I will be taking a power chair to Inda in the month of december'07 from London into Mumbai,
This is for my grandmother who seriously requires it, considering her back and knee ailments. My Grandmother is located in Pune.
I bought a second hand one here. What is the procedure at the mumbai airport?
Does this attract custom's duty?
What documents should I carry?
Obviously you are an India or a Foreigner of Indian origin visiting India.
Hence you are permitted to bring used household articles; pl bring with you receipt of purchase of the product and you can chose to give a letter that you are presenting the wheel chair to your grandma and by presenting another letter from the physician for proof of her handicap to the Commissioner of Customs.
As it is a used product there is no need to pay duty on this.
Many thanks Srinagesh,
Yes am very much an Indian
Hope all will be ok at the point of exit. Any idea on how to get it through on the airline ?
First of all your name is really cool for an Indian Name (very much Indian yet uncommon)
Dont worry at all about the 2nd Hand Wheelchair. As you are an Indian, you have all the right to carry a single piece for any loved ones. I am sure just mentioning it at the Mumbai Airport should be enough.
As for HOW TO CARRY IT, it depends upon the weight. Electric Wheelchairs with batteries in, weigh not less than 25 Kgs ATLEAT. So taking it in CHECK-IN luggage would be a little expensive possible. However I still suggest you do it, even if you have to pay for the excess bagaggee.
No need to mention that please put a FRAGILE THIS SIDE UP label on the Carton. Use a rugged and strong carton...
I am sure you won't have any probs buddy