Indian nationals, foreign nationals including those of Indian origin, transferring their residence to India or coming to India on employment, can import their personal effects and household goods into India under Transfer of Residence rules subject to the following conditions.
Under Transfer of Residence Rules following items can be imported free if used and old.
Under Transfer of residence duty for the following items the import duty has been reduced to 15%
Concessional customs duty rate of 15% of the value is allowed only on the first unit. If the owner has two or more similar units, or the combined value of the appliances & personal & household effects exceeds Rs. 5,00,000/= (USD 10,000) Then customs duty @ 36.06 % will be charged on the additional units or the additional value.
Import Duty for all other goods will be charged @ 36.06% of assessed value.
Foodstuff imports: Foreign nationals can import foodstuff in their main household goods shipment duty free up to a limit of Rs. 50,000/-
Import of Alcohol, Spirits etc.: Import duties on alcohol, wines, spirits, etc. are very high in India (approx. 160 % + fine & penalty). Hence it is not advisable to ship wine & liquor into India. However, if it is a must to ship then please complete our Alcohol Declaration Form with details of Brand, Type of Liquor, Quantity, Alcohol Content, Purchase Price etc. It is also advisable to pack them separately and load them at the beginning of the container to enable easy retrieval for customs inspection.
Import of Motor Cars and Bikes: Motor cars can be imported by paying customs duty @ 208% of the CIF value for both used and new cars. Motor Bikes can be imported by paying customs duty @ 85% of the CIF value for both used and new bikes. However, other rules & regulations apply, so please check with us prior to shipping.
Import of Pets: Two pets per passenger. Veterinary certificates and other health documents are required. Please contact us for more information prior to shipping.
Restricted / prohibited goods: Porno-graphic material, obscene literature, narcotics, wildlife items like ivory, horns etc and firearms, ammunition and other weapons. Should you need further information please contact us prior to shipping.
Customs examination: Generally all import consignments are physically inspected 100% as per Indian customs regulations.
(The above information is based on the average duration taken for clearance & delivery. The actual time can be less than or more than the above.
To ensure smooth clearance at customs, we suggest that all major electronic appliances be loaded in one liftvan or in the beginning of the container and their make, model no, serial number and quantity be provided to us along with the inventory.
Although Global Packways has tried to make the above information as accurate as possible, Global Packways accepts no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by any person resulting from information given above. Global Packways encourages you to verify any critical information with the relevant authorities before you book the consignment.