Household goods and personal effects can be moved to Dubai without paying duties and taxes so long as they have been in the possession of the owner for over 6 months. A valid UAE work visa or residence permit is required for the shipment to be cleared through customs duty free. In the absence of these documents, Household goods and Personal effects may attract duties; customs officials would assess total value of the shipment and determine the amount to be levied. All brand new items will however attract Customs duties and taxes. The invoice for such new items must be provided to the Customs officials at the time of customs clearance for them to calculate the amount of duties due. In cases where the invoice is not available, Customs officials will assess the total value of these items at their discretion and 5% will be levied as duty.
You can reach out to our office Paramount International Canada when moving to Dubai or to any other part of the world and our dedicated team of moving professionals will be happy to help. For both origin and destination services, we partner with FIDI-accredited partners. This is a worldwide global alliance of professional movers, bound by the same quality principles, of which Paramount is a part of. The program, called FAIM, was designed by Ernst & Young and to this day, they still do the audits. Regardless of where you are moving to, USA, UK or indeed Dubai, our network of partners assure consistent high quality service throughout the course of the move.