How do I move my personal goods to India?
If you would like us to contact you with some more information and a quote for moving you to India, please fill in the enquiry form on this page, and an OSS moving consultatnt will contact you with helpful advice and a no obligation free quote.
Can I pack my own goods when I move to India?
If you are sending items which have been packed by yourself “owner packed” then they will attract more stringent inspection by Customs on arrival in India.
Providing a detailed carton by carton inventory will assist Customs in inspecting your effects, and may avoid unnecessary delays.
It is advisable to have your goods packed by OSS if you are looking at sending larger consignments, to ensure the clearance process can be conducted with a minimum of fuss.
How do I move my car to India?
Moving motor vehicles and motor bikes to India is possible provided Customs criteria are met.
This service is usually depot to depot, meaning the motor vehicle will be collected by you from our partners depot in India following customs clearance.
Customs may require evidence that the owner of the vehicle has lived abroad for 12 months or longer, so a copy of your passport with date stamp showing arrival in India, or copy of lease or rental agreement on in India would be sufficient.
Can I move my boat to India?
Moving a boat to India has similar requirements to moving a car to India when it comes to registration requirements and process.
Customs and Quarantine in India will have a special interest in the boat due to its exposure to marine life, however as Australia has a fairly clean marine environment, your boat should pass customs and quarantine without any problem.
How long will my move to India take?
Clearance of your move into India takes approximately 5 to 7 working days for an FCL (Full Container Load e.g. not a shared container), and 7 to 10 working days for a GRP (Groupage or shared container load) once the shipping container has been unloaded from the vessel.
What insurance should I have when I move to India?
OSS offers a full range of moving insurance options depending on your needs.
Although your shipment to India will be packed to export standards (designed to withstand the the longest journey), the small cost of insurance gives you complete peace of mind with regard to the exposure and rigours inherent in moving from one side of the world to the other.
Ask us about Movecover, our Marine Transit Insurance product.
Consulate / Embasy in Australia
Contact the Indian Embassy by visiting 3 Moonah Place, Yarramumla, ACT 2600 Australia. Phone +612 8223 9909 Fax +612 9223 9246 or follow this link to the Embassy website https://www.hcicanberra.gov.in/
General visa information can be found here: http://www.vfs-in-au.net
General passport information can be found here: http://www.vfs-in-au.net/passport_information.html
Immigration information can be found here: https://boi.gov.in
Please click this link for citizenship information: http://www.vfs-in-au.net/Overseas_Citizen_of_India_OCI.html