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Moving to India

John Mason International can facilitate your move from the UK to India. We can provide both sea freight and air freight services for your move to India depending on your requirements. For sea freight options, we provide both sole use container and shared container options. Your International Move Consultant can discuss your shipping options with you during your pre-move survey.

Living in India

Moving to India has many perks. There are world class schools for children and you can live a high-quality life for a much lower price. Let’s not forget the delicious cultural food available everywhere!

Customs Regulations in India

There are a number of things to bear in mind when shipping to India. Foreign nationals moving to India i.e. transferring their residence to India should be able to import their household goods which have been owned and used for one year duty free. There are certain exceptions however and restricted items, some of which are detailed below (applicable to non-diplomatic shipments and subject to certain conditions being met by the transferee).

Electrical Tax

Electrical appliances are subject to duty dependent on the value of the item. This includes household electrical appliances such as TVs, DVD players, Microwaves, Computers, Printers, Air conditioning units, Fridges about 300L etc.

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Duty will be charged on new household items.

Foodstuffs & Alcohol

Foreign nationals ban bring in foodstuff duty free up to a value of USD 2000. Foodstuffs imported by Indian nationals will be subject to duty.  Different regulations apply for Foreign nationals who are already residing in India, contact us for further information if required.

Beer, wine and spirits attract high levels of import duties.

Customs Clearance in India

You will need to be in India before the shipment arrives and be present in the country until the shipment clears customs.

Shipping a Car to India

Foreign nationals transferring their residence to India are allowed to import one vehicle subject to the car being owned and used for at least a year. Import duties will be due on the car upon arrival in India. Import of a new car is allowed but subject to pollution requirements. Right hand drive vehicles only are allowed for both owned and used and new cars. The original invoice obtained when purchasing the vehicle will be required for customs clearance. Find out more about shipping a car.

Moving a Pet to India

John Mason International prides itself in looking after the entire family from the youngest, to the fluffiest members, we can help! For Exports from the UK, we usually collect pets a day or 2 before their trip and bring them to our facilities close to Heathrow, Gatwick, Glasgow or Manchester airports. Our process involves our vet examining your pet for their Export Health Certificate, which means they are fit to fly.  Our team will take care of all the necessary Exports and Customs paperwork to make sure your pet is all ready to go.

Moving Your Money to India

Moving abroad can be a stressful time so whether you are emigrating or relocating, we are here to make the moving of your money to India as simple and stress free as possible. John Mason International FX provides a complete range of currency exchange services allowing you to transfer your money to India with a click of a button.

Finding a job in India

With its thriving economy and strong jobs market, India offers great career potential. Having relevant experience and qualifications will put you one step ahead for securing your dream job.

Buying a House in India

In India, it’s illegal for foreign nationals to buy a property in India unless they satisfy the residency requirement. Once you’ve permanent residency, you do not require any more approvals as you get the same rights as any Indian citizen.

Getting a Visa for India

You are required to register with the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) or local police station if you intend on staying in India for longer than 180 days. You should register within 14 days of your arrival in India, irrespective of your length of stay. Learn more about obtaining an international visa.

Please bear in mind that customs regulations can change on a regular basis, please contact us if you require further information regarding your move to India. A full Customs Guide to India is available upon request. 

Our Credentials

As one of the leading Movers on a national and international scale, we pride ourselves on providing a professional and friendly service from our highly trained and competent team. We have been recognised by the networks below and we are, therefore, proud of our credentials.
New Zealand

John Mason International Partners with ‘Kiwis for Kiwi’ in the Bid to Save the Kiwi Bird

17 October 2017

New Zealand

Visas for New Zealand -Study, Family, Business and Residence

16 October 2017

USA

Paying Tax in the United States

9 October 2017

Canada

Moving to Canada – What you can and can’t take with you!

2 October 2017

Australia

Visas for Australia – Visitor, Student and Working Holiday Visas

25 September 2017

Australia

Visas for Australia – Working and Skilled Visas

18 September 2017

Some of our Customer Reviews

Thank you and everybody involved, you are an excellent team and an absolute pleasure to deal with.

J.D. Liverpool, UK to Toronto, Canada -
July 2017

My whole experience with John Mason's has been very good, from having Tony surveying till today with the container being packed, I will definitely recommend John Mason to provide removal services.

M.H. South Shields, UK to Perth, Australia – July 2017

Thanks Suzanne for all your help – it’s not easy trying to sort things out from such a long distance away and you’ve been superb! Thank you!

C.H. Warrington, UK to Edmonton, Canada - August 2017

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