Customs Information

Israel - Diplomat


  • Diplomatic passport
  • Israeli Diplomatic ID card
  • Packing list
  • Signed power of attorney
  • Signed customs value declaration.


  • Diplomats are entitled to tax-free importation of personal effects, once a tax exemption franchise is obtained by the diplomatic organization (e.g., embassy, consulate, or organization) in which the diplomat is physically serving.
  • The diplomatic ID card can be obtained at the diplomatic department at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem.
    • Once obtained, a tax exemption franchise from Customs can be obtained by presenting the OBL, packing list, and Customs forms.
  • The owner of the shipment must be in the country.


In addition to the above for household goods documents, the below will be needed for vehicle clearance. 

  • Vehicle details form
  • Car license copy
  • Car sticker photo (the sticker is usually located on the door of the driver).
  • A copy of the tax exemption letter request from the Embassy stamped by the Israeli MOFA. This letter should be arranged by the Embassy.  



  • The import license must be issued within 10 days of arrival by the Director of Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, for pets not transported as part of accompanied baggage (limit of 2), restricted breeds and young puppies.
  • A copy of the veterinary health certificate and details of pet’s arrival must be forwarded to the Director of Veterinary Services at least 2 days prior to import.
  • For pets transported as accompanied baggage, the owner must provide a declaration that the pet has been in his or her possession for at least 90 days prior to import.
  • Healthy pets with accompanying documentation will not be quarantined.
  • Cats and dogs must be vaccinated against rabies within 1 year but no less than 30 days prior to arrival in Israel, following serological testing with titre level equal to or greater 0.5 IU/ml, done in approved lab.
  • Cats and dogs must be older than 4 months upon arrival, with the exception of pets imported from Great Britain, Japan and Cyprus (3 months old is permitted).
  • Cats and dogs must have an electronic chip in compliance with Israeli requirements.
  • Some breeds of dogs cannot be imported, check with agent for specific details. Restricted breeds cab be still imported under special conditions.


  • Weapons and ammunitions
  • Dangerous chemicals
  • Explosives
  • Drugs
  • Electric bicycle / scooter / moped (of any kind)
  • Biological commodities (seeds, plants, raw wood, etc.)