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What Is The Value Of Ornaments That Can Be Taken Outside India?

QUERY: My wife expired in 2006, left certain gold ornaments & jewellery for my son, who is Indian Origin, U. S. Citizen. Please inform how much worth ornaments can be taken outside India?
ANSWER: From the fact, it is clear that querist’s son is Indian origin, U. S. Citizen, who has inherited certain gold ornaments and jewellery from his mother.

As per sub-regulation (2) of regulation 4 of Foreign Exchange Management (Remittance of Assets) Regulations, 2000, a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) / Person of Indian Origin (PIO), may remit an amount, not exceeding US $ 2 million per calendar year, out of the balance held in NRO accounts / sale proceeds of assets / the assets in India acquired by him by way of inheritance / legacy, on production of:

a) Documentary evidence in support of acquisition of assets by the remitter,

b) A Tax clearance or no objection certificate from the Income-tax authority for remittance and

c) Confirmation from the applicant that no legal proceedings in any Court in India are pending and there is no legal impediment to the remittance.

– Further, where the remittance is made more than one installment, the remittance of all installments shall be made through the same authorised dealer.

– Remittance exceeding US $ 2 million per calendar year requires prior permission of RBI.
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