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Trusted and straightforward shipping to India
India is a fascinating and vibrant destination in South Asia, perfect for backpackers and families alike. The most populous country in the world is famous for its outstanding beauty, ancient architecture and tasty cuisine. From the buzzing streets of Mumbai to the quiet backwaters of Kerala, India has something for all.
Whether on a gap year, starting a new job or attending university, you'll want as many home comforts as possible. That's where our worldwide shipping company can help. Our international MoveCube® service covers most cities and towns across India, including Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Agra, Jaipur and Varanasi.
With over 25 years of experience shipping possessions worldwide, we make everything simple. You'll feel supported from the booking process to customs guidance and delivery. Our expert team and multilingual customer service make us a trusted choice among overseas shippers.
Ship boxes, furniture and more to India from Singapore stress-free
Our moving services are easy to use and straightforward. In other words, we take care of the boring bits, so you don't have to! All you need to do is make a booking, pack your possessions, and follow some simple customs rules. We'll bring a MoveCube® to your home to be loaded by you, help you guide it through customs, and then deliver it.
Here are a few more reasons why our international shippers simplify your experience:
- Complimentary storage: enjoy 2 weeks of free secure storage in your origin country before we transfer your shipment to India.
- Customs assistance: our team will guide you through each stage of your customs experience.
- Zero hidden fees: thanks to our global network of depots, we control the shipment process from beginning to end. Grab a quick free quote now for a transparent cost breakdown.
- Pay in two stages: we won't ask for the entire balance upfront. Instead, you pay a deposit after booking and a final payment before we ship your belongings to India.
- Multilingual customer support: our friendly customer service team is available for advice throughout your shipping journey.
International removals to India in 5 easy steps
Free online quick quote
Our instant quote tool provides a clear, itemised cost with no hidden fees or nasty surprises.
Pick your dates
When placing your order, choose the materials delivery and shipment collection dates that suit you.
Securely pack your items
We deliver an empty MoveCube®, ready for you to fill.
We collect and ship
Complete the online documentation. Then we'll transport your shipment to its destination.
Delivered to your address
Our team will help you clear your goods through customs and deliver them safely to your new home.
International shipping to India with the MoveCube®
After deciding which beautiful Indian city to visit, it's time to pack up all your household items and have them shipped. You can fill the MoveCube®, our sturdy shipping crate, with anything from boxes and bags to musical instruments and furniture.
Start with an instant free quote and place an order. Then, choose a date so we can conduct a site inspection of your home and hand over your free Starter Pack. Next, we'll bring a MoveCube® to your door to be loaded by you within an allocated timeslot. Then we'll take your full container load to our nearest depot.
Waving goodbye to your precious personal items as they travel overseas can be difficult. We offer comprehensive insurance policies to cover unforeseen loss or damage for extra peace of mind. Plus, you can monitor the MoveCube®'s location via our online tracker.
Please note: to comply with Indian customs, the shipment owner must be present when your goods arrive in India. Plus, once the MoveCube® arrives at its final destination, it is your responsibility to dispose of it.
You can fill the MoveCube®, our sturdy shipping crate, with anything from boxes and bags to musical instruments and furniture.
See our international MoveCube® in action:
We provide full support during customs clearance
As an experienced removals company, we make the customs process in India as straightforward as possible for you. But there are a few essential things to keep in mind to help guide you through Indian customs:
Complete all online paperwork by logging into your account. Documents include optional insurance forms and your Inventory — an itemised list of everything you are shipping. Plus, an invoice for all electrical items, as officials will ask to see them.
There are no taxes on used personal belongings, provided you have owned them for at least twelve months. However, all electronic items, used or new, are subject to 38.5% customs duties. Please reference our Prohibited Goods page for commonly disallowed goods in India.
You must be present in India when your shipment arrives. Once your shipment docks in India, we'll move it to Bangalore ICD for customs clearance. Our agent will email you pre-filled import documents two weeks before your shipment arrives in India. Print and sign them, then contact BlueDart courier company. They will deliver them to our office along with the shipment owner's passport. Finally, we'll contact you once your goods have cleared customs to organise delivery.
If you need advice regarding customs information or have any questions, our multilingual customer support team is available 24/7.
Frequently asked questions about shipping to India
With the MoveCube®, our moving pod, you can ship most household items, including sports equipment, furniture and boxes. But, restrictions vary in most countries. India has a list of banned items to protect its citizens and the environment.
Three plug types are common in India: C, D and M. As it's unsafe to use adaptors for long periods, and there's a 38.5% duty on all electronics imported, it might be better to leave electronics at home and buy what you need once in India.
Please reference our regularly-updated Prohibited Goods page as you pack for information on obvious and less obvious banned goods.
You can import personal effects duty-free if you have owned them for at least a year. However, you must pay 38.5% customs duty on new or used electronic items.
Please check our Prohibited Items page for the most up-to-date information.
Since we control a worldwide network of depots, shipping to India costs less than you might think. However, rates vary depending on how much you send and the location of your origin and destination country. Use our free online quote tool for a cost breakdown specific to your needs in minutes.
To ensure your goods arrive via the most efficient method possible, all shipping and air routes are predefined and cannot be altered.
Pack your belongings for worldwide shipping in 4 simple steps
When shipping internationally, it's essential to wrap and pack everything securely. We recommend hiring a professional packer to remove some stress. Otherwise, give yourself plenty of time and follow our top 4 tips below.
Avoid the clutter!:
Think hard about which belongings you should and shouldn't take. For example, there won't be much need for woolly jackets in a warm country like India! Plus, the less you ship, the more cost-effective it will be.
eBay and Facebook Marketplace are great resources for selling items you no longer need. High street charity shops will be happy to take anything you have in useable condition. Take everything else to your local recycling centre.
Be cautious with fragile goods:
Create a solid base for your box by sealing the flaps shut with three layers of overlapping parcel tape. Repeat when sealing the top. Cover all items in bubble wrap and use two or more layers for delicate goods. Place your heaviest items at the bottom and centre and lighter things above and away from the sides.
Fill gaps with soft materials like towels and packing paper. Once full, give your container a little shake. If you hear a sound, add more padding until it stops.
Arrange a parking spot for our vehicle:
Purchase any necessary tickets or permits before the MoveCube® arrives. Doing so ensures our driver can park within twenty meters of your building's entrance.
You are solely responsible for loading the MoveCube®. We advise asking friends and family to help. Our driver can loan you a trolley to transfer containers. But, for security, they must be able to keep the vehicle within eyesight at all times.
Load the MoveCube® by weight:
Before loading day, use the Small, Medium or Large floor sheet in your Starter Pack to determine if your possessions fit inside the MoveCube®. Place heavy and large items along the bottom and centre and build around them with lighter containers.
If you see a gap, fill it with a container instead of a loose item, as they could break easily and cause damage during transit.
What a fantastic service! So easy to use from start to finish. Seven Seas Worldwide's customer service was great. They were very easy to get a hold of. I really liked the live tracker to see where my shipment was. I Would 100% recommend Seven Seas Worldwide.Renee
Top tourist attractions and experiences in India
India is a large Asian country with a melting pot of cultures, traditions, and landscapes. It boasts ancient heritage sites, unmissable architecture and breathtaking natural beauty. Visitors to this great nation will be captivated by its warmth, hospitality and endless experiences.
The following are a few of the many must-see destinations in India's most popular cities:
The financial capital of India is a cosmopolitan city known for its vibrant energy and iconic landmarks. Enjoy a lively atmosphere everywhere you go in a city full of surprises, diverse cultures, bustling markets and tasty street food.
See an iconic landmark: the Gateway of India is the must-visit attraction in Mumbai. The large arch monument was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. Take a stroll, enjoy the cool sea breeze, and soak in architectural beauty.
Take an evening stroll: Marine Drive is a picturesque stretch of road along the coastline known locally as the "Queen's Necklace." Take a leisurely walk along the boulevard, marvel at the red sunset, and enjoy the Arabian Sea views.
Visit a masterpiece of Gothic architecture: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus is a historic railway station and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Remember to get close enough to admire the intricate detailing and explore the station's stunning interior.
Say hello to Shiva: the Elephanta Caves are a collection of ancient rock-cut temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. The intricate sculptures and carvings depict various aspects of Hindu mythology.
India's vibrant capital is a melting pot of history, culture, and modernity. The city's charm lies in its diverse heritage, bustling streets, and the perfect blend of old and new. Enjoy a unique opportunity to explore ancient monuments, modern architecture and bustling markets.
Relive the Mughal Empire: located in Old Delhi, Red Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an iconic symbol of Delhi. Explore its impressive architecture, walk through historical corridors, and enjoy the light show.
Celebrate Delhi's "victory tower": Qutb Minar exemplifies Indo-Islamic architecture. Climb the seventy-two meters high spiral staircase and explore a complex that houses ancient monuments.
Admire Delhi's biggest mosque: Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques in India and a magnificent example of Mughal architecture. Take in its grandeur, explore the expansive courtyard, and climb the minaret for unforgettable city views.
Explore endless market stalls: visit the bustling streets of Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi. Sample street food delicacies, shop traditional Indian attire and soak up the dynamic atmosphere.
Bangalore, aka the Silicon Valley of India, is a dynamic city that blends modernity with green spaces. It is known as a city that embraces both innovation and tradition. Visitors can enjoy a pleasant climate, a diverse culinary scene, and impressive buildings.
Stroll around a 200-year-old garden: spread across 240 acres, Lalbagh Botanical Garden is a green paradise in the heart of Bangalore. Walk among beautifully landscaped gardens and diverse flora, and visit the iconic glasshouse. Take advantage of popular yearly flower shows like the Lalbagh Flower Show.
Tour a grand palace: Bangalore Palace resembles a medieval European castle. Explore lavish interiors, admire the Tudor architecture, and learn about the Wadiyar dynasty. The palace regularly hosts music concerts by acts such as Metallica and Aeorosmith.
Explore a green utopia: Sri Chamarajendra Udyanavana, aka Cubbon Park, feels like a peaceful oasis within a bustling city. Take a leisurely walk, have a picnic, or explore the park's serene surroundings on a rented bike. There is also the nearby State Central Library and the High Court buildings to visit.
Visit a movie theme park: 40km southwest of Bangalore lies the entertainment complex Innovative Film City. Experience thrilling rides at the amusement park, take in live shows, and indulge in fun activities like go-karting and bowling.
The capital of Rajasthan is a city that exudes royal grandeur. Jaipur is known as the Pink City because most buildings were painted pink before the British royal family visited in 1876. Explore a city rich in history, culture and architectural wonders.
Visit a 16th-century military fort: explore the majestic Amer Fort on a hill, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire detailed architecture, lavish courtyards, and beautiful mirror work. Why not make the experience more memorable by taking an exciting jeep ride up to the fort?
Witness "the Palace of Winds": the five-story high Hawa Mahal is an iconic structure with breathtaking views. Its famous honeycomb-like facade allowed royal women to observe street processions while remaining hidden from view.
Discover an 18th-century royal residence: witness the grandeur of Jaipur at the City Palace. Explore its many courtyards, palaces, and museums featuring artefacts from the royal era. Before you go, take advantage of the stunning Chandra Mahal and the picturesque Peacock Gate.
Marvel at the world's largest stone sundial: Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. It features a collection of stone-built instruments that measure time and the movements of the planets.