Moving To India

Key Facts about Moving to India From USA:

Moving to India from USA can be an overwhelming task; but you don’t have to do it alone. At UniRelo, we provide door-to-door services for moving to India from USA including packing, loading, air cargo services, ocean freight, customs clearance and delivery services. We also provide full replacement value insurance coverage with online cargo tracking for your international move to India.

The technology, automobile, retail and real estate landscapes in India have been booming for over a decade now. The major cities that are experiencing a growth in these industries are Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune and New Delhi. More and more Indian nationals are moving back to India to take advantage of the increasing job opportunities, to live close to their extended families, and to enjoy a better quality of life.

Indian Customs Regulations

Key Customs Regulations for Moving to India

Indian and foreign nationals (including those of Indian origin) who are moving to India may import certain personal effects and household goods into India duty free or at concessional duty rates. people who meet the below criteria may import household goods under the Transfer of Residence (TR) allowance:

  • Owner of the goods must be transferring his or her residence to India.
  • The person transferring his or her residence must not have visited India for more than six months across short visits in the preceding two years.
  • The person transferring his or her residence must have an Indian passport or Foreign passport with OCI card.
  • Goods must be shipped out within 30 days of arrival of the owner into India.
  • If there is a delay then goods can be cleared only if the delay is condoned by the customs authorities.
  • The person transferring his or her residence should not have obtained concessions in the preceding 3 years.
  • Owner of the goods must have lived and stayed abroad for a minimum period of 2 years.


Moving to India With TVs and Other Electrical Appliances

You will need a 220 to 110 step down transformer if you plan on moving TVs and major electrical appliances to India. Major appliances that require a step down transformer include refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, ovens, and dishwashers.

For those shipping Televisions, India uses the PAL system. If you have an NTSC Television that you want to take with you to India then you can get them to work in India with a NTSC to PAL converter.

Moving To India Service Portfolio

Moving to India Service Portfolio

Our door-to-door international services start with free and accurate volume estimation. Our moving to India services include packing, loading, trucking, storage, air & ocean freight, customs clearance and door delivery. We have our own offices across the USA and India.

Whether you want to ship your entire house or just a few items; we have just the right package for you. Our services are broadly classified as follows:

Full Container Load (FCL) Moving services: We offer Full Container Load (FCL) Moving To India services with options for customs clearance at major Indian ports of entry. The ports include Nava Sheva (Mumbai), Chennai and Kolkata and all Inland Container Depots (ICDs) including Bangalore, New Delhi, Pune and Hyderabad. We can place ocean containers directly outside your house either for a live load or do a drop and pick over a weekend.

Less than Container Load (LCL) / Shared Container Moving services: We are also LCL movers and consolidators for those who are moving to India from USA. We have LCL shared containers leaving from all major US West Coast and East Coast ports at regular intervals throughout the year.

Air Freight: We have access to great airfreight rates from most airline carriers and can get your air cargo moved to India in less than a week in most cases.

Insurance: Ask us about our full replacement value insurance coverage for your international move to India.


More Information

UniRelo is agent of SKY2C FREIGHT SYSTEMS, INC., licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) in the USA. We have maintained an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) for 8 consecutive years.

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