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What's in this article?
  1. India International Moving Services
  2. Moving To India Cost & Time Examples
  3. Is Duty Exemption Offered By Indian Customs?
  4. Is Certain Paperwork Required By Indian Customs?
  5. Is Duty Exemption Offered On Your Vehicle?
  6. Is Certain Paperwork Required For Your Vehicle?
  7. Tips On How To Make Your International Move Easier
  8. Tips On How To Make Your International Move Easier
  9. Why You Need A Professional Moving Company When Relocating Overseas
  10. How To Find The Best International Moving Company
  11. Our India International Moving Services
  12. Why A-1 Auto Transport?
  13. Get Moving!
  14. Sources

India International Moving Services

International moving is where you ship your goods from one country to another. Individuals or businesses may need to relocate and while it may be possible to do this independently, it may prove to be overwhelming. International moving services are availed by moving companies, making the relocation process hassle-free for their clients. Such companies will assist you to ship your car to India as well as any other valuables.  

Moving To India

Moving to India Cost & Time Examples

To/From2BR4BREstimated Time
New York to Mumbai$3,900- $6,400$7,200- $12,0004-8 weeks
Boston to Ahmedabad$4,100- $6,900$7,700- $12,9004-8 weeks
Charlotte to Mumbai$4,200- $7,100$8,000- $13,0004-8 weeks
Dallas to Ahmedabad$4,600- $7,700$8,600- $14,1004-8 weeks
Chicago to Mumbai$4,800- $8,000$8,900- $14,7004-8 weeks
Phoenix to Mumbai$5,000- $8,400$9,400- $15,4005-9 weeks
LA to Delhi$5,400- $9,000$10,000- $16,6005-9 weeks
Seattle to Delhi$5,400- $9,000$10,000- $16,6005-9 weeks
Memphis to Delhi$5,800- $9,500$10,500- $17,4005-8 weeks
Denver to Mumbai$6,300- $10,400$11,700- $19,2005-9 weeks

*Please note that these estimates do not include taxes, customs fees & duties, insurance & quarantine inspections. They assume easy access to both pick up and drop-off addresses and do not allow for special items such as pianos.

Estimated Weight (based on home size): 1BR=2600 lbs - 3900 lbs 2BR=3900 lbs - 5200 lbs 3BR=6500 lbs - 9100 lbs 4BR=9100 lbs - 14300 lbs 5BR=11700 lbs - 19500 lbs

Is duty exemption offered by Indian customs?

If you’ve owned and used your household belongings for at least the last six months - typically Indian customs will waive the duty on them. You’re also required to have lived elsewhere for the last 2 years or more. Finally, customs mandates a time limit for duty-free importation, and this is no later than 30 days after you enter the country. While garnering duty exemption on your household goods can make moving much more affordable - you’ll still be required to pay Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 18% (1).

Is certain paperwork required by Indian customs?

You must present an Employment Letter, a Letter of Transfer or an Assignment Letter. You’re also required to fill out a baggage customs declaration and turn in a full packing list. A separate list of all electronic goods in your shipment should be included as well. Customs will ask for your Residence Permit and a valid visa or PIO card. You may need authority letters too, and the destination agent may have more details concerning these. Finally, in addition to the packing list covered above, an inventory or list of the goods on your shipment (with monetary values included) must be provided (2).

Is duty exemption offered on your vehicle?

Reputable sources caution against importing your vehicle, as the process can be complex. In addition, import duties are typically more than 2 times the vehicle’s value, which is an exorbitant sum (3). A different source lists the rates somewhat lower, at 169% for used vehicles and 114% for new vehicles (4).

Exemption from these fees is only possible, if you obtain a duty exemption certificate from the Indian Ministry of External Affairs. It appears that these are only issued to those with diplomatic status, but this may not be accurate (5). You should speak to customs about the applicable duties and taxes, when importing your vehicle into the country.

Is certain paperwork required for your vehicle?

You must have your passport and proof of valid insurance coverage, to clear your vehicle through customs. Also required is an Import License, except for vehicles being imported under a Transfer of Residence. The title and registration for the vehicle are necessary as well, along with the Original Bill of Lading. You’ll also need the original invoice from the manufacturer, and a duty exemption certificate if possible (though this seems to only be available for diplomats) (6).

This outline is a great start, but hardly complete - so you must talk with customs to learn more. They should be able to inform you about all of the regulations, documentation and fee requirements which will apply to your household items and vehicle.

Tips on how to make your international move easier

Moving overseas is often perceived to be such a hassle but it can be stress-free, especially when you choose a moving company that does its job well. Preparation is important for your big move to be successful. Research on all that is required to ship or migrate to India and also make good use of the resources available online such as on the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) site.

Tips on how to make your international move easier

So as to have a great experience and easy time relocating, you need to prepare your goods in a manner that will allow for easy packing and unpacking. You also need to prepare your documents so as to enable easy processing. Liaise with the moving company and let them have the necessary details. Communicate your expectations and provide the necessary documents so as to enable them deliver the service in a timely manner. Paying the moving company as soon as possible also ensures that you will have a swift move.

Why you need a professional moving company when relocating overseas

When doing something that you are not entirely familiar with, it is best to seek the services of qualified professionals. The same case applies when relocating overseas. Hiring a professional moving company enables you to have a stress-free relocation since they will be able to provide security for your belongings and enable you to make guided steps, from start to finish.

A-1 Auto Transport can help you move your household goods internationally. Call 888-509-3213 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.

How to find the best international moving company

Online searches usually come up with a number of available international moving companies, with almost all of them stating that they are the best in the industry. How then do you narrow-down this search? Consider the following factors:

  • Does the company possess the required certifications and licenses to provide India International Moving Services?
  • What are their ratings?
  • Are they familiar with the rules related to shipping to your destination?
  • Are they insured?
  • Does the estimated cost match the expected benefits and your budget?

Our India international moving services

  • Packing/unpacking: We assist you in making the move stress-free by taking on the cumbersome work of packing all your valuables. We are ensure these items have been unpacked once we get to India.
  • Commercial moving: If your business is relocating to India, it is our business to help you move in and start out well.
  • Office moves: We ship your goods as quickly as possible and help you move into your new office, saving you time and helping you to start making money as soon as possible.
  • Apartment moves: We assist you in moving to your new home.
  • Planning and preparation: We value your time and this is why we help you to plan and prepare for an easy move.
  • Visa and immigration service: We are well acquainted with the Indian visa rules and will advise you through your visa application process.
  • Housing assistance: We offer you great housing assistance services.
  • Family services: Every family experience should be memorable. We help you and your family move into your new home in a hassle-free manner.
  • Auto transport services: Shipping your automobile to India with us will be a less complex process.

Why A-1 Auto Transport?

Are you seeking for reliable yet affordable India International Moving Services? This is why you should choose us: We are one of the biggest, most experienced players in the auto shipping industry. Our professional team works hard to deliver your goods as well as the service you deserve. Moreover, the price at which we charge for the services is one that you will love! We are also strategically located and have storage facilities and offices in major cities in the US and overseas. To get an estimate, use our rate calculator or request for a quote from us. We will send a quote to you for free and without any obligations.

Get moving!

Please fill-out the form at the top of the page. In case you need further clarification on our India International Moving Services, do not hesitate to get in touch. Give us a call on 888-509-3213 or get in touch using the contact details provided here.


(1) Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into India” page. (2) (3) Ibid. (4) Found on Moverscom “Moving to India” page. (5) (6) Ibid.

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