Customs regulations related to Iranian nationals residing abroad and foreign nationals residing Iran
Iranian nationals residing abroad at least for one year, the last six months uninterrupted, and foreign nationals who are going to reside Iran, are allowed to import all their used home appliances and release them without paying customs duties and taxes provided that:
A) The mentioned objects and appliances arrive customs one month before or a months after the arrival of passenger.
B) The objects and appliances should be in harmony with the social class of passenger and shouldn't be supposed for commercial purposes.
C) The passenger shouldn't have used such an exemption within the past 5 years.
D) Government officers sent abroad on missions for a one year period or over but return before the termination of their mission aren't subject to the aforementioned privilege.
Automobile, motorcycle and motor boat aren't subject to the mentioned exemption.
Iranian nationals residing abroad shouldnot send gifts and souvenirs for their relatives inside Iran via customs. These articles should be dispatched via post and assessment procedures would be done by customs of postal parcels.
Customs regulations related to tourists arriving Iran
Based on the regulations of developing tourism industry Act, tourists are allowed to bring the following goods. Provided that they wouldn't be commercial and at the time of departure they should possess the same goods.
List of the accompanied goods of tourists which should be registered by customs office
A) Personal jewelleries, one camera, one non professional video camera, one eye camera, one portable music instrument, one radio and portable music player and recorder, one portable personal computer, first aid box, one tent for camping and related tools, sport equipments such as equipments for fishing, skiing…. Etc
B) Export of one kilogram of caviar sealed by Shilat company and bought from Shilat market located at air port is allowed.
C) Tourists are allowed to bring out handicrafts or permitted products of the country in addition to their personal goods provided that they wouldn't be for commercial purposes.
Each tourist can bring all importable goods subject to customs exceptions related to other passengers.
Customs regulations related to foreign reporters arriving Iran
Foreign reporters at the time of arrival with presenting valid reporting card can bring all the necessary equipments of reporting including laptop, camera, video camera, … and other needed equipments after registration and completing the customs forms and announcement and at the time of departure they should accompany with the same objects.
Reporters can also temporarily import wireless satellite equipments, telephone and other communication equipments after obtaining permit of telecommunication office.
Reporters also after gaining carnet du passage (trip tique) can temporarily import their automobile to the country and after their mission should take it out from the country.
Customs regulations related to goods belonging to passengers
- Outgoing passengers
Iranian or non-Iranian passengers who are departing the country, can take their trip requirements and goods as much as they desire personal belongings and Iranian and non-Iranian goods cost at most 80 dollars (as the incoming passengers), provided that their goods should not be considered as commertial goods and for business purpose.
According to the regulations of I.R.Iran central Bank, each outgoing passenger, departing Iran, can take as much as 5000 dollars in cash or other equivalent foreign currencies. Exporting more than 5000 dollars is only possible by foreign exchange declaration or other bank sealed documents.
The amount of Iranian currency for each incoming or outgoing passenger has been determined as 500000 Rials.
Gold and silver
The Personal jewelleries made of gold such as necklace, bracelet, earings,… accompanied by out going passengers, should be at most 150 grams and amounts more than that are forbidden.
Exporting silver products as gifts and sovenier by out going passengers as much as 3 kilograms is allowed provided that the products arenot considered as cultural products or antiques.
Art works and antiques
Exporting antiques, original art works, handwritten books and printed stones, calligraphies, miniature paintings, precious coins and all kinds of historical objects and cultural heritage are forbidden.
Carpet and kilim
Each passenger is allowed to take up to 20 square meter of hand woven carpet out of the country and there is no limit for the numbers of carpets.
Taking precious carpets with historical worth which can be regarded as cultural heritage is completely forbidden.
Pilgrims with destination of holy places and shrines like Iraq, Syria and Saudi Arabia are not allowed to bring carpets out of the country.
Each passenger is allowed to take different kinds of nuts out of the country provided that the amounts shouldn't be considered as commercial.
Taking pistachio, nuts and saffron out of the country is forbidden for pilgrims leaving the country for destination of holly places.
Each passenger can bring 10 kilogram of nuts and 100 grams of saffron out of the country and this amount is allowed for each passport.