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This brochure provides basic information for the benefit of passengers entering and departing Pakistan, (the example of Pakistan is used here, including Pakistan Rules in effect on 1 January, 2010) to better understand their rights and obligations.
Information container herein is intended only to be used as a guide. The laws of any Country being visited always prevail and the laws or rules are subject to change, however, the passenger is invariably responsible for his/her compliance with the laws of any Country being visited, including when the passenger is in transit through one Country while en route to another one.
Duty free allowance for Pakistani nationals after a stay abroad of 8 or more days.
Pakistani nationals returning home with stay of 8 days or more are entitled to fixed duty facility on the following goods:
(For the fixed rates of duty please refer to SRO NO. 682(1)/2006 dated 29th June, 2006)
Duty free allowance for Pakistani nationals availing “Transfer of Residence”
Pakistani nationals returning home and availing the Transfer of Residence (for details see page 5) are entitled to following duty free allowance:
·Duty Free allowances as admissible to Pakistani nationals with stay abroad of 8 days or more (for details see page 8).
·Old and used furniture, fixture, cutlery, crockery, kitchen utensils, rugs, carpets, household linen, bedding, blankets and other household goods generally used by a family during their stay abroad (excluding television, deep freezer, refrigerator, microwave oven, cooking range, washing machine and air-conditioner):
·Professional tools and equipments of the value not exceeding US$ 5000 (conditions apply).
·Second-hand or used medical equipment including electrical medical equipment if for use by a registered medical practitioner recognized by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council;
·Weapon of non-prohibited bore for the personnel of the Armed Forces, Customs, police or other law enforcement agency.
·Other goods (excluding television, deep freezer, refrigerator, microwave oven, cooking range, washing machine and air-conditioner) of the value not exceeding US $ 1000 purchased from one of the duty free shops in Pakistan within 60 days of the arrival; and
·Concessionary duty allowance for Pakistani nationals availing “Transfer of Residence”
·Pakistani nationals returning home and availing the transfer of Residence are also entitled to concessionary duty (50% of the fixed duty payable) on the following goods:
·One television; One deep freezer;
·One refrigerator; One microwave oven;
·One cooking range; One washing machine;
·One air conditioner;
(For the fixed rates of duty please refer to SRO No. 682(1)/2006 dated 29th June, 2006)
Duty credit for Pakistani nationals holding Foreign Exchange Remittance Card
Pakistani nationals holding Foreign Exchange Remittance Card are entitled to a credit against the duty payable by them, once in a calendar year, as under:
The above duty credit can be redeemed against the duty payable on:
However, this cannot be redeemed against import of vehicles. The redemption of the duty credit shall be endorsed by the customs official on the passport of the Foreign Exchange Card holder with the following details:
Personal and household goods of a Pakistani national who dies abroad
Personal and household goods imported by the next-of-kin of a Pakistani national who dies abroad are exempt from payment of all customs-duty and taxes.
All outgoing passengers are allowed to take their personal baggage and household goods, and any other goods provided their export is not prohibited or restricted under the Customs Act 1969 Import & Export (Control) Act 1950 or under any other law for the time being in force.
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