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In order to aid you in moving to Bahrain we have gathered customs information. We advise you to carefully review the information relating to moving to Bahrain. You may find more up to date information at your local consulate or embassy. Please note, customs regulations are subject to change at any time. GEM Relocations cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance.

 

Documentation Required
  1. Passport (original)
  2. Work Permit
  3. Residence Permit (valid for two years, endorsed on the Passport)
  4. Insurance Certificate
  5. Bank Guarantee
  6. Customs Bond
  7. Proof of Employment
  8. Inventory (a clear copy, detailed and in English) -- PBO "packed by owner" not acceptable
  9. Certificate from Arab Chamber of Commerce at origin
Customs Regulations
  1. CUSTOMER'S PRESENCE AT CUSTOMS CLEARANCE IS REQUIRED
  2. All shipments are 100% inspected
  3. Used household goods and personal effects are duty-free but subject to the owner obtaining a Residence Permit for a two year minimum. If a two year permit is unobtainable, shipment can be cleared upon payment of a customs deposit.
Dutiable and Restricted Items
  1. New items (purchase invoices required, are dutiable)
  2. Tobacco, alcoholic and perfume products are highly dutiable
  3. Personal computers and all musical instruments including pianos are dutiable
  4. Videocassettes are subject to a screening fee
  5. Cordless telephones are subject to inspection by the Ministry of Labour
  6. Foodstuff is subject to a Health Inspection and dutiable
Prohibited Items
  1. Narcotic drugs
  2. Pornographic pictures, films, videos and literature
  3. Pearls
  4. Explosives
  5. Weapons, firearms, and ammunition (including decorative or toy items of this nature)
  6. Products of Israeli origin or anything related to Israel is banned and liable for confiscation
  7. Political and religious literature offensive to Islam and the Bahrain government is banned and liable for confiscation/prosecution
  8. Wireless transmitters, communications equipment and satellite dish antennas
  9. ALL PRINTED MATTER, FILMS, BOOKS, PICTURES, RECORDS, TAPES, SLIDES, MOVIES, VIDEOS, COMPACT DISCS, COMPUTER SOFTWARE, ETC. SUBJECT TO CENSORSHIP AND CONFISCATION (MUST BE PACKED SEPARATELY FOR EASY ACCESS)
  10. VIOLATORS SUBJECT TO SEVERE PENALTIES, including possible JAIL TERM
  11. If a carton is suspected to contain prohibited items, the entire carton is kept in Customs for further scrutiny. Prohibited items will be confiscated, destroyed or shipped out at Customer's expense.
  12. MEDICINES require a check by the Ministry of Health
Motor Vehicles
  1. Duty is applicable
  2. Documents required:
  3. Invoice
  4. Original passport
  5. Current Insurance Policy (for Bahrain)
  6. Residence Permit (valid for two years)
  7. Certificate of Registration
  8. Title of ownership
Animals
  1. Health Certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian at the place of origin abroad (This Certificate must be in English)
  2. Import License required
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