International Moving Companies Delhi
The city of Delhi, India is located on the banks of a tributary of the famous Ganges River. Technically, this Indian city is two distinct cities: Old Delhi and New Delhi. Altogether, Delhi is home to over 31 million people. This city is of pivotal importance as the capital of India, but it lacks one important advantage: local access to the sea.
Shipments departing Delhi for ports abroad must first travel overland to reach the nearest seaport. While India has many seaports, the closest one to Delhi is in Mumbai. If you are coordinating this move on your own, you will need to arrange for one carrier to transport your goods to Mumbai and another to carry it overseas. You will also need to arrange for handling of your container along the way.
Here are some of the other things you need to know about moving overseas from Delhi:
Having your paperwork in order will save you time, stress, and money
Moving internationally takes a ton of paperwork. For one thing, you must provide a comprehensive inventory that describes the contents of every single box in detail. That takes the normal packing process and makes it take much longer, but don’t be tempted to take shortcuts. Customs officials will use this inventory as they examine your imports, and any inconsistencies could cause you delays, fines, or just a big headache.
Pay attention to the expiration date for your passport. If your passport expires while you are in India, you may have to return to your country of origin while you wait for a new one to arrive. Make sure you have at least a year left on your passport to avoid this hassle.
Some countries also require visas. Visas can be long or short-term, but the process for obtaining one can take months or even years. Be sure to start the visa application process as soon as you can to avoid delays.
Other paperwork requirements will depend on the country you are moving to. You may need to obtain a letter from your employer, proof of income, residence or work permits, or even a lease or purchase agreement for your new home. Check with your local embassy to be sure you understand what is needed.
Packing for the worst is the best way to pack
We aren’t saying that all shipments encounter inclement weather conditions, but we will say that most overseas shipments take several weeks. So, the changes of encountering rough seas somewhere along the way is actually pretty high. It’s not something you should be overly concerned about, but it is something you should prepare for.
Remember, once your goods leave your hands, you are counting on other people to keep them safe. Packing your valuables with care gives them the best chance of success.
Managing your budget can be challenging with an international move
As unpredictable as the weather, shipping costs can be hard to estimate. This is because there are so many moving parts – all of which can cost you more or less money. If your shipment is held over due to weather delays or rerouted due to inclement conditions, you may have additional fees for storage or simply enter another port.
Even online shipping quotes don’t pretend to know exactly how much your move will cost. One carrier estimates that the cost to ship a full container from Delhi to New York City could be anywhere between INR 661,300 – INR 1,085,000. Another carrier suggests that the cost to move a container from Delhi to Cape Town, South Africa could cost between INR 568,300 – INR 930,000.
Working with an overseas moving company like Three Men and a Truck removes all the guesswork. We will provide you with a custom shipping quote to meet your specific needs. With our vast network of international shipping partners, we can get you the best value every time. Contact us today to learn more.