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Used Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Copy of passport
  • Original bill of lading (OBL) / air waybill (AWB)
  • Packing list
  • Tax exemption form
  • Letter of request (to Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Customs clearance permission)

Specific Information

  • Customs clearance procedures take approximately 3 - 4 weeks provided all documents are received by agent and complete.
  • Afghanistan does not require the fumigation of wood packaging materials (WPM) with ISPM15 at this time.

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Copy of passport
  • OBL / AWB
  • Original commercial / purchase invoice
  • Tax exemption form
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • Diplomatic note to Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Customs clearance process

Specific Information

  • The import of motor vehicles requires prior authorization from the Ministry of Commerce in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • The VIN must be indicated on the OBL / AWB.


Documents Required

  • Certification of vaccination, including rabies
  • Veterinary health certificate
  • Pet passport

Specific Information

  • The certificate of vaccination must be issued at the point of origin and accompany the animal (dogs).
  • The certification of vaccination and veterinary health certificate must be issued within 30 days of arrival to Afghanistan.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • Alcohol (2 L)
  • Antiques, carpets, furs and camera film (permit is required)

Prohibited Items

  • Weapons of all kinds
  • Alcohol and foodstuff
  • Pornography
  • Narcotics
  • Anti-Islamic materials, literature, etc.
  • Electronic recordings (CDs, DVDs, audiotapes and videotapes, etc.) require Ministry of Culture approval

Consignment Instructions

Recommended:  Contact the destination agent to ensure all requirements have been met prior to import, especially for differences regarding air / sea shipments.

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Movguru note: These policies can change as per customs regulations at any time without notice. Treat this document as informative guide. Movguru has published this document as guide only for information purpose on its sole discretion and holds no depiction of expressing or inferred to the precision or applicability of its content.
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