This may apply to people who have worked
abroad for a few years, setup their home there and now when they want to get
back to their home country require to import their household belongings
here.the procedure is given below when TR is availed for a full container load
is filled. Some used items may attract a minimal duty charge and some will be
absolutely free.However Newly purchased items will attract very high rate of
Transfer of Residence( TR) rules
In order to avail TR make sure you are
eligible by satisfying these conditions below:
1.You should have stayed abroad for a minimum
period of atleast 2 years from the date you arrive back here on TR.If the
period is less than 2 years, a period of 2months maybe condoned by the Deputy
2.In the last 2 years, short visits here in
the home country should not have collectively exceeded 180 days or 6 months.In
case of visits that have been in excess of 6 months maybe condoned by the
Deputy Customs Commissioner.
3.No one in the family should have in the last3 years availed TR
4.If the Shipment is done through air, it is
required that the shipper arrive here not less than 15 days prior to arrival,
and in case of sea shipment, snot less than 30 days prior to arrival. In the
event that If container arrives at customs warehouse before the shipper does
then there will be detention and demurrage charges to be borne by the shipper.
5.All items that are going to be cleared free
of duty charges should have been in possession of the shipper or owned by the
shipper for atleast 1 year prior to TR, and must also be accompanied with
purchase bills to support it.
These are the most upto date transfer of residence to india rules ,and if adhered
to ensure swift passage through customs.