Bahrain Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Bahrain Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Bahrain


Year Restrictions
Not More Than 5 Year
Destination Port
Time of Shipment
22-31 Days
Vessel Schedule
Shipping Line


Shipping Ports:

Port Bahrain is the principal port of the country.


Left Hand Drive:

Left Hand Drive vehicles are allowed to be import in the country.


Age Restrictions:

No vehicle imported from abroad will be registered if it is more than five years old.



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).


Documents Required:

  • Proof of insurance

  • 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)


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