Know Your Customer (KYC) Norms for Shipment Clearance

Address proof) to be presented to Customs during shipment clearance (reference: Customs Circular No. 9/2010). Absence of these documents will mean clearance delay as shipments will go into Customs Bond until KYC documents are provided by the shipper or consignee based in India. The below table provides more information about KYC documents required for shipment customs clearance. As a shipper or consignee, you can refer to the type of document that you need to submit based on type of your organization – in the table below.


Extract of Circular No.9/2010 – Customs dated 8th April 2010 on KYC norms for Courier issued by Indian Customs

Please see documents applicable for your type of Organization (Client/ Customer Identification Procedure) Features to be verified and documents to be obtained from clients/ customers

No Form of organisation

1. Individuala

Features to be verified

i. Legal name and any other names used

ii. Present and Permanent address, in full, complete and correct.

Documents to be obtained

i. Voter’s Identity card

ii. Driving licence

iii. PAN card

iv. Passport

v. Bank account statement

vi. Ration card

2. Company

i. Copy of telephone bill

ii. Copy of PAN allotment letter/ PAN Card Copy

iii. Certificate of incorporation

iv. Memorandum of Association

v. Articles of Association

vi. Power of Attorney granted to its managers, officers or employees to transact business on its behalf

3. Partnership firm

i. Legal name

ii. Permanent address, in full, complete

and correct

iii. Name of all partners and their addresses, in full complete and correct.

iv. telephone, fax number, e-mail address of the firm and partners.

i. Telephone bill in the name of firm/ partners

ii. Registration certificate, if registered

iii. Partnership deed

iv. Power of Attorney granted to a partner or an employee of the firm to transact business on its behalf

v. Any officially valid document identifying the partners and the person holding the Power of Attorney and their addresses

4. Trusts, Foundations

i. Name of trustees, settlers, beneficiaries and signatories

ii. Name and address of the founder, the managers, Directors and the beneficiaries, in full, complete and correct.

iii. Telephone and fax number, e-mail address of the trust, founder and trustees.

i. Telephone bill

ii. Certificate of Registration, if registered

iii. Power of Attorney granted to transact business on its behalf

iv. Any officially valid document to identify the trustees, settlers, beneficiaries and those holding the Power of Attorney, founders/ managers/ directors and their addresses

v. Resolution of the managing body of the foundation/ association

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