Cash Guarantees Refund and Bank Guarantees Release Request

This service is provided by the Customs Affairs to Businesses and Governmental Entities requesting to retrieve the customs duties (taxes) for the following:

  1. Temporary admission procedure
  2. Transit procedure
  3. Transportation by express couriers
  4. Placement under free zone procedure
  5. Placement in custom warehouses
  6. Industrial exemption
  7. Import for re-export

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   Service Terms

  • Target User Group:
  • Business , Government ,

   Required Documents

  1. Temporary admission procedure
    • Copy of the re-export declaration
    • Copy of the declaration of placement of the goods in the free zones/duty free-shops and customs warehouses
    • Copy of the import declaration stating that the goods have been cleared for home use and applicable customs taxes/duties have been collected
    • Disclaimer/discharge certificate certified by the competent authorities in the country of destination stating that re-exported goods have entered the country
  2. Transit procedure
    • Copy of the transit declaration
    • Copy of the declaration of placement of the goods in the free zone
    • Disclaimer/discharge certificate certified by the competent authorities in the country of destination stating that the goods have entered the country
    • Copy of the import declaration stating that the goods have been cleared for home use and applicable customs taxes/duties have been collected
  3. Transportation by express couriers
    • Certified copy of the customs declaration
  4. Placement under free zones procedure
    • A copy of the transit declaration, in case the goods is transiting to the free zones.
    • A copy of the transit declaration, in case the goods are transiting outside the GCC States.
    • A copy of the declaration of placement of the goods in the zones and duty free.
    • A copy of the import declaration stating that the goods have been cleared for home use and applicable customs taxes have been collected.
    • Disclaimer/discharge certificate certified by the competent authorities in the country of destination stating that re-exported goods have entered the country.
  5. Placement in custom warehouses
    • Copy of the re-export declaration, in the event goods are re-exported to other customs houses
    • Copy of the re-export declaration, in the event goods are re-exported to free zones
    • Copy of the re-export declaration, in the event goods are re-exported outside the GCC countries
    • Copy of the import declaration stating that the goods have been cleared for home use and applicable customs taxes/duties have been collected
    • Disclaimer/discharge certificate certified by the competent authorities in the country of destination stating that re-exported goods have entered the country
  6. Industrial exemption
    • Industrial Exemption Form
    • Industrial Exemption Resolution
  7. Import for re-export procedure
    • Copy of the re-export declaration.
    • Copy of the declaration of placement of the goods in the zones and duty free and customs warehouses.
    • Disclaimer/ discharge certificate certified by the competent authorities in the country of destination stating that re-exported goods have entered the country.

   Important notes

  • Others:
  1. Cash deposits and bank guarantees may be released for the cases suspending customs duties, and all other cases.
  2. Deposit will be refunded to the importer of the goods or any other person who can prove to the customs office his entitlement to such deposit.
  3. The claim for refund of cash deposits and release of bank guarantees should be filed within three months (90 days) from the date of the customs declaration.
  4. Claims for refund of cash deposits and release of bank guarantees filed after expiry of the claim period will be disregarded.
  5. Application for extension of the claim period for other three months (90 days) may be accepted before the expiry of the previous period (three months/ 90 days), provided extension shall be for only one period.
  6. The claim for refund of cash deposits and release of bank guarantees submitted for the documents to be attached with the customs declaration for any of the suspending cases should be filed within a non-extendable period of three months (90 days), in the latest, from the date of the customs declaration.
  7. The claim for refund of cash deposits and release of bank guarantees for the temporary admission procedure should be filed from the date of one of the following supporting documents:
    • Copy of the re-export declaration, duly signed and stamped by the designated customs officer at the exit customs office, indicating that the goods have exited the GCC States.
    • Copy of the re-export declaration, duly signed and stamped by the designated customs officer, indicating that the goods have entered the free zone.
    • Copy of the declaration of depositing the goods in the free zones, duty free shops and customs warehouses.
    • Copy of the import declaration or the evidence that the goods have been cleared for home use after payment of the due customs taxes/duties.
    • Disclaimer/ discharge certificate certified by the competent authorities in the country of destination stating that re-exported goods have entered the country.
  8. The claim for refund of cash deposits and release of bank guarantees for the in transit procedure should be filed from the date of one of the following documents:
    • Copy of the transit declaration, duly signed and stamped by the designated customs officer at the exit customs office, indicating that the goods have exited the GCC States.
    • Copy of the transit declaration, duly signed and stamped by the designated customs officer, indicating that the goods have entered the free zone, along with a copy of the declaration of depositing the goods with the free zone.
    • Disclaimer/ discharge certificate certified by the competent authorities in the country of destination stating that the goods have entered the country.
  9. The claim for refund of cash deposits and release of bank guarantees for placement of the goods in the free zones and duty-free shops should be filed from the date of one of the following documents:
    • Copy of the placement declaration, duly signed and stamped by the designated customs officer at the exit customs office, indicating that the goods have entered the free zone/ duty-free shop.
    • Copy of the declaration of placement of the goods in the free zone.
    • Disclaimer/ discharge certificate certified by the competent authorities in the country of destination stating that the goods have entered the country.
  10. The claim for refund of cash deposits and release of bank guarantees for the placement of the goods in the customs warehouses should be filed from the date of actual placement of the goods, provided that a copy of the placement declaration, duly signed and stamped by the designated customs officer at the exit customs office indicating that the goods have entered the customs warehouse will be submitted.
  11. The claim for refund of cash deposits and release of bank guarantees for the foreign motor vehicles not guaranteed by an international CPD shall be filed within three months (90 days), renewable for only one similar period. Claim to be filed from the date of one of the following documents:
    • The proof that motor vehicle has exited the final exit port.
    • Disclaimer/ discharge certificate certified by the competent authorities in the country of destination stating that the motor vehicle has entered the country.
    • The declaration of placing the motor vehicle in the free zone.
    • Copy of the import declaration, or evidence that motor vehicle has been cleared for home use.
  12. The claim for refund of cash deposits and release of bank guarantees for placement of the goods imported under re-export procedure should be filed from the date of one of the following documents:
    • Copy of the re-export declaration, duly signed and stamped by the designated customs officer at the exit customs office, indicating that the goods have exited one of the GCC States.
    • Copy of the re-export declaration, duly signed and stamped by the designated customs officer, indicating that the goods have entered the free zone.
    • Copy of the declaration of placement of the goods in the free zones/ duty free-shops and customs warehouses.
    • Disclaimer/ discharge certificate certified by the competent authorities in the country of destination stating that re-exported.

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