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    hey guys im thinking of importing a bike from dubai as i have my uncle residing over ther from the last 30 years .. Now if i get the bike on his name. how much of tax & duties will i have to pay. i just dont have any idea about it so i thought of takin your peoples opinion. wt would be the case in case if i buy a 2nd hand bike or of i buy a new bike. please enlighten me in detail of the whole process ..eagerly awaiting your replies .. thx in advance ..

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    Topic approved.

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    You can't import a bike on your uncles name if he isn't moving to india.

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    The customs guys are normally one step ahead of us and can spring umpteen surprises during the clearance process. People have tried under- invoicing, dismantling, minor damaging, showing as scrap etc etc, but every which way for customs its "Heads I win, Tails you lose".

    Your uncle could probably bring the stuff on TR, whereby the rate is comparatively a little lesser for bikes & cars (its a lot more beneficial for household items). NO, TR does not mean he has to pack his bags for good. Its just that you can avail the TR facility once in 2 or 3 years, but continue with your job abroad. You could check the exact conditions on the Indian customs website or from a good clearing agent.

    End of the day, importing a bike on your own is still a long & complicated project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bladerunner View Post
    You can't import a bike on your uncles name if he isn't moving to india.

    then you can transfer the owner ship of the bike to you as you are moving to INDIA?

    how much and on what basis i have to pay to customs and taxes!1
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    hmmm .. well bt i thought it would be an easier process though .. i guees id mistaken .. we need to motivate guys at xbhp to become custom officers .. lol .. well what would be the case if i wanna import a 2nd hand bike through the same process..ahh i rather wish that bajaj launches the ninja soon and that to at a reasonable price.. n i dream that honda gets d 250cc mini monster the hornet ... i once drove the hornet.. ahh what a machine indeed it was .. i would hav brought it straight away ..bt till then i was already havin a new pulsar150 that was 2months old this was lyk 3.5 yrs bck .. hey wt would be the price of a 250cc hornet now ... during that time it was 2.40 for a 2nd hand ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by undergroundrider View Post
    hmmm .. well bt i thought it would be an easier process though .. i guees id mistaken .. we need to motivate guys at xbhp to become custom officers .. lol .. well what would be the case if i wanna import a 2nd hand bike through the same process..ahh i rather wish that bajaj launches the ninja soon and that to at a reasonable price.. n i dream that honda gets d 250cc mini monster the hornet ... i once drove the hornet.. ahh what a machine indeed it was .. i would hav brought it straight away ..bt till then i was already havin a new pulsar150 that was 2months old this was lyk 3.5 yrs bck .. hey wt would be the price of a 250cc hornet now ... during that time it was 2.40 for a 2nd hand ..
    i think you will have to shell out 142% for tax on used bike
    and 88% on new bikes
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    and what would be the custom.. on an old one and as well on a new one

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    what about homologation .. isn't that required too after an import. I hear it's almost impossible for an individual to do unless you have some "contacts".

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