Know your customers (KYC)

All shipments sent from or got into India need KYC records (Government perceived Identity and Address evidence) to be introduced to Customs during shipment clearance (reference: Customs Circular No. 9/2010).

Nonappearance of these records will mean clearance delay as shipments will go into Customs Bond until KYC reports are given by the transporter or agent situated in India.

The underneath table gives more data about KYC records needed for shipment customs clearance. As a transporter or representative, you can allude to the kind of record that you want to submit dependent on sort of your association – in the table beneath.

Sr. #

Type/Form of Organization

Document to be Required (Only 2)


Individual (Only 2 report contains Identity and Address Proof)

(i) Aadhar Card

(ii) PAN card (iii) Passport



(i) Certificate of Incorporation (ii) Memorandum of Association (iii)Articles of Association (iv) Power of Attorney conceded to its directors, officials or workers to execute business for its sake (v) Copy of PAN assignment letter (vi) Copy of phone bill


Partnership firm

(i) Registration authentication, whenever enrolled (ii) Partnership deed (iii) Power of Attorney allowed to an accomplice or a worker of the firm to execute business for its benefit (iv) Any authoritatively substantial record distinguishing the accomplices and the individual holding the Power of Attorney and their addresses (v) Telephone bill for the sake of firm/accomplices



Trust foundations

(i)Certificate of Registration, whenever enlisted (ii) Power of Attorney allowed to execute business for its benefit (iii) Any formally legitimate records to distinguish the trustees, pioneers, recipients and those holding the Power of Attorney, organizers/supervisors/chiefs and their addresses (iv) Resolution of the overseeing body of the establishment/affiliation (v) Telephone bill

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