customs.they have asked me to apply for a WPC NOC. What should I do ? please help :(
There is nothing you can do other then asking them to return it back to the seller.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: msk on January 15, 2017, 09:27:21 AM
Dear Aman,Recently i ordered a mobile from Banggood and selected Fast shipping and its reached Bangalore Foreign Post Office on 11th Jan 2017. And currently the status showing as below
11/01/2017   10:32:51   India   BANGALORE SUB FGN POST   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   CED BANGALORE   Retention Reason : Call Customs 080 22869992 OR Email cuspadbg01@gmail.com.
And when i called to given No they replied that its waiting for local tracking number generation.
And this is my first purchase from china site.Let me know what could be the next processes and whats need to be done to get it clear.And the product cost is $239 and shipping cost is 10$ and total =249$ ....and i have not mention any notes to seller while ordering.
Please help me on this.
My tracking no ->EH000497418SG.
Regards,
Sudhakar


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: prafulk1987 on January 15, 2017, 11:24:45 AM
Has anyone bought LiPo battery from Aliexpress

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Yup had ordered for my Syma X8 (The drone never arrived - seized by customs) but the batteries came through with no issues.

FML :banghead:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: msk on January 15, 2017, 02:54:40 PM
Dear Aman,Recently i ordered a mobile from Banggood and selected Fast shipping and its reached Bangalore Foreign Post Office on 11th Jan 2017. And currently the status showing as below
11/01/2017   10:32:51   India   BANGALORE SUB FGN POST   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   CED BANGALORE   Retention Reason : Call Customs 080 22869992 OR Email cuspadbg01@gmail.com.
And when i called to given No they replied that its waiting for local tracking number generation.
And this is my first purchase from china site.Let me know what could be the next processes and whats need to be done to get it clear.And the product cost is $239 and shipping cost is 10$ and total =249$ ....and i have not mention any notes to seller while ordering.
Please help me on this.
My tracking no ->EH000497418SG.
Regards,
Sudhakar


Title: Re:
Post by: Harish Nagisetty on January 15, 2017, 04:40:18 PM
Just go to GPO Bangalore. The guy in charge is pretty nice and will help you.

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Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for RC items
Post by: D_rohit on January 26, 2017, 01:05:46 AM
I have ordered a Syma X5uw from RcMoments. The current status of the parcel is:
2017-01-17 16:57 India, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Record item customs information (Inb), Air, CED KOLKATA, Retention reason : Retained by customs for unspecified reason
2017-01-16 16:33 India, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Record item customs information (Inb), Air, CED KOLKATA, Retention reason : Retained by customs for unspecified reason
What should be done. Its already been more than a month that i have booked this drone. Your help would be of great use.
The price of the drone is 89$ or Rs 6110 and the weight less than 700 grams.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Pawan123 on January 26, 2017, 01:15:21 AM
Can you type in your tracking ID?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: D_rohit on January 26, 2017, 01:23:40 AM
sure.
Tracking no:RX558998439DE


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: D_rohit on January 26, 2017, 08:38:55 PM
Are toy drones illegal in india?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: D_rohit on January 31, 2017, 08:06:54 AM
What happened to the drone? Did you get it?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairk on February 01, 2017, 01:34:09 PM
Hey,
After much debate I decided to buy a Raspberry Pi 3(along with psu and heatsink) from aliexpress for $41 instead of using available Indian online outlets. Tracking the product(RQ073950355MY) says that its currently in Mumbai.
I was wondering whether a duty might be levied on the product after it reaches Chennai and how I should go about it.

Regards,
Nair


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: hellfire on February 01, 2017, 01:48:25 PM
You mostly won't have any duties on it.Even if it has duties the postman will collect it.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nairk on February 01, 2017, 01:50:57 PM
You mostly won't have any duties on it.Even if it has duties the postman will collect it.
Thanks for the reply!
BTW
When can I expect the delivery?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: hellfire on February 01, 2017, 05:55:17 PM
Should be within this week, depending on their backlog.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: _sk_ on February 02, 2017, 01:55:45 PM
Hey! Guys I previously order Android TV Box worth  Rs. 3000 and it was held in customs and they demanded 41.4% duty and Rs. 6000 penalty said it is banned to import consumer electronics by post above Rs. 2000. This was before enhanced limit of Rs. 50000 for consumer electronics.

I would like to know if I buy android tv box worth 5000 and get it shipped by post then what would be the customs scenario now?

*Will they charge customs duty only (which should be around 15% or 18% or what? No Idea)
*Will they again come up with penalty issue (This shouldn't be the case anymore as limit is 50000 now or penalty was for whole another reason and above 2000 limit?)

What would be the landing cost, supposing 5000 is the cif value of android tv box?

Appreciate any help. Thanks.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Kaustav on February 02, 2017, 03:04:21 PM
  import of drones are banned in india so how to get them from customs?


Title: Re:
Post by: Funze on February 10, 2017, 07:24:38 PM
I have ordered Vici VC99 Multimeter

It is held by customs

They have asked for the commercial invoice

I have sent it through email
They have not done anything

What should I do to get my parcel



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Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: viviveksoni on March 06, 2017, 05:08:15 PM
hello guys
i am from vadodara very new in this site
i was ordered mobile phone from aliexpress on 16/02/2017
as per Indian post tracking details the mobile is tracking below what can i do now is the item is held by custom for duty and other charge or what the mobile cost is $99.99 dollar...
please suggest me what can i have to do now?
Track Consignment
Quick help* Indicates a required field.
* Consignment Number
RB169697181SG
Track More
Source Country   Article Type   Destination Country
Singapore   Letter   India
Event Details For : RB169697181SG Current Status : Transfer from office of exchange (Inb)
Date   Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
01/03/2017   16:51:33   India   MUMBAI AIR   Transfer from office of exchange (Inb)   Air   CED AHMEDABAD   
01/03/2017   11:27:18   India   MUMBAI AIR   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE   
28/02/2017   10:45:00   Singapore   SINGAPORE S05   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE   
27/02/2017   16:22:00   Singapore   SINGAPORE S05   Insert item into bag (Otb)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ashbash on March 06, 2017, 06:20:26 PM
If its held by Customs you will get a letter or email notification for the duty amount or if the duty is small then post might pay it on your behalf and collect it from you at the time of delivery.
For more information on your parcel or duty details you can visit post office and meet the custom officer.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: viviveksoni on March 07, 2017, 02:35:40 PM
thans for inform but i didnt know about custom and all these thing can i call them or meet directly?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: parichya.gautam on March 11, 2017, 04:03:23 PM
RQ069943755MY

It's been stuck in Mumbai since 22 Feb now ? Had other 2 parcels ( same Malaysia Post ) that have been delivered too.

Any help here ?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: parichya.gautam on March 11, 2017, 04:06:41 PM
The irony is that FPV Tx and M8N GPS module have been released and delivered, but the one with the props ( 1340 CF ) is having issues ...


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: thamaraiselvam on March 15, 2017, 03:54:10 PM
I have ordered a laptop from Singapore which costs $332 , currently this item in customs should i need to pay any custom tax for this?
I read something like below

As per a recent notification dated 12th August, 2016, (issued by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry) there will be no customs duty on the import of electronic gadgets with c.i . f. value upto ₹50000. So laptops, TVs, cellphones such as Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, can be imported into India, without paying any customs duty provided, their cif value is below ₹ 50000.

and how long will it take to clear the customs in chennai ?, my parcel is there for more than 5 days.


Booking Office   Booking Date   Source Country   Article Type   Destination Country
SGSIND   09/03/2017   Singapore   EMS   India
Event Details For : EH000654011SG Current Status : Transfer from office of exchange (Inb)
Date   Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
10/03/2017   11:54:35   India   CHENNAI EMS   Transfer from office of exchange (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI CUSTOMS (FGN AIR COMPLEX)   
10/03/2017   11:54:26   India   CHENNAI EMS   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   
10/03/2017   05:50:00   Singapore   SINGAPORE S02   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE   
09/03/2017   14:27:00   Singapore   SINGAPORE S02   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE   
09/03/2017   10:41:00   Singapore   SINGAPORE EMS   Receive item at office of exchange (Otb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE   
09/03/2017   10:31:00   Singapore   SINGAPORE EMS   Receive item from customer (Otb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE   

Please help me guys. :help:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: TechyKhan on April 20, 2017, 09:38:51 PM
First of all a Big Thanks to all Forum Members for helping others.
I ordered an Xiaomi Earphone from AliExpress.I paid $22 for this item.The Seller Shipped via Malaysian Post having Tracking# RQ107713321MY.As per Import and Custom Laws orders value less then ₹2000/-are not posses any Custom duty.
Please guide me for further process.Thanks in advance.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ghoshatanu56 on April 21, 2017, 03:06:59 PM
Can somebody enlighten me on this parcel status
RS570997051CN


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: buddyjam on April 26, 2017, 09:53:59 AM
What is in the parcel, if you can share. It seems there is something that is either restricted to import or need some extra permissions. In another case it also need to be accessed for exact duty. so you will be informed by post letter for same.


Title: Re:
Post by: ghoshatanu56 on April 26, 2017, 10:15:12 AM
100 e-clips for brushless motors.i dont think its restricted or banned as its simply stamped steel

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Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: globalmilind on April 26, 2017, 04:06:42 PM
No doubt India is an Anti-Innovation country!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sarada on May 12, 2017, 09:13:25 AM

What does the below tracking mean? When can I expect my parcel?( It has 2 fashionable tops).



Destination Country - Tracking Consuming: 762 ms
    2017-05-09 17:04

    India, BANGALORE SUB FGN POST, Send item to domestic location (Inb), Air, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO
    2017-04-29 19:38

    India, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Transfer from office of exchange (Inb), Air, BANGALORE SUB FGN POST
    2017-04-29 17:01

    India, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
    2017-04-25 16:30

    China, BEIJING, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
    2017-04-24 17:01

    China, BEIJING, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
    2017-04-13 07:40

    China, BEIJING, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
    2017-04-12 10:20

    China, BEIJING, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
    2017-04-09 19:46

    China, 51001020, Receive item from customer (Otb), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Swapnil on May 12, 2017, 09:20:28 AM

( It has 2 fashionable tops).



And here I was worried about of my LiPo batteries getting stuck at customs!  ;D


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sarada on May 12, 2017, 09:30:33 AM
So Swapnil, how is this answering my query?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Swapnil on May 12, 2017, 09:34:39 AM
I was just making a funny comment. There's no need to take that tone.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sarada on May 12, 2017, 09:39:38 AM
Keep your stuff for yourself Swapnil and dont waste yours and others time!
Is what I mentioned as you hail from Maharastra. I have just joined and I think I overlooked the rule that the comments should only be in English. I dont have a problem if moderators remove this due to language restriction.
Anyways I dont intend to talk further on this topic and waste my precious time. I was here to clear my doubt and that dint happen. Instead I am wasting my time in chatting with casual people.
And for your information I am not a kid. I am in my mid forties. I am sorry I cannot revert back to any of your replies.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Swapnil on May 12, 2017, 09:57:47 AM
It was a lighthearted jocular comment that I made earlier. Apologies if you felt offended. But, you should learn to appreciate these little things and not take them the wrong way... there's a thing called sense of humor.   

And please use 'English' on this forum so everyone can understand.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Sreedhar on May 12, 2017, 03:53:30 PM
Soooo much hate???? It was just a joke... Take it easy..


Title: Info about customs
Post by: Harshitvarshney1997 on June 12, 2017, 08:15:55 PM
Hi i am Harshit, new in this forum.
I have ordered a watch in 128 dollars with shipping(Registered mail) from Singapore.
Can anyone tell me do i have to pay duty on it?
If yes then how much? And what is the overall procedure.
Its the first time i have ordered something from abroad so i really dont know much about it.
Plz help


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: tushar50 on June 12, 2017, 11:48:37 PM
If the item is not big in size, then it is not a problem. Ask the seller to mention the item as 'utility' or 'tools and hardware' on the packaging. A watch is fine, if the packing box is small(which it is generally). I have ordered rc parts like motor, esc, recievers etc. over about 20 times and never had a problem.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mandarjoshiin on June 19, 2017, 06:39:41 PM
Hi, how much import duty you had to pay?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mandarjoshiin on June 19, 2017, 06:41:03 PM
I have ordered a laptop from Singapore which costs $332 , currently this item in customs should i need to pay any custom tax for this?
I read something like below

As per a recent notification dated 12th August, 2016, (issued by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry) there will be no customs duty on the import of electronic gadgets with c.i . f. value upto ₹50000. So laptops, TVs, cellphones such as Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, can be imported into India, without paying any customs duty provided, their cif value is below ₹ 50000.

and how long will it take to clear the customs in chennai ?, my parcel is there for more than 5 days.


Booking Office   Booking Date   Source Country   Article Type   Destination Country
SGSIND   09/03/2017   Singapore   EMS   India
Event Details For : EH000654011SG Current Status : Transfer from office of exchange (Inb)
Date   Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
10/03/2017   11:54:35   India   CHENNAI EMS   Transfer from office of exchange (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI CUSTOMS (FGN AIR COMPLEX)   
10/03/2017   11:54:26   India   CHENNAI EMS   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   
10/03/2017   05:50:00   Singapore   SINGAPORE S02   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE   
09/03/2017   14:27:00   Singapore   SINGAPORE S02   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE   
09/03/2017   10:41:00   Singapore   SINGAPORE EMS   Receive item at office of exchange (Otb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE   
09/03/2017   10:31:00   Singapore   SINGAPORE EMS   Receive item from customer (Otb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE   

Please help me guys. :help:

Hi, how much import duty you had to pay?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: mandarjoshiin on June 19, 2017, 06:45:50 PM
Dear Aman,Recently i ordered a mobile from Banggood and selected Fast shipping and its reached Bangalore Foreign Post Office on 11th Jan 2017. And currently the status showing as below
11/01/2017   10:32:51   India   BANGALORE SUB FGN POST   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   CED BANGALORE   Retention Reason : Call Customs 080 22869992 OR Email cuspadbg01@gmail.com.
And when i called to given No they replied that its waiting for local tracking number generation.
And this is my first purchase from china site.Let me know what could be the next processes and whats need to be done to get it clear.And the product cost is $239 and shipping cost is 10$ and total =249$ ....and i have not mention any notes to seller while ordering.
Please help me on this.
My tracking no ->EH000497418SG.
Regards,
Sudhakar
Hi Sudhakar, which phone had you ordered? and how much was the import duty you paid?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: devkarthick on June 20, 2017, 02:37:14 PM
god day

hi friends iam very new to this forum after all serarching found this, just for an infor in case of any issue in chennai customs for parcels from china, please contact

customs number

+914422311555

+914422340008

i spoke to them there are very help full

regards

devaraj karthick


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sambis on July 12, 2017, 03:01:53 PM
I have ordered Junsun car mirror for 180USD. I spoke to the seller and he said that in the invoice he stated 30USD (not 180USD), so hope for the best. It was shipped through Singapore post, and on 7th July i was able to track using both India post, and Singapore post. The only thing bothering me as of now is why haven't it yet reached Kolkata. I have seen screen shots in the forum, where they entered India in a day or two. For your reference here is snap shot of the tracking:
(http://www.rcindia.org/chatter-zone/all-customs-parcel-discussions-for-non-rc-items/?action=dlattach;attach=731028)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sidhk on August 06, 2017, 04:23:28 PM
Hello friends and experts
I read this forum i did not get any answer regarding JAIPUR SUB FGN POST
parcel details
26/07/2017   11:44:40   India   MUMBAI AIR   Transfer from office of exchange (Inb)   Air   JAIPUR SUB FGN POST   
26/07/2017   09:16:51   India   MUMBAI AIR   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE   
25/07/2017   19:15:00   Singapore   SINGAPORE S05   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE   
24/07/2017   19:37:00   Singapore   SINGAPORE S05   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
i ordered a phone(261$)from ali express it my first time when i order expansive item.i dont know how much seller declared its value it declared it as gift or not.
i ordered many time from ali express but this time it taking so much time
my questions are
1 how much days it take to deliver
3 my parcel go through custom  or not ?
2 i have to pay any custom duty
3 if yes then how much ?
as i heard from many persons that 50000rs import is free in one year and some other says that 2000rs items are free for custom   
after GST customs duty charges are increased  ?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nischalnischal on August 16, 2017, 09:44:13 AM
Any updates from the guys whose things have been confiscated by Cust0ms?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sidhk on August 16, 2017, 04:43:41 PM
 I got latter form customs
they asked for documents like  my ids
I provided now they asking for 106% customs duty
guys please tell me its right duty on mobile phone

they opened the packaged and sad that it, not 30 $ phone you have to pay duty according to Indian market value.
can   any one help me in this matter

can any one tell me if I don't pay duty then what happens?
they send the parcel back to the seller or they auction it?
if auction then how can I get it?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sidhk on August 16, 2017, 04:44:15 PM
Any updates from the guys whose things have been confiscated by Cust0ms?

 i got latter form customs
they asked for documents like  my ids
i provided now they asking for 106% customs duty
guys please tell me its right duty on mobile phone

they opened the packaged and sad that it, not 30 $ phone you have to pay duty according to Indian market value.
can   any one help me in this matter


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: foolsworldus on August 16, 2017, 04:48:54 PM
You actually can't do anything in this case. If you want the mobile you have to pay up else you can request the custom people to return the shipment to the sender.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sidhk on August 16, 2017, 04:52:56 PM
it can happen
Can they send it back to the seller?
how?
they opened the package so how can it happen?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sidhk on August 16, 2017, 04:54:26 PM
You actually can't do anything in this case. If you want the mobile you have to pay up else you can request the custom people to return the shipment to the sender.
it can happen
Can they send it back to the seller?
how?
they opened the package so how can it happen?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nischalnischal on August 16, 2017, 06:54:06 PM
I had a quadcopter last year, it was siezed I was asked to show NOC documents, which I didn't have, I asked them to send it back to the source address. They sent it, from Bangalore the parcel went to Mumbai and it was lost, I don't see any information, India Postal Department says it's on the way, Customs does not take responsibility, they say it is handled by India Postal Department. :( I gave up tracking and mails and calls,  I lost ₹9000.
I heard it's good you go to their office and talk smoothly and they will settle for lesser amount and give you the parcel. Many of friends mentioned that they do it. Yes, it's a bribe,am sad to say we have to do this else pay higher rate for the same things. From last year, I don't order any costly stuff from AliExpress or banggood or any Chinese site. I ordered single pieces of fidget spinner that came without issues.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nischalnischal on August 16, 2017, 06:55:42 PM
With regard to customs opening packages, they are permitted to open it, unless specified by the vendor, if this is so, I think a few documents must be provided from your end and from vendor also.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nischalnischal on August 16, 2017, 06:57:11 PM
If the package is sent back to the original source, the customs charges will be cut from the amount that is to be returned to you, so you may get less than 50% of the money, I think I may get 25% back at the max once the package is returned if it's successful.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sidhk on August 16, 2017, 07:41:31 PM
so i have to pay customs duty in any way if i receive it or not i have to pay or forget the package?
if i don't receive package then what happens they auction it?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nischalnischal on August 16, 2017, 07:54:49 PM
Someone didn't recieve it, and after a year and a half they got a notice for it. I suggest you go and talk to them, they will agree for a lesser amount and settle it.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sidhk on August 16, 2017, 09:36:11 PM
Someone didn't receive it, and after a year and a half, they got a notice for it. I suggest you go and talk to them, they will agree for a lesser amount and settle it.
thanks
can you tell me customs duty? how much can they charge?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nischalnischal on August 17, 2017, 08:13:48 AM
am not sure about the duty and their charges, they will mention it when you talk to them. am not very sure about duty taxes and stuff 


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sidhk on August 17, 2017, 07:35:21 PM
am not sure about the duty and their charges, they will mention it when you talk to them. am not very sure about duty taxes and stuff 
actually, they are asking for 106% duty its right duty or not i want to confirm this


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: nischalnischal on August 18, 2017, 07:57:39 AM
not sure about that bro, I am not sure about the exact rules


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sidhk on August 18, 2017, 08:06:59 AM
not sure about that bro, I am not sure about the exact rules
can i ask one thing
in starting i sent them 30 $ bill and the declared value is also 30  they ask for bank statement but I have not. bcoz the original purchase is 261$
now my question is if i show them 261$ bill and bank statement .. they release it with duty or put plenty on the package or any other case of fraud?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Pranky on September 16, 2017, 07:43:30 PM
   Hi   


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Pavanacooldude on September 18, 2017, 10:04:53 PM
Hi friends

This is my tracking details what does it means???


16/09/2017
17:23:53
India
BANGALORE SUB FGN POST
Send item to domestic location (Inb)
Air
CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE
 
12/08/2017
12:03:26
India
CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR
 
Air
BANGALORE SUB FGN POST
 
12/08/2017
10:32:44
India
CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR
Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)
Air
CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
 
09/08/2017
09:15:00
Singapore
SINGAPORE S05
Send item abroad (EDI-received)
Air
CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
 
08/08/2017
16:58:00
Singapore
SINGAPORE S05
Insert item into bag (Otb)
Air
CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
 


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: manojkuma on October 12, 2017, 06:46:38 PM
I am new. I didn't understood these lines means.
Is this parcel going to Singapore again?

Local Date and Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
8/5/2016 4:47:00 PM   Singapore   SINGAPORE S05   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
8/6/2016 3:41:15 PM   India   CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
8/6/2016 3:41:38 PM   India   CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR   Transfer from office of exchange (Inb)   Air   JAIPUR SUB FGN POST      
8/7/2016 9:15:00 AM   Singapore   SINGAPORE S05   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      




Hi yugal..
Did you get your parcel?
what is your tracking id?



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: manojkuma on October 12, 2017, 06:49:20 PM
Hello,

my parcel is stuck on 4th October..still no any progress...
RB345105295SG

does anybody know how much time it will take to reach jaipur post office..

Date   Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
04/10/2017   16:38:26   India   MUMBAI AIR   Transfer from office of exchange (Inb)   Air   JAIPUR SUB FGN POST   
04/10/2017   11:09:25   India   MUMBAI AIR   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE   
30/09/2017   07:35:00   Singapore   SINGAPORE S05   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE   
29/09/2017   16:11:00   Singapore   SINGAPORE S05   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE   


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Anshul12 on October 13, 2017, 11:02:17 AM
Bro my package has same status form 5oct jaipur fgn same as yours ordered gamesir g4s and what is your product the officer told me yesterday that it will take 2 days for parcel with tracking starting form rb .


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: manojkuma on October 13, 2017, 11:09:27 AM
Bro my package has same status form 5oct jaipur fgn same as yours ordered gamesir g4s and what is your product the officer told me yesterday that it will take 2 days for parcel with tracking starting form rb .
Hi anshul,
I have watch in my order....before 2 years i ordered something else from aliexpress but then got order very quickly....but this time it taking too much time


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Anshul12 on October 13, 2017, 11:12:13 AM
You said that you purchased earlier can you tell me how was update in status like receive item at jaipur fgn or send item to domestic location . And the officer told me yesterday that it will take 2 more days to clear all parcel with tracking rb so i hope that all will be cleared today better to give them a call by today evening and by the are you properly from jaipur i am from kota


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: manojkuma on October 13, 2017, 11:13:38 AM
You said that you purchased earlier can you tell me how was update in status like receive item at jaipur fgn or send item to domestic location . And the officer told me yesterday that it will take 2 more days to clear all parcel with tracking rb so i hope that all will be cleared today better to give them a call by today evening and by the are you properly from jaipur i am from kota
That time parcel got clear within 4-5 days even that was big cartoon...

Yeah in proper jaipur


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Anshul12 on October 13, 2017, 11:44:31 AM
Yes i understand i read on internet that jaipur fgn do not update status as received or send to domestic location is this right


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Anshul12 on October 13, 2017, 11:45:29 AM
Yes i understand i read on internet that jaipur fgn do not update status as received or send to domestic location is this right


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: manojkuma on October 13, 2017, 08:59:16 PM
Hello,

my parcel is stuck on 4th October..still no any progress...
RB345105295SG

does anybody know how much time it will take to reach jaipur post office..

Date   Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
04/10/2017   16:38:26   India   MUMBAI AIR   Transfer from office of exchange (Inb)   Air   JAIPUR SUB FGN POST   
04/10/2017   11:09:25   India   MUMBAI AIR   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE   
30/09/2017   07:35:00   Singapore   SINGAPORE S05   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE   
29/09/2017   16:11:00   Singapore   SINGAPORE S05   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE   

I got my parcel delivered today....that was really shocking when i saw the parcel at my doorstep without any notification....Great service by IndiaPost....


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Flyman on October 18, 2017, 09:15:53 PM
Pls suggest me if u personally know any person or any shipping company,who could release custom retained parcel.i've ordered turnigy 9xpro from hobby king,but it stucked at custom since 4 months, without WPC licence or noc they are not ready to release it.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Flyman on October 18, 2017, 10:07:10 PM
Hello friends and Hello Sir,
I'm Abhijit, belongs from Agartala,which is very small town situated at northeast region.proffesionaly I'm an auto Driver but Rc is my passion and I'm an beginner also.i know Rc is very costly and although Rc is not for all, however I do manage it by any how.Bcause it's Engineering and not only Hobby.In India most of  the people have engineering degrees,but they are not a real engineers.So those kind of people please wake up. jaago.......

Today I'm writing with very depression, Because Custom Retained my parcel since 4 months,I've ordered a turnigy transmitter,they are not ready to release it without WPC licence or noc.

So I just want to ask seniors,why you skilled and respected people don't raise your voice against such kind of worthless things??
Why not?

Thank you.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sidhk on October 24, 2017, 06:11:41 PM
Yes your right Jaipur customs not update tracking
You get tracking like they received item but after that no updation on package


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Yjain18 on October 27, 2017, 02:19:03 PM
Guys, i want to buy a digital meter worth 4,000inr and shipping via singapore air mail.
Should i ask seller to attach under valued Invoice (say, 25usd roughly 1600) or should i ask the seller to mark it as a gift..
I don't want to be in penalty or so.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Sivanesanrcboy on October 27, 2017, 07:37:14 PM
My order no is RH064830093TR
I bought a eachine e012 drone from bangood .
In the tracking information I got the message Chennai retained by customs due to unspecified reasons.pls help it 1137 rupees


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sidhk on October 28, 2017, 09:08:03 AM
When coustms dutiy apply  ?
Customs duity depand on value of package or weight or size ?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Sivanesanrcboy on October 28, 2017, 06:16:14 PM
I don't know bro the custom duty as it didn't reach me


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Flyman on October 29, 2017, 11:16:16 AM
my parcel also retained by Calcutta custom since 4 months,and not ready to release it without noc from wpc department ,now what to do?I've ordered tx from hobby king .com.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: prabal276 on October 29, 2017, 11:26:15 AM
I suggest you go through the forum.
The same question has been answered about a infinitesimal number of times.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Sivanesanrcboy on October 29, 2017, 04:34:21 PM
K thanks


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: GANESH NS on October 30, 2017, 08:54:40 AM
Anybody Pls help,

I packed nicely with one Blood Glucose level & Blood pressure monitor (Including small little button type battery). I send registered mail this item to my parents staying in india (I send from Singapore). I declared as a medi gift in the declaration. after 25 days (from the date i send) it successfully reach my home town post office. The postman refuse to give that parcel to my parents. He ask my parents to pay 1500rs for penalty. i am still holding the parcel to take. What can i do..? anybody pls help. 


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Jignesh on November 08, 2017, 12:00:34 PM
Hi
I came through this post while I was searching for parcels which get stuck with Delhi customs.
I have been ordering many things from Aliexpress.com since last 2 years, mostly I get my parcels in 20-25 days or otherwise they get returned to the origin.
But this time my Registered post parcel - has reached India since 9th November and is lying at Delhi customs since 12th Nov. What should I do now?
Generally once the parcel reaches India, I receive it within a week. But this time its been more than 10 days.

Here's what IPS Web Tracking shows about my parcel -
ITEM n RA671734876CN new search
Local Date and Time Country Location Event Type Extra Information
10/25/2012 9:22:00 AM CHINA 100614 Receive item from customer (Otb) 
10/28/2012 6:36:00 PM CHINA BEIJING Insert item into bag (Otb) 
11/9/2012 9:12:00 AM INDIA KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO Receive item at office of exchange (Inb) 
11/9/2012 10:05:00 AM INDIA KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO Send item to customs (Inb) 
11/12/2012 1:40:00 PM INDIA DIMC NEW DELHI 37 Return item from customs (Inb)


Hi I ordered one tablet from banggood, I got below updates on site.
""Transfer from office of exchange (Inb),Air,BANGALORE SUB FGN POST""
Can anybody guide, how to follow and same status from last 10 days


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Jignesh on November 08, 2017, 12:07:24 PM

Hi, I ordered one tablet from banggood, I got below updates on site.
""Transfer from office of exchange (Inb),Air,BANGALORE SUB FGN POST""
Can anybody guide, how to follow. There is same status from last 10 days

Shipping Method:
EMS Express Mail Service

Payment Method:
Credit or Debit Card

Track Number:
EH001751479SG

Customer Name:
Jignesh Bhavsar

Tracking details
EMS Express Mail Service
Transfer from office of exchange (Inb),Air,BANGALORE SUB FGN POST
Oct 23, 2017 08:47
Receive item at office of exchange (Inb),Air,MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE
Oct 23, 2017 08:37
Send item abroad (EDI-received),Air,MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE
Oct 22, 2017 20:05
Insert item into bag (Otb),Air,MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE
Oct 21, 2017 14:49
Receive item at office of exchange (Otb),Air,MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE
Oct 21, 2017 10:40
Receive item from customer (Otb),Air,MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE
Oct 21, 2017 10:30
Received at Destination Processing Facility
Oct 23, 2017 08:37
Held by Customs at Destination
Oct 23, 2017 08:37
Handed over to Airline
Oct 22, 2017 23:47
Received at Air Transit Centre
Oct 22, 2017 23:47
Depart from Overseas Processing Facility
Oct 21, 2017 14:49
Received at Processing Facility
Oct 21, 2017 10:40
Notification of shipment confirmation
Oct 12, 2017 14:41



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: YashasR on November 08, 2017, 02:26:44 PM

Hi, I ordered one tablet from banggood, I got below updates on site.
""Transfer from office of exchange (Inb),Air,BANGALORE SUB FGN POST""
Can anybody guide, how to follow. There is same status from last 10 days

Shipping Method:
EMS Express Mail Service

Payment Method:
Credit or Debit Card

Track Number:
EH001751479SG

Customer Name:
Jignesh Bhavsar

Tracking details
EMS Express Mail Service
Transfer from office of exchange (Inb),Air,BANGALORE SUB FGN POST
Oct 23, 2017 08:47
Receive item at office of exchange (Inb),Air,MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE
Oct 23, 2017 08:37
Send item abroad (EDI-received),Air,MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE
Oct 22, 2017 20:05
Insert item into bag (Otb),Air,MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE
Oct 21, 2017 14:49
Receive item at office of exchange (Otb),Air,MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE
Oct 21, 2017 10:40
Receive item from customer (Otb),Air,MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE
Oct 21, 2017 10:30
Received at Destination Processing Facility
Oct 23, 2017 08:37
Held by Customs at Destination
Oct 23, 2017 08:37
Handed over to Airline
Oct 22, 2017 23:47
Received at Air Transit Centre
Oct 22, 2017 23:47
Depart from Overseas Processing Facility
Oct 21, 2017 14:49
Received at Processing Facility
Oct 21, 2017 10:40
Notification of shipment confirmation
Oct 12, 2017 14:41


Everything is ok Jignesh. This often happens as the tracking is not so accurate. You should receive it in 3weeks-6weeks from the order date. Dont worry.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: parthjai on November 12, 2017, 07:15:46 PM
Hello all!
I ordered EEPROM IC chip from ebay on 31st october. The seller is from USA. This is my first time as international buyer and I think I am in trouble. Seller shipped the package by USPS first class international. The USPS website has not updated the tracking information since 5th november. I told the same to seller and he said that the package is pretty much in India. Now the problem that there is no tracking number associated with package so how do I track it? I mean the customs have not yet contacted me. Do I need to contact Mumbai FPO ??


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Gajjark on November 12, 2017, 09:29:19 PM
Every thing said apart keep 45 days buyer protection limit in mind. Don't miss it.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: parthjai on November 12, 2017, 09:38:04 PM
The limit is actually 30 days from the day of payment if I do not receive my package.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Fareed on November 16, 2017, 09:14:51 PM
Hi ,
I have ordered fog light for my car from a guy in thiland i had paid through paypal .he has sent courier from EMS post thiland ,i paid him around 8500 rs .the parcel has reached mumbai but in status its written in extra information:retained by customes for unspecified reason whts tht mean??do i have to pay custom duty .please help


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: parthjai on November 16, 2017, 09:44:22 PM
Most probably yes. The customs will contact you by e-mail or through speedpost requesting you to submit necessary documents. It will be good if you visit mumbai customs in person and present your documents. That way things will go smoothly. I strongly feel you gonna pay customs duty.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: dev1234 on November 26, 2017, 01:06:41 PM
This is my tracking detail... no update from 21 November 2017 ... is it normally or doubtful..  shipping address is vadodara, Gujarat, I ordered camera of 2900 INR, by free delivery by standard air parcel register ....
can anyone share experience of same problem. I order first time from banggood and first time importing from out of india

2017-11-21 14:55 India, MUMBAI AIR, Transfer from office of exchange (Inb), Air, AHMEDABAD SUB FGN PO
2017-11-21 13:45 India, MUMBAI AIR, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air
2017-11-20 07:35 Singapore, SINGAPORE S05, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2017-11-19 14:33 Singapore, SINGAPORE S05, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air, MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
Origin Country - Cache Time: 2017-11-26 09:50
2017-11-21 13:45 Arrival at Processing Center (Country code: IN)
2017-11-21 13:45 Held by Custom
2017-11-21 11:36 Arrival at Destination Post (Country: IN)
2017-11-19 14:33 Despatched to overseas (Country code: IN)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: parthjai on December 01, 2017, 09:44:04 PM
Your tracking details explain everything. Visit Ahmadabad FPO.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: dev1234 on December 02, 2017, 11:56:35 AM

thanks Dear Parthjai ..i received my parcel

Sharing my experienced

in my case  ordered action camera eken h92 from banggood , they sent me by Singapore post, I have choosen free delivery standard by air parcel service, indian post delivered me very fast.. custom did not ask me for any documents . custom didnt send me letter to submit documents.... even they did not contact me. the check themselves and held maximum 3 days .. i am not sure but it is clear from tracking record.. i guess custom held parcel maximum 3 days. u can observed below. 

2017-11-26 21:04 India, VADODARA RMS, Send item out of sorting centre (Inb), Air, Industrial Estate (Vadodara) S.O
2017-11-21 14:55 India, MUMBAI AIR, Transfer from office of exchange (Inb), Air, AHMEDABAD SUB FGN PO
2017-11-21 13:45 India, MUMBAI AIR, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air
2017-11-20 07:35 Singapore, SINGAPORE S05, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2017-11-19 14:33 Singapore, SINGAPORE S05, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air, MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE

Origin Country - Cache Time: 2017-11-29 11:55


2017-11-27 16:14 Product Delivered (Country code: IN)
2017-11-21 13:45 Arrival at Processing Center (Country code: IN)
2017-11-21 13:45 Held by Custom
2017-11-21 11:36 Arrival at Destination Post (Country: IN)
2017-11-19 14:33 Despatched to overseas (Country code: IN)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: VIPIN_KUMAR on December 04, 2017, 08:31:16 AM
My order no is RH064830093TR
I bought a eachine e012 drone from bangood .
In the tracking information I got the message Chennai retained by customs due to unspecified reasons.pls help it 1137 rupees
I understand you received your parcel. Could you please explain how....


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: selvac on December 06, 2017, 12:09:24 PM
RX195477161CH is my traking number. The ordered item is MI Box from Banggood.com.  Tracking tool says "2017-12-05 16:32 India, CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR, Record item customs information (Inb), Air, CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE, Retention Reason : Retained by customs for unspecified reason".

What is it? When can I expect? Please guide me.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: parthjai on December 06, 2017, 02:55:50 PM
Indian customs are now inspecting the contents of that package. They may contact you by email or through speedpost and may request some documents. However, in your case it seems they will not do so. They will impose custom duty on your package. The duty may be 50% to 300% of your paid price. Normally customs take 3-5 days in clearing a parcel but its odd they are taking so much time. Just wait and watch. If it gets later than 15 days, contact chennai FPO.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: san271989 on December 06, 2017, 06:15:13 PM
 before actual delivery can we know if custom duty is imposed on the order?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: selvac on December 06, 2017, 06:20:20 PM
If the same MI BOX is available in lowest price, why should I buy this through Banggood.com and pay duties unnecessarily? I think it is waste of time and money. Better we can avoid such situations like buy goods through online from foreign countries.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: parthjai on December 06, 2017, 06:39:49 PM
before actual delivery can we know if custom duty is imposed on the order?
Yes you can. Google about custom duties imposed on various articles by Indian Customs. However, don't rely on those sources. I ordered EEPROM IC from US. Many websites stated that I will have to pay about 30% duty but guess what there was no duty imposed. If there is any duty, it will be paid to postman at the time of delivery. Your best bet is to contact any relative of yours who is working in customs. That way things will go painless.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gundanitish on December 28, 2017, 05:38:41 PM
I ordered a MobileCase (Rhinoshields.io) for my OnePlus 2. The status on India Post is not updated since 15/12/2017. What should I do? Below is the tracking information

I would like to know where is the post? Is it in Bangalore Sub FGN Post Office or Kolkata Foreign LCAO?

I have sent multiple emails to the postal authorities and also took it to Twitter but there is no response what so ever the reason in!

I have no clue what I should do now!



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: parthjai on December 30, 2017, 01:56:46 PM
I ordered a MobileCase (Rhinoshields.io) for my OnePlus 2. The status on India Post is not updated since 15/12/2017. What should I do? Below is the tracking information
What is its cost excluding delivery charges ?

I would like to know where is the post? Is it in Bangalore Sub FGN Post Office or Kolkata Foreign LCAO?
Tracking details show that it is in Kolkata. But I feel it is in Bangalore.

I have sent multiple emails to the postal authorities and also took it to Twitter but there is no response what so ever the reason in!
That simply never works. Contact Bangalore FPO and Kolkata FPO by phone.






Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gundanitish on December 30, 2017, 02:40:29 PM
Excluding delivery it costs $10.

I did try to contact them over the phone but the number is always busy.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: parthjai on December 31, 2017, 03:19:08 PM
Your price is well within limits. There can be many idiotic reasons why it is blocked for so long.
Maybe its all due to new year time or the tracking details are not being updated.
Better wait for 1 more week. Visit bangalore FPO if there are no updates.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gundanitish on January 01, 2018, 10:19:48 AM
Thanks for the info Parth.

So, I`ve visited Bangalore SUB FGN Post and they said, currently Kolkata LCAO is handliing heavy loads of posts due to which the delay is.

They haven`t guaranteed anything but they said, it might take another 2-3 working days.

P.S: I now see that the status is updated on Saturday that its in Bangalore SUB FGN Post. I`m assuming it might get delivered to me this week.


Title: my order tracking status is not updating from last 11 days
Post by: #rahulokhande# on January 01, 2018, 03:08:28 PM
my tracking info



RY910638295SG
In Transit

 2017-12-21 17:08  India,BANGALORE SUB FGN POST Send item to customs (Inb),Air,BANGALORE SUB FGN POST
 2017-12-19 14:25  India,CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE Transfer from office of exchange (Inb),Air,BANGALORE SUB FGN POST
 2017-12-19 14:23  India,CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR Receive item at office of exchange (Inb),Air,
 2017-12-13 05:40  Singapore,SINGAPORE S05 Send item abroad (EDI-received),Air,CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
India  2017-12-12 11:21  Singapore,SINGAPORE S05 Insert item into bag (Otb),unknown,
 2017-12-21 17:08   Held by Custom
 2017-12-19 14:23   Arrival at Processing Center (Country code: IN)
 2017-12-19 14:23   Held by Custom
 2017-12-19 14:23   Arrival at Destination Post (Country: IN)
Singapore  2017-12-12 11:21   Despatched to overseas (Country code: IN)


this is an wl toys f949 cessna rc airplane
can u plz help

it is cleared from customs or is retained by customs plz help me out

even like drone the rc plane is forebidden ?????? :banghead:
:headscratch:


Title: Re: my order tracking status is not updating from last 11 days
Post by: Aravind298 on January 01, 2018, 03:22:05 PM
It is clearly mentioned as 'held by customs' .
What doubt do you have over it?
Give it a few days, and then check.

BTW, where have you ordered it from?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: gundanitish on January 01, 2018, 07:18:01 PM
Got my mail just now. Post-man didn't bother to show up at my door step and just left it at the security desk.

Thank You everyone for the help :)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: #rahulokhande# on January 01, 2018, 08:42:40 PM
from bangood


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: parthjai on January 03, 2018, 10:26:34 AM
even like drone the rc plane is forebidden ?????? :banghead:
:headscratch:

Now this thing sounds alarming. YOU WILL BE KICKED AROUND ALOT IF YOU IMPORT DRONES.
I feel you'll be required to present various certificates and evidences to make your way out if your package is marked as drone.
I have gone through tons of posts before about these drones. Based on that, you need shit load of patience and perseverance now.
Good luck!


Title: Consignment Status for CP351497843CN
Post by: akhvishw on January 04, 2018, 01:55:44 PM
Hello,

I had ordered lamps from "Ali Express" with a consignment tracking number CP351497843CN. The status of it shows as " Send item to customs (Inb)". Any idea how much time would it take to clear it please.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: goutam_56 on January 08, 2018, 12:31:39 AM
Hi, 28th November, 2017 i buy a phone from sp4mm3r.com of $227 and they shipped out it on 15th December declare it as git of $20 with commercial invoice. Then i start to track my registered parcel RF508794804SG regularly, it is stuck on 6th January, 2018 at costumes CED Kolkata. They retained my parcel causing unspecified reason, please help me what should i do to get it soon. Here are my tracking details...please help me out....anyone please help me....
   
 Event Details For : RF508794804SG Current Status : Record item customs information (Inb)

Date   Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
06/01/2018   17:41:29   India   KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   CED KOLKATA   Retention Reason : Retained by customs for unspecified reason

05/01/2018   11:55:51   India   KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   CED KOLKATA   Retention Reason : Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner

04/01/2018   12:15:16   India   KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO   Transfer from office of exchange (Inb)   Air   CED KOLKATA

04/01/2018   10:54:54   India   KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air

27/12/2017   19:00:00   Singapore   SINGAPORE S05   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE

26/12/2017   16:16:00   Singapore   SINGAPORE S05   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: parthjai on January 08, 2018, 08:40:01 AM
They took 15 days for shipping?!?! BTW, I cant even locate the website.
Hi, 28th November, 2017 i buy a phone from sp4mm3r.com of $227 and they shipped out it on 15th December declare it as git of $20 with commercial invoice.
This is the problem. Clearance from customs mainly depends upon the documents provided by the seller at the time of shipping. Thats why if you import anything via fedx or dhl, there's no custom hassle as they provide documents even before seller ships them.
Now the problem in your case is that seller marked a $227 item as $20 item. A simple xray scan should have revealed that its a mobile phone. They are going to impose heavy penalties. Around 300% ? Who knows.
On the other hand, it is possible that they may not even scan your package (because of that "gift" mark). In that case wait for atleast 2 weeks.
In any case you need to wait. Even if they impose penalty, you will be notified.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: tk on January 08, 2018, 09:57:31 AM
i order a selfie drone for my personal use from aliexpress they shipped via china post and it reaches india without any problem when it reach custom they detained my parcel and i went to that india post custom office and submit written letter,drone specification,bank statement (to know the value of that product).even that drone fly only 40-50 feet.
already 2 months over still no update in my tracking no.
india post tracking no.RS998456162NL


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: parthjai on January 08, 2018, 01:21:35 PM
2 months !? Forget it.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: goutam_56 on January 08, 2018, 09:14:03 PM
So, what should i do.....anyone please help me out...


Title: Re: Consignment Status for CP351497843CN
Post by: VIPIN_KUMAR on January 09, 2018, 07:45:30 AM
Your item has reached bangalore...it should be delivered latest by early next week...it takes 30-40 days for shipment to arrive from China.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: sauank on January 24, 2018, 09:47:58 PM
HI ordered Bluetooth earphone from Aliexpress showing this..Need some info. Delivery address is chandigarh.


Destination Country : India - Cache time: 2018-01-24 19:24:42(GMT+5.5)
2018-01-17 11:49
India, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Transfer from office of exchange (Inb), Air, DIMC NEW DELHI 110002

2018-01-17 08:42
India, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air

2018-01-08 20:55
Singapore, SINGAPORE S05, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE

2018-01-07 15:46
Singapore, SINGAPORE S05, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE

Origin Country : Singapore - Cache time: 2018-01-24 18:53:45(GMT+5.5)
2018-01-17 08:42
Arrival at Processing Center (Country code: IN)

2018-01-17 08:42
Held by Custom

2018-01-17 08:37
Arrival at Destination Post (Country: IN)

2018-01-07 15:46
Despatched to overseas (Country code: IN)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: parthjai on January 25, 2018, 06:58:45 AM
Wait for couple of days.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: yourrable on February 13, 2018, 10:04:39 AM
Hey,
I ordered Xiaomi shoes from Banggood worth $53.
Here is the tracking information for my shipment.

12/02/2018   12:52:06   India     AHMEDABAD SUB FGN PO                           Return item from customs (Inb)        Air   AHMEDABAD SUB FGN PO   
07/02/2018   12:33:04   India     AHMEDABAD SUB FGN PO                           Send item to customs (Inb)        Air   AHMEDABAD SUB FGN PO   
02/02/2018   14:49:23   India     DIMC NEW DELHI 110002                            Transfer from office of exchange (Inb)   Air   AHMEDABAD SUB FGN PO   
02/02/2018   11:08:37   India     DIMC NEW DELHI 110002                            Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air       
29/01/2018   17:55:00   Turkey   ISTANBUL ANADOLU YAKASI POSTA IS.MR   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   DELHI FOREIGN   
29/01/2018   10:57:00   Turkey   TR3401   Receive item from customer (Otb)   Air   DELHI FOREIGN   
29/01/2018   10:41:00   Turkey   ISTANBUL ANADOLU YAKASI POSTA IS.MR   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   DELHI FOREIGN

Now, I don't when should I expect delivery of my shoes and also how will I know if I need to pay any customs. Do I need to call customs?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Aravind298 on February 13, 2018, 01:33:08 PM
It's the first time I'm hearing, Xiaomi sells shoes.

Have you asked to remove the BG logo during checkout?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: yourrable on February 13, 2018, 02:15:30 PM
Yes, Xiaomi sells shoes. They are smart shoes with a chip inside which tracks your steps and stuff like that. And I don't quite remember about BG logo. What are the consequences?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Aravind298 on February 13, 2018, 02:21:45 PM
If the customs happen to see a BG logo, then I believe it will be confiscated; regardless of what's inside it. I'm not sure, but that's the most likely outcome. You should've chosen to 'remove BG logo' during check out.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: yourrable on February 13, 2018, 03:53:04 PM
Okay, Thank you! But how am I supposed to know if they have imposed any customs duty?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Aravind298 on February 13, 2018, 04:03:42 PM
Duty is not to be worried about. It's pretty rare you'd get a bill. If you were to, it will be with the delivery man.

It's about the confiscation that you should be worried.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: yourrable on February 13, 2018, 05:15:03 PM
Thank you so much for the information Aravind!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: K K Iyer on February 13, 2018, 09:34:17 PM
@aravind298,
It is clear that you are trying to help.
But you are responding to queries about custom duty on shoes from a person who has declared being not into RC!
Even though this board is for non RC items, the members of RCI are mostly "into RC" guys.
I wonder how much this discussion is of interest to members in general.

Perhaps you could have advised/responded to the poster through a PM, and also told him that this is not the most suitable forum for such queries...

This is not a personal criticism, just an attempt by an old member to redirect focus back on to this forum's area of interest. Hope you won't mind.

Regards



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Aravind298 on February 13, 2018, 10:18:59 PM
Sincerely noted. I should've PMed the member. Personal apologies to all.

Whatever I had said applies to almost anything, which is too general. I'll make sure it doesn't happen again.


Peace  :hatsoff:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Chiragthelegend12 on February 17, 2018, 07:28:31 PM
P.S.: Its For everyone!
If your item does not belong in the following list, then its not at all related to customs, in India of course.
These Items are PROHIBITED to be shipped in India.


1.Prescription medications, including dental & veterinary
2.Prescription medical devices
3.Medical devices not FDA-approved
4.Prohormones, Human Growth Hormones, stem cell treatments, steroids or synthetic versions
5.The following items that are not labeled in English, or without FDA-approved labeling requirements:
6.Non-prescription medications
7.Dietary supplements
8.Cosmetics
9.Food
10.Any food, supplement, drug or cosmetic that has been issued a Consumer Safety Advisory Warning
11.Perishable products of any kind
12.Lab reagents, biologics, cultures, medical specimens
13.Poisonous substances
14.Toxic substances, including inhalation hazards
15.Infectious substances
16.Explosives, fireworks, gun powder, flares or matches
17.Gasoline, diesel or other fuels
18.Lighters containing fuel
19.Meals Ready to Eat (MRE)
20.Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides
21.Radioactive elements or products
22.Self-balancing boards (hoverboards)
23.Oxidizing agents
24.Fire extinguishers
25.Firearms, guns & accessories, including replicas
26.BB/pellet/airsoft/paintball guns, parts and projectiles
27.Ammunition, magazines & bayonets
28.Stun guns & tasers
29.Tear gas, mace & pepper spray
30.Gas masks & gas mask filters
31.Law enforcement striking weapons, including saps, batons & billy clubs
32.Handcuffs of any material, including plastic zip tie restraints & straitjackets
33.Body armor, helmets or personal protection articles with kevlar or ballistic ratings
34.Military/tactical/police shields
35.Government, police or military uniforms, IDs and Badges (real or replica)
36.Military training equipment
38.Military and/or dual-use flight helmets and flight jumpsuits
39.Military and law enforcement equipment
40.Thermal imaging, InfraRed or other night vision devices
41.Rifle scopes, laser pointing & aiming devices for firearms
42.Defense articles controlled under the US Munitions List as defined under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
43.Self-propelled vehicles
44.Damaged batteries
45.Any dual-use or commercial article controlled under the Commerce Control List (CCL) as defined under the Export Administration 46.Regulations, where the control status requires a Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) approved export license
47.Counterfeit products
48.Contraband or illegal substances
49.Lottery tickets
50.Gambling devices & accessories
51.Lock picking devices
52.Rough diamonds
53.Live or dead animals or insects
54.Human remains
55.Coral
56.Brazilian rosewood
57.Skin or leather of snakes, alligators, crocodiles, stingrays, and other reptiles or amphibians
58.Skin, fur or leather of wolves, bears, elephants, rhinos and certain deer and foxes
59.Sturgeon or Beluga caviar
60.Agricultural products, including certain seeds, live or dead plants, unfinished or untreated wood & soil
61.Items containing animal products controlled under the Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, or requiring a permit under CITES
62.Any unidentifiable material, substance or chemical


I don't think now more help would be needed.
And Yeah, I'm Doing this for fellow rc mates, who may be stuck.
Cheers!
 :hatsoff:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: K K Iyer on February 17, 2018, 09:04:22 PM
P.S.: Its For everyone!
If your item does not belong in the following list, then its not at all related to customs, in India of course.
These Items are PROHIBITED to be shipped in India.

I don't think now more help would be needed.
And Yeah, I'm Doing this for fellow rc mates, who may be stuck.
Cheers!
 :hatsoff:

Did you mean:
If your item does not belong in the following list, ...
 ;)
Regards


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Chiragthelegend12 on February 17, 2018, 09:13:15 PM
I Mean What I write.
i said "if the item does not belong in the following list, then its not related to customs."
That means, " If your item belongs to the following list , then its related to customs."
 
*No Offence Intended*


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Aravind298 on February 17, 2018, 09:19:38 PM

22.Self-balancing boards (hoverboards)

43.Self-propelled vehicles


I'm not sure if they're banned to be imported. Drones, can actually be imported, legally, if you're able to provide sufficient proofs.
I've cleared drones for personal use, by my forwarder. No big deal. And that's totally legal ;D


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Chiragthelegend12 on February 17, 2018, 09:30:29 PM

22.Self-balancing boards (hoverboards)

43.Self-propelled vehicles


I'm not sure if they're banned to be imported. Drones, can actually be imported, legally, if you're able to provide sufficient proofs.
I've cleared drones for personal use, by my forwarder. No big deal. And that's totally legal ;D

Hi!
I too know that they can be imported to India with paperworks.
And those paperworks are hard to acquire, I have heard.
And yeah, i have bought a Self-balancing board from Dubai without any problems, no one even asked!

But the info I have posted is from a website and its says its according to the import laws.
I don't know much about it, just trying to help :D



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Aravind298 on February 17, 2018, 10:40:05 PM
Sure! You're doing a great work buddy!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Imperial fire on February 18, 2018, 12:07:00 AM
I think they should totally allow importing drones etc ( maybe they can tax it...it's a good revenue source for the govt too)...
After importing people should be made responsible for how they use it.
I mean here it is the other way....
People often fly irresponsibly ( I am guilty too,) in public...
And you can buy drones here in india if u pay a premium....

So basically there is no point in stopping people from importing.
Allow importing.
Make flying responsible. Until that happens...I am just gonna have to look at mouthwatering deals on h.k and turn away


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Imperial fire on February 18, 2018, 12:10:50 AM
And let's be honest by saying make people responsible for what they do ...
I simply mean...
Allow me to import airplanes....
Now mind Ur own business and leave me alone😂😂😂


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Chiragthelegend12 on February 18, 2018, 11:13:44 AM
I think with the help of the Rc India forum, we can maybe bring a change in this!
What about doing it?
We just would be requiring mass support and a bunch of reason!






Cheers!


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: xlentballu on February 27, 2018, 10:50:49 AM
Dear sir,

I ordered a mini drone from wish.com,it have reached in india on time but i think parcel held by custom,status showing,record item information,ced letter to delhi FPO.so what i need to do?,they will send me a latter or i should have to contact them?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Aravind298 on February 27, 2018, 10:57:01 AM
so what i need to do?

Preferably, nothing. Sit back and enjoy :D

Should've visited the forum before purchasing.
Sorry for being rude.




Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: xlentballu on February 27, 2018, 11:01:07 AM
So you mean my monet gone? :banghead:and we can not do anything?😳😳,this is how mera bharat mahaan?😆😆


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Aravind298 on February 27, 2018, 11:31:13 AM
Yes. Your money is gone.

You can very well stop making a pun of India, as well.
It was clearly your mistake that you didn't care to understand the rules & regulations surrounding the usage of Drones.

I, very well, welcome their step of confiscating 'illegal' drones ;D


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: xlentballu on February 27, 2018, 11:55:06 AM
Lol so they can return package to sender atleast😫😫.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Aravind298 on February 27, 2018, 12:54:38 PM
I feel you do not understand. Your money is gone. So, the best thing you can do is not worry about it.

You cannot return the package to the seller. And you were sad but still 'laughing out loud'. Can't believe it.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: xlentballu on February 27, 2018, 01:53:26 PM
Lol it was just Rs3500.why should i sad for only this much ammount but i will make some effort atleast to know abt the process,so i could not happen in future.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: modeler321 on February 27, 2018, 08:09:20 PM
So you mean my monet gone? :banghead:and we can not do anything?😳😳,this is how mera bharat mahaan?😆😆

I can not agree more :) :) :)
 


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: morakhiyasaiyam on February 27, 2018, 10:42:44 PM
Hii there!
I ordered phone from china with sp4mm3r website costing about 14000 it was reached to my state and custom office asked to present document of arder and bills and all so presented them, they asked me to pay 41 % duty so i denied and they asked me to to return the package!
I want to know if anyone knows the when it sender get the package and what is the exact status now!
Tracking number : RS989863874NL

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Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: parthjai on March 01, 2018, 07:43:07 AM
So you mean my monet gone? :banghead:and we can not do anything?😳😳,this is how mera bharat mahaan?😆😆
This shows your irresponsible attitude. Instead of cursing, you should have verified whether you can import drones or not.
Peace.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: xlentballu on March 01, 2018, 10:35:44 AM
Lol you pplz instead of giving solution discourging the pplz here and demotivating.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Aravind298 on March 01, 2018, 11:16:14 AM
I agree with @parthjai.

Mr.xlentballu is being irresponsible.

We're NOT demotivating you. Your inability to differentiate the facts and content of demotivation suggests you're pretty much 'immature' to use a forum like this. We're not the bad guys. We're just trying to educate you. Take it in the right sense.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Aravind298 on March 01, 2018, 11:17:31 AM
And the level of language @xlentballu uses in the forum, deserves no more respect than we currently give.



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: modeler321 on March 01, 2018, 11:33:35 AM
Sorry but I could not find anything that foul in his language. He tried to fan a very burning issue and that every citizen should. We do have some unrealistic rules and regulations and instead of criticizing the same we are blaming our brothers.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Aravind298 on March 01, 2018, 11:40:32 AM
@modeler321

There was nothing foul in his language. But he can definitely stop using the tone he uses with the people he talks to.

I know laughing is good for health ;D but 'Laughing Out Loud' in every post is pretty dumb. He can, for sure, keep it to himself, and not post it in the forum.

There are no such rules, but they are just good manners when speaking in public. It's a public forum. A lot of people see this. One cannot use casual language here, apart from posting 'unproductive' comments.

I myself feel dumb for answering such a question.


He tried to fan a very burning issue and that every citizen should.


It is a burning issue, I agree. But there are rules and regulations by the government, some of which posted in the forum itself, which should've been referred to before placing a drone order.

People are just unaware of the laws, which actually exist.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: modeler321 on March 01, 2018, 11:56:40 AM
"When order is injustice, disorder is the beginning of justice"

As junior member of this forum my sincere request to all senior members to show some expression of objection against the impractical rules imposed on this sport. Since the time of control lines this hobby has failed miserably to gain considerable growth especially when compared to other similar crafts. We simply can not afford to accept anything thrown at us.
 


Title: Re: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: morakhiyasaiyam on March 01, 2018, 01:12:06 PM
Hii there!
I ordered phone from china with sp4mm3r website costing about 14000 it was reached to my state and custom office asked to present document of arder and bills and all so presented them, they asked me to pay 41 % duty so i denied and they asked me to to return the package!
I want to know if anyone knows the when it sender get the package and what is the exact status now!
Tracking number : RS989863874NL

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Any help?

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Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Aravind298 on March 01, 2018, 01:57:54 PM
@Morakhiyasaiyam

41% is the net customs duty(10% basic customs duty+ GST), that is bound to be levied on the category that you have mentioned.

It's a wonder to me that they've asked you to return the package. But if they're supporting it, then apply for a return, and let 'sp4mm3r' take care of it.
'RS989863874NL' that's the tracking number to India. If a return is initiated, another tracking number will be provided.

But honestly, this is NOT a customs grievance forum. It's for everyone who comes here for that purpose.


Peace  :hatsoff:


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ShivaSultana on March 09, 2018, 06:30:07 AM
Hi for more information please call 514-705-5937


Title: Re: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: morakhiyasaiyam on March 11, 2018, 10:55:14 PM
@Morakhiyasaiyam

41% is the net customs duty(10% basic customs duty+ GST), that is bound to be levied on the category that you have mentioned.

It's a wonder to me that they've asked you to return the package. But if they're supporting it, then apply for a return, and let 'sp4mm3r' take care of it.
'RS989863874NL' that's the tracking number to India. If a return is initiated, another tracking number will be provided.

But honestly, this is NOT a customs grievance forum. It's for everyone who comes here for that purpose.


Peace  :hatsoff:
Hey they didnt provided any tracking number to me?
What should i do now?
How to get that tracking number?

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Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Nidheesh on April 07, 2018, 08:06:28 PM
Hey, so this is really important. YES MY PARCEL STUCK IN CUSTOMS.
What it was carrying: tablet pc.
Declared price:70$
From:AliExpress
Tracking Id: RB506139236SG
So, finally after long days of no updates on tracking status, I today received a letter from Jaipur customs. They have not told what documents I need to present for clearing it in the letter. They have written that the parcel is unopened till now. (I have ordered it for educational purposes. It is a low specs tablet).

My doubts:

is it possible that on my request Jaipur customs transfer it to local customs office?
What should be my best possible move now?
Should I hire a customs agent?
Will I have to present any special documents or will I have to be present there in personal?

Please guys help me ASAP.
It is super urgent.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: foolsworldus on April 07, 2018, 08:23:16 PM
I am trying to figure out what have they actually mentioned in the letter. Please elaborate clearly so that people can help you


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Nidheesh on April 07, 2018, 08:39:20 PM
These are the actual pics of the letter. (Address and personal info has been blurred intentionally)


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: foolsworldus on April 07, 2018, 08:47:10 PM
Nidheeshji The list of documents they require is pretty clear. they have asked for your bank/credit card statement for determination of exact amount you have paid for this import etc.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: foolsworldus on April 07, 2018, 08:49:14 PM
I would also suggest you to mention in the letter you write to them that this is for educational and personal use only and you are ready to pay the determined duty levied.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Nidheesh on April 07, 2018, 08:54:02 PM
Is it possible to transfer it to local customs? How should I write the letter? Like should I write the letter along with all the documents or....?

The list of documents they are asking is endless. I don't have that import license and all.. and there is quite a difference in declare price and actual price


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Aravind298 on April 07, 2018, 09:06:39 PM
What do you mean by Local Customs authority? It is present at Jaipur customs. There's no local customs authority, to my knowledge.
Import license is asked when you're doing it for commercial purposes. If so, you're liable to present it, else explain it that it's for your personal use.

and there is quite a difference in declare price and actual price
That is your problem to face. You shouldn't have done that. Or at least your seller shouldn't have done that ;D


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Nidheesh on April 07, 2018, 09:10:29 PM
Sorry my bad there is no local custom. Should I hire a customs agent (if he can ease my work for some hundreds)?
How much penalty on my face (162.79$ vs 70$)?
What all documents do I actually need to submit?

*Any under the table facts (if they work)?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Aravind298 on April 07, 2018, 09:13:10 PM
You will end up paying more than the order value for the customs agent.No point of going for them.

About the penalty, it depends. You might be penalized or you might not be. Haven't read the letter, so go through it, give the office a call, and pay a visit if it's near you.

I guess that's all you can do from your side, as of now.

Be patient.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Nidheesh on April 07, 2018, 09:18:21 PM
What all documents do I "actually" need to submit?

*Any under the table facts (if they work)?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Aravind298 on April 07, 2018, 09:20:18 PM
Stay off from bribes, and it's pretty dead simple. Give them what they ask for. If you don't have it, like the IEC code, tell them that it's for your personal use or any other respective reason.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: foolsworldus on April 07, 2018, 09:21:08 PM
You can just write a letter along with all the documents that you can provide.
I think the proof of payments is a must. You can say that you are not a professional importer and so you don't have all the documents like import lic. etc.  and for the actual price and declared price you can just tell them (if you are comfortable with it) that the seller has mentioned it on his own and you were not aware what the seller was going to mention on the parcel and that you are ready to pay duty on the actual price as per your bank documents which includes shipping cost.
and as mentioned by Aravind298 be patient.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Nidheesh on April 07, 2018, 09:22:43 PM
Okay, thank you so much guys. You are really great. {:)}


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: prasadak2811 on April 07, 2018, 09:34:19 PM
I PLACE THE ORDER MOBILE REPAIER JTAG ADAPTOR FROM INDONOSIA
NOW ITS SHOWING CHENNAI EMS RECORED ITEM CUSTOM INFROMATION

05/04/2018   07:17:16   India   CHENNAI EMS   Record item customs information (Inb)   Air   SPC CHENNAI   Retention Reason : Retained by customs for unspecified reason
03/04/2018   14:39:29   India   DELHI, EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   Transfer from office of exchange (Inb)   Air   SPC CHENNAI   
03/04/2018   14:03:34   India   DELHI, EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air       
30/03/2018   04:25:00   Indonesia   JAKARTA SOEKARNO-HATTA OE   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   DELHI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   
29/03/2018   10:33:00   Indonesia   JAKARTA SOEKARNO-HATTA OE   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   DELHI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   
29/03/2018   10:25:00   Indonesia   JAKARTA SOEKARNO-HATTA OE   Receive item at office of exchange (Otb)   Air   DELHI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   
28/03/2018   15:27:00   Indonesia   17000   Receive item from customer (Otb)   Air   DELHI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE   


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: parthjai on April 07, 2018, 11:05:51 PM
Looks like a commercial stuff. If it is, then it should be the reason for the retention.
You should get some letter or email from customs soon enough.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: parthjai on April 07, 2018, 11:08:35 PM
Okay, thank you so much guys. You are really great. {:)}
Maintain calm and polite attitude and dont change your statements when you are asked again and again, no matter what.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Faiz.kadri on April 08, 2018, 03:07:58 AM
Hi Friends,
Can you please help me, i recently ordered one Skytrainer cessna 182 1410mm RC Plane from FMS. They shipped through EMS. Total cost of the order was 199.99 USD (including free shipping) and they displayed original price on the package.

Tracking number is: EQ025847640SG

I think next office will be custom check but thinking how much duty they will charge or they won't release it all?

your help and suggestions would really appreciated.

Thank you,
Faiz


Status is as below;

 ITEM n EQ025847640SG   new search
Local Date and Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
4/3/2018 8:53:00 AM   Singapore   SINGAPORE EMS   Receive item from customer (Otb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE      
4/3/2018 9:02:00 AM   Singapore   SINGAPORE EMS   Receive item at office of exchange (Otb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE      
4/3/2018 9:03:00 AM   Singapore   SINGAPORE EMS   Receive item at office of exchange (Otb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE      
4/3/2018 10:34:00 AM   Singapore   SINGAPORE S01   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE      
4/5/2018 11:15:00 AM   Singapore   SINGAPORE S01   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   MUMBAI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE      
4/7/2018 8:29:06 AM   India   MUMBAI EMS   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air         
4/7/2018 9:32:53 AM   India   MUMBAI EMS   Transfer from office of exchange (Inb)   Air   CUSTOM EXAM MUMBAI      


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: parthjai on April 08, 2018, 06:32:40 AM
drone ? Its all over.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Faiz.kadri on April 08, 2018, 06:50:19 AM
No bro, it's not a drone. its Airplane.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Aravind298 on April 08, 2018, 06:53:01 AM
@Faiz Please define what a drone is then. It's just not something with four props. It refers to the whole set of these things.


Title: Banggood order 45634932 stucked India kochi recorded item customs information
Post by: Abillath Jalal on April 10, 2018, 01:56:58 PM
My order no.45634932
tracking id. RY911715113SG
my order is stucked in kochi Imc recorder items customs information
My delivery date was done ..still no update..
what i do..help plz?
bang good. Rc drone..


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: AL HAM SHARI on April 11, 2018, 11:23:32 AM
Dude, why you spam all over the place? I answered once bro. It will reach you in probably 3-4 days.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: AL HAM SHARI on April 11, 2018, 11:43:42 AM
You are welcome.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Faiz.kadri on April 11, 2018, 11:47:04 AM
@AL HAM SHARI

can you please have a look into my concern as well and help me.




Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: AL HAM SHARI on April 11, 2018, 11:51:32 AM
Bro, It is held by the customs. Did you order a transmitter with it? Or just ordered the plane.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Faiz.kadri on April 11, 2018, 11:54:05 AM
Hello bro,

Thank you for your instant reply. No there's no transmitter/receiver in the package.
It is just PNP kit - EPO model with Motor, ESC & servos.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: AL HAM SHARI on April 11, 2018, 11:58:24 AM
I'm not an expert in these dealings but. With what I know , You have to pay the customs duty. Online sites like Banggood reimburses the customs duty. But , dont know about your site. And there is a chance for it to being confiscated. Try your luck.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Faiz.kadri on April 11, 2018, 12:05:40 PM
No worries bro. that's okay, the problem is every time custom people do their own calculations & thoughts. can't predict the final call.

Just wanted to check if some one has gone through this retention reason (retained by customs for unspecified reason) and what was the next update for other people's tracking. did they received their parcels or blocked.!!

Thank you AL HAM SHARI :)

Others please share your suggestions.


Regards,
Faiz


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: jap_RC on April 11, 2018, 08:17:27 PM
Hi

I have ordered a speaker (portable) in sp4mm3r. Its actually 42$ but in the invoice they specified as 20$.

I see a status in the tracking as below


Package status: In transit
Destination: India
2018-04-09 16:36 India, CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR, Record item customs information (Inb), Air, CHENNAI CUSTOMS (FGN AIR COMPLEX), Retention Reason : Retained by customs for unspecified reason


My question is ,

Do I need to wait or contact customs or the seller.

I am searching for this question in all over the google. Please guys help me



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: parthjai on April 11, 2018, 08:28:38 PM
Wait for some more time. It must be due to low marked price on invoice.
Seller is not going to help you in any way.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Faiz.kadri on April 12, 2018, 12:35:15 AM
@Jap RC @Parthjai

it could be the reason as said by Parthjai... but i have same status for my package as of now where my seller mentioned thr original price of 199.99 USD only then too it held by customs.

kindly see - EQ025847640SG

I have ordered many things but never faced this issue, first time getting this status.

not sure what would be next update :(

Regards,
Faiz


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: parthjai on April 12, 2018, 07:08:27 AM
$200 is really too much. Its totally expected from customs to retain it and ask for the invoice and the purpose.
You'll be paying a lot of duty, I'm afraid.


Title: Is My parcel passed by custom?
Post by: sssachin on April 12, 2018, 09:22:45 AM
Can any one help me to brief information about my
Parcel.
Is My parcel passed by custom?
When it will be delivered..

India, CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR, Transfer from office of exchange (Inb), Air, MUMBAI AIR

2018-04-10 11:38
India, CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air

2018-03-30 05:40
Singapore, SINGAPORE S05, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE

2018-03-29 16:22
Singapore, SINGAPORE S05, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air, CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: jap_RC on April 12, 2018, 11:25:17 AM
Hi

I have ordered a speaker (portable) in sp4mm3r. Its actually 42$ but in the invoice they specified as 20$.

I see a status in the tracking as below


Package status: In transit
Destination: India
2018-04-09 16:36 India, CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR, Record item customs information (Inb), Air, CHENNAI CUSTOMS (FGN AIR COMPLEX), Retention Reason : Retained by customs for unspecified reason


My question is ,

Do I need to wait or contact customs or the seller.

I am searching for this question in all over the google. Please guys help me



I got mine today. They charged 800 + 30 rupees. I don't have any other options. So I paid to the postman.

But I got an wonderful speaker. Thats really awesome. I am happy now.

You know this is weird, I ordered a watch for 126$ with out any issues in Customs I got it. But for this speaker I paid only 40$, charged customs as 13$.

Thanks to all for quick reply.



Title: Re: Is My parcel passed by custom?
Post by: jap_RC on April 12, 2018, 11:28:45 AM
Keep checking the tracker friend. In a week you will get it, if there is no problem with Customs. Other wise it might be delayed to 3 more days. You have to pay the extra customs to the postman. It will be delivered in your door steps.


Title: Ordered a toy drone from banggood did not receive it till now.
Post by: knvshrm on April 12, 2018, 02:20:16 PM
Hi guys I ordered a toy drone from banggood ( dm 003 ). It's weight is under 50 gms. I ordered it on 7 March but didn't receive it till now as I chose standard delivery so no tracking number. Plz help. What to do ?


Title: Re: Ordered a toy drone from banggood did not receive it till now.
Post by: prabal276 on April 12, 2018, 03:02:38 PM
Must be held by customs.
Wait until they send you a letter.
Then ask them to send it back.
Why did you order it in the first place?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: knvshrm on April 12, 2018, 03:14:41 PM

1    General Topics / Chatter Zone / Ordered a toy drone from banggood did not receive it till now.   on: Today at 02:20:16 PM
Hi guys I ordered a toy drone from banggood ( dm 003 ). It's weight is under 50 gms. I ordered it on 7 March but didn't receive it till now as I chose standard delivery so no tracking number. Plz help. What to do ?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: knvshrm on April 12, 2018, 03:18:08 PM
Ok sir


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: ahujaavi13 on April 12, 2018, 10:32:42 PM
Hi, I am unable to track my order for about 20 days now. Also, there is no letter from customs asking any details. Please help me how should I proceed further? Visiting Bangalore custom office will be of any benefit? Any contact email id, general suggestions are welcome. Thank you in advance.

Date   Time   Country   Location   Event Type   Mail Category   Next Office   Extra Information
23/03/2018   10:05:41   India   BANGALORE SUB FGN POST   Send item to customs (Inb)   Air   BANGALORE SUB FGN POST   
19/03/2018   11:47:56   India   DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Transfer from office of exchange (Inb)   Air   BANGALORE SUB FGN POST   
17/03/2018   12:24:09   India   DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)   Air       
12/03/2018   18:05:00   United States of America (the)   ISC CHICAGO IL (USPS)   Send item abroad (EDI-received)   Air   DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   
11/03/2018   14:38:00   United States of America (the)   ISC CHICAGO IL (USPS)   Insert item into bag (Otb)   Air   DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   
11/03/2018   14:37:00   United States of America (the)   ISC CHICAGO IL (USPS)   Receive item at office of exchange (Otb)   Air   DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE   
09/03/2018   16:21:00   United States of America (the)   66209   Receive item from customer (Otb)   Air   DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE


Regards,
Avi


Title: Transfer from office of exchange (Inb), Air, BANGALORE SUB FGN POST
Post by: Lokanath on April 13, 2018, 12:28:29 PM
Hi, this is lokanath.
I have ordered a product from china(ali express). Tracking number is UR886805910YP. I see the status as 2018-04-02 17:37   IndiaKOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO Transfer from office of exchange (Inb), Air, BANGALORE SUB FGN POST

2018-04-02 16:56   IndiaKOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air
2018-03-30 21:00   ChinaGUANGZHOU Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
. From past 10 days the status is the same, can anyone help me out how can i get me the product, how do i get in touch with the bangalore sub fgn post.


Title: Re: Transfer from office of exchange (Inb), Air, BANGALORE SUB FGN POST
Post by: taksh on April 13, 2018, 12:49:30 PM
Hi, this is lokanath.
I have ordered a product from china(ali express). Tracking number is UR886805910YP. I see the status as 2018-04-02 17:37   IndiaKOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO Transfer from office of exchange (Inb), Air, BANGALORE SUB FGN POST

2018-04-02 16:56   IndiaKOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air
2018-03-30 21:00   ChinaGUANGZHOU Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
. From past 10 days the status is the same, can anyone help me out how can i get me the product, how do i get in touch with the bangalore sub fgn post.
my parcel is stuck at send item edi received and more than 12 days.
I recommend  you to wait.


Title: Re: Is My parcel passed by custom?
Post by: taksh on April 13, 2018, 12:52:26 PM
Can any one help me to brief information about my
Parcel.
Is My parcel passed by custom?
When it will be delivered..

India, CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR, Transfer from office of exchange (Inb), Air, MUMBAI AIR

2018-04-10 11:38
India, CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air

2018-03-30 05:40
Singapore, SINGAPORE S05, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE

2018-03-29 16:22
Singapore, SINGAPORE S05, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air, CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
If tracking details showing your city post office then parcel is cleared from custom. THere is no problem.


Title: Re: Is My parcel passed by custom?
Post by: sssachin on April 13, 2018, 01:04:35 PM
Thank u


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: knvshrm on April 13, 2018, 01:13:48 PM
Hello can we order bldc motors and esc's and lipos and servos via HK ? Will customs cause problems ?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: taksh on April 13, 2018, 02:29:39 PM
Hello can we order bldc motors and esc's and lipos and servos via HK ? Will customs cause problems ?
I already told you about motor lipo and servo.
I have ordered many servo, many esc, many bldc motor from AliExpress and other international websites.
All order delivered to me without problem.

Lipo can be shipped via HK POST but it will stuck in custom or parcel will never reach destination.
I already told you in private message about group purchase which is good method for buying lipo cheaply.



Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: prabal276 on April 14, 2018, 09:03:01 AM
@ taksh
Maybe we could be more polite? Maybe?


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Itsmetaurus on April 14, 2018, 12:37:15 PM
Hi,  can you please tell me What is the status of My parcel? I have ordered from Aliexpress..

India, CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR, Transfer from office of exchange (Inb), Air, BANGALORE SUB FGN POST
2018-04-12 10:53
India, CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air
2018-04-04 05:40
Singapore, SINGAPORE S05, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE


Title: I have many [Internatonal] items not delivered to me - Please help
Post by: akkireddyashok on April 14, 2018, 12:48:31 PM
Hi Sir,

I have ordered few products from wish.com and i am yet to receive them. I have been waiting for them from very long.

I want to know if these items are stuck in somewhere in customs / or being kept in post office or not.

Delivery address: Arabic college post,bangalore-560045

Here are the tracking details .. Please let me know.

1. YT1806106596059027
2. AA916134849YN
3. UD445264961CN
4. UD479620565CN
5. RL784868534CN
6. RM954686414CN
7. RM954686414CN

All these products come from China

Thanks,
Ashok


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: prabal276 on April 14, 2018, 12:54:08 PM
It simply means, that it has been 'dispacted' from the sorting center for Chennai airport SO.
It will take a few days to get on the plane, come to India and get sorted again.
This could have been told by Google as well had you searched.


Title: Re: I have many [Internatonal] items not delivered to me - Please help
Post by: rishabhbarma on April 14, 2018, 12:54:35 PM
Wait for another 20 days


Title: Re: I have many [Internatonal] items not delivered to me - Please help
Post by: akkireddyashok on April 14, 2018, 12:55:44 PM
Sir,

I waited for more that 45 days.. still 20 days?


Title: Re: I have many [Internatonal] items not delivered to me - Please help
Post by: rishabhbarma on April 14, 2018, 12:59:27 PM
Parcels that have been shipped more than 35 days back, claim refund for item not received.
Did you pay via PayPal? Also, are the parcels insured? Insurance wont matter to you if it's via paypal


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Itsmetaurus on April 14, 2018, 01:15:09 PM
Thanks for the info.. No I haven't searched in Google.. This is my first "Import". So, Taking experts advice..


Title: Re: I have many [Internatonal] items not delivered to me - Please help
Post by: akkireddyashok on April 14, 2018, 01:23:02 PM
No insurance..not that i know of.

Do you have authorization to check the status of those items.(tracking ids)?

Can you please redirect to someone who can do that incase if you don't have


Title: question
Post by: prajeethsohan on April 14, 2018, 01:32:25 PM
Hi friends i have ordered a item in ali express and i choose standard shipping 

 my tracking number RB510612275SG
 
its been stuck there for some time please tell me what does it mean


the current status shows this


2018-04-06 12:09
India, CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR, Transfer from office of exchange (Inb), Air, BANGALORE SUB FGN POST

2018-04-06 12:00
India, CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air

2018-03-31 05:40
Singapore, SINGAPORE S05, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE

2018-03-30 14:30
Singapore, SINGAPORE S05, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air, CHENNAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE


Title: Re: question
Post by: prabal276 on April 14, 2018, 04:16:17 PM
It means what the text says!
The Parcel is being transferred from one office to another.
In this case, from Chennai FPO to Bangalore SFPO


Title: Re: question
Post by: sanjayrai55 on April 14, 2018, 05:02:46 PM
Mr. Prajeeth not into RC. You have done wrong in your post

From our Global Admin. in the rules for Chatter Zone:

It was noticed that literally anything under the sky was being flooded in the Chatter Zone... so here are some general thoughts / guidelines on the use of this board.

We have to always remember what our focus is, which is RC and model building.  Next comes topics related to these... like aeronautics, aviation, automotive  and other motion technologies, advances in materials, and a little bit of computer technology (as it allows forums like this to exist) etc.  Thirdly, there is the personal aspect, which is often found when people post their achievements, like passing exams, showcasing their singing or photography or painting.

Prabal, I am disappointed you replied


Title: ORDERED WATCH FROM CHAINA RG941015843CN
Post by: gopinath04 on April 18, 2018, 12:11:29 PM






Destination Country - India:  +91 1800 11 2011     Go to official website
2018-03-31
12:17:00
Transfer from office of exchange (Inb),Air,BANGALORE SUB FGN POST,India,KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO
2018-03-31
08:59:00
Receive item at office of exchange (Inb),Air,,India,KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO
2018-03-25
13:07:00
Insert item into bag (Otb),Air,KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE,China,BEIJING
2018-03-25
07:40:00
Send item abroad (EDI-received),Air,KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE,China,BEIJING
2018-03-24
13:32:00
Receive item from customer (Otb),Air,KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE,China,10010224

I ORDERED ONE ONE WATCH AND IT IS SHOWING ABOVE STATUS FROM 31ST MATCH 2018. PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW I CAN I GET MY PACKAGE.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: DocAmol on April 19, 2018, 02:51:02 PM
Hi friends,
I need help with customs. I had recently ordered a mobile from AliExpress, now since 15/04/18, it is shown that it is retained at Mumbai EMS Customs for no reason specified.
What next can I do?
Please help


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: taksh on April 20, 2018, 01:46:27 AM
My parcel is stuck at "Send item abroad (EDI-received)" from 5th April.

Tracking details :
ITEM n RG942464199CN
Local Date and Time    Country   Location   Event Type                         Mail Category   Next Office   
4/4/2018 3:46:00 PM     China   10061400   Receive item from customer (Otb)   Air    KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
4/5/2018 3:16:00 PM     China   BEIJING   Insert item into bag (Otb)                   Air      KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      
4/5/2018 5:05:00 PM     China   BEIJING   Send item abroad (EDI-received)     Air   KOLKATA AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE      

Please help me.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: prabal276 on April 20, 2018, 07:07:06 AM
Not much help that can be done!
Either it's on its way and has not been uploaded or it's somewhere in Beijing airport still waiting for a slot on a plane.


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: Rochan on April 23, 2018, 07:52:29 AM
It will mostly be sitting at Kolkata waiting to be scanned.

Go to India Post website and lodge a complaint. Tell them that this is not the first time you are importing. Every parcel arrives in India next day.

Then some Mumbai Office will escalate it to Kolkata. They will scan it the same day.

Theyll take 3 to 7 days to reply


Title: Re: All customs / parcel discussions for non-RC items
Post by: shoppingaddict on April 23, 2018, 08:19:35 PM
Hi guys,

I ordered some cosmetics worth Rs. 2700 from Yesstyle.com on 11th April. It is a Hong Kong based website, or maybe Singapore. I don't know for sure. My problem is I'm staying at a rented apartment in Bangalore, but I'd be moving to the other end of the city soon due to job change. If my parcel arrives in May, my address would have been changed. Here are the tracking details. Those who have ordered stuff from abroad, please tell me how much more time will it take to reach me? The package is weighing around 400gms.

Package status: In transit Destination: India
2018-04-23 09:31 India, MUMBAI AIR, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air
2018-04-21 11:10 Singapore, SINGAPORE S05, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air, MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
2018-04-20 15:31 Singapore, SINGAPORE S05, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air, MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
Origin: Singapore
2018-04-23 09:32 Arrival at Destination Post (Country: IN)
2018-04-23 09:31 Arrival at Processing Center (Country code: IN)
2018-04-23 09:31 Held by Custom
2018-04-23 08:47 Arrival at Destination Post (Country: IN)
2018-04-20 15:31 Despatched to overseas (Country code: IN)