Procedure for Unaccompanied Baggage Declaration under EDI System at Sea UB – Chennai Port
The following Public Notice was issued by the Commissioner of Customs, Rajaji Salai, Chennai on 20th December 2011.
[Customs Public Notice No. 183 dated 20th December 2011]
Sub: Procedure for Unaccompanied Baggage declaration under the Indian Customs EDI System at Sea UB - Chennai Port.
In order to speed up clearance of passengers’ Un-accompanied Baggage at Sea UB, Chennai, it has been decided to extend the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) to the clearance operation of Unaccompanied Baggage. The Unaccompanied Baggage (UB) module in the Indian Customs EDT System would commence from 26. 12.2011.
2.  Under the system, passengers will be required to file the enclosed revised Baggage Declaration Form (hereinafter called the BD) at the Service Centre. The Service Centre will accept Baggage Declaration form from 10.00 an to 4.00 p.m on all working days. The information provided by the passenger in the revised BD will be fed into the computer on payment of a fee of Rs.60/- and a print out of the Check List will be given to the passenger. The passenger should verify the correctness of the details stated in the Check List and make necessary correction, if any. The passenger if satisfied with the entries made has to authorize the Service Centre for submission of the same to the Customs. The Service Centre will state on the Check List the BD No., Customs Counter No. and the name of the Inspector who would examine the goods. The 
passenger will sign the Check List and then approach the CCTL Authorities with the said Check List to obtain Open Chit. 
3.  Thereafter, the passenger will go to the concerned Preventive Officer mentioned in the Check List. The Preventive Officer will scrutinise the passport and thereafter examine the baggage and process the BD by entering the details into the computer and then forward online to the Superintendent, Unaccompanied Baggage.
4.  In case the passenger is not availing any Transfer of Residence (TR) benefit or Mini TR (MTR) or value of baggage brought by him has been assessed at less than Rs. One lakh or he has not brought anything for which an adjudication order has to be passed, he/she will be given a print out of final BD or TR 6 Challan. The passenger should thereafter go to the Bank Counter at the Custom House for making the payment of duty, if any.
5.  In cases other than those mentioned in para 3 above, the BD will be forwarded online by the Superintendent UB to the Assistant Commissioner/Dy. Commissioner who will assess/decide it and then sent it back to the Superintendent online. The rest of the procedure will be the same as explained in the proceeding paragraph.
6.  After paying the Customs duty, fine and penalty, if any, at the Bank, the passenger will approach the Superintendent/UB for getting the out of charge. The Superintendent will verify the proof of payment of Customs Duty, Fine and Penalty, if any, and grant ‘out of charge’ from the Customs side by duly endorsing the same on the final BD. This will be the last point of contact of the passenger with the Customs.
7.  The passenger will thereafter proceed with the ‘out of charge’ to the CCTL gate pass counter. CCTL will prepare their own challan/gate pass for payment of demurrage/handling charges. After the necessary payment is made by the passenger at the Bank Counter, the CCTL counter will issue Gate Pass for delivery of the FCL, container/LCL goods.
Annexure to PN      /2011
Unaccompanied Baggage Declaration Form
Filed by CHA
Filed by Self
PAN Based CHA No.
Phone No.
Name of the Passenger
Date of departure from India
Date of arrival in India
Baggage Type (TR/MTR/NTR)
Whether you have availed TR in the past
Date of availment of TR
IGM No./Line No.
IGM Date
INW Date
Sex (M/F)
B/L No.
B/L Date
Passport No.
Passport issue date/place of issue
HBL Date
Vessel name
Passport Validity Upto
Arrival date
Country of consignment
Container No.
Port of shipment
No. of packages
Date of shipment of goods
Package code
Gross Weight
Unit of Measurement
Any short visits (Yes/No) during the preceeding two years (for TR/MTR only)*
If yes above, details of short visits
From date
(date of arrival in India)
To date
(date of departure from India)
Total No. ofdays:
Details of the Items imported
SI. No.
Item Description
Unit Price
Total Value
I hereby declare that the particulars given above are true and correct
Signature of passenger
*TR – Transfer of Residence
MT – Mini Transfer of Residence
NTR – Other than TR/MTR