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Customs Procedure for Moving Household Goods in to Egypt

Household goods duty-free for government, oil company and Aid Project personnel, provided a Letter of Guarantee is submitted approving the import and stating that the shipment will be re-exported. Household goods and personal effects are dutiable to everyone except above. Shipments subject to 100% inspection.

Documents Required
Original Passport 
Work Permit (original) or application documents 
Customs Bond 
Letter of Guarantee or Power of Attorney 
Residence Visa 
Inventory - showing number of pieces, cartons and precise contents of each 
Keys for any locked items 
Letter from Employer to Customs stating duration of Customer's stay and financial guarantees 
Certificate of Residence Change 
Delivery address and telephone number 

Autos allowed, but highly taxed and regulated 
Purchase invoice, stating price and auto specifications required 
Autos over three years old prohibited 

Restricted Items
Items not showing obvious signs of use are taxed as new, at values determined by customs 
Seeds and animals (must receive approval from the Ministry of Agriculture) 
Toilet articles 
Consumable items 
Alcohol taxed at 3,000% + 100% Sales Tax 
Compact hardware and software, fax machines, answer phones, photo copiers, printers, compact discs, music cassettes and video tapes will be subject to screening by the censors. 
Ensure a users manual and or a full descriptive brochure is available with any and all technical devices. 
Special permit required for telecommunication equipment and high frequency radios 
All printed matter, Films, Tapes, Slides, Movies, Videos, Compact discs, Computer Software, etc. Subject to censorship and confiscation and will be held for approval by the ministry of culture. (Must be packed separately easy access)

Prohibited Items
Pornographic material, Drugs and medicine, Firearms and weapons, ammunition, daggers and swords, Anti-Islamic religious materials, Gold and silver (tableware permitted), Cordless telephones, Resolutin color printers or photocopiers. 

Disclaimer: This information is intended for general guidance and all users are allowed to reproduce this information. cannot however take responsibility for any errors, additions, omissions or for any loss or damage that may occur from its use. As such it is advisable to contact the nearest customs office or the moving company you select for your move to Egypt for full and current information prior to importation/relocation.