Pursuant to the provisions of Articles (91) of the GCC Common Customs Law , and Articles (8-13) of Rules of implementation pertaining to the regulation of temporary admission procedures, the following procedures, measures and controls apply:


Article (1) Definitions:
The following terms and expressions stipulated for in this Policy shall have the meanings indicated by each of them unless the context indicates otherwise :

International Passage Carnet (Carnet de Passage en Douane (CPD): An international customs document by which foreign private motor vehicles may enter under temporary admission status.

Temporary Admission Permit: An official document issued by the customs center, stating all information about the vehicle and the concerned person, including plate No., chassis No., engine No., make, color, name of concerned person, his nationality, and passport number (for non-GCC citizens).


Article (2)Conditions & Controls:

First: Foreign tourist motor vehicles (other than those registered in a GCC member state) shall be granted a temporary admission permit as follows:

1. Six months (180 days) for the motor vehicles guaranteed by a valid International Passage Carnet.
2. Three months(90 days ) for the motor vehicles not guaranteed by a valid International Passage carnet, The period is renewable for a similar period upon the request of the concerned person with the submission of bank guarantees or cash deposit equivalent to the amount of the payable customs taxes ‘duties”.

Second: For a foreign tourist motor vehicles to benefit from temporary admission, the following terms shall be fulfilled:

1. The vehicle must be officially registered in the country where it is licensed and under a document proving the same;
2. The vehicle’s registration must be valid; and the vehicle shall not bear "for export” plates.
3. Presenting an insurance policy from a registered insurance company in the country, covering all territories of the state throughout the temporary admission period.
4. Presenting an International Passage Carnet recognized by any GCC state to guarantee the customs taxes “duties”.

Third : For a person to benefit from temporary admission of foreign tourism vehicles, the following requirements shall be met :

1. The person must be the owner of the vehicle or authorized to drive it under a special authorization issued by the country of registration and duly certified;
2. The person must hold a valid residence in the country where the vehicle is registered unless they are citizens of that country.
3. The person must hold a valid driving license.

Fourth: The International Passage Carnet, or any GCC-endorsed carnet, must be recognized by the customs administration and valid for the period of temporary admission of the vehicle.

Fifth : Students and those on scholarships (other than GCC citizens) studying at one of the universities and institutes in the country may renew the temporary admission period for their vehicles during their study or scholarship, on condition that the motor vehicles must be guaranteed by a valid International Passage Carnet.

Sixth : Temporary admission status of foreign motor vehicles shall terminate when the motor vehicles leaves the country via one of the customs centers; or when it is deposited in a free zone, or when it is cleared for local use(import) with the payment of due customs taxes “duties” subject to the approval of Customs.



Article (3)Procedures:

First: Foreign motor vehicles shipped by air, sea or land , In case of holding an international Passage Carnet:

1.The concerned person or an authorized customs broker shall submit (Temporary Admission Permit) application attached to the International Passage Carnet, a valid driving license and an insurance document to the customs center.

2.The customs center shall enter all the information listed in the International Passage Carnet to the system, and issue a Temporary Admission Permit for the vehicle (six-month period). The permit shall include all information related to the vehicle and the concerned person in terms of motor vehicles number, chassis number, engine number, make and color and value of the motor vehicles, as well as the concerned person’s name, nationality and passport number.

3.The customs center shall stamp and remove the tear-off slip from the International Passage Carnet.

4.The concerned person or an authorized customs broker shall prepare a temporary admission declaration for each vehicle separately, mentioning the number of the temporary admission permit as well as the International Passage Carnet number in the temporary admission declaration.

5.Motor vehicles are subject to examination, inspection and valuation based on applicable criteria.

6.Issue gate pass and release the motor vehicles.

Second : Foreign motor vehicles shipped by air, sea or land In case of no international Passage Carnet presented:

1.The concerned person or an authorized customs broker shall submit (Temporary Admission Permit) application attached to the motor vehicles registration, a valid driving license and an insurance document to the customs center.

2.The customs center shall enter to the system all the information related to the motor vehicles and the concerned person, including the vehicle number, chassis number, engine number, make and color and value of the motor vehicle, as well as the concerned person’s name, nationality and passport number, and issue a Temporary Admission Permit for the vehicle (for a three-month period that may be renewed for a similar period upon a request from the concerned person) , for one time only.

3.The concerned person or an authorized customs broker shall prepare a temporary admission declaration for each vehicle separately, mentioning the number of the temporary admission permit in the temporary admission declaration, and pay deposit equivalent to the amount of customs duties.

4.Motor vehicles are subject to examination, inspection and valuation based on applicable criteria.

5.Issue gate pass and release the motor vehicles.

Third : Procedures of temporary admission for foreign tourist motor vehicles In case of holding an International Passage Carnet:

1.The motor vehicles driver shall submit the International Passage Carnet, with an insurance document attached to it.

2.The customs center shall enter all the information listed in the International Passage Carnet to the system, and issue a Temporary Admission Permit for the vehicle (six-month period). The permit shall include all information related to the vehicle and the concerned person in terms of vehicle number, chassis number, engine number, make and color and value of the vehicle, as well as the concerned person’s name, nationality and passport number.

3.Register the temporary admission permit number, its date and granted period on the International Passage Carnet.

4.The customs center shall stamp and remove the tear-off slip from the International Passage Carnet.

Fourth : Procedures of temporary admission for foreign tourist vehicles In case of no International Passage Carnet presented:

1.The vehicle driver shall submit the vehicle registration, a valid driving license and an insurance document to the customs center.

2.The customs center shall enter to the system all the information related to the vehicle and the concerned person, including the vehicle number, chassis number, engine number, make and color and value of the motor vehicle, as well as the concerned person’s name, nationality and passport number, and issue a Temporary Admission Permit for the vehicle for a three-month period that may be renewed for a similar period upon a request from the concerned person) for one time only.

3.The concerned person or an authorized customs broker shall prepare a temporary admission declaration for each vehicle separately, mentioning the number of the temporary admission permit in the temporary admission declaration, and pay deposit equivalent to the amount of customs duties.

4. Vehicles are subject to examination, inspection and valuation based on applicable criteria.

5. Issue gate pass and release the vehicle.


Article (4) Delay penalties:

subject to the provisions of GCC Common customs law and Rules of implementation A fine of AED 20 is imposed on tourist cars for each day of delay provided that the penalty does not exceed 10% of the value of the tourist vehicle after expiry of the period specified in the temporary entry Permit.

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