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« on: July 05, 2017, 12:51:10 PM »
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Hai recently I bought a selfie drone from Aliexpress. After a month above from the purchase I received a call memo notice from customs. I am attaching it below. I don't understand that it's saying I have to include valid license for import from DGFT and prior clearance of DGCA. I bought it for 27.35$". It's also for my own use only.  Please help me I need this drone. Head Scratching

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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2017, 01:59:55 PM »
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Hi Bhanuxboy,

I too faced the same issue, i guess you will have to forget this parcel, as the custom guys do not release parcels that contain these kind of stuff... Bang Head
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2017, 02:00:30 PM »
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You need clearance from DGCA and NOC from WPC. DGCA has made it strict for anyone to fly drones as per the circular issued by DGCA sometime last year or piror and had asked for suggestions from the public. Most of us on RCIndia had sent them emails but I guess I didn't help that much(or did it?). Search the forums and you will find out the whole story.

I don't know where did DGFT come in to picture (IMO they are essentially asking for IEC code), if you have imported it for yourself. Just explain them its for your personal use and try to get NOC from local police(if that works in the first place).

There are some general IEC codes which can be used against import of goods for personal use but payment must be via bank with a letter from them (not sure how it works exactly).

Check out this thread : http://www.rcindia.org/rc-outlets-and-resellers/importer-export-code-(iec)-for-import-from-aliexpress/

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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2017, 05:34:09 PM »
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DGFT Notice is here
http://dgft.gov.in/Exim/2000/NOT/NOT16/Notification_No.16_(English).pdf

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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2017, 06:19:11 PM »
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Does this mean if we give this DGFT Notice, the customs guys will release the pack?
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Does this mean if we give this DGFT Notice, the customs guys will release the pack?

Sorry to say but, No. Read that Notice once again. It clearly states that import UAVs for e.g. Quadcopters is restricted and you need Clearance from DGCA and Import License from DGFT.
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2017, 08:13:01 PM »
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Does this mean if we give this DGFT Notice, the customs guys will release the pack?

Sorry to say but, No. Read that Notice once again. It clearly states that import UAVs for e.g. Quadcopters is restricted and you need Clearance from DGCA and Import License from DGFT.

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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2017, 09:03:00 PM »
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The same thing happened to me once, so I wrote them a mail along with screen shots of aliexpress purchase details I never received a reply but after a week I got the parcel.
just try convincing them that its for a college project and they might just release the parcel.
try your luck.Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2017, 09:09:26 PM »
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Screen shot of the email I sent.

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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2017, 10:24:26 PM »
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Thank you for your advise guys. The price of the item is below 2000RS and its flight range is 50meters below. I don't understand why customs are making too much of complications.
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« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2017, 10:26:47 PM »
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Thank you sir, the reason I bought it is for my cousins son, he turned 12 recently.
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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2017, 04:28:15 PM »
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I received mail from customs again.i am attaching the details below .

PS:according to DGCA ,if the flight range is above 200 feet it requires license ,but my drone range is 50M(164 Feet).is there any possible way to convince customs officer .

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« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2017, 06:37:35 PM »
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Irrespective of what DGCA says for flying (which is still not yet a rule).
You will need a DGCA licence to import it and you will also need the NOC from WPA for the controller.
So my suggestion would be to ask them to send it back to the seller and claim a refund. The customs will not release it to you.
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« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2017, 07:01:04 PM »
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The letter says that you need a license from the DGCA or DGFT ie : director general of foreign trade so maybe an iec code might work, why dont you contact a clearing agent and ask him if he can get the parcel released provided his fees do not exceed the product price.
Im not sure if this works but you can try.
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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2017, 07:58:51 PM »
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best way is to send a email to customs, saying revert it back to the sender. 
raise a dispute on aliexpress. and take your money back from ali.

these custom people will never release your item.

it happened to me also.
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« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2017, 12:50:11 PM »
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hi bhanuxboy,

I have received the same kind of letter for importing a drone. I want to know did the effort done by you work in getting the drone.
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« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2017, 01:05:01 PM »
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Hi Srvn,

I recd 3 notice / letters from Foreign Post Customs Office to come and meet the customs person and submit the required documents.

http://www.rcindia.org/chatter-zone/help!-customs-penalty-after-not-submitting-wpc-noc!/msg276575/#msg276575

As i didn't have the requested documents I had to meet the customs person and submit a letter saying to send the parcel back to the sender.
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« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2017, 01:13:12 PM »
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hi freedom2fly,

I don't live in chennai to meet the customs department in person and submit a letter.
But I think i can mail them the same, I just want to know if there will be any return shipping charges and customs duty for sending the product back to the seller.
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« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2017, 01:28:54 PM »
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Srvn,

As far as my experience and chat with the guys, to discard they said it will be chargeable, and to return to sender they said nothing... and I didnt pay anything as of now. You cant predict these institutions when they will popup to send another notice saying to pay the charges... But as per my chat with a guy there he said if yr drone is costing 50,000/- then the penalty charge is Rs. 500/-. and the product that I had ordered was just 1000/- buck and I told them that and that guy smiled and said that can be a fake billing, so I told him I have brought the invoice bill for which I did the online payment and he said nothing. But as these people are sending registered letters from whom would they claim the postal charges is the question?

You just write a letter back saying to send back to sender, is my opinion.
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« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2017, 05:46:38 AM »
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They will not release any parcel which contains DRONE (what they call it)
Probability of getting sized is more when it is written on parcel
The only hope is so e agent or known in customs.

My friend ordered a toy quad from eBay costing 2K
With other electronics stuff like pi3 and other development board to total costing 15K
The only problem was eBay guy wrote drone on the invoice
So that's it parcel got stuck at Jaipur custom (where I live)
They need DGCA NOC which is next to impossible
Now they sized the parcel saying "it doesn't matter what stuff you have in this parcel other than drone, we can't release it"
So they will not send it back either.

Maybe after 9-10 yrs we can get it back in auction.
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« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2017, 04:42:34 PM »
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hi did u received the drone
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« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2017, 04:43:59 PM »
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Hi sabarish

No
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then wht is your next step
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« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2017, 05:39:10 PM »
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Absolutely no idea.

Just let it go..😐
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« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2017, 05:50:19 PM »
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did u complain to the shipper
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