Baggage Shipping to Qatar
Important Qatar Customs Information
Personal effects are duty free provided the shipper intends to reside in Qatar, and the items are not intended for re-sale. Usually 2 – 3 working days clearance.
Copy of passport photograph page may be requested.
All Printed materials (Books, CD’s, DVD’s, and Computer Software) are subject to censorship, and must be packed together in a easily accessible location in the consignment. Items deemed inappropriate will be confiscated and fines levied on the importer.
General Customs Information
Most countries offer a generous duty free allowance for personal effects and the majority of Send My Bag™ shipments worldwide will not be stopped by customs.
Personal effects are usually assessed as used items which have been in the sender's possession for 6 months or more. If your bag is checked by customs and is found to contain brand new or commercial items your shipment may be assessed for customs duties and taxes. If you are sending Christmas gifts please check with the destination country, follow their advice and attach all necessary documentation.
Customs processes and allowances do vary by country and as such we advise all travellers take 5 minutes to check how their personal circumstances and what they are sending will be assessed under the prevailing customs regulations of the destination.
More information is available in on our customs information page.
In order to demonstrate your shipment is personal effects you will be required to complete a brief non generic packing list online, entries to be made in the format: "5 x Cotton T-Shirts, 2 x Jeans, 3 x Cotton Shirt" and so on rather than as "10 x Used Clothing".
What can I send to Qatar? What items are restricted?
With Send My Bag™ you can travel with almost everything you would normally find in a vacation suitcase. For security and customs reasons, however, certain items are prohibited. Please find these listed below.
- Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
- Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type (including nail varnish and perfume);
- Toner Cartridges;
- Animals and Animal products;
- Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations of same);
- Dangerous / hazardous goods;
- Flowers and plant products;
- Human remains or ashes;
- Illegal or restricted goods;
- Medical samples;
- Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
- Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
- Religious Artefacts
- Foodstuffs, perishable food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Wine, Beer, Spirits and Champagne; or
- Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
- Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones;
- Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
- Irreplaceable items.
More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.
In addition to the above when sending to Qatar we prohibit the sending of:
- Gambling Devices.
- Plant Products.
- Playing Cards.
- Precious Metals & Stones.
Items excluded from cover
The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:
- Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Cell Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
- Glass & Porcelain.
- Any other non standard excess baggage items.
If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.
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Qatar, situated in West Asia on the Arabian Peninsula, is a sovereign Arab country that borders on Saudi Arabia to the south and is surrounded by the Persian Gulf. It is the world’s richest country per capita with huge natural gas and oil reserves, and in the past was famed for pearl hunting. Its population is notable, with a total of 1.8 million residents, only 278,000 of whom are Qatari citizens; the other 1.5 million are expatriates. The currency used in Qatar is the Qatari Riyal and the official language is Arabic. The climate in the country is subtropical with much of the country dry and desert-like. Summer temperatures between June and September can easily soar above 104F and there is very little rainfall; there is more rainfall in the winter, and during spring and fall, temperatures sit at a more pleasant 77-95F during the daytime. The coast is usually cooler with a breeze, and the country is frequently buffered by the Shamal, a hot, dusty wind that causes sandstorms. As one of the world’s richest countries, the wealthy flock to Qatar to see the sights and be seen. Shopping is a popular past time for residents and tourists in the capital city, Doha, whether it’s hitting up the sparkling new super malls or exploring the Souk markets and winding streets of the traditional old town. Many tour companies in Qatar will offer trips to the “Inland Sea”; this means a day out exploring the rolling waves of the sand dunes in the south of the country. This can be as extreme and fast or bumpy as you like, so thrill seekers and families alike will enjoy this experience. You may welcome the opportunity to spend some time inside out of the blasting sun though; Qatar is excellent for this with a range of museums, mosques and cultural centres to explore. There are of course the numerous beaches around the peninsula you can spend the day on for a more relaxing trip.
WHY SHIP TO QATAR
Qatar is the perfect place for a luxury vacation, a quick trip for a bit of shopping and sunbathing, or even to emigrate to if you’re fed up of life back home, and many people find themselves in the country for important business trips. Known for its wealth and excellent shopping, you’re likely to end up with plenty of bags to take back home with you packed full with all your purchases in addition to everything you brought across with you. Or perhaps you’re making the big move and need to get all your belongings over to the country, but have found that airlines aren’t going to allow this without a sneaky extra charge. SendMyBag are the answer to all these problems and more. Whether you just want to travel without luggage, to save money or hassle on your trip, we can come to your home and pick up whatever you need and deliver to wherever you want in Qatar. If you’re staying in the capital city of Doha, or in a quieter resort along the sea front, if it’s your own holiday home or apartment, or a hotel, we can get your luggage there for you with no problems. Our service is more affordable than the excess baggage charges you get slapped with at the airports nowadays and is super easy to use.
Our service of sending your bags over to Qatar to meet you there is very simple, but there are a few things you need to take into consideration before you ship the bag. You should ensure that you have not packed any of the items that are restricted on our service, including aerosols, pastes, liquids, gels, tobacco, money and illegal items including guns. Qatar also prohibits the sending of furs, precious metals or jewellery, gambling devices, antiques and plant products. The vast majority of our shipments pass directly through customs without being held up or charged extra duties, but it is up to you to ensure that you have packed everything correctly and filled in the proper forms. We will guide you through the simple process online of filling in a personal effects form detailing the items you are sending and how long you have owned them to prove that they are not intended for resale. Printed materials coming into Qatar are subject to censorship; this includes books, magazines, CDs, DVDs and computer software. These should be packed together and should be easily accessible to be checked; fines may be issued and items confiscated if they do not comply, so make sure you check what you’re packing beforehand.