CHANGE IN THE ARRIVAL CARD FOR PASSENGERS

Circular No.18/2011-Customs

F. No.520/22/2010-Cus.VI
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise & Customs
227-B, North Block,
New Delhi-110001.     
8th April, 2011.
To
All Chief Commissioners of Customs / Customs (Prev).
All Chief Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise.
All Commissioners of Customs / Customs (Prev). 
All Commissioners of Customs (Appeals). 
All Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise.
All Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise (Appeals).

Subject : Revision in the Customs part of Arrival Card for Passengers in Form ‘D’ –Notification issued by Ministry of Home Affairs – Compliance – reg.

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Sir / Madam,


            Kind attention is drawn to Board’s Circular No.16/2011-Customs dated 31.03.2011 bringing out certain changes in Customs part of Arrival Card for passengers arriving at International Airports in India pursuant to Notification No. GSR 113(E) dated 24.02.2011 issued by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).  Doubts have been raised whether the changes made vide Notification No. GSR 113(E) dated 24.02.2011 issued by MHA would also apply to passengers coming from Land Customs Stations and the Sea ports.

2.         The matter has been examined in consultation with Ministry of Home Affairs. It is, accordingly, clarified that the new arrival card vide MHA Notification No.  GSR 113(E) dated 24.02.2011 should also be used by the Customs Authorities at Land Customs Station or the Sea Port. In this regard, it is further clarified that against the Column ‘Flight Number’, it can be mentioned either as “Not Applicable” or details of train / vessel could be filled in.

3.         The Board’s Circular No.16/2011-Customs dated 31.03.2011 stands modified to the above extent.
Yours faithfully,

(R.P.Singh)
Director( Customs)
Internal Circulation:  As usual.

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