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

  • Vehicle Insurance Certificate

  • A copy of the vehicle details prepared by the Customs Port

  • Certificate of Ownership or Export Certificate from country of origin

  • Car Condition Report

  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Diplomat)

  • Identification Card

  • Residence Permit for at least 18 months (Non-citizens)


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