Oman is rather a understated choice in a region of lavish decadence and opulent indulgences. Oman is the rather humble destination in the Arabic Peninsular, Oman does not boast or grandstand, however it has a fundamental pride and dignity in its rich well-preserved history and investment in bettering the country not making the biggest splash. Oman is rich in heritage and natural beauty spanning beautifully maintained traditional Mosques, ornate souks, rolling mountains, idyllic golden coastlines and extensive desert landscapes. With all these attractions and numerous reviews identifying Oman as a glorious holiday and expat location it is unsurprising that this magnificent country has seen an influx in visitors and permanent residents.
Shipping Services to Oman
We provide full door to door shipping services to the Sultanate of Oman including packing, loading, shipping and unpacking services. Door to port and door to warehouse options are also available and can be discussed.
If you are moving to Muscat, we can assist with additional destination services such as home search, school search, orientation tours, cleaning services and handyman services among others.
Contact us to discuss your requirements and our International Team will guide you through the relocation process.
Sea and Air Freight Shipping to Oman
International Removals to Oman can be difficult to navigate as there are a multitude of customs formalities that effect you and whoever else is entering the country, your possessions and other factors. For both sea and air freight services, a residential address is needed for shipping.
Sea Shipments to Oman
If you are shipping via sea freight to Oman, you will need to obtain an Import Authorisation Letter from your future employer.
Air Shipments to Oman
A Personal Authorisation Letter is needed in order to import your air freight into the country.
The client does not need to be present at the customs inspection although may be called in if there are any possible prohibited or restricted items in the shipment.
Shipping a Car to Oman
In order to ship your car to Oman, you will need copies of the following documents to be available:
- Vehicle registration documents
- Export certificate
- Copy of passport
- Import documents relating to the employer / migrant sponsor
- Please note that only left hand drive vehicles are allowed to be imported into Oman.
Customs duty will be charged on motor vehicles by Oman Customs Authorities.
- Items made from endangered species
- Cultural Items
As is the case in many Arabic countries there are many items that are not allowed into the country or will require careful evaluation before your international removal begins. Items of a sensitive cultural nature will be subject to an inspection and fines imposed / confiscations if they are found to not comply with regulations. Cultural items of interest include books, photographs, computers, DVDs and CDs among other items.
The above is not a comprehensive list, please contact us to request a copy of our Customs Guide to Oman.
Please note that customs requirements can change on a regular basis so please contact us to clarify the customs requirements applicable to your shipment.
Other Popular Destinations
Yes, you can ship your vehicle to the Middle East, but you will need to comply with certain requirements. Generally, you will need to provide proof of ownership, a valid driver’s license, and insurance documents. Some countries in the Middle East may also require additional documentation such as import permits or emissions certificates. Your Move Manager can provide more information on the specific requirements for your vehicle’s shipment. It’s important to note that shipping a vehicle can be a complex process and may require additional fees, so it’s best to discuss your options with your Move Manager.
Customs regulations can vary depending on the specific country in the Middle East that you are shipping to. Generally, you will need to provide a detailed inventory of your belongings, a commercial invoice, and a bill of lading or air waybill. Depending on the nature of your shipment, you may also need additional documentation such as permits or licenses. It’s important to work with a trusted and experienced international removals company like John Mason International to ensure that you comply with all relevant regulations.