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BAHRAIN
(Country code: BH)

SERVICE RATE
CODE
MAX.
WEIGHT (KG)
OVERSIZE
AVAILABILITY
MAX.
COVERAGE
Priority™ Worldwide (Delivery Standards)   06   30   NO   $1000
International Parcel™ (Air)   208   20   YES   $100
International Parcel™ (Surface)   408   20   YES   $100
Small Packet™ (Air)   08   2   NO   N/A
Small Packet™ (Surface)   08   2   NO   N/A
CUSTOMS DECLARATION LANGUAGE English, Arabic

SERVICE AVAILABILITY Registered Mail™ VALUABLES ACCEPTED
Letter-post™   YES   YES   NO
SERVICE AVAILABILITY FEE CODE CURRENCY
Money Orders™    NO    

Maximum Coverage = Maximum Declared Value for Carriage for the Priority™ Worldwide service.

Import Restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from the country's authorities before posting:

  • fishing nets
  • flowers and seeds
  • pharmaceuticals
  • radio transmitters and receivers
  • wireless equipment.

Prohibited Items

In addition to items considered non-mailable matter, the following are prohibited:

  • advertising products
  • alcohol
  • animal products which are used for traditional medicine such as hide and skins, ivory, rhino horns, bones of sharks particularly from the Far East.
  • antiques
  • beverages
  • chemical products
  • childrens toys
  • cigar or cigarette sweets for children
  • foodstuffs
  • games of chance
  • hashish
  • incense (burning type)
  • knives
  • live animals
  • materials considered obscene and contrary to religion and faith, customs and tradition
  • military devices
  • opium in any form
  • ornamental or coconut palms
  • packets of cigarettes and tobacco not bearing warmings
  • pearls, cultured, imitated, or artificial
  • political propaganda
  • publications or recordings considered to be obscene, contrary to religion, faith, customs and tradition
  • satellite dishes
  • small four-wheeled vehicles for children
  • soil
  • tobacco advertisements
  • vegetable and animal fats
  • weapons and parts of weapons.

Documentation Required

Information regarding Customs can be found in "Customs Requirements" of the Canada Postal Guide.

It is required to submit the Customs declaration and present it together with the following documents for the importation of goods

1.) Import Customs Declaration Form (CDF)

2.) Shipping Agent Delivery Order from Shipping Agent Line to Importer/Consignee (with valid CR)

3.) Three (3) copies of Invoices (Original) from the Exporter addressed to the Importer

4.) Two (2) copies of the Packing List with detailed weights, packaging and goods classification for each individual item within the shipment.

5.) A Certificate of Origin (Original) from relevant Chambers of Commerce of country of origin of goods

6.) Import Permit/Approval from relevant authority for importation of restricted goods

7.) A statistical declaration if the final destination of goods is within the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries

In addition, commercial goods mailed to Bahrain must include an invoice and a Certificate of Origin.

Customs Procedure:

Parcels Containing Dutiable Items- Parcels or packages which contain items which are dutiable will be detailed by Customs at the Post Office. The addressee will be notified by the post office regarding the status of their parcel by a Notification Letter. The parcels will be released after customs inspection at the post office is completed in the presence of the addresse or their representative. Any duty liable must be paid before release of the parcel.

Parcels Containing Non-Dutiable Items- Parcels which contain non-dutiable items and non-restricted items up to a total value of BD 250, will be released directly to the Post Office by Customs for delivery to the addresse. The shipper must ensure to attach the invoice to the parcel in order to facilitate customs clearance.

Parcels Containing Restricted or Controlled Items- Import of restricted items having a total value of up to BD 250 will require approval from the relevant authority. Parcels containing controlled goods will be sent to the relevant authority for approval of importation. Parcels requiring prior approval from the relevant authority will be detained by Customs at the Post Office. The addresse will be notified and asked to obtain an import permit/approval from the relevant authority. On presentation of the permit and payment of duty, the parcel will be released. The invoice must be attached to the parcel in order to facilitate customs clearance.