Import documents required in UAE

Documentation in UAE for import of goods


Information provided here describes about documents required by each import in UAE which need to be submitted with customs officials for the clearance process.

What is the certification process to import to UAE? What are the documentation procedures as an importer in UAE?  Types of documents required in UAE to import goods?


The documents required for import to UAE to take conveyance of import load depends on the item bringing in, multilateral, bilateral or unilateral trade agreements, and other trade strategies of UAE government.  The import documents required in UK additionally depends up on the nature of goods bringing in (General goods , Personal effects, Dangerous goods , Livestock and so forth.), normal trade policy of UAE Government, particular products bringing in to UK (Arms and ammo, wellbeing items, edible items, chemicals and so on).

To initiate the Import process in Dubai, the importer must obtain documents in original from the exporter.



The documentation procedure to import goods to a country is almost same in all countries worldwide.  Certificates and license required for importation of goods and services is uniformed by all WTO countries in almost all areas.  Detailed information on documentation for import to a country is explained in detail as separate post in this website.  Click below to read the same.


Import documents required


This post explains about various documents at different levels that required by every importer need to be submitted with the UAE Customs Authority in order to obtain clearance of the consignment and subsequently move it out of the port of UAE Customs.



The following details also clarify:


Import documentation in ABU DHABI port customs.  What are the documents required to import in DUBAI.  What are the import document processes need to carried out with FUJAIRAH customs.  Required documents to import in JEBEL ALI port.  Customs documentation requirements to import at ABU DHABI port.  Documents required to submit with  KHORFAKKAN customs for importation.   Documentation procedures for import at DUBAI customs.  What are the documents need to be submitted to import at FUJAIRAH port customs. Which documents should I provide at PORT RASHID customs port location for import.  Documents need to move cargo out of customs at  ABU DHABI port customs location. 


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kamal: Currently working and living in UAE for since 2013. Actually i am very much interested to start up something own here in this country since having good market value and security & safety here. As a beginner i would like you to help me out with the legal process and documentation as well as the estimated cost involve to start this business.

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