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Customs clearance documents checklist

United Arab Emirates customs requirements

Have a look at the list of the documents that are required by United Arab Emirates customs to ensure a smooth customs clearance process of your cargo.

Sea Freight

 Import to United Arab Emirates
- House Bill of Lading (HBL).
- Master Bill of Lading (MBL).
- Delivery Order (DO) with shipping agent stamped.
- Importer Code.
- Original Invoice on shipper's letterhead with rubber stamp and signature in wet ink.
- Packing List on shipper's letterhead with rubber stamp and signature in wet ink.
- Certificate of Origin (COO) with chamber of commerce endorsement at origin chamber.
- HS code summary.
Export from United Arab Emirates
- Original Invoice on shipper's letterhead with rubber stamp and signature in wet ink.
- Packing List on shipper's letterhead with rubber stamp and signature in wet ink.
- Importer/Exporter Code.
- Delivery Advice
- HS code summary.

 Air Freight

 Import to United Arab Emirates
- House Airway Bill (HAWB).
- Master Airway Bill (MAWB).
- Delivery Order (DO).
- Importer Code.
- Original Invoice on shipper's letterhead with rubber stamp and signature in wet ink.
- Packing List on shipper's letterhead with rubber stamp and signature in wet ink.
- HS code summary.
 Export from United Arab Emirates
- Original Invoice on shipper's letterhead with rubber stamp and signature in wet ink.
- Packing List on shipper's letterhead with rubber stamp and signature in wet ink.
- Copy of House Airway Bill (HAWB).
- Copy of Master Airway Bill (MAWB).
- Importer/Exporter Code.
- Delivery Advice: for Free Zone.
- HS code summary.

 Road Freight

 Import to United Arab Emirates
- Original Invoice on shipper's letterhead with rubber stamp and signature in wet ink.
- Packing List on shipper's letterhead with rubber stamp and signature in wet ink.
- Certificate of Origin (COO) with chamber of commerce endorsement at origin chamber.
- Original Invoice in Arabic on shipper's letterhead with rubber stamp and signature in wet ink (optional).
Export from United Arab Emirates
- Original Invoice on shipper's letterhead with rubber stamp and signature in wet ink.
- Packing List on shipper's letterhead with rubber stamp and signature in wet ink.
- Certificate of Origin (COO) with chamber of commerce endorsement at origin chamber.
- Original Invoice in Arabic on shipper's letterhead with rubber stamp and signature in wet ink (optional).

 Download a PDF copy of the checklist here

This checklist is for informational purposes only. For the latest updates in the customs clearance procedures please contact DSV's customs clearance team in the UAE.

 

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