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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 to have smooth clearance process are as follow:

1- For returning Jordanian: To obtain customs exemption as returning Jordanian the below are required:

- Must be a Jordanian citizen with a valid passport (the passport must show the national I.D. number) and he is out the country for full 12 months continuously.
- Original passport that shows the residence permit abroad (of at least 12 months)
- The goods must be imported within 6 months from the date of consignee’s entry into Jordan.
- Original passport that shows the residency abroad & the entry stamp in to Jordan.
- Original Family marriage booklet.
- Customs will exempt 2 electrical items of the same kind; also 100 sq.m rugs and 200 sq.m of carpets, 1 item only of each office supply equipment such as printers , laptop Etc…, and 1 musical item.
- The consignee and / or family members listed in the family book did not get any exemption as Returning Jordanian in the past
- Detailed packing list is required; no packed by owners / miscellaneous will be accepted.

*Also He will have to present documents to support his return into Jordan for residing such as:

- House lease contract certified by the residing area municipality or a house certificate of ownership, or he may present Kids Schools registration certificates or a cancellation of a Visa permit.
- Client must be in Jordan at the time of clearance or he can authorize first immediate family relative (Brother, Father) if he had an emergency travel.

Note : Exemption can be obtained for one time for each family book; so once the exemption was taken, no other exemption in the future can be granted.

Diplomats Shipments:

Diplomats working in Jordan are exempted from Duties and taxes in full. Diplomat must arrive Jordan at least 3-4 weeks prior to his shipment arrival as to apply for a Diplomatic ID and residency, this process takes around 2 weeks, and then he will need a week to 10 days to get the duty exemption for his personal belongings from the MOFA.. Once the exemption is granted; clearance and delivery can be arranged in 3-4 working days.


- Passenger Vehicles operating on diesel are NOT ALLOWED.
- Vehicles Older than 5 years are not allowed for Permanent entries.
- Tinted 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 8 months, the vehicle must be forwarded to Zarqa Free Zone to pay duties and get the Permanent 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 DMV to determine its eligibility to enter the country as per specifications of the Jordanian Department 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 Entry 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. Also the MOFA will grant exemption of the registration fees with the Department of Motor Vehicle.

* Regional Offices & Temporary Entry:

- 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.

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

Customs Duty 30% of the C&F value
Sales Tax 16% of the C&F value and duty value (VAT)
Import tax 2.50% of the C&F value
Income Tax 2% of the C&F value.
- Extra Tax 5% of the C&F value with minimum JOD 100.000 equals US$ 145.00 / Extra Tax will be 1% of the C&F value. If the goods are exempted.

**Customs duties on vehicles depend on the vehicle brand, make and model, engine size, accessories & options.

Forbidden and Restricted items

- Weapons & Ammunition (forbidden)
- Drugs & Narcotics (forbidden)
- Pornography (forbidden)
- Wines & Alcohol subject for high customs duties and taxes
- Wireless Equipment (CBs, Walkie Talkies). Approval from the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission is required.
- All video tapes, Cassettes, CD’s & printed materials to be inspected by the Department of Media Censorship.

Main Ports of entry into Jordan

- Air freight shipments: Queen Alia International Airport – Amman airport (AMM)
- Sea freight shipments: Aqaba Port (AQJ)

Import documents required

- Bill of lading for sea shipments
- Air waybill for Air shipments
- detailed packing list.
- Passport copy
- Tax ID No. from the local Jordanian Income Tax Dept.
- Vehicle registration and title for car clearance.

Consignment instruction

- Air Shipments:
Name of client as per his passport
350 Air Cargo Road, Qastal
Amman 16197 Jordan
Tel: (962) 6-4711118 / Fax: (962) 6-4711119


350 Air Cargo Road, Qastal
Amman 16197 Jordan
Tel: (962) 6-4711118
AS AGENTS FOR ”Name of client as per his passport”

Duration of clearance procedures & release of shipments:

- Air freight shipments: 2 working days
- Sea freight shipments: 5 - 7 working days

1- New regulations for container trailers entry to amman city:

- The Government of Jordan have installed new Traffic Cameras at all entry points to Amman city to organize the traffic and restrict the entry of container Trailers to Amman during business hours from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, The new procedures for delivery of containers is to enter the Trailer after 10:00 pm to client residence in Amman, park the truck, offload the next day morning and release the truck next day night after 10:00 pm to avoid high penalties and fines.

2- Jordanian coast cargo services

Our Physical Address:

Jordanian Coast Cargo Services
350 Air Cargo Road, Qastal
Amman 16197 Jordan
Tel: +962 6 4711118
Fax: +962 6 4711119
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.jordaniancoastco.com