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You MUST enter the correct weight [kg] and dimensions [cm]
Failure to do so will result in surcharges being applied to your card


There may be duties for personal effects. Shipper and consignee name should be the same. Consignee may need to be present with original passport for clearance. Consignments cannot be shipped to hotels but to individuals. Gifts and samples are dutiable..

Prohibited items

  • Passports, used laptops, gold or studded jewellery, etc

Before sending your parcel to India, please make sure that none of the items in your parcels contravene the restrictions imposed by customs at destination.

Customs website: http://www.cbec.gov.in/

Documents Needed

After you have paid for a shipping service to India, you will be redirected to a page where you can download and print out the relevant shipping labels, i.e

AWB (Courier Air Waybills - barcode) - Proforma or Commercial invoice - Address label.

The above documents are standard for any international shipment.

Please note, if additional documentation is required for the import of any particular item, it is the customer's responsibility to provide them at destination.


Goods travelling by 'Cargo' are subject to different restrictions to those travelling as carry-on luggage.

A shipment to India is deemed unacceptable if: it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) or other relevant organisation. Many items which appear harmless in everyday use can pose danger on air transport and are consequently forbidden for transport.

The following page displays a sampling of common prohibited and restricted goods.


Packing Advice

Your parcel must be boxed and well packaged. This will reduce the risk of damage to any item during transit or any associated automated distribution process.

Please be aware the item is not taken by hand from collection to destination and will visit many sorted facilities on its journey. For that reason, you need to protect the items to ensure they make it from A to B safely.

The following packaging guidelines are recommendations to assist you in packaging your shipment:


Shipment Protection

When you book a shipping service to India, you will be able to choose an appropriate level of cover for your shipment. We offer enhanced parcel protection for up to £2000 for a small additional fee.

If you do not purchase enhanced Shipment Protection, your shipment will be only covered to a maximum value of £50 as per the limited liability set out in our Terms & Conditions and subject to your parcel passing minimum packaging requirements.

Please note that the declared value for customs purposes is not related to the declared value selected for Shipment Protection. We encourage all customers to purchase shipment protection cover for loss or damage.


We have a detailed and comprehensive Help Section here. If you cannot find the answer or advice you are looking for there, please use our enquiry form

Example prices for India Parcel Delivery

Kg: 1 5 10 15 20 40

Courier Kg Service Type Transit Time Price
Express Services:Toggle
1kg World Express 5-7 business days *
£ 89.45

Finding a courier to handle your package delivery to Kolkata (or Calcutta, as the city used to be known) these days in not a difficult task, but finding the right one may well be. A quick search will reveal countless companies vying for your Kolkata shipping trade. Some will offer bargain prices, while others will profess to be reliable, but no matter whether you're sending a package home or a parcel to a loved one, or you need a regular package delivery service for your company, you'll want to be sure that what you're sending gets there safely and on time.

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The UK and India have enjoyed a close relationship for many years, with emigration in both directions. Consequently, our package delivery service to Kolkata has become an important way to stay in touch with loved ones. From a business perspective, India's growing status as an economic power has encouraged companies from across the globe to invest in this region. Kolkata shipping services have seen a substantial increase in business over the last few years as the region's connections with that other massive economy in the East, China, have continued to grow, helping businesses to develop their international trade.

At times your package delivery to Kolkata may be urgent. Perhaps you've forgotten an anniversary or your client's waiting on the paperwork necessary to conclude an important transaction. Whatever your reason for needing a rapid Kolkata shipping service you'll still want it to be both dependable and affordable. A package delivery to Kolkata through our courier partners will typically take just two to three days. However, for added convenience you could always take advantage of our time-guaranteed service which will enable you to specify a delivery window of just a few hours.

Our service to other Indian cities offers the same guarantees, so if you need us to arrange a parcel delivery to Delhi or a package delivery to Mumbai then all you need do is click our booking button to review the rates and services offered by our courier partners to these destinations.

To see some examples of the Kolkata shipping rates available take a look at the table below. Remember these are just sample rates, and for your own courier options you'll just need to complete our quick and easy booking form.

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