Each country operates under a different set of Import and Export Customs Rules and Regulations A customs brokerage firm is responsible for knowing all of these rules and regulations and ensuring that they are followed, in order to streamline the process of shipping goods as much as possible for the individual or organization. In effect Universal Relocations alleviate the stress of dealing with customs officials and learning shipping regulations so that their clients can spend more time on what they are good at – managing their core business.
Customs brokers serve in effect as translators, communicating with agencies and government throughout the shipping process, to ensure that all of the proper procedures have been followed. Our licensed personnel have the expertise to quickly move your goods in compliance with Indian Customs and import Regulations, Along with proper determination of Tariff Rules and value for duty, we ensure that you get maximum benefit from free trade Regulations and all other applicable tariff reduction programs.
Our licensed Employee have the customs broker experience, mandatory to help you with the intricacies of import Procedures and product-specific government regulations in India.
We have full range of customs Clearance Service for Household goods in all the major ports in india .
NRI/PIO who are returning to India for an extended period, should consider using transfer of residency, so that they can take advantage of relaxed customs duties. Transfer of Residence is a facility provided to persons who intend to transfer their residence to India after a stay abroad of at least two years. This facility allows the import personal and household articles, free of duty and certain other listed items, on payment of a concessional rate of duty. Those taking transfer of residence are no longer subjected to any minimum stay requirements in India.
Requirements to qualify for transfer of residency concessions: A minimum stay of two years abroad, immediately preceding the date of arrival on transfer of residency is required. Total stay in India on short visits during the 2 preceding years, should not exceed 6 months, and such persons have not availed concessions under transfer of residency in the preceding three years.
Shortfall of up to two months in stay abroad can be condoned by Deputy Commissioner of Customs or Assistant Commissioner of Customs if the early return is on account of terminal leave or vacation being availed of by the passenger or any other special circumstances for reasons which will be required in writing by the customs authorities. The Principal Commissioner of Customs or Commissioner of Customs may condone short visits in excess of six months in special circumstances for reasons to be recorded in writing.
The total combined value of such goods should not exceed rupees five lakh. NRIs should also be aware that, not more than one unit, of each item of such goods is allowed, per family. Items allowed duty free under transfer of residence are:Used personal and household articles up to an aggregate value of Rupees 5 Lakh. Jewelry up to Rs. 50,000 by a gentleman passenger or Rs. 100,000 for a lady passenger. Jewelry taken out earlier by the passenger or by a member of his family from India. (Proof may be required)Video Cassette Recorder or Video Cassette Player or Video Television Receiver or Video Cassette Disk Player. Washing Machine. Electrical or Liquefied Petroleum Gas Cooking Range Personal Computer( Desktop Computer)Laptop Computer( Notebook Computer)Domestic Refrigerators of capacity up to 300 liters or its equivalent.
The following major appliances are charged duty @ 36% of the value assessed by Indian Customs
01) Television ( Used or New )
02) Washing Machine,
04) Home Thetre Music System,
05) Air Conditioner,
06) Refrigerator above 300 litres
07) Deep Freezer
08) Video Camera,
09) Cooking Range,
10) Word Processor,
11) Fax machine.
12) Video reproducing apparatus..
13) Portable Photocopying Machine.
15) Cinematographic films of 35 mm and above.
16) Gold or silver. And More
In case a person knows the rate of duty for a particular item, it’s easy to calculate the duty that will be charged. However, for used items the value is determined by allowing depreciation on a yearly basis. Normally depreciation would be calculated as:
First year depreciation @ 16%2.
Second year depreciation @ 12%3.
Third-year depreciation @ 10%
Hence, for an item that is four years old, the price works out to the new item price less 38%.
Drones NOT allowed to be Imported into India under Transfer of Residence.
Due to security concerns, India no longer allows passengers to carry Drones to India. Effective April 1, 2016. Indian Customs Declaration Forms have been revised and Drones are on the prohibited list and not duty free.
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