Diplomatic Exemptions (Foreign Missions) Request

This service is provided by the Customs Affairs to Governmental Entities of the Diplomatic Authorities (foreign missions) requesting to obtain exemption from custom taxes / duties for the following entities:

  1. Embassies and consulates accredited to the GCC countries (based on reciprocity principle)
  2. International foreign organizations and corps accredited to the GCC countries
  3. Heads and members of the diplomatic and consular bodies accredited to the GCC countries (based on reciprocity principle)

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   Service Terms

  • Target User Group:
  • Government ,

   Required Documents

  1. Diplomatic Exemption Form issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to foreign missions
  2. Invoice
  3. Delivery order (for air or sea importation)
  4. Bill of Lading (for air or sea importation)
  5. Manifest (for importation by land)
  6. Packing List for used or hazardous goods.

   Important notes

  • Readiness:
  1. Exempted goods may not be utilized/assigned for a purpose other than for which it have been exempted, subject to notification of the customs office and payment of applicable customs taxes
  2. Customs taxes shall not be levied on the exempted goods, if the beneficiary has disposed the goods after expiry of three years (1095 days) from the date cleared from the customs office (based on reciprocity principle)
  3. Exempted motor vehicles may not be disposed prior to expiry of three years (1095 days) from the date exempted at first point of entry, excluding the following cases:
    • Termination of the office term of the diplomatic/ consular member benefiting from the exemption in the country
    • If the exempted motor vehicles had a serious traffic accident that renders it unusable by the diplomatic/ consular member, based on a joint recommendation by the Traffic Directorate and the Customs Administration
    • The sale of the motor vehicle by a diplomatic/ consular member to another member, provided that the assignee shall enjoy the right of exemption
  4. The right of exemption shall take effect from the date the beneficiaries commence their jobs at their places of office in the country.


  • Payment Methods:
  • Cash , Credit Card , Cheque , Debit Card ,
  • Service Fees:
  • BD 1 for GCC countries BD 1.100 for other countries