The below information is a brief summary of customs regulations when you plan your international shipping to Pakistan, Always double check with your local embassy or consulate to make sure you have all the information you need before you make your move. Contact the nearest Pakistan Embassy.

When you plan your international shipping to Pakistan, the following documents are required for customs clearance:

  • Passport for each family member
  • Work Permit (for foreign nationals) or NOC from Investment Promotion Bureau, Govt. of Pakistan
  • Letter from employer stating that the Customer will be stationed in Pakistan for approximately three years (for foreign nationals)
  • Employer Certificate
  • Pakistan Nationals require a National Identity Card (copy)
  • Transfer of Residence Certificate
  • Inventory, descriptive showing contents of cartons and of each liftvan
  • Bank Guarantee required for all shipments loose in steamship container, CUSTOMER/ACCOUNT MUST BE ADVISED BEFORE SHIPMENT MOVES

When shipping goods overseas to Pakistan, the following items customs guidelines will need to be met:

  • Used household goods and personal effects are duty-free in reasonable quantity
  • New or used furniture need the following
    • Form “A” Customs
    • Passport
    • Invoice/packing
    • Employee Certificate
    • Above in case of foreign nationals and proof that returning national is returning permanently
    • Allowed under personal baggage or transfer to residence
    • Customer presence is required for clearance

When shipping goods overseas to Pakistan, The following items are dutiable and/or restricted:

  • Duties apply to all electrical items, major appliances and new items (invoices/receipts required)
  • Duties also apply to tobacco products, perfumes, toiletries and foodstuffs

When shipping goods overseas to Pakistan, the following items are prohibited, but not limited to,  from entry into the country:

  • Alcohol (will be confiscated at port of entry)
  • Drugs
  • Firearms, weapons, explosives and ammunition. If imported must have Exemption Certificate from Ministry of Foreign Affairs Islamabad
  • Pornographic material and statues
  • Recorded VCR tapes and other movies

When shipping Motor Vehicles overseas to Pakistan, the following documents and regulations will apply:

  • Importation is allowed only to diplomats and Pakistani Nationals
  • Duties apply – varies from 10090 to value (cost plus freight)
  • Documents Required:
    • Import Permit
    • Passport
    • Invoice/old registration book

Moving Pets to Pakistan, The following documents must be presented for the importation of pets:

  • Health Certificate
  • Passport of owner required for import
  • Customer’s presence is required for clearance
  • Allowed accompanied or as unaccompanied baggage

If you are moving your household, commercial goods or motor vehicles to Karāchi, Lahore, Faisalābād, Rāwalpindior to another other city, please give us a call to go over any questions on documentation.

The regulations are subject to change without notice. Our company is not liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance.