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KUWAIT
(Country code: KW)

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

SERVICE AVAILABILITY Registered Mail™ VALUABLES ACCEPTED
Letter-post™   YES   YES   YES
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:

  • animal products
  • anti-parasite products
  • animals of the swine family
  • birds originating from Africa
  • brushes made of horse hair
  • colour cameras
  • cologne and perfume
  • communication equipment
  • compact discs
  • computer accessories
  • cosmetics
  • drugs
  • electrical machinery
  • films
  • fire extinguishers
  • fireworks and similar articles
  • gaming machines, toys
  • inorganic chemicals
  • insectices and pesticides
  • live chickens
  • medical/dental supplies and equipment
  • petroleum products
  • pig innards and extremities
  • pharmaceuticals
  • phones/modems
  • plant and plant products
  • printed books, newspapers
  • radar equipment
  • shaving, bath brushes
  • televisions
  • telephone, radio and fax machines
  • vegetables
  • weapons.

Commercial jewelry

Senders must obtain the approval of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry before sending, for resale or commercial purposes, jewels, precious stones or metals and associated equipment.

Prohibited Items

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

  • alcoholic beverages even intended for diplomatic missions and public bodies
  • alcoholized vanilla essence
  • antiques
  • any media displaying the female anatomy
  • articles of iron and steel
  • live animals; bovine, collared parrots, budgerigars, pigeons and birds from Iraq.
  • bullion and currency
  • birds and eggs from Pakistan
  • candy in the form or that looks like cigarettes
  • cereals
  • cheques, blanks
  • cigarette advertising and materials with cigarette companies branding
  • cement tubes
  • clothes resembling military uniforms
  • contraceptives
  • dairy products from china
  • items offensive to Kuwait Royal family, Kuwait politics, - habits or traditions
  • invoices, blank
  • ivory
  • industrial wastes and hazardous
  • imitation firearms
  • items used for black magic, vodoo
  • furs
  • flour
  • fresh, chilled or frozen pork
  • grain samples
  • goods incompatible with Islamic religion and beliefs
  • goods bearing the slogan and flag of Israel
  • jewellery, gold, precious metal, stones and silver are prohibited inbound/outbound if valued over $1000 USD
  • live cattle and all meat from the UK
  • non-alcoholic beverages that taste and smell like beer.
  • magnetic equipment for personal use
  • micro film
  • oil products
  • perishable stones and metals
  • pharmaceutical preparations
  • playing cards
  • poppy seeds
  • pork meat and fat
  • powder
  • prepared powders and explosives
  • publications containing pro-Israelite, anti-Arab or anti-Islamic propaganda
  • rubber and articles thereof
  • religious publications, figures
  • remote control vehicle
  • spirits
  • tobacco, manufactured tobacco of all sorts
  • toys, games, sport requisites
  • wild animals, monkeys
  • wheat and wheat flour
  • weapons, and parts of
  • used tires.

Documentation Required

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

Medicines

Medicines must include a prescription or a document indicating their composition.

Invoices

All goods exceeding 50 Kuwaiti Dinars must include an invoice and a Certificate of Origin.

The following documents may be required:

1. Certificate of Origin

2. An Invoice.