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Economical. Efficient. and Easy.

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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 foreigners that want to arrive in the country, 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 additional help.
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 even large items internationally with little to no effort.
We put a lot of work into shipping furnitures 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!

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It seems practical to try and load your arms up for your flight to India, but maybe there is a more practical way of getting some of your last remaining belongings home! We know that $125/box may seem like an expense and that some airlines may offer you rates from $100. Although, we understand service and door to door shipping for these individual boxes or bags for a $25 premium makes more sense! What’s door-to-door service? Exactly what it sounds like; a pickup from your home and a delivery to your new home! Don’t load up your arms or burden the family, don’t stress, just inquire with us.

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Moving your entire house? Perhaps you have a 1-2 bedroom home and require your own Half a container (20ft) ? Perhaps you have a larger home requiring 1 or 2 (Full container )40ft containers. This is a common happening around the world. Lucky for you we have the resources and a couple decades of know how to make sure that this transition runs smooth! Just imagine our crew arriving to your home in the morning, spending a day or possibly 2 packing your belongings. From your TV’s and clothes, to the finest art and furniture that you guard, Universal Relocations plans to keep the movement of your inventory safe and kept to a minimum. By mid to late afternoon, your container should arrive and our crew will load your inventory into your own container, which will act as a secure means of transportation until it reaches your new home in India.

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Less than container loads allow our client make shipments that may not fill an entire container. Instead of requiring our clients to rent an entire container for their own inventory, Universal Relocations allows its clients to rent a portion of a container and pay for only the amount of space their inventory utilizes. At last our clientele have realized that we really do provide the most economically efficient in house service a relocation company can offer! Guaranteed delivery within 90 Days.

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Shipping a television is not always wise. The most important thing to know is: TSI does not insure televisions, this is because shipping a TV, compared to shipping furniture or shipping other large items, carries a higher chance of damage during transit because TVs are fragile. This is why there is no insurance coverage for shipping a TV by air.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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. Normally depreciation would be calculated as:

First year depreciation @ 16%2.
Second year depreciation @ 12%3.
Third-year depreciation @ 10%

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Why choose our company for your shipping needs?

  24×7 customer service

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 Shipping services at low cost

 Over 18 years of experience

 No hidden charges

 Specialist in USA-to-India Shipments



 Free One Month Storage at Destination

 5% discount on your move for 3 bedroom house

 Guaranteed Pickup and Delivery time

 Free Total Loss Insurance

 Free Converter for your electronic

 Guaranteed delivery within 90 Days

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Door to Airport Service

Includes pick up, air freight to Ahmedabad. Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Goa, Hyderabad., Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kochin, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, Trivandrum and Varanasi.Under certain circumstances, duty may be required by Indian Customs Authorities.Generally, electronic items and TV’s are subject to duty.

Call : 1-888-D2D-RELO or email us at : sales@universalrelocations.com with your shipment description for a guaranteed lowest sea shipping cost.

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