Shipping Services to Saudi Arabia
The choice between sea and air freight for many clients depends on timeline, budget considerations and personal preferences.
We ship to all destinations in Saudi Arabia including the main destinations of Riyadh and Jeddah.
John Mason International provide full door to door shipping services including export packing, loading, shipping, customs clearance, delivery and unpacking services. Additional destination services such as cleaning services or handyman services are also available upon request.
Contact us to request your free quotation or for further information about our services.
Sea Freight Services to Saudi Arabia
In order to import your household goods into Saudi Arabia, the following documents will be required:
- Authorisation letter (affirmed by the Saudi Chamber of Commerce)
- Copy of passport
- Copy of Residence Permit or National ID
- Customs Requirements for Shipping to Saudi Arabia
- Customs Inspection
Each shipment will pass through a 100% physical customs inspection upon arrival in the country.
All household goods shipped and imported into Saudi Arabia are subject to customs duties (from between 5 -20%). The local value and receipts are used to calculate the value of items by Customs authorities.
Exemptions to the above include clothing which has been owned and used and books. This is applicable to clothes and books which are imported at reasonable quantities.
The shipper must be present in the country when customs clearance takes place.
- Large amounts of animal skin
- Gambling items
- Dangerous items
- Alcohol and associated products (NB: this also includes food products which contain alcohol)
- Radio transmitters
- Stuffed animals
Prohibited Cultural Items / Censorship Items
- Magazines with cultural images
- Food items containing pork products
- Non-Islamic religious items
The following items are subject to censorship and penalties can be charged if items are confiscated:
- CDs / Records / Cassette tapes
- Computers, tablets and printers
- Mobile phones
- Videos and DVDs
Shipping a car to Saudi Arabia
We can ship your car to Saudi Arabia using our sea freight service.
Please note that vehicles which are over five years old are not allowed to be imported into the country.
Expatriates: only one car is allowed to be imported.
A SASO (Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organisation) conformity certificate will be required, this certificate must be applied for in the UK. This may require parts of the car to be updated / replaced in order to conform to SASO requirements.
Please be advised that customs regulations can change on a regular basis, you can contact us to confirm the requirements or for further information.
Contact us for a free quotation for your shipment to Saudi Arabia.