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Shipping to India from USA

Are you looking to relocate from the USA to India? This is an exciting venture, and one of the most interesting experiences you can have in your life. India offers great features and benefits for non-residents Indians that want to returning back to India for permanent settlement or for work, which is why you may want to check this out. Naturally, you will have lower living costs, and you will be able to enjoy your time as you explore a new culture and slowly become a part of it. But it can be hard to ship to India, and that’s why you need to hire Professional International Relocation Company.

The best help you can get when you do baggage shipping to India is a company like Universal Relocations. We can help you ship items from one country to another in no time. We have a lot of experience when it comes to moving few boxes or entire household goods including furniture’s with little to no effort.

We put a lot of work into shipping furniture to India as well as other countries. Our customers can easily start shipping boxes to India in no time, and we are heavily committed to bringing in great value for the money in no time. Our team offers some of the best, cheap rates shipping boxes and a variety of other items. We know how challenging and tricky it can be to ship items on your own, especially if you want to do that internationally. But when you are moving to India there’s no room for error. Our team will be more than happy to offer you all the help, assistance and support that you need during this process. Granted, there are always going to be some sort of challenges and situations that you have to endure. But working with us will offer you all the help you need if you want to ship to India!

We put a lot of work into making sure that all your items are handled adequately and with the best possible focus and value. Nothing is impossible when you work with us, and that’s why we are always more than happy to assist. Our team is here to help you relocate even the larger items from the US to India fast and easy.

Security and safety are our main priority. All items are carefully packaged to ensure that nothing will break regardless of the situation. Nothing is more important than keeping your items safe, and you can count on our team to offer you all the assistance and help that you may need.

Contact us now and let us know what you want to start shipping to India. We have the means and help you need in order to complete the process properly. Universal Relocations can easily help you relocate fast and in a meaningful way without any effort. We understand all the potential challenges and problems that can appear from relocating, and we are always here to ensure that you can get all the support you need. Get in touch with us and let us help you move from the USA to India today!


It seems practical to try and load your arms up for your flight to India, but maybe there is a more practical way of..

Full Container
Load (FCL)

Moving your entire house? Perhaps you have a 1-2 bedroom home and require your own Half…

Less Container
Load (LCL)

Less than container loads allow our client make shipments that may not fill an entire container…

TV Shipping
to India

Shipping a television is not always wise. The most important thing to know is: TSI does not insure televisions,…


Former Indian citizens presently settled abroad, who are contemplating a return to India for settlement, have an option of using the transfer of residency rules that offer those returning after extended stays to benefit from relaxed rules regarding the import of their personal belongings.


Transfer of Residency – Customs duty

NRI/PIO who are returning to India for an extended period should consider using the transfer of residency so that they can take advantage of relaxed customs duties. Transfer of Residence is a facility provided to persons who intend to transfer their residence to India after a stay abroad of at least two years. This facility allows the imported personal and household articles, free of duty and certain other listed items, on payment of a concessional rate of duty. Those taking transfer of residence is no longer subjected to any minimum stay requirements in India.


Transfer of Residence Rules

The requirements to qualify for transfer of residency concessions: A minimum stay of two years abroad, immediately preceding the date of arrival on transfer of residency is required. Total stay in India on short visits during the 2 preceding years, should not exceed 6 months, and such persons have not availed concessions under transfer of residency in the preceding three years.


Exemptions Allowed

hortfall of up to two months in stay abroad can be condoned by Deputy Commissioner of Customs or Assistant Commissioner of Customs if the early return is on account of terminal leave or vacation being availed of by the passenger or any other special circumstances for reasons which will be required in writing by the customs authorities. The Principal Commissioner of Customs or Commissioner of Customs may condone short visits in excess of six months in special circumstances for reasons to be recorded in writing.


Duty free items allowed under transfer of residence

The total combined value of such goods should not exceed rupees five lakh. NRIs should also be aware that, not more than one unit, of each item of such goods is allowed, per family. Items allowed duty free under transfer of residence are:Used personal and household articles up to an aggregate value of Rupees 5 Lakh. Jewelry up to Rs. 50,000 by a gentleman passenger or Rs. 100,000 for a lady passenger. Jewelry taken out earlier by the passenger or by a member of his family from India. (Proof may be required)Video Cassette Recorder or Video Cassette Player or Video Television Receiver or Video Cassette Disk Player. Washing Machine. Electrical or Liquefied Petroleum Gas Cooking Range Personal Computer( Desktop Computer)Laptop Computer( Notebook Computer)Domestic Refrigerators of capacity up to 300 liters or its equivalent.


List of items with reduced customs duty

For the following items, a reduced customs duty of 36% is charged. It does not matter whether these items are new or old. Color Television or Monochrome Television. Digital Video Disc Player. Video Home Theater System. Dish Washer. Music System. Air Conditioner. Domestic refrigerators of capacity above 300 liters or its equivalent. Deep Freezer. Microwave Oven. Video camera or the combination of any such video camera with one or more of the following goods, namely:- television Receiver; Sound recording or reproducing apparatus; Video reproducing apparatus. Word Processing Machine. Fax Machine. Portable Photocopying Machine.Vessel.Aircraft.Cinematographic films of 35 mm and above. Gold or silver, in any form, other than ornaments.


Drones NOT allowed to be brought in to India by passengers

Due to security concerns, India no longer allows passengers to carry Drones to India. Effective April 1, 2016. Indian Customs Declaration Forms have been revised and Drones are on the prohibited list and not duty free.

Shipping to India , We delivery anywhere in India to name a few cities.

  • Chennai
  • Bangalore
  • Delhi
  • Pune
  • Mumbai
  • Punjab
  • Ahmedabad
  • Baroda
  • Madurai
  • Coimbatore
  • Trichy
  • Hyderabad
  • Vijayawada
  • Bhopal
  • Telangana
  • Vizag
  • Lucknow
  • Chandigarh
  • Noida
  • Mysore
  • Cochin
  • Trivandrum
  • Indoor
  • Madya Pradesh
  • Kolkata
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Nasik
  • Uttar Pradesh

Reasons to Shipping to India with Us:

Door to door international moving rates

FIDI & FAIM PLUS accredited

Options to suit your budget

More than 25 years’ experience

Member of International Movers Associations

Govt of India approved Movers

Empaneled with India Banks Associations

International standard Packing

High Quality Packing Materials and Crating Service

Direct Groupage Service from Usa to India

Licensed & Accredited Moving Specialist

Free Moving Estimate

Free Virtual Survey

Direct Groupage service from USA to India

Many Movers do not have enough goods to fill a whole container to direct ship to India. This is why we offer consolidated international moving to India which shares containers between customers. With this type of overseas move, customers only pay for the space they use in the container. Our experience as an international moving company allows us to offer Direct consolidations service from USA to India with quick transit time, and provide the most value for our customers’ goods. We do direct groupage service from Dallas ,Oakland, Atlanta, New York,New Jersey and Baltimore directly to India ports .

Ports We Serve in India

  • Chennai
  • Mumbai
  • Kolkata
  • Cochin
  • Vizag

Inland Container Terminals

  • Bangalore
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkata
  • Cochin
  • Delhi

We make the shipment booking process simple and easy. Let us handling your shipment to India with superior communication and weekly shipment status update until its delivered at your door in India.

What is the Cheapest way Shipping to India from the USA?
Like the rest of the world, Indians hate paying for shipping. This is why it’s important to Choose Universal Relocations to find the cheapest way to ship to India.

Let’s take a look at the estimated cost and transit time for a package weighing 50lbs and measuring 18x18x24 from the So,

Shipping Baggage to India rates :

Boxes Up to 2 box 3 to 4 boxes 5 to 8 boxes 9 to 15 boxes 16 and Above
Rates $125/each $115/Box $100/Box $95/Box $90/box
  • No Electronics (Please ask for LCL quote if shipping electronics and Furnitures).
  • Maximum box dimensions 18*18*24 (4.5CFT), Double wall Heavy Duty boxes highly recommended.
  • Additional $ 25 for Suitcase Shipping and Universal Relocations is not liable for Suitcase Damages.
  • Pickup will be from your door. Driver will not enter inside the residence.
  • Do not shrink wrap the boxes as shrink wrapping creates problems in X ray scanners
  • Pickup will happen anytime between 8 AM and 6 PM on scheduled pickup date.
  • If you do not wish to wait for the pickup then you may drop the package(s) at your nearest FedEx Authorized Ship Center.
  • Estimated door to door transit time is 60 to 120days. Online tracking will be provided once package is loaded.
Full Container
Load (FCL)

If you shipping to India entire household goods ( 2 to 4 bedroom house) then require a Full Container Load to yourself then you will use the FCL method which allows for direct shipping of your goods in your own dedicated container without sharing other clients shipments.

and LCL Shipping

Allows you to share the cost of a container with other people moving personal effects to the same destination which is in a high volume area. Less than Container Load method allows you to send smaller shipments to low volume destinations that don’t have regular groupage services, by co-loading with other customer Shipments.

Packing Service:

Universal Relocations will professional International Packing all of your belongings using the International packing Standard materials designed specifically for protecting your goods during the move process. This makes packing for international moving a breeze. On the move day our team leader will discuss your relocation with you prior to commencing packing. This is done to ensure they understand your unique requirements.

At Universal Relocations we understand the need for saving space within Shipping containers, as this saves you money on the overall move. To do this Universal Relocations have a variety of packing materials and methods of packing to ensure maximum protection of your goods, whilst also preventing wasted space due to incorrect packing methods.

India import Customs Guide

How to calculate customs duty in india on used items

In case a person knows the rate of duty for a particular item, it’s easy to calculate the duty that will be charged. However, for used items, the value is determined by allowing depreciation on a yearly basis.







Why choose us


24/7 Customer Service


A+ rating from better business bureau


Shipping services at low cost


Over 18 years of experience


No hidden charges


Specialist in USA to India shipments


International standard packing


Guaranteed delivey schedule


All risk insurance


Free transit storage


Free storage insurance for 90 days


The door to door service


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Shipping from the US to India

Baggage Shipping , Furniture Shipping ,TV Shipping to India with low rate and fast Transit




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