Plan Your Move Early – Talk to the Professionals


In 2016, the Republic of India was classified as the 8th most visited country in the Asia-Pacific, according to the World Tourism ranking. It is anticipated that India will become the 5th largest growing economy by end of 2018. Due to the increase in economic growth, there will likely be an influx of expat workers moving to India for business opportunities.

Relocating internationally (or locally) in India never happens in a snap, especially when you are moving with your family. Seeking professional advice about transporting your belongings can maximise your time, leaving you free to complete other crucial tasks relating to the relocation of your belongings. Have you ticked off everything from your checklist? Are you and your family prepared emotionally? There are many other factors to consider during a move and a professional moving company will lift the burden of transporting your possessions.

Having many aspects to consider during a move, it’s easy to miss something – and that “something” may end up being an important element of the logistics when moving internationally.

Here are some key points to remember when taking the plunge and moving to India.

  1. How early should I ask for a moving estimate?

    You already know that almost all moving companies provide free estimates. Allied Pickfords uses cutting edge technology to prepare your inventory list of furniture and other items either via iPad or a knowledgeable consultant can visit your home for an assessment. The team at Allied Pickfords recommends you request an estimate at least 8 weeks before your move. However, we can be more flexible if you have short notice up to 2 weeks in advance. Be sure to clarify that with our movers.

  2. Do I have to pay interstate taxes?

    Cities like Bombay require interstate taxes, although the cost can be very minimal. Taxes for moving automobiles or motorbikes, however, can cost a lot more to relocate. Check with your movers if the city you are relocating to requires you pay higher taxes.

  3. Can you bring your domesticated animals?

    If you need to relocate to India but can’t leave your pet, check whether your mover has an option to relocate your furry or feathered friends. Be sure to acquire the proper documentation for your pets, which includes immunisation and vaccine papers, before moving them. Alternatively, you can ask your mover whether they have the option to do it for you.

  4. Are you able to bring your car or motorcycle?

    Cars can be very expensive to move. Although if you’re moving internationally for a long period of time, it makes sense you may want to bring your vehicle to make it easier to get around once you arrive. Check whether your mover can arrange to relocate your motor vehicle from point to point.

  5. What are some items you cannot bring with you?
    While you can move most of your personal belongings, such as furniture, clothes and electronic devices, flammables and perishable goods are not allowed. You can confirm this with your mover.

The transportation and roads in India can be quite complex so moving on your own can be overwhelming, especially when you don’t know the names of the streets let alone the local road rules. Coordinating with a reliable moving company is essential for a successful relocation. Once you’ve moved, be sure to check if your mover has a nearby office so you can follow up any forgotten important details. 


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