Indian Customs Regulations for Transfer of Residence to India and Unaccompanied Baggage to India

Eligibility Requirements for Availing Transfer Of Residence

Owner of the goods must have lived / stayed abroad for a minimum period of 1.5 years and must be transferring his / her residence to India. Indian nationals must not have visited India for more than 12 months in the preceding two years. Foreign nationals must have a resident / business / work / entry visa. 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. Owner or his or her family members should not have availed Transfer of Residence Concessions in the preceding 3 years.

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.


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