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Shipping to India? Are you moving to India, returning home or furnishing a holiday home and want to ship furniture, household goods or personal effects to India? You will need an experienced International removals company who provide a regular shipping to India service. 

Imove International removals and freight shipping to India: New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Cochin, Goa, Kerala and all of India.
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IMOVE provides specialist International removals and furniture shipping to all of India, from a small baggage shipment to a full house removal, motorbikes and motor cars. Imove can arrange a share a container service or your own dedicated container for shipping to  India. We can arrange collection of your furniture and removal goods from all of the UK and Western Europe.

When planning your move to India there are many considerations to take into account; such as how much do you want to send, how much do you want to pay, and whether you want a full packing service, partial packing service, or whether you intend to pack everything yourselves. Then there are budget constraints, how much you have to spend on the removal and shipping costs. Do you want to take your car or motorbike with you, if so what are the costs and documentation requirements. That’s where the Imove Move Coordinator can help and be on hand to answer all those questions and work with you to arrange the shipping on time and within your budget.

Our experienced Move coordinators will plan everything for you from providing the initial quotation, packing and collection right through to delivery to your new home in India. When planning furniture shipping to India we can quote you for:

Baggage Shipping/excess luggage shipping to India.
Less than a container load/Groupage/part load service
Full Container Loads (FCL)
Self pack & Load Container shipping  

Personal and Household effects, shipping to India customs rules:

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.
A. Owner of the goods must have lived / stayed abroad for a minimum period of 2 years and must be transferring his / her residence to India. Indian nationals must not have visited India for more than six months in the preceding two years.
B. Foreign nationals must have a resident / business / work / entry visa.
C. Goods must be shipped out within 30 days of arrival of the owner into India. If there is a delay then goods can be cleared only if the delay is condoned by the customs authorities. Every case is decided on its merits.
D. Owner or his or her family members should not have availed Transfer of Residence Concessions in the preceding 3 years.  

When shipping to India the owner’s presence is required in India for customs clearance:

A. All goods can be custom cleared only after arrival of owner of the goods into India.
B. Owner’s personal presence is generally a must and is advisable.
C. In case owner cannot be present, a power of attorney can be executed in in the clearance agent’s favour.
D. Completed customs forms should be duly signed and attested to ensure smooth custom clearance.  

Documents Required for Shipping to India

Inventory (listing serial numbers of electrical appliances)
Foodstuff imports: Foreign nationals can import foodstuff in their main household goods shipment duty free up to a limit of Rs. 50,000/= (USD 1100/=)

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 you will need to complete an alcohol inventory 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 back of the container near the doors to enable easy retrieval for customs inspection.

Shipping to India Restricted / Prohibited goods:

Pornographic material,
Obscene literature,
Wildlife items like ivory, horns etc.
And firearms, ammunition and other weapons.  

Duration for Clearance of FCL Shipments:

Shipping to India: Customs examination: Generally all import consignments are physically inspected 100% as per Indian customs regulations.

Unloading & Placement of container in Customs bonded warehouse: Day 1, 2 & 3 Customs Inspection and assessment of duty: Day 4

Payment of duty and release of goods: Day 5

Delivery in same city as POE & unpacking of goods: Day 6 & 7

Delivery in different city as POE: Add 2 to 3 days Duration for Clearance of LCL

(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)

When shipping to India to ensure smooth clearance at customs, we suggest that all major electronic appliances be loaded at the back of the container and their make, model no, serial number and quantity be listed and ready for submission to customs.

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Imove International Removals Ltd is rated 4.35 stars by based on 95 merchant reviews

4.35 / 5 Rating
95 Reviews
Worst experience! Contacted them at the end of January and was told they could have my stuff delivered around the 18th of feb when we moved so I cancelled a original booking with a different company and paid the deposit including the remaining balance on the 5th of February. It’s now the 1st of March, still no delivery! So no furniture clothes or anything for myself my husband and children including two babies and have just been told hopefully the 6th or 7th of March! Not good enough. I would rather pay extra and have stuff delivered on time and when your originally told instead of having the first date lied about to get your custom then pushed further and further back. I would recommend as it’s turnt our move into a nightmare!
I was impressed by the communication. IMove dealt with all my queries and requests promptly and efficiently. The crew contacted me directly to advise on their arrival and kept to time. All together a good service and reasonably priced. Thank you.
We recently used Imove International to move all of our household items from UK to Thailand, and found the entire process from initial quote to final delivery very easy. We had a sole use 20ft container, which was perfect for the contents of our 2 bedroom house. The chap who came to do the quote was able to reassure us that the container lorry would be able to reach our house ok, as that was one of our worries. The 2 man packing team arrived at 8:30am on the Thursday and set about wrapping and boxing everything. I can't speak highly enough about how hard they worked that day - it was virtually impossible to get them to stop for a tea break. The only thing it would have been useful to know in advance at that stage was that they wanted us to remove the pedals from our 4 bicycles, and turn the handlebars so that they were in line with the wheels, but it was sorted in a matter of minutes. The following day a 3 man team turned up and completed the packing. The lorry was due a 12:00, but in fact got delayed until about 3:00pm. As the weather was good, the lads moved everything out on to the front drive in the meantime, in order to make the loading faster. I had asked the neighbours to leave the communal parking area free for the day, which made it much easier for the lorry to manoeuvre when it arrived. The loading only took about 30 minutes, and we waved goodbye to our goods, en route to Felixstowe Docks. The thing that amazed me most was that there was not a single scuff mark left on the internal walls of our newly decorated house! Imove had provided us with a link to a web portal which had all the details of our shipment updated on it, including estimated arrival date in Thailand. It also included the name of the ship our container was on, and I was delighted to discover a web site ( where I could track it's progress in real time. (Note to Imove - perhaps you could add that link to your web portal?). About a week before it was due to arrive in Thailand the agent at this end contacted us and talked us through all the paperwork necessary for customs clearance at this end. The ship arrived exactly on schedule, and we visited the agent to drop off passports, ID cards, etc that they needed to clear the shipment with customs. That went very smoothly, and when we returned to the agent to collect our documents we got to meet the driver who was going to deliver the shipment to our house in northern Thailand - a 700km journey. Luckily I was able to give him our exact location on Google Maps, which avoided the hassle of trying to explain a rather obscure location. The lorry arrived exactly on schedule, at 8:30 on a Sunday morning, and again it only took the 4 lads about 30 minutes to unload it. They did offer to unpack everything and remove all the packing materials, but we declined that, as most of our stuff will probably remain in boxes for the next few months while we build a new house here. So, all in all it was a very simple process, and very professionally managed.