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important information about Cargo SHipping to Kuwait

Cargo Shipping To Kuwait

Are you interested in container shipping and sea shipping to Kuwait? If you are interested in shipping to Kuwait, shipping ports in Kuwait include the Port of Shuwaikh, Port of Shuaiba and Port of Doha. A professional cargo shipping company like Cargo Experts can assist you with the required paperwork for cargo shipping to Kuwait.

Before sea shipping to Kuwait, there are some documents you will need to get organized in advance. 

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For example, before shipping to Kuwait, you should have the following paperwork in order:
  • Two copies of your passport, with Information page and Residence Permit page.
  • Visa
  • Residence Permit (Kiama)
  • Temporary Import License
  • “No Objection Certificate” - This document is required from the Ministry of Interior in Kuwait
  • Employer declaration stating your employer status and firm info
  • Employer letter explaining why you are going to Kuwait
  • Authorization letter written in Arabic to clear shipments into Kuwait. This document may be obtained upon arrival in Kuwait.
  • Copy of Civil ID (Kuwait Identification Card)
You should also include a detailed inventory of the items you are sea shipping to Kuwait. Plan to write your inventory documentation with plenty of descriptive information and details such as the brand, make and model of all of the goods you are shipping to Kuwait.

In addition, your inventory should include the gross weight of your items and the number of packages you are shipping to Kuwait. Please note, if you are shipping new items to Kuwait or personal computers, plan to provide  the original invoice and Certificate of Origin. The Certificate of Origin should detail the manufacturer’s name and address.

When shipping to Kuwait, all items entering Kuwait are subject to inspection by Customs officials. Personal effects like clothing and books are permitted to Kuwait duty-free if arriving by air travel. Used household goods are permitted to Kuwait but will likely be subject to duty taxes.

Cargo Shipping to Kuwait and Restricted Items

If you are shipping to Kuwait, there are restrictions on certain items. For example, electronics that are included in your ocean freight will likely delay the customs process in Kuwait and are subject to approval by Kuwait’s Ministry of Commercial Industry.

There are also restrictions on medication and food items when shipping to Kuwait. These items are subject to inspection and special approval by the Ministry of Health in Kuwait. Please note that you should pack medication and food items separately when shipping to Kuwait.

If you are shipping electronic items to Kuwait, there are restrictions. For example, personal computers (PCs), radio transmitters and wireless telephones require a special permit to enter Kuwait and are subject to approval by Kuwait’s Ministry of Telecommunications. Also, there are restrictions and duty fees on new items that you may be shipping to Kuwait.

Any type of chemical, paint, pesticide or insecticide will be subject to the approval of the Kuwait Environmental Protection Authority before entering Kuwait.

Items Not Allowed When Sea Shipping to Kuwait

Before shipping to Kuwait, be aware that certain items are strictly prohibited from entering Kuwait. For example, all types of weapons, explosives and ammunition or prohibited from shipment to Kuwait. This includes any type of antique or ornamental weapons as well as newer versions.

Other items that are prohibited from shipment to Kuwait include:
  • Narcotics and drugs
  • Pork and pork products
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gambling equipment
  • Pornographic materials
  • Controversial political literature
  • Any materials that could be considered contrary to Islamic morality
Any prohibited items in your shipment to Kuwait will be confiscated and may be destroyed without your consent. It is recommended that you pack books, records, films, tapes, slides, movies, videos, compact discs and software separately for easy access for Customs Officials in Kuwait. 

Interesting in Shipping a Vehicle to Kuwait?

If you want to ship a car to Kuwait, you should know that Non-Kuwaiti individuals and firms are not allowed to import vehicles into Kuwait.

If you are permitted to ship a vehicle to Kuwait, it is advisable to be present during the time of customs clearance for your vehicle in Kuwait. You should also have a valid Residence Permit for Kuwait in order to import a vehicle into Kuwait.

All vehicles entering Kuwait are subject to duty fees. Used vehicles older than 5 years are not permitted to enter Kuwait. Because regulations about vehicle shipping to Kuwait may change, it is important that you contact a destination agent prior to your shipment to Kuwait to obtain the most updated rules.

Before shipping a vehicle to Kuwait, certain documents are required. Make sure you have the vehicle registration certificate and the purchase invoice for the vehicle.

A dependable cargo shipping company like Cargo Experts can help you with all of the shipping rules and regulations for your shipment to Kuwait.  Contact Cargo Experts for more specific information about sea shipping to Kuwait. Call Cargo Experts toll free at 866-994-7822 with any questions you might have about sea shipping to Kuwait or for a free FREIGHT QUOTE for your shipment to Kuwait.

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