International shipping to Qatar

Are you are relocating to Qatar?  PICK&MOVE international Shipping to Qatar is never been easier with our team of expert with local knowledge to assist you every step along the way. Also on the coast is the capital, Doha, known for its futuristic skyscrapers and other ultramodern architecture inspired by ancient Islamic design, such as the limestone Museum of Islamic Art. The museum sits on the city’s Corniche waterfront Qatar has one of the world’s largest reserves of petroleum and natural gas and employs large numbers of foreign workers in its production process. Because of its oil wealth, the country’s residents enjoy a high standard of living and a well-established system of social services.

Whether you shipping from UK to Qatar we provide full services, door to door, customs clearance and export packing of your goods for household or commercial shipping alike. We offer full load containers (FLC), less than container load (LCL) or sending a few boxes to Qatar as excess baggage or accompany. Whatever mode you choose the choice is here for you. You may be wondering how much does it cost to ship to Qatar? The varies and depends on the numbers of factors which will influence the cost of shipping to Qatar. For more information contact us or complete our moving quotation.

Pick&Move offer international shipping services to Qatar from/to the UK a complete range of services designed to make the whole process a comfortable and positive experience. Our sea freight to Qatar is a low cost and efficient from start to finish generally cost less than airfreight.

You will have a dedicated and experienced coordinator looking after every arrangement from start to finish, providing you with professional shipping advice and guidance along the way. We are London based and cover the entire UK. We offer complete International shipping to Qatar and we can also provide you with a full range of support services. These include packing and unpacking services, insurance, storage. Need help assessing the volume of your goods? you can request free no-obligation pre-move survey or fill in an Online Quote form. Our consultant will visit your home or office to assess the volume and discuss any special requirements with you.

Shipping to Qatar from Uk

Are you shipping to Qatar from UK? Personal items or just a few bags or boxes, If you need to ship your belongings over to Qatar, there are two main options to choose between; air freight and sea freight. Seafreight usually much cheaper but often takes longer, while airfreight usually takes between 5 – 8 days. International shipping can appear to be a complicated and confusing process, and to some destinations, it is but with over 15 years experience with a team of trusted locals who will assist you in Qatar every step of the way. PICK&MOVE provides full cargo services to Qatar, why not get a quote today online or call 0800 781 9629 for fast and efficient service’s.

Importing Personal Effects to Qatar

Shipments of household goods and personal effects are allowed duty-free entry provided they have been owned prior to importation. All books, CDs, and DVDs are subject to physical inspection and should be packed separately. To enter Qatar and import your personal effects you will need your passport, a visa, and a packing list. Whether you are shipping just a few boxes and sharing with our other clients or are looking for a full house move with your own dedicated 20ft or 40ft container you can be assured of a Faster, Safer, Smarter move to Qatar with PICK&MOVE.

Transit Times

Groupage or shared load consignments to Qatar usually take 8 to 12 weeks door to door. However, this can vary depending on volumes being shipped, customs or immigration delays and prevailing weather conditions. Sole use containers usually take 4 to 6 weeks door to door.

Weekly international shipping services to Qatar, Here’s how we do it:
Day 1 – Moving Day. Goods are collected packed and returned to our UK depot
Day 2-3 – Goods are packed and securely loaded to pallets
Day 4 – Customs papers are electronically filed with UK Customs
Day 5 – Pallets are delivered to Shipping companies facilities for loading
Day 6 – Your individual pallets are safely loaded to shipping containers
Day 7 – Vessel sails
Day 8-9 – Bills of Lading are issued and we notify you of arrival times and destination agents

Shipping container UK to Qatar:

Shipping container UK to Qatar can appear to be a complicated and confusing process, and to some destinations it is, but with years of experience in shipping all over the world we have created the simple international shipping solution, you can do everything on-line by completing simple forms.Pick&Move offers container shipping UK to Qatar on a weekly basis from our London base

Services to Qatar Include :

  • Door–to-Door service
  • Customs Clearance
  • Shipping Services
  • Professional Packing/Unpacking
  • Storage
  • Marine Insurance

Shipping options to Qatar.

Everyone has a different need and individual requirements it is essential that we provide you with options that meet your specific requirements. perhaps you will be moving the entire contents of their home or office while others may only need to ship a few items. At Pick&Move we are able to provide you with a service tailored to your individual needs. Your consultant will be able to identify the most appropriate service option for your shipment to Qatar.

Sea Freight

The most economical way to Shipping to Qatar from the UK is via sea freight. However, it is much slower than air freight, so it is highly advised you allow sufficient time for your goods to arrive.

Two options when using sea freight are:

Full Container Load (FCL);

Sole use is the standard form of shipping freight for those who have a large number of goods to send If you have fragile goods this can be a deciding factor in favour of FCL Shipping. For international shipping to Qatar that involves the entire home belongings, it is most likely that you will need either a 20ft or 40ft steel shipping container International shipping to Qatar Pick and Move

In most cases, this means that we pack your belongings at your premises and reserve the final day for loading. The container is positioned at your residence on the last day and all of the items are carefully loaded directly into the container. The container is sealed and transported to the port for loading on to the shipping vessel until the final port of destination in Qatar

The most popular sizes for full container load are:

The maximum payload mass for a 20’ container is approx. 22 tonnes: and for 40’, approx. 27 tonnes

20 foot: 20’ long x 8’ wide x 8 ½’ high external (c. 6.1m x 2.4m x 2.6m)  Capacity 33 cu/ m
40 foot: 40’ long x 8’ wide x 8 ½’ high external (c. 12.2m x 2.4m x 2.6m)  Capacity 67 cu /m

 

Less Than Container Load (LCL)

Ideal for those that have few items to send to Qatar maybe 5 or 6 boxes and few furniture, LCL Shipping’ or ‘Groupage Shipping’ – literally grouping your goods with others that need to take the same route, to make up full containers. Often can be the most cost-effective option Within them are loaded pallets of goods If you have more than 5 or 6 cartons to ship then they are best palletised anyway. Contact us today our team of expert will be able to advise on the best method of shipment to Qatar.

Export Packing and Requirement:

International shipping to Qatar Pick and MovePackaging regulations and customer requirements now frequently demand special attention, both in the UK and abroad

One of the most critical aspects of relocating to Qatar is the quality of the packing. We choose our packing crews and the quality of our materials with infinite care. All our export-packing crews undertake an intensive packing and handling training programmed to ensure we maintain our excellent quality in packing and handling of your possessions.

Shipping to Qatar needs planning and quality of packing is vital to ensure compliance and safety of your goods, especially fragile items. That means secure wrapping and clear labelling to the standards of the receiving country: some need dedicated ‘export wrapping’ services.

The Delivery process:

On arrival of your consignment to Qatari, our local agent will make contact with you to arrange and perform that very important final stage of your move. You have options for delivery. These can be summarized as –

Door to Door
Door to Port
Port to Door
Port to Port

 

Getting started with Qatar shipment is easy, you can contact us 0800 781 9629 or

Request a Quote    Request a Survey   Make an Enquiry

Weekly Shipping to Qatar

United Arab Emirates – Dubai – Kuwait – Abu Dhabi – Bahrain – Doha- Muscat –Riyadh – Jeddah –Hodeida – Oman & many more.

 

General custom’s information for QATAR

AIR SHIPMENT IMPORT TO QATAR

  • The owner of the goods must be in Qatar during the arrival of the shipment and customs clearance as air shipment can be cleared with the options below only.
  • Normal customs clearance takes approximately 3 to 5 working days for Air shipment
  • The airport is giving a complimentary period of 72 hours from shipment arrival only.
  • Airport storage fee for days 4 and 5 is QAR 1.00 per kilo per day and QAR 2.00 per kg per day onwards.
  • All shipments are X-ray inspected by the customs. In case the shipment is too large to go through the scanner, a physical inspection will occur. Update Feb 2020: For all air import shipments, upon arrival, the shipment will undergo customs scanning. Doha Customs will then decide (their discretion) if the cargo requires “green or red stamp” for clearance. The same is reflected in the cargo arrival notice RED STAMP (as of today about 75% of the shipments), it means the shipment will go through an additional physical inspection with cartons being opened. After that, our customs clearance representative will directly prepare the customs documents and clear the shipment with the authorization letter, original QID / passport of the assignee. Delivery will take place pursuant to this process. For the GREEN STAMP (no physical inspection of the cargo), the assignee will have to come to the airport and meet up with Doha customs for the clearance approval. Our Move Management team can liaise with the assignee to arrange a customs visit (accompanied & assisted there by one of our customs clearance representatives) either in the morning or afternoon. The assignee will have to bring authorization letter & original QID / passport to be presented at the counter. Destination agent will also provide detailed instructions on how to reach the cargo area at the airport. Same as above, upon completion of this process, we can then proceed with the delivery of the cargo.
  • All prohibited articles confiscated and detained by customs may be destroyed without consignee’s consent.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • Documents must be completed and submitted to our office at least 1 working day prior to the shipment arrival.
  • Airwaybill
  • Clear copy of Packing list
  • Completed and signed personal air NOC-form will be given
  • Original Passport or Original Qatar ID
  • Clear copy of Qatar ID, front and back
  • In case QID is not available, a printed copy of Qatar Visa is required

SEA SHIPMENT IMPORT TO QATAR (LCL & FCL):

  • The owner of the goods must be in Qatar during Customs clearance.
  • Qatar residence ID must be obtained prior to the arrival of the shipment.
  • All sea shipments are subject to customs duties at 5% of the declared and/or Customs assessed value.
  • The final evaluation will be performed by the Customs Officer
  • As per Qatar Customs rule, Customs Audit Department has the right to check for any duties/taxes discrepancy within 5 years from the date of import. Additional customs duties invoice will be raised if they think the duties were undervalued initially
  • Customs legalization of shipping documents such as declared invoice and packing list applies as per bracket below.
  • If the client is not able to submit the invoices/ bills for all the goods imported then a penalty of QAR 500.00/Shipment will be applicable apart from the Duty and legalization charges
  • Normal customs clearance takes approximately 7 to 10 working days for sea shipments (FCL & LCL) Port is giving:
  • All shipments are physically inspected by customs. The time frame for import clearance is unpredictable.
  • Due to congestion at an inspection, a daily trailer detention charge usually incurs at QAR 800.00.
  • Travel bags, packages and safe boxes must remain unlocked for customs inspection.

Documents must be completed and submitted to us at least 3 working days prior to the shipment arrival.

        • Clear copy of passport photo page and signature
        • Clear copy of passport page with first entry stamped and with white bar-code like a sticker
        • Clear copy of Qatar ID front and back
        • Express BL
        • Clear copy of Packing list
        • Lump-sum value declaration printed on letterhead paper from Origin agent and signed by the transferee. (Template will be provided)
        • Original Transferee Personal NOC (Non-Objection Certificate) in Arabic (Template will be provided)
        • Original Company NOC (Non-Objection Certificate) from the transferee sponsor in Qatar, printed on company letterhead, stamped and signed by the authorized signatory (Template will be provided)
        • Copy of company ID/Computer Card to verify stamped and signature on Company NOC
        • Additional Documents for Diplomatic shipment.
        • Original Letter to MOFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) prepared by the Embassy as per instructions of MOFA
        The acceptance receipt must be handed over to our Customs broker who will submit it to the Customs office at Sea Port – Assistance to be provided by our Customs broker
        MOFA will then provide a letter addressed to the Seaport customs and hand it over to the Embassy. Embassy to submit the MOFA letter to the seaport customs main office in West Bay (City Center) – in return – Seaport customs Office will provide an acceptance receipt.

The original customs acceptance receipt is required to check with the Sea Port Customs for the final approval – this could take min 2 working days, after which only customs clearance can start.

ALL CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

  • The owner of the goods must be in Qatar during Customs clearance.
  • The residence visa must be obtained prior to the arrival of the shipment.
  • All prohibited articles detained by Customs may be destroyed without consignee’s consent.
  • All printed matter, records, films, books, pictures, tapes, slides, movies, videos, compact discs, computer software, etc. are subject to censorship and confiscation (must be packed separately for easy access) if caught with any of these items, the customer will be subject to severe penalties and a possible jail term.
  • ALL LOOSE ITEMS and all sea shipments need to be loaded on pallets in order to clear customs.

MOTOR VEHICLES

  • Autos must be no older than five years old
  • For motorbike, there is no age restriction. However, the consignee must get approval from
    Ministry of Environment Quality Department after the motorbike arrived in Qatar and before he can
    register the motorbike at the traffic department.
  • Owner of the vehicle must be a resident in Qatar prior to registration of the vehicle
  • 5% customs duty is charged on vehicles being imported for personal use
  • Vehicles must be Gulf standard and left-hand drive.
  • No items allowed inside the vehicle, except for the basic tools and normal spare tire.
  • The vehicle is subject to thorough physical inspection and K9 Customs unit will search the car twice.
    Special inspection charges will occur for this process
  • A vehicle might be offloaded inside the port yard during the inspection and would attract handling and
    recovery vehicle charges in that case. Charges will be supported by a receipt.
  • For vehicles imported from GCC under MAQASA and loaded in one container along with personal
    effects, two separate Bill of lading (one for Vehicle and one for personal effects) are required. Car
    and goods will be cleared separately. Charges for Delivery Order and other port charges will be
    invoiced separately for each shipment.

Documents must be completed and submitted to an agent for clearance at least 3 days prior to the shipment arrival:

  • Clear copy of passport photo page and signature
  • Clear copy of passport page with first entry stamped and with white bar-code like a sticker
  • Clear copy of Qatar ID front and back
  • Express BL’S – with a clear indication of make, model, year, colour, VIN and the Engine number
  • Clear copy of Packing list
  • Lump-sum value declaration printed on letterhead paper from Origin agent and signed by the
    transferee. (Template will be provided)
  • Original Transferee Personal NOC (Non-Objection Certificate) in Arabic (Template will be provided)
  • Original Company NOC (Non-Objection Certificate) from the transferee sponsor in Qatar, printed
    on company letterhead, stamped and signed by the authorized signatory (Template will be
    provided)
  • Copy of company ID/Computer Card to verify stamped and signature on Company NOC
  • Proof of ownership at the origin
    – Original vehicle de-registration certificate or vehicle export certificate if the vehicle is
    imported from GCC countries
    – Original Certificate of Ownership/Title if the vehicle is imported from other countries
  • Vehicle Insurance copy from the origin
  • Completed vehicle declaration (Template will be provided)
  • MAQASA Bayan copy – If a shipment is from GCC and needs to be cleared under MAQAZA
    and if the vehicle was bought at origin less than a year ago
  • Copy of purchase invoice

PETS

  • Health Certificate issued by a government-approved veterinarian clinic at the origin, confirming the animal in good health, and that vaccinations are up to date
  • Health Certificate must be dated no earlier than two weeks prior to the date of the animal’s arrival in Qatar

DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS

  • New furniture (Certificate of Origin and invoices required)
  • Computer equipment may require a separate clearance procedure
  • Cigarettes (free import up to 400)
  • Personal items and gifts (free import up to QAR 3,000.-.)

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  •  Foodstuff can be imported in limited quantity (Maximum one medium box in total),
  • Food must be in its original packaging and must not contain any ingredients offensive to Islamic
    faith.
  • Pork meat is STRICTLY PROHIBITED
  • Alcoholic beverages are STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
  • Cigarettes and tobacco products / e-cigarettes / vape
  • Narcotics and drugs (including seemingly innocent dried poppy flower arrangements) can lead to
    very severe legal action and even long prison terms. (Prescribed drugs allowed in reasonable
    quantities, but remain subject to analysis).
  • Firearms, weapons and ammunition (even decorative items of this nature and toy guns are subject
    to confiscation)
  • Explosives, fireworks
  • Statues/figurines, idols, made of any metal/clay/glass, etc., defined offensive to Islamic teachings
    and principles (subject to Customs appreciation)
  • Nude pictures or paintings or artwork.
  • Articles dealing with endangered animals and any items made from ivory
  • Animal skin and bones
  • Wireless transmitters and communications equipment, walkie-talkie-hand-held, portable, two-way
    radio transceiver
  • Drones, Binoculars
  • Items of Extraordinary Value: ( e.g. Jewelry, precious stones, legal documents, stamps, coin
    collections, money, securities, bonds, notes etc.)
  • False and counterfeit money and products
  • Gambling items & toys
  • Pornographic or obscene materials, political and religious material which might be deemed offensive
    to the Qatari Government and Islamic faith.
  • All items manufactured by Israeli and/or with Israeli origin
  • All printed materials, records, films, books, pictures, tapes, slides, movies, videos, compact discs,
    computer software, etc. are subject to censorship and confiscation (must be packed separately for
    easy access) if caught with any of these items, the customer will be subject to severe penalties and a
    possible jail term.
  • All prohibited articles confiscated and detained by customs may be destroyed without consignee’s
    consent.
  • All shipments subject to physical inspection.