Are you looking to relocate from the USA to India? This is an exciting venture, and one of the most interesting experiences you can have in your life. India offers great features and benefits for foreigners that want to arrive in the country, which is why you may want to check this out. Naturally, you will have lower living costs, and you will be able to enjoy your time as you explore a new culture and slowly become a part of it. But it can be hard Shipping to India, and that’s why you need to hire additional help.
The best help you can get when you do baggage shipping to India is a company like Universal Relocations. We can help you ship items from one country to another in no time. We have a lot of experience when it comes to moving even large items internationally with little to no effort.
We put a lot of work into shipping furnitures to India as well as other countries. Our customers can easily start shipping boxes to India in no time, and we are heavily committed to bringing in great value for the money in no time.
Our team offers some of the best, cheat rates shipping boxes and a variety of other items. We know how challenging and tricky it can be to ship items on your own, especially if you want to do that internationally. But when you are moving to India there’s no room for error. Our team will be more than happy to offer you all the help, assistance and support that you need during this process. Granted, there are always going to be some sort of challenges and situations that you have to endure. But working with us will offer you all the help you need if you want to ship to India!
We put a lot of work into making sure that all your items are handled adequately and with the best possible focus and value. Nothing is impossible when you work with us, and that’s why we are always more than happy to assist. Our team is here to help you relocate even the larger items from the US to India fast and easy.
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Former Indian citizens presently settled abroad, who are contemplating a return to India for settlement, have an option of using the transfer of residency rules that offer those returning after extended stays to benefit from relaxed rules regarding the import of their personal belongings.
NRI/PIO who are returning to India for an extended period should consider using the 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 imported 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 is no longer subjected to any minimum stay requirements in India.
The 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.
For the following items, a reduced customs duty of 36% is charged. It does not matter whether these items are new or old. Color Television or Monochrome Television. Digital Video Disc Player. Video Home Theater System. Dish Washer. Music System. Air Conditioner. Domestic refrigerators of capacity above 300 liters or its equivalent. Deep Freezer. Microwave Oven. Video camera or the combination of any such video camera with one or more of the following goods, namely:- television Receiver; Sound recording or reproducing apparatus; Video reproducing apparatus. Word Processing Machine. Fax Machine. Portable Photocopying Machine.Vessel.Aircraft.Cinematographic films of 35 mm and above. Gold or silver, in any form, other than ornaments.
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.
For the following items a reduced customs duty of 38.5% is charged. It does not matter whether these items are new or old:
Digital Video Disc Player.
Video Home Theater System.
Dish Washer. Music System.
Domestic refrigerators of capacity above 300 liters or its equivalent.
Deep Freezer. Microwave Oven.
Video camera or the combination of any such video camera with one or more of the following
goods, namely:- television Receiver; Sound recording or reproducing apparatus; Video
Word Processing Machine.
Portable Photocopying Machine.
Vessel.Aircraft.Cinematographic films of 35 mm and above.
Gold or silver, in any form, other than ornaments
Foreign nationals can import foodstuff in their main household goods shipment duty free up to a limit of Rs. 50,000/=
Import duties on alcohol, wines, spirits, etc. are very high in India (approx. 160 % + fine & penalty). Hence it is not advisable to ship wine & liquor into India. However, if it is a must to ship then please complete our Alcohol Declaration Form with details of Brand, Type of Liquor, Quantity, Alcohol Content, Purchase Price etc. It is also advisable to pack them separately and load them at the beginning of the container to enable easy retrieval for customs inspection.
Motor cars can be imported by paying customs duty @ 208% of the CIF value for both used and new cars. Motor Bikes can be imported by paying customs duty @ 185% of the CIF value for both used and new bikes under transfer of residence and customs may charge fine and penalty unto 100% on duty if motor mike not manufactured as per indian spec,
Two pets per passenger. Veterinary certificates and other health documents are required. Please contact us for more information prior to shipping.
wildlife items like ivory, horns etc
firearms, ammunition and other weapons.
Should you need further information please contact us prior to shipping.
Generally, all import consignments are physically inspected 100% as per Indian customs
Note: Owner’s Presence in India is must and need original passport for customs clearance.
Time duration for import customs clearance in India:
Unloading & Placement of container in Customs bonded warehouse: Day 1
Customs Inspection and assessment of duty: Day 2
Payment of duty/port charges and release of goods: Day 3
Delivery in same city as POE & unpacking of goods: Day 4
Although Universal Relocations has tried to make the above information as accurate as possible, UNIVERSAL RELOCATIONS will not accepts any responsibility or liability for any changes in duty structure from above information we encourage you to verify any critical information with the relevant authorities before you book the consignment.
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.
First year depreciation
Second year depreciation
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