I am in Netherlands on tourist visa and wanted to buy a iPhone and go back to India. I would claiming the VAT return at Amsterdam Airport but do I need to declare in India and do I need to pay the duty??

I will be using this phone so this phone wont be sealed packed.

  • If you unbox and use the phone in the Netherlands, as I understand it, you will be ineligible for a VAT refund. I don't know how carefully they check these things. – phoog May 6 '15 at 19:31

Yes, you are importing a new device into India. Using it before coming home doesn't absolve you of duty.

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