I am a US citizen, who is a Person's of Indian Origin (PIO) card holder. I am planning to buy an iPhone 6s (60 rupees) as a gift for my mother (who lives in India). I would like to bring it to her in an unopened box.

Will I have a problem at Indian Customs for bringing in an unopened, brand new iPhone, along with my old iPhone which I am using?

  • What is a PIO card? What is the significance of the 60 rupees? Commented Jan 4, 2016 at 5:47
  • As long as you declare it, you would have absolutely no problems.
    – CGCampbell
    Commented Jan 4, 2016 at 14:11

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Tourists of foreign origin, other than those of Pakistani origin coming from Pakistan, coming to India by Air. (i) used personal effects (ii) articles (other than those mentioned in Annex-I above) upto a value of Rs. 8000 for personal use of the tourist or as gifts and travel souvenirs if these are carried on the person or in the accompanied baggage of the passenger.



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