How much rupee I can bring for entry in India?

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Hi. I have one question. I see through comments and see that there is some restriction about how much rupee I could bring into India. As I already exchange about 23200 rupee in my homeland. I wonder if I could bring them all to India...and any restriction regarding leaving India...
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Max cash 5000 USD u can bring to India.
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Thx! That's good...
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Originally Posted by harriet_lau View Post Hi. I have one question. I see through comments and see that there is some restriction about how much rupee I could bring into India. As I already exchange about 23200 rupee in my homeland. I wonder if I could bring them all to India...and any restriction regarding leaving India...
As a non-resident you are not allowed to bring in any Indian Currency. Have a look at the various currency threads.
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Please visit Indian Govt custom website at http://www.cbec.gov.in/travellers.htm
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Hi...I am a bit confused...I come from Hong Kong. Is it that means I cannot bring more than Rs 6000??
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Originally Posted by harriet_lau View Post Hi...I am a bit confused...I come from Hong Kong. Is it that means I cannot bring more than Rs 6000??
It means you cannot bring in articles valued at more than Rs.6000. You may not bring any currency with you.
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I may not bring any currency with me??? Then what about US dollar??
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Originally Posted by harriet_lau View Post I may not bring any currency with me??? Then what about US dollar??
You can bring in foreign currancies like U.S. dollars up to $5000 without having to declare it. You CANNOT BRING IN ANY RUPEES!

People do bring in small amounts of Rupees, usually with no problem (if I have a few hundred left from a trip I would bring it back). You definitely take a risk if you try to bring in 23200 rupees and it is discovered. The minimum penalty is confiscation of the money and a fine. The maximum is jail (that would certainly be for a much larger amount).
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Originally Posted by tbhati View Post Please visit Indian Govt custom website at http://www.cbec.gov.in/travellers.htm
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6. Import of Indian currency is prohibited. However, in the case of passengers normally resident of India who are returning from a visit abroad Indian currency upto Rs. 5000 is allowed.
Actually, it says that twice! It also says
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5. Export of Indian Currency is strictly prohibited. However Indian residents when they go abroad are allowed to take with them Indian currency not exceeding Rs. 5000.
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Even though the Indian Rupee is traded all over the world, its import into and export out of India (in cash) is prohibited except for the cases mentioned by Nick_H. In fact the 5000 Rupees which residents of India may take with them on a trip abroad is not meant to be converted into foreign exchange. It is meant to cover their immediate expenses on their return.
In the days when (the People's Republic of) China had a closed economy and the import and export of its currency was strictly prohibited it was being traded openly in Hong Kong just like the GDR mark used to be traded in West Germany. That didn't mean that it was legal to take these currencies into their countries of origin.
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An excellent answer..

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