Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Bahrain
Not More Than 5 Year
Time of Shipment
Port Bahrain is the principal port of the country.
No vehicle imported from abroad will be registered if it is more than five years old.
Left-Hand Drive Vehicles:
Left Hand Drive vehicles are allowed to be import in the country.
Importing A Vehicle:
Valid insurance is required.
The shipper must arrange to obtain the Central Population Registration (CPR) card through the employer’s Human Resources department; once the CPR is obtained, the shipper may obtain a temporary license plate.
Vehicles should not be shipped with a full gasoline tank.
The shipper should obtain vehicle insurance directly from an insurance company.
An ocean freight shipment can be cleared without a Residence Permit with a deposit payable at clearance; the deposit amount will be refunded upon the Residence Permit is stamped, which takes approximately 2 weeks (non-citizens).
Original or express release Bill of Lading (OBL)
Commercial Invoice for new vehicle
Vehicle Insurance Certificate
A copy of the vehicle details prepared by the Customs Port
Certificate of Ownership or Export Certificate from country of origin
Car Condition Report
No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Diplomat)
Residence Permit for at least 18 months (Non-citizens)