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Moving Rates » International » India

Moving to India from the US

When moving to India, it is necessary to compare overseas moving providers so you will end up with the perfect mover for your particular needs. Unlike local or long distance moves, international moving is much more complex, making it vital to hire a reliable company that would assist you from beginning to end.

As you commence your search for the right company, contact as many moving companies as possible so you can have more choices. Then take into consideration their credentials to know which of them are licensed as a NVOCC (Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier) by the Federal Maritime Commission or FMC and also by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). After that, review the reputations of the companies you are interested in and compare their moving quotes in addition to the moving services included in each of them.

Importations of used household goods and personal effects are duty-free as long as you possess a resident, work or business entry visa, your shipment reaches in India within 30 days following your arrival, and as long as you are present during the customs clearance. You can bring new items but they are subject to taxes. To avoid hassles and delay, contain your goods in a lift van and provide a copy of items inventory which includes the make, model, serial number and quantity of every item. If you want to bring alcoholic beverages, be aware that they are subject to very costly import duties.

Aside from household goods and personal effects, you can ship foodstuffs duty-free providing that they only cost up to USD 1100. Items such as pornographic materials, narcotics, and firearms are restricted. You are allowed to import one pet to India if the animal has the necessary veterinary certificates.

Any more questions about your upcoming move to India? Ask your international mover to explain the ins and outs of the moving process.

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