How to Get a Carnet

There are four basic components to any Carnet application:

Carnet Application

Provides Information on the Customer and where the Carnet will be travelling. ATA Carnets are accepted by over 73 Countries. Apply Online

A Carnet may be issued in the name of an individual or a company who must be a permanent resident of India. However, it may be used by any person providing the user carries a letter from the named holder authorizing such use. The holder may also allow an Agent to handle the Carnet through the customs on his behalf, again provided that the Agent holds a Letter of Authority. Download Letter of Authority Format (.doc)

Security Guarantee

The main purpose of the carnet is to guarantee to customs authorities, where the goods are being temporarily imported, that all duties and taxes will be paid if the conditions under which they allowed these goods into their country are breached.

This security guarantee must be for an amount equivalent to the highest rate of duty and taxes applicable to the goods in any country of destination, and transit if applicable plus a further 10 per cent of the amount. For more information please Contact Us.

FICCI, as the guaranteeing association in India, is responsible for ensuring payment of valid claims. The security guarantee acts as collateral and will be drawn upon to reimburse FICCI in the event duties and taxes are owed. It may be in the form of Bank Guarantee [Bank Guarantee Format (.doc)] or Cash / Demand Draft / Credit Card / Electronic Funds Transfer / Banker's Cheque.

Invoice Proforma

Describes the Goods Covered by the Carnet. Download Invoice Proforma Format (.pdf)

Processing Fees

A Nominal fee is charged for processing a Carnet. Refer Processing Fee Schedule(.pdf)

Note : On receipt of application form with relevant documents in original, Carnet will be processed within 24 working hours time. For immediate processing, please send scan copy of all the documents through online / fax / email to us.

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