TV SHIPPING FROM THE USA TO INDIA
Are you planning to ship a TV from USA to India? Well, good news, we offer door-to-door shipping services to most cities in India. Door-to-Door shipping with SFL worldwide comes with door pickup, air or ocean freight, tracking, insurance, and customs clearance process. We specialize in relocation services and have extensive experience with expert customs clearance agents to assist with all the complex customs clearance processes for your television. If you are moving back to India and want to ship a TV, we can also assist with customs clearance under the Transfer of Residence process.
To ship your television to India, all you need to do is schedule your shipment on our website and we will email you a prepaid shipping label. Arrange door pickup with one of our providers. If you buy a TV online, you can schedule your shipment in such a way that the TV directly gets delivered to our warehouse. Additionally, you get an additional discount for warehouse to door shipping.
IS IT WORTH SHIPPING TV FROM USA TO INDIA?
IS IT WORTH SHIPPING TV FROM USA TO INDIA?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions. There are a number of factors involved in deciding whether or not to ship a TV to India. Please review the blog below to understand what all you should consider when making such a decision.
Frequently Asked Questions
When shipping any fragile items like TVs overseas, it is important to make sure merchandise gets the utmost protection from door pickup to door delivery. It is not only important to make sure how the TV is packed but also how it is loaded in the container to avoid any damage in transit.
We have a 3-step process to make sure your TV is transported in safe conditions.
- Once TV arrives at warehouses; we make sure internal packing of TV is per manufacturers recommendation; if needed additional packing is added to TV box.
- If customer has opted for crating, we build in-house custom crates for TVs. Crating is done per international customs requirements.
- Once the TV crate is loaded into container it is made sure that TV is braced secured to container to avoid any movement of TV and getting damaged.
If you plan to ship TV from USA to India, you need to review NTSC/PAL compatibility and voltage compatibility.
NTSC/PAL compatibility – Transmission in USA uses video standards called NTST whereas transmission in India support PAL frequency. Most of the TVs purchased after 2010 are international standards and support both NTCS and PAL frequency. You need to check the specifications on TV to see if they support both NTSC and PAL. If not, you will need to purchase an NTSC to PAL converter which you can purchase in USA.
Voltage Compatibility – All electronic devices use 110 volts in USA whereas it is 220 volts in India. If you connect a 110 volt device to a 220 volt power outlet, it may damage your device. If you are buying a new TV to ship to India, you should look for TV which supports 110 volts to 220 volts, so that it will work both in USA and India. If not, you can buy transformer that can convert 220 volts outlet to 110 volts and you can safely connect your TV to power outlet via transformer.
Yes, once you schedule your shipment on our website, you will receive a tracking number to track your shipment on our website 24/7.
Includes Movers Liability up to $0.60 per Lbs. Additional insurance is available at additional cost. To purchase additional insurance, TV Crating is mandatory and crating will be charged additionally from $100.00 to $150.00 depending on size of your TV.
Yes, we can arrange pickup from your door and provide door delivery in India with tracking, insurance and customs clearance.
Once Indian customs ascertain duty value, we will notify you of duty charges to be paid to us at SFL Worldwide and we will pay customs duty on your behalf. Once custom duty is paid, customs will release shipment and we will get shipment delivered to your door in India.
No. Due to the high probability of TV getting damaged in Air Transit, we do not offer TV shipping via Air to India.
Yes, there will be custom duties charged by Indian customs on television shipped to India. Customs duty is 38.5% of value ascertained by Indian customs. For example, if customs ascertain the value of your TV at $500, custom duty will be around $150. The customs duty is charged at the current price of the TV model number in India. If you are moving back to India and qualify for transfer of residence, then you will be able to avail depreciation depending on the age of your TV.
Standard transit time of 3-4 months; assuming there are no unforeseen delays outside our control like customs clearance, port congestion etc.
Yes. You are required to pay customs duties regardless of whether you plan to move back to India or visit for a short while. If you are eligible for TR, you may receive depreciation on your TV value depending on how old the TV is.
No, we will take care of customs clearance process. We require you to provide certain documentation to allow us to clear customs on your behalf. Once we get your shipment cleared, we will get it delivered to your door in India.
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