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KYC Documents for Shipments to India

Posted by L. Thompson on Nov 16, 2018 5:14:42 PM

 

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The KYC or "Know Your Customer" Procedure is a process to verify your identity and your business' identity. They are required to help protect you from risks of financial fraud, identity theft, and money laundering. KYC documents must accompany all shipments to and from India. KYC documents are mandated by Customs in India and include information proving Government Recognized Identity and address.

When exporting to India, KYC documents must be presented at Custom's clearance or shipments will be delayed. Shipments without KYC documents go into Customs Bond until the documents are provided by the shipper or consignee based in India.

Customs clearance of import shipments can only be done once the consignee provides the mandatory documents to establish his identity and address. Consignees should provide the KYC documents as soon as possible upon arrival of the shipment, or before arrival.

KYC documents must show valid proof of Government Recognized Identity and address. Here is the information and document you will need to provide.

 

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For Individuals who are Residents of India

If you are an individual shipping a non-document to India, please provide one of the following documents as identification and address proof.

a) Aadhar Card

b) Personal PAN Card*

c) Voter's Identity Card

d) Passport

e) Driving License

f) NREGA Card

*A separate address proof document will be required if you opt to use your PAN Card.

If your delivery address differs from the address on your form of identification above, please additionally provide one of the following address proof documents. The address on this document should match with the delivery address.

a) Bank Account Statement.

b) Electricity Bill

c) Employee ID

d) Hotel Booking Receipt

e) LPG Connection Receipt

f) Rent Agreement

 

minors (1)

 

For Minors

If you are a minor, you will need to provide the following documents as identification and proof of address:

a) Aadhar Card of Minor

b) PAN Card of Minor*

c) Passport of Minor

d) Birth Certificate of Minor

*A separate address proof document will be required.

Additionally, you will need to provide one of the following documents as identification proof of your parent or guardian:

a) Aadhar Card of Parent/Guardian

b) PAN Card of Parent/Guardian

c) Passport of Parent/Guardian

If our delivery address does not match the address on your documents (above), you will need to provide one of the following address proof documents.

a) Bank Account Statement

b) Electricity Bill

c) Hotel Booking Receipt

d) Hostel/College identification card

 

foreign nationals (2)

 

For Foreign Nationals Residing in India

You will need to provide the following two forms for proof of identity:

-Passport

-Visa/PIO Card

You will also need to provide one of the following address proof documents. The address on this document should match the delivery address.

a) Address proof of relative/friend if staying with them

b) Hotel Booking Receipt

c) Rent Agreement

d) Stay Visa

 

businesses

 

For Businesses, Including Sole Proprietors, Partnership Firms, Companies, & Trust Foundations

You will need to provide the provide the Import Export Code (IEC) of your Proprietorship, Partnership Firm, Company, or Trust Foundation. If you/your organization is exempted from IEC, please select the category of exemption on the DHL KYC website.

Please ensure you have one of the following available.

Proof of Identity

a) GST Certificate

b) PAN Card

You will also need to submit of of the following as proof of address.

Proof of Address

a) Bank Account Statement

b) Electricity Bill

c) Telephone Bill

d) Rent Agreement

Questions about KYC Documents?

You can upload KYC documents for DHL shipments on the DHL KYC website. If you have questions about KYC Documents or would like assistance in the process of filling them out, please contact our Customer Service team (CS). You may contact us via phone at 972-383-9901 or via email at customerservice@optimalship.com. To get started on your own, you can download the handy checklist we use internally to help us get all of the info down pact the first time by clicking below.

 Free India Shipment Checklist! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics: Export Basics, International Shipping, KYC Documents, Shipping to India

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