Know Your Customer (KYC) Norms for Shipment Clearance
All shipments sent from or received into India need KYC documents (Government recognized Identity and 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
Features to be verified
Documents to be obtained