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Moving to Nepal from the U.S.

If you’re looking for a move between Nepal and USA, International Sea & Air Shipping are the reliable international movers. You can avail the best international moving services that fit your moving budget.

When Moving to Nepal

Our International Moving Specialist will help you by outlining your moving options based on our moving requirements such as:
  • When do you need to reach Nepal?
  • Your preference for shipping by sea or air both of which are available.
  • The length of you intended stay in Nepal.

The Cost of Moving to Nepal

The cost of moving to Nepal from USA is considerably based on cubic footage of your belongings and your proposed arrival time at destination. As Nepal is a land lock area with mountainous terrain its domestic travel time may be more, which in turn increases your moving budget.

Arrange for an appointment for site inspection, consultation and surveying your home & belongings for your move to Nepal to get a very accurate cubic feet estimate and to avail moving services to help expedite your relocation to Nepal.

About Nepal

Nepal, Officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is a landlocked sovereign state located in South Asia. The mountainous north of Nepal has eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest. The Kanchenjunga - the world's tallest and third tallest - on the borders with China and India respectively.

The word "Nepal" is derived from the word "Nepa:" which refers to the Newar Kingdom, the present day Kathmandu Valley. Nepal receives foreign aid from India, Japan, the UK, the US, and the EU, China, Switzerland, and Scandinavian countries.

Nepal is the world's 93rd largest country by land mass and the 41st most populous country. Nepal shares its land border with the two most populist countries China and India.

Nepal is the 115th largest economy in the world in terms of nominal GDP and is a member of international organizations like WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO and more. The Major trading partners are India, USA, Bangladesh, Germany and China.

Custom Regulations for Nepal :
  • Valued Inventory (in English) describing contents of cartons (PBO - "packed by owner" and miscellaneous are not acceptable), and showing specific details for all electrical and electronic items and invoices for new items and invoices for new items.
  • Original Insurance Certificate
  • CTD (Customs Transit Declaration) for shipments cleared at Indian ports
  • Letter authorizing Destination Agent to clear shipment
  • Customers contact address and phone number in Nepal
  • Diplomatic shipments require a Diplomatic Exemption Certificate issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with CIF value of the shipment
  • Duty-Free Exemption Certificate issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with CIF value of the shipment is required for privileged persons (most foreign experts, advisors, and consultants for the Government)
  • Foreign Nationals on private contract and returning Nepalese must ALSO provide the following documents:
    • Passport of Customer and each member of the family
    • Certificate of his Employer stating income sources of Customer
    • Import License issued by the Department of Commerce
  • Privileged persons are free of Customs duties and taxes on their household goods shipments
  • Duty-free import is valid for six months from Customer's arrival date
  • Since shipments are often routed via Calcutta, shipments are subject to control and inspection by Indian Customs, CTD essential
  • Shipment must be consigned to owners full name and address in Nepal
  • New items require an invoice and Certificate of Origin
  • Long list of dutiable items including electrical and electronic goods, cosmetics and new items (Customer must obtain further information from Consulate of Nepal)
  • Antiques, pure silver and gold must be declared at the time of arrival and be re-exported at time of departure from Nepal
  • Weapons and ammunition (must obtain prior approval from the Government of Nepal before importing)
  • Drugs
  • Beef products
  • Pornographic material
  • Privileged persons can import an auto duty-free
  • Vehicles over five years old are prohibited
  • Documents required:
    • Invoice showing model, engine number and chassis number
    • Registration and Ownership Certificate for used autos
  • Health Certificate
  • Allowed as accompanied or as unaccompanied baggage
  • Customer’s presence required for clearance
NOTE - Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers.Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, International sea & air shipping cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance.Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

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Motto : Mother and motherland are greater than heaven
Capital : Kathmandu
National Anthem : "Sayaun Thunga Phool Ka" ("Hundreds of Flowers")


Location : Southern Asia, between China and India
Area : Total : 147,181 sq km

Land : 143,351 sq km
Water : 3,830 sq km

Climate : Varies from cool summers and severe winters in north to subtropical summers and mild winters in south


Nationality : Nepalese (singular and plural)
Population : 29,391,883 (July 2011 est.)
Major Cities : KATHMANDU (capital) 990,000 (2009)
Languages : Nepali (official) 47.8%, Maithali 12.1%, Bhojpuri 7.4%, Tharu (Dagaura/Rana) 5.8%, Tamang 5.1%, Newar 3.6%, Magar 3.3%, Awadhi 2.4%, Other 10%, Unspecified 2.5% (2001 census) ,Note: many in government and business also speak English (2001 est.)


GDP : $35.31 billion (2010 est.)
Exchange Rates : Nepalese rupees (NPR) per US dollar - 72.56 (2010), 77.44 (2009), 65.21 (2008), 70.35 (2007), 72.446 (2006)


Airports : 47 (2010)
Roadways : Total : 17,282 km
Waterways : N/A
Ports & Terminals : N/A


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