Household Movement | Customs | Pet Movement | Automobiles | Wardrobe Boxes
Material : The material which we use in our packing is the most modern available
in India. Initial wrapping of furniture is done which is absolutely moisture
proof, termite proof and dust proof. Clothes are hanged in Wardrobe cartons.
Different sizes of our own fabricated cartons are used to differentiate
between the different types of goods and suitable to withstand weight and
delicacy of the goods packed inside.
Finally goods are packed in P.M. box made out of waterproof termite
proof plywood and seasoned wood. We can offer it in a great range of sizes
and styles. Our standard box is (84"x72"x96") 9.5 CBM.
For Diplomatic status
Import of household goods and motor car are permitted free of duty
on presentation of custom duty issued by the diplomatic missions and countersigned
by the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India.
For Indian/N RI/Foreign Nationals under Transfer of Residence Benefits.
Above are allowed to import their household effects subject the following
The owner has resided overseas for the past two years and is transferring
his residence to India for atleast one year and has not stayed in India
for over 180 days in past 2 years from the date of arrival in India. For
Foreign nationals they should have minimum of one year visa.
Only one member per family is entitled for transfer of residence bebefits.
Restrictions : Unaccompanied baggage must be despatched by air within 15
days and bysurface within 30 days of arrival in India (the delay may be
condoned and the maximum is 60 days for air shipment and 90 days for surface
- Used personal and household effects excluding electrical and electronics items are duty free (Consumables and new items shall be charged duty rate of 60%)
- Only one of each following items is permitted on a duty rate of 35% subject
to the value of items is not exceeding US $ 5000.00. Any second items will
attract a duty of 60%.)
- Shortfall of upto two months in completing two years stay abroad can be condoned by assistant
Commissioner for early return with sufficient/satisfactory grounds. Beyond this period no
condonation would be granted.
- If the short visit to India during last two years exceeds the time of six months, then the
condonation may be granted by Commissioner of customs in deserving cases.
In addition of above only at arrival, an adult can import New articles upto value of INR 12000/= and a minor upto INR 6000/=.
Articles which not filling under the free allowance are
- Cartridges of Fire Arms exceeding 50 nos.
- Cigarettes exceeding 200 nos. or Tobacco exceeding 250 gms.
- Alcoholic Liquor and Wine exceeding one litre.
- Gold and Silver in any form other than ornaments.
Duty on Household Goods
All the articles exceeding the above allowance limit will be
charged duty as follows:
|| @ 60%
|| @ 706%
|Cigarettes, Cigars, Tobacco
|| @ 165.2%
Allowance to a person returning to India after 3 months
A person who is engaged in his/her profession abroad can avail, free of duty, Linen, Utensils,
Tableware (Crockery, Glasses & Cutlery), Kitchen Appliances & Iron upto the value limit of Rs.
Allowance to a person returning on termination of work after a stay abroad of not less than one year
Indian national returning after a stay of minimum 365 days during preceding 2 years on termination of his/her work and who has not availed this concession in the proceeding three years. Can import used household articles and personal effects free of duty upto the value limit of Rs. 30000/= subject to the condition that they have been in his/her family possession and used abroad for not less than Six months. Items listed in table 1 (Annexure II) are allowed to import whether old or new of single unit each, under the above value limit on payment of confessional duty @ 35%.
Import of Gold and Silver a person
A person (including minor) holding
Indian passport or of Indian origin returning after a stay abroad not less than 6 months, can
import Gold upto 10 Kgs and Silver upto 100 Kgs in any form (excluding studded with stones
or pearls) at the following rate of duty payable in Convertible Foreign Currency. Short visit upto
30 days duration are ignored.
Gold : Duty Rs. 250/- per 10 Gms.
Silver : Duty Rs. 500/- per kg.
Import of foodstuff and provision
A foreign Citizen residing in India can import foodstuff and and provision (excluding Fruit Products, Alcohol & Tobacco) free of duty upto the value limit of Rs. 50000/= in a year, provided the same is secured abroad in foreign currency. Customs will endorse the passport.
Import of Professional Equipment
Professionals such as Carpenter, Plumber, Welder, Mason and the like engaged in their professions abroad returning to India after a stay of more than 3 months & 6 months are allowed to bring their professional equipment which are required in their profession, free of custom duty upto the value limit of Rs. 10000/= & Rs. 20000/= respectively. Items of common use such as Cameras, Cassette Recorders, Dictaphones, Personal Computers, Type Writers, and other similar articles shall not be included.
Import of Jewellery
Indian national returning to India after residing abroad for more
than one year are allowed to import jewellery, free of custom duty, upto the value limit of Rs.
10000/= in case of male and Rs. 20000/= in case of female passenger.
Import of Firearms is strictly prohibited. However import of one firearm is allowed to a person coming under Transfer of Residence, on payment of duty @ 165.2%, subject to the condition that the same was in his/her possession and used abroad for a minimum period of one year and after clearance it shall not be sold, loaned, transferred or otherwise parted with for consideration or otherwise during the lifetime of such person. Firearms imported by "Renowned Shot" is allowed at concessional duty @ 61.2%.
Person returning to India with USED Personal & Household
Effects belonging to a deceased person are fully exempted from custom duty subject to a
certificate and packing list, duly attested from INDIAN MISSION (concerned about the
ownership of the goods by deceased) is to be produced at the time of clearance of the goods.
T.R concession to foreign nationals
Persons of Indian origin holding
Foreign Passport or foreign nationals who come on employment or for permanent settlement,
must have minimum one year residential visa, a from the date of arrival in India for availing
T.R. privileges. In absence of such one year visa a person is required to file bank guarantee
with custom authorities @ 200% on their assessable value which undertakes to produce an
extended Visa within six months. After arrival, the person must obtain residential permit from
F.R.O. authority, which is required for clearance along visa.
Effective 1.1.2000 following charges are levied by IAAI
- Terminal, storage and processing charges @ INR 4.20 Kg. and minimum is INR 100.00
- Demurrage charges per day - Per kg
- For 1st 7 days INR 1.00
- Beyond 8 - 30 days INR 2.00
- Between 6 - 13 days INR 2.00
- Beyond 30 days INR 3.00
This is subject to :
- Minimum of INR 250 i.e. US $ 6.00
- Free period allowed by IAAI is 5 days.
Alcoholic beverages, Firearms & Ammunitions, Commercial goods,
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Value of Beer (a)
Basic Duty 100% ( b)
a+b is CVD 150%©
a+b+c = 500 X4% SAD
Therefore duty is b+c+d
We have a separate department to take care of all custom and related
formalities pertaining to pet movements. Pets can be cleared on the same
day in few hours if the proper documentation is received in advance. All
the related documents should be faxed to us 3 working days before the arrival
Passenger cars/jeep/multiutility vehicles etc., which are in the registered category, may be imported without a license on payment of full customs duty by the following categories of importers:
All the above categories shall be entitles to import only one vehicle except categories (d) shall be entitled to import only specially designed vehicles suitable for use by handicapped . All such customs authorities on the passport/registration documents at the time of import and by the Regional Transport Authorities when such vehicles are presented for registration in India. All such imports except by the physically handicapped persons shall not involve any foreign exchange remittance from India directly or indirectly . The DGFT may, however, permit relaxation of these conditions or imports by any category not listed in this Public Notice in special circumstances .
- Individuals coming to India for permanent settlement after two year's continuous stay abroad.
- Resident Indians presented with car as an award in any international event/match/ competition
- Legal heirs/successors of deceased relatives residing abroad.
- Physically handicapped persons.
- Companies incorporated in India having foreign equity participation.
- Braches/officers of foreign firms.
- Charitable/ missionary institutions registered with the Ministry of Welfare and the Ministry of Home affairs, Government of India.
- Honorary consuls of foreign countries on the recommendations of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
- Journalists/correspondents of foreign news agencies having accreditation certificate with the press information bureau, Ministry of Information Broadcasting, Govt of India.
- Custom duty is to be paid in foreign convertible Currency
- Duty on :
||Car (New Cars)
|Old Car (Second Hand Cars)
(different rate for different spares)
- There is no restriction on selling of the vehicle after clearance.
- There is no restriction either in Engine capacity or usage for Import of Motor Cycle.
- Remittance for cost of vehicle, insurance and freight are not permitted from India.
- Please check the rules and regulations if the vehicle is in company name and not in individual.
- Depreciation on Automobile
Depreciation of old and used vehicle is calculated from the date of first registration of vehicle to the date of shipment or the date of departure of passenger from the respective country, which ever is earlier.
|4.0% per quarter
|| in the Ist year
|Maximum allowed 70%.
Definition of second hand vehicle
A second hand or used vehicle (including all the vehicles other than Railway or Tramway) for the purposes of the customs shall mean a Vehicle that: -
(II) The import of second hand or used vehicles shall be subject to the following condition : -
- Has been sold, leased or loaned prior to importation into India ; or
- Has been registered for use in any country according to the laws of that country, prior to importation into India ;
- The second hand or used vehicle shall not be older than three years from the date of manufacture ;
- The second hand or used vehicle shall :
- have right hand steering, and controls (applicable on vehicles other than two and three wheelers);
- have a speedometer indicating the speed in Kilometers; and
- have photometry of the headlamps to suit keep left traffic.
- In addition to the conditions specified in (a) and (b) above, the second hand or used vehicle shall conform to the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 and the rules made thereunder
- Whoever being an importer or dealer in motor vehicles who imports or offers to import a second hand or used vehicle into India shall.
- at the time of importation, submit a certificate issued by a testing agency, which the Central Government may notify in this regard, that the second hand or used vehicle being imported into India has been tested immediately before shipment for export to India and the said vehicle conforms to all the regulations specified in the Motor Vehicles Act, 1998 of India and the rules made thereunder.
- At the time of importation, submit a certificate issued by a testing agency, which the Central Government any notify in this regard, that the second hand or used vehicle being imported into India has been tested immediately before shipment for export to India and the said vehicle conforms to the original homologation certificate issued at the time of manufacture.
- On arrival at the Indian port but before clearance for home consumption, submit the vehicle for testing by the Vehicle Research and Development Establishment, Ahmednagar of the Minister of Defence of the Government of India or Automotive research Association of India, Pune or Central Farm Machinery Training and Testing Institute, Budni, Madhya Pradesh for tractors, and such other agencies as may be specified by the Central Government, for granting a certificate by that agency as to the compliance of the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and any rules made thereunder.
- Import of these vehicles shall be allowed only through the customs port at Mumbai.
- The second hand or used vehicles imported into India should have a minimum roadworthiness for a period of 5 years from the date of importation into India with assurance for providing service facilities within the country during the five year period. For this purpose, the importer shall, at the time of importation, submit a declaration indicating the period of roadworthiness in respect of every individual vehicle being imported, supported by a certificate issued by any for the testing agencies, which the Central Government may notify in this regard.
Definition of New Vehicle
A new imported vehicle (including all the vehicles other than Railway or Tramway) for the purposes of the customs shall mean a vehicle that: -
(lI) The import of new vehicle shall be subject to the following condition :-
- has not been manufactured/assembled in India; and
- has not been sold, leased or loaned or loaned prior to importation into India; or
- has not been registered fore use in any country according to the laws of that country, before importation in India.
- The new vehicle shall-
- have a speedometer indicating the speed in kilometers per hours;
- have right hand steering, and controls (applicable on vehicles other than two and three wheelers);
- have photometry of the headlamps to suit ‘keep-left traffic; and
- be imported form the country of manufacture.
- In addition to the conditions specified in (a) above, the new vehicle shall conform to the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and the rules made thereunder, as applicable, on the date of import.
- Whoever being an importer or dealer in motor vehicles who import or efforts to import a new vehicle into India shall,
- at the time of importation, have valid certificate of compliance as per the provision of rule 126 of Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR), 1989, for the Vehicle model being imported, issued by any of the testing agencies, specified in the said rule;
- be responsible for all the provision assigned to the manufacturer as per Rules 122 & 138 of CMVR, 1989 and for issuing Form 22, as per provisions of CMVE, 1989; and
- give an undertaking in writing that the proof of compliance to conformity of production as per rule 126A of CMVR Shall be submitted within six months of the imports. In case of failure to do so, no further import of new vehicle of that model shall be allowed thereafter.
- The import of new vehicles shall be permitted only through the Customs port at Nhava Sheva, Calcutta, and Chennai.
- The provisions of this notification will not apply to the imports of new vehicles-
- for the purpose of certification as per para c (i) above;
- for the purpose of defence requirements; and
- for the purpose of R&D by vehicle manufacturers.
Free use of Wardrobe Boxes
We provide free use of wardrobe boxes for local / international moves. We know that just because your moving, it shouldn't mean you can't find your clothes for the next month !