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GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING ENTRY OF INDIAN REGISTERED VEHICLES INTO NEPAL

Posted on: August 09, 2019 | Back | Print

i.      Indian registered vehicles such as two wheelers, motorcars, vans, jeeps, trucks, tractors, lorries, etc.  are allowed to be temporarily imported into Nepal on payment of Customs Duty.

ii.    Indian registered vehicles are allowed to stay in Nepal for a total of 30 days only in a calendar year and cannot stay in Nepal for more than 30 days in all in a year, even on payment of charges.

iii.   Indian registered vehicles, including two wheelers, can visit the nearest municipal area/market in Nepal for a day long visit without payment of any Customs duty. However, the vehicle owners are required to register their vehicle at the Nepalese border check post and obtain a ‘Day Pass/Challan’. 

iv.   If any Indian registered vehicle enters Nepal on a ‘Day Pass’, then it must return back to India on the same day and while returning back, the Pass has to be compulsorily returned back to Nepal Customs (Bhansar).

v.    The Indian registered vehicles going beyond the nearest Nepali town or for staying overnight in Nepal are required to register the entry of vehicles for the specific number of days on payment of charges varying from NRs. 100/- to 500/- per day depending on the type of vehicle.

vi.   The vehicle owners must ensure that at the time of entering into Nepal, they obtain the pass for correct number of days of their stay in Nepal and pay the charges accordingly.

vii.   The vehicles with ‘Pass’ issued for specific duration must exit Nepal before the expiry of the 'Pass' and then it may re-enter Nepal on a new 'Pass', subject to the overall limit of 30 days in a year.

viii.If due to any reason the Indian registered vehicle has to overstay in Nepal, the vehicle owner should immediately approach the nearest Nepalese Customs Office (Bhansar) for extension of period of the 'Pass'. The extension must be sought before the expiry of the existing 'Pass'. In Kathmandu, the extension of pass can be done at Nepal Customs office at Tribhuvan international Airport Cargo complex.

ix.   It is important to note that the Pass/Challan issued by the Nepal Customs should be available for inspection all the time by any authority like Police and the Pass should be surrendered to the Nepali Customs at the time of exit from Nepal.

x.    It is important to note Indian registered vehicles caught in Nepalese territory without ‘Pass’ or without valid ‘Pass’ are treated as having been illegally smuggled into Nepal and invite very harsh action from authorities. Such vehicles are seized and confiscated by the authorities and later on auctioned by the Nepal Customs.

xi.   Although there exists some provisions for release of Indian registered vehicles on payment of heavy fines in certain circumstances, where the vehicle which has entered into Nepal without getting a pass, or where the ‘Pass’ has got expired, it has been observed that such provisions are very rarely used and in most of the cases Indian registered vehicles are seized. 

 

DISCLAIMER:-

The aforesaid information is only for   guidance of owners of the Indian vehicles entering into Nepal and should not be construed as the exact legal position.  For detailed information on provisions related import of vehicles into Nepal, latest Nepal Customs Tariff available at www.customs.gov.np may please be referred to.

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