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Shipping to India

International Removals and Shipping from the UK to India 
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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.

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.

Importing Vehicles into 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.

 

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. 

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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 2016

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 2016

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!

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