Maximum Dollars Allowed Into India

#1 Feb 14th, 2006, 19:01
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My friend, who is a US Citizen, asked me how much cash (dollars) is she allowed to carry into India (from US). She doesn't want to take traveler's checks.

I didn't know the answer to her question. I thought you guys might know; therefore, I told her I might be able to find that out for her from indiamike . Does anyone know the maximum dollar amount she can carry?
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Originally Posted by livesfreely My friend, who is a US Citizen, asked me how much cash (dollars) is she allowed to carry into India (from US). She doesn't want to take traveler's checks.

I didn't know the answer to her question. I thought you guys might know; therefore, I told her I might be able to find that out for her from indiamike . Does anyone know the maximum dollar amount she can carry?
I think unless you're money laundering you won't reach the limit,
Why not take an amount of cash & some plastic, ATM's are available everywhere for instant Rupees,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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isn't it $10,000 max?
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[QUOTE=yogagal60510]isn't it $10,000 max?

Legally one can carry cash upto 10,000 dollars.....
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Here's what I found from the Web site of Consulate General of the US (mumbai, India) http://mumbai.usconsulate.gov/import...gulations.html

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CURRENCY REGULATIONS: Indian foreign exchange regulations have been somewhat liberalized but are still strict compared to American usage. Foreigners traveling in India are allowed to bring currency equaling up to $2500. If the total amount of foreign exchange (including $2500 in currency) exceeds $10,000, the amount must be declared upon entry on a Currency Declaration Form (CDF). Foreign exchange can be in any form: traveler's checks, foreign currency notes, coins, drafts drawn on a bank in India, or letters of credit. Banks, hotels, and authorized money changers can exchange foreign money for rupees. Receipts (called "encashment certificates") should be retained, as these will enable the traveler to reconvert the balance into dollars at the time of departure from the country, if the last receipt is not more than 30 days old.
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Originally Posted by livesfreely My friend, who is a US Citizen, asked me how much cash (dollars) is she allowed to carry into India (from US). She doesn't want to take traveler's checks.

I didn't know the answer to her question. I thought you guys might know; therefore, I told her I might be able to find that out for her from indiamike . Does anyone know the maximum dollar amount she can carry?
May I ask why your friend wants to carry such large amounts of cash when there are safer alternatives,,,,,,,,
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nothing prevents you from taking as much cash as you want. You just have to fill out the necessary paperwork (1) when you draw cash >$10,000 froma US bank and (2) when you take into India as indicated by livesfreely.
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I'd be sh!tting my pants with 10G in my pocket.

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Seventies'hippy, she's not planning on taking anywhere close to $10,000.

Remember: She didn't know how much was allowed. For all she knew the limit could have been even as low as $200 or $500.
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[QUOTE=livesfreely]Seventies'hippy, she's not planning on taking anywhere close to $10,000. QUOTE]

I didn't mention any numbers, I just refered to a large cash amount, and wondered why,For all I knew she could have been thinking of $1000,,,,,,,,,,,,

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