Yemen customs office Address, Phone number, import/export duties, prohibited items

Yemen Customs Address, Phone, Email, Hours

Yemen Customs


Address: Republic of Yemen
Yemen Customs Authority

Telephone: +9671500464

Business hours: Monday – Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday: 8 am–2 pm; Thursday & Friday: Closed

Yemen Customs official Website:

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Yemen Customs Authority (YCA) Contact information

Address: Yemen, Aden , Rimi ST

Fax: 009672356697



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What are the document required for import?

You must get permission from the General Authority for Antiquities before exporting or removing antiques from Yemen. Illegal movement or sale of Yemeni antiques is a serious offence under local law which can carry a custodial sentence.

  • Commercial Invoice
  • Corresponding freight document, e.g. Air Waybill or Bill of Lading
  • Certificate of Non-Preferential Origin
  • Packing List
  • Delivery Order, if sea or air freight
  • Insurance Certificate, if required
  • Permits and certificates (if the goods are subject to regulatory control)
  • Proof of payment of duties
  • Translations of the above-mentioned documents, if required (documents are acceptable only in Arabic and English).

Prohibited items to import/export in Yemen

  • Narcotics
  • Pornography
  • Counterfeit items
  • Cultural artefacts and other objects of cultural importance
  • Henna
  • Palm tree and any products thereof
  • Explosive material

What can be import free on Yemen?

  • 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100 cigarillos or 500g of tobacco. There are no information on age restrictions
  • 1L of spirits (over 25% volume of alcohol) or 2L of lighter alcohol beverages (up to 25% volume of alcohol)
  • Non-commercial amount of gifts and other unused items for personal use of value up to YER 100,000.

Restricted items while importing / exporting goods to and from Yemen

Importing Goods

  1. Live animals – health certificate required. Contact nearest embassy to obtain permission.
  2. Endangered species and any products or parts thereof as outlined by CITES maybe be brought in only with CITES permission.
  3. Medication
  4. Hunting weapons permissible only with authorisation obtainable from Ministry of Interior.

Exporting Goods

  • Foreign currency
  • Endangered species and any products or parts thereof as outlined by CITES maybe be brought in only with CITES permission.

Document required for Household Goods / Motor Vehicles / Pets

Customs Deal Card
Original Bill of Lading (OBL) / Air Waybill (AWB) Bank Form 11
Detailed inventory Invoice
Work Permit
Receipt for expenses from bank
Letter of Guarantee
Certificate of Origin, legalized
Tax Card
Radiation Certificate
Import License
Sales Tax Certificate
Certificate of Origin
Certificate of Manufacturing (must show date of manufacture)
Customs Deal Card (for projects and companies)
Vaccination Record
Import Permit from the Veterinary Office, Department of Agriculture, Yemen
Veterinary Health Certificate

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1. What are the Yemen’s major imports?

  • Grains, food products, chemicals, and machinery

2. What is Yemen’s biggest export?

  • Oil

3. Does Yemen import food?

  • Food imports through Yemen’s seaports have slightly decreased over time.

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