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General Guidelines on Customs Regulations for Household Goods


Cars in the Kingdom Of Jordan


There are no forms for the custom clearance of Household goods and Personal Effects, It is computerized.  What is needed is a letter of authorization from the client addressed to the custom’s Director at the entry point. This letter designates us as the appointed clearing agent to handle the shipment.  The client signature on this letter must be notarized from the local Bank in Jordan where the client has opened his bank account. 

Used Household goods Customs Regulations

Returning Jordanian:

Must be a Jordanian citizen with a valid passport ( the passport must show the national I.D. number.) The passport shows a residence permit abroad (for at least 12 months), and he will have to present documents to support his return in to Jordan for residing such as: 1) Original passport that shows the residency abroad & the entry stamp in to Jordan. 2) Family marriage booklet. 3) House lease contract certified by the residing area municipality or if he own a house; a house certificate of ownership. 4) Schools registration certificates for kids if there is No house contract or lease.  5) Client must be present at the time of clearance at Amman customs terminal.


For regional offices, if the name of the importer is on the registration certificate of the office at the Ministry of Trade and Commerce (usually it is if the person is the acting manager with signature authority,) then the goods will get exempted from custom duties & Taxes.  Usually exemption is granted for used household goods only.  If the client’s name is not mentioned on the office registration certificate, but is an employee of the company, then his office will have to address the Custom Department along with the shipping document & P.L requesting their approval to exempt his shipment from duties & taxes.


A diplomat must be in Jordan prior to his/her shipment arrival.  They are required first to register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through their Embassy for them to be granted

Used VehicleS Customs Regulations


  1. Passenger Vehicles operating on diesel are NOT ALLOWED.
  2. Vehicles Older than 5 years are not allowed for Permanent entries.
  3. Tented windows are not allowed for Permanent entry.


* Used Vehicles for Returning Jordanians or Foreigners with valid license plates (Temporary Entry):

Vehicle clearance is based on obtaining temporary entry permit for the car so that client can drive it using its origin country license plates and registration for 3 months renewable for another 3 months & ends with 2 Months. Vehicle must be licensed at Origin country & carrying metal plates, Also the registration with the department of motor vehicles must be valid for 8 months at least. After the 8 months; vehicle must be forwarded to Zarqa free zone to pay duties and get the Permanente Jordanian plates, or he can re-export the vehicle out of Jordan or sell it duty free.

** Permanent clearance for Jordanian Plates (Permanent entry):

Vehicles older than 5 years models are not allowed for importation on permanent entry basis in to Jordan. Used vehicles into Jordan must be transported to the Zarqa Free Zone in order to be tested by the Bureau to determine its eligibility to enter the country as per specifications of the Jordanian Bureau of Motor Vehicles.  Vehicles must pass the test, after which an approval from the Interpol will be obtained, Duties will be paid based on the assessed value of the car by the customs dept. and then registration of the vehicle at the free zone can be arranged and car can be released.

*** Diplomatic Plates:

Vehicles of Diplomatic missions in the country are exempted from paying custom duties and taxes and the exemption must be applied for through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

**** Regional Offices in the country:

vehicles are imported under Temporary Entry custom formality whereby the custom duties and taxes applicable needs to be guaranteed by the Regional office by posting a bank guarantee with the Directorate of Customs Department in the amount of the exact custom duties and taxes.  Once the vehicles are re-exported out of the country an application must be made by the regional office accompanied with the finalized re-export custom form to the

Directorate to cancel & return the bank guarantee in order to close the official files under which the vehicles were entered into the country.

Guidelines of Duties & Taxes Percentage.

Customs Duties and taxes for Household goods and personal effects as follows:

  1. Customs Duty 30%, VAT 16% , import tax 2.50%, Income Tax 2% , extra Tax 1%

*Duties and taxes are calculated based on the assessed value by customs inspectors.

  1. Customs duties on vehicles depend on the size of the engine and the model year.

Prohibited Items:

Weapons & Ammunition

Drugs & Narcotics



Alcoholic beverages except 2 liters per person

Wireless Equipments (CBs, Walkie Talkies). Approval from the Telecommunications regulatory commission is required.  

All video tapes, Cassettes, CD’s & printed materials to be inspected by the censorship department

Ports of entry:

- Air freight shipments: Queen Alia International Airport - Amman

- Sea freight shipments: Aqaba Port


Documents Needed for Import of HHG & Cars:

  • B.L / AWB
  • Inventory packing list.
  • Passport copy
  • Tax ID No. from the local Jordanian Income Tax Dept.
  • Vehicle registration and title for car clearance.
  • Authorization letter from the client to collect Dos & perform import clearance on his behalf.


Consignment Instructions:

Consign to:

Name of Shipper (as in passport)

Complete address & contact details


Notify Party:


165 Wasfi Al Tall Str. Telaa Al Ali

Amman 11953 Jordan

Tel: (962) 6-5515754 / Fax: (962) 6-5515752


Duration of clearance procedures & release of shipments:

- Air freight shipments: 2 working days

- Sea freight shipments: 5 - 7 working days

Assuming Documents in good order.






165 Wasfi Al Tall Str. Telaa Al Ali

Amman 11953 Jordan

Tel: +962 6 551754

Fax: +962 6 551752

E-mail: info@jordaniancoastco.com

Web:  www.jordaniancoastco.com





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