My friend is coming to India this December. He has already committed of bringing 2+1 (his mobile). Now I need another one. So i need to know how many mobiles can he bring to India and what reasons can he give to customs at airport?
Cell Phone from USA
Makes sure the phone that you buys from USA works in India.
Number of phones one can carry from USA to India without getting in trouble with Indian Customs depends on your luck.
I know friends who carried 6 cell phones without any issues at Chennai.
Also, know folks who ran into problems with just 2 laptops in Mumbai.
No one can answer your questions. Its completely based on circumstance at the airport.
When we came to India 3 weeks back, we carried the following
- Three iPhone 4
- Two iPhone 5
- Two iPad
- One Flip
- One Canon T3i DSLR
- One Canon pocket size camera
- 2 Laptops (Macbook Air and Ultrabook)
We didn’t have any issues at Chennai Airport.
Have him bring the cell phones for you if you are really desperate. If he’s asked to pay import duty, then you may have to pay the duty fees to your friend.
By the way what cell phone do you plan to get from USA?