Oman - All
- Passport (original and two clear copies) including the page where Oman Visa is stamped
- Visa/Residence Permit (two clear copies)
- Work Permit
- Inventory in English (fully detailed and two clear copies) Customs does not accept "PBO" entries
- Letter authorizing Destination Agent to clear shipment
- Insurance Certificate
- Original bill of lading (OBL) / telex release / air waybill (AWB)
- Oman residence visa stamp (on the passport)
- CUSTOMER MUST BE PRESENT FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE AND HE/SHE HOLDS A VALID OMAN VISA
- Used household goods are duty-free if owned for a minimum of 6 months; Customs allows multiple entries regardless of air, sea road shipments.
- New items are subject to a 5% customs duty.
- The approximate time frames for Customs clearance are as follows:
- Sea; full container loads (FCL) 5 – 7 business days
- Sea; less-than-container loads (LCL) 7 – 9 business days
- Air shipments 2 – 3 business days
- The approximate time frames for customs clearance during Ramadan are as follows:
- Sea; full container loads (FCL) 8 – 9 business days
- Sea; less than container loads (LCL) 9 – 10 business days
- Air shipments 3 – 4 working days
- Do not include alcohol in the shipment.
- 100% inspection on all shipments
- Visa/residence permit is required for custom clearance
- Personal effects are subject to be open for inspection by custom authorities
- Normal customs clearance takes 3-4 working days [Thursdays and Fridays Customs will remain closed]
- Customs and port authorities will allow 5 days of free storage for full container load shipments, 15 days for less than container loads shipments and 5 days for shipments arriving by air
- Books, literature, audio/video cassettes, records, CD's etc. are all detained by customs for screening and will be released to consignee only after approval by the Ministry of Information
- All prohibited articles detained by customs may be destroyed without the consignee's consent
- All wood crates must be heat treated with clear visible ISPM marking.
- Oman has now introduced an e-service called Bayan.
- All owners of the goods need to register their names in Customs and get a unique ID that will be used by the clearance company to college DO and clear the effects.
- Destination agents can provide elaborate details.
- While importing a new or used motor vehicle, motorcycle, trailer, the owner of the goods must ensure the vehicle meets local standards, be left-hand drive, and not older than 7 years.
- All vehicles are subject to a minimum 5% customs duty.
- The owner of the goods must obtain insurance at least 24 hours prior to vehicle arrival in Muscat.
- These documents will be filed with Customs by the destination agent.
- The owner of the goods’ agent must apply for permission from Ministry of Commerce for the import of the vehicle; once obtained, the owner of the goods must to obtain insurance at least 24 hours prior to vehicle arrival in Muscat.
- These documents along with an authorization letter and a no objection certificate (NOC) from the employer must be filed with Customs.
- Once clearance is complete, Customs will issue a green form the owner of the goods will need to submit it with the Royal Oman Police for the registration of the vehicle.
- Destination agents generally will not be involved with the vehicle’s registration process but can assist if needed at a fee.
- The writer’s office will not be involved with the vehicle’s registration process.
- For imports from a GCC country, vehicles are allowed duty-free entry if the vehicle is registered in the country of origin and is not older than 2 years prior to import.
- A statistical report from Customs from the country of origin must show that duty has been paid on a previous shipment.
- The original statistical report must be filed with Customs in Oman..
- Permission is not required by the Ministry of Commerce for vehicle imports from GCC countries.
- Proof of ownership.(vehicle registration papers, purchase receipt, etc.)
- Passport copy of consignee
- Import License
- Original bill of lading
- Certificate of Registration copy from the origin country
- Authorization letter from consignee to clear the car on his/her behalf.
- Valid insurance policy, invoice, local dealer's No Objection Certificate, and Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry Permit (only left hand drive vehicles are allowed)
- Statistical report, if applicable
- Import Permit is online must be submitted with a copy of the pets rabies vaccination record and health certificate and obtained from Ministry of Agriculture before shipping
- Vaccination against rabies is required no less than one month and no more than six months before the travel date.
- Cats and dogs quarantined for up to 180 days, depending on country of origin
- Health and Vaccination Certificates issued by the health authorities in the country of origin
- Authorization letter from consignee to clear the pets on his/her behalf
- Vaccination record
- Veterinary health certificate
- Import permit from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Department of Animal Health
- All household goods or personal effects less than a year old are dutiable
- DVDs, videos and CDs are subject to release after censorship clearance from the Ministry of Heritage and Culture; it takes approximately 3-4 weeks for the release and additional charges may apply.
- CUSTOMERS THAT ARE HAVING PROBLEMS CLEARING THE RESTRICTED ITEMS SHOWN BELOW THROUGH CUSTOMS, AND SIGNIFICANT LOSS AND DAMAGE HAVE BEEN REPORTED.
- Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products
- Pornographic literature, videos, magazines, films and pictures (including simple nudity of all kinds)
- Nude pictures or paintings
- Wireless and communication equipment, including walkie-talkie systems and remote cordless telephones
- Political and religious literature need prior approval from the Ministry of Information
- Political or religious literature or statues that might be deemed offensive to the Omani government or the Islamic faith
- Drugs (medicine or prescription drugs are allowed in reasonable quantities and are subject to inspection / analysis)
- Objects made of ivory or any endangered species
- Explosives, firearms, ammunition, knives, swords, daggers, spears, etc. (even toy guns and decorative items of this nature are subject to confiscation)
- *ALL MATTER, BOOKS, PICTURES, RECORDS, FILMS, TAPES, SLIDES,MOVIES, VIDEOS, COMPACT DISCS, COMPUTER SOFTWARE, ETC. SUBJECT TO CENSORSHIP AND CONFISCATION (MUST BE PACKED SEPARATELY FOR EASY ACCESS) A PROCESS WHICH CAN TAKE UP TO 3 WEEKS IF FOUND UNSUITABLE, SUCH ITEMS WILL BE DESTROYED AND THE CONSIGNEE IS LIABLE TO PAY A FINE.
- Products of Israeli origin or manufacture, or any items on the Israeli blacklist
- Airplanes and helicopters
- Swords or spears
- Animal hides, skins, and ivory products