Moving to India

Moving your items to India

Are you planning to emigrate to India? Transpack is specialised in international removals of belongings and your entire household to various locations in India. You can move from Amsterdam to New Delhi for as little as €1070.

Calculate the relocation costs online without any obligation and get a tailor-made quotation for your move to India.

India in a nut shell:

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CapitalNew Delhi
Population1.29 billion
Official languagesHindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Sanskrit. English is also considered a language of communal communication.

Moving to India

When moving to India, you may want to consider taking your belongings with you. India offers various modes of transport to get your goods to your new home, including air cargo, sea cargo and groupage services.

The cost of moving to India

The cost of sea freight and groupage services to India is relatively low compared to other countries. The container price for shipping to the country is low, making a private container a good option. By shipping your items together with other shipments at the same time (groupage), you share those low costs and the move becomes even more advantageous. Air freight on the other hand is expensive, so it is only recommended to use it for small shipments that you need at very short notice.


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How long will my belongings be on their way to India?

The average duration of your move by air freight is 2 to 3 weeks. For sea freight this is different because of the enormous distances within the country. However, in general you can assume that the container will take 3 to 5 weeks to reach the port of destination. This does not include the time at customs and any road transport afterwards. A Transpack employee can give you a better idea of the transit times to specific destinations in the country. Groupage transport takes 10 to 12 weeks on average because the container leaves as soon as it is full, so your goods can remain in the warehouse for a while before departure.

Tips on emigrating to India

Moving to hectic India is an exciting adventure; you’ll encounter a new culture and multiple languages. India is a large country with a variety of nature and climate conditions. You will find it all; high mountains, beaches and desert. India also has cities with immense populations, such as Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore. Many international companies are located in India because of the technical expertise of Indians and therefore many people move to India for work. Before you start on your new Indian adventure, there are a number of important steps and we would like to help you with these.

Do I need a visa for India?

If you want to emigrate to India and find out what documents are required, we advise you to contact the consulate or embassy of your country.  On the following websites you can find relevant information about required documents for emigrating to India: Bureau ofImmigration, eVisaApplicationProcess, IndiaImmigrationServices Summary. Eurohome relocation specialists can also assist you in fully arranging your visa application.

What should you take with you when you emigrate to India?

To help you prepare for your trip, we have put together some tips for you. Make sure that documents, keys, medicines, jewellery and other important items are not sent  in your shipment. You should always take these items with you personally.


Indians dress very conservatively. India’s climate is hot and humid. Take lightweight clothes with you. India also has cold winters. So, also think of woollen, warm clothes. It is highly recommended to bring your own shoes. Shoes are very expensive in India and of varying quality.
Travel plugThe electricity voltage in India is about 220 Volts and the frequency is 50 Hertz. Plug-in type is C, D and M. You will need a (world) adapter if you are taking electrical appliances with you.
MedicinesCheck whether your medication is available in India and the maximum amount you are allowed to take with you. Also check if you need a medical certificate for taking medication on a trip.
DocumentsCarry important documents such as passport, visa documents etc. in your hand luggage – make copies too.
Persoonlijke spullenThink of your favourite toiletries, things that remind you of home and other things you can’t afford to be without.
Tip: pack a spare set of clothes in your hand luggage in case your checked luggage is delayed or lost.

If you have any questions about moving to India, please feel free to contact us