If you are moving to Kuwait, a valid Kuwait Civil ID is required for sea freight to clear customs. Until a valid Civil ID is obtained, a Temporary Import License copy will not be issued by the Ministry and import clearance cannot begin. They will no longer accept work visas for sea import clearance purposes.
Below is the updated list of sea import customs clearance documents required in Kuwait for the importation of used household goods:
- Passport copy
- Valid Kuwait Civil ID
- Temporary Import License copy: You are now required to visit the Ministries complex in Kuwait City and show the Bill of Lading copy and your Kuwait Civil ID to obtain this document.
- An authorization letter from your company (Kuwait) in Arabic addressed to customs stating that you are under their sponsorship and Kuwait Maritime & Mercantile Company (KMMC) is appointed to clear and deliver your shipment is required. This letter must be on company letterhead, signed by the authorized signatory of the company and stamped by the company.
- A scanned copy of your company customs authorized signature (in Arabic Itmad Tokia) is required for signature verification for the above company authorization letter at customs.
(ISS Worldwide Movers)